The top U.S. general in the Middle East said more information was needed.
The top U.S. general in the Middle East said Tuesday he was aware of the intelligence of a Russian bounty program targeting U.S. troops in Afghanistan, but while he said he found it “worrisome,” he said he did not believe it was tied to actual U.S. military deaths on the battlefield.
“I found it very worrisome, I just didn’t find that there was a causative link there,” Gen. Kenneth McKenzie, the commander of U.S. Central Command, said in an interview with a small number of reporters.
‘The intel (intelligence) case wasn’t proved to me — it wasn’t proved enough that I’d take it to a court of law — and you know that’s often true in battlefield intelligence,” said McKenzie.
Read more ….
US general skeptical that bounties led to troops’ deaths — AP
CENTCOM commander doubts Russian bounty intel tied to US troop deaths in Afghanistan — FOX News
US Gen. McKenzie skeptical that bounties led to troops’ deaths — Stars and Stripes
Top US general says Russian bounty intelligence ‘wasn’t proved’ but ‘proved enough to worry me’ — CNN
Top US general says Russia-Taliban bounty intel ‘not proven’ — NYPost