Obama’s raid inside Pakistan that reportedly killed Osama bin Laden and members of his family was conducted by the Joint Special Operations Command (JSOC) who dispatched special operations elite hunter-killer commandos. It was likely run out of a new JSOC fusion center staffed by elite military and selected members of the government.
On Monday, the Air Force Times wrote the following about the raid:
“The moment a Navy SEAL forced his way into Osama bin Laden’s bedroom and put two bullets into the al-Qaida leader was not only the culmination of a manhunt that stretched back to the 1990s, but also Joint Special Operations Command’s finest hour.”
NPR described JSOC as the command responsible for conducting US counter-terrorism operations. “JSOC is reported to command the US military’s Special Missions Units,” writes Beth Ford Roth for KPBS in San Diego. “These SMUs are tasked with conducting CT operations, strike operations, reconnaissance in denied areas, and special intelligence missions. Much of the hunting for senior Taliban and al Qaeda members in Afghanistan is being conducted by a unit called Task Force 11, composed mostly of Delta Force soldiers and SEALs.”