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Trump was briefed on suspected Russian bounties on US troops, according to two reports

11 days ago   |   By Business Insider

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President Donald Trump was briefed on intelligence related to potential Russian bounties on US troops in Afghanistan, both the New York Times and the Associated Press reported on Monday.
According to the AP, former national security adviser John Bolton told colleagues that he briefed Trump on the matter in March 2019.
The New York Times reported on Monday that the intelligence was included in Trump's President's Daily Brief in late February 2020.
The New York Times first detailed intelligence that suspected Russia of secretly offering payment to...
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Suspected Russia bounty operation possibly connected to suicide bombing that killed 3 US Marines, report says

Suspected Russia bounty operation possibly connected to suicide bombing that killed 3 US Marines, report says

11 days ago   |   By Business Insider

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A US intelligence investigation into allegations that a secret Russian military intelligence unit paid out bounties to militants in Afghanistan partly concentrated on a fatal bombing that killed three US Marines, The New York Times reported.
Some officials reportedly maintained that the intelligence was not concrete.
Two of the Marines were scheduled to come back to the US in less than two weeks from the bombing.
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