It seems that many Jill Stein supporters feel that we need, in essence, very little in the way of a military force, but that would be a mistake. It is true we have a bloated military with too many generals/admirals getting all the hardware they lust for. That should end, and I think a 10% reduction in spending on the military would tighten their belt but not be destructive (with that money going to a "peace dividend").
On the other hand, maybe the Jill Stein supporters do not understand that we live in a dangerous world and that there are many destructive people, and nations (like North Korea) out there. Witness what is going on in Turkey right now; in France, and throughout the Middle East. Drones might not be appealing, but what is a better alternative?
That's why I think Bernie is brilliant; he understands the pain and the reasoning but he is rooted in reality; some of his supporters and the Jill Stein crowd do not and are not.
Another poster (above) helpfully has quoted Bernie on defense and I think Sen. Sanders gets it right:
"Bernie has stated clearly that he believes in “a strong defense system for our country and a robust National Guard and Reserve that can meet our domestic and foreign challenges.” Nonetheless, Bernie believes that military intervention should be a last resort, not a first resort, and that a bloated defense budget represents an improper prioritization of defense issues at a time when the country is plagued by pressing domestic challenges."
But a vote for Stein is a vote for Trump and he is insane. Bernie gets that even though some well meaning but misguided posters here do not. You have to do everything within your power as a voter to stop the fascist Trump from taking over; Bernie understands that and has pledged to do everything in his power to stop Trump and elect Hillary. Note that does NOT include voting for Jill Stein because by doing so, you are just pissing in the wind. That is not only my assessment, it is also Bernie Sanders's assessment.
On the other hand, it is true that Hillary is too much on the side of the military. However, I feel that she can be reined in by senators like Sanders, Warren and Feingold (if reelected); by robust public opinion; and, by her running mate. That is why her VP selection is so important.
I am pleased that she has moved leftward on important issues (like single payer, like an elevated minimum wage, like help to college students with their tuition problems). Is she a perfect candidate? No. But she is far, far better than what Trump will usher in. And let's not forget that Clinton was to the left of Sanders on gun control, women's issues and minority rights.