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Preparing for Martial Law:
Through the Eyes of Col. Ryszard Kuklinski

Thursday, 11 December 2008, 3 pm - 7 pm

AFIO members are invited to a special Symposium at CIA HQ which examines the Cold War tensions, risks, and heroism 'running Kuklinski,' and a few of the continuing mysteries surrounding this case. Kuklinski conducted nine years of nerve-wracking espionage; first, for Poland’s independence and, second, for victory of the West over the USSR. A world where the daily routine of espionage demanded flawless counter-surveillance, dead drops, surreptitious hand-offs, L-pills, invisible ink and miniature transmitters, and still resulted in moments of panic and constant subterfuge, knowing that detection meant death.

Program features: Michael Hayden, Director of CIA; Zbigniew Brzezinski, former National Security Advisor 1977-81; many others. Includes several Agency case experts, Polish dignitaries, and academic subject specialists. Includes new Documentary on the Kuklinski case. Each attendee will receive a DVD containing all of the released material, along with a booklet that will feature samples of key documents from the DVD, background material on Kuklinski, photographs, and a detailed index. Event includes interviews of Agency, Polish and Soviet personnel on the Warsaw Pact, Martial Law and Colonel Ryszard Kuklinski case.


Only $50.

RSVP needed by 1 December 2008.


OPERATION ISTANBUL.....
SpyCruise®†in the Black Sea - July 2009 - But Certain to Sell Out during 2008 so Do not wait.
Join Intelligence Professionals from CIA, the RCMP Security Service, and the KGB July '09 on a Trip of a Lifetime to Istanbul, Balaklava, Sochi, Yalta, and back...learning why these places have intelligence significance through talks by experts on espionage, tradecraft, clandestine equipment, and related on-the-job matters.

Join us on the Seabourn Odyssey in July 2009 to visit some fascinating sites of great historical value, and be accompanied by a group of intelligence professionals drawn from the international intelligence community (including the CIA, RCMP Security Service and the KGB) who will give daily lectures on Cold War espionage, intelligence tradecraft, clandestine equipment and other related topics.
1. ISTANBUL. We shall visit the home and office of Kim Philby, the British Secret Intelligence Service officer who was the local station commander between 1946 and 1949. He was also a Soviet spy and he betrayed details of several covert operations mounted from Istanbul across the Turkish border. Also on the itinerary is the Soviet legation where a GRU officer, Konstantin Volkov, worked until he offered to defect to the British in September 1945. He too was betrayed by Philby who flew from London to handle his case, only to find that Volkov had been arrested by the NKVD. Our escort will be one of the world's leading intelligence authorities who coauthored Philby's biography.
2. SOCHI. Stalin's camouflaged dacha in the woods above Sochi gave him a secure refuge and an isolated, guarded compound in which he relaxed and planned his strategy. His study, billiards-room and living quarters remain unchanged, and we will enjoy lunch in his dining-room where there will be a lecture on Stalin and Lavrenti Beria, his notorious intelligence chief.
3. YALTA. The venue for the great February 1945 Crimea Conference attended by Winston Churchill, Stalin and an ailing President Roosevelt, we will tour the Czar's summer palace where the meetings took place and see the room on the ground floor where FDR stayed, tended by his daughter. We will also visit the Vorontsov villa where Churchill and the British delegation stayed and hear a talk from Nigel West on Alger Hiss, the State Department adviser who was a Soviet spy and a member of the American delegation.
4. BALAKLAVA. This former Soviet Black Sea Fleet base includes an underground submarine depot carved out of a mountain and concealed behind huge camouflaged bomb-proof steel doors. Built in conditions of great secrecy in 1956, the cavernous facility includes a canal to the open sea, a dry dock, weapons bays and workshops, and now accommodates a Cold War museum filled with naval exhibits. We will be accompanied by a former Soviet nuclear submarine commander who worked on the site, and his wife. 
Dates: Embark 8 July 2009, Istanbul. Disembark 18 July 2009, Istanbul. Contact: amanda@travelxperts.com
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January 2008

Friday, 4 January 2008, 5:30 - 9 pm - New York, NY - AFIO NY Metro Chapter hosts Prof. Arthur Hulnick, former CIA, on "Intelligence Reform: Fix, Fizzle or Flop?"

AFIO Bullet Congress passed and the President signed the "Intelligence Reform & Terrorism Prevention Act of 2004" in late 2004 largely as a result of the 9/11 Commission Report, a report that was completed in July 2004. This "Act" was activated in April 2005, creating the Director of National Intelligence and an agency that now has about 1500. employees and is headed currently by John McConnell. Now almost 2 1/2 years later, how effective has this effort been? Professor Hulnick is uniquely qualified to discuss this issue. His talk will be a fascinating insight into whatever progress has been accomplished to date as well as providing suggestions for future actions. Professor Hulnick's published his first book "Fixing the Spy Machine" in 1999. In 2004, he published his second book about the CIA "Keeping US Safe: Secret Intelligence and Homeland Security." This latter book examines what is really necessary to make intelligence and homeland security more efficient and competent, both within the United States and abroad.
Location: University Club, 1 West 54th Street (corner of 54th Street and 5th Avenue), 9th Floor, Doors Open 5:30 PM; Speaker  6:00 PM. More information available from afiometro@yahoo.com. Cost: $40.00 per person. Payable in advance by check to Jerry Goodwin, 530 Park Avenue New York, NY 10021. Cash payment accepted at the door. No credit cards. Reservations Not Required: Refreshments After the Meeting. Jerry Goodwin, President, AFIO - New York Metropolitan Chapter, 212-308-1450

10 January 2008 – San Francisco – The AFIO Jim Quesada Chapter hosts Col. Vance E. Purvis, Chief, Security and law Enforcement, US Army Corps of Engineers.

AFIO BulletCol. Purvis will speak on transnational terrorism with emphasis on the Global War on Terrorism (GWOT) campaigns in Afghanistan and Iraq. The meeting will be held at United Irish Cultural Center, 2700 45th Avenue, San Francisco, CA 94116 (between Sloat and Wawona). 11:30 AM no host cocktails; noon - luncheon. $25 member rate with advance reservation; $35 non-member rate or at door. RSVP to Mariko Kawaguchi (please indicate meat or fish) no later than 5PM 12/28/07: mariko@cataphora.com, (650) 622-9840 X608 or send a check to P.O. Box 117578 Burlingame, CA 94011.

Sunday, 13 January 2008 1100 – 1330 - Beachwood, OH - AFIO Northern Ohio Chapter hosts a special cinema brunch to view: “Islam vs. Islamists: Voices From the Muslim Center”

AFIO BulletThis is a film produced by Frank Gaffney and Martyn Burke in a Corporation for Public Broadcasting competition that CPB/PBS refused to air after the film won a showing. It was shown at the AFIO National Symposium in October, 2007, with commentary by producer Frank Gaffney.
Following the film, there will be a discussion led by Beverly A Goldstein Ph.D.
Frank Gaffney is the Founder and President of the Center for Security Policy in Washington, D.C. The Center is a not-for-profit, non-partisan educational corporation established in 1988. Under Mr. Gaffney's leadership, the Center has been nationally and internationally recognized as a resource for timely, informed and penetrating analyses of foreign and defense policy matters.
Mr. Gaffney is the lead-author of War Footing: Ten Steps America Must Take to Prevail in the War for the Free World (Naval Institute Press, 2005). With a foreword by former CIA Director R. James Woolsey, an introduction by Victor Davis Hanson and contributions from thirty-two other accomplished security policy practitioners, this highly acclaimed volume constitutes an "owners manual" for the new global conflict in which America finds itself engaged - the War for the Free World.
Location: Wellington’s Restaurant, 777 ALPHA DRIVE, HIGHLAND HEIGHTS, OHIO 44143, I -271 AT WILSON MILLS RD., 440.461.9211 or 440.442.0055. DRIVING DIRECTIONS AND MAP AVAILABLE AT http://www.wellingtoncatering.com/location_Map.htm.
Cost: $24 per person RSVP: Veronica Flint, (440) 338-4720 or at vbf@windstream.net

Tuesday, 15 January 2008, 11:00 AM -12:00 PM (CST) - the Society of Competitive Intelligence Professionals hosts: Using Competitive Analysis to Increase Your Strategic Value

Join them for their annual webinar that will provide insights on how a world-class organization integrates CI into its operations. Lynn Tyson will discuss why competitive intelligence should be an integral part of a best-in-class Investor Relations program and Dell's approach both holistically and specifically to IR. Topics will include external/internal research tools, sample analyses, and overcoming obstacles such as departmental collaboration and resource constraints. This discussion should help individuals decide what is relevant to their executive management, how to measure their effectiveness and foster two-way dialogue and information flow between IR and competitive intelligence professionals within their organization.
Lynn Antipas Tyson serves as Vice President, Investor Relations for Dell Inc. In this role, she is responsible for Dell's relationships with investors and financial analysts, and strategic direction of the Investor Relations function. From 2004 through 2007, Lynn also led Dell’s Global Corporate Communications function and was responsible for all aspects of communications, including chairman’s communications, media relations, public affairs, internal and product communications as well as the industry analyst function.
Registration is free! (Complimentary from NIRI St. Louis)
Or call SCIP St. Louis (314) 576-4137 / SCIP Kansas City (816) 235-5499.
NIRI members please register through NIRI St. Louis at (314) 725-2594.
*Note* Please register before 5pm (EST) Friday, January 11, 2008 as registration via the web will be closed afterwards.
Contact Information
Alison Bourey, St. Louis Chapter Chair, email: atbourey@earthlink.net, 314.576.4137
Dionedra Dorsey, SCIP Staff Coordinator, email: ddorsey@scip.org, 703.739.0696 ext. 111

17 January 2008 at 11:30 - Colorado Springs, CO - The Rocky Mountain AFIO Chapter luncheon

AFIO BulletThe chapter meets in the Air Force Academy Officers Club, Falcon Room. Their Speaker will be John Wolf who was a Military Attache in the USSR and China. He will speak on China in the 21st Century and their control of information.
Please RSVP to Dick Durham at Riverwear53@aol.com or call 719-488-2884

19 January 08 - Kennebunk, ME - The Maine Chapter of AFIO (affectionately referred to as MAFIO) will have Tyler S. Drumheller, 25 year career employee of the Central Intelligence Agency as guest.

AFIO BulletDrumheller retired from CIA in 2005 and is author of "On the Brink," detailing the beginning of the war in Iraq and his battles with the Bush administration over the validity of intelligence on Iraqi weapons of mass destruction. Having worked at the highest levels of government on foreign policy and security issues, he is currently working on a second book on the U.S. intelligence community in the age of international terrorism. At the time of his retirement ,Drumheller was Chief of the Europe Division of CIA. Among other positions held, he was Chief of CIA's largest field station. During the period 1980-1990 he served in Africa as an operations officer and chief of station. He holds a B.A. from the University of Virginia and has done graduate work in Chinese language at Georgetown University. He speaks five languages in addition to English. He is currently President of Tyler Drumheller LLC. Meeting, which is open to the public, will be held at 2:00 p.m. in the Kennebunk Free Library, 112 Main Street in Kennebunk. Contact 207-985-2392 for information.

Tuesday, 22 January 2008, 6:30 pm – Washington, DC - LA Times reporter Bob Drogin, and Tyler Drumheller, former chief of CIA covert operations in Europe present Curveball: Inside the WMD Debacle at the Spy Museum.

In 1999, a mysterious Iraqi applied for political asylum in Germany. The young engineer offered compelling details about Saddam Hussein’s secret effort to build weapons of mass destruction. The Germans shared this information with U.S. intelligence but denied the Americans access to their informant—who the Americans codenamed “Curveball.” The case lay dormant until after 9/11, when the Bush administration embraced Curveball’s unconfirmed account. Although relied upon by President Bush and Colin Powell, Curveball was a fraud whose intelligence was discredited before the war. Join Los Angeles Times reporter Bob Drogin, author of Curveball: Spies, Lies, and the Con Man Who Caused a War, and Tyler Drumheller, former chief of CIA covert operations in Europe and author of On the Brink: An Insider’s Account of How the White House Compromised American Intelligence, as they reveal the inner workings of this intelligence failure from flawed analysis to political maneuvering. Tickets: $20 per person. Visit www.spymuseum.org

Tuesday, 22 January 2008, 7:30 AM – 10:00 AM - Toronto, ON, Canada - Society of Competitive Intelligence Professionals presents: Using Competitive Intelligence to Predict Your Competitors Pricing Actions.

Pricing is the single highest point of leverage for the business. For example, if the average company improved pricing by just 1% profitability would increase by 12.5%.
It is also one of the most difficult areas to obtain CI. Both ethical and legal issues are prevalent in the area of competitive pricing. Yet it is vital that CI professionals participate in this important area of the business. Without excellent CI companies price from a weakened perspective and tend to fall prey to their worst fears about the competition. This corrosive situation leads to price wars and can dramatically alter the viability of a company and the industry in which it participates.
This session is intended to give CI professionals insight into how they can add significant value to their organization in the pricing arena by reducing fear and replacing it with understanding. The session will address the following areas:
Valuable tools and data gathering processes for reducing fear
How to discern your competitors pricing strategy
Influencing how the competition perceives your pricing strategy
How to determine whether a competitor is a price leader versus follower
Understanding the dynamics of price wars
Connecting capacity utilization and competitive pricing actions
About the Speaker - Paul Hunt, a consultants in the field of pricing strategy, who has advised organizations of all sizes, from small businesses to Fortune 500 companies.
Location - Toronto Board of Trade, Downtown Centre, 1 First Canadian Place, Toronto, Ontario (416.366.6811)
Registration Fees - SCIP Member $35 USD; Non-Member $45 USD
Contact Information David Gibson, Toronto Group Coordinator, email: david.gibson@sympatico.com, 416.932.9923.
Dionedra Dorsey, SCIP Staff Chapter Coordinator, email: ddorsey@scip.org, 703.739.0696 ext.111.

23 January 2008- Phoenix, AZ - The Arizona AFIO Chapter luncheon features Dr. Richard Post, former CIA.

AFIO BulletThe chapter will meet at the Hilton Garden Inn at 11:30 AM. The speaker will be Richard W. Post. PhD. Dr. Post joined the CIA after his graduation from the University of Michigan. After a number of years he returned to the University of Wisconsin where he headed the Criminal Justice Program. He then became Director of Security and Political Risk first at B.F. Goodrich and later at American Can. Rich, then took a consulting position with Kroll Associates in Hong Kong to start up and manage a Joint Venture with Jardine Matheson & Co, to provide security and investigative services in Asia, and later on formed Post and Associates which he then sold to the International Accounting Firm of Ernst and Young. At the time of the sale his firm was called Brand Protection Associates. Although his consulting practice is based in Phoenix he still maintains offices in China. Over the years he has worked on hundreds of sensitive investigations, crisis management situations and trade secrete thefts around the world. Rich and his wife, Penny, who is also his life long business partner have recently authored a book titled, "Global Brand Integrity Management." Rich has a BS, MS, and PhD. He is a Certified Protection Professional CPP. For information and reservations contact Bill Williams at (602) 944-2451 or fireballci@hotmail.com.

Thursday, 24 January 2008, 12 noon – 1 pm – Washington, DC – Free author lunchtime debriefing and book signing – Ronald Kessler – author of The Terrorist Watch: Inside the Desperate Race to Stop the Next Attack at the Spy Museum.

Over 5,000 terrorists have been rolled up worldwide since 9/11, yet the race to stop them is more desperate than ever. For The Terrorist Watch, best-selling author Ronald Kessler interviewed FBI and CIA counterterrorism operatives to capture the story of terrorists’ relentless efforts to attack the United States and the efforts being made to stop these plots. Kessler’s interviews with FBI Director Robert Mueller, CIA Director Michael Hayden, White House counterterrorism chief Fran Townsend, and dozens of key intelligence operatives takes readers inside the war rooms of the battle against terrorism. Learn what Kessler discovered about how the U.S. helped thwart the 2006 London terrorist plot, how press leaks have jeopardized our safety, what he has determined that Saddam Hussein admitted in seven months of secret FBI debriefings, and how he thinks the Intelligence Community has changed since 9/11. Free – no registration required.

24 January 2008, noon to 4 pm - Washington, DC - The Greater Washington chapter of the Society of Competitive Intelligence Professionals and the World Futures Society host an open panel discussion on "The New Ways of Knowing." The session takes place at Embassy Suites, 4300 Military Rd, Washington, DC.

The panel will consists of: Don Burke, Intellipedia Doyen, CIA; Sean Dennehy, Chief of Intellipedia, CIA; and Eric Garland, President, Competitive Futures, Inc. and author of "Future, Inc."
We provide the following three topic areas as a starting point for the discussion:
1. How are web 2.0 tools being used to augment or replace existing business processes to deliver higher dimensions of value and increased responsiveness? E-mail blasts and newsletters may be replaced by blogs. Traditional static reports are replaced by wikis. While these tools and ways of working come natural to the "digital natives" they may represent a learning curve for "digital immigrants."
2. How do web 2.0 tools fit together? Each tool delivers its own specific value and there is no real one-size-fits-all solution. Blogs are great for news updates and discussions, wikis make a valuable platform for content aggregation and tagging tools are useful for social organization. What are the gaps in your current work processes, and what set of tools will help you close those gaps?
3. To be successful, your approach to web 2.0 strategies must be authentic. How do we redefine professionalism on a platform that demands we "tell it like it is" and exposes spin and incorrect information. Your "street cred" depends on getting this right.
Registration Fees - Non-SCIP Members $59.00; On Site Registration Fees
Non-SCIP Members $64.00


AFIO BulletFriday, 25 January 2008 - McLean, VA - AFIO National Winter Luncheon -

Frank R. Anderson, former Assistant Director, Directorate of Operations, CIA
Anderson was chief of CIA's Near East and South Asia Division, having served previously as director of technical services, as chief of the Afghan task force and as chief of station in three Middle East posts.


on "What You Need To Know About U.S. Operations in the Middle East"
and

John Robb, author of BRAVE NEW WAR: The Next Stage of Terrorism and the End of Globalization

PLEASE NOTE: The Crowne Plaza was once the Holiday Inn.
The address remains the same: 1960 Chain Bridge Road • McLean, Virginia 22102

Space limited.

Wednesday, 30 January 2008, 6:30 pm – Washington, DC – “Spies on Screen” - The Lives of Others – Burton Gerber, retired CIA case officer, at the Spy Museum.

Today there are 5,000 surveillance cameras in New York City – 200 in Times Square alone, and the UK has a larger network that successfully helped it round up the terrorists seeking to blow up transit system. So, while It may feel Big Brother is watching, these surveillance efforts are quite different from the tactics used by the German Democratic Republic before the fall of the Berlin Wall. The Oscar-winning film, The Lives of Others, captures the effect that a culture of permanent suspicion and total surveillance had on the average citizen, and it also poses the intriguing question of what happens when a surveillant begins to sympanthize with his target. Based on his own experiences as a CIA station chief in three Communist countries, retired CIA case officer Burton Gerber will place the film in context and discuss its accuracy and the ethical implications of espionage and counter-espionage. Co-sponsored by the Goethe-Institut in Washington, DC. Tickets: $20 per person. Visit http://www.spymuseum.org for tickets.

30 January 2008 - Colorado Springs, CO - 10am-4pm -TECHEXPO Top Secret Hiring Event - www.TechExpoUSA.com - Active Security Clearance Required.

February 2008

2 February 2008 - Indian River, FL - Florida Satellite Chapter Luncheon. 

AFIO BulletThe next luncheon for the Florida Satellite Chapter, AFIO will be on 2 February 2008 (Saturday), at the Indian River Country Colony Club (IRCC). There will be a cash bar beginning at 11:30 a.m. and a 12:30 p.m. lunch. The luncheon speaker will be COL Harry Pawlak, USAF Retired. COL Pawlak (a Chapter member) will speak about his involvement in a Recon Mission in Asia. He was forced to land in a hostile area without radio communications and walked almost three weeks before being picked up. The luncheon cost is $17.00. There will be a beef entrée or fish entrée option. Contact George Stephenson (Vice President) at gstephenson@cfl.rr.com for reservation information. Please put AFIO in the subject block to insure the e-mail will be opened. Col Pawlak is currently President of Matrix Management LTD.

Tuesday, 5 February 2008, 6:30 pm – Washington, DC – “Mata Hari and Houdini: Entertaining Spies” – authors Pat Shipman and William Kalush at the Spy Museum.

Were they or weren’t they? Mata Hari’s reputation as a seductive beauty who used her wiles to gather intelligence is well-known. But history reveals a different story. Meanwhile, Harry Houdini, the “World’s Greatest Escape Artist,” is known for his magical feats and his pursuit of fake spiritualists. But was he also a covert operative? In this demystifying evening, Pat Shipman, author of Femme Fatale: Love, Lies and the Unknown Life of Mata Hari, and William Kalush, co-author of Houdini: The Making of America’s First Superhero, lift the veil of time from these two legends. Was the infamous dancer executed for espionage or for shameless behavior? Did Houdini use his theatrical tours as a cover for collecting intelligence for the U.S. or perhaps the British? Tickets: $20. Visit http://www.spymuseum.org for tickets.

5 - 6 February 2008 - San Diego, CA - 9am-4pm - WEST 2008 - www.TechExpoUSA.com

Wednesday, 6 February 2008, 6 pm - Las Vegas, NV - The AFIO LV Chapter to discuss "Implications of Intelligence Scotomas in Latin America" with John Alexander, Ph.D.

AFIO BulletThe Chapter holds their evening event at Nellis Air Force Base Officers' Club (Submit guest names by January 31st). Join them at 5 pm in the "Check Six" bar area for Fellowship, beverages and snacks/dinner. Their featured speaker for the evening will be: JOHN B. ALEXANDER, PH.D., discussing "Implications of Intelligence Scotomas in Latin America." His presentation addresses the major conflicts that are emerging throughout Central and South America, yet go nearly unnoticed by U.S. policy makers and the public. It can be argued that one or more wars are being ignored, and at our peril. There are also established terrorists networks that run from the Middle East through Latin America and into the U.S. In fact, our drug policies have destabilized countries, regions, and possible the hemisphere. RSVP no later than Thursday, January 31st for entrance to the Base.
Send email to Eppley, Christine J. at eppley@nv.doe.gov or call her at 702-295-0073. They look forward to seeing you!

8 February 2008 – San Francisco, CA – The AFIO Jim Quesada Chapter hosts William Overholt, Director of Asia Policy Division, RAND Corporation.

AFIO BulletDr. William Overholt has a long history of analyzing Asia in both the public and private sectors. Most recently, he conducted research on financial reform in Asia as a joint senior fellow with the Center for Business and Government and the Asia Center at Harvard University. He is the author of five books including The Rise of China, winner of the Mainichi News/Asian Affairs Research Center Special Book Prize. He has spent 21 years managing research units for investment banks, mostly based in Hong Kong: he was a managing director and head of Asia Research for Bankers Trust and spent three years as chief of Asia strategist and economist for the largest Japanese investment bank, Nomura. Prior to that, he spent eight years at Hudson Institute managing studies for the NSC, DoD, Department of State, ACDA, NASA, and various corporations. Dr. Overholt will speak on economic developments and intelligence in China. Mr. Overholt’s presentation will cover such topics as Asian geopolitics transformed, China and India: which will be more important and what everyone needs to know about China.
The meeting will be held at United Irish Cultural Center, 2700 45th Avenue, San Francisco, CA 94116 (between Sloat and Wawona). 11:30 AM no host cocktails; noon - luncheon. $25 member rate with advance reservation; $35 non-member rate or at door. E-mail RSVP to Mariko Kawaguchi (please indicate meat or fish) no later than 5PM 1/30/08: mariko@cataphora.com or mail check made out to "AFIO" to Peter Bresler, 1255 Post Street, Suite 427, San Francisco, CA 94109. Call Roger Dong (650) 339-0010 for any questions.

Sunday, 10 February 2008 1030 – 1330 - Beachwood, OH - AFIO Northern Ohio Chapter hosts Timothy R. Walton, author, CIA and Navy Veteran on "24 Years with the CIA."

AFIO BulletTimothy R. Walton has a B.A. in philosophy from the College of William and Mary, and a Ph.D. in history from the University of Virginia. While in graduate school he had a Fulbright scholarship to do research at the French Foreign Ministry in Paris, France.
From 1970 to 1976, he served in the U.S.Navy on ships and bases in the North Atlantic and Mediterranean.
For 24 years, he was an analyst with the Central Intelligence Agency, during which he worked with personnel from law enforcement, the military, and foreign liaison services.
He has had a variety of experience teaching analysis, including:
• Classes at the CIA's Sherman Kent School for Intelligence Analysis.
• Mercyhurst College's program in the Washington D.C. area.
• The Director of National Intelligence's "Analysis 101," which is offered to new analysts in all of the components of the US Intelligence Community.
• A graduate-level class in competitive intelligence for the Johns Hopkins University business school.
He is also the author of The Spanish Treasure Fleets, the story of the centuries-long maritime struggle to control the flow of precious metals from Spain's colonies in Latin America.
We look forward to hosting all who may be interested in these topics. For more information on AFIO and our mission of educating the public on the need to support a strong intelligence community to provide for the defense of the nation, please visit www.afio.org.
Location: Hilton Cleveland East /Beachwood (Location not yet confirmed), 3663 Park East Drive, Beachwood, Ohio 44122, Tel: 1-216-464-5950 Fax: 1-216-464-6539
Cost: $24.00 per person
RSVP: Veronica Flint, (440) 338-4720 or at vbf@windstream.net

AFIO Bullet12 February 2008 - Tampa, FL - Suncoast AFIO meeting. For more information contact Don White, DonWhite@tampabay.rr.com.

16 February 08 - Kennebunk, ME - The Maine Chapter of AFIO will hear David Austin discuss the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act.

AFIO BulletChapter President David Austin will be discussing the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act. The meeting, which is open to the public, will be held at the Kennebunk Free Library, corner of Rt. 1 and Rt. 35 in Kennebunk at 2:00 p.m.  For information call 207-364-8964 or 207-985-2392.

Thursday, 21 February 2008, 12 noon – 1 pm – Washington, DC – author debriefing and book signing – Pete Earley author of Comrade J, at the Spy Museum.

From 1997 to 2000, a man known as“Comrade J was working in the U.S. as the highest-ranking operative in the SVR – a successor agency to the KGB. He directed all Russian spy action in New York City, and personally oversaw every covert operation against the U.S. and its allies in the UN. Comrade J recruited spies, planted agents, manipulated intelligence, and influenced American policy – all under the direct leadership of Boris Yeltsin followed by that of Vladimir Putin. He was a legend in the SVR: known as the man who kept the secrets. Then in 2000 he defected and turned the tables on Mother Russia – for two years he had acted as a double agent for the FBI. In Comrade J, Earley gives an account of this extraordinary spy. Free, no registration required.

22-23 February 2008 - Baltimore, MD - 3rd International Conference on ETHICS IN THE INTELLIGENCE COMMUNITY, Sponsored by:INTERNATIONAL INTELLIGENCE ETHICS ASSOCIATION and THE JOHNS HOPKINS UNIVERSITY, School of Education, Division of Public Safety Leadership. Intelligence ethics is an emerging field without established principles for resolving the ethical problems confronting the intelligence community. Intelligence work has no theory analogous to "just war" theory in military ethics. Consequently, a focus of this conference is to provide a forum in which the application of ethical theories to intelligence problems can be discussed and a theory of “just intelligence” developed. This conference is co-sponsored by The International Intelligence Ethics Association and Johns Hopkins University, School of Education, Division of Public Leadership.
The conference will be held at The Johns Hopkins University-Mt. Washington Conference Center, in Baltimore, Maryland. The conference is open to all relevant disciplines, including political science, history, law enforcement, philosophy, international relations, theology, and to representatives of all legitimate stake-holders in intelligence ethics, including government, the press, and non-governmental organizations.
IIEAlogoThe 2-day conference begins on Friday morning, February 22nd and ends on Saturday afternoon, February 23, 2008. Attendees will be provided all meals during this time. The conference will consist of academic papers and panels, in a traditional lecture format with audience discussion. Privacy Policy: All presentations and discussions are on a “not for attribution” basis. No recording devices (cameras, audio recorders, etc.) that can capture images and sound are permitted.
A sample of the topics at the conference include:
• Torture & Ticking Time-Bombs: Empirical Research Regarding Moral Judgments
• Can Just War Theory Contribute to a Normative Framework for Intelligence Ethics? National Security vs. Social Security
• The Utility And Practicality Of A Code Of Ethics Specifically Addressing The Officer-Agent Relationship (i.e., HUMINT) And Could Such A Code Be Meaningful Or Useful In Real Operational Settings?
• A Professional Ethics Review Board for the Intelligence Community: Is it possible?
• Accountability vs. Politicalization: An Ethical Difference - With Case Studies
• Developing a Moral Framework for Making Complex Ethical Judgments For the Intelligence Professional
• Individual Rights vs. Collective Rights: A Moral Dilemma In Intelligence During National Emergency Situations?
Conference Location: Mt. Washington Conference Center, 5801 Smith Avenue, Baltimore, Maryland 21209; Information/Directions: http://www.mtwashconfctr.com/home.html
Registration till December 31, 2007 - Registration fee covers 3 meals on Friday and 2 meals on Saturday
$ 370 Conference Registration. Late Registration after January 1, 2008 Registration fee covers 3 meals on Friday and 2 meals on Saturday $ 395 Conference Registration
A limited number of suites are available at the conference center Suites, $150.00 a day [check in is Thursday, Tax and gratuities included] Mail To : International Intelligence Ethics Association (IIEA), P.O. Box 23053, Washington, D.C. 20026. Further information available from: conference2008@intelligence-ethics.org

Saturday 23 February 2008, 11:30 am - Seattle, WA - The AFIO Pacific Northwest Chapter hosts a meeting at the Museum of Flight.

AFIO BulletThe cost for the meeting will be $15 which will cover tea, juice and coffee.
The meeting will be offered in three parts:
Part 1: Welcome and Socializing – Starting at 11:30pm
Part 2: Starting at 12:30pm
Our AFIO guest speaker is retired USAF Major Loody Christofero.
Major Christofero has a fascinating history having flown in WW2 in the China, Burma, India theatre of operations. He has a wealth of exciting stories having flown 73 missions in a C46 Commando across “The Hump” the Himalayan mountains. It was the only way to get supplies into China to support the Chinese troops fighting the Japanese. Major Christofero was awarded the Distinguished Flying Cross, two Air Force medals and a Presidential Citation.
Part 3: At 2:00pm
At 2 pm we have arranged for our members and guests to adjourn to the to the main theatre to hear a presentation:
Vietnam Panel: “The Tet Offensive 40 Years Later”
On the Vietnamese Lunar New Year of 1968, the North Vietnamese forces launched a country-wide offensive known as the “Tet Offensive.” While it was a military disaster for the communists, news of the offensive led to widespread disaffection with the war among the American public. Forty years after this historical turning point, meet several of the men who served in uniform during this controversial conflict, both on the ground and in the air. The panel will include Colonel James Carlton who flew B-52s and then OV-10s over South Vietnam, Capt. Jonathan Hayes who flew F-4s over North Vietnam, and noted author Kregg Jorgenson who volunteered as a Long Range Reconnaissance Patrol (LRRP) with H Company – 75th Airborne Rangers.
Again, the cost for the meeting will be $15 which will cover tea and coffee, payable in advance, which covers all of the above.
All ROTC friends are also asked to join for this event. The cost for ROTC members will be $5 payable at the door.
Please let me know as soon as possible if you will be attending and with how many quests.
fd@cromwellgroup.us or 206 729 9700

March 2008

AFIO Bullet1 March 2008 - Gainesville, FL - The AFIO North Florida Chapter has a scheduled luncheon meeting. Details to follow. Inquiries to ClanCairns2003@yahoo.com

2 March 2008 - Highland Heights, OH - AFIO Northern Ohio Chapter hosts Sunday Brunch and second in the two-part film series by Frank Gaffney.

AFIO Bullet“Islam vs. Islamists: Muslims Against Jihad” is that second Gaffney-Burke film as part of a Corporation for Public Broadcasting competition that CPB/PBS refused to air after the film won an award. Following the film, there will be a discussion led by Beverly A. Goldstein Ph.D. Gaffney is the Founder and President of the Center for Security Policy in Washington, a resource for timely, informed and penetrating analyses of foreign and defense policy matters.
Mr. Gaffney is lead-author of War Footing: Ten Steps America Must Take to Prevail in the War for the Free World (Naval Institute Press, 2005).
The chapter is reaching out to explain to those who want to learn about the dangers to our nation and to our civilization, and, more particularly, about what the U.S. intelligence community is doing to protect us.
Event location is Wellington’s Restaurant, 777 Alpha Dr, Highland Heights, OH I -271 at Wilson Mills Rd. 440.461.9211 or 440.442.0055
RSVP’s for this event are required. Send them or inquiries to Veronica Flint at (440) 338-4720 or vbf@windstream.net

4 March 2008 - Arlington, VA - CAREER FAIR - TECH EXPO - 11am-7pm - IBM Expo - www.IBMexpo.com

6 March 2008 – San Francisco, CA – The AFIO Jim Quesada Chapter hosts Joe P. Russoniello, U.S. Attorney, Northern District of California. Mr. Russoniello will speak on how the U.S. government prosecutes terrorism cases.

AFIO BulletThe meeting will be held at United Irish Cultural Center, 2700 45th Avenue, San Francisco, CA 94116 (between Sloat and Wawona). 11:30 AM no host cocktails; noon - luncheon. $25 member rate with advance reservation; $35 non-member rate or at door. RSVP to Mariko Kawaguchi (please indicate meat or fish) no later than 5PM 2/27/08: mariko@cataphora.com, (650) 622-9840 X608 or send a check to P.O. Box 117578 Burlingame, CA 94011.

10 -11 March 2008 - Laurel, Maryland - 2008 Unrestricted Warfare Symposium at The Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory (JHU/APL) is jointly sponsored by JHU/APL and the University’s Paul H. Nitze School of Advanced International Studies (SAIS).

The event is also co-sponsored by the Office of the Under Secretary of Defense (Policy), the Department of State, and the National Intelligence Council. For 2008, the theme of integrating strategy, analysis, and technology to counter adversaries utilizing unrestricted warfare approaches. The focus will be on the DoD Campaign Plan for the War on Terrorism: Integrating Strategy, Analysis, and Technology in Support of the U.S. War on Terror Campaign. I am thrilled that Admiral Eric Olson, USSOCOM, has agreed to give the keynote address. Over the two days we will have four other featured speakers [Dr. Thomas Mahnken, ODUSD(Policy); Prof. Bruce Hoffman, Georgetown University; Dr. Stephen Flynn, Council on Foreign Relations; and Prof. Peter Feaver, Duke University], five roundtable panels, and a panel of senior-level government representatives responsible for various aspects of the War on Terror Campaign.
2008 registration details can be found at the symposium website: http://www.jhuapl.edu/urw_symposium/.

11 - 12 March 2008 - Fairfax, VA - NMIA 2008 Spring Symposia: Security Challenges and Opportunities in East Asia. National Military Intelligence Association.

This important NMIA conference will be held at Northrop Grumman Mission Systems in Fairfax. DAY ONE of the event brings together academicians, scholars, and government experts on East Asia. DAY TWO of event, at the Top Secret level, focuses on the security, military, and intelligence challenges for the US.
For more information visit http://www.nmia.org/upcomingevents/2008springsymposia.html.

13 March 2008 - Baltimore, MD - 10am-4pm - CAREER FAIR - TECH EXPO Top Secret - www.TechExpoUSA.com - Active Security Clearance Required.

Thursday, 13 March 2008, 3:00 PM - Reston, VA - The Washington Area Chapter of the International Association for Intelligence Education hosts a speaker on Intelligence Analysis.

This first in a series of interviews to be held by this group will be with Robert Clark (author of “Intelligence Analysis: A Target-Centric Approach”) interviewed by Marilyn B. Peterson. Location: The Forum, 1892 Preston White Drive, Reston, VA 20191. To register: Bill Spracher at 202-231-4193 or William.Spracher@dia.mil. Non-members are welcome and refreshments will be provided by i2, Inc.

18 March 2008 - Reston, VA - 11am-7pm - CAREER FAIR - TECH EXPO Top Secret - www.TechExpoUSA.com - Active Security Clearance Required.

Wednesday, 19 March 2008 - Washington, DC - Institute of World Politics Open House.

The IWP invites you to join them this evening for their monthly open house program to learn more about the programs and career opportunities through graduate study at IWP. Each program begins at approximately 5:30 pm and concludes by 8:00 pm. RSVPs are strongly encouraged, and preferences are easily requested by visiting the IWP home page at www.iwp.edu. The Institute is located at 1521 16th Street NW, Washington, DC, eight blocks north of the White House and three blocks east of the Dupont Circle metro station (red line). IWP enrolls new students during the spring, summer, and fall terms. Make sure you're one of them.

20 March 2008 at 11:30 a.m. - Colorado Springs, CO - "Airport Security" is the topic for the Rocky Mountain AFIO Chapter luncheon.

AFIO BulletThe chapter meets in the Air Force Academy Officers Club, Falcon Room. The speaker will beRobert Olislagers who has 25 years experience in airport management. He serves on the Board of Directors of the American Association of Airport Executives and chairs its General Aviation Committee. He is a nationally known expert on airport security. Reservations must be made by March 17, 2008 to Tom Ward, 719-487-0957, or by e-mail to: wardplapp@msn.com

Thursday, 20 March 2008, 6:30 pm – Washington, DC – “The Bomber Behind the Veil: Muslim Women and Violent Jihad” – Farhana Ali, Rand Corp. policy analyst, at the Spy Museum.

Beware the mujahidaat. Farhana Ali, an international policy analyst with the Rand Corporation, is one of the few researchers focused on these Muslin female fighters. She has charted an increase in suicide attacks by Muslim women since at least 2000, in new theaters of operation, including Uzbekistan, Egypt, and Iraq. These attacks are arguably more deadly than those conducted by male jihadists, in part due to the perception that women are unlikely to commit such acts of horror, and when they do, the shock or “CNN factor” of their attacks draws far greater media attention. She discusses their place in Islamic history, their psychological profile, and the likely shelf-life of this disturbing trend. Tickets: $20. Visit http://www.spymuseum.org for tickets.

26-28 March 2008 - Raleigh, NC - The 5th Raleigh Spy Conference, at the NC Museum of History - Not to miss.

CIA’s Unsolved Mysteries:
THE NOSENKO CASE, Double Agents
 and Angleton’s Wilderness of Mirrors

January, 2008 (RALEIGH, NC) – “Wilderness of Mirrors” is the theme for the fifth annual Raleigh Spy Conference, an internationally acclaimed event that draws top experts in the field of intelligence to Raleigh each year. The 2008 conference will be held March 26-28 at the North Carolina Museum of History in downtown Raleigh.

Conference founder and Raleigh Metro Magazine editor and publisher Bernie Reeves says of the event: “This year’s conference will present intelligence operatives and experts to discuss the effect of moles, double agents and deception operations during the Cold War and the unsolved questions that continue today to cause disagreement and dissension.”

“Many of these questions remain from the monumental battle between the Soviet Union and the United States,” he adds, “when the wheel of history often turned to the will of moles burrowed inside intelligence and other government agencies. It was indeed a ‘wilderness of mirrors’ that continues today to cast a confused image of history.”

Pete Bagley, the former chief of CIA's Soviet bloc counterintelligence division, will appear at the 2008 conference. According to Reeves, Bagley will discuss his controversial new book on KGB defector Yuri Nosenko entitled Spy Wars: Moles, Mysteries and Deadly Games. Nosenko’s mysterious references to Lee Harvey Oswald, his inconsistent recall and the suspicion he was a KGB plant sent to discredit other defectors kicked off 40 years of unresolved internal strife at CIA.

Other speakers include:

-- David Robarge, Chief Historian for CIA and expert on controversial counterintelligence chief James Angleton, will discuss the dissension created at CIA by the former chief of counterintelligence due to his obsessive hunt for a Soviet mole.

-- Brian Kelley, the wrong man in the Robert Hanssen spy case, and former counterintelligence officer for CIA, will use examples of defectors and double agents he draws on as case models for courses he teaches to train espionage agents.

-- Jerry Schecter, former bureau chief for Time magazine in Moscow during the Cold War, later a spokesman for the National Security Council, and a respected expert and author of books on Cold War espionage, will discuss important cases of defectors and double agents in the heat of the Cold War.

-- David Ignatius, former foreign editor - now columnist for the Washington Post – and author of espionage fiction, is respected in the "community" for his insights on the impact of defectors and double agents on the craft of espionage.

Special Guest M. Stanton Evans, columnist, editor and author of the new book Blacklisted by History: The Untold Story of Senator Joe McCarthy and His Fight Against America's Enemies is a surprise addition to this year’s conference. According to Reeves, Evans used previously classified FBI and governmental files to “upend the McCarthy myth and turn the tables on the real guilty parties. “The Evans book is new and is causing comment”, says Reeves. “Although the McCarthy Era is not part of the conference subject matter, we feel the new book is of great interest to our audience as it deals with penetration of the US government by Soviet operatives.”

The Raleigh Spy Conference was founded “to bridge the gap between intelligence and current history,” according to Reeves. “The calculus of modern events is intelligence. We don’t really know what happened until someone declassifies something”.

Reeves first conceived the Raleigh Spy Conference after it was revealed in the late 1970s that the British were reading the German code during World War II, altering the accepted history of the most dramatic event in human history. 

Today, says Reeves, “after the collapse of the Soviet Union in 1992 and the brief opening of the Comintern Archives, the CIA and NSA announced that the US had been decrypting and reading messages from Moscow to Soviet agents in the US government.  Add to these revelations the proliferation of books and articles by former intelligence officers from both sides of the Cold War, and you realize the actual history of the era requires a fresh examination”.

The first Raleigh Spy Conference in 2003 featured speakers on Cold War politics and included KGB major general Oleg Kalugin and Cambridge intelligence scholar Chris Andrew. In year two, speakers presented information on the connection of intelligence and terrorism, featuring experts on al-Qaeda and Hamas. The third year, top Cold War experts offered sessions on the fast-moving topic of Cold War scholarship, featuring Harvey Klehr and John Earl Haynes. Last year, the conference focused on Fidel Castro and the future of Cuba at the moment Castro fell ill and turned the reins of government over to his brother Raul.

C-SPAN-TV has broadcast several sessions and C-SPAN Radio has broadcast the entire Raleigh Spy Conference. BBC, CBS radio, other national and area media have covered the conference extensively. Recaps of previous conferences are available at http://www.raleighspyconference.com. The website also contains the 2008 schedule, speaker biographies, registration forms and other events and information.

Tickets to the three-day event are $250 for the general public, $175 for seniors, and $145 for teachers, students and members of the military and intelligence community. Early registration is available by calling Jennifer Hadra or Dan Reeves at 919-831-0999. For more information, go to http://www.raleighspyconference.com

Thursday, 20 March 2008 - Phoenix, AZ - The AFIO Arizona Chapter luncheon features a religious evangelical 'humanitarian' on the supposed poverty of Western secularism and the common concerns facing all mankind.

AFIO BulletThe unusual speaker is Leonard Rodgers, President/Founder of Venture International -- a evangelical group which opposes Western secularism. "Secularism is the new God in the Western world and missionaries are now coming to us from Asia, Africa and Latin America. The Empire strikes back." Some of those missionaries, of course, are Muslims. Rodgers espouses the goal of his group to bring religiosity back to those countries [e.g. U.S.] that shed it for the era of science and reason. Come and make your opinions heard. Time: 11:30 am. Location: Hilton Garden Inn in Phoenix RSVPs – are necessary preferably by email PLEASE!
For reservations or concerns, please call Simone Lopes at 480.368.0374; preferably email her at sl@4smartphone.net

April 2008

2 April 2008, 6 pm - Las Vegas, NV - The AFIO Las Vegas Chapter evening meeting will feature a tour of the Metro Fusion Center at the Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department.

AFIO BulletThe evening will also feature a briefing on "Armor Capabilities." The meeting is open to LV Chapter members, only. Members who wish to bring a guest to the meeting, must first submit the name(s) for the Chapter President's approval. You may email at eppley@nv.doe.gov or call the Chapter Secretary at 702-295-0073 if you have any questions. They look forward to seeing you at this very special meeting! Christine J. Eppley, Chapter Corresponding Secretary 

Thursday, 03 April 2008, 1030 - 1300 - Fort Meade, MD - The National Cryptologic Museum Foundation [NCMF] 2008 program features Dr. Donald Kerr on Technical Issues Facing the U.S. Intelligence Community.

This important first program of the NCMF for 2008 features Dr. Donald M. Kerr speaking on important technical issues facing the U.S. intelligence community. ABOUT THE SPEAKER: In October 2007 Dr. Kerr was confirmed by the Senate as Principal Deputy Director of National Intelligence (PDDNI), second in command to Mike McConnell, the DNI. Prior to serving as PDDNI, Kerr was Director of NRO and in 2005 was Assistant to the Secretary of the Air Force. From 2001 through 2005, Kerr served as Deputy Director for Science and Technology at CIA. Dr. Kerr holds a PhD in plasma physics and microwave electronics from Cornell. As a technical expert with extensive top-level experience, he has an impressive insight into the subject area of his presentation on the current issues facing the intelligence community.
LOCATION and TRANSPORTATION: The Museum Foundation is offering transportation from the museum to Booz Allen Hamilton [BAH] Conference Center in the National Business Park. A charter bus will depart from the parking lot in the rear of the museum at 0915 and then return for a second pickup around 0945. Return transportation will begin at 1300 in two shifts. Refreshments will be available in the Center at 0915 and you will have time to socialize with colleagues before taking your seats at 1015.
REGISTRATION: Send $15 by Wednesday, 26 March 2008, if you plan to attend. The $15 fee will cover transportation, refreshments and lunch. Lunch will be served following the presentation at 1200. You may contact us on (301) 688-5436 or at cryptmf@aol.com.

Friday 4 April 2008, 5:30 PM - AFIO Metro New York Chapter Spring meeting features exclusive report by Lt. General Robert J. Elder, Jr. Commanding General of the 8th Air Force, the U. S. Cyber Command on "What we're doing about these cyber attacks on our country – Defending the nation TODAY."

AFIO BulletIn May 2001, Chinese hackers took down the White House Web Site for almost three hours. According to AIR FORCE Magazine, since then, the attacks originating from servers in China have grown in sophistication and intensity.
Just a year ago, the Naval Network Warfare Command acknowledged that Chinese attacks had reached the level of a campaign-style force-on-force engagement.
Last April 26th came the first full-blown cyber assault resembling an act of war. A controversy over moving a bronze statue of a Russian soldier from the center of Tallinn, the capital of Estonia, ended with a massive, coordinated assault on Estonia's cyber institutions. Many commercial and government web sites were shut down.
On Friday, April 4th, General Elder will reveal the remarkable story of how the newly-established U.S. 8th Air Force is using the electromagnetic spectrum first, as cyber defense, then to conduct cyber missions such as defeating remotely triggered IED's in Iraq, conducting electronic warfare, halting terrorist use of the Global Positioning System and satellite communications and preventing jamming.
Location: The University Club, Fifth Ave at 54th St. Reservations are required and are limited by available space. They will be accepted in the order they are received until room capacity is reached. Admission is $45 to cover meeting costs. Meeting begins at 6:00 PM
TO RESERVE: Jerry Goodwin, 646-696-1828 or by email: afiometro@yahoo.com

Monday, 7 April 2008 (2 PM) - Laurel, MD - Christopher Andrew to give Schorreck Memorial Lecture on "British Intelligence, the American Alliance, and the End of the British Empire."

The Center for Cryptologic History at the National Security Agency is pleased to announce a lecture by Professor Christopher Andrew of Cambridge University, author of numerous books on intelligence history.  Professor Andrew will present the Second Henry F. Schorreck Memorial Lecture.  This annual series, named for the long-time NSA Historian, began in 2007 when Dr. David Kahn, author of The Codebreakers, presented a talk on "The Future of the Past."  Professor Andrew will speak on "British Intelligence, the American Alliance, and the End of the British Empire."  The lecture will be presented at the Kossiakoff Conference Center on the campus of the Johns Hopkins Applied Physics Laboratory (located just off U.S. Route 29 at Johns Hopkins Road -- information about the facility and directions can be found here.
Admission is free, but advance registration is required.  Those wishing to attend should send an e-mail to the Center for Cryptologic History at history@nsa.gov.  Please call the Center at 301-688-2336 if you have any questions or need additional information.

7 - 11 April 2008 - Boston, MA - The International Association of Law Enforcement Intelligence Analysts (IALEIA), and the Law Enforcement Intelligence Unit (LEIU), will be co-hosting the 2008 Annual Conference in Boston, Massachusetts

The conference takes place at the Park Plaza Hotel. This is the only event of its kind for law enforcement intelligence, serving an international audience, and is a "must attend" conference. The training will be first-rate and the opportunities to foster professional relationships with colleagues and peers from around the world will be extraordinary.

9 April 2008, 11:30 am - Albuquerque, NM - AFIO-NM luncheon meeting.

AFIO BulletTheir speaker will be E. Bruce Held who will discuss Espionage in New Mexico. Bruce Held is Chief of Counterintelligence at Sandia National Laboratories where he reports directly to the Laboratory Director. Prior to becoming a Sandian, Held was a clandestine operations officer in CIA where he received the Intelligence Commendation Medal for “tenacity and extraordinary accomplishments during a period of hostilities.” Held served three times as a CIA Chief of Station in Asia, Latin America, and Africa. He also served as Special Assistant to Anthony Lake, National Security Adviser to President Clinton, and as Special Assistant to George Tenet, the Director of Central Intelligence. Inquiries to ROBERT F CLARK [bobclark19@msn.com]

AFIO Bullet8 April 2008 - Tampa, FL - Suncoast AFIO meeting

10 April 2008 – San Francisco, CA – The AFIO Jim Quesada Chapter hosts Rich Hanson on Joint Military and CIA Operations.

AFIO BulletHanson's presentation will include a discussion of US Code Title 50, recent history of military and CIA joint operations, his personal experiences locating and reporting on bomb targets in Cambodia, and a discussion of the current state of the “Target Support Group,” as well as current military/CIA relations at Major Command level and at Langley.
The meeting will be held at United Irish Cultural Center, 2700 45th Ave SF (between Sloat and Wawona). 11:30 AM no host cocktails; noon - luncheon. $25 member rate with advance reservation; $35 non-member rate or at door. RSVP to Mariko Kawaguchi (please indicate pot roast or fish) no later than 5 PM 3/27/08: mariko@cataphora.com, (650) 743-2873 or send a check to P.O. Box 117578 Burlingame, CA 94011.

14 - 17 April 2008 - San Diego, CA - SCIP's 2008 International Annual Conference & Exhibition is your opportunity to enhance your skills and increase your value. You can select from more than 70 sessions divided among five key tracks of education necessary for the competitive intelligence professional. In addition, you will have access to pre- and post-conference workshops for more intensive and hands-on professional development.

The Five Tracks of Education Include:  * CI Offense - provides you with tools and techniques that help grow the business including technology, alliances, and new markets.  * CI Defense - protects your business by identifying emerging/latent threats, defensive strategies, economic espionage, early warning systems, and the role CI plays in threat awareness.  * Critical Skills - develops core capabilities and skills for practitioners to develop skills in research planning, data collection, analysis, delivery/dissemination, and utilization by management.  * Professional Effectiveness - increases skills that are not found expressly in your job description: managing projects and resources, dealing with management and internal clients, and navigating though our organization's unique structure, culture, and politics.  * Scholarly Research & Innovation - examines cutting edge new research as well as techniques for educating professionals. 
Registrants Receive:  * Access to 17 pre-conference workshops  * Insightful keynote session that will explore a simple, yet profound idea for those who seek to gather intelligence.  * Mark Penn's book, "Microtrends: the small forces behind tomorrow's big changes"­ Complimentary for full registrants!  * 70+ informative sessions divided among five key tracks of education  * Exposure to 80+ CI vendors and consultants  * Two great networking receptions  * Awards and Recognition Program  * Conference materials on a convenient CD that you can use immediately.  * Continental breakfast and lunch each day for two days  For more detailed information please click on this link: http://www.scip08.org/

15 April 2008, 1130 - 1400 - Arlington, VA - DIAA National Intelligence Forum Buffet Luncheon

The Luncheon is being held at Dan & Brads, Arlington Hilton, 950 N Stafford St. Arlington, VA 22203. Speaker: Mr. Robert Slate on an article he wrote: “China's National Intellectual Property Strategy: Implications for U.S. National Security” which was recently published in the DI Journal. Slate is a Lead Multi-Discipline Systems Engineer at The MITRE Corporation. He formerly served as a Captain in the US Army and faculty member at the National Defense Intelligence College, Post-Graduate Intelligence Program-Reserves. Prior to obtaining his Juris Doctorate, Slate received his M.A. from the Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy and B.A. from Oberlin College. Pay at the door with a CHECK for $26 made payable to DIAA, Inc. Social hour starts at 1130, lunch at 1215, program at 1300
RSVP by 8 April by email to events@ndicfoundation.org. Give your: Name and the names of your guests, Your association, Your telephone number, and
Your e-mail address.

Wednesday, 16 April 2008, 6:30 PM - Washington, DC - Spy vs. Spy: FBI and KGB Secrets from the Cold War.

"I was beginning to like these guys."-Oleg Kalugin on the FBI surveillance team observing him in Miami, December 1968
Once they worked against each other. Now Oleg Kalugin and David Major are colleagues and friends. In this unique evening the former KGB acting Washington station chief and FBI director of counter-intelligence retrace their exciting careers and how they intersected. They book-ended the espionage career of John Walker-Kalugin supervised the notorious spy and it was to Major's office that the traitor was brought after his arrest. From surveillance to recruitment, all will be shared. As columnist Jack Anderson once wrote, Kalugin's "undercover activities were known to the FBI, but only the State Department knows the reason he is still here." Now that the dust has somewhat settled on their overlapping cases, this is your chance to hear both sides of the story from FBI successes and snafus to KGB plots and procedures.
Location: International Spy Museum, 800 F St NW, Washington, DC, Gallery Place/Chinatown Metrorail Station. Tickets: $20; Advance Registration required. Tickets are non-refundable and do not include admission to the International Spy Museum. To register, call Ticketmaster at 800.551.SEAT or the Museum at 202.393.7798; order online at ticketmaster.com; or purchase tickets in person at the International Spy Museum.

Thursday, 17 April 2008, 12:30 - 2:30 pm - Los Angeles, CA - The AFIO Los Angeles Chapter luncheon features talk on Belle Boyd and Confederate Secret Service.

AFIO BulletAFIO Member Frances Hamit will address the group about his upcoming book Belle Boyd and the Confederate Secret Service. Chapter business meeting will follow. Complimentary Buffet Lunch will be served. Francis Hamit is a professional writer who once spent four years in the Army Security Agency between stints at the Iowa Writers Workshop. During the 1980s he worked for the Encyclopedia Britannica where he wrote most of the short articles on various world intelligence agencies and notable figures such as Ralph Van Deman, Edward Lansdale, Yuri Andropov and, yes, Belle Boyd.
He is best known as a journalist but now works mostly as a novelist, playwright and travel writer. His last active duty job, which ended in 1971, was as the NCOIC for the Public Information Division of the U.S. Army Security Agency, Europe in Frankfurt. That's his story and he's sticking to it. He will, in an act of shameless self promotion, be discussing his novel, The Shenandoah Spy, which will be in a new print edition this spring.
Location: Hilton business building located at the Loyola Marymount University [LMU] campus (Playa del Rey).
RSVP to AFIO_LA@yahoo.com no later than April 8, 2008

Thursday, 17 April 2008, 12 Noon - 1 pm - Washington, DC - The Terrorist Recognition Handbook - A Manual for Predicting and Identifying Terrorist Activities.

Terrorists can come from any background, any age group, either gender, and yet somehow they must be identified and neutralized. As an internationally recognized expert, author, and educator on the Iraq insurgency, Jihadist tactics and Al Qaeda's global organization, Malcolm Nance has studied the telltale characteristics of terrorist operations and developed an intelligence-based approach to observing and analyzing behavior for warning signs. In The Terrorist Recognition Handbook he uncovers the terrorists' means, methods, organization, and motivations. He identifies the key steps that every terrorist group will always follow, and how and why groups use and choose their weapons. Join Nance for an eye-opening look at terrorism as the sum of its parts rather than as an incomprehensible force.
Location: International Spy Museum, 800 F St NW, Washington, DC, Gallery Place/Chinatown Metrorail Station. Tickets: Free. No registration required

17-19 April 2008 - London, UK - The German Historical Institute in London hosts "Keeping Secrets" conference.

The German Historical Institute in London is hosting a conference entitled "Keeping Secrets:  How Important was intelligence to the conduct of international relations from 1914 to 1939." Among the scholars expected to speak are Zara Steiner, General William Odom, Christopher Andrew, Ernest May, Paul Kennedy, Gerhard Weinberg, Mark Lowenthal, Richard Aldrich, Georges-Henri Soutou, and David Kahn. The conference will take place at the institute in central London from 17 to 19 April. For further information write Karina Kurbach at <kurbach@ghil.ac.uk>

18-19 April 2008 - Great Lakes, IL - The Midwest Chapter of AFIO will host its annual conference at the Great Lakes Naval Station.

AFIO BulletRegistration is $10 per person. Hotel reservations ($62 per night) can be made April 17th-19th by calling the Navy Lodge at 1-847-689-1485. Mention that you are with the Midwest AFIO Chapter. For more information on speakers and meal pricing, please contact Angelo Di Liberti ASAP at 847-931-4184.

19 April 2008 - Kennebunk, Maine - AFIO Maine Chapter Meeting on "Changes in the U.S. Intelligence Community."

AFIO BulletThe Maine Chapter of AFIO will meet at the Kennebunk Public Library in Kennebunk, Maine, on Saturday, April 19 at 2:00 p.m. The speaker will be Bill Murray, retired CIA officer who will speak on the changes made in the organization of the intelligence community during the Bush administration. Inquiries should be directed to David at lcda@midmaine.com

Thursday, 24 April 2008 11:30 am - Phoenix, AZ - AFIO Phoenix hosts luncheon featuring Dr. John Pye, PhD, P.E. on the value of support to Intel and Military Units.

AFIO BulletLocation: Hilton Garden Inn in Phoenix, (One block West of Central Avenue on Clarendon and one block South of Indian School Road). Pye is the Office Director and Principal Engineer at Exponent (www.exponent.com) - a large engineering firm which provides embedded PhD's and Engineers to a US Army Special Support unit in Iraq to provide rapid prototyping and specialized engineering support to units in Iraq and Afghanistan. Support ranges from lock picks through small robots for security and search support. Dr. Pye has been by one of our members, he is articulate, interesting and sends a strong message about the value of direct support to intel and military units by smart and engaged technical people. Furthermore, to make his presentations ever more interesting, he will be bringing a little robot vehicle that can run around the room with a camera!
For reservations or concerns, please call Simone Lopes at 480.368.0374 or email her at sl@4smartphone.net

Friday, 25 April 2008 - McLean, VA - AFIO National Spring Luncheon -

"Cutting-Edge Technical Wizardry for the U.S. Intelligence Community"

Dr. Lisa J. Porter, Director of the Intelligence Advanced Research Projects Activity (IARPA).
Office of the Director of National Intelligence
Dr. Porter is the first Director of IARPA.
The IARPA sponsors research aimed at game-changing breakthroughs and complements the mission-specific science-and-technology research already being conducted by intelligence agencies.


and

Jerrold M. Post, M.D., former CIA Psychiatrist,
author of THE MIND OF THE TERRORIST:
The Psychology of Terrorism from the IRA to Al-Qaeda

EVENT LOCATION: The Capitol Club at the Sheraton-Premiere Hotel, 8661 Leesburg Pike · Vienna, Virginia 22182.
Driving directions here.


This event is currently oversubscribed. All registrations entered from April 14 onwards are going on a wait-list.

Monday, 28 April 2008, 1 p.m. - 5 p.m. - Washington, DC - Symposium on Richard M. Helms, former Director, CIA - His Life and Career

AFIO BulletCIA's Historical Collections Division (HCD), Information Review and Release Group, Information Management Services - in concert with Georgetown University, are hosting a half day symposium in the main auditorium, Gaston Hall, on the life of Richard McGarrah Helms. A group of distinguished panelists will discuss his career in OSS and CIA and his tenure as Director of CIA. A reception will follow at Georgetown's Lauinger Library. Keynote speaker will be CIA Director General Michael V. Hayden, followed by two panel discussions. Panelists include: Brent Scowcroft, former National Security Advisor; Michael R. Beschloss, author; David S. Robarge, CIA Historian; William Hood, author; Dr. Jennifer E. Sims, Director of Intelligence Studies: Center for Peace and Security Studies Georgetown University; and Burton L. Gerber, moderator, Professor in Practice in Intelligence: Security Studies Program, Center for Peace and Security Studies Georgetown University. Cynthis Helms, Richard Helm's wife, will be attending with her son. A display of Helms' mementos, letters, and personal effects will be exhibited in Lauinger Library beginning in April. This event is currently oversubscribed. All registrations entered from April 11 onwards are going on a wait-list.. Further information and online reservation forms.

Thursday, 29 April 2008- Washington, DC - Institute of World Politics Open House.

The IWP invites you to join them this evening for their monthly open house program to learn more about the programs and career opportunities through graduate study at IWP. Each program begins at approximately 5:30 pm and concludes by 8:00 pm. RSVPs are strongly encouraged, and preferences are easily requested by visiting the IWP home page at www.iwp.edu. The Institute is located at 1521 16th Street NW, Washington, DC, eight blocks north of the White House and three blocks east of the Dupont Circle metro station (red line). IWP enrolls new students during the spring, summer, and fall terms. Make sure you're one of them.

29 April 2008, 5 p.m. - Medford, MA - The Honourable Company of Freedom Fighters will present its medal posthumously to the Russian national hero Adolf Tolkachev.

Tolkachev's achievements contributed greatly to the downfall of the Soviet Empire. The event is being held in the Edward R. Murrow Room at the Jebsen Center/International Security Studies, Fletcher School, Tufts University. The medal will be presented to Kissa Guilsher. She and her husband, John, were long-term cases officers for Tolkachev. John unfortunately passed away on 5 April. Anyone wishing to attend the ceremony should contact The Company's Chief Factor at freedomfighters@connect.dm

May 2008


Thursday, 1 May 2008, 12 Noon - 1 PM - Washington, DC - Our Man in Mexico: Winston Scott and the Hidden History of the CIA.

Mexico City in the 1960s was a hotbed of spies, revolutionaries, and assassins. In the thick of this Cold War Casablanca was spymaster Winston Mackinley Scott. As chief of CIA's Mexico City station from 1956 to 1969, Scott played a key role in the creation and rise of the Agency. In his new book, Our Man in Mexico, investigative reporter Jefferson Morley traces Scott's career from wartime G-man to consummate intelligence officer with three Mexican presidents on his payroll. But it was Scott's role in the surveillance of Lee Harvey Oswald just prior to President John F. Kennedy's assassination that led to the spymaster's disillusionment. Join Morley for a revealing look at Scott's life and his startling rebuttal of a key finding in the Warren Report.
Where: International Spy Museum, 800 F Street, NW, Washington, DC, Gallery Place/Chinatown Metrorail Station
Tickets: Free. No registration required.

3 May 2008 - Indian Harbour Beach, FL - The next Florida Satellite Chapter AFIO luncheon will be at the Eau Gallie Yacht Club.

AFIO BulletThe luncheon speaker will be Rear Admiral Roland G. "Gil" Guilbault, USN, Retired. The topic of Admiral Guilbault's presentation will be "The Navy Today and the Challenges Ahead." A cash bar opens at 11:30 a.m. followed by a 12:30 p.m., luncheon. Interested individuals can contact George Stephenson, Chapter Vice President at gstephenson@cfl.rr.com for further information.

8 May 2008 - San Francisco - AFIO Jim Quesada Chapter Meeting on "Covert Action in the Cold War."

AFIO BulletThe AFIO Jim Quesada Chapter hosts Tristan Abbey, AFIO SF chapter scholarship winner. Mr. Abbey graduated from Stanford University with a B.A. in History with honors. His topic will be on covert action in the early cold war and will include a reappraisal of the CIA's involvement in the overthrow of Mohammed Mossadegh in Iran in 1953 and a broader critique of how historians have often interpreted covert action in the period.
The meeting will be held at United Irish Cultural Center, 2700 45th Avenue, San Francisco, CA 94116 (between Sloat and Wawona). 11:30 AM no host cocktails; noon - luncheon. $25 member rate with advance reservation; $35 non-member rate or at door. RSVP to Mariko Kawaguchi (please indicate roast cross rig of beef bordelaise or fresh fish of the day) no later than 5PM 4/30/08: mariko@cataphora.com, (650) 622-9840 X608 or send a check to P.O. Box 117578 Burlingame, CA 94011.

15 May 2008 11:30 a.m. - Colorado Springs, CO - The AFIO Rocky Mountain Chapter meeting features Elba Seilhan, an Intelligence Analyst who has served tours in Iraq, the Horn of Africa

AFIO BulletSpeaker Seilhan was on then MG Petreaus's G2 staff when he was CG of the 101st. The meeting will be held at the Air Force Academy Officer's Club, Falcon Room. RSVP to Tom Van Wormer at 719-570-8505 or robsmom@divide.net. The buffet fee is only $10.00.

16 - 18 May 2008 - Bar Harbor, ME - The Naval Cryptologic Veterans Association hosts mini-reunion.

The NCVA of New England will hold a mini-reunion at the Bar Harbor Regency, Bar Harbor, Maine.  The reunion is open to all personnel that worked for the US NAVSECGRU or its successor organization in NETWARCOM. Contact Vic Knorowski at 518-664-8032 or visit http://ncva-ne.org for information.

17 May 2008 - Kennebunkport, ME - The Maine Chapter hosts Deborah Russell just back from Iraq assignment.

The chapter will meet at the Kennebunk Free Library in Kennebunk at 2:00 p.m. Our speaker will be Deborah Russell who recently returned from Kuwait where she served as a law enforcement officer. For further information or to register contact David Austin at lcda@midmaine.com

Sunday, 18 May 2008, various times - Washington, DC - KidSpy® Festival -Tradecraft Try-Its at the International Spy Museum.

Does your child have what it takes to be a spy? Now's the chance to find out and provide a fascinating session at the Spy Museum! Here's the brief on their upcoming Sunday event:
Ever tried to beat a lie-detector, break a top secret coded message, write in invisible ink or practice the ancient martial art of Ninjitsu? You can try all this and more at the Museum's first ever Spy Fest. Mini-missions, trade-craft demonstrations and trade-craft try-its will allow KidSpy agents and their "handlers" to get an insider's perspective into the shadow world of spying. Join John Sullivan, a polygraph examiner with the CIA for 31 years, as he demonstrates how to conduct a polygraph exam. Forensic scientists from the FBI will be on hand as well to present workshops on handwriting and fingerprint analysis while an expert demonstrates the techniques of Ninjitsu.
Ages: 7+ with an adult. KidSpy workshops are specifically designed for the age range listed. If a child is not age appropriate, The International Spy Museum will be unable to accommodate them.
TIMES: Three Sessions! 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM or 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM or 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
Where: International Spy Museum, 800 F St NW, Washington, DC, Gallery Place/Chinatown Metrorail Station
Tickets: $12; Advance Registration required.
Tickets are non-refundable and do not include admission to the International Spy Museum. To register, call Ticketmaster at 202.397.SEAT, 800.551.SEAT or the Museum at 202.393.7798; order online at ticketmaster; or purchase tickets in person at the International Spy Museum.

Tuesday, 20 May 2008 - Arlington, VA - Professor Sadik Al-Azm will speak on “Islam, Secularization, and the Latitudes of Intellectual Freedom” at the National Intelligence Forum luncheon - the name for a joint project of the Defense Intelligence Alumni Association and the Defense Intel College.

The event is being held at Dan & Brads, Arlington Hilton, 950 N Stafford St. Arlington, VA 22203, at Ballston METRO station
(Parking at Ballston Common Mall for 3 Hours @ $1) Pay at the door with a CHECK for $26 made payable to DIAA, Inc. Social hour starts at 1130, lunch at 1215, program at 1300. Professor Sadik Al-Azm's presentation is co-sponsored by the Costandi Institute and Holland Associates. The Defense Intelligence Alumni Association and the National Defense Intelligence College Foundation sponsor jointly what is called "the National Intelligence Forum." To encourage candor, the forum does not allow media, notes, recordings, or attribution. RSVP by 14 May by email to events@niefoundation.org with your name and names of guests, association, phone number, and e-mail address.

Wednesday, 21 May 2008, 11:30 a.m. - Phoenix, AZ - The AFIO Arizona Chapter luncheon will hear "Inside the Terrorist Mind: The Unconscious Reality of Those Who Would Destroy Us" by guest speaker Barry Austin Goodfield, Ph.D.

AFIO BulletGoodfield is Senior professor at Henley-Putnam University, an online intelligence university composed of ex-CIA and Secret Service officials. The event takes place at the Hilton Garden Inn in Phoenix, (One block West of Central Avenue on Clarendon and one block South of Indian School Road). For reservations or concerns, please call Simone Lopes at 480.368.0374

Wednesday, 21 May 2008 - Tampa, FL - The AFIO Suncoast Chapter hears from Blackwater Founder/CEO Erik D. Prince.

AFIO BulletThe Chapter is hosting an ad hoc joint meeting with Armed Forces Communications & Electronics Association (AFCEA). Erik D. Prince, Founder and CEO of Blackwater, will be our guest speaker, with particularly interesting topics, so mark your calendars now. The meeting will be at the MacDill AFB Surf’s Edge Club in Tampa, Fl. For further information email garyg@suncoastafio.org.

Thursday, 22 May 2008, 10 am - 2 pm - Arlington, VA - Security Clearance Job Fair, Up to 50 Employers! Local and Nationwide Jobs!

Meet face-to-face with Lockheed Martin, Booz Allen Hamilton, BAE Systems, EG&G, U.S. Secret Service, Transportation Security Administration, Office of Naval Intelligence, National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency, ITT - Advanced Engineering & Science, R4, InTec, Institute for Defense Analyses, L. Robert Kimball & Associates, Oberon Associates & more!
Doubletree Hotel, Crystal City, 300 Army Navy Dr, Arlington, VA 22202-2981. Active or current security clearance of Secret or higher required. Pre-registration is encouraged through: www.CorporateGray.com
(By pre-registering and posting your resume, participating employers will be able to contact you in advance of the job fair) [via nortonnet]

Wednesday, 28 May 2008, 5:30 p.m. - Washington, DC - Institute of World Politics Open House.

The IWP invites you to join them this evening for their monthly open house program to learn more about the programs and career opportunities through graduate study at IWP. Each program begins at approximately 5:30 pm and concludes by 8:00 pm. RSVPs are strongly encouraged, and preferences are easily requested by visiting the IWP home page at www.iwp.edu. The Institute is located at 1521 16th Street NW, Washington, DC, eight blocks north of the White House and three blocks east of the Dupont Circle metro station (red line). IWP enrolls new students during the spring, summer, and fall terms. Make sure you're one of them.

Wednesday, May 28, 2008, 2:30 p.m. - Reston, VA - IAFIE hosts a Conversation with Admiral William Studeman, former DD, CIA; Director, NSA; and member, WMD Commission

Adm. Studeman will be interviewed in a conversational setting by Dr. Mark Lowenthal, Executive Director of the International Association for Intelligence Education [Erie, Pennsylvania]. Event location is The Forum, Pherson Associates, LLC, 1892 Preston White Dr., Suite 300, Reston, Virginia 20191.

June 2008

Tuesday, 3 June 2008, 6:30PM - Washington, DC - From the Secret Files of the International Spy Museum Spycraft 101: CIA Spytech From Communism to Al-Qaeda.

Rubber airplanes, messages hidden inside dead rats, and subminiature cameras hidden inside ballpoint pens...a few of the real-life devices created by CIA's Office of Technical Service (OTS). These and other clever technical devices are featured in Spycraft: The Secret History of the CIA's Spytechs from Communism to Al-Qaeda, by the former director of OTS Bob Wallace teams up with espionage gadget collector H. Keith Melton to discuss the operations of OTS...from the Cold War, the Cuban Missile Crisis, and the war on terror. Rare OTS devices including concealments, microdots, and disguises will be on display.
Where: International Spy Museum, 800 F St NW, Washington, DC, Gallery Place/Chinatown Metrorail Station
Tickets: $20; Advance Registration required. Tickets are non-refundable and do not include admission to other the Museum exhibits. To register, call Ticketmaster at 800.551.SEAT or the Museum at 202.393.7798; order online at ticketmaster.com; or purchase tickets in person at the Museum.

Thursday, 5 June 2008 - Washington, DC - "Seduced By Secrets: Inside the Stasi's Spy-Tech World" by Kristie Macrakis at International Spy Museum. No Charge.

The Stasi, the East German Ministry for State Security, was one of the most effective and feared spy agencies in history. As it stole secrets from abroad and developed gadgets at home, the Stasi overestimated the power of secrets to solve problems and created an insular spy culture more intent on securing its power than protecting national security. Now for the first time, their technical methods and sources are revealed. In Seduced by Secrets, historian Kristie Macrakis recreates the Stasi's clandestine world of technology through biographies of agents, defectors, and officers and by visualizing their James Bond-like techniques and gadgets. Join the author for this eye opening look at a very frightening and very real wilderness of mirrors.
International Spy Museum, 800 F St NW, Washington, DC, Gallery Place/Chinatown Metrorail Station


7 June 2008 - Northampton, MA - AFIO New England Spring meeting features Dr. Kristie Macrakis on East German Espionage.

AFIO BulletThe meeting will be held at the Hotel Northampton at 36 King Str., Northampton, MA, 413-584-3100.  A full description of services as well as directions to the hotel, are available on-line at http://www.hotelnorthampton.com
Our schedule is as follows: Registration & gathering, 11:00 - 1200, Luncheon at 1200 followed by our speaker, Kristie Macrakis, Ph.D. who will speak on East German Espionage, with adjournment at 2:30PM.
Note, as this meeting is a one day event we have not made any arrangements with the Hotel Northampton for a reduced room rate. For additional information contact afionechapter@gmail.com
Luncheon reservations must be made by May 27th with: Mr. Arthur Hulnick, 216 Summit Avenue # E102, Brookline, MA 02446, 617-739-7074 or hlnk@aol.com.  Advance reservations are $25.00 per person, $30.00 at the door - per person.

Saturday, 7 June 2008, 11 a.m. - 3 p.m. - Gainesville, FL - AFIO North Florida Chapter meets to discuss "Law of the Sea" at the Orange Park Country Club.

AFIO BulletThis meeting’s program will be a presentation by Chris Vallandingham on the law of the sea, plus a discussion of intelligence events. Further details via email before the meeting, but I didn’t want to wait too long before getting this out to everyone. Look forward to seeing you there, but again please RSVP to Quiel as quickly as possible! RSVP right away for the 7 June 2008 meeting to qbegonia@comcast.net The cost is $16 per person, please pay Orange Park Country Club at the luncheon. Social hour from 11:00 am to noon, lunch immediately following, guest speaker and/or business and discussions from about 1:00 pm to adjournment at 3:00 pm.

Wednesday, 18 June 2008, 11:30 a.m. - Phoenix, AZ - AFIO Phoenix luncheon features Victor Ostrovsky, 'former Mossad' officer -- yes or no?

AFIO BulletVictor Ostrovsky (born in Edmonton, Alberta) is a Canadian-born Israel-raised former Mossad officer and author of 2 nonfiction books on Mossad and two fictional spy novels. Ostrovsky was raised in Israel and joined the Israeli Defense Forces just before turning eighteen.By the time he was recruited to the Mossad, Ostrovsky was a Lieutenant commander in charge of the Navy weapon testing department. From 1982 to 1984 he was a cadet in the Mossad academy and a collections officer (katsa) from October 1984 to March 1986.
In 1990, he published By Way of Deception, his account of his time in the Mossad. Ostrovsky refused to use a pen name, stating that if he wanted to hide, he wouldn’t have written the book, which he believed was a necessary act to stop corruption within the agency.
Some critics, such as Benny Morris and author David Wise have charged that the book is essentially a novel written by a professional novelist, and that a junior employee would never have learned so many operational secrets. Some view these allegations as ill-informed speculation by outsiders. It is expected, that intelligence organizations practice strict compartmentalization of confidential, or secretive information. Rather, Ostrovsky holds in his two non-fiction books, that the Mossad consists of a very small number of case officers, who freely share information with one another. Furthermore, he claims that while at headquarters, he had liberal access to the computer system, which is not compartmentalized for "katsas".
Ostrovsky was credited as being a Mossad case officer by the Israeli government through failed, possibly inept, attempts in the Canadian and the U.S. courts to stop the publication of his book, which may have enhanced his reputation and his book's sales. According to Ostrovsky, the book pointed out mistakes and unnecessarily malicious intent in Mossad operations. And by referring to Mossad officers only by their first name and agents by code names, Ostrovsky maintains he never placed anyone in danger.
Many of Ostrovsky's claims have not been verified from other sources, nor have they been refuted. Arguments continue to rage over the credibility of his accounts.
We hope we will see many of you, and please note that this will be our last meeting of the season. We will start again in September.
Location: Hilton Garden Inn in Phoenix, (One block West of Central Avenue on Clarendon and one block South of Indian School Road). Do not miss this exciting program.
For reservations or concerns, please email Simone at sl@4smartphone.net or call 480.368.0374


Thursday 19 June 2008 - Miami, FL - AFIO Miami Chapter Cocktail Party Invitation

AFIO BulletThe Ted Shackley Miami Chapter cordially invites current members and others interested in joining who might be in the Miami area, to join us for our 2008 season kick-off chapter membership "Shaken-Not-Stirred" Cocktail Party.
The party will be held at the offices of our chapter President, James Angleton, Jr., of Republic Federal Bank, N.A. located at: 1001 Brickell Bay Dr, 19th Flr, Miami, FL. For directions call: 305-341-4946.
Cocktails will be served from 6:00PM to 7:30PM. Members joining should go online to obtain their membership application and bring with you a check to cover your dues. Individuals wishing to join the national organization -- and members whose memberships have lapsed -- should first enroll online at www.afio.com. You must be a current member of the national organization to be a member of the Ted Shackley Chapter. If you need more information, please speak to one of our officers at the reception.
This event is a club organizational gathering to sign up former and new members. Details for the coming year’s activities and organizational committee assignments will be presented at that time.
Your Hosts: Thomas R. Spencer, Esq. Founding Chapter President; James Angleton, Jr. Chapter President and Robert A. Heber Secretary Treasurer/ Membership Chairman.
For security, acceptance of your registration is non-transferable and confirmation of your attendance must be guaranteed prior to the event. Complimentary parking will be provided by your hosts at Republic Federal Bank, N.A.

23 - 25 June 2008 - Monterey, CA - The International Association for Intelligence Education (IAFIE) hosts 4th Annual Conference

The conference takes place at the Naval Postgraduate School. The event is sponsored by Lockheed Martin. The theme: Creating Intelligence Studies Education Programs and Academic Standards." Speakers will include: Richards Heuer, Maureen Baginski, Joe Finder, Amy Zegart, Guillermo Holtzmann, and Ernest May. Fee: $400. Checks to IAFIE Conference, POB 10508, Erie, PA 16514. Or email register@iafie.org.

26 June 2008, 12:30 - 2:30 pm - Playa del Rey, CA - The AFIO L.A. Area Chapter will be holding its next luncheon meeting

AFIO BulletThe event will be at the Hilton business building located at the LMU campus (Playa del Rey). Complimentary buffet lunch will be served, guests are welcome. Program still in the planning stage, the guest speaker is expected to be an active member of the intelligence community discussing the topic of terrorism, law enforcement, and intelligence. Please RSVP by Monday June 16, 2008 via email to Vince Autiero: AFIO_LA@yahoo.com

26 June 2008, 11:30 - 2:30 - Boston, MA - CIRA New England Chapter Summer Luncheon Meeting

The CIRA event is being held at the Hampshire House on Beacon St. See www.hampshirehouse.com Guest speaker, Albert Lefebvre, Esq. former US agent inserted behind both French and Viet Minh lines in French-Indochina War. Open to CIA retirees and spouses. For more info contact Dick Gay, VP CIRA/NE at raguay@roadrunner.com Tel 207-374-2169

26 June 2008 – San Francisco, CA – The AFIO Jim Quesada Chapter hosts Executive Director of Mercyhurst College Intelligence Studies Institute

AFIO BulletRobert J. Heibel, former FBI Deputy Chief of Counterterrorism and current Executive Director of the Mercyhurst College Institute for Intelligence Studies. Mr. Heibel’s presentation will cover second careers after retirement from the intelligence community, particularly in education, and the impact a person can have. He will use the unique Intelligence Studies program at Mercyhurst College in Erie, PA as an example. The meeting will be held at United Irish Cultural Center, 2700 45th Avenue, San Francisco, CA 94116 (between Sloat and Wawona). 11:30 AM no host cocktails; noon - luncheon. $25 member rate with advance reservation; $35 non-member rate or at door. RSVP to Mariko Kawaguchi (please indicate meat or fish) no later than 5PM 6/15/08: mariko@cataphora.com, (650) 743-2873.

28 June 2008, 2 pm - Kennebunkport, ME - The Maine Chapter hosts Tyler Drumheller, for CIA.

AFIO BulletThe Maine Chapter meets at the Kennebunk Free Library in Kennebunk at 2:00 p.m. Our speaker will be Tyler Drumheller, recently retired after a career of service to our country as a Central Intelligence Agency operations officer. For further information or to register contact David Austin 207-364-8964 or at lcda@midmaine.com

July 2008

Tuesday, 8 July 2008, 6:30 pm – Washington, DC – “An Evening with the Former M15 Director General – Stella Rimington, at the Spy Museum

When Stella Rimington became director general of MI5, the UK’s domestic security service, her appointment drew a lot of attention. Not only was she the first woman to lead MI5, but she was an advocate for more openness in the intelligence field. To the public, Dame Stella seemed to burst onto the scene, but she had been a hardworking intelligence officer with MI5 since 1969 with experience in both counterintelligence and counterterrorism. As leader of MI5, Rimington encouraged public transparency and upon her retirement in 1996 she continued this policy with the publication of her autobiography Open Secret. She has moved on to publish a series of espionage thrillers featuring intelligence officer Liz Carlyle. The latest installment in the saga of the ambitious MI5 officer is Illegal Action. Join Dame Stella for an exciting evening of frank discussion as she highlights her new book, her experience as the director general of MI5, and her thoughts on the state of the intelligence field today.  Tickets: $20. Phone registration available 202.654.093

Saturday, 12 July 2008 - Albuquerque, NM - AFIO New Mexico hosts social event at member home.

AFIO BulletEvent location is home of member, Ruby Ellen Smith, 12711 Hugh Graham Rd. NE, Albuquerque, NM 87111. “Happy hour” starts at 5 pm, Dinner at 6 pm
The brisket will be prepared by the hostess. For those attending: those whose last names begin A through M, please bring a salad; potato, green, or other. Those whose last names begin N through Z, please bring a dessert. Please RSVP to Ruby Ellen by Mon. July 9th at 505 293-3676.

Monday, July 14, at 6:00 pm - AFIO Las Vegas hosts LTC Troy L. Sullivan III, USAF Commander, Air Force Office of Special Investigations [AFOSI], Detachment 206.

AFIO BulletPlace: The Officers' Club at Nellis Air Force Base. All guests must use the MAIN GATE located at the intersection on Craig Road and Las Vegas Blvd. Address: 5871 Fitzgerald Blvd., Nellis AFB, NV 89191 Phone: 702-644-2582. For further information contact Christine J. Eppley, Chapter Corresponding Secretary at 702-295-0073 or at eppley@nv.doe.gov

Tuesday, 15 July 2008, 1130 to 2 - Arlington, VA - the National Intelligence Forum hosts a luncheon.

The luncheon is at Dan & Brads, Arlington Hilton, 950 N Stafford St. Arlington, VA 22203. PRINCIPAL SPEAKER: Mr. Stan Koryta, Technology Protection and Intelligence Coordination for Concurrent Technologies Corporation Huntsville Operations. For further information or to register email events@niefoundation.org

17 July 2008, 11:30 am - Colorado - AFIO Rocky Mountain Chapter luncheon features LTC Joe Derdzinski on OSI.

AFIO BulletThe chapter meets at the Air Force Academy Officers Club. The luncheon features speaker Lt. Col. Joe Derdzinski, USAF about his experience in OSI and the evolution of internal security in a struggling Democracy. Please R.S.V.P. to Tom Van Wormer at 719-570-8505 or robsmom@divide.net The Buffet is $10.00.

19 July 2008 - Kennebunk, ME - AFIO Maine hosts former CIA operations officer, Bill Murray, on tension between India and Pakistan.

AFIO BulletMurray will be talking about the present tension between Pakistan and India. While not currently making headlines, the tensions between these two nuclear powers remains a prime concern. The threat posed by Taliban terrorists in Pakistan adds to an already unstable situation. The meeting, open to the public, will be held at the Kennebunk Free Library, 112 Main Street, Kennebunk at 2:00 p.m. For information call 207-364-8964.

Monday, 21 July 2008, 6:30 pm – Washington, DC – “Hot Topics, The FBI at 100: Beyond the Turf Wars” at the Spy Museum.

“Counterintelligence is only as good as relations between the CIA and FBI.”—James Angleton, 1975. In 1970, J. Edgar Hoover cabled FBI field offices “to discontinue all contact with the local CIA office.” But twenty years later a new era of collegiality began with the Ames case. Former DCI George Tenet considered this to be “the jumping-off point in taking cooperation between the FBI and CIA seriously.” Join two intelligence insiders as they discuss the murky truth and myth of Agency-Bureau relations—past, present, and future. In 1974, Ray Batvinis was assigned to the new untested role of Washington Field Office liaison with the local CIA base. As liaison, and throughout his 25 year FBI career, Batvinis worked closely with the CIA in joint counterintelligence training at FBI headquarters and in the field, and on a wide variety of specialized case management issues. He is joined by Burton Gerber, a 39-year veteran of the CIA, where he served as chief of station in three Communist nations and led the Agency's Soviet and European operations for eight years. He is currently a Professor in the Practice of Intelligence at the Georgetown University Center for Peace and Security Studies. The perspective of these experts will reveal the truth behind the turf wars. To register, call 202.393.7798; order online at spymuseum.org or in person at the International Spy Museum.

Friday, 25 July 2008 - McLean, VA - AFIO National Summer Luncheon - Frances Fragos Townsend, former White House Assistant, Homeland Security/Counterterrorism, current member of the President's Intelligence Advisory Board [PIAB], speaking on Current and Emerging Threats. The morning speaker is Robert W. Wallace, former Director of CIA's Office of Technical Service, author of SPYCRAFT: The Secret History of the CIA's Spytechs, from Communism to al-Qaeda.

AFIO BulletMs. Townsend served as Assistant to President George W. Bush for Homeland Security and Counterterrorism and chaired the Homeland Security Council from May 2004 until January 2008.  She previously served as Deputy Assistant to the President and Deputy National Security Advisor for Combating Terrorism from May 2003 to May 2004. Ms. Townsend is currently providing consulting services and advice to corporate entities on Global Strategic Engagement and Risk as well as Crisis and Contingency planning. Ms. Townsend is a Contributor for CNN and has regularly appeared on network and cable television as a counterterrorism, national and homeland security expert. She has received numerous awards for her public service accomplishments. Ms. Townsend is a member of the Council on Foreign Relations and serves on the President’s Intelligence Advisory Board. Mr. Wallace, a 32-year CIA veteran, served as Deputy Director and Director of the CIA's Office of Technical Service and directed the office's global response to the 9/11 terrorist attack on the United States. Mr. Wallace, a 32-year CIA veteran, served as Deputy Director and Director of the CIA's Office of Technical Service and directed the office's global response to the 9/11 terrorist attack on the United States.

Thursday, 31 July 2008, 12 noon – 1 pm – Washington, DC – “Marching Toward Hell: America and Islam After Iraq, at the Spy Museum

Free lunchtime author debriefing and book signing. Long before Osama bin Laden’s name was known to all, Michael Scheuer was chief of the unit in charge of tracking him at the CIA. His expertise became understanding the motives and missions of Islamic extremists. That experience, and his role as the first chief of the U.S. government’s rendition program, uniquely positions Scheuer to comment on national security issues. In Marching Toward Hell, Scheuer argues that because politicians in both parties have not made protecting Americans their first priority, U.S. citizens are in a worse position today than before 9/11. Based on his knowledge of foreign policy and his own background, Scheuer contends that every leading presidential candidate is getting it wrong. Join Scheuer to learn how he believes we have failed and his thoughtful suggestions for righting the course. Free, no registration required.

Thursday, 31 July 2008, 6:30 pm – Washington, DC – “Elite Surveillance Team” at the Spy Museum.

Can you spot an enemy spy or elude hostile surveillance? At the International Spy Museum Elite Surveillance Team (SPY/EST) under the leadership of former CIA officer Tony Mendez, you will learn how to establish your own surveillance zone, design surveillance detection runs (SDRs), and then work with and against your teammates to test your skills. SPY/EST will meet at least quarterly and then work together as a team to further develop and perfect a surveillance zone and their own SDRs using the guidelines prepared by Mendez for training actual intelligence agents. Tickets: $180; Advance Registration required. Tickets are non-refundable and do not include admission to the International Spy Museum. *Includes four meetings with Mendez within membership year and guidelines on developing Surveillance Detection Runs. To register, call 202.654.0932 or email kray@spymuseum.org.

August 2008

2 August 2008 - Melbourne Beach, FL - AFIO Florida Satellite Chapter Luncheon on U.S./Mexico Border Security.

AFIO BulletMr. Alberto Lee will speak on this important topic at the Indian River Colony Club [IRCC], starting with a social hour at 11:30 a.m. followed by Lunch at 12:30 p.m. Send inquiries and registrations to Donna C at donnacz12@aol.com up to July 24. Cost is $17 pp.

Wednesday, 6 August 2008, 7:30 p.m. - Orange Village, OH - "America's Oil Dependence and What It Means for Our Future" featuring Dr. Gal Luft, Executive Director of the Institute for the Analysis of Global Security. Refreshments. No charge to attend. For location or further information contact mommybag@aol.com

Friday, 8 August 2008 - Washington, DC - Annual Joint DACOR-DIAA-NIEF Forum.

DACOR-Bacon House, 1801 F Street, NW, Washington, DC 20006. Pay at the door $15 cash or check to Mattison Ave Caterers. Social time starts at 1200 (cash bar), luncheon at 1230 MEDIA WAR: From Soft-Power to Soft-War, Prof. Russell Rochte, NDIC Prof. Rochte's talk, MEDIA WAR: From Soft-Power to Soft-War, will present his views on the "War of Ideas" as it is being fought through the International Media, examine the applications for "new media," and discuss tactics and techniques used daily in the "Infowar for Profit"? the contest for attention and influence in the global information environment. His presentation will conclude with a brief review of "Soft-War" and suggest a strategy for victory in the televised "War of Ideas." Discussion is expected and encouraged by this dynamic and persuasive speaker. Prof. Rochte, (LTC, USA (Ret)), is the senior faculty for Information Operations at the National Defense Intelligence College. He came to the NDIC in 2005 after serving as military faculty for Information Operations and Information Assurance at the National Defense University. To encourage candor, the forum does not allow media, notes, recordings, or attribution. RSVP by calling DACOR at 202 682 0500 ext 15
Include in your message: 1. Your affiliation, e.g., DIAA, NIEF, etc. 2. Event: Joint Forum on 8 August 3. Your name, spelling out your surname. 4. Your telephone number 5. Guests' names, spelling out surnames. Cancellations must be received (by calling DACOR) before 0900 hours, 7 August. Those who don’t cancel on time will be billed.

Thursday, 14 August 2008, 6:30 pm – Washington, DC – “Spies on Screen: Rendezvous” – David Kahn, at the Spy Museum.

The 1935 film, Rendezvous, stars William Powell, a Washington, DC newspaperman turned code breaker during World War I. In his attempts to find a stolen code book, he must handle a ring of German spies, an assassination, and an attractive military mistress with sinister intentions. After the film, David Kahn, the world’s leading expert in the history of cryptology and author of The Codebreakers, will discuss the historical basis for this romanticized account of high states WW I codebreaking. Tickets: $15; Advance Registration required. Tickets are non-refundable and do not include admission to the International Spy Museum. To register, call 202.393.7798; order online at http://www.spymuseum.org.

14 August 2008 - 23 August 2008 - UK to Russia - A Cold War Summit: From Cambridge To Moscow - Special Excursion explores history of Cold War, follows Cambridge Spy Ring in UK/Moscow, and an up-close look at Putin's latest movements of his intelligence services. Once-in-a-lifetime Trip with unusual, first-hand onsite presentations.

This important one-time trip is organized and hosted by AFIO Members Dan Mulvenna and Nigel West. Purpose: To explore the history of the Cold War and its manifestations; to examine British and American-Russian relationships from 1945 to 1991; to delve into recent events that suggest the Cold War has new dimensions in Vladimir Putin’s Russia, and to follow the path of the infamous Cambridge Five in England and Russia.
The price of oil had dropped, starving the Kremlin of the funds it desperately needed to keep pace in the arms race against the United States. Then all it took was the nudge of Gorbachev’s perestroika and the dominoes began to fall: Afghanistan, Poland, Czechoslovakia and, finally, the Berlin Wall itself. Twenty years later and the price of oil is at an all-time high, and Russia has reemerged as a global superpower, albeit with a new ideology — capitalism. Flush with the confidence of petrodollars, the Kremlin is rattling its saber in Europe once again. And a former Russian spy, Alexander Litvinenko, dies in a London hospital, mysteriously poisoned by a fatal dose of radiation.
- Study Leaders, Nigel West — author of VENONA and other respected books on security, intelligence and espionage — and counterintelligence expert Dan Mulvenna, take you behind the curtain of Cold War intelligence and espionage.
- Discover hidden spy sites in Moscow with a former KGB colonel and Dan Mulvenna, security expert and professor at the Centre for Counterintelligence and Security Studies in Washington.
- Hear about the death of Alexander Litvinenko from a Russian consultant to the BBC’s Panorama program.
- With staff at the Churchill Archives Centre, explore Cold War materials from its collection.
- Enjoy a reception with retired KGB officers in Moscow.
- Go behind the scenes at Bletchley Park, where codebreakers decrypted and interpreted Axis messages and broke the German Enigma Code during World War II.

Pix of Cambridge8 nights; 17 meals; 8 Breakfasts, 3 Lunches, 6 Dinners
$4,950.00 pp Group size limited to 48 or fewer participants

Itinerary: From Cambridge, England, to Moscow, Russia, from the “Cambridge Five” to Gary Powers to the recently murdered Russian spy Alexander Litvinenko, trace the trail of diplomacy and intrigue from the height of the Cold War to the global chess match with Russia today. With privileged access to unrivaled authorities in the fields of espionage and in 1950s Cold War politics, gain an understanding of the foreign policy conducted in public and the intelligence machinations that continue in the shadows. In this one-time program, join important writers and thinkers, including Andrew Lownie, Piers Brendon, Mike Sewell and Richard Aldrich to discuss the ramifications and intricacies of the “war,” as well as commentators Glenmore Trenear-Harvey and Boris Volodarsz, to consider whether the Cold War has recently reemerged in Putin’s Russia. Leading the way is Nigel West. Former member of the House of Commons and author of more than a dozen books on espionage, Nigel is considered the “expert’s expert” on intelligence.

Based at the elegant Møller Center at Churchill College, Cambridge University, track the “Cambridge Five” — the ring of Soviet spies who passed information to the KGB and who infiltrated the British establishment. Follow in the footsteps of the notorious spies on a walking exploration through Trinity, St John’s and King’s Colleges. Explore Cold War materials in the Churchill Archives Centre, which houses Sir Winston Churchill’s papers, as well as those of Margaret Thatcher and other prominent figures of the 20th century. At Bletchley Park — also known as “Station X” — see one of the Enigma Machines, including the rare “Abwehr G312,” and check out the tales of World War II code-breaking, spies and strategic deception.

Continue the exploration of the Cold War from the other side, in Moscow. A retired senior KGB officer and Dan Mulvenna — professor at Washington’s Centre for Counterintelligence and Security Studies — lead you on an exploration of spy sites throughout the Russian capital. See the graves of Kim Philby, the great British spy, and those of the famous “illegals” Rudolph Abel (Willie Fisher), Konon Molody, known to the West as Gordon Lonsdale, and Ramon Mercader — Trotsky’s assassin. Go behind the scenes to areas not open to the public and learn about the Russian intelligence services and counter-terrorism at the FSB (formerly KGB) Intelligence Museum, located just off Lubyanka Square. Receive “briefings” on the KGB’s view of the Cold War and on several famous Cold War spy cases by former KGB officers who have intimate knowledge of the affairs. Hear from Colonel Oleg Nechiporenko — Lee Harvey Oswald’s first case officer at the Mexico City KGB station. Then meet and mingle with distinguished senior retired KGB officers at an elegant farewell reception.

Please Note: This program will operate only once and has a maximum capacity of 48. Each of two groups of 24 will have its own Group Leader and motorcoach but all participants will attend program events together.

Sunday, 17 August 2008, 8:30 am – 5:00 pm – “Drive To Survive: Anti Terrorist Driver Training” BSR, 2026 Summit Point Rd., Summit Point, WV 25446.

For over thirty years, BSR has trained the people whose lives depend on top-notch evasive driving—from hostage rescue personnel to counterterrorist units. As the recognized leader in vehicle anti-terrorist training for military and governmental application worldwide, BSR has developed a state-of-the-art program. Now they have custom-designed an exclusive one-day opportunity for SPY highlighting the best of their longer courses. The BSR Shenandoah Valley training center has acres of paved and dirt road circuits, skid pads, an off-road training arena, and instructors who have firsthand experience driving for their lives. Tickets: $1,200 (includes 6% WV sales tax); Advance Registration required. Tickets are non-refundable and do not include admission to the International Spy Museum. Phone registration only for this program, call 202.654.0932.

Tuesday, 19 August 2008 – Vienna, VA - THE SIXTH ANNUAL AFIO SOCIAL EVENT - The Boston Pops at the Wolf Trap Park in Vienna, Virginia!

AFIO BulletThis year we have moved the annual social from Boston's Symphony Hall to the Wolf Trap Foundation for the Performing Arts on Tuesday, August 19 at 8:00 PM. The concert choice will once again be the Boston Pops Esplanade Orchestra.
Contact Mr. Wass and use AFIO Social in the subject line at wassinrichland@aol.com if you would like to attend the pre-concert AFIO social at Wolf Trap.  Reservations are now being taken however since we have limited amount of seats available for the social, we recommend contacting us before purchasing your concert tickets.
For those who plan on attending the concert and social at Wolf Trap [located at 1645 Trap Road, Vienna, Virginia 22182], you must purchase concert tickets directly through Wolf Trap for seating choices.  We are not doing group reserved seating this year except the sets of tickets that are offered on the AFIO Auction website www.afio.cmarket.com

RSVP requested before July 19.  Wolf Trap Box Office - (703) 255-1868 to purchase tickets. http://www.wolftrap.org No portion of your purchase constitutes a donation to AFIO; therefore this is strictly a social event.

September 2008

1, 3-4 September 2008 - ONLINE PODCAST on Cybercops, Crime and Intelligence Analysts -- Mark Your Calendars.

AFIO Member/Professor Bill Tafoya will be the guest on Deborah Osborne's September 3rd podcast. Join Bill Tafoya, Deborah Osborne, and Jim Mallard, winner of the 2008 Technology Award from the International Association of Crime Analysts, in a discussion of the role of technology in improving crime and intelligence analysis. Jim is the crime analysis supervisor for the Arlington (TX) Police Department where he manages a team of five analysts. Mallard previously worked for the Gainesville (FL) Police Department where he developed his interest in fusing technology with crime analysis.
Schedule 9/1/2008 10:00 AM - Intelligence Led Policing; 9/3/2008 10:00 AM - William Tafoya on the University of New Haven's; National Security Program
9/4/2008 3:00 PM - Dr. Kim Rossmo: Geographic Profiling. To hear: http://www.blogtalkradio.com/Deborah-Osborne

Wednesday, 3 September 2008, 6 p.m. - Las Vegas, NV - The AFIO Las Vegas Chapter Meeting on "Las Vegas Security Chiefs Association."

AFIO BulletThe event will feature Mr. John D. Horton, Director of Security, Echelon Resorts Las Vegas. Mr. Horton will speak on the "Las Vegas Security Chiefs Association" Please join us at 5 p.m. in the "Check Six" bar area for Liaison, beverages and snacks/dinner
Place: The Officers' Club at Nellis Air Force Base. All guests must use the MAIN GATE located at the intersection on Craig Road and Las Vegas Blvd. Address: 5871 Fitzgerald Blvd., Nellis AFB, NV 89191 Phone: 702-644-2582.
Dinner: The Officers' Club has an excellent, informal dinner venue along with a selection of snacks. You are welcome to arrive early and join us in the "Check Six" bar area. Water will be provided during the meeting, but you may also purchase beverages and food at the bar and bring them to the meeting. Once again, please feel free to bring your spouse and/or guest(s) to dinner as well as our meeting.
You may email or call me anytime at 702-295-0073 if you have any questions. We look forward to seeing you!
Christine J. Eppley, Chapter Corresponding Secretary

6 September 2008, 11 a.m. - Orange Park, FL - North Florida AFIO Chapter luncheon features discussion of the French Resistance in WWII

AFIO BulletHelena Zuber will discuss the French Resistance in World War II, plus there will be the usual intelligence discussions. The meeting will also include preparations for the annual chapter officer elections in December. Please RSVP as soon as possible to qbegonia@comcast.net

10 September 2008, 11:30 pm - Albuquerque, NM - the Tom Smith AFIO New Mexico Chapter meets to hear speaker on Unconventional Warfare Programs.

AFIO BulletThe speaker at this event at the Calico Cafe / Vernon Steak House, is Robert W. Hull, Technical Director, Unconvential Warfare Defense Programs, Los Alamos Technical Associates, Inc. To attend this meeting contact acting chapter president Bob Clark at 505 989 8432

11 September 2008 – San Francisco, CA – The AFIO Jim Quesada Chapter hosts Tim Shorrock, investigative reporter.

AFIO BulletSince 9/11 and the invasion of Iraq, newspaper headlines and the blogosphere have been afire with revelations about the U.S. government’s enormous use of private sector contractors to carry out the tasks of war. Intelligence contracting has grown into a multi-billion dollar industry, with privatization often blurring the lines between public and private sectors. Former high-ranking national security officials can be found in various consulting roles throughout the private sector intelligence industry; yet, the size, scope, and influence of this intelligence outsourcing has been largely unexamined, and sometimes at odds with congressional oversight and public accountability. Mr. Shorrock will be discussing his new book, Spies for Hire: The Secret World of Intelligence Outsourcing.
The meeting will be held at United Irish Cultural Center, 2700 45th Avenue, San Francisco (between Sloat and Wawona). 11:30 AM no host cocktails; noon - luncheon. $25 member rate with advance reservation and payment; $35 non-member rate or at door. E-mail RSVP to Mariko Kawaguchi (please indicate meat or fish) no later than 5PM 9/1/08: mariko@cataphora.com or mail check made out to "AFIO" to: Mariko Kawaguchi, PO Box 117578 Burlingame, CA 94011. (650) 622-9840 X608.

Monday, 15 September 2008 - New York, NY - AFIO New York Metro Chapter evening meeting on "How Baghdad Thieves Stole Iraq's Antiquities and CTTF Recovered the Stolen Loot."

AFIO BulletColonel Matthew Bogdanos, U.S. Marine Corps Reserve -- the Author of "Thieves of Baghdad" explains how the Baghdad thieves stole Iraq's antiquities and how our counter-terrorism Task Force caught them and recovered their loot. Bogdanos led the investigation. He was awarded the Bronze Star for counter-terrorism operations in Afghanistan. He is currently an Assistant District Attorney in Manhattan. Buffet dinner and open bar - $40. per person. 5:30 PM - 6:00 PM Registration.  Meeting starts 6:00 PM. New Location: 4 Columbus Circle (58th Street and 8th Avenue) The showroom space of STEELCASE, the global leader in the office furniture industry. Further information available from afiometro@yahoo.com

Wednesday, 17 September 2008, 10:30 am - 1 pm - Annapolis Junction, MD - The National Cryptologic Museum Foundation Fall Cryptologic Program features Dr. Michael Warner, Historian for ODNI, on "Evolution of the IC."

As the DNI Historian, Warner coordinated the National Intelligence Strategy and writes and lectures extensively on intelligence history, theory and reform. His presentation will address the evolution of the intelligence community. Location: Event is at L-3 Communications Maryland Conference Center in the National Business Park at 2720 Technology Dr. in Annapolis Junction, MD 20701. Lunch will be served following the presentation at 1200. The fee is $25 to NCMF, POB 1682, Ft. Meade, MD 20755 by Wednesday, 10 September, if you plan to attend. Contact (301) 688-5436 or at cryptmf@aol.com with further questions.

18 September 2008 - Colorado Springs, CO - The AFIO Rocky Mountain Chapter meeting will feature Tim Matson, USAF(r) a AF Academy graduate who flew Air Force 2.

AFIO BulletHe will present a PowerPoint presentation. For further information or to make reservations contact: riverwear53@aol.com


Thursday, 18 September 2008, 6-8 p.m. - Washington, DC - Networking in the Intelligence Community presented by the PRSA-NCC PRONet Committee

Location: - The Johns Hopkins University 1717 Massachusetts Avenue, NW Washington, DC 20036 Metro stop: Dupont Circle (red line)
A panel discussion featuring intelligence community insiders • What is the intelligence community? • How should PR professionals interact with intelligence professionals? • How do intelligence professionals approach public relations? • How do you practice public relations outreach in a secure environment? Panelists: Richard Willing - public affairs director, Office of the Director of National Intelligence Dr. Peter Leitner - president, Maxwell USA; former senior advisor, Office of the Secretary of Defense Fred Lash, APR - senior advisor to the deputy secretary of defense (joint communication); former deputy chief of public and media affairs, National Security Agency; Dr. Kenneth deGraffenreid - professor of intelligence studies, Institute of World Politics; former deputy national counterintelligence executive to the President of the United States. Cost: $30 PRSA Members; $35 Non-members; $5 Students (with ID) Please RSVP online at www.prsa-ncc.org by September 15.
For more information about this event, contact Alex Meerovich at a.meerovich@max-well.com or call 202.454.3403

Saturday, 20 September 2008, 1100 - 1430 - West Haven, CT - AFIO New England Chapter meets to hear Dr. Richard H. Ward, Dean of the Henry C. Lee Criminal Justice & Forensic Sciences, University of New Haven.

AFIO BulletDr. Ward, a veteran of the USMC will speak on his experiences training for the CIA’s Operation Zapata, the April 1961 Bay of Pigs invasion.
in the Faculty Dining Room in Bartels Hall on the campus of the University of New Haven in West Haven, CT. A map of the campus can be found here http://newton.newhaven.edu/direction/campmap.jpg or at the bottom of this form, directions here http://www.newhaven.edu/17/ or at the bottom of this form. Our schedule is as follows: Registration & gathering, 11:00 - 1200, Luncheon at 1200 followed by our speaker, with adjournment at 2:30PM. The University of New Haven is at 300 Boston Post Rd, West Haven, CT 06516-1916.
Note, as a one-day meeting, no hotel arrangements have been made; however, those coming from some distance may wish to select one of the many excellent hotels in this town. An area map is here http://www.newhaven.edu/about/3947/ The university’s hotel list is here http://www.newhaven.edu/about/3958/ For additional information contact afionechapter@gmail.com
Luncheon reservations must be made by 12 September 2008 with Mr. Arthur Hulnick, 216 Summit Avenue # E102, Brookline, MA 02446, 617-739-7074 or hlnk@aol.com
Advance reservations are $25.00, $30.00 at the door - per person. The meeting adjourns at 2:30 pm.

Sunday, 21 September 2008, 4 pm - St Charles, IL - The AFIO Midwest Chapter meets at the St. Charles Place Restaurant at 2550 E. Main Street, St. AFIO BulletCharles, IL. Contact Angelo DiLiberti for details: 847-931-4184. Please reply no later than September 15th if you are able to attend.

Wednesday, 24 September 2008, 5 p.m. - Washington, DC - "The Origins of FBI Counterintelligence" with Dr. Batvinis

The Institute of World Politics hosts a reception marking the publication of "The Origins of FBI Counterintelligence" by Dr. Raymond J. Batvinis. Location: The Marlatt Mansion, 1521 – 16th St NW, Washington, DC 20036 RSVP to Mallorie Lewis lewis@iwp.edu or 202.462.2101 ext. 307 business attire

Thursday, 25 September 2008, 12:30-2:30 pm - Los Angeles, CA - AFIO L.A. Area Chapter hosts speaker on OPEN SOURCE INTELLIGENCE.

AFIO BulletJake Katz, Assistant Director Emergency Operations Bureau for the Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department will discuss "Open Source Intelligence – The Sheriff’s Approach." Event being held at the Hilton business building located at the LMU campus (Playa del Rey). Complimentary buffet lunch will be served, guests are welcome. Please RSVP by Monday September 15, 2008 via email to Vincent Autiero: AFIO_LA@yahoo.com

25 September 2008 - Washington, DC - THREATS TO AMERICA'S FUTURE, a lecture by Bruce D. Berkowitz at Georgetown University, Washington DC.

Artemis G. Kirk, University Librarian, and the Georgetown University Library Associates cordially invite AFIO Members to Strategic Advantage: Challengers, Competitors, and Threats to America's Future, a lecture by Professor Bruce D. Berkowitz, Georgetown University, in conjunction with Georgetown University Press, on Thursday, September 25, 2008, 6:00 p.m.
Murray Room (5th Floor), Lauinger Library, Georgetown University, Book Signing and Reception to Follow, Please RSVP by Monday, September 22, 2008.
RSVP to libraryassociates@georgetown.edu or 202-687-7446
Bruce D. Berkowitz is an adjunct professor in the Security Studies Program at Georgetown University's Edmund A. Walsh School of Foreign Service. Dr. Berkowitz is the author of The New Face of War (Free Press, 2003), Calculated Risks (Simon and Schuster, 1987), and American Security (Yale, 1986), and is the coauthor of Best Truth: Intelligence in the Information Age (Yale, 2000), and Strategic Intelligence (Princeton, 1989). His articles have appeared in The American Interest, Foreign Policy, Foreign Affairs, and Issues in Science and Technology, and he serves on the editorial boards of Orbis and the Journal of Intelligence and Counterintelligence.
Dr. Berkowitz began his career at the Central Intelligence Agency and has since served in several senior government positions for defense, intelligence, and homeland security. He has also held appointments at the Hoover and Brookings Institutions and the RAND Corporation. 
A summa cum laude graduate of Stetson University, Dr. Berkowitz completed his graduate studies at the University of Rochester. He currently lives in Arlington, Virginia

October 2008

Friday, 3 October 2008 - Langley, VA - CIA-OSI Conference

AFIO BulletAFIO members are invited to attend a conference at CIA Headquarters from 1:30 - 7:30 p.m. on the History of the Office of Scientific Intelligence. Attendees will receive a special program with declassified documents, and a DVD filled with thousands of pages of additional documents, photographs and videos as part of this new declassification. The conference is unclassified. Includes reception and tour of CIA Museum.

Friday, 3 October 2008 - Prescott, AZ - AFIO Arizona Chapter is hosting a special luncheon at Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University (ERAU)

AFIO BulletThe chapter will join students, faculty and members of the Global Security and Intelligence Studies (GSIS), Industrial Advisory Board program for a luncheon meeting to highlight the training being provided for future members and leaders of the Intelligence Community.
Luncheon provides opportunity to meet and network with current and future members of AFIO and learn about the GSIS program.
Please let Phil Pounds know of your plans to attend az_afio@yahoo.com or at 480.502.9224 by Thursday, September 25, 2008.
Embry is at 3700 Willow Creek Road, Prescott, AZ 86301-3720 ~ Phone 928.777.3728

6 October 2008 - Boston, MA - The New England chapter of CIRA [CIA Retirees Association] meets

The CIRA meeting is at Hampshire House, Beacon Street. For further information contact AFIO member Dick Gay raguay@adelphia.net

09 October 2008 – San Francisco, CA – The AFIO Jim Quesada Chapter hosts  Roger S. Dong, Lt Colonel, USAF (Retired) and President of James Quesada Chapter.

AFIO BulletCol. Dong will be making a presentation on the economic, political and military developments in China and will conduct a “town meeting” to discuss the ramifications of the growing power of China and what the United States might do to respond to this 21st Century challenge. Col. Dong was a China specialist for the USAF and the Department of Defense for 32 years and served as a Defense Attaché in Taiwan and an Assistant Air Attache (Air Liaison Officer) in Hong Kong.  He has lectured at the World Affairs Council, Economic Round Table and many community service organizations on the subject “China, our 21st Century Challenge.”
The meeting will be held at United Irish Cultural Center, 2700 45th Avenue, San Francisco (between Sloat and Wawona). 11:30 AM no host cocktails; noon - luncheon. $25 member rate with advance reservation and payment; $35 non-member rate or at door. E-mail RSVP to Mariko Kawaguchi (please indicate meat or fish) no later than 5PM 9/28/08: mariko@cataphora.com or mail check made out to "AFIO" to: Mariko Kawaguchi, P.O. Box 117578 Burlingame, CA 94011. (650) 622-9840 X608.

AFIO BulletTuesday, 14 October 2008 - Tampa, FL - The AFIO Suncoast Chapter meets to hear SA Chris Davis, ASAC FBI on FBI Intel Gathering and Analysis, and other topics.

Event is at the MacDill AFB Officers’ Club to hear Special Agent Christopher Davis as our guest speaker. Special Agent Christopher Davis is the Assistant Special Agent in Charge of the Tampa Division of the Federal Bureau of Investigation. Mr. Davis will be speaking on what the FBI does as it relates to Intelligence gathering and analysis, working with other intelligence agencies, the current threats and counter-activities, and how this affects citizens in Florida and the Tampa Bay area. Social hour starts at 11:00 am with lunch at 12:00 and our speaker will begin at 12:30. Our October luncheon entrée will be an Octoberfest celebration of Pork Chop with red cabbage and potato salad, concluded with German Chocolate cake, and gratuity inclusive for $15.00.. For further information email garyg@suncoastafio.org

14 October 2008, 3 - 5 p.m. - Greenbelt, MD - The Washington Area Chapter of IAFIE, Kathy Pherson, Chair, hosts the fall meeting at UMUC.

The meeting will include a panel discussion, "Four Perspectives on Teaching Critical Thinking" featuring David Moore, who created the NSA critical thinking program and wrote the book, Critical Thinking and Intelligence Analysis; Tim Walton, formerly of the CIA and now an SAIC instructor who created the CIA critical thinking course; Stephen Pick, of Management Concepts who teaches critical thinking for DHS; and Lt Col Socco Duvall, who teaches critical thinking at DIA/JMITC and has recently revamped that course. Ken Stringer, who teaches critical thinking for Booz Allen Hamilton, will moderate.
Refreshments will be provided by Booz Allen Hamilton. Directions to UMUC are available from Marily Peterson at marilyn.peterson@dia.mil.
Both IAFIE members and non-members are invited.
DIRECTIONS TO THE WASHINGTON/ BALTIMORE HIDTA, 9001 Edmonston Road, Suite 300 , Greenbelt , Maryland 20770 PHONE: (301) 489-1700

16 October 2008, 5:30 - 7:30 pm - Miami, FL - The Ted Shackley Miami AFIO Chapter invites all to a Welcome Complimentary Cocktail Party

AFIO BulletThe festivities take place at the ground floor of the Miami Capital Grille, 444 Brickell Ave. See old friends, meet new ones, and enjoy a special presentation to be announced in a forthcoming invitation. Complimentary valet parking provided. The event is free to members and those members-to-be, ready to send in their applications. Friends will be welcomed as our guest. The invitation, however, is non-transferrable and is open only to members who RSVP'd to: trsmiami@aol.com Office: 305-341-4946

Saturday, 18 October 2008, 2 p.m. - Kennebunk, ME - The Maine Chapter of the Association of Former Intelligence Officers will meet to hear speaker on "Immigration Law and Policy since 9/11"

AFIO BulletThe event takes place at the Kennebunk Free Library, 112 Main Street, Kennebunk. Our guest speaker will be Attorney Cynthia Arn of the Portland law firm of Landis & Arn, P.A. Attorney Arn is a graduate of Wellesley College and the University of Maine School of Law. She has practiced immigration law on a full time basis since 1988. She will speak on immigration law and policy and changes in the law since 9/11. The meeting is open to the public. For information call 207 364-8964.

Tuesday, 21 October 2008, 6:30 pm - Washington, DC - Iran: An Intelligence Failure in the Making? at the International Spy Museum.

WHAT: “Iran is one of the greatest threats in the world today. Getting the intelligence right is absolutely critical, not only on Iran's capability but its intent.”— Senator John Ensign (R-Nev.)
Our troubled relationship with this Middle Eastern powerhouse operates under the cloud of broken diplomatic relations, deepening concern about its regional aspirations, its involvement in international terrorism, and its nuclear ambitions. Explore the strategic and intelligence challenges posed by Iran in this timely panel. Is Iran a new Persian Empire or on the brink of collapse? Are there lessons from the Cold War that can help us deal with Iran now? Are we once again facing a situation where the current intelligence is inadequate to inform policy makers or that policymakers will again seek only the intelligence they want, or manufacture it? Join former CIA senior operations officer Robert Baer, author of The Devil We Know: Dealing with the New Iranian Superpower; Keith Crane, senior economist with the RAND Corporation and co-author of Iran’s Political, Demographic, and Economic Vulnerabilities; and David Thaler, senior analyst with the RAND Corporation and co-author of The Muslim World after 9/11 for a lively and insightful discussion.
Co-sponsored by the RAND Corporation. Location: International Spy Museum, 800 F St NW, Washington, DC at Gallery Place/Chinatown Metrorail Station
Tickets: $15; Advance Registration required. Tickets are non-refundable and do not include admission to the International Spy Museum. To register, call 202.393.7798; order online at www.spymuseum.org; or purchase tickets in person at the International Spy Museum.

22 - 25 October 2008 - McLean, VA - AFIO National Intelligence Symposium -

AFIO 2008 Fall Intelligence Symposium - 22-25 October
Threats to U.S. Security
Technology Theft, Insider Threats, Economic Espionage
and International Organized Crime

Three Days: Day 1 [10/23] at MITRE Corporation; Day 2 [10/24] at U.S. Department of State:
Day 3 [10/25] at Sheraton-Premiere Hotel
Tentative Program
Wednesday, October 22: heavy hors d'oeuvres and early registration for hotel-based attendees,
Thursday morning, October 23: Chapter workshop/breakfast;
Thursday, October 23: MITRE Corporation;
Friday, October 24: U.S. State Department's Bureau of Intelligence and Research [INR];
Friday evening, October 24: Awards Banquet, Saturday morning, October 25: General membership meeting.
The program ends 11 a.m. Saturday October 25 leaving time for exploring local area Museums [International Spy Museum, the newly reopened Newseum, the new National Museum of Crime and Punishment, National Cryptologic Museum, Air & Space] and to make plans to return home.

Thursday, 23 October 2008, 12 noon - 1 pm - Washington, DC - The Lost Spy: An American In Stalin's Secret Service, at the International Spy Museum.

When former New York intellectual Isaiah Oggins was brutally murdered in 1947 on Stalin’s orders, he became a forgotten Cold War footnote. Then in 1992, Boris Yeltsin handed over a deeply censored dossier to the White House which awakened interest in Oggins’ life and his death. In The Lost Spy, Andrew Meier at last reveals the truth: Oggins was one of the first Americans to spy for the Soviets. Based on six years of international detective work, Meier traces the rise and fall of this brilliant Columbia University graduate sent to run a safe house in Berlin and spy on the Romanovs in Paris and the Japanese in Manchuria. The author will reflect on the motivations of the American spy and the reason for Oggins’ hideous death by poisoning in a KGB laboratory.
Location: International Spy Museum, 800 F St NW, Washington, DC, Gallery Place/Chinatown Metrorail Station, TICKETS: FREE. No registration required.

Tuesday, 28 October 2008, 6:30 pm - Washington, DC - "Spy Magic: Disguise, Deception, Illusion and Espionage" at the International Spy Museum.

WHAT: “If I could stand in the focus of powerful footlights and deceive attentive and undisturbed onlookers…Then I could most certainly…deceive German observers a mile away or more.”—Jasper Maskelyne
Magicians, like spies, excel at the art of misdirection and deception. Join Jonna and Tony Mendez, both former CIA chiefs of disguise, as they explore how magic and illusion have been used through the centuries to deceive the enemy. This survey ranges from the warfare philosophy of Sun Tzu to the CIA’s consultations with illusionists who helped them overcome the challenges of operating in denied areas of the Soviet Union and Eastern Europe. Go inside well known World War II deception operations Mincemeat and Bodyguard and discover the trickery of war-time magician Jasper Maskelyne. Then it’s on to the Cold War and the Mendezes’ own work in the mean streets of Moscow which required a special blend of conjuring and chemistry. Using historical footage and film re-enactments, the Mendezes will enlighten the audience on the use of stage management and misdirection against the opposition. WHERE: International Spy Museum, 800 F St NW, Washington, DC, Gallery Place/Chinatown Metrorail Station. TICKETS: $15 Advance Registration required. Tickets are non-refundable and do not include admission to the International Spy Museum. To register, call 202.393.7798; order online at www.spymuseum.org; or purchase tickets in person at the International Spy Museum.

November 2008

06 November 2008 - San Francisco, CA - The AFIO Jim Quesada Chapter hosts Cynthia Dowgewicz-Hordyk, Manager, Intelligence Program, Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) San Francisco Field Division.

AFIO BulletUnder a revision to Executive Order 12333, which defines the United States Intelligence Activities, a portion of the Drug Enforcement Administration became a member of the Intelligence Community (IC). That portion of DEA provides intelligence coordination and information sharing with other members of the IC and homeland security to enhance the efforts to reduce the drug supply, protect national security, and combat global terrorism. Ms. Dowgewicz-Hordyk will explain some of the differences between intelligence in law enforcement vs in the Intelligence Community and discuss some of the challenges of entering this new arena.
The meeting will be held at United Irish Cultural Center, 2700 45th Avenue, San Francisco (between Sloat and Wawona). 11:30 AM no host cocktails; noon - luncheon. $25 member rate with advance reservation and payment; $35 non-member rate or at door. E-mail RSVP to Mariko Kawaguchi (please indicate meat or fish) no later than 5PM 10/27/08: mariko@cataphora.com or mail check made out to "AFIO" to:
Mariko Kawaguchi, P.O. Box 117578 Burlingame, CA 94011. (650) 622-9840 X608.

Thursday, Friday 6 -7 November 2008, 7:30 am to 6 pm - Washington, DC - "Issues for the New Administration" the theme of the18th Annual Review of the Field of National Security Law Conference by the American Bar Association's Standing Committee on Law and National Security

The registration fee is $170.00 per day or $325.00 for both days. Additionally there will be a charge of $60.00 per person for the reception/dinner on Thursday evening, November 5. Student prices are outlined on the registration form.
Location: Renaissance Washington DC Hotel, Renaissance Ballroom, 999 9th St NW, Washington, DC
Selected Topics and Speakers include:
Thursday, November 6: The Nature, Scope and Scale of National Security Threats Inside and Outside the United States with Suzanne E. Spaulding, Joel F. Brenner [NCIX], David Kay [IAEA/UNSCOM], Joseph Billy, Jr. [FBI].
Managing the Intelligence Enterprise with M. E. “Spike” Bowman [NCIX], Wyndee Parker [HPSCI], William C. Banks [Syracuse], Michael J. Heimbach [FBI], James R. Locher III.
A Sustainable Legal Regime for Foreign and Domestic Intelligence with Elizabeth Rindskopf Parker [U of Pacific], Lara M. Flint [Senate], John Rizzo [CIA], James A. Baker [OIPR], James McPherson.
Luncheon – Keynote Speaker: Hon. Sheldon Whitehouse, Senate, RI
The War in Georgia and the Future of U.S./Russian Relations with John Norton Moore [UVA], Hon. Sergey I. Kislyak [Amb Russia], Gen. Wesley K. Clark, Hon. James F. Collins [Carnegie], Hon. Lawrence Eagleburger, Dimitri K. Simes [Nixon Center].
Challenges for the Private Sector in National Security with Judith Miller [Bechtel], Angeline G. Chen [Lockheed], Raymond A. Mislock [DuPont], Alan J. Kreczko [former NSC], Scott Charney [Microsoft].
Dinner – Keynote Speaker: Hon. Michael McConnell, DNI
Friday, November 7, 2008 - Due Process and Issues Surrounding Detention: Considerations for the New Administration with Harvey Rishikof [NWC], Kate Martin [CNSS], CDR Glenn M. Sulmasy, USCG Academy, Matthew Waxman [Columbia], Benjamin Wittes [Brookings].
Prosecution by Military Commission: A Question for the Next Administration with Scott L. Silliman [Duke], John D. Altenburg, Jr., Charles D. Swift [Emory], Jameel Jaffer [ACLU], David B. Rivkin [Baker Hostetler].
Luncheon – Keynote: Hon David B. Sentelle, Chief Judge, US Court of Appeals for D.C. Circuit
Ethical Issues for National Security Lawyers with Albert C. Harvey, James E. Baker [Georgetown], Kathleen Clark [Wash Univ], John D. Hutson [Franklin Pierce], Alberto J. Mora [USN].
For complete program and further information: http://www.abanet.org/natsecurity/events/conference/program.shtml

8 November 2008 - Pasadena, CA - AFIO Member Major General John K. Singlaub will be honored as the 2008 Veteran of the Year

The honor is being bestowed on MG Singlaub by the UCLA Athletic Department and the Los Angeles Department of Military and Veterans Affairs in a special ceremony that will take place at the Twelfth Annual Veterans and Armed Forces Appreciation Day on November 8, 2008 at the Rose Bowl in Pasadena. Major General Singlaub http://www.generalsinglaub.com/index.htm is a prominent figure in the intelligence community and will be honored during the 3rd quarter of the UCLA football game. If you are interested in attending this event a flyer may be obtained by writing the Los Angeles AFIO Chapter at afio_la@yahoo.com. Or call Victoria Sanelli 310-825-7381 let her know that you are with AFIO or with the AFIO Los Angeles Chapter.

Sunday, 9 November 2008, 10 a.m. - 2 p.m. - Washington, DC - Parade of Trabants at the International Spy Museum.

The ugly duckling of East Germany’s roadways finally gets its day. To celebrate the fall of the Berlin Wall Trabant collectors will caravan to DC, parking their cars on F Street, NW in front of the Museum. When the Berlin Wall fell on 9 November 1989 thousands of East Germans rushed to reunite with friends and family. Their typical mode of transportation? The Trabant. What was once the most common vehicle in East Germany, despite its poor performance and smoky two-stroke engine, was their automotive liberator. The Trabant is now an affectionately regarded symbol of East Germany and of the fall of communism. It is even featured in the International Spy Museum’s permanent exhibit within an East German streetscape. The Trabant has become a genuine collectors' car with a devoted following. Incredibly, it seems that this tiny car, often inaccurately described as having a cardboard body, has captured the hearts of car lovers all over the world.
Trabants are quite rare in the US, but on 9 November 2008, a caravan of the communist-bloc cars will converge on the International Spy Museum to celebrate the 18th anniversary of the fall of the Berlin Wall. The public will have the unique opportunity to not only view nine of the cars, which will be parked in front of the Museum, but also have the chance to win a ride in a Trabant. While the cars are on display, experts will be on hand in front of the Museum on F Street, NW, to answer questions about Trabants, the Cold War, and Communism, while the local German band, Blaskapelle Alte Kameraden, creates a festive atmosphere. This event is free-of-charge.
Experts who will be available: Peter Earnest, Museum Executive Director; Dr. Thomas Boghardt, Museum historian and author; and Trabant Collectors. German music will be played. Where: International Spy Museum, 800 F Street, NW, Washington, DC. No charge to attend.

12 -13 November 2008 - Fair Lakes, VA - The NMIA hosts a Symposium on "Preparing the Intelligence Professional of the Future: Meeting the Challenge."

The event is being held at Northrup Grumman Center, Fair Lakes, VA. The conference, sponsored jointly by the Office of Under Secretary of Defense for Intelligence (OUSDI) and NMIA [National Military Intelligence Association], will feature presentations from a variety of organizations and speakers on intelligence education and training. Under Secretary of Defense (USDI) James R. Clapper, Jr., will be providing the keynote address. Ellen McCarthy, Director Human Capital and Security Office, USDI,
panel to discuss future military training and professional development. DoD Training Transformation. Reese Marsden, OUSDI, military service training program with service training academy representatives. Dave Kogar and Mieke Eoyang, SSCI and HPSCI, congressional prespective. Steve Fowler, Director Training and Education, CINTT Corp, panel on distance learning. DIA and Sherman Kent School, virtual intelligence simulation. Dr. Mark Lowenthal, representing the Intelligence and Security Association, will be speaking on what is needed to meet future needs of the IC. HUMINT and CI training, industry approaches, and the new ODNI-sponsored A-Space and RASER are other topics. The symposium will conclude with a discussion by DIA-designate LTG Ronald L. Burgess, Jr.
Further information at http://www.nmia.org/upcomingevents/2008nmiafallsymposium.html

Thursday, 13 November 2008, 7 pm - 10 pm - Washington, DC - DINNER WITH A SPY: An Evening with Milt Bearden - at Spy Museum.

When Milt Bearden started at the CIA in 1964, he had little notion that his service around the world in Europe, Asia, Africa, and South Asia would lead him to become the most highly decorated operations officers in its senior service, a respected author, and a Hollywood advisor. His 30 years of service spanned the height of the Cold War to the demise of the Soviet Union and included leading the CIA covert war supporting the Afghan resistance in their fight against the Soviet army. This conflict, recently portrayed in Charlie Wilson’s War, is just one of the films for which Bearden has served as an advisor. His long time friendship with Robert DeNiro influenced 2006’s The Good Shepherd—an intense account of the early days of the Agency. Be one of only 20 guests at Zola for a three-course meal where you’ll talk with Bearden about his extraordinary career and cinematic connections and enjoy the dialogue between this insider and CIA veteran International Spy Museum executive director Peter Earnest. Please call 202.654.0932 or write kray@spymuseum.org to register or with special dietary needs.
WHERE: International Spy Museum, 800 F St NW, Washington, DC, Gallery Place/Chinatown Metrorail Station.
TICKETS: $250 includes three-course dinner with wines.Space is extremely limited – advance registration required! Tickets are non-refundable and do not include admission to the International Spy Museum. To register, call 202.393.7798; order online at www.spymuseum.org; or purchase tickets in person at the International Spy Museum

Monday, 17 November 2008, 0900 - 1500 - Laurel, MD - The National Cryptologic Museum Foundation invites all to their annual General Membership Meeting.

If not a member, this is a perfect time to join and discover this and many other superb programs the host throughout the year. The meeting will be held at the Kossiakoff Center of the Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory, 0900-1500. Registration and breakfast begin at 0815 and lunch will be served 1230-1330. This year’s theme: "Outlook for NSA in the 21st Century." U.S. Senator Benjamin Cardin speaks at 10:15 to 11:00. Lt Gen Michael Hayden, Director of the CIA, will be our keynote speaker. Joining General Hayden on the agenda will be GEN Al Gray, former Commandant of the Marine Corps and SIGINT pioneer, and Mr. Charles Allen, Assistant Secretary for Intelligence Analysis, Department of Homeland Security. An impressive program! Current Museum Members are requested to mail the $15 registration fee to NCMF, POB 1682, Fort Meade, MD 20755 by 12 November. The non-member fee is $25. Please call the Foundation office at 301-688-5436 to pay by credit card. Directions to the Kossiakoff Center, located at 11100 Johns Hopkins Road, Laurel, MD 20723-6099, (240-228-5000), are on the reverse side. We look forward to seeing you there. Visit the NCMF website at http://www.nationalcryptologicmuseumfoundation.com/ for more information on their activities.

Monday, 17 November 2008, 6:30 p.m. - Washington, DC - Rose Mary Sheldon [co-author with Thijs Voskuilen] on "The Secret History of History" at the International Spy Museum
OPERATION MESSIAH: APOSTLE PAUL, AGENT PROVOCATEUR?

WHAT: “Do not be deceived: God cannot be mocked.”—Galatians
Was the self-proclaimed successor to Jesus actually working for the Roman administration in Palestine and other parts of the Empire? Col. Rose Mary Sheldon, co-author [with Thijs Voskuilen] of Operation Messiah: St. Paul, Roman Intelligence and the Birth of Christianity, challenges the idea that Apostle Paul was a true follower of Jesus much less a saint. Drawing from Paul's biography and his own letters, Sheldon finds numerous clues to suggest that the former persecutor never left the ranks of the Roman government but instead went undercover by feigning conversion en route to Damascus. Voskuilen and Sheldon's shocking theories about Paul's real purpose in promoting Jesus as the Messiah will give you a startling new perspective on the dramatic and turbulent early days of Christianity. Thijs Voskuilen is unable to join Dr. Sheldon to make this a joint presentation.
WHERE: International Spy Museum, 800 F St NW, Washington, DC, Gallery Place/Chinatown Metrorail Station. TICKETS: $15. Advance registration required. Tickets are non-refundable and do not include admission to the International Spy Museum. To register, call 202.393.7798; order online at www.spymuseum.org; or purchase tickets in person at the International Spy Museum.

20 November 2008 - Colorado Springs, CO - AFIO Rocky Mountain Chapter meets to hear Sheriff Terry Maketa on "Law Enforcement and Intelligence."

AFIO BulletSheriff Maketa is Sheriff of El Paso County, Colorado. The program starts at 11 a.m. with the program starting at noon. Event takes place at the Falcon Club (Old Officers' Club) Inquiries and reservations to Riverwear53@aol.com

Thursday 20 November 2008, 6:30 PM - Los Angeles, CA - The AFIO Los Angeles Chapter November meeting features Ambassador David Aaron former Deputy National Security Advisor to President Carter and currently Director of the RAND Corporation's Center for Middle East Public Policy.

AFIO BulletPlease join us for this event, RSVP by November 17, 2008 via email afio_la@yahoo.com. Refreshments will be served. Please note that this meeting will take place in the evening. Location: Loyola Marymount University (Hilton Business Building) Room 302 LMU Campus Map http://www.lmu.edu/AssetFactory.aspx?did=7234

20 November 2008, 7:00 PM - Arlington, VA - The Defense Intelligence Alumni Association has the right idea! Not a meeting, not a lecture, no PowerPoint presentations.....but a special Evening Tasting of Five Single Malt Scotch Whiskies. They invite Members to this special Tasting of Whiskies Produced by The Balvenie Distillery.

Event to be held at the Lyon Park Community Center 414 North Fillmore St in Arlington, VA. Light fare will be served. The price, only $30 per person. The Balvenie distillery is located in the town of Dufftown in the region of Speyside, which has the greatest concentration of malt distilleries in Scotland. Family owned for five generations, The Balvenie is unique in growing, malting, and kilning its own barley, having a full cooperage on site, a full-time coppersmith, and a Malt Master in David Stewart who has spent 45 years with the distillery. The Balvenie is Scotland’s most hand crafted whisky. We will taste five whiskies in The Balvenie range. The tasting will be conducted by "Dr. Whisky," Samuel Simmons, The Balvenie Brand Ambassador USA. Dr. Simmons has hosted tasting events and whisky tours, written and taught Scotch whisky history, and sat on prestigious whisky judging panels.
At Edinburgh University in Scotland, he earned a Ph.D. in English Literature and became both Poet Laureate and President of the Edinburgh University Water of Life Society. He was a tasting and selection panelist and the first ambassador for the international Scotch Malt Whisky Society. He has been featured in Scotland on Sunday and The Malt Whisky Yearbook 2008 and 2009. Dr. Whisky (www.drwhisky.com), his online blog of tasting notes and whisky history, is widely respected within the industry and received a people’s choice award in the 2007 Drammies.
RSVP by 10 November to DIAA, Attn: Whisky, P.O. Box 489, Hamilton, Virginia 20159 Enclose checks for $30 per person payable to DIAA, Inc. No refunds after 13 November. Inquiries to Marty Hurwitz at bshmh1@verizon.net.

December 2008

1 December 2008 - Miami, FL - The Board of Directors and Members for The Ted Shackley Miami Chapter of AFIO cordially invites you to a membership cocktail party honoring Gen. John K. Singlaub.

AFIO BulletHosted by our chapter, we will gather to honor this Great American and hope you will save the first week of December date. All paid members and those wishing to renew membership or join are welcomed. We will also welcome invited guests to enjoy cocktails plus dinner.  Location: TBA  Your printed invitation will be forth coming
Hosts:          Tom Spencer, Esq.,  James Angleton, Jr.  Robert Heber and special
Time:           6:00 to 8:30pm   Food and Beverage will begin promptly at 6:00
Contact:       Tom Spencer:   TRSMiami@aol.com    Jim Angleton: James.Angleton@republicfederal.com   Robert Heber: 786-473-7000

Tuesday 2 December 2008, 5:30 - 8 p.m. - New York, NY - " The Coming Collapse of China" is the theme of the AFIO NY METRO Chapter Dinner featuring author/lawyer Gordon Chang.

AFIO Bullet“Beneath the surface, there is a weak China, in long-term decline and even on the verge of collapse.” A fascinating topic/speaker! Chang previously wrote "Nuclear Showdown."
5:30 PM – 6:00 PM: Registration; 6:00 PM: Meeting Start, BUFFET DINNER AND OPEN BAR – Until 8:00 PM. Location: STEELCASE BUILDING, 4 Columbus Circle, Manhattan Between 57th & 58th Streets on 8th Ave.
COST: $40. Per Person; $20. Per Student. RESERVATIONS: Strongly Suggested, Not Required.
Inquiries to Jerry Goodwin, President, AFIO - New York Metropolitan Chapter, at 646-696-1828 or at afiometro@yahoo.com

03 December 2008 - Ft Meade, MD - The National Cryptologic Museum Foundation conducts special Pearl Harbor Remembrance Program.

Program will review the attack from the Japanese perspective and a Japanese historian will be part of this fascinating reexamination of history. Further information to appear here in coming weeks. Visit the NCMF website at http://www.nationalcryptologicmuseumfoundation.com/

Saturday, 6 December 2008 - Florida - The AFIO North Florida Chapter meets at the Orange Park Country Club. 

AFIO BulletMeet and greet (and partake of Quiel's delectable hors d'oeuvres!) starts at 11:00 am, with lunch at noon, followed by program and Chapter business, then adjourn by 3:00 pm.
This is a very important meeting, as we will be attending to two key issues:  First, we will hold election of officers -- a proposed slate will likely be announced in either the next newsletter or via later e-mail, but of course nominations will also be accepted from the floor.  In addition, we are working on updating our Chapter Bylaws as required to bring them more in line with the 2008 Chapter Bylaws Policy & Bylaws Boilerplate published by National HQs -- We will have a list of proposed changes for review at the meeting or, with luck, published in the newsletter for review beforehand.  Information on a program will hopefully also be included in the newsletter.  One agenda item for the meeting will definitely be a report on the recent AFIO National Conference attended by Dane Baird.
Please RSVP to Quiel at qbegonia@comcast.net  as soon as possible -- now is not too early! -- and as usual family and guests are cordially invited.  See you there!

AFIO Bullet9 Dec 2008 - Tampa, FL - The Suncoast AFIO Chapter meets in Ballroom A at the MacDill AFB. Speaker TBA. Lunch is $15.00 inclusive. For further information email garyg@suncoastafio.org

11 December 2008 - McLean, VA -

Preparing for Martial Law:
Through the Eyes of Col. Ryszard Kuklinski

Thursday, 11 December 2008, 3 pm - 7 pm

AFIO members are invited to a special Symposium at CIA HQ which examines the Cold War tensions, risks, and heroism 'running Kuklinski,' and a few of the continuing mysteries surrounding this case. Kuklinski conducted nine years of nerve-wracking espionage; first, for Poland’s independence and, second, for victory of the West over the USSR. A world where the daily routine of espionage demanded flawless counter-surveillance, dead drops, surreptitious hand-offs, L-pills, invisible ink and miniature transmitters, and still resulted in moments of panic and constant subterfuge, knowing that detection meant death.

Program features: Michael Hayden, Director of CIA; Zbigniew Brzezinski, former National Security Advisor 1977-81; many others. Includes several Agency case experts, Polish dignitaries, and academic subject specialists. Includes new Documentary on the Kuklinski case. Each attendee will receive a DVD containing all of the released material, along with a booklet that will feature samples of key documents from the DVD, background material on Kuklinski, photographs, and a detailed index. Event includes interviews of Agency, Polish and Soviet personnel on the Warsaw Pact, Martial Law and Colonel Ryszard Kuklinski case.


Agenda and Registration. Only $50.

RSVP needed by 1 December 2008. Please do so here.

DATES IN 2009

January 2009

February 2009

AFIO Bullet10 Feb 09 - Tampa, FL - The Suncoast AFIO Chapter meets in the MacDill Room at the MacDill AFB. Speaker TBA. Lunch is $15.00 inclusive. For further information email garyg@suncoastafio.org

Wednesdays 4, 11, 18, 25 February 2009, 10:15 a.m. -

International Spy Museum presents Spy Seminar: Espionage in an Age of Anxiety: Intelligence Issues in the 21st Century
WHAT: In the wake of the political spin and WMD intelligence failure, what is the ground truth of the U.S.’s current intelligence capability? Has intelligence reform worked? Is American intelligence up to the task of tackling today’s turbulent world? This series brings together a distinguished group of former senior intelligence officers who have wrestled with unique and varied high-level intelligence challenges at home and abroad. Their insights and opinions will inform this exploration of the U.S. intelligence community and its current challenges. It is being conducted in collaboration with the Smithsonian Resident Associate Program

Wednesday 4 February 2009, 10:15 a.m. - Washington, DC - 21st Century Espionage: The Power, the Players, the Problems
In the first of this series, Peter Earnest, the executive director of the International Spy Museum [immediate past chairman of AFIO] and 35-year-veteran of the CIA, will demystify today’s intelligence community. He’ll share the threats that keep him awake at night, the issues that 21st century intelligence professionals must grapple with, and he’ll provide deeper insight into the role of espionage in protecting our national security.
WHERE: International Spy Museum, 800 F St NW at Gallery Place/Chinatown Metrorail Station
TICKETS: $100; Advance Registration required. Tickets are non-refundable and do not include admission to the International Spy Museum. To register: in person The Smithsonian Associates, Ripley Center, Room 3077, 1100 Jefferson Dr., SW; via phone 202.633.3030. The Program Registration Code is 1M2-419.

Wednesday 11 February 2009, 10:15 a.m. - Washington, DC - Espionage in the Age of Terrorism: The Challenge of Change
39-year CIA veteran Burton Gerber is the former chief of station in three Communist nations and head of the Agency’s Soviet and European operations for eight years. Gerber, co-editor of Transforming U.S. Intelligence, will explain how today’s threats differ from those of the past, share his opinion of what intelligence reform is needed to enable the intelligence community to face these threats, and describe the issues facing those who would rise to the challenge of reform.
WHERE: International Spy Museum, 800 F St NW at Gallery Place/Chinatown Metrorail Station
TICKETS: $100; Advance Registration required. Tickets are non-refundable and do not include admission to the International Spy Museum. To register: in person The Smithsonian Associates, Ripley Center, Room 3077, 1100 Jefferson Dr., SW; via phone 202.633.3030. The Program Registration Code is 1M2-419.

Wednesday 18 February 2009, 10:15 a.m. - Washington, DC - Next Generation G-Men: The Homefront
The FBI has grown from a small Justice Department staff into America’s top federal law enforcement agency responsible for domestic counterespionage and counterintelligence service. Raymond J. Batvinis, author of The Origins of FBI Counterintelligence, experienced this growth firsthand in his twenty-five years as an FBI Special Agent and Supervisory Special Agent. Drawing on this experience and his in-depth research, Batvinis will explore how the FBI is adapting to 21st century challenges.
WHERE: International Spy Museum, 800 F St NW at Gallery Place/Chinatown Metrorail Station
TICKETS: $100; Advance Registration required. Tickets are non-refundable and do not include admission to the International Spy Museum. To register: in person The Smithsonian Associates, Ripley Center, Room 3077, 1100 Jefferson Dr., SW; via phone 202.633.3030. The Program Registration Code is 1M2-419.

Wednesday 25 February 2009, 10:15 a.m. - Washington, DC - Intel Abroad: Operating in the Middle East
As the CIA’s top-ranking female Arabist, Melissa Boyle Mahle engaged in operations targeted against Al Qaeda terrorists and disrupting illicit networks trafficking in weapons of mass destruction. Mahle, author of Denial and Deception: An Insider’s View of the CIA, will reflect on current counterterrorism operations, today’s top challenges in the Middle East, and her experiences as a female intelligence officer in that region.
WHERE: International Spy Museum, 800 F St NW at Gallery Place/Chinatown Metrorail Station
TICKETS: $100; Advance Registration required. Tickets are non-refundable and do not include admission to the International Spy Museum. To register: in person The Smithsonian Associates, Ripley Center, Room 3077, 1100 Jefferson Dr., SW; via phone 202.633.3030. The Program Registration Code is 1M2-419.

March 2009

5 - 6 March 2009 - Houston, TX - "Terrorism, Crime & Business" Symposium - Understanding the Fundamental Legal and Security Liability Issues for American Business. A conference sponsored by St. Mary's University., School of Law, Center for Terrorism Law.

Four Main Symposium Themes: • An overview of the aims and objectives of the global terror threat posed by al-Qa’eda-styled terror groups, sub-State terror groups, and “lone-wolf” terrorists.
• An analysis of the specific threats to American business sectors that are deemed part of the nation’s “critical infrastructure,” i.e., energy, petrochemical, electric utilities, communication, transportation, health, banking and finance, agriculture, water and shipping. • An understanding of the varied legal issues associated with terrorism and criminal negligence claims against businesses that have suffered a terror attack or serious criminal act in cyberspace or the physical world. • A comprehensive review of how to develop appropriate physical security methods.
SPEAKERS and LOCATION: The symposium will be held at the Federal Reserve Bank, 1801 Allen Parkway, Houston, Texas. The registration fee is $300.00, which includes breakout refreshments, a hosted lunch,
and extensive printed materials, e.g., Terrorism Law: Materials, Cases, Comments (5th Ed. 2009). Participants may qualify for Continuing Legal Education Credits (CLE). For registration information and details, contact Ms. Faithe Campbell at (210) 431-2219; fcampbell@stmarytx.edu. Additional information is also available at the Center for Terrorism Law website: www.stmarytx.edu/ctl.

AFIO Bullet7 March 2009- Orange Park, FL - North Florida AFIO Chapter Event in planning stage. For further information contact qbegonia@comcast.net

25-27 March 2009 - Raleigh, NC - RALEIGH SPY CONFERENCE 2009 - Hold the date. For further information: www.raleighspyconference.com/

April 2009

AFIO Bullet14 Apr 09 - Tampa, FL - The Suncoast AFIO Chapter meets in the MacDill Room at the MacDill AFB. Speaker TBA. Lunch is $15.00 inclusive. For further information email garyg@suncoastafio.org

May 2009

2 May 2009 - Washington, DC - William J. Donovan Award Dinner by OSS Society. For further information: www.osssociety.org

June 2009

July 2009

AFIO Bullet

SpyCruise in the Black Sea - July 2009 - But Certain to Sell so Do not wait.
Join Intelligence Professionals from CIA, the RCMP Security Service, and the KGB July '09 on a Trip of a Lifetime to Istanbul, Balaklava, Sochi, Yalta, and back...learning why these places have intelligence significance through talks by experts on espionage, tradecraft, clandestine equipment, and related on-the-job matters.

Due to popular demand we have jumped ship to Oceania Cruises and are now able to offer free international air inclusive rates and pre-paid gratuities!
Join us on the Wonderful Oceania Nautica ship to visit some fascinating sites of great historical value, and be accompanied by a group of intelligence professionals who will give daily lectures on Cold War espionage, intelligence tradecraft, clandestine equipment and other related topics.
ISTANBUL. We shall visit the home and office of Kim Philby, the British Secret Intelligence Service officer who was the local station commander between 1946 and 1949. He was also a Soviet spy and he betrayed details of several covert operations mounted from Istanbul across the Turkish border. Also on the itinerary is the Soviet legation where a GRU officer, Konstantin Volkov, worked until he offered to defect to the British in September 1945. He too was betrayed by Philby who flew from London to handle his case, only to find that Volkov had been arrested by the NKVD. Our escort will be one of the world's leading intelligence authorities who coauthored Philby's biography.
SOCHI. Stalin's camouflaged dacha in the woods above Sochi gave him a secure refuge and an isolated, guarded compound in which he relaxed and planned his strategy. His study, billiards-room and living quarters remain unchanged, and we will enjoy lunch in his dining-room where there will be a lecture on Stalin and Lavrenti Beria, his notorious intelligence chief.
YALTA. The venue for the great February 1945 Crimea Conference attended by Winston Churchill, Stalin and an ailing President Roosevelt, we will tour the Czar's summer palace where the meetings took place and see the room on the ground floor where FDR stayed, tended by his daughter. We will also visit the Vorontsov villa where Churchill and the British delegation stayed and hear a talk from Nigel West on Alger Hiss, the State Department adviser who was a Soviet spy and a member of the American delegation.
BALAKLAVA. This former Soviet Black Sea Fleet base includes an underground submarine depot carved out of a mountain and concealed behind huge camouflaged bomb-proof steel doors. Built in conditions of great secrecy in 1956, the cavernous facility includes a canal to the open sea, a dry dock, weapons bays and workshops, and now accommodates a Cold War museum filled with naval exhibits. We will be accompanied by a former Soviet nuclear submarine commander who worked on the site, and his wife.
Special lectures for the Spy Cruise guests plus after dinner social time with the KGB, RCMP, CIA agents Above shore excursions listed above will be a purchase option.
We now have some great rates to include international economy air, so book quickly to confirm your suite and air! The rates include the port & Government taxes, fuel and international roundtrip economy air. If you want a cruise-only rate without air, you can deduct $1589!
Oceania Cruises are truly a wonderful premium experience with a guest count of only 684 but with 400 staff members to cater to you all your needs. The ship has 4 different dining venues with open seating in the main dining room and two specialty restaurants that need reservations. Choose your suite from Inside, Ocean view, balcony, Penthouses and Owner suites. They will all have the attentive service and the Penthouse and Owners suites come with your own butler. Finest Cuisine at sea, served in four distinctive open seating restaurants, by Chef Jacques Pepin Country Club atmosphere, tuxedos and gowns are never required! Enrichment programs, Cabaret entertainment, 12 piece Musical Orchestra, Concert Pianist, Classical String Quartet, Flamenco Guitarist, Jazz nights at Martinis, Local & Regional Folk Entertainment, Disco & Karaoke, Movies under the stars, Wine & Cheese Tastings, Culinary Demonstrations, Dance Lessons, Well stocked Library, Duty Free Shopping, Private Cabanas, Spa & Fitness center, wine tastings, shows and music nightly.
Oceania accommodations range from inside cabins to Owners Suites from 200SQFT to 1000 SQFT: The custom-designed furnishings and stylish fabrics only add to the allure. Features include queen or two twin bed accommodations, spacious seating area, vanity desk and breakfast table. Rate does not include, arrival and departure transfers, insurance, personal expenses such as laundry, bar expenses, phone calls, spa treatments. Turkish and Russian Visa are needed. Amanda at amanda@travelxperts.com can assist you with any pre or post trips and air. Disembark 18 July 2009, Istanbul. Contact: amanda@travelxperts.com or write her at Amanda Densmore, CTA Travel Concierge, 2346 Tamisola St, Sarasota, FL, 34237 Office: (941) 330-9126 Mobile: (941) 586-6621 Fax: (866) 845-8003.

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August 2009

September 2009

AFIO Bullet12 September 2009 - Orange Park, FL - North Florida AFIO Chapter Event in planning stage. For further information contact qbegonia@comcast.net

October 2009

November 2009

December 2009

AFIO Bullet5 December 2009 - Orange Park, FL - North Florida AFIO Chapter Event in planning stage. For further information contact qbegonia@comcast.net

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