With the breaking news that the USAF are closing most of the UK bases "although this has been common knowledge in the area for some time" is this the sign that the Americans are now pulling up the drawbridge & going into fortress America mode? & have no intention of carrying on trying to be the worlds policeman/peacekeepers? With the election looming & it's looking more like another coalition on the cards + the SDSR 2015/2020 in view the UK will soon have to make up it's mind where it's true allegiance lays. We won't be big enough to stand alone, so it's either with the EU or US & I'm wondering if the US is now trying to link up more with the mainland EU as it will have a much larger military to call on if required. Just a thought!