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Special forces went to Syria to rescue hostages

I don’t know what to think of this story from Fox News by way of the Associated Press; Senior Obama administration officials say the U.S. military launched a secret mission earlier this summer to rescue a number of Americans held captive by militants in Syria but failed to find them. The officials say the American […]

The US Launched a Secret Failed Mission to Rescue James Foley

Earlier this summer, US Special Operations forces entered Syria in a failed attempt to rescue James Foley and other American hostages that left one service member injured. Read more...

US Special Forces Were Sent Into Syria To Find American Captives

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The AP is reporting that a US Special Forces team was sent into Syria last summer to find American being held there, presumably including f reelance Journalist James Foley who was recently seen being beheaded on an ISIS released video tape, but did not find them. Read more...

The US Tried To Rescue Slain Journalist James Foley Earlier This Summer

President Barack Obama sent U.S. Special Operations Forces to Syria earlier this year in an attempt to rescue multiple American hostages held captive by the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS or ISIL), including American journalist James Foley, who was brutally murdered by the extremist group. Show More Summary

Special Forces Tried to Rescue Foley

It was nearly a happy ending for James Foley. US special forces mounted a secret rescue mission in Syria this summer to free Foley and other Americans, but the hostages were nowhere to be found, reports the Washington Post. Several dozen US troops landed at the unspecified location and engaged...

U.S. Military Reportedly Launched Secret Rescue Mission for James Foley

7 hours agoNews : Mediaite

ABC News is reporting that U.S. special forces engaged in a secret rescue mission earlier this summer to recover U.S. journalist James Foley and other Americans being held by ISIS in Syria. The mission ultimately failed when the forces discovered the Americans were not being held where intelligence believed them to be.

Retailers getting creative to lure online shoppers

Americans are doing more and more of their shopping online, forcing retailers to do more to get shoppers in the door. CBS News' Alison Harmelin looks at one store that's giving customers a hands-on experience.

U.S. officials: Military mulling more troops to Iraq

U.S. officials say military planners are weighing the possibility of sending more American forces to Iraq mainly to provide additional security around Baghdad.

US Officials: Military Mulling More Troops to Iraq

(WASHINGTON) — U.S. officials say military planners are weighing the possibility of sending more American forces to Iraq mainly to provide additional security around Baghdad. A senior U.S. official says the number of troops currently under discussion would be fewer than 300, but there has been no final decision yet by Pentagon leaders. The talks…

Fair Or Foul??? South Dakota Police Say Tazing Of Knife Wielding 8-Year-Old Girl Was Justified

Now if THAT’s not excessive force… 8-Year-Old Shot With Taser By Police In South Dakota A Native American family of the Rosebud Sioux tribe is pursuing legal action after they say an 8-year-old girl was wrongfully shot with a

Gaza and Obama's Castigation of Israel: A Sign of the Growing Insignificance of the 'Jewish Vote' in American Politics

For the moment, the prolific images on CNN of bleeding and maimed Gazan children being used as human shields by Hamas in hospitals have ceased. So has the castigation by the White House of Israel's use of harsh military force to stop...Show More Summary

James Foley's Mother: He 'Gave His Life Trying To Expose The World To The Suffering Of The Syrian People'

The family of James Foley, the American citizen purportedly beheaded by ISIS forces in Iraq, issued a statement late Tuesday night that praised his life and career as a photojournalist. "We have never been prouder of our son Jim. HeShow More Summary

Cycling - Armstrong admits the big lie would have continued

23 hours agoNews : The Newsroom

- Lance Armstrong says he would still be issuing strident denials if he hadn't been caught and then forced to admit to using performance-enhancing drugs to win the Tour de France. For more than a decade, the disgraced American cyclist Armstrong repeatedly denied he ever used banned drugs.

There will be nothing from the president tonight on the beheading of an American journalist

As the news hit Twitter this afternoon, Air Force One was taking President Obama back to Martha’s Vineyard. Per Pool,...

American Photojournalist James Foley, Kidnapped Thanksgiving 2012 in Syria, Now Beheaded by IS in a Video Warning to America

IS is a slaughterhouse for human beings. Beheading him wasn't enough; they also compelled him to offer this message to America, before cutting his head off. "John" is Foley's brother, who is an officer in the Air Force. 'I call...

ISIS Beheads Captured American Journalist, Threatens To Kill Another

An American journalist, James Foley who was previously held captive by pro-Gaddafi forces for six weeks in Libya, was captured again in 2012 in Syria by - at the time 'unidentified' gunmen - which we now know was ISIS. James Foley - a freelance reporter from Boston - was kidnapped Thanksgiving Day 2012. Show More Summary

Study: Excessive use of force by police is “very rare”

(Paul Mirengoff) Events in Ferguson, Missouri prompted Rand Paul to denounce the “militarization” of local American police forces. In the context of Ferguson, Paul’s complaint makes little sense. However, it echoed a theme that more thoughtful libertarians have been presenting for some time. Show More Summary

ISIS Warns Of Retaliation If US Airstrikes In Iraq Hit ISIS Fighters

Apparently ISIS did not get the memo differentiating airstrikes from ground troops and has now warned that if US forces kill ISIS fighters in Iraq the Islamic State will retaliate against Americans "in any place."

70 Percent Of Voters Don’t Want The Government To Place More Restrictions On Abortion

A new poll allows Americans to define their views on abortion without being forced to pick between the "pro-choice" or "pro-life" labels. The post 70 Percent Of Voters Don’t Want The Government To Place More Restrictions On Abortion appeared first on ThinkProgress.

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