Afghanistan

  • April 15, 2010

    The Scottish Socialist Party (SSP) have said that they offer an alternative to the “doom and gloom of mainstream parties”, after launching their manifesto for the UK general election.

  • April 13, 2010

    Plaid Cymru have launched their general election manifesto with an insistence that protection for the vulnerable is a political priority that other parties are ignoring.

  • March 19, 2010

    The Defence Select Committee of the House of Commons is facing a mixed response after saying that war is not just about winning but should lead to a “better peace”.

  • March 13, 2010

    Not for the first time, the government and the Tories are fighting a phoney war over military spending.

  • March 6, 2010

    A military court has sentenced a former solider, Joe Glenton, to nine months imprisonment for refusing to participate in military action in Afghanistan after he developed a conscientious opposition to the war.

  • March 5, 2010

    Two very different hearings have taken place in Britain today, concerned with questions of peace and war.

  • March 5, 2010

    The Prime Minister has admitted that Britain’s participation in the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan has cost UK taxpayers over £18billion. He told the Iraq Inquiry that invading Iraq was “the right decision and made for the right reasons".

  • February 21, 2010

    'Surge, attack, negotiations' is a cycle of action that has a ring of familiarity - and not just in Afghanistan, says Gene Stoltzfus. But not everyone is confident that aggression will bring a just peace.

  • February 11, 2010

    The Royal Navy’s most senior chaplain has triggered controversy by appearing to ask clergy not to criticise the war in Afghanistan or government military policy. He said that critical comments from the pulpit could damage morale.

  • February 4, 2010

    The government is facing criticism for the narrow range of its Defence Review, which was presented in a Green Paper in the House of Commons yesterday. Campaigners say that it ignores fundamental questions about security and conflict.