4. "Right-size" the Strategic Submarine Fleet
It’s not 1962 anymore and Dr. Strangelove is a relic of the past—but the U.S. government hasn’t seemed to notice. There’s no need to maintain 14 strategic ballistic missile submarines to deter nuclear attack from Russia, nor does the U.S. need to buy 12 new ones. If both of these numbers are downsized to 8 or fewer, the U.S. could, according to estimates from U.S. Rep. Ed Markey (D-MA), save boatloads of cash.
Image of the Ohio-class U.S.S. Georgia by the U.S. Navy