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Army 'almost seized up' in 2006, Gen Sir Richard Dannatt tells Iraq Inquiry

Troop commitments in Iraq and Afghanistan created the "perfect storm" for an over stretched army, a former Army chief has told the Iraq inquiry.

Gen Sir Richard Dannatt said the Ministry of Defence's projections of required troop commitments differed from Army estimates.

He said the Army had come close to "seizing up" in 2006.

Gen Sir Mike Jackson told the inquiry there were too few troops to cope with the aftermath of the invasion.

Nicholas Witchell reports.

  • 28 Jul 2010
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