WIN #27-04 dtd 2 August 2004
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SECTION I -- CURRENT INTELLIGENCE
Bush to Name NID Amidst Opposition from IC
Alert Followed Inter-agency Cooperation, Pakistani Arrest
SECTION II -- CONTEXT AND PRECEDENCE
Iraq’s Mukhabarat Revived
Israel Expels Russian Journalist as Spy
SECTION III -- CYBER INTELLIGENCE
NSA People Call for Intel Sharing
IBM To Build Supercomputer for DoD
USN Employs Gestapo (In Name Only)
SECTION IV -- BOOKS, SOURCES, AND ISSUES
Asking Questions in Afghanistan
With SOG in Vietnam Days
Ethics in War
NIC’s Hutchings: Kennan Provides Model for Coping with Terrorism
SECTION V -- NOTES, LETTERS, QUERIES AND COMING EVENTS
CIA General Counsel Steps Down
Qatari Court Confirms Life Sentences on GRU Operatives
Letters / Queries
Television Opportunity for Female Former Field Intelligence or Case Officer
TV Producer Seeks Consultants From the Intelligence, Investigative Industry
20 Aug - Tyson’s Corner -- AFIO Summer Luncheon
26 - 29 Sept - Joint meeting USMC Tri-Association Intelligence Committee
8 - 9 Oct - East Lyme, Ct -- New England Chapter, Naval Cryptologic Veterans Association reunion
28 - 31 Oct - Linthicum, MD -- AFIO Annual Symposium
CIA Executive Director Marries Investment Executive
SECTION I -- CURRENT INTELLIGENCE
BUSH TO NAME NID AMIDST OPPOSITION FROM IC - President Bush announced on 2 August he would appoint a National Intelligence Director in keeping with the recommendation of the 9/11 Commission. However, the post will be situated outside the White House and not in it as had been proposed. The announcement came amidst widespread debate by IC veterans and Congress ,not to mention thinktank pundits and media types, much of it opposed to the creation of a NID.
During the first congressional hearing on the matter on 30 July, several GOP and Democratic lawmakers argued that the commission proposals to place an intelligence director and a national counterterrorism center inside the Executive Office of the President could increase the potential for misuse of information and could threaten the independence of intelligence analysts, the Washington Post said:
The commission's leaders, Chairman Thomas H. Kean and Vice Chairman Lee H. Hamilton, defended the proposal, telling the Senate Governmental Affairs Committee that congressional oversight and other safeguards would help ensure that intelligence information is not politicized by the White House.
In comment on 23 July, the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette found the recommendation faces epic political and bureaucratic hurdles and is unlikely to happen anytime soon, if at all.
The paper recalls that the National Security Act of 1947 that created the CIA and DoD required more than two years of vicious bureaucratic infighting before it was adopted. "The Sept. 11 commission's recommended restructuring is similarly radical, arrives in the heat of a highly divisive presidential election campaign and would require a bitterly divided Congress to agree on which committees with oversight over intelligence would gain or lose influence,” the Post-Gazette says.
In addition to institutional obstacles, intel experts are divided over whether it makes sense to centralize U.S. intelligence operations at all, or to what degree, the paper continued.
The proposal, former DCI Robert Gates said in an interview with the Washington Post published on 29 July, did not draw a clear line between foreign and domestic covert operations and reflected a lack of historic perspective.
Gates referred to problems caused when the White House directly ordered covert activities, citing Oliver L. North's generating arms shipments to Iran in 1985 and 1986 to get hostages released, and even the Watergate scandal, when the CIA helped those who broke into Daniel Ellsberg's office.
"There is a dire need for serious structural changes inside the agency and for restructuring the community," said Gates, now president of Texas A&M University. "But some of these ideas are not well thought-out, and the results could be disastrous."
The new NID, under the commission's proposal, would have authority over hiring, firing and budgets in the IC's 15 agencies.
Creation of a NID and removal of the counterterrorism mission from the CIA would leave the agency a demoralized shell, according to John J. Devine, a former CIA associate director of operations who spent 32 years with the agency.
Establishment of a NID and a national counterterrorism center would add a cumbersome bureaucracy without improving performance on the core issue: collection of very hard to obtain intelligence on the plans and intentions of terrorists.
A counterterrorism center that is not under the CIA director's full control could only lead to confusion and internecine feuding. Moreover, separating operational planning and execution, as proposed in the report, would inevitably lead to unrealistic planning and lukewarm execution, Devine said.
Former DCI James Woolsey was cited by the Post-Gazette as believing a national security director should be more a primus inter pares than a czar.
The Pittsburgh daily quoted former NSA chief Lt. Gen. William Odom (USA
ret.) as saying DCIs have been reluctant to exercise authority over other parts of the IC because they are captive to the agency’s interests. Double-hatting the DCI as CIA director limited his ability to stand above and orchestrate the whole IC, said Odom, director of national security studies at the Hudson Institute.
Peter Brookes, a former naval intelligence and CIA officer who analyzes intelligence for the Heritage Foundation, told the paper, "One of the problems today is that there is no one really in charge of intelligence." The DCI has all the responsibility but none of the authority, said Brookes, calling for something like the Goldwater-Nichols Act that strengthened the secretary of defense and the CJCS’ control over military intelligence.
But Herbert Meyer, who was a special assistant to DCI Casey, thought creating an intel czar was a brilliant idea if you believe the 9/11 attacks could have been averted "if we had one more big shot bureaucrat with a fancy office."
In a similar vein, James Lilley, a 27-year agency veteran, said the problem is not structure but people. "We're falling down in getting good information because we don't have good case officers, and analysis is demonstrably weak."
Odom favors creating a service that would take over domestic counter-intelligence from the FBI and the military. The miserable record of the United States in counterintelligence makes it clear that police agencies like the FBI aren't up to the task of catching spies, he said.
Odom and Woolsey oppose taking the NSA, NRO, and NGA from DoD, a change Odom finds implicit in the 9/11 Commission's recommendations. Were the agencies removed from DoD, Odom holds, the military would find it necessary to reconstruct their capabilities within the Pentagon.
According to the Post, citing experts that include current and former intelligence officers, the commission's proposed reorganization would have the overall effect of sharply reducing the influence of the CIA while increasing the importance of the Pentagon and giving the White House more direct control over covert operations. (Donald H., DKR)
ALERT FOLLOWED INTER-AGENCY COOPERATION, PAKISTANI ARREST - New York, Washington and Newark were on an elevated terrorist attack alert on 2 August following a warning by Homeland Security Secretary Ridge that al-Qa'ida planned to attack financial centers in those cities, the Washington Post reported.
Ridge issued an orange-level alert on 1 August, saying newly acquired information pointed to five potential targets: the International Monetary Fund and World Bank in Washington; the New York Stock Exchange and Citigroup Center in New York; and the Prudential Financial in Newark. Officials said the attacks were to be made by car or truck bombs but that they did not know when it was planned to carry them out.
The warning followed the acquisition of detailed intelligence showing that al-Qa'ida has been methodically casing those buildings before and since 9/11, 2001, according to a senior U.S. intel official. Al-Qa'ida operatives had noted that one of the buildings had three male security guards but that only one carried a weapon. "Getting up to the higher floors is not very difficult if you go there midweek, as I did," an operative said.
The New Times reported on 2 August that an Arab intelligence official said intelligence accumulated since before 9/11 indicated al-Qa'ida and its affiliates wanted to attack financial institutions and that there had been a spike in recent intelligence pointing to such targets. "They don't just want to attack buildings -- they want to attack the financial structure of the United States, Britain and other European countries," the official said.
The Post noted that officers once prohibited by law or custom from working together participated in the meeting on 29 July with acting DCI McLaughlin that led to Ridge’s announcement. They came from the CIA's TTIC, the FBI, NSA and DIA as well as from military brass. Once considered as separate as church and state in the United States, these agencies have worked together for more than two years, meeting daily at 5 p.m. in response to the missed opportunities recognized after 9/11, according to the Post.
The Times also reported that an unannounced arrest on 13 July in Pakistan of a 25-year-old computer engineer led the CIA to the information that prompted the terror alert.
A Pakistani intelligence official described the suspect, Muhammad Naeem Noor Khan, also known as Abu Talha, as having helped to operate a secret Qa'ida communications system and assisted in evaluating potential American and Western targets. Khan, fluent in English, told investigators he had visited the United States, Britain, Germany and other countries. He was trained in Afghanistan in the 1990's.
A senior American official told the Times the information was more detailed and precise than any he had seen during his 24-year career in intelligence work. A second senior official said it had provided a new window into the methods, content and distribution of Qa'ida communications.
CIA officials agreed Friday to make a senior counterterrorism official available to discuss the 5 p.m. meetings and interagency cooperation for the first time because they fear the 9/11Commission and the public may force a radical change in the system without understanding what already is occurring. (DKR)
SECTION II -- CONTEXT AND PRECEDENCE
IRAQ'S MUKHABARAT REVIVED - Iraq’s intel service, the Mukhabarat, is being resurrected by rehiring former intelligence staff, the Sunday Times (London) reported on 25 July.
According to the British weekly, citing sources in Baghdad, the word has been put out that former intel officials are welcome to return to their jobs as long as they are not wanted criminals or well-known torturers and mass killers. Hundreds of junior to mid-level officers are said to have returned to old jobs under the reconstituted General Security Directorate.
The Times quoted a source said to be inside the directorate as saying, there is a network of informants stretching all over Iraq that includes taxi drivers, shop sales people and businessmen.
The directorate has eliminated a network of 23 Iranian spies, one source told the Times. The spies were killed after entering Iraq disguised as businessmen
There are also reports that the new security forces are riddled with the violence, corruption and nepotism of the old ones. Less than a month after the interim Iraqi government took power, Newsday reported on 28 July, Iraqi and American officials were struggling to prevent the restored security forces from adopting characteristics of Saddam's Mukhabarat.
In Saddam Husayn's Iraq, the Mukhabarat was the notorious main state intelligence body. The Sunday paper reports that former CIA officer Vincent Cannistaro has alleged that interim Prime Minister Ayad Allawi had been a paid agent of the old Mukhabarat prior to falling out with Saddam.
Allawi's representatives and many of his colleagues in the former Iraqi opposition have denied the allegations. (DKR)
ISRAEL EXPELS RUSSIAN JOURNALIST AS SPY -- A Russian journalist has been expelled from Israel for being a spy, the independent Ekho Moskvy radio reported on 23 July.
The journalist, Konstanin Kapitonov, represented the Russian paper Russky Kuryer in Israel, the radio station reported. Kapitonov told Ekho Moskvy that Prime Minister Ariel Sharon’s office has accused him of working for Russian intelligence.
Earlier the Israeli-based Cursorinfo news agency reported that Shin Bet, the Israeli domestic intelligence service, told Ma'ariv newspaper Kapitonov was a Russian intelligence operative in Israel working under cover of being a journalist for the Russian newspaper Trud. However, Trud said that Kapitonov had been a free-lance contributor to Trud 20 years ago and had no present contact with it. (DKR)
SECTION III -- CYBER INTELLIGENCE
NSA PEOPLE CALL FOR INTEL SHARING - Current and former NSA officials, speaking in Washington at the recent GovSec security conference, said sharing intelligence information with coalition partners must become the new way of doing business and suggested new cyber ways of doing this, FCW.com reported on 29 July.
Handling classified information on a need-to-know basis has proved inadequate for safeguarding national security, said Ronald Dorman, deputy director for programs at Telos Corp., a federal systems integrator. Dorman is a former chief of information sharing in the Enterprise Services Engineering Directorate at the Defense Information Systems Agency.
Changing data-handling techniques within intelligence agencies will require new tools that allow analysts to share information, Dorman said. Current intelligence tools make sharing difficult as they were designed to be used in a highly restricted information culture.
NSA's researchers already have begun work on desktop PC prototypes that could start to simplify intelligence sharing by eliminating the clutter of multiple desktop workstations, said Robert Meushaw, technical director for information assurance research at NSA.
New national security requirements will also require changes in the law and policies that limit access to classified information, said Robert McGraw, technical director for information assurance at NSA. McGraw suggested that an alternative to the present system might be a global information grid from which coalition partners could gain access to shared intelligence information. "Achieving the vision isn't going to happen overnight," FCW quoted McGraw as saying. (DKR)
IBM TO BUILD SUPERCOMPUTER FOR DoD - International Business Machines Corp. is to build the U.S. military's fastest supercomputer. It will be the fourth-fastest in the world, the Washington Post reported on 27 July.
The computer, which IBM says is to cost under $100 million, will be used to produce short-term weather forecasts for Navy fleets at sea. The Pentagon said the supercomputer's immense power will allow military scientists to model atmosphere and ocean dynamics for the entire surface of the Earth, the Post reported. The computer also will be able to analyze aircraft material at a molecular level to produce wings less likely to crack and to examine the flow of water around submarine hulls to improve their design.
The machine is to be able to complete 20 trillion operations per second, about three times the capacity of systems at the Naval Oceanographic Office at Stennis Space Center in Mississippi, where it will be housed. The IBM machine would fail gracefully, shifting to backup computing power seamlessly in case of a problem, said Stephen Adamec, director of the supercomputing center at Stennis Space Center.
The world's fastest computer can carry out 35 trillion operations per second. Built by the Japanese NEC Corp. the Earth Simulator is housed at a Japanese government laboratory and is used to model long-term climate change. The second- and third-fastest computers are at the Lawrence Livermore and Los Alamos national laboratories. (DKR)
USN EMPLOYS GESTAPO (In Name Only) - It seems that Edward Campbell, an independent reporter, discovered the Commander Naval Recruiting Command had a proxy server with the address gestapo.cnrrc.nola.navy.mil.
The server, according to the British website, The Register, was pinging websites including that of another reporter who had been looking into cyber-stalking of Muslim journalists.
What happened was an IT guy plucked the name out of the air six years ago, according to Lt. Bill Clinton of CNRRC. "It certainly wasn't the smartest choice," he added. Gestapo was not snooping but functioning as a firewall, he said, protecting a database of recruit information. The CNRRC has to meet a goal in finding new recruits before the database and its accompanying IT apparatus can be shut down, but the Gestapo stop date has been set for 4 August. (DKR)
SECTION IV -- BOOKS, SOURCES, AND ISSUES
ASKING QUESTIONS IN AFGHANISTAN - Chris Mackey and Greg Miller, The Interrogators: Inside the Secret War Against al-Qaida (Little, Brown, 512 pp. $25.95)
Mackey is a nom de guerre for a former interrogator at military prisons in Afghanistan. His job was to extract the secrets held by suspected Taliban and al-Qa’ida members. He and Miller, a journalist, relate the mind games and battles of will with their often very tough prisoners in a book replete with the lore of interrogation.
The authors also record the squalid conditions of the prison camps and the lack of skill often displayed by U.S. interrogators. They criticize the CIA for being, in their view arrogant, inept and incompetent.
Mackey insists his unit never violated the Geneva Conventions. The book was vetted by the DoD. (DKR)
WITH SOG IN VIETNAM DAYS -- John L. Plaster, Secret Commandos: Behind Enemy Lines with the Elite Warriors of SOG (Simon and Schuster, pp. 366, $26)
Plaster recounts his experience in meeting the harsh demands imposed by ground reconnaissance operations in the Vietnam era, operations that produced useful intelligence on enemy forces. He served three years, almost half of SOG's operational life, and acquired an exceptional overview of SOG operations. (DKR)
ETHICS IN WAR - Michael Walzer, Arguing About War (Yale, 224 pp. $25) - Walzer has brought together articles he has published over the past 15 years that deal with the ethical dilemmas posed by military intervention.
He is no admirer of pacifists and is a critic of Leftist explanations of the origins of terrorism in what used to be called the Third World. He understands the need to take ethically charged risks in battle. (DKR)
NIC’s HUTCHINGS: KENNAN PROVIDES MODEL FOR COPING WITH TERRORISM - Robert L. Hutchings, Chairman of the U.S. National Intelligence Council, writes in the July/August Issue of Foreign Policy that he learned everything he needed to know about fighting terrorism from George F. Kennan.
Kennan, who celebrated his 100th birthday earlier this year, is best known as the author in 1947 of the policy of containing the Soviet Union.
Kennan argued for containment but also engagement with the Russian people, whom he refused to consider permanent U.S. enemies. Today the United States again faces a seemingly implacable adversary and a challenge to understand the sources of its conduct. Without denying the religious aspect, Hutchings finds the sources of Islamist terrorism lie to a large extent in social dislocation.
What has happened is that a more modern and dynamic society has undermined a traditional society's values, practices, and allegiances. "The recurring response to such an existential crisis is a surge in millenarian beliefs and an inclination toward nihilism," Kennan writes. "As has been the case in countless struggles before, terrorism is the quintessential weapon of the weak against the strong."
These conditions need not be permanent and the United States must undertake a strategy of engagement similar to that Kennan proposed for the Russian people. He cites a 2003 survey that revealed that citizens in Muslim countries highly value freedom of expression and the press, multiparty political systems, and equal treatment under the law.
Many of the grievances that terrorists exploit, economic inequality, alienation, and a sense of humiliation, are remediable, at least potentially, he writes. The region should have a body analogous to the Conference on Security and Co-operation in Europe. "The CSCE was the logical culmination of Kennan's strategy for Europe, and it could be applied to the Middle East as well," writes Hutchings. Some elements of this security framework may include the participation of the United States; others may not."
The present conflict is not a clash of civilizations, but rather a defense of shared humanity and a search for common ground, however implausible that may seem now. Some readers will indeed find Hutching implausible. (DKR)
SECTION V – NOTES, LETTERS, QUERIES AND COMING EVENTS
TELEVISION OPPORTUNITY FOR FEMALE FORMER FIELD INTELLIGENCE OR CASE OFFICER - AFIO member Bazzel B. writes: As a former Intelligence Officer with the CIA, I have had the opportunity to apply my skills as the Operations Commander for A.R.C. (Assoc. for Recovery of Children). A.R.C. is made up of former intelligence, military and law enforcement personnel dedicated to the recovery of children, foreign and domestic. A.R.C. has been in existence for 14 years, and thus far maintained a %100 recovery rate. Our services are at no cost to the custodial parent.
A.R.C. has partnered with Mark Burnett Productions (Survivor, Apprentice,
etc) to create a CBS television series titled RECOVERY, that will turn the media and America's attention on the plight of missing children. In an effort to bring national and international awareness to the problem of child abduction, trafficking and exploitation, RECOVERY is about restoration of life, a child, to its rightful place in a family that loves them dearly.
A.R.C. and the producers are seeking to add a female operations officer to the team. The ideal candidate will need to meet the minimum following criteria and be prepared to appear on camera during the series:
Former field Intelligence or Case Officer experience; age 26 – 40; physically fit to operate under extreme/difficult conditions; skilled in surveillance, undercover and tradecraft; must relocate to Los Angeles for duration of the series Aug.2004 - Mar 2005.
Casting will take place in Los Angeles one week from today (7-27-04). Contact A.R.C. at the RECOVERY production office for further instructions. Tel. 800-396-8587 ASAP. Resumes and photographs are now being accepted
TV PRODUCER SEEKS CONSULTANTS FROM THE INTELLIGENCE, INVESTIGATIVE INDUSTRY - Rich Kronfeld, a TV producer, is currently in development on a reality series involving intelligence gathering and investigative professionals. His company, Jagged Edge, Inc. is in the process of developing several series concepts for cable and network television.
The type of skills Kronfeld is seeking includes consulting, recommendation and organization of intelligence/investigative professionals to work on the show, and miscellaneous technical and legal advice. If you are interested and would like further information on the project, please call or email Rich, 612 332-4440, firstname.lastname@example.org. (DKR)
CIA GENERAL COUNSEL STEPS DOWN - Scott W. Muller, who joined the agency in October 2002, was to leave it on 31 July, the Washington Post reported on 28 July. Muller has bought a house in Connecticut where he will stay before returning to the New York-based law firm of Davis, Polk & Wardwell. Before going to CIA, Muller was the managing partner of the firm's Washington office.
Acting DCI McLaughlin said Muller had dealt with some of the most complex and challenging legal and policy issues the agency has faced. (DKR)
QATARI COURT CONFIRMS LIFE SENTENCES ON GRU OPERATIVES - A Qatari court has upheld life sentences imposed on two Russian military intelligence operatives found guilty of assassinating former Chechen separatist leader Zelimkhan Yanderbiyev in a bomb attack in February, the BBC reported on 29 July.
The trial judge said the men had been acting on orders from the Russian leadership. Russian officials deny the two men were involved in the killing.
(See 'GRU Upset By Qatar’s Imprisonment of Two of Its Officers,' WIN #24-04 dtd 12 July 2004)
YANDERBIYEV LIVED IN EXILE IN DOHA AS THE GUEST OF THE EMIR OF QATAR - The appeal court rejected the appeal and upheld the verdict rendered in the earlier trial. "This decision is final," said the presiding judge, Abdallah al-Saadi.
The Jamestown Foundation Eurasia Daily Monitor of 30 July carries a very full coverage of the current state of the affair. (DKR)
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26 - 29 September 04 - Reno, NV -- All bets are on you will not want to miss the joint meeting of the U. S. Marine Corps Tri-Association Intelligence Committee comprised of members of the Marine Corps Counterintelligence, the Marine Corps Intelligence and the Marine Corps Cryptologic Associations at Harrah’s Hotel and Casino in Reno, Nevada. The reunion will be held in conjunction with the Marine Intelligence Community’s fall conference which will involve active duty Marines attending from the “corners of the world,” current contingencies permitting. Friends of Marine Corps Intelligence are invited to attend. For additional details, contact Tom MacKinney (916) 983-6119 or at email@example.com.
8 - 9 October 04 -- East Lyme, Ct -- The New England Chapter, Naval Cryptologic Veterans Association hosts a special reunion. For more information, contact: Phil Sirmons, 492 Boston Post Rd, East Lyme, CT 06333, 860-739-6006, firstname.lastname@example.org, or visit their website at http://www.ncva-ne.org
CIA Executive Director Marries Investment Executive - Cheryl Gordon, an investment executive, and CIA Executive Director A. B. Krongard were married on 31 July at Krongard's home in Lutherville, Md. The Rev. William P. Baxter Jr., an Episcopal priest, officiated, the New York Times reported 1 August.
( http://www.nytimes.com/2004/08/01/fashion/weddings/01GORD.html?ex=1092393466&ei=1&en=c5ebe401f44929fe )
Mrs. Krongard, 48, is a senior executive for strategic planning at Apollo Management, an investment firm in New York. She is a trustee of Mount Sinai Hospital and a board member of Citymeals-on-Wheels. She graduated from Iowa State University and is on the board of its foundation. She is a daughter of Gloria Gruetzmacher of Des Moines and James Gruetzmacher of Marshalltown, Iowa. The bride, who was a widow, was married to Edward S. Gordon, the late New York real estate executive.
Mr. Krongard, who is 67 and is known as Buzzy, became executive director in March 2001, having joined the agency in February 1998 as counselor to the DCI. Previously, he was a chairman and chief executive of Alex, Brown & Sons, the Baltimore investment banking firm, and a vice chairman of Bankers Trust, which purchased Alex .Brown. He is on the board of Johns Hopkins Medicine, which oversees Johns Hopkins Medical School, Johns Hopkins Hospital and the Johns Hopkins Health System, and is vice chairman of the health system board. He graduated from Princeton and received a law degree from the University of Maryland. He is a son of Rita Krongard of Baltimore and the late Harry Krongard. Mr. Krongard was a widower; his wife was Patricia Lion Krongard. (Stephen M, DKR)
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