“Before January [1996] was over, the CIA had created ‘Alec Station,’ the first ‘virtual’ office that focused on a specific individual (as opposed to a country). Formally known as ‘the bin Laden issue station,’ it was initially staffed by sixteen analysts and located in an office park a few miles from the headquarters at Langley [Virginia].” [The 15th of the month used for date sorting purposes only.]

 – Peter Lance, Triple Cross, Page 218