White House acknowledges that the U.S failed in an attempt to free Luke Somers from captivity in Yemen last month.
- Pres. Obama authorised operation to rescue the American, along with other hostages.
- However Summers was not present when U.S forces carried out the rescue mission.
- National Security Council notes that other nationalities were present and were rescued.
- Al Qaeda released a video of Somers earlier today, threatening to kill him.