Counterterrorist Center


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an agency that helps the Director of Central Intelligence coordinate counterterrorist efforts in order to preempt and disrupt and defeat terrorist activities at the earliest possible stage

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Perhaps the biggest drawback regarding counterterrorist intelligence is that the creation of a new counterterrorist center separate from existing collection, analytical, and policy elements in the counterterrorist community will impede coordination and the flow of information.
PILLAR is former Deputy Chief of the Central Intelligence Agency's Counterterrorist Center and presently a Visiting Professor at the Security Studies Program at Georgetown University.
Pillar was formerly the chief of the CIA's Counterterrorist Center, a fact that in itself provi des insight into why the U.
The original focus of the Counterterrorist Center, created by then-Director of Central Intelligence William Casey, was almost exclusively operational, leaving all multidisciplinary analysis to the Office of Near East, South Asian, and African Analysis and similar components in the Directorate of Intelligence.
Pillar was deputy chief of the Counterterrorist Center at CIA, and his experience and depth of knowledge are obvious.
Pillar, a CIA officer, was deputy chief of the DCI Counterterrorist Center and is the author of Terrorism and U.
But perhaps most terrifying of all is the proposal that the military become actively involved in domestic affairs through the establishment of a domestic counterterrorist center under FBI jurisdiction.
In a former role as Director of the CIA's Counterterrorist Center, Black warned against frightening risks of terrorist attacks in 2001.
Among steps considered, the meeting has proposed sharing investigative information and establishing a counterterrorist center.
After a three-week study, Clarridge modestly reports that he completed in January 1986 "probably the most brilliant paper (or at least the most cogent) that I had ever put together or ever will" Out of it came the CIA's Counterterrorist Center, which merged clandestine operatives with analysts and technicians, as well as with outside specialists.
Prior to his arrival at the FBI, he served in high-ranking capacities with the CIA and was Deputy Director of the Director of Central Intelligence (DCI) Counterterrorist Center, where he was responsible for overseeing operational, analytical, and support programs.