Sir John Chilcot has unveiled his scathing report into the Iraq war. Ministers from Prime Minister Tony Blair downwards, Whitehall mandarins and senior army officers all came in for criticism in Sir John’s seven-year inquiry into the conflict.
The long-awaited official report into Britain’s involvement in the Iraq War has delivered a scathing verdict on Government ministers’ justification, planning and conduct of a military intervention which “went badly wrong, with consequences to this day”.
Military and political leaders failed to act quickly enough to counter the threat from Improvised Explosive Devices (IEDs) and provide better armoured vehicles to British forces occupying Iraq, the Chilcot Inquiry has found.
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