Secret weapon behind Chuck Hagel’s plan to shrink US army

Tue 25 Feb, AT 12:58
Crispin Black

It’s oil. Self-sufficient in energy because of shale oil, the US no longer needs to fret about the sheiks


Bagram prisoner release heightens US-Afghan tensions

One-Minute Read
Thu 13 Feb, AT 10:12

US officials have strongly criticised the release of 65 'dangerous' detainees from Bagram

Lone Survivor – reviews of 'authentic' Afghan war movie

Hot Ticket
Fri 31 Jan, AT 07:41

War porn or critique of the American military machine? Film about Navy Seals in Afghanistan triggers debate

Obama's State of Union address reveals 'scaled-down ambition'

First Reaction
Wed 29 Jan, AT 10:09

President promises action on 'bread-and-butter' issues, but 'audacity of hope' has evaporated

Afghan atheist granted asylum in Britain on religious grounds

One-Minute Read
Tue 14 Jan, AT 09:41

Lawyers argued man would face persecution for renouncing his faith if he returned to his homeland

Robert Fox

Afghan 'mission accomplished': Cameron's hostage to fortune

Tue 17 Dec, AT 08:05
Robert Fox

Brave talk cannot hide the risk of Afghanistan being a hub for resurgent al-Qaeda groups

Royal Marine who murdered Taliban is named by judges

One-Minute Read
Thu 5 Dec, AT 12:31

Sergeant Alexander Wayne Blackman loses right to anonymity after conviction for 'cold-blooded' killing

Hamid Karzai

UK has failed in Afghanistan, says President Hamid Karzai

One-Minute Read
Tue 8 Oct, AT 09:45

British troops and Nato haven't stabilised the country and 'caused a lot of suffering', he claims

Afghanistan: Taliban kill 4 US soldiers before peace talks

First Reaction
Wed 19 Jun, AT 09:32

Just hours after Washington said it would hold talks with insurgents, two rockets strike Bagram air base

British troops in Afghanistan

British soldiers admit abusing Afghan civilians

One-Minute Read
Tue 4 Jun, AT 15:23

One soldier admits to asking male child to touch his 'special place'; second confesses racial abuse