That's really kind of lame, considering the wording. Asked in such a way, as Gestapo, brown shirt, garbage is easy to refute, the answer being 'no'. But semantics aside, let's not be derailed as it doesn't dispute the intent to create a force, 'equally strong and funded' as our standing military. And why can't we continue to count on our military to achieve strategic goals (and what are they)?? Has the absence of attacks on the homeland in the last 8 years been somehow forgotten? Are we - perish the though, as it was considered fear mongering under the previous admin if they even suggested it - in danger of something?