National defense should be national defense and thus separated from the industrial complex. We can’t afford to maintain 700 bases around the world. We can’t afford nation building. We are nearly $20,000,000,000,000 in debt. We need to begin closing the majority of the foreign military bases and keeping only the ones vital to national defense. Furthermore, we need to open more bases within the United States bringing more of our corporate tax dollars back to the States to help the economy and our Veterans.