COBRA (Cabinet Office Briefing Room A) was an emergency committee of the British government.
By 2005, Yvonne Hartman had been regularly visiting Lord Jim Jacobin at the House of Lords who had been supplying her with top secret information from COBRA about alien incursions. (AUDIO: Through the Ruins)
A few years later, COBRA formulated a plan to cut pathways through the global forest which grew overnight on Earth using "carefully controlled fires" to allow essential services to move. (TV: In the Forest of the Night)