America has troops stationed in countries all over the world. Whenever there is a trouble spot, America is generally the first country to respond with military force. This is not a sustainable policy. Despite it's honorable intentions, America does not have the resources to police the world. Working with other countries, and being part of a multi national force to control piracy, terror threats etc. is a better approach. Flag waving war hawks in America will not agree with this idea of course, but most of these same people realize they are not the one's that will be serving in uniform, should a military conflict arise. America needs to trim the size of it's military forces (and it's over bloated military budget), and insist other countries take more responsilibity for there own security.