They now realize that they may have to wage war on two fronts simultaneously. NATO is considering what they call a defensive move which is an "Article 5 conflict" but also an "out-of-area" battle. This is showing that NATO is no longer what it was supposed to have been – the defense of Europe against a Soviet invasion that never took place. The "out-of-area" is none other than China invading Taiwan. NATO is simply usurping power that it was never authorized to carry out. This, Article 5 event is an attack on a NATO member, whereas the "out-of-area" is a non-NATO member.
Clearly, we are witnessing how once power is taken, it is always abused. NATO has always billed itself as a "defensive alliance" but it has embarked on an offensive posture with Ukraine and now even Taiwan. Don't forget, NATO joined the hostilities in Yugoslavia during the 1990s and again with Libya in 2011. Many have viewed that NATO has been usurped by the American Neocons to further their agenda of manipulating US foreign policy. That is becoming self-evident by even considering war with China and Russia.