'No excuse' over US drone strike, says former US defence secretary

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Former US defence secretary Leon Panetta says there was "no excuse" for the recent drone strike that killed civilians in Afghanistan. "In this instance, it’s pretty clear that that kind of care was not exercised and a terrible mistake has been made and it does reflect badly, I think, on the approach that was used to decide what target to hit," he told Trevor Phillips. "I know there was a tremendous amount of confusion, I know there was a tremendous amount of pressure to try to go after those who had killed our marines and killed others. "But that’s no excuse for not developing accurate information when it comes to targeting individuals." SUBSCRIBE to our YouTube channel for more videos: http://www.youtube.com/skynews Follow us on Twitter: https://twitter.com/skynews Like us on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/skynews Follow us on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/skynews For more content go to http://news.sky.com and download our apps: Apple: https://itunes.apple.com/gb/app/sky-news/id316391924?mt=8 Android https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.bskyb.skynews.android&hl=en_GB Sky News videos are now available in Spanish here/Los video de Sky News están disponibles en español aquí https://www.youtube.com/channel/skynewsespanol
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