Reportedly, there have been 17 civilian deaths and injuries (seven of the dead were children) caused by ordnance left behind on the firing range of our Provincial Reconstruction Team (PRT) in Bamiyan province.
New Zealand lawyers have been forced to rely on the relatively open US military and FOIA processes in order to be able to participate adequately in a New Zealand inquiry
Reportedly most (and possibly all) of the Royal Commission investigation into the Christchurch mosque shootings will be closed to the general public and to the media.
A recent MIT report suggests that the American public is far more tolerant of the mass killing of civilians than the media tend to assume.
Without an independent inquiry into this incident it will remain a blot on our military record, and on any subsequent Anzac Day celebrations of the exploits of our troops abroad.