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“A Million Bullets: the real story of the British Army in Afghanistan” review

by James FergussonCorgi Books James Fergusson gives us a picture of the fighting in Afghanistan in 2006 that does not match that given through our media. For all our high-tech weapons, this is the story of a frontier war told by the soldiers themselves, reminiscent of some of Kipling’s tales …

Climate and Conflict, Dr Stuart Parkinson, 2008

Our earth’s environmental crisis will almost certainly be the driver of any future wars – directly or indirectly. The speaker at our AGM in 2008, Dr Stuart Parkinson, set the scene with his presentation ‘Climate Change and Military Conflict’. Dr Parkinson is the Director of Scientists for Global Responsibility. Their …

“The National Security Strategy of the United Kingdom”, Cabinet Office, 2008

In recent years, the UK Government has published its first National Security Strategy (2008) and also a “Strategic Defence and Security Review” (2010) – the first since 1998. From the National Security Strategy: ‘The aim of this first National Security Strategy is to set out how we will address and …

“Surviving Climate Change: the struggle to avert global catastrophe” review

ed David Cromwell and Mark LevenePluto Press, 2007 This, the first multi-authored book from Crisis Forum, set up for the study of crises in the C21st (www.crisis-forum.org.uk), is for those who want to read about what is really going on around the politics of climate change. Governments and business keep …

Making War History

by Bruce KentThis article first appeared in Pax Christi’s newsletter, Justpeace, for March/April 2005 “Making Poverty History” must also mean making war history. World annual military expenditure is again creeping up to the 1 trillion dollar mark – that’s a thousand billion dollars a year – a sum that dwarfs …