The Islamic State released a barbaric video of the Jordanian pilot that was being held prisoner and was used as bargaining chip, burned alive.
Rear Adm. John Kirby held a press conference to address the situation and how the United States plans to respond. Kirby said that the plan was to degrade and destroy IS capabilities and continue to put them on the defensive.
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When asked about the seriousness of the murders, Kirby couldn’t put it into words.
"I can’t–there’s no way I could possibly figure out how to justify it in your brain because it’s so twisted," Kirby said. "These aren’t the acts of a winner. They’re not winning."