Just a thought. What would happen if we closed every US military base and bought home every single GI overseas and let the rest of the world fend for themselves? Re-deploy the troops along the US border making it as secure as it could possibly be. And use all the money saved to rebuild this nation into the great civilization it should be, by taking care of business at home (education, crime, poverty, etc.) first. Then venture back out into the world again after we've cleaned up our house. A pipe dream? Probably. Simplistic? Yes. Gotta start somewhere.