I feel very sorry for the officer who, in a highly stressful, almost non stop combat operation, vented after ONE CAS mission seems to have gone a bit tits up.
But the media, in naming the officer, have hung him out to dry.
Even if he should have been aware of the lack of security around e-mails.
Recently, the commander in charge of the RAF Harrier detachment there until recently, was commended for his unit's CAS work.
If they call for CAS, they get what is available first, be it a Harrier, US or Dutch F-16, A-10, or US, UK or Dutch Apache.
CAS is perhaps the most risky operation of all, to the aircraft, to friendly ground troops too.
Anyway, this site is populated by UK service people, understandably a RAF Chinook crew member, due soon to return to the area, was most offended, but most try to understand the officer concerned.
As for 'if we cannot support the troops get out', well then presumably the hard fighting Canadians should go-using UK, US, Dutch Chinook, US Blackhawks, being supported by the CAS types I mentioned before, witt your logic?