The Scott Report

  • Lawrence Freedman


Among the important issues that Sir Richard Scott’s report considers is the development and implementation of government policy on the sale of defence equipment to Iran and Iraq from the start of the war between these two countries in 1980, through to the UN-brokered cease-fire agreed between the two in August 1988, concluding on the eve of the Iraqi invasion of Kuwait in August 1990.1 The terms of reference focus on the question of whether ‘the relevant Departments, Agencies, and responsible Ministers operated in accordance with the policies of Her Majesty’s Government’.


Chemical Weapon Export Licence British Policy Iraqi Regime Defensive Capability 
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© Public Law 1996

Authors and Affiliations

  • Lawrence Freedman
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  1. 1.Department of War StudiesKing’s CollegeLondonUK

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