What, precisely, is the US military for, and what, precisely, can it do? In practical terms, how powerful is it? On paper, it is formidable, huge, with carrier battle groups, advanced technology, remarkable submarines, satellites, and so on. What does this translate to?
The purpose of the American military/industrial/security/academic/media/governmental (MISAMG) complex is both to perpetuate itself and the post-WW2 American empire, while fleecing current and future taxpayers to within a paycheck or two of penury.