EDITOR'S NOTE _ One in an AP series examining issues at stake in the presidential election and how they affect people
WASHINGTON (AP) — THE ISSUE
How should America use its influence in a world where being a superpower doesn't get you what it once did? As instability and human tragedy in Iraq, Afghanistan, Libya and Syria have shown, the U.S. alone cannot impose solutions or force the surrender of adversaries like the Islamic State group, which cannot be deterred by the threat of nuclear attack.
- Written by ROBERT BURNS, AP National Security Writer