WIN #44-04 dtd 29 November 2004 

 A F I O   W I N T E R   L U N C H E O N
is creeping up on you.

Do not miss these important speakers....on these HOT topics....

The Hidden Worldwide Struggle Between the United States
and Its Enemies... Islamic Terrorist Extremism - Abroad and Within - Europe's Late Awakening

 by

Dr. George Friedman

Founder/Chairman, Stratfor, Strategic Forecasting, Inc.

Author of the recently released and very riveting  "America's Secret War"

- morning speaker -

AND

The Political Tug-of-War over Money and Power -

The Intelligence Community Restructure Battle

by

Professor Philip D. Zelikow

Executive Director, 9/11 Commission

National Commission on Terrorist Attacks Upon the United States

- afternoon speaker -

Problems the Commission faces with adoption of its findings

and what he foresees in a restructuring of the intelligence community.

 FRIDAY, 14 January 2005

Time:  10:30 a.m. for badge pick-up.

Friedman speaks at 11 am; lunch at noon; Zelikow at 12:45; close at 2 pm.

$35/person - current AFIO members and their guests, only.

Where: Tyson's Corner Holiday Inn.

Newly released intelligence books will be on display and on sale.

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SECTION I -- CURRENT INTELLIGENCE

Intel Officials Decry Dearth of Reliable Information on Iran

Two More Senior DO Officers Quit

Bush Orders Review of DoD Takeover Of Paramilitary Ops

SECTION II -- CONTEXT AND PRECEDENCE

Doubts Over Bush Commitment to Intel Reform Proposals

Staff Reports Mismanagement, Poor Leadership at ICE

Pakistani Assisted Iran's Nuclear Effort, Says CIA

SECTION III -- CYBER INTELLIGENCE

CIA Funding Research into Chat Room Surveillance

Airlines Deliver Passenger Data to TSA

Italian Senate Flooded With Homosexual Cyber Porn

SECTION IV -- BOOKS, SOURCES, AND ISSUES

   Books

      A Call to Defend Civilization Against the Islamist Barbarians

      How the British Used Philby & Co. Against the Soviets

   Issues

      Departing McLaughlin Says CIA Is No Rogue Agency

SECTION V -- CAREERS, NOTES, LETTERS, QUERIES, CORRECTIONS, COMING EVENTS, OBITUARIES

Queries

    Machinist Work on Poisons in Trailer at Fort Detrick

   Help Sought For Book on Brainwashing and Interrogation

Coming Events

      30 November - Washington, D.C. - Spies on Screen: The Spy Who Came in from the Cold - International Spy Museum

      1 December - Alexandria, VA - A Taste of Chinese Intelligence - CT-CI Academy

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

      9 December - Alexandria, VA - Terrorist Surveillance Detection Exercise - CT-CI Academy

      14 December - Las Vegas, NV - AFIO Las Vegas hosts evening meeting

      10 January - Washington, DC - Spies On Screen : Behind the Scenes of BBC Video’s M-I5 - International Spy Museum

      14 January - Tyson’s Corner, VA - AFIO Winter Luncheon

      25 January - Washington, DC - Dinner with a Spy: Victor Cherkashin - International Spy Museum

      26 January - NortonNet Luncheon

      1 February & 8 February - Washington, DC - Inside Stories: America Held Hostage - 444 Days to Freedom (2 Part Series) - International Spy Museum

      2 February - CIRA Lunch

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

      24 February - Washington, DC - Spies of the Kaiser - Lunchtime Author Debriefing and Book Signing - International Spy Museum

      1 March & 15 March - Washington, DC - Sisterhood of Spies: Shady Ladies in Espionage (2 Part Series) - International Spy Museum

      10 March - Washington, DC - Spy Book: The Encyclopedia of Espionage - International Spy Museum

      21 - 22 March - Washington, D.C. - EMININT 2005

      23 - 24 March - Fairfax, VA - NMIA National Intelligence Symposium

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

      6 April - NortonNet Luncheon

     15 - 16 April - Saratoga Springs, NY - Cryptologic Veterans Reunion

      18 - 21 April - SFSAFBI Western Regional Conference

      20 - 21 April - Langley, VA - AFCEA Spring Intelligence Symposium

      22 - 24 April - Grapevine, TX - SFSAFBI South Central Regional Meeting

      5 - 8 May - St. Augustine, FL - SFSAFBI Florida Regional Meeting

      11 May - NortonNet Luncheon

      12 - 15 May - Bolton Landing, NY - SFSAFBI Northeast Regional Meeting

      18 May - McLean, VA - SASA Spring Intelligence Symposium

      22 June - NortonNet Luncheon

      7 - 11 September - New Orleans, LA - SFSAFBI 2005 National Convention

      7-11, 13-17, 14-17 September - MCIA Conferences

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SECTION I -- CURRENT INTELLIGENCE

INTEL OFFICIALS DECRY DEARTH OF RELIABLE INFORMATION ON IRAN - Current and former intelligence officials and Middle East experts decry a dearth of reliable information on Iran’s pursuit of WMD, the Los Angeles Times reported on 27 November.

   Despite the IC being in a better position to collect information on Iran following the arrival of U.S. forces in neighboring Afghanistan and Iraq, the agencies have struggled to obtain more than partial glimpses of the Islamic Republic’s weapons programs.

   The dearth of quality intelligence accounts for the caution expressed by some intel officers when Secretary Powell said last week he had seen important new evidence that Iran was pursuing ways to mount a nuclear warhead on a missile. (See ‘Powell Cites Walk-In’s Unvetted Intel on Iran’s Nuke Quest’ WIN #43-04 dtd 22 November 2004)

   Parts of the Iranian world are not impenetrable, a former senior CIA officer told the Times, and the agency and other intel bodies have been able to get a steady stream of reports on political developments inside the regime. They have had some success tracking Iran's support of terrorist networks, including Lebanese Hizballah. But the Tehran regime is particularly tight in keeping secret its nuclear, biological and chemical weapons activities.

   However, that does not mean the situation in regard to Iran is the same as it was in regard to the faulty intelligence in the run up to the war against Iraq. The United States has far more access to Iran than it did to Saddam Husayn’s Iraq or present day North Korea. Tehran is more open to visitors than Baghdad was or Pyongyang is. Moreover, for years a secret CIA station in Los Angeles has developed contacts with members of the large number of Iranian expatriates in southern California who travel to their homeland and keep in touch with their families there, according to former CIA officials.

   As to the flood of Iranians into Iraq since the end of major combat, David Kay, former head of the U.S. weapons search team there, said all collection efforts were so dominated by security issues that when Iranians were questioned they were asked almost exclusively about threats to U.S. forces and the interim Iraqi government. Questions about Iranian weapons programs or other developments in Tehran were not part of interrogation scripts, Kay said, in part because Iranian agents operating in Iraq were seen as unlikely to have valuable information on those topics.

   SIGINT efforts on Iran suffered a major blow earlier this year when Tehran learned that the Americans had cracked its secret communications codes. (DKR)

TWO MORE SENIOR DO OFFICERS QUIT - Two more senior CIA DO officers have tendered their resignations in a further sign of upheaval in the agency under the new DCI, Porter Goss, the New York Times reported on 25 November.

(http://www.nytimes.com/2004/11/25/politics/25intel.html?th=&adxnnl=1&oref=login&adxnnlx=1101384275-DL4o670J5sPiXFsbB37NoQ)

   The resignations of the chiefs of the Europe and Far East divisions follow those of DO chief Stephen Kappes and his deputy earlier in November after a dispute with the new management team. (See DDCI and DDO quit CIA WIN #42-04 dtd 15 November 2004) An intel source said there would be no public announcement of the resignations of the two division chiefs as both were working under cover. (DKR)

BUSH ORDERS REVIEW OF DOD TAKE OVER OF PARAMILITARY OPS - President Bush has ordered an internal review into whether the Pentagon should take over CIA covert paramilitary operations, the BBC reported on 24 November.

   (http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/americas/4036797.stm)

   The 9/11 Commission recommended that paramilitary operations be move from the agency to DoD. The directive reportedly asks the CIA, State, DoD and DoJ to report back in 90 days to the White House.

   CIA paramilitary units are employed to conduct the most sensitive actions and have been used in the earliest stages of the wars in Afghanistan and Iraq. They have searched covertly inside Pakistan for Usama bin Ladin, according to U.S. military officials cited by CNN.

   According to the New York Times, the review will also look at whether the military's special ops forces should have a role in CIA paramilitary ops. SO forces and CIA units already work together in some parts of the world, the Times reported. But only the agency's paramilitary units are authorized to conduct the most sensitive operations, under presidential findings.

   Correspondents say top CIA and DoD officials are cool to the idea of giving SO forces a large role in paramilitary operations. SecDef Rumsfeld is not enthusiastic about making any change. (DKR)

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SECTION II -- CONTEXT AND PRECEDENCE

DOUBTS OVER BUSH COMMITMENT TO INTEL REFORM PROPOSALS - Months of mixed signals from the White House and the Pentagon are raising questions about President Bush's commitment to push for a deal to overhaul the IC, say congressional aides and people close to the 9/11 Commission, Reuters reported on 25 November.

   (http://www.reuters.com/newsArticle.jhtml?type=politicsNews&storyID=6922342)

   Although Bush appealed to Congress last week to revive a White House-backed compromise, Democratic critics said he had done little personal lobbying that could help break the deadlock.

   The White House was doing enough to avoid an appearance of being willing to let the legislation die, but not enough to get it done, a former counter-terrorism official told Reuter.

   Some Republicans expressed frustration with the White House and accused SecDef Rumsfeld and other officials of saying one thing in public and another in private. Rumsfeld has denied this.

   Rumsfeld spoke publicly for the bill, but trashed it when he met with members of Congress, according to Rep. Christopher Shays, a Connecticut Republican. The chairman of the Senate Intelligence Committee, Pat Roberts of Kansas, cited opposition within the White House despite what Bush has said.

   Gen. Richard Myers (USAF), chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, has stood by comments he made last month opposing a dilution of the Pentagon's authority over intelligence as provided for in the proposed legislation. (DKR)

STAFF REPORTS MISMANAGEMENT, POOR LEADERSHIP AT ICE - Supervisors and agents of the DHS Immigration and Customs Enforcement unit have told the Washington Times that low morale and mismanagement together with lack of effective leadership and of a clearly defined mission have undercut the ability of ICE to defend the United States against terrorist attacks.

   (http://www.washingtontimes.com/national/20041129-010523-3159r.htm)

   ICE ability to gather and share intel data, conduct investigations to guard borders and enforce immigration law was all put into question in numerous interviews conducted by the paper.

   At least two congressional committees are reviewing the accusations and have met with ICE supervisors and agents to discuss the matter. "The complaints are specific and widespread. We take them seriously," a congressional investigator said.

   ICE personnel are troubled, among other things by management decisions that have muddled long-standing chains of command; the assignment of patrol agents and inspectors to one agency and investigators to another; and the misuse of computer systems that had been effective for everything from inspections, investigations and data collection to in-house networking and personnel matters.

   They questioned ICE maintenance of the expertise developed by its predecessor, the U.S. Customs Service, in smuggling and money-laundering investigations, and expressed doubts that the new agency is committed to enforcing immigration law, particularly in the nation's interior, where 10 million illegals live.

   Less than two years after ICE was created, discontent within it has swelled from locker room chatter to open rebellion in its field and regional offices. Targets for criticism are Asa Hutchinson, DHS undersecretary for border and transportation security, who oversees ICE, and ICE Assistant Secretary Michael J. Garcia, who heads the agency.

   Hutchinson has said that despite problems associated with the merger of agencies ICE has made great strides. Garcia called the transition unprecedented and said that regardless of a lack of adequate funding for manpower, resources and equipment, he was confident ICE was moving forward.

   ICE was created March 1, 2003, with the merger of U.S. Customs, the U.S. Immigration and Naturalization Service and the Federal Protective Service. With a work force of nearly 15,000, it is one of the largest law-enforcement agencies in the federal government. (DKR)

PAKISTANI ASSISTED IRAN'S NUCLEAR EFFORT SAYS CIA - An arms trafficking network led by the Pakistani scientist Abdul Qadir Khan provided Iran's nuclear program with significant assistance, including the designs for advanced and efficient weapons components, the New York Times reported, citing a redacted CIA report released on 23 November. The report is posted on the Internet at http://www.cia.gov

   (http://www.nytimes.com/2004/11/24/politics/24weaponshtml?oref=login&th)

   While the report does not say Khan's network sold Iran complete plans for a warhead, it suggests that the IC now believes the designs provided to Iran in the 1990's were more significant than the USG has previously disclosed. The report is the first to assert the designs included those for weapon components.

   The "Report to Congress on the Acquisition of Technology Relating to Weapons of Mass Destruction and Advanced Conventional Munitions" focuses on the period from July to December 2003, but also discusses broader trends. The report says the agency remains convinced that Iran is pursuing a clandestine weapons program and that it might use covert facilities to that end.

   The CIA began to infiltrate Khan's network in the late 1990's, according to recent speeches by former DCI George Tenet, and this led to uncovering ties to Libya and the unmasking last year of Libya's illicit weapons program.

   Tenet's speeches have been delivered to private groups on the understanding they would remain off the record, but someone who was present at a speech in Georgia in September provided The Times with a tape recording of it. In the speech, Tenet said that the CIA's investigation into Khan's network began in 1997 and was kept secret from everyone but Presidents Clinton and Bush. "Working with British colleagues, we pieced together his subsidiaries, his clients, his front companies, his finances and manufacturing plants. We were inside his residence, inside his facilities, inside his rooms. We were everywhere these people were."

   The agency's role in breaking up the Khan network, Tenet said, was "one of the greatest success stories nobody ever talks about." (DKR)

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SECTION III -- CYBER INTELLIGENCE

CIA FUNDING RESEARCH INTO CHAT ROOM SURVEILLANCE - The CIA is funding research into surveillance of Internet chat rooms as part of an effort to identify possible terrorists, ZDNet reported on 24 November, citing newly released documents.

   (http://news.zdnet.com/2100-1009_22-5466140.html)

   In April 2003, the CIA undertook to fund projects that the documents indicate were intended to create new capabilities to combat terrorism through advanced technology. One project was research at the Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute at Troy, NY, devoted to automated monitoring and profiling of chat-room users' behavior.

   The CIA has been working for a number of months to help develop technology for monitoring Internet chat with a real-world test to begin in January. (DKR)

AIRLINES DELIVER PASSENGER DATA TO TSA - All of the United States' 72 airlines complied with a Transportation Security Agency demand to hand over a month's worth of passenger data, Wired News reported on 24 November.

   (http://www.wired.com/news/privacy/0,1848,65822,00.html)

   The DHS agency wishes to test a 'Secure Flight' system that draws on credit card and telephone numbers as well as health information. It is hoped that it will reduce the number of would-be passengers incorrectly flagged as suspect by performing checks using an expanded, centralized terrorist watch list.  The airlines at first initially questioned the TSA order because of privacy concerns. (DKR)

ITALIAN SENATE FLOODED WITH HOMOSEXUAL CYBER PORN - The proceedings of the Italian Senate was disrupted last week when hackers fed hardcore homosexual pornography on to the chamber's computer monitors, the British IT Website, The Register, reported on 24 November.

   (http://www.theregister.co.uk/2004/11/24/italian_senate_gay_porn_worm)

   The attack on computers in the Senate chamber and the Senate office was carried out using variants of the Rbot worm. The Rbot family of worms includes a backdoor component that allows crackers to seize control of infected computers, steal information or in this case redirect users towards inappropriate content, the Register said.

   Some believe the motive for the attack was the recent dismissal of Dario Mattiello, assistant to the Senate's Vice President, after photographs were distributed showing him at a homosexual nightspot in Rome. Homosexual groups organized a sit-down protest outside the Senate following the dismissal. (DKR)

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SECTION IV -- BOOKS, SOURCES, AND ISSUES

Books

   A CALL TO DEFEND CIVILIZATION AGAINST THE ISLAMIST BARBARIANS - Lee Harris, Civilization and Its Enemies: The Next Stage of History (Free Press, 232 pp. $26)

   Harris, who lives in Stone Mountain, GA, came to national attention with three articles written for the Hoover Institution’s Policy Review. He elaborates on these in Civilization and Its Enemies, arguing that the 9/11 attack was an acting out of a fantasy ideology disconnected from economic and political realities. Nevertheless, the Islamists who perpetrated 9/11 are a grave danger to a cosmopolitan civilization based on freedom and tolerance.

   At the heart of his argument is a belief that such a civilization reduces the capacity of those who benefit from it to muster the will to defend it. Those long accustomed to a civilized order, he writes, can no longer remember a time in which they had to wonder whether their crops would grow to maturity without being stolen or their children sold into slavery by the victorious foe. We need to relearn the concept of foe, Harris believes, in order to be able to defend the civilized world against a rising tide of ruthless barbarism. (DKR)

   HOW THE BRITISH USED PHILBY & CO. AGAINST THE SOVIETS - S. J. Hamrick, Deceiving the Deceivers: Kim Philby, Donald Maclean, and Guy Burgess (Yale University Press, pp.320, $29.95)

   Hamrick draws on documentary evidence concealed for almost half a century in reconstructing the complex series of 1947–1951 events that led British intelligence to identify Philby, Maclean and Burgess as Soviet agents.

   His argument is mainly based on the Venona archive of broken Soviet codes, released in 1995–1996, and complementary Moscow and London sources. Hamrick rejects the myth that MI5’s identified Maclean as a Soviet agent in the spring of 1951. British intelligence knew far earlier that Maclean was Moscow’s agent and concealed that knowledge in a 1949–1951 counterespionage operation that deceived Philby and Burgess. Hamrick also finds evidence that in 1949–1950 the British ran a disinformation op that used Philby to mislead Moscow about British-U.S. retaliatory capability in case of Soviet aggression against Western Europe.

   Hamrick was a Foreign Service officer for more than 20 years before returning to State as a senior policy adviser in 1995-1996. As a young man he served in the U.S. Army Counter Intelligence Corps. (DKR)

Issues

   DEPARTING MCLAUGHLIN SAYS CIA IS NO ROGUE AGENCY - John McLaughlin, who has announced his resignation as DDCI, defended the CIA in a commentary carried by the Washington Post on 25 November.

   (http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/articles/A8883-2004Nov23.html)

   Seldom in his memory, he wrote, has so much of what is said about the agency been so distorted and misinformed. "Seldom has there been so little concern about the potential impact on the agency's ability to perform its mission and the consequences that holds for national security."

   "The time has come to turn down the temperature of the debate, to take a deep breath, and to get some balance and thoughtfulness into the discussion," McLaughlin said. "Let's start by dispelling the myth that the CIA has become a 'dysfunctional' and 'rogue' agency," he wrote, referring to accusations leveled by Sen. John McCain.

   "This is an organization that, during the six months of seemingly deadlocked debate over 'intelligence reform,' has worked with its intelligence-community and foreign partners to take down about a dozen important terrorists who were plotting against our country and its allies," he said. "Despite waves of harsh criticism, the agency has never once lost its focus or its drive to protect the U.S. homeland and American interests abroad."

   "'Risk-averse' is another charge now casually hurled at the agency by pundits and commentators. Risk-averse? Tell it to the CIA officers who flew into hostile Afghanistan ahead of U.S. troops just 16 days after Sept. 11 and linked up with Afghan contacts developed years before. Tell it to the scores of CIA operations officers and analysts located with American troops throughout Iraq. Tell it to the CIA officers living side by side with foreign partners in remote and dangerous areas elsewhere, determined to deny sanctuary to terrorists. Or tell it to the analysts who daily put their reputations on the line by making difficult judgment calls with incomplete information on some of the most highly charged issues of our time."

   Americans, he wrote, need to start thinking of these officers as our troops without uniforms, for that is what they are.

   Responding to allegations that the CIA leaked material before the 2 November election to damage President Bush, McLaughlin retorted that, "There were leaks to be sure, but the truth is that no one, other than those who leaked and those who reported, knows where they were actually coming from."

   “What I do know beyond a doubt," he continued, "is that the CIA was not institutionally plotting against the president, as some allege. The accusation is absurd."

   "Like the U.S. military, our nation's intelligence officers face daunting challenges now and for years to come," he concluded. "Constructive criticism can help. Tirades and hyperbole will not." (DKR)

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SECTION V -- CAREERS, NOTES, LETTERS, QUERIES, CORRECTIONS, COMING EVENTS

Queries

    Machinist Work on Poisons in Trailer at Fort Detrick....PBS program HISTORY DETECTIVES is seeking assistance relating to a story about “poison pins” most famously carried by Francis Gary Powers. A viewer has asked us to authenticate some pins he bought at an auction from the estate of Milton Adam Frank Jr who worked as a machinist at Fort Detrick, MD from the late 1940’s until his retirement in 1971. Mr Frank reportedly worked in a trailer quite separately from everyone else at Fort Detrick creating miniature gadgets and weapons. If anyone worked at Fort Detrick during that time and knew Mr Frank or could help us with background information about the facility or this type of work we would be grateful if you could contact Kirsty Hunter at Lion Television on 212 206 8633 ext. 3871 or email kirstyh@liontv.us . All approaches would be treated in confidence.
 

   Help Sought For Book On Brainwashing And Interrogation - I am writing a book, for publication in Britain and the United States next year, on the “brainwash phenomenon” from the Moscow show trials through Korea and the trial of Cardinal Mindszenty in Hungary. This will be a historical book, with as much first-hand testimony as possible. I am especially interested in the way that the Korean War kick-started clandestine research and speculation concerning interrogation technologies that lives on to this day.

   I would be grateful if any AFIO members who have recollections of the period (especially of the aftermath of the Korean War, the Cardinal Mindszenty trial and the ensuing concern in scientific circles) could contact me to share their experiences. I am happy, as the source prefers, to talk off the record, or anonymously or to credit the source. - Dominic Streatfeild at DStreatfeild@aol.com

Coming Events [includes Intelligence Community Association Network upcoming meetings]

   30 November - Washington, D.C. - Spies on Screen: The Spy Who Came in from the Cold -  International Spy Museum - “Of course, we occasionally do very wicked things.” - The Spy Who Came in from the Cold. When British spy Alec Leamas is sent undercover to East Germany to defect, he begins to question the meaning of his mission and his worth. Join retired CIA case officer Burton L. Gerber for a special screening of the 1965 Cold War thriller based on John le Carré's best-selling novel. Gerber, recipient of the CIA's Distinguished Intelligence Medal, directed covert operations in the Soviet Union and Europe in the same chilly time the film is set. Following the screening, Gerber will engage the audience in a wide-ranging give and take exploring the tough moral questions that confront agents and operatives in the movies and in real life.

   Time: 6:30 – 9 pm. Tickets: $20. For more information, please visit the International Spy Museum’s website at: http://www.spymuseum.org/calendar

   1 December - Alexandria, VA - A Taste of Chinese Intelligence - CT-CI Academy - One of the nation’s top experts on Chinese intelligence, Dr. Paul Moore gives an excellent overview of the subtle yet effective way the People’s Republic of China collects intelligence in America, how difference it is than the traditional Western/European style of intelligence collection, and ways to recognize it, and simple steps to protect against unnecessary losses.

   For more information, please visit the CT-CI Academy’s website at:

http://ctstudies.com/ct-ci-academy/Open_Course_OCT_NOV_DEC_04.htm

   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 http://www.scip.org

   9 December - Alexandria, VA - Terrorist Surveillance Detection Field Exercise - CT-CI Academy - Following a brief period of classroom instruction, participants will spend the day learning how to detect terrorist surveillance in a realistic field exercise on the streets of the Washington, DC/Virginia area. During this day long field exercise, participants will practice Movement & Terrain Analysis, various counter surveillance techniques, on foot and driving, as well as recognition of pre-incident indicators (Attack Recognition) while under actual surveillance by a “terrorist group” whose objective is to carry out a terrorist attack. All weather, comfortable clothes required. Space is limited and there is a minimum required number of people to be able to run the course.

   For more information, please visit the CT-CI Academy’s website at: http://ctstudies.com/ct-ci-academy/Open_Course_OCT_NOV_DEC_04.htm

   10 January - Washington, DC - Spies on Screen: Behind the Scenes of BBC Video’s MI-5 - International Spy Museum - From suicide bombers to treason, much of the BBC’s hit series MI-5 – seen in the U.S. on A&E – seems dangerously close to the truth about the UK’s security intelligence agency. Discover the difference between fact and act at this thought-provoking, fun, and revealing evening hosted by MI-5 espionage consultant, Mike Baker, former CIA covert field operations officer and current CEO of Diligence LLC. You’ll watch action-packed clips, discuss their inspiration and authenticity, and take home your very own screener of an episode from the series’ second season plus a special bonus feature. Advance copies of the MI-5 Volume 2 DVD will also be on sale at the session, prior to their public release.

   Tickets: $15. Members of The Spy Ring: $12. Space is limited – advance registration required! To register, please email: membership@spymuseum.org or call (202) 654-0942

    14 Dec 04 - Las Vegas, NV - AFIO Las Vegas Chapter hosts Byron L. Ristvet, Ph.D., Chief, Infrastructure Office, Test and Technology Support Division, Technology Development Directorate, Defense Threat Reduction Agency (DTRA), Kirtland AFB, NM, speaking on " THE DEFENSE THREAT REDUCTION AGENCY: REDUCING THE THREAT OF WEAPONS OF MASS DESTRUCTION " at 6 p.m. at Merlot Room at Boulder Station Hotel & Casino, 4111 Boulder Hwy, Las Vegas, NV 89121. Phone: (702) 432-7777. Please RSVP by Thursday, December 9, 2004 . You may e-mail or call them at 702-295-0073 if you have any questions. They always look forward to welcoming new AFIO members and those from other AFIO chapters!

   25 January - Washington, DC - Dinner with a Spy: Victor Cherkashin - International Spy Museum - Legendary senior KGB officer, Victor Cherkashin, is flying in from Moscow for a dinner date – with you. Be one of only 20 guests at the table with the man whose incredible KGB career spanned thirty-eight years, from Stalin’s death in 1953 to the fall of the Soviet Union in 1991. It was Cherkashin who handled two of America’s most dangerous traitors, Aldrich Ames and Robert Hanssen; Cherkashin who tracked Oleg Penkovsky for spying for the U.S.; and Cherkashin who holds the secrets about KGB undercover operatives and operations to this day! Following his opening remarks, you’ll toast to the end of the Cold War with wine and then share a delicious three-course meal from Zola. This is truly a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to dine and dish with an extraordinary spymaster. Please call (202) 654-0932 or write nsimon@spymuseum.org with special dietary needs.

   Tickets: $160 includes three-course dinner with wines and an autographed copy of Cherkashin’s new book Spy Handler: Memoirs of a KGB Man. Members of The Spy Ring: $140. Space is extremely limited – advance registration required! To register, please email: membership@spymuseum.org or call (202) 654-0942

   26 January - NortonNet Luncheon - For more information, please contact Fred Harrison at (301) 982-4611 or HarriFred@aol.com

   1 February & 8 February - Washington, DC - Inside Stories: America Held Hostage - 444 Days to Freedom (2 Part Series) - When Iranian students took Americans hostake 25 years ago, the U.S. worked feverishly to resolve the crisis – from the failed “Operation Eagle Claw” – to the ultimately successful “Canadian Caper” rescue. Now hear the details – many never-before revealed – from crucial players, including former CIA Director Admiral Stansfield Turner; former CIA officer Tony Mendez; members of the elite Delta Team; former hostage and author of In the Shadow of the Ayatollah: A CIA Hostage in Iran William J. Daugherty; and former U.S. Department of Agriculture Attaché in the U.S. Embassy in Tehran and the “sixth man” of the “Canadian Caper” Lee Shatz. With Mendez moderating their stories about the covert operations, secret negotiations, and rescue missions you’ll find out how it felt to be in their shoes with danger around the corner and the clock ticking. The speakers will also share their thoughts on the Iranian situation today.

   Tickets: $40. Members of The Spy Ring: $35. Space is limited – advance registration required! To register, please email: membership@spymuseum.org or call (202) 654-0942

   2 February - CIRA Lunch - For more information, please contact Mary Gormley at (301) 299-2855 or mgbamako@msn.com

   8 - 10 February - 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: http://www.intelcon.us, 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, david@fbcdb.com

   24 February - Washington, DC - Spies of the Kaiser - Lunchtime Author Debriefing and Book Signing - International Spy Museum - In the early twentieth century, the British were obsessed with the possibility of German spies operating in their midst – so much so that all Germans in the United Kingdom were catalogued and eventually interned. Was the German spy threat real? What was German intelligence really up to? Armed with information from untapped German sources and recently declassified British documents, International Spy Museum historian and AFIO member Thomas Boghardt will reveal the true scope of German covert operations, their objectives, and the dramatic British response. Join this author for an informal chat and book signing from 12PM to 1PM. No registration required!

   1 March & 15 March - Washington, DC - Sisterhood of Spies: Shady Ladies in Espionage (2 Part Series) - International Spy Museum - Spies come in all shapes and sizes… sometimes the shapelier the better. Using their often under-estimated intellect and feminine wiles, women have influenced events and gathered critical intelligence throughout history. Who better to blow the cover of the sisterhood of spies than two charter members? Retired Senior U.S. Army Counterintelligence Special Agent Connie Allen and former CIA Chief of Disguise Jonna Mendez will brief you on these shady ladies, exploring the roles held and progress made by women in the world of espionage. Whether you’re interested in Mata Hari’s tactics of seduction, wives with secret lives, Cold War-era operations in Moscow, or the recent “outing” of Valerie Plame, this session is sure to redefine your interpretation of feminine persuasion.

   Tickets: $40. Members of The Spy Ring: $35. Space is limited – advance registration required! To register, please email: membership@spymuseum.org or call (202) 654-0942

   10 March - Washington, DC - Spy Book: The Encyclopedia of Espionage - International Spy Museum - From “Angels” to “Z priorities,” the second edition of the definitive reference to the world of espionage features over 2,500 entries. Spies, agencies, organizations, and operations, are carefully uncovered and detailed in this accurate and accessible resource for aficionado and layman alike. Join authors Norman Polmar and Thomas B. Allen as they discuss intelligence successes and failures throughout history. Join this author for an informal chat and book signing from 12PM to 1PM. No registration required!

   21 - 22 March - Washington, D.C. - EMININT 2005 - The National Security and Law Society of the American University Washington College of Law is hosting a two-day professional symposium on Emerging Issues in National and International Security. The meeting will address the pressing issues of the day in the fields of national and international security. The symposium will consist of expert panels equally distributed between the fields of foreign policy, intelligence, and law, discussing such topics as: The Risks of Cross-Cultural Profiling; The Emergence of a New Intelligence Mindset; Climate Change, Infectious Disease, and Resource Shortages as Threats to International Security; The Fourth Estate and National Security Policy: Reporters or Watchdogs?; Comparative Counter-Terrorism Policies; Personal Information Privacy in the Post-9/11 World; Homeland Security Law and Private Industry; Whistle-blowing and the Intelligence Community; Torture, Interrogation, and Human Rights in the Global War on Terror; and Reconciling an Active Role for First Responders in Homeland Security with Budgetary Appropriations. The speakers represent the pinnacles of their respective fields, coming from five countries and across the United States.  They represent academic experts, senior U.S. government policymakers, and corporate leaders.  They have written books, made laws, established companies, and otherwise shaped the field of National Security.  There is something for everyone in this symposium, and few attendees will fail to take something away from it. Note: This event requires paid registration for non-students.

   For registration or further information, visit http://wcl.american.edu/org/nsls or email nsls@wcl.american.edu. CLE credit is available.

   23 - 24 March - Fairfax, VA - NMIA National Intelligence Symposium - NMIA will hold its annual symposium on 23 Wed - 24 Thurs 2005 at Northrop Grumman Corporation, 12900 Federal Systems Park Drive, Fairfax, VA 22033.

   For more information, please visit http://www.nmia.org

   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: http://www.scip.org/chicago. SCIP is at 1700 Diagonal Rd Ste 600, Alexandria, VA 22314; (703) 739-0696.

   6 April - NortonNet Luncheon - For more information, please contact Fred Harrison at (301) 982-4611 or HarriFred@aol.com

   15 - 16 April - Saratoga Springs, NY - Cryptologic Veterans Reunion - The reunion is being organized by the New England Chapter, Naval Cryptologic Veterans Association. Contact Bob Marois, Tel:  (518) 237-0015; E-mail: marois@acp.edu; Website: http://www.ncva-ne.org/

   18 - 21 April - SFSAFBI Western Regional Conference - For more information, please visit http://www.socxfbi.org/Conference/Conferences.htm

   20 - 21 April - Langley, VA - AFCEA Spring Intelligence Symposium - For more information, please visit http://www.afcea.org/calendar/eventdetails.asp?offset=10&EventID=227

   22 - 24 April - Grapevine, TX - SFSAFBI South Central Regional Meeting - For more information, please visit http://www.socxfbi.org/Conference/Conferences.htm

   5 - 8 May - St. Augustine, FL - SFSAFBI Florida Regional Meeting - For more information, please visit http://www.socxfbi.org/Conference/Conferences.htm

   11 May - NortonNet Luncheon - For more information, please contact Fred Harrison at (301) 982-4611 or HarriFred@aol.com

   12 - 15 May - Bolton Landing, NY - SFSAFBI Northeast Regional Meeting - For more information, please visit http://www.socxfbi.org/Conference/Conferences.htm

   18 May - McLean, VA - SASA Spring Intelligence Symposium - For more information, please visit http://www.sasaonline.org

   22 June - NortonNet Luncheon - For more information, please contact Fred Harrison at (301) 982-4611 or HarriFred@aol.com

   7 - 11 September - New Orleans, LA - SFSAFBI 2005 National Convention - For more information, please visit http://www.socxfbi.org

   7-11, 13-17, 14-17 September - MCIA Conferences - For more information, please contact Ray Beaird at (703) 614 - 4369 or 02mustang@adelphia.net

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