Iraq War

From Battle of Hastings to War on Terror: Why GCSE History needs a wider lens

Andrew Hall | Posted 27.04.2015 | UK Universities & Education
Andrew Hall

To keep up with the world as it stands in 2015, students must have a broader historical education than they have ever had before, with a much greater focus on understanding the world around them right now.

'Support a Woman, Not a Charity' and Make it Happen Every Day for Every Woman

Shivonne Graham | Posted 16.03.2015 | UK
Shivonne Graham

After going through the programme, she will earn on average five times more than she did at enrolment. This boost in household income results in better nutrition and family health, and keeps children in school.

US News Anchor On Temporary Leave After Made-Up War Story

The Huffington Post UK | Louise Ridley | Posted 08.02.2015 | UK

A leading US television news anchor is taking temporary leave after admitting he told a false story about being aboard a helicopter that was shot dow...

Chilcot Reveals Death Of Iraq Inquiry Panel Member - But Not Publication Date Of Report

The Huffington Post UK | Ned Simons | Posted 04.02.2015 | UK Politics

The chairman of the delayed inquiry into the Iraq War revealed today that one of his panel members died last night - but was when the public will get ...

Author Of Delayed Iraq War Report Agrees To Grilling By MPs

The Huffington Post UK | Ned Simons | Posted 27.01.2015 | UK Politics

Sir John Chilcot is to give evidence to the House of Commons Foreign Affairs Committee on 4 February about his delayed report into the Iraq war, the c...

Watch Tony Blair Snap At Reporter Over Chilcot Inquiry Delay

The Huffington Post UK | Ned Simons | Posted 21.01.2015 | UK Politics

Tony Blair was today confronted with questions about the delay to the Chilcot Inquiry into the Iraq war, after it was confirmed the findings would not...

Tony Blair Confronted Over Iraq War Following Chilcot Delay

The Huffington Post UK | Ned Simons | Posted 21.01.2015 | UK Politics

Tony Blair has rejected claims that the invasion of Iraq fuelled the current wave of Islamic terrorism as it emerged the inquiry into the UK's involve...

No One Is Buying The Reasons Behind The Latest Chilcot Delays...

PA/Huffington Post UK | Paul Vale | Posted 21.01.2015 | UK Politics

Deputy prime minister Nick Clegg claims the public will think the Iraq war inquiry is being "sexed down" if it is not published urgently, after it eme...

MPs Hope To Force Vote On Chilcot Inquiry Publication

The Huffington Post UK | Ned Simons | Posted 15.01.2015 | UK Politics

A cross-party group of MPs hope to force a vote in the House of Commons to put pressure on the Chilcot Inquiry into the Iraq War to publish its report...

Today We're All Charlie Hebdo, but We Need to Understand We're Also All Neighbours Now

Rob Owen Bell | Posted 11.03.2015 | UK
Rob Owen Bell

Now I'm not siding with the 'we brought this on ourselves' lot. What I'm saying is we just haven't got to grips with the fact rapid developments in communications technology and transport have well and truly moved the goalposts.

Charlie Hebdo, Murderous Bullies, Dank Mistrust and a Lesson in Solidarity and History

Karl Davis | Posted 09.03.2015 | UK
Karl Davis

We need to get angry. We need to get involved. More than anything, we need to get angry at the right people. We need to stand together, and not allow ourselves to be hoodwinked into being angry at Mosques, when we should be angry at the fat cats of Threadneedle Street, and at Parliament

Chilcot Delay 'Makes People Think Tony Blair Could Face War Crimes Charges'

The Huffington Post UK | Ned Simons | Posted 06.01.2015 | UK Politics

The delay in the publication of the Chilcot inquiry into the Iraq War has made people believe Tony Blair could face war crimes charges, ministers have...

Please, No More Awards for Tony Blair

Robin Lustig | Posted 28.01.2015 | UK Politics
Robin Lustig

As it happens, I'm not one of those who believe that Blair is evil incarnate. I met him on only a handful of occasions during his time as prime minister, and I was always left with the impression of a man possessed of almost messianic certainty that he was put on earth to make it a better place and rid it of bad people. I do believe that he made an appalling error of judgement in backing President Bush's decision to invade Iraq in 2003. It was an error that involved the UK in one of the biggest foreign policy blunders of recent times...

The Campaign to Rehabilitate Tony Blair

John Wight | Posted 28.01.2015 | UK Politics
John Wight

The truth is that for any good Tony Blair did whilst in office it will never come close to eclipsing his decision to unleash a war on Iraq in 2003, a decision he took in defiance of the biggest mass movement the world has seen and on the basis not of faulty intelligence so much as a messianic and God-given sense of mission.

Hagel's Resignation Shows Failed Foreign Policy Knows No Party

Simon Phillips-Hughes | Posted 24.01.2015 | UK Politics
Simon Phillips-Hughes

Whether he fell on his sword or was pushed, Chuck Hagel's departure is the latest in a series of foreign policy missteps. It leaves the administration bereft of a Veteran Secretary of Defense at the most dangerous time in recent memory.

Using One Million War Dead To Hock Groceries? Merry Sainsbury's Christmas Everyone

Shaughan Dolan | Posted 13.01.2015 | UK
Shaughan Dolan

The World War One Centenary is a time to reflect one of the biggest wastes of human lives in the 20th Century. Why it happened, the lives it destroyed and how future wars can be averted are important lessons for our age. The ceramic poppies at the tower of London - 888,246 of them, each representing an extinguished human life - formed the centre of many moving tributes across the country.

Overcoming the Past and Accepting Realities - The Necessary Evils to Defeat ISIS are Boots On The Ground in Iraq and a Diplomatic Channel With Assad

Daniel Marriott | Posted 27.12.2014 | UK Politics
Daniel Marriott

Western foreign policy vis-à-vis Iraq & Syria is an incoherent and ineffective mess. It is becoming painfully obvious that the lazily sporadic Western/coalition air strikes in the two countries, particularly in Iraq, are proving ineffective at pushing back ISIS, let alone defeating it.

Mehdi Hasan

Iraq War Helped SNP Win, Says Scottish Labour Deputy Leader

HuffingtonPost.com | Mehdi Hasan | Posted 29.10.2014 | UK Politics

The Iraq war damaged the Labour Party in Scotland and boosted the anti-war SNP, according to the party's new interim leader. Speaking to The Huffin...

Publish Iraq War Inquiry Before General Election, Says William Hague

The Huffington Post UK | Ned Simons | Posted 16.10.2014 | UK Politics

The Chilcot Inquiry into the 2003 Iraq War should be published before the general election, William Hague has insisted. There is deep frustration a...

RAF Jets Sent To Iraq After MPs Give Green Light For Action Against Islamic State

The Huffington Post UK/PA | Posted 27.09.2014 | UK

RAF warplanes have been sent to Iraq after Parliament gave the green light to launch Britain's first air strikes against Islamic State (IS) jihadists....

MPs Just Voted To Go Back Into Iraq

The Huffington Post UK | Asa Bennett | Posted 26.09.2014 | UK Politics

Britain will now send the Royal Air Force to reinforce the US-led bombing campaign in Iraq, as MPs voted overwhelmingly to back air strikes on Islamic...

Watch Galloway Give The Most Controversial Speech Of The Iraq Debate

The Huffington Post UK | Asa Bennett | Posted 26.09.2014 | UK Politics

George Galloway gave one of the most controversial speeches in today's parliamentary debate considering the whether the UK should take action against ...

Things We Can All Be Doing to Support Women Survivors of War

Juliet Aubrey | Posted 16.11.2014 | UK
Juliet Aubrey

It is now more dangerous to be a woman than a soldier in modern conflict... Throughout history, the abuse of women has been seen as an inevitable by-product of conflict and it wasn't until the late 90s when the international community recognised the use of sexual violence as a crime of war and against humanity.

Why You Are Wrong About Tony Blair!

Phill Hudson | Posted 05.11.2014 | UK Politics
Phill Hudson

The list could go on but I hope next time you think about calling Tony Blair a Warmongering toff who only cares about himself and his vast personal fortune, remember my points and the 10 grueling years he gave to turn a nation on its knees around in order to give you an me a better quality of life.

The Real Reason Behind the Islamic States Existence.

Phill Hudson | Posted 03.11.2014 | UK Politics
Phill Hudson

If we continue to feed this monster it will become much more problematic to defeat. Our leaders and the public who oppose military intervention now will only be repeating the mistakes we made in the 1930's by not stopping the Nazis before they became too powerful to stop quickly and effectively causing catastrophic loss of life totaling 60 million civilians and soldiers.