It seems like ever since George Bush the First took office we have had an involved military response in more and more countries around the world. We still have ‘advisors’ in Kuwait and watch Iraq carefully from the Persian Gulf. We still have a somewhat large presence in Afghanistan, although that’s supposed to be decreasing. It was just announced Monday that we may stay. We’re monitoring North Korea closely for their militant actions. Now we appear to be about to go head-to-head with Russia over their actions in the Ukraine.