British Military

Jack Sommers

The British Military Imam Who Refused To 'Preach To The Converted'

HuffingtonPost.com | Jack Sommers | Posted 20.11.2014 | UK

Throughout November, The Huffington Post UK is running its Beyond Belief series, chronicling the remarkable lives of Britons who've taken on t...

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 ...

Sergeant Blackman's Heart of Darkness

Matt Carr | Posted 09.02.2014 | UK
Matt Carr

Human kind/ cannot bear very much reality, observed TS Eliot, and societies that send young men to kill and die on their behalf are particularly unwilling to bear the often brutish reality of the wars they fight...

Hamid Karzai Is Only Saying What Soldiers Have Known for Years

Joe Glenton | Posted 08.04.2013 | UK Politics
Joe Glenton

Karzai's argument that the UK troop increase in Helmand in 2006 created today's insecurity will sting politicians, but what he says is true. I remember the events clearly; I was in Afghanistan at the time.

Army Redundancies - Bad for the Military but Good for Britain's Businesses

Sir Rob Fry | Posted 01.04.2013 | UK Politics
Sir Rob Fry

Despite the bleak outlook for the UK's defence capability, this is a significant opportunity for London's businesses to recruit talented officers and soldiers with invaluable skills. They have been proven in demanding battle situations and can bring a significant range of skills that are very relevant to today's uncertain and rapidly changing business environment.

Can Britain Defend the Falklands?

Mark Bell | Posted 05.12.2012 | UK
Mark Bell

It is certainly true that cuts to the British military would make retaking the Falklands more difficult should the islands be lost. It is also true that the discovery of significant hydrocarbon reserves in the waters around the Falklands has increased their strategic value, and that Argentine rhetoric on the Falklands has become increasingly bellicose. But does Argentina have the capability to seize the Falklands?

Major General Issues Warning Over Future Falklands Invasion

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 12.06.2012 | UK

A Major General in the British Army has issued an unambiguous warning over the future sovereignty Falklands Islands. Former Royal Marine Julian Th...

When Will the Endless Military Defenders Confess to Their Stupidity?

Scott Hill | Posted 13.03.2012 | UK Politics
Scott Hill

Shame should weigh heavily on the shoulders of those who choose to defend, or ignore, our military's shameful acts. How many tragic incidents do you write off as mistakes before you accept, albeit begrudgingly, that there is an institutional problem manifesting within our armed forces?

British Soldier Shot Dead In Afghanistan

PA | Posted 03.01.2012 | UK

A soldier has been shot dead in Afghanistan, the Ministry of Defence has said. The member of the 2nd Battalion, the Mercian Regiment, was killed wh...

British Soldier Shot Dead In Afghanistan

PA | Posted 03.01.2012 | UK

A soldier has been shot dead in Afghanistan, the Ministry of Defence has said. The member of the 2nd Battalion, the Mercian Regiment, was killed wh...