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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, 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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23 MAY 2003 TO JUNE 2004

SECTION 9.2 23 MAY 2003 TO JUNE 2004 Contents Introduction ……………………………………………………………………………………………..208 May 2003: after resolution 1483 ……………………………………………………………………..208 June 2003 …………………………………………………………………………………………………211 July 2003 ………………………………………………………………………………………………….232 August 2003 ……………………………………………………………………………………………..253 September 2003 ………………………………………………………………………………………..262 October 2003 ……………………………………………………………………………………………277 November 2003 …………………………………………………………………………………………290 December 2003 …………………………………………………………………………………………307 January 2004 … Continue reading

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JUNE 2006 TO 27 JUNE 2007

SECTION 9.5 JUNE 2006 TO 27 JUNE 2007 Contents Introduction ………………………………………………………………………………………………..2 June 2006 ……………………………………………………………………………… …………………..2 July 2006 ……………………………………………………………………………………………………11 August 2006 ……………………………………………………………………………………………….24 September 2006 ………………………………………………………………………………………….30 October 2006 ………………………………………………………………………………………………41 November 2006 …………………………………………………………………………………………..49 December 2006 …………………………………………………………………………………………..60 January 2007 ………………………………………………………………………………………………69 February 2007 …………………………………………………………………………………………….99 March … Continue reading

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The Drums of War

Gentle Reader – This is frightening enough, yet not written to frighten. Rather to steel one’s mind as to the work we have to do to salvage our world from the likes of Trump, Erdogan, Putin, Dutarte, al Asad, Netanyahu, … Continue reading

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27 JUNE 2007 TO APRIL 2008

SECTION 9.6 27 JUNE 2007 TO APRIL 2008 Contents Introduction ……………………………………………………………………………………………..182 June 2007: The Brown Government …………………………………………………………………182 July 2007 ………………………………………………………………………………………………….185 August 2007 ……………………………………………………………………………………………..212 September 2007 …………………………………………………………………………………………235 October 2007 …………………………………………………………………………………………….266 November 2007 …………………………………………………………………………………………287 December 2007 ………………………………………………………………………………………….301 January 2008 ……………………………………………………………………………………………..316 February 2008 … Continue reading

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