Afghanistan War

Peshawar School Attack - Violence Breeds Violence

Dilly Hussain | Posted 19.12.2014 | UK
Dilly Hussain

Whilst there is absolutely no justification for the killing of women and children in Islam, Muslim leaders have made the all-too-common mistake of apologising and condemning a crime which was not carried out in the name of religion. Rather, the unfortunate event that occurred was as a result of an ongoing cycle of violence that began in 2001.

Pakistan's Tragedy, and Why 'Homeland' Is More Informative Than the News

Oggy Boytchev | Posted 17.12.2014 | UK
Oggy Boytchev

After the terrible massacre yesterday at Peshawar's Army Public School a three-day nationwide mourning begins in Pakistan. At least 132 children and 9...

How BBC3 Changed the Future of War Reporting

Christian Hill | Posted 09.12.2014 | UK Entertainment
Christian Hill

As the world becomes an increasingly dangerous place for foreign correspondents, the MoD is rebooting its relationship with the media, drawing upon the skills of the servicemen and women already out on the ground. Who needs reporters, when you can do it all by yourself?

15 Pictures Of Devastation As British Citizen Is Killed In Attack On Embassy

The Huffington Post UK | Charlotte Meredith | Posted 27.11.2014 | UK

Warning: Graphic Images A British citizen is among those killed in a suicide bombing in Afghanistan after an Embassy vehicle was attacked in the co...

Poppy Hijab - Desperate Times Call for Desperate Measures

Dilly Hussain | Posted 31.10.2014 | UK Politics
Dilly Hussain

The poppy hijab is a counterproductive and patronising campaign, which singles out Muslims as being a suspect community whose allegiance lies elsewhere. Many British Muslims do put their religion before their nationality but that doesn't make them any less integrated.

Farewell Afghanistan... Where to Next, Mr Cameron?

Dilly Hussain | Posted 29.10.2014 | UK Politics
Dilly Hussain

British soldiers have died, arguably in vain, as the Taliban are stronger now than ever before, and remains a de-facto government in many provinces. Furthermore, the world has become a more dangerous place as a result of Tony Blair and George Bush's war on terror.

The Face Of Every Briton Killed In Our Afghanistan War

The Huffington Post UK | Jack Sommers | Posted 27.10.2014 | UK

A total of 453 British soldiers did not live to see the formal end to Britain's 13-year war in Afghanistan on Sunday, when the Union Jack was lowered ...

'We Failed In Afghanistan'

The Huffington Post UK/PA | Posted 26.10.2014 | UK

Anti-war campaigners said the UK's mission in Afghanistan had failed and had left a legacy of tens of thousands of civilian deaths as well as a series...

Union Jack Is Lowered For Last Time In Helmand

The Huffington Post UK/PA | Posted 26.10.2014 | UK

British troops have handed Camp Bastion over to Afghan forces - bringing to an end their bloody campaign in Helmand province - by lowering the Union J...

Drone Strikes in Afghanistan Are Killing Civilians: They Must Not Remain Secret

Jack Serle | Posted 15.12.2014 | UK
Jack Serle

Conventional operations are starting to wind down in Afghanistan - we are months away from the international troops leaving. But drone strikes are likely to continue. Drones are widely assumed to be a clean, remote way of pursuing western counter-terrorism objectives there. Yet in its work on Pakistan, the Bureau has shown on countless occasions that drones are not as surgical as claimed.

Not Just a Statistic: Remembering Our Friend and Afghanistan Veteran Jacob George

Adam Jung | Posted 01.12.2014 | UK
Adam Jung

I didn't know Jacob nearly as well as many others and yet I've still been walking around in a fog since I heard Jacob took his life.The energy and passion Jacob lived by made it difficutl not to feel connected to him within minutes of meeting him. Twenty two veterans killing themselves a day is an abstract statistic. Until it's not, and you've lost a friend.

Things We Can All Be Doing to Support Women Survivors of War

Juliet Aubrey | Posted 16.11.2014 | UK
Juliet Aubrey

It is now more dangerous to be a woman than a soldier in modern conflict... Throughout history, the abuse of women has been seen as an inevitable by-product of conflict and it wasn't until the late 90s when the international community recognised the use of sexual violence as a crime of war and against humanity.

Don't Be So Harsh On Tony Blair, Says His Former Aide

Huffington Post UK/PA | Posted 09.09.2014 | UK

Public opinion of the conflicts in Afghanistan and Iraq has overshadowed Tony Blair's achievements for peace in Northern Ireland, his former chief-of-...

Britons Injured In 'Insider Attack' In Afghanistan, Two-Star US General Killed

PA/Huffington Post UK | Posted 05.08.2014 | UK

A soldier has been killed and a number of Britons injured in a suspected "insider attack" at a military academy in Afghanistan. The incident happened ...

A Century of Warfare: Analysing America's War Record Since WWI

Brad Linzy | Posted 29.09.2014 | UK Politics
Brad Linzy

As Randolph Bourne said when writing about World War I in 1918, war is the health of the state. As America's power has grown, so has its propensity for war. Regardless of the debates about the justness or morality of war, the numbers have shown peace to be the exception in America while war has been the rule, making this last century since the start of World War I undeniably a century of warfare.

'Bulk' Of British Forces To Be Out Of Afghanistan By October

PA/Huffington Post UK | Posted 09.07.2014 | UK

The "bulk" of British forces in Afghanistan will be pulled out by the end of October if the country's disputed presidential election is not resolved a...

RAF Doubles Number Of Reaper Drones In Afghanistan

The Huffington Post UK | Paul Vale | Posted 03.07.2014 | UK

Five new Reaper drones, the most recent addition to the RAF’s arsenal, have started combat operations in Afghanistan, according to the Ministry of D...

First We Took Afghanistan. Then We Gave Them Iraq

Justin Huggler | Posted 16.08.2014 | UK Politics
Justin Huggler

ISIS are right at the heart of things. And we put them there... Three years after his death, Osama bin Laden's dream is coming true after all: a great Sunni Muslim uprising in the Middle East. Only ISIS are so violent they make Al-Qaeda look like a bowling team.

'America Has Become A Warzone' Says Sheriff Who Bought A Tank

The Huffington Post UK | Thomas Tamblyn | Posted 10.06.2014 | UK Tech

Sheriff Doug Cox from Johnson County has bought his force a tank, citing the reason for his purchase as being because, "The United States of America h...

D-Day and Bergdahl: Thoughts on the Forgotten Casualties of War

Robin Lustig | Posted 06.08.2014 | UK
Robin Lustig

Is Bergdahl a deserter? A traitor? Is he, as some critics in the US have implausibly suggested, a real-life incarnation of Nicholas Brody of the TV series Homeland, a captured US serviceman who may have switched sides? Or is he one more casualty of war, a man whose wounds can't be seen but are real nonetheless? It's perfectly possible, of course, to be both.

Is This Picture Of British Soldiers Showing 'Understandable Joy'?

The Huffington Post UK/PA | Posted 10.05.2014 | UK

A top British army commander has reacted to disturbing pictures which appear to show at least one UK serviceman posing with a dead Taliban fighter. ...

British Serviceman 'Pictured Giving Thumbs-Up' Over Dead Taliban Fighter

The Huffington Post UK | Paul Vale | Posted 09.05.2014 | UK

Pictures purportedly showing a British serviceman posing with a dead Taliban fighter have emerged via the website Live Leak. The images were taken in ...

Afghanistan Helicopter Crash Victims Named

The Huffington Post UK/PA | Posted 28.04.2014 | UK

Five British servicemen killed when the Lynx helicopter they were travelling in crashed in southern Afghanistan have been named by the Ministry of Def...

The Cost To Britain Of Iraq And Afghanistan Revealed

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 24.04.2014 | UK

British military interventions since the end of the Cold War could have cost the country nearly £65bn on top of its normal defence spending, a major ...

Our Dysfunctional World of War and Poverty

Adnan Al-Daini | Posted 16.06.2014 | UK Politics
Adnan Al-Daini

As a species we have tremendous talents. Our scientific achievements are incredible; our advances in medicine and technology are stunning. Our social development however is still almost at Stone Age level.