Three quick exercises. 1) Briefly articulate a national security view and supporting strategy for the United States. 2) Briefly characterize the force required to meet the strategy you've laid out. 3) Briefly outline the means for acquiring and maintaining the force you've designed to meet the above strategy. For example: 1) The United States does nothing but invite hostility any and every time it exercises military might. To that end, the United States should eschew all use of military force. 2) Since I reject all use of military force, I need no force to implement this strategy. 3) Since I have no military force, there is no need for industrial support for a military machine.