The Growing Threat Of ISIS

In this handout image made available by the photographer American journalist Steven Sotloff (Center with black helmet) talks to Libyan rebels on the Al Dafniya front line, 25 km west of Misrata on June 02, 2011 in Misrata, Libya. Sotloff was kidnapped in August 2013 near Aleppo, Syria. A video released Tuesday by ISIS claims to show Sotloff's execution. - Etienne de Malglaive via Getty Images

In this handout image made available by the photographer American journalist Steven Sotloff (Center with black helmet) talks to Libyan rebels on the Al Dafniya front line, 25 km west of Misrata on June 02, 2011 in Misrata, Libya. Sotloff was kidnapped in August 2013 near Aleppo, Syria. A video released Tuesday by ISIS claims to show Sotloff's execution.

Etienne de Malglaive via Getty Images

The Growing Threat Of ISIS

An ISIS video shows the execution of a second American journalist. Understanding the motives of the Islamist militant group and the potential international response.

The militant group Islamic State in Iraq and Syria released a video yesterday showing the execution of American journalist Steven Sotloff. U.S. intelligence officials confirmed the video’s authenticity early this morning. It’s the second beheading of a captured American journalist since the U.S. began airstrikes on Iraq on August 8th. In the video, a masked man with a British accent blames President Obama for what he calls an “arrogant foreign policy towards the Islamic State.” The White House announced yesterday it will send 350 additional troops to Iraq to protect diplomatic positions there. Diane and guests discuss the growing threat from ISIS and potential international response.

Guests

Paul Pillar

non-resident senior fellow, Center for Security Studies at Georgetown University, and a former CIA National Intelligence officer.

Faysal Itani

resident fellow, Rafik Hariri Center for the Middle East at the Atlantic Council.

Tom Bowman

Pentagon correspondent, NPR

David Rohde

investigative reporter, Reuters and contributing editor, The Atlantic; former reporter for The New York Times, author of, "Beyond War: Reimagining American Influence in a New Middle East" (2013)

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