Elite Special Operations Command steps back from counterterrorism role

WASHINGTON — The military’s elite Special Operations Command has removed…

WASHINGTON — The military’s elite Special Operations Command has removed itself from a controversial plan that would have given it the authority to carry out secret counterterrorism missions around the world.

After four years of misgivings, a decision was reached within the military that the command would use its broader mandate too aggressively, by carrying out operations that had not been reviewed or approved by the regional commanders.  For more details on this, click here and return back to comment.

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  • Joe Mayer

    Admiral Olson is a top man. The decisions should be left to the leaders in charge,they know what to do,that’s their job.

  • Mack

    I am not so sure if this is a good idea. One of the relative successes we have had i.e. Horn of Africa, is flushing out T’s and getting rid of them.
    This will be an interesting development to watch.