U.S. Defense Officials: No Policy Review on Tap After Somers Killing

Hagel Notes Rescue Attempts Only Proposed After Careful Consideration

By JULIAN E. BARNESPATRICK MCGROARTY and ALEXIS FLYNN

The Pentagon isn’t reviewing the use of special-operation forces to rescue hostages despite a weekend mission that led to the death of two men held by militants in Yemen, defense officials said.

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