Tag Archive for Afghanistan


Lord Soley

Just whenI was getting a little optimistic about the changing leadership roles in the Taliban I discover another horror story. On Monday in north west Pakistan they blew up five schools. They have now destroyed 180 schools and,of course, banned education for girls. The Taliban are getting more control in this area of Pakistan which…

Helicopters in Afghanistan

Lord Soley

I know that this is a contentious issue but I think the debate on Afghanistanoften misses an important point about the nature of the conflict. This is not just a group of ill equipped tribesmen fighting the international forces but a mixture of sophisticated and very determined groups with a┬ácommon aim of restoring Taliban rule.…