If the United States is not safe, then the rest of the planet is at risk. US currency is the world reserve money supply for all transactions internationally. The health and safety of the United States matters to the planet. The value of US Armed Forces proactive presence is becoming much more clear to all who wish to be safe in this dangerous world, and we can clearly see what fills the vacuums we dewatering when not there. This is a huge symbiotic equation of which the United States is a key element. We simply cannot shrink from the task, and we do so at our own peril.