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Controversy Rages Over Afghanistan War As 11th Anniversary Approaches

PA/The Huffington Post UK | Posted 06.10.2012 | UK

As the 11th anniversary of the war in Afghanistan approaches, it remains a controversial subject. The number of members of UK forces to have died s...

Amputee Marine Looks To The Future

PA | Posted 06.10.2012 | UK

While many will be looking back over the years of fighting and the lives lost, as the 11th anniversary of the start of the war in Afghanistan passes, ...

Anti-War Activists To Hold 'Naming The Dead' Ceremony

PA | Posted 06.10.2012 | UK

Anti war activists will hold a "naming the dead" ceremony on Sunday as part of their campaign to bring British troops home from Afghanistan. Brit...

Afghan Interpreter Ordered To Leave UK Wins Reprieve

The Huffington Post UK | Chris York | Posted 03.10.2012 | UK

An Afghan interpreter who was blown up by a Taliban bomb whilst working with British forces is to have his failed asylum bid reconsidered in an embarr...

Huffington Post Picture Desk Live: 1st October 2012

Posted 30.11.2012 | UK

Scroll down for some of the best news, entertainment, culture and sports pictures from around the world, brought to you by The Huffington Post's Pictu...

WATCH: Incredible Footage Of US Soldier In Firefight With Taliban

The Huffington Post UK | Chris York | Posted 28.09.2012 | UK

Incredible first-person footage has been released showing a US soldier in a recent firefight in Afghanistan. With his chest heaving and bullets hit...

"We Shouldn't Let The Bad Penny Spoil The Whole Jar."

PA | Posted 28.09.2012 | UK

An army officer singled out as "the principal architect of an extraordinary momentum of transition in security responsibility to Afghan forces" has be...

'He Ran Through Enemy Fire To Help The Wounded'

PA | Posted 28.09.2012 | UK

A soldier who ran through enemy fire to give first aid to a casualty wounded by an insurgent bomb has been recognised for his heroism. Corporal Sco...

'i Almost Died In Afghanistan, But I Wanted To Go Back'

PA | Posted 28.09.2012 | UK

An Army officer who returned to Afghanistan despite almost dying on his last operational tour has been recognised for his bravery in more than 50 high...

British Soldier Risked Life To Save Child Hit By Afghan Road Bomb

PA/The Huffington Post UK | Posted 28.09.2012 | UK

An Army engineer who risked his life to save a child hit by a roadside bomb in Afghanistan has been awarded a Queen's Commendation for Bravery. Sap...

Charging Through Afghan Fire, Protecting A Wounded Comrade..

PA | Posted 28.09.2012 | UK

A soldier who led a bayonet charge through Afghan insurgent enemy fire and another who fought on despite being shot in the head have been awarded the ...

Damien Hirst And Others Transform AK-47 Guns For Peace

The Huffington Post UK | Alice E. Vincent | Posted 26.09.2012 | Home

A collection of artists as diverse as those involved with the new AKA Peace exhibition should be used to handling unusual materials and objects in the...

WATCH: The Taliban's 'Plan' For Camp Bastion Assault

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 25.09.2012 | UK

The Taliban has released a video which the group claims shows militants preparing to attack Camp Bastion, in what was to be one of the worst attacks o...

The State-Of-The Art Pilotless Technology Waging War In Pakistan

The Huffington Post UK | Ted Thornhill | Posted 25.09.2012 | UK

The drones deployed by America with the aim of wiping out insurgents in north-west Pakistan are state of the art. The two types currently deployed ...

Fiji Footballer, Now Front Line Mum

PA/The Huffington Post UK | Posted 23.09.2012 | UK

The British servicewoman who gave birth on the front line while serving in Afghanistan is back in the UK with her baby son. Lance Bombardier Lynett...

A British Soldier in Afghanistan Has a Baby Without Knowing She Was Pregnant - How Is This Possible?

Dr Raj Persaud | Posted 21.11.2012 | UK Lifestyle
Dr Raj Persaud

Some women who deny pregnancy might be much more likely than the general population to kill their newborns, sometimes through neglect, and these can be found in the lavatory, garbage disposal, or a hasty grave.

The Case for War - How War Has Brought Us Language, Religion, Culture and Technology

Andrew Marr | Posted 20.11.2012 | Home
Andrew Marr

If we know one thing, we know wars are dreadful, the worst that can happen to mankind. So how can we deal with the awkward fact that, in the great sweep of human history, wars have surprisingly often produced the breakthroughs, in ideas as well as technologies, the rest of us then come to depend on?

'Call Him Bastion': Ex-Military Man Suggests Name For Baby Boy Born on Afghan Military Base

PA/Huffington Post UK | Sara C Nelson | Posted 20.09.2012 | UK

The baby boy born on the British Army base in Helmand Province should be called “Bastion”, a military expert has suggested. Former soldier Maj...

British Soldier 'Unaware Of Pregnancy' Gives Birth At Camp Bastion

PA/Huffington Post UK | Sara C Nelson | Posted 20.09.2012 | UK

A British servicewoman has given birth to a baby boy while serving in Afghanistan. The Ministry of Defence said the soldier - who is understood to ...

Edinburgh Woman Killed In Afghanistan Suicide Bombing

The Huffington Post UK | Jessica Elgot | Posted 19.09.2012 | UK

An Edinburgh woman killed by a suicide bomber in Afghanistan sent a poignant tweet on the day she returned to the country's capital, wondering what wa...

Human Shields for Ministers' Reputations

Paul Flynn | Posted 18.11.2012 | UK Politics
Paul Flynn

Last Thursday, Minister Justine Greening demeaned and insulted the Commons with a saccharine flavoured quarterly report on Afghanistan. It was stuffed the culpable self-deluding optimism that has led to the deaths of hundreds of our soldiers. Justine sweetly looked forward to a happy-ever-after corruption and drugs-free Afghanistan.

MP Admits to 40 Winks During Commons War Debate

Posted 18.09.2012 | UK Politics

A shadow minister has admitted that he did doze off during an emergency debate on Afghanistan but insists he has no recollection of doing it and now p...

MP Branded A 'Murderous Bastard' Denies Falling Asleep During War Debate

PA/The Huffington Post | Posted 18.09.2012 | UK Politics

A Labour MP has denied falling asleep during an emergency Commons debate on the war in Afghanistan, although he admitted the pictures look "awful". ...

Labour MP Kicked Out Of Commons For Calling Defence Secretary A Liar

The Huffington Post UK | Ned Simons | Posted 18.09.2012 | UK Politics

Labour backbencher Paul Flynn was kicked out of the Commons chamber on Tuesday afternoon after he called defence secretary a liar. The anti-war MP ...

Joint Afghan Patrols To Be Scaled Back After 'Green On Blue' Attacks

PA/Huffington Post UK | Posted 18.09.2012 | UK

Western operations with Afghan soldiers and policemen are to be scaled back after a string of "green on blue" attacks in which local recruits turn the...