Jeremy Scahill | "Sort of like Murder, Inc.": Behind the Forces Who Took Down bin Laden
Jeremy Scahill, The Nation: "The team of US Special Operations Forces who killed Osama bin Laden in a pre-dawn raid on a compound in Abbottabad, Pakistan, were led by elite Navy SEALS from the Joint Special Operations Command. Operators from SEAL Team Six, also known as the Naval Special Warfare Development Group, or just DevGru, are widely considered to be the most elite warriors in the US national security apparatus. Col. W. Patrick Lang, a retired Special Forces officer with extensive operational experience throughout the Muslim world, described JSOC's forces as 'sort of like Murder, Incorporated.' He told The Nation: 'Their business is killing Al Qaeda personnel. That's their business. They're not in the business of converting anybody to our goals or anything like that.'"
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