WIN 01-05 dtd 3 January 2005

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SECTION I -- CURRENT INTELLIGENCE

DNI Expected To Be Named Amid Growing Criticism Of Intel Reform

War Reported Between Neocons And IC

CIA, DoD Ask For Permanent Policy On Long Term Detentions

SECTION II -- CONTEXT AND PRECEDENCE

 CIA Intel Directorate Boss Out   

 FBI Gets New Counterterrorism Chief

 CIA Seeks MDs to Assess Foreign Leaders’ Health

SECTION III -- CYBER INTELLIGENCE

 Infighting Holds Up Fingerprinting Integration

 Government-Wide ID Smart Card Being Developed

 Army Chooses 4 Firms to Compete for Intel Work

SECTION IV -- BOOKS, SOURCES, AND ISSUES

   Books

MI5 Chief Debuts As Novelist

A Well-Informed Guide To Modern Turkey

From Biological Warfare to Bio-Terrorism

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

Notes

Bulletin Details Qa’ida Techniques

FBI Whistle-Blower Retires

Queries

Info Sought On Israeli Spying In The United States

Coming Events

      5 January 05 - Washington, DC - By Order of the President - W.E.B. Griffin Book Signing

      6 January 05 - Washington, DC - Behind Enemy Lines - Story of French Jewish Spy - Book Signing

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

      19 January 05 - San Francisco, CA - "Reforming Intelligence - The Challenge of Control and Oversight in New Democracies" - AFIO SF Bay Event

      25 January 05 - Tysons Corner, VA - Potomac Chapter, NMIA hosts Peter Teets, Director NRO at Luncheon

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

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SECTION I -- CURRENT INTELLIGENCE

DNI Expected To Be Named Amid Growing Criticism Of Intel Reform President Bush is expected to name the first Director of National Intelligence as early as this week, the Boston Globe reported on 2 January. But the expected appointment will be announced against a growing background of criticism from current and former intelligence officials, backed by families of 9/11 victims.

   The Globe reported Gen. William Odom (USAF ret.) as saying he feels sorry for 9/11 families who thought passing the Intelligence Reform Act would improve things. "They have been swindled,” the former head of NSA said. “The more I think about it, the more awful it is. It's tragic."

    Odom was among more than a dozen intel professionals interviewed by the Globe who said the changes do not address the system's biggest problems: a lack of accurate intelligence from the field and a shortage of skilled analysts to synthesize the data collected.

    According to Vincent Cannistraro, former head of the CIA's counterterrorism center: "It does little to address analytic and collection capabilities. I am not optimistic the so-called reforms are going to lead to quality intelligence. It does nothing to remedy the poor source information we have had."

   Truly reforming America's capabilities to prevent a repeat of 9/11 will ultimately depend on who Bush names his intelligence czar, according to Odom, Cannistraro, and others. It will also depend on whether the DNI is willing to use the power of the new office to change the culture of the clandestine services and ensure that the intelligence services stay out of politics.

   Several administration and intel officials see John Lehman, a member of the 9/11 Commission and a Navy secretary under Reagan as a likely choice for DNI.

    According to the Globe, insiders are saying much of the effort within the IC is focused on getting rid of legal barriers to the new intelligence structure working smoothly rather than on addressing the nation's ability to gather and analyze intelligence.

    "The lawyers are making sure statutes are not overlapping or not workable," said an official involved in the changes. “It's a sham," Mel Goodman, a longtime CIA analyst, said of the new structure. "I don't think it changes anything."

   Ray McGovern, a 27-year DO veteran, said the changes add an extra layer but that the problem was not a structural one. The problem, he said, is the people. (DKR)

War Reported Between Neocons And ICIn what is being called a war between neoconservatives and the IC, the FBI counterintelligence division has obliged a DoD specialist on Iran to conduct sting operations against neocons and Jews who are strong supporters of Israel, according to the weekly New York Jewish newspaper, The Forward, on 31 December.

   http://www.forward.com/main/article.php?ref=black20041229903

      Michael Rubin, an authority on Iran and Iraq at the neoconservative American Enterprise Institute, is quoted as saying, “This is a war of the intelligence community versus the neoconservatives” that  “involves both the right and the left of the intelligence community.”

     Rubin, who served with the Coalition Provisional Authority in Iraq, accuses the CIA of politicizing its activities by trespassing into the realm of policy-making.

     At the center of Forward’s report is Larry Franklin, a specialist with the DoD Near East-South Asia desk. The bureau’s counterintelligence division began monitoring Franklin following his having lunch in June 2003 with officers of the powerful American Israel Public Affairs Committee. He discussed a classified Iran policy document with the Aipac officials. In May this year he is said to have divulged classified information about Iran to Adam Ciralsky, a reporter for CBS and formerly a CIA attorney.

      The bureau counterintelligence unit, headed by David Szady, confronted Franklin last June, arranging for him to be put on unpaid administrative leave and warning him he faced possibly years in prison. Franklin is said to have a wheelchair-bound wife and five children to provide for. He agreed, without benefit of legal representation, to ensnare individuals indicated by the bureau.

    In 1999 Szady had supervised much of an investigation into Ciralsky’s family background and his Jewish affiliations that resulted in Ciralsky quitting the agency.  Ciralsky subsequently filed a lawsuit, still pending, alleging harassment by the CIA.

    Szady told the Forward he “has no anti-Semitic views, has never handled a case or investigation based upon an individual’s ethnicity or religious views, and would never do so.”

    Last 21 July, Franklin, at the behest of the bureau, met an Aipac official in a Virginia mall and urged him to pass onto Israel that Israelis operating in Iraqi Kurdistan were in danger of being kidnapped and killed by Iranian intelligence, the Forward reports citing “multiple sources.”  The information was given to the Israeli embassy in Washington. Its validity has been questioned.

     The transfer of information provided the FBI with a basis for obtaining search warrants and to threaten Aipac Policy Director Steve Rosen and its Iran specialist, Keith Weissman, with prosecution for espionage, the Forward says.

    The basis for legal action lies in Sections 794 and 798 of the Espionage Act, according to attorneys familiar with FBI prosecutions. Section 798 applies to whoever knowingly and willfully communicates, furnishes or transmits for the benefit of any foreign government to the detriment of the United States any classified information concerning the communication of intelligence activities of the United States or any foreign government.

    On or About 20 August, Franklin, at the direction of the bureau, contacted Francis Brooke, a close adviser to the discredited Iraqi Shii political figure Ahmad Chalabi. The contact was made at the time when Chalabi had been accused of informing the Iranians that the United States had broken their code. Brooke says he dismissed a warning by Franklin that he had a real problem on his hands with Iran and Chalabi. 

     In the run up to the war, the neocons in the DoD civilian leadership saw Chalabi as a future leader of a liberated Iraq and strongly supported him while the CIA opposed him. Brooke dismissed the allegations that Chalabi had betrayed U.S. secrets to the Iranians as a vendetta organized by DCI Tenet and others in the agency.

    Also in August, the FBI directed Franklin to call Ciralsky, who by then had left CBS for NBC, and arrange a meeting. No meeting took place because on 27 August FBI raids on Aipac were leaked to CBS.

   A key insider is quoted as saying: “It is two diametrically opposed ways of thinking. The neocons have an interventionist mindset willing to ally with anyone to defeat world terrorism, and they see the intelligence community as too passive. The intelligence community sees the neocons as wild men willing to champion any foreign source — no matter how specious — if it suits their ideology.”

     One neoconservative at the center of the counterintelligence war told the Forward, “This is just the beginning. Nobody knows where this war is going.” (DKR)

CIA, DoD Ask For Permanent Policy on Long Term Detentions - The CIA and Pentagon have asked the White House to decide on a permanent approach to potentially lifetime detention of terrorist suspects, the Washington Post reported on 2 January, citing intelligence, defense and diplomatic officials.

 www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/articles/A41475-2005Jan1.html

    Currently there are hundreds of detainees held by the agency and the military that include suspects the government does not wish to free or turn over to courts in the United States or elsewhere. The findings of the requested review, which also involves the State Department, would also affect those captured in future counterterrorism operations.

    A senior administration official involved in the discussions said the current detention system has strained relations between the United States and other countries. "Now we can take a breath," the official said. "We have the ability and need to look at long-term solutions."

      A State Department proposal under consideration is to transfer large numbers of Afghan, Saudi and Yemeni detainees from Guantanamo Bay to new U.S.-built prisons in their home countries that would then run them. State would ask the governments concerned to abide by recognized human rights standards and would monitor compliance, the administration official said.

    The CIA floated a proposal to build an isolated, secret prison but the idea was dismissed as impractical.

   DoD, which has 500 prisoners at Guantanamo, intends asking Congress for $25 million to build a 200-bed prison for detainees who for lack of evidence are unlikely to ever face a military tribunal. The prison, called Camp 6, would allow inmates greater comfort and freedom than they now have. The inmates would be prisoners the government believes have no more intelligence to give.

   The most difficult problem of detention concerns CIA prisoners about whose conditions little is known. Critics in Congress and the Bush administration say the lack of scrutiny or oversight creates an unacceptable risk of abuse.

     The CIA is believed to be holding fewer than three dozen al Qa'ida leaders in prison, but these include most, if not all, of the top ones, such as Khalid Sheik Mohammed, Ramzi Binalshibh, Abu Zubaida and the leading Southeast Asia terrorist, Nurjaman Riduan Isamuddin, known as Hambali.

A U.S. Supreme Court ruling has given them the right to challenge their imprisonment in federal court. (DKR)

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SECTION II -- CONTEXT AND PRECEDENCE

CIA Intel Directorate BOSS Out - Jami A. Miscik, CIA DD of Intelligence, told the directorate staff on 27 December that she was resigning, becoming the latest high-level departure in an ongoing shake-up of the agency's senior ranks by DCI Goss, the Los Angeles Times reported.

     She said her last day would be 4 February and indicated that she had been forced out, according to an internal CIA e-mail obtained by the Times.

     Miscik, 46, took over as the analysis chief in May 2002. DI has been held largely responsible for wrong assessments of Iraqi stockpiles of chemical and biological weapons. But Miscik was praised for admitting there were problems and for pushing in the past year for changes to fix them. 

    A former official said Miscik's departure was not handled in a particularly classy fashion. Sources said the request to step down was not delivered by Goss but by the agency's executive director.

     "It's understandable that a new CIA director would want to have his own team," the former official said. "But it's unfortunate they're losing somebody like Jami, who in most circumstances would be exactly the kind of person you would want to have to solve problems."

   Goss has not named a new DDI. One of Miscik's deputies, Scott White, recently took a senior position at NGA. Another deputy, Ben Bonk, remains at the CIA. (DKR)

FBI Gets New Counterterrorism Chief - On 28 December, FBI Director Mueller named Willie T. Hulon, a 21-year bureau veteran, as chief of the Counterterrorism Division, the Washington Post reported.   www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/articles/A32313-2004Dec28.html

     Hulon, who previously headed the bureau's Detroit office, is the sixth person appointed to the post since 9/11. According to the Post the number of people who have held the job reflects the bureau's struggle to retain executives in senior positions/

    While two of Hulon's predecessors have retired, three others moved to other FBI jobs, including Deputy Director John S. Pistole and Gary M. Bald, who now oversees counterterrorism and counterintelligence programs.

     All senior bureau positions have turned over at least once since 9/11 and many have changed hands several times. Working against keeping senior staff are lucrative opportunities in the private sector and the pressures of attempting to prevent terrorist attacks.

     Mueller also announced two other senior appointments. Louis M. Reigell III is now chief of the Cyber Division and Thomas E. Bush III heads the Criminal Justice Information Services Division.  (DKR)

CIA Seeks MDs to Assess Foreign Leaders’ Health - The CIA is advertising in the Journal of the American Medical Association for medical analysts to assess the physical health of foreign leaders and terrorists, MSNBC.com reported on 29 December.

    Providing limited details of how analysis would be carried out, the agency advises that medical analysts would work in areas such as internal medicine, epidemiology, infectious disease and public health.

    "As an intelligence officer working with a team of physicians, psychiatrists and psychologists, you will assess the physical health of foreign leaders and terrorists, and study global health issues," the ad reads.

    Those for whom the agency has developed medical information include Saddam Husayn. Usama bin Ladin, Fidel Castro, and former Serbian leader Slobodan Milosevic.

     According to MSNBC, senior U.S. officials who have seen the UBL material said it discredited reports that he needs dialysis for a kidney disorder. But UBL suffers from kidney stones, a painful but not fatal condition. The agency has also determined that he has an enlarged heart and chronically low blood pressure. Other than that, he is missing two toes lost in fighting against the Soviet occupation of Afghanistan. (DKR)

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SECTION III -- CYBER INTELLIGENCE

Infighting Holds Up Fingerprinting Integration - Disagreement between the FBI on one side and DHS and State on the other has so slowed efforts to unify systems for identifying fingerprints that most visitors to the United States are still not fully screened, DoJ investigators said in a report issued on 29 December, the New York Times reported the following day.

       DoJ IG Glenn Fine warned in the 110-page report that the disagreements created a risk that a terrorist could enter the country undetected. Criminal aliens who have committed violent crimes in other countries are often not identified before they enter the United States, according to the report, Fine's fourth on the fingerprint problem.

    Congress has expressed increasing concern about lack of progress in making all biometric fingerprint systems fully interoperable, as it has required.

     According to the report, the heart of the problem is a disagreement on whether two or 10 fingers should be printed and what agencies should have access to the prints.

     The FBI uses prints of all 10 fingers to identify criminals while DHS uses only the two index fingers to keep track of illegal aliens. Both DHS and State have relied since September on digital prints of the two index fingers to keep records of visitors to the United States from 27 specified nations.

      As a result, 99 percent of foreign visitors do not have their fingerprints checked against the FBI database that includes non-Americans suspected of terrorism. Instead, they are checked against a more limited DHS fingerprint database.

     DHS Undersecretary Asa Hutchinson said in a letter to Fine that taking 10 prints of visitors would be expensive, time-consuming and unnecessary, and that the DHS system was not designed for booking criminals.

     Janice L. Jacobs, Deputy Assistant Secretary for Visa Services at State, wrote to Fine to say that it took as much as a minute longer to take 10 prints in a test program. "Adding one minute of processing time to 7,000,000 visa applications annually has significant workload implications," she said.

   DoD officials have said problems in searching fingerprint databases left the military unable to check fully the identities of thousands of detainees in Iraq and Afghanistan, raising concern they might be releasing suspects prematurely. DoD was using a mobile system that recorded fingerprints of suspects but that could not be matched against the FBI database. The situation has improved but is still not ideal, Pentagon officials said in October. (DKR)

Government-Wide ID Smart Card Being Developed - A Personal Identity Verification Project is developing ID card standards for federal employees and contractors to prevent terrorists, criminals and other unauthorized people from getting into government buildings and computer systems, the Washington Post reported on 30 December.

     The effort is being managed by the National Institute of Standards and Technology, a Commerce Department agency with offices in Gaithersburg, MD.

    In a directive last August, President Bush said that wide variations in the quality and security of forms of identification needed to be eliminated and called for development of secure and reliable forms of identification. Hence, federal officials are seeking to replace agency-level ID cards with smart cards that are hard to counterfeit, resistant to tampering and, if lost or stolen, difficult to use by anyone other than the rightful card-holder.

    The new generation of ID cards is to digitally store biometric data such as facial photographs and fingerprint images, bear contact and contactless interfaces, and allow encryption of data used to electronically verify the user's identity, according to NIST draft standards.

    Such cards will be required for all federal employees, including members of the military, as well as for employees of private organizations and state and local governments who regularly require access to federally controlled facilities and computer systems.

     NIST has spent about $1 million on the project so far and expects to complete the new standards by late February. Employees could start using the new cards as early as this fall. (DKR)

Army Chooses 4 Firms to Compete for Intel Work - Four companies were chosen to compete for work to be assigned under a five-year, $209 million contract to provide information technology, management and intelligence support services to the Army’s Intelligence and Security Command, the Washington Post reported on 3 January.

 www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/articles/A43433-2005Jan2.html

      The companies are L-3 Communications Corp., Intelligence Enterprise Joint Venture, Science Applications International Corp. and Sytex Inc.

      The firms are to compete under a Rapid Labor Service Support Requirement contract, to provide ISC with support in management, technical assistance and information technology engineering.

The firms are also to provide system, network and software support services for the DoD Intelligence Information System Integration and Engineering Support project.

      The ISC collects intelligence and conducts intelligence-related activities. It is currently focused on Iraq, where it is analyzing hostile-activity trends and patterns. (DKR)

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SECTION IV -- BOOKS, SOURCES, AND ISSUES

Books

MI5 Chief Debuts As Novelist - Stella Rimington, At Risk (Knopf, 384 pp, $24.)

     Rimington, the first woman to head MI5, has produced a tension charged tale set in the world she knows so well and endowed with the virtues of the literary genre she also clearly knows so well and likes so much.

     Her heroine, Liz Carlyle, has to track down an 'invisible,' an ethnic native of the target country who in this case turns out also to be a woman -- one who is a selfless instrument of Islamist vengeance.

    Rimington has written a first novel that is clever, taut and suspenseful from the first page to the last and all too timely in its account of the battle between intelligence and Muslim terrorism. (DKR)

A Well-Informed Guide To Modern Turkey - Andrew Mango, The Turks Today (Overlook, 304pp, $29.95)

   Mango, a veteran senior BBC editor and now a historian, was born in Istanbul and is one of today’s most insightful writers about Turkey.

   In this, his most recent book, he recounts the history of the Turkish republic since the death of its founder, Mustafa Kemal Ataturk – “Father of the Turks” – in 1938 down to the present. It is a history of a sometimes painful development of democracy, intermittently put back on the tracks by the Turkish Army after politicians derailed it.

   Relations between Washington and Ankara these days are far from the cordiality of past years. The ruling party, rooted in Islam, champions adhesion to the European Union. Economically and socially Turkey is like a Southern European state in its west while remaining a backward and impoverished Asian society in its east.  But Turkey is positioned between Europe, the Caucasus, Russia and the Arab and Iranian worlds, thus occupying a place of great geopolitical importance. Mango does a good job of helping the reader to know and understand this important country. (DKR) 

From Biological Warfare to Bio-Terrorism - Jeanne Guillemin, Biological Weapons: From the invention of State-Sponsored Programs to Contemporary Bioterrorism (Columbia Univ., 256 pp, $27.95)

     Guillemin, an MIT security studies fellow, has written a compact and balanced history of biological weaponry, beginning with British, American and Japanese programs before World War II.

    During the Cold War, the British and American programs were eventually phased out, having failed to demonstrate strategic effectiveness. The Russians continued with their bw research, which appears to have been ended only after the collapse of the Soviet Union.

   Guillemin outlines programs to prepare for dealing with bw should terrorists get their hands on any of the existing stocks. (DKR)

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

Notes

FBI Whistle-Blower Retires - Special Agent Colleen Rowley, named one of Time magazine's Persons of the Year for 2002 for her whistle-blowing on FBI bungling before 9/11, has retired on reaching the age of 50 and becoming eligible for a full pension, AP reported. Citing the Minneapolis Star-Tribune, AP said she left the bureau on 31 December.

www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/articles/A41299-2005Jan1.html

    Rowley joined the bureau in 1980 after earning a law degree from the University of Iowa. She was one of few women agents at the time. Before going to the FBI Minneapolis office, she worked on organized-crime cases in New York City.

     In 2002, she wrote to Director Mueller accusing the bureau headquarters of missing a chance to unravel the 9/11 hijacking plot when it blocked requests from agents in Minneapolis for a warrant to search the possessions of Zacarias Moussaoui who had been learning to fly 747 jumbo jets at a school there. Moussaoui is the only figure facing a U.S. trial in connection with 9/11.

     In 2003, however, Rowley incurred the anger of fellow agents by making public a letter she sent to Mueller opposing a U.S. invasion of Iraq on the grounds that it could result in terrorism on a scale the bureau was not prepared to handle.

    Rowley said she has no immediate plans but would like to be considered for appointment to a Privacy and Civil Liberties Oversight Board to be set up by DHS. (DKR)

Bulletin Details Qa’ida Techniques - An intelligence bulletin produced by the FBI and DHS describes in the greatest detail yet al-Qa’ida's techniques for assessing potential targets, according to an AP dispatch published in the Baltimore Sun on 30 December.

      Many of the reconnaissance techniques were set out in a captured al-Qa’ida manual titled "Military Studies in the Jihad Against the Tyrants." The manual says that public information can provide 80 percent of the information needed about a possible target. So, the bulletin says, security officials in government and the private sector must carefully review what is available on the Internet and elsewhere.

      "The focus is on maximizing the destructive and killing power of an attack," the intel bulletin says.

    The bulletin is based on material found in computers and disks in Pakistan last July. The reports described terrorists’ surveillance of several buildings in the United States and provoked a rise in the terror threat level for financial facilities in New York, Washington and Newark, N.J.

     The bulletin was distributed on 27 December to law enforcement, government and industry officials nationwide and obtained by AP the following day.

      According to the bulletin, surveillance of a potential target can occur as little as one week to as much as three years prior to an attack. (DKR

Queries and Authors Seeking Assistance

Info Sought On Israeli Spying In The United States - AFIO member Jim Dean asks if any other members have any information whatsoever on past or present Israeli espionage in the United States  "Yes, I am pinging you," says Jim, PR officer, Military Order of World Wars.  "Now is the time to clean up this mess. Thanks." Contact Jim at jimwdean@aol.com (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: membership@spymuseum.org 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. Author Melissa Mahle will also discuss her new book on life in the Directorate of Operations. Details and ONLINE Registration......

    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 afio@afio.com, by fax to (703) 991-1278, or by voice to (703) 790-0320. Newly released intelligence books will be on display and on sale.

    Wednesday, 19 Jan 05 - San Francisco, CA - AFIO's Jim Quesada Chapter in San Francisco Bay hosts cocktails and dinner featuring speaker Ken Dombroski from the Center for Civil-Military Relations, Naval Postgraduate School. Topic: Reforming Intelligence - The Challenge of Control and Oversight in New Democracies. Event starts at 6:30, dinner at 7:15 p.m. at the United Irish Cultural Center's St Patrick's Rm, 2nd Flr, 2700 45 Ave, between Sloat and Wawona. Reservations are $35 members; $45 nonmembers. Contact Rich Hanson at 415-776-3739

    25 January 05 - Tysons Corner, VA - Luncheon with Peter B. Teets, Director NRO by The Potomac Chapter of the National Military Intelligence Association. Tyson's Corner Marriott Hotel. To attend: sign up via the Potomac Chapter Website http://www.nmiapotomac.org  Cost is $30 per person, payable at the door by cash or check. Registration deadline is Jan. 21, 2005

   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 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

   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: 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 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: membership@spymuseum.org 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 http://wcl.american.edu/org/nsls or email nsls@wcl.american.edu  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 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.

   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: marois@acp.edu; Website: http://www.ncva-ne.org

   18 - 21 April 05 - SFSAFBI Western Regional Conference - For more information, please visit http://www.socxfbi.org/Conference/Conferences.htm

   20 - 21 April 05 - Langley, VA - AFCEA Spring Intelligence Symposium - For more information, please visit http://www.afcea.org/calendar/eventdetails.asp?offset=10&EventID=227

   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: https://www.moaa.org/TOPS/CareerFair2005/registration  If you have any questions, contact their Career Fair Manager - toll free 877-553-8677 or by email at: moaacareerfair@aol.com  

   22 - 24 April 05 - Grapevine, TX - SFSAFBI South Central Regional Meeting - For more information, please visit http://www.socxfbi.org/Conference/Conferences.htm

   25 - 28 April 05 - Philadelphia, PA - 2005 DoDIIS Worldwide Conference, For further details visit http://www.federalevents.com 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) blumberg@ncsi.com, http://www.ncsi.com 

   **** 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. ****

FOR OTHER DATES BEYOND APRIL, SEE THE FULL LIST ON THE AFIO WEBSITE BULLETIN BOARD at

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