Why do we need an adequate military or why do we need to spend so much?.
There are some such as myself that do not put a price limit on Liberty. Think about it, the military is what has guaranteed the Liberty to discuss spending priorities. Without which the Leftists would have zilch to redistribute.
The question is and always should be: what military abilities do we need REGARDLESS the price.
If push came to shove, you feel confident zerO would defend our freedom? And we lost most of our freedom in 1933 when FDR stole our real money, gold & took US off the gold standard. That was the beginning of the end.