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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...

Afghan Female Suicide Bomber Kills 12 After Targeting Foreign Bus

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 18.09.2012 | UK

A female suicide bomber detonated as a minibus full of foreigners in Kabul stopped to refuel on the major road leading to the airport, killing around ...

Prince Harry Was Moved From Afghanistan Military Base During Taliban Attack

PA | Posted 18.09.2012 | UK

Prince Harry was moved to a guarded location during a recent Taliban attack on Camp Bastion, the Defence Secretary has revealed. Philip Hammond had...

Taliban Raiders Wore US Uniforms During Attack On Camp Bastion

PA | Posted 17.09.2012 | UK

The full scale of the Taliban attack on Camp Bastion became clear today as it emerged that 15 insurgents wearing US Army uniforms destroyed six Harrie...

Two British Soldiers Shot Dead In Afghanistan By Man Wearing Police Uniform

PA | Posted 16.09.2012 | UK

Two British soldiers have been shot dead in Afghanistan by a man wearing the local Afghan police uniform, the Ministry of Defence said. The soldier...

Prince Harry 'Was Primary Target' Of Taliban Attack On Camp Bastion

The Huffington Post UK | Charlie Lindlar | Posted 15.09.2012 | UK

Prince Harry was the primary target of an attack on Camp Bastion, Afghanistan, senior Taliban sources have said. The prince, who turns 28 on Saturd...

Troops Could Return From Afghanistan 'Earlier Than Expected'

PA | Posted 13.11.2012 | UK Politics

Defence Secretary Philip Hammond has revealed he is considering plans to bring back some British troops from Afghanistan earlier than expected. Mr ...

Rusi Report: The Real News is Not Taliban but the West Wants Exit

Jasdev Singh Rai | Posted 11.11.2012 | UK
Jasdev Singh Rai

RUSI is a reputable organisation with its feet firmly on the ground and contacts with the highest decision making bodies. Hence its research that the ...

The Bravery and Devotion of Our Animal Friends

Elaine Pendlebury | Posted 10.11.2012 | UK Lifestyle
Elaine Pendlebury

The PDSA Dickin Medal contains the words 'We also serve' and these emotional words always remind me that these animals have performed supreme acts of gallantry to protect lives. This latest recipient is Theo, a British Arms and Explosives Search Dog who died just hours after his handler was killed in Afghanistan in 2011.

British Soldier Killed In Afghanistan Named

PA | Posted 10.09.2012 | UK

A soldier killed in Afghanistan by a roadside bomb has been named as Sergeant Lee Paul Davidson of The Light Dragoons. The 32-year-old from Doncast...

The Teen Bomber Who Killed Six

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 08.09.2012 | UK

Afghan officials have said a suicide bomber, who killed six outside NATO headquarters in Kabul, four of them children, could have been as young as 12....

British Soldier Dies From Wounds Inflicted In Afghanistan

PA | Posted 07.09.2012 | UK

A soldier has died after being wounded in Afghanistan last month, the Ministry of Defence (MoD) said. The serviceman, from 1st Battalion Grenadier ...

Royal Has Always Loved The Army

PA/The Huffington Post UK | Posted 07.09.2012 | UK

Prince Harry's love of the Army began when he was just a boy and his determination to carve out a life in the forces has been evident ever since. A...

Camp Bastion A Million Miles From Las Vegas

PA/The Huffington Post UK | Posted 07.09.2012 | UK

Prince Harry was settling into daily life and the austere conditions at Camp Bastion on Friday. The setting here could hardly be more different to ...

From The Playboy Prince To The Frontline

PA | Posted 07.09.2012 | UK

Just a few weeks ago, embarrassing images of Prince Harry frolicking naked in a Las Vegas hotel generated a firestorm for the royal. It appeared as...

Apache Attack Helicopter 'Awesome'

PA/The Huffington Post UK | Posted 07.09.2012 | UK

In Prince Harry's words, the Apache attack helicopter is simply "awesome". Designed to hunt and destroy tanks, the fearsome Apache is capable of fl...

Prince Harry Is Back In Afghanistan

PA/The Huffington Post | Posted 07.11.2012 | UK

Prince Harry has arrived in Afghanistan to fly attack helicopters in the fight against the Taliban. The 27-year-old Army captain, who spent 10 week...