Weekly Intelligence Notes #20-05 dtd 23 May 2005

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FLOYD L. PASEMAN - CIA Officer, AFIO Member, Author

Coming Events 

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

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

25 May 2005 - Albuquerque, NM - The AFIO Tom Smith New Mexico Chapter holds luncheon

2 - 3 June 05 - Arlington, VA - The Center for Security Policy hosts 2005 National Security Academy at The Leadership Institute

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


11 June 05 - Orange Park, FL - AFIO North Florida Chapter meeting

16 June 05 - San Francisco, CA - AFIO's Jim Quesada Chapter, San Francisco Bay Area, hosts cocktails and luncheon

18 June 05 - Kennebunk, ME - AFIO Maine Chapter holds a lecture entitled "The Search For Leslie Howard

21-22 June - Winnipeg -- "Intrepid" Commemoration

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

21 July 05 - Colorado Springs, CO - AFIO Rocky Mountain Chapter hosts meeting

22-23 July 05 - Northampton, MA - AFIO NE Chapter meets at the Hotel Northampton

6 August 05 - Melbourne, FL - AFIO Satellite Chapter hosts Mr Andy Byers, author of "The Perfect Spy"

13 August 05 - Lenox, MA - AFIO Members at Tanglewood

10 September 05 - Orange Park, FL - AFIO North Florida Chapter Meeting

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

15-18 September 05 - Great Lakes, IL - The AFIO Midwest Chapter will hold its 13th consecutive 2-day Fall Symposium

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

8 - 13 November 05 - Hot Springs, VA - SpyRetreat 2005 Conference - Espionage: The Unknown Wars - held by CiCentre

3 December 05 - Orange Park, FL - AFIO North Florida Chapter Meeting

12/13-12/14/05 - Chantilly, VA - AFCEA Hosts their Fall Intelligence Symposium at the National Reconnaissance Office

27-28 January 05 - Springfield, VA - Conference on "INTELLIGENCE AND ETHICS"

4 March 06 - Orange Park, FL - AFIO North Florida Chapter Meeting

3 June 06 - Orange Park, FL - AFIO North Florida Chapter Meeting

9 September 06 - Orange Park, FL - AFIO North Florida Chapter Meeting

6 December 06 - Orange Park, FL - AFIO North Florida Chapter Meeting

3 March 07 - Orange Park, FL - AFIO North Florida Chapter Meeting

2 June 07 - Orange Park, FL - AFIO North Florida Chapter Meeting

8 September 07 - Orange Park, FL - AFIO North Florida Chapter Meeting

1 December 07 - Orange Park, FL - AFIO North Florida Chapter Meeting



CIA RETAINS CONTROL OF IRAQI INTEL - The CIA has refused to hand over control of Iraq's intelligence service to the newly elected Iraqi government, reflecting doubts in the Bush administration over the ability of Iraqi leaders to fight the insurgency and worries about the new government's close ties to Iran. Knight Ridder Newspapers reported on 9 May.


   The director of Iraq's secret police is a general who took part in a failed coup against Saddam Husayn and was chosen and financed by the U.S. government. He continues to report directly to the CIA, KRN reported Iraqi politicians and intelligence officials in Baghdad as saying in the first week in May.

   Immediately after the January elections, Iraqi officials said, U.S. forces placed national intelligence archives of the past year inside U.S. headquarters in Baghdad so as to keep them off-limits to the new government. Iraqi leaders complain that the arrangement violates Iraqi sovereignty, keeps them out of the war on insurgents and could lead to the formation of a rival, Iraqi-led intel agency.

   U.S. officials counter that the new leaders' connections to Iran have forced them to take measures that protect Iraq's secrets from the Tehran regime that is hostile to the United States.

   The Iraqi intelligence service is not working for the Iraqi government, it's working for the CIA, said Hadi al-Ameri, an Iraqi legislator and commander of the Badr Brigade, formerly the armed wing of the Supreme Council for the Islamic Revolution in Iraq. SCIRI is known to have close ties to Iran.

   SCIRI is a driving force behind the powerful Shi'i coalition that swept the January parliamentary elections. It was set up by Iraqi exiles in Iran and the Badr force was trained by the Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps. The corps, also known as pasdaran, stands to the Iranian theocratic regime as the Waffen SS stood to the Nazi government.

   Handing the files to an Iran-friendly Baghdad administration would be tantamount to passing the intelligence to Tehran, three U.S. officials in Washington said. The main worry is that Iran could learn what the United States knows about Tehran's covert operations in Iraq. The official said the U.S. has evidence of aggressive Iranian attempts to penetrate Iraqi intelligence via the two strongest Shi'i parties: SCIRI and Da'wa, the party led by Iraqi Prime Minister Ibrahim al-Jaafari that also has long-standing ties to the mullahocracy.

   Senior members of those parties suspect the real reason the U.S. has not handed over the archives is that it does not want them to know the extent of U.S.-led spying on Shi'i politicians.

   Following Saddam's ouster, the U.S.-led coalition took top intelligence officers from each of the main Iraqi opposition parties and trained them in how to turn raw intelligence into targets that could be used in operations, said an Iraqi intelligence expert who participated in the program. The CIA recruited agents from SCIRI, Da'wa, the two main Kurdish parties and two secular Arab parties: the Iraqi National Congress, led by Ahmad Chalabi, and the Iraqi National Accord, led by Ayad Allawi, who later became interim prime minister. (DKR)


CIA PREDATOR TAKES OUT QA'IDA OFFICIAL - A missile fired by a CIA-operated Predator drone killed an al-Qa'ida official on 7 May who had been under surveillance near the Pak-Afghan border for a week, the Washington Post reported on 15 May.


   The U.S. team was hoping Haitham al-Yemeni would lead them to Usama bin Ladin, according to two counterterrorism experts, both former senior U.S. intelligence officials. But after Pakistanis captured another al-Qa'ida leader, Abu Faraj al-Libbi, early in May, agency officers became concerned al-Yemeni would go into hiding and decided to try to kill him instead.

   Al-Yemeni's importance could not be immediately learned. He was not listed by that name in either the FBI or Pakistani "Most Wanted" list, but active surveillance of him suggests he was important.

   The CIA declined comment and Pakistan's information minister denied any such incident happened.

   The sources said the Predator, operated from a secret base hundreds of miles from the target, located and fired on al-Yemeni in Toorikhel, a suburb of Mirali in the Pakistani province of North Waziristan.

   In November 2002, the agency used a Predator fitted with a five-foot-long Hellfire missile to kill a senior al-Qa'ida leader, Abu Ali al-Harithi, as he was riding in a car in the Yemeni desert. Also killed with Harithi, who was suspected of masterminding the October 2000 attack on the destroyer USS Cole, was a naturalized U.S. citizen, Kamal Derwish. Derwish, it was determined later, was part of the Lackawanna, N.Y., group of Yemeni men who admitted to training in al-Qa'ida camps.

   "Some of our greatest successes against al-Qa'ida have been through the use of the Predator, both in terms of recognizing targets and actual strikes," said Roger Cressey, a Clinton administration counterterrorism official. "It's the area where the CIA has done an extremely good job." (DKR)


MI OFFICERS AT BAGRAM FAILED TO FILE MANDATORY REPORTS - Senior military intelligence officers at Bagram quickly heard reports of prisoner abuse by several interrogators, but, documents show, failed to file reports that are mandatory when any intel personnel are suspected of misconduct, including mistreatment of detainees, the New York Times reported on 22 May.


     Those interrogators and others from Bagram were later sent to Iraq and were assigned to Abu Ghraib prison, the Times said. A high-level military inquiry last year found that the officer who led interrogation operations at Bagram, Capt. Carolyn A. Wood USA, applied many of the same harsh methods in Iraq that she had overseen in Afghanistan.

    Although autopsy findings of homicide and statements by soldiers that two prisoners died in December 2002 after being struck by guards, investigators of the Army's Criminal Investigation Command initially recommended closing the case without bringing any criminal charges, documents and interviews show.

    The investigators told their superiors they could not clearly determine who was responsible for the detainees' injuries, military officials said. Military lawyers at Bagram took the same position, according to confidential documents from the investigation obtained by the Times.

    "I could never see any criminal intent on the part of the MPs to cause the detainee to die," one of the lawyers, Maj. Jeff A. Bovarnick, told investigators. "We believed the MPs story, that this was the most combative detainee ever."

    Citing investigative shortfalls, senior Army investigators took the Bagram inquiry away from agents in Afghanistan in August 2003, assigning it to a task force based at CIC headquarters in Virginia. Early on, the documents show, crucial witnesses were not interviewed, documents disappeared, and at least a few pieces of evidence were mishandled.

    The inquiry was at a virtual standstill when the Times published an article on 4 March 2003, reporting that at least one of the prisoner's deaths had been ruled a homicide, contradicting the military's earlier assertions that both men had died of natural causes. Activity in the case quickly resumed.

    In October 2004, the task force found probable cause to charge 27 MPs and MI interrogators with crimes ranging from involuntary manslaughter to lying to investigators. The 27 included seven who have actually been charged.

    Most new detainees at Bagram were hooded, shackled and isolated for at least 24 hours and sometimes as long as 72 hours, the MP guards' commander at Bagram, Capt. Christopher M. Beiring said. Prisoners caught in infractions, such as talking to one another, were handcuffed to cell doors or ceilings, often for half an hour or an hour, but sometimes for far longer. Those under interrogation were sometimes forced to sweep the same floor space over and over or scrub it with a toothbrush.

    Maj. Bovarnick told investigators that shackling detainees with their arms overhead was standard operating procedure when he arrived at Bagram in mid-November 2002. After complaints from the International Committee of the Red Cross, he convened a group of military and CIA officials to discuss methods of interrogation and punishment, including shackling to fixed objects. "My personal question then was, 'Is it inhumane to handcuff somebody to something?' " he said. Referring to his consultations with the two senior lawyers at Bagram, he added, "It was our opinion that it was not inhumane."

    Most of the guards who admitted punching the detainees or kneeing them in the thighs said they did so in order to subdue prisoners who were extraordinarily combative. (DKR)

SAUDI INTEL TORTURED, FRAMED BRITON FOR ISLAMIST BOMBING - Sandy Mitchell, a Scottish anesthetic technician, reported in the Sunday Telegraph (London) how he was tortured by Saudi intelligence to make him confess to a terrorist attack in fact carried out by Saudi Islamists.


     Mitchell's ordeal began on 17 December 2000 when Saudi police seized him as he was leaving his car to enter the hospital where he worked. He was handcuffed, thrown into a van and taken to an interrogation center in Riyadh.

    "Two men came into the room," he told the Telegraph. "They were Captain Ibrahim al-Dali, who introduced himself as an officer from Saudi Arabian intelligence, and Lieutenant Khalid al-Sabah, the interpreter. Ibrahim was short - hardly over 5ft 5in - but very strong. Khalid was tall and had rotting teeth. They told me I had to confess or they would do things to me that would make me go mad.

    "I was totally confused. I had no idea of what I was supposed to confess to. I tried to ask them. Their response was to start hitting me with a pick-axe handle. They beat me all over my body. They brought in a huge 22 stone (over 300 pound) Saudi to sit on me while they beat the soles of my feet. They forced a metal rod between my knees and hoisted me upside-down, and beat me on my exposed buttocks. It was excruciating." The only time they broke off was when they went to pray.

    Mitchell was eventually told that he was to confess to planting a bomb that killed another Briton, Christopher Rodway. "They said my wife and son were involved too. It sounded like a joke: my son was a year old."

    Mitchell was then chained standing up to a steel door in a room 5ft by 8ft. Bright lights were kept on throughout the night. The moment he looked as though he had fallen asleep, a guard came in and prodded him or hit with a stick to wake him up. The following day, Ibrahim and Khalid returned with their pickaxe handles.

    After three days of torture, a doctor was summoned who took Mitchell's blood pressure and told him to try to relax more. When Mitchell protested that he was being tortured, the doctor calmly replied: "They all say that. You'll just have to cope the best you can." And the moment the doctor left, the torture began again.

    Ibrahim then told him that they were going to arrest his wife and son. "We will torture them. When you hear their screams, you will know that they are suffering because you haven't told us the truth."

    That threat broke Mitchell. Saudi intelligence wanted Mitchell to sign a confession that implicated Simon MacDonald, then an official in the British embassy in Riyadh who is now ambassador to Israel. "They wanted me to say he had ordered the bombing and that I was working for MI6."

    In the confession he signed, Mitchell said he detonated the bomb that killed Rodway while he was driving his car. "That was easily disprovable. I had receipts which proved that my car was being repaired when I was supposed to have detonated the bomb." Mitchell was forced to go on television with other falsely accused Britons and repeat his confession.

    Mitchell continued to be tortured. When he asked what questions they wanted him to answer, he was told, "There are no questions! We just want to beat you." On one occasion, Mitchell was made to kneel and told he was going to be executed. He felt a sudden blow to his neck and passed out. He awoke a few minutes later, covered in his own excrement. Ibrahim was laughing at him.

    After four months, Mitchell was sent to a hospital with a potentially fatal heart condition and the beatings stopped. The following 15 months he spent in a tiny, windowless cell. He was given a trial that lasted ten minutes. Ibrahim was the chief prosecutor. The judges dismissed Mitchell saying he had been tortured and found him guilty. He was condemned to be crucified, then partially beheaded and his body left to rot in public.

    Mitchell was released more than two and a half years after being arrested. A bomb that blew up an American military base in 2003 seemed to have made it clear even to Prince Naif, the Saudi intel chief, that al-Qa'ida was responsible for the terrorist attacks. At first Saudi lawyers told Mitchell he would be released if he signed a letter to King Fahd apologizing for the bomb. He and other European prisoners refused. The next day the lawyers said he just had to sign a piece of paper thanking the king for his clemency. He signed.

    �The Saudis knew we were innocent from the start," he insists. "I had friends in the police force who told me that they knew the bomb had been planted by Islamic extremists, probably al-Qa'ida." But Naif was determined to blame Westerners for the bomb and refused to accept that Islamic militants were responsible.

    Mitchell had assisted anaesthetists twice when Naif was being operated on and Naif had given him a gold watch for his work.  Mitchell has told his story with Mark Hollingsworth in Saudi Babylon: Torture, Corruption and Cover-Up Inside the House of Saud, just published in Britain by Mainstream. (DKR)

SWEDES RELEASE DETAILS OF 2001 CIA RENDITION - A detailed account of a CIA rendition of terrorist suspects from Sweden to Egypt has emerged from more than 100 pages of newly released interviews with Swedish police officers who witnessed the operation in December 2001, the Washington Post reported on 21 May.


    The interviews were conducted as part of a parliamentary probe into the operation that has been widely criticized in Sweden.

    "Should Swedish officers have taken those measures, I would have prosecuted them without hesitation for the misuse of public power and probably would have asked for a prison sentence," parliamentary investigator Mats Melin said. He found the CIA operatives had violated Swedish law by subjecting the prisoners to degrading and inhuman treatment and by exercising police powers on Swedish soil.

    While he could not charge the CIA operatives because he was authorized to investigate only Swedish government officials, Melin said he did not rule out the possibility that other Swedish prosecutors could do so. A parliamentary committee is scheduled to open hearings on the handling of the expulsions.

    The prisoners were two Egyptians, Ahmed Agiza and Muhammad Zery. Agiza, a physician, was convicted in an Egyptian military court and sentenced to 15 years in prison after being charged with being a leader of Egyptian Islamic Jihad, a terrorist organization. He has acknowledged he once worked with Ayman Zawahiri, also an Egyptian and widely-regarded as the brains behind UbL in al-Qa'ida.

    Zery was released from prison in October 2003. Egyptian officials notified the Swedish government last year that he was no longer under suspicion. His lawyer said he remained under surveillance. Both Agiza and Zery reported they were subjected to electric shocks and other forms of torture soon after their return to Egypt.

    Before their expulsion, the two men had lived in Sweden for extended periods and had applied for political asylum.

    On 18 December 2001, the Swedish government suddenly decided to expel the Egyptians on the basis of secret intelligence information, some of it from foreign services, indicating that the men posed a security threat. Security police wanted to arrest the men and put them on a flight to Cairo immediately to avoid giving their lawyers a chance to file an emergency appeal in court. But the police were unable to charter a flight to Cairo until the next morning. Police officials, worried about an overnight delay, turned to the CIA for help, according to the documents.

    The CIA told the Swedes they had a private jet with special security clearances that could fly nonstop to Cairo. A police commander in charge of the case characterized the offer as a friendly favor that allowed the Swedes.

    About 2:30 p.m. on 18 December, the CIA Gulfstream V left Cairo for Stockholm. About a half-hour later, the Swedish ministers voted to expel Agiza and Zery. By 5 p.m., both had been arrested and were waiting for the plane to arrive.

    Two unnamed officials from the U.S. Embassy then informed Swedish officers that there would be no room for them on the trip back to Cairo. The Swedes complained and were ultimately given two seats on the plane, but raw feelings persisted.

    When the plane landed, a Swedish officer walked up the steps of the aircraft to greet the crew and was surprised to see that a half-dozen or so Americans and two Egyptians wearing hoods with semi-opaque fabric around the face, even though the small Bromma airport was virtually deserted.

    The Swedes said they were also perplexed by a demand from the CIA operatives that they be allowed to strip-search the prisoners, even though the two men had already been searched and were in handcuffs. The Swedes relented after the captain of the plane said he would refuse to depart unless the Americans were allowed to do things their way, the documents show. Investigators concluded the Swedes essentially stood aside and let the Americans take control of the operation, moving silently and communicating with hand signals, the documents show.

    The prisoners were taken into the airport police station and an operative slit their clothes with a pair of scissors and examined each piece of cloth before placing it in a plastic bag. Another agent checked the suspects' hair, mouths and lips, while a third agent took photographs. The naked prisoners were zipped into gray tracksuits and their heads were covered with hoods. Swedish police later marveled that the whole procedure took less than 10 minutes. "It surprised me," one officer told investigators. "How the hell did they dress him so fast?"

    Zery later told his lawyers that the CIA operatives tranquilized him by inserting suppositories in his anus during the search and that the two prisoners were forced to wear diapers.

    In a letter to parliamentary investigators, the new director of the security police, Klas Bergenstrand, said, "In my judgment, it is clear that some of the measures adopted after the two Egyptians had arrived at Bromma Airport were excessive in relation to the actual risks that existed. For my part, I would find it alien to use a foreign aircraft with foreign security staff." (DKR)


CHINA COUNTERS CRITICISM WITH UNDERCOVER ONLINE COMMENTATORS - China has formed a special force of undercover online commentators to try to sway public opinion on controversial issues on the Internet, Reuters reported on 19 May, citing a Chinese newspaper, Southern Weekend.


    China has nearly 100 million Internet users, according to official figures, and the figure is rising.

    Online commentators had already been operating in Suqian city in the eastern coastal province of Jiangsu since April, the Weekend said. Their task is to defend the government when criticism appeared on Internet bulletin boards and chatrooms, local officials were quoted as saying.

    Suqian city's propaganda department recruits commentators from among government officials who must understand government policies, be versed in political theories and be politically reliable. City governments in at least three provinces were recruiting online commentators, the weekly said.

    The Communist Party's top disciplinary and supervisory body trained 127 officials for such jobs last year to strengthen Internet propaganda on its anti-corruption campaign, the weekly said. Beijing has created an Internet police force believed responsible for shutting down domestic sites posting politically unacceptable content, blocking some foreign news sites and jailing several people for their online postings. (DKR)


SECRET SERVICE BOSS CALLS FOR CYBER COOPERATION - Companies with compromised data have a duty to report that information to investigators to keep others from being victimized, Ralph Basham, director of the U.S. Secret Service said on 17 May, IDG news service reported.


    The Secret Service investigates financial crimes as well as protecting the President and is working to prevent Internet-related crimes such as identity theft. For this, Basham said, it needs assistance from private companies. He spoke at an event in Washington sponsored by the Business Software Alliance and the Center for Strategic and International Studies.

    Compromises that affect just one company are increasingly rare, he said. "The days when a single institution guards the system intrusion as a secret are no longer acceptable," Basham said. "An intrusion for one represents a collective threat for us all."

     Sharing of information between law enforcement agencies and private industry needs significant improvement, said a group of IT security specialists in a discussion after Basham's remarks. The Secret Service is working on ways to distribute information faster, said Brian Nagel, assistant director for investigations at the Secret Service. (DKR)

DALLAS COMPANY GETS PASSPORT CONTRACT - The State Department is selecting tools from Entrust as it assembles the technology for the new e-passport, ZDNet reported on 18 May.


     Under a contract with State, the Dallas company is to supply a key component in the plan to introduce passports this year containing an identification chip. State Department will use Entrust software to stamp each ID chip with a tamper-proof digital code, or digital signature, the company said.

    An Entrust executive declined to disclose the value of the contract and the names of rivals that competed for it. (DKR)



FROM WELCOMED LIBERATOR TO RESENTED OCCUPIER - Aaron Glantz, How America Lost Iraq (Penguin/Tarcher, 320 pp. $23.95)

    Glantz, arrived in Iraq in 2003, immediately after the fall of Baghdad, as a correspondent for the Leftist Radio Pacifica. Contrary to what his editors had expected, he found that despite the lawlessness, lack of electricity and general chaos, most Iraqis were thankful to the United States for ridding them of Saddam Husayn. Returning the following year he found that the goodwill towards America had gone as the Iraqis continued to suffer from the same chaos, including the lack of potable water, high unemployment and the mass imprisonment of innocent people by U.S. soldiers unable to distinguish between insurgents and others.

    In Glantz's opinion, the sieges of Fallujah and Najaf in April 2004 turned the United States from liberator into oppressive occupier in the eyes of Iraqis. Glantz is as hard on Leftist preconceptions as he is on the heavy-handed and ill-informed U.S. occupation. (DKR)

AN MI SERGEANT'S REPORT ON GITMO - Erik Saar, Viveca Novak, Inside the Wire: A Military Intelligence Soldier's Eyewitness Account of Life at Guantanamo (Penguin Press, 304 pp. $24.95)

    Sgt. Erik Saar USA describes his experiences at Gitmo from December 2002 to June 2003. Before joining the Army, he had worked as an NSA and FBI intelligence analyst, then spent two years learning Arabic at the Army language center at Monterey.

    He looked forward to his assignment at Camp Delta, the facility where the worst of the worst Taliban and al-Qa'ida prisoners were held. What he found was far different from what he had expected. Teams of initial reaction forces beat up detainees and even caused brain seizures in a U.S. soldier injured in a training exercise. Inexperienced, newly trained interrogators brought �creativity' to their work when SecDef Rumsfeld issued less restrictive rules. Fake interrogations were staged for visiting VIPs.

    As a supervisor in the base's Joint Interrogations Group, Saar witnessed the disconnect between CIA, FBI, DIA and MI interrogators. Camp Delta would have been great training for military interrogators, he writes, if they had been working more closely with FBI and CIA counterparts.  As the months passed, Saar gained a deepening sense of how poorly conceived and self-defeating the interrogations methods were. (DKR)

SAUDI'S DOG-IN-THE-MANGER PLAN - Gerald Posner, Secrets of the Kingdom: The Inside Story of the Secret Saudi-U.S. Connection

    Posner, a investigative journalist, asserts that Saudi Arabia has drawn up contingency plans to destroy its oil and natural-gas supplies and energy infrastructure in the event of a fundamentalist insurrection or a U.S.-led invasion.

    The Saudi authorities, Posner writes, are determined to keep their grip on the oil and gas fields in the face of growing domestic unrest and reports of U.S. and British contingency plans to seize these resources if the ruling house appears to be in danger of losing power.

    The Saudi rulers, he writes, have �a single-button self-destruct system, protected with a series of built-in fail safes, to ensure that if someone else grabbed the world's largest oil reserves and forced them to flee the country they could at least make certain that what they left behind was worthless." (DKR)


PLAN FOR FBI TO SUMMON BUSINESS RECORDS WITHOUT COURT AUTHORIZATION - The Bush administration and Senate Republican leaders are pushing a plan that would significantly expand the FBI's power to demand business records in terror investigations without obtaining approval from a judge, officials said on 18 May, the New York Times reported.


    The plan would also give the bureau broad authority to track the mail of people in terror investigations, the Times reported. The Postal Service has raised concerns about privacy.


    The proposal would allow the bureau to direct postal inspectors to turn over the names, addresses and all other material appearing on the outside of letters sent to or from people connected to foreign intelligence investigations. It would effectively eliminate the postal inspectors' discretion and give the FBI sole authority, if it determines that the material is relevant to an authorized investigation to obtain foreign intelligence.

    The draft bill would not allow the bureau to open mail or review its content. That would require a search warrant, officials said.

    The Senate Intelligence Committee was to take up the proposals in a closed session on 26 May. The measure would allow investigators to subpoena records from businesses and other bodies without a judge signing off if the bureau declared the material was needed as part of a foreign intelligence investigation.

    The proposed new powers are part of plans to extend antiterrorism powers under the USA Patriot Act.

    Administration and Republican Congressional officials said the proposal would enable the bureau to track leads in terrorism and espionage investigations more quickly than existing methods. The administrative subpoena power sought for the FBI in terror cases is already in use in more than 300 other types of crimes, including health care fraud, child exploitation, racketeering and drug trafficking, they said.

    News of the proposal brought immediate protests from civil rights advocates who argued it would give the bureau virtually unchecked authority in terror investigations. (DKR)

AUSSIE INTEL BOSS SEES BIGGEST CHALLENGE FROM PEOPLE WHO HIDE IN ISLAM - Dennis Richardson, head of the Australian Security and Intelligence Organization, told a parliamentary committee that the biggest present security challenge came from people who hide within Islam, UPI reported, citing an Australian newspaper, the Herald Sun.


    Richardson said in testimony on 19 May: "The biggest security challenge we face at the moment (is) in respect of people who hide within Islam and who seek to justify what they do in the name of Islam. That being the case, it is inevitable that most of our targets today will be people who claim to be Muslims, and therefore might reside in Australian Muslim communities."

    Richardson agreed with the suggestion there was a perception the anti-terrorism laws singled out Muslims. "I think that would be probably an accurate statement," he said. "Indeed, I think, that there should be such a perception is understandable."

    Richardson leaves ASIO next month to become Australia's ambassador in Washington after eight years at the top of the domestic intelligence agency. (DKR)




NEW OPENINGS AT DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY - 14 vacancy announcements for positions at DHS-headquarters. These positions are also posted on www.usajobs.opm.gov

Personnel Security Specialist GS-0080-12/13
Security Specialist GS-0080-13/14
Program Specialist GS-0301-13
Management & Program Analyst (Program Advisor) GS-0343-12/14
Realty Specialist GS-1170-13/14
Program Manager GS-0301-9/11
Program Manager GS-0301-12/13
Budget Analyst GS-0560-09/12
Budget Analyst GS-0560-13/14
Program Analyst GS-0343-13/14
Management & Program Analyst GS-0343-9
Supvervisory Operations Analyst (Tracker) GS-0301-13
Program Analyst GS-0343-11/12
Supervisory Program Analyst (IT Auditing)(Audit Manager) GS-0343-14



FSB FEARS U.S. NGOS ACTIVITIES � Russian Federal Security Service Director Nikolai Patrushev has charged that USG and other governments are using non-governmental organizations for espionage and to promote changes of government in former Soviet republics, the Russia Reform Monitor reported on 13 May.


    Citing an Itar-TASS report, the Monitor said Patrushev has named the U.S. Peace Corps, which pulled out of Russia in 2003 amid spying allegations, the Saudi Red Crescent, and British and Kuwaiti aid groups among the NGOs possibly used by foreign intelligence services.

    Patrushev also said the International Republican Institute, a U.S. government-funded group that promotes democracy, held a meeting in Slovakia in April at which the possibility of continuing velvet revolutions in the post-Soviet space was discussed. The IRI, he claimed, has earmarked $5 million to finance opposition groups in Belarus this year. (DKR)

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LOOKING FOR CIA OFFICERS SERVING SOUTH AFRICA 1970s-80s: "I am looking for a retired member of the CIA to interview for a documentary that we are producing. I work for WBS, a British independent television production company, that is producing a documentary on the recent history of South Africa. I understand that in the 1970's and 1980's South Africa was under direct threat from communism, and as result both Britain and America had operatives working in South Africa in intelligence gathering and logistical operations. We are seeking to speak with former CIA employees that worked in South Africa at the time who could tell us about the geopolitical situation of the region at the time. There will be an interview fee. REPLIES to Tom Pearson at researchertom@yahoo.co.uk or call him [remaining respectful of time differences] at 00 44 1444 482 890.

CALL FOR PAPERS - for Conference on "INTELLIGENCE AND ETHICS" - The Intelligence Ethics Section (IES) of The Joint Services Conference on Professional Ethics (JSCOPE) will be holding a 2-day conference on Friday, 27 January 2006 from 3:00 p.m. - 8:30 p.m. and Saturday, January 28, 8:30 am - 4:00 pm at the Springfield Hilton in Springfield, VA. Intelligence practitioners and civilian scholars are invited to submit proposals in the following categories: � Academic Papers, � Working Groups, � Case Histories and Testimonies, or  � Dinner and Luncheon Discussions.  "Intelligence ethics" is an emerging field without any established expertise. It is the goal of this conference to establish the first international meeting of civilian and military intelligence professionals, educators and those with mainly academic perspectives in national security, philosophy, law, history, psychology, theology and human rights. The Intelligence Ethics Section seeks voices from all ranks and areas of intelligence and are soliciting contributions and participation from all interested parties and perspectives.
Academic Papers - This is a traditional academic lecture format with opportunity for audience questions. For consideration, please submit title and abstract to the IES Program Committee. Sample topics could include general theoretical themes, (e.g., the relationship between �just intelligence� and �just war); broad policy considerations, (e.g., differentiation of ethics in domestic and foreign intelligence-gathering); and historical overviews, (e.g., use of intelligence to justify military action). Working-Groups - Chair a working group by introducing a topic that calls for consensus or action. At a final plenary session for working group recommendations (Saturday, 3:00 pm), you will be expected to report on the Working Group goals and progress. Then after the conference, you will be expected to write a summary (1 to 2 pages) for post-conference distribution. For consideration, please submit topic and abstract of the topic that you would like to have discussed to the IES Program Committee. Sample topics could include a multi-national intelligence ethos; ethical principles for any stage of the intelligence cycle; professional code of ethics for intelligence practitioners; educational standards in teaching intelligence ethics; an intelligence ethics outreach program to civilian universities; methods for incorporating victim perspectives on intelligence policies and operations; creation of an intelligence ethics journal; ethics dialogue with other professional organizations, (eg., the Association of Former Intelligence Officers, American. Bar Association or American Civil Liberties Union).  Case Histories and Testimonies - Present a case history or personal testimony, delineating lessons or questions for intelligence ethics to be followed with a moderated discussion. For consideration, please submit an abstract to the IES Program Committee. Sample cases could include an analyst reports bureaucratic suppression of an inconvenient intelligence finding; a medical engineer discovers misuse of a nonlethal weapon by domestic intelligence; or a counterintelligence agent poses as a military chaplain.
Presentation proposals are due 15 September 2005. Please submit electronically, in an RTF or Word file, to either of these two AFIO members: Dr. Jean Maria Arrigo at jmarrigo@cox.net  or Prof. Jan Goldman at jan.goldman@dia.mil.  On the web go to: http://eli.sdsu.edu/ethint

INFO SOUGHT ON OSS, CIA VET �DAVE' DAVIDSON - Mark Grossman is seeking information on his cousin Irving Earl Davidson who served in the OSS during World War II.

Dave, as Davidson was known, later served in the CIA and under Brig. Gen. Norman Schwarzkopf, a former New Jersey police official who trained the National Gendarmerie in Iran and was the father of "Stormin' Norman."

Davidson died aged 68 in June 1989 not knowing he had any immediate family because his Jewish father, having married a woman of Irish descent, was shunned by the family. However, he had a brother, Clifton Davidson, known as Biff, who served as a tailgunner in a B-24 Liberator. Biff was shot down and killed over Cesena, Italy, on 25 April 1944.

Davidson never discussed with his wife or friends what he did during WWII for the OSS, or later for the CIA, only dropping hints. Please feel free to contact Mark Grossman at Grossman_Research@hotmail.com  (DKR)

DID YOU KNOW MY FATHER - CAPT WILLIAM NIMMO BROWN? A Mr. W. Tynan Brown seeks information regarding his late Father, Captain William Nimmo Brown [d. 1979], initially US Army, subsequently Army of the US, 1943 to 1945, War Department, Military Intelligence, Special Branch, American Embassy London (Station X) thereafter Pentagon. "His name is recorded in the unpublished secret account of the BSC, he was an original and primary source for the book "The Ultra Secret" as well as the book "Bodyguard of Lies." After uniformed military service he continued with other certain intelligence activities, for example the late 1960s and early 1970s, The Great American Chemical Company of Nashua, NH, which [might have been a] front for a foreign intelligence service." To provide information, please contact Mr. Brown via email at wtynan.brown@worldnet.att.net  or by phone at 860-657-2281.

DID AUNT BEA HAVE A SECRET LIFE? My husband had an aunt named Bea Gillmore. She worked for the OSS and said she was a secretary. However, she had posts in several European countries during World War II including Germany and Greece. She was also in the room when the armistice was signed. The family never believed the secretary story and it would be a great family story if we knew what she really did. I would love to hear from anyone who knew her. Replies to: Diane Leo at dianeleo@comcast.net 

GERMAN DOCUMENTARY SEEKS HELP - The KGB and its �Hot Cold War� in Germany from 1945-1990 are to become subjects of a two-part TV-documentary, produced by Ziegler Film productions of Berlin/Germany, a major producer for private and public TV, for Germany's �First Channel� (ARD network). For this production Ziegler Film would very much like to contact former members of American Security Agencies stationed in Germany during that period, who might be willing to talk about their first-hand experience. The insiders' point of view will be represented by high-ranking former members of the NKVD/MGB/KGB organisations in Russia and elsewhere. German representatives from both sides of the wall are also prominently featured on the programme. Please contact Ziegler Film's production offices in Berlin for any further details. Any hint would be greatly appreciated! Thank you! REPLIES to: Britta Dahlmann at Dahlmann@ziegler-film.de or by mail at Ziegler Film GmbH & Co. KG, Neue Kantstra�e 14, 14057 Berlin, Tel.: 0049-30-320905-23, Fax: 0049-30-320905-67



FLOYD L. PASEMAN - A retired senior CIA officer who, in a memoir published in January, chronicled his long career in the clandestine service, died of complications from bone cancer on 7 May at a hospice in Williamsburg. He was 64, the Washington Post reported.


    In A Spy's Journey, Paseman recounted his tours in Asia and Europe from the 1960s to the 1980s, when he recruited agents to spy for the United States. Without giving specific names or countries, he detailed dealings with foreign government officials, journalists, KGB officers, drug smugglers and terrorists.

    Over time, he developed a keen sense for spotting factors, such as money or ideology, that motivate potential recruits to become assets. To establish contact discreetly with possible recruits, he found it useful to enter tennis tournaments for foreign diplomats.

    There were moments of peril when he helped foil a Libyan assassination team targeting a U.S. ambassador, and in 1980, when he recruited an Iranian citizen to help him find the location of American hostages in Tehran. Other episodes were simply funny. Once, a fake mustache he was wearing as part of a disguise slipped off his face and dropped into a mug of beer.

    "He wanted to get his story in writing," said Paseman's twin brother, Lloyd. "He was a man with a tremendous amount of integrity and principle. He always stuck up for what he thought was best for the agency."

    Floyd Paseman was a native of Eugene, Ore. He graduated from the University of Oregon and, through the ROTC program, received a commission as a second lieutenant in the Army. After attending Communications School at Fort Sill, Okla., he was posted to Bad Hersfeld in Germany where he helped conduct reconnaissance operations along the East German border.

    He left active military duty after three years but continued in the Army Reserve. He briefly worked as a market researcher in California before joining the CIA.

    Paseman, who toured with his wife and two children, began as a Chinese linguist and case officer. On occasion, he clashed with supervisors and colleagues who he said lacked common sense. He eventually rose to station chief in Germany and chief of the East Asian division at Langley.

    He taught history as an officer in residence at Marquette University in Milwaukee before retiring in 2001, after 35 years with the CIA. A few months later, he took a position teaching courses on intelligence and U.S. foreign policy at Cardinal Stritch University in Milwaukee.

    Paseman wrote that the agency suffered from poor information-collection capability after more than 800 DO caseworkers were purged from the CIA in the late 1970s. "This came back to haunt us terribly in September 2001," he wrote.

    He settled in Lanexa, VA, where he worked as an international security consultant.

    He is survived by his wife, Jill Paseman of Lanexa; two children, Ashley Paseman of Syracuse, N.Y., and Adam Paseman of Woodbridge; three brothers; and a grandson. (DKR)

Coming Events

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

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

25 May 2005 - Albuquerque, NM - The AFIO Tom Smith New Mexico Chapter holds luncheon at 11 a.m. at Weck's Restaurant,  1105 Juan Tabo NE,. Tim Manning, the newly appointed Director of New Mexico's Office of Homeland Security, will speak. Inquiries and registrations to:  Dick Callaghan at bajaloie@cybermesa.com

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

2 - 3 June 05 - Arlington, VA - The Center for Security Policy hosts 2005 National Security Academy at The Leadership Institute � a unique opportunity for promising students and young professionals to interact with security policy practitioners and academics and participate in debates about contemporary defense and foreign affairs. Keynote Presentations and invited speakers are: Amb. J.D. Crouch, Deputy National Security Advisor; Rep. Chris Cox, Chairman of the House Homeland Security Committee; John Rood, Senior Director for Counterproliferation, NSC; Amb. Robert Joseph, Under Secretary of State (designate) for Arms Control and International Security; and Michelle Van Cleave, National Counterintelligence Executive. The four keynoters will be: Alex Alexiev: �Islamofascism at Home and Abroad�; Victor Davis Hanson on �World War IV�; Roger W. Robinson, Jr.: �The Rising Power of Communist China�; and William Van Cleave on �Defending the Homeland.� Breakout Sessions - Each keynote address will be followed by several small, action-oriented breakout sessions, during which participants will have the opportunity to interact and share ideas with policymakers and other accomplished professors from across the country. Among the discussion leaders will be: Ken Alibek (George Mason University), Peter Leitner (GMU), Jeremy Rabkin (Cornell), Hedieh Mirahmadi (American Enterprise Institute), and Bob Kaufman (Pepperdine). COST: $250.00   Inquiries to: Center for Security Policy, 1920 L Street Suite 210 Washington, DC 20036 or send email to: mccormick@centerforsecuritypolicy.org  or call (202) 835-9077.  More information at www.centerforsecuritypolicy.org 

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 - Orange Park, FL - . AFIO North Florida Chapter holds meeting. Speaker to be Frederick Wettering, who served in CIA from 1962-1998 in the Directorate of Operations. During the 1980s he was the NIO for Africa for three years. RSVP for details to Quiel Begonia at begonia@coj.net

16 June 05 - San Francisco, CA - AFIO's Jim Quesada Chapter, San Francisco Bay Area, hosts cocktails and luncheon at the United Irish Cultural Center (UICC), 2700 � 45th Ave., (45th between Sloat and Wawona). Event starts at 11:30 a.m. Speaker: Dr. Barton Bernstein, Professor of History, Stanford University, on "Intelligence, the A Bomb & the End of WWII." Dr. Barton Bernstein is an expert on Oppenheimer and the Manhattan Project. Dr. Bernstein will focus on the creation of the Atomic Bomb, the A bomb's role in ending WWII, and the role intelligence played in ending WWII. Relying heavily on declassified materials, Dr. Bernstein analyzed selected aspects of the WWII experience, including information little known or unknown in the US in 1941-1945. May 2005 is the 60th anniversary of Germany's surrender to the Allies and August 2005 is the anniversary of Japan's surrender to the Allies. Security rules during WWII blocked the flow of information, often appropriately, but sometimes not. Looking back after 60-65 years allows us to reexamine the WWII past and to consider, among other issues, how the war and the enemy were understood in 1941-1945 and how US policy was predicated on that sometimes flawed wartime understanding. Dr. Bernstein earned his PhD at Harvard University and has been at Stanford since 1965. He has written six books, 135 essays, and has given over 800 lectures. He is an expert on 20th Century History, especially WWII, the Atomic Bombings, early Cold War, Nuclear History and crises in International Relations, the Korean War, the Cuban Crisis and modern US Presidency. He is now working on: Nuclear History and the End of WWII, and his next work: Crisis in US Foreign Policy. Entr�e will be Chicken with Lemon Butter & Capers or Filet of Sole (please indicate selection). Cost: $25 per person, Member Rate - with advance reservations. $35 per person, Non-Member Rate or at door without reservation. Please respond to Mary Lou Anderson no later than end of day 6/10/05. Reservations not cancelled by end of day 6/10/05 must be honored. Please send your reservation and menu choice, and a check made to AFIO to: Mary Lou Anderson, 46 Anchorage Rd, Sausalito, CA 94965. Email inquiries to her at: mlanderson945@comcast.net or by telephone at 415-332-6440.

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!

21 July 05 - Colorado Springs, CO - AFIO Rocky Mountain Chapter meets at 11:30 a.m. at the Officers Club's Falcon Room, U.S. Air Force Academy. Cost is $12.00 for a choice of beef or chicken with salad and dessert. Contact Richard Durham, phone number 719-488-2884, or e-mail at: riverwear53@aol.com. Reservations due [to Durham] no later than 18 July. Speaker to be announced.

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 bobbie6769@juno.com 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.

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

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 pjordan@afcea.org or (800) 336-4583 ext. 6219 or (703) 631-6219. Website Address: http://www.afcea.org/events/fallintel/ 

27-28 January 05 - Springfield, VA - Conference on "INTELLIGENCE AND ETHICS" at The Joint Services Conference on Professional Ethics (JSCOPE). Runs from 3:00 p.m. - 8:30 p.m. on Friday, and 8:30 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. on Saturday. Intelligence practitioners and civilian scholars discuss and present Academic Papers, conduct Working Groups, present Case Histories and Testimonies, and hold Dinner and Luncheon Discussions on the emerging field of "Intelligence Ethics" which to many academicians does not have civilian/academic input and expertise. It is the goal of this conference to establish the first international meeting of civilian and military intelligence professionals, educators and those with academic perspectives in national security, philosophy, law, history, psychology, theology and human rights. The Intelligence Ethics Section seeks voices from all ranks and areas of intelligence and are soliciting contributions and participation from all interested parties and perspectives. More information at http://eli.sdsu.edu/ethint


4 March 06 - Orange Park, FL - AFIO North Florida Chapter Meeting. Contact Quiel Begonia at begonia@coj.net for details.  Meeting held at Orange Park Country Club, 2625 Country Club Blvd, Orange Park, FL.

3 June 06 - Orange Park, FL - AFIO North Florida Chapter Meeting. Contact Quiel Begonia at begonia@coj.net for details.  Meeting held at Orange Park Country Club, 2625 Country Club Blvd, Orange Park, FL.

9 September 06 - Orange Park, FL - AFIO North Florida Chapter Meeting. Contact Quiel Begonia at begonia@coj.net for details.  Meeting held at Orange Park Country Club, 2625 Country Club Blvd, Orange Park, FL.

6 December 06 - Orange Park, FL - AFIO North Florida Chapter Meeting. Contact Quiel Begonia at begonia@coj.net for details.  Meeting held at Orange Park Country Club, 2625 Country Club Blvd, Orange Park, FL.

3 March 07 - Orange Park, FL - AFIO North Florida Chapter Meeting. Contact Quiel Begonia at begonia@coj.net for details.  Meeting held at Orange Park Country Club, 2625 Country Club Blvd, Orange Park, FL.

2 June 07 - Orange Park, FL - AFIO North Florida Chapter Meeting. Contact Quiel Begonia at begonia@coj.net for details.  Meeting held at Orange Park Country Club, 2625 Country Club Blvd, Orange Park, FL.

8 September 07 - Orange Park, FL - AFIO North Florida Chapter Meeting. Contact Quiel Begonia at begonia@coj.net for details.  Meeting held at Orange Park Country Club, 2625 Country Club Blvd, Orange Park, FL.

1 December 07 - Orange Park, FL - AFIO North Florida Chapter Meeting. Contact Quiel Begonia at begonia@coj.net for details.  Meeting held at Orange Park Country Club, 2625 Country Club Blvd, Orange Park, FL.



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