Don't you think it strange that one of the founding members of nato, the Netherlands, according to you joined the club later on? True at the moment the Dutch army is far smaller than at the time of foundation, the same is true for more European countries. Germany and the Netherlands borrow tanks from each other whenever they feel the need to do some exercises. Inspite of having a small army the Netherlands has contributed to nato. Apart from having had to buy the junk F35, I personally know Dutch troops who were stationed e.g. in Afghanistan. Btw I would be in favour of leaving the terrorist organisation, the extended arm of the Pentagon. Nothing good comes from the bloodthirsty warmongers.