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Romney campaign hires Blackwater leader

Black worked for CIA for years
MIKE BAKER, Associated Press Writer
An executive with North Carolina-based private security contractor Blackwater USA has joined Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney as a senior adviser, the campaign said Thursday.
Cofer Black, who was director of the CIA Counter-terrorism Center at the time of the Sept. 11, 2001, terrorist attacks, has been vice chairman for two years at the firm, which specializes in security and military services. Black also helped shape President Bush’s counterterrorism policy after the attacks.

“He has a long and impressive career dedicated to making America safer and more secure in the world,” Romney said in a written statement. “Our country faces a new generation of challenges, and Black’s experience at the forefront of our nation’s counterterrorism efforts will be a tremendous asset.”

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