US Says James Foley Video Is Authentic

U.S. intelligence analysts have determined that the video showing the execution of American photojournalist James Foley by Islamic State militants is real, National Security Council spokeswoman Caitlin Hayden said Wednesday.

“We have reached the judgment that this video is authentic,” Hayden said.

President Obama was scheduled to make a statement on Foley’s death at 12:45 pm ET.

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