For the amount of money we pay towards it, our military is pretty weak. I just don't get how in the middle of what everyone agrees is a need to get more conventional - with boots on the ground- we instead throw good money after bad and buy a bunch of technologically wonderous crap that makes virtually no difference in TWAT. Oh, and why can't we have the Israeli anti-RPG system?? That would save lives! But no. Alas, the US military industrial complex is one hungry fat, inefficient beast that won't be ignored, but can't be touched either. I would love to see the per capita defense expenditure of the US vs. China. It would be interesting to see what kind of "bang" we get for our buck. Good day, mates.