Earlier today, a video was released by an Islamic State affiliated Twitter account, which is now suspended, depicting the beheading of a second American journalist. The video is titled “A Second Message to America,” a sequential title following the film of James Foley’s execution. U.S. defense officials are still working to authenticate the video; however, the deceased is believed to be American journalist Steven Sotloff. Sotloff was captured a year ago near the Syrian-Turkish border and was shown as a captive in the Foley execution video. The syntax, clothing and executioner closely resemble the Foley video. In the new release, the militant is wearing a black veil while standing behind Sotloff, who is dressed in the orange uniform of a prisoner. The militant warns, “I am back Obama, and I’m back because of your arrogant foreign policy towards the Islamic State.” He also threatens, “As your missiles continue to strike our people, our knife will continue to strike necks of your people.” Additionally, the video is used by the group to issue a threat against a British hostage, David Haines.