How valid is the need for increases in our defense spending budget in the US?

[excerpt from TT: 2001-03-15]

[momhawk_1] How “valid” is the ‘need’ for increases in our ‘defense spending budget’ in the US, in terms of the most ‘probable’ future scenarios? Thanks, just curious mainly.

[Michael_Entity] There are things occurring “behind the scenes” that are making the US nervous, but this is being exacerbated by the fragment in power [Bush, jr at the time] and his people. The emphasis on this is an invitation for conflict, rather than an emphasis on peace. We would say that it is “valid” to a certain degree, since your world is not Mature yet in its interactions, but the focus on the budget for defense is leaning your probabilities toward the need for use of that defense.