Weekly Intelligence Notes #07-04 dtd 17 March 2004

WIN #07-04 dtd 17 March 2004

Weekly Intelligence Notes (WINs) are commentaries on Intelligence and related national security matters, based on open media sources, selected, interpreted, edited and produced by AFIO for non-profit educational uses by AFIO members and WIN subscribers. Adm Don Harvey contributed to this issue.


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          Improvements in Defense Intelligence

          The Intelligence Language Gap - Foreign Language Contractor Deficiencies


          We are all Spaniards

          Lesson from History - Spain Should Consider Martyr's Message


          Intelligent Agent Software Against Terrorism


          Psychologists Wanted


          Researching "Operation Mockingbird"

          Speakers/Intelligence Officers Sought

          Rumsfeld’s War


          Member Reactions

          Kuklinski Funeral/Memorial

          Book Signing -- Dana Priest

          Canadian Centre of Intelligence and Security Studies

          Homeland Defense Training Conference®: Transportation and Border Security

          CICentre's Spyretreat

          AFIO HUMINT Kuklinski Luncheon

          AFIO Boston Symphony "Evening of Spy Music"

          The Office of Strategic Services Society

          The Texas Association of Crime & Intelligence Analysts


IMPROVEMENTS IN DEFENSE INTELLIGENCE -- In a February speech at an American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics conference, the Under Secretary of Defense for Intelligence, Stephen Cambone, announced the launching of a three-part effort aimed at enhancing the Defense Department's ability to provide accurate human and technical intelligence support to military forces. He acknowledged that it would be a challenging task {not that it has not always been} but one that has to be accomplished "if all that intelligence [can be used] in the operating environment."

          The first element of the initiative appears to center on persistent target coverage.  Cambone said, "We're looking to improve the persistence of our coverage of targets of interest -- and that persistence is represented both in...human intelligence and technical intelligence. And we need to be persistent from afar, which is where we most frequently [operate], but up close in those areas of interest, as well."

          Second, Defense intelligence officials also have begun work on "a concept of horizontal integration," an effort to create pathways for information to be passed more freely among DOD intelligence personnel and to deployed military forces, Cambone said.

          Third, work is ongoing "within the defense establishment to be certain that we are capable of moving information, formatting it [and] delivering it, both in a timely way and in a format that will be useful to the military officer at the appropriate level of command," he said. To that end, Defense officials want to develop methods to ensure crucial data can move down the command chain 'certainly to brigade and battalion levels."

          In addition, defense intelligence has begun an effort to test ideas currently extant about integration and networking across the entire force. A part of that effort is to begin thinking of intelligence not so much as a staff exercise but as an integral part of ongoing operations on a continuing basis. Apparently Mr. Cambone also included the now virtually obligatory words about the creation of new human intelligence assets, capabilities that "have been in decline over the last 10 or 12 years." He noted that with many acquisitions etched in stone for the next three to five years, any items identified as necessary would not be purchased or deployed until "the outyears" of the current budget cycle.

          Based on the sketchy newspaper coverage of the speech, much of the secretary's speech could be judged to be a call for additional efforts to overcome shortcomings that have been endemic in defense intelligence since the department's intelligence structure was cobbled together. Better passage of intelligence across the various agencies and concerned personnel has been a time-honored requirement, second only to the hoary call for better movement of timely, appropriate intelligence down to the "where the rubber meets the road" level.  No media reporting mentioned the sticky part of this goal, how to tailor the intelligence to the individual battalion level while at the same time avoiding the usual sin of overwhelming the operators in a torrent of data. The emphasis on "persistence" is relatively new, having gained currency only in the last couple of years.  Persistent imagery and SIGINT coverage can be visualized fairly readily even though painfully expensive; persistent HUMINT coverage would appear to be more problematic and even unlikely if it includes timely, continuing reporting. [Harvey] (JBennett in Inside the Pentagon, 12Feb04, pg.4)

THE INTELLIGENCE LANGUAGE GAP - FOREIGN LANGUAGE CONTRACTOR DEFICIENCIES -- Senior intelligence officials testified in late February before a closed session of the HPSCI, with some of the testimony being released in early March.  Regarding the well-known deficiencies in the American capability to field adequate numbers of foreign linguists (willing, proficient, clearable and deployable),  Letitia A. Long, a deputy undersecretary of defense for policy, said that as many as 2,000 positions for linguists worldwide remained unfilled, out of a total of 6,000 contract positions, mostly within the Army.  She said the military was "especially short" of people who spoke Arabic, Persian and the languages of Pakistan, Afghanistan, Central Asia and the Far East.  [It was not reported whether she spelled out the actual languages; "Central Asia and the Far East" could probably muster up a dozen or so each.]  Last year, a report issued by the joint congressional committee looking into 9/11 events described the intelligence community as being at 30 percent of the requirements for Arabic, Persian, Pashto, Urdu and "other languages critical to national security."

          A deputy assistant director of central intelligence, William M. Nolte, said more aggressive efforts to improve the recruiting and retention of foreign language professionals meant that the number of Arabic, Chinese-Mandarin, Korean and Persian linguists in critical agencies had "increased dramatically."

          An associate director of NSA, John Taflan, said his agency hired 100 language analysts last year with proficiency in more than 15 languages.  This compared with an historic low of 14 in 1999.  A record high of 858 new applicants for language positions are now being processed, Mr. Taflan said.

          An earlier story of a February speech of Stephen Cambone, the under secretary of defense for intelligence, also noted high level efforts to remedy the acknowledged lack of qualified linguists and how their capabilities supported intelligence goals.  Mr. Cambone said, "We're looking to improve the persistence of our coverage of targets of interest -- and that persistence is represented both in…human intelligence and technical intelligence.  And we need to be persistent…[not only from afar], but up close in those areas of interest, as well."

          It is encouraging to those who have been aware of the American weaknesses in foreign languages in general and more specifically, weaknesses in languages used in countries where the environment is unlikely to be comfortable for most Americans, to have senior officials focus on the problem.  The depth and the difficulty of the problem is illustrated when knowledgeable opinion concludes that about six years is required to be really fluent in Arabic and when one considers how many young Americans would be willing to devote the necessary time living in an uncomfortable environment to become a professional linguist/analyst or field operator. [Harvey] (JBennett, Inside The Pentagon 12Feb04, pp4 / DJehl, NYTimes 4Mar04, pp A3]


WE ARE ALL SPANIARDS -- At the risk of tritely plagiarizing the famous title of the post 9/11/01 article by Jean-Marie Colombani in Le Monde, it seems only necessary and appropriate at this time to seek to offer every bit of sympathy and appreciation for the heart-ache and anger that all Spaniards are now experiencing.  With death tolls rising over 200 in the aftermath of the deadly synchronized rush-hour train bombings in Madrid on March 11th, emotional heart-ache has gradually, but assuredly, become anger.  The recent surprising election results, be that as it may, has derived -- according to many in Spain -- from confusing messages about who is responsible.  Most evidence incriminates al-Qaeda.  But, whether those directly responsible were solely al-Qaeda affiliated cells or, possibly, extremists colluding with less sophisticated ETA separatists is still being considered.  Nevertheless, as intelligence officers, ye should do some analysis. 

          Some of the main events in ETA's 34 year campaign:

·         1968 -- ETA's first murder: Meliton Manzanas, the Chief of secret police in Basque city San Sebastian.

·         1973 -- Prime Minister Luis Carrero Blanco killed by a car bomb in Madrid.

·         1974 -- 9 die in Madrid coffee shop bombing.

·         1980 -- 118 people are killed in numerous incidents.

·         1987 -- 21 shoppers die inside a Barcelona supermarket.  ETA apologizes for the "mistake." A Bomb explodes outside Civil Guard barracks in Zaragoza.

·         1989 -- ETA declares a 15 truce with the Spanish Government during talks in Algeria.

·         1991 -- 9 killed, 45 injured by a bomb at the Barcelona barracks.

·         1995 -- April: Opposition leader Jose Maria Aznar survives ETA car bomb.  August:  Police foil ETA plot to kill King Juan Carlos in Majorca.

·         1996 -- ETA declares one-week truce but talks end in deadlock.

·         1997 -- Basque town councilor Miguel Angel Blanco kidnapped then killed two days later after ETA's demands for convicted members to be transferred to Basque country jails are not met.

·         1998 -- ETA kills town councilor Manuel Zamareno.

·         1999 -- Talks stall as France seizes three ETA suspects with explosives, ETA renounces ceasefire of Dec. 3 and two weeks later police stop a van with explosives headed for Madrid.

·         2000 -- In January, police in Bilbao foil an attempted car bombing on a civil guard convoy; two weeks later a car bomb explodes in Madrid killing an Army official, less than two months before the general election.

·         2001 -- ETA claims responsibility for 16 attacks and 11 deaths from March to July; by the end of the year 7 more are killed and police in France and Spain arrest some 100 ETA suspects.

·         2002 -- Car bombings across Spain leave dozens of people injured including attacks coinciding with a European Champions Cup football semi-final and a European Union Summit in Seville.

·         2003 -- Police in Spain and France continue to arrest ETA suspects including the alleged military operations chief.

Islamic extremists and al-Qaeda affiliates are no strangers to Spain of late:

·         2002 -- April: Spanish police arrest a man thought to be a key figure in financing Osama Bin Laden's al-Qaeda network. Syrian-born Spaniard Muhammad Galeb Kalaje Zouaydi, also known as Abu Talha, was detained in Madrid.

·         2002 -- Spanish authorities arrest an Algerian man they suspect is al-Qaeda's financial chief in the country.  Ahmed Brahim is also alleged to have been a leading planner of the bomb attacks on the American embassies in Kenya and Tanzania which killed more than 200 people in August 1998.

·         2003 -- Jan: police have thwarted a "major terrorist attack", following the arrest of 16 suspected al-Qaeda militants in the north-eastern Catalonia region. Explosives and chemical materials were seized.

·         2003 -- September: Al Jazeera TV correspondent Tayseer Allouni is arrested in Granada for alleged links and support offered to Osama bin Laden and al-Qaeda members.

·         2004 -- Many authorities say Spain was a key staging ground for the September 11 attacks. Most believe that al-Qaeda "sleeper cells" in Spain provided significant financing, lodging, forged documents and recruitment for al-Qaeda.  Since 9/11/01, more than 40 suspected Islamic extremist have been detained in Spain.  None have faced trial.

[Minor] (BBC World News - http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/world/europe/2690629.stm) (CNN - www.CNN.com)


(The Guardian - http://www.guardian.co.uk/spain/flash/0,5543,191251,00.html)

LESSON FROM HISTORY - SPAIN SHOULD CONSIDER MARTYR'S MESSAGE - Faithfulness of Forebears Who Resisted Islamic Occupation -- As investigators unravel clues about the March 11 terrorist bombing of the Madrid subway that killed 200 and led to election of a socialist government that favors appeasement of terrorists by pulling out of Iraq, terrorism experts are asking if the date had any significance to the attackers. Some note that the date is six months after 9/11. Others observe that the attack took place exactly 911 days after the al-Qaeda attacks on New York City and the Pentagon in 2001. Insight notes a third coincidence: On the calendar of the Roman Catholic Church, March 11 is the feast day marking the beheading of a Spanish bishop at the hands of Muslim invaders.

          St. Eulogius was a ninth-century priest in Cordoba, Spain, a region that had been occupied by the Muslim Moors for more than 100 years. He was famous for encouraging Christians to stay true to their faith, even under torture and death, and for chronicling the martyrdom of those who suffered and died.

          "In 850 the African Muslims then occupying Cordoba began to persecute Christians," according to the Dictionary of Saints by Donald Attwater and Catherine Rachel John. In prison, Eulogius "wrote an eloquent letter of encouragement" to two Christian women who were awaiting execution. They were beheaded; he was freed, but he continued to inspire Christians suffering from persecution. "During the next seven years he kept a record of the sufferings and death of those who were slain, the Memorandum of the Saints, and wrote a vindication of them as true martyrs."

          According to John J. Delaney's Pocket Dictionary of Saints, "During the continued persecution that followed, he was tireless in his encouragement of his fellow Christians and was elected archbishop of Toledo but never occupied the see."

          Eulogius got into more trouble with the occupiers when he helped a young woman named Leocritia who was from a prominent Moorish family, but had been secretly raised Christian, to escape. He was apprehended for this and sentenced to death on March 11, 859. "As they were leading him to execution, one of the guards gave him a blow on the face for having spoken against Mahomed [Mohammed]; he turned the other cheek and received a second," wrote Alban Butler in his 1878 book, Lives of the Saints.

          Unlike today's socialist-led Spanish electorate, Eulogius refused to compromise with the Islamic terror and remained faithful even unto death. "He refused to apostatize," according to Attwater and John, "and accordingly the historian of martyrs was himself martyred, being beheaded four days before Leocritia whom he had tried to save." (Commentary by J. Michael Waller, 15March04, InsightMag/NormanB/Poteat)


INTELLIGENT AGENT SOFTWARE AGAINST TERRORISM -- Information technology in the form of automated "intelligent agents" holds the promise of advancing defenses against terrorism that goes well beyond mere "information sharing," according to a briefing prepared by the Institute for Defense Analyses (IDA). "Some form of intelligent automation is required to continuously search...a large amount of ever-changing data to locate patterns that will not only help generate the desired picture, but also provide insight into terrorist intentions."  "Intelligent automation will also provide the capability needed to predict terrorist acts and prevent their occurrence," the IDA briefing asserted.  See "Defender's Edge: Utilizing Intelligent Agent Technology To Anticipate Terrorist Acts" by L. B. Scheiber, Institute for Defense Analyses, June 2003:  http://www.fas.org/irp/threat/agent.pdf [Aftergood / Secrecy News / 3/4/04]

Also see i2 Inc.'s Analyst's Notebook software, www.i2inc.com – some photos from which will be featured in new Intelligencer Journal going to all AFIO members at the end of March.


[IMPORTANT: AFIO does not "vet" or endorse these inquiries or offers. Reasonable-sounding inquiries and career offerings are published as a service to our members, and for researchers, educators, and subscribers. You are urged to exercise your usual caution and good judgment when responding or supplying any information.]

PSYCHOLOGISTS WANTED -- Law firm focusing on representation of Intelligence Community employees and U.S. Government contractors in security clearance/SCI access adjudications and other sensitive matters has immediate need for board certified forensic and clinical psychologists on an ad hoc/on-call basis for consultations, to conduct psychological assessments of clients, prepare reports, serve as expert witnessess, etc.  Most of work will be in northern Virginia, suburban Maryland, and Washington, DC.  Prior intelligence community, security clearance adjudication, or personnel security experience and familiarity with Executive Orders 10865, 12333 and 12968, as well as implementing agency directives and regulations, such as  DCID 6/4, DoDD 5200.2, DoDD 5200.2-R, DoDD 5220.6 desirable, but not absolutely necessary.  Please forward cover letter indicating interest with resume/C.V. to the Law Offices of Mark F. Riley, L.L.C., P.O. Box 1606, Annapolis, MD  21404-1606 (FAX: 410-280-8650) or to.  For firm background, see our website at www.nationalsecuritylawyer.com  or www.markrileylawfirm.com


RESEARCHING "OPERATION MOCKINGBIRD" -- "I am a Public Affairs Officer at the National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency, and enrolled at a weekend Masters degree program at American University for Journalism and Public Affairs. For a term project, I would like to write about the early history of the CIA and its use of journalist and the media. In particular, I am interested in, "Operation Mockingbird" that was created by Frank Wisner. I'm seeking anyone who might have insight to this subject. Need to have completed by April 16. Replies to: Howard Cohen, 301-227-3105 email: cohenh@nga.mil."

SPEAKERS/INTELLIGENCE OFFICERS SOUGHT -- "LeadAmerica is an invitational leadership program for High School students from around the country and around the world. Our program this spring is based on Defense and Intelligence.  The students will spend 6 days of site visits, briefings, leadership training, and a simulation on the National Security Council.  They will receive breifings at the State Department and Pentagon, and I am hoping to find someone to speak on the intelligence community, its structure, and anecdotes as well as be able to answer some questions about what is going on in the world. Our programs will run on the last week of March- 1st week of April, and we would like to get a speaker for an hour and a half session in each of the two programs. The programs will be Held at the Holiday Inn Hptel at Silver Spring and I can provide transportation if desired.  Here are the times:  Session 1: 3/24 evening, 3/26 late afternoon, 3/27 morning. Session 2: 3/31 evening, 4/3 morning."  If available, contact John Callahan at 571-275-6556


RUMSFELD’S WAR: The Untold Story of America’s Anti-Terrorist Commander by Rowan Scarborough. Regnery, $27.95 (256p), March, ISBN 0895260697.  If there were an official Donald H. Rumsfeld Admiration Society, Scarborough would be a leading candidate for its president. The Washington Times Pentagon reporter has written a paean to the Secretary of Defense that all but paints a big “S” on his chest. To Scarborough’s credit, though, he makes his opinion immediately clear: “History will surely judge [Rumsfeld] one of America’s most important defense leaders,” he writes in the introduction. Nevertheless, Scarborough casts a revealing eye on “Rummy’s” campaign to make the Pentagon heel to his foreign policies. The book is full of juicy tidbits -- most of them in the first two chapters -- gleaned from classified documents. For instance, a full six months before asking the United Nations to endorse the use of force in Iraq, Scarborough writes, President Bush signed a secret National Security Directive establishing the goals and objectives for going to war with the country. Scarborough also relates how a top secret military unit code-named “Grey Fox” contributed to the assassination of Al Qaeda planner Qaed Senyan al Harthi by turning on his satellite phone without his knowledge and exposing his position in a convoy speeding across the Yemini desert.  Other anecdotes serve to emphasize Rumsfeld’s “preference for military, special forces solutions to law enforcement scenarios.” A later chapter is devoted to his skills as a manager. “In assessing Rumsfeld, clichés work,” Scarborough writes. “His life is an ‘all-American story.’ He does not ‘suffer fools gladly.’ And, Donald H. Rumsfeld is ‘the right man at the right time.’” Readers already convinced of Rumsfeld’s talents as a leader will enjoy this enthusiastic book, but those looking for a balanced assessment of the Defense Secretary’s job performance may prefer James Mann’s level-headed study The Rise of the Vulcans. [Publisher's Weekly]




PeteC writes: Many members have noticed the pro-administration slant of some notes in the AFIO WINs. Perhaps some of us are not Republicans

PhilC writes:  John H's letter, in my opinion, clearly smells of partisan politics.  Clearly any objective review of AFIO would show that it has not gone out of its way to defend the administration.  John H's propaganda and political opportunism is shameful!  I was pleased to see the AFIO response, although I am disappointed that some of it seemed to be a little weak. Appeasement, in my opinion, almost never works with people like John H.  I must say that I do not belong to a political party. However, I am reminded that it has been said that generally in a country there are two types of major political parties; the evil one and the stupid one.  In any case, I believe AFIO members should remember who they are and what they stand for.  Members should stand for integrity not partisan politics!

DavidE writes: I disagree with both John H.'s letter and the AFIO response by eb.  It is not AFIO's role either to support or criticize the Administration's use or abuse of intelligence but only to report the facts or what others are saying about the facts.  The last thing AFIO needs to do is take sides on what are or may become domestic political issues.  If WIN's have had an occasional fault in the past, it has been to adopt a snide, arch, or judgmental attitude in its reporting.  Better to play it straight.

JackL writes:  Agree strongly that AFIO should report and not take a side (what side would it take?) but I did enjoy and appreciate eb's reply to John H. I further agree with DavidE's observations in his final two sentences.  Believe AFIO and all of us are better served if it remains above the fray.

AFIO replies:  These comments underscore that, as a public, educational organization, AFIO has a wider spectrum of members with divergent views, than in prior years.  Even within the halls of intelligence agencies, colleagues hotly debate many of these same issues – cutting across political party lines.

JackL writes on "Islamic militants may not be al-Qaida": This is all very interesting and pie in the sky and eggheady and all that.  Let us not lose sight of the facts that: a) al Qaeda (or someone speaking for them) has claimed responsibility; and, b) ETA has not previously, to my knowledge, targeted civilians and, while we are at it, ask ourselves why, if it was not al Qaeda, the attack took place on the 11th of the 3rd, 911 days after the attacks on the US.  This does seem al Qaeda symbolism which does not seem at all appropriate to any sponsor not al Qaeda.  The just removed Spanish administration is taking a lot of heat for initially ascribing the attacks to ETA, were voted out of office at least partly for this effort, and now we are joining it.  Is this really a good idea?  Strikes me as akin to denying that the terrorism is Muslim-sponsored, Muslim-planned, Muslim-executed and Muslim-celebrated.  Are we trying to let al Qaeda off the hook by blaming some non-al Qaeda groups?

….and on "Mitrohkin Death and Assessment of Value" Mitrokhin well documents the fact that Senator Joseph McCarthy, no matter how much of a demagogue he clearly was, was correct in many of his accusations.  Mitrokhin and his documents name names and point fingers and he has the evidence to back it up.  Even if he did not know it, McCarthy was frequently spot on in his accusations and KGB penetrations of US institutions -- including Congress -- was considerable. There were a lot of Lenin's useful idiots in those days but, sadly, not nearly as many as there are now.


KUKLINSKI FUNERAL/MEMORIAL - 31 March 04 - Silver Spring, MD - The Polish American Congress, Washington Metropolitan Area Division is sponsoring a Memorial Mass for Col. Ryszard Kuklinski, on Wednesday, March 31, 2004, 11:00 AM, at Our Lady Queen of Poland Parish, 9700 Rosensteel Ave, Silver Spring, MD.

3 APRIL 04 - 2 P.M. BOOK SIGNING -- Dana Priest's The Mission: Waging War and Keeping Peace With America’s Military.  Washington Post National Security reporter Dana Priest discusses The Mission, her boots-on-the-ground account and analysis of America’s growing dependence on the military to manage world affairs. A product of hundreds of interviews with soldiers, diplomats, and politicians in twenty countries-including Afghanistan, Kosovo, Indonesia, and Nigeria-her thought-provoking book relates the clash of culture and purpose that prevents hard-working, well-meaning soldiers and officers from successfully carrying out weighty diplomatic assignments. Although America’s military is prepared to wage war, Priest says, it is woefully unprepared to keep peace. When the HC edition appeared, Ms. Priest spoke to AFIO members at our luncheon.  Now available in paperback and with a new postscript on Iraq.  Signing takes place at 2 p.m. at Borders at Pentagon City, 1201 Hayes St., Arlington, VA, phone: 703/418-0166.

14-15 APRIL 2004 - CANADIAN CENTRE OF INTELLIGENCE AND SECURITY STUDIES -- The Norman Paterson School of International Affairs and the Canadian Centre of Intelligence and Security Studies (CCISS) at Carleton University is hosting a Conference on "The Gouzenko Affair: The Beginnings of Canadian Counter-Espionage and Cold War Intelligence History".  The event will be on 14-15 April 2004, in the Auditorium of Library and Archives Canada, 395 Wellington Street, Ottawa.  Registration forms and conference particulars are accessible on line at: http://www.carleton.ca/npsia/conferences.html. For further information about the Conference on the Gouzenko Affair please contact Professor Martin Rudner, Director, Canadian Centre of Intelligence and Security Studies, Carleton University, e-mail: martin_rudner@carleton.ca.

28 APRIL 04 - ARLINGTON, VA -- Homeland Defense Journal will be using the NRECA Conference Center as locale for their Homeland Defense Training Conference®: Transportation and Border Security.  Keynote presentation by Asa Hutchinson, Under Secretary, Border and Transportation Security, Department of Homeland Defense. For current information on speakers, facility arrangements and other information about this conference, call conference hot line at 703-807-2027.  Registration Fee Industry - $595, Small Business ($100 employees or less) - $395, Government - $295. To register on-line call 703-807-2027 or phone (703) 807-2753 and speak to Maurice Martin.

25-30 APRIL - CICENTRE'S SPYRETREAT DETAILS -- The CiCentre hosts their espionage-themed luxurious SpyRetreat on 25-30 April. The retreat is at the five-star Homestead Resort in Hot Springs, VA, and is modeled on CiCentre's popular (and always sold out) Spycruises. Some space remains for this one, so do not delay. Explore the presentations and panel discussions from international intelligence professionals, authors, and historians, and register at http://spytrek.com. While the CiCentre events are renown for providing more fascinating, insider info per-day than some grad school intelligence courses, by holding this at the Homestead, you -- and accompanying family members or S.O.s -- can also enjoy a vacation of luxury among pristine golf courses, pampering spas, exquisite restaurants, and a variety of outdoor activities. Reservations should be made ASAP by calling Spy Trek at (1-866-SPY-TREK). Also, we recommend you visit The Homestead Resort (www.thehomestead.com) to see all the amenities.

30 APRIL - AFIO LUNCHEON DETAILS - RYSZARD KUKLINSKI: PATRIOT & SPY -- An espionage classic as told by his CIA case officer, the intelligence analyst, and the reporter who knew him. A HUMINT Colloquium at the AFIO SPRING LUNCHEON, FRIDAY, 30 April 2004. Three presenters who knew him firsthand: Benjamin Weiser, New York Times reporter and author of the just-published, “A Secret Life” (Public Affairs); Jim Simon, the CIA Analyst; and David Forden, the CIA Case Officer called “Daniel” provide, "a rare look at a single human intelligence operation...which reflected every aspect of the intelligence process." Time:  10:30 a.m. for badge pick-up. Weiser speaks at 11 am; lunch at noon; all three panelists at 12:45 to close at 2 pm. $30/person - current AFIO members and their guests, only.  Reserve right away with Visa, MasterCard or AMEX via email to afio@afio.com, by fax to 703.991.1278, or by voice to 703.790.0320. Weiser's just-released "A Secret Life"...is an "epic spy story -- uplifting, inspiring, and amazing in its factual detail" will be on sale, along with other newly released intelligence books.  Intelligence Officer review of Weiser book is on AFIO website at:

19 June - AN EVENING OF SPY MUSIC details - AFIO's NIGHT AT THE BOSTON POPS -- Filling up fast. June 19, 2004 at Symphony Hall, Boston, Massachusetts. Conductor Keith Lockhart leads Boston Pops Orchestra in an exciting evening full of surprises including James Bond spy themes. The event begins at 6 o’clock with a pre-concert hors d’oeuvres reception and a glamorous sultry-spy fashion show by Boston's renowned Yolanda.  Register NOW online at


before event sells out. For more information on event, contact Event representative, GaryW at WassinRichland@aol.com

29 MAY - THE OFFICE OF STRATEGIC SERVICES SOCIETY -- forerunner to CIA -- will holds its 62nd anniversary reunion dinner on May 29, 2004 at the luxurious Marriott Wardman Park Hotel in Washington, DC. Several hundred OSS veterans, their families, and distnguished guests are expected to attend the banquet -- part of a weekend celebration -- that will observe the founding of OSS in June 1942. During the weekend, guests will also attend the dedication of the National World War II Memorial. AFIO members are invited to attend the "business-attire-or-better" banquet and celebration at an all inclusive cost of $150/person. Contact OSS Society President Charles Pinck at 202-207-2915 or via email at osssociety@aol.com.

10, 11, 12 AUGUST 2004 -- The Texas Association of Crime & Intelligence Analysts and the University of Texas at El Paso hold 4th Annual TACIA Training Conference: Integrating Law Enforcement, Security & Intelligence Challenges - Sharing Resources - Combating Crime, at the Undergraduate Learning Center, UT El Paso. TACIA is offers an unprecedented training opportunity with three in-depth tracks: Crime Analysis, Intelligence, and Homeland Security/Terrorism. The conference is ideally suited for local, county, state, and federal law enforcement officers, crime analysts, security specialists, intelligence analysts, DoD, homeland security professionals, and criminal justice/political science students and faculty. They anticipate more than 350 attendees, who will be addressed by more than 18 speakers from throughout the U.S., Canada, and Australia. Corporate exhibitors will be on hand with services and technology displays. Registration details at www.tacia.org  and www.utep.edu will be online soon. Cost: $165.00/person, and includes daily lunch and conference material for all three days. The Holiday Inn Sunland Park, offers spectacular views of the Franklin Mountains, Mexico, and New Mexico, extends to conference participants the daily government rate of $78.00, free airport shuttle, and other amenities. Rooms are limited (Reservations: Toll Free 1-800-250-1625). For further information, please contact AFIO member David Jimenez, 915.834.8628 at david.Jimenez@dhs.gov.


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