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Over the past year, US and NATO forces say they have made considerable progress against the Afghan insurgency through the use of night raids. But a new study suggests that the long-controversial nighttime operations are doing more harm than good.
Despite a sharp rise in the number of night raids, there have been no benefits in the form of decreased insurgent attacks, and anger over the operations has continued to mount among Afghan civilians, found the report by the Open Society Foundations...
Originally posted by TDawgRex
You get woken up in the middle of the night and see if you don't have a bad temper the next day.
Sorry, just trying for a little levity.
Most of the NATO Staff weenies fail to realize that they are dealing with tribal politics and lack the patience to try to teach the locals National politics, much less local politics.
And that has always been the reason Afghanistan is the graveyard of empires….they just won’t listen.
(The last sentence was meant in sarcasm but is fundamentally true)