News that Russia is paying the Taliban to kill US military in Afghanistan came out this week. How big is this and what will the Trump Administration do in response? What does it mean for the ‘war on terrorism’?
American troops in Afghanistan have been the target of some Taliban operations backed by Russia, intelligence officials found.
American intelligence officials have concluded that a Russian military intelligence unit secretly offered bounties to Taliban-linked militants for killing coalition forces in Afghanistan. The United States concluded months ago that the Russian unit had covertly offered rewards for successful attacks last year.