The Battle of Camp Bastion, 14/15 September 2012

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Ten years ago last September I was in Afghanistan watching the Taliban reconnoiter Camp Bastion's airfield and despite raising my concerns I was repeatedly told "don't worry so much".

Seven days later fifteen Taliban breached our defences before destroying $400-million of kit and killing two US Marines. I could have stopped that attack if I could have communicated better, or rather if I could have found anyone that cared.

This is part of my ongoing effort to ensure all lessons have been learnt and all is being done to prevent such easily avoidable losses occurring again.

I’ve produced two reports on the Battle of Camp Bastion, one's ten pages and the other is forty-one pages: 

Battle of Camp Bastion .pdf file
Ten page report, published December 2021 by Anthony C Heaford

The Battle of Camp Bastion .pdf file
Forty-one page report, published January 2017 by Anthony C Heaford

NOTE: Both written reports contain secondary testimony from Iain Reid. He is a former Scots Guards soldier, counter terrorism assigned police officer and in 2011 was a senior private military contractor in Camp Bastion. Reid attended the weekly Camp Bastion security briefings and his testimony details the disfunctional shambles in those meetings. I have his express permission to credit him with the quotes in my reports.

Truly, for some of us nothing is written, unless we write it