Tuesday, April 10, 2012

U.S. Commandos can Raid Afghan Homes without Permission

Reports of the demise of the Afghanistan War’s signature tactic are premature. U.S. Special Operations Forces will still conduct “night raids” on Afghan homes — sometimes without the prior approval of the Afghan government.
If special operations forces are targeting an insurgent as he travels, or planning to ambush a Taliban camp not suspected of being located inside a civilian’s home, no warrants are required.

But even raids on Afghan homes don’t always require an Afghan warrant ahead of time.
Read more: Wired


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