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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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DEVELOPMENT OF UK STRATEGY AND OPTIONS, APRIL TO JULY 2002

SECTION 3.3 DEVELOPMENT OF UK STRATEGY AND OPTIONS, APRIL TO JULY 2002 Contents Introduction and key findings …………………………………………………………………………..3 Development of UK policy, April to June 2002 ………………………………………………………3 A UK contribution to US-led military action …………………………………………………………3 JIC Assessment, 19 April 2002 … Continue reading

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DEVELOPMENT OF UK STRATEGY AND OPTIONS, NOVEMBER 2002 TO JANUARY 2003

SECTION 3.6 DEVELOPMENT OF UK STRATEGY AND OPTIONS, NOVEMBER 2002 TO JANUARY 2003 Contents Introduction and key findings ………………………………………………………………………….4 The response to resolution 1441 ………………………………………………………………………..5 Iraq’s response …………………………………………………………………………………………….5 Cabinet, 14 November 2002 ……………………………………………………………………………..7 UK assumptions about Iraq’s position ………………………………………………………………..8 JIC … Continue reading

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DEVELOPMENT OF UK STRATEGY AND OPTIONS, 8 TO 20 MARCH 2003

SECTION 3.8 DEVELOPMENT OF UK STRATEGY AND OPTIONS, 8 TO 20 MARCH 2003 Contents Introduction ……………………………………………………………………………………………..402 The end of the UN route ………………………………………………………………………………402 Mr Straw’s statement, 10 March 2003 ……………………………………………………………..412 Informal consultations in New York ……………………………………………………………….416 President Chirac’s interview, 10 … Continue reading

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IRAQ’S WEAPONS OF MASS DESTRUCTION

SECTION 4 IRAQ’S WEAPONS OF MASS DESTRUCTION Introduction 1. Section 4 addresses: • how the Joint Intelligence Committee’s (JIC) Assessments of Iraq’s chemical, biological, nuclear and ballistic missile capabilities, and the intent of Saddam Hussein’s regime to retain, produce, use … Continue reading

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ADVICE ON THE LEGAL BASIS FOR MILITARY ACTION, NOVEMBER 2002 TO MARCH 2003

SECTION 5.0 ADVICE ON THE LEGAL BASIS FOR MILITARY ACTION, NOVEMBER 2002 TO MARCH 2003 Contents Introduction and key findings ………………………………………………………………………….4 UNSCR 1441 …………………………………………………………………………………………………5 Discussion, debate and advice, November to December 2002 …………………………………..6 Lord Goldsmith’s conversations with Mr Powell and … Continue reading

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DEVELOPMENT OF THE MILITARY OPTIONS FOR AN INVASION OF IRAQ

SECTION 6.1 DEVELOPMENT OF THE MILITARY OPTIONS FOR AN INVASION OF IRAQ Contents Introduction and key findings………………………………………………………………………174 MOD Defence Planning Assumptions……………………………………………………………..176 The possibility of military invasion emerges…………………………………………………….178 The impact of 9/11………………………………………………………………………………………178 President Bush’s “axis of evil” speech and the UK … Continue reading

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Gentle Reader – We can see the beginnings of the chaotic and violent world in which we will live under these radical right-wingers. If there is no justice, there will be no peace.

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JULY 2004 TO MAY 2005

397 SECTION 9.3 JULY 2004 TO MAY 2005 Contents Introduction ……………………………………………………………………………………………..398 July 2004 ………………………………………………………………………………………………….398 August 2004 ……………………………………………………………………………………………..403 September 2004 …………………………………………………………………………………………412 October 2004 …………………………………………………………………………………………….425 November 2004 …………………………………………………………………………………………444 December 2004 ………………………………………………………………………………………….454 January 2005 …………………………………………………………………………………………….460 February 2005 …………………………………………………………………………………………..467 March 2005 ………………………………………………………………………………………………474 April 2005 … 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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