Whitehall and the Iraq War: The UK's Four Intelligence Enquiries

@article{Aldrich2005WhitehallAT,
  title={Whitehall and the Iraq War: The UK's Four Intelligence Enquiries},
  author={Richard James Aldrich},
  journal={Irish Studies in International Affairs},
  year={2005}
}
  • R. Aldrich
  • Published 2005
  • Political Science
  • Irish Studies in International Affairs
The UK intelligence community has recently undergone a ‘season of enquiry’ relating to the Iraq War and the ‘War on Terrorism’. This essay discusses each of the four enquiries in turn and argues that while the debate has been intense, much has been missed. The enquiries have largely focused on specific administrative issues, while the media have focused on blame–casting. Although the enquiries have been useful in underlining the extent of genuine ‘intelligence failure’, wider reflections about… 

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