AFIO Weekly Intelligence Notes #36-20 dated 22 September 2020

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CONTENTS

Section I - INTELLIGENCE HIGHLIGHTS

Section II - CONTEXT & PRECEDENCE

Section III - COMMENTARY

Section IV - Jobs, Obituaries

Jobs

Obituaries

Section V - Events

Upcoming AFIO Events

Other Upcoming Events from Advertisers, Corporate Sponsors, and Others

For Additional AFIO and other Events two+ months or more... Calendar of Events 

WIN CREDITS FOR THIS ISSUE: The WIN editors thank the following special contributors: rsy, ec, po, pj, mh, km, gh, mk, rd, fm, kc, jm, mr, jg, th, ed, and fwr. They have contributed one or more stories used in this issue.

The WIN editors attempt to include a wide range of articles and commentary in the Weekly Notes to inform and educate our readers. However, the views expressed in the articles are purely those of the authors, and in no way reflect support or endorsement from the WIN editors or the AFIO officers and staff. We welcome comments from the WIN readers on any and all articles and commentary.
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Recommended Reads:

  • Recommended by a member:
    "A Policy Response To Islamic State Extremist Fighter Battlefield Migration" by Robert J. Bunker and Alma Keshavarz;
    U.S. Army War College, SSI - Strategic Studies Institute. Full report available here.
  • The Arkin Group's September 18 newsletter to clients by former Operations Officer Jack Devine features...
    • Israel signed accords with the United Arab Emirates and Bahrain at the White House on Tuesday, making the UAE and Bahrain the third and fourth Arab states to establish formal ties with Israel and marking another significant step towards a fundamental shake-up of the geopolitical balance in the Middle East.
    • Belarusian President Aleksander Lukashenko has accused the U.S. of fomenting weeks of protests throughout the country triggered by the August 9 election that delivered him yet another term, and that many Belarusians and other observers have called fraudulent.
    • The U.S. has charged five Chinese hackers with targeting more than 100 U.S. firms and other victims, including video game companies and universities, and accused the Chinese government of turning a blind eye to their misdeeds because they also provide services to Beijing's intelligence apparatus.
  • Inside the SCIF by JJ Green, WTOP - Issue #81, 17 September has new details about Novichok and Alexei Navalny's poisoning, many other topics.

From The Chekist Monitor

Reminiscences of a 100-year-old NKVD Officer Boris Gudz Who Knew the 'Iron Felix'
On February 5, 2020, the Russian state-owned newspaper Rossiyskaya Gazeta published an article by a well-known journalist and intelligence historian Nikolay Dolgopolov in which Dolgopolov described his meetings with Boris Gudz (1902-2006), the oldest living Chekist at the time. Gudz told Dolgopolov several anecdotes about the early activities of the OGPU/NKVD in which he took part personally, including the famous Operation Trust.
The Chekist Monitor's English translation of "Interview with NKVD Officer Boris Gudz Who Knew the 'Iron Felix'"


Continuing Series of Cryptologic Museum Webinars on Cybersecurity

Cybersecurity Virtual Classroom
ONLINE CYBERSECURITY CHATS by the National Cryptologic Museum Foundation

The Cyber Center for Education and Innovation (CCEI) have been conducting a series of Cybersecurity Chats as part of their special CCEI Cybersecurity Series. These online chats for K-12 students [but older ages would benefit, too], are presented by cybersecurity professionals and experts. General information on the series is here.

There are many online chats that follow and they may be found here.

If you wish to share your own cybersecurity/cryptology expertise, review the instructions here


One of the special benefits of membership in AFIO: access to CIA's inhouse gift shop — the EAA Store.

It requires a quick preapproval process described here to all newly joined and current AFIO members. And then allows you to purchase online their unusual logo'd gift items for self or colleagues. Here is the latest photo EAA released on Sep 18 featuring some of their newest items:


Guide to the Study of Intelligence and When Intelligence Made a Difference

"AFIO's Guide to the Study of Intelligence" has sold out in hard-copy.
However, it is available in digital form in its entirety on the AFIO website here.

Also available on the website here are the individual articles of AFIO's history project "When Intelligence Made a Difference" that have been published to date in The Intelligencer journal. More articles will be forthcoming in future editions.


     

Special Items for our members:

AFIO NOW New Interview, Released

As announced in the prior WIN, we launched a program of recorded interviews as the AFIO NOW Series. These programs are available in our Members-Only section which requires your USERNAME and PASSWORD --
information on your current member card supplied with each renewal.
As each new video is released to that section, it will be announced here in the Weekly Notes. Last week, at the start of the series,Chairman Stewart Baker and President Jim Hughes recorded a brief video you can view here, updating you on AFIO's activities since early March, and announcing this launch of the AFIO Now program.

When you start each video, full bios of interview subjects and interviewer/s can be found on the "AFIOVideos" info panel. Click the "SHOW MORE" link at bottom of that panel for program description and full biographic profiles.
Closed Captioning is available for all videos. To turn on, click the CC button at right along bottom of video viewing window.


Here is the latest AFIO NOW Video for Members


Released 22 September 2020

Latest AFIO Now Series Interview:
Joseph W. Augustyn, former CIA Clandestine Services Officer

Description:

Interview of Friday, 4 September 2020, between former CIA Clandestine Services Officer Joseph Augustyn and AFIO President James Hughes (also a former Operations Officer).

TOPIC: Joe Augustyn discusses his role immediately post-9/11 as CIA joined other agencies — particularly state and local law enforcement agencies — and congress in determining how the country would counter newly emerging, asymmetric terrorist threats. Includes CIA's role in the establishment of the Department of Homeland Security [DHS]. Also discusses CIA's National Resources Division.
A few Q&As follow the 32-minute presentation.

Access Augustyn video here or click on image above.

NOTE: Closed Captioning is available with each video. To turn on while viewing on YouTube, click the CC button at bottom right of viewing window.


How the Intelligence Community Briefs Presidential Candidates

Briefing Presidential Candidates in an Election Year - A Joint Online Conference
Wednesday, 23 September 2020, Noon EDT - Virtual Webinar

Participate in a joint program hosted by the Council on Intelligence Issues (CII) and the International Spy Museum as they discuss an important election year matter: "Intelligence Challenges in an Election Year: Briefing Presidential Candidates."
Before a candidate is sworn in as President, the intelligence community provides classified intelligence briefings to candidates during the campaign and to a president-elect during the transition. These briefings are the first step for the IC to "get to know the President" and help shape a new President's Daily Brief, or PDB, which will be delivered only after the election.
Join the following speakers for a discussion of this historic election briefing practice. The panel and issues to be discussed are:

MODERATOR: Dr. Mark Lowenthal, former Assistant DCI for Analysis and Production and author of Intelligence: From Secrets to Policy.
Panelists:
Peter Clement
, Chief of CIA's Presidential Transition Team (2008); PDB daily briefer for Vice-President Cheney, NSC Adviser Rice, and Deputy NSC Adviser Hadley (2003-2004);
Dawn Eilenberger, former Deputy Director of National Intelligence and Assistant DNI for Policy & Strategy, Office of the DNI, she managed DNI's intelligence community's Presidential transition effort (2016);
John McLaughlin, former Deputy Director and Acting Director of Central Intelligence (2000-2004), he provided briefings to candidates, presidents-elect, and to sitting and former presidents; and
John Moseman, previously Chief of Staff, Director of Central Intelligence; CIA Director of Congressional Affairs, served as Senior Advisor to the DNI's Transition Teams for the 2008, 2012 and 2016 elections.

The issues to be discussed are:
• How does the intelligence community prepare for these briefings?
• How have these briefings changed or differed over time?
• Do candidates get "the good stuff"?
• And more.
Q&As will be welcomed.
REGISTRATION REQUIRED: Tickets are free but all are required to preregister at the link below.
REGISTER HERE


Members are invited to attend (virtually)...

Two-Day Conference hosted by Harvard University

"Agents of Change: Driving a More Diverse and Capable Intelligence Community"

Thurs - Fri, 24-25 September 2020 - Webex Virtual

Agents of Change: Driving a More Diverse and Capable Intelligence Community is the theme of this two-day conference co-hosted by the Intelligence and Cyber Projects at Harvard Kennedy School's Belfer Center for Science and International Affairs.
The conference will take place over two consecutive mornings, with the first day focusing on identifying and understanding the current state of, and the opportunities and issues surrounding diversity, inclusion, and belonging (DIB) in the IC; and the second focused on developing and discussing innovative solutions to these issues. We will convene senior leadership in the USIC, current and former intelligence officers, and leaders in the private sector and academia to facilitate a honest, open, and productive conversations.
This conference is virtual, open to public participation
To explore this event, see speakers, or register, use this link.


Writers, Officers: Please Provide A Brief Article for This Ongoing AFIO History Project

AFIO's educational project "When Intelligence Made a Difference" seeks writers to identify events throughout history involving any nation or organization when the outcome was affected significantly by intelligence.
AFIO has been publishing edited submissions serially in Intelligencer released two to three times a year. 
To see what has been published, it is available here. Also look at the Fall edition of the journal arriving in the mail of all members and subscribers over the next three weeks.
Those readers interested in contributing an article, should email peter.oleson@afio.com.
For instructors, this project makes a great class assignment. Accepted articles give students a publication credit in a recognized journal.


Newly Released, Overlooked, or Forthcoming Books

Power on the Precipice: The Six Choices America Faces in a Turbulent World
by Andrew Imbrie
(Yale University Press, Sep 2020)

Is America fated to decline as a great power? Can it recover? With insight and fresh perspective, foreign policy expert Andrew Imbrie provides a road map for bolstering American leadership in an era of turbulence abroad and deepening polarization at home. It is about choices: the tough policy trade-offs that political leaders need to make to reinvigorate American money, might, and clout. In the conventional telling, the U.S. is either destined for continued dominance or doomed to irreversible decline. Imbrie argues instead that the U.S. must adapt to changing global dynamics and compete more wisely. Drawing on the author's own experience as an adviser to Secretary of State John Kerry, as well as on interviews and comparative studies of the rise and fall of nations, this book offers a sharp look at American statecraft and the United States' place in the world today..

Book may be ordered here.


Head of the Mossad: In Pursuit of a Safe and Secure Israel
by Shabtai Shavit
(University of Notre Dame Press, Sep 2020)

The leader of the Israeli foreign intelligence service from 1989 to 1996 tells his story without revealing too much.

Shabtai Shavit, director of the Mossad from 1989-1996, is one of the most influential leaders to shape the recent history of the State of Israel. Shavit combines memoir with sober reflection to reveal what happened during the seven years he led what is widely recognized as one of the most powerful and proficient intelligence agencies in the world. Shavit provides an inside account of his intelligence and geostrategic philosophy, the operations he directed, and anecdotes about his family, colleagues, and time spent in, among other places, the U.S. as a graduate student and at the CIA.

Shavit's tenure occurred during many crucial junctures in the history of the Middle East, including the collapse of the Soviet Union and the end of the Cold War era; the first Gulf War and Prime Minister Yitzhak Shamir's navigation of the state and the Israeli Defense Forces (IDF) during the conflict; the peace agreement with Jordan, in which the Mossad played a central role; and the assassination of Prime Minister Yitzhak Rabin. Shavit offers a broad sweep of the integral importance of intelligence in these historical settings and reflects on the role that intelligence can and should play in Israel's future against Islamist terrorism and Iran's eschatological vision. Head of the Mossad is a modest, cautious guide to the reach of and limits facing intelligence practitioners, government officials, and activists throughout Israel and the Middle East.

Book may be ordered here.


Blood and Oil: Mohammed bin Salman's Ruthless Quest for Global Power
by Bradley Hope, Justin Scheck
(Hachette Books, Sep 2020)

Thirty-five-year-old Mohammed bin Salman's sudden rise stunned the world. Political and business leaders such as former UK prime minister Tony Blair and WME chairman Ari Emmanuel flew out to meet with the crown prince and came away convinced that his desire to reform the kingdom was sincere. He spoke passionately about bringing women into the workforce and toning down Saudi Arabia's restrictive Islamic law. He lifted the ban on women driving and explored investments in Silicon Valley.

But MBS began to betray an erratic interior beneath the polish laid on by scores of consultants and public relations experts like McKinsey & Company. The allegations of his extreme brutality and excess began to slip out, including that he ordered the assassination of Muslim Brotherhood-promoting, Washington Post "journalist" Jamal Khashoggi. While stamping out dissent by holding three hundred people, including prominent members of the Saudi royal family, in the Ritz-Carlton hotel and elsewhere for months, he continued to exhibit his extreme wealth, including buying a $70 million chateau in Europe and one of the world's most expensive yachts.

This a fine work of investigative journalism about one of the world's most dangerous new leaders. Hope and Scheck show how MBS's precipitous rise coincided with the fraying of the simple bargain that had been at the head of U.S.-Saudi relations for more than eighty years: oil in exchange for military protection. Caught in his net are well-known US bankers, Hollywood figures, and politicians, all eager to help the charming crown prince.

The Middle East is already a volatile region. Add to the mix an ambitious prince with extraordinary powers, hunger for money, a tight relationship with the White House through President Trump's son in law Jared Kushner, and an apparent willingness to "break things" — and anyone that gets in the way is at risk. If his bid fails, Saudi Arabia has the potential to become an unstable failed state and a magnet for Islamic extremists. And if his bid to transform his country succeeds, even in part, it will have reverberations around the world.

Book may be ordered here.



Section I - INTELLIGENCE HIGHLIGHTS

Opposition Leader Calls for Reform in Somalia's Intelligence Agency. Wadajir Party Leader Abdirahman Abdishakur Warsame has called on President Mohamed Abdullahi Farmajo to reshuffle the leadership of the National Intelligence and Security Agency (NISA), which he said has turned into a political entity.

He accused the NISA of serving political interests at the behest of government leaders, restricting press freedom and suppressing dissent at every turn.

"In recent times, the security agencies of the country have been turned into political entities, especially the command of the intelligence agency, used by the leadership of the government... The intelligence agency has been turned into a political entity and its core function of fighting terrorism has suffered for it," he said. [Read more: SomaliAffairs/20September2020]

Ukraine: Parliament Adopts Bill on Intelligence. The Verkhovna Rada, Ukraine's parliament, has adopted a bill on intelligence.

Bill No. 2412-d was backed by 258 lawmakers in the repeat second reading on September 17, an UNIAN correspondent reported.

The bill determines the Foreign Intelligence Service, the Defense Ministry's intelligence agency, as well as an intelligence department of the central executive agency that implements state policy in the field of protecting the national border are intelligence agencies in Ukraine. Read more: UNIAN/18September2020]

Asio Reveals up to 40% of its Counter-Terrorism Cases Involve Far-Right Violent Extremism. Far-right violent extremism constitutes up to 40% of the Australian domestic spy agency's counter-terrorism caseload, up from 10-15% before 2016, a senior official has said.

The Australian Security Intelligence Organisation's extraordinary increase in focus on the far right in Australia was revealed by its deputy director general of intelligence service delivery, Heather Cook, at a parliamentary inquiry on Tuesday.

Cook also warned the Covid-19 pandemic had created both a greater opportunity for far-right extremists to recruit online and a powerful anti-government message for those that resent lockdowns to combat the pandemic. [Read more: Karp/TheGuardian/22September2020]

NIS Chief Says Spy Agency Will Never Get Involved in Domestic Politics. The head of South Korea's National Intelligence Service (NIS) said Monday that he will push to legislate a ban on the spy agency's involvement in domestic politics.

NIS Director Park Jie-won made the remark during a press briefing on the government's plans to reform the NIS, prosecution and police.

"(We) will make it clear legally that the NIS will never get involved in domestic politics under any circumstances," Park told reporters. He was appointed as head of the spy agency in July.

Currently, a reform bill on the NIS' operation is pending in the National Assembly, aiming at restricting the spy agency's involvement in domestic politics and transferring its investigative authority on espionage cases to other investigative agencies. [Read more: Yonhap/21September2020]

Secretive Seawolf Submarine Makes Port Call In Europe For The Second Time In Two Months. The U.S. Navy's first-in-class submarine USS Seawolf has appeared sailing on the surface in Scotland heading toward the major U.K. Royal Navy base in Faslane. This comes nearly a month after the service made the unusually public disclosure that this secretive boat, which is known to take part in sensitive intelligence missions, among other activities, had visited Tromsø, Norway.

Iain Cameron, a ship and plane spotter in Scotland, grabbed shots of Seawolf heading toward Her Majesty's Naval Base Clyde (HMNB Clyde) on Sept. 21, 2020. [Read more: Trevithick/TheDrive/21September2020]


Section II - CONTEXT & PRECEDENCE

BlackSky Eyes Niche Role in Geospatial Intelligence Market. Two BlackSky satellites hitched a ride to orbit Aug. 7 on a Falcon 9 rocket deploying SpaceX's latest batch of Starlink satellites. Within 58 hours of the launch, the commercial geospatial company's two newest satellites — BlackSky Global-7 and BlackSky Global-8 — were already delivering imagery.

"This certainly has had our phone ringing," BlackSky Chief Technology Officer Scott Herman told SpaceNews.

BlackSky booked its satellites on a SpaceX rideshare launch because it was convenient and affordable, said Herman. But the mission unwittingly became a demonstration of the type of nimble space services that the U.S. government is looking for.

"The idea that you can on-board or on-ramp new satellites and integrate them into your ground systems quickly is pretty important for national security," Herman said. [Read more: Erwin/SpaceNews/21September2020]

'A Brilliant Conman'. In February 2018, the Argentinian and Russian authorities carried out a joint raid against drug traffickers, arresting six people who managed to hide almost 400 kilograms (880 pounds) of cocaine at Russia's embassy in Buenos Aires. Drug trafficking, it turned out, had become part of the embassy's logistics: The suspects caught in the raid had planned to move the cocaine using the Russian Foreign Ministry's own transport system. For more than two years, investigators have scratched their heads, unable to explain how this criminal enterprise burrowed so deeply into Russian diplomacy. In a new investigative report, journalists at former oligarch Mikhail Khodorkovsky's Dossier Center studied the case files compiled by Argentinian and Russian officials, witness testimonies, and 402 hours of wiretapped conversations to reconstruct the events of the drug delivery. The reporters learned that the smuggling operation's true organizers and beneficiaries remain unidentified to this day. [Read more: Meduza/22September2020]

Dwight Eisenhower Built up American Intelligence at a Crucial Moment. More than any other president - with the possible exception of George Washington - Dwight D. Eisenhower did not need on-the-job training to understand the value of good intelligence. As Supreme Allied Commander in Europe during World War II, Eisenhower relied heavily on Ultra, the British code-breaking operation that allowed the Allies to read encrypted German communications. At the war's conclusion, Eisenhower said the intelligence had been "of priceless value to me."

So it was with no little chagrin that upon taking office in Washington in January 1953, Eisenhower learned just how far western intelligence had declined since the war.

This week, the Dwight D. Eisenhower Memorial is being dedicated in Washington, not far from the U.S. Capitol. Eisenhower's presidency is sometimes overshadowed by his wartime command. One aspect in particular that is often overlooked is how vastly US intelligence capabilities increased during his administration. [Read more: Vogel/HistoryNewsNetwork/20September2020]

The Arctic is a Strategic Hot Spot, but Western Allies Lack Good Intel. The United States and its allies have been chilling out this summer, but experts and officials say something has been missing that prevents them from making the most of the experience.

A flurry of exercises, patrols and news releases has made one point clear: The Arctic is a strategic hot spot. Over the past few months, the U.S. has sent some of its highest-end and most sophisticated assets to the Arctic region, including the highly secretive attack submarine Seawolf, its Rota, Spain-based missile defense destroyers, and Air Force B-2 bombers.

And it has not been alone. The United Kingdom, Canada, France, Denmark and others have joined the U.S. in patrols and exercises in the High North, as both Russia and China have stepped up their presence in the region.

But according to analysts, governments and a senior former military official, the Western coalition lacks adequate surveillance and intelligence in the region. [Read more: Larter/DefenseNews/21September2020]

FBI Director Christopher Wray's Remarks at Press Conference on Operation DisrupTor. FBI Director Christopher Wray delivered the following remarks during a press conference in Washington, D.C. with Deputy Attorney General Jeffrey Rosen and other officials announcing the results of an international law enforcement operation targeting opioid traffickers on the darknet. (Remarks as delivered). [Read more: FBI/22September2020]

'The Quiet Americans' Review: Inventing the CIA. Were America's unsung Cold War spies and their masters adroit covert heroes protecting the nation and the free world from the encroaching evil of Stalin and his successors? Or were they the cloaked vanguard of an incipient American deep state that led the country into the disastrous Vietnam War and other misadventures under the false flag of anticommunism? Or both?

It's increasingly fashionable these days to cast a fresh - and often jaundiced - eye on what had seemed relatively settled questions of American history since the start of World War II. Revisionist historians and journalists see more misguided hubris than honor, more malignity amid the glory, in the cavalcade of American dominance. [Read more - subscription required: Kosner/WallStreetJournal/18September2020]

The Man Who Refused to Spy. In the spring of 2017, an Iranian materials scientist named Sirous Asgari received a call from the United States consulate in Dubai. Two years earlier, he and his wife, Fatemeh, had applied for visas to visit America, where their children lived. The consulate informed him that their requests had finally been approved. The timing was strange: President Donald Trump had just issued an executive order banning Iranians from entering the U.S. on the very kind of visa that Asgari and his wife were granted. Maybe applications filed before the visa ban had been grandfathered through, or some career State Department official wanted to give families like his a last chance to reunite.

Asgari, who was then fifty-six years old, considered the U.S. a second home. In the nineties, he had attended graduate school at Drexel University, in Philadelphia, and he came to like America's commonsense efficiency. His daughter Sara was born in the U.S., making her an American citizen. His two older children, Mohammad and Zahra, had attended American universities and stayed on. Asgari was now a professor at Sharif University of Technology, in Tehran, and former graduate students of his worked in top American laboratories; his scientific research, on metallurgy, sometimes took him to Cleveland, where he had close colleagues at Case Western Reserve University.

Asgari and Fatemeh boarded a flight to New York on June 21, 2017. They planned to see Mohammad, who lived in the city, and then proceed to California, where they would visit Zahra and meet the man she had married. But when the Asgaris stepped off the jet bridge at J.F.K. two officials accosted them. [Read more: Secor/TheNewYorker/14September2020]


Section III - COMMENTARY

What the Intelligence Community Doesn't Know is Hurting the US. The U.S. intelligence community (IC) is made up of 17 different intelligence agencies and subordinate organizations that work both separately and together to conduct intelligence activities to support U.S. foreign policy and national security. Altogether, the IC is a $81.5 billion-dollar enterprise. Yet, unlike Fortune 500 companies a fraction of its size, the IC does not focus on understanding or measuring the value of what it produces. As the IC confronts the transformational moment of the post-9/11 era, it will need better insights about itself to inform how it adapts. The IC can get those insights by leveraging business analytics-already widely used in the corporate world-to transform the way it performs its mission.

Today's IC lacks foundational mechanisms and data to effectively meet the needs of its customers. [Read more: TheCipherBrief/21September2020]

The Intelligence Community Needs Diversity NOW. The call for diversity and equality that arose nationwide in the wake of the killing of George Floyd by a police officer has reached into the intelligence community, where many who have suffered from discrimination throughout their lives say much work remains to be done. The social needs of the country are mirrored in the community, which needs greater diversity to be able to serve national security needs in a time of dynamic change.

A panel of four intelligence community leaders and a moderator held a spirited discussion of diversity during the final session on the last day of the AFCEA/INSA Intelligence and National Security Summit held online September 16-18. Far from simply discussing demographics and diversity programs, the group of five related their own personal experiences as they fought off discrimination to rise through the ranks and serve their country.

They didn't hold back on solutions, however. [Read more: Ackerman/Signal/18September2020]

Why Japan Wants to Join the Five Eyes Intelligence Network. Japan's Shinzo Abe has left his successor, Yoshihide Suga, a hefty pile of work.

Mr Abe is Japan's longest-serving prime minister, and has been praised for pulling the world's third-largest economy out of the doldrums and developing a more assertive Japanese foreign policy.

But the coronavirus pandemic has wiped out many of Mr Abe's economic gains, and Mr Suga takes the helm at a time of great geopolitical uncertainty.

One of the defining legacies of the Abe administration was his effort to move Japan from a cautious defence posture. [Read more: Weedon/ABCNews/18September2020]


Section IV - Jobs, Obituaries

Jobs

Assistant Professor of Criminal Justice - UTEP - University of Texas at El Paso

The University of Texas at El Paso's College of Liberal Arts, Department of Criminal Justice, is seeking a full-time tenure-track "Assistant Professor of Criminal Justice."
Position Description: The position begins Fall 2021 at the Assistant Professor level. Responsibilities include conducting and publishing scholarly research, seeking extramural funding, teaching face-to-face and online courses, and service to the department, university, and profession.
About UTEP: The University of Texas at El Paso is a Carnegie R1 and Community Engaged research university in the heart of the U.S.-Mexico border region, in a bicultural metroplex of over 800,000 people. UTEP faculty are nationally recognized for their commitment to student success, teaching, and research. UTEP enrolls more than 25,000 students, of whom nearly 80 percent are Latino/Latina. UTEP provides equal access and social mobility for over 50% of its student body of first generation students. UTEP comprises 10 academic colleges/schools. The Department of CJ offers an online B.A. in Security Studies, a Master of Science in Intelligence and National Security and a Master of Defense and Strategic Studies. The department also offers a B.A. in Criminal Justice, an equivalent 100% online B.A., and an M.S. in Criminology and Criminal Justice.
Required Qualifications: Applicants must have a Ph.D. in Criminal Justice, Criminology or closely related field in Intelligence and/or Security Studies from an accredited university. ABD applicants will be considered if doctorate will be completed by Fall 2021. Active research agenda and published scholarly journal articles are required to apply. Applicants with only a J.D., Psy.D., or Ed.D. will not be considered.
Preferred Areas: All research/teaching areas of criminal justice and criminology will be considered, but preference will be given to candidates who have demonstrated teaching and/or research areas in at least one of these areas: security studies, open source intelligence, or quantitative methods/statistics.
Application Instructions and Contact Information: To apply, visit https://www.utep.edu/employment Applicants must electronically submit: (1) letter of interest that includes teaching areas and research expertise, (2) curriculum vita, (3) one scholarly publication or dissertation manuscript, and (4) names and full contact information of three references that we may contact. If you have questions about the position, please contact the Search Committee Chair, Dr. Egbert Zavala, at EgbertZ@utep.edu.
Application Review Date: Review of applications will begin October 5th, 2020 and will continue until the position is filled.
Hiring decisions are based on budget approval. To explore UTEP, do so here. To apply for the position, contact Dr. Zavala at EgbertZ@utep.edu.

Seeking Counterintelligence Cyber Instructors for JCITA at Quantico, VA

Operational Intelligence, LLC, an E3/Sentinel company is looking for Counterintelligence Cyber Instructors for JCITA at Quantico, VA.
Duties include creating courses and content to facilitate instruction of cyber methodologies for counterintelligence professionals.
Current DoD TS/SCI Clearance and accreditation from a CI Special Agent course required.
Please contact OI Lead Recruiter Stacey McKinney, C: 571-214-1992 or stacey.mckinney@oi-llc.com or E3/Sentinel Principle Rosanna Minchew, rminchew@e3sentinel.com

Seeking Counterintelligence Surveillance Instructors for JCITA at Quantico, VA

Operational Intelligence, LLC, an E3/Sentinel company is looking for Counterintelligence Surveillance Instructors for JCITA at Quantico, VA to provide CI subject matter expertise for course development, instruction, and mentorship.
Current DoD TS/SCI Clearance and experience conducting discreet CI Surveillance and CI countersurveillance operations using DoD methodology required.
This position requires work after hours, weekend and travel within the NCR.
Please contact OI Lead Recruiter Stacey McKinney, C: 571-214-1992 or stacey.mckinney@oi-llc.com or E3/Sentinel Principle Rosanna Minchew, rminchew@e3sentinel.com

Seeking Russian and Arabic linguist positions supporting DIA at Quantico, VA

Russian and Arabic linguist positions supporting DIA at Quantico, VA, available with Operational Intelligence, LLC, an E3/Sentinel company. Active TS/SCI required.
Please contact OI Lead Recruiter Stacey McKinney, C: 571-214-1992 or stacey.mckinney@oi-llc.com or E3/Sentinel Principle Rosanna Minchew, rminchew@e3sentinel.com

IT Acquisitions Subject Matter Expert for Intelligence Community Client; Other Openings in Reston and Bolling AFB

E3/Sentinel has a funded opening for an IT Acquisitions Subject Matter Expert with specific experience in IT architecture requirements to support an IC customer. Candidate will assist in developing innovative business strategies and procurement policy/processes. Only candidates with TS/SCI clearances will be considered. Contact Rosanna Minchew rminchew@e3sentinel.com for more details.

E3/Sentinel has multiple openings for Contracts Specialists, Acquisition Analysts, Cost/Pricing Analysts and Contracts Closeout Specialists. Positions in Reston and at Bolling AFB. TS/SCI required to be considered for interview. Polygraph preferred.  Contact Rosanna Minchew rminchew@e3sentinel.com for more details.

Adjunct instructors at the University of Texas at El Paso (US)
The National Security Studies Institute at the University of Texas at El Paso (UTEP) (see their website here) is seeking adjunct instructors to teach online graduate-level courses:
Legal Issues in Intelligence and National Security
Propaganda and Influence Operations
Intelligence and Counterterrorism
Political Economy of Terrorism
Risk Analysis
Emergency Management
Public Health and Homeland Security
A PhD in public policy, security studies, political science, or a related field is required.
Interested and eligible applicants should contact Stephen Coulthart (sjcoulthart@utep.edu).


Obituaries

Pete Bostwick, Senior Military Intelligence Officer, NM Chapter Officer
Burdette Edwards Bostwick Jr, 79, Senior Military Intelligence Officer, NM Chapter President, died of heart failure on 13 July 2020 in Corrales, NM.
Pete was born in Orange, NJ . After graduating in 1959 from Governor's Academy in Byfield, MA, he went to Dartmouth College where his studies were interrupted by US Army service with the First Airborne Cavalry Division (AIRMOBILE) in Vietnam. He graduated from the Army Intelligence School at Ft. Holabird, MD and the Defense Language Institute at Monterey, CA where he learned Korean. Pete quickly rose to rank of Captain and was Aide-de-Camp to General Richard Knowles.
After his separation from the military he returned to Dartmouth in 1966 and completed his B.A. in International Relations. He pursued graduate studies at the University of Hawaii, Overseas Career Program where he received an MA in Geography - Southeast Asian studies, class of 1973. He was also an East-West Center grantee, class of 1975. As a grantee, Pete did field research in Laos and Thailand as part of the UN Mekong Project. It was during this time in Southeast Asia that Pete became fluent in the Thai language. Upon returning from SEA he taught Geography at UH Hilo while continuing to work on his Ph.D.
There followed a distinguished 25-year career in Military Intelligence at Headquarters US Commander in Chief Pacific/US Pacific Command (USCINCPAC/USPACOM), which included extended assignments in SE Asia. From 1982-1990 he served as counter-narcotics liaison officer with the Royal Thai Border Police; he traveled around Cambodia and to the Lao border to interview the Khmer Rouge in the early '80s. He retired from Joint Intelligence Center Pacific (JICPAC) as Sr. Intelligence Officer (SIO) in 2005.
Upon retirement Pete joined AFIO, and rose to serve as the New Mexico Chapter President from 2009 thru 2016. He was also a member of the Ironwood Veterans group, a brotherhood of veterans from all branches of the military.
Despite a demanding career, Pete's thirst for adventure included Ski Patrol at Mauna Kea, HI and Taos Ski Valley, NM; trekking in Mt. Everest; punching cattle and horseback riding in Hawaii and New Mexico; official photographer of the annual Prince Lot Hula Festival on Oahu; teaching CPR for the Heart Association; and running with the Hash House Harriers -- an international running group.
Pete is survived by his wife, Marie Pik Ng Bostwick, a sister, and other family.

Bob Dragone a former CIA COS
Robert James Dragone, 73, a former CIA Chief of Station, died of cancer on 29 August 2020.
Bob served as an Air Force Intelligence Officer during the Vietnam War after attaining a Bachelor's Degree in Political Science at SUNY Buffalo, and Master's Degree from the School of Advanced International Studies at Johns Hopkins. He had a distinguished thirty-year career with the CIA living and working internationally, worked for government contractors for the next 10 years, then went into business for himself teaching leadership development and producing a podcast with international listenership.
For the past three years Robert served as a Docent, then Head Docent, at the Dallas Museum of Art. He loved playing Bluegrass and Old-Time American music on his mandolin - and traveling. He had a charming smile and gracious manner, was a brilliant intellect, linguist, historian, and political scientist. Musically talented, curious and energetic, Bob was a fun person with the quickest of wits.
Bob leaves his wife Devie (united in 2009), two daughters, and other family.

Bill Gavaghen, CIA Case Officer
William Edward Gavaghen, 90, a CIA Case Officer, died 12 September 2020 in Herndon, VA.
Bill was born in Brooklyn, NY. Bill was a merchant marine and a veteran of the Korean War. He served as a CIA case officer in Tokyo, Vietnam, Hong Kong and other outposts. In retirement, he sold real estate. He was known for hit wit, generosity, and kindnesses.
He was preceded in death by his dearly beloved, cracker-jack reports officer wife, Virginia, and adored son, William E. Gavaghen Jr.
Survivors include a daughter, and other family.

Richard Gragg, Naval Intelligence Officer
Richard Vernon Gragg, Captain, USN, Retired, 76, a renown USN Captain and MI Officer, died 14 September 2020 of cancer in Annapolis, MD.
Richard was born in Alma, IL. He began work at an early age, securing a newspaper delivery route in the 5th grade and later working in his father's farm equipment business while attending high school in Centralia, IL. After graduating from high school, Richard went on to attend college at Southern Illinois University, graduating in 1967. Richard began his 30 years of service with the US Navy after college. Receiving his commission in May, 1967, at the Officer Candidate School in Pensacola, FL. After he served in Vietnam as a Naval Intelligence Liaison Officer at Cam Ranh Bay with the Navy "Market Time" patrol forces, he then supported Seal Team 1 and the Twenty First ARVN Division in Bac Liiu. He received the Bronze Star Medal for Valor for his service in Vietnam. Richard went on to serve with pride and devotion in Japan, Iceland, Singapore, Hawaii, San Diego, Operation Desert Storm, the Pentagon, and on the USS Independence, USS Midway, USS New Jersey, USS Missouri, USS Saratoga, and the USS Long Beach.
He received a Master of Science in Information Technology from Syracuse University in 1997 while in the Navy. After retiring from the Navy in 1997, Richard tirelessly supported our Armed Forces and the Intelligence Community as a DoD contractor working for Polexis, CACI, and the University of Maryland Eastern Shore. He supported a number of defense agencies including the Naval Research Lab (NRL), the DARPA, DIA, , and DISA at Ft Meade, MD. At DISA, he was Chief of the Integrated Imagery and Intelligence (I3) branch for the Global Command and Control System - Joint (GCCS-J) program that the Armed Forces depend on around the world. He retired in 2014 to his home in Annapolis, MD where he sponsored many midshipmen of the U.S. Naval Academy.
He enjoyed people of all faiths and ethnicities, enjoyed studying religion and history, sailing on the Chesapeake Bay, and indulging his grandchildren.
Richard is survived by his wife, Mayumi Oha Gragg, a sister, a daughter and son, and other family.
A memorial service will be held on Saturday, September 26 at 11 am at St. Margaret's Church. Live stream information can be located via Richard's Tribute page at www.LastingTributesFuneralCare.com. Interment at Arlington National Cemetery will take place at a future date.

Robert Kehoe, Honored for WWII OSS Service, CIA
Robert Richard Kehoe, 98, died 28 August 2020 in Boulder, CO of complications from spinal stenosis.
He was born in New Brunswick, NJ. He was hapless, even hopeless, in sports and a flop as a lab assistant in a chemical plant and as a Remington typewriter salesman. He took science classes at Rutgers University in the vague hope of qualifying for medical school, but his grades plummeted and he dropped out at 19, shortly before the U.S. entered WWII.
Kehoe joined the Army Signal Corps as a radio operator when the U.S. entered WWII. But as the war intensified, a new role for Kehoe was developing. The U.S. formed the OSS in June of 1942, creating a new wartime intelligence agency to conduct espionage behind enemy lines. Kehoe was recruited for the OSS based on his willingness to jump from a plane into enemy territory. Kehoe quickly proved his bravery as he aided the French Resistance by sabotaging German forces and organizing airdrops of supplies and weapons for the French.
The motto of the OSS was "surprise, kill, vanish," and Kehoe was among the operatives who did just that as a member of Operation Jedburgh. Jedburghs were placed in Europe in advance of D-Day with a goal of preparing Western Europe for the Allied invasion to come. They conducted small-scale attacks – bombing train cars carrying Nazi supplies, disabling German tanks – that helped destabilize Nazi forces in order to smooth the way for the Allies invasion.
Mr. Kehoe fulfilled the necessary requirements, including a willingness to jump from airplanes into enemy-held territory. "When you're 19, 20," he told an interviewer last year, "this sounded, and it was, very exciting."
Kehoe received the Distinguished Service Cross, the Army's second-highest award for valor, for helping organize, arm and direct the anti-German paramilitary resistance.
"Despite the grave personal danger to himself," read his citation, "he maintained scheduled radio transmission with London headquarters and made possible the sending and effective use of resistance forces numbering more than 4,000. He actively participated in sabotage activities and in joint American-French actions . . . [that] contributed immeasurably to the success achieved by the French resistance forces in their support of the allied armies."
After serving in France, Mr. Kehoe finished his OSS service in China assisting the Nationalist army in its war against Japan. He completed his undergraduate degree at Rutgers in 1947, then received a master's degree in political science from Columbia University in 1949 and a doctorate in East Asia studies from American University in 1970.
He worked at the CIA from 1949 to 1984, mainly training intelligence officials in subjects including Chinese Communist ideology, according to his family.
Mr. Kehoe was married to Ann Heckman from 1954 until her death in 2010. In addition to a son, survivors include two other children, and other family.
In an interview last year with the OSS Society, he recalled the preparations he made as he set out for his mission in France. He said he was too preoccupied with the mundane — clothing, food and such — to be scared.
"The only time I really thought much about it," he said, "was going up . . . toward the plane, I was saying to myself, 'Oh my God, you got yourself into this. You can't get out now.' "
Despite the grave personal danger to himself, he maintained scheduled radio transmission with London headquarters and made possible the sending and effective use of resistance forces numbering more than 4,000. He actively participated in sabotage activities and in joint American-French actions . . . [that] contributed immeasurably to the success achieved by the French resistance forces in their support of the allied armies." —from Kehoe's Distinguished Service Cross citation

Russ McKinley, CIA Officer
Russell Carroll McKinley, 88, a CIA Officer, died 12 September 2020.
Russ was born in New Albany, IN. He attended New Albany High School and upon graduating in 1950 spent four years in the U.S. Navy. In 1956 Russ joined the Central Intelligence Agency where his 22 year career found him traveling extensively all over the world.
Russ's lifelong love for the Chesapeake Bay and Northern Neck Region lead to him retiring in the area.
Russ is survived by his partner Mary of 26 years, and a daughter.

Bill Mike aka "Mr Mike", NSA Officer
William Albert Mike Jr, 70, an NSA Officer, died 3 September 2020 in in Brooklyn Park, MD. He was born in Baltimore, MD.
Bill was a lifelong resident of Anne Arundel County and retired in June 2017 from a long career with the National Security Agency.
Mr. Mike was an IT professional, mentor and role model to generations of fellow Intelligence Community personnel and the type of person the world needs more of right now.
A decades-long, National Security Agency (NSA) career focused on modernizing the NSA IT infrastructure, and insuring the Agency's critical mission could be fulfilled. Bill was the preeminent expert on IT infrastructure who shared that expertise with fellow employees, and was constantly sought out for his expertise from other Agencies across the IC. He shared his expertise through one-on-one sessions, showing people hands-on how things worked, via standards he created to ensure consistency; as well as inventing a new way to distribute multiple types of cable throughout a building. This earned him a coveted Patent. Bill ended his career as a Reemployed Annuitant on June 28, 2017.
Mr. Mike's passing leaves a hole in many a heart, but also in the NSA IT community as they have lost a driving force for progress. May he rest in peace.
His interests included cars, beach vacations, year-round love for the Christmas Spirit.
Bill is survived by his longtime companion and special friend, Paula Currie, by his former spouse, Bonnie Mike, by two daughters, and other family.

Wendell White, Senior NSA Official
Wendell Butler White, 92, a Senior NSA Official, formerly of Clarksville, MD, died 17 September 2020, in Greensboro, NC. Wendell was born in Memphis, TN.
He grew up in Tampa, FL and entered the US Air Force in 1946. Wendell joined the Air Force Security Service, beginning a career in government service that culminated in the late 1980s as a senior executive in the National Security Agency with 40 years of service. He was also a long-time member of the Phoenix Society
Wendell and family lived in Howard County, MD from 1961- 1965, then moved to Europe on government assignment. They returned to Maryland in 1968. Wendell retired from government service in 1988 to spend precious years with his wife Ethel Virginia (Ginny) Cosby, who died in 1991.
He is survived by a son and other family.


Section V - Events

AFIO EDUCATIONAL EVENTS IN COMING TWO MONTHS....

1 Oct 2020, 11:30 a.m. CST - Virtual - "Inside the Concrete Jungle: Interrogating Terrorists with the Prison System" - theme of this virtual event by the AFIO San Antonio, TX Chapter

This presentation will focus on the nuances of interrogating terrorists within prisons, both domestically and overseas. Delineating between interrogations in an open setting and that of confinement, the presenter will discuss the challenges and benefits of that within a prison system. Further, the presenter will discuss the latest developments of using 'clean' interrogation teams in the war on terrorism. Presentation by Brig Barker.
Meeting begins at 11:30 a.m. Central Standard Time. If already a SA Chapter Member, mark your calendar. You will be sent a link for the online presentation prior to the meeting. If not a member, contact President John Franklin johntf3@gmail.com.
There is no charge to attend these meetings.

Wednesday, 7 October 2020, 12 noon - Virtual Zoom - The "Andre Le Gallo" San Francisco Chapter hosts Rear Admiral John Bitoff, U.S. Navy (ret) on Restoring Civility to Our Public Discourse

AFIO BulletRear Admiral John Bitoff will address what many perceive as the rise of incivility in America. Through the lens of history, he looks at the root causes of the corrosion of manners, and of downright meanness, and he considers why the virtues of humility and kindness seem to be on the wane.

The admiral extols civility by recounting military stories and personal anecdotes, and exploring the writings of philosophers, writers, scientists and leaders. His experience in leading men and women in difficult circumstances, of service in the highest level of the military, and his efforts in the field of international relations - particularly arms control - make him especially well-suited to address the topical subject of civility.

Rear Admiral John Bitoff, U.S. Navy (ret), has commanded destroyers, the master training base of the Atlantic Fleet, the Combat Logistics Ships in the Pacific Fleet, served as Executive Assistant to the Chairman of The Joint Chiefs of Staff, integrated women aboard U.S. Third Fleet ships, and implemented a Nuclear Forces Treaty with the Soviet Union. He also carried the last Olympic Torch out of San Francisco onto the Golden Gate Bridge for the 1996 Summer Games.

His talk on Civility arises from these life experiences, and is most timely in today's world.

To participate: This meeting will be conducted via Zoom. Registration link is here.

15 October 2020, 12:30 - 1:30 p.m. PST - Virtual Go-To-Meeting - "Challenges Facing Cyber Intelligence" - Topic of AFIO Los Angeles Chapter Meeting

The AFIO L.A. Chapter will hold its next virtual meeting on featuring guest speaker Prof. Al Lewis discussing "Challenges Facing Cyber Intelligence."
Al Lewis is currently a doctoral candidate in Strategic Intelligence in the School of Security and Global Studies at the American Military University. His primary areas of research includes the role of the Advanced Persistent Threat (APT) within state-sponsored cyber conflict and advocacy for ethics in cyberspace. Al is an Adjunct Professor at the George Washington University where he teaches Cyber Threat, Policy, & Strategy to graduate students in the Elliott School of International Affairs. Additionally, Al currently oversees the Cybersecurity Operations Center of Boeing, the world's largest aerospace and defense company. Before that he served the United States of America as a Special Agent in the Secret Service where he conducted International cybercrime investigations, computer forensics, and executive protection operations. Lastly, Al served in the United States Marine Corps, as a Force Reconnaissance Platoon Commander, conducting deep reconnaissance and direct actions missions around the world
We look forward to your attendance, and if any of your members would like to attend, please feel free to let them know we welcome their participation.
Virtual Platform: Go To Meeting
RSVP For Meeting Link: AFIO_LA@yahoo.com.

5 Nov 2020, 11:30 a.m. CST - Virtual - "Current U.S. Immigration Issues" - theme of this virtual event by the AFIO San Antonio, TX Chapter

U.S. immigration policy was one of the first discussed by the U.S. Congress in 1790 and began our long history of immigration laws for the United States of America. Our current immigration policy stems from landmark legislation of 1952 with the Immigration and Nationality Act (INA), and has been amended significantly seventeen times since and shaped by Presidential executive orders.
Family reunification, labor supply, and humanitarian issues are the main basis of our current immigration policy while immigration enforcement seeks the restriction to those who merit entry and residence here in this great country.
This will be a short overview of selected current immigration issues. Presented by Fred Schellenberg.

Meeting begins at 11:30 a.m. Central Standard Time. If already a SA Chapter Member, mark your calendar. You will be sent a link for the online presentation prior to the meeting. If not a member, contact President John Franklin johntf3@gmail.com.
There is no charge to attend these meetings.



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The International Spy Museum has reopened to visitors.

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Wednesday, 23 September 2020, Noon EDT - Virtual - Briefing Presidential Candidates in an Election Year - A Joint Conference

Participate in a joint program hosted by the Council on Intelligence Issues (CII) and the International Spy Museum as they discuss an important election year matter: "Intelligence Challenges in an Election Year: Briefing Presidential Candidates."
Before a candidate is sworn in as President, the intelligence community provides classified intelligence briefings to candidates during the campaign and to a president-elect during the transition. These briefings are the first step for the IC to "get to know the President" and help shape a new President's Daily Brief, or PDB, which will be delivered only after the election.
Join the following speakers for a discussion of this historic election briefing practice. The panel and issues to be discussed are:

MODERATOR: Dr. Mark Lowenthal, former Assistant DCI for Analysis and Production and author of Intelligence: From Secrets to Policy.
Panelists:
Peter Clement
, Chief of CIA's Presidential Transition Team (2008); PDB daily briefer for Vice-President Cheney, NSC Adviser Rice, and Deputy NSC Adviser Hadley (2003-2004);
Dawn Eilenberger, former Deputy Director of National Intelligence and Assistant DNI for Policy & Strategy, Office of the DNI, she managed DNI's intelligence community's Presidential transition effort (2016);
John McLaughlin, former Deputy Director and Acting Director of Central Intelligence (2000-2004), he provided briefings to candidates, presidents-elect, and to sitting and former presidents; and
John Moseman, previously Chief of Staff, Director of Central Intelligence; CIA Director of Congressional Affairs, served as Senior Advisor to the DNI's Transition Teams for the 2008, 2012 and 2016 elections.

The issues to be discussed are:
• How does the intelligence community prepare for these briefings?
• How have these briefings changed or differed over time?
• Do candidates get "the good stuff"?
• And more.
Q&As will be welcomed.
REGISTRATION REQUIRED: Tickets are free but all are required to preregister at the link below.
REGISTER HERE

Thurs - Fri, 24-25 September 2020 - Webex Virtual - Two-Day Conference on "Agents of Change: Driving a More Diverse and Capable Intelligence Community" - hosted by Harvard University

Agents of Change: Driving a More Diverse and Capable Intelligence Community is the theme of this two-day conference co-hosted by the Intelligence and Cyber Projects at Harvard Kennedy School's Belfer Center for Science and International Affairs.
The conference will take place over two consecutive mornings, with the first day focusing on identifying and understanding the current state of, and the opportunities and issues surrounding diversity, inclusion, and belonging (DIB) in the IC; and the second focused on developing and discussing innovative solutions to these issues. We will convene senior leadership in the USIC, current and former intelligence officers, and leaders in the private sector and academia to facilitate a honest, open, and productive conversations.
This conference is virtual, open to public participation
To explore this event, see speakers, or register, use this link.

Thursday, 24 September 2020, 1800/6PM EDT; 1500/3PM PDT; 1200/12PM HST - Virtual - NIP September 2020 Virtual Speaker Series

Hold the date. Format: (New!) Planned – Video Conference (Go to Meeting)
Video conference details to be provided in follow up email no later than week of 14 September
GUEST SPEAKER: Ms. B. Lynn Wright, Former Deputy Director of Naval Intelligence (N2N6I) and Director, Naval Intelligence Activity and Independent Consultant, TS Pilgrim, LLC
TOPIC: "Reflections on the evolution of Naval Intelligence from the Global War on Terror to the Era of Great Power Competition: Constants and Disconnects"
AGENDA: • RDML (Ret.) Cothron welcoming remarks and introduction of Ms. Wright; • Ms. Wright's remarks; • Q & A moderated by CAPT (Ret.) Bob Allen: Please wait until called upon to present your questions. If you wish, please email questions before or during video conference to: bob_allen36@hotmail.com and they will be presented.

Upcoming virtual (and a few live, post-quarantine) events at the International Spy Museum. Click event to explore and register for event. All virtual events require pre-registration.
Access all upcoming Spy Museum events directly from their website: https://www.spymuseum.org/calendar/upcoming/1/

7 November 2020, 14th Annual Parade of Trabants, 10 am - 4 pm
14 November 2020, Operation Secret Sleepover, 7 pm - 9:30 am

Sunday, 27 September 2020, 2 PM EDT - Virtual Zoom - In the Shadows: The Secret, Intense Struggle to Mount a Second Berlin Airlift in 1961 - presentation by Colonel. G. H. "Hork" Dimon (USAF, ret.) for the Cold War Museum

Have you ever heard of the "The Second Berlin Airlift"—a time when preparations for which caused the Cold War to grow hot, Americans to be killed, and aircraft and equipment to be blown up? Probably not, for it occurred in the shadows as all eyes were focused on the Autumn 1961 Crisis when the Berlin Wall went up. Also probably not because the unadvertised Soviet plans for another Berlin blockade—and the backbreaking effort to prevent it—never made the news then and, indeed, it is hard to find any record of that effort today.
This is the 35th in a series of presentations sponsored by the Museum featuring expert eyewitnesses to significant Cold War events and activities.

For full event description, speaker bio, and other information, use this event link.
Cost: $20, 100% of which is a contribution to the Cold War Museum.

Location: Online Only. Registration required. Eventbrite ticket buyers will receive a link to the virtual room on the Zoom platform where this event will take place. They are recording the whole event, including the Q&A, for the Museum's archives.
For more information and ticketing on Eventbrite, please click here.

1 to 29 October 2020, 6:30 - 7:30 pm EDT - Virtual Event - The OSS Society hosts An "Oh So Social" Conversation Series Celebrating the OSS' 75-Year Legacy

Hear leading figures from the Intelligence and Special Operations Communities discuss critical national security issues.
The OSS Society is hosting a month-long series of conversations throughout October with some of the leading figures from the Intelligence and Special Operations Communities to celebrate the Office of Strategic Services' 75-year legacy. They will be moderated by Dr. Michael Vickers who served as the Undersecretary of Defense for Intelligence. Each event will include a unique OSS-themed libation presented by cocktail historian and noted author Philip Greene who has served as The OSS Society's bartender at The William J. Donovan Award® Dinner for many years. We are calling it an "Oh So Social" Conversation Series. (During World War II, so many OSS personnel were listed in the Social Register it was said the initials "O.S.S." really stood for "Oh So Social.")

Upon buying a series pass, you will receive access to five consecutive events throughout the month of October. Twenty-four hours prior to each event, you will receive an email from ohsosocial@osssociety.org that will contain a unique private link for the event. Speakers' biographies, articles related to the topic of discussion and the recipe for the evening's highlighted drink will also be emailed to you and are available on the event page after you register. Your registration is valid for the entire five-part series. Tickets purchased after the first event are not discounted and no refunds are available after purchase.

Program:
Moderated by the Hon. Michael G. Vickers
1 October 2020: A Third Special Operations Forces Revolution -- Colonels David Maxwell USA Ret., Mark Mitchell USA, Ret. & Keith Nightingale USA, Ret.
8 October 2020: Current & Future State of SOF -- Adm. Eric Olson, USN (Ret.)
15 October 2020: INR75: The Bureau of Intelligence & Research -- The Hon. Ellen McCarthy, Asst. Secretary of State for INR
22 October 2020: The Future of Intelligence -- Michael Morell, former Acting Director of CIA
29 October 2020: OSS75: Its Legacy & Lessons -- Sec. Robert Gates, Sec. Leon Panetta, Adm. William McRaven, USN (Ret.) & Gen. David Petraeus, USA (Ret.)
Special Cocktail Presentations by noted author & cocktail historian Philip Greene

All Online Event. Fee - $250 – $1,000. No Refunds
To Attend or explore more about this event, do so here.

Wednesday, 7 October 2020, 4 - 5:30 PM EDT - Webinar and Livestreamed Facebook - "Chinese Communist Espionage" with Dr. Matthew Brazil at this Institute of World Politics free Event

You are cordially invited by the Institute of World Politics in Washington, DC to an Asia Initiative Lecture Series (AILS) webinar presentation on the topic: Chinese Communist Espionage with Dr. Matthew Brazil.
Hitherto, almost all writings about Beijing's espionage and influence operations have focused on individual cases that shed little light on the actual nature of China's organs of state security. Dr. Matthew Brazil will speak about how he and his co-author researched original sources in Chinese and unearthed new insights into Beijing's most secret operations at home and abroad.

Speaker: Matt Brazil is a non-resident Fellow at The Jamestown Foundation. He worked in Asia for over 20 years as a U.S. Army officer, American diplomat, and corporate security manager. He is the co-author of Chinese Communist Espionage: An Intelligence Primer (Annapolis: Naval Institute Press, Nov 2019), which can be found in hardcover and Kindle versions here.

More information on the book and this topic may be viewed here. The author's compendium of espionage terms in Chinese and photos from the world of Chinese Communist espionage may be seen here.

More information on this free virtual event or to Register, do so here.

22 October 2020, 1 pm EST - Virtual - NCMF General Membership Meeting & Annual Symposium

Join our colleagues at the National Cryptologic Museum Foundation for their first virtual General Membership Meeting & Annual Symposium. The theme of the program is "A Virtual Afternoon at the Museum." For those who do not live in the DC-MD-VA area, this is the perfect opportunity for you to attend the October Meeting/Program AND explore the Museum!
This year's program features a virtual Museum tour, Foundation and Museum updates, and a keynote presentation by Dr. Michael Warner, U.S. Cyber Command Historian and Lt. Col. John Childress, USA. Warner and Childress will speak on themes from their recent book The Use of Force for State Power: History and Future. The book was published in 2020 by Palgrave Macmillan and is also available via Kindle.

*** The program will be free, but registration is required. Stay tuned for the opening of registration and for details on how to view the virtual program. A recording of the program will be made available on our website at a later date.

Full agenda, registration and other details here.

NEW DATE - Saturday, 24 October 2020, 5:30 p.m. - Washington, DC - Save the Date! PenFed Foundation's 2020 Night of Heroes Gala

PUT ON CALENDAR AND HOLD THE DATE: The Pentagon Federal (PenFed Credit Union) Foundation will be hosting their spectacular Night of Heroes Gala on Saturday, 24 October 2020 at the Mandarin Oriental in Washington, D.C. Last year's annual gala raised over $1.5 million and honored children of military families.
VIP Reception at 5:30 PM
General Reception and Silent Auction at 6:00 PM
Location: The Mandarin Oriental, 1330 Maryland Ave SW, Washington, D.C.
Attire: Black Tie or Military Dress
RSVP: October 2, 2020
Click here to learn more or sponsor a table.

Wednesday, 27 October 2021 - Washington, DC - HOLD THE DATE - 30th Anniversary Gala and Chancellor's Dinner - Institute of World Politics

Refreshingly non-virtual...but an actual event. Shifted one year because of Covid-19 inconveniences.
Join IWP in October 2021 to celebrate IWP's 30th anniversary -- 1990 - 2020.
Schedule: 6:00 PM Cocktail Reception; 7:00 PM Dinner
Location: The Mayflower Hotel, 1127 Connecticut Ave NW, Washington, DC.
Additional details to follow.


MORE GIFT IDEAS:

In addition to the new Royal Blue long sleeve shirts, and the gray long sleeve hooded sweatshirts, the AFIO Store also has the following items ready for quick shipment:

NEW: LONG and Short-Sleeved Shirts with embroidered AFIO Logo and New Mugs with color-glazed permanent logo

Show your support for AFIO with our new Polo Shirts. Be the first to buy these new, high quality, subtle heathered grey short sleeve shirts, and dark blue long sleeved shirts, of shrink and wrinkle resistant fine cotton with a soft yet substantial feel. They feature a detailed embroidered AFIO seal. Get a shirt for yourself and consider as gifts for colleagues, family, and friends. Only $45 each including shipping.
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These soft, form-fitting, washable, non-medical grade fabric face masks have wide behind-the-ear elastics to make long periods of wear comfortable. Also easier to quickly put on or take off. Blue on outside, white inside. The masks do not have a nose wire but are sculpted, shaped, and sewn to fit most users. The all-cloth composition allows the masks to be washed or steam-disinfected without concerns over metal wires. The color logo is washable and a permanent part of the mask.

The masks, however, are not for sale. They are being offered strictly as a thank you gift to our donors.
For tax-deductible donations of $50 you will receive a receipt and our thank you gift of two of these newly-arrived face masks.
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Guide to the Study of Intelligence and When Intelligence Made a Difference

"AFIO's Guide to the Study of Intelligence" has sold out in hard-copy.
However, it is available in digital form in its entirety on the AFIO website here.

Also available on the website here are the individual articles of AFIO's history project "When Intelligence Made a Difference" that have been published to date in The Intelligencer journal. More articles will be forthcoming in future editions.


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