Reduce military spending by at least 25%. Require the Defense Department to submit to an annual audit and to present its first audit beginning immediately. The Pentagon needs to be subject to accountability on how it spends ALL funds allocated to it. This has not happened in a very long time, if ever.
We should reinvent the draft so that the dangers of war are spread among all Americans. So many in the armed services have multiple deployments that if they return in one piece physically, they've been wounded psychologically. Look at suicide rates! We'd not be in Iraq & Afghanistan if every family knew their young people could be sent to serve there.Also, please let's rid of contractors, who have less accountability.
Withdraw funds from Rwanda, Uganda and other countries for their atrocious and illegal activities in the Congo. Implement the law that is already on the books, section 105 of Public Law 109-456 to defend the Congo from the brutal (6 MILLION KILLED) by states near and far from the Congo. Pass the Coltan conflict bill ASAP. ps Obama wrote it and Bush sign it. Now let's implement it.
Immediately end all foreign and military aid to the apartheid terrorist racist lawless ethnic cleansing Zionist Israeli rogue regime (Netanyahu and his Likudniks). The billions upon billions of hard earned U.S. taxpayer dollars currently provide these terrorists could be better spent right here at home.
End the corporate wars we've seen our entire life times and redirect the Department of Defense to exactly that. Defense. Everyone serves. Health care support in all areas, forestry, educational support of all kinds, policing, fire fighting, elderly care, etc., the manpower for these resources we all need. No more foreign wars of aggression, no matter which industry's interests are at stake. Only one weapon is actually required. We have it. The rest is war profiteering and natural resource grabs
An equivalent to military service as peace service (along the lines of the Peace Corps) should be available to those who wish to serve, with similar salaries, perks and benefits one would receive in the military. Peace service would involve training and assisting in improving life in impoverished areas via sustainable agricultural improvements, water and sanitation, housing, infrastructure, small business techniques, healthcare, etc.
Don't let the executive branch freely decide, based on vague or secret criteria, who can be spied on, detained, or killed. The president must define and disclose what it means to be an "imminent threat" under the drone program. Also require warrants for surveillance and reaffirm our nation's commitment to end torture.