http://www.nytimes.com/2011/01/07/us/07military.html?_r=1&hp I wonder how much of an impact this will have? I don't agree with controlling the size of the military by comparing it to how robust our economy is. I guess unless the spending was truly exorbitant and shrinking our budget, I would agree. Our military spending isn't really to blame for the economy and I feel like we should be ready regardless of how things are at home. If according to the Chiefs of Staff our ability to respond to crisis wouldn't change with the reduction, why did we have that additional 6% funding in the first place?