Obama apologizes for Afghan airstrike

October 8, 2015 7:05 AM

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Obama apologizes for Afghan airstrike

White House press secretary Josh Earnest said Obama spoke with Doctors Without Borders president Joanne Liu and expressed his condolences for the strike against a hospital in northern Afghanistan.

"When we make a mistake, we are honest, own up to it and apologize," Earnest told reporters at the White House. "The Department of Defense goes to great lengths to prevent civilian casualties, but in this case, there was a mistake, and it's one that the United States owns up to."

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