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Trump Admin Has Refused To Respond After Learning Putin Offered Bounties To Kill US Troops: Report

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Trump Admin Has Refused To Respond After Learning Putin Offered Bounties To Kill US Troops: Report




A Russian military intelligence unit secretly offered bounties to Taliban-linked militants in Afghanistan for killing American troops amid the peace talks to end the long-running war there, U.S. intelligence officials have concluded, according to a New York Times report.

“The United States concluded months ago that the Russian unit, which has been linked to assassination attempts and other covert operations in Europe intended to destabilize the West or take revenge on turncoats, had covertly offered rewards for successful attacks last year,” the Times reported.



The report said President Donald Trump and the White House have known for months about the finding, but have not authorized any response.

According to the Times: “The intelligence finding was briefed to President Trump, and the White House’s National Security Council discussed the problem at an interagency meeting in late March, the officials said. Officials developed a menu of potential options — starting with making a diplomatic complaint to Moscow and a demand that it stop, along with an escalating series of sanctions and other possible responses, but the White House has yet to authorize any step, the officials said.”

The bombshell report has sparked backlash, with many calling Trump’s refusal to respond “treason.”








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