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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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Chilcot Inquiry: Ex-UK generals says army faced its worst crisis in 2006

July 29th, 2010 - 7:05 pm ICT by ANI
London, July 29 (ANI): Britain's military commitments in Iraq and Afghanistan brought the Army close to the point of "seizing up", a former head of the service has said.General Sir Richard Dannatt ... Read more...

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Four out ten Brit women want troops to pull out of Afghanistan

October 14th, 2009 - 1:33 pm ICT by ANI
London, Oct. 14 (ANI): Calls for British troops to leave Afghanistan have risen sharply even as Prime Minister Gordon Brown prepares to send hundreds more to southern Helmand province.More than a ... Read more...

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Incoming British army chief under fire for saying Afghan war could last 40 years

August 9th, 2009 - 12:39 pm ICT by ANI
London, Aug.9 (ANI): Britain's incoming Army Chief, General Sir David Richards, was under pressure from ministers on Saturday to backpedal on suggestions that UK forces could be in Afghanistan for up ... Read more...

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Britain missed chance to stabilize Iraq, as focus sifted to Afghanistan: Gen Dannatt

June 24th, 2009 - 1:17 pm ICT by ANI
London, June 24 (ANI): The head of the British Army, General Sir Richard Dannatt, has revealed that Britain missed a chance to stabilise Iraq immediately after the 2003 invasion because its focus ... Read more...

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Two thousand British troops ready for Afghanistan duty: General Dannatt

March 27th, 2009 - 1:31 pm ICT by ANI
London, Mar 27 (ANI): British Army Chief General Sir Richard Dannatt is ready to send 2,000 troops to Afghanistan, increasing soldiers strength to 10,000.General Dannatt fears that the US-led mission will ... Read more...

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Obama puts the brake on troop surge in Afghanistan

February 8th, 2009 - 12:20 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Feb.8 (ANI): U.S. President Barack Obama has called on Americas defence chiefs to review their strategy in Afghanistan before going ahead with a troop surge.According to a report in ... Read more...

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New British forces head in Afghanistan demands 30,000 more troops to combat Taliban

October 17th, 2008 - 1:39 pm ICT by ANI
London , Oct 17 (ANI): A British General who will take over as British Armys new head in Afghanistan today, has demanded an increase in the number of troops in the ... Read more...

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Harrys return from Afghanistan is an immense blessing: Prince Charles

March 2nd, 2008 - 1:18 pm ICT by admin
London, March 2 (ANI): Prince Charles has expressed his great relief at the safe return of his son, Harry, after 10 weeks on a tour of duty in Afghanistan.Describing Prince Harrys return ... Read more...

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Now immediate prospect of Prince Harry going back to Afghanistan

March 2nd, 2008 - 1:00 pm ICT by admin
London, March 2 (ANI): Prince Harrys desire to return to Afghanistan very, very soon seems doubtful after the Army's chief appeared to discard the idea for the next 18 months.General Sir Richard ... Read more...

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Oz mag denies knowingly breaking embargo on Prince Harrys Afghanistan deployment

February 29th, 2008 - 4:49 pm ICT by admin
Melbourne, Feb 29 (ANI): An Australian women's magazine has dismissed reports that it deliberately broke a media news blackout about Prince Harry's deployment to Afghanistan.New Idea magazine has been accused of leaking ... Read more...

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Brit military officials considering pulling out Prince Harry from Afghanistan

February 29th, 2008 - 4:42 pm ICT by admin
Melbourne, Feb 29 (ANI): British military officials are considering plans to pull out Prince Harry from Afghanistan, after unwillingly confirming that he was there fighting Taliban forces.The 23-year-old royal has been serving ... Read more...

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UK troops are ‘poorly trained for insurgency’

January 26th, 2008 - 2:43 pm ICT by admin
London, Jan.26 (ANI): British soldiers serving in Iraq were ill prepared and poorly trained for the violent insurgency that erupted in that country in the summer of 2003.According to a senior army ... Read more...

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