The British spy who tried to stop the Iraq war

the Guardian | 9/22/2019 | Anushka Asthana
In the weeks before the invasion, Tony Blair and George W Bush continued to make the case for war in Iraq despite the lack of evidence that Saddam Hussein had stockpiles of weapons of mass destruction. In Cheltenham, a young Mandarin-language specialist at the UK spy agency GCHQ, Katharine Gun, was at her desk when she received an email detailing a secret plan by the US government to spy on the United Nations to try to secure a resolution from the security council to authorise an attack.

In an attempt to prevent a war she believed to be deeply wrong, she leaked the memo and it landed on the...
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