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Op-Ed: Former soldiers admit killing unarmed civilians in N.I. Troubles

Belfast - 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.

Former soldier tells how Prince Harry prevented homophobic attack

A former British soldier has revealed how Prince Harry prevented a homophobic assault against him in at a training camp back in 2008.

Op-Ed: Good news — UK Government announces 5,000 more redundancies

This is good news because those being made redundant are soldiers; the big question is, will they be thrown on the scrap heap and left to rot?

UK Army medic training involves maiming live pigs as ‘casualties'

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.

Last minute change in London Olympics 2012 security

London - Just 2 weeks before the Olympic Games are due to start, it seems G4S cannot provide sufficient security staff for the event. Now the British Army is being brought in to do the job.

British army informs soldiers of job losses through e-mail

The government was criticised and the army apologised after 38 British soldiers were informed by email that they were losing their jobs.

Army’s replica mosques upset Muslims

A UK Muslim group is angry after it emerged that replica mosques were being used on a firing range. The group is demanding an apology from the British Army.

Boss would rather employ ex-offenders than veterans

The founder and principle owner of a web design company in the southwest of England has been condemned for stating that he would rather employ ex-offenders than former members of the British military.

Op-Ed: Time to pull British troops out of Afghanistan?

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: A new Taliban attack technique

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.

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British (left) and US flags fly with the NATO and Afghan national flags (centre) during a handover c...
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
Wakil Kohsar, AFP/File
Army tankers placed on standby for possible distribution
Army tankers placed on standby for possible distribution
A UK soldier in afghanistan
A UK soldier in afghanistan
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Prince Harry talks to fellow soldier
Prince Harry talks to fellow soldier
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Philip Ronan