Robert Lyman

Dr Robert Lyman is a military historian, who was once a soldier. His latest book, Victory to Defeat, the British Army 1918-1940, written with General Lord Dannatt, will be published by Osprey Publishing in September.

No soldier should have been above the law in Afghanistan 

The public inquiry into alleged SAS war crimes in Afghanistan hears fresh evidence this week. Lawyers representing Afghan families argue that up to 80 civilians may have been victims of ‘summary killings’ by UK special forces between 2010 and 2013 in night raids in search of Taliban fighters.  The inquiry has led to some debate