The Worldwide Attack Matrix
is a document
describing covert counter-terrorism operations
in 80 countries
, the Middle East
created in the wake of
the September 11
, terrorist attacks
. It was presented by Central Intelligence Agency director George J. Tenet
in a briefing held at Camp David
on September 15
. Reporter Bob Woodward
of The Washington Post
was the first to publicly mention the document in a series of articles published in January 2002
. At the time of publication, the described operations were already ongoing or being proposed.
The actions, underway or being recommended, would range from "routine propaganda to lethal covert action in preparation for military attacks.