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  • How Syria policy stalled under the 'analyst in chief'

    (In Oct. 9 story, corrects paragraph 12 to clarify that size of Obama's National Security Council staff has continued to grow, rather than "has nearly doubled", after the White House clarified numbers it had provided to Reuters. )
  • Al-Qaida victim remembered as 'citizen of the world'

    MILWAUKEE The close-knit community of Beloit College in southern Wisconsin awoke Saturday to crushing news that one of its own American photojournalist Luke Somers was killed overnight with a hostage from South Africa during a U.S.-led attempt to rescue...

    American hostage dies in rescue attempt in Yemen

    WASHINGTON An American kidnapped more than a year ago in Yemen was killed during a U.S.-led military operation to rescue him, the Pentagon announced Saturday. Luke Somers, 33, a freelance photographer who'd been held by Al-Qaida in the Arabian...

    Death of American hostage in Yemen a reminder rescue missions often fail

    WASHINGTON The death of American photojournalist Luke Somers in a special forces rescue operation in Yemen on Saturday was a reminder that such high-risk missions are as likely to fail as to succeed. U.S. defense officials were trying to determine what...

    Families of US hostages say government ignored their search for answers

    WASHINGTON Within days of a video emerging that showed the beheading of journalist James Foley, his mother, Diane Foley, bluntly told President Barack Obama what she and the families of other hostages held in Syria had been feeling for months: The...