From some site on the net on SPECTER:
What does SPECTRE stand for?
Special Executive for Counter-intelligence, Terrorism, Revenge and Extortion
Profiteering from conflict between the superpowers, eventual world domination
Counter-intelligence, brainwashing, murder, extortion using weapons of mass destruction (nuclear, biological and orbital)
Criminal genius Ernst Stavro Blofeld
people including former Gestapo members, Soviet spy group SMERSH, Josep
Tito's secret police, Italian, Corsican and Turkish organised crime
Dr Julius No, Emilio Largo, Irma Bunt, Rosa Klebb, Mr Osatu, Fiona Volpe
136 Boulevard Haussmann, Paris; also SPECTRE Island
International Brotherhood for the Assistance of Stateless Persons, a refugee charity
Dr No, Thunderball, From Russia With Love, You Only Live Twice, On Her Majesty's Secret Service, Diamonds Are Forever, SPECTRE
Diamonds Are Forever (film), 1971
Why the long break?
A long-running copyright dispute between the Fleming estate and producer Kevin McClory
Did you know?
author Ian Fleming invented SPECTRE in 1959 to replace James Bond's
usual, Soviet, enemies. Fleming believed the Cold War might be about to
end and wanted to keep his spy thrillers relevant