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Failed James Foley raid recalls futile past efforts to rescue U.S. captives

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Revelations that U.S. commandoes unsuccessfully sought in a secret mission to rescue American journalist James Foley and other captives in Syria recall similar failures in past conflicts. Obama administration officials confirmed the failed raid yesterday, prompting bitter criticism from some conservatives, including former U.S. Ambassador to the UN John Bolton. Failed rescue raids should not be...

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