We spent more on infra even when we were very poor,. 要致富，先修路 but this is not the point, I m talking about the current situation in US. isn't spending less on military and more on improving infrastructure a better idea? You don't have any countries directly threaten you militarily anyway.You have had a huge percent of your population in extreme poverty for hundreds of years yet are you saying you just started your military in the last few?
What is China's excuse for having a military back in 1980 when almost your entire population was in extreme poverty? What is your justification?
Stop pointing at us instead of pointing at yourselves.