It should give us great pride that America's military is the greatest and most respected in the world. Our place as the world's strongest military power is crucial for our continued prosperity in the world. The goal of any strong nation should always be to keep the peace, but be unequivocal in putting down unhealthy conflict throughout the world. America is a military giant and we should stay that way, but does that mean we should use our full military capabilities at every available turn? No. We need strong leadership to guide our military in the right direction. It is no longer enough to be strong, we must also be smart enough to know when to use our strength.