I heard on the radio today that Iran tested a missile that US defense analysts say can reach Israel and US military bases. (article here)
I chuckled a bit as I was driving - not because of anything sinister or anything to do with the fallout that may arise because of the alleged missile capability. No, it was because of the manner in which the headline read and how we are supposed to be surprised that our military bases are NOW strategically in danger due to their geographical position relative to other "enemies". That's what happens when you police the world and occupy over 150 countries.
That's like going to the beach and being surprised to find sand.