Does the News of Foley's Failed Rescue Put Troops At Risk?, Pentagon Didn't File Paperwork for Berghdal Swap In Timely Manner, and more...

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Friday, August 22, 2014

Does the News of Foley's Failed Rescue Put Troops At Risk?

The chairman of the House Armed Services Committee is calling for an investigation into the possible leak about the failed mission to rescue James Foley and other American hostages.

Russell Berman

Pentagon Didn't File Paperwork for Berghdal Swap In Timely Manner

The Government Accountability Office has said the Obama administration violated the law in the Taliban prisoner exchange that freed Army Sergeant Bowe Bergdahl. 

David Ludwig

Rick Perry Thinks ISIL May Have Already Crossed the Mexico Border

Texas Gov. Rick Perry said Thursday that there was "a very real possibility" that terrorists from the Islamic State had crossed into the U.S. through the southern border with Mexico.

Russell Berman

FBI Hostage Negotiators Share Their Insight on the James Foley Tragedy

The Wire spoke with Chris Voss, a 24-year veteran of the FBI and Gary Noesner who had a 30-year career as an FBI negotiator. 

Polly Mosendz

Foley Rescue Operation Was 'Flawless,' Despite Hostages Being Elsewhere

"This operation was a flawless operation," Hagel said, "but the hostages were not there." 

Arit John

Friends of Captured Journalist Steven Sotloff Come Forward to Tell His Story

Sotloff was taken hostage on August 4, 2013 by ISIL, but his disappearance was subject to a media blackout until now.

Polly Mosendz