Monthly Archives: February 2010

Death and swift revenge

The Sunday Times THE patrol set off in darkness. Through fields of poppy and wheat, 100 men from the Brigade Reconnaissance Force stumbled towards their target, a strip of compounds that had been used by the Taliban to fire on British troops. “Right, lads, the Taliban are waking up. They’ve already pinged our position,” said […]

Petraeus’s rogue militia robs and slays Afghans

The Sunday Times The assassin’s bullet shattered the window and pierced the neck of Gulam Jan, a village elder, as he sat listening to the radio in his living room. On hearing the shot ring out, his wife rushed into the harshly lit room. She found her 47-year-old husband, who had just returned from evening […]