AFIO Weekly Intelligence Notes #39-06 dated 2 October 2006

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Saturdays, starting 30 September 06 in Washington, DC
The International Spy Museum and Gray Lines launch "Spy City Tours (tm)"
Spy City Tours(tm) will provide a tour of 25 locations of notorious spy cases in the nation's capital. The tours will include an on-the-bus briefing by a "Training Officer" on key sites linked to intelligence triumphs, disasters, and mysteries. Former intelligence officers will provide video briefings and tradecraft tips as the tour winds its way through the city. It will include offices, restaurants, and hotels that have been at the center of espionage, such as the French brasserie where a seductive agent used her wiles to elicit secret information from her infatuated U.S. State Department target, as well as the pub where CIA traitor Aldrich Ames gave up the names of 10 American spies in the Soviet Union, who were quickly executed. Video Briefings will include former KGB Major General Oleg Kalugin discussing what it was like to work undercover while stationed in Washington, DC, and by former CIA Operations Officer and Founding Executive Director of the Spy Museum, Peter Earnest, who will disclose spy concepts, lingo, and recruitment strategies. Also patching in via video will be former CIA Chiefs of Disguise, Tony and Jonna Mendez, who will demonstrate the art of the "quick change" and how to move through hostile territory without attracting attention. The tour is available each week on Saturdays at 2pm. Tickets for the tour are $79 and can be purchased online at www.grayline.com or by calling 1.800.GRAYLINE.


AFIO National Symposium 2006
focusing on the Intelligence Duties and Office of the
Department of Homeland Security

Banquet Speaker:  The Hon. Fred Thompson,

formerly counsel with Senate Intelligence Committee, famous actor of Emmy Award winning Law & Order series and many Hollywood films [confirmed]

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The AFIO National Symposium for 2006 is looking closely at the Intelligence components of the vast Department of Homeland Security -  looking at Intelligence and law enforcement duties and issues - particularly port and border security. This important event will be held Friday 3 November to noon on Sunday, 5 November at the Hyatt Regency Hotel - Reston, 1800 Presidents St, Reston, VA 20190. Further information will be sent to all AFIO members-of-record this months with PERISCOPE.

 If making flight reservations now, plan to arrive on Thursday, 2 November, and depart late in the afternoon on Sunday, 5 November. The closest airport to Reston, VA is Dulles. The hotel provides free airport shuttle service to/from Dulles. The Event is located in a prime walking area filled with shops and superb restaurants. Easy parking.  To make your reservation online NOW at the special AFIO Symposium rate of $129/nite [single or double occup.] while still available, at the hotel that has been voted the BEST HOTEL in Fairfax County, click here and following the instructions: https://resweb.passkey.com/Resweb.do?mode=welcome_ei_new&eventID=32661 


SECTION I - CURRENT INTELLIGENCE
IN BID TO QUIET CRITICS, PRESIDENT DECLASSIFIES AND RELEASES PORTION OF NATIONAL INTELLIGENCE ESTIMATE
NSA'S DOMESTIC WIRETAPPING PROGRAM GETS A ONE-WEEK STAY
NUMBER OF ARMY INTERROGATORS QUADRUPLES TO OVER 1,200 AS NEED IN THEATER SWELLS
CHINA AIMS TO BLIND U.S. SATELLITES WITH HIGH-POWERED LASERS
AL QAEDA TOP LIEUTENANT FOR SOUTHEAST ASIA AND ESCAPEE FROM U.S. CUSTODY KILLED BY BRITISH FORCES IN BASRA
SECTION II - CONTEXT AND PRECEDENCE
PAKISTAN'S WAZIRISTAN ACCORD MAY BE A MAJOR DEFEAT IN THE WAR ON TERRORISM
SECTION III - CYBER INTELLIGENCE
FALLOUT FROM SWIFT FINANCIAL SURVEILLANCE LEAK CONTINUES
HOMELAND SECURITY DEPLOYING E-PASSPORT READERS TO DECREASE USE OF FRAUDULENT DOCUMENTS
PERSONAL DATA FROM TRAFFIC LIGHT CAMERAS AVAILABLE ON THE INTERNET
SECTION IV - BOOKS, SOURCES AND ISSUES
Books
Secrecy and Transparency by Wolbert Smidt, Ulrike Poppe, Wolfgang Krieger, Helmut Mueller Enbergs- A book by the GKND, the German equivalent of AFIO.

Newsletters

OSS Society Summer 06 Newsletter Released

SECTION V - CAREERS, NOTES, LETTERS, QUERIES AND AUTHORS SEEKING ASSISTANCE, CORRECTIONS, OBITUARIES, COMING EVENTS
Assistance Sought
SEEKING WWII WOMEN IN INTELLIGENCE
          MIAMI, FLORIDA AND INTELLIGENCE
Obituaries
Mildred Louise Hayes, 78, a retired Russian cryptologist with the National Security Agency
Coming Events
Saturdays, starting 30 September 06 - Washington, DC - The International Spy Museum and Gray Lines launch "Spy City Tours (tm)."
4 - 5 October 06 - Bolling AFB, DC - Natl Military Intelligence Assoc 2-day conference on Joint Intel Ops Center with DIA
4 October 06 - Laurel, MD - Eighth Annual National Cryptologic Museum Foundation Meeting at Kossiakoff Center, Johns Hopkins University
10 October 06 - Tampa, FL- AFIO Suncoast Chapter - at MacDill AFB O'Club
11 October 06 - Washington, DC - Spy Museum - Back Brief Cuba: Covert Ops, Castro’s Brother, and the Challenge of Tomorrow
12 October 06 - Washington, DC - Khrushchev’s Cold War: The Inside Story of an American Adversary at Spy Museum
14 October 06 - Lorton, VA - The COLD WAR MUSEUM HOSTS PROGRAM ON 1956 POLISH AND HUNGARIAN UPRISINGS
14 October 06 - Long Beach, CA - "Tea & Intrigue" - The Trans-Oceanic & New Americas Group is hosting an afternoon with Nigel West
18-20 October 06 - London - Society of Competitive Intelligence Professional’s European Summit
19 October 06 - Washington, DC - National Portrait Gallery & Spy Museum present Spies on Screen - THIRTEEN DAYS
20 - 21 October 06 - Lubbock, TX - Texas Tech and CIA's Center for Study of Intelligence co-host "Intelligence in the Vietnam War,"
21 October 06 - Kennebunk, ME - Maine Chapter of AFIO meets with author Colin Beavan at Kennebunk Free Library, Main St., Kennebunk.
21 October 06 - Washington, DC - The National Archives Presents The Cold War: An Eyewitness Perspective A Public Symposium
22 - 24 October 06 - Savannah, GA - Convergence 2006 - talks, meeting, and colloquia on Israel and its future in the Middle East in face of terrorism.
24 October 06 - Washington, DC - Intrigue at the Willard - Spy School Workshop: Spy Museum event at Willard Hotel
28 October 06 - Seattle, WA - AFIO Pacific Northwest Chapter hosts Colin Beavan, author of "Operation Jedburgh"
3 - 5 November 06 - McLean, VA - AFIO National Intelligence Symposium with DHS on Homeland, Port and Border Security
3 - 4 November 06 - Hampton Beach, NH - AFIO New England hosts meeting at beautiful Ashworth-by-the-Sea Hotel with two speakers.
4 November 06 - Indian Harbour Beach, FL - AFIO Florida Satellite Chapter hears Dr. Jack Baghdassarian on "Origins of Islamic Terrorism"
9 November 06 - Washington, DC - Inside Stories - Capturing Jonathan Pollard: The Real Story at the Spy Museum
10 November 06 - Ft. Myer and Arlington National Cemetery - Army Counterintelligence Corps Veterans (ACICV) Annual "Day of Remembrance"
14 November 06 - Arlington, VA - Defense Intelligence Alumni Association (DIAA) Fall Luncheon
16 November 06 - Colorado Springs, CO - AFIO Rocky Mountain Chapter holds meeting at USAF Academy O'Club
16 November 06 - Washington, DC - 6:30 pm - Domestic Spying: Anti-Terrorism or Anti-American?
18 November 06 - Kennebunk, ME.  The AFIO/ME Chapter will hear Todd DiFede, Supervisory Senior FBI Resident Agent for Maine
29 November - 1 Dec 06 - Washington, DC - Institute for Defense and Government Advancement host "Intelligence Analysis & Processing"
1 December 06 - Tysons Corner, VA - AFIO National Luncheon - Put On Calendar - Details to Follow
6 December 06 - Orange Park, FL - AFIO North Florida Chapter Meeting
8 December 06 - New York, NY - AFIO NY Metro Chapter holds evening meeting
12 December 06 - Tampa, FL- AFIO Suncoast Chapter meets at 11:30 a.m. at the Officers' Club
12-14 December 06 - Chantilly, VA - MASINT V, The MASINT Association's Annual Conference
20 January 07 - Kennebunk, ME. AFIO/ME will bring Maine's 9/11 memorial to Kennebunk for the meeting. Michael Clarke, Bath, Maine, firefighter
26 - 27 January 07 - Springfield, VA- Intelligence and Ethics 2007 and Call for Proposals
13 February 07 - Tampa, FL- AFIO Suncoast Chapter luncheon with Carl W Ford, Jr., former head of the State's Bureau of Intelligence and Research (INR)
15 February 07 - Colorado Springs, CO - AFIO Rocky Mountain Chapter holds luncheon meeting
3 March 07 - Orange Park, FL - AFIO North Florida Chapter Meeting
10 March 07 - Melbourne, FL - AFIO Florida Satellite Chapter meets at the Indian River Colony Club
15 March 07 - Colorado Springs, CO - AFIO Rocky Mountain Chapter holds luncheon meeting
12 May 07 - Indian Harbour Beach, FL - AFIO Florida Satellite Chapter meets at the Eau Gallie Yacht Club
17 May 07 - Colorado Springs, CO - AFIO Rocky Mountain Chapter holds luncheon meeting
17-19 May 07 - Omaha, NE - SAC Intelligence/544th & Friends Reunion
2 June 07 - Orange Park, FL - AFIO North Florida Chapter Meeting
19 July 07 - Colorado Springs, CO - AFIO Rocky Mountain Chapter holds luncheon meeting
4 August 07 - - Melbourne, FL - AFIO Florida Satellite Chapter meets at the Indian River Colony Club
8 September 07 - Orange Park, FL - AFIO North Florida Chapter Meeting
20 September 07 - Colorado Springs, CO - AFIO Rocky Mountain Chapter holds luncheon meeting
18-19 October 07 - Laurel, MD - Symposium on Cryptologic History sponsored by the Center for Cryptologic History.
3 November 07 - Indian Harbour Beach, FL - AFIO Florida Satellite Chapter meets at the Eau Gallie Yacht Club
15 November 07 - Colorado Springs, CO - AFIO Rocky Mountain Chapter holds luncheon meeting
1 December 07 - Orange Park, FL - AFIO North Florida Chapter Meeting

SECTION I - CURRENT INTELLIGENCE

IN BID TO QUIET CRITICS, PRESIDENT DECLASSIFIES AND RELEASES PORTION OF NATIONAL INTELLIGENCE ESTIMATE During a joint press conference with Afghan President Hamid Karzai, President Bush lashed out at the media claiming that "cherry picked" portions of the National Intelligence Estimate (NIE) had been printed on front pages nationwide decrying the effort in Iraq as having spawned more terrorists and making the country less safe. Under pressure from Congressional Republicans, Bush announced that he would declassify the full Key Judgments of the report in an effort to give context and balance to what the President considered the negative portions that had been leaked.  The report, which was written in April and endorsed by all 16 of the nation's intelligence agencies, named Iraq as the “cause célèbre” for jihadists and listed it as one of the four fundamental issues fueling the spread of radical Islam. Bush said, "...to suggest that if we weren’t in Iraq we would see a rosier scenario, with fewer extremists joining the radical movement, requires us to ignore 20 years of experience,” adding, "My judgment is: The only way to protect this country is to stay on the offense.” The NIE seems to agree with the President's outlook, stating, "...if jihadists who leave Iraq perceive themselves, or are perceived by others, to have failed, fewer fighters will be inspired to keep fighting." Sen. Rockafeller (D-WV) replied in a separate media venue, "The war in Iraq has made us less safe. [The NIE judgments] make it clear that the intelligence community — all 16 agencies — believe the war in Iraq has fueled terrorism.” The report did cite U.S. successes, such as the finding that the U.S.-led Global War on Terror had “seriously damaged the leadership of Al Qaeda and disrupted its operations.”  However, the NIE still named Al Qaeda as the primary terrorist threat to American interests. Overall the report found that the global jihadist movement was "spreading and adapting to counterterrorism efforts." Some Democrats have criticized the President for only declassifying the key judgments and not the entire of NIE. The President said declassifying more would reveal sources and methods. Rep. Jane Harman (D-CA), the top Democrat on the House Intelligence Committee, said the key judgments were "was broadly consistent with the classified portion of the report." A portion of the key judgments has already been overcome by events. One judgment states, “should al-Zarqawi continue to evade capture and scale back attacks against Muslims, we assess he could broaden his popular appeal and present a global threat.” Zarqawi, head of al-Qaeda in Iraq, was killed by the U.S. in June.  [PJK/NYT 27Sep06/Mazetti]

NSA'S DOMESTIC WIRETAPPING PROGRAM GETS A ONE-WEEK STAY U.S. District Judge Anna Diggs Taylor in Detroit will allow the NSA's controversial domestic wiretapping program to continue for an additional seven days pending the outcome of the Justice Department's (DoJ) appeal of her ruling that the program is unconstitutional. The "Terrorist Surveillance Program" examines domestic phone records for calls in which one end is in the U.S. and the other end is overseas, and one of the parties is suspected of ties to a terrorist group or activity. Diggs Taylor denied a DoJ motion for a longer stay, instead giving the government one week to file an appeal with the U.S. Court of Appeals in Cincinnati. DoJ filed immediately with the appeals court, stating, "Because we cannot control how or when the enemy will seek to communicate or strike, even a temporary interruption could result in grave harm to the American public." The original suit was brought by the American Civil Liberties Union on behalf of scholars, journalists, attorneys and non-profit groups that regularly communicate with the Middle East. Meanwhile, the U.S. House of Representatives passed a measure with a vote of 232-191 to allow surveillance of suspected terrorists' phone and computer communications without immediate court approval. The measure now moves to the Senate, although Senate leader Bill Frist (R-TN) said that the Senate would not pick up the issue until after the elections. Sen. Arlen Specter has stated that he and President Bush have come to a personal agreement to submit the program for judicial review and would require NSA to get a court order to listen in on calls that originate in the U.S. Sen Pat Roberts, Chairman of the Senate Intelligence Committee is at odds with Specter's plan, which has slowed its progress.  [PJK/Reuters 28Sep06, Krolicki/Bloomberg, 29Sep06, Roberts]

NUMBER OF ARMY INTERROGATORS QUADRUPLES TO OVER 1,200 AS NEED IN THEATER SWELLS The Army Intelligence Center at Ft. Huachuca, Arizona is scheduled to instruct over 1,200 new interrogators this year, quadrupling the number trained in 2003. The greatest increase came in 2004-2005 when the number of interrogation students rose from 500 to 1,000. Angela Moncur, spokesperson for the Intelligence Center said, "The number being trained is based on the current need of interrogators in theater." The numbers increased sharply after the scandal over detainee abuse at Abu Graib prison broke in the media. The new increases come as the Army is releasing a new interrogation manual that forbids harsh forms of questioning. However, the growing student population is outstripping the Army's instructor corps so the Army has let a number of service contracts to outsource interrogation instruction. The size of the outsourcing program may grow to $50 million over five years. The Army estimates the cost of a contract instructor at about $100,000 per year, about $20,000 more per year than an in-service instructor would cost. Maj. Matthew Garner, the center's public affairs officer says that only about $10 million of the overall program cost would be expended this year to bring on 63 new instructors. He said execution of the balance would be decided in the out years based on continued examination of the requirements in theater. One contract awardee was Integrated Systems Improvement Services Inc. (ISIS) in Sierra Vista, AZ. Pat Gomek, a 23-year veteran Army Intelligence Officer now with ISIS said, "f you are qualified as interrogator, you now are either in Iraq or teaching others how to do it when they go there." The war-fighting commanders' lack of tactical intelligence has been little publicized, according to the Washington Post, but the lack of trained personnel has been so bad that the CIA has had to quietly strip personnel from stations in Europe and elsewhere. Baghdad Station is now the Agency's largest. The CIA would like to see the military take full control of tactical intelligence gathering so the CIA's officers can concentrate on broader strategic intelligence. The other two company's awarded instructor contracts were MTC of Dayton, OH and Oak Grove Technologies of Raleigh, NC. MTC is heavily comprised of Air Force veterans including Lt. Gen. Kenneth A. Minihan, who headed the National Security Agency and the Defense Intelligence Agency, while Oak Grove has as its Chief Operating Officer retired Lt. Gen. Philip R. Kensinger Jr., former commander of the U.S. Special Operations Command. [Harvey/WashPost 23Sep06/Pincus]

CHINA AIMS TO BLIND U.S. SATELLITES WITH HIGH-POWERED LASERS According to the Defense News, citing anonymous sources, the Bush Administration has been concealing reports that China has secretly fired high-power lasers at U.S. spy satellites in an attempt to disable them, at least while they are over Chinese territory. The reports have been suppressed, allegedly, in order not to complicate efforts to gain China's support in aggressively addressing North Korea's and Iran's nuclear weapon ambitions. Debates in the White House and Pentagon whether to go public with the laser report were "contentious," and in the end, the Pentagon was instructed to limit its concern over the lasers to one line in its annual assessment of Chinese military capabilities. The Pentagon report said that China possessed land-based lasers capable of blinding U.S. satellite photographic equipment as it passed overhead.  Insides have reportedly said that not only does China possess the capability, it has tested it on U.S. satellites, to include the large Keyhole platform, several times. The lasers do not damage the crafts, but temporarily blinds them while over China. According to some of these same sources, the U.S. is so concerned over the Chinese capability that the American military has begun firing lasers at their own satellites to gauge their vulnerabilities. [PJK/Telegraph 26Sep06/Harris]

AL QAEDA TOP LIEUTENANT FOR SOUTHEAST ASIA AND ESCAPEE FROM U.S. CUSTODY KILLED BY BRITISH FORCES IN BASRA Omar al-Farouq joined al-Qaeda in the early 90's and trained in Afghanistan. He went on to become one of Osama bin Laden's top lieutenants in Southeast Asia, and was purportedly planning a bombing campaign on U.S. embassies there when he was arrested in Indonesian. He was transferred to a U.S. detainment facility at Bagram Air Force Base in Afghanistan. Last year, he and three other inmates embarrassed the U.S. when they successfully escaped. He appeared on Arab TV boasting of his escape. Coalition intelligence picked up his trail sometime later in Iraq and tracked him to a house in Basra, although al-Qaeda was not know to be operating in the area. About 200 British troops surrounded the house and soon came under fire from within. In the resulting firefight, al-Farouq was killed. No other bodies were found in the house and there were no other casualties. This is just the latest of a string of high-profile al-Qaeda leaders killed or captured in the past months. The line of successes began in June with the killing of Abu Musab al-Zarqawi, who was the top insurgent and terrorist leader in Iraq. [LawrenceS/BBC 25Sep06]


SECTION II - CONTEXT AND PRECEDENCE

PAKISTAN'S WAZIRISTAN ACCORD MAY BE A MAJOR DEFEAT IN THE WAR ON TERRORISM Three weeks ago, with little public attention, Pakistan signed a treaty with tribal leaders in the North Waziristan region along the Afghan border. Called the Waziristan Accord, the deal calls for Pakistan to pull its army from the region and turn control over to tribal leaders. In return, Taliban and Al-Qaeda militants were to observe a truce and cease cross-border raids into Afghanistan. However, NATO troops on the Afghanistan side of the border are reporting a tripling of attacks since the accord was signed. Pakistan dismisses these claims, blaming the violence on local Afghan insurgents. U.S. forces have their doubts, though, and adding to their doubts are reports that Taliban leader-in-exile, Mullah Omar approved the accord. Pakistan officials deny that claim as well. Very little has appeared in the media concerning the Waziristan Accord. In an interview with the New York Times Editorial Board, Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice commented that Pakistani President Musharraf has assured President Bush that the treaty is designed to make use of the political structure in the Waziristan region to ensure there is no safe haven there for the Taliban or Al Qaeda, and that he maintains the option of using military force if necessary. Musharraf also said that the accord will allow him to improve connectivity with the region, which, as the recent earthquake revealed, is nearly isolated from the rest of the world. Rice was not completely confident that the plan would work, but said the U.S. had to give it a chance. However, she emphasized that U.S. intelligence efforts in the region would continue and cells would be taken out when they were discovered.
    Critics of the accord are harsher. Tony Blakely, writing for TownHall.com, enumerates the accord's provisions as follows:

  1. Pakistan to abandon its garrisons in Waziristan,
  2. Pakistan military to not operate in or monitor actions in the region,
  3. Pakistan to turn over weapons to Waziris,
  4. Taliban and al Qaeda to set up a Mujahideen council to administer the region,
  5. Region to be called "The Islamic Emirate of Waziristan ",
  6. Unknown but substantial amount of money paid by Pakistan to the Taliban,
  7. al-Qaeda and other jihadis to be allowed to stay in region,
  8. 2,500 foreign fighters linked to al Qaeda and Taliban released by Pakistan from their prisons (this fact also confirmed by London's Daily Telegraph), and
  9. Taliban to refrain from violence in Pakistan only; the agreement does not stipulate refraining from violence in Afghanistan
    Blakely does not blame Pakistan, who has lost an estimated 3,000 troops trying to pacify the region, or Musharraf himself, who has suffered two assassination attempts and whose own intelligence service is sympathetic to the Taliban.
    The Weekly Standard reports an anonymous intelligence source as saying that the gains we have made in the region over the last 5 years, "have been reversed in mere weeks with the loss of Waziristan and the release of 2,500 fighters." There are also reports that Pakistan is negotiating similar terms in the Khyber, Tank, Dera Ismail Kahn and Bajaur regions of western Pakistan, which if realized will give the Taliban and al-Qaeda their own country again.
With the publication of his memoirs- in which he says he only backed the U.S. War on Terror after U.S. threats of bombing campaigns on Pakistan- some wonder if Musharraf is about to call it quits. That leaves one to wonder who would succeed him. If a Taliban sympathizer becomes the next president of Pakistan, it would have grave consequences for the U.S. War on Terror. And of course there is the consideration that Pakistan has nuclear weapons. [Harvey/TownHall 27Sep06, Blakely/BostonHerald 27Sep06, AP/DoS 25Sep06, Rice/WeeklyStandard 2Oct06, Gartenstein-Ross and Roggio]


SECTION III - CYBER INTELLIGENCE

FALLOUT FROM SWIFT FINANCIAL SURVEILLANCE LEAK CONTINUES A Beligan privacy protection committee found last week that the Swift banking consortium which was aiding the U.S. Treasury Department in tracking terrorist financial transactions was in violation of European privacy regulations. Swift defended its actions saying that since it operates in the U.S. it is subject to U.S. law and was required to respond to a broad Treasury Department subpoena. A European Union commission looking into the matter found that Swift should have applied stricter European privacy protections rather than the U.S. standard and should only have provided data based on specific warrants or subpoenas. The EU is now considering installing an independent auditor at Swift to prevent further exposure of personal data. Swift's role in the Treasury/CIA program was secret until a leak was published in the New York Times in June. [PJK/NYT 28Sep06/Bilefsky]

HOMELAND SECURITY DEPLOYING E-PASSPORT READERS TO DECREASE USE OF FRAUDULENT DOCUMENTS The Department of Homeland Security has announced that it installed e-Passport readers at San Francisco International Airport and will continue installing them through October 26 to meet a Congressional mandate to have the readers at all U.S. ports of entry. An e-Passport securely identifies the individual, defends against identity theft, protects privacy and makes it difficult for individuals to cross borders using fraudulent documents. The e-Passport contains a chip with the holder's biographical data and a biometric identifier such as a digital photograph. The chips have security technology that prevents the chips from being scanned by unauthorized persons. The U.S. Border Security Act of 2002 requires that passports issued by Visa Waiver Program countries on or after October 26, 2006, must be e‑Passports to be valid for entry into the United States without a visa. Holders of valid machine readable passports with a digital photograph will not need to get an e-Passport until their current passport expires. [KathyP/DHS 27Sep06]

PERSONAL DATA FROM TRAFFIC LIGHT CAMERAS AVAILABLE ON THE INTERNET Motorists who have had their pictures taken by a traffic light camera while running a red light have more than a ticket to worry about. The personal data of 8,800 motorists who traveled through Savannah, GA and were caught by a traffic light camer was found on the Internet. A private citizen who was searching for a name through Google found the web page with the photos and data such as name, birth data and in some case Social Security numbers. The cameras are set up to cross index your picture with your personal information so it can be processed for a citation. It appears the data was available to anyone who happened upon the page for about seven months. The information was unprotected because the city's web server failed to implement the most basic security procedures. Despite the massive error, the city maintains that its computer systems, "currently have up-to-date security measures, devices, and software to protect confidential information." According to a letter the City of Savannah issued to the 8800 victims, "At this point we have no evidence that confidential information was read. downloaded or used in any manner. No one has reported any problems to the City of Savannah, or any other state or local authorities."  [LawrenceS/NewsforPublicOfficials 24Sep06/Bloys]


SECTION IV - BOOKS, SOURCES AND ISSUES

Books

Secrecy and Transparency by Wolbert Smidt, Ulrike Poppe, Wolfgang Krieger, Helmut Mueller Enbergs- A book by the GKND, the German equivalent of AFIO. The contributors compare how democracies control their secret services, especially in light of new strategic threats- global terror networks and weapon of mass destruction. Examined are contemporary cases of presumed illegal use of powers of the services, for example in the USA or Germany. Articles of responsible persons and experts from twelve countries (Germany, Great Britain, the Netherlands, Spain, Switzerland, Russia, Ukraine, Tschechien, Romania, the USA, Canada, Israel) are published here with the goal of critically comparing the systems of control employed by governments. Analyses based in part on an international conference held in März in 2004 which examined the question of the extent different systems are suitable to promote legal standards given the need for secrecy of the services involved. The contributors are: Wolbert Smidt, 1.Vorsitzender „of the discussion circle of intelligence services in Germany registered association „Ulrike Poppe, study chief at the Evangelist academy to Berlin, Professor Dr. Wolfgang Krieger, historian at the University of Marburg, Helmut Mueller Enbergs, scientific adviser with Federal Commissioners for the state security service documents Democracy and secret services, Bd. 1, 360 S., 23.50 E, br, ISBN 3-8258-8983-1 LIT PUBLISHING HOUSE Münster - Hamburg Fresnostr. 2 48159 Münster Tel. 0251/235091 fax 0251/9226099 [EAB]

Newsletters

OSS Society Summer 06 Newsletter released, available online at at http://www.osssociety.org/pdfs/oss_summer_06.pdf   Highlights include: John Singlaub Inducted into Ranger Hall of Fame, OSS Operations: What was MU (Maritime Unit)?; Historic OSS Sites Featured in Recent News Stories; Wartime Diary of an OSS WAC by Phyllis Michaux; Book Notes, and Remembering 109 by Rene Defourneaux. Includes several pages of obituaries. Excellent resource for researchers of this period of history.


SECTION IV - CAREERS, NOTES, LETTERS, QUERIES AND AUTHORS SEEKING ASSISTANCE, CORRECTIONS, OBITUARIES, COMING EVENTS
[IMPORTANT: AFIO does not "vet" nor endorse career offers, research inquiries or announcements. Reasonable-sounding inquiries are published as a service to members. Exercise your usual caution and good judgment when responding or supplying any information or making referrals to colleagues. Members should obtain prior approval from their agencies before answering questions that would impact ongoing military or intelligence operations - even if unclassified. Never assume public inquiries about classified projects means they've been declassified. Be attuned to false-flagging.]

Assistance Sought

SEEKING WWII WOMEN IN INTELLIGENCE: "I'm a graduate student doing thesis work on "Women in the Intelligence Community during World War II." In particular, my interests are on civilian women, academics, linguists, mathematicians, cryptographers, and the like. Because of the secretive nature of the their work, the sources on these women seems to be somewhat limited, particularly for civilian women. I would love to talk with AFIO members with knowledge of these women, and get some first-hand accounts of their experiences." Contact Stephanie Patton at patton.52@osu.edu or pattonsl@muohio.edu. She is located in Ohio, but can travel to speak with those open to interviews.

MIAMI, FLORIDA AND INTELLIGENCE: "I am writing a story about how Miami is often chosen by former diplomats and intelligence officers as a place to work, particularly in businesses that deal with Latin America. Though not necessarily a totally new trend, I want to know how common this is and why people would choose Miami instead of returning to Washington. I also want to know how common it is for former CIA agents to advertise that they worked for the CIA when they go on to other jobs. Are there any rules about the jobs former intelligence officers can take? Other considerations? I am interested in the anecdotal as well as any statistics, such as how many former intelligence officers are there? I would especially be interested in speaking with those willing to go on the record." Replies to Jane Bussey, Herald Staff Writer, Miami Herald, One Herald Plaza, Miami, Florida 33132; 305-376-3448 or at jbussey@miamiherald.com

Obituaries

Mildred Louise Hayes, 78, a retired Russian cryptologist with the National Security Agency died at her home in Gulfport, MS of respiratory failure on 23 September. Mrs. Hayes worked at the NSA examining Soviet diplomatic communications on a project known as Venona, that was established in 1943 and later expanded to include espionage traffic. The CIA, one of the program's primary customers, revealed it in 1995, 15 years after it ended hailing it as one of the most significant counterespionage programs of the Cold War. The program led to a number of historic findings including Soviet attempts to gain information on the Manhattan Project, the Rosenbergs activities to steal the hydrogen bomb plans which led to their eventual execution, and the unmasking of Klaus Fuchs, the German-born scientist convicted of spying for the Soviets. Hayes began her work in intelligence in 1952 with the Army's Signal Intelligence Service, a forerunner to the NSA. Headquartered at Arlington Hall, Virginia, Hayes and other cryptanalysts analyzed thousands of messages from the Soviet Union. She grew up in Little Rock and received a bachelor's degree in languages from Arkansas State University in 1944. She received a master's degree in Russian language and linguistics from George Washington University in 1980. During the last two years of Venona, Mrs. Hayes and a colleague were charged to evaluate the program's continued value to the Intelligence Community. They decided the program was no longer useful and ended it in 1980, the same year Hayes retired. Mrs. Hayes, who spoke several languages, spent her leisure time reading and doing crossword and number puzzles. She also enjoyed travel, ballet, theater and the arts. She is survived by a daugther, Sharon Hayes of Gulfport and a brother. Her marriage to Paul Hayes ended in divorce. [PJK/WashPost 29Sep06/Holley]

Coming Events

Saturdays, starting 30 September 06 - Washington, DC - The International Spy Museum and Gray Lines launch "Spy City Tours (tm)." Spy City Tours(tm) will provide a tour of 25 locations of notorious spy cases in the nation's capital. The tours will include an on-the-bus briefing by a "Officer" on key sites linked to intelligence triumphs, disasters, and mysteries. Former intelligence officers will provide video briefings and tradecraft tips as the tour winds its way through the city. It will include offices, restaurants, and hotels that have been at the center of espionage, such as the French bistro where a seductive agent used her wiles to elicit secret information from her infatuated U.S. State Department target, as well as the pub where CIA traitor Aldrich Ames gave up the names of 25 American spies in the Soviet Union, ten of whom were quickly executed while Ames was spending the blood money on trinkets for his wife, children, and stripper-mistress. Tours will include former KGB Major General Oleg Kalugin discussing what it was like to work undercover while stationed in Washington, DC, and by former CIA Operations Officer and Founding Executive Director of the Spy Museum, Peter Earnest, who will disclose spy concepts, lingo, and recruitment strategies. Also on the tours will be former CIA Chiefs of Disguise, Tony and Jonna Mendez, who will demonstrate the art of the "quick change" and how to move through hostile territory without attracting attention. The tour is available each week on Saturdays at 2pm. Tickets for the tour are $79 and can be purchased online at www.grayline.com  or by calling 1.800.GRAYLINE.

4 - 5 October 2006 - Bolling AFB, DC - National Military Intelligence Association hosts 2-day conference on Joint Intelligence Operations Center: Concepts and Reality with the Defense Intelligence Agency. The Conference will feature presentations by USD(I), the J2, the Combatant Commands, the Service Intelligence Chiefs and conclude with a discussion of resources by the Deputy Director, DIA. The conference will be conducted at the SECRET level at the DIAC on October 4-5, 2006. Further information available at www.nmia.org.

4 October 06 - Laurel, MD - Eighth Annual National Cryptologic Museum Foundation Meeting at the Kossiakoff Center, Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory, 11100 Johns Hopkins Rd, Laurel, MD 20723. AGENDA: 0815-0900 Registration and Continental Breakfast; 0900-0905 - Welcome and Introduction of Mr. Chris Inglis, Deputy Director, National Security Agency by Mr. Eugene Becker. 0905-0940 - Remarks by Mr. Chris Inglis; 0940-0945 - Introduction of Anniversary Guest Speaker by Brig General Billy Bingham; 0945-1030 - NCMF Tenth Anniversary Address by Lt General Kenneth Minihan, USAF (Ret), Former Director, National Security Agency; 1030-1045 - Break; 1045-1115 - Overview of New Museum Project by William Kvetkas, Jr.; 1115-1145 - National Cryptologic Museum, Update & Crypto Kids, Presentation by Ms. Jane Hudgins; 1145-1200 - National Cryptologic Museum Foundation Update by Mr. Eugene Becker; 1200-1300 - Buffet Lunch (View Displays); 1300-1315 - Update on akaSMART Program; 1315-1320 - Introduction of Keynote Speaker by Brig General Billy Bingham, USAF (Ret); 1320-1400 - Keynote Address by Dr. Anthony Tether, Director, Defense Advanced Research Programs Agency; 1400-1410 - Break; 1410-1415 - Introduction of Guest Speaker by Brig General Billy Bingham, USAF (Ret); 1415-1445 - Guest Speaker, Mr. Charles F. Allen, Assistant Secretary for Intelligence Analysis, Department of Homeland Security; 1445-1500 - Administrative Remarks and Closing by Mr. Eugene Becker. ALL AFIO MEMBERS ARE INVITED TO ATTEND. Questions to: Mary or Bonnie at the NCMF office on 301-688-5436.

10 October 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 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.

Wednesday, 11 October 06 - Washington, DC - From the Secret Files of the Spy Museum - Back Brief Cuba: Covert Ops, Castro’s Brother, and the Challenge of Tomorrow at 6:30 pm. “My idea is to stir things up on [the] island with espionage, sabotage, [and] general disorder.” — Attorney General Robert Kennedy to President Kennedy, 4 November 1961  Cuba may be the new hot destination for renegade American tourists, but it’s been a hot button issue for the U.S. intelligence community since Castro gained power. Don Bohning, author of The Castro Obsession: U.S. Covert Operations Against Cuba 1959-1965, will explore the U.S.’s bold clandestine war against Cuba and how these efforts backfired, consolidating Castro’s hold on the island, and leading to a tense standoff that has continued to the present. AFIO Board Member Brian Latell, author of After Fidel: The Inside Story of Castro’s Regime and Cuba’s Next Leader, will draw upon his more than forty years of experience as one of the world’s best recognized Castro specialists, to consider what the next chapter in Cuba-U.S. relations holds. How will Castro’s younger brother, Fidel’s heir apparent, change or stay the course? Tickets: $20. Advance registration required. www.spymuseum.org 

Thursday, 12 October 06 - Washington, DC - Khrushchev’s Cold War: The Inside Story of an American Adversary; Free author talk at 12:00 noon – 1:00 pm at the Spy Museum. How we handle Russia (and how Russia handles us) resonates throughout the world. Timothy Naftali, Associate Professor at the University of Virginia’s Miller Center of Public Affairs and contributor to Slate, has used unprecedented access to Politburo and Soviet intelligence materials to trace an important chapter of the U.S.-Soviet relationship in Khrushchev’s Cold War. Join Naftali as he reveals three moments when the premier’s inner circle restrained him from plunging the superpowers into war, new takes on the Cuban missile crisis, and Soviet actions in under-examined hot spots in Asia and the Middle East. Naftali’s understanding of Khrushchev’s strategic gamesmanship gives insight into today’s unpredictable global affairs. No registration required. More info at www.spymuseum.org 

Saturday, 14 Oct 06 - Lorton, VA - The COLD WAR MUSEUM HOSTS PROGRAM ON 1956 POLISH AND HUNGARIAN UPRISINGS - The Cold War Museum will convene a distinguished gathering of diplomats, officials and historians on Saturday, October 14 in Fairfax County to discuss the 1956 Polish and Hungarian uprisings against the Soviets and Communism. The daylong program will be at the South County Secondary School, 8501 Silverbrook Road, in Lorton, Virginia. Registration will begin at 8:00 a.m., with the program starting at 9:00 a.m. Fairfax County Supervisor Chairman, Gerald Connolly, will provide opening remarks. The fee is $25 per person, which includes a continental breakfast and lunch. Conference attendees will have the opportunity to hear from three panels. The first panel will include noted Polish historians talking about the Polish uprising: Dr. Padraic Kenney, Dr. Krzysztof Persak, and Dr. Marek Chodakiewicz. The second panel will focus on Hungary during the 1950s and in particular the 1956 Hungarian Revolution. Dr. Imre L. Toth, the surviving Secretary of the Revolutionary Committee for the Ministry of Foreign Affairs for the Imre Nagy Government, will join Dr. Charles Gati, author of "Failed Illusions: Moscow, Washington, Budapest, and the 1956 Hungarian Revolt" on the Hungarian panel. Finally, Mr. David Eisenhower, grandson of President Dwight D. Eisenhower, and Dr. Sergei Khrushchev, son of Soviet Premier Nikita Khrushchev will discuss international reflections of the 1956 events. This panel will be moderated by Christian Ostermann of the Cold War International History Project the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars. U.S. Representative from Fairfax and Prince William Counties, Tom Davis, is invited to provide closing remarks. Breakout sessions will include the collection of oral histories from area Nike Missile and other Cold War veterans. During one of the breakout sessions a photo shoot for the Cold War Museum is planned with participating dignitaries. Plans call for the museum’s permanent headquarters to be located on the grounds of the former National Nike Missile Site also in Lorton, Virginia. Following the conference, the Polish and Hungarian Ambassadors in Washington, DC will co-host an evening reception for invited guests. Registration forms and additional information available at www.coldwar.org/1956. More information: Francis Gary Powers, Jr., 703-273-2381 or 1956@coldwar.org.

14 October 06 - Long Beach, CA - "Tea & Intrigue" - The Trans-Oceanic & New Americas Group is hosting an afternoon with Nigel West aboard the RMS Queen Mary, at 2 p.m. There will be an address by him and a book signing by this "Unofficial Historian of Her Majesty's Secret Services." $38.50 pp For more information contact Ms. Katherine Gray, Shoreline Village, Shoreline Dr, Long Beach, CA, or onboard the RMS Queen Mary Promenade Deck. The tea will include a lavish assortment of sweets, fruit and sandwiches. Reservations at 562-499-1772. Or email them at Tea@Trans-Oceanic.com

18-20 October 06 - London - Society of Competitive Intelligence Professional’s European Summit Hamish Taylor, founder of the Skills Exchange Network, and Ben Gilad, Ph.D., president of the Fuld-Gilad-Herring Academy of Competitive Intelligence (ACI), will be the keynote speakers for the summit’s general sessions. Taylor is known throughout the business world for his talents in transferring ideas between industries. His career history includes prominent branding and strategy positions at Proctor and Gamble, British Airways, Eurostar, and Sainsbury’s Bank. “Understanding the outside environment is paramount,” Taylor says. “No matter what you call it - competitive intelligence, brand management, or strategic marketing - you must understand your customers and your market to successfully sell a product, service, or organization.” Gilad, a former a former associate professor of strategy at Rutgers University Graduate School of Management, plans to provide attendees with insight on succeeding in the field of CI. He says there are common themes among CI practitioners that do well, and common mistakes that doom other professionals to meaningless data pushing jobs. “There are some accepted myths in the community regarding which companies have successful CI functions,” says Gilad. “Knowing what subtle traps to avoid is often more critical for the CI manager than following conventional wisdom in this field.” The summit is an annual gathering for business professionals from around the world, but with a focus on the practice of CI in European organizations. The agenda includes pre-conference workshops, 12 core sessions and active dialogue sessions led by industry experts. “Certainly a highlight of our program is the keynote speakers we have slated for our general sessions,” notes Alexander T. Graham, SCIP’s executive director. “We are thrilled to have business leaders of Gilad and Taylor’s caliber on our program.” For details on the summit, travel information, and/or to register, visit www.scip.org.

Thursday, 19 October 06 - Washington, DC - National Portrait Gallery presents Spies on Screen - THIRTEEN DAYS - Screening at 6:30 pm “Communicate with the Soviets? We can't even communicate with the Pentagon. And they're just across the goddamn river.”—Kenny O’Donnell in Thirteen Days
The volatility of today’s world harkens back to the Cold War at its boiling point. For two weeks in October 1962, the world held its breath while President Kennedy and Premier Khrushchev navigated a Cold War showdown. The film Thirteen Days captures the drama surrounding a President faced with the Soviet attempt to secretly place ballistic missiles in Cuba. It explores how raw intelligence, speedy analysis, and back channel exchanges enabled Kennedy to avert a nuclear war. S. Eugene Poteat, President of AFIO, was there. After the film screening in the National Portrait Gallery’s new auditorium, Poteat, a former senior officer with the CIA’s Science and Technology Directorate, will share his personal experience of the Cuban missile crisis and comment on the background and authenticity of the film. Program to be held at the National Portrait Gallery, Eighth and G Sts NW  Tickets: $15 Advance registration required! www.spymuseum.org 

20-21 October 06 - Lubbock, TX - The Vietnam Center at Texas Tech University and CIA's 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, 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

21 October 06 - Kennebunk, ME - AFIO Maine Chapter hosts Colin Beavan, author of Operation Jedburgh. Colin was born in New York City and grew up in Westport, Mass. He moved to England at age 18 and received both his bachelors and doctors degrees from the University of Liverpool. He now lives in New York City working full-time as a writer. While working on an article about his grandfather, Jerry Miller, and his career in OSS and CIA, he uncovered Operation Jedburgh and his grandfather's leading role. Operation Jedburgh tells the dramatic story of 300 American and Allied soldiers who were dropped behind enemy lines on D-Day to work with French Resistance and who launched a highly effective campaign against the Germans. Special forces procedures pioneered in this operation are still being used in Iraq and Afghanistan. The meeting, which is open to the public, will be held at the Kennebunk Free Library, Main Street, Kennebunk at 2:00 p.m. Contact 207-985-2392 for information

21 October 06 - Washington, DC - The National Archives Presents The Cold War: An Eyewitness Perspective A Public Symposium. Speakers and topics include: Archivist of the United States Allen Weinstein; Ambassador Harlan Cleveland; Ronald Radosh; Ellen Schrecker. Cold War Mediation: Unraveling the Knots of War with Timothy Naftali, Moderator, Sergei Khrushchev, Ted Sorensen, and Susan Eisenhower. Lunch on your own. Cold War Reporting: Global Views and Results with Ralph Begleiter, Moderator, Morley Safer, Gene Mater, Daniel Schorr, Vladislav Zubok, Thomas C. Wolfe, and Vladimir Abarinov. Cold War Espionage: Through the Looking Glass with Allen Weinstein, Moderator, Herb Romerstein, Timothy Naftali, Ronald Radosh, Victor Navasky, Francis Gary Powers, Jr., and Peter Earnest.  All participants are invited to attend a post-symposium reception hosted by the Foundation for the National Archives.
�The Cold War: An Eyewitness Perspective� is sponsored by the Center for the National Archives Experience (NARA), The Presidential Libraries, and the Foundation for the National Archives. For more information: www.nara.gov 

22 - 24 October 06 - Savannah, GA - Convergence 2006 - 2 days of talks, meeting, and colloquia on terrorism facing Israel and its future in the Middle East. Event will examine the claims and challenges facing Israel as it increasingly becomes surrounded by ever more hostile enemies. The event will discuss Israel's right to exist as sought by all nations to live in peace and security; a review of the claim in 1917 with the Balfour Declaration, of the 1923 San Remo Conference, and the 1947 U.N. Resolution 181. Also examined will be the unresolved issue of a rapidly growing population of Arabs, unsettled by current Jerusalem statutes.
The event will feature presentations by: Honorable Congressman Joe Wilson (R-SC); Honorable Mr. Giora Eiland; Honorable Mr. Moshe Yaalon; Honorable MR.Yuval Shetinitz; Honorable Shemuel Ben Shemuel; Honorable Shabtai Shavit; Honorable Mr Arie Eldad; Honorable Ambassador Oded Eran; Honorable Mrs. Limor Livnat; Mr Rahanan Gissin; State Congressman Bill Herbkersman; Hilton Head City Judge Mrs Morrin Coffee Adri. To register or for further information contact: Orly Benny Davis 912-330-5020 ex 216, E-mail; orlyusa@aol.com. Event is presented by Pomegranate Company Inc., and is sponsored by Park West Homes; cosponsored by Jewish Federation of Savannah, with support of Israeli Consulate General in Atlanta GA; Jewish National Fund; KKL; JEA of Savannah, ZOA CIPAC  Friends of The world Likud; and Hadassah Of Savannah

Tuesday, 24 October 06 - Washington, DC - Intrigue at the Willard - Spy School Workshop: Espionage 101; 6–8:30 pm An introduction to the intricacies of espionage tradecraft. Takes place at the Willard InterContinental Hotel. Gather intelligence, conduct surveillance, etc. Celebrates the 20th anniversary of the Willard Hotel's re-opening. $65 pp. Register at www.spymuseum.org or phone 202.654.0930.

28 October 06 - Seattle, WA - AFIO Pacific Northwest Chapter hosts Colin Beavan, author of "Operation Jedburgh." Colin was born in New York City and grew up in Westport, Mass. He moved to England at age 18 and received both his bachelors and doctors degrees from the University of Liverpool. He now lives in New York City working full-time as a writer. While working on an article about his grandfather, Jerry Miller, and his career in OSS and CIA, he uncovered Operation Jedburgh and his grandfather's leading role. Operation Jedburgh tells the dramatic story of 300 American and Allied soldiers who were dropped behind enemy lines on D-Day to work with French Resistance and who launched a highly effective campaign against the Germans. Special forces procedures pioneered in this operation are still being used in Iraq and Afghanistan. The meeting, which is open to the public, will be held at the Museum of Flight, East Marginal Way South, Seattle, WA 98108-4097 at 09:30 a.m. Contact 253-720-3376 for information

3 - 5 November 06 - Reston, VA - AFIO - DHS National Intelligence Symposium on Homeland, Port and Border Security 

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The AFIO National Symposium for 2006 is focused on the Intelligence components of the vast Department of Homeland Security -  looking at Intelligence and law enforcement duties and issues - particularly port and border security. This important event will be held Friday 3 November to noon on Sunday, 5 November at the Hyatt Regency Hotel - Reston, 1800 Presidents St, Reston, VA 20190. Further information will be sent to all AFIO members-of-record this months with PERISCOPE.

 If making flight reservations now, plan to arrive on Thursday, 2 November, and depart late in the afternoon on Sunday, 5 November. The closest airport to Reston, VA is Dulles. The hotel provides free airport shuttle service to/from Dulles. The Event is located in a prime walking area filled with shops and superb restaurants. Easy parking.  To make your reservation online NOW at the special AFIO Symposium rate of $129/nite [single or double occup.] while still available, at the hotel that has been voted the BEST HOTEL in Fairfax County, click here and following the instructions: https://resweb.passkey.com/Resweb.do?mode=welcome_ei_new&eventID=32661 

3 - 4 November 06 - Hampton Beach NH - AFIO New England Chapter meets at the beautiful Ashworth-by-the-Sea Hotel to hear speakers Professor William Tafoya and Joe Wippl, the new CIA Officer-in-Residence at Boston University. This Winter meeting will be held at the Ashworth-by-the-Sea Hotel, Hampton, New Hampshire. A full description of services and amenities, as well as directions to the hotel are available on-line at http://www.ashworthhotel.com/ or via 800-345-6736. Ashworth-by-the-Sea Hotel, is located at 295 Ocean Blvd, Hampton, NH 03842. Mention AFIO/NE when making reservations at the hotel for special $87.00 rate plus taxes, available only until October 13th. Other lodging alternatives are also available at a full range of prices. For information see: http://www.hamptonbeach.org 
The program begins Friday evening with complimentary wine and cheese social at the Hotel at 6:00 PM. A wonderful opportunity to renew friendships and make new ones in a relaxed informal setting. The chapter anticipates the speakers will join the group at the social. This will be followed by a no-host dinner at a local area restaurant for those who want to continue the social discourse.
Saturday morning the first speaker will be AFIO/NE’s own William L. Tafoya. Dr. Tafoya, retired FBI Special Agent, is now Professor of National Security at the University of New Haven. He will discuss his controversial profile of the letter bomb terrorist known as "The UNABOMber" (UNiversity+Airline+BOMber), who for nearly 20 years evaded capture, Theodore Kaczynski. Dr. Tafoya will contrast "profiling" undertaken for purposes of criminal prosecution and "personality assessment" undertaken for Intelligence purposes, as was done during World War II of Adolf Hitler & more recently of Osama bin Laden.
The afternoon speaker will be Joe Wippl. Currently Mr. Wippl is the CIA Officer-in-Residence at Boston University, teaching in the Department of International Relations. Prior to coming to BU, Mr. Wippl was Director of the CIA Office of Congressional Affairs. He spent most of his Agency career in the Clandestine Service, where he was Chief, Europe Division, as well as serving as Chief of Station in several assignments. He will be speaking about the relations between the Intelligence Community and the Congress.
Timely reservations both at the hotel (October 13th) and separately for the luncheon (October 20th) are important so that an accurate count can be provided to the hotel for lodging & luncheon planning purposes. Please do not delay, make your reservations now.
Cost of the Saturday luncheon is $25 per person to be paid by check by October 20th to: Mr. Arthur S. Hulnick, 216 Summit Avenue # E102, Brookline, MA 02446-2324; 617-739-7074; 617-353-5350 FAX; hlnk@aol.com  At the door, Saturday, November 4th, the cost of the luncheon will be $30 per person.

4 November 06 - Indian Harbour Beach, FL - AFIO Florida Satellite Chapter's guest speaker will be Dr. Jack Baghdassarian (Chapter VP) - "Origins of Islamic Terrorism" at a luncheon meeting at the Eau Gallie Yacht Club. For more information, contact BEKeith at: Bobbie6769@JUNO.com or phone (321)-777-5561.

Thursday, 9 November 06 - Washington, DC - Inside Stories - Capturing Jonathan Pollard: The Real Story at 6:30 pm at the Spy Museum. “Pollard…once collected so much [classified] data that he needed a handcart to move the papers to his car.” — Seymour Hersh, The Traitor: The Case Against Jonathan Pollard. Ever since Jonathan Jay Pollard, an intelligence analyst working in the U.S. Naval Investigative Service’s Anti-Terrorist Alert Center, was accused of stealing security secrets for Israel in the mid 1980s, the case has been awash in lobbying by Israel and friends of Israel to free him. Pollard stole more than one million pages of classified material which he sold to Israel to bankroll a flashy lifestyle. As the assistant special agent in charge of counterintelligence in the Washington office of the Naval Investigative Service when Pollard was arrested, author Ron J. Olive sets the record straight. Drawing on his involvement in the investigation and interrogation of the spy, Olive, the author of Capturing Jonathan Pollard: How One of the Most Notorious Spies in American History Was Brought to Justice, shares details from this case on how he elicited the spy’s confession, and why Pollard should never be freed.
Tickets: $20 To register: www.spymuseum.org 

10 November 06 - Ft. Myer and Arlington National Cemetery - Army Counterintelligence Corps Veterans (ACICV) Annual "Day of Remembrance" The ACICV Day of Remembrance, which includes a special Wreath Laying Ceremony at the Tomb of the Unknowns in the Cemetery and a Memorial Luncheon at Fort Myer, honors the memory of Army Counterintelligence veterans and associates who have passed away since the last Remembrance Day. Friends and supporters of ACICV and Army Counterintelligence are invited to attend. For additional information contact Ed Meiser at 1-518-371-8356 (e-mail: Leigh54@aol.com) or Elly Burton at 1-703-591-3848 (e-mail ellyb@starpower.net).

14 November 06 - Arlington, VA - Defense Intelligence Alumni Association (DIAA) The eighth annual Defense Intelligence Alumni Association (DIAA) luncheon will be held at the Columbus Club of Arlington, 5115 Little Falls Road, Arlington, Va. LTG Patrick Hughes, USA (Ret), will speak on The Challenge of Homeland Security. Social hour begins at 1100. Lunch will be served at 1215. The cost is $20 per person for members and guests. Mail checks (payable to DIAA, Inc) to DIAA, ATTN: Luncheon, PO Box 489, Hamilton, VA 20159.

16 November 06 - Colorado Springs, CO - 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. LTC. Ed Rothstein, G2 of Division West will discuss recent combat experiences in OIF. The local chapter of MOAA has arranged the speaker. Questions or Reservations to Dick Durham, 719-488-2884. or Riverwear53@aol.com.

Thursday, 16 November 06 - Washington, DC - 6:30 pm - Domestic Spying: Anti-Terrorism or Anti-American?  “There is no time to waste on hairsplitting over infringement of liberty.” — The Washington Post approving the Palmer raids of January 1920.  The Spy Museum asks if President George W. Bush’s domestic surveillance program is a critical terrorism prevention tool or illegal intrusion on fundamental U.S. rights?  Navigate this politically charged issue with the help of moderator, Gene Policinski, executive director of the First Amendment Center, and a panel made up of: Eric Lichtblau, The New York Times Pulitzer-Prize winning journalist who revealed the formerly secret anti-terrorism domestic spying techniques being used to halt terrorists; Spike Bowman, formerly Senior Executive Service, FBI, currently a member of AFIO's Board of Directors and a distinguished fellow, Center for Technology and National Security Policy, National Defense University; Kate Martin, director of the Center for National Security Studies; and Bob O’Harrow, The Washington Post reporter and author of No Place to Hide.  Tickets: $20. Space is limited - advance registration required at the www.spymuseum.org

18 November 06 - Kennebunk, ME.  The AFIO/ME Chapter will hear Todd DiFede, Supervisory Senior FBI Resident Agent for Maine who will speak on the work of the Maine Joint Terrorism Task Force. The meeting, which is open to the public, will be held at the Kennebunk Free Library, Main Street, Kennebunk at 2:00 p.m. Contact 207-985-2392 for information.

29 Nov - 1 Dec 06 - Washington, DC - The Institute for Defense and Government Advancement host "Intelligence Analysis & Processing: The latest on Intelligence Analysis policy, programs, and technology" - Pre-Conference Seminar and Main Chaired by: Ed Waltz, Chief Scientist, Intelligence Innovation Division, BAE SYSTEMS. IDGA�s Intelligence Analysis & Processing conference is a forum for industry professionals worldwide to network and exchange information about the latest advances in Intelligence Analysis & Processing challenges, methodology, and technology. The Intelligence Analysis & Processing Seminar preceding the conference will allow participants to increase their knowledge of some of the most important advancements in Intelligence Analysis & Processing through in-depth master classes. For more information: www.ipqc.com.

1 December 06 - Tysons Corner, VA - AFIO National Luncheon - Put On Calendar - Details to Follow

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.

8 December 06 - New York, NY - AFIO NY Metro Chapter holds evening meeting at Society of Illustrators Building, 128 East 63rd St, (between Park and Lexington). Check-in: 5:30 PM - 6:00 PM. Speakers to be announced. Buffet dinner, tables of eight. $45pp, includes drinks, coffee, dessert. Cash bar. Registration and more information available from Jerry Goodwin, Chapter President, at 212-308-1450, or email him at afiometro@yahoo.com.

12-14 December 06 - Chantilly, VA - MASINT V  The MASINT Association's Annual Conference will be held with the National Reconnaissance Office. This year’s conference, open to appropriately cleared personnel from the US, UK, Canada and Australia, is focused on “Collaborating for Success” with co-chairs from the ODNI and the MASINT Association. The Director of National Intelligence, Ambassador John Negroponte has been invited to be Keynote Speaker. Information on the conference and registration are at http://www.masint.org/index_masint_activities.htm  or at https://www.myaoc.org/EWEB/dynamicpage.aspx?webcode=121206_MASINTV.

12 December 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 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

AND FOR 2007 CALENDARS ....

20 January 07 - Kennebunk, ME.  AFIO/ME will bring Maine's 9/11 memorial to Kennebunk for the meeting.  Michael Clarke, Bath, Maine, firefighter who went to New York City the day after the attacks to participate in search and rescue will be the speaker.  Clarke grew up on Long Island and was a fifth-generation NYC firefighter before coming to Maine.  The memorial features a section of steel girder from one of the World Trade Center towers.  Only 25 sections of girders have been released and Bath is believed to be the only fire department in New England to have a section.  The memorial, which weighs 550 pounds, will remain in display at the library for two weeks following the meeting. The meeting, which is open to the public, will be held at the Kennebunk Free Library, Main Street, Kennebunk at 2:00 p.m. Contact 207-985-2392 for information.

26 - 27 January 07 - Springfield, VA- Intelligence and Ethics 2007 and Call for Proposals. The International Intelligence Ethics Association (IIEA) invites paper proposals by September 18, 2006; proposals for dinner table discussions on intelligence ethics in current events, by October 10, 2006, and proposals for lunch-with-an-author, by October 10, 2006. For further information, see http://intelligence-ethics.org/conference/07 or inquire at conference2007@intelligence-ethics.org.

13 February 07 - Tampa, FL- AFIO Suncoast Chapter meets at 11:30 a.m. at the Officers' Club, at MacDill Air Force Base. The luncheon speaker is Carl W Ford, Jr., former head of the State Department's Bureau of Intelligence and Research (INR), from 2001 until 2003. As Assistant Secretary of State for Intelligence and Research, he reported directly to the Secretary of State, Colin Powell, and provided intelligence support and analysis to him and other senior policy makers. He was directly involved in crafting policy related to the war on terrorism, the Iraq war and reconstruction, and issues regarding the Chinese military, nuclear proliferation, the Middle East peace process, and the North Korean military threat. Between 1965 and 1989, Mr. Ford served a tour of duty in Vietnam, was a U.S. Army Military Intelligence Officer, a Defense Intelligence Agency China Strategic Intelligence Officer, a CIA China military analyst, a professional staff member for East Asia on the Committee on Foreign Relations, and the National Intelligence Officer for East Asia at the CIA. Beginning in early 1989, Mr. Ford spent four years working at the Deputy Assistant Secretary and Acting Assistant Secretary levels in the Defense Department. For more information contact Don White, DonWhite@tampabay.rr.com.

15 February 07 - Colorado Springs, CO - AFIO Rocky Mountain Chapter holds luncheon meeting at the Falcon Room, Air Force Academy Officers Club. Cost $10.00 for each lunch buffet. Inquiries to Dick Durham. Treasurer of the Chapter at Riverwear53@aol.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.

10 March 07 - Melbourne, FL - AFIO Florida Satellite Chapter meets at the Indian River Colony Club - contact Jack Baghdassarian for more information at DOCBAGS@AOL.com

15 March 07 - Colorado Springs, CO - AFIO Rocky Mountain Chapter holds luncheon meeting at the Falcon Room, Air Force Academy Officers Club. Cost $10.00 for each lunch buffet. Inquiries to Dick Durham. Treasurer of the Chapter at Riverwear53@aol.com

12 May 07 - Indian Harbour Beach, FL - AFIO Florida Satellite Chapter meets at the Eau Gallie Yacht Club - contact Jack Baghdassarian for more information at DOCBAGS@AOL.com

17 May 07 - Colorado Springs, CO - AFIO Rocky Mountain Chapter holds luncheon meeting at the Falcon Room, Air Force Academy Officers Club. Cost $10.00 for each lunch buffet. Inquiries to Dick Durham. Treasurer of the Chapter at Riverwear53@aol.com

17-19 May 2007 - Omaha, NE - SAC Intelligence/544th & Friends Reunion We have activated a SAC IN/544th & Friends Reunion website to update you on our reunion planning efforts. The web site address is: http://sacintelreunion.com (note: there is no www in the address). The web site is still UNDER CONSTRUCTION, and will be for some time as we incrementally add/refine relevant reunion information. The initial web site data includes, among other items, a main (i.e. home) page with reunion overview information, and a "participant" link that contains a list of the SAC IN/544th & Friends alumni that we've contacted to date. We request that you review this list to identify anyone you may know who is not on the list and, in turn, contact them (info Marv Howell: marvh@cox.net) and advise them of our reunion plans and ask them to contact Marv to let him know if they are interested (or not) in attending the reunion. Your assistance in identifying and contacting other potential reunion attendees is key to our getting the word out to as many people as possible and is very important to our "sizing" the reunion and developing related reunion cost data. We're also pleased to report that we have signed a contract with the Embassy Suites reserving a ballroom with a capacity of 350 for our banquet on Saturday, May 19, 2007. Additionally, we have blocked 50 rooms at a special rate for our reunion attendees ($129 plus tax, double occupancy). We encourage attendees who plan on staying at the Embassy Suites to make their reservations at the earliest convenient date to be insured of getting the discounted group room rate. Reservations should be made either directly with the Omaha Embassy Suites (402) 346-9000, or through the Embassy Suites central reservation center at 1-800-362-2779, request the "SAC INTEL Reunion" block discount room rate, group code "SIR". For your convenience, our web site provides a link to the Omaha Embassy Suites web site. As regards reunion event planning, we're very proud to note that our reunion banquet keynote speaker, General Michael Hayden (SAC IN analyst & briefer '70-'72), has been confirmed by the Senate to be Director of the CIA. Additionally, we have reserved the Dougherty Conference Center for a symposium to be held on Friday, May 18, and have reserved the Bellevue Lied Activity Center for a presentation on SAC Intelligence's role in the Cuban Missile Crisis to be held on Sat May 19. More detailed information on these reunion events will be posted on our web site as soon as possible. Finally, we have decided on a pre-registration fee of $25 per attendee and would request that those who plan on attending the reunion mail their pre-registration checks, made payable to: "SAC IN/544 Reunion," to: Mike Catherall, 13006 Jan Circle, Bellevue, NE 68123. Early payment (i.e. within the next 30 - 60 days) of the pre-registration fee is encouraged to assist us with meeting reunion planning financial obligations to include payment of a deposit for the banquet ballroom. We look forward to hearing from you and seeing you this time next year in Omaha.

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.

19 July 07 - Colorado Springs, CO - AFIO Rocky Mountain Chapter holds luncheon meeting at the Falcon Room, Air Force Academy Officers Club. Cost $10.00 for each lunch buffet. Inquiries to Dick Durham. Treasurer of the Chapter at Riverwear53@aol.com

4 August 07 - Melbourne, FL - AFIO Florida Satellite Chapter meets at the Indian River Colony Club - contact Jack Baghdassarian for more information at DOCBAGS@AOL.com

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.

20 September 07 - Colorado Springs, CO - AFIO Rocky Mountain Chapter holds luncheon meeting at the Falcon Room, Air Force Academy Officers Club. Cost $10.00 for each lunch buffet. Inquiries to Dick Durham. Treasurer of the Chapter at Riverwear53@aol.com

18-19 October 2007: Symposium on Cryptologic History sponsored by the Center for Cryptologic History, to be held at Johns Hopkins Applied Physics Laboratory, Laurel, MD. Further details available in early 2007.

3 November 07 - Indian Harbour Beach, FL - AFIO Florida Satellite Chapter meets at the Eau Gallie Yacht Club - contact Jack Baghdassarian for more information at DOCBAGS@AOL.com

15 November 07 - Colorado Springs, CO - AFIO Rocky Mountain Chapter holds luncheon meeting at the Falcon Room, Air Force Academy Officers Club. Cost $10.00 for each lunch buffet. Inquiries to Dick Durham. Treasurer of the Chapter at Riverwear53@aol.com

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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