former chief of NATO, Anders Fogh Rasmussen, has said America needs to be world's policeman to make sure world is safer place. Mr Rasmussen outlined his views in interview with Britain's Sky News. He said America needed to intervene in world's trouble spots to restore law and order. He said: "We need determined American global leadership." He stated that USA had no choice but to act more forcefully, explaining that: "Syria is torn by war and conflict, Iraq is on brink of collapse, Libya is failed state,…Russia is attacking Ukraine and destabilising Eastern Europe, China is flexing its muscles, [and] rogue state North Korea is threatening nuclear attacks."
Mr Rasmussen was particularly critical of President Barack Obama, whom he says has not done enough to prevent conflict. He said: "Superpowers don't get to retire. Look around; you will see world on fire." The Russia Today (RT) newspaper questions value of recent U.S. military interventions. It said U.S. foreign policy has led to greater instability in Middle East and North Africa. It stated that Libya plunged into chaos after ouster of Muammar Gaddafi with US having no post-exit plan. RT added that U.S. policy in Iraq and Syria created one of greatest global security threats in form of ISIS. It went on to write that Taliban still control third of Afghanistan, even after US spent 15 years there.