Like most things government, they can be fixed with a little bit of COMMON SENSE - something that seems to be lacking there, AND in society at-large today. No need to dismantle our military - which is the ONLY thing standing between the life we have now .... and full blown JIHAD on your own front lawn. No joke there.
They could start by ... NOT dumping millions of dollars of helicopters at sea at the end of a conflict ... or burying planes in the sand ... or dumping 100 tons of food overboard because it wasn't grown in the USA ... or owning/maintaining millions of dollars in braiders just to make their own rope .... and I'm sure there's a million more things that people who have served could tell us about - that's just SOME of what I've heard over the decades.
Just like SS, Medicare, the Post Office, Amtrak, etc etc etc - a little common sense with money would go a LOOOOOOOOOOONG, long way. Maybe they could start by treating it as if it were their OWN money ...
And for the record .... cutting the military now is about the dumbest thing you could do, in light of the world climate. Be smart about it. RESTRUCTURE - DON'T CUT!!!