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The White House has confirmed the latest beheading video from ISIS is authentic.

FOX News Radio's Rachel Sutherland reports from Washington.

President Obama says Americans will not be intimidated by the horrific beheading of Steven Sotloff.

At a news conference in Estonia, he said the nation's objective is clear -- and that is to degrade and destroy the Islamist State. Short of that, he said the goal is to shrink the group's...

(President Obama)"Sphere of influence, its effectiveness, its financing...its...its military capabilities...to the point where it is a manageable problem." 

The President emphasized having a regional strategy when it comes to dealing with ISIS.

In Washington, Rachel Sutherland, FOX News Radio.

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The Obama administration is vowing justice for two murdered American journalists.

FOX News Radio's Rachel Sutherland reports from Washington:

Vice President Joe Biden says the United States will chase ISIS to the gates of Hell... until they are brought to justice.

(Vice President Biden) "As a nation, we're united. And when people harm Americans, we don't retreat."

Secretary of State John Kerry also vowing to track down those responsible for the deaths of James Foley and Steven Sotloff.

(Kerry) "It's a punch to the gut."

Earlier today , while traveling in Estonia, President Obama said we will not be intimidated by the horrific acts of ISIS.

In Washington, Rachel Sutherland, FOX News Radio.

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The nation's counterterrorism chief says Islamic State terrorists are experts not only at slaughter but at social media.

FOX News Radio's Steve Taylor reports from Washington:

The group called ISIS and sometimes ISIL is very skilled at using the Internet to raise money and recruit fighters in Syria and Iraq, and to inspire terrorists elsewhere. Matt Olsen, director of the National Counterterrorism Center, says that skill is the group's main threat to the U.S. today.

(Olsen) "An ISIL sympathizer, perhaps motivated by online propaganda could conduct a limited, self-directed attack here at home with little or no warning."

Olsen says there's no indication of an organized plot against the U.S. now, but the potential is there.

In Washington, Steve Taylor, Fox News Radio.