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. UK Must Rebuild Military Capability, MPs Warn

    Posted by - Sam Kiley, Foreign Affairs Editor. The committee has published a report which attacks the planning, structures and assumptions that drove defence policy and spending decisions for the past five years. The report says: "For the first time in ...

  2. Netanyahu's Election Tactics Could Be A Mistake

    Posted by - Sam Kiley, Foreign Affairs Editor, in Jerusalem. The day before, he reached out to the right with a promise - that there will not be a Palestinian state on his watch as Prime Minister. These were signs of desperation ...

  3. Israel's Choice Between 'Despair And Hope'

    Posted by - Sam Kiley, Foreign Affairs Editor, in Jerusalem. Voting in Tel Aviv, Isaac Herzog, the Zionist Union leader, was addressing the domestic audience. But this choice may be even more keenly felt in areas under Israeli occupation, where local ...

  4. Israeli Electorate Mulls Giving PM A Haircut

    Posted by - Sam Kiley, Foreign Affairs Editor, Jerusalem. Benjamin Netanyahu, the incumbent Prime Minister, has been rattled as his Likud party has been showing signs of weakening in the polls. The last and final pre-election polls suggest his party will ...

  5. Mercenaries Launch Dark War Against Boko Haram

    Posted by - Sam Kiley, Foreign Affairs Editor. But the reality is more complicated. According to Sky sources in the community of guns-for-hire many of the battle hardened soldiers of fortune did indeed cut their teeth in the black liberation movements ...


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