Pentagon Denies Involvement in Deaths of Russian Generals

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A short story, but one with impact, emerged this week from a New York Times report which alleges that intelligence shared by the United States with Ukraine has been used to kill Russian generals. According to the article, “The United States has provided intelligence about Russian units that has allowed Ukrainians to target and kill many of the Russian generals who have died in action in the Ukraine war, according to senior American officials.” Ukraine claims so far to have killed 12 Russian generals since the start of the invasion in February. 

Response to the Times’ report came quickly. National Security Council spokesperson Adrienne Watson reportedly stated in an e-mail to Agence France-Presse, “We do not provide intelligence with the intent to kill Russian generals.” The Pentagon also wasted no time in addressing “the issue of intelligence sharing with Ukraine.” During Thursday’s press briefing, Pentagon spokesman John Kirby clarified, “the United States provides battlefield intelligence to help Ukrainians defend their country,” adding that “we do not provide intelligence on the location of senior military leaders on the battlefield or participate in the targeting decisions of the Ukrainian military.” 

Whether or not the United States is indeed complicit in the deaths of Russian generals, its role in arming and funding Ukraine cannot be contested. A report provided by the Congressional Research Service details the total amount of aid provided to Ukraine thus far. From the time of Russia’s first invasion of Ukraine in 2014 through April of this year, the United States has provided more than $6.4 billion in security assistance. Included in that figure is $3.7 billion dollars committed by President Biden since February of this year alone. According to the Department of Defense, security assistance committed to Ukraine includes more than 1,400 Stinger anti-aircraft systems, 5,500 Javelin anti-armor systems, 90 155 Howitzers with 184,000 artillery rounds, 16 Mi-17 helicopters, hundreds of Armored Humvee vehicles, and more. 

The continued flow of aid and the questionable intelligence sharing begs the question… is the United States fighting a proxy war with Russia? And what will Russia do about it?

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Aly is a military spouse and mom to two. She has a special interest in international security and foreign affairs, having lived overseas, worked with Sister Cities International and served as a commissioning editor for an international relations website. Aly holds a Masters in Global Studies and International Relations from Northeastern University and currently resides in Tennessee.
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4 thoughts on “Pentagon Denies Involvement in Deaths of Russian Generals”

  1. OK, I don’t know what the left calls this but it isn’t helping America and would appear to help Putin but as a real American who loves their country I would call this reporting to be counterproductive and playing into the hands of Putin and yet the NYT’s has no qualms with this, mostly because all of what they report is counter to what is good for America! Thanks again for showing us all that when it really counts you will be there to stab America in the back, oh and do your part to try and start WW3.

  2. Deliberately playing us into the hands of an enemy, even a potential enemy, fits the definition of TREASON and should be investigated and tried as such.

  3. As far as I am concerned, the Pentagon can have at it, helping zap Russian generals……colonels……majors…….captains………lieutenants……….enlisted men………citizens……….

    Just don’t get oo in bed with the Ukranians while doing so.

  4. Just exactly what we need: a leftist news media hell-bent on stabbing America in the back! With a diseased and ultra-paranoid KGB robot in charge of a nuclear nation, we don’t want to poke him in the ribs with a stick much too often. He might be tempted to turn New York into a plain of fused volcanic glass.