General Note: Content
Today’s Library Alert will be more detailed than normal, because of several important recent events.
1. The British Government recently published the “Report of the Iraq Inquiry,” also known as the “Chilcot Report”. The Iraq Inquiry’s mission was to examine the United Kingdom’s participation in Iraq. Specifically, it considered “the period from the summer of 2001 to the end of July 2009, embracing the run-up to the conflict in Iraq, including the way decisions were made and actions taken, to establish, as accurately as possible, what happened and to identify the lessons that can be learned. Those lessons will help ensure that, if we face similar situations in future, the government of the day is best equipped to respond to those situations in the most effective manner in the best interests of the country.” This report is analogous to an After Action Report / Lessons Learned document for the United Kingdom as regards its participation in Iraq. Some commentary is provided.
2. The full implications of Brexit, the 23 June Referendum in the United Kingdom to leave the European Union, are not fully known, but are expected to be major. Additional resources about Brexit, along with a link to the Brexit Library Alert dated 5 July 2016, are shared.
3. As of 30 June 2016, Transgender persons are allowed to openly serve in the US military. Resources from the US Department of Defense as well as relevant studies from RAND and the Palm Center are shared.
“Report of the Iraq Inquiry” (Also known as the "Chilcot Report")
General Note: Links
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The USAWC Library is unable to provide assistance opening links; however, the Library does ensure that links work immediately before publishing to the Library Alerts webpage.