As usual, Katie makes good points. Because of the UN and NATO ties we unfortunately are maintaining, our forces are simple chess pieces that are moved with reckless abandon.
We are not, and should not be, the police for all the indigestion in the world.
Several countries around the world are handled like many of our social programs here, that were designed to give people a leg up, and then get out...never happens. They become perpetual "victims" and never leave the program as long as they can keep the money rolling. Then these countries are treated as "allies. So, we are inclined to assist/interfere with their policies.
Then comes the Spy vs Spy. And the "if you want the funds to keep coming, you will help us keep control...