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Trump’s Shocking Inaction on Russia

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Did President Trump know about U.S. intelligence community assessments that the Russians had offered bounties to the Taliban for attacks against U.S. and coalition forces...
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New Administration Memo Seeks to Foster Doubts About Suspected Russian Bounties

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A memo produced in recent days by the office of the nation’s top intelligence official acknowledged that the C.I.A. and top counterterrorism officials have assessed...
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White House Dismisses Reports of Bounties, but Is Silent on Russia

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First President Trump denied knowing about it. Then he called it a possible “hoax.” Next, the White House attacked the news media. And now an...
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Trump’s New Russia Problem: Unread Intelligence and Missing Strategy

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The intelligence finding that Russia was most likely paying a bounty for the lives of American soldiers in Afghanistan has evoked a strange silence from...
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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...