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Should we defund the military?

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  • PepsiguyPepsiguy 109 Pts   -  
    Argument Topic: No

    The military protects us from terrorists and others who want to harm us.
  • just4funjust4fun 21 Pts   -  
    Argument Topic: Yes, slightly

    The US military has retained and held the title of the strongest military in the world, and conflicts have proven that statement correct. 10% of US government spending, or over $800 billion, is spent on defense according to, which is a massive amount for such a large country, economically and population-wise. This spending is to remain competitive with our adversaries, such as China and Russia. Yet we spend more on military than the next 10 countries combined, most of which are our allies or friendlies. The second highest spender is China, with over $200 billion, yet these numbers are believed to be inflated by the infamously dishonest CCP. This high spending on our military to "counter" smaller, incompetent threats as we have seen in Ukraine, really cast doubts on the necessity for such an expensive military when all the recent wars we've fought have been very controversial and perhaps unnecessary, when those funds could be redirected to programs for the citizens of the US.
  • NomenclatureNomenclature 1242 Pts   -  

    I'm unsure whether you mean entirely or just partially. The US still needs a standing army as a deterrent against invasion, but presently it spends more money on its defence budget than the next 9 countries combined. That's beyond absurd and the money could be put to much better use elsewhere. 
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