In early April, in an attempt to accelerate the transition of military responsibility to the Afghan government, the US agreed to hand control of special operations missions to Afghan forces, including night raids, relegating American troops to a supporting role. This deal cleared the way for the two countries to move ahead with an agreement that would establish the shape of American support to Afghanistan after the 2014 troop withdrawal deadline.
Afghanistan and the United States signed a deal on special forces operations in the insurgency-wracked country on Sunday, putting Afghans in charge of controversial night raids. Read Post
1. U.S. AND AFGHANISTAN REACH DEAL ON NIGHT RAIDSAfghanistan and the United States signed an agreement on Sunday which would hand responsibility for carrying out night raids in Afghanistan over to Afghan forces. The agreement, which... Read Post