Army chief: We did as we were directed
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Army chief: We did as we were directed

There was no reason for military chiefs to say it was impossible to go to war in Iraq, the former head of the Army has said.

General Sir Mike Jackson, who became chief of the general staff in 2003, a month before the start of the Iraq War, told Martha Kearney the Afghan conflict did not mean British forces could not join the invasion of Iraq. "We did as we were directed," he added.

  • 06 Jul 2016