One way to reduce this script size is to compress them. Our script files contained lot of comments, licencing statements, nice formattings, long meaningful variable names etc... which increases the file size. YUI Compressor is a free utility by Yahoo which can be use to compress our scripts by removing above mentioned things. It is jar file and you can use that and compress file by file.
But that is not very practicle to keep those minimized scripts in develepment since after minimizing you won't be able read them and edit them when needed. Best method is to do the minization when you create the war file. Luckly there is a maven plugin for this. Following is the plugin component you can add to your maven pom.
When you run mnv clean package YUI compressor will compress the scripts and put them in target/minimized folder and those will be used to create the war file.