Gordon Brown says Pentagon misled UK over case for Iraq invasion

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Secret US intelligence report on weapons of mass destruction was not shared with Tony Blair’s cabinet, new book claims

The US defence department knew that Saddam Hussein did not have weapons of mass destruction but kept Britain in the dark, according to an explosive new claim from Gordon Brown.

In an extraordinary allegation, the former prime minister states that a secret US intelligence report into Iraq’s military capabilities was never passed to Britain and could have changed the course of events. The revelation leads Brown to conclude that the “war could not be justified as a last resort and invasion cannot now be seen as a proportionate response”.

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It is astonishing that none of us in the British government ever saw this American report

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