UK War

Rise of the Political Technologists: "Nothing Is True and Everything Is Possible" by Peter Pomerantsev

James Snell | Posted 23.03.2015 | UK Politics
James Snell

For the critiques of this transparent media manipulation alone, Pomerantsev's book is a vital resource. And it is more than that; he creates a powerfully written, endlessly evocative and terribly recognisable description of the state of Russia today.

It's Time to Rethink Warring Words on Cancer

Sarah Mehta | Posted 20.03.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Sarah Mehta

Cancer looms large in the imagination. The dreaded C-word is universally feared. Warfare terminology may help to evoke support and to give us an important sense of control in the face of an enemy.

Released from Captivity

Bathoul Ahmed | Posted 12.03.2015 | UK
Bathoul Ahmed

Focus group discussions with internally displaced people living in camps and urban areas reveal that many women and girls - mainly from Yazidis communities - are still missing. Often, they have suffered inexplicable abuse.

The Life That They Had They Gave

Elizabeth Buchan | Posted 09.03.2015 | UK Entertainment
Elizabeth Buchan

Would you accept a job knowing you had a probably life expectancy of six weeks? Me neither. Yet, during the Second World War many women did just that. Having been trained by undercover agencies, such as the Special Operations Executive (SOE), they were smuggled into countries occupied by the German Reich tasked to gather intelligence...

Intervention in the Middle East and North Africa: Damned if You Do, Damned if You Don't?

Wassim Cornet | Posted 19.02.2015 | UK
Wassim Cornet

The absence of intervention following alleged crimes against humanity was seen as a complete disregard for civilian lives, leading thousands to join extremist groups which have now morphed into ISIS.

The Nutrition of a Soldier - Combat

William Shield | Posted 16.02.2015 | UK Lifestyle
William Shield

Fist fighting is the least productive hobby on earth; broken noses, cauliflower ears, black eyes, the list never ends. It isn't worth the energy. I'm here today to talk about real fighting, the fighting that men do; I'm here to talk about war.

No, Piers Morgan: You Don't Need to Watch Isis Execution Videos to Feel Enraged by Their Actions

Shehnaz Khan | Posted 06.02.2015 | UK
Shehnaz Khan

We know what happened, we know who did it, and we know what we should do- and that on its own should quite frankly be enough. By watching ISIS's videos, we're playing a part in their game, but we shouldn't. We should play ours...

Hand In Your Weapon! Let's Make Trees, Not War

A. Dassu | Posted 05.02.2015 | UK
A. Dassu

Mozambique experienced a lot of unrest. Millions of guns and weapons entered the country and therefore the TAE project was set up to eliminate the threat of those hidden and missing weapons.

Nigeria 2015 - Valentine's Day Blues

Kanmi Iyanda | Posted 02.02.2015 | UK Politics
Kanmi Iyanda

And so on the very day the rest of the world will be celebrating love, some bright sparks in Nigeria decided it was the perfect day for the country's two main political tribes to go to war. Surprised? Well, not really, I guess. We are Nigerians after all and everything we do must have our stamp of uniqueness and creativity.

What If I Were You

Josh Fields | Posted 29.03.2015 | UK
Josh Fields

Two young Muslims, completely different backgrounds, the same objectives and similar rationale. They do not appear to be a new axis of evil, but a very natural by-product of our military behavior.

Long Lost WWII Photos Give Incredible Glimpse Of Unknown Soldier's Life

The Huffington Post UK | Ryan Barrell | Posted 27.01.2015 | UK

A group of photographers have revealed incredible never-before-seen images taken by a WWII soldier. The photos were found on 31 rolls of undeve...

10 Truly Bizarre Wars That Actually Happened

AllTime10s | Posted 27.12.2014 | UK

There are many reasons to go to war - honor, power, simply for a pastry. Here are 10 of the most bizarre conflicts in human history....

Possibly The Most Heartwarming Letter You'll Read This Christmas

The Huffington Post UK | Ryan Barrell | Posted 24.12.2014 | UK

Soldiers of the 103rd Saxon Regiment sit in their trenches in Warneton, Belgium, December 1914 A touching letter, penned 100 years ago, has been ...

This Bullet Can Change Direction

The Huffington Post UK | Thomas Tamblyn | Posted 17.12.2014 | UK Tech

The US military is working on an advanced .50 calibre sniper bullet that can change direction after being fired. Called the Extreme Accuracy Tasked...

How Arms Companies Fuelled and Exacerbated the First World War

Andrew Smith | Posted 09.02.2015 | UK Politics
Andrew Smith

By the end, 16million people had been killed and 20million wounded in a war that had devastated and destroyed whole cities. Civilians and soldiers, often from poor backgrounds, paid the terrible price for a battle that was brought on by the rich and powerful rulers of competing imperialist powers...Very few benefited from the killing. It did, however, line the pockets of arms companies and their shareholders.

Eyes and Ears in Grozny: Conflict and Social Media

Alex Krasodomski-Jones | Posted 03.02.2015 | UK Tech
Alex Krasodomski-Jones

It's 00:30 on December 4th 2014. Russia has invaded Chechnya again. Maybe. Reports say that Chechnyan rebels have killed some police officers. Six rebels, or maybe fifty, or maybe three hundred. Others are speculating that with the number of reported military vehicles it must be more, but the number of military vehicles is unconfirmed. Putin's motorcade has been spotted rushing to the Kremlin. Nobody is quite sure what is going on.

Syria's 'Hero Boy' and Why This Stuff Simply Should Not Be Staged

Katie Welsford | Posted 24.01.2015 | UK Politics
Katie Welsford

Syrian voices cry out from behind the camera as the harrowingly familiar scene unfolds. Against a backdrop of crumbling buildings, a young boy runs amidst sniper fire towards a burnt out car...

Religion, War and Atheism

Canon J.John | Posted 20.01.2015 | UK
Canon J.John

Precisely because it is such a frequently used criticism of religious faith, the argument that war is a product of religion is worth considering. After all, we have recently had some horrific imagery from the Middle East that seems to suggest that religion is a bad thing. Nevertheless a number of points strike me.

10 Extreme Examples of Propaganda

AllTime10s | Posted 19.11.2014 | UK Politics

Battles have been fought and cities have been built in the name of propaganda. From a fake invasion to a horribly homophobic film, these are some of t...

Louise Ridley

Does Religion Really Cause War - And Do Atheists Have Something To Answer For?

HuffingtonPost.com | Louise Ridley | Posted 20.11.2014 | UK

Throughout November, The Huffington Post UK is featuring its Beyond Belief series, chronicling the remarkable lives of Britons who've taken on their f...

An Urgent Appeal On Behalf Of Arms Dealers

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 12.11.2014 | UK Comedy

War. Repression. Do you care about these things? These people do. Watch our charity appeal on behalf of arms dealers everywhere, created by David S...

'Adapt and Survive': The British Establishment's Answer to the Security Threat of Climate Change

Guy Shrubsole | Posted 11.01.2015 | UK Politics
Guy Shrubsole

Of course, there is no military solution to climate change. You can't resolve it with bombs and bullets. You can only solve it by ending our usage of fossil fuels, and protecting the public from the climate change impacts already in the pipeline. That is a rather different security challenge to the one usually faced by the military. But it also makes fossil fuels and the firms lobbying for them Public Enemy Number One.

Animals in War: They Didn't Volunteer - They Had No Choice

Marc Lee Abraham | Posted 06.01.2015 | UK
Marc Lee Abraham

As well as the millions of human heroes that have given their lives for our freedom, do many of us ever consider those poor animals that also helped bring us peace, specifically employed by mankind for use in warfare? They didn't volunteer - they had no choice.

Sexual Violence Against Women - Understanding Sexual Violence (Part One)

Jessica Chan | Posted 04.01.2015 | UK Universities & Education
Jessica Chan

Sexual violence is a specifically reprehensible form of violence, and includes rape and any other attack of a sexual nature perpetuated against both males and females. Its repercussions can be iniquitous, and may include acute and physical repercussions for survivors and witnesses. Human trafficking can also lead to sexual violence, and I will be discussing the issue of 'modern slavery' in this article. I will also highlight the brutal effects of sexual violence in conflict.

The Light Garden of the Angel King

Catriona Luke | Posted 03.01.2015 | UK
Catriona Luke

In Kabul, there were bullets in the squash court, three in the bedroom, three near my bed, three in our bathroom, one missing the minister by six inches. The gardener has continued to drive his two donkeys about our garden with complete unconcern, but the day has come when only one donkey is left.