This might not sit well with those who voted for Obama in 2008 in hopes of reducing American military involvement worldwide:
Obama kowtows to military-industrial complex
WASHINGTON - The Libertarian Party criticizes the Obama administration's recent statement demanding more military spending from House Republicans.
The administration claims that the Republican spending bill currently under debate does not provide enough military funding. According to the administration, "The bill...would reduce funding for the Department of Defense to a level that would leave the Department without the resources and flexibility needed to meet vital military requirements."
As a percentage of GDP, military spending under Obama has been higher than it was during any year of the hawkish George W. Bush administration.