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A Scathing British Report On The Run Up To The Iraq War

Families of soldiers killed in the Iraq conflict speak to the media outside the Queen Elizabeth II conference centre after the outcome of the Chilcot report on July 6, 2016 in London, England. The Iraq Inquiry Report into the UK government's involvement in the 2003 Iraq War under the leadership of Tony Blair is published today. The inquiry, which concluded in February 2011, was announced by then Prime Minister Gordon Brown in 2009 and is published more than seven years later.  (Chris J Ratcliffe/Getty Images)
Families of soldiers killed in the Iraq conflict speak to the media outside the Queen Elizabeth II conference centre after the outcome of the Chilcot report on July 6, 2016 in London, England. The Iraq Inquiry Report into the UK government's involvement in the 2003 Iraq War under the leadership of Tony Blair is published today. The inquiry, which concluded in February 2011, was announced by then Prime Minister Gordon Brown in 2009 and is published more than seven years later. (Chris J Ratcliffe/Getty Images)
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After seven years, interviews with 150 witnesses, and examining 150,000 documents, retired British civil servant Sir John Chilcot has come out with a damning report on Britain's involvement in the U.S.-led Iraq War.

Here & Now's Robin Young talks to the BBC's Naomi Grimley about its findings.

Guest

Naomi Grimley, BBC global affairs correspondent. She tweets @naomigrimley.

This segment aired on July 6, 2016. The audio for this segment is not available.

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