The BBC's Panorama, a top-notch investigative program, revealed Thursday details of an undercover Military Reaction Force which operated in Northern Ireland in the early 70's, killing suspected terrorists and inevitably unarmed citizens.
Injuring animals for military training is illegal in the UK under the Animals (Scientific Procedures) Act 1986 but the UK’s Ministry of Defence has its own form of extraordinary rendition by outsourcing to Denmark live firing to deliberately maim pigs.
Recent legislation permitting the sexual abuse of women in Afghanistan raises the question of the continuing presence of British military forces in Afghanistan. If that legislation is not thrown out, it will be the signal for them to leave.
Donkey “suicide” bombing is supposed to be a new addition to the Taliban attack techniques used in Afghanistan against US led forces. A team of British army has recently survived a similar attack in southern Helmand province in Afghanistan.
British (left) and US flags fly with the NATO and Afghan national flags (centre) during a handover ceremony at the Camp Bastion-Leatherneck complex at Lashkar Gah in Helmand province on October 26, 2014
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British Forces Afghanistan
Prince Harry talks to fellow soldier
Army tankers placed on standby for possible distribution