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Afghanistan

Blitzkrieg tactics? UK defense bosses push for higher road speed limits for tanks
Raising the speed limit for tanks, troop carriers and self-propelled guns to 40mph (64kph) will cut traffic jams, improve safety and better prepare troops for armored warfare, according to UK defense chiefs.

16.03.2015 13:32

US to delay Afghanistan withdrawal, leave more troops – report
The White House has dropped plans to slash the number of US soldiers in Afghanistan to 5,500 this year, AP reported. Official sources claim the withdrawal is likely to be much slower and have 9,800 US troops remain in Afghanistan well into 2016.

15.03.2015 02:17

​‘Hubris, cowardice, delusion’: MP blasts generals & politicians in defense debate
The record of Britain’s political and military leadership is lamentable, with “delusion” and “cowardice” continuing to color debate on defense and the military, a firebrand MP told a Commons debate.

12.03.2015 15:26

​Camouflage ceiling? Women’s role in military reviewed
A major academic event on the potential of women to reach higher levels of command in the British military is being held at a top UK defence think-tank on Tuesday.

10.03.2015 14:56

NATO uses ‘Russia threat’ as excuse to halt defense cuts
There are many in the West who are interested in portraying Russia as an aggressor and who ramp up its threat in order to halt declining defense spending, Charles Shoebridge, a former UK army officer, told RT.

10.03.2015 08:47

​UK lost ‘national appetite’ for war, says top general
​Britain is suffering from “campaign fatigue” following its experience in Iraq and Afghanistan, compounded by a belief in government that defense is not a vote-winner, according to the former head of the British Army.

10.03.2015 09:17

CAGE's untenable narrative on radicalization
The Western public was graphically introduced to the brutality of the so-called Islamic State (IS) last summer when videos emerged of the beheadings of Westerners in Syria.

05.03.2015 14:34

Rafferty’s rules: Chaos reigned in Afghanistan throughout US occupation, HRW reports
The US imperative of security at any cost after the ouster of the Taliban created an atmosphere of absolute impunity among Afghan authorities and strongmen, who could get away with murder, torture and all other possible human rights abuses, HRW reports.

04.03.2015 05:59

​Why the rise of fascism is again the issue
The recent 70th anniversary of the liberation of Auschwitz was a reminder of the great crime of fascism, whose Nazi iconography is embedded in our consciousness.

26.02.2015 14:41

‘US-Israel divide: Unlike Israel, Washington feels no threat from Iran’
The US sees no homeland security threat from Iran and is not willing to undertake military action against Tehran, especially after the trauma of Iraq and Afghanistan, Prof. Zachi Shalom, from the Institute for National Security Studies, Israel, told RT.

25.02.2015 13:54

‘US policymakers’ arrogance over Ukraine astounding’
The US has bases in 100 countries around the world, is escalating its involvement in the Mid-East and meddling in Ukraine’s affairs yet taking a moral stand against Russia trying to influence other countries, the Answer Coalition’s Richard Becker told RT.

25.02.2015 11:25

UK soldiers killed in Helmand by friendly fire ordered by Danes – inquest
Two UK commandos were killed in “friendly fire” when they were hit by an anti-tank missile ordered by their Danish counterparts in Afghanistan, an inquest heard.

24.02.2015 15:05