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Why did the U.S. rescue mission fail?

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Former New Mexico Governor Bill Richardson joins Alex Witt to answer whether he believes the U.S. should have done anything different following emerging details about the failed attempt to rescue American photojournalist Luke Somers, including new information that final negotiations were underway to secure the release of South African hostage Peter Korkie, who died alongside Somers in Yemen as al-Qaeda militants learned of the U.S. mission.