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Pompeo Warned Russia Against Bounties on U.S. Troops in Afghanistan

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WASHINGTON — Secretary of State Mike Pompeo has warned Russia’s foreign minister against Moscow paying bounties to Taliban-linked militants and other Afghan fighters for killing...
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U.S. Examines Whether Saudi Nuclear Program Could Lead to Bomb Effort

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American intelligence agencies are scrutinizing efforts by Saudi Arabia to build up its ability to produce nuclear fuel that could put the kingdom on a...
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Trump Officials Reconsider Prosecuting ISIS ‘Beatles’ Without Death Penalty

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WASHINGTON — The Trump administration is trying again to find a way to resolve the cases of two British Islamic State detainees who are notorious...
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Trump Administration Plans to Bypass Arms Control Pact to Sell Large Armed Drones

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WASHINGTON — The Trump administration plans to announce on Friday that it will allow the sale of armed drones to other nations and bypass part...
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Slotkin, Former Intelligence Briefer, Presses White House on Russia Reports

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WASHINGTON — From the moment President Trump publicly denied knowledge of intelligence that suggested that Russia had offered bounties for killing American troops in Afghanistan,...
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Data on Financial Transfers Bolstered Suspicions That Russia Offered Bounties

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American officials intercepted electronic data showing large financial transfers from a bank account controlled by Russia’s military intelligence agency to a Taliban-linked account, which was...
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Trump Got Written Briefing in February on Possible Russian Bounties, Officials Say

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American officials provided a written briefing in late February to President Trump laying out their conclusion that a Russian military intelligence unit offered and paid...
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Lawmakers Press for Answers on Russian Bounty Offers to Taliban to Kill U.S. Troops

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Democrats and Republicans in Congress demanded on Monday that American intelligence agencies promptly share with lawmakers what they know about a suspected Russian plot to...
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Spies and Commandos Warned Months Ago of Russian Bounties on U.S. Troops

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WASHINGTON — United States intelligence officers and Special Operations forces in Afghanistan alerted their superiors as early as January to a suspected Russian plot to...