"The causes had been found for that unbelievable, unheard-of, and impossible event of a Russian defeat, and everything became clear, and in all corners of Moscow the same things were said. These causes were: the treachery of the Austrians, the bad provisioning of the troops, the treachery of the Pole Przebyszewski and the Frenchman Langeron, the inability of Kutuzov, and (in a low voice) the youth and inexperience of the sovereign, who had trusted bad and worthless people. But the troops, the Russian troops, everytone said, were extraordinary and had performed miracles of courage."
War and Peace, Leo Tolstoy, translated by Richard Pevear and Larissa Volokhonsky, Knopf, 2007
--- update. 2012.
'Following the battle, the US Central Command conducted an investigation on what had occurred, led by US Army General Guy Swan. The report, released to the public in June 2011, concluded "inadequate measures taken by the chain of command" facilitated the attack, but praised the troops fighting at the base for repulsing the attack "with conspicuous gallantry, courage and bravery."'
From the "Battle of Kamdesh", Wikipedia, partly quoting Yaroslav Trofimov, Fault Found in Outpost's Fall, Feb 6, 2010, Wall Street Journal.