Hafiz on his appointment in 2005 with then-Defence Secretary John Reid (second left) and the newly appointed Sikh, Muslim
A top British army commander has reacted to disturbing pictures which appear to show at least one UK serviceman posing with
Pictures purportedly showing a British serviceman posing with a dead Taliban fighter have emerged via the website Live Leak
Human kind/ cannot bear very much reality, observed TS Eliot, and societies that send young men to kill and die on their behalf are particularly unwilling to bear the often brutish reality of the wars they fight...
Karzai's argument that the UK troop increase in Helmand in 2006 created today's insecurity will sting politicians, but what he says is true. I remember the events clearly; I was in Afghanistan at the time.
Despite the bleak outlook for the UK's defence capability, this is a significant opportunity for London's businesses to recruit talented officers and soldiers with invaluable skills. They have been proven in demanding battle situations and can bring a significant range of skills that are very relevant to today's uncertain and rapidly changing business environment.
It is certainly true that cuts to the British military would make retaking the Falklands more difficult should the islands be lost. It is also true that the discovery of significant hydrocarbon reserves in the waters around the Falklands has increased their strategic value, and that Argentine rhetoric on the Falklands has become increasingly bellicose. But does Argentina have the capability to seize the Falklands?
A Major General in the British Army has issued an unambiguous warning over the future sovereignty Falklands Islands. Former
Shame should weigh heavily on the shoulders of those who choose to defend, or ignore, our military's shameful acts. How many tragic incidents do you write off as mistakes before you accept, albeit begrudgingly, that there is an institutional problem manifesting within our armed forces?
A soldier has been shot dead in Afghanistan, the Ministry of Defence has said. The member of the 2nd Battalion, the Mercian