After considering yesterday's events, it doesn't appear that the human race is going to evolve away frone senseless violence any time in the near future.
Not arguing with any of the points any of you are making here but if one were to believe wikipedia:
China's total military force 4,585,000 (3.4 per 1000)
Russia's total military force 21,523,000 (150.2 per 1000)
North Korea's total military force 9,495,000 (386.7 per 1000)
U.S. total military force 2,291,910 (7.3 per 1000)
Canada's total military force 127,954 (3.8 per 1000)
United Kingdom's total military force 410,180 (6.7 per 1000)
Australia's total military force 80,873 (3.8 per 1000)
Total 2,910,917 (8% the size of theirs)
I'd say cutting edge technology on the battlefield is not something we can afford to lose.
Oh... I almost forgot.... we're friends with China and Russia now... my bad!