Category Archives: Iraq

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, LATE JULY TO 14 SEPTEMBER 2002

SECTION 3.4 DEVELOPMENT OF UK STRATEGY AND OPTIONS, LATE JULY TO 14 SEPTEMBER 2002 Contents Introduction and key findings ………………………………………………………………………..93 Advice for Mr Blair following his meeting of 23 July 2002 ………………………………………94 MOD advice on the military options, 26 July … 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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IRAQ WMD ASSESSMENTS, JULY TO SEPTEMBER 2002

SECTION 4.2 IRAQ WMD ASSESSMENTS, JULY TO SEPTEMBER 2002 Contents Introduction and key findings ………………………………………………………………………..115 Late July and August 2002 …………………………………………………………………………….116 Mr Blair’s meeting, 23 July 2002 …………………………………………………………………….116 “Summer reading” ……………………………………………………………………………………..121 Reservations about the wisdom of publishing the dossier …………………………………….124 … Continue reading

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IRAQ WMD ASSESSMENTS, OCTOBER 2002 TO MARCH 2003

SECTION 4.3 IRAQ WMD ASSESSMENTS, OCTOBER 2002 TO MARCH 2003 Contents Introduction and key findings ……………………………………………………………………….289 The UK assessment of Iraq’s position, October to December 2002 ………………………….290 Iraq’s rebuttal of the UK dossier …………………………………………………………………….291 JIC Assessment, 11 October 2002: ‘Iraq: … Continue reading

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THE SEARCH FOR WMD

SECTION 4.4 THE SEARCH FOR WMD Contents Introduction and key findings ………………………………………………………………………425 Planning and preparation for the post-conflict search for WMD ……………………………426 Security Council debate on the future role of UNMOVIC ………………………………………442 Creation of the Iraq Survey Group ………………………………………………………………….443 Managing … Continue reading

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MILITARY PLANNING FOR THE INVASION, JANUARY TO MARCH 2003

SECTION 6.2 MILITARY PLANNING FOR THE INVASION, JANUARY TO MARCH 2003 Contents Introduction and key findings ……………………………………………………………………….387 The switch to the South ……………………………………………………………………………….388 CENTCOM’s proposal for a UK Division in the South ……………………………………………389 MOD advice to No.10 on deployment to … Continue reading

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