Threats today are very different from what they once were. Nuclear threats can be deterred or warded off; such conventional threats as exist are primarily to American allies—and the allies can handle them. Terrorism will require entirely different forces and responses. But the United States persists in an outmoded Cold War–era, interventionist posture that no longer fits the world environment.
"It Is Time to Temper Our Excessive Interventionism,"
Naval War College Review: Vol. 55
, Article 8.
Available at: http://digital-commons.usnwc.edu/nwc-review/vol55/iss4/8