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Cuts causing soldiers to die without haunting soundtrack

where's the pathos?Military chiefs are warning that a reduction in the army’s budget means that more British soldiers are now dying in foreign conflicts without the benefit of slow motion and haunting ethnic music playing over the scene.

‘A lot of our boys aren’t getting a proper send-off due to cutbacks’ said Colonel Bob Armitage ‘it’s a serious problem. Our chaps go to these war-zones and sacrifice their lives for the cause and the least they should expect is that when their number’s up they’ll get to die in slow-mo with a mellifluous vocal arrangement playing over the top. Is that too much to ask?’.

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Posted: Oct 1st, 2014
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Gwyneth Paltrow sent to Afghanistan for using inappropriate analogy

GwynethAfter the latest ruling under the new crowd-sourced sentencing system, Gwyneth Paltrow faces six months’ front line service in Afghanistan’s Helmand province for carelessly using an analogy that used war to describe the feeling of dehumanisation after receiving insults online.

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Posted: Jun 2nd, 2014
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‘Teachers to troops’ initiative rejected by armed forces

Government plans to fast track teachers into the armed forces have been attacked by military leaders as ‘Short sighted and dangerous.’

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Posted: Jun 10th, 2013
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Pakistan Taliban elect next deputy to be blown up in a drone attack

After the death of Wali-ur-Rehman, the Pakistan Taliban have selected Khan Said as next in line to be blown up in a US drone attack.

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Posted: May 31st, 2013
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Americans getting ‘emotionally attached’ to drones

heroic drones known to be accurate to within 20 milesAn increasing number of Americans are questioning why brave drones are being sent to fight intractable wars in distant countries, with many concerned citizens becoming distraught when they don’t come back in one piece.

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Posted: May 24th, 2013
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