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CIA forms new center to combat nukes, WMDs

CIA forms new center to combat nukes, WMDs --The center would formalize the collaboration between the agency's analysts and operators 18 Aug 2010 The CIA is opening a counterproliferation center to combat the spread of dangerous weapons and technology, a move that comes as Iran is on the verge of fueling up a new nuclear power plant. CIA Director Leon Panetta said Wednesday that the new unit would place CIA operators side by side with the agency's analysts to brainstorm plans to "confront the threat of weapons of mass destruction - nuclear, chemical and biological."