by Chris Ames
I think the beginning of Dannatt’s evidence, in which he talked about the “contingency” planning for the invasion in the spring of 2002, is particularly interesting. Dannatt explained how the army assessed what its contribution ought to be. You can watch a section of this on the BBC website.
Elsewhere, the media unsurprisingly pick up on Dannatt’s comment that the army came close to seizing up in 2006, under the pressure of wars in Iraq and Afghanistan.
There are quite a few newly declassified documents (in fact sections of documents) on the Inquiry website. Unsurprisingly, the earliest is 10 March 2003.