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MSNBC 30 Jun 2020

What To Know About Allegations That Russia Bribed The Taliban To Kill U.S. Troops

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Questions are swirling about reports that Russia paid bounties for Taliban militants to kill coalition troops, including those from the U.S., in Afghanistan. How solid is the intelligence behind those reports? How much did President Trump know about them? Here's what we know so far. Aired on 6/29/2020.


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