In this May 1, 2011, file photo, President Barack Obama (second from left) and his national security team watched in the White House Situation Room as updates came in from the mission that killed al-Qaida leader Osama bin Laden. The Obama administration is giving the elite Joint Special Operations Command — the same organization that helped kill bin Laden — expanded power to track, plan and potentially launch attacks on terrorist cells around the globe, U.S. officials said.
In this May 1, 2011, file photo, President Barack Obama (second from left) and his national security team watched in the White House Situation Room as updates came in from the mission that killed al-Qaida leader Osama bin Laden. The Obama administration is giving the elite Joint Special Operations Command — the same organization that helped kill bin Laden — expanded power to track, plan and potentially launch attacks on terrorist cells around the globe, U.S. officials said. File photo by Pete Souza The White House via The Associated Press
In this May 1, 2011, file photo, President Barack Obama (second from left) and his national security team watched in the White House Situation Room as updates came in from the mission that killed al-Qaida leader Osama bin Laden. The Obama administration is giving the elite Joint Special Operations Command — the same organization that helped kill bin Laden — expanded power to track, plan and potentially launch attacks on terrorist cells around the globe, U.S. officials said. File photo by Pete Souza The White House via The Associated Press

Obama administration expands elite military unit’s powers to hunt foreign fighters globally

November 25, 2016 10:06 PM