If the US withdrew from "entangling alliances" Suppose the US decided it was in it's best interests to withdraw, not just from Iraq and Afghanistan, but from all its military positions outside of its national territory; moreover, to terminate all treaties and obligations to defend any territory except its own? The cry "Yankee go home!" (in some form or other) has been unremitting since 1946. Now the mood I sense in the US is 'yeah, that sounds like a great idea'. The pressure could become overwhelming in a few years, given increasing budget deficits, a falling standard of living and a great need for internal investment in infrastructure and services. The US could still maintain "normal" and balanced relations with nearly all the nations of the world, do business, maintain its membership in international organizations, but eschew any foreign military commitments. A lot of people say they want that, both inside and outside the US. What if it happened? I'd like to hear ideas about the future "history", if such a decision were taken, of the subsequent decade or so. Would the world be a better place or a worse place? EDIT: No "It won't happen" posts please. Assume it will happen and give your best prediction.