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SAMUEL HALPERN, OSS and CIA Officer, one of the founding members of AFIO, 83, dies of multiple myeloma in Alexandria, VA, his wife and daughter by his side, on Monday, March 7, 2005. His remarkable career and years of consulting spanned almost 60 years, from March 1943 to the present (where he was repeatedly consulted for his impressive institutional memory).  Born in Brooklyn, NY, he graduated Phi Beta Kappa in 1942 from the City College of New York with a degree in History, and began graduate study at Columbia University and George Washington University.  In 1943 he began with the Research and Analysis Branch, Far East Division of the Office of Strategic Services in World War II, later serving with OSS Detachment 101 in India, Ceylon, and Burma. From 1945 to 1947 he was with the Strategic Services Unit, CIG, the forerunner to CIA. He moved into the newly created CIA as Operations Officer, and later Executive Assistant for seven years to several Directors of the Clandestine Service. He was Deputy Chief for Operations and Executive Officer, CIA's Tokyo Station, and in the early 1960s served as Executive Officer for CIA's Task Force on Cuba. In 1961 he was called back from Asia in the wake of the Bay of Pigs to help organize Operation Mongoose, which was led by Gen. Edward Lansdale of the Defense Department and William K. Harvey at CIA. Working with Richard Bissell and Desmond FitzGerald in these plots to overthrow Fidel Castro in Cuba -- the famous "Operation Mongoose" was named by Halpern. In 1966 he graduated from the National War College at Ft. McNair, and returned to CIA as Executive Assistant to Desmond FitzGerald, the chief of the Far Eastern Division of CIA. He also worked as one of FitzGerald's operations officers in Saigon during the early stages of the Vietnam War. He also handled liaison work with major foreign intelligence services.  In the early 1970s he was Deputy Chief, CIA's Division of Domestic Collection, in the DO. He retired in 1974, receiving the Intelligence Medal of Merit (1973).

He served on the Board of Directors of AFIO from 1984 to his death, the National Intelligence Study Center, and on the Editorial Board of the International Journal of Intelligence and Counterintelligence [Taylor and Francis] and of Surveillant: Acquisitions for Intelligence Professionals [National Intelligence Book Center]. He contributed to many scholarly journals, TV productions on intelligence, and conducted several lecture series on intelligence at the Smithsonian Institution. He was a member of the Central Intelligence Retirees Association (CIRA). He was extensively interviewed by David Corn for his book Blond Ghost: Ted Shackley and the CIA's Crusades (1994); and by Evan Thomas in his book, The Very Best Men (1995)  -- in both Halpern corrected many misperceptions about the role CIA officers played in covert actions, showing that most were done at the behest of the White House (e.g., that Robert Kennedy put the CIA under pressure to arrange the assassination of Castro). A good presentation of Sam Halpern's career is featured in SPYMASTERS: Ten CIA Officers in Their Own Words  [Scholarly Resources Inc., 1999], edited by Ralph E. Weber (an AFIO member & former Board Member who is also former CIA and NSA Scholar in Residence). In 1993 Halpern co-authored a monograph with William Hood and James Nolan on Myths Surrounding James Angleton: Lessons for American Counterintelligence [Working Group on Intelligence Reform, Consortium for the Study of Intelligence, 1993]; and was co-editor with AFIO member & CIA officer/author Hayden Peake of the book In The Name of Intelligence: Essays in Honor of Walter Pforzheimer, [NIBC Press, 1994].

Many of us had his number on speed-dial as questions arose needing his precision and uncanny recall of who said what, when, and why. His dedication to the work and mission of OSS and CIA (and later, AFIO), and his willingness in his retirement years to assist so many organizations, authors, researchers, journalists -- a rare trait by one who closely guarded thousands of secrets of the clandestine services -- leaves an immense gap in our institutional memory. 

He is survived by his wife, Kathryn, his daughter, Anne, and his son, Michael. Letters, notes or emails for them can be sent c/o AFIO [6723 Whittier Ave 303A, McLean, VA 22101 or] and will be forwarded to the family.  [eb]





























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Coming Events 

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 05 - 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 - 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



GOSS SAYS DCI TASKS ARE OVERWHELMING - In a rare public appearance, DCI Goss said he is overwhelmed by the many duties of his job, including devoting five hours a day preparing for and delivering intelligence briefings to President Bush, AP reported on 2 March.

   "The jobs I'm being asked to do, the five hats that I wear, are too much for this mortal," Goss said, speaking in Simi Valley, CA. "I'm a little amazed at the workload."

   Goss also said the legislation creating the position of DNI left him unclear on his future role. "It's got a huge amount of ambiguity in it." He said he did not know by law what his direct relationship is with DNI Negroponte, SecDef Rumsfeld or other top officials involved with intelligence.

  Goss was speaking at the Ronald Reagan Presidential Library, before an audience of more than 200 that included former first lady Nancy Reagan.

    The following day President Bush paid a two-hour visit to Langley and sought to reassure agency personnel that they will retain a vital role in national security, the Washington Times reported.

     Although White House aides and CIA staffers said Bush's visit had been planned before Goss' remarks, the tour was added to the president's public schedule late on the day Goss made them.

    "Obviously, one of the reasons I came here is because I know there's some uncertainty about what this reform means to the people of the CIA," Bush said after meeting with Goss. He told reporters he wanted to assure CIA staff that the reforms set out in the act adopted by Congress in December would strengthen their efforts and make it easier for them to do their job, not harder.

   Bush said the reforms have not yet begun. "We don't even have Ambassador Negroponte confirmed yet. In other words, it's hard to implement reforms without somebody to be the reformer. And so the process is ongoing. Obviously, when his name gets up to the Senate, we hope there's a speedy confirmation," the president said. (DKR)

U.S.- ITALIAN TIES STRAINED BY DEATH OF SENIOR SISMI OFFICER - The shooting to death by U.S. soldiers of Nicola Calipari, head of international operations at SISMI, the Italian MI service, has provoked a serious strain in relations between Rome and Washington.

    Calipari was killed on 4 March when soldiers at a checkpoint on the notorious road from Baghdad to the international airport fired on the car in which he was traveling with Giuliana Sgrena, a journalist for the Italian communist newspaper Il Manifesto. Calipari had negotiated the release of Sgrena, taken hostage in Iraq on 4 February by what she described as Wahhabis. According to Sgrena, Calipari was shot as he threw himself over her to protect her when the soldiers opened fire.

  The effect of the incident has been intensified by conflicting U.S. and Italian accounts of what happened.

    American officials say the car carrying Calipari had been speeding toward a checkpoint along the airport road, the site of regular attacks against military and civilian vehicles, and that it ignored warnings in the form of hard signals, flashing lights and warning shots. 

    But Sgrena, along with Italian officials, disputed that account. �There was no bright light, no signal,� she said in an Italian television interview, adding that the car was not speeding.

    Italian military officials said two other intelligence agents were wounded in the shooting; U.S. officials said only one was, the Daily Telegraph (London) reported.

   U.S. officials said the Italians failed to inform military or diplomatic officials that Calipari was on her way to the airport. "In my view, the main contributing factor was a lack of prior coordination with the ground unit," a military source said. "If requested, we would have resourced and supported this mission very differently."

   The Washington Times, citing the Milan daily La Stampa, reported that Calipari and another senior SISMI operative concluded the deal for Sgrena's release on 4 March in Abu Dhabi and then flew to Baghdad. At the airport, they met an Italian military liaison officer and U.S. military authorities issued them passes allowing them to travel around Baghdad carrying weapons, the newspaper said, citing SISMI sources.

    The sources said the Italians explained the terms of the mission and the exact nature of the operation to U.S. officials at the airport. Sources also said an American officer was instructed to wait at the airport for Calipari and Sgrena. 

    But La Stampa also quoted diplomatic sources saying vital information was withheld from the Americans.

    "Italian intelligence decided to free Sgrena paying a sum to the kidnappers without informing American colleagues in Iraq who, if they had known about this, would have had to oppose it, to have impeded the operation," sources said.

    "If this was the case, it could explain why American intelligence had not informed the American military commands about the operation and thus the patrol did not expect the car with the Italians."

   Giovanni Alemanno, agriculture minister, was quoted as saying it was very probable a ransom of several million dollars was paid.

  "The fact that the Americans don't want negotiations to free the hostages is known,� the New York Times reported Sgrena as saying.

 �The fact that they do everything to prevent the adoption of this practice to save the lives of people held hostage, everybody knows that," she added, speaking to Sky TG24 television by telephone. "So I don't see why I should rule out that I could have been the target."

   Italian politicians, starting with Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi, are demanding a quick and convincing explanation from Washington. "I am waiting for the United States to clear up this painful and tragic episode," President Carlo Azeglio Ciampi told reporters. The White House described the shooting as a horrific accident and promised a full investigation.

    Few experts believe the incident would lead to the immediate withdrawal of the 2,700 Italian troops in Iraq. But it has put pressure on Berlusconi, a staunch U.S. ally, in a country where 60 percent of the population believes the war in Iraq was wrong.

   The Italian news agency ANSA quoted doctors who conducted an autopsy on Calipari as saying he was struck in the temple by a single round and died instantly. Sgrena�s editor, Gabriele Polo, said Italian officials told him 300 to 400 rounds were fired at the car, AP reported.

   In the past, the Times noted, the Italian left detested the security services, but since the fall of the Berlin Wall has idolized men like Calipari, who spent most of his career as a police officer in his native Calabria, fighting organized crime. He transferred to the military intelligence service two years ago from the Rome police. Last year, he negotiated the release of two Italian aid workers, Simona Torretta and Simona Pari, also taken hostage in Iraq.

     On 7 March, Calipari was given a full state funeral after being posthumously awarded a top Italian decoration for valor. (DKR)

MOSCOW-TRAINED JORDANIAN TRIED TO SELL U.S. AGENTS TO IRAQ - A Jordanian resident of Greenfield, IN, accused of offering to sell the names of U.S. intelligence agents to the Iraqi government, received espionage training in Russia about 30 years ago, reported on 5 March.

   According to court documents released on 4 March, Shaaban Hafiz Ahmad Ali Shaaban had five passports and used several Social Security numbers. A truck driver, Shaaban, 52, was arrested on 3 March. He is scheduled to appear for a detention hearing on 9 March.

    A federal grand jury indicted Shaaban on charges of conspiracy, acting illegally as a foreign agent, violating sanctions against Iraq, unlawful procurement of identification documents and unlawful procurement of naturalization. If convicted, he could face up to 10 years in prison, $250,000 in fines and deportation.

   "It sounds like he was under some kind of deep cover," said Edward B. Atkeson, a senior fellow at the Institute of Land Warfare in Arlington, VA. Atkeson, a former chief of Army intelligence in Europe, added, "He's got some professional backing. He couldn't have built that kind of background and documentation by himself."

    U.S. Attorney Susan Brooks and FBI spokeswoman Wendy Osborne would not disclose how Shaaban came under suspicion or what methods were used to build a case against him. But the indictment hints that wiretaps were used, noting that Shaaban had communicated by telephone and facsimile with Iraqi intelligence officers. Shaaban has threatened to harm anyone who turned him in.

   Shaaban, whose attorney is a public defender, was born in Jordan, records show. and is believed to have been in the United States since at least 1993. He changed his legal name to Joe H. Brown in 1997, but court documents say he maintained two separate identities. The indictment identifies him as Shaaban Hafiz Ahmad Ali Shaaban.

    In 1972, he lived in Moscow and married his first wife, Svetlana Anatolevna Shaban. It's unclear whether they were divorced. She is thought to reside in Florida. Attempts to reach her were unsuccessful. Shaaban is currently married to Hanan M. Zayed, and they have a son.

    During his stay in Moscow, the federal government says, Shaaban received training from Russian intelligence. The documents do not detail what kind of training and authorities refused to say more.

    Shaaban has used at least 10 addresses and post office boxes in the past decade, records show. He earned a living as a truck driver. Court documents indicate his known financial resources are limited and his employment sporadic.

    In 2003 and 2004, he worked for Greenfield-based Novelty Inc. whose products included  "Iraq's 52 Most Wanted Playing Cards."

  A neighbor recalled thinking it strange that Shaaban had three satellite dishes on his roof and said Shaaban and his present wife kept to themselves. (DKR)



COUNTERINTEL OFFENSIVE AGAINST FOREIGN SPY SERVICES - The Bush administration has adopted a new counterintelligence strategy that calls for going on the offensive against foreign spy services and the spy components of terrorist groups before they can strike, the Washington Times reported on 6 March, citing a senior U.S. intelligence official.

    The offensive counterintelligence strategy is part of the Bush administration's policy of pre-empting strategic threats, the Times reported. It is also part of President Bush's plan to promote democracy and freedom and undermine global tyranny, said National Counterintelligence Executive Michelle Van Cleave. New counterintelligence initiatives will target intel services of state sponsors of terrorism, such as Syria and Iran.

    Van Cleave, speaking at a conference organized by the Bush School of Government and Public Service of Texas A&M University and held at College Station, TX, said that past policy of waiting for intel threats to emerge ceded the initiative to the adversary. 

    "No longer will we wait until taking action," Van Cleave said. "To meet the threat, U.S. counterintelligence needs to go on the offensive, which will require major but achievable changes in the way we do business."

    Henceforth counterintelligence is to identify foreign spies and terrorist threats, and then develop a doctrine of attacking foreign intelligence services systematically by way of strategic counterintelligence operations, she said.

    President Bush approved the new strategy on 1 March and formal guidance to the CIA, FBI and other security agencies involved in counterintelligence would be issued in the next several weeks, a U.S. intelligence official said. A formal report on the strategy will be made public and sent to Congress, perhaps as early as this month.

    The NCE is a White House-level office under the control of the DNI.

FBI and CIA officials at the conference said the threat from foreign intelligence services, notably Russia and China, was growing.  Agency veteran Barry Royden said Russian intel was targeting U.S. troops in the Middle East for recruitment as agents, as well as seeking recruits among Americans in Russia. The Russians are using blackmail, extortion and entrapment.

    Tim Bereznay, a senior FBI counterintelligence official, said Chinese activities, such as covert targeting of U.S. weapons technology, are a major threat. Counterintelligence against Chinese spying was the bureau's main priority, he said.

  According to DoD technology security director Lisa Bronson, China conducts large-scale activities through front companies. "China has somewhere between 2,000 and 3,000 front companies in the U.S., and their sole reason for existing is to steal, exploit U.S. technology," she said. (DKR)

PSY EVALUATION USED TO REMOVE SGT. WHO COMPLAINED OF PRISONER ABUSE - An MI sergeant who accused fellow soldiers in Iraq of abusing detainees in 2003 was in turn accused by his commander of being delusional and ordered to undergo a psychiatric evaluation in Germany, the Washington Post reported, citing Army records released on 4 March.

   The soldier had urged that the MI unit be redeployed from a base at Samara to prevent what he feared would be the death of one or more detainees under interrogation, according to the documents. He told his commander three members of a counterintelligence team had hit detainees, pulled their hair, tried to asphyxiate them and staged mock executions with pistols pointed at the detainees' heads.

     The sergeant was serving with Detachment B, 223rd MI Battalion, and told investigators that he witnessed an escalation of violence against detainees shortly after arriving at the Samara detention facility in April 2003.

     Although his name was not listed in the documents, the episode matched events described publicly last year by California National Guard Sgt. Greg Ford, a former state prison guard and Navy SEAL team medic whose complaints were dismissed by the Army in October 2004 as lacking sufficient evidence. Ford said on 4 March that he is the sergeant described.

    The soldier told investigators the unit's commander, an Army captain, gave him "30 seconds to withdraw my request or he was going to send me forcibly to go see a psychiatrist." The soldier added: "I told him I was not going to withdraw my request and at that time he confiscated my weapon and informed me he was withdrawing my security clearance and was placing me under 24-hour surveillance."

     A witness in his unit told investigators that the captain later pressed a military doctor, who had previously found the soldier stable, into doing another, emergency evaluation, saying: "I don't care what you saw or heard, he is imbalanced, and I want him out of here."

     After the doctor did an evaluation the next day, the soldier was evacuated from Iraq in restraints on a stretcher to a military hospital in Germany, despite having been given no official diagnosis, according to the documents. A military doctor in Germany ruled he was in stable mental health, according to the documents, but sent him back to the United States for what the soldier recalls the doctor describing as his safety. (DKR)



FEC TO CONSIDER CAMPAIGN FINANCE LAWS AND INTERNET - Federal Election Commissioners are preparing to consider how revamped campaign finance laws apply to political activity on the Internet, including online advertising, fund-raising e-mail messages and Web logs, the New York Times reported on 6 March.

   Those setting up a blog, sending out mass e-mails, or engaged in any kind of Internet activity could be subject to FEC regulation, Bradley A. Smith, a Republican FEC commissioner, said in an interview posted 3 March on "It becomes a really complex issue that would strike deep into the heart of the Internet and the bloggers who are writing out there today," according to Smith, who opposed regulating Internet activity when the commission took up the question in 2002.

   Several commissioners warned about the complexities of trying to assign a dollar value to online campaign activity and said they hoped any new regulations would not stifle personal political involvement.

    "I really don't think, at the end of the day, this commission is going to do anything that affects what somebody sitting at home, on their home computer, does," said Ellen L. Weintraub, a Democratic commissioner.

    After the McCain-Feingold campaign finance law was passed in March 2002, the FEC issued rules to accommodate the law's provisions, including a blanket exemption for all Internet activity. But last year a federal judge ruled many of the rules were too lax and asked it to address the question of Internet activity. The FEC appealed several elements of the judge's ruling, but the Internet provision was not among them. (DKR)

CALL TO INVESTIGATE POSSIBLE TERRORIST USE OF DATABASE - A group of Democratic lawmakers has called for a federal investigation on how terrorists could use information from commercial databases, such as the compromised records thieves obtained from ChoicePoint Inc, IDG News Service reported on 3 March.,10801,100161,00.htm 

   Five Democrats, four of them senior members of congressional committees related to domestic security, called for DHS and GAO investigations after ChoicePoint announced last month that identity thieves had tricked the company into giving them personal records of up to 145,000 U.S. residents.

   "With the information that companies like ChoicePoint maintain, terrorists could have a better chance of entering the United States, they could better smuggle finances, and could obtain better cover when preparing to perform terrorist attacks," Rep. Bennie Thompson of Mississippi wrote in a letter to the GAO signed by four other Democrats.

    ChoicePoint's database includes 19 billion public records, including Social Security numbers, military records and motor vehicle registrations on virtually all U.S. adults. The company sells this information to a variety of groups, including businesses and government agencies performing background checks on potential employees. (DKR)

CYBER SECURITY PROPOSAL FOR NUCLEAR PLANTS CRITICIZED - Two companies that make digital systems for nuclear power plants have come out against a government proposal that would attach cyber security standards to plant safety systems, Security Focus reported on 4 March. 

    The proposal, introduced last December by the U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission would rewrite the commission's "Criteria for Use of Computers in Safety Systems of Nuclear Power Plants." The current version, written in 1996, makes no mention of security.

    The new proposal increases reliability requirements for digital safety systems, and applies security standards to every stage of a system's lifecycle, from drawing board to retirement. The NRC has set 14 March as the deadline for comment on the proposal from plant operators and vendors.

   Capri Technology, a California firm that builds specialized systems and software for nuclear plants, said the proposal could deter plant operators from installing new digital safety systems entirely.

   Framatone, a French company that develops and builds plants from the ground up, said the NRC was painting with too broad a brush. An example, it said, was applying the same security standards to software running on a general purpose computer to firmware embedded in a chip. (DKR




THE REAL DOCTOR STRANGELOVE - Sharon Ghamari-Tabrizi. The Worlds of Herman Kahn: The Intuitive Science of Thermonuclear War (Harvard University Press, 432 pp. $26.95)

     Ghamari-Tabrizi�s narrative tells the story of Kahn, the physicist turned defense policy guru, who dared to break taboos and argue that it might be possible to survive nuclear warfare and that it was therefore necessary to plan to do so.

  First at RAND, then at the Hudson Institute, which he founded in 1961, he had the courage to think aloud about the unthinkable -- all aspects of nuclear warfare and ways of keeping the nuclear peace.  He remained untroubled by his widespread vilification, notably as the basis for the film character, Dr. Strangelove.

    Ghamari-Tabrizi makes the connections between Kahn�s image in pop culture and the remarkable shift that brought civilian analysts and game theorists to positions of influence at the expense of more traditional military analysts. (DKR)

THE MOTLEY WORLD OF HACKERS - Kevin D. Mitnick and William L. Simon, The Art of Intrusion: The Real Story Behind the Exploits of Hackers, Intruders & Deceivers (Wiley, 304 pp. 27.50)

    As a convicted hacker, Mitnick has excellent credentials for writing about his chosen subject. He became a cyberspace legend by penetrating the networks of such companies as Motorola and Nokia.

   In this collection of tales, he leads the reader into the motley world of hackers. One talented gang was able to swindle Las Vegas casinos out of more than a million dollars by mastering the patterns inherent in slot machines.  A jailbird used his computer talent to keep in touch with the world outside prison without his jailers catching on. Then there is the cautionary tale of hackers who got involved with Islamist terrorists. (DKR)

HOW TO MAKE IT IN POLITICS - Lance Morrow, The Best Year of Their Lives: Kennedy, Johnson, and Nixon in 1948: Learning the Secrets of Power (Basic Books, 320 pp. $26)

   Time essayist Morrow recounts how the three future presidents acquired the political savvy that would take them to the pinnacle.

    Johnson is presented as making the move from the House to the Senate by way of stuffed ballot boxes. Kennedy, recovering from a near fatal disease, begins the tissue of lies about his health and private life only pierced after his death. Developing the repentant Communist Whittaker Chambers as an asset enables Nixon to make his name by nailing the Soviet agent, Alger Hiss.

    Morrow�s view, not likely to be shared by all readers, is that each of three started in 1948 to routinely sacrifice ethics to ambition. (DKR) 


CIA HAS AUTHORITY TO CONDUCT RENDITIONS INDEPENDENTLY - The CIA has transferred suspected terrorists to foreign countries for interrogation under broad authority allowing it to act without case-by-case approval from the White House, State or DoJ, according to current and former government officials, the New York Times reported on 6 March.

   The White House provided the authority for the CIA to operate independently under a classified directive signed by President Bush within days of 9/11, the officials said. Renditions have been central to efforts to disrupt terrorism, but have been severely criticized by human rights groups.

   In providing a detailed description of the program, a senior U.S. official said it had been aimed only at those suspected of knowing about terrorist operations, and emphasized that the agency had gone to great lengths to ensure that detainees were held under humane conditions and not tortured.

    The official declined to be named but agreed to discuss the program to rebut assertions that renditions were used to secretly send people to countries for the purpose of torture. The transfers were portrayed as an alternative to what U.S. officials say is the costly, manpower-intensive process of housing them in the United States or in American-run facilities elsewhere. The official did not dispute that there were instances of prisoners being mistreated, but added that none had died.

    The IG/CIA was reviewing the rendition program as one of at least a half-dozen inquiries within the agency of possible misconduct involving the detention, interrogation and rendition of suspected terrorists. Former government officials say that since 9/11, the CIA has flown 100 to 150 suspected terrorists from one foreign country to another, including to Egypt, Syria, Saudi Arabia, Jordan and Pakistan. Each of these countries has been identified by State as employing torture.

    CIA guidelines require that no transfer take place before the receiving country provides assurances that the prisoner will be treated humanely, and that United States personnel are assigned to monitor compliance.

    Last month DCI Goss told Congress the United States had only a limited capacity to enforce promises that detainees would be treated humanely. "Once they're out of our control, there's only so much we can do," he said. "But we do have an accountability program for those situations."  (DKR)



CACI Invitational Career Fair for Top Performers holding a Security Clearance
Saturday, March 19, 2005    |    9:00 a.m. to Noon    
Doubletree Hotel    |   Tyson's Corner

CACI - an AFIO Corporate Sponsor - provides the intelligence services, logistics support, network solutions, and innovative technologies to prevail in today's new era of defense, intelligence, and e-government.
You are invited to attend a special career event on
Saturday, March 19, 2005 anytime between 9:00 a.m. and Noon.  Come explore new and exciting opportunities for top performers who hold security clearances.  CACI managers will be conducting immediate interviews during the fair.
The CACI Invitational Career Fair will be held at: Doubletree Hotel & Executive Meeting Center at Tyson's Corner  7801 Leesburg Pike, Falls Church, VA 22043-2497  Tel: 1-703-893-1340
RSVP now by sending an email to  Casual dress is acceptable.  Bring multiple copies of your resume to event.    Call (703) 679- 5338 with any questions concerning the CACI Career Fair. Driving Directions

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SEEKING SR. SOFTWARE DEVELOPER - SYColeman is a wholly owned subsidiary of L-3 Communications which provides technical, operational and staff support services to DoD and the commercial sector. 

 Job Title: SR. SW Developer- Technical Lead.   Location:  DC Metro area. Job Overview: U.S. citizenship is required as well as a current Secret Clearance. The candidate must have a BS and an MS degree in computer science or related field along with eight years relevant work experience.  Experience managing software development efforts as well as experience in systems administration, software development, and applications engineering is a must.  Knowledge of UNIX, Linux, and Windows databases is required.  The candidate must know programming and scripting languages (e.g. C, C++, Java, Visual Basic, Visual C++, BASIC, Perl, ActiveX, OOP, distributed concepts, CORBA, EJB, UML) and applications (Standalone, Client-Server, Servlets, EJBs, Web Browser, Network Management Systems, Embedded Systems management, Installation utilities, GUI applications with ActiveX and Java Applets).  Enterprise/Web knowledge is also required; (J2EE, CGI, PHP, JavaScript, Apache, Jetspeed, James, JBoss, Websphere, BEA Weblogic, Tomcat, IIS, Embedded web servers, SSL, HTML, XML/XSLT, Servlets, Portlets).  Database experience (Oracle, Postgres, Microsoft Access) and Networking and Communications (SMTP, CP/IP,ATM,CRM,SSH etc.) are also requirements.  Replies to

DIRECTOR OF MARITIME SECURITY PROJECTS � wanted for the California Maritime Academy, a specialized campus of the California State University system. Cal-Maritime is located in Vallejo, 30 miles northeast of San Francisco on I-80. The post's primary responsibility is to develop, maintain and enhance a coordinated and seamlessly related administrative and operational approach to focal areas dealing with maritime security. MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:   1. Minimum of a baccalaureate degree in an appropriate discipline.  2. U.S. Citizenship and the ability to secure government clearances related to homeland security. 3. At least 3 years of full time experience dealing with safety and security management or administration within the maritime or a related logistics industry and/or a public safety or military agency.  4. Demonstrable success in designing, implementing and maintaining self-sustaining programs/projects for training, research, policy planning or associated initiatives for maritime and/or homeland security. 5. Understanding of, and respect for, the need to seamlessly integrate all operations and activities affecting professional and institutional efficacy in an institution of higher education. 6. Working knowledge and skill in the complete suite of Microsoft Office programs. 7. Physical requirements include the ability to pass a U.S. Coast Guard physical examination, access all compartments and decks on an ADA exempt training ship, and operate as a licensed driver in California   DESIRABLE QUALIFICATIONS: 1. Experience in an academic setting   2. An established track record in identifying and securing grants, gifts and contracts  3. A sense of humor  SALARY AND BENEFITS:  Salary placement at the Administrator II level in the CSU Management Personnel Plan. The plan provides for competitive salaries commensurate with the education and experience of the individual selected.  The benefits package includes a choice of several medical plans (HMO and PPO) at minimal cost to employee; choice of two dental plans, a vision plan, long-term disability and $100,000 life insurance, currently 100% employer-paid; fee waiver program; retirement plan; eight hours of sick leave and sixteen hours of vacation earned each month, and thirteen paid holidays each year. 

APPLICATION PROCESS:  Please apply by sending a letter of interest along with an official Staff CMA Employment Application, a current resume, and the names, addresses, and telephone numbers of five professional references to:  CALIFORNIA MARITIME ACADEMY  HUMAN RESOURCES, JOB BULLETIN #37   200 MARITIME ACADEMY DRIVE  VALLEJO, CA 94590-8181

 CMA application forms may be obtained online at; or in person from the Human Resources Office, 200 Maritime Academy Drive, Vallejo, between the hours of 8:30 a.m. and 4:30 p.m., Monday-Friday; or by calling the Job Line at (707) 654-1140.  Review of applications will begin on April 1, 2005. Anticipated Start Date: June 1, 2005.  For additional information, contact Dr. Don Zingale at (707) 654-1020 or at

PART AND FULL TIME INSTRUCTOR POSITIONS - is looking for instructors with active clearances, TS/SCI (ISA) at a minimum, for work in the area of Reston, VA. Some of the positions available are: Terrorism Simulation Instructor; Warning Instructor; DO Officer; Political Instructor; Terrorism Instructor; Military Instructor; Web Savvy Administrator (Content Manager/Developer) - Full-Time; Tradecraft Expert; Critical Thinking Analysis Instructor; Editor (we believe this a non-tradecraft editor position); Proliferation/WMD Instructor; Tradecraft/Writing SWAT Members; Kent Center Admin Support - Full-Time; If interested, please email or call Tom Williams, Senior Recruiter, at;  Phone: 703.207.3046


BAGHDAD COS SAID AXED FOR LEAKED REPORT - In CIA OFFICERS UNEASY OVER POSSIBLE PUNISHMENTS, WIN 09-05 dtd 28 February 2005, a reason given for the recall of the Baghdad chief of station late last year was Langley's concern over prisoner abuse, including the death of a detainee. Philip Giraldi, in his column Deep Cover carried in The American Conservative offers another reason.

   According to Giraldi, the former CoS is a suspect in the leaking of an appraisal of situation that found security in Iraq was deteriorating. In a comment on the assessment, Ambassador John Negroponte disagreed with its conclusions.

    The report was widely circulated among policymakers in Washington, according to Giraldi, but when it was reported in the press, the agency referred the matter to DoJ as an unauthorized leak of classified information. The CIA complaint appears to have been made at the instigation of the White House, which was incensed over the negative assessment.  Negroponte, who was also angered by the report, apparently played a major role in having the CoS removed.  Sources in Washington

believe the report was leaked by officials at DoD who oppose Iraq policy, not by the CoS. The CoS, removed from his post in November 2004, has hired a lawyer to represent him during the ongoing FBI investigation. (James A., DKR)

BATTLE FOR AFIO PLAQUE HONORING WASHINGTON�S MASTER SPY - AFIO member Chandler Saint is battling to keep a bronze plaque on the exterior of his home in Litchfield, CN, honoring Col. Benjamin Tallmadge, Gen Washington's head of espionage during the Revolutionary War. Talmadge lived in the house, the Litchfield Enquirer reported on 4 March.

    The plaque was paid for by AFIO New England Chapter as a memorial and celebrated with a reception in December at Saint's home before he put it up in January.

    Saint, a member in the AFIO New England and Maine Chapter, has filed a civil suit against Litchfield's Historic District Commission, appealing against its vote to deny his after-the-fact application to mount the 16-by-20 inch plaque on the exterior of his home.

     The commission denied the application in January and requested the plaque be placed either inside the house or on a stone in the ground. Saint was given 30 days to remove the plaque or risk a fine.

   Commission chairman Wendy Kuhne said Saint's application was turned down because if accepted it would allow other homes to mount similar plaques, which the commission did not want.

   Saint said he thought the commission had exceeded its authority and that its arguments were at best illogical. The plaque's purpose, he said, is to honor the historical person that once lived in the building and to recognize the site as a significant historic home. The plaque, mounted near the door that once led to Talmadge's office, summarizes his career, his years living in Litchfield and his time spent serving in Congress. (DKR)

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U.S. ARMY INTEL AND FRENCH INTERROGATION UNITS - For a prospective article, I would welcome suggestions as to the best books or other readily available sources of information about the day-to-day duties and effectiveness of U.S. Army intelligence, counterintelligence and French interrogation units in France and Belgium (especially during the

Battle of the Bulge), and especially with the Third Armored Division. Bob Walsh, (631) 239-5162,  451 Main St. (#50), Northport, NY 11768   



WILLARD C. MATTHIAS - A former intelligence analyst with the CIA, he died of cancer 19 February in his home at Goodwin House West in Falls Church, VA. He was 90, the Washington Post reported.

    Matthias served in the agency's Office of National Estimates from the 1950s to 1973. In 1961, he was appointed a member of the Board of National Estimates. He served under former DCIs Allen Dulles, John McCone and Richard Helms.

    He was well known within the IC as the author of a periodic Estimate of the World Situation and for two controversial and prophetic estimates produced in the mid-to-late 1960s. In a 1964 estimate, he expressed serious doubt that the Unites States would be able to win a military victory in Vietnam. The same estimate included the judgment that a process of political change was taking place in the Soviet Union that was probably irreversible and was reducing Soviet hostility to the United States.

   In 1968, Mr. Matthias wrote that sudden and significant changes in the Soviet Union could not be ruled out and could be initiated through the emergence of a single leader with the will to wrench Soviet society into new conformations.

  He retired from the CIA in 1973.

  Matthias was born in Fennimore, Wis. He graduated magna cum laude from the State University of Iowa in 1936 and was a member of Phi Beta Kappa. He received a master's degree in political science from the University of Minnesota and one in economics from Harvard University in

the late 1950s.

   He served in the Army during World War II and had a tour of duty as chief of the Southeast Asia section of the intelligence division of the War Department General Staff.

    He was the author of America's Strategic Blunders: Intelligence Analysis and National Security Policy, 1936-1991 that examined the misuse of intelligence by the USG in the second half of the 20th century.

   Matthias lived in Alexandria, VA, for 37 years, before moving to Goodwin House West in 1987. His wife, Sally Matthias, whom he married in 1937, died in 2001. He is survived by two children, Jane Matthias of Alexandria and Theodore Matthias of Easthampton, MA; two brothers; and two grandchildren. (DKR)

PETER Z. MALKIN - The Jewish guerrilla and Israeli intelligence officer who captured Adolf Eichmann on a street in Buenos Aires, died 1 March in New York, aged 77. No cause of death was disclosed, the Washington Post reported.

   Malkin was born in Poland but raised in British-mandated Palestine. By the age of 12 he had been recruited to fight with the Haganah, the Jewish underground forces. He became an explosives specialist and was known for his disguises, posing for years as an itinerant painter. He also developed expertise in martial arts. He later served as chief of operations for Mossad.

     His most famous exploit was snatching Eichmann on 11 May 1960. Eichmann, a key figure in the Nazi Holocaust, coined the term "Final Solution." Eichmann had fled to Argentina in the early 1950s. Asked by his superior how he might manage to subdue Eichmann, who was expected to put up a struggle, Malkin placed his boss in a painful chokehold.

    Malkin went to Argentina with a commando team and spent months planning. His cover was as an artist drawing stained-glass windows in churches. On the appointed day, he passed Eichmann in the street and uttered the only words he knew in Spanish, "Un momentito, se�or." Eichman struggled but Malkin dragged him into a waiting car. Taken to Israel, Eichmann was tried and hanged there in 1962.

 Malkin was born Zvi Malchin. He was four when his family decided to leave for Palestine in 1933. Because of a shortage of exit visas, his 23-year-old sister stayed behind. She died in the Holocaust, as did other relatives.

   Malkin considered a career in engineering but, with a reputation as a petty criminal skilled in safecracking, joined Mossad in 1950. He retired in 1976 and settled in New York.

   He is survived by his wife, Roni, and three children. (DKR)

Coming Events

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,  (check driving instructions carefully) Reservation #: 866-900-3517
To register for the conference, simply contact Tim Thimmesch at 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 
: SOCIETY OF ILLUSTRATORS BUILDING, 128 E 63rd St, (Between Park and Lexington Aves), New York, NY 10021.
$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. 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 $16/pp at door. Email for specifics

14-16 March 2005 - Arlington, VA - ASIS, 23rd Annual Government/Industry Conference on Global Terrorism

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

Saturday 19 March 2005: AFIO MAINE features "Terrorism Under the Law" - a briefing on the Intelligence Reform and Terrorism Prevention Act, by Michael Bopp, Staff Director and Chief Counsel to the Senate Committee on Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs, chaired by Maine Senator Susan Collins. Bopp [Harvard Law] was chief drafter of the act. In his previous position as counsel to the Senate Permanent Subcommittee on Investigations, Mr. Bopp examined Russian organized crime in the U.S., the sarin gas attack on the Tokyo subway, and the global proliferation of WMD. All of which should lead to a fascinating Q&A on many topics. Do not miss. 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  -- 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 or email  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

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 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  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  

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: . 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 P�rot,” 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 P�rot, 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 � l’�tranger, and The Washington Flanders Club. Advance registration required at

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: 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:; Website:  

17-20 April 2005 - Copenhagen, Denmark - ASIS, ASIS European Security Conference

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

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: 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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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  You can register on-line at:   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:  We hope to see you all there!

23-27 May 2005 - San Diego, CA - IOSS, National OPSEC Conference and Exhibition

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

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

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. This year we are asking members to purchase tickets directly from the Boston Pops. Tickets ($18.00 - $72.00) go on sale Monday March 7th and can be purchased by phone at 888-266-1200 or online at 

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

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

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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