Questions of War

William Shield | Posted 16.06.2015 | UK
William Shield

In 2009 I did my first tour of Afghanistan. I was based out of Kandahar airfield as part as RBGS (regional battle group south). This meant, that for the southern region we were available to anyone that needed help on an operation...

Confirmed: Five Dead In Afghanistan Chopper Crash Were British

PA | Posted 27.04.2014 | UK

Five military personnel killed when their Lynx helicopter crashed in southern Afghanistan were UK service members, the Ministry of Defence confirmed. ...

A Time to Reflect

Wing Commander Rachael Caston | Posted 07.05.2014 | UK
Wing Commander Rachael Caston

I'm still driven by the same instincts to be better and to help develop others, but success is not defined in terms of survival anymore. It's not defined by a badge, a rank or a medal; it's about something so much more important than that, something more personal, something intangible.

US Army To Seek Death Penalty For Afghan Shooter

Huffington Post UK | Posted 19.12.2012 | UK

The US army has announced it will seek the death penalty for the American soldier accused of murdering 16 civilians in Afghanistan. Nine children ...

Afghan Shootings: US Soldier 'Had Been Drinking And Was Suffering From Stress On Night Of Massacre'

Huffington Post UK | Sara C Nelson | Posted 16.03.2012 | UK

The US soldier suspected of killing 16 Afghan villagers had been drinking alcohol and was suffering from stress and tensions with his wife on the nigh...

Karzai Calls For Nato Troops To Pull Back After Massacre

PA/Huffington Post UK | Posted 15.05.2012 | UK

Afghan president Hamid Karzai has told US Defence Secretary Leon Panetta that Nato troops should pull back to their bases and Afghan forces should tak...

US Soldier Accused Of Massacre Flown Out Of Afghanistan

Posted 19.03.2012 | UK

The US soldier accused of killing 16 Afghan civilians during a shooting rampage in Kandahar on Sunday has been flown to Kuwait. Although Afghan off...

Taliban Attack Memorial Delegation As Protests Erupt Over Shootings

Huffington Post UK | Michael Rundle | Posted 16.03.2012 | UK

Insurgents in Afghanistan have opened fire on a government delegation at a service marking the deaths of 16 villagers shot by a US staff sergeant. ...

Afghans Demand Public Trial Of US Soldier After Civilian Massacre

PA/The Huffington Post UK | Posted 13.03.2012 | UK

Afghan politicians are demanding that the US soldier allegedly involved in the killings of 16 civilians faces a public trial. The call came in a st...

Minister Says Kandahar Atrocity Will Affect UK Troop Operations

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 12.03.2012 | UK Politics

UK troops in Afghanistan will be on the highest state of vigiliance following the massacre of Afghan civilians by a US solider in Kandahar, the Armed ...

UK Troops In Afghanistan At Risk From Revenge Attacks, Says Former Commander

Huffington Post UK / PA | Posted 12.03.2012 | UK

British troops could be killed in reprisal attacks after an American soldier allegedly gunned down 16 villagers in southern Afghanistan, the former co...

Taliban Vow Revenge Attacks

PA/Huffington Post UK | Posted 12.03.2012 | UK

Taliban insurgents have threatened to carry out revenge attacks after a US soldier went on a shooting rampage in Afghanistan, killing at least 16 civ...

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 ...

Unremembered Afghanistan

Tom Stevenson | Posted 07.11.2011 | UK
Tom Stevenson

In a small park just outside the sleepy Wiltshire town of Wootton Bassett, there are 35,000 wooden crosses planted in neat lines. Each has a red poppy pinned to its centre; many have photos of the smiling faces of deceased British soldiers clipped to them by loved ones.

Karzai Attends Brother's Funeral

Olivia Williams | Posted 12.09.2011 | UK

Afghan President Hamid Karzai attended the burial of his half-brother Ahmed Wali Karzai in his family's ancestral village of Karz, in Kandahar provinc...