Armed forces

Shaming allegations that reveal the full horror of the Iraq war

14 November 2009 12:03

The Independent’s front page splash about British troops torturing and sexually abusing Iraqis in 2003 has, to put it mildly,…

An impossible position

11 November 2009 16:03

The moment that stuck out for me from today’s PMQs came right towards the end, the exchanges between the leaders…

Helicopter reality

11 November 2009 14:36

There is something oddly comforting about discussing NATO’s Afghan mission in terms of kit, helicopters and troop numbers – or…

Is the army funded to its target level?

29 October 2009 18:41

During the TA debate yesterday, Bob Ainsworth tried to explain why the government had ended up making the cut in…

A report that must inaugurate reform

29 October 2009 8:55

Chairman of the Nimrod inquiry Charles Haddon Cave QC is convinced that the fire on board Nimrod XV230 would not…

For want of leadership and a clear aim

24 October 2009 17:59

A Channel Four News You Gov poll suggests that an overwhelming 84 percent of the public think that the war…

The BNP’s appropriation of British institutions must be resisted

20 October 2009 12:19

Hardly a day passes without Nick Griffin cosying up to a poster of Churchill and the Few. Valour provides potent…

Dereliction of duty

25 September 2009 9:04

The Ministry of Defence is the subject of two very damaging stories this morning. First, there are twice as many…

Petraeus’ lonely fight

18 September 2009 17:54

At last night’s Policy Exchange lecture, General David Petraeus said he had known the former CDS, Lord Guthrie of Craigiebank,…

Preparing for a lengthy presence in Afghanistan

8 August 2009 16:17

So what do we learn from the Times’s interview with David Richards, the man who is set to replace Richard…