Since the end of World War II, the United States has strived to have the strongest military in the world. Why is that our goal? It is not because we love power. It is because we need to defend freedom and our national interests across the globe. The world needs a strong champion of fairness and justice to keep it safe. Without us, who will fill the void? A newly resurgent Russia or a ever rising China might. Our strong military is a cornerstone of our democracy and way of life because it defends us from our biggest enemy: tyranny.