Counterterrorist Center

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Noun1.Counterterrorist Center - 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
act of terrorism, terrorism, terrorist act - the calculated use of violence (or the threat of violence) against civilians in order to attain goals that are political or religious or ideological in nature; this is done through intimidation or coercion or instilling fear
Central Intelligence Agency, CIA - an independent agency of the United States government responsible for collecting and coordinating intelligence and counterintelligence activities abroad in the national interest; headed by the Director of Central Intelligence under the supervision of the President and National Security Council
bureau, federal agency, government agency, agency, office, authority - an administrative unit of government; "the Central Intelligence Agency"; "the Census Bureau"; "Office of Management and Budget"; "Tennessee Valley Authority"
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The establishment in foreign countries of Counterterrorist Intelligence Centers, or CTICs under the supervision of the Counterterrorist Center at CIA Headquarters.
He was the senior intelligence adviser at the Federal Bureau of Investigation until his departure in March 2010, and he was Deputy Director of the Counterterrorist Center at the Central Intelligence Agency until his assignment to the FBI in August 2005.
Bennett spent several years with the Counterterrorist Center and the Central Intelligence Agency.
That view permeated the CIA, where Paul Pillar helped run the Counterterrorist Center and wrote that ''There is no.
Schroen describes the initial planning for the operation at CIA headquarters as the team is assembled, requirements are identified, and Schroen receives his final instructions from Corer Black, then the director of the Counterterrorist Center. It was at this meeting that the Jawbreaker team was reportedly given instructions to kill bin Ladin and his key lieutenants.
Shortly after that, he was asked to meet with Corer Black, the chief of the Counterterrorist Center (CTC).
For nearly twenty years there has been a Counterterrorist Center (CTC), staffed by officers, agents, and analysts from all over the intelligence community; from its headquarters on the sixth floor of Langley it has endeavored to coordinate the collection and analysis of intelligence and has planned and directed operations.