Monthly Archives: January 2010

How this suicide bomber opened a new front in Al-Qaeda’s war

The Sunday Times By Christina Lamb and Miles Amoore It was the week after Christmas and there was a line of paper Santas hanging in the small chow house at Forward Operating Base Chapman, sent to Afghanistan by loved ones back home. Among the CIA agents waiting in the morning chill, amid the exercise bicycles […]

The sitting ducks of Helmand

The Sunday Times Tactics used by the Taliban to cut supply routes in Helmand have forced the army to change the way it maintains its remote bases. Taliban mines block the only main road that connects the British bases, pushing the supply line out into the desert where it is vulnerable to ambushes and minefields. […]