Weekly Intelligence Notes 19-05 dtd 9 May 2005
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DNI PICKS SENIOR AIDES - DNI Negroponte has picked his key staff members and begun to design the role he and his new organization will play in managing the 15 agencies of the Intelligence Community, the Washington Post reported on 7 May.
Negroponte has chosen to locate temporarily his headquarters and staff, which will ultimately grow to include 500 to 700 people, away from Langley in two open floors of a new DIA building across the Potomac River at Bolling Air Force Base in Southeast Washington.
Negroponte and his principal deputy director, Gen. Michael V. Hayden USAF, have also chosen four of their senior post holders from the CIA and DoS.
Thomas Fingar, head of State's Bureau of Intelligence and Research, will become Negroponte's deputy director for analysis and chairman of the National Intelligence Council, officials told the Post. Fingar will have the authority to set standards and coordinate objectives. Analysts at the various agencies are to be allowed to present independent views. Fingar will also have what a senior intel official described as governance over the President's Daily Brief.
Mary Margaret Graham, a CIA clandestine officer who at one time was the agency's Associate Deputy Director of Operations for Counterintelligence, will become DDNI for Collection. She will coordinate on a daily basis all the agencies' human, technical and open-source collection and also supervise tasking and, as needed, set priorities among competing demands for collection.
Ambassador Patrick F. Kennedy, a career FSO who served at the United Nations with Negroponte, will be DDNI for Management. He will supervise IC policies on personnel, training, acquisition and budget.
Another former CIA DO officer, David R. Shedd, becomes the DNI's chief of staff. Shedd is a former chief of the agency's congressional liaison. Since 2001, he has been assigned to the NSC.
"This is an evolving process," the senior official told reporters. "We are moving from chalk to paper," he said, adding that should indicate things were far from final. The intelligence reform bill adopted last December represented a series of compromises between Congress and the White House that leave room for the DNI and his staff to establish what may be the standard structure for DNIs in the future.
The one DDNI position that remains unfilled was described by the senior official as customer service. The task will be make certain the president and his senior policymakers, along with the military and homeland security officials, are having their intelligence needs filled. Under the current DNI concept, those customers will request intelligence on subjects, which would then be passed to the DNI's analytic group, which would determine whether to assign intelligence agencies to collect new data. Until now, the DCI was the one to field such requests, along with the CIA briefers, who would submit the questions to analysts, according to a former senior agency official.
The DNI is also setting up a 24-hour watch to keep Negroponte and Hayden informed of any sudden changes in intelligence. This office, with a handful of employees, will be located with another DNI entity, the National Counterterrorism Center, which occupies its own building in Northern Virginia.
The DNI also has its eye on CIA's Foreign Broadcast Intelligence Service, which translates daily print and broadcast material from around the world. It is seen as possibly a building block for a new program to assemble and analyze open-source material.
As currently envisioned, the senior official said, the open-source experts working for the DNI will function as a resource for analysts in all agencies. (DKR)
CIA HAS PLAN TO MOVE NATIONAL RESOURCES DIVISION TO DENVER - The CIA has plans to relocate its National Resources Division, responsible for operations and recruitment in the United States, from Langley to Denver, the Washington Post reported on 6 May.
About $20 million has been tentatively budgeted to relocate NRD employees, officials said. The Denver move, tentatively scheduled for next year, has not been finalized.
Current and former intel officials said the relocation reflected the desire of DCI Goss to develop new ways to operate under cover, including setting up more front corporations and working closer with established international firms.
The move was also seen as in keeping with Goss' desire to stop the growth of Langley and headquarters-based groupthink, something he criticized frequently when he was chairman of the House intelligence committee.
Some agency veterans said the relocation would make no sense, given Denver's relative distance from major corporate centers. "Why would you go so far away?" one asked. "They will get disconnected."
The main function of the domestic division, which has stations in many major U.S. cities, is to conduct voluntary debriefings of U.S. citizens who travel overseas for work or to visit relatives, and to recruit foreign students, diplomats and businesspeople to become CIA assets when they return to their countries. It was unclear how many CIA employees would relocate to Denver under the plan. (DKR)
DOD IRAN SPECIALIST CHARGED WITH PASSING TOP SECRET INFORMATION TO AIPAC - Larry Franklin, an Iran specialist who worked under Douglas Feith in the DoD Office of Special Plans, was charged on 4 May with passing top-secret information to two staff members of the American Israel Public Affairs Committee, Newsday reported.
An affidavit filed with the charges in federal District Court in Virginia said Franklin disclosed the information orally. It said he was also found a year later to have 83 classified documents at his home and that he disclosed classified information to a foreign official and to members of the media.
Franklin, 58, an Air Force Reserve colonel, turned himself in on 4 May and was released on a $100,000 bond. He is to appear in court on 27 May for a preliminary hearing. If convicted, he faces a ten-year prison sentence.
His lawyer, John Richards, said Franklin would deny the charges against him, prove his innocence and expects to be completely exonerated, the Israeli daily Ha'aretz reported.
A senior diplomat at the Israeli embassy in Washington, Naor Gilon, head of the political department, is to leave his post for personal reasons this summer, UPI said on 6 May.
Franklin was charged with passing highly classified information in June 2003 about potential attacks on U.S. forces in Iraq to two senior officials of the pro-Israeli lobbying group. They are Steve Rosen and Keith Weissman. AIPAC fired both last month in apparent anticipation of the charges against Franklin. Neither Rosen nor Weissman have been charged.
On one occasion, Franklin joined Gilon and an AIPAC official, observed having lunch together. Last year, FBI agents copied Rosen's computer hard drive at his AIPAC office after interviews with him and Weissman.
It was not clear whether the classified information was passed on to Israel. Intelligence sources said the classification - Top Secret Sensitive Compartmented Information - was often used to protect information from electronic surveillance where disclosure might tip off a foreign government that its communications were being monitored.
The charges come as AIPAC is about to hold its annual policy conference, with Israeli Prime Minister Ariel Sharon and Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice as featured speakers.
Israeli embassy officials said that since the Franklin affair was made public in 2004, their relations with their U.S. counterparts have become strained. (DKR)
IG AUDIT FINDS CONTINUING ANALYST PROBLEMS AT FBI - The FBI has made significant progress in its ability to analyze terrorism intelligence, but it still faces persistent problems in training and making full use of its analysts, DoJ IG Glenn Fine said in an audit released on 4 May, the New York Times reported.
The Washington Post reported the audit found that nearly one-third of the bureau's intel analyst jobs remained unfilled last year because of rapid turnover and other problems, underscoring the bureau's continuing struggle to remake itself into a counterterrorism agency since9/11.
The report documented numerous instances in which analysts were made to perform work that one called demeaning. One veteran intelligence analyst who went to the bureau from another agency spent a week watching workers do a repair job, while another analyst at a small field office was required to work nights and weekends, operating the telephone switchboard. The newer and more qualified an analyst was, the report found, the more likely he or she was to be unhappy with the job, the Post said.
The F.B.I., responding to the report, said it had made significant strides in upgrading analytical capabilities, in part by restructuring its intelligence program and expanding its staffing. It said the bureau is expected to meet its hiring goal of 880 new analysts by the end of 2005.
The IG's report credited the bureau with streamlining the hiring process but said it still needed to do a better job of establishing and meeting hiring goals.
The report also found that a five-week training course on the basics of intelligence analysis suffered from poor attendance, frequent changes in the curriculum, and wide-scale dissatisfaction among the several hundred analysts who took it. The course was replaced last year by a seven-week program that, the report said, seemed generally well balanced, but still left concerns that it did not provide enough instruction on assessing and disseminating intelligence.
Judge Richard Posner of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 7th Circuit said he believed that crime fighting, rather than intelligence work, will always be dominant in the bureau. There is "really a deep dog and cat incompatibility between criminal and intelligence activities," Posner said. (DKR)
BOLTON BREACHED LINE BETWEEN POLICY MAKERS AND INTEL, EX-DDCI SAYS - John Bolton's effort in 2002 to oust a CIA NIO from his post in a dispute over Cuba represented a troubling breach of the line between policy makers and intelligence, former DDCI John McLaughlin has told the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, the New York Times reported on 7 May.
According to a transcript of the exchange, McLaughlin said the episode was "the only time I had ever heard of such a request" from a policy maker, that a CIA officer or analyst be transferred. The transcript was made available by a Congressional official.
The analyst, Fulton Armstrong, was NIO for Latin America and had clashed with Bolton's office about a speech that Armstrong considered overstated the extent of Cuba's weapons programs.
"It's perfectly all right for a policy maker to express disagreement with an NIO or an analyst, and it's perfectly all right for them to challenge such an individual vigorously, challenge their work vigorously," McLaughlin told the committee on 29 April. "But I think it's different to then request, because of the disagreement, that the person be transferred. And - unless there is malfeasance involved here, and in this case, I had a high regard for the individual's work - therefore, I had a strong negative reaction to the suggestion about moving him."
Bolton's request that Armstrong be transferred was one of at least four such episodes being reviewed by the committee, the Times said. The panel will recommend to the full Senate whether Bolton's nomination as ambassador to the United Nations should be confirmed.
The New York Times reported on 8 May that Robert Hutchings, former NIC chairman, said in an e-mail referring to the Bolton controversy: "This is not just about the behavior of a few individuals but about a culture that permitted them to continue trying to skew the intelligence to suit their policy agenda - even after it became clear that we as a government had so badly missed the call on Iraqi WMD."
"When policy officials come back day after day with the same complaint and the same instruction to dig deeper for evidence to support their preformed conclusions, that is politicization," Hutchings wrote. "When those officials seek to remove from office analysts whose views they do not like, that is politicization. The mere effort, even when it is successfully resisted, creates a climate of intimidation and a culture of conformity." (DKR)
INDIA LAUNCHES HIGH-TECH IMAGING SATELLITE - The Indian Space Research Organization launched a high-tech mapping satellite on 5 May that could track every house and street in the sprawling nation of over a billion people, Reuters reported state television as saying.
The CARTOSAT-1, carried by an indigenous rocket, signaled an advanced effort by India to get into the lucrative business of satellite launch services and in using space technology to help urban and rural planning, land and water management, relief operations and environmental assessments.
State-run Doordarshan television reported that the rocket carrying the 3,300 lbs satellite blasted off from the spaceport village of Sriharikota, some 62 miles north of Madras on the Bay of Bengal coast.
A version of the launch rocket, called the Polar Satellite Launch Vehicle, will also be used in India's first mission to the moon expected in 2007 or 2008. CARTOSAT-1, which is intended to reach an orbit of 384 miles above earth, represents the highest payload carried so far by the PSLV.
The satellite has two cameras for stereographic imaging and can take photos of cars on the ground, though not their number plates. It can capture visual features down to two meters across.
India has launched 10 remote sensing satellites since 1988 in addition to several broadcast satellites. (DKR)
FORMER WHITE HOUSE CYBER-SECURITY ADVISER JOINS NJ STARTUP - Howard Schmidt, a top cyber-security adviser to President Bush in 2003 and former security chief at Microsoft Corp. and eBay Inc., said on 2 May he has accepted a position as chairman of the board of Electronic Lifestyle Integration Inc., a New Jersey startup that protects home Internet users from hackers, con artists and other online threats, AP reported.
Schmidt served as special adviser for cyber security for the White House, chairman of the President's Critical Infrastructure Protection Board, and a member of the President's Committee of Advisers on Science and Technology. He has investigated computer crimes for the FBI, USAF, and the federal Computer Crime and Information Warfare Division.
A USAF veteran, Schmidt is currently a strategist for the U.S. Computer Emergency Readiness Team and investigates computer crime for the U.S. Army Reserves.
Schmidt, who has spent more than three decades in government service, said the move to a startup was aimed at protecting what he believed were the most vulnerable Internet users, those who connect from home. (DKR)
EXPERTS SCOFF AT PLANS TO SECURE E-PASSPORTS - Security experts and civil libertarians reacted with skepticism to the government's recent decision to reconsider data protection measures for new RFID passports, e-week.com reported on 3 May.
The e-passports were originally to be introduced this spring at the Los Angeles Passport Agency, but are now to be issued in August beginning with diplomatic passports, according to a spokeswoman for the Bureau of Consular Affairs.
Frank Moss, DoS Deputy Assistant Secretary for Passport Services told the news media on 2 May that the rollout of proposed radio frequency identification technology for passports will be delayed until RFID's privacy and security vulnerabilities are resolved.
Previously DoS claimed data on the 64-bit RFID tags, including name, date of birth, place of birth (a datum the ACLU claims is a key to identity theft), a digital photograph and a digital face recognition template, can only be read at a distance of 10 centimeters. That has been disproved by a demonstration in April at the Computers, Freedom and Privacy conference in Seattle and by studies that prove that the radio tags' readable distance is as far as 30 feet.
DoS is now considering protecting data by encryption and metal threads in the passport that would hamper data reading. Data would be encrypted as it's transmitted from the radio chip to a reader. In addition, the reader would be required to provide a key or password before being enabled to read data on the RFID chip.
Bill Scannell, a freelance privacy activist and former intelligence officer, calls employing RFID a completely inappropriate use of the technology. (DKR)
FBI INFORMANT'S MYSTERIOUS DEATH FOLLOWS GEORGETOWN PARTY - Long-time AFIO Member/CIA-er Rose Ameser Bannigan has just released The Snowstorm Murders - Arab terrorists plot to assassinate the nation's lawmakers in the Capitol Building, financing the operation by laundering drug money. First, they must eliminate an FBI informant threatening to expose their plans. A major snowstorm cripples Washington. Liz Rider, a local fund-raiser and divorcee, throws a dinner party for her Georgetown neighbors to relieve boredom. At the party's end, a murdered woman's body is found. It turns out to be the terrorists' target. Liz becomes involved with DC homicide police, FBI and CIA in an attempt to uncover the terrorists' plans to seek revenge and punish the U.S. for its role in Desert Storm. Kidnappings and more murders occur in Liz's neighborhood and reveal a web of intrigue and deception. Published by AuthorHouse.com (455 pages, $13.25.) Explore more about it or to order at lowest price on the internet, go to www.SnowstormMurders.com Bannigan worked for the CIA in both Washington, DC and Germany and for The Asia Foundation in San Francisco, New York and Afghanistan. Subsequently she joined the National Academy of Sciences' international office which involved programs with and travel to the Middle East, Africa and Asia. For several years, she managed programs in Indonesia and Thailand involving technical and administrative development. With this first novel, she tops a career involving considerable reportorial and analytical writing.
LABORING IN VAIN OVER IRAQ - David L. Phillips, Who Lost Iraq? The True Story Behind the Postwar Reconstruction Fiasco (Westview Press, 256 pp. $25)
Phillips, a senior policy adviser who defected from the Bush administration, contrasts what he sees as the reality of the Iraqi occupation with the Bush administration's declared policies.
In the run-up to the war, Phillips worked with the Future of Iraq planning group made up of a varied collection of Iraqis and international officials. The expert advice the group provided was ignored. What followed was a blundering occupation and a profound loss of Iraqi confidence in America, however happy the Iraqis may be to be rid of Saddam Husayn. (DKR)
WHAT WENT WRONG WITH U.S. COUNTERTERRORISM - Timothy Naftali, Blind Spot: The Secret History of American Counterterrorism (Basic Books, 367 pp., $26.95)
Naftali, a scholar of national security, has written a history of events since World War II that shows how close U.S. intelligence came to acting in time to prevent 9/11 and how deeply rooted the reasons are that it did not.
The Six-Day War in 1967 with its whirlwind Israeli victory over the Arabs was followed by a major expansion of terrorist activities, not only by Arabs but also a variety of Leftist revolutionary groups in Europe and Latin America. It was the season of such �stars' of terrorism as Abu Nidal and Carlos the Jackal. Both were undermined by a CIA supported campaign to cut off their funds, arrest or kill their operatives, and warn sponsoring governments what was in store if they did not desist.
But then an increasingly nervous White House curtailed the vigorous anti-terrorist efforts, Naftali, argues. This contributed to what became, at Langley, an aversion to taking risks.
During the two or three years before 9/11, as Naftali sees it, the White House failed to recognize how capable, determined and dangerous al-Qa'ida was � with the tragic results we all know. In his bleak view, open, liberal democracies are not capable of effectively stopping terrorism. (DKR)
MUSTAFA KEMAL'S FADING LEGACY - Muammer Kaylan, The Kemalists: Islamic Revival and the Fate of Secular Turkey (Prometheus, 448pp. $28)
Kaylan, a former editor-in-chief of Turkey's major daily, H�rriyet, traces his long, colorful career in journalism, as well as his experiences with the secular education instituted by the Westernizing Mustafa Kemal Atat�rk, the effective founder of the Turkish republic on the ruins of the Ottoman Empire.
Kaylan makes the important point that Kemal's transformation of Turkish culture and the opening up, after his death, of a pluralistic political order was accompanied by the spread of corruption as a common place of Turkish life. The result is that the only truly respected institution in this county, of vital geostrategic interest to the United States, is the intensely Kemalist army. The secularized, Kemalist politicians and business cronies have repeatedly covered themselves in shame.
Throughout Kemal's lifetime and since, Islam has remained the core of their culture for much of the population and, with the arrival of parliamentary democracy in the 1950s, the way opened for Islam to develop as a political force. This trend brought to power the present government of the Justice and Development Party. Known as the AKP, its base is made up of pious Muslims.
Three-years before the AKP came to power in 2002, Kayland returned home after nearly three decades of self-imposed exile. He found that Turkey was no longer the progressive, secularist and enlightened culture he had known. Since then, under the premiership of Recep Tayyip Erdogan, a quiet, gradual shift is underway undercutting the Kemalist heritage. In this connection it is significant that there has been a recrudescence of anti-Semitism with the revival of the concomitant canard that the secularist Young Turks who seized power in the last years of the empire were Jews. (DKR)
RAND REPORT: TOWARD A REVOLUTION IN INTELLIGENCE AFFAIRS - Intelligence is often considered to be the most secretive function in our government. Yet, during the past decade, more than a dozen public commissions and panels made recommendations on how to reform U.S. intelligence given the end of the Cold War, the changing nature of our national security environment, the need to respond to increasing technical and analytic complexity, and a number of perceived intelligence failures, including those surrounding the tragic events of September 11, 2001. At a time when "transformation" is underway in defense and other areas of government, intelligence must keep pace or run the risk of increasing irrelevance and potential decline. And, in whatever form change comes, it must ultimately remain focused on the key goal of intelligence--outthinking and outsmarting our adversaries. The full report can be viewed at http://www.rand.org/pubs/technical_reports/2005/RAND_TR242.pdf [with Thanks to David Jimenez, MSgt, USAF (Ret), CCA Owner/Moderator: www.IntelligenceIsTheFuture.com for this submission]
HUMINT CAUGHT AL-QAIDA LEADER - U.S. officials attribute the capture of Abu Farraj al-Libbi, a senior al-Qa'ida leader in Pakistan, largely to successful humint, AP reported on 4 May.
For months, if not over a year, U.S. and Pakistani authorities worked together in a hunt for al-Libbi (the Libyan), described as the leading operational planner for al-Qaida. The CIA DO is believed to have provided key details to Pakistani forces, which nabbed al-Libby in a pre-dawn raid.
Former DDO Jim Pavitt, who left the agency last summer, said, "They did this one by sheer perseverance."
The taking of al-Libby comes at a time when the CIA and other parts of the IC have been severely criticized in a series of reports for inadequate humint work in the months leading up to 9/11 and before the 2003 Iraq invasion.
"Al-Libbi was a top general for bin Ladin," President Bush said on 4 May. "He was a major facilitator and a chief planner for the al-Qa'ida network. His arrest removes a dangerous enemy who was a direct threat to America and for those who love freedom."
Pakistan is expected to be most interested in acquiring details about two unsuccessful attempts in December 2003 to assassinate President Pervez
Musharraf. Al-Libbi is a main suspect in these attacks. U.S. counterterrorism officials are interested in his possible role in a wide variety of operations in Pakistan, Afghanistan, Europe and elsewhere.
A counterterrorism official, who spoke on condition of anonymity, said a consensus is growing that al-Libbi played a role in a pre-election threat that had U.S. officials on guard in the months leading up to November 2004.
On 6 May Pakistani officials reported that the interrogation of al-Libbi was going well. (DKR)
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TOP PAY FOR CI TRAINERS FOR IRAQI ASSIGNMENT - "We are bidding a proposal to put 14 top Counterintelligence trainers in Iraq to work on 3 year contract. We will be paying top dollar for the best of the best, far more then anyone else is paying in Iraq; the assignment will be for one year, renewable to a three-year period, Six 12 hour days per week, one two week home leave per year." Interested parties should contact: Leonard Holzworth, President/CEO, International Program Group at 714 596 4009 or by email at LMHolzworth@aol.com
POSITION SOUGHT - AFIO MEMBER SEEKS WORK AS CONSULTANT, ANALYST - AFIO member Bill Waite is seeking work in consulting and analysis, from a back ground in fundraising, healthcare, finance (brokerage), and general management.
He also has experience in IT/IS (particularly database) work and consulting. In addition, he has worked for a computer simulation and modeling company whose principal contracts are DoD/missile defense related. His security clearance, NATO Secret, is not active. He has an MBA and BA from Vanderbilt University.
Bill would be interested in any opportunities abroad, or in the Washington, D.C. or New York areas. A full copy of his CV, as well as references, is available upon request. Any and all help/suggestions will be appreciated. He can be contacted at email@example.com. (DKR)
HUMINT SUBJECT MATTER EXPERTS SOUGHT - SOS International, Ltd. is looking for a HUMINT Subject Matter Expert with 10 years of experience conducting and managing humint operations.
Candidates must have successfully completed a G2X or J2X course or have previous experience serving in a 2X position. Completion of the Military Operations Training Course or Field Tradecraft Course and a TS/SCI clearance is required.
Project is for 6 months, traveling to Iraq and Afghanistan for management of OMTs and THTs; assisting, developing, coordinating and conducting overt and controlled humint operations in support of deployed U.S. and coalition forces and intelligence staff officers' duties. Will assist in development of overt and controlled humint operational plans; coordinate and deconflict humint collection with organic, DoD and national agency collectors; update existing asset management system; expedite dissemination of time sensitive reports; identify priority collection requirements; provide technical control and oversight to source operations, interrogation, and debriefing operations; and provide oversight and technical review of ICF expenditures. For more information on SOSi, please visit our website at www.sosiltd.com. If you are interested in this opportunity, please email Jon Witt at firstname.lastname@example.org (DKR)
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CORRECTION: Col. Angelo [not Alberto] Di Liberti is President of the MIDWEST CHAPTER [not Ohio], and was seriously injured in an accident by a snowplow driver who totaled Angelo's car. Angelo is still undergoing physical therapy and looking at possible neck surgery. He warmly THANKS all AFIO members who sent him get well wishes. Despite the long recuperation and nagging pain, Angelo has just finished a successful Midwest Chapter 2-day tour of Ft Knox, and is already planning the chapter's 13th Consecutive 2-day Fall Symposium at the Great Lakes Naval Base. [See the listing for it in this issue of the WIN and online at www.afio.com] Di Liberti proves that Pros Play Hurt! To send greetings to Angelo, or to sign up for the chapter fall event, or just to find out his secret for letting nothing stand in the way of one great AFIO Chapter program after another, write him at email@example.com. Thanks from all of us, Angelo. Speedy recovery. (EAB)
APPEALS COURT BACKS DISMISSAL OF SIBIL EDMONDS SUIT - A three-judge panel of the U. S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit agreed with the government on 6 May in dismissing a suit by Sibil Edmonds in which she charged she was improperly dismissed as an FBI translator after accusing the bureau of ineptitude. The panel found that the suit could expose government secrets and jeopardize national security, the New Times reported.
Edmonds' lawyer said she planned to take the case to the Supreme Court. Edmonds was a contract linguist for the bureau for about six months, translating material in Azeri, Persian and Turkish. She first filed a suit after being fired in 2002.
She had repeatedly complained that FBI linguists produced slipshod and incomplete translations of important terrorism intelligence before and after 9/11. She also accused a linguist in the Washington field office of blocking the translation of material that involved acquaintances who had come under suspicion and said the bureau had allowed diplomatic concerns to affect the translation of important intelligence.
Edmonds's suit was first dismissed after then AG Ashcroft declared the case fell under state secret privilege. The judge who issued that ruling, Reggie B. Walton of Federal District Court, said he was satisfied with government statements that the suit could expose intelligence-gathering methods and disrupt diplomatic relations. (DKR)
FBI DROPS ACTION AGAINST GIRLS ARRESTED AS TERROR SUSPECTS - One of two 16-year-old immigrant girls arrested at dawn, detained far from home, and described as would-be suicide bombers who posed an imminent threat to the security of the United States, has been released after being held for six weeks, the New York Times reported on 7 May. The other girl is to be allowed to leave the United States with her family as soon as travel arrangements are made.
The released girl, Adama Bah, a Guinean, has returned to her New York City high school. She was held in a maximum-security juvenile detention center in Berks County, PA. The other girl is a Bangladeshi whose name is not being published because she is a minor, still in custody, who has not been charged with any crime.
The Times found that many questions remain unanswered in a case marked from the start by secrecy, including closed hearings, sealed FBI declarations, and orders barring lawyers from disclosing government information. James Margolin, an FBI spokesman, did not return calls seeking comment on the latest developments, and earlier had said he could not discuss the cases. (DKR)
MI5 OFFERING JOBS TO THOSE OVER 50 - As part of the biggest expansion in its 96-year history, MI5 is launching its first newspaper advertising campaign aimed at recruiting those over 50, the Sunday Telegraph (London) reported on 8 May.
The domestic security service wants mature men and women to work within its London headquarters to help combat terrorism and organized crime. Whitehall officials say that very exceptional recruits could, in certain circumstances, take part in surveillance, counter-espionage and counter-terrorist operations.
The campaign, being launched on 9 May, will run parallel to another campaign to recruit more women into the service. The campaigns have been ordered by MI5 DG Eliza Manningham-Buller who wants to increase the service's staffing from the current level of 2,000 to just over 3,000 by 2008. Details of the positions available will also appear on MI5's careers website (www.mi5careers.co.uk).
According to a Whitehall official successful mature candidates will be looking for a final career change before retirement. The newspaper ads will spell out that the service is seeking good and trustworthy communicators, who enjoy working in a team. Candidates with criminal records will not automatically be ruled out. "Each application will be dealt with on an individual basis," the official said.
The drive to recruit more women has been sparked by a decline in the proportion of women staff to around 40 per cent over the past five years, although two of the last three directors general have been women. (DKR)
COFER BLACK SAID TO HAVE ASKED FOR UBL'S HEAD ON ICE - The CIA officer who led the first American unit into Afghanistan after 9/11 said on 4 May that his orders included bringing back Usama bin Ladin's head on ice, Reuters reported.
Gary Schroen, a 32-year agency veteran, and his six-member team arrived in the Panjshir Valley two weeks after 9/11with the primary task of building up Northern Alliance forces so they could join U.S. troops in the overthrow of the Taliban.
But, Schroen told Reuters that his boss, Cofer Black, then director of the CIA's counterterrorist center, also told him: "I would like to see the head of bin Ladin delivered back to me in a heavy cardboard box filled with dry ice, and I will take that down and show the president. And the rest of the lieutenants, you can put their heads on pikes."
"I don't think he meant that in detail .. I think he meant to impress upon me and my deputy that this was very serious business and he wanted to get our adrenaline charged," Schroen added.
Black was not immediately available for comment.
Schroen recounts his Afghan experience in the book, First In: An Insider's Account of How the CIA Spearheaded the War on Terror in Afghanistan, to be published this week. (DKR)
FORMER SENATE STAFFER FORMS ECONOMIC / POLITICAL INTELLIGENCE SERVICE - Michael Bagley, former senate staffer [for
Sen. Patty Murray] is establishing a government affairs advisory service focusing on political intelligence, economic analysis and congressional lobbying issues for companies and governments. For more information on The Inter-Government Intelligence Group, visit: www.InterGovGroup.org
Researchers Seeking Assistance / Participants
INFORMATION SOUGHT ON CONGRESSIONAL ATTACKS ON IC POST-VIETNAM - AFIO member Professor Robert F. Turner, of the Center for National Security Law at the University of Virginia School of Law, is working on a paper on the effects of the congressional attacks on the Intelligence Community in the wake of Vietnam (such as the Church and Pike hearings, Hughes-Ryan Amendment, and other legal or political constraints on the IC).
He would welcome communications from other members with first-hand experience or other reliable information of possible relevance (including from those who believe the congressional response to Vietnam was helpful). Of special interest would be information on the alleged Canadian condition on helping to rescue American hostages (who had gone to the Canadian Embassy in Tehran in 1979 after the American Embassy was seized) that the operation NOT be reported to Congress, and any specific anecdotes about ways in which congressional leaks caused harm, foreign services expressed concerns about sharing information with Americans out of fear that sources or methods would be compromised, or congressional investigations contributed to the alleged "risk-avoidance" culture in the Community. (For example, it has been suggested that following the Felt & Miller prosecutions it was difficult to find volunteers for FBI CI programs.) Information about cutbacks in HUMINT during the late 1970s and their consequences would also be of interest. This is an unclassified project, so if necessary Turner will accept "sanitized" accounts that provide general information without the kind of details that might compromise sources or methods or violate security laws or regulations. (E.g., "In the early 1980s an officer of a service in southern Europe informed me . . . .") His deadline is the end of June. Turner can be contacted at firstname.lastname@example.org or by phone at (434) 924-4083.
SOVIET INTELLIGENCE 1920s & 30s - "Would appreciate any contact information for intelligence veterans knowledgeable about the early rise of Soviet intelligence in the US, Europe and/or Far East in the 1920s and 1930s, for a biography (under contract with W.W. Norton) of an American who served as a Soviet agent in NY, Paris, Berlin, Manchuria from 1925-1939." Replies to Andrew Meier, Moscow Correspondent, TIME, 1996-2001, at email@example.com; or call 202-297-4568. Author, BLACK EARTH: A JOURNEY THROUGH RUSSIA AFTER THE FALL, 2003; CHECHNYA: TO THE HEART OF A CONFLICT, 2005.
LOUIS JOHN DUBE - A veteran CIA clandestine operative, he died 26 April of congestive heart failure at Anne Arundel Medical Center, in Maryland. He was aged 79, the Washington Post reported.
Dube joined the agency in 1952, after serving in the U.S. Marine Corps. One of his first assignments was to assist in the nationalist independence movement led by Taiwanese guerrillas. Throughout the 1950s and 1960s, he was an undercover operative who worked, according to a personal reminiscence he wrote for his family, in 63 countries in Europe, Asia, Africa and the Middle East.
He later became an operations officer at Langley, responsible for reviewing documents and publications for classified material. He received the Career Intelligence Medal, the Medal for Civilian Service in Vietnam and a silver medal at his retirement in 1986.
In 1987, Mr. Dube became an independent contractor for the agency, reviewing materials for publication. He also was frequently asked to testify at trials as an expert witness on clandestine affairs. He retired in 2000.
Dube was born in Albany, NY, and graduated from Siena College in Loudonville, NY. He served with the Marines in World War II and the Korean War and retired from the Marine Reserve after 17 years with the rank of captain.
His first wife, Patricia Hart Dube, died in 1978. Survivors include his wife of 25 years, Rachael A. Dube; five sons from his first marriage, Louis J. Dube III, Bruce J. Dube, Sean P. Dube, Thomas J. Dube and Patrick S. Dube; one son from his second marriage, John R. Dube; two stepchildren, Shelley A. Hatke and Kenneth W. Underwood; 22 grandchildren; and nine great-grandchildren. (DKR)
Thursday, 12 May 2005 - Colorado Springs, CO - the AFIO Rocky Mountain Chapter will host a luncheon starting at 11:30 at the Air Force Academy Officers Club. Their speaker will be Hans Post Uiterweer, a former Dutch and NATO Intelligence Officer, who will speak on Dutch and US Intelligence relationships. Please respond by May 9th to Dick Durham at firstname.lastname@example.org or by phone at 719-488-2884 if you plan to attend. If you do not have Military ID Please call Dick by phone. Hans is a native of the Netherlands, who immigrated into the USA in June, 2003. After graduating from the Netherlands Royal Military Academy (which, by the way, is located in a castle in Breda, where in 1667 New Amsterdam, now New York, was formally ceded to the English in the Treaty of Breda) he went on to pilot training in Canada and then to fly helicopters in the Royal Netherlands Air Force, mainly in support of the Army. After 10 years he became an intelligence officer in the Royal Netherlands Air Force. For a time he was the security officer for a large NATO Headquarters in Germany, after which he became involved in operational air intelligence as a deputy Branch Chief in the Central European Air Headquarters for NATO. He then became the chief of security for the Royal Netherlands Air Force. In 1995 he served 6 months for the U.N. during the war in Bosnia. His last posting before retiring in 2003 was as the chief of military counter-intelligence in the Dutch Military Intelligence and Security Service. Hans is married to Virginia, a US citizen. They met in a NATO bunker in Germany, where she was a US Air Force officer.
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.
13 - 15 May - Richmond, CA - World Premiere of Play by AFIO Member - The Masquers Playhouse stages the world premiere of 'Memorial Day' by AFIO Member Francis Hamit. A poignant look at patriotic small town veterans, deeply affected by memories of military service. "The play is not so much an anti-war play as it is pro-soldier," the playwright says. At the Masquers Playhouse, 105 Park Place, Richmond. Friday and Saturday at 8 p.m. and Sunday at 2.30 p.m. Tickets are $10. For reservations call 510-232-4031.
14 May 05 - Eau Gallie Yacht Club, Indian Harbor Beach, Florida - AFIO Satellite Chapter hosts Dr. William Arrasmith, Department of Engineering Systems at Florida Institute of Technology, speaking on Unconventional Imaging. Contact B. Keith at email@example.com for more information
Sunday, 15 May 05 - Tysons Corner, VA - National Military Intelligence Association hosts their XXXI Anniversary and Awards Banquet at the Sheraton Premiere Hotel. Details at http://www.nmia.org.
18 May - McLean, VA - SASA Spring 2005 Intelligence Symposium - The theme of the one-day symposium, open to SASA members and non-members who hold a SECRET clearance or higher, will be �Building Intelligence Analysis for the Future.� Invited or confirmed speakers/panel members are: Ms. Deborah Barger, Special Assistant to the ADCI for Collection Management; Ms. Donna Bucella, Director, Terrorist Screening Center, FBI; Dr. A. Denis Clift, President, Joint Military Intelligence College; The Honorable Peter Hoekstra (R-2nd MI), Chairman, House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence; Mr. John Kringen (I), Deputy Director of Intelligence, Central Intelligence Agency; Dr. Mark M. Lowenthal, former Assistant Director of Central Intelligence for Analysis and Production; Ernest May (I), Harvard University Kennedy School of Government; Mr. Bowman Miller, Director, Office of Analysis for Europe and Canada, Bureau of Intelligence and Research, U.S. Department of State; Dr. William M. Nolte, Deputy Assistant Director of Central Intelligence for Analysis and Production; Mr. Andrew Purdy (I), Acting Director, Infrastructure Protection, IAIP Directorate, U.S. Department of Homeland Security; Mr. Earl Sheck, Deputy Director for Analysis, Defense Intelligence Agency; Mr. James F. Sloan, Assistant Commandant for Intelligence, United States Coast Guard; ADM William O. Studeman, USN (Ret.), Member, Commission on the Intelligence Capabilities of the U.S. Regarding Weapons of Mass Destruction; Ms. Kathleen P. Turner, Chief, Congressional Affairs, Defense Intelligence Agency; Ms. Karen M. Valenta, Deputy Chief Information Officer and Acting Chief Technology Officer, National Counterterrorism Center; and Dr. Michael A. Wertheimer, Director, RISC, Raba Technologies. We plan to explore the building of intelligence analysis through discussions on challenges, human capital and knowledge retention, tradecraft and analytic training, and the constructs needed for the future. The need for long-term analysis through emphasis on analytic components within the community will form part of the discussion. Given the changes taking place in the existing intelligence structure, there has never been a more compelling time to have this dialog between government officials from the Intelligence and Law Enforcement Communities and industry leaders from the private sector. Plan now to join us for a thought-provoking event being held at the MITRE Conference Center, McLean. Register online at www.sasaonline.org.
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
21 May 05 - Kennebunk, ME - The Maine Chapter of AFIO will present a program on the Patriot Act. A DVD entitled "Unconstitutional: The War On Our Civil Liberties" will be shown, followed by special guest U.S. Attorney Paula Silsby who will present the case for the Patriot Act. For further information or reservations, contact 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.
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: firstname.lastname@example.org We hope to see you all there!
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 "BOSTON AFIO GROUP" 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 Boston-based AFIO members in what has become an informal, annual Boston tradition. This year members are asked to purchase tickets directly from the Boston Pops. Tickets ($18.00 - $72.00) went on sale Monday March 7th and will need to be purchased by phone at 888-266-1200 or online at www.bso.org - if still available.
11 June 05 - Gainesville, FL - . AFIO North Florida Chapter holds meeting. RSVP for details to Quiel Begonia at email@example.com
18 June 05 - Kennebunk, ME - AFIO Maine Chapter holds a lecture entitled "The Search For Leslie Howard: a World War II Mystery" Professor Douglas Wheeler will explore the confidential mission Howard undertook to Spain and Portugal in 1943 and the unanswered questions surrounding the circumstances of his death. 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.
21-22 June - Winnepeg -- "Intrepid" Commemoration - The Intrepid Society of Canada ( www.mts.net/~syddavy/ ) has invited former CIA Historian Tom Troy, and former Case Officer Cord Hart to attend a two-day program of tours and a banquet in Winnipeg commemorating the work of Sir William Stephenson, code named Intrepid. Troy's book, Wild Bill and Intrepid, along with Bill Macdonald's The True Intrepid, for which Troy wrote the Introduction, are records of Stephenson's career superior to more widely-known accounts. Troy will be the prime speaker at the Winnipeg banquet, while Hart will comment on Intrepid's dealings with Ernest L. Cuneo, code named Crusader, who was in effect a founder of the CIA and President Roosevelt's personal intelligence representative to Sir William. Those interested in attending the gathering in Winnipeg, including members of the OSS, Camp X Society, or "Ernie's Gang," should contact Cord Hart at (301) 365-7780.
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!
22-23 July 05 - Northampton, MA - AFIO NE Chapter meets at the Hotel Northampton, with its friendly atmosphere which offers a large variety of art galleries, museums, clubs & theaters. Nestled amongst Smith, Amherst, Hampshire and Mt. Holyoke Colleges and the University of Massachusetts this area has traditionally been a delightful weekend destination. The morning speaker will be AFIO's own Burton Hersh who, after graduating from Harvard College with high honors, has had a long career as an independent writer. Following a six-year stint as a Fulbright Scholar and military translator in Germany, he returned to New York in the sixties to more than a decade as a successful magazine article writer and author of many books. After lunch AFIO National President Gene Poteat will be speaking on successful spy efforts in our nation's history. To register contact Art Lindberg at 732.255.8021
6 August 05 - At Ease Club located in the Indian River Colony Club (IRCC) - Melbourne, Fl. AFIO Satellite Chapter hosts Mr. Andy Byers, author of The Perfect Spy- contact B. Keith at firstname.lastname@example.org for more information
13 August 05 - Lenox, MA - AFIO Members at Tanglewood. 8:30 PM the Boston Symphony Orchestra will be conducted by James Conlon with violinist Gil Shaham to present Mozart Violin Concerto No. 4 in D,K.218 & Shostakovich Symphony No. 7 in C, Op. 60, Leningrad in Koussevitzky Music Shed, Lenox, MA, in the beautiful Berkshire Hills of Western Massachusetts. Next day concerts include an All-Mozart Program by the BSO and an evening of All That Jazz conducted by Keith Lockhart and the Boston Pops with guests "New York Voices." Come and enjoy the weekend concerts with family, friends and AFIO colleagues from New England and New York. Tickets for these informal concerts must be made by phone at 888-266-1200, 617-266-1200 or online at www.bso.org. Saturday evening tickets $19, $28, $47, $70, $85 and $17 (lawn). Contact the Berkshire Visitors Bureau at (800) 237-5747 or www.berkshires.org for reservations/lodgings. They provide a reservation service and excellent resources for comparing places to stay.
15-18 September 05 - Great Lakes, IL - The AFIO Midwest Chapter will hold its 13th consecutive 2-day Fall Symposium at the Great Lakes Naval Base, with briefings and presentations. Details will follow in coming weeks. Quarters will again at the Great Lakes Naval Lodge. All meetings and meals will be at the Port O'Call, the old Officer's Club.
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. ****
8 - 13 November 05 - Hot Springs, VA - SpyRetreat 2005 Conference - Espionage: The Unknown Wars - held by CiCentre. The conference will focus on the unknown “intelligence wars” that have taken place in secret yet have impacted the security and destiny of nations. Presenters will shed light on these secret wars and were often intimately involved on the front lines. These presenters include retired FBI counterintelligence and counterterrorism specialists David Major and Rusty Capps; retired Russian KGB Major General Oleg Kalugin who headed KGB’s worldwide foreign counterintelligence; retired Canadian RCMP counterintelligence officer Dan Mulvenna who battled the Russian KGB in Canada; and renowned British military intelligence historian and author of over 25 books, Nigel West. Conference attendees will hear from this international group who are accompanied by the CI Centre’s trademark dynamic multimedia presentations, bringing to life the unknown espionage wars. Morning lectures include (full descriptions on SpyRetreat website): Spies with War-Winning Implications: Inside the John Walker Spy Network; The Canadian RCMP/KGB Wars; Technical Espionage Wars: IVY BELLS, TAW, ABSORB, BOARDWALK; Terror’s Espionage War; The Israeli Intelligence War Against Terror; On Veterans Day, the CI Centre hosts the special Veterans Recognition dinner which salutes all veterans of wars, including the espionage wars. The dinner speaker will be Nigel West who will talk about the recently released top secret diaries of Guy Liddell, who was British MI5’s Director of Counterespionage during World War II. West will reveal the most secret and sensational operations of British intelligence in their war against the Nazis. The special package for this five-night stay at The Homestead Resort and Spa includes lectures, a private reception and a private banquet. Price is $3,750 for double occupancy; $2,325 for single. More information about the “ESPIONAGE: The Unknown Wars” conference can be found on the internet at www.SpyRetreat.com or by calling 1-866-SPY-TREK (1-866-779-8735). Directions to the Homestead Resort in Hot Springs, VA can be found here http://www.thehomestead.com/transportation.asp
12/13-12/14/05 - Chantilly, VA - AFCEA Hosts their Fall Intelligence Symposium at the National Reconnaissance Office in Chantilly, VA. Classified SI/TK and open to U.S. citizens only. For information contact Phil Jordan at email@example.com or (800) 336-4583 ext. 6219 or (703) 631-6219. Website Address: http://www.afcea.org/events/fallintel/
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