posted on Oct, 10 2012 @ 04:16 PM
NATO forces are in Afghanisatn, it is a NATO operation.
The Iraq war was not a NATO operation, although initially there were a number of NATO countries involved.
The U.S will never pull out of NATO, not whilst they have air bases in the majority of NATO countries. The other NATO countries (mainly European)
would be happy for the U.S to pull out in order to develop a European version. I would not include the U.K in this.
Turkey were invited into NATO during the cold war. It was not only a political decision, it was also a military tactical decision. The USSR had fleets
in the Black Sea and only exit out to the Med is through Turkish waters.
Turkey are the only Muslim state to be a member of NATO, it's important to have them as partners, for Geo Politics sake!!!