US National Interest and the Middle East
The US military is involved in perpetual police work in the Middle East that is not in the national interest. The US, UK, and Europe redrew the borders in the Middle East as well as those in Central and Eastern Europe at the ends of World Wars I and II. The borders were designed to split ethnic and religious groups between nations diffusing their identity. A comparison of the map of Central and Eastern Europe now with one from the 1970s shows the sort of reorganizing along religious and ethnic grounds that is bound to occur in the Mideast.