Sam Kiley

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Sam Kiley joined Sky News in 2010 to report on UK security at home and abroad. He has extensive contacts within the intelligence community and delivers the kind of breaking news on which Sky News has made its name. Sam has one of the most significant news briefs of the coming decade.

He is also a documentary maker and author and formerly worked as The Times’ Middle East and Africa Bureau Chief.

Sam had also been a frequent contributor to Sky News, Channel 4 and the BBC as a defence security analyst, before joining Sky News full time.

Sam has spent 20 years covering wars and the last 10 covering British overseas conflicts, travelling to hotspots including Israel, Lebanon, Sierra Leone, Liberia, Bosnia, Serbia, Croatia, Mozambique, Sudan, Iraq and Pakistan.

He also spent a full six-month tour on the frontline in Helmand Province, Afghanistan, the only journalist, at present, to have done so. From his research, Sam wrote the acclaimed book Desperate Glory which is a chronicle of men at war.

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Articles by Sam Kiley

  1. Air Power Could Have Stopped IS Two Years Ago

    Posted by - Sam Kiley, Foreign Affairs Editor. The temptation to insist that Britain go back to war in the Middle East is a visceral as it is understandable. But now is not the time for sudden action. That was more ...

  2. Coalition's Plans For IS Fight Look Cowardly

    Posted by - Sam Kiley, Foreign Affairs Editor. All signatories to the agreement struck in Jeddah, at the Nato summit in Wales, and in phone calls over the last fortnight are agreed on one thing - none of them will send ground ...

  3. Bribes Of Cash And Guns To Tackle IS Jihadis

    Posted by - Sam Kiley, Foreign Affairs Editor. From dither to decision to deliberation and even direction, it's been a frustrating process to behold. But it may, in the end, provide a map through the minefield of the Middle East ...

  4. Old Foes May Have To Unite To Stop IS Onslaught

    Posted by - Sam Kiley, Foreign Affairs Editor. Barack Obama has called for it. David Cameron agreed. Experts in Britain, from Lord Richards to Lord West to Baroness Neville Jones, have insisted it's essential - all of them in the space ...

  5. Ex-Army Chief Says West Has No Strategy For IS

    Posted by - Sam Kiley, Foreign Affairs Editor. Lord Richards of Herstmonceaux, who retired as chief of defence staff last year, said current policies are neither comprehensive nor full enough to deal with the problem. In a Sky News Tonight interview ...

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