Tuesday, October 28, 2014

REPORT 'No One's Really in Charge' in Hostage Negotiations

Insiders and administration officials tell Foreign Policy that efforts to free Americans held by the Islamic State are uncoordinated, inconsistent, and crippled by bureaucratic infighting.

"No one's really in charge," said one individual who's been deeply involved in negotiations for one of the hostages and asked not to be identified because efforts are still underway to free the other two Americans held by the Islamic State. This person, summing up a general frustration shared by many others, said the different government agencies working on the hostages' cases don't appear to be on the same page or even to have the same reading of what U.S. law allows.
Read more from ForeignPolicy.com [HERE].