"Last week, I approved a mission over New York," Caldera said. "I take responsibility for that decision. While federal authorities took the proper steps to notify state and local authorities in New York and New Jersey, it’s clear that the mission created confusion and disruption. I apologize and take responsibility for any distress that flight caused."
He may be feeling a lot of distress himself following the review. Administration officials are saying that Caldera could lose his job over it.
"The president will look at that review and determine what action to take," Gibbs said, adding that the review could take "a couple weeks" to complete.
Although he rubber stamped the deal, there were plenty of others who could have spoken up to stop it.
Like the NYPD. They knew about it, but they say their hands were tied.
WCBS-TV obtained a copy of the memo where an FAA employee noted "the possibility of public concern regarding DOD (Department of Defense) aircraft flying at low altitudes" in New York City. But apparently that possibility wasn't enough to make them re-think their approach.