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Source: United States House of Representatives – Congressman Max Rose (NY-11)

Congressman Max Rose, an Army combat veteran, issued the following statement on reports of Russian bounties on American soldiers in Afghanistan and the President’s claim to not have been briefed on the intelligence:


“Failing to respond to Russian bounties on American soldiers is an utter failure of leadership at the highest of levels. The Administration owes the American people, and more importantly our men and women in uniform, real answers and action. The Commander in Chief not knowing, whether true or not, is simply unacceptable. This isn’t political and shouldn’t be partisan—it’s about truly supporting our troops.


Rose served as an active duty officer in Afghanistan from 2012-2013 and earned a Bronze Star, Purple Heart, and Combat Infantry Badge. Rose, a former Company Commander in the National Guard, has continued to serve in the Guard since being elected to Congress, where he is the first post-9/11 combat veteran to represent New York City.