The only reason NATO still exists, is because it turned into watchdog club... sort of like becoming a member of the elite country club. It stepped away from a small, tight knit organization into a club anyone can join. Including former soviet block countries who's agendas are tweaking overall decisions away from the original intent of our protection.
In the 50's, we had the McCarthy commie witch hunt. When they pulled the plug on the investigations, (at least the public ones) that, was when we were flooded with socialist oriented people that infested major universities, and "civil" organizations. We are now at the point where grade school teachers are now fully indoctrinated socialists. Teaching our children and grandchildren.