The Islamic State’s reality show of horrors took another twisted turn as the group released a video of a Jordanian pilot being burned alive.

+ George Packer in The New Yorker: “The Islamic State doesn’t leave thousands of corpses in its wake as a means to an end. Slaughter is its goal — slaughter in the name of higher purification.”

+ Coalition-supported airstrikes are killing ISIS fighters. But not as fast as ISIS is recruiting new members. From the House Intelligence Committee’s Adam Schiff: “Unless we do something to stop the flow of foreign fighters, this conflict has the potential to go on indefinitely.”

+ BBC: UN alarmed by ISIS logo on food aid