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When Can We Lay This Burden Down?

Patrick J. Buchanan, The American Conservative

Afghanistan is but one of the clashes and conflicts in which America is engaged. In our confrontation with Iran, we have few allies. We are still committed to go to war to defend South Korea. And the North has lately test-fired a series of ballistic missiles, none of which could hit the USA, but all of which could hit South Korea. Around the world, America is involved in quarrels, clashes and confrontations with almost too many nations to count. In how many of these are U.S. vital interests imperiled? And in how many are we facing potential wars on behalf of other nations, while they hold our coat and egg us on?