Former Obama Joint Chiefs of Staff chairman calls for accountability for botched drone strike
Former Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff Mike Mullen on Sunday said there “absolutely” needs to be accountability for the botched Kabul drone strike that killed several civilians.
Mullen spoke to ABC’s “This Week” a couple days after the head of the U.S. Central Command Gen. Kenneth F. McKenzie Jr. announced that it is unlikely any ISIS-K members were killed in a Kabul drone strike on Aug. 29, where he was asked whether there needs to be accountability.
“Absolutely. I think there should. This was obviously an incredibly complex, fast-moving situation. We lost those 13 military members a couple of days before that,” Mullen said. “There was clear intelligence that additional strikes were on the way, so it was in that environment in which this strike actually took place.”
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Mullen, who served as the chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff during the last couple years of the Bush administration…