Russia offered Bounties to Afghan Militants to kill US Troops
I wonder if this was before or after Trump made the pitch for Pootie to come back to the G8. Is the thrill gone between them?
An operation to incentivize the killing of American and other NATO troops would be a significant and provocative escalation of what American and Afghan officials have said is Russian support for the Taliban, and it would be the first time the Russian spy unit was known to have orchestrated attacks on Western troops.
Any involvement with the Taliban that resulted in the deaths of American troops would also be a huge escalation of Russia’s so-called hybrid war against the United States, a strategy of destabilizing adversaries through a combination of such tactics as cyberattacks, the spread of fake news and covert and deniable military operations.
The Trump administration has been deliberating for months about what to do about a stunning intelligence assessment.