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Icon CalendarJanuary 2012

Thursday, 5 January 2012, 5:30 - 7:30 pm - Washington, DC - "The Road to 1559: Lebanon at the Core of the George W. Bush Administration" - a free conference at the Institute of World Politics

The IWP and The Lebanese American Renaissance Partnership cordially invite you to the launching of the English edition of
"The Road to 1559: Lebanon at the Core of the George W. Bush Administration"
Program: Walid Maalouf, Welcome; Dr. John Lenczowski, Moderator, President of The Institute of World Politics
Panelists: The Honorable John Negroponte, former Deputy Secretary of State; The Honorable Thomas P. Melady, former Ambassador to the Holy See; The Honorable Andrew Natsios, former Administrator of USAID; Professor Marius Deeb, Johns Hopkins University
Location: The Institute of World Politics, 1521 16th St NW, Washington DC 20036
RSVP REQUIRED: Please RSVP to Katie Bridges at kbridges@iwp.edu, or call 202-462-2101 x336.

Wednesday, 11 January 2012 - Albuquerque, NM - The AFIO ABQ Chapter features Rich Sullivan, on the John Walker Spy Case

AFIO Bullet11:15 AM: Arrive, Sign in, Order Lunch 11:45 AM: Call To Order
Location: Marcello's Chophouse, Albuquerque Uptown
Sullivan, one of our members is a retired NCIS Special Agent, and familiar with many of the specifics on the Walker spy case…one in which he was personally involved. That's something to look forward to. Inquiries or reservations to Pete B at foreigndevil@yahoo.com

Wednesday 11 January 2012, 11:30 am - Scottsdale, AZ - CW4 Russ Hamilton addresses AFIO AZ Chapter on "Tactical HUMINT and CI Ops in Iraq."

AFIO BulletCW4 Russ Hamilton speaks on "Tactical HUMINT and CI Operations in Iraq: Issues with establishing, conducting and operating US Army Counterintelligence and Tactical HUMINT teams in Iraq during OIF 2 (2004)."
CW4 Hamilton has over 26 years of experience with US Army Counterintelligence operations and has a total of 33 years in the Army. He enlisted at 17 into the Rangers and later served in Mechanized and Airborne Infantry units. In 1984, he reenlisted into a Special Forces Army Reserve intelligence unit and has since been in the intelligence community, becoming a Warrant Officer in 1995.
He has served overseas in several locations to include Alaska, Hawaii, South Korea, Kosovo and Iraq. Additionally, spent 21 years with the AZ Department of Public Safety as a Highway Patrol Officer and a Detective working in the Intelligence and the Licensing Bureaus. He is still in the US Army Reserve and plans to continue until 2021, when he reaches mandatory retirement age.
Location: McCORMICK RANCH GOLF COURSE; 7505 McCormick Parkway, Scottsdale AZ 85258 ~ Phone 480.948.0260.
WE WILL NEED FOR EVERY MEETING an RSVP no later than 72 hours ahead of time; in the past, not reserving or cancelling without prior notice (72 hours prior to the meeting) created much grief for those of us organizing the meeting and dealing with the personnel!
WE ARE charged for the no-shows and please remember, we are a small organization with a humble coffer!
We would therefore APPRECIATE that you all respond to this email to confirm your presence (or not).
Our meeting fees will be as follows: • $20.00 for AFIO members; • $22.00 for guests; • $25.00 for AFIO Members with NO RSVPs as per the requested date; • All NO SHOWS or last minute cancellations will need to pay for the lunch
For reservations or questions, please email ON OR BEFORE January 9th, 2012 Simone simone@4smartphone.net or simone@afioaz.org or call and leave a message on 602.570.6016

Wednesday, 11 January 2012, 6:30–8:30 pm - Washington, DC - 2011 Espionage Debrief: Year in Review at the International Spy Museum

How did 2011 measure up intel-wise? What was 2011 like for intelligence agencies and operatives around the world? Which service was penetrated? Who was caught? Which covert action operations flew under the media's radar? David Major knows. As a retired Supervisory Special Agent and Director of Counterintelligence, Intelligence and Security Programs for the FBI and Spy Museum Board Member, he understands the cases and knows their implications. As the founder of the CI Centre which provides counterintelligence and security studies and training, Major tracks the most important spy cases from around the globe and has the most up-to-date information on their status. Learn about defector on defector violence in North Korea and discover the critical information that was sought by Libya's intelligence mastermind, Abdullah Senussi. You'll learn the hottest targets and who's been attacked by cyberespionage and why. Major will also include key economic espionage cases and their outcome in this essential international update. Tickets: normally $15 but for AFIO members it is $12 only if you make your reservation by contacting: lhicken@spymuseum.org or call her at 202.654.0932.

Thursday, 12 January 2012, Noon-1 pm - Washington, DC - SMERSH: Stalin's Secret Weapon: Soviet Military Counterintelligence in WWII at the International Spy Museum

In the early James Bond novels, the hero battled the villainous forces of SMERSH, a shadowy Soviet intelligence organization. While Bond was fictional, SMERSH really existed. Drawing its name from the Russian phrase smert shpionam or "death to spies," it was Stalin's wartime terror apparatus - a collection of torturers and killers unleashed with brutal effect in 1943 to cut a bloody swath across Eastern Europe. Its job was to "filter" the Red Army for spies and, as a result, it was responsible for the arrest, torture, and execution of many thousands of innocent servicemen and citizens of countries occupied by the Red Army. Join historian and human rights activist Vadim J. Birstein as he discusses this ruthless organization and reveals new evidence suggesting that Raoul Wallenberg was one of its victims.
Free! No Registration Required! Visit www.spymuseum.org for more information

17 January 2012, 11:30 am - McLean, VA - Defense Intelligence Forum hears Allen Keiswetter on Arab Spring

Allen Keiswetter, a retired Senior Foreign Service Officer, is a former Deputy Assistant Secretary of State for Near East Affairs. His responsibilities included Iraq, Iran, the Arab Peninsula and North Africa. He served in six Arab countries including Iraq and Saudi Arabia. As a Scholar at the Middle East Institute, he made more than 200 media appearances on CNN, BBC, Fox News, and other news outlets. He taught courses on the Persian Gulf, Islam and the Middle East at the National Defense Intelligence College, the National War College, and the University of Maryland.
Other positions he held in the Department of State include Senior Advisor to the UN Security Council and General Assembly on Middle East Issues, Director of Arabian Peninsula Affairs, Director of the Officer of Intelligence Liaison and NATO Deputy Assistant Secretary General for Political Affairs. He served in Belgium, Saudi Arabia, Yemen, Sudan, Tunisia, Iraq, Lebanon and Vietnam.
His most recent publication is "The Arab Spring: Implications for US Interests and Policies," published by the Middle East Institute in December.
His degrees are from Dartmouth College, Johns Hopkins School of Advanced International Studies and the John F. Kennedy School of Government at Harvard University. He has fluency in both Arabic and French languages.)
For this forum, you may attribute the speaker's remarks. Everything will be on the record.
Location: Pulcinella Restaurant, 6852 Old Dominion Drive, McLean, VA
Pay at the door with a check for $(29) payable to DIAA, Inc
Make reservations by 13 January by email to diforum@diaalumni.org. Include names, telephone numbers, and email addresses. For each attendee, choose among (chicken cacciatore, tilapia puttanesca, lasagna, sausage with peppers, or fettuccini with portabella).
Pay at the door with a check for $29 per person, payable to DIAA, Inc.
Check is preferred, but will accept cash; however, credit card payments are discouraged

Thursday, 19 January 2012, 11:30 am - Colorado Springs, CO - The Rocky Mountain AFIO Chapter luncheon features former Senior CIA Officer/former Deputy Legal Advisor to Condoleezza Rice

AFIO BulletAt this meeting, the chapter presents Bryan Cunningham who will provide a recap of current national security policy, and look ahead at the 2012 election year. Bryan is a former senior CIA officer and was deputy legal advisor to Condoleezza Rice when she served as National Security Advisor in President George W. Bush's first administration. To be held at The Inn at Palmer Divide, 443 S. Highway 105 Palmer Lake, CO, Exit 161 westbound off I-25, West on Highway 105. Please RSVP to Tom VanWormer at robsmom@pcisys.net

Thursday, 19 January 2012, 6:30–8:30 pm - Washington, DC - Vienna, City of my Dream: An Evening with Oleg Kalugin at the International Spy Museum

"More than a century of spying history makes this romantic city a place where…agents and informants still feel at ease." - Sigrun Rottman, BBC News, July 8, 2010
Vienna is famous for waltzing, coffee houses, pastries, and the Prater, but for Spy Museum Board Member Oleg Kalugin, the city is all about intrigue. Kalugin, the youngest Major General in KGB history, operated clandestinely in the Austrian capital throughout the 1970s and 1980s, where he developed a passion for the history of this city of spies. From Alfred Redl, the chief of Austrian-Hungarian Intelligence, who was recruited by the Russian Imperial Secret Service in 1907, to Norwegian diplomat Arne Treholt's KGB meetings caught on film in the 80s, Vienna has served as a legendary setting for espionage. Join General Kalugin for this evocative evening of music, film, history, and his own personal experiences as a spy in this elegant European crossroads. While guests enjoy Austrian delicacies, he'll address unanswered questions such as whether one-time Viennese resident Felix Bloch was truly a spy. Come celebrate Vienna's glorious ball season and the confidential information that can be exchanged…in the course of a waltz.
Tickets: $20 Visit www.spymuseum.org

21 January 2012 - Kennebunk, ME - The AFIO Maine Chapter Meeting features David Hunt, CIA, on Turmoil in East Africa

AFIO BulletDavid Hunt's talk will be on "Turmoil in East Africa - Danger to the U.S.?" David P. Hunt will share his knowledge of Somalia, Eritrea, Djibouti and Ethiopia -countries located on the strategic Horn of Africa - and their impact on international instability and terrorism. Hunt is a former senior CIA officer in what was then called the Directorate of Operations. Having served twice as Chief of Station on Mogadishu, Somalia, he will speak from personal knowledge of this important region. Hunt 's 32 year service with CIA included tours in Italy, Saigon, Oslo, Paris, and New York City. His areas of expertise encompass a knowledge of Soviet operations, European affairs, and counterintelligence. He holds the Donovan Award for Excellence as well as the Distinguished Intelligence Medal, CIA's highest award.
Hunt is a graduate of St. Paul's School and also attended school in Switzerland. He holds a B.A. in History/Government from Colby College. He also served in the U. S. Army Counterintelligence Corps with one year in Korea.
Hunt is currently chairman of Charles Pratt and Co., L.L.C. in New York City and the Dosoris Trust Company. He serves on boards of several conservation organizations including The Ocean Conservancy.
The meeting will be held at the Brick Store Program Center, 2 Dane Street, Kennebunk, ME. at 2:00 p.m.on Saturday, January 21, 2012. The meeting is open to the public. The speaker has indicated that, beyond the subject of his talk, he will answer questions on any aspect of intelligence making this an unparalleled opportunity to get the real scoop on some of the things you have always wondered about but never dared ask. For information call 207-967-4298.

26 January 2012, 12:30 pm - Los Angeles, CA - The Los Angeles Area AFIO Chapter will be holding their annual business chapter meeting at the LMU campus in the Hilton Business Building.

AFIO BulletThey will be discussing their goals and objectives for the 2012 year and review current chapter status. The meeting is open only to current chapter members in good standing. Please RSVP via email to Vince Autiero at afio_la@yahoo.com if you would like to attend. We wish all of you Happy Holidays and a very healthy and prosperous New Year!

Icon CalendarFebruary 2012

Wednesday, 1 February 2012, 6:00 pm - Nellis AFB, NV - The AFIO "Roger E. McCarthy" Las Vegas Chapter holds meeting with Mike Butchko on "Nevada National Security Site (NNSS) and Homeland Security."

AFIO BulletPlace: The Officers' Club at Nellis Air Force Base. All guests must use the MAIN GATE located at the intersection on Craig Road and Las Vegas Blvd. Address: 5871 Fitzgerald Blvd., Nellis AFB, NV 89191 Phone: 702-644-2582.
(Guest names must be submitted along with their birth date to me by 4:00 p.m., Monday, January 23, 2012
Please join us at 5 p.m. in the "Robin's Roost" bar area for liaison and beverages
Our featured speaker for the evening will be: Michael J. Butchko, Chief Operating Officer, National Security Technologies LLC (NSTec).
Butchko brings over 30 years of command and civilian management experience to NSTec that includes managing the highly successful Joint Base Operations Support Contract (JBOSC) at Kennedy Space Center and Cape Canaveral Air Force Station and commanding the Air Force Development Test Center at Eglin AFB where he managed operating budgets up to $600M and up to 8,000 personnel. Throughout his career, he has maintained an exemplary safety and environmental compliance record with accident and lost time rates well below industry averages - with no fatalities and no compliance violations.

Prior to accepting his current position as Chief Operating Officer for NSTec, he was Vice-President of Logistics and Range Operations for Northrop Grumman Technical Services. He was responsible for multiple national and international operations supporting various test and training ranges, base infrastructure and logistics support for several aircraft programs. His previous position was as President, Space Gateway Support, LLC (SGS), which operates the Joint Base Operations Support Contract at Kennedy Space Center and other operations support contracts which together employed nearly 3,000 personnel.

Mr. Butchko will discuss the role that the Nevada National Security Site (formally known as the Nevada Test Site) plays in our local and national homeland security. He will discuss first responder training; nuclear search and detection both local and national; and, research into defeating vehicle-borne improvised explosives. The discussion brings into focus how the mission on the Site has evolved from the sole nuclear role for which the Site is well known.

If you are planning to attend the AFIO meeting on Wednesday, February 1, please provide your name and birth date to me, Mary Bentley as soon as possible. I need to have it sent to me by 4:00p.m., Monday January 23, 2012, in order to have your name included on the access list for Nellis AFB. Also, if you have any guests, please provide their name and birth date for them as well.

Questions/Reservations? Email Mary.Bentley@doe.gov or call her at 702-295-0417

1 - 29 February 2012, 9 am - 6 pm - Washington, DC - Give Gift of Full Month access to Spy Museum as part of "LOVE A SPY"

This February, take your love undercover at the International Spy Museum! The Museum has developed a package to spice up the romance at your next rendezvous. Throughout February the Museum will offer a Love A Spy promotional package, which includes 2 tickets to the Museum's permanent exhibit and a special gift from the retail store that will help spies turn up the heat. This package is good throughout the month of February, excluding the Feb 18-19th holiday weekend. Tickets: $29.95 To purchase, visit www.spymuseum.org

2 February 2012 - San Francisco, CA - The AFIO Jim Quesada Chapter hosts Maj. Gen. J. Michael Myatt, USMC (ret.), on "Reflections on Intelligence Support for Ground Commanders for Gulf War 1.0."

AFIO BulletMyatt speakes on "Reflections on Intelligence Support for Ground Commanders for Gulf War 1.0." The meeting will be held at UICC, 2700 45th Avenue, San Francisco (between Sloat/Wawona): 11:30AM no host cocktails; noon - luncheon. $25 member rate with advance reservation and payment; $35 non-member/no reservation. E-mail RSVP to Mariko Kawaguchi (please indicate meat or fish) at afiosf@aol.com and mail a check made out to "AFIO" to: Mariko Kawaguchi, P.O. Box 117578, Burlingame, CA 94011.

Thursday, 2 February 2012, 12:00 pm - Washington, DC - William Shawcross, British writer and broadcaster, speaks on the Trial of Khalid Sheikh Mohammed, at Dacor Bacon House.

To attend, contact Fatma Hocaoglu, Program Coordinator, DACOR Bacon House Foundation, 1801 F Street NW, Washington, DC 20006, P 202.682.0500 ext. 17, or email him at fhocaoglu@dacorbacon.org

4 February 2012 - Melbourne, FL - The AFIO Satellite Florida Chapter luncheon features AFIO National President Gene Poteat on "Evolution of CIA Covert Ops from Beginning to the SEAL Team Raid in Pakistan."

AFIO BulletGene Poteat, AFIO National President, addresses the chapter which meets at Indian River Colony Club, Melbourne FL at noon. For tickets and information, please contact Donna Czarnecki, 321 600-4415 or 321 848 4425

Saturday, 4 February 2012, 12 Noon - Williamsburg, VA - The AFIO Norman Forde Hampton Roads Chapter hosts retired CIA station chief and paramilitary advisor Richard L. Holm at the Center Street Grill, 5101 Center Street, Williamsburg, VA

AFIO BulletHolm, a recipient of the agency's Distinguished Intelligence Medal and the Donovan Award, will be discussing a 35-year career that took him from perilous postings in Laos and the Congo to less dirty but just as demanding assignments in Hong Kong, Kuala Lumpur, Brussels, and an especially challenging Parisian assignment.
For RSVP or any questions, please contact Stan Winarski or Clay Farrington at afiohamptonroads@cox.net.

THE GREATEST SPIES OF WORLD WAR II: GARBO, BAKER, DE CLARENS…AND HEMINGWAY? (4-Session Daytime Course)

Imagine operating behind enemy lines using your wits, fame, or seductive powers to fight a ruthless adversary. The spies of World War II knew that they faced death upon discovery, yet they continued to engage in daring and dangerous exploits to thwart the Axis powers. Some were incredibly effective while others, like Hemingway, were just incredibly bold. In this series, a distinguished group of experts and former intelligence officers will introduce you to some of the bravest and most daring spies of the 20th century.

Juan Pujol Garcia
Wednesday, 1 February 1012, 10:15 am - 12:15 pm - Washington, DC - at the International Spy Museum in collaboration with the Smithsonian Associates

Spaniard Juan Pujol Garcia - codenamed Garbo - was one of the most effective double agents in history. While working for the British, he deceived the Germans into believing he was operating a valuable spy network. It was valuable…for the Allies. International Spy Museum historian and former CIA analyst Mark Stout will reveal how Garbo managed to deceive the Germans so thoroughly that they thought the D-Day invasion of Normandy was a ploy to distract from a real invasion in the Pas-de-Calais.

Josephine Baker
Wednesday, 8 February 2012, 10:15 am - 12:15 pm - Washington, DC - at the International Spy Museum in collaboration with the Smithsonian Associates

Night club sensation Josephine Baker escaped racism in the U.S. to live a glamorous life as the toast of European café society. As a star in Paris, her affection for France was so great that when World War II broke out, she volunteered to spy for her adopted country. Jonna Mendez, former CIA Chief of Disguise, will reveal Baker's espionage on behalf of the French Resistance and place it in the context of Baker's glamorous and groundbreaking life.

Jeannie de Clarens
Wednesday, 15 February 2012, 10:15 am - 12:15 pm - Washington, DC - at the International Spy Museum in collaboration with the Smithsonian Associates

As a member of Georges Lamarque's French Resistance network, Jeannie de Clarens risked her life and was captured twice. Her exact and detailed reports on Germany's secret military plans, especially their development of the V1 flying bombs and V2 rockets, helped persuade Prime Minister Winston Churchill to bomb the German test site at Peenemunde. David Ignatius, Washington Post foreign affairs columnist and spy novelist, will profile his friend de Clarens using selections from his recently filmed interview with the formidable former spy.

Ernest Hemingway
Wednesday, 22 February 2012, 10:15 am - 12:15 pm - Washington, DC - at the International Spy Museum in collaboration with the Smithsonian Associates

Ernest Hemingway, true to his macho image, plunged into WWII intelligence work with his brother Leicester and his son Jack. The Hemingways searched for Fascist spies in Cuba, patrolled the Caribbean for Nazi subs, parachuted into occupied France, roamed the battlefields of France after D-Day, and even met secretly with the KGB. Nicholas Reynolds, an intelligence and military historian who has taught at the Naval War College, served as Officer-in-Charge of Field History for USMC, and worked on the history of the OSS for the CIA Museum, will recount the Hemingways' exploits.
Tickets: $112 for the 4 sessions.

Tuesday, 7 February 2012, 6:30 - 8:30 pm - Washington, DC - "Terrorists in Love: The Real Lives of Islamic Radicals" at the International Spy Museum

What do you do if the girl of your dreams gets married off to a National Guard general who can pay a bigger dowry than you can? If you are Abdullah al-Gilani, you join al-Qaeda. Later you learn that your true love ran away from her husband to join the jihad in Iraq - where she may have been martyred. This sad story of star-crossed lovers is just one of the true tales Ken Ballen, author of Terrorists in Love, will share in a night devoted to misspent passion. As a former prosecutor and counsel to the House Iran-Contra Committee, and now as President of Terror Free Tomorrow, he has tapped into the inner secrets of the terrorist world that no spy agency could divine. When terrorists opened their hearts to him, he found that the stories of Islamic radicals and terrorists are as much about love as hate: a missed love, a love you cannot have, a love you can only find in God, a love a man can never have with a woman, or in one case with another man. Consider bringing your sweetheart to this eye-opening evening… if you can make the dowry.
Tickets: $9 For more information visit www.spymuseum.org

Wednesday, 8 February 2012, 6:30 - 8:30 pm - Washington, DC - "Poison Lecture: A Performance about Magic and Deception" at the International Spy Museum

"Combines the secretive worlds of magic and espionage, entertainment and geopolitics, mass captivation and government, to wittily expose their kindred spirit."--Beatrice Gross, independent curator
Poison Lecture is everything a lecture is not: it is a multi-layered performance piece exploring the seemingly unlikely connections between legendary magician John Mulholland, the CIA, and the science of espionage. This unique event is the creation of Christine Rebet, a French visual artist based in New York. Inspired by the fact that the CIA hired Mulholland, America's most famous magician to write two secret manuals on sleight-of-hand and covert communication techniques in the early days of the Cold War, Rebet developed this thought-provoking performance. Featured at the Phoenix Fringe Festival, X initiative New York, and at the Fondation Cartier in Paris, Poison Lecture melds historic images with a live magician performing key tricks while "Mulholland" explains them. As the piece unfolds, darker aspects of espionage - assassination, mind control, and manipulation - are revealed, all in the context of iconic foreign political situations of the Cold War.
Tickets: $20 To register or For more information visit www.spymuseum.org

14 February 2012 - MacDill AFB, FL - AFIO Florida Suncoast Chapter featuring former FBI Agent Catherine Hunt

AFIO BulletCatherine Hunt, former FBI, is Proposal Manager, EKS Group, LLC. EKS provides the Department of Defense and Intelligence Community with expertise on intelligence operations, counterintelligence, human intelligence, information operations, and counterterrorism.
Ms. Hunt served as a Special Agent with the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) for 11 years in the Los Angeles and San Francisco Divisions and held positions in the Legal Attaché offices at the U.S. Embassies in Cairo and Baghdad.Throughout her career, Ms. Hunt worked counterintelligence and counterterrorism investigations, was the Hate Crimes Coordinator within FBI San Francisco's Joint Terrorism Task Force (JTTF), and was a FBI Certified Crisis Negotiator. Hunt spent 4 months embedded with the military in Iraq soon after the U.S. invasion, conducting interviews and investigations. Ms. Hunt holds a Masters in Social Work from USF.
Event takes place at the MacDill AFB Surf's Edge Club, 7315 Bayshore Boulevard, MacDill AFB, FL 33621.
Please RSVP no later than Wednesday, February 8, for yourself and include the names of any guests.
Email or call the Chapter Secretary at mfshapiro@att.net. Check-in at 1130 hours; opening ceremonies, lunch and business meeting at noon, followed by our speaker.
Note that our meetings have moved to a new facility, the Surf's Edge Club, where the luncheon cost is $20.
You must present your $20 check payable to "Suncoast Chapter, AFIO" (or cash) at check-in to cover the luncheon.
Anyone with special AFIO Gate Access should proceed to the Bayshore Gate. If you need directions, please let us know.
The cash wine and soda bar will open at 1100 hours for those that wish to come early to socialize. Inquiries to Michael Shapiro Secretary, Florida Suncoast Chapter of AFIO at (813) 832-1164 or at mfshapiro@att.net or visit www.suncoastafio.org

15 February 2012, 3 - 4 pm - Washington, DC - "GEORGE F. KENNAN: AN AMERICAN LIFE" at the Woodrow Wilson Center

As one of the Cold War's most influential foreign policy thinkers, Kennan was the architect of containment and the Marshall Plan. But after leaving government, he went on to become one of the most outspoken critics of American diplomacy, politics, and culture during the last half of the twentieth century. Now the full scope of Kennan's long life and vast influence is revealed by one of today's most important Cold War scholars.
Organized by the Cold War International History Project in collaboration with the Kennan Institute and International Security Studies Drawing upon extensive interviews with George Kennan and exclusive access to his personal archive, former Wilson Center fellow and Robert A. Lovett Professor of Military and Naval History at Yale University John Lewis Gaddis, will discuss his revealing new biography, George F. Kennan: An American Life. Event takes place at 6th Floor Flom Auditorium, Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars.

Thursday, 16 February 2012, noon - 1:00 pm - Washington, DC - "Shadow Commander: The Epic Story of Donald D. Blackburn - Guerrilla Leader and Special Forces Hero" at the International Spy Museum

During the Vietnam War, the U.S. Army's most secretive unit may have been the Studies and Observations Group (SOG). This unit captured enemy prisoners for interrogation, rescued American POWs, and conducted reconnaissance missions in North and South Vietnam, Laos, and Cambodia. It also ran teams of clandestine agents and conducted psychological operations. The leader of this group in the mid-1960s was a legendary Army officer, Donald Blackburn, a man who in 1942 had refused to surrender at Bataan and had gone on to raise a 22,000-man army of Filipinos to fight the Japanese. Author Mike Guardia will describe Blackburn's colorful life, how his SOG mapped out the Ho Chi Minh Trail, and how, after his return to Washington, he was the architect of the famous Son Tay Prison Raid, the largest POW rescue mission of the war.
Free! No Registration Required! For more information visit www.spymuseum.org

Thursday, 16 February 2012, 6 - 7:30pm - McLean, VA - "Intelligence and Counterintelligence Challenges of Militant Islam" - a talk by Dr. John Dziak.

Militant Islam is not just another religion fostering an evangelical message of transcendence while asking for a place in the public square with other faiths. As with the totalitarian ideologies of the Twentieth Century, it seeks to spread and impose an all-embracing plan of life through an uncompromising struggle, notwithstanding the opposition of those unwilling to submit to its self-ordained mission. This presents uncomfortable challenges to US intelligence and counterintelligence services. The specter of militant Islam on the march has features not unlike those that faced Western security services in World War II and in the Cold War. This presentation will explore and analyze some intelligence and counterintelligence dimensions of those challenges.
About the speaker Dr. John J. Dziak: President of Dziak Group - an intelligence consulting firm; a guest lecturer at the Institute of World Politics; Senior Fellow at the International Assessment & Strategy Center for counterintelligence, terrorism, and strategic deception issues; consultant to the National Intelligence Council; Adjunct Professor at National Intelligence University. He served five decades as corporate president and senior intelligence officer and executive in OSD and in DIA. Dziak received Ph.D. from Georgetown U and is graduate of National War College. He taught at the National War College, Georgetown, and GW, and lectures on intelligence and counterintelligence throughout US and abroad.
Where: The Westminster Institute, 6731 Curran Street, McLean, VA 22101,
RSVPs to: Katharine Cornell Gorka, Executive Director at kcg@westminster-institute.org or call 703-288-2885

21 February 2012, 11:30am - 2pm - McLean, VA - Defense Intelligence Forum features Dr. Michael Metcalf on China's new defense policy.

Dr. Michael Metcalf will speak on China's new Defense Policy. Metcalf holds a BA in Political Science from Western Carolina Univ, an MA in Political Philosophy from North Carolina State Univ and a PhD in Political Science from Catholic Univ. He worked 25 years at the Defense Intelligence Agency and 5 years at the Bureau of Intelligence and Analysis at the Department of State. Over the years, he has developed a reputation in the Intelligence Community as a keen study of Chinese intentions. Currently, Dr. Metcalf is teaching at the National Intelligence University, where he focuses on China. His latest publication: "Imperialism with Chinese Characteristics? Reading and Re-Reading China's 2006 Defense White Paper" was written to help students and new analysts learn how to read Chinese documents and make sense of Chinese motivations and intentions. This publication will provide the basis for his presentation and is available as a PDF for downloading on the National Intelligence Press section of the NIU website: http://www.ni-u.edu/ni_press/pdf/Imperialism_with_Chinese_Characteristics.pdf
For this forum, you may attribute the speaker's remarks. Everything will be on the record.
Where: Pulcinella Restaurant, 6852 Old Dominion Drive, McLean, VA. Pay at the door with a check for $29.00 payable to DIAA, Inc.
Make reservations by 19 February 2012 by email to diforum@diaalumni.org. Include names, telephone numbers, and email addresses and choose Chicken Cacciatore, Tilapia Puttanesca, Lasagna, Sausage with Peppers, Fettuccini with Portabella for your lunch selection.
Pay at the door with a check for $29.00 per person, payable to DIAA, Inc.
Check is preferred, but will accept cash; however, credit card payments are discouraged.

23 February 2012, 1230 - 1430 hrs - Los Angeles, CA - the AFIO Los Angeles Chapter meeting features Lt. Col. Phil Meinhardt USAF (ret.) on "Eagle Pull" in Vietnam

AFIO BulletMeinhardt will be addressing the chapter on what happened after the 1973 truce in Vietnam and the evacuation of Phnom Penh, Cambodia, called 'Eagle Pull' which he wrote. Col. Meinhardt arrived in Vietnam on June 23, 1973 as the Air Force Liaison Officer to the Vietnamese Joint General Staff, continuing with assignments to the U.S. Support Activities Group and the Military Assistance Group, Thailand. Col. Meinhardt is a 1960 graduate of the Air Force Academy and pilot with a thirty-four year military career that included Chief of Advanced Concepts and Director of Advanced Space Technology for Air Force Space and Missile Systems. Col. Meinhardt is a former Republican nominee to Congress with an extensive planning and policy background.
RSVP AFIO_LA@yahoo.com if you would like to attend, lunch will be served for $20. The meeting will take place at the LMU campus in the Hilton Business Building in RM. 304

29 February 2012, 2 - 3 pm - Woodbridge, VA - OSS Veteran Elizabeth Peet "Betty" McIntosh, 97, to be awarded 2012 Virginia Women in History Award - AFIO members invited

The annual Virginia Women in History program, sponsored by the Library of Virginia and Dominion, recognizes eight women, past and present, who have developed new approaches to old problems, served their communities, striven for excellence based on the courage of their convictions, advanced their professions, and initiated changes that continue to affect our lives today. Previous honorees, ranging across four centuries of Virginia history and all fields of endeavor, have included Pocahontas, Ellen Glasgow, Grace Hopper, Barbara Johns, Sheila Crump Johnson, and Dolley Madison.
At an awards presentation and reception on March 29 in Richmond, the Library of Virginia will celebrate the lives and contributions of eight extraordinary women, including McIntosh. The World War II veteran was nominated for the honor by Linda McCarthy, of Markham, Virginia. The Library of Virginia posted the eight selectees for 2012 Virginia Women in History honors at
http://www.lva.virginia.gov/public/vawomen/
WHERE: McIntosh will receive her award during a special presentation at her retirement community - Westminster at Lake Ridge, 12191 Clipper Dr, Lake Ridge, VA 22192 - 703-496-3440 on February 29 from 2:00 pm to 3:00 pm. At that time, she will also be interviewed on-camera for the Library's videotaped oral history program. AFIO members are encouraged to attend the ceremony.
As part of the Virginia Women in History program, the Library designs a poster featuring the eight honorees, which is provided to schools, museums, libraries, and other state educational institutions. In addition, a panel exhibition highlighting the women's contributions will be on display at the Library during the month of March; after that, the display travel around the state for the next twelve months.
An intelligence officer with the Office of Strategic Services, McIntosh worked in the China-Burma-India Theater during World War II. She was one of the few women assigned to Morale Operations, where she helped produce false news reports, postcards, documents, and radio messages designed to spread disinformation that would undermine Japanese morale.
After the war McIntosh wrote a memoir of her OSS experiences, published in 1947 as Undercover Girl. Her book Sisterhood of Spies: Women of the OSS (1998) describes the adventures of the brave women who served in the Office of Strategic Services during World War II.

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Icon CalendarMarch 2012

1 March 2012, 4 - 5:30 pm - Washington, DC - "A Mosque in Germany: Nazis, Intelligence Services and the Rise of Political Islam in the West" at Woodrow Wilson Center

The History and Public Policy Program in collaboration with European Studies presents " A Mosque in Germany: Nazis, Intelligence Services and the Rise of Political Islam in the West" with Stefan Meining, former Wilson Center public policy scholar and editor of Bayerischer Rundfunk, Bavaria's Public Broadcasting Service will discuss his latest book entitled A Mosque in Germany: Nazis, Intelligence Services and the Rise of Political Islam in the West which sheds new light on the history of the Islamic scene in Germany and how it was systematically nurtured by the intelligence services. A Mosque in Germany is based mainly on Meining's research for his documentary film, which was televised by the German public television broadcaster ARD in 2006 sketching the rise of political Islam in the West. Visit Qantara.de to read a review of A Mosque in Germany: Nazis, Intelligence Services and the Rise of Political Islam in the West. Christian F. Ostermann, director of the Wilson Center's History and Public Policy Program will chair the event.
Location: 6th Floor Moynihan Boardroom, Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars, 1300 Pennsylvania Ave NW, Washington D.C. 20004
RSVP: coldwar@wilsoncenter.org Visit www.wilsoncenter.org for directions and more information

Wednesday, 7 March 2012, 6:30 - 8:30 pm - Washington, DC - "Intel and the Arab Spring: What Does the Future Hold?" at the International Spy Museum

How could the world have missed the signs that an Arab Spring was coming?  Did the U.S. suffer from poor intelligence, compromised relationships, or simply a failure of the imagination? And now how do we prevent the reemergence of blind spots as we build relationships with rapidly emerging regimes and their intelligence services?  Join experts Reuel Marc Gerecht, senior fellow at the Foundation for Defense of Democracies, author of The Wave: Man, God, and the Ballot Box in the Middle East, and a former Middle East specialist in the CIA's Clandestine Service; and Colonel W. Patrick Lang, former Defense Intelligence Officer for the Middle East, South Asia and Terrorism, author of Intelligence: The Human Factor, and expert consultant on intel operations in Muslim countries; for a spirited discussion of how the U.S.'s understanding - or misunderstanding - of the Middle East affects intelligence collection and analysis in the region.  Sparks may fly when the speakers share their potentially conflicting ideas about how the U.S. can alter a decades-old paradigm
Ticket: $15. To register or for more information visit www.spymuseum.org

Thursday, 8 March 2012, Noon-2:00 pm - Washington DC - The Returned Services League of Australia, Washington Sub-Branch, meets to hear CAPT Evin Thompson USN on the history of the US Navy SEALs.

CAPT Thompson is currently Navy Special Warfare Branch Head, Expeditionary Warfare Division, Navy Staff.
WHERE - Amenities Room, Embassy of Australia, 1601 Massachusetts Ave NW. NOTE: Valid ID required.
Charge - $15.00, including buffet lunch and sodas. Alcoholic beverages- $2.00 each.
RSVP by noon on March 7, to David Ward at 202-352-8550 or via e-mail at dmward1973@gmail.com
Attire : Business casual
Parking: There is no parking at the Embassy. There is paid public parking behind and under the Airline Pilots Association (17th and Mass) and at 1500 Mass Ave NW.

Friday, 9 March 2012, 5:30-7:00 PM - Washington, DC - The Institute of World Politics hosts Lt Col. Forrest Hare, USAF on Cyber Threats and National Security

Forrest Hare, Lt Col, USAF, Office of the Undersecretary of Defense, Intelligence, speaks on the topic of Cyber threats and national security: There does not have to be a war for a security threat to exist
Mr. Schmidt, the current cyber security coordinator for the President, has made it clear that we are not currently in a cyber war.
We all appreciate that, while we are not at war with any countries today, many nation-states, and non-state actors, are preparing for that potentiality and do possess a real and credible threat in many domains, including cyberspace. In this discussion, we will look at cyber security from the perspective of national security with the realization that national security organizations may have differing perspectives of the threats in the cyber domain.
Location: 1521 16th Street NW, Washington, DC 20036
RSVPs REQUIRED. Please do so to kbridges@iwp.edu. Bring ID to show at the door.

Friday, 9 March 2012, noon - 3pm - Ashburn, VA - Loudoun Crime Commission Luncheon invites all to hear John Weisman discuss "You can reveal more in fiction than can be done in nonfiction" re his new book: KBL: Kill Bin Laden.

John Weisman will be the speaker at the Belmont Country Club in Ashburn VA from 1200 to 1500. He will be talking about "When writing about certain sensitive subjects, sometimes you can get closer to the truth in fiction than you can in nonfiction…" as well as discussing his new book, KBL: Kill Bin Laden, which he will also have for purchase and signing. I'm told that he has no problem signing books brought in as well so if members have any they may bring them.
Location: Belmont Country Club is directly off Rte 7 in Ashburn at 19661 Belmont Manor Lane, Ashburn, VA, 20147. Directions can be found at http://www.belmontcountryclub.com/location-direction.shtml.
Cost: $20.00 paid by cash or check at the door. Doors open at 1200 with lunch at 1230 and John on at 1300.
RSVP by March 6 to collins@loudouncrimecommission.org. Reservation strongly suggested but we always have a few extra seats for stragglers. We expect a larger crowd than normal.

Wednesday, 14 March 2012, 11:30am - Scottsdale, AZ - Hank Potosky on "The Secret Service Protection." at AFIO Arizona

AFIO BulletHank had a thirty-one year career as a Special Agent and Assistant Special Agent in Charge with the United States Secret Service.
He was Coordinator/Director for the 1988 Iowa Caucus and for Secret Service Security Manpower for the 1983 Economic Summit in Williamsburg, Virginia. He was the Secret Service Liaison and Security Coordinator with United Nation Officials for two United Nations General Assemblies. He was involved in the protection of seven Presidents and seven Vice-Presidents and numerous foreign Heads of State. He also
investigated cases involving counterfeiting, forgery of government securities, fraud against the U.S. Government, identity theft and electronics crimes.
New location: McCormick Ranch Golf Course, 7505 McCormick Pwy, Scottsdale, AZ - 480.948.0260.
RSVP no later than 72 hours ahead of time; in the past, not reserving or cancelling without prior notice (72 hours prior to the meeting) created much grief for those of us organizing the meeting and dealing with the personnel!
WE ARE charged for the no-shows and please remember, we are a small organization with a humble coffer!
We would therefore APPRECIATE that you all respond to this email to confirm your presence (or not).
Our meeting fees will be as follows: • $20.00 for AFIO members; • $22.00 for guests; • $25.00 for AFIO Members with NO RSVPs as per the requested date
• All NO SHOWS or last minute cancellations will need to pay for the lunch
For reservations or questions, please email ON OR BEFORE January 9th, 2012 Simone simone@4smartphone.net or simone@afioaz.org or call and leave a message on 602.570.6016

Wednesday, 14 March 2012, noon - Washington, DC - Joe Rochefort's War: The Odyssey of the Codebreaker Who Outwitted Yamamoto at Midway - Presentation and book signing

"Elliot Carlson's biography of Capt. Joe Rochefort is the first to be written of the officer who headed the U. S. Navy's decrypt unit at Pearl Harbor and broke the Japanese Navy's code before the Battle of Midway. Carlson brings Rochefort to life as the irreverent, fiercely independent, and consequential officer that he was and discusses his frustrations as he searches in vain for Yamamoto's fleet prior to the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor, but share his joy when he succeeds in tracking the fleet in early 1942 and breaks the code that leads Rochefort to believe Yamamoto's invasion target is Midway. His conclusions, bitterly opposed by some top Navy brass, are credited with making the U.S. victory possible and helping change the course of the war."
WHERE: McGowan Theater, National Archives, Washington, DC. Directions: http://www.archives.gov/nae/visit/theater.html
A book signing will follow the program

Thursday, 15 March 2012, 11:30 am - Colorado Springs, CO - The AFIO Rocky Mountain Chapter presents the reschedule of Sheriff Terry Maketa's presentation about his official visits to Israel and Trinidad.

AFIO BulletThis should be an interesting talk as El Paso County Sheriff's rarely travel this far from home. To be held at The Inn at Palmer Divide, 443 S. Highway 105 Palmer Lake, CO, Exit 161 westbound off I-25, West on Highway 105. Please RSVP to Tom VanWormer at robsmom@pcisys.net

Friday, 16 March 2012, noon - 2 pm - Washington, DC - "Why Mark Felt Became Deep Throat" by Max Holland at International Spy Museum

Leak: Why Mark Felt Became Deep Throat
Through the shadowy persona of "Deep Throat," FBI official Mark Felt became as famous as the Watergate scandal his "leaks" helped uncover. Best known through Hal Holbrook's portrayal in the film version of Bob Woodward and Carl Bernstein's All the President's Men, Felt was regarded for decades as a conscientious but highly secretive whistleblower who shunned the limelight. Yet even after he finally revealed his identity in 2005, questions about his true motivations persisted.
Max Holland has found the missing piece of that Deep Throat puzzle - one that's been hidden in plain sight all along. He reveals for the first time in detail what truly motivated the FBI's number-two executive to become the most fabled secret source in American history. In the process, he directly challenges Felt's own explanations while also demolishing the legend fostered by Woodward and Bernstein's bestselling account.
Holland critiques all the theories of Felt's motivation that have circulated over the years, including notions that Felt had been genuinely upset by White House law-breaking or had tried to defend and insulate the FBI from the machinations of President Nixon and his Watergate henchmen. And, while acknowledging that Woodward finally disowned the "principled whistleblower" image of Felt in The Secret Man, Holland shows why that famed journalist's latest explanation still falls short of the truth.
Holland showcases the many twists and turns to Felt's story that are not widely known, revealing not a selfless official acting out of altruistic patriotism, but rather a career bureaucrat with his own very private agenda. Drawing on new interviews and oral histories, old and just-released FBI Watergate files, papers of the Watergate Special Prosecution Force, presidential tape recordings, and Woodward and Bernstein's Watergate-related papers, he sheds important new light on both Felt's motivations and the complex and often problematic relationship between the press and government officials.
Fast-paced and scrupulously fact-checked, Leak resolves the mystery residing at the heart of Mark Felt's actions. By doing so, it radically revises our understanding of America's most famous presidential scandal.
Free! WHERE: International Spy Museum: 800 F Street, NW Washington, DC Gallery Place/Chinatown Metrorail Station
Visit www.spymuseum.org

17 March 2012, 2 pm - Kennebunk, ME - AFIO Maine Chapter hosts Mary Margaret Graham, former DDNIC/CIA, speaking on "The Role of Intelligence in the 21st Century"

AFIO BulletMrs. Mary Margaret Graham is a former senior intellience officer who retired in 2008 as the first Deputy Director of National Intelligence for Collection where she was responsible for oversight of intelligence programs for the 16 agencies which make up the Intelligence Community. In addition to 29 years in numerous field and headquarters assignments in CIA, she served as Executive Assistant to the Deputy Director of the National Security Agency in the mid-1990s.  Mrs. Graham currently serves as Chair of the Defense Intelligence Agency Advisory Board. She is the recipient of a number of prestigious awards for her service.
WHERE: The Brick Store Museum Program Center, 2 Dane Street, Kennebunk, ME. The public is invited. For information call 207-967-4298

Saturday, 17 March 2012, 5:15 PM - Washington, DC - "Codebreaking with IBM machines in World War II" - a presentation by Stephen Budiansky
Many important enemy code systems were broken by the US Army and Navy during World War II with the help of a variety of special-purpose analytic machinery.
Among the most important of these were special adaptations of commercial IBM card machines, developed to automate specific time-consuming tasks both in initially solving enemy cryptosystems and then in routinely deciphering intercepted messages.
Other innovative cryptanalytic hardware developed during the war used optical, paper-tape, and other storage devices that pushed electro-mechanical computing to its technological limits in this era just prior to the dawn of the digital revolution.
Speaker: Stephen Budiansky, author of "Battle of Wits"
Where: Washington Marriott Hotel, 1221 22nd Street NW, Washington, D.C.
Organizer: Cryptographic Engineering Research Group at George Mason University
Part of: SHARCS 2012: Special-Purpose Hardware for Attacking Cryptographic Systems workshop
Registration fee: Talk + book signing: $50; Talk + book signing + dinner: $150.

Wednesday, 21 March 2012, 6:30 - 8:30 pm - Washington, DC - "WEAPONS OF MASS DISRUPTION" at the International Spy Museum

Was your computer one of the machines that attacked Estonia?
Go behind-the-scenes on some of the most aggressive cyber attacks of our time. Join Dave Marcus, Director of Security Research for McAfee Labs, for a special screening of Weapons of Mass Disruption. The film, inspired by the Spy Museum's exhibit of the same name, focuses on key events in the evolution of cyber warfare, from the CIA's successful cyber-sabotage of the Soviet Union's trans-Siberia pipeline in the 1980s, to Stuxnet, a calculated cyber attack on Iran in 2009-10. On-screen experts, including Marcus, discuss cyber attacks you may know: the two week attack on Estonia in 2007 in which the country was essentially shut down; and those you may not: the theft of F35 fighter related information in 2009. They also cover the cyber security issues financial institutions face and the vulnerabilities of critical U.S. water and electricity infrastructure systems. The fascinating interviews with cyber experts include insights such as which popular movie of 2007 made Eugene Kaspersky, CEO of the Kaspersky Labs, break out in a cold sweat. Marcus, who specializes in advance intelligence gathering, digital forensic analysis, as well as intrusion detection and prevention, will lead a post-screening discussion of the film's major points and the latest on information security, malware, and vulnerability assessment. Tickets: $15 To register or for more information visit www.spymuseum.org

21 - 22 March 2012 - Fairfax, VA - NMIA hosts NIS 2012 - a classified intelligence symposium

The symposium will be conducted at the SECRET level and is only open to U.S. citizens who currently hold the appropriate security clearance
There will be discussions on initiatives such as the "Quint" (DIA, NSA, NGA, NRO, CIA); which is a manifestation of the reality of IC cooperation by taking advantage of the huge potential for savings in Information Technology integration; specifically in Cloud Computing. At NIS 2012 the speakers from the national intelligence agencies and the military intelligence services will provide an update on the current state of the intelligence community and an outlook on what to expect for the future.
Invited speakers include seniors from the national IC organizations: CIA, USD(I), NSA, DIA, NGA, NRO, DHS, and the Intelligence Chiefs of the Army, Navy, Marine Corps, Air Force, and Coast Guard.

22-24 March 2012 - Charlotte, NC - Charlotte International Cryptologic Symposium

The line up of speakers includes: Ron Lawrence who will open the Crypto Symposium with a short talk about all the events going on in the hotel and about radio collecting and how this came about.
Debbie Anderson, daughter of Joe Desch the man who designed the Navy Cryptanalytic Bombe, is speaking and showing the documentary "The Dayton Codebreakers." Jim Oram of enigma-replica.com will be speaking on:"Restoration techniques of the Enigma" includes the showing of a video on the restorations he has completed. Free tours of Jim's Enigma Shop where Enigmas are restored.
John Alexander, a private collector from UK, will be speaking and offering some views of his Crypto equipment.
Richard Brisson, a collector from Ottawa Canada with website www.campx.ca, recently retired from the Communications Security Establishment Canada, will be speaking on the history and artifacts related to cryptology and espionage.
Dr. David Hatch, of NSA and CCH, will provide a display of a SIGABA Machine. Dr. Nicholas Gessler, Research Associate Information Science & Information Studies, Duke University, Durham, NC.
Gessler will be bringing a wide variety of Historical Cryptologic equipment for display.
LOCATION: Sheraton Charlotte Airport Hotel, 3315 Scott Futrell Dr, Charlotte, NC 28208.
Registration covers both the Cryptologic Symposium and the Antique Radio Charlotte event.

Saturday, 24 March 2012, 1000 - 1430 - Milford, MA - AFIO New England hears Deputy Exec Director CTC Executive Directorate on Counter-Terrorism

AFIO BulletOur afternoon speaker will be Howard Stoffer. Howard is currently the Deputy Executive Director of the Counter-Terrorism Committee Executive Directorate, a post he has held since November 2009. From July 2005 to November 2009 he served as Director for Administration and Information of the Counter-Terrorism Committee Executive Directorate. He worked at U.S. Mission to the United Nations as Minister-Counselor in the Management and Reform Section from 2001-2005 and as Counselor for Political Affairs from 1997-2001. Other assignments include Tel Aviv (1994-1997), Moscow (1991-1993), the Soviet and China desks in the State Department (late 1980's), and one year with the Sinai peacekeeping mission - the Multinational Force and Observers. In the early 1980's, he was an advisor to the U.S. Delegations to the Strategic Arms and Intermediate-Range Nuclear Forces Negotiations.
He earned a B.A. from Columbia College in 1971 and a PhD from Columbia University's Graduate Faculties in Political Science in 1980.
Note, as this meeting is a one day event we have not made any hotel arrangements.
Where: Courtyard by Marriott in Milford, Mass. The hotel web site is here http://www.marriott.com/hotels/travel/bosml-courtyard-boston-milford
Schedule: Registration & gathering, 1000 - 1130, membership meeting 1130 - 1200. Luncheon at 1200 followed by our speaker, with adjournment at 2:30PM.
For additional information contact us at afionechapter@gmail.com
Advance reservations are $25.00, $30.00 at the door - per person.
Luncheon reservations must be made by 10 March 2012.
Mail your check and the reservation form to: Mr. Arthur Hulnick, 216 Summit Avenue # E102, Brookline, MA 02446; 617-739-7074 or hlnk@aol.com

29 March 2012 - San Francisco, CA - The AFIO Jim Quesada Chapter hosts Ron Brooks, Director of the NCRIC and the Northern California High Intensity Drug Trafficking Area.

AFIO BulletRon Brooks, who is the Director of the NCRIC and the Northern California High Intensity Drug Trafficking Area will be speaking about the the National Fusion Center Networks' role in the information sharing environment. The meeting will be held at UICC, 2700 45th Avenue, San Francisco (between Sloat/Wawona): 11:30AM no host cocktails; noon - luncheon. $25 member rate with advance reservation and payment; $35 non-member/no reservation. E-mail RSVP to Mariko Kawaguchi (please indicate meat or fish) at afiosf@aol.com and mail a check made out to "AFIO" to: Mariko Kawaguchi, P.O. Box 117578, Burlingame, CA 94011.

Thursday, 29 March 2012, 9am-5:30pm - Washington, DC - Wilson Center & Georgetown University hosts conference "Moles, Defectors, and Deceptions: James Angleton and His Influence on US Counterintelligence."

The goal of the conference is to foster informed, scholarly discussion of James Angleton and his time at the CIA, as well as his continuing influence on American counterintelligence. The conference will bring together a wide variety of experts on intelligence history with a view towards examining Angleton's career and legacy from all sides. A draft program is attached for your reference. We appreciate your consideration of this letter and look forward to hearing from
you. Please RSVP (acceptances only) to ColdWar@wilsoncenter.org. Should you have questions about the event, contact Bruce Hoffman at (202) 687-7847, or Christian Ostermann at (202) 691-4176. Alternatively contact Tim McDonnell at (202) 691 4308 or at Timothy.McDonnell@wilsoncenter.org.
Event location: Woodrow Wilson Center.

Thursday, 29 March 2012, 3 - 5pm, 5-7pm - Arlington, VA - ATIA hosts "Intelligence Integration Strategy - The Report"

The briefing and panel discussion will focus on the "Intelligence Integration Strategy - The Report", a report prepared for the Office of the DNI, will be featured by the Advanced Technical Intelligence Association. The briefing and panel will feature three prominent figures in the U.S. intelligence community, including the principal author of the study, Kevin O'Connell of Innovative Analytics, who will brief the study. Kevin will be followed by questions and discussion with Dr. Jennifer Sims, a Visiting Professor and Director of Intelligence Studies at Georgetown's Walsh School of Foreign Service and former DIA Director, Lt. Gen. Pat Hughes, USA (ret.), now a consultant focusing on the areas of intelligence, national security, and international relations.
Location: Virginia Tech Research Center's, Applied Research Corp, 900 North Glebe Road, Arlington, VA 22203. Event in unclassified.
RSVP to ATIA at JBLongley@aol.com

Icon CalendarApril 2012

2 - 4 April 2012 - Washington, DC - GovSec Conference & Expo featuring U.S. Law Enforcement Expo Plus Network-Centric Security Conference & Expo

Event includes U.S. Law Enforcement Expo Plus Network-Centric Security Conference & Expo, Contingency Planning & Management Conference & Expo. Event location: Washington Convention Center.
Pre-Conference: Monday, April 2. Conference: Tuesday, April 3 - Wednesday, April 4
Topics include: *Critical Infrastructure Protection; *Domestic & International Terrorism; *Protecting from Cyberterrorism & Cybercrime; *Law Enforcement Case Studies; *Network-Centric Security.
Free Expo*: Tuesday, April 3 - Wednesday, April 4. Experience, first-hand, the latest advances in critical infrastructure protection, counterterrorism, physical and IT security and much more!
More information at: http://govsecinfo.com/Home.aspx

Monday, 2 April 2012, 6:30pm - Washington, DC - "9/11, False Flags, and Black Ops" at International Spy Museum

9/11, False Flags, and Black Ops: An Evening of Debate with David Frum, Jonathan Kay, and Webster Tarpley
Don't be an April Fool. The truth may be out there, but when does the search for it turn into a wild goose chase? Canadian journalist, Jonathan Kay, set out to answer that question with his profile of the 9/11 Trust Movement in his acclaimed book, Among the Truthers: A Journey Through America's Growing Conspiracist Underground. One of the most fascinating people that Kay interviewed is Webster Tarpley. Dr. Tarpley, who has addressed ideas and issues from Venetian history to economic recovery from the current world depression, is the author of 9/11 Synthetic Terror: Made in the USA. He has developed his theories about international governmental involvement in assassinations and the engineering of the 9/11 attacks by rogue actors from the military and intelligence community over many years, beginning with his investigation of the Aldo Moro murder in Italy in the 1980s. Columnist and commentator, David Frum, founder of the FrumForum.com, will moderate this lively Kay-Tarpley discussion about 9/11, nefarious plots, and other conspiracy theories.
WHERE: International Spy Museum: 800 F Street, NW Washington, DC Gallery Place/Chinatown Metrorail Station
TICKETS: Tickets: $15. Visit www.spymuseum.org

Wednesday, 4 April 2012, 1000-1130 [lunch to 1300]- Annapolis Junction, MD - National Cryptologic Museum Foundation Spring Program features Douglas Waller on Wild Bill Donovan

The NCMF welcome Douglas Waller as their guest speaker for the spring program. The presentation is at the L-3 Stratis Conference Center in the National Business Park (NBP). Directions are below. After the program, lunch will be served until 1300.

Douglas Waller is a veteran correspondent, author and lecturer. He served in TIME Magazine's Washington Bureau from 1994 to 2007 where he covered foreign affairs extensively as a diplomatic corespondent. Before joining TIME, Waller served as a reporter on Newsweek magazine. He has written a total of eight books of which Wild Bill Donovan: The Spymaster who created the OSS and Modern American Espionage is his latest.

Donovan was the man President Franklin Roosevelt made his top spy of the Office of Strategic Services during World War II. One of America's most exciting and secretive generals, Donovan is a mythic figure whose legacy is still intensely debated. "Wild Bill" Donovan was Director of the OSS, the country's first intelligence agency, the forerunner of today's CIA.

We hope you can join us on 4 April. The Program fee is $40. Make your check out to NCMF, and return by 28 March. Replies/RSVPs to cryptmf@aol.com

Directions from Baltimore: Take MD-295 (Baltimore-Washington Parkway) south towards Washington; Take the MD-32 West exit towards Columbia; Keep right at the fork toward NBP; Turn right onto NBP; Take 2nd right to 2720 Technology Drive (L3 is on the left)
Directions from Washington: Take MD-295 (Baltimore-Washington Parkway) north towards Baltimore; Take the MD-32 West exit towards Columbia: Keep right at the fork toward NBP; Turn right onto NBP; Take 2nd right to 2720 Technology Drive (L3 is on the left)

Wednesday, 4 April 2012, 6pm - 9pm - New York, NY - NYU Brennan Center hosts showing of film: "The Man Nobody Knew: In Search of My Father, CIA Spymaster William Colby" and a second film advocating more Oversight of US Spy Agencies

William Colby began his intelligence career during WWII as an OSS officer who parachuted into Nazi-occupied Europe. After the war, he rose through the CIA ranks, oversaw the coup against President Diem in Saigon, and ran the Phoenix Program. But after decades of obediently taking on the White House's toughest and dirtiest assignments and rising to become Director of the CIA, Colby landed in hot water for breaking with the Agency's history of limited disclosure. He revealed to the Church Committee some of the Agency's darkest, most tightly held secrets and extra-legal operations, every one of which was suggested, authorized, or directed by specific verbal or written orders from the White House...often from the President or those surrounding him.
America has a special fascination with CIA, an organization it asks to do many dangerous, risky assignments, which it later uses as a scapegoat when the mood of the country rapidly oscillates. Perhaps because Colby seemed troubled by some of the CIA assignments, his decision to cooperate with the Church Committee's investigation cost Colby his job but might have saved the Agency.
After the screening, Colby's son Carl, the movie's Director and Producer, and the Brennan Center's Chief Counsel, Frederick A.O. Schwarz, Jr., who was Chief Counsel to the Church Committee, will discuss the unique challenges inherent to intelligence oversight, from the point of view of a total outsider, and another who prosecuted the Agency for doing the dirty work of the White House.
Location: Lipton Hall at New York University School of Law, 108 West Third St, New York, NY
Refreshments will be served. Please RSVP to Kimberly.Lubrano@nyu.edu or (646) 292-8342

Tuesday, 10 April 2012, 11:30 am - 2 pm - MacDill AFB - AFIO Florida Suncoast Chapter hosts Hon. Gus M. Bilirakis at this luncheon.

AFIO BulletGus M. Bilirakis, Republican from Palm Harbor serving on the Committees on Homeland Security, Veterans' Affairs and Foreign Affairs. Gus has been appointed Chairman of the Subcommittee on Emergency Preparedness, Response and Communication, a vital post for the state of Florida. He will be touching a number of topics of vital interest to our nation.
Event location: MacDill AFB Surf's Edge Club, 7315 Bayshore Boulevard, MacDill AFB, FL 33621. RSVP no later than Wednesday, April 4, for yourself and include the names of any guests. Email
or call the Chapter Secretary at mfshapiro@att.net.
Cost is $20. If you make a reservation, don't cancel and get a cancellation confirmation by the response deadline and then don't show up, you will be responsible for the cost of the luncheon.
Note that the base is now enforcing a handscan registration for those with ID cards so, if you haven't been on-base recently, you should look into this or allow some extra time when you arrive for the meeting. Should you not have a 'bumper sticker' or ID card for access to MacDill AFB, please so state in your RSVP. If you have not already submitted information required for the Gate Access List, be sure to include your license number, name on drivers license and state of issue for yourself and for any guests you are bringing on base.
Anyone with special AFIO Gate Access should proceed to the Bayshore Gate. If you need directions, please let us know.

Wednesday, 11 April 2012, 11:30am - Scottsdale, AZ - AFIO AZ Chapter hosts Thomas Davidson, CWO4 on "Mexican Drug Cartels - Their Areas of Operation along US Border."

AFIO BulletCWO4 Thomas S. Davidson II is Military Intelligence, USArmy (Ret). Tom served a total of 36 years in the U.S. Army. His last assignment was with the Foreign Military Studies Office (FMSO), U.S. Army Training and Doctrine Command, Ft. Leavenworth, Kansas. He started the FMSO Mexico and Southwest Border Security Team in January 2002 when he was recalled to active duty.

In 1976, CWO4 Davidson received his BA degree from the State University of New York in Albany, NY. His military training includes attendance at the Defense Language Institute, Monterey, CA for Vietnamese, German, Korean, and Czech languages, as well as other military development courses to include the Warrant Officer Advanced course in 1993. He was a co-author of the U.S. Army Interpreter/Translator course for the Military Occupation Specialty (MOS) 97L.
CWO4 Davidson joined the U.S. Army as an infantry soldier in 1969. He began his Military Intelligence career in 1971 when he attended the Prisoner of War Interrogator course at Ft. Hood, TX. His military intelligence duty assignments include the Combined Military Intelligence Interrogation Center, Republic of Vietnam; Refugee Screener, Zirndorf Refugee Camp, Federal Republic of Germany; S-2, 193rd Combat Support Battalion, Panama Canal Zone; Commander, Border Resident Office, Weiden, FRG; Officer-in-Charge, Border Liaison Office, Fulda, FRG; Senior Interrogator, Operation Just Cause, Republic of Panama; and Senior Interrogator, DAO, U.S. Embassy, Honduras.
Among his military awards are the Legion of Merit, Meritorious Service Medal, the Joint Service Commendation Medal, two Army Commendation Medals, and the Army Achievement Medal.
After his retirement in 2007, Tom and his wife Alicia intended to retire at their miniature horse breeding farm in Portal, AZ. However, in 2008 he was approached by the Institute for the Studies of Violent Groups at the University of Connecticut at New Haven. He had worked with ISVG during his time at FMSO. He is currently the ISVG project manager for the Daily Border News Report (JTFN) and the Northeast Mexico project (NORTHCOM). He has provide open source and intelligence translation instruction at the University of Texas at El Paso and for UC New Haven.
Location: McCormick Ranch Golf Course, 7505 McCormick Parkway, Scottsdale AZ 85258 ~ Phone 480.948.0260.
WE WILL NEED FOR EVERY MEETING an RSVP no later than 72 hours ahead of time; in the past, not reserving or cancelling without prior notice (72 hours prior to the meeting) created much grief for those of us organizing the meeting and dealing with the personnel!
WE ARE charged for the no-shows and please remember, we are a small organization with a humble coffer! We would therefore APPRECIATE that you all respond to this email to confirm your presence (or not).
Our meeting fees will be as follows: $20.00 for AFIO members; $22.00 for guests and other nonmembers.
For reservations or questions, please email Simone simone@4smartphone.net or simone@afioaz.org or call and leave a message on 602.570.6016

Friday 13 April 2012, noon - 3pm - Ashburn, VA - The Loudoun Crime Commission hosts FBI ADIC/WFO James McJUNKIN, former ADIC/CT Division on "Washington Field Office Responsibilities: CT, CI, Crime, Intel and Community Outreach."

Luncheon Speaker is: FBI ADIC James McJunkin, Assistant Director in Charge, Washington Field Office, the FBI's second largest field office, most recently served as the Assistant Director of the Counterterrorism Division.
Location: Belmont Country Club, off Rte 7 in Ashburn at 19661 Belmont Manor Lane, Ashburn, VA, 20147. Directions can be found at http://www.belmontcountryclub.com/location-direction.shtml.
Cost: $20.00 cash or check at the door. Doors open at noon for registering and networking, lunch at 1230, and speaker at 1pm. RSVP is strongly suggested but we always try to have a few extra seats for stragglers.
RSVP by 9 April to: collins@loudouncrimecommission.org

Saturday, 14 April 2012, 1-6pm - Washington, DC - "Solidarity and the CIA" with Ted Kontek, and two other topics/speakers at IWP event.

The Institute of World Politics hosts The Kosciuszko Chair's Second Annual Kosciuszko Chair Spring Symposium. The three topics are:
The Euro and Poland's Economy by Prof. Andrzej Kazmierczak, Solidarity and the CIA with Ted Kontek, and The New York Times and Poland by Pawel Styrna.
1:00 PM: Registration and Light Refreshments; 2:00 PM: Sessions 1 & 2; 4:00 PM: Break; 4:30 PM: Session 3; 5:30 PM: Wine & Cheese Reception
Location: 1521 16th Street NW, Washington, DC 20036
RSVP Required: email Katie Lenczowski Bridges at kbridges@iwp.edu

Tuesday, 17 April 2012, noon - Washington, DC - "Alger Hiss: Why He Chose Treason" with Christina Shelton at Spy Museum

In 1948, when the dumpy, rumpled journalist Whittaker Chambers accused the patrician Ivy League-educated senior diplomat Alger Hiss of being a spy for the Soviets, few Americans were willing to credit the accusation. For two years, the political drama of the Hiss trials made headlines throughout the country. Finally, Hiss was convicted only of perjury. Hiss went to his grave protesting his innocence of espionage and most Americans who were aware of the case agreed with him. However, today all but a few diehards agree that new historical evidence has vindicated Chambers: Alger Hiss really was a Soviet spy. But why did he do it? Why was it so difficult to make the case at the time? And why did so many Americans continue to believe in Hiss's innocence? Retired counterintelligence officer Christina Shelton has written a new biography of Hiss. She highlights the many missed opportunities and poor judgments in the Hiss case, and discusses them in the context of wide-scale Soviet infiltration and espionage. Join Shelton and SPY historian Mark Stout for a discussion of this provocative new book about one of America's most controversial icons.
WHERE: International Spy Museum: 800 F Street, NW Washington, DC Gallery Place/Chinatown Metrorail Station
TICKETS: Free! No registration required.
Join the author for an informal chat and book signing.

Wednesday, 18 April 2012, 6 pm - Nellis AFB, VA - Alan Heintz on "TSA Office of Intelligence and Analysis Overview" at Las Vegas Chapter Meeting.

AFIO BulletThe next Roger E. McCarthy, Las Vegas Chapter Meeting features Alan Heintz. Topic: "TSA Office of Intelligence and Analysis Overview"
Heintz is the Field Intelligence Officer for the Transportation Security Administration, Office of Intelligence and Analysis for Las Vegas, Nevada.
Time: Please join us at 5 p.m. in the "Robin's Roost" bar area for liaison and beverages; speaker begins at 6 pm
Location: Officers' Club at Nellis Air Force Base. All guests must use the MAIN GATE located at the intersection on Craig Road and Las Vegas Blvd. Address: 5871 Fitzgerald Blvd., Nellis AFB, NV 89191
Email or call Mary Bentley at 702-295-0417 or Mary.Bentley@doe.gov if you have any questions. We look forward to seeing you!

Wednesday, 18 April 2012, 6:30 - 8:30 pm - "Graphic Intelligence: Comics, the KKK, and Covert Ops" at the International Spy Museum

Comic books often reflect the time in which they are created. Since the Cold War, spies have been hot, and the world of comics has had a great assortment of espionage volumes. National security lawyer and comic collector/dealer Mark S. Zaid has assembled a rich array of comics that address spies and espionage. He'll showcase some of the coolest and rarest volumes in his collection while he describes how spy comics mirrored the intelligence issues of the time period in which they were published - some purporting to reveal true spy cases. He'll also share tales of how comics may have been used as intelligence tools and to push social agendas involving war, race, and sex. Then there is the story of the famous superhero who teamed up with actual spies to strike a blow for justice and equality in the United States. Award-winning author Rick Bowers shares the story behind his new book Superman vs. the Ku Klux Klan: The True Story of How the Iconic Superhero Battled the Men of Hate. Bowers reveals how the producers of The Adventures of Superman radio show took on the resurgent Ku Klux Klan in 1946, teaming up with infiltrators within the secret society to produce a ground-breaking, 16-part radio drama in which the Man of Steel conquered the hooded hate mongers.
WHERE: International Spy Museum: 800 F Street, NW Washington, DC Gallery Place/Chinatown Metrorail Station.
Tickets: $15.00 Register at www.spymuseum.org

19 April 2012, 8 AM - 7 PM - Fort Lauderdale, FL - South Florida InfraGard Branch Regional Conference on "Current and Future Security threats: How are the private and public sectors working to meet these challenges."

The South Florida InfraGard Branch of the InfraGard Membership Alliance invites AFIO members to participat in their first Regional Conference: Current and Future Security threats: How are the private and public sectors
working to meet these challenges.
As security threats continue to develop and new plans and intentions are exposed which target our private and public sector entities, it is imperative to stay aware and current on technology/physical security best practices, to prevent, mitigate and react to potential disruption and loss of services, life and property. Conference speakers will represent all sectors and functions facing the challenges threatening our Cyber and Critical Infrastructure, and
will address methods to protect it, as well as Technology and Risk Management trends and advances towards the safeguarding of our National Security.
FOOD: Breakfast, full gourmet lunch, snacks and an evening cocktail event are included. LOCATION: Sheraton Fort Lauderdale Airport Hotel.
For list of speakers, their topics, their bios, and additional information visit
http://www.infragardmiami.com/
Questions to Nancy Bianco, South Florida InfraGard, 650 533-5360 or nrbianco@mindspring.com

Thursday, 19 April 2012, 3:30pm - Washington, DC - JNSL Symposium to discuss "Shadow Wars" featuring William C. Banks, Syracuse U Col of Law

The Journal of National Security Law & Policy and The Georgetown Center on National Security and the Law will be hosting a symposium to discuss JNSLP's latest issue:
"Shadow Wars."
Opening Remarks by William C. Banks, Editor-in-Chief, Journal of National Security Law & Policy. Banks is on the Board of Advisors Distinguished Professor, Syracuse University College of Law, Professor of Public Administration and International Affairs, Maxwell School of Syracuse University; Author of the JNSLP article "Shadow Wars."
Featured Authors and Panelists: Laura Dickinson, Professor of Law, The George Washington University Law School; Author of the JNSLP article Outsourcing Covert Activities.
Louis Fisher, Scholar in Residence, The Constitution Project; Former Specialist in Constitutional Law, Library of Congress; Author of the JNSLP article Basic Principals of the War Power.
John Prados, Senior Fellow and Co-Director of the Iraq Documentation Project; Director of the Vietnam Project at the National Security Archive at The George Washington University; Author of the JNSLP article The Continuing Quandary of Covert Operations.
Scott Shane, National Security Reporter, Washington Bureau, The New York Times.
WHERE: Hart Auditorium, Georgetown University Law Center, 600 New Jersey Avenue, Washington, DC.
Reception to Follow
RSVP to rsvp2@law.georgetown.edu or contact nationalsecurity@law.georgetown.edu with questions.

19 April 2012, 6pm - 9pm - Arlington, VA - Annual Black Tie Banquet of the FAOA

The Foreign Area Officer Association hosts their Annual Black Tie Banquet featuring keynote speaker: James R. Clapper, Lt Gen, USAF(Ret) - Director of National Intelligence.
Location: The Army Navy Country Club, 1700 Army Navy Drive, Arlington, VA. (Note: This is not the Army Navy Club in DC)
Attire: Black Tie - Tuxedo/formal evening gown and military personnel equivalent. Open Bar Included. Mixer starts at 6:00 PM and proceedings start at 7:00 PM

Friday, 20 April 2012, 5 PM - Washington, DC - "Ronald Reagan's Policies for Intelligence and Security: A Useful Model for Today's Challenges" by Professor deGraffenreid at IWP

Kenneth deGraffenreid is a full-time professor and Faculty Chairman at The Institute of World Politics, where he teaches courses on intelligence and counterintelligence.
From 2004-2005, Prof. deGraffenreid served as Deputy National Counterintelligence Executive to the President of the United States. He has also served as Deputy Under Secretary of Defense for Policy Support at the Department of Defense, Senior Director of Intelligence Programs at the National Security Council, Senior professional staff member at the Senate Select Committee on Intelligence, and Senior Fellow on Intelligence at the National Strategy Information Center.
He is a Retired Captain, U.S Navy Reserves, and a founding member of the IWP Board of Overseers. He holds a B.A. from Purdue University and an M.A. from The Catholic University of America
Location: The Institute of World Politics, 1521 16th Street NW, Washington, DC 20036
MUST RSVP to attend. Contact: kbridges@iwp.edu.

Saturday, 21 April 2012, 2 pm - Kennebunk, ME - "How 20th Century Technology Transformed 21st Century Spycraft" - at AFIO Maine

AFIO BulletCIA Operations officer Robert Wallace takes off the mask to reveal tales of deception and trickery as he shows "How 20th Century Technology Transformed 21st Century Spycraft" at the April 21st meeting of the Maine Chapter of the Association for Intelligence Officers.
After serving in the U.S. Army in 1968-1970 in Vietnam where he led long-range reconnaissance patrol teams of Company E, 75th Rangers, Bob moved to Washington, D.C. in 1970 as Administrative Assistant to the late Ohio Congressman William McCullough. In 1971 he joined the Central Intelligence Agency where he enjoyed a 32 year career with assignments as operations officer, station chief, resource manager and director of clandestine technical programs, finally becoming Director of CIA's Office of Technical Service (OTS) in 1998. As Director of OTS he was engaged in managing programs for the design, development and deployment of technical equipment to support clandestine operations worldwide.
Wallace is co-author of "SPYCRAFT: The Secret History of CIA's Spytechs from Communism to al-Qaeda" (2008) and co-author of "The Official CIA Manual of Deception and Trickery" (2009).
He retired from CIA in 2003 and founded Artemus Consulting Group, a network of intelligence and security professionals providing services to government and corporate clients.
The meeting will be at the Brick Store Museum Program Center, 2 Dane Street, Kennebunk and the public is invited. For information call 207-967-4298.

Sunday, 22 April 2012 - undetermined - CIA Historical Collections Division hosts Conference: "The DCI Environmental and Societal Issues Center (1997-2001) Earth Day."

Scope: Environmental factors have long been an issue in intelligence gathering. The CIA monitored and analyzed these factors, in collaboration with the IC community, since its inception in 1947. Finally, 50 years later, compelled by Vice President Gore's keen interest, President Clinton issued a directive whereby The DCI Environmental Center was born. The Center focused solely on the growing concern of how environmental events would shape future government decision across the globe. In 2001 the center was dissolved during the Bush administration. 100-150 Documents

Date: : April 2012 (Coincide with Earth Day/22 April 2012

26-28 April 2012 - Tysons Corner, VA - AFIO National holds the 2012 National Intelligence Symposium at two agency headquarters: The Office of Director of National Intelligence, and at the headquarters of the Defense Intelligence Agency.

The Director of National Intelligence James Clapper will be hosting us at Liberty Crossing on Thursday, April 26, 2012. DIA Director Ronald Burgess will be hosting us at DIA on Friday, April 27, 2012, as part of this 3-day AFIO BulletSymposium. Space extremely limited.
Register for this special 3-day April event.
All speakers are confirmed.
HOTEL ACCOMMODATIONS: Crowne Plaza Hotel, 1960 Chain Bridge Rd, McLean, VA 22102
Phone: 1-888-233-9527; If there is any difficulty getting the AFIO $99/night rate, at the hotel ask for: Luana Jang at 703-738-3120 M - F 7am - 5pm EST. Do NOT call national reservation lines but call the hotel at the above number to get the special event rate.

Event is open to U.S. Citizens ONLY.

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5 May 2012, 11:30am - 2pm - Melbourne, FL - AFIO Florida Satellite Chapter meets to hear Col. Jespersen on T.E. Lawrence

AFIO Bullet11:30 social hour with cash bar. Lunch 12:30.
Speaker will be Col. Robert Randolph Jespersen who will discuss T.E. Lawrence: soldier-scholar and his impact on guerilla warfare doctrine.
Location: Eau Gallie Yacht Club.
RSVP to POC Donna Czarnecki, donnacz12@aol.com

Tuesday, 8 May 2012, noon - 1 pm - Washington, DC - "Spies and Commisars: The Early Years of the Russian Revolution" at the International Spy Museum

Russia was a chaotic hotspot after the Revolution of 1917, torn by Civil War between the Bolsheviks and the White Russians. While Lenin and Trotsky tried to spread their revolution across Europe and the great powers attempted to extinguish the Bolshevik experiment, an extraordinary collection of adventurers, opportunists, journalists, and spies poured into the roiling Russian political scene. Outsized characters like Sidney "Ace of Spies" Reilly, communist activist John Reed, and author Somerset Maugham all played their parts…under the watchful eye of Feliks Dzerzhinsky, the head of the ruthless Cheka, the first of the Soviet state security organizations. Join renowned British historian Robert Service for a discussion of his thrilling new book about this turning point of twentieth century history.
Free! No registration required. For directions visit www.spymuseum.org

Wednesday, 9 May 2012, 11:30 am - Scottsdale, AZ - "The FBI's Foreign Intelligence Operations during WWII" - presentation by Arthur Kerns at AFIO Arizona Luncheon

AFIO Bullet The FBI's Special Intelligence Service (SIS) was authorized by Presidential order in May 1940 to conduct foreign intelligence operations in the western hemisphere. Retired Special Agent Arthur Kerns will discuss the origins and operations of this little known intelligence group that existed from 1940 to 1946.
Arthur Kerns served for 24 years with the FBI, retiring from FBI Headquarters in 1988. He now writes mysteries and thrillers and his short fiction appears in a number of anthologies.
New Location: McCormick Ranch Golf Course, 7505 McCormick Parkway, Scottsdale AZ 85258
WE WILL NEED FOR EVERY MEETING an RSVP no later than 72 hours ahead of time; in the past, not reserving or cancelling without prior notice (72 hours prior to the meeting) created much grief for those of us organizing the meeting and dealing with the personnel!
WE ARE charged for the no-shows and please remember, we are a small organization with a humble coffer!
We would therefore APPRECIATE that you all respond to this email to confirm your presence (or not).
Our meeting fees will be as follows: $20.00 for AFIO members, $22.00 for guests
For reservations or questions, please email Simone at simone@4smartphone.net or simone@afioaz.org or call and leave a message on 602.570.6016

Wednesday, 9 May 2012, 11:15 - Albuquerque, NM - The Tom Smith AFIO New Mexico Chapter hosts luncheon & speaker meeting

AFIO BulletLocation: Marcello's Chophouse, Albuquerque Uptown. Inquiries to Pete Bostwick at foreigndevil@yahoo.com

Wednesday, 9 May 2012, 6:30 - 8:30 p.m - Washington, DC - "Manhunt: The Ten-Year Search for Bin Laden - From 9/11 to Abbottabad" at the International Spy Museum

"Tonight, I can report…that the United States has conducted an operation that killed Osama bin Laden." - US President Barack Obama, May 1, 2011

When Osama bin Laden declared war against the United States for the first time to a Western audience, Peter Bergen was there. He produced Osama bin Laden's first television interview. His book, The Osama bin Laden I Know: An Oral History of al Qaeda's Leader, was named one of the best non-fiction books of 2006. Bergen has continued to write and report extensively on bin Laden and the conflict between the US and al Qaeda for publications ranging from The New York Times to Rolling Stone. He's produced award-winning documentaries on the subject matter, and in his latest book he has turned his attention to the hunt and termination of the notorious terrorist. Join us for an inside account of Bergen's professional connection to bin Laden, his perspective on the decade-long hunt to capture or kill him, and his thoughts on the results of Operation Neptune Spear.
WHERE: International Spy Museum: 800 F Street, NW Washington, DC Gallery Place/Chinatown Metrorail Station
Tickets: $15.00 Register at www.spymuseum.org

10 May 2012, 8:30 am - 5 pm - Stony Brook, LI, NY - "The History of Spying: Espionage In America" Conference at Long Island Spy Museum EVENT WAS CANCELLED

An exclusive opportunity to explore the art of spycraft.
9:00-9:30: Coffee/Light Refreshments; 9:30-9:45: Introduction by Master of Ceremonies; Actor Peter Firth from the critically acclaimed television series MI-5.; 9:45-10:45: Michael Sulick | Former Director of the US National Clandestine Service and 28-year veteran of the Central Intelligence Agency: "Revolutionary War Espionage & George Washington's Spies."; 10:45-11:45: Bill Birnes | New York Times bestselling author, TV personality, espionage historian and New York University School of Law graduate: "WWII-Office of Strategic Services (OSS): The Birth of an Intelligence Agency; Patriots, Buccaneers & Movie Stars."; 11:45-12:45: LUNCH BREAK; 12:45-1:45: General Michael Hayden | Former Director of both the Central Intelligence Agency & National Security Agency: "CIA, the War on Terror, and the Killing of Bin Laden."; 1:45- 2:00: Coffee Break.; 2.00-3:00: Cindy Webb | Former Chief of Counter Intelligence, Central Intelligence Agency: "Counterintelligence in the Cold War and Beyond."; 3:00-4:00: Tom Betro | Former Director of the Naval Criminal Investigative Service (NCIS): "Counterintelligence 2.0; CI Challenges and Opportunities in the Internet Era."; 4:00-4:30: Q&A session;
4.30-4:40: Closing Remarks.
Admission $25.00 Doors open: 8:30 AM. Limited seating available. To purchase tickets visit: [defunct]
Long Island Spy Museum, 275 Christian Ave, Stony Brook, NY 11790 Call 631-371-1473 for additional information.

Saturday, 12 May 2012 - Orange Park/Gainesville, FL - AFIO North Florida Chapter hosts meeting.

Just a head's up that the next meeting of the North Florida Chapter is right around the corner on Saturday, May 12th, so if you have not yet RSVP'd to Quiel please do so right away at qbegonia@comcast.net so he can provide a correct head count to the country club. Remember, we need to have 20 members and guests in attendance to meet the club's requirements, and we definitely do NOT want to cancel a second meeting in a row for lack of a quorum. Also please bring a potential member if you can, and hope to see you in two weeks. Contact Quiel Begonia, Secretary/Treasurer or call 904-545-9549

14 - 17 May 2012 - Philadelphia, PA - The SCIP 2012 International Annual Conference & Exhibition

The Strategic and Competitive Intelligence Professionals will gain the tools and strategy necessary to develop a leading-edge CI function, as well as manage the competitive landscape to consistently succeed. Join us at the 27th Annual SCIP 2012 International Annual Conference & Exhibition, May 14-17, 2012 at the Philadelphia Marriott Downtown.
Meeting and networking with like-minded competitive intelligence executives is vital to success. Register by January 31, 2012, and receive the Early Bird Savings; totaling $300 off the main conference and workshops.
"Networking with my peers, and seeing trends and tools as outlined by the speakers, re-energized my passion for the discipline."
Here are just a few of the attractions that SCIP has in store for you in Philadelphia! Prepare to experience a Competitive Intelligence event like no other, when you:
• Participate in one of five tracks, select from over 60 unique sessions and seven pre-conference workshops
• Gain value from keynotes such as; Future Proofing CI: Macro Trends in the Strategic Landscape
• Benefit from endless opportunities to network, make new contacts and share experiences with an audience of your peers
• Hear from these leading organizations and their CI experts; Best Buy Company, IBM Corporation, 3M Company, GE Healthcare, Newell Rubbermaid and many more
• Save $300 on our Early Bird Savings plan, when you register for the main conference & workshops by January 31, 2012
Remember to register early to benefit from the Early Bird Savings*, and to ensure your place among the 700+ Competitive Strategy and Competitive Intelligence executives, excited to meet you in Philadelphia this May.

Thursday, 17 May 2012, 11:30 - Englewood, CO - The AFIO Rocky Mountain Chapter presents Ray Levesque - the new DIA Representative to NORAD

AFIO BulletThe AFIO Rocky Mountain Chapter presents Ray Levesque - the new DIA Representative to NORADNorthCom, J2's SIO in Iraq and recently back from work in Mexico. This is a joint meeting of AFIO and Denver INFRAGARD. will be held at Centennial Airport. There are seating limitations of 45 seats so we will accept reservations on a first come first serve basis. You will receive directions when you RSVP to Tom VanWormer at robsmom@pcisys.net. The lunch will cost $12.00. You can pay at the door.

Friday, 18 May 2012, 6:30 - 9:30 pm - Washington, DC - "Surveillance 101 with Eric O'Neill" at the International Spy Museum

Test your surveillance skills on the mean streets of DC!

What if you were assigned to watch the most damaging spy in US history? As a young operative in the FBI, Eric O'Neill was put into position as Robert Hanssen's assistant with the secret task of spying on his boss, who was under suspicion of working for Russia.$7 O'Neill's background with the FBI was in surveillance, so he was up to the challenge. But how would you measure up? It's your chance to find out. O'Neill is prepared to share his hard-earned expertise with you. This intense small group introduction to surveillance will include learning the basics and conducting surveillance in the streets of DC. Will you be able to track the "Rabbit" without being "made?" You'll learn how to snap clandestine shots and keep your target in view so you won't miss operational acts or secret meetings. O'Neill will lead the exercise and help you learn how to blend into the shadows for the best spy results!
WHERE: International Spy Museum: 800 F Street, NW Washington, DC Gallery Place/Chinatown Metrorail Station
Tickets $94.00. Space is limited to only 10 participants - advance registration required. Call 202 654-0932 to register.

19 May 2012, 2 pm - Kennebunk, ME - AFIO Maine Chapter hears about Bin Laden's Legacy.

AFIO BulletCounterterrorism expert Daveed Gartenstein-Ross will be guest of AFIO Maine Chapter. He is the author of recently published "Bin Laden's Legacy: Why We're Still Losing the War on Terror," Gartenstein-Ross is Director of the Center for the Study of Terrorist Radicalization at the Foundation for Defense of Democracies, a Washington-based think tank. In line with his major areas of research into radicalization of homegrown terrorists and the Somali-based jihadi group al Shabaab, he will discuss strategic issues in the global struggle against a resiliant al Qaeda, with an extended discussion of Somalia and briefly touch on funding for terrorist groups.
Gartenstein-Ross is a frequent consultant on counterterrorism for various government agencies as well as private groups. He has testified before the U. S. Senate's Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee and is a regular lecturer for the Naval Postgraduate School's Leader Development and Education for Sustained Peace.
Growing up in Ashland, Oregon, the son of non-practicing Jewish parents, Garstenstein-Ross converted to Islam in his early twenties after becoming impressed with the religious devotion of his Muslim friends. In 2000 he converted to Christianity after helping the Federal Bureau of Investigation in conducting their investigation of Al Haramain, a Wahhabi charity now considered a terrorist group.
The speaker holds a J.D. from the New York University School of Law, and is a Ph.D. candidate in world politics at the Catholic University of America where he received a M.A. in the same subject.
The meeting will be held in the Brick Store Museum Program Center, 2 Dane Street, Kennebunk. The meeting is open to the public. For information call 207-967-4298.

Sunday, 20 May 2012, 6 pm - McLean, VA - NMIA/NMIF Hosts Awards Banquet

Please join this worthwhile sister association's Officers and Directors of The National Military Intelligence Association and The National Military Intelligence Foundation for their Annual Intelligence Awards Banquet where they recognize the Outstanding Achievement of Intelligence Professionals from DoD Components, National Intelligence Agencies, and the Department of Homeland Security. Event is on May 20, 2012 at the McLean Hilton Hotel.
Cocktails start at 1800 hrs. Mess Dress/Black Tie Preferred.
Purchase a Corporate Sponsorship, or RSVP for self, spouse, friends and colleagues at
https://nmia.site-ym.com/donations/donate.asp?id=5730
Details as well as reservation forms available at http://bit.ly/HHxZ7z This is an important event by a fine group and you are urged to consider attending.

21 - 24 May 2012 - Washington, DC - International Association for Intelligence Education [IAFIE] 8th Annual Conference - Conference Theme: "lntelligence Education: Theory and Practice" - Call for Papers

Where: Officers Club, Joint Base Anacostia-Bolling, Washington DC. Lodging: Residence Inn by Marriott at National Harbor.
We seek papers from those who support and are aligned with the Mission of the Association to advance research, knowledge, and professional development in intelligence education.
Specifically we seek presenters and papers in the following areas:• Pedagogical approaches both theoretical and applied• Research initiatives• History of intelligence analysis• Future trends in the field of intelligence analysis
• Nexus between intelligence education and intelligence training• Regional and functional analytic questions• Current successes and lessons learned in intelligence education• Student papers that contribute to the field
• Role of intelligence education in developing the profession• International perspectives on the discipline and the profession
Accepted papers and copies of any av materials are due May 1, 2012. IAFIE intends to publish these materials in conference proceedings. Submit ideas for papers, presentations, and panels to Bascom D. Talley, Events Committee Chair, at dittalley@jhu.edu no later than close of business on February 29, 2012.

Thursday, 24 May 2012, 6 pm - New York, NY - AFIO NY Metro meets to hear Dr. Vadim Birstein on Stalin's SMERSH

AFIO BulletDr. Vadim Birstein - Russian American who arrived in the US in 1991, is a historian, a molecular geneticist and author of over 150 scientific papers, three
scientific books and one history book. www.vadimbirstein.com/bio.htm
Dr. Birstein's new book "SMERSH" an acronym of the Russian phrase "Death to Spies." "SMERSH" was Stalin's secret weapon, Soviet Military Counterintelligence during WWll. Dr. Birstein
reveals for the first time the structure of this super secret organization, its torture and execution of countless Soviet officers and servicemen and its brazen arrest of foreign civilians, the recovery of Hitler's body and its completely unknown involvement in the Nuremberg trials and much, much more.
RSVP: Strongly suggested, not required. 646-717-3776 and email to afiometro@gmail.com
Location: 3 West Club, 3 West 51st St, NYC
Cost: $45/person including buffet dinner & cash bar.

24 May 2012 - San Francisco, CA - The AFIO Jim Quesada Chapter hosts Lt. Col. Roger Dong.

AFIO BulletLt Col Dong will be speaking about the major political and military changes ahead in China. The meeting will be held at UICC, 2700 45th Avenue, San Francisco (between Sloat/Wawona): 11:30AM no host cocktails; noon - luncheon. $25 member rate with advance reservation and payment; $35 non-member/no reservation. E-mail RSVP to Mariko Kawaguchi (please indicate meat or fish) at afiosf@aol.com and mail a check made out to "AFIO" to: Mariko Kawaguchi, P.O. Box 117578, Burlingame, CA 94011.

RivingtonFriday, 25 May 2012, 12 Noon - Williamsburg, VA - The AFIO Norman Forde Hampton Roads Chapter hears Clay Farrington on "Was James Rivington a Spy for George Washington?"

AFIO BulletAs publisher of the Royal Gazette and official printer to King George III during the Revolutionary War, James Rivington was one of the most widely read, and reviled, men in America. But did he also help seal the fate of Lord Cornwallis at Yorktown as a spy for George Washington? Join chapter president Clay Farrington as he traces Rivington's posthumous journey from infamy to veneration, and how a new discovery might change more than half a century of assumptions about him.
Event takes place at the Center Street Grill, 5101 Center Street, Williamsburg, Virginia.
For RSVP or any questions, please contact Stan Winarski or Clay Farrington at afiohamptonroads@cox.net

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Friday, 1 June 2012 - Tysons Corner, VA - AFIO Summer Luncheon featuring former Director, CIA NCS Jose A Rodriguez and former CIA Latin America/Caribbean expert Brian Latell.

AFIO BulletRegister now for this special and, for some, controversial, AFIO Summer Luncheon which features former CIA National Clandestine Service Director Jose A. Rodriguez, Jr. on his long-anticipated book: HARD MEASURES: How Aggressive CIA Actions After 9/11 Saved American Lives, co-authored with Bill Harlow [author, former Director of the Office of Public Affairs, CIA], and Morning speaker: Distinguished former CIA Latin America/Caribbean expert, author of - Castro's Secrets: The CIA and Cuba's Intelligence Machine, Brian Latell, Ph.D..

1-3 June 2012 - Paris, FRANCE - International Intelligence History Association (IIHA) 2012 Annual Conference

Event location: École Militaire, Paris. Intelligence Services and Activities of the European Powers: France, Germany, Great Britain and Italy
The four European powers - France, Germany, Great Britain and Italy - enjoy a long and varied history of intelligence services and activities. Many of these services have played important roles in wars, conflicts, diplomacy, politics, economics and peace-making, both within Europe and on the global arena. From the Roman world to today's Arab Spring revolutions, intelligence has played a major role in the development of the major European powers and their military, economic and diplomatic power and influence. Intelligence played a role both in acquiring world empires and in their demise, and is today playing a crucial role in Europe's security and foreign policies. We are seeking original papers on the intelligence services, activities, operations or influence of these four European countries, of any time period, from the antique to the present day. The conference theme this year is broad, both in terms of the periods covered and of the focus of papers: this will provide a wide discussion and comparison of a variety of themes relating to intelligence in and beyond Europe. We especially encourage paper proposals from young researchers and doctoral students as well as from established scholars.
Contact IIHA Executive Director at exec_director@intelligence-history.org.

2 June 2012 - Monterey, CA - 70th Anniversary of Battle of Midway, Naval Postgraduate School

Reservations are now being accepted for the 70th Anniversary of the Battle of Midway Dining-Out at the Naval Postgraduate School on Saturday 2 June. This annual event is led by the NPS Student Council in coordination with the Monterey Bay Commander of the Naval Order of the United States, the Monterey Peninsula Council of the Navy League. The honoree President of the Mess is Vice Admiral Dan Oliver, USN (Ret), President of the Naval Postgraduate School, the President of the Mess is Captain Gerral David, USN, Commanding Officer, Naval Support Activity Monterey, and LT Ryan Birkelbach, USN is Mr. Vice. The guest speaker will be Admiral Gary Roughead, the 29th Chief of Naval Operations.

The 2012 Midway theme is the "Priceless Advantage: Winning the Battles of Coral Sea, Midway and the Aleutians with Communications Intelligence" and will focus on past, present, and future issues in communications intelligence, cryptanalytics, lingusitics, and information analysis to support decision making.
Admiral Roughead is currently the Annenberg Distinguished Visiting Fellow at the Hoover Institution, Stanford University. He was an early leader establishing social media tools in the Navy, creating the Information Dominance and Assurance programs, the Navy Cyber Command, and standing up the Navy's 10th Fleet at Fort George G. Meade.
You might find it useful to read the history of winning Midway by a National Security Agency historian, Dr. Frederick D. Parker " A Priceless Advantage." The NSA Midway communications intelligence history download address is:
http://1.usa.gov/L4aIia
A principal figure who led the OP20G team at Pearl Harbor 14th Naval District breaking the Imperial Japanese Navy code JN-25 and assembling sufficient intelligence to reveal the plans of the Japanese fleet was LCDR Joe Rochefort - he was the direct interface to the Pacific Fleet Commander Admiral Nimitz at the Combat Intelligence Center aka Station H or "HYPO". Supporting Rochefort was a young Navy Ensign, Donald "Mac" Showers who arrived in February 1942. Admiral Showers retired in 1971 as Director of Naval Intelligence, then spent another 12 years at the CIA on special assignments to the director. Our access to an eye-witness of this caliber, the only one still alive, is well beyond our expectations.
A special DVD will be produced which features Adm Mac Showers, now 92, who retired in 1971 as Director of Naval Intelligence, then spent 12 yrs at CIA. He will give his personal account of what happened during Midway. Dr. Summers has worked with most of the key parties involved in the code breaking operations at Pearl Harbor in 1942 to produce an outstanding documentary.
Reservations are now being taken and know you will want to reserve a place at this historic event!
Upon making your reservations, your names will be added to the gate security access list.
Contact Captain Ken Johnson, USN (Ret.), 2012 Battle of Midway Team Coordinator nousmtyken@sbcglobal.net and 831-657-9793 for further details.

Tuesday, 12 June 2012, noon - 1:00 pm - Washington, DC - "The Art of Intelligence: Lessons from a Life in the CIA's Clandestine Service" at the International Spy Museum

In the days after 9/11, the CIA directed Henry Crumpton to organize and lead its covert action campaign in Afghanistan. Even at the height of combat against the Taliban in late 2001, there were fewer than five hundred Americans on the ground in Afghanistan. This group, a dynamic blend of CIA and Special Forces operators, assisted by only a few allied troops, managed to rout al Qaeda and the Taliban in less than 90 days after the Twin Towers fell. The Art of Intelligence draws from the full arc of Crumpton's espionage and covert action exploits to explain what America's spies do and why their service is more valuable than ever. Crumpton's enthralling story, covering his early years in Africa, to his liaison assignment at the FBI, his work at the CIA's Counterterrorism Center where he was involved in the development of the Predator UAV program, and his later work running all CIA clandestine operations inside the United States, has much to teach us about national security and love of country.
WHERE: International Spy Museum: 800 F Street, NW Washington, DC Gallery Place/Chinatown Metrorail Station
Free! No registration required! Directions at www.spymuseum.org

Wednesday, 13 June 2012, 1000-1130 - Annapolis Junction, MD - "The Camouflage Project" - part of the NCMF Cryptologic Program Series

NCMFThe Ohio State University Drama Department's Theatrical Exhibition Team will perform The Camouflage Project as part of the National Cryptologic Museum Foundation's Cryptologic Program Series.
The performance is based on the mission of four female British agents who operated behind German lines in France during World War II. Through exhibition stations and a performance of mime and dance you will learn how the agents used camouflage and code systems training to conceal themselves and communicate with allied forces.
The project leaders are Professors Lesley Ferris and Mary Tarantino whose research led them to the gates of the Natzweiler-Struthof concentration camp, where the four women, who had assisted in the escape of British soldiers, were executed in July 1944. How and why were they captured? Were they sacrificed to protect D-Day? You will not want to miss this saga of clandestine warfare.
The presentation will be held on Wednesday, 13 June 2012, 1000-1130 at the L-3 Stratis Conference Center, 2720 Technology Dr, Annapolis Junction, MD in the National Business Park (NBP). Lunch will be served following the program.
FEE: The Camouflage Program fee is $15 for NCMF members. The guest fee is $40, which includes an NCMF membership. Please make your check payable to NCMF and send to: NCMF Cryptologic Program Series,
PO Box 1682, Ft. Meade, MD 20755-1682. Send by COB 11 June. Inquiries to cryptmf@aol.com

Tuesday, 19 June 2012, 6:30 - 9:30 pm - Washington, DC - Surveillance 101 with O'Neill Workshop 2 at the International Spy Museum

Test your surveillance skills on the mean streets of DC!
What if you were assigned to watch the most damaging spy in US history? As a young operative in the FBI, Eric O'Neill was put into position as Robert Hanssen's assistant with the secret task of spying on his boss, who was under suspicion of working for Russia. O'Neill's background with the FBI was in surveillance, so he was up to the challenge. But how would you measure up? It's your chance to find out. O'Neill is prepared to share his hard-earned expertise with you. This intense small group introduction to surveillance will include learning the basics and conducting surveillance in the streets of DC. Will you be able to track the "Rabbit" without being "made?" You'll learn how to snap clandestine shots and keep your target in view so you won't miss operational acts or secret meetings. O'Neill will lead the exercise and help you learn how to blend into the shadows for the best spy results!
Tickets:  $94.  Space is limited to only 10 participants.  Advance registration required. 

19 June 2012, 11:30 am - McLean, VA - Defense Intelligence Forum meets to hear Gary Ross on "The Conflict between National Security and Freedom of the Press."

Gary Ross is a Special Agent with the U.S. Department of Homeland Security. His academic background includes a Master of Science of Strategic Intelligence degree from the National Intelligence University and a Bachelor of Arts degree from Michigan State University, with a dual major in Criminal Justice and Psychology. He has completed advanced training at the National Foreign Affairs Training Center, the Joint Counterintelligence Training Academy, and the Federal Law Enforcement Training Center.
During his 20-year career in federal law enforcement, Mr. Ross has conducted and supervised criminal, counterintelligence, and counterterrorism investigations and operations with the Department of Homeland Security, the Office of the Director of National Intelligence, the Naval Criminal Investigative Service, and the Department of Labor. He was a recipient of the Department of Defense Team Award for National Security Investigations in 2007 and the Director of Central Intelligence Team Award for Countering Foreign Denial and Deception in 2003. His work has taken him to Japan, South Korea, Thailand, Sri Lanka, Singapore, Indonesia, Bahrain, England, Italy, and Mexico. Mr. Ross' speech is based on his book, Who watches the Watchmen? The Conflict between National Security and Freedom of the Press. One of the primary themes of this book is the attempt to reconcile the conflict between a journalist's motivation for publishing classified information and the perceived harm resulting from the loss of intelligence sources and methods. Thus, discussing these conflicts should foster an improved understanding of how these Security issues are being confronting by the Intelligence Community and the Public.
For this forum, you may attribute the speaker's remarks. Everything will be on the record.
The Defense Intelligence Forum is open to members of all Intelligence Community associations and their guests.
LOCATION: Pulcinella Restaurant, 6852 Old Dominion Drive, McLean, VA. Pay at the door with a check for $29 payable to DIAA, Inc. Registration starts at 11:30 AM, lunch at 12:00 PM
Make reservations by 18 June 2012 by email to diforum@diaalumni.org. Include names, telephone numbers, and email addresses. For each attendee, choose among (Chicken Cacciatore, Tilapia Puttanesca, Lasagna, Sausage with Peppers, and Fettuccini with Portabella for your luncheon selection.
Pay at the door with a check for $ 29.00 per person, payable to DIAA, Inc.
Check is preferred, but will accept cash; however, credit card payments are discouraged.

21 June 2012, 12:30 - 2 pm - Los Angeles, CA - The Los Angeles Area AFIO Chapter meeting features "Airport Security at LAX"

AFIO BulletLos Angeles Airport Police Detectives Yves Didier and Edward Martinez - will be discussing Airport Security and issues facing LAX in the next decade.
Event will take place at the LMU Campus.
RSVP toafio_LA@yahoo.com if you plan to attend this event, and indicate whether you wish to purchase lunch.

21 June 2012, 5 - 8pm - Arlington, VA - FAOA on Tap "Happy Hour" features talk by Douglas Waller on "Wild Bill Donovan."

Douglas Waller, author of Wild Bill Donovan will speak at this FAOA Happy Hour at the Sine Irish Pub and Restaurant, Pentagon City, 1301 S Joyce St, Arlington,VA. (703) 415-4420
What: Cash Bar with heavy appetizers provided, compliments of the FAO Association.Open FREE to all FAO Association members, guests, sponsors, and interested friends and colleagues

23 June 2012, 2 pm - Kennebunk, ME - "THE THIRD JIHAD" is theme of meeting of AFIO Maine Chapter

AFIO BulletNational security and political analyst Ryan Mauro will participate in a showing of the film "The Third Jihad." Mauro is Fellow and Associate Director of Media Relations at the Clarion Fund/ Radicalislam.org. He has made over 300 appearances on talk radio and television programs internationally from both political spectrums and is a regular guest expert on FOX News Channel and FOX Business Network programs. Mauro is regularly quoted in books and newspapers including the New York Times and Reuters. His writings have appeared in a number of periodicals including the peer reviewed Middle East Quarterly.
A terrorism consultant to government agencies, Mauro founded WorldThreats.com in 2003 where he is chief editor. He is Adjunct Professor of Homeland Security at Regent University and Liberty University. Mauro has a Bachelor's degree in intelligence studies and a Master's degree in political science.
Mauro will introduce the film "The Third Jihad" which has been described as a blockbuster and will answer questions at the end of the showing. "The Third Jihad" is partially based on a document discovered by the FBI. The film discusses how radical Islam is spreading in the U.S. through the use of prison recruitment, the establishment of Islamist compounds on U.S. soil and the use of front groups to spread the radical form of Islam undermining traditional institutions.
The meeting will be held at 2:00 p.m. at the Brick Store Museum Program Center, 2 Dane Street, Kennebunk, and is open to the public.
Non-members are asked to make a donation of $5.00. The annual membership fee for AFIO/ME is $25.00. Become a member of the Maine Chapter and save $20.
For information call 207-967-4298.

Saturday, 23 June 2012, 1000 - 1430 - Milford, MA - AFIO New England Hears Christopher Hickey, USN, on USCG's COASTWATCH and the ONI's Terrorist Sea Search Programs.

AFIO BulletOur main speaker will be member Christopher Hickey. Chris will be speaking to us about two GWOT related programs, the Coast Guard's COASTWATCH and ONI's effort to find terrorists at sea. Chris has been intimately involved with both of these programs.
Christopher Hickey is the founder/principal of Prospect Street Consulting. With over 24 years experience in maritime security operations, intelligence collection & analysis operations, maritime domain awareness, crisis management, state & local intelligence fusion center operations, counter/anti terrorism analysis, and open source intelligence, Hickey is regarded as a leader in the fields of maritime and open source intelligence. His intelligence career encompasses 24+ years in the U.S. Navy and the national intelligence community in operational and key positions pertaining to counter terrorism, maritime and homeland security.
Chris is a graduate of the US Naval Academy, Naval War College, US Sports Academy, and the University of Maryland's School of Public Affairs.
This semester Chris is teaching two courses at Daniel Webster College. They are Intro to Intel Studies and a class on analytical methods using the new Heuer/Pherson book.
Note, as this meeting is a one day event we have not made any hotel arrangements.
Location: Courtyard by Marriott in Milford, Mass. The hotel web site is here
http://www.marriott.com/hotels/travel/bosml-courtyard-boston-milford

Schedule: Registration & gathering, 1000 - 1130, membership meeting 1130 - 1200. Luncheon at 1200 followed by our speaker, with adjournment at 2:30PM.
For additional information contact us at afionechapter@gmail.com
Advance reservations are $25.00, $30.00 at the door - per person. ********Luncheon reservations must be made by 9 June 2012.**************
Mail your check and the reservation form to: Mr. Arthur Hulnick, 216 Summit Avenue # E102, Brookline, MA 02446, 617-739-7074 or hlnk@aol.com

Wednesday, 27 June 2012, 6:30 - 8:30 pm - Washington, DC - "The Russian Illegals Two Years Later: What Did It Mean?" at the International Spy Museum

It's been two years since Americans were stunned to learn of the arrest of ten Russian "deep-cover" spies who had lived among us for decades. What's become of these one-time neighbors and Facebook friends and what have we learned about the success or failure of their mission to meet influential Americans and exploit them for their knowledge of government policy? "Illegals," like these spies, have been a Moscow specialty for years, but traditionally are used sparingly - for only the most sensitive of operations. What did we learn from these arrests? Seldom has the US government been able to find and arrest "illegals," so did this rare occurrence offer us important new information on Russian intelligence collection practices? H. Keith Melton, renowned intelligence historian, technical advisor to American intelligence agencies, author of Spycraft: The Secret History of the CIA's Spytechs, from Communism to Al-Qaeda, and International Spy Museum board member, will revisit the murky world of these "illegals:" who they were, how they operated, the threat they posed, and where they are now. With access to exclusive materials and images, he'll bring us up-to-date on the case. Retired KGB Major General Oleg Kalugin will also provide commentary based on his years of running agents in the United States.
WHERE: International Spy Museum: 800 F Street, NW Washington, DC Gallery Place/Chinatown Metrorail Station
Tickets: $12.50 Register at www.spymuseum.org

Friday, 29 June 2012, noon - 2 pm - Washington, DC - "Ministers of Fire" by Mark Harril Saunders - author presentation at The International Spy Museum

"Winter, 1979, on the Afghan-Soviet border. The atmosphere is electric as CIA Kabul station chief Lucius Burling and the Dari-speaking wife of another American operative - her name is April, but she promises nothing but late winter - meet up with a ragtag troop of Afghan tribal warriors and a Chinese agent. What begins as an eccentrically arranged affair turns dark and darker. In a blast of gunfire and flash of knives, an American pilot goes down, and before the eyes of the helpless CIA agent, the Afghans kidnap April, who is never to be seen again."
I haven't read as good a prologue to a spy thriller all year" writes Alan Cheuse, a book commentator for National Public Radio."Ministers of Fire" tells the story of mid-life career of fictional CIA station chief Lucius Burling and his involvement with the fate of a Chinese dissident. The novel starts in 1979, in Kabul, during the invasion of Afghanistan by the Soviet Union and shifts to China in 2002 where while trying to help a Chinese physicist flee, Burling is reunited with an old compatriot from the CIA's Afghanistan operations. The genesis of the book, according to the author, occurred in 1970 when his father was the assistant secretary of state for the Near East and South Asia, including Afghanistan. The ambassador was killed , and the widow became a good friend of the family.
"Veteran cold warriors confront the post-9/11 world in Saunders's impressive first novel, a complex spy thriller. . . . While the intricate plotting and vivid action scenes are sure to please genre fans, more general readers should also find plenty to enjoy, from Mark Harril Saunders's meticulous prose to his closely observed characterizations."
- Publishers Weekly (Starred review).
Free! No registration required. More info and directions at www.spymuseum.org

Icon CalendarJuly 2012

Monday, 2 July 2012, 6:30 pm - Washington, DC - "Revolutionary Spies: General Washington's Spycraft" at the International Spy Museum

This year when you celebrate the 4th of July you'll know it's really the 4th of SPY!
Diplomatic codes, savvy spy catchers, secret bankrolls, and seductive women sound like the perfect components of a 21st century spy ring, but they worked just as well during the American Revolution. Join John A. Nagy, award-winning author of Invisible Ink: Spycraft of the American Revolution, for this exploration of the spycraft that forged a nation. No one knows this period like Nagy, who has spent over 20 years doing primary research uncovering secrets about the founding fathers and the lengths to which they would go to ensure Britain's defeat. He recounts tales from Washington's "Deception Battle Plan" to how he obtained "the earliest and best Intelligence of the designs of the enemy" in British-controlled New York and Philadelphia. Nagy will share sources and methods and the previously unknown spies that he discovered.
Fee: Tickets: $9. Register at www.spymuseum.org

Tuesday, 10 July 2012, noon - Washington, DC - "Spies Against Armageddon: History of Israel's Intelligence Community" author presentation at International Spy Museum

The history of Israel's intelligence community - led by the feared and famous Mossad - includes stunning successes and embarrassing failures with important implications for war and peace today. CBS journalist Dan Raviv and Israeli journalist Yossi Melman trace this history from the country's independence in 1948 right up to the crises of today as a follow-up to their 1990 best seller, Every Spy a Prince: The Complete History of Israel's Intelligence Community. Raviv will map the major changes in Israeli intelligence priorities away from Palestine and toward Iran. He will also describe how Israel has become the most innovative country in the world in the use of espionage as an alternative to war, since Meir Dagan, director of the Mossad from 2002 to 2011, put "the dagger back between the teeth" of that spy agency.
Join the authors for an informal chat and book signing. Free! No registration required. More info and directions at www.spymuseum.org

Thursday, July 12, noon - Washington, DC - "AGENT GARBO: How a Brilliant & Eccentric Double Agent Tricked the Nazis & Saved D-Day" at the International Spy Museum

Juan Pujol was the Walter Mitty of World War II, a nobody who in his 20s failed at one doomed venture after another while dreaming of doing something interesting with his life -- saving Western civilization, if possible. Journalist Stephan Talty, whose work has appeared widely, including in the New York Times Magazine and GQ, has told the remarkable story of how against all the odds, Pujol did just that by becoming agent GARBO, the most important double agent of World War II. Talty has said that "Pujol enjoyed fooling the Nazis enormously and I think he'd want us to share in that gleeful pleasure. But most of all, he wanted to be remembered as a humanist, plain and simple." Join us to hear this amazing story of espionage, war, and humanity. Free! No registration required. Directions at www.spymuseum.org

Thursday 12 July 2012, noon - 2 pm - Washington, DC - Returned & Services League of Australia luncheon features AFIO's President, Gene Poteat (former CIA), speaking on The Evolution of CIA Covert Action.

Where –Amenities room, Embassy of Australia, 1601 Massachusetts Ave, Washington DC 20036.
Charge: $15.00, including sodas. Alcoholic beverages, $2.00 each.
RSVP (Include your affiliation) by noon on Wednesday July 11, 2012, to David Ward by calling 202-352-8550, or via e-mail to dmward1973@gmail.com.
Parking: There is no parking at the Embassy. In addition to on street metered parking, nearby commercial parking facilities are located behind and under the Airline Pilots Association (17th and Mass.) and at 1500 Mass. Ave, NW.

Thursday, 19 July 2012, 11:30 - Colorado Springs, CO - The Rocky Mountain Chapter presents Joseph Ruffini on "Islamist Terror Funding and Recruiting in the US and Need for Community Policing."

AFIO BulletJoseph A. Ruffini, LTC USA (Ret), Certified Master Anti-Terrorism Specialist (CMAS) of JPR & Associates, LLC, will be the speaker. At this presentation he discusses the ways in which terror organizations such as Hamas, Hezbollah and al Qaeda raise money and recruit members and supporters from within the United States. It identifies prominent persons representing Muslim organizations in the U.S. who have been indicted, convicted, or fled the country on terror charges. It examines the ways in which law abiding, Muslim Americans are often deceived and betrayed by those who lead them. The modern day use of the Internet, terrorist Web and social media sites to influence and recruit Muslim American youth into terrorist organizations is explained. The presentation concludes with a strong case for law enforcement agencies building a trusting relationship with their Muslim American communities through community policing and the recruiting of Muslim peace officers who possess the same ethnicity as the communities they serve.
Event will be held at The Inn at Palmer Divide, 443 S. Highway 105 Palmer Lake, CO, Exit 161 westbound off I-25, West on Highway 105. Please RSVP to Tom VanWormer at robsmom@pcisys.net

Wednesday, 25 July 2012, 6:30 - 8:30 pm - Washington, DC - "Lie Detection 101 Workshop" at the International Spy Museum

How to Use Your Eyes as Lie Detectors!
Every top interrogator learns how to catch a liar; now it's your turn. Join Gregory Hartley and Maryann Karinch as they debut the tools used to detect deception featured in their new edition of How to Spot a Liar. Hartley earned honors with the US Army as an interrogator and interrogation instructor and both teach law enforcement, business, and consumer audiences how to get the truth. Meet and assess new people at the Spy School Workshop, learn to spot the messages and emotions that people are really sending whether they know it or not, and enjoy your inner truth teller. You'll find out how to put your new understanding of prevarication to good use, whether you're trying to navigate a tough situation or simply want to win at poker.
Tickets: $20. Register at www.spymuseum.org

Thursday, 26 July 2012, 8 - 5pm - Bolling AFB, DC - The NMIA hosts 2012 CI Symposium with DIA

The National Military Intelligence Association hosts a Counterintelligence Symposium at DIA Headquarters. Current activities will be discussed by the DD/DIA, David Shedd; Director of the DCI&HIC, RADM Brad Gehrke; Chief, Office of CI, DIA, Tom Husband; and others. The Insider Threat will be discussed along with CI Support to HUMINT. Online registration is available here.

Saturday, 28 July 2012, 9 - 11 am - Laguna Niguel, CA - The NEW AFIO Orange County, CA Chapter hosts former NCIX Director Michelle Van Cleave, as part of this third meeting of the new chapter.

AFIO BulletMeeting will be in the Sea Country Senior and Community Center, 24602 Aliso Creek Rd, Laguna Niguel, CA 92677 [this is a change from the location announced earlier) The speaker will be Michelle Van Cleave, former Director of the National Counterintelligence Executive [head of all U.S. counterintelligence efforts], who currently serves as an AFIO National board member. For further information contact Larry Holdridge at Cell: 954-298-5442 or by email at larryholdridge@gmail.com


Icon CalendarAugust 2012

Wednesday, 1 August 2012, noon - Washington, DC - "Twilight War: The Secret History of America's Thirty-Year Conflict with Iran" - author presentation at International Spy Museum

The United States and Iran have been at daggers drawn for more than thirty years. While this rivalry has never erupted into open war, it has been an enduring "twilight war" in which spies and terrorists often play the lead role. US Government historian David Crist will discuss his groundbreaking book which pulls back the curtain on many of the deepest secrets of this lethal struggle. Hear about the massive spy network that the CIA developed in Iran with German help in the 1980s, how these spies communicated with their American handlers using invisible ink, and how their discovery led to the deaths of more than two dozen people. Hear his remarkable new findings about the Iran-Contra affair that almost scuttled the Reagan administration, and learn the story behind the Iranian nuclear scientist who defected to the United States - and then redefected back to Iran in 2010.
Free! No registration required. More info and directions at www.spymuseum.org

2 - 14 August 2012 - NYC to England - "The Spying Game: The Cold War and Cambridge" aboard the Queen Mary 2, with Intelligence Expert Nigel West

Immerse yourself in the shadowy underworld of international espionage with renowned author and intelligence expert Nigel West. Learn the truth behind the acronyms of the CIA, SOE, NKVD and KGB, as well as the role of "sleeper agents," the secret VENONA project and the race for atomic power. Aboard the elite Queen Mary 2, gain intimate vantages into the post-World War II geopolitical, ideological and economic struggles that shaped the world today. Highlights • Gain expert insight into Yalta, the Manhattan Project and the greatest secret of the Cold War: VENONA. • Visit Bletchley Park, home to the Enigma machine and historic headquarters of secret British code-breaking in World War II. • At colleges associated with the Cambridge Five, learn how a group of undergraduates became a famous Soviet spy ring. Activity Notes Walking up to two miles per day. Itinerary Summary Arrival New York City, N.Y., 1 night; embark Queen Mary 2, 7 nights; disembark, Cambridge, 4 nights; departure.
For more information or to book your participation: visit www.roadscholar.org and select Program #14569

4 August 2012, 11:30 am - Melbourne, FL - AFIO Florida Satellite Chapter hosts CIA's James Fletcher on "Three HUMINT Cases from Life."

AFIO BulletSpeaker will be James B. Fletcher, former CIA operations officer and executive whose topic will be Three HUMINT Cases From Life and How Their Intelligence Was Used.
Location: Indian River Colony Club, Melbourne, FL.
To attend or for more information contact: Donna Czarnecki, donnacz12@aol.com

Saturday, 11 August 2012, 11 am - 3 pm - Orange Park, FL - AFIO North Florida Chapter luncheon features Special Forces officer.

AFIO BulletOur next Chapter meeting will be held at the Country Club of Orange Park.
This meeting will feature an extremely interesting guest speaker in the person of Mr. Tom Waskovich. He is a former Special Forces (Green Beret) officer who served as a Team Leader and Reaction Force Platoon Leader for MACVSOG, the only Top Secret unit in Vietnam. He participated in the first covert mission to block the Ho Chi Minh Trail in 1969, which was perhaps the most successful of the SOG missions.
Tom is also the past Executive Director of the Special Operations Association and also served as an elected member of the Board of Directors of the SOA, which is made up of more than 2,000 current and former Army Green Berets, Navy SEALs, and Air Force Air Commandos, who served
in covert operations behind enemy lines.
He is the founder and past President of the Board of Directors and currently President Emeritus of Vetwork (www.vetwork.org), a veterans assistance program that was founded in 1987. He was Chairman of the St. Johns County (FL) Veterans Council in 2005 and has acted as the military advisor and assistant producer for the Vietnam documentary "Service, Sacrifice and Courage."
Please RSVP to Quiel at qbegonia@comcast.net or call 904-545-9549 as soon as possible. Remember that guests and prospective members are cordially invited, and we need 20 attendees to keep the country club happy.
The superb presentation by Tom Waskovich has been graciously recorded and uploaded by the Orange Park Chapter here: www.youtube.com/user/thomaswaskovich

Wednesday, 15 August 2012, noon - Washington, DC - "Spies on Screen: Our Man Flint" at the International Spy Museum

He was the best - undisciplined but the best.
Erratic weather, global disaster, eco-terrorism. 21st century problems? Guess again: these issues are circa 1966! Out-of-control earthquakes and pop-up volcanoes are just part of a world-saving mission for super agent Derek Flint. James Coburn portrays the uber spy who is tops at everything from seduction and deduction to dolphin chit-chat. When the world's intelligence agencies realize their top operatives are being picked off, Flint's former boss, intelligence chief Cramden, played by Lee J. Cobb, grudgingly calls in "the original man of mystery." Flint battles the controlling secret organization GALAXY, all while keeping his cool and his mojo. As an Americanized version of James Bond, Flint's over-the-top persona as the sexiest, suavest, smartest, and sportiest spy is 007 taken to the extreme. Following the screening, International Spy Museum Executive Director Peter Earnest, will discuss how pop culture portrayals of spies and villains affected his own career as an officer in the Clandestine Service of the CIA during the 60s and 70s. He may even reveal whether all spies really are glamorous playboys.
Tickets: $9. Price includes screening, special spy debrief, and popcorn. Register at www.spymuseum.org

21 August 2012, 11:30 am - 2 pm - McLean, VA - The Defense Intelligence Forum meets to hear Tom Dowling on "Iran: Cultural Quirks and How To Understand Them."

Tom Dowling will speak on "Iran: Understanding the cultural quirks that shape Iranian behavior and make it difficult for us to understand them." Tom is a retired Foreign Service Officer with 30 years of experience working mostly in or on the Middle East. He served in Iran from 1976 to 1978 and worked on the State Department working group during the first months of the revolution. Later, he was consul in charge in Dubai from 1980 to 1982. From 1996 to 2002, he served as deputy director and acting director of Department of State/Bureau of Intelligence and Research for Near East and South Asia. For the life of the 9-11 Commission, he worked on this commission as a professional staff member of a group responsible for tracing the origins of Al Qaeda. Last Summer Tom helped organize and spoke twice at an Intelligence Community seminar on Iran. He has been a faculty member at NIU since 1998 and taught courses on Middle East for Intel Analysts, Islam in Modern World, and Operational Capability Analysis, which he was instrumental in its development. He graduated Summa Cum Laude from Hunter College City University of New York with a BA in Political Science. Other degrees include a Master of Public Administration from Syracuse University and a Master of Science of Strategic Intelligence from the Joint Military Intelligence College. For this forum, you may attribute the speaker's remarks. Everything will be on the record.
The Defense Intelligence Forum is open to members of all Intelligence Community associations and their guests. Make reservations by 20 August 2012 by email to diforum@diaalumni.org. Include names, telephone numbers, and email addresses. For each attendee, choose among chicken cacciatore, tilapia puttanesca, lasagna, sausage with peppers, or fettuccini with portabella for your luncheon selection.
Pay at the door with a check for $ 29.00 per person, payable to DIAA, Inc. Check is preferred, but will accept cash; however, credit cards payments are discouraged.

22-24 August 2012 - Raleigh, NC - 8th Annual Raleigh Spy Conference - CASTRO, HOOVER, and DEEP THROAT Headline the Conference

8th Raleigh Spy Conference - August 22-24, NC Museum of History
Dramatic Revelations: Castro, J. Edgar Hoover, Deep Throat, CIA Secrets From the Deep and the New Profile of Today's Terrorist

Need more info on the conference? Fidel Castro had foreknowledge of the JFK assassination. Who was the real J Edgar Hoover?.Deep Throat's motives were not what the public thought.  How did the CIA scoop a satellite 12,000 below the sea? What is the new profile of today's terrorist?

These are the topics for the 8th Raleigh Spy Conference August 22-24 at the NC Museum of History, presented by top experts drawing on the latest in declassified information. And the public is invited to learn and ask question and get to know  each speaker personally:

Brian Latell - Keynote speaker,  formerly a Cuba hand for the CIA, has plowed through newly declassified documents - and interviewed secret Cuban agents who can now talk for the first time - for his new book Castro's Secrets, revealing that the Cuban intelligence services were highly sophisticated. Cuban operatives duped the CIA and planted nearly 50 double agents in the US intelligence services. Latell also reveals from secret sources that Castro had prior knowledge of the assassination of John F. Kennedy.

John Fox  - FBI Historian,  on J. Edgar Hoover's role as chief domestic intelligence officer of the United States - and as one of the most significant and controversial figures in American history - while serving as FBI Director from 1924 to his death in 1972. But who was the real Hoover?

Max Holland, editor of the insider web site Washington Decoded - and a prolific and respected author on key events of the modern era - has dug into newly declassified documents to reveal the true story of the motivation that compelled FBI assistant director Mark Felt to disguise himself as the infamous Deep Throat, the source that played a major role in bringing down a presidency and elevating two obscure journalists to super-star status. Watergate remains a watershed event in American history - and Mark Felt was the man who made it happen.

David Waltrop, a CIA officer currently serving as a Program Manager in the Agency's Historical Collections Division will share the recently declassified story of one of the most secret operations of the Cold War. Called An Underwater Ice Station Zebra, this little known undersea mission was hidden in rumor and speculation - until now.

Albert Grajales, INTERPOL Director of Puerto Rico and Coordinator of Intelligence / Antiterrorism Office of the Attorney General (Secretary of Justice) and the Special Investigations Bureau (SIB) of Puerto Rico will present an insider's assessment of the profile of the modern terrorist, beginning with Carlos the Jackal up to today's dangerous operatives.

Between sessions, spy conference attendees can visit with representatives of the Historical Collections Division of the CIA who will offer free attractive booklets containing recently declassified information on key Cold War events. The CIA presence at last year's conference offered audiences a first-hand opportunity to talk directly with Agency staff and learn more about CIA and its operations.

A very special person will be the subject of a tribute at the 8th Raleigh Spy Conference- Brian Kelley, the CIA officer who played a major role in the creation of the conference who passed away a month after last year's event. The tribute will be led by Dan Mulvenna, a former security officer for the Royal Canadian Mounted Police and a close friend of Kelley's who has also served as a speaker at the conference.

"Brian was key in the success of the Raleigh Spy Conference", said RSC founder Bernie Reeves. "He loved recruiting top experts to speak, and he loved being in Raleigh and the friends he made here. Dan is putting together a fitting tribute for Brian that will communicate his important role as an intelligence officer - and his unique ability to create lasting friendships".

The Raleigh Spy Conference is recognized for its leading role in providing a dynamic environment to the general public for the discussion of declassified information released since the end of the Cold War. The roster of speakers since 2003 has included highly regarded intelligence officers, scholars  and authors.

The Raleigh Spy Conference was founded in 2003 by Bernie Reeves, editor and publisher of Raleigh Metro Magazine (www.metronc.com). Discounts are offered for intelligence workers, members of the armed forces, students, and seniors.
Bernie Reeves and Raleigh Metro Magazine will be hosting this 8th Raleigh Spy Conference at the NC Museum of History in downtown Raleigh.

Friday, 24 August 2012, 11 am - Washington, DC - "The Double Game," by Dan Fesperman book signing at The International Spy Museum Store

This thrillingly, inventive novel is all about spies and their secrets, fathers and sons, lovers and fate, and duplicity and loyalty - a maze of intrigue built from the espionage classics of the Cold War.
A few years before the fall of the Berlin Wall, spook-turned-novelist Edwin Lemaster reveals to up-and-coming journalist Bill Cage that he'd once considered spying for the enemy. For Cage, a fan who grew up as a Foreign Service brat in the very cities where Lemaster set his plots, the story creates a brief but embarrassing sensation. More than two decades later, Cage, by then a lonely, disillusioned PR man, receives an anonymous note hinting that he should have dug deeper. Spiked with cryptic references to some of his and his father's favorite old spy novels, the note is the first of many literary bread crumbs that soon lead him back to Vienna, Prague, and Budapest in search of the truth, even as the events of Lemaster's past eerily - and dangerously - begin intersecting with those of his own. Why is beautiful Litzi Strauss back in his life after thirty years? How much of his father's job involved the CIA? Did Bill, as a child, become a pawn? As the suspense steadily increases, a "long stalemate of secrecy" may finally be broken.
A creative interplay with some of the best lines of classic spy fiction genre mixed with an original voice. This novel will immerse you in a clever and intriguing twist of plots and keep you a willing accomplice to the end. [All statements by Museum or book publisher, and do not reflect AFIO assessment of book]
Free! No registration required.

28 August 2012, 5 to 9PM - Washington, DC - Integrating Intelligence: Knowledge, Decision & Action by the FBI Intelligence Analysts Association

Opening Remarks: Sean M. Joyce, DD/FBI; Keynote: Hon. William H. Webster, former D/FBI.
Sessions: ONE: Integrating our Knowledge - Improving Intelligence Analysis with Technology, featuring Gurvais Grigg, FBI; Dr. Colleen McCue, GeoEye. TWO: Integrating Intelligence and Operations - An Evaluation of the New "Fusion Cell" Model featuring Maureen Baginski, National Security Partners LLC; Dr. John C. Gannon, Bipartisan Policy Center; Wayne Murphy, NSA; Eric Velez-Villar, FBI - AD/Intel.
Event location: National Press Club, Washington, DC. Heavy Hors d'oeuvres, Drinks, and More.

30 August 2012 - San Francisco, CA - The AFIO Jim Quesada Chapter hosts LTC J.B. Vowell, Academic Fellow, CISAC 2012-2013

AFIO BulletLTC J.B. Vowell, Academic Fellow, CISAC 2012-2013 will be speaking on Tactical and Operational Intelligence and the Threats the Army and Dod Faces in the Years Ahead. The meeting will be held at UICC, 2700 45th Avenue, San Francisco (between Sloat/Wawona): 11:30AM no host cocktails; noon - luncheon. $25 member rate with advance reservation and payment; $35 non-members. E-mOil RSVP to Mariko Kawaguchi (please indicate meat or fish) at afiosf@aol.com and mail a check made out to "AFIO" to: Mariko Kawaguchi, P.O. Box 117578, Burlingame, CA 94011.

Thursday, 30 August 2012, 11 am - Washington, DC - "The Drone Paradigm" by Fred Harrison book signing at The International Spy Museum Store

Author Fred Harrison brings over 30 years of experience in the Office of Naval Intelligence, National Security Agency and the Central Intelligence Agency into realistic yarns that could be happening today.
Harrison's career has involved interagency projects, including a key role in the development of Intelink (Top Secret Intranet: How U.S. Intelligence Built Intelink - the World's Largest, Most Secure Network). His portrayal of the relationships between federal, state, local and international law enforcement/intelligence organizations, based on this experience, adds extraordinary realism to his novels that already contain believable and exciting plots.
In his newest novel, "The Drone Paradigm", Harrison takes us to Afghanistan. In a bid to conclude American involvement in Afghanistan successfully, Washington places a risky bet on the prospects of would-be Taliban leader Mir Batani Khan, a young, fearless insurgent seeking to unite the warring factions within Afghanistan under his leadership to develop the country's bountiful resources and great economic potential. CIA provides cash and covert assistance in the form of drone strikes against common enemies. Operative Hannah Crossman and others are deployed to advise Batani and keep him alive. After a number of bold strikes, however, it becomes apparent that Batani's success has alarmed Pakistan's leadership, which fears a prospective competition with a resurgent Afghanistan. Action shifts rapidly from Washington to Paris to Islamabad to Dushanbe, Kabul, the hinterlands of Afghanistan and back again. Frederick Harrison's characters range from the insurgent-on-the-street to the President of the United States, all against a present day, real world background that will absorb the reader's interest. [All statements by Museum or publisher and do not reflect AFIO assessment of book]
Free! No registration required. For directions visit www.spymuseum.org

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Friday, 7 September 2012, 6-8 PM - Washington, DC - Dedication Ceremony for former CIA Officer/IWP Professor Brian Kelley

Professor Brian Kelley was a true national hero and he continues to be greatly missed at IWP and within the US Intelligence Community. As we approach one year since his passing, the alumni of IWP have come out in droves asking how they can donate, support, and keep the memory of Brian fresh in our hearts and minds. The IWP Alumni Association has taken those donations and suggestions and will be dedicating a plaque in Professor Kelley's honor to be displayed proudly at IWP. The plaque is a testament to Professor Kelley's lifelong career of government service, but also represents everything else he was to his family, friends and the students of IWP. Please join us for the dedication and social gathering to remember Brian, to support his family, and to keep the values of what he stood for alive and well at IWP. Important note: Attendance at all IWP events requires ADVANCED REGISTRATION. In addition, prospective attendees must receive an e-mail confirmation from IWP indicating that seating will be available for them at the event. A government-issued ID that matches your name on the confirmed attendee list must be presented at the door for admission to any event. The Institute of World Politics, 1521 16th Street NW, Washington, DC 20036
PREREGISTRATION and CONFIRMATION EMAIL required for admittance. Register with kbridges@iwp.edu. Event is hosted by the IWP Alumni Association and The Institute of World Politics

10 - 14 September 2012 - Helen, GA - 2012 ASA Veteran Annual Reunion

Attention all veterans who were fortunate to be stationed at the 14th USASA Fld. Sta. in Hakata, Japan on the island of Kyushu. It's time for another reunion. The reunion will be held at the Helendorf River Inn & Conference Center. This hotel/motel is right in the middle of Helen so one can walk just about anywhere they wish to go.
Reservations can be made by calling (800) 445-2271. Don't forget to mention you are with the 14th, ASA veterans reunion and the reunion date of Sept. 10th - 14th. A contract for a block of 15 Chattahoochee riverfront rooms has been reserved and will be held until August 1 awaiting individual reservations. Our reunion date is the week before Oktoberfest, so if we need more than 15 rooms, we need to know so we can reserve additional ones. Room prices are much higher during the Octoberfest event. The total cost per room will be $296.00 plus 15% state and local taxes for four nights. The cost is for a single or double occupancy. Each of these rooms will have a refrigerator, microwave, coffee maker, private balcony and are all elevator accessible.
Meeting space for our reunion group will be available all four days with out any additional cost. They also have free WI-FI and an enclosed heated pool. If you wish to learn more about where we will be staying for our 14th. ASA 2012 reunion, you can click the URL - http://www.helendorf.com/ If you have any questions or ideas please call 770-957-1085 or e-mail Tom & Marianne Morfoot at mm30248@earthlink.net

12 September 2012, 1100 - 1300 hrs - Albuquerque, NM - AFIO NM Chapter Hosts Fall Meeting.

Speaker is Col. Roger Knight, USA(Ret), a Special Forces Officer with varied and distinguished background, who served in Germany, Vietnam, and Iran.
Location: "The Egg & I" at 6909 Menaul Blvd NE, east of Louisiana. Inquiries to: foreigndevil@yahoo.com or call 505-898-2649.

13 September 2012 - Fairfax, VA - SOLD OUT - "The DCI Papers" - a CIA Historical Documents 'Release Event' Conference co-hosted with George Mason University's School of Public Policy.

CIA IconIntelligence, Policy and Politics: The DCI, the White House and Congress Thursday, September 13, 2012 from 1:30 PM to 5:30 PM (ET) Arlington, VA. The CIA and George Mason School of Public Policy host "Intelligence, Policy and Politics," featuring panel discussions with former DCIs including Michael Hayden (confirmed), James Woolsey (confirmed), Leon Panetta (confirmed), Porter Goss (confirmed), and other invited officials, and a keynote from CIA Chief Historian Dr. David Robarge. This event takes place at George Mason University, Founders Hall, 3351 N Fairfax Dr Arlington, VA 22201
Event has sold out of seats.

Thursday, 13 September 2012, 10:15 - 11:45 am - Washington, DC - Stealing Soviet Secrets from the Bottom of the Sea - CIA's Attempt to Recover Soviet Sub by CIA's David Sharp, at the International Spy Museum

When the CIA attempted to recover a Soviet sub from the floor of the North Pacific Ocean in 1974, David Sharp was there. As a CIA officer, he was personally involved in both the development and the operation of the recovery system created to raise the Soviet ballistic missile submarine K-129. Sharp, author of The CIA's Greatest Covert Operation: Inside the Daring Mission to Recover a Nuclear-Armed Soviet Sub, will share his story and will give you an insider's perspective on the advanced technology required to attempt such an audacious project. He'll also discuss the complex cover story under which the CIA disguised the entire recovery program as a commercial ocean mining venture under the ostensible sponsorship of the famous Howard Hughes with his ship, the Hughes Glomar Explorer. More information at www.spymuseum.org

14-15 September 2012 - Syracuse, NY - 3rd Annual Seminar on Teaching Law and National Security: Educating the Next Generation of Decisionmakers: The Intersection of National Security Law and International Affairs

In modern foreign affairs and national and international security governance, the policy and subject area experts and lawyers attend the same meetings, hash out common policy posi-tions, and worry about how to implement their prescriptions. Yet the international affairs ex-perts and national security lawyers work in parallel, not together. They speak different profes-sional languages, and their analytic reference points and methods are normally divergent, if not inharmonious. At times, a good deal of energy in governance is spent finding common ground between the lawyers and the policy experts. The objective of the Conference is to ex-plore ways to enrich the education in our related but disparate disciplines by exposing one side and its methods and ways of approaching problems to the other.
$150 registration fee.

Saturday, 15 September 2012, noon - Washington, DC - Alexandra Hamlet, speaks about her novel: "The Right Guard" at this Spy Museum book signing.

Hamlet is a Harvard-trained cultural anthropologist, an international lecturer, a defense anthropologist, and a member of AFIO. This is her first novel, a winner in three categories of the 2012 International Book Awards.

CIA operative Eric Brent and his revolutionary light weapon invention are being used by the CIA to reveal members involved in a take-over of the United States Government. It's the mid-'70s, and the Vietnam War has finally ended. The Founding Fathers made clear the right of the people to rise against tyranny and institute new government and some extremely powerful Americans have taken that to heart. They work to assemble their own, "private" army by stealing armaments from National Guard armories around the country, spiriting away the ordnance into huts and unused factories. Believing the government is taking away civil liberties and becoming too intrusive into the lives of ordinary Americans, this group calls itself The Right Guard. It has been preparing for what they call Wings Day, they plan to capture the president and keep him hostage until a government of their making can take control. Brent has to stop the imminent takeover and the elderly fanatic leader who dreams of putting the United States under martial law in order to tailor the fabric of American life to his liking.

The book reads like a film, the scenes rapidly progressing back and forth between the CIA and The Right Guard with a dizzying amount of characters appearing so quickly it is impossible to keep track of where they stand. Days later I found my mind drifting back to the book after reading current political news. This one will stay with you. Free! No registration required. Further info at www.spymuseum.org

18-19 September 2012 - Chantilly, VA - 2-day symposium on "Foreign Engagement & Global Coverage under the New Defense Plan: FAOs, Security Cooperation, and the Defense Attaché System"

Event is jointly sponsored by NMIA and the FAO Association (FAOA). Senior personnel from each of the components will be speaking, plus a panel of Service representatives will be discussing their specific service involvement with the Attaché System. There will be presentations on Attaché Training, Current Attaché Topics, What the new Senior Defense Officer looks like, and an examination of the Future Attaché Program. Where: TASC Heritage Center, 4805 Stonecroft Blvd, Chantilly, VA.
This event will be held at the SECRET/NOFORN Level. NMIA events are always worthwhile and members with clearances are urged to consider attending.

Wednesday, 19 September 2012, 11:30am - Scottsdale, AZ - AFIO Arizona features Police Chief John J. Bennett on Law Enforcement Perspectives of Homeland Security

AFIO BulletChief John Bennett will discuss how local law enforcement partners with state and federal agencies on homeland security issues.
He is a 40 year veteran of Law Enforcement and was appointed Chief of Police for the Town of Paradise Valley in June, 2008. Prior to that, he was Chief of Police in Caln Township, PA from 2002 - 2008 and retired as Deputy Chief of Police in 2002 from Marple Township, PA after 30 years of service. Both prior agencies are located in suburban Philadelphia.
He holds a B.A. degree from Villanova University and has attended over 200 management, supervision and advanced training seminars in his career. He is a graduate of the FBI National Academy (188th session); FBI LEEDS at Princeton University and Penn State University’s POSIT & POLEX executive development programs.
In PA, he was elected to the Executive Board of the Chester County Chiefs of Police Association, served on the PA Chiefs of Police Association’s Legislative and Membership/By-Laws Committees and currently serves on the InternationalChiefs of Police (IACP) Civil Rights Committee. He was also an instructor for 12 years for the PA Municipal Officers’Education and Training Commission.
In 2009, Chief Bennett was elected to serve on the Executive Board of the Arizona Association of Chiefs of Police (AACOP) and is currently the 2012 President. He is also a member of the East Valley (AZ) Chiefs of Police Association.
Where: McCormick Ranch Golf Course, 7505 McCormick Parkway, Scottsdale AZ 85258 ~ Phone 480.948.0260
TO REGISTER: We need an RSVP no later than 72 hours ahead of time; in the past, not reserving or cancelling without prior notice (72 hours prior to the meeting) created much grief for those of us organizing the meeting and dealing with the personnel!
The chapter is charged for no-shows and please remember, we are a small organization with a humble coffer!
Fees: $20 AFIO members; $22 for guests
RSVP or Questions to Simone - simone@4smartphone.net or simone@afioaz.org. To call please leave a message on 602.570.6016

Thursday, 20 September 2012, 11:30 am - Colorado Springs, CO - The Rocky Mountain Chapter presents Major General Thomas R. Csrnko (Ret) Commanding General, U.S. Army John F. Kennedy Special Warfare Center and School.

AFIO BulletMG Csrnko was Commanding Officer of the Green Berets at Ft Bragg, NC, he will talk about Intelligence and how it is used by Special Forces and Special Ops. To be held at The Inn at Palmer Divide, 443 S. Highway 105 Palmer Lake, CO, Exit 161 westbound off I-25, West on Highway 105. Please RSVP to Tom VanWormer at robsmom@pcisys.net

20 September 2012 12:30 - 2 pm - Los Angeles, CA - The AFIO Los Angeles Area Chapter luncheon focuses on "Intelligence & Security Issues Facing Los Angeles Harbor.

AFIO BulletThe Port of Los Angeles is the number one port by container volume and cargo value in the United States, its world-class security operations which include Homeland Security operations and the nation's largest dedicated port police force, will be the topic of discussion.
Location: The LMU campus.
RSVP to attend to afio_la@yahoo.com. Lunch will be served.

Thursday, 20 September 2012, 10:15 - 11:45 am - Washington, DC - History of U-2, A-12, OXCART, and SR-71 by Gene Poteat, at the International Spy Museum

S. Eugene Poteat, retired senior CIA Scientific Intelligence Officer, and current President of the Association of Former Intelligence Officers, helped develop and launch some of the most incredible technology of the Cold War. He'll brief you on the history of the U-2, A-12 OXCART, and SR-71 aircraft; stealth; past, current, and future drones; and the roles of these craft in past crises, such as the Missile and Bomber Gap, Berlin Crisis, Cuban Missile Crisis, and the current struggle against terrorism. Poteat received the CIA's Medal of Merit and the National Reconnaissance Office's Meritorious Civilian Award for his technological innovations.

Thursday, 20 September 2012 - Mahwah, NJ - IACSP 20th Annual Terrorism, Trends & Forecasts Symposium

Location: Bergen County Law & Public Safety Institute.
Top presenters will be featured in the areas of antiterrorism, homeland security, consequence management, and other related areas.
The event is attended by a combined audience of law enforcement and emergency responders, corrections, homeland security, military, intelligence community, academia, and corporate security personnel.
Several writers and staff for the IACSP's longstanding publication, The Journal of Counterterrorism & Homeland Security International, will be on hand at the symposium, as well as members of the IACSP advisory board. The IACSP's journal has been in publication since the 1980's (over 25 years).
Further information available at www.iacsp.com

Friday, 21 September 2012, 6:30 pm - Washington, DC - ARGO: A Book Launch Party at the International Spy Museum

A gripping true story of the history-making collusion between Hollywood and high-stakes espionage!
Join International Spy Museum Board Member Tony Mendez in celebrating the book launch of ARGO, the inside story of his ingenious yet incredibly risky plan to rescue six Americans who escaped from the US embassy in Tehran on November 4, 1979 during the Iranian Hostage Crisis. Armed with foreign film visas, Mendez traveled to Tehran posing as the production manager for a location scouting team looking for sites for a fake film called Argo. While pretending to find the perfect scenery and backdrops, Mendez and a colleague succeeded in contacting the escapees and smuggling them out of Iran without a single shot being fired. Join Mendez as he launches his new book ARGO which finally details the mind-bogglingly complex and dangerous operation he led more than three decades ago. He'll also brief you on the soon-to-be released major motion picture ARGO directed by and starring Ben Affleck.
Join the author for an informal chat and book signing.
Free! Advance online registration required. Cash bar and complimentary light refreshments.
For further information, registration, or directions visit www.spymuseum.org

23 October 2012 - San Francisco, CA - The AFIO Jim Quesada Chapter hosts CIA Officer Richard Holm.

AFIO BulletRichard Holm, former CIA, will be speaking about his newly published autobiography, The Craft We Chose: My Life in the CIA. The disucssion will be followed by a book signing. The meeting will be held at the World Affairs Council, 312 Sutter Street, SF from 2:15PM - 4:00PM. RSVP is mandatory. E-mail RSVP to Mariko Kawaguchi at afiosf@aol.com and mail a check made out to "AFIO" to: Mariko Kawaguchi, P.O. Box 117578, Burlingame, CA 94011. Members and students: $15; non-members $20.

Thursday, 27 September 2012 - Washington, DC - Geospatial Intelligence and the Lay of the Land by Keith Masback, USGIF at the International Spy Museum

How can you plan humanitarian assistance projects, disaster relief, or pinpoint an enemy - perhaps in Abbottabad - from great distances with as few surprises as possible? Geospatial intelligence. GEOINT is the combined use of imagery, imagery intelligence, and geospatial information to give the clearest possible picture of an area - including its "human terrain" - before boots hit the ground. Keith J. Masback, President of the United States Geospatial Intelligence Foundation, will explain the basics of this relatively new category of intel, and he will discuss the general techniques that could be used in varying missions, from responding to natural and man-made disasters, to watching suspected nuclear sites, to tracking down high value targets like Osama bin Laden.
Tickets: $90. Internet Quick Tix code for the program: 1M2-627 or call 202 633-3030. Visit www.spymuseum.org

Friday, 28 September 2012 - Tysons Corner, VA - AFIO Fall Luncheon features DIA Director Lt Gen Michael T. Flynn, and Colonel Rose Mary Sheldon of VMI

AFIO BulletLt. Gen. Michael T. Flynn, USA, the Director of the Defense Intelligence Agency, will discuss the greater global scope of DIA, and the acceleration of change - Today's Defense Intelligence Imperative. He speaks at 1 p.m. following lunch.
Registration is at 10:30 am; Morning speaker is Col. Rose Mary Sheldon, PhD Professor of History at Virginia Military Institute speaking on "AMBUSH: Surprise Attack in Ancient Greek Warfare and Lessons It Provides for Today" [Frontline Bks, Sept 2012]. Her talk presentation starts at 11 am; 3-course Lunch at Noon; Event ends promptly at 2 pm.
NOTE TO MEDIA and all attendees: Director Flynn's presentation will be conducted under the Chatham House Rule. When a meeting, or part thereof, is held under Chatham House Rule, participants are free to use the information received, but neither the identity, nor the affiliation of the speaker(s), nor that of any other participant, may be revealed.
TO REGISTER:

29 September 2012, 1000 - 1430 - Milford, MA - The AFIO New England Chapter meeting features Ken Sawka, expert on Competitive Intelligence, Early Warning Systems, and Strategy Development.

AFIO BulletSchedule: Registration & gathering, 1000 - 1130, membership meeting 1130 - 1200. Luncheon at 1200 followed by our speaker, with adjournment at 2:30PM.
Where: At the Courtyard by Marriott in Milford, Mass. The hotel web site is here: http://www.marriott.com/hotels/travel/bosml-courtyard-boston-milford
Ken Sawka is President and CEO of the private intelligence consulting firm Outward Insights. Ken is a nationally recognized competitive intelligence, early warning system, and strategy development expert. He has had a long and acclaimed career as both an intelligence practitioner and consultant, having developed competitive intelligence programs with numerous Fortune 500 companies. An expert commentator, Ken is a published author and has been quoted extensively on competitive strategy and intelligence matters in Time, Investor's Business Daily, American Banker, and other prominent journals. He is a regular contributor to the Kiplinger.com Business Resource Center, and has appeared on CNBC's acclaimed Squawk Box.
Prior to joining Outward Insights, Ken directed pricing and competitive analysis at Deloitte Consulting and also served as a Practice Leader in Deloitte's Strategy and Operations Group, managing the delivery of services in strategy development, competitive analysis, and scenario planning. Key clients were in the telecommunications, healthcare, and financial services industries. He was also an Intelligence Analyst with the U.S. Central Intelligence Agency.
Ken holds a Bachelors Degree in Political Science (cum laude) and Masters Degree in International Relations from American University. Ken is based in the Outward Insights headquarters office in Andover, MA.
Note, as this meeting is a one day event we have not made any hotel arrangements.
For additional information contact us at afionechapter@gmail.com
Advance reservations are $25.00, $30.00 at the door - per person.
********Luncheon reservations must be made by 15 September 2012.**************
Mail your check and the reservation form to: Arthur Hulnick, 216 Summit Ave # E102, Brookline, MA 02446; 617-739-7074 or send questions to hlnk@aol.com

Sunday, 30 September 2012, 10 am - 2 pm - Washington, DC - Educators' Open House at the International Spy Museum

LESSON PLANS • WORKSHOPS • MEET A SPY • SNACKS all at the International Spy Museum.
Your mission: uncover new and exciting resources to invigorate your curriculum.
FREE TO ALL EDUCATORS!
Online Registration Required.
*First guest of educators will receive complimentary General Admission, additional guests will receive $5 off General Admission to the Museum on the day of the event.

Icon CalendarOctober 2012

Tuesday, 2 October 2012, 8-9 am - Tysons Corner, VA - SPYPEDIA's Global Terrorism Espionage and Cybersecurity is hosting FREE Monthly Briefings (G-TEC Briefing)

Location: Microsoft Store, Tysons Corner Center Mall, Level 2, Parking Area: P5, Tysons Corner, Virginia.
To Register: 703 642-7450 or email contact@cicentre.com
Seating is limited; Reservations required

Wednesday, 03 October 20126:30 pm - Washington, DC - The Man Nobody Knew: In Search of My Father, CIA Spymaster William Colby - a screening at the International Spy Museum

"A public convinced of the CIA's value will help protect its true secrets." - William Colby, Honorable Men, 1978.
When Carl Colby decided to make a documentary film on his late father William E. Colby, he found the perfect vehicle for telling the story of American espionage and special operations in the second half of the 20th century. From his days as an OSS Jedburgh officer in WWII; to his assignments in Stockholm, Rome, and Saigon as CIA Station Chief; then as Chief of the Far East Division; followed by Head of CORDS/Pacification Program (and Phoenix Program) during the Vietnam War; and finally as Director of Central Intelligence during the Church and Pike Hearings into CIA wrong-doing in the 1970's; Colby's career is the quintessential spy story. He knew everyone and he knew their secrets. This very personal film includes interviews with veteran CIA officers, OSS veterans, government officials, and nationally recognized journalists. Join Carl Colby for a special screening and discussion of his well-received real life spy thriller.
Tickets: $9. For further information or directions visit www.spymuseum.org

Friday, 5 October 2012, 6-7:30 pm - Washington, DC - "The Precipice of Nuclear Annihilation: Through the Eyes of the Cuban Missile Crisis - 50 Years Later" - talk by former CIA Scientific Officer Gene Poteat at the Institute of World Politics

You are cordially invited to attend a special lecture on the topic of "The Precipice of Nuclear Annihilation: Through the Eyes of the Cuban Missile Crisis Fifty Years Later - The Value of Evidence over Speculation"
by Gene Poteat, current President, Association of Former Intelligence Officers, is a Retired Senior CIA Scientific Intelligence Officer.
With the emergence of unstable nuclear-armed nations and their despotic leaders, what lessons should we have learned from the Cuban Missile Crisis of 1962 when dealing with today's crises? How was the U.S. blindsided by the Soviet missile build-up in Cuba ...just a few miles south of Florida? How close did we come to a nuclear exchange and, during the showdown, who blinked first? What secret agreements were made that ended the crisis and how did they differ from face-saving press releases? What were the long-term consequences of the agreement that ended the Crisis.
CIA Scientific Officer Gene Poteat was on the scene in 1962. His first-hand account and revelations will answer these questions.
Location: The Institute of World Politics, 1521 16th Street NW, Washington, DC 20036
Please RSVP to kbridges@iwp.edu.

8-11 October 2012 - Orlando, FL - GEOINT 2012 Symposium

Hosted by the US Geospatial Intelligence Foundation (USGIF). The USGIF expects another agenda with insightful keynote speakers, interesting panels and breakout sessions, cutting-edge exhibitions from 250 organizations, and invaluable networking opportunities.
Event is being held at the Gaylord Palms Hotel & Convention Center
For more information visit http://geoint2012.com/

Tuesday, 9 October 2012, 1130 - 1400 - MacDill AFB, FL - FBI Special Agent discusses Cuba's Wasp Network at the Florida Suncoast Chapter Meeting

AFIO BulletPatrick Laflin was a Special Agent with the FBI for over thirty years with extensive investigative and analytical experience in Foreign Counter-intelligence. He is a subject matter expert on the Cuban Intelligence Service and assisted in the arrest of fifteen Cuban spies and illegal officers from Cuba's "Wasp Network" based in Florida during the 1990s.
He retired from the FBI in December, 2005, only to return the following year as the Domain Coordinator for the Tampa Division. The FBI's Domain Program fosters outreach and partnership with public and private entities to protect the national and economic security of the United States through the exchange of information.
Bringing his field experience to life for us, he will be relating the story of Cuban Spies in Florida. Since we all understand the motivations for spying, he will focus on case studies. He will be speaking for a bit over an hour, but we're sure his gripping stories will make the time fly.

Meeting and luncheon at the MacDill AFB Surf's Edge Club, 7315 Bayshore Boulevard, MacDill AFB, FL 33621.
Please RSVP no later than Wednesday, October 3, for yourself and include the names of any guests. Email or call the Chapter Secretary. Check-in at 1130 hours; opening ceremonies, lunch and business meeting at noon, followed by our speaker. Note that our meetings have moved to a new facility, the Surf's Edge Club, where the luncheon cost is $20.
You must present your $20 check payable to "Suncoast Chapter, AFIO" (or cash) at check-in to cover the luncheon. If you make a reservation, don't cancel and get a cancellation confirmation by the response deadline and then don't show up, you will be responsible for the cost of the luncheon. Note that the base is now enforcing a handscan registration for those with ID cards so, if you haven't been on-base recently, you should look into this or allow some extra time when you arrive for the meeting.
Should you not have a 'bumper sticker' or ID card for access to MacDill AFB, please so state in your RSVP. If you have not already submitted information required for the Gate Access List, be sure to include your license number, name on drivers license and state of issue for yourself and for any guests you are bringing on base.
Anyone with special AFIO Gate Access should proceed to the Bayshore Gate. If you need directions, please let us know.
The main gate will send you to the visitor's center and they will not be able to help you enter the base, only give you directions to the Bayshore Gate. The cash wine and soda bar will open at 1100 hours for those that wish to come early to socialize. Inquiries to Michael Shapiro Secretary, Florida Suncoast Chapter of AFIO at (813) 832-1164 or at mfshapiro@att.net or visit www.suncoastafio.org

Wednesday, 10 October 2012, 11:30 am - Scottsdale, AZ - AFIO Arizona Chapter Luncheon features an FBI SSA discussing "The FBI'S WMD information needs, procedures, and structure - and Domestic Terrorism."

AFIO BulletAndrew Braun, Supervisory Special Agent (SSA), FBI Phoenix Division, Joint Terrorism Task Force - Weapons of Mass Destruction - Domestic Terrorism.
Presentation will provide a "behind the curtain" view of the FBI's operating pictures as it exists in 2012. It will outline FBI investigative background, direction, strategic operations initiatives, capabilities and collection efforts.
RSVP no later than 72 hours ahead of time; in the past, not reserving or canceling without prior notice (72 hours prior to the meeting) created much grief for those of us organizing the meeting and dealing with the personnel!
WE ARE charged for the no-shows and please remember, we are a small organization with a humble coffer!
We would therefore APPRECIATE that you all respond to this email to confirm your presence (or not).
Our meeting fees will be as follows: $20.00 for AFIO members; $22.00 for guests
LOCATION: McCormick Ranch Golf Course, 7505 McCormick Parkway, Scottsdale AZ 85258 ~ Phone 480.948.0260
For reservations or questions, please email Simone –simone@4smartphone.net or simone@afioaz.org. To call please leave a message on 602.570.6016

Wednesday, 10 October 2012, noon - Washington, DC - Castro's Secrets: The CIA and Cuba's Intelligence Machine - a author book presentation at the International Spy Museum

In Castro's Secrets, Brian Latell, former National Intelligence Officer for Latin America and long-time Cuba analyst, offers a strikingly original image of Fidel Castro as Cuba's supreme spymaster. Latell exposes many long-buried secrets of Castro's lengthy reign, including numerous assassinations and assassination attempts against foreign leaders. In writing this book, Latell spoke with many high-level defectors from Cuba's powerful intelligence and security services; some had never told their stories on the record before. Latell also probed dispassionately into the CIA's most deplorable plots against Cuba, including previously obscure schemes to assassinate Castro and presents shocking new conclusions about what Castro actually knew of Lee Harvey Oswald prior to the assassination of John F. Kennedy.
Join the author for an informal chat and book signing.
Free! For further information or directions visit www.spymuseum.org

16 October 2012, 11:30 am - McLean, VA - DIA Forum hears Col Jore on "Mexico Looks to the Future."

The Defense Intelligence Forum meets at Pulcinella Restaurant to hear Col (ret) Jeffrey D. Jore, USA, will speak on "Mexico Looks to the Future." Specifically, Col Jore will provide a prospective on how Mexico views its relationship with the U.S. and some thoughts on the incoming government of newly elected Mexican President Pena Niete. As a Latin American Foreign Area Officer, Jeff Jore has spent over 30 years studying our relationships with Hispanic countries and is a recognized expert on Latin America. In addition to serving as Defense Attaché (DATT) to Mexico, Jeff Jore has served as DATT to Surinam, Army DATT to Spain and Argentina and Ass't Army DATT to Guatemala. Additionally, he was an exchange officer with the Venezuelan Army. Col Jore also served as the Director, Foreign Intelligence (DAMI-FI), Army Staff, G-2. He is member of Defense Attaché Hall of Fame and currently serving as the SIO in the Latin American Division of the Office of Attaché Operations, DCHC, DIA.
Event is on the record.
Location: Pulcinella Restaurant, 6852 Old Dominion Drive, Mclean, VA. Pay at the door with a check for $29.00 payable to DIAA, Inc Registration starts at 11:30AM, lunch at 12:00 PM. Make reservations by 15 October 2012 by email to diforum@diaalumni.org. Include names, telephone numbers, and email addresses. For each attendee, choose among choose among chicken cacciatore, tilapia puttanesca, Lasagna, sausage with peppers, or fettuccini with portabella for your luncheon selection. Checks are preferred, but will accept cash; however, credit card payments are discouraged.

Tuesday, 16 October 2012 - Annapolis, MD - The US Naval Institute and US Naval Academy co-host "The History and Future Challenges of Cyber Power."

The symposium will be held at the Alumni Hall on the Academy Yard in Annapolis, Maryland. Gen James Cartwright, USMC (Ret.), Former Vice Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, will begin the session as the morning keynote. The program will include a luncheon keynote address by Kevin Mitnick and two panels:
Combating Cyber Warfare: The Evolution of Alliances Between the Public and Private Sectors
Forging the Links for Cyber Operations: Command, Control, and Policy
The keynote speakers and panelists will include renowned active-duty and civilian experts and leaders in the field ranging from preeminent historians to those on the cutting edge of cyber power in the armed forces, government, the private sector, and academia.

Wednesday, 17 October 2012, 6:30 - 8:30 pm - Washington, DC - "Minute-by-Minute: The Role of Intelligence in the Cuban Missile Crisis: A Hands-on Simulation" at the International Spy Museum. Event features AFIO President Gene Poteat.

For two weeks in October 1962, the world held its breath while President Kennedy and Premier Khruschev navigated one of the most intense showdowns of the Cold War. Marking the 50th anniversary of the Cuban Missile Crisis, this hands-on workshop offers participants an insider view into this pivotal event in history. Experience the drama surrounding the Soviet attempt to secretly place ballistic missiles in Cuba. Learn how raw intelligence, analysis, and back channel exchanges enabled, or in some cases hindered, Kennedy as he sought to avert a nuclear war. Step into the shoes of a CIA analyst in October 1962 through a simulation using declassified U-2 photographs and documents to make recommendations to President Kennedy at various stages of the crisis. Following the simulation, Eugene Poteat, a retired senior CIA Scientific Intelligence Officer will speak about overhead reconnaissance and its role in the Cuban Missile Crisis and his personal experience during this tense time. Tickets: $15. To register visit www.spymuseum.org

Wednesday, 17 October 2012, 0915 - 1500 - Laurel, MD - Annual National Cryptologic Museum Foundation General Membership Meeting

HOLD DATE ON YOUR CALENDARS: The event takes place at the JHU/APL Kossiakoff Center in Laurel, Maryland.
Registration and breakfast are from 0800-0900. The morning session will open with outgoing NCMF President, Mr. Eugene Becker, who will introduce the new NCMF President, Mr. Richard Schaeffer, to the membership. At 0915, NSA Deputy Director, Mr. Chris Inglis, will give the opening remarks. The remainder of the morning will feature DIA Director, Lt Gen Michael Flynn, who has been invited to be keynote speaker and Mr. Patrick Weadon, who will give an update on the National Cryptologic Museum. Lunch will be served from 1200-1300.
The afternoon session will be held from 1300-1500 and features Joel Brenner, author of America the Vulnerable: Inside the New Threat Matrix of Digital Espionage, Crime and Warfare who has been invited to speak on the cyber security threat to the civilian sector. The afternoon also features a panel of SCE senior commanders, chaired by Billy Bingham, Brig Gen, Ret., discussing cyber and how it pertains to their overall mission. Rod Isler, Maj Gen, Ret., will close the program with an update on the New Museum Project.
Program agenda is at www.cryptologicfoundation.org. Fee: $20pp NCMF members; $40pp nonmembers.
Registration: email or mail your name, name of any guests, telephone #, to cryptmf@aol.com. Credit cards accepted are Amex, MasterCard, Visa. If you have questions, email cryptmf@aol.com

20 October 2012, 2:30 pm - Kennebunk, ME - "The Truth Behind CIA's Detention and Interrogation Program" the subject of the Maine Chapter Meeting.

AFIO BulletWith his twenty-six years of experience in CIA's Directorate of Operations and Directorate of Science and Technology, James Cotsana is well qualified to speak on the issue.  As a department chief at the Counterintelligence Center he established and oversaw a highly successful program focused on identifying and disrupting terrorist plans and plots while identifying methods of operation.  Jim has served in senior positions with CIA in Europe, Africa, the Middle East, and Southeast Asia.   He served as an infantry officer in Vietnam.  Now fully retired,  he volunteers with Hospice House in Concord, N.H. and the Concord-Merrimack SPCA.  The meeting will be held Saturday, October 20, 2012 at 2:30 p.m.( Please note change in meeting time)  at the Brick Store Museum Program Center, 2 Dane Street, Kennebunk, ME. and is open to the public.  For information call:  207-967-4298

22 October 2012, 7 am - 3 pm - Huffman, TX - "Silent Warriors 2012" Charity Golf Tournament in Huffman, Texas

The Center for NanoSpace Technologies in partnership with the Fore Aces Golf Management and supported by the CIRA is holding a GTAA Certified charity golf tournament benefiting the CIA Officers Memorial Foundation. The event will be a Modified Scramble with Awards, Contests, Raffle, Silent Auction, and Awards banquet. Course Name: Red Wolf Golf Resort, 27350 Afton Way, Huffman, Texas, 77336. Event Contact: Steve Watson, at swatson@fore-aces.com or call him at 281-389-7567

23 October 2012 - San Francisco, CA - The AFIO Jim Quesada Chapter hosts CIA Officer Richard Holm.

AFIO BulletRichard Holm, former CIA, will be speaking about his newly published autobiography, The Craft We Chose: My Life in the CIA. The disucssion will be followed by a book signing. The meeting will be held at the World Affairs Council, 312 Sutter Street, SF from 2:15PM - 4:00PM. RSVP is mandatory. E-mail RSVP to Mariko Kawaguchi at afiosf@aol.com and mail a check made out to "AFIO" to: Mariko Kawaguchi, P.O. Box 117578, Burlingame, CA 94011. Members and students: $15; non-members $25.

Wednesday, 24 October 2012, 1730-1900 - National Harbor, MD - DIA Official Dr. Guggenberger addresses NMIA National Capitol Region Meeting

Dr. Bruce Guggenberger, Functional Management Chief in the Directorate for Collection Management at the Defense Intelligence Agency, speaks to the National Military Association (NMIA) National Capitol Region (NCR) Chapter at McLoone's Pier House (http://www.mcloonespierhousenh.com/index.php) at 141 National Plaza, National Harbor, MD 20745.
RSVP to Michael Veronis, NCR Membership Chair (mveronis@basistech.com) and Lou Anne DeMattei, Event Coordinator (443-654-1713, louanne.demattei@dodiis.mil ), by Friday 19 October. Cost for refreshments is $10 - cash will be accepted by the event coordinators at the meeting venue.

25-27 October 2012 - Gregynog Hall, Wales , UK - The Cuban Missile Crisis: A Fifty Year Retrospective Assessment - A Cambridge UK Intelligence Seminar!

Call for Papers.  Delegate registration. Places now available!  First come first served!

This autumn sees the fiftieth anniversary of the Cuban Missile Crisis, the quintessential Cold War crisis which Arthur Schleslinger, Jr. termed 'the most dangerous moment in human history'.  In order to mark this seminal event the Centre for Intelligence and International Security Studies (CIISS) at Aberystwyth University and the Cambridge Intelligence Group (seminar), University of Cambridge are hosting a major international conference at Gregynog Hall (http://www.wales.ac.uk/en/UniversityConferenceCentre/GregynogHall.aspx) in the idyllic setting of rural Wales.  The conference will seek to address the legacies and lessons of the  Cuban Missile Crisis by means of a number of papers and roundtable discussions.  The conference will feature contributions from a number of the most eminent international scholars of nuclear history, intelligence, espionage, political science and the Cold War.  The continuing relevance of the lessons of 1962 cannot be overstated and this  multidisciplinary conference will be of interest to intelligence professionals, historians, political scientists, sociologists, and policymakers.

Speakers include:

Professor Christopher Andrew (University of Cambridge, official historian of MI5)
Professor Len Scott (CIISS, Aberystwyth University)
Dr. Michael S. Goodman (King's College London, Official Historian of the UK JIC)
H. Keith Melton (Intelligence specialist)
Professor Don Munton (University of Northern British Columbia)

Book now to avoid disappointment! (http://www.wales.ac.uk/en/UniversityConferenceCentre/GregynogHall.aspx)
Gold Pass CMC2012: Full-board and Conference Fee (including Conference Dinner and Wine receptions): £325 all inclusive
In order to be considered as a presenter please provide a 300 word abstract and your institutional affiliation to: David Gioe (dvg21@cam.ac.uk) Cambridge Intelligence Seminar, University of Cambridge.

Please return all booking forms to: Dr. Kris Stoddart (kds@aber.ac.uk) Centre for Intelligence and International Security Studies, Aberystwyth University
For further information please e-mail kds@aber.ac.uk or David Gioe, (dvg21@cam.ac.uk) Cambridge Intelligence Seminar, University of Cambridge

Friday, 26 October 2012, 1200-1300 - San Diego, CA - AFIO San Diego Chapter Hosts Senior Intelligence Analyst at the SD-LECC.

AFIO BulletMr. Matthew Miller, Senior Intelligence Analyst at the San Diego Law Enforcement Coordination Center (SD-LECC) is scheduled to speak to AFIO's San Diego Chapter on the myriad of intelligence challenges he has worked, in both the domestic and international arenas.

Mr. Miller is a very engaging and entertaining speaker, with a unique perspective on the issues confronting the US domestically and internationally. In addition to his position at the SD-LECC, Mr. Miller sits on the Board of Directors for the San Diego InfraGard Members Alliance. He also has over 20 years of military experience in combat arms, special operations, and intelligence. Mr. Miller's overseas assignments include tours in the Far East, Eastern Europe, and the Middle East. He is also distinguished academically, as he holds degrees from University of California San Diego and the London School of Economics, and is currently a Doctoral Candidate at the University of New South Wales at the Australian Defense Forces Academy.
FOOD: $20 buffet, which includes a wide selection of protein (meat) and vegetarian selections, salads, soups, and desserts. We look forward to seeing you all on October 26th, as we welcome this engaging speaker.
WHERE: USD's La Gran Terraza Restaurant, 5998 Alcala Park San Diego, CA 92110, (619) 849-8205, http://www.sandiego.edu/dining/lagranterraza/
RESERVATIONS to Alex Carrillo at alexander.carrillo@hotmail.com or call him at: 858-531-7433 by Wednesday, October 24th.

27 October 2012, 6 - 10 pm - Washington, DC - The OSS Society Donovan Award Dinner Honors Former SECDEF Robert M. Gates

OSS Society LogoThe 2012 William J. Donovan Award Dinner is scheduled and honors former Secretary of Defense Robert Gates. Event location: The Ritz-Carlton Hotel, 1150 22nd St NW, Washington DC. Black Tie/Mess Dress.

29 October - 02 November 2012 - San Diego, CA - HALO Corporation Counter-Terrorism Summit

San Diego, California will play host to HALO's premier counter-terrorism event 29 October - 02 November 2012. The event, held at the Paradise Point Resort in Mission Bay, will occupy the entire island creating unique training, exhibiting, and sponsorship opportunities for all who attend. Over the years, HALO's training summits have drawn the best and brightest from across the counter-terrorism and emergency response fields. The 2012 Summit will take a giant leap forward in training and demonstration capabilities, as well as allowing much more time and opportunities for networking as a result of this year's location. Located five minutes north of downtown and the airport, the 2012 Summit provides convenience for delegates and exhibitors, yet enough freedom for live-action scenarios, Unmanned Aerial System (UAS) operations, DoD demonstrations, and hands-on exhibits.
The 2012 Summit will be formatted as a 5-day, multi-track, training environment offering delegates the ability to customize the training they receive over the course of the week, as well as providing an environment that allows unique access to exhibitors. Due to the location, and fewer operating restrictions, exhibitors and sponsors have the freedom to hold demonstrations that would normally be banned at other venues. The 2012 Summit strives to make the delegate-exhibitor interaction second to none, with all attendees having the opportunity to learn about the latest technology and equipment available to those operating in the counter-terrorism and emergency response fields. With water on all sides, a dedicated marina, and UAV overflight permissions, the sky is literally the limit at the HALO Counter-Terrorism Summit 2012.
Location: Paradise Point Resort
The HALO Counter-Terrorism Summit 2012 will feature top trainers from the counter-terrorism, emergency response, homeland security, and cybersecurity industries. Delegates will find themselves completely immersed in five days of current and relevant training centered around a custom track of their choosing. Many of the courses taught at the 2012 Summit will be eligible for continuing education credits. Grant funding is available for first responders.
A few of the featured training sessions will include: Islamic Literalist Ideology by Joe Butta, Low Light Operations by Ken Good, Patron Saints of the Underworld by Roberto Almonte', Extremist Mindset in South America by Clare Lopéz, and Social Engineering by Chris Hadnagy.
CYBERSECURITY TRAINING BY BLACK HAT
Black Hat provides highly technical information security training that brings together leaders from all facets of the infosec world - from the corporate and government sectors to academic and underground researchers. The environment is focused on the sharing of practical insights and timely, actionable knowledge. Black Hat training remains the best of its kind -- unique in its ability to define tomorrow's information security landscape.

Wednesday, 31 October 2012, 8am - Fairfax, VA - DynCorp hosts "Intelligence & Special Operations Small Business Outreach Event" at George Mason University

Two sessions: morning and afternoon. Join DynCorp International at an event welcoming small businesses in the intelligence and special operations fields. Right now, the US faces a complex and rapidly shifting international security landscape. DynCorp works daily in these markets to help protect our nation and enable US decision-making through agile, integrated solutions.
Morning Session: Doors open at 8am, program begins at 8:30am. Afternoon session: 1pm registration; 1:30 program starts.
Where: George Mason University, 4400 University Dr, Fairfax, VA 22030 - Dewberry Hall inside Johnson Center.
Attire: Business casual
Fee: Free of charge, but pre-registration required.

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Saturday, 3 November 2012, noon - Indian Harbour Beach, FL - "Briefing Candidates and President-Elects" the topic at the AFIO Florida Satellite Chapter meeting

AFIO BulletDennis Bowden, former CIA analyst and Managing Editor of the President’s Daily Brief will discuss "Mutual Introductions: Briefing Candidates and Presidents-Elect."
Where: At the Eau Gallie Yacht Club. For those who may not be familiar with the PDB, it is frequently described as the world’s smallest newspaper, a CIA product that is put together each night from all-source intelligence so that a CIA analyst can brief the president the following morning. CIA briefings are also available to candidates and presidents-elect. There are many anecdotes about the way in which individual presidents have received their PDBs, some of them quite amusing and others less so, and we hope that our speaker will share some of the better of these with us.
To register or for more information contact Donna Czarnecki, donnacz12@aol.com.

03 November 2012, 11 am - 12:30 pm - Keyport, WA - An Underwater Ice Station Zebra, featuring Historian, CIA Officer David Waltrop. This is a CIA Historic Document Release Event at the Naval Undersea Museum.

CIA IconThe Trieste II Deep Sea Vehicle I (DSV-1), the U.S. Navy's most advanced deep sea submersible, surfaced about 350 miles northeast of the Hawaiian Islands in the pre-dawn hours of 26 April 1972 after having salvaged a mysterious item from 16,400 feet below the Pacific Ocean. Publically known as a nondescript "data package," the full story of this little known Cold War operation has remained hidden behind secrecy, rumor, and speculation. With access to sources from three agencies, An Underwater Ice Station Zebra reveals how the CIA and U.S. Navy undertook a dangerous mission, never before attempted, in the deepest undersea expedition of its time - twenty-eight months before CIA's better known salvage involving the Hughes Glomar Explorer. Presentation by David W. Waltrop, program manager in the CIA Historical Collections Division, who served previously as the National Reconnaissance Office (NRO) deputy-chief historian, editor of NRO's quarterly publication, and curator of the Defense Intelligence Agency.
LOCATION: Naval Undersea Museum, 1 Garnett Way, Keyport, WA 98345 [for GPS or Google Maps use: Jenson Road, Poulsbo, WA 98345], Phone: (360) 396-4148. The Museum is located 28 miles from downtown Seattle.
REGISTRATION NOT REQUIRED. Just show up and enjoy this important presentation. For more information visit the Museum website at http://www.navalunderseamuseum.org/

Wednesday, 7 November 2012, 8-9 am - Tysons Corner, VA - SPYPEDIA's Global Terrorism Espionage and Cybersecurity is hosting FREE Monthly Briefings (G-TEC Briefing)

Location: Microsoft Store, Tysons Corner Center Mall, Level 2, Parking Area: P5, Tysons Corner, Virginia.
To Register: 703 642-7450 or email contact@cicentre.com
Seating is limited; Reservations required

Friday, 9 November 2012, 9:30 am - 5:30 pm (reception to follow) - Washington, DC - FAS hosts 2012 Symposium on Preventing Catastrophic Threats and Awards Ceremony

The Federation of American Scientists (FAS) hosts this important 2012 Symposium at the National Press Club Ballroom, 429 14th Street, NW, Washington, DC 20045
The next President of the United States and his national security team will need to make urgent decisions about protecting the nation from catastrophic attacks. To advise the next administration, just three days after the election, FAS will host a symposium featuring distinguished experts on policy and technological aspects of conventional, nuclear, biological, and chemical weapons, bio-technology, nuclear safety, electricity generation, distribution, and storage, and cyber security. At the symposium, these experts will present their recommendations for preventing and reducing risks from catastrophic threats.
The event will also feature an awards ceremony luncheon to honor outstanding people who have made a distinctive contribution to national security. Dr. John Ahearne will be honored with the 2012 Richard L. Garwin Award, Dr. Sidney Drell will be honored with the 2012 Public Service Award and Dr. Stanford Ovshinsky will be honored with the 2012 Hans Bethe Award. Dr. Drell will share the honor of the Public Service Award with Dr. Henry Kissinger, Senator Sam Nunn, Dr. William J. Perry, and Mr. George P. Shultz.
Confirmed Speakers:
Dr. John Ahearne, Adjunct Scholar for Resources for the Future and an Adjunct Professor of Engineering at Duke University
Mr. Charles Blair, Senior Fellow on State and Non-State Threats, Federation of American Scientists
Mr. Joseph Cirincione, President, Ploughshares Fund
Dr. Sidney Drell, Deputy Director Emeritus, SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory
Dr. David Franz, Senior Advisor (Biosecurity Engagement) to the Office of the Assistant to the Secretary of Defense for Nuclear, Chemical and Biological Defense Programs
Dr. Charles Ferguson, President, Federation of American Scientists
Dr. Richard L. Garwin, IBM Fellow Emeritus, Thomas J. Watson Research Center
Mr. Hans Kristensen, Director of Nuclear Information Project, Federation of American Scientists
Dr. Robert Standish Norris, Senior Fellow for Nuclear Policy, Federation of American Scientists
Mr. Miles O'Brien, Science Correspondent, PBS NewsHour
Dr. Stanford Ovshinsky, President and Chief Scientist and Technologist, Energy Conversion Devices, Inc. (ECD Ovonics)
Mr. Matt Schroeder, Director of the Arms Sales Monitoring Project, Federation of American Scientists
Dr. Paul Walker, Director of Environmental Security and Sustainability, Global Green USA
Sponsorship Opportunities: Please contact Katie Colten at kcolten@fas.org or 202-454-4694 for more information, or visit www.fas.org

Saturday, 10 November 2012, 11 am - Orange Park, FL - Navy Officer Allan Wilson on "ASW Ops in the Middle East" - AFIO N Florida Chapter

AFIO BulletRetired Navy petty officer Allan Wilson who, with his daughter Brittany, has been attending many of our meetings. At this November meeting he will speak on ASW operations in the Middle East (out of Bahrain), among other subjects.
Where: Country Club of Orange Park. Spouses and guests invited. Cost: $16 per person for the luncheon, pay the club. We need 20 members/guests in attendance to satisfy the CC's requirements, so hope to see you there!
Replies to: Vince Carnes at clancairns2003@yahoo.com

Saturday 10 November 2012, 10 am-4 pm - Washington, DC - The Sixth Annual Parade of Trabants at the International Spy Museum

The ONLY Trabant Rally in the United States!
Where were you when the Wall fell? The Berlin Wall is long gone, but one Cold War icon is still chugging away - the Trabant. Despite their questionable performance and smoky two-stroke engines, these little cars are now affectionately regarded as a symbol of East Germany and the fall of Communism. Trabants are a rarity here, but on November 10 some of the finest examples in the US will chug their way to the International Spy Museum to celebrate our Sixth Annual Parade of Trabants. Drop in to view the vintage cars, which will be parked in front of the Museum on F Street, NW, and enter a raffle to win a ride in a Trabant. While the cars are on display, experts will be on hand to answer questions about Trabants, the Cold War, and Communism, while the Blaskapelle Alte Kameraden German Band provides festive music. Stasi training films will reveal the East German Secret Police's techniques, and you can check out our own Checkpoint Charlie.
International Spy Museum, 800 F Street, NW Washington, DC Gallery Place/Chinatown Metrorail Station
TICKETS: Free No registration required! For further information or directions visit www.spymuseum.org

Tuesday, 13 November 2012, 1 - 3 pm - Washington, DC - "Inside the World of James Bond" with Raymond Benson, Book Signing at the International Spy Museum

This impeccably British character created by author Ian Fleming has captivated and entertained people from around the globe. Raymond Benson was the third - and first American - author to be commissioned by Ian Fleming's Estate to write official James Bond novels. The International Spy Museum is honored to have Mr. Benson for an in-store book signing on November 13, 2012 from 1 - 3 PM to celebrate the 50th anniversary of James Bond. With his fast-paced action and stylish recreation of 007 his work is a must for all Bond fans. Tickets: Free! Visit www.spymuseum.org

Wednesday 14 November 2012, 4 - 5:30 pm - Washington, DC - Foreign Affairs Symposium at the Institute of World Politics

Panel and Topics: "The American Worldview" with Prof. John J. Tierney, Jr.; "Geopolitics of the Moment" with Prof. Joseph Wood; "Russia, Central Europe, and the Intermarium" with Prof. Marek Chodakiewicz; and "China and the U.S." with Prof. Ross Munro. The panel will be followed by a reception.
Location: The Institute of World Politics, 1521 16th Street NW, Washington, DC 20036.
PREREGISTRATION REQUIRED: email kbridges@iwp.edu and you must have emailed confirmation to attend. Bring confirmation with you.
Important note: Attendance at all IWP events requires advance registration. In addition, prospective attendees must receive an e-mail confirmation from IWP indicating that seating will be available for them at the event. A government-issued ID that matches your name on the confirmed attendee list must be presented at the door for admission to any event.

Wednesday, 14 November 2012, 11:30am - 1:30pm - Scottsdale, AZ - AFIO Arizona Chapter luncheon features FR. Gregory Rice, MHM "A Perspective on cultural and political landscapes of the Middle East and Southwest Asia"

AFIO BulletMORE ON OUR SPEAKER AND TOPIC: MORE ON OUR SPEAKER AND TOPIC: Fr. Gregory Rice has had a unique perspective, from working in the NSA related community to returning as a missionary priest to the same region. Fr. Rice brings first hand experiences so others can understand the region that is an on-going hot bed in the global war on terrorism.
Fr. Rice has been a regular lecturer on the Islamic Middle East and Southwest Asia before educational and professional groups. His talk before AFIO will focus on the cultural and political landscape from the perspective of one who has lived for a third of a century in the midst of the people he has been working with. This is flavored with his background of having been on assignment to Pakistan with the Air Force Security Service (cryptology associated work).
He has comprehensive, first hand experience on the region and its people. Fr. Rice is knowledgable in two of the languages of the region, and fluent in one. Fr. Rice is currently assigned with the Native American Ministry for the Diocese of Phoenix. McCormick Ranch Golf Course, 7505 McCormick Parkway, Scottsdale AZ 85258 ~ Phone 480.948.0260
WE WILL NEED FOR EVERY MEETING an RSVP NO LATER than 72 hours ahead of time. If you do not show up for the lunch meeting and have not cancelled 48 hours prior, please send your check to Simone - you will be charged for the lunch.
Meeting fees are as follows: $20.00 for AFIO AZ Members; $22.00 for Guests.
For reservations or questions, please email Simone: simone@afioaz.org or simone@4smartphone.net. To call, please leave a message on 602.570.6016

Wednesday, 14 November 2012, 1145 - 1300hrs - Albuquerque, NM - AFIO New Mexico November Meeting

AFIO BulletSpeaker: Tim Roberts, Dept. of the Air Force Civilian. Timothy D. Roberts is, as the lead paragraph of his biography says, "… the lead instructor for Security Forces Ground Combat Readiness and Airman Expeditionary Combat Skills Training for the 377th Security Forces Group, and installation deployers, Kirtland AFB, NM." That rather sparse statement does not, however, begin to do justice to his long and varied career, including with Army Special Forces. He has considerable background in fields we're all familiar with, and remains active today, not only in his position at Kirtland AFB, but as a reservist with the 1st Special Warfare Training Group (Airborne) at Ft. Bragg, NC. I think it's fair to say the Chapter is in for another very informative and interesting presentation. I have asked our webmaster, Sam Shaw, to post Mr. Roberts' full bio on the website.
Location: "The Egg & I" at 6909 Menaul Blvd NE (just East of Louisiana)
Sign in and order lunch at 1100 Hrs - Call to Order NLT 1145 Hrs - Adjourn at 1300
Registration or inquiries to: foreigndevil@yahoo.com

Thursday, 15 November 2012, 6:30 - 9 pm - Washington, DC - The American Patriot Award Gala by the NDU Foundation

The National Defense University Foundation is honored to present the 2012 American Patriot Award to Admiral William H. McRaven, USN, Commander, United States Special Operations Command, who will accept the award on behalf of the brave men and women of the United States Special Operations Command who have made extraordinary sacrifices in the war on terrorism to defend America's liberties.
PROGRAM: The American Patriot Award recognizes exceptional Americans who have demonstrated a profound and abiding love of country and whose inspirational leadership and selfless dedication to national security and to world peace have significantly advanced our nation's ideals, values, and democratic principles.
The American Patriot Award Gala is attended by more than 500 guests to include Administration officials, members of Congress, senior military leaders and corporate and community leaders from across the nation. The evening includes a reception and dinner program with remarks by individuals who have been particularly touched by the life and career of our honorees. Tickets: $1,000 to $100,000.

Thursday, 15 November 2012 - Fairfax, VA - "Intelligence Education and Training" - an event co-sponsored by the National Capital Region Chapter of NMIA and the Washington Area Chapter of the IAFIE.

This 1-day event, scheduled for 0900-1600 hours, will be held at the Northrop Grumman facility just off Fair Lakes Pkwy and the Fairfax Co. Pkwy in Fairfax, VA. Dr. Mark Lowenthal, President of the Intelligence & Security Academy, IAFIE Executive Director, and former Assistant DCI for Analysis & Production, will be keynote speaker followed by presentations and panel discussions featuring senior representatives from USD(I), ODNI, and NIU; the schoolhouses of the 3-letter agencies of the IC; DC-area colleges & universities that teach intelligence; and elements from the intelligence/defense industry that are players in this arena. The workshop will be held at the UNCLAS level, an d non-U.S. citizens are welcome to participate if involved in the intelligence or security education/training enterprise. Students are urged to attend and will be given a discount. Registration will be available soon and link will be provided when registration opens on 11/12/2012.

Thursday, 15 November 2012, noon - 2 pm - Washington, DC - "The Battle of Ia Drang Valley" by Dan Arant, formerly with Office of Naval Intelligence - at Returned & Services League of Australia Monthly Meeting

Dan Arant received a B.A. and an M.A. from the University of Colorado. During college, he was in the U.S. Marine Corps Reserve. Upon graduation, he served on active duty with the U.S. Navy, to include a year (1968) in Viet Nam with the U.S. Naval Advisory Group.
After leaving active duty, Dan was employed as a civilian with the Office of Naval Intelligence and also served in the U.S. Navy Reserve. He retired from both.
Dan has been a volunteer with the U.S. National Park Service for over nineteen years. He volunteers at the WW II Memorial, the Korean War Veterans Memorial, and the Viet Nam Veterans Memorial. In 2010, he received the U.S. Department of the Interior Take Pride In America National Award for an individual.
Dan has returned to Viet Nam eight times since 1968 either on his own or as a volunteer teaching English In Schools The Me Cong Delta And Ha Noi.
Where –Amenities room, Embassy of Australia, 1601 Massachusetts, Ave., Washington, DC 20036
Charge - $15.00, including buffet lunch and sodas. Alcoholic beverages- $2.00 each.
Attire: Business casual Photo ID essential for entry
RSVP by noon on November 14 to David Ward at 202-352-8550 or via e-mail to dmward1973@gmail.com
Parking: There is no parking at the Embassy There is paid public parking behind and under the Airline Pilots Association (17th and Mass) and at 1500 Mass Ave NW.

17 November 1012, 2 pm - Kennebunk, ME - "The American Way of Counterintelligence" featuring Paul Redmond, former CIA CI Officer.

AFIO BulletPaul Redmond, former chief of CIA's highest counterintelligence post, will address AFIO's Maine Chapter. Redmond is an internationally recognized authority on security, counterespionage, and counterintelligence working with NATO and foreign intelligence chiefs worldwide. He served in CIA's clandestine service from 1965 to 1997 and was instrumental in the apprehension of Aldrich Ames and worked on damage assessment of the Hanssen and Parlor Maid spy cases.
Since his retirement, he has been a consultant to the House Permanent Select Committee on Inelligence, the Department of Energy, CIA, and commercial intelligence.
Location: Brick Store Museum Program Center, 2 Dane St, Kennebunk, ME. Event is open to the public. For information call 207-967-4298

Monday, 26 November 2012, 4 - 5:30pm - Washington, DC - Max Holland on "Leak: How (and Why) Mark Felt Became Deep Throat"

Deep Throat, the most fabled secret source in American history, was regarded for decades as a conscientious but highly secretive whistleblower who shunned the limelight. But when the FBI's former no. 2 executive, W. Mark Felt, came forward in 2005 to claim the mantle, questions about his true motivation began to be raised. Max Holland will discuss the Deep Throat puzzle, revealing for the first time in detail why Mark Felt leaked and his inadvertent place in history. In the process, Holland will lay bare the complex and often-problematic relationship that exists between the Washington press corps and federal officials.

Max Holland is the editor of washingtondecoded.com, an online publication, and a contributing editor at The Nation and Wilson Quarterly. A fellow at the Wilson Center in 1991-92, he is the author or co-author of six books, most recently Leak: Why Mark Felt Became Deep Throat and Blind over Cuba: The Photo Gap and the Missile Crisis (with David M. Barrett), both published in 2012.

Reservations requested because of limited seating: HAPP@wilsoncenter.org or 202-691-4166

Tuesday, 27 November 2012, noon - Washington, DC - Author presentation: "The Zimmermann Telegram: Intelligence, Diplomacy, and America's Entry into World War I" at the International Spy Museum

International Spy Museum eventsIn January 1917, British naval intelligence intercepted what became the most important telegram in all of American history. It was a daring proposition from Germany's foreign secretary, Arthur Zimmermann, offering German support to Mexico for regaining Texas, New Mexico, and Arizona in exchange for a Mexican attack on America. Five weeks later, America entered World War I. Former SPY historian Thomas Boghardt returns to talk about his remarkable new account of the Zimmerman Telegram. He has tapped fresh sources to provide the definitive account of the origins and impact of this German scheme. Boghardt also corrects longstanding misunderstandings about how the telegram was sent and enciphered and provides a new account of how British intelligence was able to decipher it.
Join the author for an informal chat and book signing. Free!  No registration required. TICKETS: Free No registration required! For further information or directions visit www.spymuseum.org

Wednesday, 28 November 2012, 6:30 pm - Washington, DC - "Bond Villains: The Reality Behind The Evil" at the International Spy Museum

"Goodbye, Mr. Bond!" - Auric Goldfinger, Goldfinger (1964)

International Spy Museum eventsWhat makes James Bond, codename 007, the greatest secret agent ever?  Is it because he can fly airplanes, even space shuttles, drive fast cars, and defuse missiles with seconds to spare all while seducing ladies and maintaining his cool?  Or is it because he has matched his skills against, and defeated, some of the most despicable and extraordinary villains ever imagined?  For over fifty years, James Bond villains have fascinated us with their shocking schemes, lavish lairs, and horrid henchmen.  Yet, these evil geniuses have also evolved.  From the crazed scientist Dr. No in 1962, to the mysterious Raoul Silva in this year's Skyfall, Bond villains have reflected changing public fears and anxieties.  Join intelligence historians, Dr. Alexis Albion, Dr Christopher Moran, and Dr. Mark Stout, as they revisit the Cold War and its aftermath to explore the connections between Bond villains and the era in which they first wowed audiences.  Delving into espionage history, and illuminating the remarkable overlap between spy fact and spy fiction, the speakers will detail the real-life role models for these dastardly evil-doers.  Moreover, they will consider to what extent Bond's adventures have mirrored, or responded to, developments in the real world of intelligence.

Tickets:  $9. TICKETS and for further information or directions visit www.spymuseum.org

Thursday, 29 November 2012, 11:30 - Englewood, CO - The AFIO Rocky Mountain Chapter hosts joint meeting with FBI's InfraGard.

AFIO BulletSpeaker will be Major General H. Michael Edwards, Adjutant General, Colorado. This is a joint meeting of the AFIO and Denver InfraGard. To be held at Centennial Airport the week after Thanksgiving. There are seating limitations of 45 seats so we will accept reservations on a first come first serve basis. You will receive directions when you RSVP to Tom VanWormer at robsmom@pcisys.net. The lunch will cost $12.00. You can pay at the door.

Thursday, 29 November 2012, 6:30 pm - Washington, DC - "Secrecy and the State: US, UK, and You" at the International Spy Museum

"Secrecy and deception will always create problems in a free society."  Roger Hilsman, Former State Department intelligence chief, 1967.

International Spy Museum eventsWhat level of government secrecy is warranted?  What level is overkill?  Are decisions hard and fast or arbitrary?  With the deluge of information revealed by Wikileaks, the parameters of state secrecy have been brought into clearer focus.  This panel of experts will explore secrecy on both sides of the Atlantic detailing the tensions between secret keepers, whistleblowers, and ordinary citizens.  Join Dr. Christopher Moran, Warwick University, author of Classified:  Secrecy and State in Modern Britain, a fascinating account of the British state's long obsession with secrecy and the ways it sought to prevent information about its cover activities from entering the public domain; John Heley, former CIA officer and editor of the President's Daily Brief, who has been directly involved in providing current intelligence for eight presidents; and Steven Aftergood, director of the American Federation of Scientists and a prominent critic of U.S. government secrecy policy.

Tickets:  $9. TICKETS and for further information or directions visit www.spymuseum.org   

29-30 November 2012 - Bloomington, IN - CHANGING NATIONAL SECURITY PRIORITIES: 2013-2020, theme of 2-day conference

Indiana University is hosting a two-day conference on Changing National Security Priorities: 2013-2020, which will include a number of current and former USG officials and the Honorable Mary Beth Long, former Assistant Secretary of Defense for Internaional Affairs, as the keynote speaker.
Other Speakers of note:
Tyler Drumheller, former CIA Chief of European Operations
Robert Jones, SAC, FBI Indianapolis
Fulton Armstrong, former National Intelligence Officer for Latin America
Jeff Tunis, retired career foreign service officer
For details: Questions to conference organizer, Gene Coyle.

29 November 2012 - Washington, DC - FAOA Luncheon

Guest speaker: MG Michael Nagata, Deputy Director for Special Operations Forces, J-3/7, The Joint Staff
Topic: Special Operations Forces: Foreign Engagement and Building Partner Capacity
Where: Ft McNair Officer's Club.
Lunch will be served promptly at 1130, so please plan to arrive early.
Cost is $25.00 for members and $30 for non-members
Cutoff for Registration 23 November
For more information and RSVP,visit http://www.faoa.org/Default.aspx?pageId=852195&eventId=576174&EventViewMode=EventRegistration

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Monday, 3 December 2012, 5:30 pm - 8 pm - New York, NY - AFIO New York Chapter Meeting Features ESPIONAGE IN GOTHAM

AFIO BulletSpeaker: Bob Wallace - CIA 32 years, retired. Author Topic: "Two Centuries of Espionage in Gotham" (based on new book: Spy Sites in New York City). Book reveals NYC as a city of mystery, adventure and intrigue - a hub of espionage - nearly 200 sites where spies lived, plotted and operated. Location: "Society of Illustrators" 128 East 63rd Street (between Park & Lexington).
5:30 PM Registration 6:00 PM Meeting Start. Cost: $45/person. Cash or check at the door only. Buffet dinner and cash bar. Reservations: Strongly suggested, not required. 646-717-3776 and email to afiometro@gmail.com

Tuesday, 4 December 2012, 8-9 am - Tysons Corner, VA - SPYPEDIA's Global Terrorism Espionage and Cybersecurity is hosting FREE Monthly Briefings (G-TEC Briefing)

Location: Microsoft Store, Tysons Corner Center Mall, Level 2, Parking Area: P5, Tysons Corner, Virginia.
To Register: 703 642-7450 or email contact@cicentre.com
Seating is limited; Reservations required.

Elliot Carlson book5 December 2012, 10 - 1pm - Annapolis Junction, MD - National Cryptologic Museum Foundation Annual Pearl Harbor Program features Elliot Carlson on Joe Rochefort's War

This year's morning program plus lunch highlights the trials and tribulations of Commander Joseph Rochefort, the OIC of Station HYPO, the U.S. Navy's signals and cryptologic intelligence unit at Pearl Harbor. Our speaker will be Mr. Elliot Carlson, author of Joe Rochefort's War.
Location: The program will be held at L3 Stratis Maryland Conference Center in the National Business Park.
Presentation is followed by a book signing with Mr. Carlson and lunch. $20 for Museum members, $40 for guests (includes complimentary membership).
We hope you can join us on 5 December. Deadline: Please make checks payable to NCMF and return by 30 November to: NCMF, PO Box 1682, Fort George G. Meade, MD 20755-9998. Inquiries? Call 301-688-5436 or email cryptmf@aol.com

6 December 2012, 11:30am - San Francisco, CA - The AFIO Jim Quesada Chapter hosts Dr. Roger Canfield, former Executive Director, U.S. Intelligence Council [a private nonprofit 501(c)4 association].

AFIO Bullet 11:30AM no host cocktails; meeting starts at noon. United Irish Cultural Center, 2700 - 45th Avenue, SF (between Sloat/Wawona). Dr. Roger Canfield, former Executive Director of the U.S. Intelligence Council [a private nonprofit 501(c)4 association] speaks on "What Did the CIA Really Know About the Antiwar Movement in Vietnam: Are We Doing Better Against Political Influence Operations by Al-Qa’ida and China Today?"
E-mail RSVP to Mariko Kawaguchi at afiosf@aol.com and mail a check made out to "AFIO" to: Mariko Kawaguchi, P.O. Box 117578, Burlingame, CA 94011. Members and students: $25; non-members $35.

Friday, 7 December 2012, 9:30 am - 2 pm - Tysons Corner, VA - AFIO WINTER Luncheon - Film Screening on DCI William Colby; Presentation on The Internal IC Hunt and Unmasking of CIA Traitor Aldrich Ames

Place on your calendar. A very special day. In the a.m. we will have an introduction and screening of Carl Colby's [Jedburgh Films] acclaimed - controversial to some - documentary: THE MAN NOBODY KNEW: In Search of My Father, CIA Spymaster William Colby. Please note: Event is starting one hour earlier than usual. Film and Q&A starts at 10 am, concludes at noon. 3 course luncheon. 1 p.m. speaker will be Sandy Grimes, a former CIA official [26 yrs] and co-author - one of the two principals behind the dogged search and unmasking of the spy in their midst, described in their just released book: Circle of Treason: A CIA Account of Traitor Aldrich Ames and the Men He Betrayed.

7 December 2012, 9am - 3pm - Jersey City, NJ - New Jersey City University hosts 71st Anniversary of the attack on Pearl Harbor! - 2nd Northeast Regional Security Education Symposium on "Creating Actionable Intelligence and Using Analytical Techniques"

In concert with launching the inaugural doctoral degree program in Civil [Homeland] Security, NJCU will be hosting this second regional symposium following NJCU's designation as a National Center of Academic Excellence in 2009 by the DHS and the NSA. CPEs and limited vendor tables will be available. The one-day conference costs is $65. Legacy and Corporate sponsorships are being pursued as well. The venue for the conference has changed and will now be NJCU's main campus in Jersey City which is easily accessible via car or public transportation.
Confirmed speakers are: Greg Ehrie - ASAC, Federal Bureau of Investigation, Newark, NJ, presenting on behalf of Robert S. Muller, III - the Director of the FBI. He is one of five Assistant Special Agents in Charge (ASAC) at the Newark Office of the FBI. Greg is responsible for the Office's Intelligence programs and will be talking about the importance of actionable Intelligence and the analytical work that his analysts perform on a daily basis.
Ed Dickson - Director NJ Office of Homeland Security and Preparedness, appointed in February 2012 by Governor Chris Christie to serve as the Director of the New Jersey Office of Homeland Security and Preparedness (OHSP). He will be speaking about his office and role in New Jersey's Homeland Security and preparedness.
Eduard J. Emde, CPP President, ASIS - International, principal consultant for BMKISS Europe, an independent security support organization based in the Netherlands. Emde has more than 20-years' experience in security and security risk management. He will be speaking about the future of the Security profession.
"Rosie" Rosenberg - Commanding general and participants of "The Bus" (Hexagon) mission. Maj Gen, USAF (Ret) Robert A. "Rosie" Rosenberg serves as Keynote and panel facilitator. He Chairs GPS, Space Technology and Air Force Research Lab Boards. He will be joined with his colleagues for a panel discussion on the recently declassified Hexagon mission: the above speakers, Phil Datema, R. Evans Hineman, and Mike Ferrara. See this link.
For additional details contact (201) 200-2275 or email our Department Secretary, Denise Melendez at: dmelendez@njcu.edu

Saturday, 8 December 2012, 1:00 pm - Washington, DC - "Born Under an Assumed Name: The Memoir of a Cold War Spy's Daughter" at the International Spy Museum

International Spy Museum eventsJoin us at the International Spy Museum Store for an in-store book signing of Born under an Assumed Name by Sara Mansfield Taber.
From literary journalist Sara Mansfield Taber, comes a deep and wondrous memoir of her exotic childhood as the daughter of a covert CIA operative. Born under an Assumed Name portrays the thrilling and confusing life of a girl growing up abroad in a world of secrecy and diplomacy, and the heavy toll it takes on her and her father. As Taber leads us on a tour through the alluring countries to which her father is assigned, we track two parallel stories: those of young Sara, and her Cold War spy father. Sara struggles for normalcy as the family is relocated to cities in North America, Europe, and Asia; and the constant upheaval eventually exacts its price. Only after a psychiatric hospitalization at age sixteen in a U.S. Air Force hospital with shell-shocked Vietnam War veterans, does she come to a clear sense of whom she is. Meanwhile, Sara's sweet-natured, philosophical father becomes increasingly disillusioned with his work, his agency, and his country. This is the question at the heart of this elegant and sophisticated work: what does it mean to be an American? In this fascinating, painful, and ultimately exhilarating coming-of-age story, young Sara confronts generosity, greatness, and tragedy.
Tickets: Free! No registration required. For more information visit www.spymuseum.org

Tuesday, 11 December 2012, 11:30am - MacDill AFB, FL - The Suncoast AFIO Chapter on several first-hand international reports.

AFIO BulletWallace Bruschweiler provides reports on the 12th International Conference of the International Institute for Counter-Terrorism (ICT), held in Herzliya, Israel focusing on four geo-strategic processes that are affecting international affairs in general, and Middle Eastern and Islamic countries. And a report on the 2012 AFIO Intelligence Symposium at ODNI and DIA a sweeping retrospective on 2011-2012 espionage, counterintelligence, and security cases, including intelligence gathering successes and failures worldwide, how intelligence
is used in US and other nations and a review showing that far more espionage cases occur in US than public knows - with Russia and China as the top two nations that recruit Americans to spy on the US.
Also to be provided is an update from Chapter member Walter Andrusyszyn on the USF Center of Excellence Program in National and Competitive Intelligence, and tales of Chris Clark's recent visit to China; Chris is a student who has attended our meetings in the past and is looking forward to an Air Force career.
Dr. Ken Campbell's book collection donation has found a home at USF, and Chapter President Gary Gorsline entertained a delegation from the Lower Chamber of the Afghan Parliament at the Lutz Fourth of July celebrations and shares his insights from that experience.
Meeting is being held at the Surf's Edge Club at MacDill AFB, 7315 Bayshore Boulevard, MacDill AFB, FL 33621.
Fee: $20. Make reservation at mfshapiro@att.net
If you make a reservation, don't cancel and get a cancellation confirmation by the response deadline and then don't show up, you will be responsible for the cost of the luncheon. Visit www.suncoastafio.org

Wednesday, 12 December 2012, 5:30 pm - Las Vegas, NV - AFIO Las Vegas closes 2012 with "Bright Lights, Dark Places" by Debra Gauthier

AFIO BulletNormally, we all meet at the Robin's Roost at the O'Club for food and drink before our AFIO meeting but because we are having our holiday dinner and we will be meeting in the A-Room of the O'Club, a no-host bar, located adjacent to the A-Room will be in operation from 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. for your convenience. Please purchase your cocktails at the A-Room bar instead of the Robin's Roost.
Our featured speaker for the evening will be: Debra Gauthier Topic: "Bright Lights, Dark Places"
Ms. Gauthier is the author of her recently released book, "Bright Lights, Dark Places" which highlights her career and the challenges she faced pioneering as one of the first female officers on the Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department.
Ms. Gauthier has been a native Las Vegan since 1963 and is the oldest of four siblings. She will be sharing from a chapter of her book entitled, "What Have I Gotten Myself Into!"
Ms. Gauthier's book "Bright Lights, Dark Places" will be on display and available for purchase before the meeting and during the breaks and she will be happy to autograph it for you.

If you have provided your name, date of birth and either a drivers' license number or a social security number, your name will be at the guarded main gate at the entrance of Nellis Air Force Base. If not, please provide this information to me by November 27, 2012, or you will not be admitted. If you currently have adequate base access, you do not need to provide this information.
Place: The Officers' Club at Nellis Air Force Base. All guests must use the MAIN GATE, located at the intersection of Craig Road and Las Vegas Blvd.
Address: 5871 Fitzgerald Blvd., Nellis AFB, NV 89191
Phone: 702-644-2582.
Dinner: A holiday dinner buffet will be served beginning at 5:30p.m. and
Please Note: If your dues are in good standing for the current calendar year, the holiday dinner will be free of charge. If your dues are not currently in good standing or for any guest attending the meeting, there will be a $20.00 charge for the dinner. Please feel free to bring your spouse and/or guest(s) to dinner as well as our meeting, but remember to submit your guest(s) names, date of birth and either drivers license number or social security numbers to me before the stated deadline of November 27, 2012; not only so that they will be allowed admittance to the base but to give me an accurate head-count as well.
RSVP: You may email Mary Bentley at mary.bentley@doe.gov or call her at 702-295-0417 if you have any questions. We look forward to seeing you!

Wednesday, 12 December 2012, 8:30 am - 4 pm - Washington, DC - Jamestown Foundation 6th Annual Terrorism Conference

The conference theme of the Jamestown Foundation's 6th Annual Terrorism Conference is "The Periphery and the Core: the Evolution of AQ and Its Affiliates."
Location: Carnegie Endowment for International Peace, The Root Room, 1779 Massachusetts Ave NW, Washington, DC
The conference will feature the following speakers: Bruce Riedel, Bruce Hoffman, David Kilcullen, and Former CIA Director Michael Hayden.
**More details and registration information to follow** Website: www.jamestown.org
Phone: 202-483-8888. Jamestown Foundation, 1111 16th St NW Suite 320, Washington, DC 20036.

Saturday, 15 December 2012 ,1:00 pm - Alexandra Hamlet, "The Right Guard Book Signing" at the International Spy Museum

International Spy Museum eventsJoin us at the International Spy Museum Store for an in-store book signing of The Right Guard by Alexandra Hamlet. Alexandra is a Harvard-trained cultural anthropologist, an international lecturer and a defense anthropologist. This is her first novel, a winner in three categories of the 2012 International Book Awards.
CIA operative Eric Brent and his revolutionary light weapon invention are being used by the CIA to reveal members involved in a take-over of the United States Government. It's the mid-'70s, and the Vietnam War has finally ended. The Founding Fathers made clear the right of the people to rise against tyranny and institute new government and some extremely powerful Americans have taken that to heart. They work to assemble their own, "private" army by stealing armaments from National Guard armories around the country, spiriting away the ordnance into huts and unused factories. Believing the government is taking away civil liberties and becoming too intrusive into the lives of ordinary Americans, this group calls itself The Right Guard. It has been preparing for what they call Wings Day, they plan to capture the president and keep him hostage until a government of their making can take control. Brent has to stop the imminent takeover and the elderly fanatic leader who dreams of putting the United States under martial law in order to tailor the fabric of American life to his liking.
The book reads like a film, the scenes rapidly progressing back and forth between the CIA and The Right Guard with a dizzying amount of characters appearing so quickly it is impossible to keep track of where they stand. Days later I found my mind drifting back to the book after reading current political news. This one will stay with you.
Tickets: Free! No registration required. For more information visit www.spymuseum.org


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