August 22, 2014 -- Updated 2055 GMT (0455 HKT)
It apparently has worked for France, say Peter Bergen and Emily Schneider, but carries uncomfortable risks. When it comes to kidnappings, nations face grim options
William and Valerie Bell, whose unarmed son Sean was killed by police, call for peaceful protests for the sake of Michael Brown's grieving parents.
James Dawes says calling ISIS evil over and over again could very well make it harder to stop them
Mike Downey says the man who made 17 All-Star teams deserves admission to the Hall of Fame despite his misdeeds
US, Europe failed Foley
David Rohde, held captive by the Taliban for 7 months. says the US has it wrong about rescues.
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