British Troops

Britain Withdraws From Helmand, But What Will Our Legacy Be In Afghanistan?

The Huffington Post UK | Jessica Elgot | Posted 02.04.2014 | UK

When the British war in Afghanistan becomes just a paragraph in a War Studies textbook, the effects of decades of conflict, tribal and religious divis...

Marine A: Cold-blooded Murder Is Never Heroic

Steve Rose | Posted 05.02.2014 | UK Politics
Steve Rose

Sergeant Blackman's conviction was an accident of justice since his crime was only uncovered when civilian police discovered the infamous video on a serviceman's laptop. However, he will now serve life with a minimum parole tariff of 10 years.

'British Troops At Risk Of Psychosis'

The Huffington Post UK/PA | Posted 27.09.2013 | UK

The Ministry of Defence (MoD) is putting soldiers’ mental health at risk by prescribing a drug linked to string of suicides and murders among troops...

Afghan Prisoners Held By British Troops Want Transfer To Local Jails

PA | Posted 27.06.2013 | UK

Afghan detainees captured by British forces are "clamouring" to be transferred to the Afghan authorities, a High Court judge was told, as he agreed th...

The Mastiff Isn't Unsafe - What Are the Real Question That the Media Should Be Asking?

Alex Ford | Posted 02.07.2013 | UK Politics
Alex Ford

Let's be clear on something here. The Mastiff is STILL the safest form of transport. The news should not be about the failure of the Mastiff to protect the troops travelling inside, but more about the fact that the insurgents had built a massive bomb capable of beating the armour of a Mastiff.

'Eyes Missing, Tongues Cut Out, Noses Cut Off'

PA/The Huffington Post UK | Posted 18.05.2013 | UK

The father of an Iraqi teenager allegedly murdered while he was detained by British troops during the Iraq War today described seeing bodies returned ...

No Combat Role For British Troops Insist Ministers

PA/The Huffington Post UK | Posted 30.01.2013 | UK Politics

Ministers have assured British troops will not be drawn combat operations against al Qaida-backed rebels in Mali ahead of a meeting of the National Se...

Pictures Of The Week From The Huffington Post Picture Desk

Elliot Wagland, Tahira Mirza, Matthew Tucker | Posted 22.12.2012 | UK

This week in pictures brings you the emotional and heartbreaking images from the funerals of the Sandy Hook school victims in Newtown, The Queen atten...

British Troops 'Could Be Deployed In Syria'

PA | Posted 11.11.2012 | UK

British troops could be deployed to intervene in Syria in the event of a major humanitarian crisis, the head of the armed forces said today. Genera...

Two Gurkhas Shot Dead In Afghanistan

PA | Posted 30.10.2012 | UK

Two Gurkhas have been killed in Afghanistan by a man wearing an Afghan police uniform, in what appears to be the latest "green-on-blue" attack on Brit...

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.

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 ...

Soldier Killed During Daring Rescue Mission

PA | Posted 04.06.2012 | UK

A British soldier killed on Sunday in Afghanistan died taking part in a daring rescue mission. The soldier, who has not yet been named but was from...

'One Way Or Another Our Troops Will Be Home By 2014'

PA | Posted 28.05.2012 | UK

David Cameron today insisted Afghan forces will be able to prevent their country again becoming a haven for terrorists after international forces pull...

Ned Simons

Afghanistan: Freak Storm Fails To Take Cameron's Eye Off Bigger Prize

HuffingtonPost.com | Ned Simons | Posted 19.02.2012 | UK Politics

A freak dust storm ruined David Cameron’s Christmas photo-op with British troops in Afghanistan on Tuesday, but that is not the photograph he has hi...

Ned Simons

Cameron Lands In Afghanistan To Visit British Troops

HuffingtonPost.com | Ned Simons | Posted 19.02.2012 | UK

KANDAHAR, AFGHANISTAN -- David Cameron has indicated that a substantial number of British troops in Afghanistan would be returning home in 2013 as he ...

British Jets Bomb Gaddafi Intelligence Site

PA | Posted 24.09.2011 | UK

PRESS ASSOCIATION -- British jets have bombed a key intelligence building being used by the forces of Libyan dictator Muammar Gaddafi, the Ministry of...

British Taliban Suspects Arrested In Afghanistan

PA | Posted 19.09.2011 | UK

PRESS ASSOCIATION -- British armed forces have arrested two Britons in Afghanistan suspected of fighting for the Taliban. The Ministry of Defence c...