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Cameron: Lessons must be learned from Iraq War

Cameron said lessons must keep being learned from the Iraq War. Credit: House of Commons

David Cameron has said lessons must be learned "and keep being learned" from the Iraq War.

The Prime Minister said taking the country to war "should always be a last resort" that is only done if all credible alternatives have been exhausted.

If the "difficult" decision to intervene in other countries is taken then proper planning for what follows is vital.

And our armed forces must always be properly equipped and resourced, he added.

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