I'm still currently in a position where digging into specifics would qualify as "****ting where I eat", but there's nothing that could be said to convince me to ignore what my own eyes have seen as far as waste by military and DOD. I'm only looking at a small facet of operations where I am, and the stories would sound made up they're so silly. And for the record, I can respect an individual without blindly respecting the organization they belong to, and vice versa. So saying the military is wasteful is not to say each member is wasteful... But it's not to say that you're necessarily a blameless cog in the machine either.