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CIA creates new counter-proliferation center

By Ed O'Keefe

By The Post's Greg Miller in Checkpoint Washington:

The CIA announced plans Wednesday to create a counter-proliferation center that would combine analysts and operatives in an effort to bolster the agency's work against the spread of dangerous weapons technology.
The new center would be modeled on the counter-terrorism office that the CIA created more than a decade ago, and expanded dramatically in the years after the Sept. 11, 2001, attacks.
But a CIA-run counter-proliferation center could also overlap with a similar, multi-agency organization that was set up in 2005. The National Counterproliferation Center describes itself as "the primary organization within the intelligence community" for coordinating U.S. efforts against the spread of biological, chemical and nuclear weapons.

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By Ed O'Keefe  | August 18, 2010; 11:34 AM ET
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