‘Bring back national service’ says Prince
Prince Harry has ended his ten-year career in the army by advocating national service. Should the UK return to compulsory military service for young people?
Murders halt joint patrolling by Afghans and NATO
A rise in attacks on NATO soldiers by rogue members of the Afghan forces has fuelled mutual mistrust. Now joint operations are being scaled down. What price comradeship?
Des militaires dans les salles de classe
Les fondateurs d’une école, dont le personnel se compose entièrement d’anciens militaires, espèrent révolutionner l’éducation en Grande-Bretagne en recourant à la discipline.
Corporals in the classroom at new ‘free’ school
The founders of a new school, staffed entirely by ex-servicemen and women, are hoping to revolutionise education in Britain. Is military discipline the key to keeping teenagers in line?
Life stories: Bomb disposal in Afghanistan
An inquest is taking place into the death of Olaf Schmid, who was killed in Afghanistan in October 2009. This is his story.
Teenage Soldiers – Army Schools Under Fire
A sixteen-year-old boy is too young to buy a copy of a war-themed video game. Is he old enough to join the army?
The horror of an army turning on its own people
In 1972, British soldiers killed 14 Irish protestors in the city of Derry. Yesterday an exhaustive inquiry declared the protestors totally innocent.