NATO has become a foreign policy instrument of the USA, which has no allies but only vassals.
Recurring pro-Kremlin disinformation narrative on NATO as a geopolitical project of the US.
NATO was founded in 1949 by twelve sovereign nations: Belgium, Canada, Denmark, France, Iceland, Italy, Luxembourg, the Netherlands, Norway, Portugal, the United Kingdom and the United States. It has since grown to 29 Allies who each took an individual and sovereign decision to join this Alliance.
All decisions in NATO are taken by consensus, which means that a decision can only be taken if every single Ally accepts it.
No member of the Alliance can order the deployment of armed forces of other member states.