Stories for May 1, 2011
The State Department is putting U.S. embassies on alert and is warning Americans abroad of possible reprisal attacks from al-Qaida and its affiliates around the world after the killing of the group's leader Osama bin Laden by American forces in Pakistan.
No measures to harden Southland potential targets against retaliatory terror strikes were immediately reported tonight following the announcement that U.S. forces had killed al-Qaida leader Osama bin Laden in Pakistan.
The Joint Special Operations Command, known as JSOC, was responsible for taking down Osama bin Laden, according to NBC News. So what exactly is JSOC? The website GlobalSecurity.org says the military started JSOC in 1980 as a means to study the best ways to plan special operations. But as we learned tonight, JSOC is so, so much more.