The fall of Afghanistan: intelligence services were blinded by the Chilcot Inquiry

The British intelligence services were abandoned by their then boss, foreign secretary Dominic Raab, after their incorrect assessment of the Afghan situation, yet the defence secretary, Ben Wallace, continues to defend them. The latter regards that problem as being the result of the severe damage caused by the Chilcot Inquiry on the Iraqi intervention, which crippled London's spymasters. [...] (325 words)
Issue dated 09/11/2021 Reading time 2 minutes
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