When war reporter James Foley wasn’t writing for GlobalPost or recording video for AFP or appearing on the PBS “NewsHour,” he occasionally shared stories on his own blog, aptly titled “A World of Troubles.”
For a subtitle, he chose the famous Carl von Clausewitz sentence “War is fought by human beings.”
And that is exactly what Foley sought to show with his reporting: humanity amid the horror of war.
Foley was abducted while on a reporting trip in northern Syria in November 2012. He was never heard from again.
A video published Tuesday by the extremist group ISIS showed Foley being beheaded. It is not known when or where the video was recorded.