199. 2/1/1986

The CIA's Counterterrorism Center (CTC) "was established under President [Ronald] Reagan, on February 1, 1986, to combat a wave of terror attacks backed by Iran and Syria. It was supposed to break down the bureaucratic barriers among CIA operations, which were divided into Near East, Middle East, and Africa stations."

 – Losing Bin Laden, Richard Miniter, 2/1/1986

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