1. National

Taliban negotiation 'necessary'

The outgoing British Armed Forces chief told ITV News it was "necessary" that the West would have to negotiate with the Taliban.

View all 4 updates ›

Army chief: 'No Afghan terrorist atrocity' since UK involvement'

General Sir David Richards seen to the right of David Cameron at Camp Bastion, Afghanistan, in 2011. Credit: PA

In an interview with ITV News, General Sir David Richards defended the British Army's record in Afghanistan.

"What our soldiers and those who sacrificed their lives and their families can be reassured by is that our actions since 2001 have ensured that no terrorist atrocity has been planned or executed from Afghan soil," he said.

More top news