Thursday, November 11, 2010

The Combat Studies Institute at Fort Leavenworth Has Published Their Final Report on Wanat

I found the follow quote on line regarding the release of the report:

"In July 2008, a contractor at Fort Leavenworth, KS disseminated an inaccurate draft accounting of the Battle of Wanat. A select group of agenda driven individuals pointed to the draft that disparaged the ROCK and the Chain of Command as a “leaked official Army history” – the only correct word there was “leaked”. The Combat Studies Institute (CSI) has diligently researched, cross-referenced, written, and through rigorous official protocols posted “Wanat: Combat Action in Afghanistan, 2008” Those closest to this battle were not allowed to review this work prior to publishing/posting – no doubt discrepancies remain but I trust the effort through release was done with rigor and integrity."

The document can be found here.  It is over 250 pages.  The conclusions begin on page 195.  If you read the "leaked draft" I imagine you will find more than a few discrpancies between it and this one.

I hope and pray this nightmare is over and that the men who gave their lives that day can finally rest in peace.  Shame on those who allowed this circus to play out in the media for no good reason.

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