February 14, 2015
US escalating ‘secret war’ in Afghanistan: Report
The US is escalating a secret war in Afghanistan despite the formal ending of foreign combat operations, a New York Times report says.
The United States is escalating a secret war in Afghanistan, despite an official end to foreign combat mission in the country, according to a new report.
Washington has increased secret night raids in Afghanistan since October, when American and Afghan commandos found a laptop computer with files allegedly detailing planned terrorist attacks in Afghanistan and neighboring Pakistan, The New York Times reported on Thursday.
The newspaper cited unnamed American and Afghan officials as saying that US forces are playing direct combat roles in many of the raids and are not acting as merely advisers.
“It’s all in the shadows now,” a former Afghan security official told the Times. “The official war for the Americans…
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