Securing America: A Deal on Night Raids in Afghanistan

A deal has been reached between leaders of the Afghan government and the United States military on the future of night raids by American forces in that country.

FOX News Radio’s Lisa Lacerra reports in our ongoing series on national security:

The U.S. and Afghanistan, signing off on a deal Sunday that would give the Afghans more authority over controversial night raids.

(Gen. Allen) “Today, we are one step closer to the establishment of the U.S.-Afghan Strategic Partnership.  Most importantly, today we are one step closer to our shared goal and vision of a secure and sovereign Afghanistan.”

…General John Allen, the Commander of U.S. forces in Afghanistan.  The agreement calls for all “special operations” to be reviewed by a panel of Afghan military officials.  The U.S. says night raids have been essential for capturing terrorist group commanders.

Lisa Lacerra, FOX News Radio.