In my opinion, the focus on what we did wrong (real or perceived, but all in hindsight) seems to distract from what the enemy did right. The "faults", "errors", "blunders", "problems" seem to be disproportionately narrowed to exclude the sophistication of an experienced and dynamic insurgency. It seems to me that the running perception is that the enemy stumbled around until they found a weakness and ran with it rather than developing a deliberate plan to assess and attack the COP with the intention of fulfilling their operational/strategic objectives. I'm not saying mistakes were not made on the ground (real or perceived), but only that the enemy has a his own design which he is pursuing that obviously significantly influences this event.