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Linda Norgrove

Asked what UK involvement there would be in the Special Forces investigation, the PMS said we were working very closely with the US on that. The minute that the US had questions about the operation, General Petraeus was on the phone to Downing Street. Since then he had spoken with the Prime Minister and the Prime Minister had also spoken to the President of the US. Both parties agreed that there should be close working between the two countries.

In terms of the investigation the US had appointed Major-General Votel to head it up. We would be appointing Brigadier Rob Nitsch, Commander Joint Force Support in Afghanistan, to the investigation and Brigadier Nitsch and the Major-General would be working closely together. At the moment the teams were discussing precisely how that work would take place and working up detailed terms of reference. General Mattis, who was Commander of US Central Command would also be in London tomorrow and had a meeting with Peter Ricketts and others. And that would be an opportunity for us to have a further discussion about the investigation.

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