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US, Afghanistan agree to crucial deal on night raids
| AP via FOX
Posted on 04/08/2012 6:53:19 AM PDT by Doogle
KABUL The Afghan government and the U.S. signed a deal Sunday governing night raids by American troops, resolving an issue that had threatened to derail a larger pact governing a U.S. presence in the country for decades to come.
The raids were a constant source of tension between Kabul and Washington. Afghan President Hamid Karzai has called repeatedly to stop the raids, saying that they are provocative when carried out by foreign troops. The U.S. military has said such operations are essential for capturing Taliban and Al Qaeda commanders.
A resolution of this dispute is a key step toward finalizing a long-term "strategic partnership" to govern U.S. forces in Afghanistan after the majority of combat forces leave in 2014. The long-term pact is seen as important for assuring the Afghan people that they will not be abandoned by their international allies.
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US obama, Afghanistan agree to crucial deal on night raids. The insurgents don't have night vision, so.........
posted on 04/08/2012 6:53:26 AM PDT
We just need to leave, and the hell with afghanistan...
Where’s the button? Show it to me once we pull our guys out, and I’ll push it. (And that would only be a good start.)
posted on 04/08/2012 7:04:46 AM PDT
by Slump Tester
(What if I'm pregnant Teddy? Errr-ahh -Calm down Mary Jo, we'll cross that bridge when we come to it)
Withdraw now. This is just negotiations over ROEs that will get more Western troops killed before we withdraw and the Taliban take over immediately upon our departure.
posted on 04/08/2012 7:05:27 AM PDT
This headline is phony.. this time.
Helicopters will illuminate U.S. troops going house to house
Obama Agrees To Deal On Night Raids
Refused to supply night vision equipment to Taliban "at this time"
posted on 04/08/2012 7:05:38 AM PDT
(If modern America's Man on Horseback is out there, Get on the damn horse already!)
They left out the part about having announce the raid at least 24 hours before it happens. Honestly, nothing much surprises me anymore.
posted on 04/08/2012 7:07:09 AM PDT
It's way past time to get out of the no combat pay in the 9th circle of hell
..the agreement, all "special operations" will have to be reviewed and approved by a panel pulled from the Afghan military, government and intelligence services, according to an Afghan official familiar with the agreement.
posted on 04/08/2012 7:10:04 AM PDT
Under the agreement, all "special operations" will have to be reviewed and approved by a panel pulled from the Afghan military, government and intelligence services, according to an Afghan official familiar with the agreement. The official said "special operation" could mean any "unconventional" operation, but not ordinary patrols or conventional pushes to take territory.
And of course the terrorists will be party to the deliberation of such panels, and will be members of them.
posted on 04/08/2012 7:17:59 AM PDT
posted on 04/08/2012 7:38:33 AM PDT
(American Hedonist - *DTOM* -ww- NO Pity for the LAZY)
Obama can't leave yet. He hasn't weakened the Northern Alliance enough to guarantee Karzai and the Taliban a cakewalk back into power. (Karzai is Taliban by lineage,BTW.)
It's Vietnam redux. We weaken our allies and support our enemies.
soetoro is murdering our forces and is happy at it.
posted on 04/08/2012 10:00:31 AM PDT
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