Wanat fall-out

I previously posted about an Army decision to rescind GOMR’s for several officers involved in the Wanat event.  [Military to open new investigation into battle that killed nine soldiers, and here.]  Here are links to a two parter by Tom Ricks on Wanat in Foreign Policy:

The families respond I

Several relatives of soldiers killed at the battle of Wanat on July 13, 2008, have contacted me to express their unhappiness about the Army’s recent decision to rescind letters of reprimand to officer who oversaw that fight.

The families respond II

Here is another comment from a parent of a soldier lost at Wanat. I do not regard this as bellyaching. These people deserve, at the very least, straight answers. Instead I think their grief is intensified by what they regard as a Pentagon runaround.