2014 March, Parliamentary Inquiry

Camp Bastion attack inquiry published:

Five-months after convening the parliamentary inquiry into the attack, the defence committee published its findings: no British officer was culpable for the Taliban devastating attack on Britain’s Camp Bastion airfield.

Link to inquiry findings:
 https://publications.parliament.uk/pa/cm201314/cmselect/cmdfence/830/830.pdf

The committee concluded that:

"The MoD has been obstructive and unhelpful to us as we tried to establish the facts surrounding the attack.

But still there was no disciplinary measures taken against the British officers responsibile for protected the base and later obstructing parliament’s inquiry. Two US Marine Generals who were not responsible for protecting the base perimeter were forced to retire early for their perceived failings, but the British officers who were truely responsible for the military disaster got medals and promotions instead.

Parliament’s inquiry findings in full (please click on image to scroll through the report):



© Anthony C Heaford 2016