Mike Martin

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Taliban fighters on patrol in Kabul on Thursday. Photograph: Rahmat Gul/AP

US soldiers crept out of Bagram Airfield in the dead of night on July 1st. As they departed, they shut off the electricity in the fortified military b(...)

‘There is  a paradox in war: Why do individuals sacrifice themselves for their groups?’ Photgraph: Reuters/Joe Raedle

The further you are from conflict the simpler it is to explain. Just ask Mike Martin, a former British army soldier in Afghanistan who is now a London(...)