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UK's 'Abu Ghraib' Site Of Systematic Abuse, Iraqi Civilians Claim

Posted 05.25.2011 | World

Brutal footage of Iraqi prisoners allegedly being abused at a secret British military interrogation center that has since been nicknamed "UK's Abu Ghr...

Rogue Afghan Soldier Kills 3 British Troops

AP | DEB RIECHMANN | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

KABUL, Afghanistan — An Afghan soldier killed three British service members with gunfire and a rocket-propelled grenade in the dead of night, a ...

UK To Withdraw From Afghanistan's Helmand Province

The Huffington Post | Nicholas Sabloff and Doug Sarro | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

Today's AfPak round-up. Washington's "irrational exuberance" in Afghanistan. Joshua Hammer sees a parallel between U.S. troops' ill-fated attempt to ...

Gordon Brown Sending More Troops To Afghanistan

Posted 05.25.2011 | World


Europe Loses Patience With Afghan War

GlobalPost | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

PARIS, France -- Whoever ends up presiding over Afghan chaos and corruption, Europe is losing patience fast with U.S. mission muddle and a president w...

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 ...

Why Is the UK in Afghanistan?

James Denselow | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
James Denselow

The British priority in Afghanistan is less about any particular vision for a democratic, stable or terrorist free country, but rather the strategic future of NATO and more importantly the US-UK alliance.

Brown: British Troops Will Be Removed If Afghanistan Does Not Tackle Corruption

AP | GREGORY KATZ | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

LONDON — Prime Minister Gordon Brown, Washington's closest ally in Afghanistan, toughened his tone Friday with this harsh message for the Afghan...

Gordon Brown Confirms 500 Extra British Troops For Afghanistan

Posted 05.25.2011 | World

The Prime Minister announced today that Britain's total military effort in Afghanistan will increase to more than 10,000 troops. In a detailed Comm...

Lance Corporal Joe Glenton, British Soldier, Faces Charge Of Desertion

Press Association | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

An expert witness on the lawfulness of war in Afghanistan could be called to give evidence at the court martial of a soldier who refused to fight....

Many British Troops Too Fat To Fight In Afghanistan: Memo

Independent | Tom Morgan | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

Britain's war effort in Afghanistan is being hindered by a number of frontline troops too fat to fight, according to a leaked Army memo. ...

Afghan Strategy: Child Rapist Police Return When US, UK Troops Leave

Inter Press Service | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

By Gareth Porter | Inter Press Service WASHINGTON, Jul 29 (IPS) - The strategy of the major U.S. and British military offensive in Afghanista...

Afghanistan War: British Voters Turn Against UK Troop Presence

Posted 05.25.2011 | World

By Nigel Morris and Kim Sengupta | The Independent A majority of the public believes that the war in Afghanistan is unwinnable and British troops sho...

"Coalition Of The Willing" Comes To An End As Last British Troops Leave Iraq

New York Times | ROD NORDLAND and TIMOTHY WILLIAMS | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

Commanders of the Multi-National Force-Iraq, as the American-led military coalition here is formally called, have a looming nomenclature problem....

Crossing into the Red Zone

James Denselow | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
James Denselow

What is the best way for the people of the green zone to understand the issues of their fellow humans in the red zone?

Iraqi Interpreters To Sue British Government

Huffington Post | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

A group of 25 Iraqis who aided British forces in Iraq, mostly through interpreting services, will sue the government over inadequate security against ...

Claims British Troops Executed Iraqi Prisoners To Be Investigated

AP | DAVID STRINGER | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

LONDON — Britain's defense ministry ordered an inquiry Monday into allegations that Iraqi civilians were tortured and killed by British troops f...

4 British Soldiers Die In Afghanistan In One Day

The Independent | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

The troops died in three separate incidents in Helmand province. The troops died in three separate incidents in Helmand province yesterday, taking t...

UK Troops Begin Iraqi Withdrawal

BBC NEWS | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

British forces have begun their official withdrawal from Iraq after the UK's commander in the south of the country handed over to a US general....

Britain Now Has Its Own Abu Graib - Inflicted By Troops, On Troops

Johann Hari | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Johann Hari

Four army recruits were found dead at the while undergoing training. Two of them were 17. The army swiftly ruled that they were suicides. It is now clear that the truth is much more complex -- and dark.

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 ...

Matthew Norman: Nobody Threw Shoes At Gordon Brown -- But His Guilt Is Still Undeniable

The Independent | Matthew Norman | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

At least this time there was no ballistic footwear. The last time Gordon Brown made a surprise visit to Iraq to announce troop withdrawals, he was wha...

'Friendly Fire' Incident In Afghanistan Injures 9 British Troops

BBC News | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Nine British troops have been injured in a "friendly fire" incident in Helmand, Afghanistan, the Ministry of Defence has confirmed. A UK Apache helic...

Same Sniper Rifle Has Killed Six British Soldiers In Basra

London Times | Jenny Booth and James Hider | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Six British soldiers have been picked off on the streets of Basra by an enemy sniper using the same rifle, an inquest heard today. Between the months...

Britain Delays Cutting Troops in Iraq

AP | ROBERT H. REID | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

BAGHDAD — Britain froze plans Tuesday to withdraw about 1,500 soldiers this spring after the faltering effort to drive Shiite militias from Basr...