[…] NATO should be reformed but to do so would require major changes to the 1949 Treaty which, if attempted, could destroy the alliance. Were they even suggested, in terms requiring better adherence to common goals and defense spending by members, the politics of nations such as the U.K., France and Germany would turn quickly against any reforms. The only thing that can save NATO is the most unlikely: That the current governments of its members are replaced with more responsible actors.
Without adherence to common goals NATO cannot be a military alliance. Our adversaries understand that better than our allies do. Läs artikel