William Thien

Should America Be The World’s Police Force?

Posted on: November 11, 2013

I think that the American sentiment about war is changing dramatically and perhaps the last two wars have had something to do with that. This is still my most popular observation. Long after it has been published it still receives the most viewers every day.

William Thien

Recently in the news the subject of America being The World’s Police Force came up again and something occurred to me about the matter. And this really only pertains to the capacity of our military in reference to a “police force.”

Since due to its force structure The United States is really the only country eminently capable of handling military activity around the world, it would seem then that by default The United States should be “The World’s Police Force.” You would think it should almost be automatic.

The problem with that sentiment, and it is a good one, is that it costs a lot of money.

Ordinarily police are paid for with local, state, and federal tax dollars. And they work within the borders of our country so the costs associated with the police traveling to and from police calls is limited to the geographical area within which taxes…

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