Ex-commander says U.K.'s 'withered' forces could not defend country

Sep 17, 2016

Ex-commander says U.K.'s 'withered' forces could not defend country

Britain’s armed forces would be unable to defend the country against a serious military attack because they have been “withered” by cuts, a former senior commander warned before his retirement, the Financial Times reported on Saturday. In a 10-page memo sent to Defence Secretary ...

Taliban blasts target defense ministry, police, kill at least 24

Sep 6, 2016

Taliban blasts target defense ministry, police, kill at least 24

At least 24 people were killed and 91 wounded Monday in a Taliban double bombing near the defense ministry in central Kabul during rush hour, the latest assault on the Afghan capital. High-level officials, including an army general, were among those killed in the ...

Aug 25, 2016

Bras, tanks and guns: Norway's women join the draft

They sweat together, they sleep together: in the name of gender equality, Norway has introduced compulsory military service for women, even bunking them in mixed dorms with their brothers-in-arms. The military’s gender balance is not entirely equal yet, but almost a third of the ...