Secretary of Defense Donald Rumsfeld has given Special Operations Forces the clearance to "capture or kill" top leaders of al-Qaeda. What Rummy has done, in essence, is take the gloves off of our Special Forces. Rather than be led by US Central Command, Special Forces now can plan and execute their own missions. This decision is designed to answer criticisms that the US Central Command was not being effective enough in tracking down Osama bin Laden and his cohorts.
This is a very wise move. The Special Forces troops of the United States are some of the best in the world. They’re willing to take some risks, think differently, and do whatever it takes to hunt those bastards down. If I were Osama, I’d be very, very afraid.