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Obama’s tenure ends with a turf war over killing terrorists | The Washington Post

Obama’s tenure ends with a turf war over killing terrorists | The Washington Post

Given the turf wars and interagency rivalries that have long surrounded U.S. Special Operations forces, President Obama probably didn’t do the commandos any favors when he delivered his last big military speech at the base in Tampa where they’re headquartered.

Obama’s visit Tuesday to MacDill Air Force Base, home of U.S. Special Operations Command, or SOCOM, was in many ways an endorsement of its mission to combat terrorism. For all Obama’s wariness about using conventional military power, he has embraced the role of “covert commander in chief,” most notably in the 2011 raid that killed Osama bin Laden.

Source: Obama’s tenure ends with a turf war over killing terrorists – The Washington Post