198. 1/15/1986

In January 1986, “with [President] Ronald Reagan’s authorization, [CIA Director William] Casey created the Counterterrorism Center [CTC]. [CIA officer Duane] Clarridge was chosen as its chief. He had a support staff of two hundred CIA officers, mostly analysts, and ten people loaned from other agencies. CTC had no field agents, however, and had to rely on CIA station chiefs abroad for surveillance, action, or informer recruitment. …the FBI agreed to supply most of CTC’s field and operational assistance.” [The 15th of the month used for date sorting purposes only.]

 – Gerald Posner, Why America Slept, Pages 15-16

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