An ex-head of NATO has said America needs to be the world's policeman. He said, "we need determined American global leadership" to bring back law and order. He explained that Syria is falling apart because of war, Iraq is in danger of collapsing, and Libya is a failed state. He added that Russia is unsettling Eastern Europe, China is creating tensions, and North Korea is threatening neighbours with nuclear attacks.
The ex-head criticised President Barack Obama for not stopping conflicts. He said: "Superpowers don't get to retire. Look around; you will see a world on fire." The Russia Today newspaper said the U.S. has caused problems in the Middle East and North Africa. It said Libya is in chaos and U.S. actions in Iraq and Syria created a global security threat - ISIS. The Taliban still control a third of Afghanistan, even though the U.S. spent 15 years there.