April 4th, 2012
11:22 AM ET

U.S.-Afghanistan close on 'night raids' deal

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 deeply unpopular among Afghans, but U.S. officials say they are vital to NATO's operation against insurgents.

One Afghan official stressed the deal would mean night raids complied with Afghan laws. A U.S. official insisted any compromise would not impede NATO's effectiveness.

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  1. saywhat

    No operation of this nature on foreign soil can even hope to succeed unless the general population sides with the invasive forces.
    We have done nothing to make that happen during the past decade of futile display of force.

    April 4, 2012 at 11:54 am | Report abuse |
  2. F. BRONN

    WHY DON'T YOU COVER THIS VERY IMPORTANT NEWS AS FOX DID? "Justice Department has 24 hours to respond to appeals court order to explain whether it believes judges can overturn federal laws, after Obama 'challenged' the Supreme Court by saying it would be 'unprecedented' if it overturned any part or all of ObamaCare."

    April 4, 2012 at 11:57 am | Report abuse |
    • Portland tony


      April 4, 2012 at 12:31 pm | Report abuse |
    • JerseyJeff

      Because it has nothing to do with this article, just like your comment.

      April 4, 2012 at 12:52 pm | Report abuse |
    • banasy©

      CNN may have.
      Just not on this particular blog.
      Perhaps look at the "Political Ticker" blog?

      April 4, 2012 at 1:04 pm | Report abuse |
  3. saywhat

    3 more NATO service members killed.
    Would we ever learn?
    We invade a country, revile their religion, civilians in horrifying numbers are killed, act as if we own them. Abuse and kick neighboring Pakistan around, a front line state that has been siding with us sacrificing their soldiers & civilians. And then we hope to succeed ( whatever that means) ??

    April 4, 2012 at 12:13 pm | Report abuse |
  4. BOMBO ©

    Once US and NATO forces completely withdraw, "night raids" will be the least of Afghan citizens' worries.

    April 4, 2012 at 12:30 pm | Report abuse |
  5. Portland tony

    Here's an idea...Lets give the Afghans their own drones...So we can leave the purgatory that is the political climate in Afghanistan!

    April 4, 2012 at 12:36 pm | Report abuse |
  6. Mary

    @ F. BRONN, Yes F... That's what the Government wants to do.... CUT it's compet itors off at the knees.
    II heard many private health ins are cutting services and dropping their customers, as well as "child only" polices.
    Health care spending will rise according to Medicare Actuary.

    April 4, 2012 at 12:37 pm | Report abuse |
  7. JerseyJeff

    As an American, I am very disheartened to see a country we invade look like it can get worse than when we first arrived.... I would like America to stand by its actions and be sure we do not start a war that we don't leave the country better than we got there. I think it makes America look irresponsible, which I do not want to see be a word to describe America. (As we did in Europe and Asia after World War II)
    That being said, I really don't know where this conflict is going and I wonder after taking so many years off from it being a focus during the Iraq War, if we really can do what we set out. It's great we have ruined Al Queda and Osama is dead, but are we really gonna leave a country in disorder and only a spark away from Civil War? The 'right thing' to do is getting harder to devine in a crumbling situation.

    April 4, 2012 at 1:00 pm | Report abuse |

    nice step taking, at least to courtal d menace of killing innocent citizens

    April 4, 2012 at 5:43 pm | Report abuse |