NBC: U.S. commander: Intel still hasn’t established Russia paid Taliban ‘bounties’ to kill U.S. troops“It just has not been proved to a level of certainty that satisfies me,” Gen. Frank McKenzie told NBC News. McKenzie oversees U.S. troops in Afghanistan.
WASHINGTON — Two months after top Pentagon officials vowed to get to the bottom of whether the Russian government bribed the Taliban to kill American service members, the commander of troops in the region says a detailed review of all available intelligence has not been able to corroborate the existence of such a program.
“It just has not been proved to a level of certainty that satisfies me,” Gen. Frank McKenzie, commander of the U.S. Central Command, told NBC News. McKenzie oversees U.S. troops in Afghanistan. The U.S. continues to hunt for new information on the matter, he said.
“We continue to look for that evidence,” the general said. “I just haven’t seen it yet. But … it’s not a closed issue.”
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WNU Editor: Besides independent media and NBC, no one in the main stream media wants to cover this story. No surprise. This blog predicted this over two months ago …. Doubts Continue To Grow On The Media’s Reports That Russia Paid Bounties To The Taliban To Kill U.S. Soldiers In Afghanistan (July 7, 2020).