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Piers Morgan to make ‘informal’ morale-boosting Afghan tour

Piers Morgan is to make a tour of the most dangerous areas of Afghanistan at the invitation of the British armed forces, which they hope could prove ‘a major boost for morale.’

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Posted: Jul 19th, 2011
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Ministry of Defence ‘mislays’ small war

Following an auditor’s report that the Ministry of Defence lost track of assets worth £6.3bn, embarrassed officials confirmed last night that the department had also managed to mislay a small war it was conducting.

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Posted: Jul 6th, 2011
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Branson dismisses ‘Fly al-Qaeda’ airline plan as ‘just exploding pie in the sky’

‘And we’re experts at spotting suicide bombers,’ al-Zawahiri said, ‘because we train them. And many of our operatives have flown on US Rendition Airlines blindfolded. But it’s a pity Richard grabbed the ‘Virgin’ moniker.’

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Posted: Jun 21st, 2011
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Liam Fox apologises for soundtrack to Afghan war

UK Defence Secretary Dr Liam Fox has been forced into an apology for the poor soundtrack to the current Afghan and Libyan conflicts. ‘People look back on the Vietnam war and remember the great soundtrack but forget all the bad stuff’ he explained. ‘One of the biggest problems faced by our forces today in Afghanistan and Libya is the low availability of good music.’

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Posted: May 28th, 2011
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Army budget cuts mean ‘cycle lanes to be deployed instead of armour’

Faced with budget cuts and the prospect of a resurgent Taliban with revenge attacks from Al-Qaeda, the British Army in Afghanistan has proposed an innovative and cheap way of protecting its soldiers – the immediate painting of green or blue cycle lanes across all strategic flashpoints in Helmand and Kandahar provinces.

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Posted: May 17th, 2011
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