Report: Trump Was Briefed on Unconfirmed Intelligence That China is Paying Bounties to Target U.S. Troops in Afghanistan

by Chuck Ross

President Donald Trump was briefed earlier this month on unconfirmed intelligence that the Chinese government has paid bounties to “non-state actors” in Afghanistan to target U.S. service members, according to a report from Axios.

Axios also reported that the Trump administration is declassifying the intelligence, which was briefed to Trump by national security adviser Robert O’Brien on Dec. 17.

U.S. officials are still trying to corroborate the information. The two senior administration officials who spoke to Axios would not describe the source of the intelligence, or say which non-state actors the Chinese government has allegedly paid.

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