With 3 Shock Army dissolving and with the majority of our so-called allies turning their backs on Great Briton and America, is this the end for NATO. I think it is, I think a new alliance should be born, re-named and for those countries who credibly make up a strong force for world peace, anti terror and stabilisation. Multi National forces? The concept is brilliant but lets face it the Balkan experience has seen peace keepers from many nations who tour for six months, buy duty frees then go home. If there is ever any serious tasking, it is left to the Brits or Yanks. The Gulf has proven, thanks to the French, that Europe is sound for economics but for defence I think not. We as a nation have shed blood on two major occasions for the French yet they have shown no support when we asked. Do we re-shuffle? I think its time to change decks!