I do think the US leadership thats in power needs to be sure they don't dick around in Iraq/A-stan or whatever country any longer than necessary. Get the elections done, the natives trained up and get out. Nothing will come of acting like police over there.
Bring the troops home for rest and re-fit and get ready for the next one. And we need to realize that we can't go into every country with the plan of establishing democracies, holding elections, etc. Some of them we need to go in, kills the BGs and move out.
Dead BGs and continuous movement.