A soldier left traumatised after being severely wounded during a surprise attack in Afghanistan and witnessing the deaths of five of his colleagues was jailed for six years yesterday for killing his 20-month old daughter.
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Thursday 04 July 2013
Incident marks a continued escalation of violence as Nato forces withdraw from Afghanistan
Friday 21 June 2013
'I’m not trying to compete with the photographer because I couldn’t'
Tuesday 18 June 2013
The details of what has been happening to Britain’s military equipment in Afghanistan were given today as the government there assumed responsibility for security across the country and international forces embarked on the final part of their exit strategy from the war.
Sunday 02 June 2013
A new book paints a grim picture of the UK's role in taking on the Taliban in 2001. But it is not too late to make some amends
Thursday 30 May 2013
A new book released today argues that every family in the UK will have paid £2,000 towards the conflict in Afghanistan, in a war that will cost the nation up to £40 billion by 2020.
Sunday 26 May 2013
A former soldier standing for Parliament tells Jane Merrick that a diverse Army works best
MoD names three soldiers killed in Afghanistan IED blast as Government says it will ask questions about Mastiff armoured vehicle in Helmand
Wednesday 01 May 2013
Troops are first to die in vehicle brought in to protect against IEDs in Afghanistan
Wednesday 01 May 2013
Prime Minister David Cameron said today that the UK had paid a "a very high price" for the work it was doing in Afghanistan after three soldiers were killed in a roadside bomb attack
Thatcher's march to war in the Falklands won an election - and her funeral will process to the same jingoistic tune
Thursday 11 April 2013
War is no fit "theme" for a funeral, says Afghanistan veteran Joe Glenton
Monday 01 April 2013
A huge airlift to bring thousands of tons of military equipment back from Afghanistan to the UK has begun, ahead of the full withdrawal of British troops by the end of next year.
UK troops face final sacrifice as tours of duty in Afghanistan to be extended by half in the perilous run-up to withdrawal
Thursday 28 February 2013
British troops are likely to have the length of their tours in Afghanistan extended by half in the crucial period leading to the end of combat operations, The Independent has learnt. The tours of duty served by key units may rise from six to nine months, under the plans to ensure that Afghanistan’s army and police are in a position to take over security duties.
Thursday 10 January 2013
A British soldier shot dead by a rogue Afghan National Army member was last night named as 23-year-old Sapper Richard Walker.
Tuesday 08 January 2013
Six British soldiers have been killed in green on blue attacks in the current tour alone
Sunday 06 January 2013
Kabul government may struggle to run the dam in the former Taliban stronghold as American army begins withdrawal
Tuesday 25 December 2012
Around 9,000 servicemen and women are deployed in Helmand Province an
More Britons believe that multiculturalism makes the country worse - not better, says poll
Nathan Collier: Montana man inspired by same-sex marriage ruling requests right to wed two wives
Greece crisis: IMF was pushed around by Angela Merkel and Nicholas Sarkozy – and now it is being humiliated
Forget little green men – aliens will look like humans, says Cambridge University evolution expert
Girl, 7, stares down hate preacher at Ohio festival with pro-LGBT rainbow flag gesture
Osborne to cap family benefits at £23,000 – announced ahead of his post-election Budget
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