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They Lied, It Really Is That Simple – Viet Nam

“…Even as [President Johnson] resisted JCS requests to intensify the air campaign, he emphasized the ground war in the South. Sending US troops to fight in the South seemed the least expensive course of action [italics mine] in terms of … Continue reading

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INTRODUCTION

INTRODUCTION Contents Establishing the Inquiry ………………………………………………………………………………………….2 Purpose of the Inquiry …………………………………………………………………………………………….2 Support to the Inquiry Committee …………………………………………………………………………3 Avoiding conflicts of interest …………………………………………………………………………………4 The Inquiry’s approach ………………………………………………………………………………………….5 Initial meetings ………………………………………………………………………………………………………5 Issues not addressed by the Inquiry …………………………………………………………………….6 Hearings …………………………………………………………………………………………………………………8 Written evidence … Continue reading

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UK IRAQ STRATEGY 1990 To 2000

SECTION 1.1 UK IRAQ STRATEGY 1990 To 2000 Contents Introduction ………………………………………………………………………………………………….23 Acknowledgements ………………………………………………………………………………………23 UK Iraq strategy ……………………………………………………………………………………………23 Iraq’s invasion of Kuwait …………………………………………………………………………….24 Resolution 678 (1990) …………………………………………………………………………………..25 The 1991 Gulf Conflict ………………………………………………………………………………….27 Resolution 687 (1991) …………………………………………………………………………………..28 Legacy of the 1990-1991 Gulf … Continue reading

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DEVELOPMENT OF UK STRATEGY AND OPTIONS, SEPTEMBER 2000 TO SEPTEMBER 2001

SECTION 1.2 DEVELOPMENT OF UK STRATEGY AND OPTIONS, SEPTEMBER 2000 TO SEPTEMBER 2001 Contents Introduction ……………………………………………………………………………………………..188 Before September 2000 ……………………………………………………………………………….188 Review of the UK’s strategy on Iraq, autumn 2000 ……………………………………………..192 JIC Assessment, 1 November 2000: ‘Iraq: Prospects for Co-operation’ …………………….197 … Continue reading

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DECISION-MAKING WITHIN GOVERNMENT

SECTION 2 DECISION-MAKING WITHIN GOVERNMENT Contents Introduction ……………………………………………………………………………………………..267 Roles and responsibilities …………………………………………………………………………….267 Cabinet ……………………………………………………………………………………………………267 Role of the Civil Service ……………………………………………………………………………….269 The Cabinet Secretary …………………………………………………………………………………269 Permanent Secretaries ………………………………………………………………………………..271 No.10 Chief of Staff ……………………………………………………………………………………271 The Security and Intelligence Co-ordinator ……………………………………………………..272 Departmental roles … Continue reading

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DEVELOPMENT OF UK STRATEGY AND OPTIONS, 9/11 TO EARLY JANUARY 2002

SECTION 3.1 DEVELOPMENT OF UK STRATEGY AND OPTIONS, 9/11 TO EARLY JANUARY 2002 Contents Introduction and key findings ………………………………………………………………………..312 UK policy on Iraq in early September 2001 ………………………………………………………..312 The impact of 9/11 ………………………………………………………………………………………320 The immediate response to 9/11 …………………………………………………………………….320 Resolution … Continue reading

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DEVELOPMENT OF UK STRATEGY AND OPTIONS, JANUARY TO APRIL 2002 – “AXIS OF EVIL” TO CRAWFORD

SECTION 3.2 DEVELOPMENT OF UK STRATEGY AND OPTIONS, JANUARY TO APRIL 2002 – “AXIS OF EVIL” TO CRAWFORD Contents Introduction and key findings ……………………………………………………………………….387 President Bush’s “axis of evil” speech and the UK response …………………………………388 No.10’s response, mid-February 2002 …………………………………………………………….397 … Continue reading

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DEVELOPMENT OF UK STRATEGY AND OPTIONS, 1 FEBRUARY TO 7 MARCH 2003

SECTION 3.7 DEVELOPMENT OF UK STRATEGY AND OPTIONS, 1 FEBRUARY TO 7 MARCH 2003 Contents Introduction and key findings ……………………………………………………………………….179 1 to 13 February 2003 …………………………………………………………………………………..181 Parliamentary debates on Iraq, 3 February 2003 …………………………………………………181 3 and 4 February 2003 …………………………………………………………………………………185 … Continue reading

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IRAQ WMD ASSESSMENTS, PRE-JULY 2002

  SECTION 4.1 IRAQ WMD ASSESSMENTS, PRE-JULY 2002 Contents Introduction and key findings ………………………………………………………………………….8 The UK’s assessment of Iraq’s WMD capabilities pre-9/11 ……………………………………….9 The legacy of the 1990s …………………………………………………………………………………..9 The UK’s assessment of Iraq’s WMD 2000 to 2001 ……………………………………………….12 JIC … Continue reading

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JUNE 2005 TO MAY 2006

489 SECTION 9.4 JUNE 2005 TO MAY 2006 Contents Introduction ……………………………………………………………………………………………..490 June 2005 …………………………………………………………………………………………………490 July 2005 ………………………………………………………………………………………………….498 August 2005 ………………………………………………………………………………………………510 September 2005 …………………………………………………………………………………………517 October 2005 ……………………………………………………………………………………………..535 November 2005 ………………………………………………………………………………………….556 December 2005 ………………………………………………………………………………………….566 January 2006 ……………………………………………………………………………………………..573 February 2006 …………………………………………………………………………………………..582 March 2006 … Continue reading

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