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From Flanders to Helmand - Asia Times Online
Thu, 24 Apr 2014 07:00:58 GMT

From Flanders to Helmand
Asia Times Online
The British Army is quitting Helmand, the Afghan poppy-growing province for which it was given responsibility in the context of the overall aim in Afghanistan, defined by the Ministry of Defense as "to develop a self-sustaining, stable and democratic ...
Local leader killed, two injured in S. Afghan attackShanghai Daily (subscription)

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Infantrymen disrupt Taliban lethal aid in Helmand province - Marines.mil (press release)
Wed, 23 Apr 2014 23:19:40 GMT

BBC News

Infantrymen disrupt Taliban lethal aid in Helmand province
Marines.mil (press release)
Sergeant Billy Cynor, joint terminal attack controller, Weapons Company, 1st Battalion, 7th Marine Regiment, and a native of Hays, N.C., reviews a critical document prior to a mission in Helmand province, Afghanistan, April 17. The company's two-day ...
Afghanistan: Over for some Britons, beginning for othersBBC News

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Britain didn't understand the enemy in Helmand - Telegraph.co.uk
Thu, 10 Apr 2014 06:59:44 GMT

Telegraph.co.uk

Britain didn't understand the enemy in Helmand
Telegraph.co.uk
I would argue that our performance in terms of achieving our objectives has been very poor. In the case of Afghanistan, and specifically Helmand Province, where the majority of our forces have been based, we have failed to understand the Helmandis.
Ex-Territorial Army Captain whose critical book on Helmand was blocked by the ...The Independent
Fury over MoD bid to ban Dr Mike Martin's book about AfghanistanDaily Mail
Territorial Army captain resigns over Afghanistan bookThe Guardian
Press TV -GlobalPost -Sky News
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British Armed Forces complete handover of Helmand Province after eight years ... - Telegraph.co.uk
Wed, 02 Apr 2014 10:54:33 GMT

The Independent

British Armed Forces complete handover of Helmand Province after eight years ...
Telegraph.co.uk
More than 400 of the British fatalities in Afghanistan occurred under Task Force Helmand, a mission which lasted twice as long as the First World War, despite the former defence secretary John Reid's suggestion in 2006 that UK forces might not fire a ...
British troops leave Helmand in further move towards total Afghanistan withdrawalThe Independent
Britain hands over command of Afghanistan's Helmand provinceBBC News
End of line for Task Force Helmand: Brits handover provinceChannel 4 News
The Times (subscription) -Belfast Telegraph -International Business Times UK
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Afghanistan: Little progress, or hope, in Helmand - The Interpreter
Fri, 11 Apr 2014 04:24:22 GMT

Afghanistan: Little progress, or hope, in Helmand
The Interpreter
There's an enormous, weather beaten photo of Hamid Karzai glued to the crumbling brick wall of Afghanistan's Helmand airport terminal. Karzai, whose family hails from the Kandahar province next door, won't be president for long. But it's unlikely ...

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MoD tries to block its own book on Helmand - The Times (subscription)
Wed, 09 Apr 2014 08:18:49 GMT

The Times (subscription)

MoD tries to block its own book on Helmand
The Times (subscription)
The Ministry of Defence has made a last-minute attempt to block the publication of a book it commissioned one of its officers to write about the lessons of the military campaign in Helmand. The study, which is highly critical of British and American ...



Afghanistan holds successful, peaceful election in Helmand, Nimroz provinces - Marines.mil (press release)
Tue, 08 Apr 2014 18:06:32 GMT

Afghanistan holds successful, peaceful election in Helmand, Nimroz provinces
Marines.mil (press release)
Afghan National Army (ANA) Maj. Gen. Sayed Malook, commander of Afghanistan's 215th Corps, shows a purple fingertip as he walks back to the Operational Coordination Center- Regional (OCC-R) aboard Camp Shorabak, Helmand province, Afghanistan, ...

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Afghan Youth Debates: Helmand Polls Show People Embrace Democracy - Institute for War and Peace Reporting
Tue, 15 Apr 2014 16:02:39 GMT

Afghan Youth Debates: Helmand Polls Show People Embrace Democracy
Institute for War and Peace Reporting
The success of this year's presidential and provincial council elections in Afghanistan was unprecedented, experts said at an April 10 event organised by IWPR in the southern Helmand province. Wide public participation, high levels of transparency and ...



Helmand handover: the massive logistical challenge - Telegraph.co.uk
Wed, 02 Apr 2014 19:03:46 GMT

Helmand handover: the massive logistical challenge
Telegraph.co.uk
Major Lucy Anderson of the Royal Logistics Corp stands in Camp Bastion surrounded by a sea of shipping containers. Each is waiting to be packed full of British military equipment, and transported back home. 2,734 containers have already been shipped ...



MPs criticise UK over Taliban raid - The Courier
Wed, 16 Apr 2014 00:20:04 GMT

The Courier

MPs criticise UK over Taliban raid
The Courier
In a highly critical report, the Commons Defence Committee said force protection measures at Camp Bastion in Helmand province had been "inadequate" - with more than half the guard towers left unmanned - leaving troops exposed to "unnecessary risk".
UK partly to blame for failure to stop Afghan attack - MPsBBC News
Inadequate defences and high-level complacency: MPs blast MoD for failures ...The Independent

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