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  • Slaying of James Foley revives debate on paying ransom to terrorists

    On Nov. 26, 2013, a year after James Foley was kidnapped in Syria, his parents and his employer received an email in English from his captors. They offered to prove that the American journalist was alive by giving his family the chance to ask three...
  • U.S. watchdog finds Pentagon broke law in Bergdahl transfer

    U.S. watchdog finds Pentagon broke law in Bergdahl transfer
    The Defense Department violated U.S. law by failing to alertCongress before releasing five Taliban members held at Guantanamo Bay military prison in exchange for a captured U.S. soldier, a government watchdog agency said on Thursday.  The Government...
  • Former POW Bergdahl seeks to return to civilian life, lawyer says

    Former POW Bergdahl seeks to return to civilian life, lawyer says
    SAN ANTONIO (Reuters) - Freed U.S. prisoner of war Bowe Bergdahl, who spent five years as a captive of the Taliban in Afghanistan and now faces a U.S. Army probe into his conduct, wants to leave the military and return to civilian life, his lawyer said on...
  • Islamic State opens new anti-U.S. front with beheading video

    BAGHDAD/BEIRUT (Reuters) - Islamic State's beheading of a U.S. journalist and its threat to "destroy the American cross" suggests it has gained enough confidence seizing large areas of Iraq and Syria to take aim at American targets despite the risks....
  • James Foley's ransom demand sparks debate on U.S. policy

    James Foley's ransom demand sparks debate on U.S. policy
    WASHINGTON – On Nov. 26, 2013, a year after James Foley was kidnapped by Islamic State militants in Syria, his parents and his employer received an e-mail in English from his captors. They offered to prove that the American journalist was alive by...
  • Journalist from So. Florida threatened after colleague's apparent beheading by militants

    Journalist from So. Florida threatened after colleague's apparent beheading by militants
    The mother of American journalist James Foley, who was beheaded by Islamic militants, said on Tuesday her son gave his life to expose the suffering of the Syrian people and she asked his kidnappers to release their other captives. "He was an...
  • James Foley beheading video is authentic: National Security Council

    James Foley beheading video is authentic: National Security Council
    United States security officials believe the Islamic State video purporting to show the beheading of American journalist James Foley is authentic. "The U.S. Intelligence Community has analyzed the recently released video showing U.S. citizens James...
  • Al Qaeda tells family to press U.S. to negotiate hostage release

    DUBAI (Reuters) - Al Qaeda told the family of a U.S. hostage kidnapped three years ago in Pakistan to press their government to exchange him for prisoners held by the United States, in a message posted on the Internet on Friday. Warren Weinstein, who was...
  • Guantanamo judge weighs separate trial for 9/11 suspect

    FORT MEADE Md. (Reuters) - A U.S. military war crimes tribunal heard arguments on Thursday on whether to order a separate trial for a Saudi man charged with helping organize and finance the Sept. 11, 2001, attacks on the United States. Mustafa Ahmed al-...
  • Prepare for a long war against the Islamic State

    The hawks (including me) were wrong about a lot, but some got one thing right. It's going to be a long war. In the early days after 9/11 there was a lot of talk about a "clash of civilizations" and a long "existential struggle" facing the West. I once...
  • In reversal, military judge agrees to one trial for Sept. 11 defendants

    An Army judge at Guantanamo Bay reversed himself Wednesday, deciding that all five Sept. 11 defendants would be tried together after prosecutors objected that a separate trial for one would be too much for victims to bear. But the judge, Army Col. James...