Politicians and generals have been struggling to justify the Afghan war after a poll revealed the extent of public opposition. They have put forward different, and at times contradictory, arguments for keeping UK troops in Afghanistan.
The United States faces mounting problems in the three leading conflict zones of Afghanistan, Pakistan and Iraq, says Paul Rogers. The escape-route lies not in military escalation but in a change of thinking.
Campaigners from across the country will join with serving soldiers and military families tomorrow (24 October) to call for an end to the Afghan war. They include Joe Glenton, who is facing court-martial for refusing to return to Afghanistan.
An international group of Christians have marked the eighth anniversary of the beginning of the war in Afghanistan by blockading a key military base while sharing holy communion, music and Bible readings.
Only 37% of the UK public support the war in Afghanistan, according to research published today, eight years after it began. Despite the government's attempts to increase support for the war, it is opposed by 56% of the population.
The government is facing yet another criticism over the war in Afghanistan after the Ministry of Defence (MoD) admitted that a girl in the country's Helmand province died due to a leaflet drop by the Royal Air Force (RAF).
British ministers are facing accusations of fatal errors in the rescue of a journalist in Afghanistan. The family of an Afghan translator killed during the rescue say that the captives' release could have been acheived without violence.