AFIO Weekly Intelligence Notes #13-06 dated 27 March 2006

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FOR YOUR Calendar:

26-29 April 06 - Orlando, FL - SCIP Annual Conference - The Society of Competitive Intelligence Professionalsí 21st International Annual Conference and Exhibition will focus on how CI professionals and processes are addressing major issues and challenges in the field, such as ethics, scholarly research and innovation, essential skills, and offensive and defensive tactics. The conference is being held at the Disney Coronado Springs Resort in Orlando. Keynote address will be by Clayton Christensen, consultant, Harvard professor, and author of Seeing Whatís Next.  SCIP is a nonprofit membership organization focused on the development and use of competitive intelligence. The event offers opportunities to meet with the innovators and leaders in the competitive intelligence field and numerous options and ideas for stories. Please visit <http://www.scip.org/> .

23 - 25 August 06 - Raleigh, NC - Fourth Annual Raleigh International Spy Conference focuses on topic: Castro and Cuba: What Next? From revolution to Cold War KGB leader, Castro and his era will soon end. Hear the experts -- Don Bohning, Humberto Fontova, Brian Latell, Tim Naftali, Art Padilla, and Gene Poteat -- take you from the Bay of Pigs through the Cuban Missile Crisis, the intrigue of Castro's role as the "Bridgehead" for the KGB-led Non-aligned Movement - including new revelations from the intelligence world and estimates of what will happen to Cuba and its relationship with the US after Castro. Put on your calendar and go to www.raleighspyconference.com or call the Spy Hotline at 919- 807-7917 to register early for this important event.

 

SECTION I - CURRENT INTELLIGENCE

RUSSIANS PASSED INVASION PLANS TO SADDAM

CIA WISELY TELLS AGENCY BLOGGERS TO CLEAR FOR PUBLICATION

SECTION II - CONTEXT AND PRECEDENCE

NSA SAID FREE TO SURVEIL PRIVILEGED TALK

SADDAMíS FM PAID BY CIA THROUGH FRENCH

SECTION III - CYBER INTELLIGENCE

FBI  IT SAID AT RISK FROM MISMANAGEMENT

USN GIVES EDS EXTENSION ON NMCI CONTRACT

BRITISH BIOMETRIC PASSPORTS SET FOR 2009

SECTION IV -- BOOKS, SOURCES, AND ISSUES

Books

HISTORIAN PICKS FIVE BOOKS ON BATTLES

Issues

IRANíS NUKES ĎCAN BE ELIMINATED IN TWO DAYSí

SECTION V - CAREERS, NOTES, LETTERS, QUERIES AND AUTHORS SEEKING ASSISTANCE, CORRECTIONS, OBITUARIES, COMING EVENTS

 

Notes

SCIF SPACE FOR RENT - MERRIFIELD, VA - Rare Opportunity

Assistance Sought

TV SEEKS EARLY WIESBADEN U-2 FLIGHTS VETS

Obituaries

THOMAS L. BURNS

Coming Events 

5 April 06 - Nellis AFB, Nevada - AFIO Las Vegas hosts an evening meeting (6 p.m.) featuring DANIEL G. BOGDEN, US Attorney
Wednesday, 5 April 06 - Washington, DC - The Secret History of History: Benjamin Franklin: Master of Intrigue
7-9 April 06 - Tutzing, Germany - 12th Annual Meeting of the Intl Intelligence History Association [IIHA] 'History of the BND"
Monday, 10 April - Washington, DC - Spy Seminar: Civil War Spy Profiles
11 April 06 - Tampa, FL- AFIO Suncoast Chapter meets 11:30 a.m. at MacDill Air Force Base O'Club to hear Fred Rustmann
15 April 06 - Kennebunk, ME - AFIO Maine Chapter hosts Sherif Fam on "Palestine in the Crosshairs: Oslo to Hamas"
20 April 06 -Tyson's Corner, VA - Naval Intelligence Professionals host their  Red Tie Luncheon
21-22 April 06 - New London, CT - AFIO New England Spring Meeting on Modern U. S. Coast Guard Intelligence Operations
** 21-22 April 06 - Great Lakes, IL - AFIO Midwest Chapter Holds Two Day Symposium **
23 April 06 - Beachwood, OH - AFIO Northeast Ohio Chapter hosts Luncheon with Maj Gen Suter
24-28 April 06 - Mexico City, Mexico - The International Association of Law Enforcement Intelligence Analysts hosts Training Conference.
26-29 April 06 - Orlando, FL - SCIP International Annual Conference
Wednesday, 3 May 06 - Houston, TX - Grand Opening of the AFIO Houston Chapter at "The Roof" of the Westin Oaks Hotel
7-9 May 06 - Bethesda, MD - 2nd Annual INTELCON Exhibition and Symposium
7 May 06 - Tyson's Corner, VA - XXXII NMIA Anniversary and Awards Banquet
Thursday, 11 May 06 - Washington, DC - Author Debriefing: I Lie for a Living: Greatest Spies of All Time
11 May 06 - Washington, DC - The Naval Intelligence Professionals Capitol Chapter hosts a Book Review session on the book:
13 May 06 - Melbourne, FL - The Florida Satellite Chapter of AFIO hosts its quarterly luncheon - Cape Canaveral Coast Guard Cdr to Speak
Saturday, 13 May 06 - Washington, DC - Spies on Screen: Spy Treasures of Hollywood Film Festival  
18 May 06 - Colorado Spring, CO - AFIO Rocky Mountain Chapter holds meeting at USAF Academy O'Club
2 June 06 - Tysons Corner, VA - AFIO National Luncheon - Put On Calendar - Details to Follow
Saturday, 10 June 06 - Washington, DC - Spy School Workshop: Sneaky Uses for Everyday Things
Thursday, 15 June 06 - Washington, DC - Author Debriefing: Operation Jedburgh: D-Day and Americaís First Shadow War
Tuesday, 20 June 06 - Washington, DC - Spylight Tour: After Hours Recon at the International Spy Museum
27-29 June 06 - Lyon, France - Complex Asian Crime Symposium 2006
23 - 25 August 06 - Raleigh, NC - Fourth Annual Raleigh International Spy Conference focuses on topic: Castro and Cuba: What Next?
3-8 September 06 - Oxford, England - Spies, Lies & Intelligence Conference
8 September 06 - Tysons Corner, VA - AFIO National Luncheon - Put On Calendar - Details to Follow
14 September 06 - Colorado Spring, CO - AFIO Rocky Mountain Chapter holds meeting at USAF Academy O'Club
10 October 06 - Tampa, FL- AFIO Suncoast Chapter - at MacDill AFB O'Club
20-21 October 06 - Lubbock, TX - Texas Tech and CIA's Center for Study of Intelligence co-host "Intelligence in the Vietnam War,"
27 - 29 October 06 - McLean, VA - AFIO National Intelligence Symposium - Homeland, Port and Border Security
16 November 06 - Colorado Spring, CO - AFIO Rocky Mountain Chapter holds meeting at USAF Academy O'Club

1 December 06 - Tysons Corner, VA - AFIO National Luncheon - Put On Calendar - Details to Follow
5-7 December 06 - Chantilly, VA - MASINT V, The MASINT Associationís Annual Conference
12 December 06 - Tampa, FL- AFIO Suncoast Chapter meets at 11:30 a.m. at the Officersí Club

 


SECTION I - CURRENT INTELLIGENCE

RUSSIANS PASSED INVASION PLANS TO SADDAM - DoD, in a 210-page report titled Iraqi Perspectives Project, said the Russian government gave Saddam Hussein US strategic war plans for the invasion of Iraq obtained by a mole at CENTCOM in Qatar, the press reported.
Sen. Pat Roberts, intelligence committee chairman, pointed out that Saddam ignored the Russian-supplied information, the Washington Times noted.
www.washingtontimes.com/national/20060326-111839-8426r.htm 
"Saddam Hussein just didn't get it in regards to the invasion whether we would be successful or not," he said. "He's an egomaniac."
DoD was reported to consider that the Russians had a mole in CENCOME in Doha, Qatar, who passed on secrets to the Russians who in turn passed intelligence to Saddam's regime. US forces confiscated documents after the Iraq invasion that showed communications between Russian officials and the Iraqi military high command prior to the invasion.
The Russian ambassador to Iraq, Vladimir Teterenko, reportedly disclosed the US war plans to Saddam and his commanders. Two documents dated March 2003 described details of the US military strategic and tactical plans, MichNews.com posted on 26 March.
www.michnews.com/artman/publish/article_12242.shtml
One of the documents was a handwritten account of a meeting between Teterenko and Iraqi military and diplomatic officials. The document detailed his description of the composition, size, location and type of US military forces arrayed in the Gulf and Jordan. It also included the deployment numbers of tanks, armored vehicles, different types of aircraft, missiles, helicopters, aircraft carriers, and other forces together with their exact locations. The ambassador also described the positions of two Special Forces units, according to ABC News.
The second document was a typed account, signed by Iraqi Deputy Foreign Minister Hammam Abdel Khaleq, saying Teterenko told the Iraqis the United States was planning to deploy its force into Iraq from Basra in the South and up the Euphrates, and would avoid entering major cities on the way to Baghdad.
Teterenko is mentioned in documents released by the Volker Commission investigation into the UN Oil-for-Food scandal, as receiving allocations of 3 million barrels of oil, worth roughly $1.5 million, MichNews said.
One piece of intelligence passed on was false and helped a key US deception effort, the DoD report said. GRU, according to a document from Iraqi Foreign Minister Naji Sabri to Saddam, said the attack would not begin until the Army's 4th Infantry Division arrived about 15 April. This reinforced an impression the US military was trying to create in order to catch Iraqis by surprise with an earlier attack, DoD said. The assault on Baghdad began well before the 4th Division arrived and the city fell about a week before 15 April.
news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/world/middle_east/4843394.stm 
AP reported a highly respected Russian military analyst, Pavel Felgenhauer as agreeing that Russia had an MI unit operating in Iraq up through the 2003 US invasion and fall of Baghdad.
breakingnews.nypost.com/dynamic/stories/R/RUSSIA_US_IRAQ_WAR?ar 24, 10:04 PM EST
Felgenhauer said a unit affiliated with the Defense Ministry's GRU, was actively working in Iraq at the time of the invasion. At that time, he said, there was an Internet site in Russian called "The Ramzay Files" that caused a stir in Moscow's military and diplomatic community. The site posted insights, predictions and analysis into US military activities that former GRU officials told him appeared to be the kind that only highly placed Russian intelligence officials in Iraq would have.
On 25 March, Russia's SVR (Foreign Intelligence Service) denied that American military secrets had been passed to Iraq. The following day, Secretary Rice said the United States would seek clarification from Russia on whether it had helped pass such information. Speaking on Fox News Sunday and NBC's Meet the Press, she declined make any specific allegations about Russian involvement, the New York Times reported.
www.nytimes.com/2006/03/27/international/europe/27diplo.html?pagewanted=all
DoD was holding a classified version of its report. (DKR)

CIA WISELY TELLS AGENCY BLOGGERS TO CLEAR FOR PUBLICATION - The CIA's Publications Review Board is sending terse reminders to Agency veterans reminding them of the rules requiring that any writings -- even blogs -- must first get Agency approval, according to US News and World Report.
www.usnews.com/usnews/politics/whispers/articles/060327/27whisplead.htm
Blogger and ex-Agency man Larry Johnson told USNews he smelt censorship. "It's very selective," Johnson said. He has been critical of CIA's failure to defend outed Valerie Plame. His note from CIA referred to his blogging.
But a CIA spokesman called the reminder standard operating procedure. "Should anyone be surprised if CIA reminds people of the obligations they voluntarily assumed?" the Agency asked in a statement. Exempted from the review list were radio and TV appearances, unless written notes are used. (DKR)


SECTION II - CONTEXT AND PRECEDENCE

NSA SAID FREE TO SURVEIL PRIVILEGED TALK - NSA has the authority to listen without warrants to conversations between lawyers and their clients and doctors and their patients if a connection to Al Qaeda is suspected, DoJ reported to Congress, according to the New York Times.
www.nytimes.com/2006/03/25/politics/25nsa.html?pagewanted=all
Although the program does not specifically target the communications of attorneys or physicians, calls involving such persons would not be categorically excluded from interception if they met other requirements, among them a suspected link to Al Qaeda and when one party is outside the United States, said the DoJ report released on 24 March.
DoJ was responding to nearly 100 questions posed by Republicans and Democrats about NSA's eavesdropping program.
DoJ defended the legality of the program on the basis of President Bush's constitutional authority to protect the country and a Congressional resolution passed after 9/11. And exempting any one group or profession provides a convenient backdoor for terrorist information exchange.
The department characterized as flawed and unfounded charges that the program violated FISA which required warrants from a special court for eavesdropping operations in intelligence cases.
DoJ also defended the effectiveness of the program against suggestions from some law enforcement officials that it had led to far more dead ends than productive leads. With the operation aimed at preventing another terrorist attack, the department said it was confident the program is helping to achieve that goal. (DKR)

SADDAMíS FM PAID BY CIA THROUGH FRENCH - Naji Sabri, Saddam Hussein's foreign minister, was paid for information he supplied to the CIA through French intelligence, the New York Times reported on 22 March.
www.nytimes.com/2006/03/22/politics/22intel.html?_r=1&th&emc=th&oref=slogin
Sabri, foreign minister from 2001 until the 2003 invasion, was first described publicly by then DCI Tenet in a 2004 speech as a source who had direct access to Saddam and his inner circle. But Tenet did not identify Sabri by name.
French intel officers acted as intermediaries with Sabri who did not meet directly with CIA operatives. According to a US official, Sabri may not have known for certain that his information was going to USG or that the money he received, reported by NBC as more than $100,000, came from the Agency.
Sabri, who is teaching at a university in the Middle East outside Iraq, declined to discuss the report, NBC reported. And one understandably question the motivations of the NYTimes, in releasing this information and identifying Sabri, while he remains in the Middle East and an easy target for retribution. Why do we treat a brave source in this manner? (DKR)


SECTION III - CYBER INTELLIGENCE

FBI  IT SAID AT RISK FROM MISMANAGEMENT - The FBIís poor record of managing its Trilogy IT modernization program puts it at high risk of mismanaging Sentinel, a new program to create an automated case file management system, FCW.com reported congressional auditors as saying. FBI officials also warned that funding problems could stall the bureauís efforts to modernize its IT operations.
www.fcw.com/article92741-03-27-06-Print
On 21 March, the GAO said the FBI and GSA lacked sufficient management controls to prevent more than $17 million in potential overcharging and lost or stolen equipment in the IT modernization program.
Earlier, news stories revealed that the bureau could not afford e-mail accounts for all of its 2,000 agents in New York City. FBI CIO Zalmai Azmi acknowledged that the bureau does not have enough money to pay for essential IT services such as e-mail. The FBI receives $300 million a year to support 42,000 federal, state, local and contractor partners in law enforcement worldwide. That averages to about $7,100 per person, Azmi said. "You can do the math and tell if I have enough money." (DKR)

USN GIVES EDS EXTENSION ON NMCI CONTRACT - The US Navy has awarded EDS a $3.1 billion extension of the Navy Marine Corps Intranet contract designed to connect 500,000 Navy and Marine personnel worldwide, FCW.com reported on 27 March.
www.fcw.com/article92742-03-27-06-Web
In 2000, USN awarded EDS the NMCI deal at an estimated value of $9 billion. The NMCI extension preserves the 15 percent seat price reduction locked in during the first phase of the contract. (DKR)

BRITISH BIOMETRIC PASSPORTS SET FOR 2009 - Issuing passports carrying fingerprint or iris-scan information will be linked to an EU directive to be implemented in 2009, according to a leaked Home Office document, the Sunday Telegraph (London) reported on 26 March.
www.telegraph.co.uk/news/main.jhtml?xml=/news/2006/03/26/npassport26.xml&sSheet=/news/2006/03/26/ixhome.html
From 2008 all British passport applicants will also be given an ID card. The current £51 ($89) passport fee will soar if biometric details are introduced. The Government calculates the cost to be £5.8 billion ($10.1 billion) over 10 years, pushing the price of a combined passport and ID card to £93 ($162). (DKR)


SECTION IV -- BOOKS, SOURCES, AND ISSUES

Books

HISTORIAN PICKS FIVE BOOKS ON BATTLES - Victor Davis Hanson is a noted classicist and historian at the Hoover Institution and author of A War Like No Other: How the Athenians and Spartans Fought the Peloponnesian War, published in 2005. On 25 March, WSJ.com Opinion Journal carried his pick of the five most definitive books on 20th century battles.
www.opinionjournal.com/weekend/fivebest/?id=110008143
Here are Hanson's choices:
1. Alistair Horne, The Price of Glory, 1963. Over the course of 10 months in 1916, the French and Germans killed or wounded about 1.25 million of their best soldiers in a battle near the French town of Verdun. The Germans had a plan to bleed the French white, and both sides saw a German breakthrough as possibly catastrophic for the Allies. Thanks to Horne's brilliance, says Hanson, Verdun is seared in popular memory as a slaughterhouse where well-meaning but often clueless 19th-century generals threw the youth of the 20th century into an inferno.
2. E.B.Sledge, With the Old Breed, 1981. Sledge, who landed with the Marines on both Okinawa and Peleliu islands, has written by far the most haunting memoir of the crucial battle for Okinawa, says Hanson.
Sledge describes in matter-of-fact prose how the superior discipline and bonds between fellow Marines overcame the often brilliant fighting of the Japanese, who greatly outnumbered them and fought from impenetrable subterranean concrete and coral-covered emplacements.
Sledge reminds us how well the US was served by men such as his own.
3. John Keegan, The Face of Battle, 1976. Sir John sets out the experience of battle as undergone by soldiers from Agincourt in 1415 to the Somme five centuries later, taking in Waterloo on the way.
He writes compellingly about fear and honor, the effect of steel and shot on flesh, and what men ate and how they kept warm and armed before battle. Hanson finds that other efforts to convey ground-eye views of battle have never matched the detail and anguish, or the literary artistry, of Keegan's masterpiece.
4. Antony Beevor, Stalingrad, 1998. An extraordinary account of the terrible conflict in which in 1942 German tanks met Soviets' T-34s, the Luftwaffe faced skies full of rockets, and a million Russians fought the last crack troops that an exhausted Germany could throw at them.
Soldiers on both sides accepted that capture meant death immediately or from disease and starvation in frigid detention camps.
At Stalingrad, Hanson says, the Russians proved the better tacticians and had the superior generals, ending for good any notions that the Germans would go farther east.
5. Elmer Bendiner, The Fall of Fortresses, 1980.The best personal account of American daylight bombing over Germany. Bendiner, a navigator on a B-17 Flying Fortress, describes how the Army Air Corps asked crews to do the impossible: fly in daylight without escort into the face of thousands of German fighters and experienced flak batteries. More than 25,000 airmen died.
"This book, framed around the nightmarish second Schweinfurt sortie, shows how the crews' high ťlan and skill fostered persistence despite perceived hopelessness," writes Hanson.
"Bendiner reminds us in stark prose that, especially in the war's early years, the enemy enjoyed advantages of equipment, command and terrain; we simply had superior morale -- and more flexible and innovative soldiers, who deeply believed that things would finally get better." (DKR)

Issues

IRANíS NUKES ĎCAN BE ELIMINATED IN TWO DAYSí - Former senior CIA officer Gary Berntsen said the US could easily eliminate Iran nukes in two days, according to the Jerusalem Post as reported by the Conservative voice.com on 24 March.
www.theconservativevoice.com/article/13330.html
The United States could use bunker-buster bombs and other weapons to affect the maneuver said Berntsen, author of the recently published Jawbreaker about his experiences as the senior CIA operative who led the search for Osama bin Laden in Afghanistan in late 2001.
He believes the United States has the ability to easily destroy Iran's nuclear facilities by using bunker-buster bombs and other weapons but warned that any ground operations against Iran would be unwise, due to the sheer size of the country. He also ruled out any covert actions, because of the scale of its nuclear operations: "This is a huge system of facilities they have. This is not going to be a small sort of engagement. We are probably going to have to destroy 30 facilities in 30 locations. Or at least 15."
The Tehran regime will lie and cheat and do whatever it has to do to get a nuclear weapon, he said. (DKR)


SECTION V -- CAREERS, NOTES, LETTERS, QUERIES AND AUTHORS SEEKING ASSISTANCE, CORRECTIONS, OBITUARIES, COMING EVENTS

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Notes

SCIF SPACE FOR RENT - MERRIFIELD, VA - Unusual opportunity. [SCIF is Sensitive Compartmented Information Facility]. Located at Prosperity Avenue. The space is available on lease at only $34.50 PSF.   8,789 sq ft, 2nd flr, Prime location near Dunn Loring Metro, 26 private offices, 17 with windows, Flexible lease term, convenient to Rt 50, I-66, I-495, Rt 29. Ample Free Parking. Interested Parties should contact Jim Devine at 202 857-4385 or at jdevine@hagner.com 

Assistance Sought

TV SEEKS EARLY WIESBADEN U-2 FLIGHT VETS - German public television is making a documentary on the early U-2 overflights of the Soviet Union, conducted from the Wiesbaden Air Base, and is searching for anyone who might have been in Wiesbaden in the late 1950s or was otherwise associated with these U-2 operations. Please contact Gene Poteat at Poteat@afio.com..

Obituaries

THOMAS L. BURNS - A retired NSA cryptologist who then wrote a history of the agencyís origins, died 15 March, aged 87, in hospital in Bethesda, MD, the Washington Post reported. He had acute respiratory distress syndrome.
www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2006/03/24/AR2006032401869.html
During World War II, Burns served at Arlington with the Army Signal Security Agency, which helped break German and Japanese codes and was a precursor to the NSA. After he retired, he was asked to return and write the definitive history of the NSAís origins. Later declassified, it was published as The Quest for Cryptologic Centralization and the Establishment of NSA: 1940-1952.
A native of Albion, NY, he graduated in 1941 with a degree in history from Canisius College in Buffalo. He received a masterís degree in personnel management from George Washington University in 1958.
His wife, Sara Ruth Hammond Burns, whom he married in 1951, died in 1997. A son, James Burns, died in 2003. Survivors include three daughters, Mary Ebrahimpour, Susan Strand, and Margaret Pudvah; a sister; and 13 grandchildren. (EB, DKR)


Coming Events

Wednesday, 5 April 06 - Nellis AFB, Nevada - AFIO Las Vegas hosts an evening meeting (6 p.m.) featuring DANIEL G. BOGDEN, United States Attorney for the District of Nevada, on "An Overview of the United States Attorney's Office programs, including Violent Crimes, Terrorism and Public Corruption"
Place: The Officers' Club at Nellis Air Force Base. All guests must use the MAIN GATE located at the intersection on Craig and Las Vegas Blvd. 5871 Fitzgerald Blvd., Nellis AFB, NV 89191 Phone: 702-644-2582.
Dinner: The Officers' Club has an excellent, informal dinner. Arrive early and join them in the bar reception area. Spouses are always welcomed.
If you are a member of the chapter, or in the area and considering joining AFIO, or an AFIO member from elsewhere, now is the time to sign-up and say hello. The chapter representative needs to know right away so that your name can be submitted to satisfy Nellis AFB base-access requirements. Access will be through the Main Gate and names not on the list will not gain access. Supply your name and names of your guests.no later than next Thursday, March 30th.
TO RESERVE or for MORE INFO: email or call Christine Eppley, Chapter Secretary, at EPPLEY@nv.doe.gov or 702-295-0073. They look forward to seeing you!
 

Wednesday, 5 April 06 - Washington, DC - The Secret History of History: Benjamin Franklin: Master of Intrigue  "Do nothing but what spies may see and welcome." - Benjamin Franklin  Starts at 6:30 p.m.  He played France against Britain and enabled the President to outguess and outmaneuver the Redcoats. Who was this 18th century super spymaster? None other than Benjamin Franklin! The Quaker sage is too little known for his crafty management of a U.S. intelligence network during the Revolutionary War. As a founder of the Committee on Secret Correspondence, he had expertise in the full array of sophisticated spycraft - from secret writing to calculated leaks - and he wasnít afraid to use it. Join James Srodes, author of Franklin: The Essential Founding Father, and Thomas B. Allen, author of George Washington: Spymaster, for a look at this revolutionary spy story and how Franklinís legacy continues to affect intelligence gathering today, 300 years after his birth.  Co-sponsored by the National Constitution Center, Philadelphia, PA in conjunction with their exhibition Benjamin Franklin: In Search of a Better World on view through 30 April. Tickets: $15 http://www.spymuseum.org/calendar/index.asp#Register_Now

 

7-9 April 06 - Tutzing, Germany - "Fifty Years of Bundesnachrichtendienst, 1956-2006: The BND in Its Historical Context" - the 12th Annual Meeting of the INTERNATIONAL INTELLIGENCE HISTORY ASSOCIATION [IIHA] at the Politische Akademie in Tutzing (nr. Munich) IIHA/AGN members are requested to send their registration AS SOON AS POSSIBLE by post or by e-mail to   Prof. Dr. Wolfgang Krieger, Fachbereich 06, Universitšt Marburg, 35032 Marburg / Germany Email: kriegerw@staff.uni-marburg.de
Please provide your full name and home address (as well as your e- mail address if possible.) Accompanying spouses are requested to register with full names and addresses and are charged at the full conference rate (see below for rates).  Conference Organizers: Dr. JŁrgen Weber (Tutzing) / Prof. Dr. Wolfgang Krieger (Marburg)

 

Monday, 10 April - Washington, DC - Spy Seminar: Civil War Spy Profiles "They hoped to keep on foot amongst us a most efficient corps of spies, informers, suppliers, and aiders and abettors of their cause in a thousand ways." - Abraham Lincoln   Time: 6:45 p.m. to 9:25 p.m.   Neither the Blue nor the Gray were strangers to intrigue and espionage: society ladies carried secret messages, runaway slaves re-crossed the Mason-Dixon Line as undercover agents, and couriers worked covert operations in the life or death climate of wartime. This program exploring the secret work of these operatives begins at Ford's Theatre with a keynote address by Ernest B. Furgurson, author of Freedom Rising: Washington in the Civil War. Then Donald E. Markle, author of Spies and Spymasters of the Civil War, will explore the actions of Mary Elizabeth Bowser, an African American Union Spy, worked with spymistress Elizabeth Van Lew; and John M. Wearmouth, author of Thomas A. Jones: Chief Agent of the Confederate Secret Service in Maryland, will recount this Southern supporter's role in John Wilkes Booth's escape. Attendees will break for a brief walk to the Willard InterContinental Hotel for refreshments and the conclusion of the program, at which historical impersonator Emily Lapisardi will portray Confederate spy Antonia Ford (who married one of the Willard proprietors) and Markle will highlight Allan Pinkerton's intelligence network and counterintelligence operations for the Union. All the experts will be on hand for discussion at the close of the seminar. This Seminar is co-sponsored by the Willard InterContinental Hotel in celebration of the 20th anniversary of the hotelís re-opening. Seminar to be held at Fordís Theatre, National Historic Site, National Park Service and at the Willard InterContinental Hotel. Tickets: $35 http://www.spymuseum.org/calendar/index.asp#Register_Now
 

11 April 06 - Tampa, FL- AFIO Suncoast Chapter meets at 11:30 a.m. at the Officers Club, at MacDill Air Force Base. The luncheon speaker is Frederick Rustmann, Jr., a twenty-four-year veteran of the CIAís Directorate of Operations. He retired in 1990 as a member of the elite Senior Intelligence Service (SIS) with the equivalent rank of major general. Assigned abroad to posts in eight countries in Asia, Europe and Africa during the Cold War, he was heavily involved in the collection of foreign intelligence from human and technical sources. In two of those foreign posts he was the senior CIA officer in country. In addition to out-of-country service, he was an instructor at the CIAís training facility known as "the Farm." After retiring from CIA, he founded CTC International Group, Inc., a pioneer in the field of business intelligence and a recognized leader in the industry. He is the author of CIA, Inc. Espionage and the Craft of Business Intelligence. For more information contact Don White, DonWhite@tampabay.rr.com.
 

15 April 06 - Kennebunk, ME - AFIO Maine Chapter hosts Sherif Fam speaking on "Palestine in the Crosshairs: Oslo to Hamas". Mr. Fam, a U.S. citizen, was born in Alexandria, Egypt, and is a retired engineer. He has been active in efforts to resolve the Israel-Palestine conflict working with a number of organizations including the Boston Coalition for Palestine, in which he is a member of the steering committee, and United for Justice and Peace: Israel-Palestine Task Force. He hosts a weekly radio program "This Week in Palestine" broadcast from Boston College over station WZBC. The meeting will begin at 2 p.m. at the Kennebunk Free Library, 112 Main St., Kennebunk, ME. Call 207-985-2392 for further information.
 

20 April 06 - Tyson's Corner, VA - The Naval Intelligence Professionals annual Red Tie Luncheon will be held on Thursday, 20 April 2006 at the Holiday Inn, Tyson's Corner, VA. Guest speaker will be James F. Sloan, Assistant Commander for Intelligence and Criminal Investigations, US Coast Guard. All US and allied naval analysts welcome. Open bar from 11:00 a.m., with lunch served at noon. Cost is $30 for online or advance mail registration, or $35 at the door (reservation required). Contact http://www.navintpro.org or mail payment to: NIP, PO Box 11579, Burke, VA 22009-1579. (DKR)
 

21-22 April 06 - New London, CT - A pioneer in the development of modern U. S. Coast Guard Intelligence Operations, Lieutenant Michael Bennett, will be the featured speaker of the AFIO/NE Chapter Spring meeting at the Lighthouse Inn. Special rates for overnight guests are available by calling 888-443-8411. Two additional talks by the recipients of the Annual College Scholarship Competition will also be presented. The graduate student represents the University of New Haven's National Security Program; the undergraduate student represents Boston University's International Relations Program. A hosted Social will be held Friday evening 5:30 - 7:30 PM at the Inn. Registration begins at 9:00 AM; the meeting runs 11:00 AM - 2:30 PM. Additional information is available from Art Hulnick at 617-739-7074.
 

21 - 22 April 2006 - Great Lakes, IL - AFIO Midwest Chapter holds annual two day symposium at the Great Lakes Naval Station, Great Lakes Illinois at the Port O'Call (Old Officers Club). There will be a full two-day schedule along with speakers from several Law Enforcement Agencies and a briefing on Homeland Security. Registration is $10.00 per person and a block of rooms have been reserved for AFIO members at the Navy Lodge, Direct any inquiries to Col Angelo M. Di Liberti, Midwest Chapter , President , P.O. Box 295, South Elgin, IL 60177-0295, Telephone number 1-847-931-4184, or Fax number 1-847-931-9131
 

23 April 06 - Beachwood, OH - AFIO Northeast Ohio Chapter hosts luncheon featuring Maj Gen William K. Suter(Ret), Clerk of Court of the Supreme Court of the United States, speaking on: Looking Back at the Rehnquist Court. Sunday at 11:30 a.m. at the Hilton Cleveland East/Beachwood, 3633 Park East Dr, For reservations at $28 pp or for more information contact mgoldstein@msglpa.com.
 

24-28 April 06 - Mexico City, Mexico - The International Association of Law Enforcement Intelligence Analysts hosts the 2006 Annual Training Conference. For full information on the conference, visit http://www.ialeia.org.mx  Questions can be directed to George Gelman at gelman@ialeia.org, or Ritchie Martinez at martinez@ialeia.org / Conference Registration fee is $450.00 for IALEIA and LEIU members, $525 for non IALEIA members who work with a government agency, $600 for non IALEIA members from the private sector but who may be members of AFIO and $675 for all others. The Conference hotel is the fabulous MarŪa Isabel Sheraton http://www.starwoodhotels.com/sheraton/search/hotel_detail.html?propertyID=259  / The special rate for the attendees of this conference is $120 USD plus 17% of taxes for a regular room, and $150 USD plus 17% of taxes for a room in the executive floor*.
 

26-29 April 06 - Orlando, FL - SCIP Annual Conference - The Society of Competitive Intelligence Professionalsí 21st International Annual Conference and Exhibition will focus on how CI professionals and processes are addressing major issues and challenges in the field, such as ethics, scholarly research and innovation, essential skills, and offensive and defensive tactics. The conference is being held at the Disney Coronado Springs Resort in Orlando. Keynote address will be by Clayton Christensen, consultant, Harvard professor, and author of Seeing Whatís Next.  SCIP is a nonprofit membership organization focused on the development and use of competitive intelligence. The event offers opportunities to meet with the innovators and leaders in the competitive intelligence field and numerous options and ideas for stories. Please visit <http://www.scip.org/> .
 

Wednesday, 3 May 06 - Houston, TX - Grand Opening of the AFIO Houston Chapter at "The Roof" of the Westin Oaks Hotel at the Galleria [5011 Westheimer Rd, Houston, TX 77056]. Cocktails and Dinner from 6 pm to 9 pm. $45 pp Speakers will include S. Eugene Poteat, AFIO President, to welcome new members and introduce organizers. Send replies to acting organizer: Roland V. Carnaby, at afiohoustonchapter@yahoo.com or by phone at 713-851-5200. However, to be certain of reserving a place at this event, send payment and registration [name, phone number, email, and check] to AFIO Houston Chapter Event, 1302 Waugh Dr #520, Houston, TX 77019-3908. Get in on the ground floor with this first AFIO Chapter in the great state of Texas.
 

7-9 May 06 - Bethesda, MD - 2nd Annual INTELCON [National Intelligence Conference and Exposition] - To emphasize practical applications and techniques  INTELCON combines an educational program which focuses on practical applications and techniques, along with a full-scale vendor exposition of intel products and services, to attract a wide audience of intelligence practitioners and vendors from both the public and private sectors.WHO: Dr. William A. Saxton, Conference Chair; Dr. Peter Leitner, Program Chair. Supported by a Program Advisory Group. WHERE: Marriott Bethesda North Hotel and Conference Center in Bethesda, MD. For more information, contact: Conference: Dr. William A. Saxton, Chairman
DrWASaxton@aol.com; Tel. 561-483-6430; Exposition: George DeBakey at debakey@ejkrause.com and Barbara Lecker at lecker@ejkrause  of E.J. Krause and Associates; Tel. 301-493-5500 Web sites: www.IntelConference.US  (2006)

 

7 May 06 - Tyson's Corner, VA - XXXII NMIA Anniversary and Awards Banquet - The National Military Intelligence Association holds this annual event in honor of distinguished individuals who have provided outstanding contributions to military intelligence and who represent the epitome of intelligence professional performance. Selections for the awards are made by the service intelligence chiefs and the directors of the Defense Intelligence Agency, the National Security Agency, the National Imagery and Mapping Agency, the National Reconnaissance Office, the Central Intelligence Agency and the Department of Homeland Security. Please contact Debra Davis nmia@adelphia.net  The Event is being held at the Sheraton-Premiere Hotel. NMIA is a worthwhile organization and deserving of your support.

 

Thursday, 11 May 06 - Washington, DC - Author Debriefing: I Lie for a Living: Greatest Spies of All Time. 12 noon to 1 p.m. You may think you know all about Benedict Arnold and Mata Hari - but what about the Soviet agent who assassinated Trotsky or the British spy who brought the United States into World War I? Who are these elusive characters, what did they do, and why? I Lie for a Living reveals the secret lives and loves, triumphs and blunders of some daring secret agents, operatives, and spymasters. The Spy Museum's latest publication will be presented. Join author Antony Shugaar and Museum Executive Director Peter Earnest for a look at the spies who pulled off some complicated and clandestine operations. Free! No registration required. 
 

11 May 06 - Washington, DC - The Naval Intelligence Professionals Capitol Chapter hosts a Book Review session on the book: The Admirals' Advantage by Christopher Ford and David Rosenberg, to be held at 1 p.m. at the Navy Memorial. RADM Thomas Brooks, USN(Ret) will host the discussion. If interested in attending, call or email: Terry Wilton, NIP CC Secretary, 301-669-2286/twilton@nmic.navy.mil or at 301-870-1155/marathont@aol.com
 

13 May 06 - Melbourne, FL - The Florida Satellite Chapter of AFIO hosts its quarterly luncheon at the Eau Gallie Yacht Club -- at which CW03 Mary Ward, Commander of the U.S. Coast Guard Unit at Cape Canaveral, is scheduled to speak about the mission and functions of her unit at Port Canaveral related to security. For more information contact: BEKeith at: Bobbie6769@JUNO.com or phone: (321) - 777-5561
 

Saturday, 13 May 06 - Washington, DC - Spies on Screen: Spy Treasures of Hollywood Film Festival Flash back to 1964 -The Man from U.N.C.L.E. transported me to another world - And I was not alone, all of America was swept up in a thrilling wave of pop-culture espionage." -- Danny Biederman, The Incredible World of Spy-Fi   He will screen episodes from Get Smart, The Man from U.N.C.L.E., Mission: Impossible, The Wild Wild West in a day long celebration of the image of spies in an earlier period of our history. Biederman, a screenwriter, producer, and director, will discuss the characters, plot lines, props, and evolution of the spy thriller. Runs 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. with break for lunch. Tickets: $20 http://www.spymuseum.org/calendar/index.asp#Register_Now

 

18 May 06 - AFIO Rocky Mountain Chapter holds meeting at Air Force Academy Officers Club in the Falcon Room, starting at 11:30, lunch served at 12:00 and meeting ends at 1:30 pm. Speakers to be announced. Questions or Reservations to Dick Durham, 719-488-2884. or Riverwear53@aol.com.

 

2 June 06 - Tysons Corner, VA - AFIO National Luncheon - Put On Calendar - Details to Follow

3 June 06 - Orange Park, FL - AFIO North Florida Chapter Meeting. Contact Quiel Begonia at begonia@coj.net for details.  Meeting held at Orange Park Country Club, 2625 Country Club Blvd, Orange Park, FL.

Saturday, 10 June 06 - Washington, DC - Spy School Workshop: Sneaky Uses for Everyday Things   "A worthy spy can make a radio out of a clam shell." Time: 1:30 to 3:30 p.m. Necessity is the mother of invention and some of the best spy gadgets ever invented were the product of desperation. In this workshop, Melissa Mahle, former CIA operations officer and author of Denial and Deception: An Insider's View of the CIA from Iran-Contra to 9/11, will describe tense situations from her own experience in which resourcefulness and adaptability saved the day. Then Cy Tymony, author of Sneaky Uses for Everyday Things and its sequel, will demonstrate some of his most amazing creations - including the "Gadget Jacket" - and talk about how pop-culture heroes Artemus Gordon and Q inspired his work. Guests will have the opportunity to transform mundane materials into gizmos and gadgets. Adults Only Tickets: $20 http://www.spymuseum.org/calendar/index.asp#Register_Now 

 

Thursday, 15 June 06 - Washington, DC - Author Debriefing: Operation Jedburgh: D-Day and Americaís First Shadow War  On 6 June 1944, while Allied troops stormed the Normandy beaches, 300 young American, British, and French soldiers parachuted behind enemy lines to launch a secret mission codenamed Jedburgh. Working with the French Resistance, the "Jeds" embarked on a stunningly effective guerilla campaign against the German war machine. Colin Beavan, whose grandfather helped direct the operation, tells the incredible story of the daredevils who carried out Americaís first special forces mission in his new book. Join the author as he highlights one of the most hazardous covert operations of World War II. Free! No registration required

 

Tuesday, 20 June 06 - Washington, DC - Spylight Tour: After Hours Recon at the International Spy Museum Starts at 8 p.m. What is it really like to meet an agent in the dead of night in a denied area? How do the objects on display in the Museum handle in the field? Get the spyís-eye view in this extraordinary program. Burton Gerber is a widely respected veteran of 39 years as a CIA case officer who served in some of the Agencyís most challenging overseas posts. As chief of station in Moscow during the Cold War, he was known for his rigorous tradecraft and dedication to operations. He is the co-editor of the recent, well-received book, Transforming U.S. Intelligence. In this exclusive, after-hours tour, Gerber will bring the Museumís unique exhibits to life with stories from his distinguished career and informed opinion on historical events. Heíll share how the gadgets really worked -- or didnít -- and whether to include your wife in a clandestine operation. Tickets: $60 http://www.spymuseum.org/calendar/index.asp#Register_Now

 

27-29 June 06 - Lyon, France - Complex Asian Crime Symposium 2006 sponsored jointly by Interpol General Secretariat, Lyon, France, and the Center for Asian Crime Studies [CACS] an international, not-for-profit, research and training organization. This training symposium has expanded the geographic scope of the event to encompass interest in terrorism, and has added organized crime to its coverage--and its links to terrorism--from Suez to Tokyo. Experts from academia and national police agencies world-wide, plus private organizations and think-tanks, are asked to gather in Lyon to address a wide range of issues of strategic and tactical interest to law enforcement authorities. Broad topic areas will include (1) Trends in collaboration between criminals and terrorists, (2) New techniques for identifying and tracing suspects, (3) Cross-cultural considerations for effective investigations of persons of Islamic, Hindu and Buddhist religion, (4) Recent investigations involving money laundering, fraud, underground banking and human smuggling by ethnic Asian criminals, and (5) Essential differences between mindsets of West, South and East Asian criminals and societies. Speakers: Among approximately 20 speakers who will appear at the symposium, the following might participate: (1) Assistant Commissioner Tarique Ghaffur, New Scotland Yard, London (2) Mr. David E. Kaplan, Chief Investigative Correspondent, US News & World Report, Washington, DC. (3) Dr. Sheldon Zhang, Professor, San Diego State University, California (4) Chief Investigator Larry Lambert, Orange County Prosecutorís Office, California (5) Mr. Garry Spence, Director of Investigations, Consumer Protection Authority, British Columbia, Canada. (6) Superintendent Gordon McRae, Royal Canadian Mounted Police Registration: Attendance is limited to persons actively engaged in law enforcement or with serious academic interests. Due to security considerations and limited seating, all who would attend this symposium must register in advance. Registration forms may be found at www.asiancrime.org. Prior to May 31, 2006, a registration fee of 190 Euros per person will be assessed each attendee. After May 31, 2006, the registration fee will be 220 Euros per person. Completed registration forms may be sent by email to cordhart@aol.com, or they may be sent to Center for Asian Crime Studies, 7609 Royal Dominion Dr, Bethesda, MD 20817, USA along with your payment.

 

23 - 25 August 06 - Raleigh, NC - Fourth Annual Raleigh International Spy Conference focuses on topic: Castro and Cuba: What Next? From revolution to Cold War KGB leader, Castro and his era will end soon. Hear the experts -- Don Bohning, Humberto Fontova, Brian Latell, Tim Naftali, Art Padilla, and Gene Poteat -- take you from the Bay of Pigs through the Cuban Missile Crisis, the intrigue of Castros role as the "Bridgehead" for the KGB-led Non-aligned Movement - including new revelations from the intelligence world and estimates of what will happen to Cuba and its relationship with the US after Castro. Put on your calendar and go to www.raleighspyconference.com or call the Spy Hotline at 919- 807-7917 to register early for this important event.
 

3-8 September 06 - Oxford, England - Spies, Lies & Intelligence Conference - From the historical certainties of World War II, through the treacheries and ultimate triumphs of the Cold War, we have emerged into an age when "Terror" is the West's new political and security watchword. This five-day conference brings together authors, experts and intelligence practitioners of international standing and examines the evolution of intelligence, espionage and deception across more than half a century. Please direct all enquiries and bookings to: The Steward's Office, Christ Church OXFORD OX1 1DP. Tel: +44 (0)1865 286848 Email: conflict@chch.ox.ac.uk or to kerry.deeley@chch.ox.ac.uk   (DKR)

8 September 06 - Tysons Corner, VA - AFIO National Luncheon - Put On Calendar - Details to Follow
 

9 September 06 - Orange Park, FL - AFIO North Florida Chapter Meeting. Contact Quiel Begonia at begonia@coj.net for details.  Meeting held at Orange Park Country Club, 2625 Country Club Blvd, Orange Park, FL.
 

14 September 06 - AFIO Rocky Mountain Chapter holds meeting at Air Force Academy Officers Club in the Falcon Room, starting at 11:30, lunch served at 12:00 and meeting ends at 1:30 pm. Speakers to be announced. Questions or Reservations to Dick Durham, 719-488-2884. or Riverwear53@aol.com.

OCTOBER - 3rd or 4th week - McLean, VA - AFIO National Intelligence Symposium - Put on Calendar -
 

10 October 06 - Tampa, FL- AFIO Suncoast Chapter meets at 11:30 a.m. at the Officersí Club, at MacDill Air Force Base. The luncheon speaker is Billy Waugh who was wounded five times in his seven and a half years as a Green Beret in Vietnam. Many of these years were spent behind enemy lines as part of SOG, a top secret group of elite commandos. Sergeant Major Billy Waugh retired in 1972 to continue his craft as an independent contractor with the CIA. In 1994, Waugh was the team leader of a four-man CIA group that laid the groundwork for the capture of Carlos the Jackal, the world's most wanted man at the time. At the age of 71 shortly after 9/11, he was one of the first on the ground as a team member of a combined Special Forces/CIA takedown unit inside Afghanistan. Earlier Waugh had kept surveillance on Osama bin Laden in Khartoum in 1991 and again in 1992 as one of the first CIA operatives assigned to watch the al Qaeda leader. His book, Hunting the Jackal, recounts a remarkable life of service. For more information contact Don White, DonWhite@tampabay.rr.com.
 

16 November 06 - AFIO Rocky Mountain Chapter holds meeting at Air Force Academy Officers Club in the Falcon Room, starting at 11:30, lunch served at 12:00 and meeting ends at 1:30 pm. Speakers to be announced. Questions or Reservations to Dick Durham, 719-488-2884. or Riverwear53@aol.com.
 

20-21 October 06 - Lubbock, TX - The Vietnam Center at Texas Tech University and the Center for the Study of Intelligence (CSI) will co-host a conference on "Intelligence in the Vietnam War," which will be held in Lubbock, Texas, at the Holiday Inn Park Plaza. The purpose of this conference is to examine intelligence activities in Vietnam, Laos, Cambodia, and elsewhere as they impacted the Vietnam War. We welcome papers that discuss intelligence analysis and operations from all sides of the conflict and desire presentations that discuss US, RVN, DRV, VC, USSR, PRC, Warsaw Pact, and other intelligence activities as they related to the Vietnam War. While the focus will remain on historical events, it is our distinct hope that appropriate historical lessons might be drawn of more immediate application to current wars and conflicts. To that end, we are seeking paper and panel proposals on all subjects related to Intelligence in the Vietnam War to include but not limited to the following topics: Intelligence and counter-intelligence operations to include human, electronic, signals, and imagery intelligence; Terrorism and counter-terrorism; Infiltration operations into North Vietnam, the Viet Cong infrastructure, and elsewhere; Psychological operations; The Phoenix Program, Provincial Reconnaissance Units, and other attempts to neutralize the VCI; Rolling Thunder, enemy order of battle, the will to persist, and other analytical issues; Inter-agency cooperation and conflict between the CIA, DIA, and other intelligence organizations; The politics of intelligence (e.g. the producer v. the consumer in the development of estimative products); the use of RAND and other private analytical resources as intelligence; etc... This conference will offer students, scholars, intelligence officials, policy makers, and others with an excellent opportunity to discuss and learn from intelligence activities from America's longest war along with the many issues that surrounded these complex activities and events. If you are interested in providing either an individual presentation or a panel discussion, please submit a proposal (single page or less) to Mr. Stephen Maxner, Deputy Director at the Vietnam Center at steve.maxner@ttu.edu or call (806) 742-9010 for more information. Deadline for submissions: August 1, 2006
 

27 - 29 October 06 - McLean, VA - AFIO National Intelligence Symposium - Homeland, Port and Border Security
 

5-7 December 06 - Chantilly, VA - MASINT V, The MASINT Associationís Annual Conference More details to follow. Or write them at masintassoc@earthlink.net 
 

6 December 06 - Orange Park, FL - AFIO North Florida Chapter Meeting. Contact Quiel Begonia at begonia@coj.net for details.  Meeting held at Orange Park Country Club, 2625 Country Club Blvd, Orange Park, FL.
 

12 December 06 - Tampa, FL- AFIO Suncoast Chapter meets at 11:30 a.m. at the Officersí Club, at MacDill Air Force Base. The luncheon speaker is James Pavitt. A 31-year veteran of CIA, who in 1999 was appointed Deputy Director for Operations to head what is now known as the National Clandestine Service, the CIA directorate responsible for the clandestine collection of foreign intelligence. He had served as Associate Deputy Director for Operations from July 1997 through July 1999. He served longer in that position than any DDO in the last 30 years until retiring from CIA and the DO in August 2004. After joining the Agency in 1973 as a Career Trainee, he served in a variety of intelligence assignments in Europe, Asia and at CIA Headquarters. In 1990, he was assigned to the National Security Council as the Director for Intelligence Programs. In June 1992, President Bush appointed him Special Assistant to the President for National Security Affairs and NSC Senior Director for Intelligence Programs. Mr. Pavitt began his intelligence career in the United States Army from 1969-1971 as an intelligence officer. Jim Pavitt is currently a principle at the Scowcroft Group and also serves as a member of the AFIO National Board of Directors. For more information contact Don White, DonWhite@tampabay.rr.com
 

3 March 07 - Orange Park, FL - AFIO North Florida Chapter Meeting. Contact Quiel Begonia at begonia@coj.net for details.  Meeting held at Orange Park Country Club, 2625 Country Club Blvd, Orange Park, FL.

2 June 07 - Orange Park, FL - AFIO North Florida Chapter Meeting. Contact Quiel Begonia at begonia@coj.net for details.  Meeting held at Orange Park Country Club, 2625 Country Club Blvd, Orange Park, FL.

8 September 07 - Orange Park, FL - AFIO North Florida Chapter Meeting. Contact Quiel Begonia at begonia@coj.net for details.  Meeting held at Orange Park Country Club, 2625 Country Club Blvd, Orange Park, FL.

1 December 07 - Orange Park, FL - AFIO North Florida Chapter Meeting. Contact Quiel Begonia at begonia@coj.net for details.  Meeting held at Orange Park Country Club, 2625 Country Club Blvd, Orange Park, FL.

 

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