Mr. Buchan took over Mr. Colvin’s job as a Foreign Affairs political director in Kandahar in 2006 and received Mr. Colvin’s handover notes outlining issues he had been working on.**********
“There was no reference to the detainee issue whatsoever,” Mr. Buchan said in testimony before the special House of Commons committee on Afghanistan.
That view was supported by another committee witness who was also in Kandahar during that period. Major General Timothy Grant, who is now retired, said the first credible reports of abuse came from The Globe.
“I am puzzled by Mr. Colvin’s comments,” Mr. Grant told MPs.
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