The governor of Okinawa has approved controversial plans to relocate a US Marine base to a less populous area – but said he would keep pressing to move the base off the of the Japanese island altogether.
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Tuesday 15 September 2009
I had tears streaming down my face as I left the US Marines’ forward base of Combat Operating Post Sharp. Not due to emotion but sand.
Sunday 13 September 2009
Wednesday 09 September 2009
Monday 07 September 2009
In possibly the remotest NATO position in Helmand, the US Marines are trying to make friends and influence people amongst villages that were long held in the strangle hold of the Taliban.
Saturday 05 September 2009
Wednesday 02 September 2009
Tuesday 18 August 2009
Thursday 13 August 2009
The British jet called in by the US Marines had the Taliban position in sight, but the pilot refused to fire, a decision that frustrated Marines on the ground but one in line with new orders by the top US commander to protect civilians.
Friday 07 August 2009
Thursday 06 August 2009
A roadside bomb struck a tractor carrying people to a wedding in southern Afghanistan, killing 21 civilians in one of the deadliest strikes in weeks, Afghan officials said today.
Tuesday 28 July 2009
Wednesday 22 July 2009
Tuesday 21 July 2009
Oh dear. Robert Capa's famous Spanish Civil War photo of a militiaman falling at the very moment of his death is probably a fake. It's been uncovered that there was no military action that day in the place where it was taken.
Tuesday 14 July 2009
A NATO-contracted helicopter crashed in southern Afghanistan today killing six civilians on board and an Afghan child on the ground. Two US Marines and an Italian soldier died in other violence.
Saturday 11 July 2009
British Muslim leaders outraged after Eric Pickles says followers of Islam should 'prove their identity'
UK terror fears: My jihadist son returned from Syria mentally scarred – now he is being ignored
Nigel Farage: NHS might have to be replaced by private health insurance
Billy Crystal: 'Stop shoving gay sex scenes in my face'
French court convicts three over homophobic tweets, in case hailed as a 'significant victory' by LGBT rights campaigners
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