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Night Raids

Joshua Hersh

In Afghanistan, Civilian Casualties Lost In Transition | Joshua Hersh | Posted 07.17.2012 | World

KABUL, Afghanistan -- In May, after an errant NATO airstrike on a remote village in eastern Afghanistan killed a family of eight civilians in their ho...

U.S. Commandos Can Raid Afghan Homes - And Ask Permission Later

Wired | Posted 04.09.2012 | World

Reports of the demise of the Afghanistan War’s signature tactic are premature. U.S. Special Operations Forces will still conduct “night raids” o...

Night Raids: US And Afghanistan Sign Deal

AP | HEIDI VOGT | Posted 06.08.2012 | World

KABUL, Afghanistan — The U.S. and Afghanistan signed a deal Sunday giving Afghans authority over raids of Afghan homes, resolving one of the mos...

U.S. Considers Concessions On Afghanistan Night Raids

Reuters | Posted 05.20.2012 | World

By Missy Ryan and Rob Taylor WASHINGTON/KABUL, March 20 (Reuters) - Afghan President Hamid Karzai may have won a major concession from...

US Special Operations Commander Defends Afghanistan Night Raids

AP | By PATRICK QUINN | Posted 02.10.2012 | World

KABUL, Afghanistan -- The U.S. Special Operations commander who directed the operation that killed Osama bin Laden defended the unpopular night raids ...

Gandhi's Lessons for Today

Kathy Kelly | Posted 12.01.2011 | Impact
Kathy Kelly

Consider the contrast between Gandhi's precarious, defenseless efforts to reach his fellow humans, traveling alone and armed only with truth, and, in contrast, weigh U.S. reliance on a massive arsenal of weapons and armed warriors.

Night Raids: For Afghan Civilians, the Costs May Outweigh the Benefits

Erica Gaston | Posted 11.19.2011 | World
Erica Gaston

While individual night raids are unquestionably effective at getting insurgent leaders, the larger costs of night raids may outweigh the benefits.

Karzai: U.S. Should Reduce Intensity, Stop Night Raids In Afghan War

AP | DEB RIECHMANN | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

KABUL, Afghanistan — Afghan President Hamid Karzai said the United States must reduce the visibility and intensity of its military operations, e...

Could Nonviolent Resistance Defeat Petraeus' Night Raids in Afghanistan?

Robert Naiman | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Robert Naiman

It is a striking symptom of the moral depravity of the war in Afghanistan that night raids, one of the most hated aspects of the U.S. military occupation among the Afghans, has been the subject of almost no public debate.

Afghans Protest Deadly NATO Night Raid

AP | AMIR SHAH | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

KABUL — Hundreds of protesters brandished sticks, threw stones and burned an American flag Friday in eastern Afghanistan as they accused NATO fo...

Gen. Petraeus's Review of Tactics Must Focus on Night Raids and Civilian Protection

Erica Gaston | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Erica Gaston

General McChrystal knew that you stop insurgent threats through good intelligence and trust among the community. It only takes one night raid to undermine years of tactical restraint and goodwill-building measures.

Nothing to See Here, Folks: Covering Up a Massacre in Afghanistan

Derrick Crowe | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Derrick Crowe

What does it mean for McChrystal's people to apologize for killing innocent people and lying about it, only to have them turn around and keep repeating the same behavior? Why should we be moved or lend credulity to such apologies?

Rethink Afghanistan: Clinging to Guns and Counterinsurgency

Josh Mull | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Josh Mull

I am the Afghanistan Blogging Fellow for The Seminal and Brave New Foundation. You can read my work on The Seminal or at Rethink Afghanistan. The view...

New Rules on Night Raids a Good Start

Jonathan Horowitz | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Jonathan Horowitz

As night raids have been counterproductive to some of the top goals the international community has set out to achieve in Afghanistan, McChrystal's latest directive is welcome, though imperfect.

Breaking Down Doors in Afghanistan

Sarah Holewinski | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Sarah Holewinski

Night raids cause deep resentment in a culture where women are generally hidden from public view and where the home is a fiercely private domain.

Fix Night Raids in Afghanistan

Jonathan Horowitz | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Jonathan Horowitz

While international forces in Afghanistan have killed fewer civilians in 2009 than in previous years many Afghans still feel abused and angry. One of the main reasons is night raids.