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Critics of US-Taliban deal say militants can’t be trusted

Added: 04.07.2020 7:44 | 35 views | 0 comments

WASHINGTON (AP) — Intelligence that Afghan militants might have accepted Russian bounties for killing American troops did not scuttle the U.S.-Taliban agreement or President Donald Trump’s plan to withdraw thousands more troops from the war. It did give critics of the deal another reason to say the Taliban shouldn’t be trusted. The bounty information was included in Trump's president's daily intelligence brief on Feb. 27, according to intelligence officials, and two days later, the U.S. and Taliban signed an agreement in Qatar. The agreement clears the way for America to end 19 years in Afghanistan and gives Trump a way to make good on his promise to end U.S. involvement in what...

Former National Security Advisor John Bolton and Former Acting and Deputy Director of the CIA Michael Morell on “The Takeout” - 7/3/2020

Added: 03.07.2020 23:29 | 9 views | 0 comments

Former National Security Advisor John Bolton talks about reports that Presiedent Trump ignored allegations of Russia placing bounties on U.S. troops in Afghanistan which was reportedly included in his Presidential briefings on this week’s episode of the “The Takeout with Major Garrett”


Gen. Keane says his military sources could not 'corroborate' Russian bounties placed on US soldiers

Added: 03.07.2020 18:03 | 8 views | 0 comments

Retired Gen. Jack Keane said on Friday that his sources in the military could not corroborate the report that Russia placed bounties on U.S. soldiers in Afghanistan.

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Hero interpreter for US military on becoming a US citizen: It was a 'very happy and exciting day'

Added: 03.07.2020 14:10 | 8 views | 0 comments

A former combat translator who worked alongside American troops in Afghanistan told “The Daily Briefing” on Monday that becoming a U.S. citizen on Monday was “exciting.”

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AP Top Stories July 3 A

Added: 03.07.2020 9:56 | 14 views | 0 comments

Here's the latest for Friday July 3rd: Pelosi, Schumer blast Trump over Russia-Afghanistan allegations; Texas governor makes masks mandatory in public for most of state; Coronavirus outbreak in U. of Washington frat houses; NJ casinos reopen.


Intelligence chiefs brief lawmakers on alleged Russian bounties

Added: 03.07.2020 4:40 | 7 views | 0 comments

U.S. intelligence chiefs briefed lawmakers on alleged bounties offered by Russia to kill U.S. troops in Afghanistan. Skyler Henry and CBS News senior investigative correspondent Catherine Herridge joined CBSN to discuss the briefing.


US, Russia share a complex and bloody history in Afghanistan

Added: 02.07.2020 22:04 | 35 views | 0 comments

ISLAMABAD (AP) — Moscow and Washington are intertwined in a complex and bloody history in Afghanistan, with both suffering thousands of dead and wounded in conflicts lasting for years. Now both superpowers are linked again over Afghanistan, with intelligence reports indicating Russia secretly offered bounties to the Taliban to kill American troops there. But analysts suggest that despite these apparent differences, the two adversaries actually have much in common, especially when it comes to what a postwar Afghanistan should look like: Both want a stable country that does not serve as a base for extremists to export terrorism. “The Russian endgame is an Afghanistan which will neither support...

Rep. McCaul admits Trump 'did deserve, probably' to know about Russian bounty intelligence

Added: 02.07.2020 20:11 | 11 views | 0 comments

Rep. Michael McCaul, R-Texas, told "America's Newsroom" Thursday that President Trump "did deserve, probably, to know" about intelligence that Russian officials had paid bounties to Taliban-linked militants in exchange for the deaths of U.S. troops in Afghanistan.

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Trump sticks by denial of intelligence on alleged Russian bounties, calling it a "hoax"

Added: 02.07.2020 17:05 | 5 views | 0 comments

President Trump continues to deny intelligence alleging Russia paid bounties to Taliban fighters to kill U.S. troops in Afghanistan. CBS News senior investigative correspondent Catherine Herridge joined CBSN with the latest.


Top lawmakers demand answers on Russia bounty intelligence

Added: 02.07.2020 15:19 | 8 views | 0 comments

Two top Trump administration officials are standing by how they handled U.S. intelligence indicating Russia offered bounties to Taliban-backed militias to kill American troops in Afghanistan. CBS News' Olivia Gazis explains how the intel process works, and the answers lawmakers are demanding.


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