Wednesday January 22, 2020

Podcast: The simple truth is that going to war remains an attraction to leaders

The Chilcot report is useless in the face of a fundamental truth, writes Susan O'Keeffe

7th July, 2016

Two point six million words. Seven years. There are many powerful and important messages and lessons in Sir John Chilcot’s immense report but the one that matters most is likely to be forgotten. It’s not even articulated in the report, largely because official reports of this kind usually forget the panoramic view in favour of strict adherence to the terms of reference.

The simple truth is that going to war remains...

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