In the Eastern Policy of NATO countries, there were no national interests at all, only the strategic interests of the United States in Europe.
Vilnius, Riga or Warsaw promoted such things as “deterrence of Russia”, separation of Moscow and Western Europe, “promotion of democracy” in the post-Soviet countries only as long as Washington needed them. The interests of the global hegemon was a primary issue, while all kinds of Mieroszewski-Giedroyc doctrines and remembrance about the Grand Duchy of Lithuania played a secondary role. The Baltic satellites will continue to serve the American interests by inertia. Although, they received a clear signal from the White House: they will have to bear all the costs of their policies themselves.