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How many times do we 'kill' our casualties in Afghanistan? Last Friday, the 100th British soldier this year from the Helmand theatre of war was buried with full military honours at St Mary's Lowe House Church in St Helens, Merseyside. Christopher Davies was a 22-year-old Irish Guardsman kill...
'Ground truth' is a term used by soldiers. It means what is really happening in a situation, rather than how it is perceived from afar. It is, aptly, the title of Patrick Bishop's book about 3 Para's redeployment to Afghanistan in 2008. I bought a copy as holiday reading back in Februa...
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The effect of the latest edition of Rolling Stone magazine on the career of General Stanley McChrystal has been swift and drastic. His Commander-in-Chief removed him unceremoniously from his role as leader of the US and NATO forces in Afghanistan. The Rolling Stone feature wasn't a scoop i...