WIN #48-04 dtd 27 December 2004

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Serious Intel Problems in Iraq

Washington Post Reports On Rendition Flights


USG Loses Bid to Stop Release of CIA Records

    Senate Reorganizes Intel Committee


Opponents Fight Internet Wiretap Requirement

    Aussie E-Passport Test Underway

OMB Stipulates Approved PKI Providers



    Connecting to the Global Economy

    Square Peg In Round Hole

    Travels In The Sahara’s Borderlands



    Department of Homeland Security has many openings...please explore these...


Qa'ida May Plan New Year's Eve Attacks On Britain

    Intel Chief Warns New Zealand May Be Terrorists Safe Haven   

Convicted GRU Assassins Returned to Russia From Qatar


Help with Research on U.S. intervention in British Guiana


Sam Papich

Hayden Estey

Coming Events

   10 January 05 - Washington, DC - Spies on Screen: Behind the Scenes of BBC Video’s MI-5 - International Spy Museum

TIME IS RUNNING OUT FOR FRIDAY, 14 January 05 - Tyson's Corner, VA - A F I O   W I N T E R   L U N C H E O N - Zelikow & Friedman

   1 February & 8 February 05 - Washington, DC - Inside Stories: America Held Hostage - 444 Days to Freedom (2 Part Series) - International Spy Museum

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

   24 February 05 - Washington, DC - Spies of the Kaiser - Lunchtime Author Debriefing and Book Signing - International Spy Museum

   1 March & 15 March 05 - Washington, DC - Sisterhood of Spies: Shady Ladies in Espionage (2 Part Series) - International Spy Museum

   10 March 05 - Washington, DC - Spy Book: The Encyclopedia of Espionage - International Spy Museum

   21 - 22 March 05 - Washington, D.C. - EMININT 2005

   23 - 24 March 05 - Fairfax, VA - NMIA National Intelligence Symposium

   6 - 9 April 05 - Chicago, IL - SCIP Annual Conference

   15 - 16 April 05 - Saratoga Springs, NY - Cryptologic Veterans Reunion

   18 - 21 April 05 - SFSAFBI Western Regional Conference

      20 - 21 April 05 - Langley, VA - AFCEA Spring Intelligence Symposium

   21 April 05 - Washington, DC - 2005 MOAA Career Fair - DC Convention Center

   22 - 24 April 05 - Grapevine, TX - SFSAFBI South Central Regional Meeting

   25 - 28 April 05 - Philadelphia, PA - 2005 DoDIIS Worldwide Conference

   27 - 30 October 2005 - AFIO 30th Anniversary Symposium Celebration - Sheraton Premiere Hotel, McLean, Tyson's Corner, VA



Serious Intel Problems In Iraq - While insurgents in Iraq have placed informants inside the Iraqi government, the U.S. and Iraqi militaries, coalition contractors, and international news organizations, the United States is having serious intelligence problems in Iraq, according to sources inside and outside the U.S. government, the Washington Post reported on 24 December.

   The CIA and the U.S. military were slow in creating intel networks and have trouble acquiring assets because of death threats to Iraqis who associate with Americans, the sources said.

"The insurgents have good sources in the Iraqi interim government and sometimes in local U.S. and coalition commands," according to Anthony H. Cordesman at the Center for Strategic & International Studies and author of the forthcoming "Strengthening Iraqi Military and Security Forces."

"U.S. intelligence is optimized around characterizing, counting and targeting things rather than people," Cordesman says. "U.S. dependence on Iraqi translators and intelligence sources is a key area of U.S. vulnerability and one the insurgents have learned to focus on."

  Cordesman concluded that U.S. HUMINT was improving but has been hurt badly by the rapid turnover and rotation of CIA case officers and military personnel, commonly after less than a year in Iraq.

  In Iraq, the CIA has the main responsibility for collecting intelligence on broad questions such as the strengths and weaknesses of the opposition and where its support comes from, while the U.S. military is primarily concerned with protecting the troops and their equipment. (DKR)

Washington Post Reports On Rendition Flights – The Washington Post carried a lengthy report on 27 December on a Gulfstream V turbojet and the company that owns it, used for the rendition of terrorist suspects.

   “The story of the Gulfstream V offers a rare glimpse into the CIA's secret operations, a world that current and former CIA officers said should not have been so easy to document,” the Post said. The Post showed its research to the CIA but the agency declined to comment.

  Since 2001, the plane has been seen at military airports from Pakistan to Indonesia to Jordan, sometimes being boarded by hooded and handcuffed passengers, according to the daily. According to civilian aircraft landing permits, the jet has permission to use U.S. military airfields worldwide.

   The plane's owner of record was given as Premier Executive Transport Services Inc. Its directors and officers have recently issued Social Security number and an address consisting only of a post office box, according to an extensive search of state, federal and commercial records, the Post said.

   The names are the kind of sterile identities used by the CIA to conceal involvement in clandestine operations, current and former intelligence officials told the Post. As the use of rendition has grown, the agency has had significantly more difficulty keeping it secret, according to the paper.

According to airport officials, public documents and hobbyist plane spotters, the plane with tail number N379P has transported detainees into or out of Indonesia, Pakistan, Egypt and Sweden, usually at night, and has landed at USG refueling stops.

  Morton Sklar, executive director of the World Organization for Human Rights USA, told the Post human rights groups are working on legal challenges to rendition. One of its purposes, he said, is to take suspects to countries that use interrogation methods outlawed in the United States, a practice prohibited by the U.N. Convention on Torture.

A presidential directive dating to the Clinton administration gives the CIA authority to carry out renditions. The Bush administration has reviewed and renewed the directive.

The names of the officers of Premier Executive are linked in public records to five post office box numbers in Arlington and Oakton in Virginia,

Chevy Chase in Maryland and the District of Columbia. A total of 325 names are registered to the boxes.    

  A database search of 44 of the names failed to produce information that usually emerges concerning previous addresses, telephone numbers, or business records. Most names were given birth dates in the period between the 1940s and 1960s, but all had Social Security numbers issued between 1998 and 20003.

  Former CIA operatives, experienced in using proprietary companies, said the agency was likely to have used, or intended to use, some of the 325 names in connection with other covert activities. The agency puts more effort into creating cover identities for operatives in the field than into hiding its ownership of a plane, they said.

   Over the past year, plane spotters standing at the end of runways who record the flights of military and private aircraft have tracked the Gulfstream V’s flights. The spotters list the planes on Web pages. According to the spotters, the Gulfstream V has landed since October 2001 at Islamabad, Karachi, Riyadh, Dubai, Tashkent, Baghdad, Kuwait, Baku, and Rabat. It has stopped frequently at Dulles, Amman’s military airport, Frankfurt, Glasgow and Larnaca.  

    On 1 December this year, the plane, with a new tail number, was transferred to Bayard Foreign Marketing of Portland, Ore. Bayard's sole listed corporate officer, Leonard T. Bayard, has no residential or telephone history, nor does his name appear in any other public records. (DKR)



U.S. Loses Bid to Stop RELEASE of CIA Records - USG has failed to block civil rights groups from obtaining CIA records of its internal investigation into abuse of detainees held by U.S. forces in Iraq and Afghanistan. In a ruling on 20 December, Manhattan Federal District Judge Alvin Hellerstein denied a government motion aimed at stopping an earlier order to turn over documents, Reuters reported.

The judge ruled in a lawsuit brought by the ACLU and other groups claiming withholding records about U.S. military abuse of prisoners was illegal. They charged the CIA and other federal agencies with failing to comply with a Freedom of Information Act requests filed by the groups.

   Government lawyers argued the documents should not be turned over until the CIA completes its internal probe. Hellerstein retorted, " What if it is never closed?"

  UPI reported the ACLU asserted that an FBI document obtained under FOIA indicated that President Bush authorized inhumane interrogation methods against Iraqi detainees. A two-page FBI e-mail message referred to a Presidential Executive Order and contended that Bush directly authorized interrogation techniques that included sleep deprivation, stress positions, the use of military dogs and sensory deprivation through the use of hoods, the ACLU said.  The message was sent in May 2004 from "On Scene Commander -- Baghdad" to senior FBI officials.

The FBI message is accessible, along with other documents, at

   "The FBI agent was mistaken regarding the existence of an Executive Order on interrogation techniques. No such Executive Order exits or has ever existed," a senior administration official told UPI. "The Department of Defense determines the methods of interrogation of military detainees in the Iraq conflict. Any directions to the military regarding particular interrogation techniques emanated from within the Department of Defense.

Another e-mail message, dated December 2003, according to the ACLU, described an incident in which DoD interrogators at Guantanamo impersonated FBI agents while using torture techniques against a detainee. The message concluded 'If this detainee is ever released or his story made public in any way, DoD interrogators will not be held accountable because these torture techniques were done (by) the 'FBI' interrogators. The FBI will (be) left holding the bag before the public." The message's author writes that he or she was documenting the incident in order to protect the FBI, the ACLU said.

    A memorandum released on 20 December was sent as an urgent report to FBI Director Mueller and other senior bureau officials, and contained an account of someone who observed serious physical abuses of civilian detainees in Iraq. Dated last 24 June, it said the abuses described by the witness included strangulation, beatings, placement of lit cigarettes into the detainees' ear openings and unauthorized interrogations. (DKR)

Senate Reorganizes Intel Committee -The Senate Select Committee on Intelligence will have two fewer members in the next Congress but a much larger staff with each of its 15 senators entitled to choose a new staff member, the Washington Post reported on 23 December.

 The additional staffers were required when the committee was expected to handle both legislation authorizing intelligence activities and appropriations to fund them. Having a single committee to handle both functions, in addition to oversight, was a recommendation by the 9/11 Commission. However, funding is now to be handled by a new subcommittee on intelligence within the Senate Appropriations Committee.

   The select committee's additional staff are to have access to its classified meetings, reports and computer databases, relieving individual senators from having to attend every closed meeting or read all reports and other documents received from the IC.

   A senior committee member said adding staff members could increase partisanship within the committee, which should not have any.

The Republicans on the committee will lose Sen. John W. Warner but as chairman of the Armed Services Committee he will remain an ex officio member under another reform provision. Two Democrats will leave the committee. They are Richard J. Durbin who has become minority whip, and John Edwards who chose not to seek reelection in order to run for vice president. Another Democrat, Jon S. Corzine, however, will join it. (DKR)



Opponents Fight Internet Wiretap Requirement - Companies and advocacy groups opposed to FBI plans to make the Internet more accommodating to covert law enforcement surveillance are bringing a new argument against the proposal. It is that law enforcement's Internet spying capabilities are just fine as they are, reported on 22 December.

   The Center for Democracy and Technology has filed comments with the FCC, arguing the government has not offered evidence that law enforcement agencies face obstacles in conducting Internet wiretaps under current regulations. These require ISPs and other companies to cooperate with court-authorized surveillance, but do not force them to retrofit their networks with special surveillance gear, as the government is asking.

   CDT represents technology companies, industry associations and advocacy groups, including the Computer and Communications Industry Association, Dialpad Communications, the Electronic Frontier Foundation, the Information Technology Association of America, and others.

   The 1994 Communications Assistance for Law Enforcement Act orders surveillance backdoors in U.S. telephone networks to allow the FBI to begin a tap within minutes of receiving court approval. In August, the FCC gave tentative approval to a proposal by DoJ, FBI and DEA that interprets CALEA as applying to Internet traffic, ruling that cable modem, broadband over power line, satellite, wireless and other high-speed Internet providers are covered by that law. At the same time the FCC ruled that managed Internet telephony providers like Vonage must also become wiretap friendly.

Government lawyers said that the mission of U.S. law enforcement to protect America and its citizens from terrorists and other criminals is threatened by rapidly advancing technology. "CALEA was intended to enable law enforcement to keep up with these advancements, and the Commission should ensure that its implementation of CALEA continues to serve the interests of law enforcement and national security," the filing said. (DKR)

Aussie E-Passport Test Underway - Cybertrust of Herndon, Va. Is conducting a pilot test of electronic passports for the Australian government, reported on 21 December.

  Cybertrust is developing a public-key infrastructure technology component in a 10-month test that will look at 6,000 e-passports for Australia's Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade. 

The United States has set October 2005 as the deadline for Australia and 26 other countries in the Visa Waiver Program to develop machine-readable passports carrying biometric information on an electronic chip. The International Civil Aviation Organization established facial mapping as the global biometric standard for the e-passports. (DKR)

 - The Office of Management and Budget has ordered government agencies to use one of three approved shared-service providers for public-key infrastructure and electronic-signature services, reported on 22 December.

  The three providers are the DoA’s National Finance Center, Verisign Inc. of Mountain View, Calif., and Betrusted U.S. Inc. of New York. Each meets the level-four certification outlined in OMB’s December 2003 memo.

Karen Evans, OMB’s administrator for IT and e-government, and David Safavian, administrator of the Office of Federal Procurement Policy, stipulated agencies must use these shared-service providers to mitigate security risks. (DKR)




Connecting to the Global Economy - Thomas P.M. Barnett, The Pentagon's New Map (Putnam Publishing Group, 320pp, $26.95)

    Barnett, a senior military analyst for the U.S. Naval War College, sees the world as divided between a functioning core of countries connected to the global economy and a non-integrating gap of countries disconnected from that economy and the wealth it produces.

   The enemy is disconnectedness, not religion or a particular part of the world, and the United States’ role is to offer connectivity to those in the gap. Barnett does not see this as a neo-imperialist role as, he believes, connectivity cannot be imposed, only offered.

   The spread of globalization is critical, not only for our national security but that of the whole world, he asserts. As part of the globalization process, Barnett predicts that within 50 years much of Latin America and Canada will be annexed to the United States and there will be an end to war. (DKR)

Square Peg In Round Hole - Lindsay Moran, Blowing my Cover: My Life as a CIA Spy (G. P. Putnam's Sons, 304 pp. $22.95)

   After graduating from Harvard, where she was her class’ valedictorian, Moran spent five years in the CIA, three of them in training and two in service in Macedonia. Then she quit the agency to get married.

    The brevity of her career, however, has not deterred her from writing with great confidence, and evident self-satisfaction, about the agency, its people and its methods.

    Almost two-thirds of the book is a detailed account of the training she received at the Farm, including paramilitary and operational courses. She then goes on to provide detailed accounts of how agents are recruited and surveillance detection is conducted. Some readers may wonder why the agency allowed such divulgences to be published.

   Moran has little good to say about her colleagues or the CIA’s own culture. She kept losing boyfriends from the outside, it seems, because she found it difficult to maintain cover with them. She also resented the agency’ strict rules concerning travel. Crossing into Bulgaria to be with a Bulgarian boy friend without clearing the jaunt with her superior resulted, to her annoyance, in being tracked down and having here fun weekend cut short. And so on, until the end of what she calls her CIA misadventure. (DKR)

Travels In The Sahara’s Borderlands - Jeffrey Tayler, Angry Wind: Through Muslim Black Africa by Truck, Bus, Boat, and Camel  (Houghton Mifflin, 272pp. $25)

    Tayler crossed the Sahel with the great advantage of speaking Arabic and French as well as English, thus easing communicating with the peoples of the region.  His travels took him through Chad, Nigeria, Niger and Mali, lands that are often barren, marked by hunger, infested with bribe-demanding border officials, and the scene of tribal wars and hatred between Muslims and Christians.

    Tayler argues with defenders of slavery and female circumcision, both still practiced, but admires the generosity and patience of the Sahel’s peoples, caught in a trap of crippling beliefs compounded by fatalism. (DKR)




DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY is rapidly ramping up with new personnel. Get in on the ground floor of this crucial, new Agency. Here are 27 vacancy announcements for positions at DHS-headquarters. While these positions are also posted on they have been specifically directed to AFIO members by DHS Hq. They look forward to receiving resumes from qualified AFIO candidates. If you have any questions about these vacancies or regarding this transmission, please contact the Selective Placement Coordinator (SPC) for DHS-Headquarters at For vacancies with DHS components including FEMA, Coast Guard, etc., please check their postings on
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Contract Specialist,GS-1102-12/13
Supervisory Human Resource Specialist,GS-0201-15
Operations Research Analyst,GS-1515-14
Personnel Security Specialist,GS-0080-12/13
Program Manager,GS-0340-11/13
Security Specialist,GS-0080-13
Supervisory Security Specialist,GS-0080-14

International Program Specialist (Director, International Privacy Programs),GS-0301-13/15
Program Management Analyst,GS-0343-13/14
Program Specialist,GS-0301-9
Staff Assistant,GS-0301-9/12
Communications Specialist,GS-0301-14/15
Program Analyst,GS-0343-12/13
Human Resources Specialist,GS-0201-12/13
Management and Program Analyst,GS-0343-13/14


Qa'ida May Plan New Year's Eve Attacks On Britain - According to a secret intelligence report, British security chiefs believe al-Qa'ida may target New Year celebrations across Britain, the Sunday Telegraph (London) reported on 26 December.

   The report, marked restricted and dated 3 December, was understood to have been compiled by Military intelligence, MI5 and the Special Branch of Scotland Yard. It warns that crowded places or events are under severe threat of attack from terrorist bombers. Military bases across the country face a similar threat.

The report is part of a monthly security update for the armed forces. It says the threat comes from al-Qa'ida and associated terrorist groups. "Targeting against U.S. and UK interests both at home and abroad remains a priority for al-Qa'ida. Their attacks - including the Madrid train bombings in March - have been against soft targets with the aim of creating as many casualties as possible."

Senior security officials believe it is a case of "when" and not "if" al-Qa'ida carries out an attack against Britain. Eliza Manningham-Buller, DG of MI5, recently warned industry chiefs not to treat the prospect of a terrorist attack with complacency. (DKR)

Intel Chief Warns New Zealand May Be Terrorists Safe Haven - The director of New Zealand's Security Intelligence Service has warned that Islamic extremists with links to international terror groups are believed to be using New Zealand as a safe haven, AP reported on 20 December.

   In his annual report to parliament, Director Richard Woods said, "From the service's own investigations we assess that there are individuals in, or from, New Zealand who support Islamic extremist causes."

  It was the first public disclosure that SIS suspects terrorists or terrorist sympathizers are operating in the country.  Prime Minister Helen Clark announced the formation of an anti-terror group to assess threats to New Zealand and its interests. The group will have links to counterpart bodies in the U.S., Britain, Australia and Canada. (DKR)

Convicted GRU Assassins Returned to Russia From Qatar - Two GRU operatives convicted by a Qatar court of assassinating a Chechen rebel leader have arrived back in Russia, where the Kremlin had requested they be allowed to serve out their life sentences, the Washington Post reported on 24 December.

Relations between Russia and the Persian Gulf state, a close ally of the United States, have been strained since Zelimkhan Yandarbiyev, a former president in Chechnya, was killed in an explosion while leaving a mosque in Doha on 13 February. The operatives were convicted in June

 (See “Qatari Court Confirms Life Sentences on GRU Operatives,” WIN #27-04 dtd 2 August 2004) (DKR)

Queries and Authors Seeking Assistance

U.S. intervention in British Guiana - "I am a history professor writing a book on the U.S. intervention in British Guiana (Guyana) during the early 1960s. One of the key themes of the book is that the intervention was justified because of Jagan's communism and the danger of a "Cuba on the South American mainland" should he come to power. This is not a popular perspective in the academy. I am also looking at U.S. labor's role in the intervention.

  I would be interested in communicating with anyone who knows about the intervention. My research has included an interview with Gene Meakins, an AFL-CIO labor organizer who spent a year working in British Guiana (Meakins had never talked about his role before to reporters or historians; he spoke to me because he agrees with my perspective) and other interviews with Guyanese and American labor and political figures from the period, as well as archival research in the United States, Guyana, and Great Britain. I can be reached at "       Robert Waters, Southern University at New Orleans


SAM PAPICH - An AFIO member and retired FBI Special Agent, he died peacefully, aged 90, on 22 December at his home in Albuquerque, NM, while taking a nap after a morning walk.

  Papich was widely known and highly respected not only in the bureau but also in the CIA. For 20 of his 29 years with the bureau, he was a liaison officer with the agency. As such, he was often the referee in battles between the two bodies over which defectors from the Soviet Union were real and which were double agents. He sat at the table with bureau director J. Edgar Hoover and DCIs Allen Dulles and Richard Helms.  

Forrest Putman, retired special agent in charge of the Albuquerque FBI office, said Papich was a legend. He countered Japanese and Nazi spies in South America during World War II, operating undercover, running spy networks and learning Portuguese. After the war, he served as the legal attach� at the U.S. Embassy in Brazil and supervised undercover operations in pre-CIA days.

In the early 1960s, the FBI was putting together a case against Chicago mob boss Sam Giancana and Papich was approached by CIA which was working with Giancana in the hopes of assassinating Fidel Castro. Hover ordered Papich to keep an eye on the CIA operation.

In 1963, Papich was involved in the investigation of the Kennedy assassination, coordinating CIA information for FBI agents investigating Lee Harvey Oswald. Papich was convinced Oswald acted on his own when he killed Kennedy.

After retiring from the FBI in 1970, Papich served on the staff of the President's Foreign Advisory Board and later as a consultant to the Joint Chiefs of Staff on a worldwide assessment of Soviet intelligence deception.

He was best known in New Mexico as a former director of the Governor's Organized Crime Prevention Commission.

Papich was born in Butte, MT, the son of a miner. He loved to garden, go fly fishing, and enjoy a good barbecue. Early in life he had been a professional football player. He was a lifetime fan of the Chicago Cubs.

Papich’s major concern in recent years was that terrorist threats would lead to domestic spying on Americans. "He was concerned with preserving constitutional rights in this new age," his son, Bill Papich, told the Albuquerque Journal.

Papich is survived by his son, his wife, Midge, and a daughter, Louise.  (Joe E., DKR)

Hayden Estey – A former CIA officer, he died on 13 December of pulmonary edema at a hospital in Fort Myers, FL, the Washington Post reported. Estey had lived in Bethesda for more than 50 years.

Estey joined the Central Intelligence Group, a forerunner of the CIA, and served in Japan, Germany and at Langley. He never told his family about the nature of his work. He received a certificate of distinction for his service to the agency when he retired in 1970.

Born in Billerica, Mass., Estey graduated from Harvard University and then spent several years as a roving journalist, working in Massachusetts, New York, Argentina and France. In 1939, while he was living in the Bordeaux region of France, he covered the Nazi advance across Europe for the old U.S. News magazine and for CBS radio.

   A member of the Army Reserve, Estey was recalled to active duty in 1940, working in the office of the Army chief of staff, Gen. George C. Marshall. Later he was assigned to the 11th Armored Division as executive officer of a field artillery battalion and fought in the Battle of the Bulge. He was awarded the Bronze Star and retired from the reserve in 1967 with the rank of colonel. In retirement, he enjoyed writing, photography and golf.

His wife of 56 years, Margaret Garrison Estey, died in 1996. He is survived by two children, Victoria McLean Burch of Sanibel, Fla., and John Hayden Estey of Atlanta; two brothers; five grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren. (DKR)

Coming Events

    10 January 05 - 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: or call (202) 654-0942

   FRIDAY, 14 January 2005 - Tyson's Corner, VA - A F I O   W I N T E R   L U N C H E O N - 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 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.

    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.


 Reserve right away with Visa, MasterCard or AMEX via email to, by fax to (703) 991-1278, or by voice to (703) 790-0320. Newly released intelligence books will be on display and on sale.

   1 February & 8 February 05  - Washington, DC - Inside Stories: America Held Hostage - 444 Days to Freedom (2 Part Series) - International Spy Museum - When Iranian students took Americans hostage 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 Attach� 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: or call (202) 654-0942

   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,

   24 February 05 - 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 05 - 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: or call (202) 654-0942

   10 March 05 - 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 05 - Washington, DC - 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 or email  CLE credit is available.

   23 - 24 March 05 - 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

   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.

   15 - 16 April 05 - 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:; Website:

   18 - 21 April 05 - SFSAFBI Western Regional Conference - For more information, please visit

   20 - 21 April 05 - Langley, VA - AFCEA Spring Intelligence Symposium - For more information, please visit

   21 April - Washington, DC - 2005 MOAA Career Fair - DC Convention Center – The Military Officers Association of America is holding their annual Career Fair, to be held at the Washington, DC Convention Center on Thursday April 21, 2005. Join local, national, and international employers -- including Lockheed Martin, AT&T Government Services, Anheuser Busch Companies, Inc., Raytheon, the State Department, and the FBI -- who are there to meet and recruit qualified and proven leaders, and their spouses, to fill a wide variety of key positions. Others seeking to recruit at this event are asked to register before January 14, 2005 for lower fees. The rate of $1,500.00 includes a carpeted 10' x 10' pipe-and-drape booth, company sign, skirted table, two chairs, employer lounge, two lunches, and all-day beverage service. In addition, they receive a link from their website  and 60 days of electronic resume access. Booths will be assigned on a first-come, first-served basis. At last year's event, the MOAA reports that over 2,100 candidates (most with security clearances) with leadership, management, and operational experience attended.

    Click on the following link for the 2005 MOAA Career Fair Registration Form:  If you have any questions, contact their Career Fair Manager - toll free 877-553-8677 or by email at:  

   22 - 24 April 05 - Grapevine, TX - SFSAFBI South Central Regional Meeting - For more information, please visit

   25 - 28 April 05 - Philadelphia, PA - 2005 DoDIIS Worldwide Conference, For further details visit or contact: Howard Blumberg, Government Relations Manager, National Conference Services, Inc. (NCSI), 6440 Dobbin Road Suite C, Columbia, MD. 21045; 888-603-8899, ext. 224 (toll-free), 

   **** 27 - 30 October 2005 - AFIO 30th Anniversary Symposium Celebration - Sheraton Premiere Hotel, McLean, Tyson's Corner, VA and at other secured venues. PUT THIS DATE ON YOUR CALENDARS. ****

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