No person, company or government can grow if all of its energy is channeled into defensive purposes. If General Motors had concentrated on innovation and growth rather than exclusively on defending its markets, it would be a very different company. For growth, the United States must move beyond a defensive mindset and embrace the rest of the world. The best investment in U.S. defense is to have more friends – repeal FATCA. But to make friends it must learn to” play nicely in the sandbox”.