Bin Laden raid commander seeks global expansion of special ops

By Published: January 26, 2012

U.S. officials say the Pentagon is moving to unleash special operations troops worldwide as traditional military operations are cut back.

According to The Associated Press, defense officials have embraced a proposal by U.S. Special Operations Command chief Adm. Bill McRaven to push troops as they withdraw from war zones to reinforcement of units in areas somewhat neglected during the decade-long focus on al-Qaida. Positioning commandos closer to new crisis zones would make it easier to launch raids such as the ones that resulted in the killing of Osama bin Laden and the recent rescue of hostages from Somali pirates.

The Associated Press story about the special operations proposal.