Insurgency

Millions of Nigerians Support Boko Haram's Jihadism

Daniel Brett | Posted 21.07.2014 | UK
Daniel Brett

Political illiteracy may not matter to those millions who support Boko Haram's nihilistic brand of jihadism, regardless of its negative impact on Nigeria's security, territorial integrity and communal relations. Yet, some may see the emergence of such violent insurrection as inevitable in a country plagued by corruption, state terror, political manipulation of ethnic divides and areas of extreme poverty.

Boko Haram: Military Is the Problem, Not the Solution

Daniel Brett | Posted 15.08.2014 | UK Politics
Daniel Brett

Due to ineptitude, corruption and indiscriminate violence, the military is one of the causes of the insurgency, which now forms a strategic part of an arc of jihadism that stretches from Algeria to Somalia. Giving funds and resources to the Nigerian armed forces risks exacerbating the problem. Boko Haram thrives on the endemic corruption that has characterised post-independence Nigeria.

Cameron Praises 'Incredible Work' Of Royal Marines After Murder

The Huffington Post UK/ PA | Posted 23.01.2014 | UK

David Cameron said today that the conviction of a Royal Marine for murdering an injured Taliban insurgent in Afghanistan should not "besmirch" the org...

'A Moment Of Stupidity'

The Huffington Post UK/PA | Posted 09.11.2013 | UK

A distinguished Royal Marines general has called for leniency towards a fellow commando who executed an injured Taleban insurgent in Afghanistan. M...

To Kill Or Not To Kill That Is The Question

Clare Macnaughton | Posted 17.10.2011 | UK Politics
Clare Macnaughton

As an atheist, pacifist, feminist, omnivore mother and wife of a military Chinook pilot the morality of killing is something I have pondered often. Is...