Three Glaring Problems With The Russian Taliban “Bounty” Story
Thu, 07/02/2020 – 20:35
Authored by Barbara Boland via The American Conservative,
There seems to be a lack of sourcing and a big whiff of politics, say former intelligence officers…
A bombshell report published by The New York Times Friday alleges that Russia paid dollar bounties to the Taliban in Afghanistan to kill U.S troops. Obscured by an extremely bungled White House press response, there are at least three serious flaws with the reporting.
The article alleges that GRU, a top-secret unit of Russian military intelligence, offered the bounty in payment for every U.S. soldier killed in Afghanistan, and that at least one member of the U.S. military was alleged to have been killed in exchange for the bounties. According to the paper, U.S. intelligence concluded months ago that the Russian unit…