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