TAB A - Findingsa.
What are the facts and circumstances surrounding the complex attack on COP Keating?
(U) Operational graphics of battle at Appendix I.]1.
(U) Junior leaders (lieutenants and NCOs) of B Troop, 3
Cavalry foughtheroically in repelling the 3 Oct 09 AAF attack on Combat Outpost (COP) Keating by a forcefive times their size. Small unit leadership, tenacity, and battlefield skill defeated the enemyattack and resulted in up to 150 AAF fighters killed or wounded and the recovery of all fallenheroes. Soldiers lived up to the Warrior Ethos, the Army Values, the Soldier’s Creed, and theNCO Creed and validated Army training.2.
(U) On 3 Oct 09, at 0558L hours, an enemy force of approximately 300 Anti-Afghan Forces(AAF) fighters launched an indirect and direct fire attack on COP Keating and OP Fritsche inthe Kamdesh District of Nuristan Province, Afghanistan. Mortars, rocket propelled grenades(RPGs), and precision small arms fire impacted the COP at an unusually high rate of fire.3.
(U) The enemy fire came from all sides, and notably, from positions used previously byenemy forces in probing attacks in the months leading up to 3 Oct 09.