UK Afghanistan

Ross Kemp On Thanet

PA/Huffington Post UK | Paul Vale | Posted 24.04.2015 | UK Politics

Ross Kemp, the actor turned bold investigative reporter renowned for fronting fearless documentaries from global hotspots, has undertaken his most dar...

Questions of War

William Shield | Posted 21.04.2015 | UK
William Shield

In 2009 I did my first tour of Afghanistan. I was based out of Kandahar airfield as part as RBGS (regional battle group south). This meant, that for the southern region we were available to anyone that needed help on an operation...

How Was a Violent Criminal with Prior Convictions in South Korea Able to Get So Close to US Ambassador?

Preetam Kaushik | Posted 27.03.2015 | UK
Preetam Kaushik

Even as the massive joint military exercise by South Korea and the US is set to begin on March 28, the protestors of the drill have already perpetrated one violent assault and multiple verbal attacks on it.

Decades Of 'Unintended Consequences': USA Fuelling Its Own Enemies

Ilco van der Linde | Posted 18.03.2015 | UK
Ilco van der Linde

You would expect that thousands of American citizens would demonstrate against this act of self-destruction, with a leading role for veterans and their families, but we hardly see any signs of protest.

The Full Impact of Afghanistan Is Yet to Be Seen

Air Vice Marshal David Murray | Posted 13.03.2015 | UK
Air Vice Marshal David Murray

As we attempt to slowly understand the full impact of the Afghanistan campaign and stay abreast of the huge changes afoot to the structure of our Armed Forces, SSAFA will continue to review and meet the changing needs of the military community. But we cannot do it alone.

Incredible Pictures Show Osama Bin Laden Relaxing In Tora Bora hideout

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 13.03.2015 | UK

Newly resurfaced photographs give an incredible insight into the world of Osama Bin Laden before he became the world's most wanted man. The former ...

This Afghanistan Soldier Basically Just Got A Medal For Feminism

The Huffington Post UK/PA | Louise Ridley | Posted 27.02.2015 | UK

A female army officer has been given a medal for challenging the "highly misogynistic" views of Afghan soldiers. Staff Sergeant Kate Lord, 32, rece...

Hero Para Becomes First Living VC Recipient From Afghan War

PA | Posted 26.02.2015 | UK

A Para has won the Victoria Cross almost 70 years after another member of his family was awarded the same honour. Lance Corporal Joshua Leakey, 27,...

The Nutrition of a Soldier - Combat

William Shield | Posted 16.04.2015 | UK Lifestyle
William Shield

Fist fighting is the least productive hobby on earth; broken noses, cauliflower ears, black eyes, the list never ends. It isn't worth the energy. I'm here today to talk about real fighting, the fighting that men do; I'm here to talk about war.

My Trauma - Their War

William Shield | Posted 14.04.2015 | UK Lifestyle
William Shield

Trauma is not as black and white as people think. I will fight to the death against being categorised or labelled, I am suffering from something. Whatever it is it's greyer than a British summer, there is no black and white.

Soldier's Liverpool FC Tattoo Reads 'You'll Never Walk' After Leg Amputation

The Huffington Post UK | Ryan Barrell | Posted 05.02.2015 | UK

A Liverpool fan and Royal Marine's "You'll Never Walk Alone" tattoo was unfortunately altered after he had his leg amputated. Andy Grant's limb wa...

Articulating the Impossible

William Shield | Posted 28.03.2015 | UK
William Shield

You're locked in a forever war the moment you first witness it, the moment you pull the trigger, hear the sounds, and witness the chaos. You're forever in conflict, the saddest part is the enemy is the only enemy you can't defeat - yourself.

First Post

William Shield | Posted 22.03.2015 | UK Lifestyle
William Shield

Now. What to talk about? There's a lot going on up there in the messy closet of my mind. Should I be bitter? Should I be kind? Should I talk about war, love, life, and people? I want to express myself in the most inappropriate and offensive way, because now, I can.

Sorcerers, Apprentices, Broomsticks: The US Has Not Done Enough to Support Democracy in Pakistan, Peace With India

Catriona Luke | Posted 11.03.2015 | UK
Catriona Luke

The issue, after 60 years, might be whether this is once again in response to the shifting geo-political alliances of the region, or whether Obama has his head screwed on the right way and might actually move US policy in favour of peace between India and Pakistan. That would be a first.

Charlie Hebdo, Murderous Bullies, Dank Mistrust and a Lesson in Solidarity and History

Karl Davis | Posted 09.03.2015 | UK
Karl Davis

We need to get angry. We need to get involved. More than anything, we need to get angry at the right people. We need to stand together, and not allow ourselves to be hoodwinked into being angry at Mosques, when we should be angry at the fat cats of Threadneedle Street, and at Parliament

BBC Reporter Completely Loses It In Front Of A Bonfire Of Heroin And Hash

The Huffington Post UK | Jessica Elgot | Posted 23.12.2014 | UK

Quentin Sommerville is not usually a man to corpse on camera, not even in the face of Taliban bullets, US air raids or the Israel Defence Forces's iro...

Peshawar School Attack - Violence Breeds Violence

Dilly Hussain | Posted 13.04.2015 | 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 16.02.2015 | 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...

This Bullet Can Change Direction

The Huffington Post UK | Thomas Tamblyn | Posted 17.12.2014 | UK Tech

The US military is working on an advanced .50 calibre sniper bullet that can change direction after being fired. Called the Extreme Accuracy Tasked...

The CIA Torture Scandal

Sajjad Karim MEP | Posted 14.02.2015 | UK Politics
Sajjad Karim MEP

The release of this report teaches us an important lesson; that it is easy for the rule of law and our own civility to be lost in a climate of fear, where pressing concerns are focused on finding ways to protect ourselves from dangerous and evil forces like Al Qaeda or ISIS. Behaviour that compromises such principles, however, will invariably fail to keep us safe.

CIA Torture Report: The Lid Lifted?

Neil Durkin | Posted 09.02.2015 | UK
Neil Durkin

Is the long-awaited report into CIA torture during the so-called "war on terror" an exercise on transparency or something rather less than that? Seems to me it's clearly the latter...

How BBC3 Changed the Future of War Reporting

Christian Hill | Posted 08.02.2015 | 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?

We Cannot Abandon Afghanistan

Laurie Lee | Posted 03.02.2015 | UK
Laurie Lee

Today's London Conference on Afghanistan arrives at a critical juncture for Afghanistan, with violent conflict increasing in many parts of the country and aid fatigue creating cuts in food rations for one million Afghans it is a vital moment to remind the world not to abandon Afghanistan.

What Will the Future Hold for Sakina?

Jodie Whittaker | Posted 02.02.2015 | UK Entertainment
Jodie Whittaker

Thursday sees ministers from all over the world gather in the UK for the London Conference on Afghanistan to talk about the country's future development. This is a very critical time, international troops are mostly withdrawing and the world will be watching to see how this will affect the country's security and development.

Afghan Mother 'Kills 25 Taliban Fighters' In Revenge For Murdering Her Son

Huffington Post UK/ PA | Sara C Nelson | Posted 27.11.2014 | UK

An Afghan woman is reported to have killed 25 Taliban fighters after witnessing her son being murdered in an ambush. Reza Gul’s son was a police...