Lawmakers demand answers on reports of Russian bounties for American military lives

Military Times: House leaders are demanding an emergency briefing on reports of Russian officials offering bounties on U.S. troops in Afghanistan, saying the president either should have known or should have been told about the serious allegations.

Both Democrats and Republicans say that briefing should come as soon as possible — as early as later this afternoon, if White House officials can hastily arrange such an event — to determine how credible the threat is and much danger American military personnel have faced.

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