PRESS DIGEST- Wall Street Journal - Aug 22

Fri Aug 22, 2014 12:57am EDT
 
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Aug 22 (Reuters) - The following are the top stories in the Wall Street Journal. Reuters has not verified these stories and does not vouch for their accuracy.

* The Obama administration's decision to release secret details of an unsuccessful mission in Syria last month to rescue several Americans held captive by extremists is raising concerns that the disclosure could make it harder for the military to carry out similar operations in the future. (on.wsj.com/1ohyaI6)

* The beheading of journalist James Foley has prompted American officials to begin working to knit together a broader international campaign to combat the extremists of the Islamic State, an effort that the Pentagon, headquarters of the U.S. Department of Defence, warned that it will require taking the fight beyond Iraq and into neighboring Syria. (on.wsj.com/1qvryY6)

* The police response to the unrest in Ferguson, Missouri, has been criticized for a lack of coordination, but experts say the fast-moving situation was difficult to manage. (on.wsj.com/1ohyp65)

* U.S. Federal prosecutors are scrutinizing whether employees inside and outside General Motors Co's legal department concealed evidence from regulators about a faulty ignition switch, potentially delaying a recall of vehicles with the fatal problem, according to people familiar with the matter. (on.wsj.com/1msf02C)   Continued...