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The Islamic State: Existential or Exaggerated Danger?

Dr. Harlan K. Ullman | Posted 01.31.2015 | Politics
Dr. Harlan K. Ullman

The threat of IS may be exaggerated. But if effective action is not taken now, IS will become existential. And that threat will extend far beyond the Middle East.

Man Who Saved 669 Kids From Nazis Turns 105, Gets Beautiful Birthday Honor

The Huffington Post | Robbie Couch | Posted 05.21.2014 | Impact

The story of Sir Nicholas Winton is one of the most profound tales of humanitarianism that you've probably never heard. After saving 669 children,...

ROYAL RUMBLE: Prince Harry Says He Killed Taliban Fighters During Afghanistan Tour

Reuters | Posted 03.23.2013 | World

LONDON, Jan 21 (Reuters) - Britain's Prince Harry says he killed Afghan insurgents during sorties against the Taliban while on his second tour of du...

PHOTOS: March 1 Means Welsh Pride

Margie Goldsmith | Posted 05.01.2012 | Travel
Margie Goldsmith

The two opposing uniforms were so similar that St. David commanded his soldiers to wear a leek on their helmets. Since then, the leek has been a symbol of Wales.

Prince Harry To Fly Apache Attack Helicopters

AP | JANE WARDELL | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

LONDON — British Army commanders have selected Prince Harry to train as an Apache attack helicopter pilot, his office said Friday, boosting the ...

Sunday Bloody Sunday

Chris Weigant | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Chris Weigant

Most Americans know U2's song "Sunday Bloody Sunday." They may be dimly aware that Bono is adamant that "this is not a rebel song," without grasping what he's talking about.

Sunday Bloody Sunday: UK Army's "Mai Lai"-Style 1972 Irish Massacre Was "Unjustified And Unjustifiable"

Martin Lewis | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Martin Lewis

The Saville Report is as damning an indictment of British army and establishment perfidy as can be imagined. It is a stain on the British army that compares with the Mai Lai massacre.

British Prime Minister: England Is 'Deeply Sorry' For Bloody Sunday


LONDONDERRY, Northern Ireland — Relatives of 13 Catholic demonstrators shot to death by British troops on Northern Ireland's Bloody Sunday cried...

Northern Ireland Car Bomb Dismantled By British Army

AP | SHAWN POGATCHNIK | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

DUBLIN — British Army experts dismantled a dud car bomb Tuesday outside a police base in the Northern Ireland border town of Newtownhamilton, th...

'Mosques' Used For Target Practice, Claims British Muslim Group

Posted 05.25.2011 | World

The British Ministry of Defense has apologized after a Muslim group complained that structures used on a firing range closely resembled Islamic mosque...

Tower Of London Beefeaters Accused Of Bullying

AP | SYLVIA HUI and GREGORY KATZ | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

LONDON — Women faced their share of trouble at the Tower of London, including three queens who were beheaded there. But treachery has long been...

Prince Philip Makes Army Gaffe After Mocking Blind Cadet

Posted 05.25.2011 | World

Prince Philip is no stranger to the art of the gaffe (see 10 of his worst here), and sure enough he is again making headlines in Britain for a blunder...

Donald Payne, British War Crimes Corporal, "Every Member Of My Unit Abused Iraqis"

Times Online | Johnny McDevitt | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

A former soldier convicted in connection with the death of an Iraqi hotel worker has accused an officer of pretending to set a young detainee on fire ...

One Young Captain Offers Brutally Honest Account Of Dealing With Life, And Death, In Afghanistan

The Independent | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

The Independent In the first ever unauthorised dispatch from an officer on the frontline, one young Captain offers a brutally honest account of life ...

Afghanistan Conflict Could Last 40 Years, Says New Head Of British Army

Daily Telegraph | James Kirkup | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

General Sir David Richards, the new head of the British Army believes the West's mission to stabilise Afghanistan might take as long as 40 years. ...

James Wharton, Gay British Soldier, Makes Cover Of Army Mag

The Independent | Terri Judd | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

The Independent In the genteel atmosphere of the Coldstream Guards' officers' mess, Lieutenant Mark Wakeling was known as "thug". Amongst his fellow ...

Prince William Hints At Ambitions For Combat

AP | RAPHAEL G. SATTER | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

SHAWBURY, England — Britain's Prince William has hinted he would like to follow in the army-booted footsteps of his younger brother and fight on...

Northern Ireland Needs Its Own Version of "Brown vs The Board of Education" - and Fast

Johann Hari | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Johann Hari

The blood-spilling of the past week - and the rock-solid resistance to it - should lead us to a new political cry. Prime Minister Brown, Taoiseach Cowen, First Minister Robinson - tear down this wall between Northern Ireland's children.

The Tipping Point in Afghanistan

Heidi Kingstone | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Heidi Kingstone

Seven years after embarking on the mission, we are still asking why? The answer is that we are there for our own security - not to bring democracy, trounce the Taliban, restore women's rights or read Osama bin-Laden his Miranda Rights.

Northern Ireland Attacks Unite Region's Politics

The Huffington Post | Catherine Lyons | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

Two deadly attacks on Northern Ireland security forces in the past few days have raised fears that the province may be returning to an era of violence...

Afghanistan: British Push Deeper Into Taliban Territory

The Independent | Kim Sengupta | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

The shattering blast from the rocket-propelled grenade forced us to dive into a ditch. A second round exploded almost immediately, leaving a swirl of ...