Amongst all the Christmas festivities, the House of Commons Defence Committee published a report on the lessons learned as a result of the Iran Hostages affair. http://www.publications.parliament.uk/pa/cm200708/cmselect/cmdfence/181/181.pdf Although they do not make specific comments, they do note the following: - There were weaknesses in intelligence, in communications, in doctrine and in training. There was a lapse in operational focus in the front line, and a widespread failure of situational awareness. - We are concerned to ensure that the MoDs current budgetary uncertainty does not impede the implementation of the action plan [post Fulton Report]. - It is clear that the decision to allow the Service personnel to sell their stories was a serious mistake and deeply damaging to the reputation of the Royal Navy. The Secretary of State for Defence has accepted responsibility and apologised. This should not absolve others from blame. - Whilst it was decided that there were insufficient grounds for courts martial, formal administration action has been taken against a number of Service personnel across a wide spectrum of ranks.