US Admits Secret Mission Failed to Free James Foley

US officials acknowledged that a military mission aiming to free reporter James Foley and other hostages from IS captivity had failed.

FBI meanwhile announced a video footage of Foley's beheading by the Sunni militants known as Islamic State (IS) posted online Tuesday was authentic, according to the Global Post, one of the outlets for which the journalist worked.

US Air Force F-15 Deploy to Bulgaria for Bilateral Training Event

A dozen US Air Force F-15s and some 180 personnel have been deployed at Bulgaria’s Graf Ignatievo Air Base to take part in a bilateral exercise with the Bulgarian Air Force.


The two-week training exercise codenamed Thracian Eagle 2014 comes at a time when US’ Eastern European partners and allies are concerned about rising tensions between Russia and Ukraine.