You know when the current Secretary of Defense tells Congress to stop sending him so much money you got a problem!
Unfortunately, Einseinhower being a military man, seemed to be the last President to realize the dangers of the military industrial complex :(
Today, the United States spends more on its military than during the height of the Cold War. The Soviet Union no longer poses a threat, yet we continue to spend huge sums protecting countries in Europe and Asia. This defense subsidy allows Europeans to provide a level of social welfare far in excess of what the United States offers its citizens. If Germany, France, and Britain bore more of their own defense costs, US tax dollars could go elsewhere, or nowhere.