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Hagan Salutes Special Operations Forces that Killed Bin Laden

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Location: Washington, DC

U.S. Senator Kay R. Hagan (D-NC) today supported a Senate resolution (S.Res.159) honoring the Special Operations Forces who killed Osama bin Laden.

"I am so proud of our military and intelligence teams that successfully completed their mission to kill Osama bin Laden," said Hagan. "We owe them a debt of gratitude for their sacrifices and courage under fire. Every American was captivated by the bravery and dedication of our U.S. Special Operations Forces who zeroed in on bin Laden's compound and brought the September 11 mass murderer to justice."

Hagan, who traveled to Afghanistan three times, is the Chair of the Senate Armed Services Emerging Threats Subcommittee, which oversees Special Operations Forces. On Thursday, Hagan's subcommittee will be briefed in closed session by Gary Reid, the Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense for Special Operations and Combating Terrorism. On Friday, Hagan will visit the Joint Special Operations Command (JSOC), headquartered at Fort Bragg, where she will discuss U.S. counterterrorism operations with JSOC leadership.

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