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How much longer will US and partner forces ‘own the night’ in combat?

“Filmed through the tinted green of night vision goggles, a February video by the Taliban depicts their assault on an Afghan security forces outpost in Kandahar province. After police abandoned the base, the Taliban were free to roam and collect the weapons and vehicles left behind. The use of NVGs by enemy fighters in situations like this appears to be growing, with reports from November indicating that the Taliban’s ‘Red Unit’ used rifle-mounted lasers and night vision optics to quickly overrun multiple checkpoints and police bases.”

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