WIN 09-05 dtd 28 February 2005

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DEATH OF NOTE

JOHN BARRON, 75, dies - AFIO Honorary Board Member, Intelligence Officer, Journalist/Author - On Thursday, February 24th. John Barron died of pulmonary disease. He was a native of Texas and received bachelor and master degrees from the University of Missouri School of Journalism before serving in the U.S. Navy where he attended Naval Intelligence School. He specialized in the Russian language and served as an intelligence officer in Berlin in the early days of the Cold War. Upon release from the Navy in 1957, he went to work for the Washington Star where his articles dealing with national security matters brought him national attention. He later worked at Reader's Digest as a Senior Editor where he wrote more than 100 articles.  In 1969, he directed a worldwide research project that culminated in the 1974 publication of his first book, KGB: The Secret Work of Soviet Secret Agents [Reader's Digest Press, 1974]. A best-seller in the US and Western Europe, the book received critical acclaim. The second of his six books, Murder of a Gentle Land [Reader's Digest Press, 1977] written with Anthony Paul, was the first to expose and document communist genocide in Cambodia. He went on to author MiG Pilot: The Final Escape of Lieutenant Belenko [Reader's Digest Press, 1980]KGB Today: The Hidden Hand [Reader's Digest Press, 1983], Breaking the Ring: The Bizarre Case of the Walker Family Spy Ring [Houghton Mifflin, 1987] and his last book, Operation SOLO: The FBI's Man in the Kremlin [Regnery, 1996].
    During the course of his career, Barron became known as a preeminent authority on Soviet intelligence by the U.S. government and was an expert witness in ten major spy trials. He was awarded the Justice Department's Award for Meritorious Public Service, the highest honor the Department accords civilians. His book, KGB is still regarded as the seminal piece of work on Soviet espionage. In Christopher Andrew's book,
The Sword and the Shield; The Mitrokhin Archive and The Secret History of the KGB, it was determined that, upon the publication of Barron's book, the KGB generated, "...no fewer than 370 KGB damage assessments and other reports. The rezident in Washington....was instructed to obtain all available information on Barron....and suggest ways to 'compromise him.' "
    To the very final weeks, Barron was
upbeat and filled with his usual infectious good humor, and stayed abreast of the latest intelligence news and literature, giving high praise to a recent work he had encouraged and inspired by retired FBI agent I.C. Smith which just appeared [INSIDE A Top G Man Exposes Spies, Lies and Bureaucratic Bungling Inside the FBI  (Nelson Current/Thomas Nelson Publishing, 2005)] He was influential up to his final days.

    Visitation will be on Saturday, March 5th from 2-4 and 6-8 PM at DeMaine's Funeral Home, 5308 Backlick Road, Springfield, VA, telephone (703) 549-0074. He will be buried at Arlington National Cemetery on a date yet to be determined. He is survived by his wife of 51 years, Pat; two daughters, Lisa Barron of Long Beach, Calif., and Kelly Barron of Los Angeles; two sons-in-law, Rob Vasquez of Long Beach, and John Hage of Los Angeles; and a granddaughter, Olivia Hage of Los Angeles. His wife has asked that in lieu of flowers, remembrances be made to the Annandale Volunteer Fire Department, 7128 Columbia Pike, Annandale, VA 22003, telephone (703) 425-1272, noting the volunteers had saved John's life on several occasions during the time of his lengthy illness.  [eb]

SECTION I -- CURRENT INTELLIGENCE

CIA OFFICERS UNEASY OVER POSSIBLE PUNISHMENTS

VIDEO SHOWS SYRIAN SAYING HE TRAINED INSURGENTS

SECTION II -- CONTEXT AND PRECEDENCE

DOD SEEKS TO BYPASS AMBASSADORS IN ACTIONS ABROAD

DOJ RENEWS EFFORTS TO HALT FBI WHISTLEBLOWER'S SUIT

SECTION III -- CYBER INTELLIGENCE

'FBI' E-MAILS SPREAD VIRUS

FEDERAL CYBER PREPAREDNESS EXERCISE COMING

SINGAPORE TO BATTLE 'CYBER TERROR'

SECTION IV -- BOOKS, SOURCES, AND ISSUES

   Books

AFIO MEMBER RECOUNTS HIS LONG CIA CAREER

CHINA, TOO, FACES PROBLEM OF AGING POPULATION

IRAN'S YOUTH VS. THE MULLAHS

   Issues

NIC BELIEVES RUSSIAN NUCLEAR MATERIAL HAS BEEN STOLEN

KIWIS REJECT ISRAELI APOLOGY

SECTION V -- CAREERS, NOTES, LETTERS, QUERIES AND AUTHORS SEEKING ASSISTANCE, CORRECTIONS, OBITUARIES, COMING EVENTS

Careers

FORCEnet ISR INTEGRATION ACTION OFFICER NEEDED

PART TIME FACILITY SECURITY OFFICER SOUGHT

SOS INTERNATIONAL LTD. SEEKING PERSONNEL FOR IRAQ

Notes

IRAQ SEEKS FOREIGN HELP IN INTEL TRAINING

EGYPTIAN SAYS IRANIANS HAD PLAN TO ASSASSINATE MUBARAK

Obituary

JOHN BARRON

JAMES SIDNEY BURWELL

Coming Events

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

4-5 March 05 - College Station, TX - The Bush School/ONCIX, Counterintelligence for the 21st Century Conference

9 - 11 March 05 - Linthicum Heights, MD - NSA High Confidence Security Systems Group Conference

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

11 March 05 - New York, NY - AFIO Metro NY Chapter hosts speakers on Terrorism, Russian Intelligence Services, and on CIA and AFIO New Directions

12 March 05 - Gainesville, FL - Amb. Marilyn McAfee, career FSO in Latin America, addresses AFIO North Florida Chapter

14-16 March 05 - Arlington, VA - ASIS, 23rd Annual Government/Industry Conference on Global Terrorism

15-16 March 05 - Irvine, CA - ISAC/ONCIX, ISAC/ONCIX Regional Seminar

19 March 05 - Kennebunk, ME - AFIO MAINE Chapter has invited a representative from Sen. Susan Collins staff to brief on National Intelligence Reform Act.

19 March - Arlington, VA - Amb. James Lilley to speak at OSSS Luncheon

21 - 22 March 05 - Washington, DC - EMININT 2005 - new list of speakers

22 March 05 - Washington, DC - Institute of World Politics holds Open House

22 March 05 - Washington, DC - Marty Evans of Red Cross at Breakfast Meeting to discuss "Partnering for Security"

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

24 March 05 - Colorado Springs, CO - The next AFIO meeting of the AFIO Colorado Chapter

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

12 April 05 - Washington, DC - Inside Stories: Intrigue in the Pyrenees — Dr. Charles L. Schepens of the Belgian Resistance

14 April 05 - Huntsville, AL - NCMS/ONCIX, NCMS/ONCIX Regional Seminar

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

15 April 05 - Tysons Corner, VA - Naval Intelligence Professionals Annual Red Tie Luncheon

16 April 05 - Kennebunk, ME - NH Prof Wheeler Solves A WWII Mystery - The Death of Actor Leslie Howard

17-20 April 05 - Copenhagen, Denmark - ASIS European Security Conference

18 - 21 April 05 - SFSAFBI Western Regional Conference

18 April 05 - Waukesha, WI - The Cold War Museum-Midwest Chapter hosts Panel Discussion: When Empires Clash
18 April 05 - Ford’s Theatre, Wash, DC - Spy Seminar: The Lincoln Assassination Conspiracy

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

28 April 05 - Washington, DC - Thaddeus Holt, author of The Deceivers: Allied Military Deception in the Second World War in Free Author Chat

2-4 May 05 - Falls Church, VA - NSI IMPACT 2005! 20th Annual Conference & Expo

12 May 05 - Washington, DC - Melissa Boyle Mahle, author of Denial and Deception: An Insider’s View of the CIA from Iran-Contra to 9/11

19 May 05 - Washington, DC - The Terrorist Next Door: The Militia Movement in America—Yesterday and Today

23-27 May - Alexandria, VA - IALEIA Annual Conference

23 May 05 - Washington, DC - Inside Britain’s Secret WWII World: The Diaries of Guy Liddell by Nigel West

23-27 May 05 - San Diego, CA - IOSS, National OPSEC Conference and Exhibition

25-26 May 05 - Washington, D.C. - GOVSEC, GovSec/US Law Enforcement/READY Expo & Conferences

9 June 05 - Washington, DC - Wild Rose: The Dangerous Mrs. Greenhow by Amy Blackman

11 June 05 - Boston, MA - THE THIRD ANNUAL AFIO AT THE POPS  - RED, WHITE, & BLUE

11 June 05 - Gainesville, FL - AFIO North Florida Chapter meeting

30 June 05 - Washington, DC - The Literary Spy: The Ultimate Source for Quotations on Espionage & Intelligence

12-15 September 05 - Orlando, FL - ASIS, 51st Annual Seminar & Exhibits

7 Oct 05 - Tysons Corner, VA - NIP Annual Meeting & Symposium
27 - 30 October 05 - AFIO 30th Anniversary Symposium Celebration - Sheraton Premiere Hotel, McLean, Tyson's Corner, VA

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SECTION I -- CURRENT INTELLIGENCE

CIA OFFICERS UNEASY OVER POSSIBLE PUNISHMENTS - There is widening unease within the CIA over the possibility that career officers could be prosecuted or otherwise punished for their conduct during interrogations and detentions of terrorism suspects, the New York Times reported on 27 February, citing current and former government officials.

    A contract worker for the agency is the only CIA employee as yet charged with a crime in connection with the treatment of prisoners. The charges arise from a death in Afghanistan in 2003. However, officials confirmed the agency has asked DoJ to review at least one other case, from Iraq, to determine whether a CIA officer and interpreter should be prosecuted.

   The IG/CIA is reviewing at least a half-dozen other cases in what officials called an expanding circle of inquiries. "There's a lot more out there than has generally been recognized, and people at the agency are worried," said one official.

     Agency officers who used interrogation methods the government ruled permissible after 9/11 are troubled that they might now be punished, or even prosecuted, for what they did in the line of duty.

   Officials declined to provide details of all the cases under scrutiny and would not say if the reviews are limited to events in Iraq and Afghanistan or extend to cases concerning prisoners held in other countries. 

    Concern within the ranks has grown since the removal of the Baghdad station chief in December 2003, in part over questions about the deaths of two Iraqis questioned by CIA employees. The reason for the station chief's removal has not been previously disclosed. There is no indication that the former station chief, who has left the agency, is under criminal scrutiny, the officials said.

   Former and current intelligence officials say the action occurred nearly four months before a wider pattern of abuse at Abu Ghraib prison in Iraq became publicly known. The removal was ordered by Langley within several weeks of senior officials learning about the deaths of the Iraqi prisoners in separate incidents.

    In response to the reviews, the agency has made changes in its rules on interrogation and detention, officials said.

  DoJ officials said prosecutors working in a special unit in Alexandria, VA, were conducting criminal inquiries into the possible mistreatment of detainees by nonmilitary personnel. They would not discuss what cases were being reviewed or whether they would charge anyone with crimes. (DKR)

VIDEO SHOWS SYRIAN SAYING HE TRAINED INSURGENTS - In a video televised on Iraqi state Iraqiya TV, a man said to be a captured Syrian intel officer says he trained Iraqis to behead people and make car bombs, AP reported.

   http://seattletimes.nwsource.com/html/nationworld/2002188642_syrian24.html

    The video shown on the U.S.-funded channel also showed an Iraqi who said the insurgents practiced beheading on animals.

    In the video, a man identified as Lt. Anas Ahmed al-Essa of Syrian intelligence, said his group had been recruited to cause chaos in Iraq and to bar America from reaching Syria. The bearded al-Essa claimed to be leader of the al-Fatah Army, which has not been heard of before.

    Al-Essa said he accepted an offer of work from a Syrian he named as Fady Abdullah because he needed the money. Al-Essa claimed to have infiltrated Iraq in 2001, about two years before the U.S. invasion, because Syrian intelligence was convinced that U.S. military intervention was coming. Syria provided weapons, explosives and equipment, he said.

  According to AP, the tape appeared to have been made in Mosul, a center of Sunni Arab insurgency whose people have historical ties to Syria. No date was provided and it was not possible to authenticate the claims.

  In addition to al-Essa, the video showed ten other men, all Iraqis, who said Syrian intel had recruited them.

     The video met with skepticism in some quarters and outright disbelief from Juan Cole, a specialist in the Middle East at the University of Michigan who is a vociferous critic of U.S. policy in Iraq.

www.juancole.com/2005/02/show-trials-and-phony-confessions.html

   Cole reasoned that if al-Essa infiltrated Iraq in 2001 it was because of strained relations between the Syrian and Iraqi Baath parties, not because Damascus foresaw U.S. military action. Cole also finds unconvincing the assertion by another confessed terrorist that he went from Syria to Pakistan for training before entering Iraq. Cole does not believe Syrian Shii secular Arab nationalists would seek collaboration with non-Arab Pakistani Sunnis who paint "Kill the Shiites" on their mini-buses in Lahore. The ruling coterie in Syria, like the Assad dynasty itself, is Alawites, a form of Shii.

    Speaking last week in Germany, President Bush said Syrian intelligence services should get out of Lebanon while French President Jacques Chirac said that Syrian special service operatives controlling Lebanon are in fact more questionable than the Syrian military occupation of the country. (DKR)

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SECTION II -- CONTEXT AND PRECEDENCE

DOD SEEKS TO BYPASS AMBASSADORS IN ACTIONS ABROAD - The Pentagon is promoting a global counterterrorism plan that would allow Special Ops forces to enter a foreign country to conduct military operations without explicit concurrence from the U.S. ambassador there, administration officials familiar with the plan told the Washington Post.

   www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/articles/A48522-2005Feb23.html

   If DoD were successful, the plan would undercut the authority of ambassadors who are supposed to be the president's top representative in the country to which they are accredited. This chief-of-mission authority has enabled ambassadors to control entry into the country according to their estimation of political and diplomatic considerations.

    The DoD plan would allow Special Ops missions to be secret and known to only a few, if any, officials of the foreign country. The DoD proposal is included in a highly classified execute order, part of a broad strategy developed after 9/11 to give Special Operations Command flexibility to track down and destroy terrorist networks worldwide, the officials said.

   The Pentagon sees the campaign against terrorism as a war that requires freedom of action as in Iraq where the military coordinates with the U.S. Embassy but is not subject to chief-of-mission authority.

   Over the past two years, State has repeatedly blocked DoD attempts to send Special Ops forces into countries without ambassadors' approval, current and former administration officials said.

    In one case, U.S. commanders first tried to send SF soldiers into Pakistan without obtaining the ambassador's approval but were checked by State Department, said two sources familiar with the event. After receiving proper clearance the soldiers were allowed to enter Pakistan only to be ordered out by the ambassador on the grounds of reckless behavior. "We had SF guys in civilian clothes running around a hotel with grenades in their pockets," said one source involved in the incident.

   In another case, other officials said a group of Delta Force soldiers left a bar at night in a Latin American country and shot an alleged assailant but did not inform the embassy for several days.

    In the past week, Secretary Rice has made it clear she intends to protect chief-of-mission authority.  State's concern is twofold, officials said: conducting military operations would be perilous without the oversight of the ambassador and would set a precedent that other USG agencies could follow. (DKR)

DOJ RENEWS EFFORTS TO HALT FBI WHISTLEBLOWER'S SUIT - DoJ has renewed its efforts to prevent the hearing of a suit by FBI whistleblower Sibil Edmonds.

    DoJ lawyers, in a brief filed on 24 February, told a federal appeals court that a suit brought by Edmonds should not be allowed to proceed because it would cause "significant damage to the national security and foreign policy of the United States," the New York Times reported on 28 February.

    www.nytimes.com/2005/02/26/politics/26whistle.html?pagewanted=print&position=

   Edmonds was a contract linguist for the bureau for about six months, translating material in Azeri, Persian and Turkish. She was dismissed in 2002 after charging that there was an inadequate knowledge of English among many translators in the translation unit, laptops were left unsecured during lunch breaks and classified material was being taken home. She also charged that a Turkish member of the unit, Melek Can Dickerson, had undeclared contacts with a foreign organization under FBI surveillance. As a result, bureau operations, including counterterrorism ones, were compromised, the Times earlier reported her as saying.

     www.nytimes.com/2005/02/26/politics/26whistle.html?pagewanted=print&position=

     According to the Times, the case has become a lightning rod for critics who contend that the bureau retaliated against Edmonds and other whistle-blowers who sought to expose management shortcomings related to the counterterrorism operations.

    The ACLU asked the United States Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit to reinstate her suit against the government after it had been dismissed in July when AG Ashcroft declared the case fell under the rarely invoked state secret privilege. The judge who issued the July ruling said he was satisfied it suit could expose intelligence-gathering methods and disrupt diplomatic relations.

   DoJ retroactively classified a 2002 Congressional briefing about the case and some related letters from lawmakers, but has now decided to permit the information to be released.

   Last month an executive summary of a report by the IG/DoJ found the FBI had failed to adequately investigate Edmonds' allegations and that many had bases in fact. The report found the bureau had made only superficial investigation of the allegations against Dickerson. The report also found that retaliation was the most significant factor in the FBI's decision to terminate Edmonds. (DKR)

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SECTION III -- CYBER INTELLIGENCE

SPOOFED 'FBI' E-MAILS SPREAD VIRUS - The FBI has warned that a computer virus is being spread through unsolicited e-mails that purport to come from the bureau, the Washington Post reported on 23 February.

www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/articles/A45321-2005Feb22.html

    The e-mails look as if they came from an fbi.gov address and inform those receiving them that they have accessed illegal websites and that their Internet use has been monitored by the bureau's "Internet Fraud Complaint Center." The messages then tell recipients to open an attachment so as to answer questions. The computer virus is in the attachment. (DKR)

FEDERAL CYBER PREPAREDNESS EXERCISE COMING - DHS officials say USG and several international partners will hold a cyber preparedness exercise in November, Fcw.com reported.

   The exercise will give the USG an opportunity to test plans for responding to a direct or indirect attack on computer networks controlling critical infrastructure, such as power plants and oil pipelines. Hun Kim, deputy director of the DHS National Cyber Security Division, said the exercise will be unclassified, and the public informed,

   Federal cyber experts say they don't know what kind of attack to expect. G. Rick Wilson, special assistant for strategic policy at NSA'S Information Assurance Directorate, said he doubts that a cyber winter would be caused by a massive denial-of-service attack on critical routers and servers. "I don't think it's going to be loud and noisy," he said.

  Wilson said he thinks intruders would quietly try to wreak havoc, causing a loss of confidence in the interconnected system of networks and information systems on which the nation's economy and security now depends. "Somebody's going to figure out how to get across a low wall and get on the inside, and they're not going to go in a chat room and talk about it," Wilson said. "We're talking about a sophisticated adversary."

    Finding a hidden enemy and cleaning up the damage in such a scenario would be extremely difficult, Wilson said: "You're going to have not only national security issues; you're going to have privacy issues. I'll leave it at that." (Lawrence S., DKR)

SINGAPORE TO BATTLE 'CYBER TERROR' - Singapore is to spend $23 million over three years to battle online hackers and other forms of  "cyber-terrorism" in one of the world's most connected countries, Reuters reported government officials as saying on 22 February.

    Deputy Prime Minister Tony Tan said a new National Cyber-Threat Monitoring Center would maintain round-the-clock detection and analysis of computer virus threats.

   "We cannot afford to treat the threats from cyber terrorists, cyber criminals and irresponsible hackers lightly," Tan said in a speech while unveiling an information-technology security master plan. "Infocomm security is as important in protecting Singapore as is physical

security at our borders."

    In Singapore 50 to 60 percent of its 4.2 million people live in homes wired to the Internet. The affluent, predominantly Chinese island has also steadily tightened security since 9/11. In 2003, Singapore passed strict legislation to allow monitoring of all computer activity and for police to take pre-emptive action to protect state computers from cyber attack.

    The Cyber-Threat Monitoring Center will link connect with companies that provide anti-virus systems and governments running similar centers, including the United States and Australia. It is expected to be fully operational by the second half of 2006. (DKR)

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SECTION IV -- BOOKS, SOURCES, AND ISSUES

Books

AFIO MEMBER RECOUNTS HIS LONG CIA CAREER - Floyd L. Paseman, A Spy's Journey: A CIA Memoir (Zenith Books, 320 pp. $24.95)

     Paseman, an AFIO member, spent 35 years with the agency during which moved up through a dozen promotions to become station chief in Germany at the height of the Cold War and chief of the East Asia division at Langley.

     This experience enables him to evaluate the agency's operations and its evolution since the early 1960s. Paseman makes a persuasive case that the United States needs more effective agents on the ground. For example, the United States did not have a single agent in Iraq before the war.

     He states flatly that the 9/11 attack was a failure of U.S. intelligence and calls for improving intelligence gathering by ensuring that people in the field have a thorough knowledge of the language and culture of the country where they are working. That type of agent takes time to develop, but electronic devices cannot replace what can be gained through direct observation by a trained agent.

     'A Spy's Journey' is one of the best CIA memoirs published in a long while. (DKR)

CHINA, TOO, FACES PROBLEM OF AGING POPULATION - Robert Stowe England, Aging China (Praeger/CSIS, 160 pp. $29.95)

     England is a financial journalist who has become a leading expert on the worldwide problem arising from aging populations. He points out, amid the talk so common these days of China as the coming economic superpower, that it, the world’s most populous nation, faces a period of rapid aging.

   By 2040 those over 65 years old are expected to make up 25 percent of the population. Ten years later there will be 332 million people in China over that age, raising the question of how they are to be provided with adequate retirement income and a minimum level of health care.

    England surveys the social, political, and economic effects of aging and concludes that, over the long term, demographics will probably affect China’s economic development and reform efforts -- and its role on the global stage -- more than any other factor. (DKR)

IRAN'S YOUTH VS. THE MULLAHS - Azadeh Moaveni, Lipstick Jihad: A Memoir of Growing Up Iranian in America and American in Iran (PublicAffairs, 249 pp.  $25) 

     Moaveni, a journalist with the Los Angeles Times, takes the reader on a tour of an Iran that is far from that of the ayatollahs. It is the world of the underground youth culture in Tehran in which the young live an 'as if' lifestyle; as if the society they are in was not a repressive one. The kids conduct themselves as though it were permitted to hold hands on the street, blast music at parties, speak their minds, challenge authority, take drugs of choice, grow their hair long, and wear too much lipstick.

   Moaveni grew up in California, the daughter of Iranian émigrés. She tells how she tries to come to terms with her family's memories of a vanished Iran and with the conflicts in a sense of loyalty to both countries.

    Moving to Iran in 2000, she is outraged by the conduct of the morality police, something to which her Iranian friends are resigned. Restrictions on relations between the sexes inflamed people's carnal instincts, making them "preoccupied with sex in the manner of dieters constantly thinking about food." The dress codes imposed on women encouraged an obsession with plastic surgery aimed at perfecting the face. Low-grade depression, she writes, was epidemic in Iran.

  But, she writes, a reaction set in and a culture of transgression developed, one in which, for example, women learned how to circumvent the restrictions on dress and behavior. And, she points out, the young are transforming Iran.

     But she also notes that President Bush's depiction of Iran in his 2002 State of the Union address as part of an axis of evil served as "a divine gift to the hard-liners, who were running out of excuses for their ongoing repressiveness." The theocrats would no longer tolerate domestic dissent.

   If the goal of the Bush administration was to promote tolerance and democracy in the Middle East, she writes, and thereby discourage militancy and religious extremism, then its policies produced the opposite effect. (DKR)

Issues

NIC BELIEVES RUSSIAN NUCLEAR MATERIAL HAS BEEN STOLEN - The NIC has concluded that theft of radioactive materials from Russia's nuclear complex has occurred and the country's atomic power plants remain vulnerable to terrorist attack, AFP reported.

  www.arabtimesonline.com/arabtimes/breakingnews/view.asp?msgID=8051

    An unclassified version of the unpublished NIC was obtained by the French news agency on 22 February.

   The NIC said, "We assess that undetected smuggling has occurred, and we are concerned about the total amount of material that could have been diverted or stolen in the last 13 years."  Russian officials have repeatedly denied terrorist groups would be able to obtain Russian nuclear weapons or weapons-grade materials.

  According to the report, the IC retains high confidence in safeguards around battle-ready weapons, but continues to be concerned about vulnerabilities of other nuclear weapons material to inside jobs and to potential terrorist attacks.

     Suspected terrorists have already shown an interest in the Russian nuclear arsenal, the report said. In 2002, Russian Defense Ministry security thwarted two attempts by known terrorists to map nuclear weapons storage sites, the document pointed out. Two sabotage and reconnaissance groups associated with Chechen separatists were also spotted at several major railway stations in the Moscow region, apparently in an attempt to gather intel about a special train used to transport nuclear weapons.

     As much as 1.5 kilograms (3.3 pounds) of 90-percent enriched weapons-grade uranium disappeared from the Luch Production Association in 1992. About three kilograms (6.6 pounds) of the same material were later stolen from a Moscow site.

   The IC was skeptical about Russian assurances that in all of these instances, the stolen materials had been eventually found.  "We find it highly unlikely that Russian authorities would have been able to recover all the stolen materials," the report said.

   Two weeks ago, Senate Intelligence Committee ranking member John Rockefeller asked DCI Goss if he could assure Americans that no nuclear material from Russia had found its way into terrorist hands. "No, I can't make that assurance," Goss replied. "I can't account for some of the material." (DKR)

KIWIS REJECT ISRAELI APOLOGY - New Zealand has rejected an Israeli apology over two Mossad operatives jailed, then deported after being caught trying to obtain a New Zealand passport, the Israeli daily Ha'aretz reported.

(See MOSSAD OPERATIVE BELIEVED TO HAVE SOUGHT U.S. SECRETS, WIN 07-05 dtd 14 February 2005)

    Prime Minister Helen Clark said on 21 February that Israel conveyed its apology through Wellington's ambassador to Turkey, but the tone of the apology was feeble and unacceptable. Israel is seeking to end the diplomatic crisis before a visit in March by Israeli President Moshe Katsav to Australia and possibly New Zealand.

    Kiwi government sources the Israeli apology was merely a general expression of regret and failed to clarify what the operatives, Elisha Kara and Uriel Kalman, were planning to do with the passport, to reveal whether passports had been obtained fraudulently in the past, and to undertake not to repeat such conduct.

    Clark appeared in a press conference alongside Australian Prime Minister John Howard. Howard tried to downplay a recent incident in which an Israeli diplomat was expelled from Australia. (DKR)

SECTION V -- CAREERS, NOTES, LETTERS, QUERIES AND AUTHORS SEEKING ASSISTANCE

Careers

[IMPORTANT: AFIO does not "vet" or endorse these inquiries or offers. Reasonable-sounding inquiries and career offerings are published as a service to our members, and for researchers, educators, and subscribers. You are urged to exercise your usual caution and good judgment when responding or supplying any information.]

FORCEnet ISR INTEGRATION ACTION OFFICER NEEDED - Work for a small, but well established company focused on support of the US Navy.  Assigned to the Admiral’s staff, act as his “go-to” person for all questions/issues arising in the area of FORCEnet Integration.  Responsible for concept development, assessment and program review, as well as architecting and implementation processes.

    Requirements: Degree, with experience in a wide range of ISR disciplines including Joint and Service doctrines, concept development, and policy issues.  Should have deep familiarity with governance, development, architecture, acquisition and implementation processes.  Specific FORCEnet experience preferred. Active TS/SCI required.  Location is Crystal City, VA.  Salary range is $100-120K, plus benefits.

     REPLIES:  Please contact Scott Boren at The Matrixx Group.  scott@matrixx-group.com. 703-359-8480 (v)

PART TIME FACILITY SECURITY OFFICER SOUGHT – Spectrurn Signal Processing USA, a small company is located in Columbia, MD and is currently doing business with various DoD entities including NSA

Job Title: Security Officer   Location: Columbia, MD    Job Overview (i.e. Major roles and responsibilities, to which business unit or department will the person belong):

    This position is with Spectrum Signal Processing (USA) Inc., a wholly owned subsidiary of Spectrum Signal Processing, Inc. of Burnaby, British Columbia, Canada.  As the Security Officer (SO), he/she is responsible to the Spectrum USA’s president and to its Government Security Committee for compliance with all applicable US Department of Defense regulations and for implementing and maintaining a compliant Facility and Personnel Security Plan.  Liaison with the Defense Security Service is required. He/she will submit Personnel Security Clearance Applications to DISCO for processing and prepare and process Visit Authorization Letters.  This position is responsible for conducting security audits, developing and providing training, and submitting voluntary disclosures and overseeing corrective actions. The SO will provide quarterly reports to the Board of Directors’ Government Security Committee and annual reports to the Defense Security Service regarding SpectrumUSA’s compliance with its Special Security Agreement.  This position could be part-time of approximately 20 to 30 hours per week with flexible reporting and departing times.  Educational Requirements: Electrical Engineering, Computer Science degree, MBA. A four-year college degree and/or equivalent security work experience is required. Related work experience:  3+ years telecom networking industry experience, experience with DSP's hardware. Previous employment: at least two years as a Facility Security Officer under US Defense Security Service authority is required. Specialized Skills and Knowledge: C/C++ programming, excellent written, oral communication and analytical skills. Working knowledge of the NISPOM. Good written and verbal communication skills. Organizational skills. Desirable Skills and Knowledge - Optional  (“Nice-to-have” skills and knowledge): Special Security Agreements and FOCI requirements under the NISPOM US export regulations (International Traffic in Arms Regulations and Export Administration Regulations) REPLIES to John Frields at JEFrields@aol.com Spectrum Signal ProcessingUSA, Columbia, MD 21046. Office 410 872 0202

SOS INTERNATIONAL LTD. SEEKING PERSONNEL FOR IRAQ - SOSi, a provider of intelligence, linguistics, and technical support services to the federal government, is presently seeking experienced and qualified personnel for deployment to Iraq in the following specialties: 

Senior CI Agent - Oversees Human Support Teams (HST) and HST operations.  Supports the production of reports and conducts quality control of completed reports/products produced by the HST and Brigade Direct Support of Tactical HUMINT teams.  Ensures a two-way flow of communication between Brigade and Division. 10 years experience in counterintelligence (CI) or interrogations (not negotiable) and must be trained in Operational Security, Subversion and Espionage Directed against the US Army, Interrogation and Local Employed Personnel screening operations/programs.  Must be a graduate of a basic CI agent course and knowledgeable of Army/Joint interrogation procedures, data processing systems such CHIMs and SIPRNET.  Position requires former MOS 97B/E, 351B/E, 35E or civilian/joint service equivalents. Knowledge of the Arabic language and culture a plus.

CI Agent - Works under the management of a Senior CI Agent.  Conducts screenings, interviews walk-in sources, conducts liaison, and supports security/OPSEC/force protection programs. Produces written reports and assessments. Must be trained as a CI agent with at least five (5) years of  experience.  Must be knowledgeable of brigade operations as well as Army/Joint interrogation procedures, data processing systems such CHIMs and SIPRNET.  Position requires former 97B, 35B or civilian/joint service equivalents.  Knowledge of Arabic language and culture a plus.

Interrogator - Works under the management of a Senior CI Agent.  Conducts interrogations of detainees and produces written reports and assessments.  Assists in the HUMINT reporting system maintenance to include Brigade Black/White/Gray lists, supports screening operations and conducts. Must be a trained interrogator with at least five (5) years experience in interrogation and have completed the Army interrogator school or its equivalent.  Must be knowledgeable of Army/Joint interrogation procedures, data processing systems such CHIMs and SIPRNET.  Position requires former MOS 97E, 351E, or civilian/joint service equivalents.  ASI0N and N7 desired. Knowledge of the Arabic language and culture a plus.

     All positions will require a minimum of a Secret clearance, performance of work 12 hours/day, six days/week, and deployment Iraq.  Interested candidates should submit their resume via email to mherl@sosiltd.com.  SOSi offers comprehensive benefits and competitive salaries and compensation packages.  For more information on SOSi, please visit our website at www.sosiltd.com.  For more information about the above positions, please contact Mike Herl via email: mherl@sosiltd or via  phone: 703-391-9680 X1022.  SOSi is an equal opportunity employer.

Notes

IRAQ SEEKS FOREIGN HELP IN INTEL TRAINING - The Iraqi government is reportedly seeking help from NATO and Coalition governments in training intel officers, according to Geostrategy-Direct on 22 February.

  Baghdad is said to be asking for assistance in advanced courses in intelligence and modern equipment and technology with a view to creating a Western-style security service.

   Australian Defense minister Robert Hill is cited as saying the Iraqi government wants to train future leaders in the field of intelligence and security in ways of law enforcement different to the brutal techniques used by the Saddam Husayn regime. (DKR)

EGYPTIAN SAYS IRANIANS HAD PLAN TO ASSASSINATE MUBARAK - An Egyptian identified as Mahmud Id Dabus, charged with espionage on behalf of Iran's Islamic Revolution Guards Corps, said it plotted to assassinate President Hosni Mubarak, according to the newspaper "Al-Misri Al-Yawm" on 20 February, Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty reported.

   Dabus said the IRGC instructed him to devise a plan for the assassination and to select the individuals who would carry out the operation, the paper reported. The IRGC was ready to finance the operation, Dabus said, but he failed to find suitable co-conspirators.

    The IRGC is regarded as the Praetorian guard of the theocratic regime in Tehran and is known to operate widely outside of Iran.

   Dabus reportedly confessed that he communicated with the IRGC via the Internet. The next hearing in Dabus's trial is scheduled for 26 February. (DKR)

Obituary

JOHN BARRON -  See TOP

JAMES SIDNEY BURWELL - He served in the CIA for 27 years and died on 5 February, aged 83, of complications due to Parkinson's disease at Fairfax Nursing Center, the Washington Post reported on 26 February.

    Burwell's foreign postings included Japan from 1956 to 1958; West Berlin during the Berlin Wall crisis, and Vietnam from 1968 to 1970. He retired from the agency in 1976.

    Born in Oxford, NC, he attended Louisburg College, and then enlisted in the Army. He moved to Washington and attended Officer's Candidate School. After being commissioned, he served in intelligence and worked for OSS in northern China, coordinating with guerrilla groups working behind Japanese lines. He rose to lieutenant colonel by the time he retired from the Army Reserves in 1981.

    Burwell was a storyteller with a sense of humor and passionate about growing tomatoes. He enjoyed golfing, bowling, crabbing, fishing, morel hunting and cheering for the Washington Redskins. His favorite retreat was his cabin on the Shenandoah River. He was a member of Friendship Methodist Church in Falls Church.

    He is survived by his wife of 61 years, Gertrude Burwell of Woodbridge; three daughters, Patricia Boyd of King George, Va., Barbara Schulze of Woodbridge and Marsha Smith of Fairfax; seven grandchildren; and 11 great-grandchildren. (DKR)

Coming Events

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

4-5 March 2005 - College Station, TX - The Bush School/ONCIX, Counterintelligence for the 21st Century Conference http://bush.tamu.edu/counterintelligence/

9 - 11 March 2005 - Linthicum Heights, MD - The National Security Agency's High Confidence Software and Systems (HCSS) Group will be sponsoring an open meeting showcasing recent technical accomplishments, promising research activities, and future research directions, all focused on improving the confidence of software and systems. The free technical program will be held at: The Conference Center at the Maritime Institute of Technology (MIT), 5700 Hammonds Ferry Road, Linthicum Heights, MD 21090, http://www.ccmit.org  (check driving instructions carefully) Reservation #: 866-900-3517
To register for the conference, simply contact Tim Thimmesch at tjthimm@orion.ncsc.mil or phone (301) 688-1057. An email simply stating you are planning on attending is sufficient.
 

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!

11 March 05  [Friday Evening] - New York, NY - AFIO New York Metropolitan Chapter hosts Andrew McCarthy, the Federal Prosecutor for the Southern District of New York (1986 – 2003) who led the successful prosecution against the jihad organization of Sheik Omar Abdel-Rahman in the 1993 World Trade Center bombing, and is an attorney in private practice in New York City. McCarthy is the recipient of numerous awards, including the Justice Department’s highest honors.  Irene Halligan, Former Chief of Protocol for the City of New York under Mayor Rudy Giuliani, will lead Pledge of Allegiance; S. Gene Poteat, AFIO President, will speak on “The Current State of American Intelligence and Counterintelligence”; and Julie Anderson, Adjunct Professor of Political Science, CUNY, AFIO Award Winner, and Acting AFIO New York Metropolitan Chapter VP/Treasurer, will briefly comment on her ground-breaking Ph.D. Dissertation on the Russian Intelligence Services. TIME: 5:30 – 6:00 pm: Registration; 6:00 – 7:00 pm: Speakers; 7:00 – 8:00 pm: Cocktails 
WHERE
: SOCIETY OF ILLUSTRATORS BUILDING, 128 E 63rd St, (Between Park and Lexington Aves), New York, NY 10021.
COST:
$45. Per Person Checks: Make Payable to Jerry Goodwin, 530 Park Ave., 15B, New York, NY 10021; Checks/Cash Accepted at the Door: RESERVE NOW: Email/Call/Write for Advance Reservations. afiometro@yahoo.com or call 212-308-1450 They look forward to seeing you at this exciting, speaker-packed meeting. Jerry Goodwin, Acting Organizer, AFIO – New York Metropolitan Chapter

12 March 05 - Gainesville, FL - Amb. Marilyn McAfee, career FSO in Latin America, addresses AFIO North Florida Chapter. RSVP for meeting to Quiel Begonia at begonia@coj.net. $16/pp at door. Email for specifics

14-16 March 2005 - Arlington, VA - ASIS, 23rd Annual Government/Industry Conference on Global Terrorism http://www.asisonline.org/

15-16 March 2005 - Irvine, CA - ISAC/ONCIX, ISAC/ONCIX Regional Seminar

19 March 05 - Kennebunk, ME - AFIO MAINE Chapter has invited a member of Sen. Susan Collins staff to brief on the National Intelligence Reform Act. Commitment pending. Meeting is at 2:00 p.m. in Hank's Room at the Kennebunk Free Library, 112 Main Street, corner of Fletcher, in downtown Kennebunk. New members welcome. Chapter dues for 2005 are $25. For questions or information contact Barbara Storer, 9 Spiller Drive, Kennebunk, ME 04043. tel. 207.985-2392.
 

19 March - Arlington - Amb. James Lilley to speak at OSSS Luncheon - Please join us at American Legion Post 24 in Alexandria, VA to welcome Ambassador Lilley, author of China Hands: Nine Decades of Adventure, Espionage, and Diplomacy in Asia.  Amb. Lilley was U.S. ambassador at Beijing from 1989 to 1991 and at Seoul from 1986 to 1989.  He will sign copies of his recently published memoir described by Publishers Weekly as a “must-read for students of Asia and intelligence work.  Foreign Affairs reported that “his insider account...adds considerably to our understanding of four critical decades in East Asia..."  The New York Times described Amb. Lilley’s memoir as an "...adventure story that will have many grown-ups staying up past their bedtimes...filled with gripping anecdotes skillfully rendered." Location: American Legion Post 24, 400 Cameron Street, Alexandria, VA, (703) 683-5564. TIME: 12 Noon.  Cost: $32/person.  Payment must be made in advance by check to The OSS Society, Inc. and mailed to 6723 Whittier Ave., 303A, McLean, VA 22101.  Payment must be received by March 14, 2005. Questions: 703-356-6667 or via email to osssociety@aol.com.  -- Charles T. Pinck, President, The OSS Society. (DKR)

*** 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 are: Rich Cooper, Business Liaison Director - Department of Homeland Security; George Foote, Bracewell Patterson; Gen. James Jackson, Market Manager - Battelle Office of Homeland Security; Ralph Sharpe, Venable; Joe Johns, CNN Congressional Correspondent; Eugene Fidell, Partner - Feldesman Tucker Leifer Fidell LLP; Walter Pincus, Washington Post Intelligence Correspondent; Jim Risen, New York Times Intelligence Correspondent; Bill Gertz, Washington Times Intelligence Correspondent; Claudio Grossman; Harvey Rishikof, Director, National Security Strategy - National War College; Elisa Massimino, Washington Director - Human Rights First; Robert Goldman, UN Independent Expert on the Protection of Human Rights; Gordon Lederman, Former lead staffer for Intelligence Reform - 9/11 Commission; Randy Pherson, former CIA specialist in alternative analysis; Kevin Scheid, Team Leader for Intelligence - 9/11 Commission; William Nolte, Deputy Assistant Director of Central Intelligence for Analysis and Production; George Fidas, CIA, co-drafter of the Intelligence Community Estimate on Infectious Disease; Lee Lane, Executive Director - Climate Policy Center; Michael Klare, Five College Professor of Peace and World Security Studies, MA; Keynote Banquet Speaker: James S. Gilmore, III; Robert Vaughn; Coleen Rowley, FBI Whistleblower; Tom Devine, Legal Director - Government Accountability Project; Mark Zaid, Partner - Krieger & Zaid, PLLC; Stephen Wermiel; Daniel Benny, Private Investigator, Assistant Editor of PI Magazine; Mark Rotenberg, Executive Director - Electronic Privacy Information Center; Valerie Caproni, General Counsel - Federal Bureau of Investigation; Nicholas Kittrie; Doron Zimmermann, Center for Security Studies, Zurich, Switzerland; Eran Duvdevani - International Policy Institute for Counter-Terrorism; Saad Abudayeh, University of Jordan. These 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/eminint2005.htm or email nsls@wcl.american.edu  CLE credit is available.

22 March 05 - Washington, DC - OPEN HOUSE  5 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.  The Institute of World Politics 1521 16th St NW Washington, DC 202-462-2101 www.iwp.edu

22 March 05 - Washington, DC - Business Executives for National Security [BENs] host Breakfast Meeting titled "Partnering for Security" with RADM Marsha [Marty] Evans, USN(ret). TIME: 8-8:30 a.m. Breakfast; 8:30 - 10 am Program. Where: Carnegie Endowment for International Peace, 1779 Massachusetts Ave NW, Washington, DC. $30/pp at door via credit card, check or cash. Marty Evans, CEO/President of American Red Cross, will present what's working for the Red Cross as it prepares responses to emergencies to hurricanes and other possibilities. RSVP to Steve Ewell at sewell@bens.org or fax your name, title, phone, fax and email and any names of guests to 202-296-2490.

24 March 05 - Colorado Springs, CO - The next AFIO meeting of the AFIO Colorado Chapter will be March 24th at 11:30 in the Air Force Academy Officers Club. Speaker to be announced. Please contact Dick at Riverwear53@aol.com  to confirm and indicate your choice of chicken or beef.
 

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 20th Annual International Conference & Exhibition - At the Hyatt Regency Chicago, an event not to miss. Business intelligence, business planning and analysis, competitive intelligence, forecasting, market research, mergers and acquisitions, new product development, opposition research, proposal management, sales, strategic planning and analysis, technical intelligence. If you, or your company, are 'going places,' this is one of the places to go to make it happen.  A total education and training event with following tracks: Academic; Global, Government & Security; innovation in Practice; Leadership & Management; and Tools, Techniques, and Networks. Keynote presentation by Bob Galvin, former Chairman, Motorola;  Modest fee for full event. Info and registration at: http://www.scip.org/chicago . SCIP is at 1700 Diagonal Rd Ste 600, Alexandria, VA 22314; (703) 739-0696.

Tuesday, 12 April 2005; 6:30 pm - Inside Stories: Intrigue in the Pyrenees — Dr. Charles L. Schepens of the Belgian Resistance - Meet a true WWII hero—and hear dramatic details of the double life he led to aid the Allies. With a back country logging business as a front, “Jacques Pérot,” a young Belgian ophthalmologist, fooled the Nazis into thinking he was on their side while he and his comrade, a Basque shepherd, passed intelligence and evacuees across the French-Spanish border! Join the daring Pérot, actually Dr. Charles L. Schepens, and Meg Ostrum, who wrote about his story in The Surgeon and the Shepherd, for a captivating evening of deception, suspense, drama, courage, and great success. Ms. Ostrum and Dr. Schepens will sign the book following the presentation. Co-sponsored by the Embassy of Belgium, the Union francophone des Belges à l’étranger, and The Washington Flanders Club. Advance registration required at http://www.spymuseum.org/calendar/index.asp#Register_Now

14 April 2005 - Huntsville, AL - NCMS/ONCIX, NCMS/ONCIX Regional Seminar

15 Apr 05 - Tysons Corner, VA - Naval Intelligence Professionals Annual Red Tie Luncheon and Dworkin Award presentation - Tysons Corner Holiday Inn. All US naval intelligence professionals, past and current, invited. Reservations: Navintpro@aol.com or tel: 703-250-6765.
 

16 April 05 - Kennebunk, ME - AFIO MAINE Chapter hosts Veteran AFIO member and Univ New Hampshire Professor Doug Wheeler who will reveal his findings from his research into the circumstances surrounding the death of actor Leslie Howard, one of the last great mysteries of WW II. Meeting is at 2:00 p.m. in Hank's Room at the Kennebunk Free Library, 112 Main Street, corner of Fletcher, in downtown Kennebunk. New members welcome. Chapter dues for 2005 are $25. For questions or information contact Barbara Storer, 9 Spiller Drive, Kennebunk, ME 04043. tel. 207.985-2392.

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  

17-20 April 2005 - Copenhagen, Denmark - ASIS, ASIS European Security Conference  http://www.asisonline.org/

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

18 April 05 - Waukesha, WI - The Cold War Museum-Midwest Chapter hosts Panel Discussion: When Empires Clash - A Cold War Discourse with Khrushchev and Powers. $16.00/pp at 7 pm at Carroll College Ballroom Student Center, 100 North East Ave, Waukesha, WI. Dr. Sergei Khrushchev and Francis Gary Powers, Jr., sons of two Cold War icons, are joined by RADM Ronald Kurth (Ret), 36-yr Navy vet who served at U.S. Embassy Moscow, to discuss Cold War flash points -- Cuban Missile Crisis, Vietnam War, and rise/fall of Nikita Khrushchev. Further info at: www.freewebs.com/coldwar Questions by voice to: 262.227.1198. Chapter is at PO Box 1112, Waukesha, WI 53187-1112.

Monday, 18 April 2005; 3 - 9:30 pm at Ford’s Theatre - Spy Seminar: The Lincoln Assassination Conspiracy - Retrace the steps of John Wilkes Booth—literally! Why did a handsome, successful actor murder President Lincoln? Examine the Lincoln assassination anew—at the scene of the crime and throughout the neighborhood—during this eye-opening event. On one fact alone do scholars agree: President Lincoln was shot at Ford’s Theatre on April 14, 1865. All else is suspect! While you face the very balcony where President and Mrs. Lincoln sat, Jay Winik (invited), author of April 1865, and Michael W. Kauffman, author of American Brutus, will set the stage with the facts of the event. Next, like John Wilkes Booth, you’ll escape into the neighborhood, but you’ll have time to tour the “House Where Lincoln Died” and the International Spy Museum, and to dine at one of several restaurants nearby. Return to Ford’s Theatre at 7 pm where experts including Warren Getler, Elizabeth Leonard, and H. Donald Winkler will immerse you in the key conspiracy theories. Was Booth acting as a lone gunman? A player in an internal Union scheme? A tool of the Confederacy? A cog in an insidious global plot? The evening will conclude with a reception at Ford’s Theatre Museum featuring book signings by the experts, a surprise appearance by “Lincoln” and “Booth,” and of course, the opportunity for more discussion.
Seminar to be held at Ford’s Theatre, National Historic Site, National Park Service. Advance registration required at
http://www.spymuseum.org/calendar/index.asp#Register_Now

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  

Thursday, 28 April 2005; 12 noon to 1 pm - Washington, DC - FREE LUNCHTIME AUTHOR DEBRIEFING AND BOOK SIGNING at Spy Museum. Join the author for an informal chat and book signing from. No registration required! Thaddeus Holt, author of The Deceivers: Allied Military Deception in the Second World War
Thaddeus Holt, using newly declassified material, is the first to give a full account of the unprecedented military deception the Allies employed in WWII. Finally, critical details are divulged and questions answered about successful secret operations throughout the war, including early British missions in the Middle East and Europe, the amazing D-Day successes, America’s victory in the Pacific theater, and the war’s culmination on the brink of an invasion of Japan. Don’t miss this opportunity to meet and quiz the man who understands the extent of deception that won the war.

2-4 May 2005 - Falls Church, VA - NSI, NSI IMPACT 2005! 20th Annual Conference & Expo  http://nsi.org/Impact05.html

Thursday, 12 May 2005; 12 noon to 1 pm - Washington, DC - Melissa Boyle Mahle, author of Denial and Deception: An Insider’s View of the CIA from Iran-Contra to 9/11 gives FREE LUNCHTIME AUTHOR DEBRIEFING AND BOOK SIGNING Join the author for an informal chat and book signing at Spy Museum. No registration required! From the Reagan years through 2002, CIA intelligence officer, Melissa Boyle Mahle, ran operations against Al Qaeda terrorists, conducted missions to interrupt illicit networks plotting to sell weapons of mass destruction, and completed assignments throughout the Middle East, Central Asia, and Africa in the interest of national security. Meet her, hear about the many challenges of counterterrorism operations she faced, and find out why she describes the Agency as a “rudderless ship adrift” in the post-Cold War world.

Thursday, 19 May 2005; 6:30 pm - Washington, DC - The Terrorist Next Door: The Militia Movement in America—Yesterday and Today How well do you really know your neighbors? Would it shock you to know that some of the most dangerous anti-U.S. extremists are living among us today as self-described patriots and staunch defenders of the Constitution? Daniel Levitas, author of The Terrorist Next Door, former National Book Award and Pulitzer Prize nominee, will discuss the deadly threat posed by home-grown terrorists. While most Americans have been focused on the potential of violence from abroad, far-right extremists here systematically plot to overthrow the government of the United States. Levitas will reveal how white supremacist paramilitary groups have evolved from their post-Civil War roots to the Oklahoma City bombing and on to their current preoccupation with biological and chemical warfare. Don’t miss this disturbing and enlightening session, including a discussion of the FBI’s preventive measures and the issue of civil liberties in the post-9/11 era. Mr. Levitas will sign The Terrorist Next Door following the presentation. Tickets: $20 Advance registration required at http://www.spymuseum.org/calendar/index.asp#Register_Now

Monday, 23 May 2005; 6:30 pm - Washington, DC - Inside Britain’s Secret WWII World: The Diaries of Guy Liddell by Nigel West. Intrigue, espionage, politics, and plots…and that’s just one day’s entry! The diary of Guy Liddell, MI-5’s World War II counterespionage chief, contained reports so riddled with controversy that the journal was locked in the MI-5 Director-General’s safe for decades. Until now. Famous British espionage expert and author, Nigel West, reveals the diary’s brutally honest and startling entries, ranging from bungled disinformation plans to Churchill’s personal foibles. Retired FBI Special Agent Ray Batvinis, now with the J. Edgar Hoover Foundation, will shed light on Liddell’s intense scrutiny of the FBI and his work’s enduring influence on American counterintelligence strategies. Mr. West, editor of The Secret Diaries of Guy Liddell, will sign copies following the presentation. Tickets: $20 Advance registration required at http://www.spymuseum.org/calendar/index.asp#Register_Now

23-27 May - Alexandria, VA - IALEIA Annual Conference - The conference will celebrate the 25th anniversary of IALEIA and the 50th anniversary of the Law Enforcement Intelligence Unit, which is participating in the event. Registration fees are $275 for members, $375 for non-members, and $150 for associate members and spouses. There will be a program for the spouses).  Please keep in mind that IALEIA membership costs $50.  Membership information can be found on the IALEIA web page at www.ialeia.org  You can register on-line at: http://www.leiu-homepage.org/events/2005dcConference/registration.html   Updated conference information can be found there as well. The conference will be held at the Hilton Alexandria Mark Center in Alexandria Virginia, 5000 Seminary Road, Alexandria, VA. Room Rates are $143.00 Single/Double Occupancy (plus 10.5% Tax and $1.00 Occupancy Tax), and $163.00 Triple Occupancy or $183.00 Quadruple Occupancy (plus taxes). For reservations, call (703) 845-1010 or 1-800-HILTONS, and mention the conference to get the special rate. Shuttle service is complimentary from Reagan International Airport, and parking is Free. Scheduled topics include strategic analysis, intelligence-led policing, national and international perspectives on organized crime, high tech crime, and fusion center development. For more information, please contact Ritchie Martinez, IALEIA Executive Director at (520) 547-8760, or Email: ramartinez@dps.state.az.us  We hope to see you all there!
 

23-27 May 2005 - San Diego, CA - IOSS, National OPSEC Conference and Exhibition http://www.iaevents.com/NATOPSEC05/index.cfm

25-26 May 2005 - Washington, D.C. - GOVSEC, GovSec/US Law Enforcement/READY Expo & Conferences http://www.govsecinfo.com/

Thursday, 9 June 2005; 6:30 pm - Washington, DC - Wild Rose: The Dangerous Mrs. Greenhow by Amy Blackman. A highly dramatic evening of Civil War espionage. Washington, D.C. August 23, 1861: On orders from President Lincoln, detective Allan Pinkerton arrests charming high society widow Rose Greenhow. The lady in question had sweet-talked top-flight Union officials and lowly Union clerks alike, encoded their information, and smuggled messages South—with the help of her own spy ring! Ann Blackman, author of a new biography of Mrs. Greenhow, will expose the spy’s dramatic exploits and her convention-breaking role as a personal emissary of President Jefferson Davis. Wild Rose herself will join the presentation to reveal how she helped the South win the First Battle of Bull Run. Actress Emily Lapisardi recreates Greenhow from her words and deeds, and is ready to withstand interrogation from our audience of espionage experts. Ann Blackman will sign copies of Wild Rose, Civil War Spy, A True Story following the program. Tickets: $20 Advance registration required at http://www.spymuseum.org/calendar/index.asp#Register_Now

11 June 05 - Boston, MA - THE THIRD ANNUAL AFIO AT THE POPS  - RED, WHITE, & BLUE - 8;00 PM Symphony Hall, 301 Massachusetts Avenue Boston, MA 02115  Conductor Bruce Hangen and the Boston Pops Orchestra celebrate Flag Day with Daniel Rodriguez the native New Yorker and “singing policeman”, by performing enduring patriotic favorites that will boost national pride. Join other AFIO members in what has become an annual Boston tradition.   Enjoy an evening of patriotic music while supporting AFIO’s mission of increasing awareness of the role of the intelligence community in national security.

11 June 05 - Gainesville, FL - . AFIO North Florida Chapter holds meeting. RSVP for details to Quiel Begonia at begonia@coj.net

Thursday, 30 June 2005; 12 noon to 1 pm - Washington, DC - The Literary Spy: The Ultimate Source for Quotations on Espionage & Intelligence He writes under the pseudonym Charles E. Lathrop, but you can trade quips and quotes with this CIA speechwriter and analyst face to face at this rare public appearance. A scholar of all-words-espionage, Lathrop went to great lengths to discover and document every reference to intelligence and espionage spoken aloud or put into print—from sources as diverse as the Bible, James Bond films, and presidential speeches. His selection process, favorite quotes, and research techniques are an open book—one that is as interesting to the serious researcher as to espionage aficionados and the armchair spies among us. FREE LUNCHTIME AUTHOR DEBRIEFING AND BOOK SIGNING Join the author for an informal chat and book signing at Spy Museum. No registration required!
 

12-15 September 2005 - Orlando, FL - ASIS, 51st Annual Seminar & Exhibits http://www.asisonline.org/

7 Oct 05 - Tysons Corner, VA - NIP Annual Meeting & Symposium - Tysons Corner Holiday Inn.
 

**** 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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