RealNews

UK troops setting up Afghan base

The first troops in an enlarged UK deployment to Afghanistan have begun setting up base. Several hundred Royal Engineers are building the camp in Lashkar Gar, the capital of southern Helmand province, with protection from 150 Royal Marines. Around 850 troops are due in place this month, preparing for a deployment of more than 5,000 within six months. They aim to restore peace and tackle the drugs trade in an area of major Taleban activity and opium production. Full Story

OODA Analyst

OODA Analyst

OODA is comprised of a unique team of international experts capable of providing advanced intelligence and analysis, strategy and planning support, risk and threat management, training, decision support, crisis response, and security services to global corporations and governments.