Michael Bowe Comments on ‘Skewed, Incomplete and Inaccurate’ Marine Corps Report on Three Murders at American Military Base

Michael Bowe Comments on ‘Skewed, Incomplete and Inaccurate’ Marine Corps Report on Three Murders at American Military Base

Kasowitz partner Michael Bowe represents the family of Marine Lance Cpl. Gregory T. Buckley Jr., who, along with two other Marines, was murdered in 2012 in Afghanistan’s Helmand province on an American military base by a teenager working for the Afghan police chief on the base. The Buckley family has sued the Marine Corps in an effort to gain access to information concerning the circumstances of their son’s death, and is unsatisfied with the report that was completed by the Marine Corps in October, more than two years after the attack. According to Bowe in the Marine Corps Times, “After stonewalling the Buckley family for over two years, the Marine Corps has now leaked a skewed, incomplete, and inaccurate report commissioned just months ago. But it has still not produced all the legally required documents. [The report] is most remarkable in the questions it avoids entirely: Why was a known pedophile, terrorist, and corrupt Afghan official allowed to bring unknown boys onto the base; why was a warning about that threat ignored; and why has no one been held accountable for the three Marines who were murdered because of those lapses.” 

View the Marine Corps Times article, entitled “Report: Lax security ahead of insider attack.”