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By going public with criticism, ex- UK army chief lost Brown Government’s trust


December 13th, 2010 - 5:38 pm ICT by ANI
London, Dec. 13 (ANI): Former British Army chief General Sir Richard Dannatt did not always have a good relationship" with former Prime Minister Gordon Brown because he had a habit of ... Read more...

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UK under resourced to fight a war with Iran: Expert


March 21st, 2010 - 2:42 pm ICT by ANI
London, Mar. 21 (ANI): Britain does not have sufficient military resources to engage in an immediate war with Iran, as most of its resources are directed towards the Afghanistan campaign, a leading ... Read more...

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British death toll in Afghanistan surpasses Falklands war tally


February 9th, 2010 - 5:48 pm ICT by ANI
London, Feb. 9 (ANI): The death toll in the British war campaign in Afghanistan has exceeded that it suffered in the Falklands War, following the death of three soldiers on Sunday ... Read more...

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UK troops fighting Afghan war in outdated armour


February 8th, 2010 - 2:20 pm ICT by ANI
London, Feb.8 (ANI): British troops deployed in war-ravaged Afghanistan are fighting the Taliban in outdated body armour, and the blame for this can go to the Ministry of Defence, which has ... Read more...

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UK planning to enhance military ties with France, other allies


February 4th, 2010 - 3:00 pm ICT by ANI
London, Feb.4 (ANI): British Defence Secretary Bob Ainsworth has said that the government may have to consider greater military ties with France and other allies, even if they have been historic enemies. ... Read more...

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UK troops may spend five more years in Helmand


January 25th, 2010 - 3:14 pm ICT by ANI
London/Kabul, Jan.25 (ANI): British troops will remain in Afghanistan's southern Helmand province to fight the Taleban for another five years, according to a leaked draft of the communiqué that will conclude ... Read more...

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UK general admits NATO has lost initiative against Taliban


December 21st, 2009 - 4:53 pm ICT by ANI
Kabul, Dec. 21 (ANI): Britain's senior most commander in Afghanistan has claimed that the NATOo mission has "lost the initiative" against the Taliban, and can be on the back foot within ... Read more...

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Brown launches campaign to gather Labour support for Afghan war


November 20th, 2009 - 3:13 pm ICT by ANI
London, Nov. 20 (ANI): British Prime Minister Gordon Brown along and three of his cabinet colleagues has launched a campaign to gather Labour support for Britain's role in Afghanistan.In a joint ... Read more...

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UK PM for more nations to share troops burden in Afghanistan


November 13th, 2009 - 12:33 pm ICT by ANI
London, Nov.13 (ANI): British Prime Minister Gordon Brown has has ordered the country's Defence Secretary Bob Ainsworth and senior foreign policy adviser Simon McDonald to embark on a round of diplomatic ... Read more...

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British Defence Ministry loses 100 computers, 47 pen drives in 2009


November 11th, 2009 - 3:11 pm ICT by ANI
London, Nov. 11 (ANI): In an alarming disclosure, the British Defence Ministry has admitted to losing over 100 computers and dozens of memory sticks this year. According to official figures, some 91 ... Read more...

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Pak Taliban claims responsibility for UN building attack


October 6th, 2009 - 6:58 pm ICT by ANI
Peshawar, Oct.6 (ANI): The Tehreek-e-Taliban Pakistan (TTP) has claimed responsibility for Monday's suicide attack on the UN World Food Programme (WFP) building in Islamabad in which five persons were killed and ... Read more...

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Suicide attacker had entered UN WFP building by pretending to use toilet


October 6th, 2009 - 12:09 pm ICT by ANI
London, Oct.6 (ANI): The suicide bomber, who blew himself up inside the premises of a UN building on Monday, had entered the building by pretending that he needed to use the lavatory, ... Read more...

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UK court rejects calls for arresting Israel Defence Minister Barak


September 30th, 2009 - 2:30 pm ICT by ANI
Jerusalem/London, Sep.30 (ANI): A British court has rejected a petition urging an arrest warrant for Israeli Defense Minister Ehud Barak on the grounds that he committed "war crimes" during the IDF ... Read more...

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British troops far from defeating Taliban, says Brit Defence Secretary


September 16th, 2009 - 1:39 pm ICT by ANI
London, Sep.16 (ANI): British troops are a long way from winning the battle against a resilient Taliban in Afghanistan, and the conflict in the country could lead to "major shifts" in ... Read more...

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Three in five Brits want UK troops to pull out of Afghanistan: Poll


August 23rd, 2009 - 2:55 pm ICT by ANI
London, Aug 23(ANI): An opinion poll in Britain has revealed that more than two thirds of people in the country want British troops to pull out of Afghanistan.The BPIX poll, which ... Read more...

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Soldier’s death in UK takes Afghan troop toll to 200


August 16th, 2009 - 2:08 pm ICT by ANI
London, Aug.16 (ANI): A British soldier has died in the UK from wounds suffered in Afghanistan - the 200th death since operations began in 2002.The soldier was injured in an explosion ... Read more...

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Three British soldiers killed in Afghanistan


August 14th, 2009 - 12:43 am ICT by IANS
London, Aug 13 (DPA) Three British soldiers were killed in an explosion in southern Afghanistan Thursday, the Ministry of Defence (MoD) in London said. Their deaths, while on foot patrol near Sangin in ... Read more...

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Brit Defence Secretary thinks he’s unpopular because of his moustache!


August 1st, 2009 - 5:48 pm ICT by ANI
London, Aug 1 (ANI): Brit Secretary of State for Defence Bob Ainsworth has blamed his moustache for making him unpopular.Ainsworth, 57, who has become the first Cabinet minister to sport a moustache ... Read more...

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Britain to deploy 125 more troops in Afghanistan after heavy casualty


July 25th, 2009 - 2:09 pm ICT by ANI
London, July 25 (ANI): Britain has been forced to deploy 125 extra troops on the front line in Afghanistan even as the Chief of the Defence staff warned that more lives ... Read more...

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More British soldiers for Afghanistan


July 25th, 2009 - 5:37 am ICT by IANS
London, July 25 (Xinhua) The British government will send reinforcements to Afghanistan to "help maintain the required operational effectiveness" in the wake of rising number of casualties suffered by its troops ... Read more...

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‘Brown neglected Afghanistan military operation’


July 13th, 2009 - 5:02 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, July 13 (ANI): British Prime Minister Gordon Brown has been accused of "the ultimate dereliction of duty" in his handling of the military operations in Afghanistan.The shadow defence secretary, Liam ... Read more...

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NATO agrees on anti-piracy force


June 12th, 2009 - 6:43 pm ICT by IANS
Brussels, June 12 (DPA) NATO defence ministers have agreed to send a force of up to 10 warships to fight piracy off the coast of Somalia, Britain's defence minister said Friday. NATO currently ... Read more...

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UK will be in terror grip till 2038, says Security Minister


October 22nd, 2008 - 2:04 pm ICT by ANI
London, Oct.22 (ANI): A minister in the Gordon Brown-led British Cabinet has warned that the country could be terrorized by radical young Muslims for the next 30 years. Security Minister Lord West ... Read more...

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Now, 2 mln records of potential UK armed forces recruits goes missing


October 14th, 2008 - 4:38 pm ICT by ANI
London, Oct.14 (ANI): The British Ministry of Defence has confirmed that up to two million records of potential armed forces recruits have gone missing. Last week the Ministry of Defence said ... Read more...

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