Suddenly declaring the Taliban “politically legitimate” in preparation for ISAF withdrawal makes mockery of the thousands of coalition lives lost there. But as opposed to being a cop-out, is this a natural process; and more importantly, should it have taken place some time ago?
One of the hazards of journalism is being named in other people’s stories especially when they’re nonsense and you had nothing to do with them. This is exacerbated when you’ve argued long and hard against publishing the story. But certain subject areas, where governments will ‘neither confirm nor deny’ offer free reign to the fantasist…
The psychological technique of family constellations provided a remarkable weekend workshop experience. Created to help the victims of war – specifically of the Holocaust, it has obvious benefits for war veterans, but being so astonishingly powerful, requires great care.