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Elliot Wagland, Tahira Mirza, Matthew Tucker | Posted 27.01.2013 | UK

The week kicked off with the downcast #BlueMonday, but millions in America were too busy to feel the January blues as they celebrated the inauguration...

Hammond Admits Afghanistan 'Messy' After Pullout

PA | Posted 23.01.2013 | UK

Afghanistan is likely to be "messy" after western troops pull out in 2014, Defence Secretary Philip Hammond admitted today. Mr Hammond said there w...

Killing Taliban 'A Job', Says Prince Harry

Posted 24.01.2013 | UK

Prince Harry said killing the Taliban is a job "you would expect to do" as a soldier as he arrived back in the UK after his 20-week tour of duty to Af...

'In 2013 I Want To Do More Royal Stuff'

PA/The Huffington Post UK | Posted 23.01.2013 | UK

Prince Harry has arrived back in the UK after his tour of duty in Afghanistan and says in 2013 he wants to do "more Royal stuff." The 28-year-old A...

Prince Harry Returns To UK From Afghanistan

PA | Posted 23.01.2013 | UK

Prince Harry has arrived back in the UK after his tour of duty in Afghanistan. The 28-year-old Apache co-pilot gunner has been on post-deployment "...

Isn't It Nice to Know That Prince Harry Is a Killer?

John Wight | Posted 24.03.2013 | UK
John Wight

Who's to say that one of the bullets fired by the prince did not find its way into the body of an Afghan civilian, perhaps an old man, woman, or child? Of course such subtleties are lost amid the eruption of patriotic fervour over the prince's exploits of military derring-do.

Harry: Prince of Propaganda

Mark Borkowski | Posted 25.03.2013 | UK Politics
Mark Borkowski

From Las Vegas to Camp Bastion, Harry's headlines - both good and bad - build a modern heroic monomyth around him. He may be a professional soldier - but am I alone in preferring to read about his rock 'n' roll hedonism rather than this latest "I killed in Afghanistan" meme?

The World's Largest Opium Supplier, and the Truth Behind Drug Trafficking Death Sentences

Dr Raj Persaud | Posted 24.03.2013 | UK Lifestyle
Dr Raj Persaud

Those in favour of capital punishment point out that if it's so obvious it's worse than life imprisonment, then this harsher consequence should logically be a stronger deterrent to criminals. This is a major justification for the death penalty.

Do We Really Need to Know What Harry Did in Afghanistan?

Alex Ford | Posted 23.03.2013 | UK Politics
Alex Ford

Soldiers are required to do just one thing. Kill the enemy. It's their job. Everyone knows it's their job. It's obvious it's what they do. But when you are a member of the Royal Family... should you actually say that you have?

Should Prince Harry Have 'Boasted' About Taliban Killing?

The Huffington Post UK | Jessica Elgot | Posted 22.01.2013 | UK

Is Prince Harry a hero, desperate to do his duty, or a privileged young man boasting about slaying Taliban fighters like video game villains? The p...

Zero Dark Thirty: A Film Review in Two Halves

Neil Durkin | Posted 23.03.2013 | UK Politics
Neil Durkin

What's the message (presuming films have 'messages')? Is it that torture works? Seemingly, yes. That allowing detainees lawyers only gets in the way? Seemingly, yes. That you need to be able to round-up and question detainees in secret to get results? Again, seemingly yes.

Not the Academic Type

PA | Posted 21.01.2013 | UK

Prince Harry is the first to admit he is not the academic type. Exams at school were a "nightmare" and he could have hit the books a lot harder dur...

'If There's A Story, I Want To Know What's Being Said' (VIDEO)

PA | Posted 22.01.2013 | UK

Prince Harry revealed a wounded relationship with the media during frank interviews in Afghanistan. Press access to the royal was strictly controll...

From A Flowerpot Photo Bombing To Pimms: 8 Odd Things To Learn From Prince Harry’s Official Army Photos

Posted 21.01.2013 | UK Comedy

Prince Harry is due back on British soil after fighting in Afghanistan. A selection of formally approved photos of Harry at his base have been rele...

'It Is A Pain In The A*** Being Stuck In Bastion'

PA | Posted 21.01.2013 | UK

Being "stuck in Bastion" was a common complaint for Prince Harry during his second deployment to Afghanistan. The 28-year-old royal, who spent 20 w...

'As Normal As It Gets'

PA | Posted 22.01.2013 | UK

Working in Afghanistan was "as normal as it's going to get" for Prince Harry. Away from camera lenses, media speculation and royal engagements, he ...

'Take A Life To Save A Life'

PA | Posted 23.03.2013 | UK

Prince Harry has confirmed he killed Taliban insurgents during his latest tour of Afghanistan. As a gunner in Apache attack helicopters, the royal ...

PICTURES: Soldiers In Afghanistan Get Glock Pistols

PA | Posted 11.01.2013 | UK

Soldiers in Afghanistan will be among the first to use a new type of pistol that is being provided to the Armed Forces, it was announced on Friday. ...

British Soldier Killed 'By Member Of Afghan Army'

PA/The Huffington Post UK | Posted 08.01.2013 | UK

A British soldier was killed by a suspected member of the Afghan National Army (ANA) in Afghanistan on Monday, the Ministry of Defence has said. Th...

Soldier Who Survived Massive Roadside Bomb Blast Found Hanged

PA | Posted 23.01.2014 | UK

A soldier who survived a massive roadside bomb blast while driving a light tank in Afghanistan has been found hanged while home on leave. Trooper R...

Afghan Warlord: Prince Harry Is A 'Jackal Killing Innocents'

Daily Telegraph | Posted 02.01.2013 | UK

One of Afghanistan's most feared warlords has launched a withering attack on Prince Harry, who has spent Christmas serving in the country, labelling t...

'I Know What Your Loved Ones On The Home Front Are Going Through'

PA/The Huffington Post UK | Posted 26.12.2012 | UK

Prince Charles has paid tribute to British forces fighting in Afghanistan in a Christmas radio broadcast to troops serving overseas. The prince sai...

'It's Like Having Your Family With You': Troops Celebrate Christmas In Afghanistan

PA/The Huffington Post UK | Posted 25.12.2012 | UK

Troops serving in Afghanistan celebrated this Christmas with presents from home, a traditional roast turkey lunch and a charity fun run. Around 9,0...

WATCH: The Obamas' Christmas Address

The Huffington Post UK | Charlie Lindlar | Posted 22.12.2012 | UK Politics

With Saturday's weekly address to the nation, President Obama was joined by his wife Michelle to wish America a happy Christmas. "This weekend, par...

Cameron Dismisses Fears Afghanistan Will Revert To Terrorist Haven

PA | Posted 21.12.2012 | UK Politics

David Cameron has dismissed fears that Afghanistan could revert to a terrorist haven as he paid a pre-Christmas visit to troops in the country. The...