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Pilot Held by IS Puts Jordan in Tough Political Spot

The fate of a Jordanian pilot held by the Islamic State group has raised public pressure on King Abdullah over his country's role in the U.S.-led military campaign against the hardline group in Syria, fueling the risk of broader discontent in the U.S. ally. After his capture in December, militants released pictures of the young pilot Mu'ath al-Kaseasbeh being led out of the water by fighters. His F-16 jet had smashed onto the banks of the Euphrates River in Islamic State's...

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