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London appalled by Iraqi violence

London appalled by Iraqi violence

LONDON, July 23 (UPI) -- An increase in violence in and around Baghdad shows anti-government groups in the country have "an appalling disregard" for life, the British government said.
London report on Iraq war delayed

London report on Iraq war delayed

LONDON, July 17 (UPI) -- A London inquiry into the British government's role in the Iraq war has been delayed to mid-2013, a year later than expected, the top investigator said.

London's Iraq war inquiry report delayed

LONDON, Nov. 17 (UPI) -- A London inquiry examining the legality of the Iraq war said it needs another six months to release its report because of declassification issues.
Iraq war inquiry upset by secrecy

Iraq war inquiry upset by secrecy

LONDON, Jan. 19 (UPI) -- The head of the London inquiry examining the Iraq war said he was "disappointed" by the government's decision to not release notes of talks with Washington.
Tony Blair called again before Iraq panel

Tony Blair called again before Iraq panel

LONDON, Dec. 8 (UPI) -- An inquiry investigating the British role in the Iraq war opted to recall former Prime Minister Tony Blair in for questioning, the lead investigator announced.

Iraq inquiry interviews Kurdish officials

LONDON, Nov. 18 (UPI) -- First-hand interviews with Kurdish officials in Iraq will help an inquiry publish its findings on the Iraq war by early 2011, a British investigator said.

London sets 2011 for Iraqi inquiry report

LONDON, Oct. 13 (UPI) -- There are gaps remaining in a London inquiry into the Iraq war that need to be filled before findings are released in 2011, the head of the panel said.

London war inquiry may head to Iraq

LONDON, July 30 (UPI) -- Members of an inquiry into the British role in the Iraq war aim to visit Baghdad to assess the consequences of the war, the inquiry chair said Friday.

London debates Iraq war justification

LONDON, June 30 (UPI) -- A former diplomat in the British Foreign and Commonwealth Office told an Iraq war inquiry Wednesday he was uncomfortable with the decision to go to war.
Iraq inquiry calls for outside lawyers

Iraq inquiry calls for outside lawyers

LONDON, June 29 (UPI) -- International lawyers are invited to weigh in on the justification used by London to join the military invasion of Iraq, an inquiry director said Tuesday.
Bush officials to face Iraq inquiry?

Bush officials to face Iraq inquiry?

LONDON, Feb. 9 (UPI) -- The London inquiry into the Iraq war may ask for meetings with officials from the administration of U.S. President George W. Bush, the inquiry chairman said.

Gordon Brown invited to face Iraq inquiry

LONDON, Jan. 22 (UPI) -- The London inquiry into the British role in the Iraq war said Friday that Prime Minister Gordon Brown and his top ministers will testify before June elections.

U.K. in 2007 made peace with Sadr

LONDON, Jan. 7 (UPI) -- British troops in the Iraqi port city of Basra brokered a truce with a Shiite militia before pulling back to their military base in 2007, an inquiry heard.

Ex-Saddam aids want to talk to London

LONDON, Jan. 4 (UPI) -- Three high-ranking officials in the Iraqi government of Saddam Hussein offered to testify before a London inquiry into the Iraq war, lawyers said.

Iraq inquiry chief on the defensive

LONDON, Dec. 17 (UPI) -- The London inquiry into the British role in the Iraq war wrapped up four weeks of hearings with the chairman of the probe going on the defensive.
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The Rt. Hon. Sir John Chilcot, GCB, PC (born 22 April 1939) is a privy council member and former civil servant. His appointment as chair of an inquiry into the circumstances surrounding the March 2003 invasion of Iraq and its aftermath was announced in June 2009.

He was educated at Brighton College and Pembroke College, Cambridge, where he read English and languages. A career civil servant until his retirement in 1997, he served as Permanent Under-Secretary of State at the Northern Ireland Office, Deputy Under-Secretary at the Home Office in charge of the Police Department, and a variety of posts in the Home Office, the Civil Service Department and the Cabinet Office, including Private Secretary appointments to Home Secretaries Roy Jenkins, Merlyn Rees, and Willie Whitelaw, and to the Head of the Civil Service, William Armstrong.

His honours include CB (1990), KCB (1994), and GCB (1998). He became a Privy Counsellor in 2004, and was a member of the Butler Review of the use of intelligence in the run-up to the invasion of Iraq in 2003. He acted as "staff counsellor" to MI5 and MI6 from 1999 to 2004, "dealing with private and personal complaints from members of the intelligence services about their work and conditions."

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It uses material from the Wikipedia article "John Chilcot."
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