The White House called Ahmed Godane's death a "major" loss for al Qaeda.
Military means are proving less than adequate in the fight against Islamic extremism.
The proposed NDAA rejects many of the Pentagon's preferred spending cuts.
A suspected U.S. drone strike killed at least two al-Shabaab insurgents in Somalia on Monday,...
The Defense Department said it is still assessing the results.
The panel was disbanded after the 9/11 attacks led the U.S. to focus its attention overseas.
The U.S. military secretly deployed trainers and advisers to Somalia in October.