Poll: Two-Thirds Of Americans Oppose Paying Ransom For Hostages Held Captive By TerroristsNearly two-thirds of Americans agree with U.S. and British government policy of refusing to pay ransom to terrorists in exchange for hostages.
House Intel Committee Chairman: ISIS 'One Plane Ticket Away' From Coming To USThe chairman of the House Intelligence Committee warns that Islamic State of Iraq and Syria militants are just “one plane ticket” away from coming to the United States.
Family: Ransom Was Not Paid To Free US Journalist Held Captive By Al Qaeda-Linked Group In SyriaAs the U.S. mourned an American journalist executed by Islamic militants, the nation found something of a reprieve with the release of another freelance reporter who had been held hostage for nearly two years by an al Qaeda-linked group in Syria.
Syria: We Would Welcome US Airstrikes Against ISIS Only If They Notify UsA top Syrian official says his country would allow the United States to conduct airstrikes against Islamic State of Iraq and Syria militants only if President Bashar Assad’s government is notified first.
Republicans Demand Obama Form A Strategy To Defeat ISIS Several Republicans have called on President Obama to lay out a strategy to defeat ISIS in the wake of the videotaped beheading of American journalist James Foley by the militant Islamic group.
Dempsey: ISIS Has An 'End-Of-Days Strategic Vision'Top military advisers to President Barack Obama warn that the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria can only be contained, but not wiped out.
State Department: 'We Do Not Make Concessions To Terrorists'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.
Pentagon: Islamic State Militants Will RegroupAmerican air strikes have disrupted ISIS military operations, but Def. Sec. Hagel warns the Islamic extremist group will eventually recover and begin a new offensive.
CBS News: 'Multiple Kidnappings For Ransom' Bring ISIS FundingA large portion of the funding for the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS) is from “multiple kidnappings for ransom,” with much of that coming from European citizens and corporations quietly paying the sums.
Justice Department Opens Criminal Investigation Into American Journalist's Beheading By ISISAttorney General Eric Holder said Thursday that the Justice Department has opened a criminal investigation into the matter.
Cheney: ISIS Beheadings 'In Store For The Rest Of The World' Without US ActionFormer Vice President Dick Cheney says that ISIS terrorists are “very much a threat to the United States, to our friends and allies,” adding that the recent beheading of an American reporter is “what’s in store for the rest of the world” should the U.S. not respond with force.
Report: ISIS Demanded $132 Million Ransom For James Foley's ReleaseThe Islamic State of Iraq and Syria reportedly demanded a ransom of $132 million for the release of American journalist James Foley.
Former Deputy CIA Director: 'I Would Not Be Surprised' If ISIS Member Shows Up To US Mall Tomorrow With AK-47The former deputy director of the CIA fears that the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria could carry out attacks in the United States.
US Launches New Barrage Of Airstrikes Against ISIS In Iraq Following Beheading Of American JournalistThe United States launched a new barrage of airstrikes Wednesday against the Islamic State extremist group that beheaded American journalist James Foley and that has seized a swath of territory across Iraq and Syria.
GlobalPost CEO: ISIS Sent Foley's Family Email Last Week Threatening To Kill HimThe 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.