I never understood the point of NATO after Soviet Union broke apart. All they are now is the big bad police gang that decides whats right and whats wrong. I don't think this is a recipe for world peace. Also the WW1 comparisons are a joke. I think nuclear weapons achieved more world peace when talking about having another great big war like WW1 or WW2 because of MAD. You fire a nuke at me, I fire a nuke at you, we're both dead. The winners are the ones who did not participate, or get in the way.