JSOC and the Killing of Osama bin Laden

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Joint SpecialOperations Command and the Killing of bin LadenA photograph from the Obama White House shows the President, Vice President, Secretaries of State and Defense, Chair of the Joint Chiefs of Staff and other aides watching in rapt attention as the raid on Osama bin Laden's hideout takes place. Deputy National Security Advisor John Brennan called it an "anxiety-filled" moment, but it's also a demonstration of state-of-the-art technology used by JSOC, the highly secretive Joint Special Operations Command. We hear about the death of bin Laden, and benefits and the risks of high-tech, high-risk anti-terrorism compared to the long slog of counter-insurgency?.

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Guests:
Marc Ambinder - The Week - @marcambinder, Kimberly Dozier - Daily Beast / CNN - @KimberlyDozier, Kalev Sepp - Naval Postgraduate School, Conrad Crane - Army War College's Military History Institute

Host:
Warren Olney

Producers:
Darrell Satzman, Frances Anderton, Christian Bordal