Originally Posted by ~FAtUM~
actually thats exactly why NATO exists
Actually you will find NATO was formed in the 1950s mainly as a reaction to the tensions between the USA and the USSR. The US wanted to surround itself with allies in the event of a Soviet attack. This was closely followed by the formation of the Warsaw Pact which joined the USSR and some neighbouring countries in defence alliance against an attack from the US.
And how have they benefited more than any of us from NATO membership?