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JSOC: Heads Up!

FILE - In this Oct. 28, 2008 file photo, taken with a night vision scope, U.S. Special Operations forces are seen during a jo
FILE - In this Oct. 28, 2008 file photo, taken with a night vision scope, U.S. Special Operations forces are seen during a joint operation with Afghan National Army soldiers targeting insurgents operating in Afghanistan's Farah province. Small teams of U.S. special operations forces arrived at American embassies throughout North Africa to set up a new counterterrorist network months before militants killed the U.S. ambassador in Libya. But officials say the network was too new to stop the Benghazi attack. (AP Photo/Maya Alleruzzo, File)

I wrote yesterday about the developing opportunity for new SOF missions in Mali and perhaps Algeria, if the Algerians and French would stand aside. Today in London, SecDef issued what sounded to me like a warning order:

Terrorists should be on notice that they will find no sanctuary, no refuge, not in Algeria, not in North Africa, not anywhere. Those who would wantonly attack our country and our people will have no place to hide.

Not that JSOC wasn't already working on Algeria and Mali. I know the optempo for our SOF guys has been pretty high for a long time. Still, this seems to me like it'll be the first SOF deployment in what will become a SOF-centric decade ahead. Buckle seatbelts!.