Jesus! The author of this article proposing that the US withdraw from NATO is the Research Chair at the US Army's Command and General Staff College. He's also a retired Naval Officer.
Something weird is happening people.
Once only minor blogs like this one would even broach the idea. Now we're seeing it on USNI Blog? While I'm sure USNI is trying to regain its rep by posting provocative articles, its still stunning that they had the balls to actually do it.
Between this article and Trump's rhetoric it appears that the idea of the US getting tired of paying for other people's defense is gaining traction.