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Russia's foreign minister mocks intel on bounties to Taliban Russias top diplomat on Friday dismissed U.S. intelligence information alleging that Moscow offered bounties to the Taliban for killing American soldiers as a product of election year politics in Washington. U.S. intelligence officials said information ab
Yahoo! News | 7 hours, 53 minutes ago | comment? | recommend
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Taliban says Afghan intelligence behind Russia rewards scandal Taliban accuses Afghan intelligence of conspiring to keep foreign forces in Afghanistan.
Yahoo! News | 8 hours, 53 minutes ago | comment? | recommend
The Key Unanswered Questions of the Russian-Bounty Controversy President Trump has found himself in another battle with the media, amid reports that the Russian GRU allegedly struck a deal with the Taliban to kill American soldiers in Afghanistan.The controversy began on June 26, with a New York Times report:> Ame
Yahoo! News | 14 hours, 46 minutes ago | comment? | recommend
Guest Column: The excuses dont add up on bounties It has been reported that Russia paid bounties to the Taliban for the killing of American and coalition servicemen and women. Some have argued that the intelligence is not credible or has not been corroborated or is not actionable. Lets evaluate those sta
The Riverhead News-Review | 15 hours, 18 minutes ago | comment? | recommend article from Riverhead, New York
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'If it's true we will take action,' says top U.S. general on Russian bounty reports The United States' top general told Congress that they are working to corroborate reports Russia offered the Taliban bounties to kill U.S. soldiers in Afghanistan and that they will act if the reports are confirmed.
United Press International | 17 hours, 58 minutes ago | comment? | recommend
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To the editor: Don't buy into bounty story The most recent scandal involving President Trump concerns his supposed failure to act on intelligence reports that the Russians were paying the Taliban bounties for American deaths.The whole story seems a bit far-fetched and is reminiscent other fallacio
ToledoBlade.com | 21 hours, 17 minutes ago | comment? | recommend article from Toledo, Ohio
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US Doesn't Know if Russia Directed Taliban Attacks in Afghanistan, Pentagon Says General says US cant confirm or corroborate the belief
Voice of America | Jul 10, 2020 12:19 AM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
Pentagon chief confirms he was briefed on intel about Russian payments to Taliban Secretary of Defense Mark Esper confirmed Thursday that he had been briefed on information regarding Russian payments to the Taliban, seemingly acknowledging that Russia's support for the militant group in Afghanistan is not a "hoax," as President Donald
CNN.com | Jul 10, 2020 12:10 AM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
House holds hearing on Russian bounty intelligence reports Defense Secretary Mark Esper testified before the House Foreign Affairs Committee to discuss intelligence reports alleging Russia may have paid the Taliban to kill U.S. troops. John Gans, the director of communications and research for the University of P
CBS News | Jul 9, 2020 11:28 PM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
Top US general vows response if military confirms reports of Russian bounties Gen Mark Milley tells lawmakers Pentagon is investigating reports Russia paid for attacks on US soldiers in AfghanistanAmericas top general has said military intelligence agencies are working to corroborate reports of Russia paying Taliban fighters bounti
The Guardian | Jul 9, 2020 10:38 PM [GMT] | comment? | recommend