Fantasy NATO We all know it was never what it was meant to be and now the Afghanistan mission is exposing all of the freeloaders who love being snug and warm under the American underwritten safety blanket. However why scrap it when it can be radically reformed - non performers fcuked off and pukka Nations brought on board. Basic rules are, membership has to remain the same (26) and for reasons of fair play only (for NATO's future enemies) Russia and China are excluded. Also just because a country is small i.e. Estonia or poor i.e. Romania should not mean that they are exchanged for a rich but untested Nation. So which NATO members would you bin and which ones would you replace them with? i.e. Luxembourg or New Zealand who would you choose with your back to the wall? Germany, mega previous military rep, nice kit but pussy whipped into insignificance while S.Korea seems game and may get gamer. Spain may have been hot stuff in the 1500 - 1600's but having seen SpanBat in Bosnia I would much rather rely on Columbian troops. Slovenia, beautiful Women, nice Mountains but really as tasty in a scrap as the Serbs? (yes I know but that was a home game for very high stakes, it would be different in Afghanistan). Explain what your reasons are: political, capabilities, attitudes, experience or what ever. Edited to add a list of current NATO members the ones in bold have already been traded - Belgium, Canada, Denmark, France, Iceland ( has no army and only joined NATO when assured they didn't have to start one), Italy, Luxembourg, Netherlands, Norway, Portugal, UK, US, Greece, Turkey, Germany, Spain Czech Republic, Hungary, Poland, Bulgaria, Estonia, Latvia, Lithuania, Romania, Slovakia, Slovenia.