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Sources: White House aware of Russian bounties in 2019

By JAMES LaPORTA Top officials in the White House were aware in early 2019 of classified intelligence indicating Russia was secretly offering bounties to the Taliban for the deaths of Americans, a full year earlier than has been previously reported, according to U.S. officials with direct knowledge of the intelligence. The assessment was included in at least one of President Donald Trump’s written daily intelligence briefings at the time, according to the officials. Then-national security advise...
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Intel Officials Informed White House Of Russia-Taliban Plot In Early 2019

Top officials in the White House were aware in early 2019 of classified intelligence indicating Russia was secretly offering bounties to the Taliban for the deaths of Americans, a full year earlier than has been previously reported, according to U.S. officials with direct knowledge of the intelligence. The assessment was included in at least one of President Donald Trump’s written daily intelligence briefings at the time, according to the officials. Then-national security adviser John Bolton al...
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Trump Officials Didn’t Want to Tell Him About the ‘Russian Bounties’

The Trump administration has for years gathered intelligence about foreign powers, including Russia and Iran, that use financial means to support and encourage armed militants in Afghanistan, according to six current and former U.S. intelligence and national security officials. And, those officials said, the president has been briefed about those wide-ranging efforts.The Taliban Peace Deal Might Have Been Had Many Years and Thousands of Lives AgoOne current senior national-security official and ...
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Trump denies briefing about reported bounties on U.S. troops

By ZEKE MILLER, JAMES LAPORTA and DEB RIECHMANN WASHINGTON — President Donald Trump has denied he was made aware of U.S. intelligence officials’ conclusion that Russia secretly offered bounties to Taliban-linked militants for killing American troops in Afghanistan. The Trump administration was set to brief select members of Congress on the matter Monday. The intelligence assessments came amid Trump’s push to withdraw the U.S. from Afghanistan and suggested Russia was making overtures to militant...
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McCain Drafts Own War Strategy, Says US Is 'Adrift In Afghanistan'

WASHINGTON (AP) — In a rebuke of President Donald Trump, Arizona Sen. John McCain declared Thursday that “America is adrift in Afghanistan” as he unveiled a war strategy of his own that includes more U.S. combat forces and greater counterterrorism efforts. McCain, the Republican chairman of the Senate Armed Services Committee, said the U.S. needs to put strict conditions on continued assistance to Afghanistan requiring Kabul to demonstrate “measurable progress” in curbing corruption, strengtheni...
Tags: News, Congress, Washington, Senate, Islamic State, India, Defense, US, America, Barack Obama, Ap, Afghanistan, United States, Taliban, Pakistan, Kabul


Declare War on America's Enemies, not the rest of the World

It comes as news to no one that Congress is filled with political cowards. The Constitution places the power to declare war with the legislative branch. This did not mean simply taking note that the president had bombed or invaded another nation. Congress is to decide whether there will be a war for the executive to fight. Constitutional convention delegate James Wilson explained: "It will not be in the power of a single man, or a single body of men, to involve us in such distress; for the impo...
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