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Pompeo, Pentagon warned Russia against offering bounties for killing U.S. troops

1 month ago   |   By Politico

Secretary of State Mike Pompeo has acknowledged that he and U.S. military leaders warned Russian officials against offering bounties to militants for killing American and coalition troops in Afghanistan, more than a month after President Donald Trump dismissed reports of the payments as a "hoax."
During a Wednesday interview with Radio Free Europe, Pompeo said he told his Russian counterpart that if Moscow is offering money to kill Americans or other Westerners, "there will be an enormous price to pay," according to a State Department transcript .
"That's what I shared with Foreign...
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Pompeo Says He and Military Warned Russia on Bounties for Killing U.S. Troops

Pompeo Says He and Military Warned Russia on Bounties for Killing U.S. Troops

1 month ago   |   By NY Times

The secretary of state's acknowledgment came as a new detail surfaced about the intelligence that led to the C.I.A. assessment.
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