Top military advisers to President Barack Obama warn that the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria can only be contained, but not wiped out.
By rejecting demands for a nine-digit payment to save kidnapped American journalist James Foley, the United States upheld a policy choice that some European and Arab governments have long found too wrenching to make themselves: ruling out ransom to rescue any citizen held captive by militant organizations, in hopes the tough stand will make Americans safer from kidnapping and attacks by extremists.
The chief executive officer of a Boston-based news organization says James Foley’s kidnappers last week threatened to kill him in response to U.S. bombings in Iraq.
President Obama ordered American troops to search for Americans held in Syria, including journalist James Foley.
President Barack Obama said Wednesday that the entire world is “appalled” by the brutal death of American journalist James Foley, who was shown in a video released by the Islamic State of Syria and Iraq being beheaded.
Former CIA Deputy Director: American Journalist’s Beheading Is ISIS’ ‘First Terrorist Attack Against’ US
The former deputy director of the CIA says that the Islamic State of Syria and Iraq is trying to intimidate the United States by releasing the beheading video of American journalist James Foley.
A grisly video released Tuesday shows Islamic State militants beheading American journalist James Foley, U.S. officials said, in what the extremists called retribution for recent U.S. airstrikes in Iraq.
Afghan police arrest two men for allegedly beheading a 15-year-old girl after her father turned down a marriage proposal.