The secrets of Special Ops
When President Obama made his late-night announcement that a special team of Americans had killed Osama bin Laden, we all wanted to know more about the men behind this operation. "The American people do not see their work, nor know their names," the president said, "But tonight, they feel the satisfaction of their work and the result of their pursuit of justice."
In the end, it was reportedly an elite team of Navy Seals, working with the CIA, who conducted a surgical raid to deliver justice to bin Laden. The names and faces of the men who carried out this operation may never be known, but we do know this: Special Operations takes a special breed of soldier.
In Morley Safer's 2001 report titled "Special Ops," you'll meet men who know from experience what it's like to go "behind enemy lines to surprise, disrupt, kill or kidnap." This piece aired on "60 Minutes" a little more than two weeks after the 9/11 attacks. After you watch Morley's report, you'll understand what it takes to be one of these soldiers.
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