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Russia-Taliban Bounties

Posted on AllSides July 1st, 2020

Last Friday, The New York Times reported that “American intelligence officials have concluded that a Russian military intelligence unit secretly offered bounties to Taliban-linked militants for killing coalition forces in Afghanistan — including targeting American troops.” (New York Times)

On Sunday, President Donald Trump tweeted, “Intel just reported to me that they did not find this info credible, and therefore did not report it to me or [the Vice President].” (Twitter)

The left is skeptical that Trump was not aware of the claims and argues that there should have been...

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