We owe an extra special thanks to the elite Joint Special Operations Command. This organization helps to take out Osama bin Laden in 2011 and has proven to be an extremely important and beneficial asset. In his final days of office President Obama is giving these men more power to protect their nation.
The New Powers Available
Now the Joint Special Operations Command will be able to track and plan attack measures on potential terrorist groups anywhere in the world. This means that they can expand their borders to places beyond the typical battlefields. They will be empowered to attack terrorists that are making plans anywhere in the world. Information will be allowed to be passed on from what is learned during observations to other allied forces. From there joint missions could be created or the Joint Special Operations Command team could act on its own.
Its unclear if president elect Donald Trump will keep these new rules though. Along with allowing the Joint Special Operations Command to have more power in what it can do, it also enables drone strikes to occur with several agencies approval. Of course this is only if it’s clear that no civilians would be injured in the process.
The new task force that will be created by this new legislation will report directly to the Pentagon and may not work with the CIA at all.