This tactic could also be considered the next logical step if sanctions are ineffective. That is we declare war and start the attacks. There may still be a need to have a presents in some countries but this old style of warfare has an economic negative effect which we simply cannot afford. It nips away at the health of our nation and its ability to ultimately support our military.
Now if any of the ideas, which were presented here, has even a remote chance of helping us, rest assured our government will not heed any of this. They are too busy fighting with each other. Our “two party political system” is basically to the point that the only thing they can agree upon is how much they get paid. What I mean to say is that by the time they would address these issues it would be to late anyway.