Years back, Ivan Eland wrote a book with this title. He traced this country’s steady expansion of its military footprint all over the world and the dangers inherent in this trend. We decided to catch up with him several years later to determine if this military intervention, on the whole, has been positive for America on the world stage. He still believes, resolutely, that the world, and the United States, would be better off if we curtailed some of ’empire like’ tendencies, which are in contravention with the role The Founders envisioned for this land. This episode is the first of two parts on U.S. foreign policy.