Our military is one of the few things we all agree that the US Gov’t should be doing for us, although the size and mandate is up for discussion daily. The military personnel are one of the greatest assets (and most underutilized) in our country. The goal is to keep America safe, not to be the police for the world at our expense. IF we intervene for our national safety, that is on us. IF the world needs our help to “police” a situation (recently Libya as an example), why would ALL costs be paid by that country or the countries needing our help?