Armed Forces News

Most Americans are not convinced that defense spending should increase, according to a Gallup poll conducted earlier this year. Results indicated that 34 percent of all respondents believed too much is being spent on defense, while another 31 percent believe spending levels are fine where they are. Thirty-three percent believe the nation is not spending enough on defense. Most of those who supported an increase were Republicans, according to Gallup. Six of every 10 respondents responded that additional spending was not necessary because the U.S. military is already strong. Ten percent indicated that the military is as strong or stronger than it needs to be, while another 39 percent said it is not strong enough.