Ministers told of Iraq kit risk - armed forces chief





Ministers were warned of a "serious risk" the military would not have all the equipment it needed to invade Iraq, the inquiry into the war has heard.

Air Chief Marshal Sir Jock Stirrup, the head of the armed forces, said defence chiefs "simply didn't have enough time" to source everything they wanted.

It would have made a "significant difference" if the military had been given six months, rather than four.

A shortage of body armour was blamed for one of the first UK deaths in Iraq.



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