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PHOTO OF THE DAY: New York City firefighter Aaron Clark looks on from atop a  firetruck as people celebrate in Times Square after the death of  accused 9/11 mastermind Osama bin Laden was announced by President Obama on Sunday night. (Mario  Tama/Getty Images)

PHOTO OF THE DAY: New York City firefighter Aaron Clark looks on from atop a firetruck as people celebrate in Times Square after the death of accused 9/11 mastermind Osama bin Laden was announced by President Obama on Sunday night. (Mario Tama/Getty Images)

The Secret Team That Killed bin Laden »

Thanks all for sharing this wonderful piece by our Marc Ambinder. If you haven’t already read, do so now!

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By Marc Ambinder

DevGru belongs to the Joint Special Operations Command, an extraordinary and unusual collection of classified standing task forces and special-missions units. They report to the president and operate worldwide based on the legal (or extra-legal) premises of classified presidential directives. Though the general public knows about the special SEALs and their brothers in Delta Force, most JSOC missions never leak. We only hear about JSOC when something goes bad (a British aid worker is accidentally killed) or when something really big happens (a merchant marine captain is rescued at sea), and even then, the military remains especially sensitive about their existence. Several dozen JSOC operatives have died in Pakistan over the past several years. Their names are released by the Defense Department in the usual manner, but with a cover story — generally, they were killed in training accidents in eastern Afghanistan. That’s the code.

Except for some TV crews & Geraldo and a guy with a flag, last nights crowds outside WH are gone. — Mark Knoller, CBS News

Except for some TV crews & Geraldo and a guy with a flag, last nights crowds outside WH are gone.
Mark Knoller, CBS News