WIN #41-04 dtd 8 November 2004


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   Goss Picks CIA Executive Director, Again


   DIA Meeting Looks at SAM Threat to Aircraft





   Dutch Seek to Clarify Al-Qa'ida Links to Murder


   FBI Joins Romanian Investigation of Alleged Al-Qa'ida Funding





   USG to Standardize Terror Data


   U.S., U.K. Military Consider Overarching Data Sharing Accord


   Award to Postal Service for Personal Data Protection







      AFIO Member’s Novel Now in Paperback


      Kurdish Gallantry, U.S. Uncertainty


      Stoning the Glass House on Turtle Bay




      Pavitt Says CIA Foresaw Possibility of Iraqi Insurgency







      Cofer Black Quits as State's Counterterrorism Coordinator




      USAF Intel Scholar Seeks Those Who Served in China 1942-1947




      Walter J. points out…


   Coming Events


      9 November - Washington, DC - International Spy Museum - Inside Stories: Robert Hanssen - Colleague, Friend, and Traitor


      10 November - Baltimore, MD - TECHEXPO Job Fair


      11 November - Annapolis, MD - Book Signing: Spies for Nimitz


      15 - 17 November - Scottsdale, AZ - SCIP Certificate Program


      19 November - Alexandria, VA - CT-CI Academy - Surviving Today’s Economic Espionage Challenges


      19 November - Arlington, VA - OSIS Veterans Meet   


      6 - 7 December 04 - Ft. Lauderdale, FL - SCIP Hosts Master of CI Series


      8 - 10 February - Crystal City, VA - New Intel Conference Debuts


      6 - 9 April -- Chicago, IL - SCIP Annual Conference




      John H. Waller






GOSS PICKS CIA EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR, AGAIN - DCI Porter J. Goss has selected an undercover logistics officer known as Dusty to be the CIA executive director, the Washington Post reported on 5 November.


   A public announcement of the choice was being delayed until the full name of the 22-year agency veteran can be cleared, a senior administration official told the Post. "He is undercover at this time but will become public fairly soon," the official said.

   Goss's initial choice for the post, Michael V. Kostiw, withdrew last month when it became known that he had resigned from the agency under a cloud over 20 years ago. (See GOSS INSTALLS HOUSE STAFFERS IN SENIOR CIA JOBS, WIN #36-04 dtd 4 October 2004) Goss subsequently named Kostiw a special assistant to the DCI.

   Dusty maintained close relations in recent years with Republican staff members of the House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence. Dusty is also a critic of the pay-for-performance compensation plan put together by “Buzzy" Krongard, executive director under former DCI Tenet.

   The executive director manages the day-to-day administration of the $5 billion agency, including personnel and budget matters, while the DCI and deputy director focus on intelligence and clandestine operations. (DKR)


DIA MEETING LOOKS AT SAM THREAT TO AIRCRAFT - A DIA conference on 3 and 4 November looked at the worldwide threat to civil aviation posed by portable air defense systems. The meeting at DIA's Missile and Space Intelligence Center, at Redstone Arsenal, in Huntsville, Ala., came as intel agencies estimated the number of shoulder-fired surface-to-air missiles outside the control of any government rose to 6,000 from a previous estimate of 2,000, the New York Times reported on 6 November.


   At least 4,000 SAMs in Iraq's prewar arsenal cannot be accounted for, U.S. officials said. In recent months, Western intelligence agencies have warned that al-Qa'ida intends to use SAMs to shoot down planes. In 2002, attackers launched two Russian-made SA-7 missiles that narrowly missed a commercial aircraft taking off from Mombasa, Kenya.

   Shoulder-fired missiles, about five-feet long and weighing as little as 35 pounds, can be bought for as low as $5,000 on the black market.  Since the 1970s attacks employing them have caused some 600 deaths worldwide, according to a State Department estimate. In Iraq, the missiles have been used in more than a dozen attacks on American planes and helicopters. Only several hundred shoulder-fired SAMs have been turned in to American forces in Iraq in a buyout program, government officials said.

   Range and accuracy varies according to the type of missile with the Russian SA-16 regarded as the most lethal in Iraq's prewar arsenal.

   DHS has asked government contractors to find a way to protect passenger jets from small shoulder-fired SAMs. Military planes are equipped with laser-jamming equipment and decoy flares to deflect the missiles, and civil aviation planes could be outfitted with anti-missile technology relatively soon. (DKR)






DUTCH SEEK TO CLARIFY AL-QA'IDA LINKS TO MURDER - Dutch intelligence is seeking to ascertain just what the links are between al-Qa'ida and the murderer of a Dutch critic of Islam, the New York Times reported on 8 November.

   A Dutch intel officer, Vincent van Steen, said there are links between al-Qa'ida and Dutch-Moroccan Muhammad Bouyeri, 26, who killed film-maker Theo van Gogh. Bouyeri shot van Gogh, then slit his throat and stuck a knife into his chest, pinning a five-page letter to it before walking into a nearby park.

   When the police arrived, Bouyeri shot at them, was wounded in the leg by return fire and taken into custody. In a suicide note found in his pocket, he called on other Islamic militants to "take up the challenge."

   Van Gogh, descended from a brother of the painter Vincent van Gogh, had made a film critical of Muslims' treatment of women that included shots of a woman's breasts, visible through a diaphonous blouse and with quotations from the Qur’an written on them.

   There was no evidence to prove Bouyeri was part of an organization, intel officials said, but they were looking into his past association with people suspected of plotting bombings and who may have links to al-Qa'ida.

   According to the Times, many people argue that the Netherlands, arguably Europe's most tolerant society, has become a staging ground for Islamic terrorist activity and one node in a loose militant network stretching across Europe and North Africa.

   Bouyeri came to the attention of the intel service when it began investigating another Dutch-Moroccan, Samir Azzouz, now 18, after he was turned back in Ukraine on his way to fight with Muslim insurgents in Chechnya.

   After returning to the Netherlands, Azzouz was found in possession of material that could be used to make a bomb and was arrested with four other men after the intel service intercepted coded communications between them and a Moroccan in Spain. This man, called Naoufel, is suspected of involvement in suicide bombings in Casablanca that killed 45 people last year.

   Azzouz and the four others were released for lack of evidence, but he was later arrested again when found with more complete bomb-making ingredients and maps and floor plans of the Netherland's only nuclear power plant, Schiphol Airport, the Parliament, the Defense Ministry and several other public buildings in The Hague. Azzouz is now in prison awaiting trial.

   Bouyeri and Azzouz moved among apartments in a suburb of Amsterdam frequented by Islamic radicals. According to press reports, the two had been seen together. Bouyeri is said to have been studious and responsible and had graduated from secondary school. He worked in a local community center and acted as a youth counselor.

   Acquaintances said his Muslim faith deepened after the death of his mother from breast cancer two years ago. The daily De Telegraaf reported that Bouyeri twice visited Saudia Arabia. He began wearing Arab clothes and moved out of his family's home.

   As well as Bouyeri, four men have been arrested and charged under a new law with conspiracy to commit a terrorist offense. Bouyerui has also been charged with killing van Gogh.

   Dutch intelligence keeps watch on 150 to 200 people, mostly men from North Africa, known to have ties to Afghanistan or Islamic radicals elsewhere in Europe. "It is not one group; there are several networks," said van Steen. (DKR)


FBI JOINS ROMANIAN INVESTIGATION OF ALLEGED AL-QA'IDA FUNDING - The FBI and European law enforcement bodies have joined investigations by Romania’s intelligence into Arab groups there financing Islamist terrorist activities in the West, including those of al-Qa'ida, the Sunday Herald (Scotland) reported on 31 October.

   Citing public prosecutor Ilie Botos, the newspaper said investigations are focused on a Romanian wheeler-dealer and resident Arab businessmen associated with his financial group. Botos's disclosures followed a leaked report by the SRI, Romania's intelligence service, charging that terrorist organizations are now established in Romania.

   The Sunday Herald said there have been persistent reports of large-scale money-laundering involving Romanian middlemen and Middle Eastern entrepreneurs. Botos refused to confirm or deny that Romanian wheeler-dealer Genica Boerica was at the center of the probe. Gheorghe Muscalu, chief prosecutor of Craiova county, however, named Boerica as the key figure in the investigations.  Boerica and his Arab associates have been arrested on suspicion of laundering millions of dollars.

   Muscalu went on to say that "there appeared to be certain links between the suspect financier and Romanian police", hinting at yet another bribery scandal in a country dogged by endemic corruption, the Herald reported. (DKR)






USG TO STANDARDIZE TERROR DATA - Government officials, crafting proposals for cross-agency counterterrorism information sharing, plan to assign stewardship over a core set of Extensible Markup Language standards, Federal Computer Week online reported on 2 November.


   Speaking at a 1 November briefing of the AFCEA International chapter in Bethesda, MD, Bill Dawson, CIA Deputy Chief Information Officer for the IC, said the Information Systems Council is to identify XML standards and people responsible for them.

   Richard Russell, DHS director of information-sharing collaboration also participated in the briefing. He stressed that metadata standards are needed that enable the widest possible dissemination of intelligence information, as required under Section 3 of Executive Order 13356, signed by President Bush on  27 August. The order created the council that is to deliver its plans for implementing the order to the OMB by 29 November.

   "We're trying to set up the process for defining who's in charge," Dawson said. One possibility would be to adopt the DoJ Global Justice XML Data Model as the law enforcement metadata standard, he said. The NGA was likely to assume stewardship over geospatial metadata standards, he added.

   Final plans are to go to the President by Christmas Eve and it will take most of December to identify cross-government staffing, Russell said. No new funds are being added to implement the executive order, he said. (DKR)


U.S., U.K. MILITARY CONSIDER OVERARCHING DATA SHARING ACCORD - U.S. and British militaries may sign a memorandum of understanding in January on sharing technical information on major communications standards and programs, USA Today reported on 2 November.


   The two sides held talks in London in September on a m.o.u. that would improve information sharing, including weapons in development by the U.S. military.

   USA Today quoted RAF Wing Cmdr. Gregory Hammond, an official in the U.K. Defense Procurement Agency, speaking at the Milcom 2004 Conference at Monterey, CA. (DKR)


AWARD TO POSTAL SERVICE FOR PERSONAL DATA PROTECTION - The International Association of Privacy Professionals has selected the U.S. Postal Service to receive the group's 2004 privacy innovation award, Federal ComputerWeek online reported on 2 November.


   The award goes to government and nonprofit agencies that have developed innovative technologies and policies to protect personal data.

   IAPP cited USPS chief privacy officer, Zoe Strickland, for her role in developing the Postal Service's privacy impact assessment tool. This is a 21-page questionnaire that postal officials must complete for every information system from which they can retrieve employee or customer information by name or other unique identifier. Assessments have been completed on 270 systems so far. (DKR)








   AFIO MEMBER’S NOVEL NOW IN PAPERBACK - Richard Shain Cohen, Be Still, My Soul (Authorhouse, paperback, 456 pp. $21.95)

   Cohen is the founder of the Maine AFIO Chapter. In this family epic, first published in hardback last February, he tells the story of Jocelyn, a Catholic and renowned singer, and Aaron, an immigrant Jewish physician, as they face the turmoil of the late 1930s and the impending war.

   The strain of conflicting careers, religious beliefs and social status, intensifies when their four sons are sent to battle during World War II. Adding to Jocelyn's worries is her brother, Joseph, who has become a British intelligence agent, eventually marrying a German double agent, Elena.

   Elena comes to America to live, but, mistakenly believes her husband died in battle and returns to occupied France. Jocelyn, meanwhile, seeks a semblance of stability while trying to reconcile differences with Aaron and also with her difficult daughter-in-law, Lou Ann. These domestic problems occur as her sons' letters arrive describing their trials on the battlefields. What the letters do not reveal is the sons' knowledge that their uncle, Joseph, committed a revenge murder. The question is whether Jocelyn's strength is great enough to carry the family through such tragic events, or whether she will succumb to her own, intense pain. (DKR)


   KURDISH GALLANTRY, U.S. UNCERTAINTY - Mike Tucker, Hell Is Over: Voices of the Kurds after Saddam (Lyons, 208 pp. $22.95)

   Tucker’s book is a testament to the alliance of the Iraqi Kurds with the United States.

  Tucker recounts Saddam Husayn’s genocidal assaults on the Kurds and their lining up with America, despite previous disastrous betrayals by Washington. One of these was in 1975 when Henry Kissinger went along with the overnight withdrawal of Iranian and U.S. support for the Kurds’ struggle against Saddam Husayn. Another betrayal occurred when George Bush senior urged the Kurds to rise up against Saddam in 1991 with no intention of supporting them. What followed was another murderous assault on his fellow citizens by Saddam.

   Tucker, a former U.S. Marine, believes that American success in Iraq requires recognition of the Kurds’ integrity, honor and culture. Would that the problems in Iraq were so simply remedied. It is true, however, that the Kurds have made their region into the only part of Iraq that begins to approach a transition to democracy. That doesn’t mean they won’t be dropped again. (DKR)


   STONING THE GLASS HOUSE ON TURTLE BAY - Dore Gold, Tower of Babble: How the United Nations Has Created Global Chaos (Crown Forum, 320 pp. $25.95)

   Gold was Israel’s ambassador to the United Nations from 1997 to 1999. Given that experience, it is not surprising he takes a dim view of the Glass House on Turtle Bay. He argues that the U.N. makes international matters worse, not better – and he is largely right.

   The UN failed to halt genocide in Rwanda and Bosnia and is failing to do so again in Darfur. The General Assembly is a forum where representatives of third world tyrannies sound off, too often laying the problems they have created and are unable to solve at the door of the West.

   Some members of the UN secretariat’s staff are intelligent, hardworking and honest; but others are lazy, arrogant, corrupt and busy ignoring their supposed obligation not to serve the particular interests of their government or any other goveernment. The Secretary General and those who work for him are obliged to treat all member governments as equally worthy of respect, regardless of the outrages they may commit. What is one to think of an outfit that elected a Libyan chairman of its human rights committee?

   Gold believes that moral clarity alone should be able unite the world’s democracies behind American leadership and here he shows a big blind spot. Democracies may be less inclined than dictatorships to go to war with each other, but they are not disinclined to protect and advance their interests short of war. And that’s just what they and all the member states of the United Nations do. It is, after all, an organization made up of governments. Doing the right, moral thing only happen when national interests have nothing to lose. The rest of the time prevarication, sophistry or saying you will do the right thing and then not doing it are the time-honored practices maintained in the Glass House. Sorry, Wilsonians. (DKR)




   PAVITT SAYS CIA FORESAW POSSIBILITY OF IRAQI INSURGENCY - Former CIA Deputy for Operations James L. Pavitt, in his first lengthy newspaper interview since retiring in April, told the Washington Post the agency made it clear that the prospect for insurgency in Iraq was real and genuine.


   "The window we had on the ground in Iraq after the fighting stopped was a brief window," he told the Post. Anyone who believed the United States would be greeted as liberators for very long didn't know very much about the history of Iraq, he said. Trying to hold Iraq together with concepts such as democratic institutions will take some time. "I don't think anybody should be surprised it's rough going," Pavitt said.

   But even though no WMD have been found or any direct link established to al-Qa'ida, invading Iraq was the right thing to do as Saddam Husayn had tried to assassinate former president George H.W. Bush, said Pavitt. The Iraqi regime were terrorists in their own right, he said.

   The occupation was marred by decisions to exclude the State Department from managing relations with an emerging Iraqi leadership and by disbanding the Iraqi army and barring all Ba'ath Party members from work in the new government. Success in Iraq now, Pavitt said, "will require flexibility, perhaps more flexibility than we've seen in the past."

   Pavitt objects to criticism of the kind made by newly appointed DCI Goss who, while still chairman of the House Intelligence Committee, said that "the nimble, flexible, core-mission-oriented enterprise the D.O. once was, is becoming just a fleeting memory."

   "I think there needs to be a clearer understanding that human intelligence is extraordinarily valuable, but those who expect perfection out of it will always be disappointed," he said. "If we are right 40 to 50 percent of the time, we're batting pretty well."

   Creating an NID would not necessarily fix intel problems and to suggest that without an NID terrorist strikes against the United States are more likely is simply not right, he said. "There are no easy fixes."

   It will take years to train and season the numbers and kinds of operatives needed by the agency to infiltrate al-Qa'ida or, more likely, to recruit foreign agents who can penetrate it.

   In Pavitt's opinion it takes up to nine years before a clandestine case officer is experienced enough to be successful against such tough targets. He also found fault with the present yearly allocation of supplemental funds so as to stay within deficit ceilings.  Without a sustained commitment to pay for larger recruiting and training programs, managers cannot put the necessary infrastructure in place. (DKR)








   COFER BLACK QUITS AS STATE’S COUNTERTERRORISM COORDINATOR - J. Cofer Black, a 28-year CIA veteran, retires this week from running the counterterrorism effort at State, the Washington Post reported on 6 November.


   Black headed the agency's hunt for Usama bin Ladin after 9/11, before moving to Foggy Bottom in 2002. He won renown for his role in capturing Carlos the Jackal.

   As the State Department's coordinator for counterterrorism, Black oversaw the release of a report that underestimated the number of people killed and injured in terrorist attacks last year. The report was withdrawn and revised, more than doubling the number of terrorism victims. (DKR)




   USAF INTEL SCHOLAR SEEKS THOSE WHO SERVED IN CHINA 1942-1947 - I am a USAF Intelligence Officer attending the Joint Military Intelligence College in Washington D.C.  I am preparing a master’s thesis on intelligence operations in China during World War II. My thesis chairperson is Dr. John Wiant, an AFIO member. It would greatly help if I could talk to any veterans who served in the intelligence field in China between the years 1942-1947. My intention is to gain a perspective on intelligence activities and events in the lead up to the Communist takeover in 1949. I can be contacted at the Joint Military Intelligence College, 7838 Butterfield Ln, Annandale, VA 22003; Home: (703) 573-4426; Cell Phone: (202) 256-9314; E-mail: - Steven M. Smith, Capt. USAF.




   Walter J. points out that in MI REPORTS ON IRAQI ARMS DUMPS REPEATEDLY IGNORED, WIN #40-04 dtd 1 November 2004, the reference to 'explosive ordinance disposal' should have read explosive ordnance disposal. Ordinance is a statute or regulation; ordnance is armaments. (DKR)


Coming Events


   9 November - Washington, DC - International Spy Museum - Inside Stories: Robert Hanssen-Colleague, Friend, and Traitor - He worked with Hanssen for 14 years at the Bureau, was a Supervisor in his chain-of-command for three years, and considered him a work-friend for over two decades. Don't miss the unique insights of David G. Major, retired FBI Supervisory Special Agent, Co-Founder of the Centre for Counterintelligence and Security Studies, and International Spy Museum Board Member, as he provides a rare glimpse into the personality and psychology of one of the most damaging spies in U.S. history, former Supervisory Special Agent Robert Hanssen. Hear his perspective about why Hanssen's betrayal was so difficult to uncover, what motivated him to spy for the Soviet Union, and what steps have been taken by security agencies in the aftermath of this case. For more information, please visit:


   10 November – Baltimore, MD - TECHEXPO Job Fair - More than 60 companies will be present at the BWI Marriott, offering opportunities in IT, Telecom, Engineering, Aerospace, Intelligence, Operations, & more. Accomplish several months worth of interviewing in one afternoon. FREE ADMISSION. Event information, companies participating, job postings, and early registration on


   11 November - Annapolis, MD - Book Signing: Spies for Nimitz - Jeffrey Moore will host a discussion followed by a signing of his recently released book, Spies for Nimitz. In it, Moore profiles the history and select operations of America’s first effective intelligence agency, JICPOA. This agency’s nearly two thousand specialists are credited with providing Admiral Nimitz with the intelligence he needed to win the Pacific War. Thursday, Nov. 11th, 7:30 PM. 2516 Solomons Island Rd. Annapolis Harbour Center. Phone: (410) 573-1115.


   15 - 17 November - Scottsdale, AZ - Society of Competitive Intelligence Professionals hosts SCIP Certificate Program at the Renaissance Scottsdale Resort, Scottsdale, AZ. For more info or registration:


   19 November - Alexandria, VA - CT-CI Academy - Surviving Today’s Economic Espionage Challenges - Expert counterespionage investigator Connie Allen presents a new, dynamic look at the very real intelligence threat against companies--from foreign intelligence services, foreign and domestic competitors as well as the most prevalent threat of the trusted insider. Don't think you don't have to know about counterintelligence if you're not in the government--the real battlefields are your dollars and US economic strength. Dr. Paul Moore will talk about China's engagement in economic espionage against the US as well as the challenge of Chinese visitors to companies. For more information, please visit the CT-CI Academy’s website at:


   19 November - Arlington, VA - OSIS Veterans Meet - Veterans of the former Navy Ocean Surveillance Information System (OSIS) will meet informally at the Army-Navy Country Club, Arlington, VA, on 19 November, from 6:00 PM. Open bar and heavy hors d'oeuvres. POC: J.R. Reddig, email:


   6 - 7 December - Ft. Lauderdale, FL - SCIP Hosts Master of CI Series - At the Radisson Bahia Mar Beach Resort in Ft. Lauderdale, FL. With a location like this -- an important CI series, how can you say no?  For more tantalizing info and registration, visit


   8 - 10 February 05 - Arlington, VA - National Intelligence Conference and Exposition (INTELCON) debuts at the Hyatt Regency Crystal City. INTELCON'S goal to bring together intel professionals and members of Congress in an informal setting on neutral ground to provide educational enhancement and discuss common issues. Veteran intelligence specialist John Loftus is directing the INTELCON Program. Based upon the theme of “Widening the Intelligence Community,” the Conference offers five two-day Program Tracks – Federal Civilian, DOD/Military, State and Local Law Enforcement, Business, and Private Sector.  There will be eight, full-day Professional Enhancement Seminars, Luncheon and keynote addresses. There will also be a vendor exposition with companies and products relevant to intelligence interests. Its organizer is Federal Business Council of Annapolis Junction, Maryland. For more information, please visit:, or contact: David Powell, Federal Business Council, 10810 Guilford Road, P.O. Box 685, Annapolis Junction, Maryland 20710 Tel. (301) 206-2940, Fax: (301) 206-2950,


   6 - 9 April 05 - Chicago, IL - SCIP Annual Conference - At the Hyatt Regency Chicago, an event not to miss. A great organization under new leadership. Info at: SCIP is at 1700 Diagonal Rd Ste 600, Alexandria, VA 22314; (703) 739-0696.




   John H. Waller - A former senior CIA Intelligence Officer, a past President of AFIO, an AFIO Board Member of long-standing, and at the time of his death Chairman of The OSS Society, he died on 4 November at the age of 81.

   John Henry Waller was born in 1923 in Paw Paw, Michigan. He joined OSS in 1944 and served in Cairo for X-2 (Counter espionage). Later with he served with the CIA overseas in Tehran, Mashad, Khartoum, and New Delhi. At Langley, he was Deputy Chief, Africa Division 1964-68, then Chief Near East Division, 1971-75 and Inspector General, 1976-1980. When he retired in 1980, he received the Distinguished Intelligence Medal and National Civil Service Award.

   John joined AFIO in 1980 and was Chairman of the 1985 National Convention Committee. He served on AFIO’s Board of Directors 1985-1991; as President in 1996, and started his third term on the Board in 1997, continuing as an active board member up to his recent illness.

   After retiring from the agency, he researched and published extensively, with a particularly interest in the Great Game played out in Asia in the 19th century. Some of his recent books were The Devil's Doctor: Felix Kersten and the Secret Plot to Turn Himmler against Hitler; The Unseen War in Europe: Espionage and Conspiracy in the Second World War; and Beyond the Khyber Pass: The Road to British Disaster in the First Afghan War.

   A few months ago he appeared in the AFIO office, pleased to report he had completed another manuscript which he intended to send to his publisher that week.

   John was the consummate mediator. Often chosen to analyze and solve complex, contentious issues, he was able to remain above the fray. He gave tactful, dispassionate advice to both sides in a way that avoided rancor and held the greatest hope of leading to equitable resolutions.  These traits were well displayed in a number of major issues that arose during his term as Inspector General at the CIA.  He brought those same skills to AFIO, to his historiography, and he retained a quiet, optimistic unflappability even while trying to overcome the illness that finally took his life.

   John died at the Virginia Hospital Center of complications of pneumonia after a several month long battle to recover from a nosocomial infection.

   Notes of condolence to his wife, Bobbie, and his daughter, Mia, can be directed to their home at 800 Ridge Drive, McLean, VA  22101-1624.

   A memorial service will be held Monday, 22 November, at 11:00 a.m. at St. Alban’s Episcopal Church, 3001 Wisconsin Avenue NW, Washington, DC 20016.

   St Alban’s is located next to the Washington National Cathedral at the corner of Massachusetts and Wisconsin Avenues in the northwest section of the District of Columbia. To reach the church:

   From points north -- From either direction on the north loop of the Capital Beltway/I-495 follow signs for Route 355/Wisconsin Ave south toward DC. St. Alban’s is located on the left just before the intersection of Massachusetts and Wisconsin Avenues NW. Make a left onto Lych Gate Rd before you reach Massachusetts Ave. As you enter the drive, the church will be on your left and Satterlee Hall and the Rectory on the right. Stay on Lych Gate until it becomes Pilgrim Rd.

   From points south -- From any Virginia main in-bound thoroughfare (George Washington Memorial Parkway, I-395, Route 50, I-66), follow signs to Rosslyn and take the Key Bridge from Rosslyn north across the Potomac River into Georgetown. Go right on M St, left on Wisconsin Ave. St. Alban’s is located on the right just after the intersection of Massachusetts and Wisconsin Avenues NW. Make a right onto Lych Gate Rd after passing Massachusetts. As you enter the drive, the church will be on your left and Satterlee Hall and the Rectory on the right. Stay on Lych Gate until it becomes Pilgrim Rd.

   Parking is available on Pilgrim Rd. You may also park on neighborhood streets according to DC parking signs. (Elizabeth B., DKR)




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