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So is Canada's. The concept of a standing army outnumbering the "Militia" because of a "come as you are war" is a Cold War concept that just refuses to go away.The US military is "Ginormous" and the leverage it can bring to bear is downright scary politically. Therefore it commands a big part of the "power pie" in the US.
The military in the US really didn't start out that way. The US til post WW1 really didn't want a huge standing army/military and was isolationist until FDR or thereabouts. Post WWII we can see the military starting to become self aware and evolve into what it is today.
We still have a headquarters large enough to support a force triple to quadruple our size.