I have a solution for our international woes. Bring the military home and reduce it by 8 Active Duty Brigades. Focus on making our borders impregnable.
All those little brushfires? Al-Queda? Somali Pirates? Simple, issue letters of Marque and Reprisal and turn the private industry free market loose!
The U.S. Constitution provides, Article I, Sec. 8 cl. 11: The Congress shall have Power To…
To define and punish Piracies and Felonies committed on the high Seas, and Offences against the Law of Nations;
To declare War, grant Letters of Marque and Reprisal, and make Rules concerning Captures on Land and Water;
Let the market do what it does best….