Pentagon Worried Viktor Bout Will Return to Arms Trafficking

Pentagon officials are concerned that Viktor Bout, a Russian arms dealer whom the Biden administration freed from U.S. custody Thursday in a prisoner swap, may return to his illicit trade, according to a Politico report.
“There is a concern that [he] would return to doing the same kind of work that he’s done in the past,” a senior Pentagon official told Politico. The official said if Bout returns to illegal arms trafficking the U.S. military will focus on urging the United States’ allies in Africa not …

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