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Chapter : U.S. and Russian Leaders Comment on Alleged Troop Bounty : June 26, June 28, June 29, July 1, and July 8, 2020
U.S. and Russian Leaders Comment on Alleged Troop Bounty : June 26, June 28, June 29, July 1, and July 8, 2020
In June 2020, The New York Times reported the U.S. intelligence community’s conclusion that Russia had offered monetary rewards to Taliban-linked militants who killed American or coalition troops in Afghanistan. The paper reported that President Donald Trump had been briefed on and the White House National Security Council (NSC) had met about the findings, but a response had not been authorized. Trump slammed the report as “fake news,” and both he and White House staff members repeatedly denied that that the president had been briefed on the matter. ...