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JSOC: Inside The Covert Group That Killed Osama Bin Laden

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This is a still image taken from a video tape aired on Al-Jazeerah station September 10, 2003 that shows Al-Qaeda leader Osama Bin Laden in an unspecified location. (Photo by Salah Malkawi/Getty Images) | Getty

Before the raid on Osama bin Laden's compound earlier this week, President Obama had experience monitoring a white-knuckles counterterrorism operation. In the early morning hours of April 12, 2009, less than three months after the president took office, Somali pirates were holding an American merchant-marine captain captive.

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