Previously secret documents indicate Margaret Thatcher knew about possible SAS involvement in 1984 Indian army raid
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Wednesday 25 December 2013
The protesters and two freelance journalists, including six Britons - were arrested after Russian authorities boarded their ship, the Arctic Sunrise, during an anti-drilling demonstration in September
Monday 11 November 2013
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Sunday 06 October 2013
Special forces seize al-Qa’ida suspect in Libya but mission in Somalia ends in failure
Friday 27 September 2013
For the spy's latest revival, James Bond's new controller blends his African expertise into the classic mix
Sunday 08 September 2013
World View: A rebel attack on Maloula is a warning for a minority accused of supporting government
Saturday 10 August 2013
It may not be alternative. It may not be cool. But what Iron Maiden offer is heavy metal to the max
Monday 15 April 2013
The Grand National heroes Auroras Encore and Ryan Mania will be re-united at Ayr on Saturday in the Scottish version of the marathon chase. The horse, who came out of Aintree unscathed and has been in good form since, was given the go-ahead yesterday by his trainer, Sue Smith, and the rider, who injured his neck in a fall the day after his headline triumph, by the sport’s chief medical adviser, Michael Turner.
Sunday 24 March 2013
The Pakistan which Musharraf ruled isn’t particularly memorable for the people he left behind
Wednesday 20 March 2013
US special operations forces and their Afghan counterparts will withdraw from a strategic eastern province after complaints that they were involved in human rights abuses.
Saturday 12 January 2013
A French commando raid in Somalia to free a captive intelligence agent ended in the deaths of 17 Islamists and a French soldier. France said the hostage also died in the failed rescue, but the man's captors denied he had been killed and claimed today to have seized a second soldier.
Wednesday 02 January 2013
Amnon Lipkin-Shahak, a former Israeli army chief of staff, twice won Israel's Medal of Valour in battle but the last years of his life were spent advocating peace. In 1973, he led one of the commando teams that landed at night on Beirut's shore a year after the murder of 11 Israel athletes at the Munich Olympics. The raid would be best remembered for the female disguise adopted by several of the men in another team – including the future prime minister Ehud Barak, who wore a wig and high heels. Lt Col Lipkin-Shahak's team was in civilian dress, but not in drag.
Monday 17 December 2012
Birger Stromsheim was one of the Norwegian team that helped to thwart Nazi attempts to construct an atomic bomb. With five of his countrymen, Stromsheim was parachuted in February 1943 into the Telemark region of southern Norway.
Thursday 06 December 2012
The Education Secretary Michael Gove today announced plans to send former soldiers into classrooms to pass on the “military ethos” to troubled children.
Friday 02 November 2012
Lifting a nearly 25-year veil of secrecy, Israel acknowledged yesterday that it killed the deputy of Palestinian leader Yasser Arafat in a 1988 seaborne raid on Tunisia.
Thursday 01 November 2012
Lifting a nearly 25-year veil of secrecy, Israel acknowledged today that it killed the deputy of Palestinian leader Yasser Arafat in a 1988 seaborne raid on Tunisia.
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