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
Afghanistan and the United States may soon reach a deal over night raids by U.S. and Afghan Special Forces on local dwellings that would increase Afghan control over and participation in the controversial operations. Night raids are... Read Post