US Officials: White House Picks Special-ops Chief

The top Pentagon job overseeing the secret special operations war on terrorist groups has been offered to former U.S. counterterrorism , according to two senior U.S. officials.

If he accepts and is confirmed, Sheehan would have one of the most powerful civilian jobs in America’s covert war against al-Qaida and its offshoots, helping coordinate clandestine special operations raids and covert drone strikes arrayed against militants operating from Pakistan to Afghanistan to Yemen.

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