Helmand Province

Afghanistan After 2014: It Won't Be Perfect, but It Will Be Good Enough

Luke Coffey | Posted 21.03.2014 | UK Politics
Luke Coffey

As Britain approaches the end of its combat operations in Afghanistan, the usual fanfare associated with victory in war will be notably absent. No triumphal parades, no formal surrender ceremony, and no heroic march into an enemy's capital. As Churchill wrote in 1897, "the victory must be looked for in the results."

'Britain Has Paid A High Price, But Work In Afghanistan Is Vital'

PA/The Huffington Post UK | Posted 01.05.2013 | UK

David Cameron said the country had paid a "very high price" after three soldiers were killed in a roadside bomb attack in Afghanistan but said such th...

Three British Soldiers Killed In Afghanistan

PA/The Huffington Post UK | Posted 30.06.2013 | UK

Three British soldiers have killed in a roadside bomb attack in Afghanistan. The soldiers, from The Royal Highland Fusiliers, 2nd Battalion The Roy...

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...

'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 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...

Three British Soldiers Shot Dead By Gunman In Afghan Police Uniform

PA/Huffington Post UK | Posted 02.07.2012 | UK

Three British soldiers were shot at point blank range by a man wearing a Afghan police uniform at a checkpoint in Helmand Province, the Ministry of De...

'Kind, Happy And Full Of Life': Soldier Killed In Afghanistan Named

PA | Posted 16.06.2012 | UK

A British soldier killed during an operation targeting insurgents in Afghanistan yesterday has been named by the Ministry of Defence as Corporal Alex ...

Queen's Gallantry Award For Army Bomb Expert

PA | Posted 24.05.2012 | UK

An Army explosives specialist who spent eight hours in a pitch-black tunnel defusing a massive Taliban bomb has been awarded the Queen's Gallantry Med...

'Major Offensive' By UK Troops In Afghanistan Underway

PA | Posted 17.05.2012 | UK

A major offensive on Taliban strongholds has been launched by Afghan security forces, supported by British troops. Among those overseeing the Afgha...

No Time To Go Weak - Forces Chief Pledges Troops Will Hold Their Nerve

PA/The Huffington Post UK | Posted 07.05.2012 | UK Politics

The head of the Armed Forces has insisted that Britain's military strategy in Afghanistan will not change despite the deaths of six soldiers who were ...

Tributes To Gurkha Gajbahadur Gurung, Killed In Afghsnistan

PA | Posted 29.01.2012 | UK

Comrades of a Gurkha who was shot dead in Afghanistan have described him as a "born leader of men". Lance Corporal Gajbahadur Gurung from the 1st B...

How Much Does It Cost To Send Becks To Afghanistan?

PA | Posted 23.01.2012 | UK Politics

Celebrities visiting soldiers in Afghanistan cost taxpayers nearly half a million pounds last year, the Government said tonight. The Ministry of De...

2012 Preview: How Much More Of This Can We Take?

The Huffington Post UK | Sarah Marsh and Chris Wimpress | Posted 29.12.2011 | UK Politics

Twelve months ago, almost to the day, ministers and mandarins at the Foreign Office and MoD would have been watching the unfolding events in Tunisia w...

Tory MP Mary Macleod On Afganistan And The Looming By-Election

The Huffington Post UK | Chris Wimpress | Posted 24.11.2011 | UK Politics

Mary Macleod, Tory MP for the west London seat of Brentford and Isleworth, is one to watch. A former City high-flyer, she's only been in Parliament f...

'Hundreds' Of UK Troops To Remain In Afghanistan, Says Defence Chief

PA | Posted 13.01.2012 | UK

Hundreds of British soldiers will remain in Afghanistan after the UK pulls troops out of fighting roles, the Chief of the Defence Staff says. ...

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...

Wootton Bassett Holds Final Tribute To War Dead

Press Association | Press Association | Posted 12.10.2011 | UK

PRESS ASSOCIATION -- The town of Wootton Bassett has fallen silent for what could be the final time as a fallen Royal Marine was repatriated to the UK...

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...

Report: Helmand Deployment Lacked Troops, Helicopters And Planning

Huffington Post | Michael Rundle | Posted 15.09.2011 | UK

Hasty withdrawal of British troops from Afghanistan could undermine the international coalition's strategy, a report from the House of Commons defence...

David Wood

Too Few British Troops And Confused British Strategy Suggest Hard Lessons In Afghanistan

HuffingtonPost.com | David Wood | Posted 04.09.2011 | UK Politics

A new study of the counterinsurgency operations conducted by British forces and U.S. Marines in southern Afghanistan suggests a difficult road ahead. ...

Tribute Paid To 'True Grit' Soldier

PA | Posted 04.09.2011 | UK

PRESS ASSOCIATION -- A British soldier whose body was found after he went missing in southern Afghanistan was a man of "true grit" with a "heart of go...