Russian Bounties on U.S. Troops

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The recovery of large amounts of American cash at a Taliban outpost in Afghanistan tipped off U.S. officials.

Jul 01, 2020
Russia did pay extremists to attack US soldiers, Taliban sources say - Business Insider
Two current Taliban officials and a former one told Insider that they know Russia funds some operations. They said Pakistan and Iran do the same.
White House does not plan any immediate response over intelligence reports on Russian bounties targeting U.S. troops - The Washington Post
President Trump does not believe the reports are true or “actionable,” so he sees no reason to retaliate against Moscow. Jul 01, 2020
Father of Marine killed in 2019 bomb attack wants answers amid reports of Russia bounties
The father of a Marine killed in Afghanistan last year wants answers amid reports that Russia may have offered bounties to Taliban fighters who kill Americans.
Jun 30, 2020
Intelligence reports on Russian bounty operation first reached White House in early 2019 - The Washington Post
House Democrats say Trump should have been briefed on potentially important information even if it wasn’t fully verified. Jun 30, 2020
Russian Bounty Suspicions Were Supported by Financial Data - The New York Times
Analysts have used other evidence to conclude that the transfers were most likely part of an effort to offer payments to Taliban-linked militants to kill American and coalition troops in Afghanistan.
The Russian bounty story crystallizes questions about Trump’s presidency - The Washington Post
Was Trump's apparent lack of pushback on Russia actually due to uncertainty about the intelligence? Or is that just a convenient cover placed onto an issue complicated in numerous ways by Trump's approach to the presidency?
Jun 29, 2020 Jun 29, 2020
Trump Got Written Briefing in February on Possible Russian Bounties, Officials Say - The New York Times
The investigation into Russia’s suspected operation is said to focus in part on the killings of three Marines in a truck bombing last year, officials said. Jun 29, 2020
AP sources: White House aware of Russian bounties in 2019
Top officials in the White House were aware in early 2019 of classified intelligence indicating Russia was secretly offering bounties to the Taliban for the deaths of Americans, a full year... Jun 29, 2020
White House briefs top Republicans – but not Democrats – on Russia bounty row | The Independent
Top White House officials briefed senior Republicans on Monday on the ongoing controversy surrounding an alleged Russian bounty scheme for Afghan militants to kill US soldiers. Jun 29, 2020
Trump denies briefing about reported bounties on US troops
WASHINGTON (AP) — The White House said Monday that President Donald Trump wasn't briefed on U.S. intelligence assessments earlier this year that Russia secretly offered bounties to Taliban-linked... Jun 29, 2020
A Question That Won’t Go Away: Why Does Trump Love Putin So Much? – Mother Jones
Following the news that Russia put a bounty on US troops, this old puzzle takes on new significance.
Jun 28, 2020 Jun 28, 2020
Spies and Commandos Warned Months Ago of Russian Bounties on U.S. Troops - The New York Times
The recovery of large amounts of American cash at a Taliban outpost in Afghanistan tipped off U.S. officials.
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