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Formation1660
Typemilitary
Subgroups• Force Research Unit
• Special Air Service
• Special Boat Service
• Special Reconnaissance Regiment
• Special Reconnaissance Unit
• Special Forces Support Group
• JFIT
Staff89,860
Exposed byStephen Frost, Rod Stoner
SubpageUK/Army/Intelligence Corps
The foreign enforcement arm of the UK government.

The UK Army, in numerical terms, is the fourth largest in the world.[1]

Subvertising

A subvertisement of an advertisement of the UK Army, encouraging suspicion of the "war on terror".

Morale

Over 15,000 soldiers quit the British Army in 2016 "as commanders struggled against falling morale".[2]

Propaganda

The Integrity Initiative has worked to try to promote Russophobia.

War crime allegations

Ian Cobain wrote for Middle East Eye in 2019 that:

“The British army operated rules of engagement in Iraq and Afghanistan that at times allowed soldiers to shoot unarmed civilians who were suspected of keeping them under surveillance, a Middle East Eye investigation has established.

The casualties included a number of children and teenage boys, according to several former soldiers interviewed by MEE.

Two former infantrymen allege that they and their fellow soldiers serving in southern Iraq were at one point told that they had permission to shoot anyone seen holding a mobile telephone, carrying a shovel, or acting in any way suspiciously.

The rules were relaxed, they say, in part because of concerns that unarmed individuals were acting as spotters for militants, or were involved in planting roadside bombs.[3]
Ian Cobain (4 February 2019)  [4]

 

Related Document

TitleTypePublication dateAuthor(s)Description
Document:Recruiting for Violence in the Militaryarticle1 April 2013Lesley Docksey


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