Two Spanish soldiers killed in Afghanistan

Two Spanish soldiers have died and another three have been injured in Afghanistan after a device exploded as their ‘Lynx’ armoured vehicle passed by.

Alfredo Pérez Rubalcaba visits Afghanistan

The First Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Interior, Alfredo Pérez Rubalcaba, has made a surprise visit, and his first, to Afghanistan, arriving in Herat at 04:00 Spanish time.

Is there an election looming by any chance?

I’ve planned this visit for some time says Mr Bean as he makes a visit to Afghanistan to promise more equipment to British troops just one day after appearing at the Iraq Inquiry and being accused of being ‘disingenuous’ by two former army chiefs on the question of earlier requests for more and better equipment. Alternatives to disingenuous: artful, crooked, …

From the war zone

Regardless of the rights and wrongs of seemingly perpetual military intervention in Afghanistan by the forces of foreign powers, a debate without end except for the unfortunate victims on all sides, there is currently an offensive taking place against the Taliban. The Denver Post, everyone’s favourite read, has published a plog (photo blog) containing a collection of 48 amazingly stunning …

More Spanish troops for Afghanistan

The Minister of Foreign Affairs and Cooperation, Miguel Angel Moratinos, has announced that Spain is sending more troops to Afghanistan.

Out of Kosovo, into Afghanistan?

Spain’s unilateral decision to withdraw its troops from Kosovo caused a bit of irritation in Washington and a Spanish delegation has been assuring the US authorities that the withdrawal will be carried out in close coordination with its NATO allies and commanders on the ground to ensure that there is no disruption to the KFOR operation.