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Ironhold

Russian Bounties... May Not Have Been Real

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https://www.militarytimes.com/news/your-military/2021/04/15/there-may-not-have-been-russian-bounties-on-us-troops-in-afghanistan-after-all/?utm_source=Sailthru&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=EBB 04.16.21&utm_term=Editorial - Military - Early Bird Brief

The reports that Russia may have placed a bounty on US soldiers in Afghanistan may have been incorrect, and that this may yet again be a failure on the part of the intelligence community. 

So... oops? 

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4 hours ago, Ironhold said:

https://www.militarytimes.com/news/your-military/2021/04/15/there-may-not-have-been-russian-bounties-on-us-troops-in-afghanistan-after-all/?utm_source=Sailthru&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=EBB 04.16.21&utm_term=Editorial - Military - Early Bird Brief

The reports that Russia may have placed a bounty on US soldiers in Afghanistan may have been incorrect, and that this may yet again be a failure on the part of the intelligence community. 

So... oops? 

While completing my military obligation (during the Vietnam war) I was attached to an Army Intelligence unit.  One thing I quickly learned about intelligence operations is not to bet my life on any information about the enemy - especially if such information somehow came through channels associated with the enemy.  Often there is deliberate misinformation - in essence a lie that can be more effective than the truth.  I would bet that even if Russia did place a bounty on US soldiers in Afghanistan - it is unlikely that any bounty would ever be paid.

As a side note there are much better ways to get someone killed other than a bounty - especially in a place like Afghanistan and Russia plays this game very very well.

 

The Traveler

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