Obama Charts Path for Reshaped Military - WSJ.com I've been in favor of scaling back on defense for a long time. I don't see what good it does us, being the world's policeman. Even if we're helping (if), people don't want us there. And why would they? We wouldn't want foreign troops on our streets. No matter how much they were said to be helping. Anyway, I'm curious what USMB thinks.