As an admitted amatuer to these discussions, I was hoping to learn more about our foreign policy by opening up this thread.

From the things I've read/seen/discussed, I find myself to be almost a libertarian on this issue. I feel we've over-extended ourselves an obscene amount with far too many bases in far too many locations. It's entangled us too often in affairs of other nations and put an unnecessary financial burden on a country that can't afford it.