NATO was established for a reason. It seems now more than ever we should support this commitment. We would not have won WWII by ourselves and in this tentative environment where terrorists and opportunistic hostile nations threaten or way of life we MUST honor this commitment. Our freedom as a country relies on our relationships with our allies. This not only includes those in NATO but all those nations we have treatises with and trade agreements. We need these countries with us. Since our enemies have reached parity militarily, what would happen to the US if the other NATO countries decided to wait it out if we were attacked? They could you know and while the "ONLY" time that Article 5 has been used "IS" in defense of the US on 9/11! Should we reassure NATO that we will stand by them? Our biggest rivals would love for us to drop NATO because we would be a weaker nation without! STAY IN NATO!