By Dr Alan Allport
American army coverage is hotly debated.
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Policing the World Is Beyond Our Means and Not in Our Interests very limited. America should be very careful of overextending the definition of its vital interests and involving itself in regional affairs that it does not fully understand and certainly cannot control. Benign influence in the world is one thing; heavy-handed intrusion is quite another. S. Security Requires a Strong Nuclear Deterrent n 1964, director Stanley Kubrick released an Oscar-nominated black comedy, Dr. Strangelove, Or: How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Bomb, which became a cultural icon of the Cold War and the nuclear arms race.
What worries people around the world above all else,” according to influential foreign policy analyst Fareed Zakaria, “is living in a world shaped and dominated by one country—the United States. ” 4 This plays out in many different ways. In Europe, old and important allies such as France and Germany have distanced themselves from the United States. In the United Nations, America has been accused of acting in a heavy-handed and conceited way toward other, smaller member-states. S. interventions in Afghanistan and Iraq with anger, even though many of them had little love for the Taliban or Saddam Hussein.
Some of them will have to remain, however, in order to prevent the fragile country from imploding into chaos. Estimates for the necessary postliberation garrison range from 10,000 to 200,000. The point is that no one really knows what the nation’s long-term commitment will need to be. If we embark on too many expeditions abroad, this continual drain on the country’s security resources may begin to have a dangerous effect on the United States’ ability to defend itself at home. S. Standing in the World Is this encumbrance balanced out by the increased respect and authority America gains for its troubles?