3 Sep 2014

Former CIA operative in Iraq discusses ISIS beheading

From Nine To Noon, 9:08 am on 3 September 2014

A video posted online appears to show the beheading of American journalist Steven Sotloff in Syria by an Islamic State militant. The video surfaced two weeks after James Foley, another American journalist, was beheaded by ISIS, in a video that warned Mr. Sotloff would be killed next. The beheadings, believed to have been carried out by British jihadists in Syria, have increased pressure on the United States to act on the ISIS problem. Discussing the situation is Patrick Skinner, a former CIA case officer and counter-terrorism expert who has worked in Iraq. He is now Director of Special Projects for the international security consultants, Soufan Group, based in New York.