Thursday, July 17, 2008
Defense and Security, The Tillman Fratricide

Committee Approves Tillman Report

A Committee report on the investigations into the death of Corporal Patrick Tillman and the capture of Private Jessica Lynch discloses important new details about the incidents, but could not resolve “the key issue of what senior officials knew” because “the investigation was frustrated by a near universal lack of recall.”

The full Committee met on Thursday, July 17, 2008, to approve the report. Chairman Waxman also wrote to Secretary of Defense Gates on July 17 to request that documents used in the Committee’s investigation be declassified.