Banned from Afghanistan?

Sir Max Hastings says he’s been banned from the battlefields of Afghanistan by Defence Secretary Des Browne. Hastings has been a regular visitor to war zones for more than 20 years. Talking to The First Post he explains further,

“I asked to go, as I’ve so often gone to British battlefields all over the world, and was told that while the army was keen, the political end of the MoD wouldn’t have it.” link

However, the MoD press office claim he never lodged a request to travel.