Nakamura's account maintains that "… Swenson remains skeptical of Meyer and the publicity he has sought", though Nakamura does not provide a quote from Swenson or a source. Nakamura goes on to say that the Army Medal of Honor web site has posted an account of the battle that used information that Swenson provided, and quotes Swenson as saying that it is "not going to mutually support other stories".
As for the Military Times, one must remember that it and the other Military Times sites are creatures of Gannett Publishing and are not official sites of the military. This is not the first time that one could look askance at an account in that paper and web site. The story by Dan Lamothe carries the headline of "Rift between Medal of Honor recipients exposed" and quotes the Nakamura line about skepticism, but goes no further in fleshing out the allegation. While differing aspects of the battle have been questioned, nothing indicates a problem between the two men.
The contention was created by Jonathan Landay, a McClatchy Newspapers reporter embedded with the composite unit involved in the battle. Landay, who was at the scene for only the first ninety minutes of the engagement, relied on statements from Afghan troops as a principle source.
Meyer has subsequently gone on to write and publish a book, Into the Fire, in conjunction with Bing West, former Assistant Secretary of Defense, in which he continues to argue for Swenson.