The military alliance has called for permanent bases on Russia’s border manned by 4,000 troops and an additional 40,000 rapid deployment force, but how will the United States pay for their latest round of war mongering? On Monday, NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg confirmed that NATO will deploy four ‘robust’ international battalions to Poland and the Baltic states to counter fears of ‘Russian aggression.’

The program, to be agreed to by NATO leaders at the July 8-9 summit in Warsaw, calls for permanent bases along Russia’s border, with nearly 4,000 permanently-stationed troops to function as a “tripwire,” and an additional 40,000-troop NATO Response Force that can be deployed into combat within days. READ MORE