AFIO Intelligence Notes Issue
20 April 1998
AFIO Weekly Intelligence Notes (WINs) are a 1998 initiative to enhance
services to AFIO members and to encourage them to recruit new members. We need
WINs are produced by Editor Roy Jonkers, and includes adaptations of
articles produced by RADM Don Harvey (USN ret) and AFIO members. WIN
re-transmission is not permitted except without concurrence of the WIN
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SECTION I - Harvey's Nuggets
SECTION II - Jonkers' Bullets
- Member's Missives
SECTION IV - AFIO Announcements, Jobs and Services
NOTE: This edition was impacted by this week's IRS and State TAX preparation
trauma. Sections I and III are missing, Section II is listing to port, and
Section IV is truncated, but contains a number of new items.
SECTION II JONKERS' BULLETS
- THE KOREAN NORTH WIND BLOWETH ILL - CIA's Station Chief in Seoul recently
expressed his unhappiness with South Korean Intelligence for leaking
confidential (some say Top Secret) CIA document to North Korea, and threatened
to stop sharing intelligence - another facet of a complicated game on a troubled
Since becoming President, Kim Dae Jun, Korean intelligence has been a focus
of controversy. The first scandal involved revelations about the role of the
security services in the "northwind " campaign, to smear and discredit Kim Dae
Jun during the elections. This revelation was countered by the leaking of secret
documents to the Press indicating that a number of politicians and agents had
been in close contact with North Korea during the election - trying to get the
North's help to manipulate the outcome of the elections by orchestrating
military incursions and incidents, or directing its agents in the South. Juicy
stories - all denied - of double and triple agents passing information were
publicized. The revelations began as the new President "cleaned house" at the
old Korean CIA, now the Agency for National Security Planning. The former
director, Kwon Yong Hae, has attempted suicide.
The greatest concern is that the NorthWind affair has made public a number of
South Korean clandestine activities relating to the North. The Northwind
allegations have added a layer of intrigue to internal and external political
affairs on the Korean Peninsula, which is already severely tested by economic
North Korea is gripped in a severe food crisis and always unpredictable. But
South Korea is undergoing a severe economic depression. While the IMF is
propping up South Korea's international credit with a $51 Billion infusion,
internally some 10,000 firms have gone under, causing great dislocations and
unemployment. The National Assembly is planning to spend about $4.3 Billion on
retraining and welfare for the unemployed, but wants to finance it by cutting
civil servant's salaries by 20%, with predictable results in the bureaucracy.
The role and significance of US Intelligence to support policy in this region is
- RECONNAISSANCE SENSOR TECHNOLOGY DEVELOPMENT - A variety of exotic
reconnaissance tools for the coming decades are under development by the Defense
Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) to give future commanders
"comprehensive awareness of the battlespace." The system is also driven by
considerations of minimizing casualties in promoting unmanned aircraft,
ground-traveling robots and sensor-loaded satellites.
DARPA funds speculative technologies that offer potentially spectacular
payoffs in finding, identifying and monitoring targets, including airborne
foliage penetration radar systems, semi-automated real-time target recognition
systems, space-based low-orbit tactical radar systems with a one-meter
resolution and providing 15 minute revisit capabilities (a system nicknamed
STARLITE), artillery-fired unattended ground sensors, and tactical mobile
reconnaissance robots and micro-robots. DARPA is attempting to develop
Micro-Robots perhaps two inches in diameter for surveillance and information
collection. A Micro Air Vehicle, for example, with a notional one-gram,
inch-long video camera, and an ability to transmit images up to two miles away,
could be used by individual soldiers operating in dense and difficult urban war
DARPA spends about $2Billion a year in advanced technology development.
Critics have called this a one-nation arms race. This editor suggests that it is
essential for a dominant world power promoting world stability, a de facto PAX
AMERICANA, to have this research and development funded and succeed. (based on
Walter Pincus article in WP 29 Mar 98, p A2) (RJ).
- CIA EMPLOYEE ACCUSED OF ESPIONAGE (continued 2 ) - Douglas Fred Groat was
denied bail and will be held incommunicado from other prisoners. Some of the
letters written by Groat to the Congressional Committees, his supervisors, and
the FBI, in his attempt to settle his dispute with the Agency during the past
three years were publicized by Bill Gertz in the Washington Times. This
indicated that the Agency had offered Groat an eight year contract for $50,000 a
year ($300,000 total) if he would present a sworn statement "regarding the
compromise of the sensitive operation that has been the subject of a
counterintelligence investigation." Groat refused, indicating that he thought
that such statements would be used against him. Groat now stands accused of
blackmailing the Agency for $300.000.
CIA is occasionally confronted by cases of disgruntled employees. To solve
this problem "humanely" but still serve the interests of the US Government, CIA
provides "transition support" to individuals with sensitive information who are
forced to leave the agency, including help in getting employment, medical or
psychological care, or even tuition. One former case officer is said to have
received some $100,000 to pursue a doctoral degree at Harvard. Another, Edward
Lee Howard, was given help to find employment in New Mexico. He nevertheless
sold secrets to the Soviets and defected to Moscow in 1985. In some cases
employees are kept on administrative leave for a prolonged period of time to
reduce chances of disclosure and to allow the Agency to use the time to change
sensitive information so that it becomes out of date by the time he/she is
fired. Groat was on administrative leave for three years before he was arrested.
(WT 7 April pg A3; WP 7 April pg A10) (RJ)
- INTELLIGENCE TECHNOLOGY APPLIED TO COMMERCE - Monitoring email by employees
on the job will become easier when key-word search technologies developed for
Intelligence organizations are adapted to commercial needs. SRA is the first out
with a system called Assentor, and its software is currently being tested by
brokerage firms. The system monitors incoming and outgoing email messages at the
firm's electronic postoffice computer, highlighting words and phrases such as
"guaranteed," and flagging messages with complaints about broker service, or
sexist or racist remarks, protecting the firm from harassment suits. Everyone
knows or should know that email is transparent.
SECTION IV - BOOKS, SERVICES &
NOTE: This section is provided as a service to members. Any offer or appeal
by non-AFIO organizational entitities are provided without signifying any
endorsement, verification or position by AFIO.
1. SERVICES TO MEMBERS:
- AFIO VIDEOS AVAILABLE TO CHAPTERS AND ACADEMICS -
AFIO Chapters and University Professors may borrow AFIO-produced videos -
free except for the cost of postage and handling ($5.00). The videos
DAVID MURPHY (CIA retired), former CIA Berlin Station Chief, discusses the
writing of his book: "BATTLEGROUND BERLIN: CIA VERSUS KGB IN THE COLD WAR" (Yale
MAJOR GENERAL OLEG KALUGIN (KGB, retired) covers aspects of his career in the
Soviet KGB First Directorate (counterintelligence).
2. SERVICES BY MEMBERS
- INTELLIGENCE ISSUES DISCUSSION LIST - Dr Rudolph Kies introduces "Cloaks
and Daggers" which is a mailing list where current and former intelligence
personnel can express their views on issues in a rapidly changing world. Only
articles with subject matter content - or life experience - will be posted. To
subscribe to this meeting place for the exchange of ideas, send a message to
<LISTSERV@MAELSTROM.STJOHNS.EDU> In the body of the message (first and
only line) put: SUB CLOAKS-AND-DAGGERS yourfirstname yourlastname.
- JOB FAIR - JTM and Associates presents PCIC 98 (Professional Connections in
the Intelligence Community), a "job fair" held at the Tysons Corner Marriott in
Virginia on 21 May 98. PCIC will provide one-stop shopping for career
development. HR reps, recruiters and program managers in search of intel folks
will be there to discuss job openings and opportunities in Government and
Military agencies, Industry, Eucational institutions, Think Tanks and academics,
as well as professional associations (such as AFIO). For exhibit space, contact
Lori Tugman at 703 379 8400 or <email@example.com>. To register
electronically visit <www.pcic.net> with credit card, or call for faxed
- MONOGRAPH - Dr John Macartney, who ten years ago wrote AFIO Monograph #7
entitled "Intelligence: What It Is and How to Use It, " has produced an updated
version. About 40 pages long, it is used as a basic "primer" in class readings
at the three Service academies as well as the JFK School ot Harvard, Syracuse U
and American U. It is available to Chapters and Professors for $10.00.
3. MR. NED KIMMEL APPEAL TO MEMBERS - PEARL HARBOR JUSTICE
This year, the USS Pearl Harbor will be commissioned in San Diego on May 30th
(Memorial Day). And on September 2nd, the USS Missouri will be permanently
berthed at Pearl Harbor to commemorate the end of WW II hostilities.
But there is on piece of unfinished business -- the vindication of the two
US commanders in Hawaii at the time of the Japanese attack, Admiral H. Kimmel
and Lieutenant General Walter Short,USA. Both were made scapegoats, blamed for
the success of the Japanese attack, and retired at reduced rank. History has
exonerated them. That judgment needs to be confirmed. There is a need to restore
their honor for the sake of family, legacies and descendants, and for the common
honor, by giving them justice by posthumous advancement on the military's
retired lists. You can help by contacting your senators or representatives NOW
to persuade the Secretary of Defense to get this injustice reversed before the
ceremonies in May and September. (Private appeal by Mr N. Kimmel, son of the
late Admiral Kimmel)
4. POSITIONS AVAILABLE
- LINGUISTS NEEDED for Operation Joint Guard. BDM International has a
contract with the US Army to provide Bosnia/Croatian/Serbian linguists to
support peacekeeping forces. They need individuals willing to deploy to Hungary
(Taszar Air Base) as full time consultants @$4,000 per month plus free
transportation, food, lodging and medical care. For information call 703 848
6218, or fax 6600.
5. AFIO CHAPTER AND MEMBER NEWS
- The AFIO Suncoast Chapter reports that they have invited college students
to their chapter meetings with good success. An excellent way to advance AFIO
educational objectives! Kudos to Bob Savallesh and his chapter.
6. AFIO CALENDAR (includes newly added information)
- AFIO Symposium - US Intelligence Priorities Survey - Tysons Corner Marriott
Hotel, McLean, Virginia 20 May 1998 - 0730
Distinguished speakers from CIA,
FBI, DIA, Congressional Staff Tysons Corner Marriott, 0730 - 1600, Wedenesday 20
May. Send check for $99 (AFIO members and guests) or $129 (others) to AFIO
Seating limited to one hundred.
- AFIO Luncheon - 1 June 1998 - 1030 - 1400, Fort Myer, Va
Admiral Wm Studeman, former DDCI, on intelligence issues, past and present,
Professor James Chandler, on the Economic Espionage Act creation and issues.
Send check for $26 (AFIO members and guests) or $29 (others) to AFIO
- NEW! - AFIO Luncheon - 21 July 1998 - 12:30 - 2:30 at Fort George G.
Maryland. Luncheon at the Officers Club, presentation by Jack Ingram (
Curator and Historian, National Cryptologic Museum), and tour of the Museum.
Send check for $22 (AFIO members and guests), or $29 (others) to AFIO. First
come, first served.
- AFIO Luncheon - 14 September 98, fort Myer, Va. Speakers to be
- AFIO Convention - Miami Beach Convention Center, 19-21 November 1998.
Themes: Counterintelligence; Economic Espionage and Counter Espionage. Mark
calendars and make plans to attend! NOTE: The AFIO Convention is hosted
at the Convention Center by The Corporate Intelligence Conference of the
Americas, a conference endorsed by AFIO and supported by Fred Rustmann,
President of the local AFIO chapter. AFIO has mailed out a circular on the
Corporate Conference to its members. The Corporate Conference will address
business intelligence (What is it? How do you get it? and How do you protect
it?) and will be run INDEPENDENTLY from the AFIO Convention with a separate
registration and different fees.
The AFIO Convention will be in a separate facility within the Convention
Center with a separate program. Arrangements for hotel rooms at favorable rates
are being made. The Hospitality Room will be in the hotel.
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