Your Comprehensive Guide to the Chilcot Report

By John Lee.

The Chilcot Report into the Iraq War was finally published on Wednesday. The report covers the background to the decision to go to war, whether troops were properly prepared, how the conflict was conducted and what planning there was for its aftermath.

Among the main findings are:

  • That the UK chose to join the invasion before all peaceful options for disarmament had been exhausted;
  • That Intelligence had not established beyond doubt that Saddam Hussein had continued to produce chemical and biological weapons; and,
  • That the planning and preparations for Iraq after Saddam Hussein were wholly inadequate.

The full report is 2.6 million words long and would take an average reader weeks to read, but you may find the following resources useful:

Official documents:


Editorials and Opinion pieces:

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