September 15, 2020

Saratoga, NY: Yesterday, the Commanding General of US Forces in Afghanistan, Gen. Frank McKenzie, confirmed that available intelligence has not been able to corroborate the existence of the alleged Russia bounties.

Accordingly to NBC News report, U.S. Commander: Intel still hasn’t established Russia paid ‘bounties’ to kill U.S. troops:

“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 article goes on to report that this assessment is, “reflecting a consensus view among military leaders, underscores the lack of certainty around a narrative that has been accepted as fact by Democrats and other Trump critics, including Presidential nominee Joe Biden.”

“As the Chief Advocate for Fort Drum, Congresswoman Stefanik has always prioritized force protection and the safety and security of our servicemen and women and will continue to do so,” said Stefanik spokeswoman Maddie Anderson.

“Tedra Cobb’s campaign ad claiming Russian bounties is not only false, it is shameful and smears our military leaders in Afghanistan by ignoring the facts as well as their military and intelligence assessments. Tedra Cobb should immediately take this disgusting and untruthful ad off the air.”