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The White House
Office of the Press Secretary
For Immediate Release

Readout of the President's Call with Prime Minister Cameron of the United Kingdom

The President called Prime Minister Cameron to offer his deepest condolences for the death of Linda Norgrove, whose service in Afghanistan represented her extraordinary commitment to advance the lives of others.  The President and Prime Minister agreed that the rescue operation was necessary given the grave danger to Linda's life, and that U.S. forces had shown great courage.  The Prime Minister and the President agreed that it was now essential to get to the bottom of what had happened in the course of the rescue operation.  They looked forward to close co-operation between the UK and U.S. authorities on the investigation and agreed to stay in close touch as it moves forward.