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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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MAY 2008 TO OCTOBER 2009

SECTION 9.7 MAY 2008 TO OCTOBER 2009 Contents Introduction………………………………………………………………………………………………382 May 2008………………………………………………………………………………………………….382 June 2008………………………………………………………………………………………………….391 July 2008…………………………………………………………………………………………………..398 August 2008………………………………………………………………………………………………408 September 2008………………………………………………………………………………………….411 October 2008……………………………………………………………………………………………..417 November 2008………………………………………………………………………………………….421 December 2008………………………………………………………………………………………….424 January 2009……………………………………………………………………………………………..434 February 2009……………………………………………………………………………………………437 March 2009………………………………………………………………………………………………443 April 2009………………………………………………………………………………………………..448 May 2009…………………………………………………………………………………………………450 June 2009…………………………………………………………………………………………………455 July 2009…………………………………………………………………………………………………457 August … Continue reading

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RECONSTRUCTION: MARCH 2003 TO JUNE 2004

FORMATTING IN PROGRESS SECTION 10.1 RECONSTRUCTION: MARCH 2003 TO JUNE 2004 Contents Introduction…………………………………………………………………………………………………………3 UK post-conflict objectives and planning assumption……………………………………………4 Humanitarian assistance…………………………………………………………………………………7 Coalition-building……………………………………………………………………………………….18 Post-conflict reconstruction and ORHA……………………………………………………………..22 Responsibility for reconstruction…………………………………………………………………….22 UK concerns over participation in ORHA…………………………………………………………28 Decisions to increase UK support … Continue reading

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You’ve Got to Be Kidding – A Parody

Gentle Reader – Sometimes laughter is the best way to make the pain and sorrow abate, if only for a short time. This really is Hilaryous. (Sorry !) ————————————————— Hillary Clinton [parody] 45th President of the United States, patriarchy smasher, … Continue reading

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RECONSTRUCTION: OIL, COMMERCIAL INTERESTS, DEBT RELIEF, ASYLUM AND STABILISATION POLICY

SECTION 10.3 RECONSTRUCTION: OIL, COMMERCIAL INTERESTS, DEBT RELIEF, ASYLUM AND STABILISATION POLICY Contents Introduction…………………………………………………………………………………………374 UK policy on Iraq’s oil and oil revenues……………………………………………………………375 Iraq oil reserves, production and export ………………………………………………………..375 UK energy security interests, 2001 to 2002 ……………………………………………………376 Planning and preparing … Continue reading

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