As the British Army’s month-long battle against the insurgents is deemed a success, is it time to negotiate with the Taliban?
The Mole: Whether or not it was a snub, it prevented the photo op he wanted as Parliament breaks up for the summer, reports our Westminster insider
Non-fiction: Patrick Hennessey’'s account of life in the modern British Army is ‘powerful, compelling and unapologetic’
The Mole: Brown waffles over helicopters as departing Army chief fights for troops’ rights, reports our Westminster insider
The Mole: If the PM turns out to be wrong on military resources, God help him, says our Westminster insider
Soldiers in Helmand remember their dead today as the battle rages between Army and Government
The Mole: Even as he calms nerves over swine flu, the PM faces an epidemic of rebellion, reports our Westminster insider
The Ministry of Defence ought to have a properly costed review of all its commitments – just don’t expect one this side of a general election
The decision to focus our forces in the south of the country will be reversed and a division-strength unit put under the control of General Petraeus
Medical staff prepare to treat a British soldier in the hospital – which is housed in a tent – in Camp Bastion, Helmand Province, Afghanistan.
The British public’s appreciation of war and glowing passion for a fight has gone, never to return again, says Peregrine Worsthorne
We’d have a more efficient, streamlined armed forces without the air corps