What do you want your military to do?

“We built a strategy last year that we said we could execute and absorb $487 billion. I can’t sit here today and guarantee you that if you take another $175 billion that that strategy remains solvent.” “The question I would ask this committee: What do you want your military to do? If you want it to be doing what it’s doing today, then we can’t give you another dollar. If you want us to do something less than that, we’re all there with you and we’ll figure it out.”

Chairman, Joint Chiefs of Staff