Gulf War: How an ordinary soldier coped in the midst of Desert Storm

Twenty-five years ago this weekend, the first Gulf War was declared against the Iraqi invaders of Kuwait. William Wright, who was keeping a journal about army life, arrived in Saudi Arabia soon after. These extracts – as much about duty as heroics – reveal the role played by ordinary men in an extraordinary situation

Osama bin Laden report: Leaked documents criticise Pakistan's security

Osama Bin Laden was able to hide undetected in Pakistan for years because of a “collective failure” of the country’s “military authorities, the intelligence authorities, the police and the civilian administration,” according to a damning report kept secret by the Pakistani government.

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