8 Analysing the Iraq War 2003 Invasion Decision

This chapter, analysing the Iraq war 2003 invasion decision, provides an example of how this book’s methodology can be applied.

8.1   Structure of the Iraq Analysis

An explanation of why the invasion of Iraq was chosen as an example of methodology.

8.2 – 8.6   International Perspectives on the Iraq War

Links to background information that formed part of the original analysis.

8.7   The Original Conclusion from the Iraq Analysis

There were governance failings, a lack of due diligence, in deciding to invade Iraq.

8.8   Retrospective Analysis of the Decision to Invade Iraq

The Chilcot report, and the benefit of hindsight, validate the original analysis.



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