In the past, the exploits and the history of the Marine Corps always saved it in the halls of Congress from any serious cuts in funding or even criticism. But the task of rebuilding the federal government after four years of Donald Trump will be an expensive and arduous task. An initial step could involve the United States stopping the misuse of its military power by limiting its global involvement and the operational tempo of its military forces.
As Garrison Keillor warned two years ago, it appears that it will get worse before it gets worse.
It is time for the United States to debate the downsizing, if not the dissolution, of the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO).