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US Forces Conduct Unsuccessful Mission to Rescue Hostages in Afghanistan

U.S. defense officials say that special operations forces in Afghanistan last month attempted to rescue two professors kidnapped from the American University of Afghanistan in Kabul. Pentagon press secretary Peter Cook said the rescue mission was approved by Defense Secretary Ash Carter and authorized by the president. Officials say the mission was delayed one day because of questions about the intelligence and whether the hostages, an American and an Australian, were...

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