this role will be handed over to Europe? I guess u refer to Mid East and Ukraine. So will u send boots on ground of Iraq, Syria and Ukraine to tackle such challenges? And u can see below, defence budgets of main pillars like UK and France are already above 2% of GDP. More military spendings out of your pockets don't sound heartening to Europeans who struggle for economic recovery, in addition to the double edged sword - sanctions on Russia. And in Asia Pacific, what US can is not much different from what it's doing in Ukraine - no more than lip service plus a few P-8A prying. In defiance China is speeding up the build-up of South China Sea reefs into Diego Garcia of her own.