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Military chief welcomes news as confirmation that UK still has ‘leading role to play’ in alliance
Commons defence select committee unconvinced that proposed £2.5bn budget is enough for new Scottish defence force
The organisation has denied the report and insists the dead were all ‘enemy forces’
Officials said three attacking insurgents were killed
At least seven attackers using rocket-propelled grenades, assault rifles and at least one large bomb were killed
MPs urge Prime Minister to seek compromise in bid to return powers to London as PM hints he would campaign for Britain to remain in EU in the referendum promised by end of 2017
The American soldier accused of slaughtering 16 Afghan civilians, most of them women and children, as they slept in villages adjacent to an army outpost in Kandahar province early last year is to plead guilty at a hearing next week in an attempt to stave off the death penalty, his lawyer said.
Defence Secretary admits Britain holding dozens of suspected insurgents without trial in Helmand
Thousands of recruits are quitting the newly formed Afghan police and armed forces every month, raising fears over their ability to protect the emerging democracy when coalition troops leave the country in less than two years' time. For every 10 new soldiers recruited to the Afghan National Army (ANA), at least three are lost because they have been sacked, captured or killed in action, new figures have revealed. British officials admit that current "attrition rates", with more than 5,000 soldiers quitting every month, threaten the force's long-term effectiveness.
The latest in a string of civilian deaths causing friction with the Afghan leadership
British soldiers fighting in Afghanistan are part of a campaign that attempted to “impose an ideology foreign to the Afghan people” and was “unwinnable in military terms”, according to a damning report by the Ministry of Defence.
Deaths came during fight with insurgents in Uruzgan province
The United States and like-minded governments are rushing to fund and legitimize a newly-formed Syrian opposition group amid fear that plans for a political transition are being outpaced by rebel military gains, US and European officials said.
Diplomats said they knew of no circumstances - private or professional - that would have prompted him to take his own life
Marine Gen. Joseph Dunford, tapped by President Barack Obama to become his fifth commander of the war in Afghanistan, will take charge in Kabul early next year, Pentagon officials said Tuesday.
Senior American officer in Afghanistan makes astonishing claim about deputy Isaf commander over his advice to soldiers