Following the money, I never thought it was a "waste" to spend money on DOD, etc. because you pay people, they buy stuff in the US (food, movie tickets, games) so you really don't lose those dollars. When you hire Russians to move our cargo, that money goes to them and is GONE. What do we get out of that except a reduction in the use of our own fleet? That's not a real cost, since if our own jets get worn out faster and need replacement WE build them in the USA, pay engineers and mechanics that then buy hamburgers and jeans, etc. It comes back.