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Failure in Afghanistan

Afghanistan: Britain got almost everything wrong and should admit its failure
Old news perhaps, but vehemently expressed by Rory Stewart MP in the Telegraph on Monday. Read ARRSE users' reactions in one of the busiest threads of the week.

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ARRSE: Site Issues

Bad PR2 mins ago

The irony is that in my day a significant number of young soldiers used to go into the NAAFI, buy a bottle of Coke and a couple of Mars Bars then f-off back to their pits to play on their computers.

Current Affairs, News and Analysis

Are we heading for World War 3?8 mins ago

bobsmith said: Is war between Russia and the Western nations close? Posted from the ARRSE Mobile app (iOS or Android)Click to expand... Has the UK US EU Russia initiated a major arms...  »More

Current Affairs, News and Analysis

Scottish Independence Round 211 mins ago

Former advisor to Alex Salmond Prof John Kay says it is a "mistake" for voters to think claims Scotland will be one of the world's wealthiest nations after independence would leave them with more cash The economic claim at the heart of Yes Scotland's multi-million pound poster...  »More

Current Affairs, News and Analysis

Crimea Heating Up...14 mins ago

@Annette there is a difference between "Those who cannot remember the past are condemned to repeat it 1" and constantly dwelling in the past and focusing only on a narrative that suits ones conclusions... Here's a tip "War particularly world wars brings out not only the best but...  »More

Int Corps

Latest Soldier Magazine19 mins ago

The whole magazine is a joke. Like a shittier version of Pravda but with more lies and propaganda in it.

The Intelligence Cell

Oscar Pistorious arrested over shooting35 mins ago

Not in Joburg you can't as I unfortunately found out a few years ago. The cops here have cracked down on drink driving here in the past 5 years or so. Of course they are often easily bribable (or so I've heard) but nevertheless I know quite a few people who have been arrested for drink...  »More

Finance, Property, Law

AFPS1544 mins ago

View attachment 160275 Having just finished the draft regulations presented last week, it's a new contract, it's modern (not all of it bad) and it won't be around for long (imo). What it will do is...  »More

Shooting, Hunting and Fishing

Longbows45 mins ago

Djelli Beybii said: Watch the Welshman doesn't have a bow himself and gets his shots in first. The English would have been beaten if it wasn't for the Welsh Longbowmen  »More

Current Affairs, News and Analysis

Hillsborough Inquest49 mins ago

You just press the link and it will open up another screen. Press continue to video. Under the black screen it will say 'Click here for your file' Press this...job done.

The Intelligence Cell

Army 'must consider' female combat roles54 mins ago

Gravelbelly said: Set a common, task-based standard. Stick to it. Accept those who pass. Simple.Click to expand... If it was so simple it would already be getting done in the support...  »More


Government Intends To Restore Canadian Army Rank Insignia, Names and Badges To Their55 mins ago

As I have always said, (and took a lot of grief for saying it loudly and often, during my time in the Canadian military) Hellyer's great idea was and is a complete clusterfuck, anything that undermines it will always have my full support.

Armed Forces Pension Scheme

compo and pensions help1 hour ago

Get yourself along to an 'Epilepsy' specialist before your "med board" on 3 June 14. Give him all your med notes, which you're entitled to see and get a copy of, and let him give you a once over. Keep emphasizing your military roll in why you think it was brought on by...  »More

Syria, Mali, Libya, Middle East & North Africa

Syria1 hour ago

In The Guardian End of an era as Prince Bandar departs Saudi intelligence post Prince Bandar bin Sultan's departure as head of Saudi intelligence, »More

Hardware - PCs, Consoles, Gadgets

Oracle Virtualbox4 hours ago

If that doesn't work and If you definitely installed Ununto within your VM. Then open the VM managers programme and there should be a list of VM programmes running. Right clicking on one will then give an option to delete the VM programme, OR whatever is running within it. That's from...  »More


Review; Images of War. Waffen-SS On The Eastern Front By Ian Baxter.23 hours ago

This book is part of the Images of War series by the author. It contains rare and never before published photographs of the Waffen-SS in combat and at rest on the Eastern Front. Now as per the advert I can


Review: Look Who’s Back, A Merciless Satire by Timur Vermes2 days ago

This mercilessly satirical novel sends up our media-obsessed society in a splendid way, pulling no punches and sparing no-one. It has sold 1.5 million copies in Germany and has been translated into 38 languages. It has already been optioned for


Review: Mad Mitch’s Tribal Law by Aaron Edwards2 days ago

Subtitled ‘Aden and the End of Empire’, this excellent book describes the Arab insurgency and end of British colonial rule in Aden, and its hinterland, the Radfan.  All aspects are covered, predominantly from the British perspective but the focus of


Review: Hearts of Green – John Marsh4 days ago

Review brought over from Rum Ration Well, what could possibly go wrong? I read the book over a couple of evenings, sat in my comfy old armchair, with a good slug of finest brandy. It was a fair old yarn,


Review: The Caravaggio Conspiracy by Alex Connor6 days ago

This book follows on from “The Rembrandt Secret” but is a standalone book in its own right. However, reading the first would put a lot of the characters into perspective. The lead character, Gil, worked as an investigator in the


Review: Combat Camera by Christian Hill1 week ago

From Auntie Beeb to the Afghan Frontline .  May 2011, Afghanistan: Camp Bastion is under attack, the Sun’s defense editor is about to catch  the wrong helicopter, and a famous TV war reporter (and actor) is missing half his kit


Review of The Fallen by John Garfield1 week ago

I thought I would have a quick read of this book, flicking through the photographs, noting the war cemeteries I have visited myself.  However, that was not to be.  I finished up spending hours with maps (and Google Earth) looking


Review: A Very Strange Way To Go To War by Andrew Vine1 week ago

This is the excellently narrated story, now released in paperback, of how the P&O liner Canberra was requisitioned (STUFT) in 1982 and despatched to the Falklands War as a troopship. The book covers in fine detail the commandeering, conversion and


Review: For Exemplary Bravery – The Queen’s Gallantry Medal by Nick Metcalfe MBE QGM1 week ago

Metcalfe has written an exemplary book about a medal awarded for Exemplary Bravery; an award that he himself holds. This must be the definitive record of this medal to date. It covers the situation prior to the initiation of the


Review: The Road to Dunkirk by Charles More2 weeks ago

This is a book about a battle which was overshadowed by Operation Dynamo. It concerns the battle of the Ypres -Comines Canal in 1940. Once the writer gets into his stride, and describes the battle itself, its an exciting and


Review: The Ill-Fated Battalion by Peter Sain Ley Berry2 weeks ago

Sub-titled “The Story of the 7th (Leith) Royal Scots at Quintinshill and Gallipoli, 1915” Once again I will declare an interest here as The Royal Scots was my former Regiment (not that one ever fully ‘leaves’ a Regiment!)  I previously


Review: Great War, The Countdown to Global Conflict by Ian Welch2 weeks ago

On 7th. August 1914 the first British troops of the BEF commanded by Field Marshal John French  landed in France. They had been deployed in response to the German invasion of Belgium which violated the treaty of London 1839 and


Review: Chemical Soldiers by Donald Richter2 weeks ago

Donald Richter has written the first new history of the Special Brigade since 1934.The story of the officers and men of this unique and sparsely recorded formation. All of whose members have long since died and whose memory is preserved


Revew:The Bristol Gunners by Tim Anderson2 weeks ago

A recently published book looking at the history of one of the few surviving volunteer artillery units with excellent First World War diaries and with battlefield visits to some of the sites as part of the research. The action in


Review: Task Force Nightshade by A J Huston2 weeks ago

Early last century every boy read the Biggles books but immediately after WWII Dick Barton was on radio and then came the turn of the cinema with James Bond.  But now we are back to books with a new hero, Will

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