November 17th, 2014
11:04 PM ET

Remembering Peter Kassig

Peter Kassig went to the Middle East to fight as an Army Ranger. He returned as an aid worker, providing medical assistance to the victims of Syria's civil war. 13 months ago, at a Syrian checkpoint, he was taken from the ambulance he was driving and ended up in the hands of ISIS. Over the weekend, the terror group released video purportedly showing Kassig's murder.

Peter's friend Sulome Anderson says he felt that it was his responsibility to try and help alleviate the suffering of the Syrian people. Sulome is the daughter of former hostage, Terry Anderson, who was held by Shiite militants until she was seven-years-old.

The Obama administration is rethinking the way it handles hostage situations. Anderson discussed this with Daily Beast Senior National Correspondent Shane Harris, along with investigative reporter David Rohde, who endured seven months in Taliban captivity before making a daring escape, and former Navy SEAL Dan O'Shea who served as the coordinator of the Hostage Working Group at the U.S. Embassy in Baghdad from 2004-2006.

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  1. shelbar

    The Pom Wonderful drink has a commercial depicting a samurai lopping off the head of their drink with a sword. I think it's disgusting and in poor taste in light of all the innocent people being beheaded. I have called their company twice to express my horrified concern regarding their poor taste of showing that commercial, I have not heard back from them. I would ask anyone to please follow up to get that commercial removed. Thank you.

    November 18, 2014 at 3:18 pm |

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