I read the article "President Obama signs the defense authorization act". What matters is that Obama has signed an act to stop wasteful spending of money for the armed forces. The things that are being promoted to help the defense of the US is building more F-35 Lightning II joint strike fighters, littoral combat ships, and more helicopters and reconnaissance support for deployed U.S. forces. I think that this act is good for the armed forces because it will give them the equipment they need and when they need it. They will always be prepared with the equipment they need. This is going to help us spend the money we are not wasting on things to help the US and its allies. The money we have saved numbers in the $100,000,000 (Source DOD) range. Obama has used that money for health insurance and for food stamps.