Weekly Intelligence Notes #22-05 dtd 6 June 2005
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Between Iraq and a Hard Place -- the CIA, Muslim Terrorists, and the problematic Middle East
Steve Coll - Pulitzer prize winning author, associate editor of the Washington Post
Author of GHOST WARS: The Secret History of the CIA, Afghanistan, and Bin Laden, from the Soviet Invasion to September 10, 2001
won a 2005 Pulitzer Prize for general non-fiction
and former CIA officer Michael F. Scheuer
former head of CIA's Osama bin Laden unit until 1999 and
Author of IMPERIAL HUBRIS:
Why the West Is Losing the War on Terror
share their views, research and insights.
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ECONOMIC SPIES UNDERMINE U.S. MILITARY ADVANTAGES, REPORT FINDS - Spies from nearly 100 countries sought sensitive U.S. technology last year, and technology losses undermined U.S. military advantages, according to an annual counterintelligence report, the Washington Times reported on 1 June.
"The U.S. counterintelligence community judges that the technology lost as a result of these efforts has imposed a significant, but difficult to quantify, cost on the United States," according to the report drawn up and sent to Congress by the Office of the National Counterintelligence Executive, a unit recently placed under DNI Negroponte. "Foreign access to sensitive dual-use and military technology has eroded the U.S. military advantage, degraded the U.S. intelligence community's ability to provide information to policymakers and undercut U.S. industry," it says.
The report did not identify the countries involved but said they include those that perennially top the counterintelligence community's list of most aggressive collectors. A senior FBI counterintelligence official, however, identified some of the countries as China, India, Pakistan, Iran, Russia, Japan, France and Israel.
In one case, the Chinese stole the technology for an advanced metal used in U.S. military systems from a university laboratory in Iowa. "Before the U.S. military could get it licensed, classified and manufactured, the Chinese had stolen it, stolen the marketing strategies, the customer list, and were manufacturing and selling it back to the United States," the official said.
The report said most corporate trade secrets and technology theft took place without direct intervention by state actors, though most foreign governments involved have not discouraged such theft and themselves often benefited from the transfers.
Economic spies were able to obtain data by making direct requests to naive U.S. companies, in many cases by simply asking via e-mail, phone call, facsimile, letter or in person for the sensitive information, the report said.
High-technology targets included information systems, sensors, aeronautics, electronics, armaments and explosives. The report said the United States remains the primary source of most of the world's advanced technology used for foreign militaries. Foreign governments also use stolen U.S. technology to help make their domestic businesses more competitive.
"The counterintelligence community expects no decline in foreign demand for sensitive U.S. technologies over the next few years," the report said. (Don H. DKR)
DOD ORDERS MORE SHARING OF CLASSIFIED INFO WITH ALLIES - DoD Undersecretary for Intelligence Stephen Cambone has ordered all U.S. military officials to be more forthcoming in sharing classified information with allies, saying overly restrictive caveats on intelligence reports have hindered America's ability to work with coalition partners, the Financial Times reported on 3 June.
In a memorandum sent two weeks ago to senior Pentagon officials, Cambone said classifying documents as Noforn (meaning 'Not releasable to foreign nationals') has been excessive. "For intelligence under the purview of the DoD, originators shall use the 'Releasable to' marking . . . to the maximum extent possible," he wrote.
"It is an implicit acknowledgement that allies have been improperly cut out of the loop," said Stephen Aftergood, a defense and intelligence analyst at the Federation of American Scientists. "If there is a problem in sharing classified defense information, it is not a problem with Uganda. It is a problem with someone we are supposed to be sharing with, and the UK is first and foremost among those."
According to officials, British Foreign Secretary Jack Straw, on a visit to Washington last month, told U.S. officials the Noforn classifications on weapons systems, in particular the Joint Strike Fighter being built in Texas for the United States and Britain, were greater than British officials had expected.
A section of the Cambone memo forbids foreign restrictions on all non-intelligence information, except nuclear propulsion secrets used for U.S. navy ships and information specifically limited in the DoD National Disclosure Policy, which is classified.
Aftergood said it was unclear what instigated the Cambone memo, but noted that the JSF dispute could have prompted it. "Something triggered it," he said. "It is not the kind of memo that is sent for no reason." (DKR)
INTERAGENCY TEAM SEEKS TO CURB NORTH KOREA'S TRADE IN COUNTERFEITS - An interagency team, including CIA, DoD, Treasury and Secret Service officials, is working with East Asian governments to curb what U.S. officials say is North Korea's booming trade in counterfeit cigarettes, pharmaceuticals and currency. The team, called the North Korea Working Group, has been run from State's Bureau of East Asian and Pacific Affairs, the Wall Street Journal online reported on 1 June.
online.wsj.com/article/0,,SB111756528456047297,00.html [requires subscription]
Larry Wilkerson, chief of staff for Colin Powell when he was Secretary of State, told the WSJ the effort, named the Illicit Activities Initiative, was launched in support of a wider Bush-administration effort to choke off the global trade in weapons of mass destruction. Raphael Perl, a senior analyst at the Congressional Research Service, who tracks the activities of the North Korea Working Group, hard-currency profits are funding Pyongyang's nuclear program.
Perl estimates North Korea earns $500 million annually from sales of counterfeit products. That is $100 million more than before 9/11.
During the past nine months, customs agents in South Korea and Taiwan, who are receiving intelligence from the United States, have seized shipments of counterfeit cigarettes valued in the millions of dollars, according to officials in these countries. In many cases, North Korea isn't believed to be making the cigarettes but probably is allowing criminal syndicates to produce fake Marlboro, Mild Seven and State Express 555 inside its borders as a new source of income as revenue from ballistic-missile exports dwindles.
U.S. officials working with the interagency team say Washington is focused on cutting off Pyongyang's remaining illicit hard-currency earnings. In recent days, this initiative has grown in importance, they say, as talks between the U.S. and North Korea show few signs of progress. (EB, DKR)
AUSSIES GET NEW COUNTER-ESPIONAGE UNIT - The Australian Security and Intelligence Organization has set up a new counter-espionage unit to boost its surveillance of foreign spies, notably Chinese and Russian, seeking to plunder Australia's military secrets, the daily The Australian (Sydney) reported on 2 June.
With senior government sources reporting that foreign spies are as numerous in Australia today as they were during the Cold War, ASIO's move reflects concern that Australia remains a priority espionage target, in particular for China, which is seeking information on military-related technology and strategic policy.
Objects of espionage were likely to include the Australian Defense Science and Technology Organization, the government-owned ASC, which built the Collins-class submarines and is to build the Australian navy's air warfare destroyers and Pine Gap, a major SIGINT ground station staffed, according to the Australian, by the CIA and NRO. Two of its ground antenna are part of the U.S. Defense Satellite Communications System.
Last year, ASIO requested and received funding to set up the new unit. The organization's traditional counterespionage role had suffered from a shift onto counterterrorism after 9/11 and the Bali bombings in October 2002 in which nearly 200 people died, more than 30 of them Australians.
Other countries pursuing espionage in Australia are Indonesia and Israel. In March, an Israeli diplomat, Amir Lati, was recalled following ASIO reports on his activities. (DKR)
'DEEP THROAT' FESSES UP - W. Mark Felt, then FBI Associate Director, has admitted to being "Deep Throat," who exposed key details of the Watergate scandal to The Washington Post, the Washington Times reported on 1 June.
Felt, now 91, came forward and claimed to be the source of information used to bring down President Nixon, according to an article to be published in the July issue of Vanity Fair magazine, the Times said.
The Post confirmed the Vanity Fair claim on 31 May, saying Felt supplied reporters Carl Bernstein and Bob Woodward with details of a break-in at Democratic National Committee Headquarters in the Watergate Hotel on 17 June 1972 and the subsequent cover-up. Those involved in the break-in were working on behalf of the campaign to re-elect Nixon. The President was obliged to resign from office two years later.
Accounts in The Post and elsewhere said Felt, bureau associate director until 1973, was moved to blow the whistle on the Watergate break-in because Nixon had passed him over for FBI Director. Other reports said he opposed Nixon’s efforts to take control of the bureau for political purposes. Felt’s grandson, Nick Jones, said Felt was "a great American hero who went well and above the call of duty at much risk to himself to save his country from a terrible injustice."
In 1978, DoJ indicted and eventually convicted Felt for approving the use of illegal wiretaps on people with connections to the Weather Underground, an American Leftist terrorist organization. President Reagan pardoned him while the case was under appeal in 1981. (DKR)
DOD GIVES CONGRESS DATABASE ON MILITARY BASES WORLDWIDE - On 2 June, DoD sent Congress an unprecedented classified database on every military base worldwide that could be a handbook for future attacks if it fell into the hands of al-Qa'ida or other terror groups, the Washington Times reported USG and congressional officials as saying.
The Pentagon sent the data after 21 senators, including Maine's two Republicans, Susan Collins and Olympia J. Snowe, complained to President Bush. The lawmakers said they needed an extensive information base to defend 33 major bases and 147 smaller installations from DoD plans to close them. A commission, led by former Veterans Affairs Secretary Anthony J. Principi, is holding hearings on the Pentagon's list and will make recommendations in September.
Collins said the new data are not helpful because they are classified. "This means that the documents cannot be used at public hearings, public meetings, or at meetings that are not held in a classified facility by people with security clearances," she said. But U.S. officials and congressional sources said DoD would be able to declassify parts of the data in time for public hearings.
The Maine senators are seeking to vitiate DoD recommendations to close the Portsmouth Naval Shipyard, which would affect 201 military jobs and 4,032 civilian positions, the Times said.
Once the commission settles on its list of bases, Congress can only reject or accept the entire list. If there is no such vote, the list becomes final.
The database is so sensitive that the Pentagon carried out a red team exercise in which DoD personnel played the role of terrorists. The result of the exercise was to make some national security officials uneasy. It found that the information was so detailed that, in the wrong hands, it could be a handbook for al-Qa'ida. (DKR)
NORTH KOREAN HACKER CAPACITY SAID TO EQUAL CIA’S - North Korea’s computer hackers have a capacity equal to that of the CIA, Dr. Byeon Jae-jeong of the South Korean Defense Ministry's Agency for Defense Development said on 2 March, the Chosun Ilbo newspaper reported.
North Korea operates some 39 bugging and surveillance posts from which it eavesdrops on communications and signals across South Korea. Byeon spoke at the 2005 Defense Information Protection Conference, held at Korea University under the joint auspices of the Defense Security Command, Korea University and Korea Information Security Agency.
"Simulations on North Korea's information warfare capabilities," he said, "reveal that Pyongyang could damage the command and control center of U.S. Pacific Command and the power grid of the U.S. mainland."
Pyongyang employs 500 to 600 hackers tasked with hacking into computer networks and disabling enemy command and communication systems. North Korea researches hacking techniques at Mirim Automation College that has been turning out about 100 cyber warfare specialists a year since 1981. (DKR)
CIA’S VENTURE CAPITALIST SEEKS NEW IT FOR IC - As CEO of In-Q-Tel, Gilman Louie has the job of operating as a venture capitalist charged with helping to deliver new IT to the CIA and the rest of the IC. "At the end of the day, the mission is to find technologies that can protect lives," Louis told CNET News.com in a lengthy interview.
In-Q-Tel, based in Silicon Valley, is a publicly funded operation, bound by the usual requirements governing conflict of interest familiar to other government agencies. It also has to keep quiet about much of its activities.
Earlier this year the New York Post raised the question of a conflict of interest after some employees sold stock in a company In-Q-Tel had invested in. Louie commented that his company had designed a compensation scheme that would attract the kind of qualified people it needs from the private sector but not overly compensate them.
“We have an agreement with the government that says after the moment a stock becomes available, you have a short period of time where you're expected to liquidate those resources. We tie the employee funds in the same way. You don't get to choose; we choose for you.” (DKR)
‘GLASS BOX’ PROVIDES NSA WITH ANSWERS – NSA is teasing intelligence information out of massive federal databases via its Glass Box program that uses innovative methods to discover hidden results and improve analyst performance, GCN.com reported on 1 June.
The program uses unclassified, open-source information to produce information used by the Novel Intelligence from Massive Data program, according to contractor Battelle Memorial Institute of Columbus, OH. NSA recently awarded Battelle a $1.507-million contract to continue its Glass Box work from last January through June 2006.
According to contract documents, Glass Box is designed to evaluate intelligence algorithms developed by other NIMD activities and also to develop the Glass Box Analytic Environment, a hub task of the NIMD project. The contract documents describe NIMD as a research and development project intended to last for several years to discover the novel intelligence that lurks undetected in the intelligence community's databases.
Novel intelligence falls in the category of information that causes intelligence analysts to gain new understanding of previously unappreciated or misunderstood threats, according to the contract documents. (DKR)
A BUNGLED OCCUPATION? - Larry Diamond, Squandered Victory: The American Occupation and the Bungled Efforts to Bring Democracy to Iraq (Times Books, 384 pp. $25)
Diamond, a senior fellow at the Hoover Institution who is an authority on the relationship between democracy, governance, and development, opposed going to war but supported building the peace. So when the national security adviser, his former Stanford colleague, Condoleezza Rice, asked him to advise the Iraqis on writing and implementing a democratic constitution, he accepted and spent the first quarter of 2004 in Baghdad. What he witnessed there was not encouraging.
Diamond accuses the occupation authorities of criminal negligence in what he saw as their refusal to deal honestly with worsening conditions, especially the growing insurgency. The American viceroy in Baghdad, Paul Bremer, comes out very poorly in Diamond's account of miscalculations, missed opportunities and ideological blindness. (DKR)
JIHAD AS THE PATH TO WORLD DOMINATION - David Cook, Understanding Jihad (University of California Press, 288 pp. hardback $50, paperback $19.95)
Cook examines a range of sources from Islamic texts to modern interpretations in his study of what is meant by jihad in theory and in practice.
He sheds light on legal developments relevant to fighting and warfare and on jihad as an internal, spiritual effort. He shows that from the days of the Prophet Muhammad down to Usama bin Ladin, jihad primarily has meant spiritually significant warfare. As Cook observes, during the early centuries of Islam, the interpretation of jihad was unabashedly aggressive and expansive.
Later Sufi notions of jihad as self-improvement developed without eclipsing its war-making significance, eventually applied to the correction of fellow Muslims found to be impure and, in the 20th century, as the way to achieving world domination. (DKR)
AFIO MEMBER SPINS TALE OF POST 9/11 INTRIGUE - Pete Earley, Lethal Secrets (Forge, 336 pp. $24.95)
In Earley’s story, Deputy U.S. Marshal Wyatt Conway is assigned to guard Sergey Pudin, a Russian Mafiosi. A Russian intel officer, Colonel Khrenkov, has been blackmailed into murdering Pudin before he can testify against crime bosses.
In distant Chechnya, Movladi "The Viper" Islamov, once a student of Conway's, has become an international terrorist and discovered that Stalin had a thermonuclear sleeper bomb built and hidden in the basement of the Russian embassy in Washington.
Kimberly Lodge, a shapely CIA counterterrorism officer, is enamored of Conway, an old-fashioned he-man kind of guy. He gets himself taken into an agency investigation and proceeds to outshine everybody else, whether American or Russian.
Earley works complex true details about everything from government bureaucracy to weapons technology into his tale of wild adventure. (DKR)
RICE PRAISES PROLIFERATION SECURITY INITIATIVE SUCCESSES – Secretary Rice has declared the Proliferation Security Initiative has helped decrease missile sales and shipments of WMD materials around the world in the two years of its existence, the Washington Times reported on 1 June.
Rice told foreign ambassadors the results of the two-year old program have been impressive. "In the last nine months alone, the United States and 10 of our PSI partners have quietly cooperated on 11 successful efforts," she said. "For example, PSI cooperation stopped the transshipment of material and equipment bound for ballistic missile programs in countries of concern, including Iran."
State's spokesman, Richard Boucher, later cited two operations that prevented North Korea from receiving materials used in making chemical weapons and blocked the transfer to North Korea of a material useful in its nuclear programs. He said he would not be more specific because of intelligence concerns.
The only specific example of a success Rice mentioned was the interdiction of centrifuge components bound for Libya on the German-flagged ship BBC China in the fall of 2003, for which she said the PSI provided the framework.
President Bush set up the PSI in mid-2003. Today it has grown from 11 participating countries to more than 60 around the world. (Elizabeth B., DKR)
COFER BLACK SEES ISLAMIST TERRORIST CHANGING WEST'S WAY OF LIFE - "I predict that the quality of all our lives will change to a certain extent, as measures previously considered needed in forward areas will increasingly be ... adopted in our home countries," Cofer Black, former State Department counterterrorism coordinator, told counterterrorism officials meeting in Florence, Italy, UPI reported on 3 June.
Despite U.S. successes in killing or capturing foreign insurgents, the capabilities the survivors are acquiring are changing the odds, Black told the conference. "Not many have to get past you when they are trained so well in explosives." Protection against such a threat might entail significant changes in ways of life, Black said.
European officials said they are facing a new, more dangerous generation of Islamic extremists. They are younger and more radical than their elders and in some cases trained and battle-hardened in Iraq, UPI said.
Spain's Balthazar Garzon, the investigating magistrate leading Madrid's effort to prosecute Islamic terrorists, said there is now a second generation, some as young as 16 and in many cases with no history of affiliation with al-Qa'ida or other established terror groups. He described the terrorists who carried out the Madrid railway bombings last year as a whole network based on personal contact, where a single person was a kind of catalyst.
Garzon’s comments echoed wider European concerns over terror cells formed by the offspring of Muslim immigrants, recruited in jails or over the Internet. As such young people often have no history of connection to extremist groups, intelligence and law-enforcement agencies are not aware of their existence, Garzon said.
Recent investigations by authorities in several European countries have discovered networks of Islamic extremists recruiting and making travel arrangements for young radicals, who want to go to fight the U.S. military in Iraq. (DKR)
SECTION V -- CAREERS, NOTES, LETTERS, QUERIES AND AUTHORS SEEKING ASSISTANCE, CORRECTIONS, OBITUARIES, COMING EVENTS
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WALT DISNEY COMPANY SEEKS DIRECTOR, THREAT/VULNERABILITY ASSESSMENT - Burbank, California - Full Time, Employee. THE SITUATION: Responsible for the collection and analysis of threat information, the assessment of threats to, and vulnerabilities of, the Walt Disney Company's global assets, the auditing of in-place security measures and the development of policy, plans and training to mitigate vulnerabilities. THE POSITION: *In cooperation with the Vice President, Threat/Vulnerability Assessment and Crisis Management (VP-TVACM), develops policy and strategy to assess and mitigate threats to company assets and employees *Delivers threat assessment services by collecting, evaluating and disseminating accurate and timely intelligence information to appropriate company executives *Applies threat information to in-place security measures in order to assess vulnerabilities *Recommends vulnerability mitigation strategies *Validates and audits in-place security measures *Develops strong and productive relationships with high-level domestic and international law enforcement and intelligence services counterparts, as well as private sector counterparts worldwide *Accomplishes enterprise and department objectives by establishing action plans, timetables and outcome measurements, obtaining and allocating resources, reviewing progress, making mid-course corrections *Achieves financial goals by establishing objectives; developing and monitoring budgets; controlling and reducing costs; optimizing use of assets *Contributes to team effort by offering information and opinion as a member of management; integrating objectives with other functions; accomplishing special projects as needed *Maintains results by recruiting and selecting key managers; coaching, counseling and disciplining managers; planning, monitoring, and appraising job results
THE COMPANY: The Walt Disney Company is a diversified, international family entertainment and media company with 2004 annual revenues of over $30 billion. Its operations include theme parks and resorts; cruise lines; filmed entertainment including live action and animated motion pictures, home video distribution, music production and stage plays; broadcast and cable networks; television production; radio and television stations; internet; merchandise licensing; publishing and interactive games.
THE IDEAL CANDIDATE: *Minimum of 7-10 years experience and demonstrated record of success in positions of increasing responsibility within private sector corporate security or a related public sector organization, including 3-5 years of experience within a law enforcement/intelligence or related agency and 3-5 years of experience in a leadership role *Bachelor's degree required *Demonstrated ability to build, motivate and lead a professional team attuned to organizational culture, yet be innovative and able to develop new initiatives *Demonstrated track record of partnering and developing consensus within an organizational climate of diverse operational activities
THE OPPORTUNITY: *In cooperation with the Vice President, Threat/Vulnerability Assessment and Crisis Management (VP-TVACM), develops policy and strategy to assess and mitigate threats to company assets and employees *Delivers threat assessment services by collecting, evaluating and disseminating accurate and timely intelligence information to appropriate company executives *Applies threat information to in-place security measures in order to assess vulnerabilities *Recommends vulnerability mitigation strategies *Validates and audits in-place security measures
THE COMPENSATION: Open
APPLY ONLINE - go to: http://jobsearch.disneycareers.newjobs.com/ and search for "threat vulnerability" to explore and apply for position.
write or call: Kathleen McChesney, Vice President - Threat/Vulnerability Assessment and Crisis Management, The Walt Disney Company, 500 South Buena Vista Street, Burbank, CA 91521-2560 - (818) 560-1807
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ITALIANS INVESTIGATING HOW INSURGENTS CAME BY NEW BERETTAS - The public prosecutor's office in Brescia, Italy, is investigating how latest models of 9-mm Beretta pistols could have come into the possession of large numbers of Iraqi insurgents. The investigation was opened last fall after U.S. intelligence officers, by way of Italian intel, informed the prosecutor's office about the pistols seized from insurgents in Iraq, the online English language edition of Corriere della sera (Milan) reported.
The weapons' serial numbers had been removed or rendered illegible. The Beretta company has been manufacturing weapons at Gardone Val Trompia, near Brescia, since 1526. The company claims to know nothing about the investigation.
U.S. forces have compiled a dossier on all weapons recovered from al-Qa'ida militants and pro-Saddam insurgents since the start of operations in Iraq. The Berettas found on insurgents are the same model as issued to U.S. armed forces. Since it began supplying the U.S. forces, Beretta has undergone rigid checks by the U.S. intelligence. But Berettas are also manufactured in the United States and Brazil, and there are rumors of a Chinese copy. (DKR)
FIDEL TAPES VISITING CELEBRITIES - At the order of Fidel Castro, celebrities visiting Cuba are enticed to indulge in child sex, drug use and orgies and then filmed, according to a Cuban intelligence defector, the conservative online weekly Human Events reported on 2 June.
It quoted Delfin Fernandez as saying on a recent Madrid TV show: "My job was to bug their rooms with both cameras and listening devices. Most people have no idea they are being watched while they are in Cuba.
"But their personal activities are filmed under orders from Castro himself. Child sex, drug use, orgies, those are the sort of things they want to tape, anything, shall we say, ethically incorrect. And Castro's undercover agents don't wait around hoping the famous visitors might randomly engage in these things. They tempt them, bait them with offers."
Famous Americans are the priority objectives of Castro's intelligence, says Fernandez. "When word came down that models Naomi Campbell and Kate Moss were coming to Cuba the order was a routine one: 24 hour a day vigilance. Then we got a PRIORITY alert, because there was a rumor that they would be sharing a room with Leonardo Di Caprio. The rumor set off a flurry of activity and we set up the most sophisticated devices we had.
"The American actor Jack Nicholson was another celebrity who was bugged and taped thoroughly during his stay in the Hotel Meliá Cohiba."
After a visit to Cuba in 1998, Nicholson declared, "Fidel Castro is a genius! We spoke about everything. Castro is a humanist like President Clinton. Cuba is simply a paradise!"
"When the celebrity visitors arrived at the hotels Nacional, Meliá Habana and Meliá Cohiba," said Fernandez, "we already had their rooms completely bugged with sophisticated taping equipment. Cuban agents also stay in the rooms on either side of the celebrity room. These intelligence agents are usually accompanied by a woman and children to make it look like a typical vacationing family. They also follow the celebrity visitors around, sometimes covering them 24 hours a day. The celebrities had no idea we were tailing them. Fidel Castro is a special connoisseur of these tapings and videos, especially of the really famous.”
Those bugged include personalities that Castro is thought to regard as friends, such as the Nobel Prize novelist Gabriel Garcia Marquez. In what appeared as a touching act of generosity and friendship, Castro gave his friend "Gabo" his very own mansion in Havana. According to Fernandez, "We had remodeled it right before and we installed more cables for bugging devices than for the normal electrical appliances. We taped everything. Fidel doesn't trust anyone." (EB, DKR)
CAVEAT LECTOR - AFIO member John Alexander (U.S. Army, Ret.) writes concerning Jon Ronson's book, The Men Who Stare at Goats (See THE MILITARY GOES NEW AGE, WIN #21-05 dtd 30 May 2005):
“This book is seriously flawed. As a principal in the book, I state unequivocally that most of what Ronson said is wrong. By far the biggest problem is the huge leaps in logic.
“I have never met Ronson, despite the first-hand quotes in the book. I have contacted 14 others quoted in the book. Only three ever met Ronson. Legal action is being contemplated. This is quite simply a case similar to Jayson Blair who embarrassed the New York Times. This book should be so caveated."
The May issue of Playboy carried an article by Ronson, "Paranormal Pentagon," which was derived from his book. John A. wrote to Playboy. "To rebut all of the factual errors would be fruitless as they are so pervasive as to render the book fiction."
"I was portrayed as a 'fabled goat starer.' The fact of the matter is that I have never stared at a goat in my life.
"There was no direct connection between my previous interactions with Jim Channon [an advocate of the paranormal cited in the book] and my development of non-lethal weapons concepts at Los Alamos National Laboratory."
John A. refers to Ronson’s account of a general who tried walking through walls as a malicious misrepresentation of an officer John had known for many years and who fully understood the difference between a hypothetical construct and physical reality.
"There never was a First Earth Battalion in the US military," the letter continued. "This was a private, notional entity that was created and owned by Jim Channon. Additionally, I have never witnessed, nor heard of military personnel engaging in staring malevolently at goats (or any other animals.)"
"Ronson’s attempted linkage between any of the First Earth Battalion concepts and the Global War on Terror or Homeland Defense is patently specious. It clearly points to the reality that Ronson had an agenda, to acrimoniously disparage the U.S. military. Unbounded by facts, he wove an incredible story. It is exactly that intrinsic lack of credibility that should have alerted editors to conduct fact checking that went beyond asking the author to self-validate his work. They did not." (DKR)
Researchers Seeking Assistance / Participants
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WHEREABOUTS OF BRUCE SOLIES OF CIA: Searching for 'Bruce Solies' who worked at CIA's Office of Security - I am working on a drama for the BBC that includes the CIA during the 1960s. I am trying to confirm whether Bruce Solie is still alive or not. Solie worked in the CIA Office of Security until retirement in roughly 1979. He was born in approximately 1917 in a small town in Wisconsin. Many thanks for your help. REPLIES TO: Toby Swift, Senior Producer, Development BBC Radio Drama, Rm.G09 E, Bush House, London. Telephone +44. 207. 557.1033. firstname.lastname@example.org (DKR)
AFIO MEMBER SEEKS FRANCO-MAINEiacs WITH INTEL BACKGROUND - DickG is trying to find any Franco-Americans from Maine who were in any intel/espionage related service, WWII to Cold War. Sometimes his Maine Franco friends feel their minority is passed over. REPLIES to email@example.com
Thursday, 9 June 2005; 6:30 pm - Washington, DC - Wild Rose: The Dangerous Mrs. Greenhow by Amy Blackman. A highly dramatic evening of Civil War espionage. Washington, D.C. August 23, 1861: On orders from President Lincoln, detective Allan Pinkerton arrests charming high society widow Rose Greenhow. The lady in question had sweet-talked top-flight Union officials and lowly Union clerks alike, encoded their information, and smuggled messages South - with the help of her own spy ring! Ann Blackman, author of a new biography of Mrs. Greenhow, will expose the spy’s dramatic exploits and her convention-breaking role as a personal emissary of President Jefferson Davis. Wild Rose herself will join the presentation to reveal how she helped the South win the First Battle of Bull Run. Actress Emily Lapisardi recreates Greenhow from her words and deeds, and is ready to withstand interrogation from our audience of espionage experts. Ann Blackman will sign copies of Wild Rose, Civil War Spy, A True Story following the program. Tickets: $20 Advance registration required at http://www.spymuseum.org/calendar/index.asp#Register_Now
11 June 05 - Boston, MA - THE THIRD ANNUAL "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. If you also wish to provide. The price of your ticket is not a donation to AFIO. This delightful social event is arranged by AFIO Board Member Al Ponte. Questions to: firstname.lastname@example.org
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 email@example.com
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. Entrée 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: firstname.lastname@example.org 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!
10 July 05 - Lakewood, OH - AFIO Northern Ohio Chapter holds Picnic at Rocky River Yacht Club. 2 p.m. to 6 p.m. Reservations to Peter Gray 216-214-2454.
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: email@example.com Reservations due [to Durham] no later than 18 July. The speaker will be Col(r) Stewart Pike, Special Forces Commander in the Horn of Africa for several years.
Thursday, 21 July 05 - FREE LUNCHTIME AUTHOR DEBRIEFING AND BOOK SIGNING with Tim Naftali, author of Blind Spot: The Secret History of American Counterterrorism. Join the author for an informal chat and book signing from. No registration required! 12 noon - 1 pm at International Spy Museum. http://www.spymuseum.org/calendar/debrief_2005_jul_21.asp
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
Wednesday, 27 July 05 - Washington, DC - Screening - Spies on Screen - "Battle of Algiers" at 6:30 - 9:15 pm. Insurgency, bombings, a military presence from abroad: Algeria, 1957. Blood ran in the streets of Algiers when French soldiers were pitted against Algerian Front de Libération Nationale (FLN) terrorists in Algeria's fight for independence. The violence escalated as the Algerians resorted to explosives and the French responded with torture. Join Burton L. Gerber, who served 39 years as an operations officer in the CIA and was Chief of Station in three Communist countries, for a special screening of the brutally realistic 1965 film on the struggle. Gerber will draw upon his own experience to provide insight into how the French reaction to the FLN echoes the challenges that the U.S. faces in the war on terrorism and insurgency in Iraq, and what this means for an intelligence officer faced with these issues today. At International Spy Museum. Advanced registration required. http://www.spymuseum.org/calendar/prog_2005_jul_27.asp
THURSDAY, 28 July 05 - Tysons Corner, VA - AFIO National Summer Luncheon 10:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. - Holiday Inn - Between Iraq and a Hard Place -- the CIA, Islamic Militants, and the problematic Middle East. Steve Coll - Pulitzer prize winning author, associate editor of the Washington Post Author of GHOST WARS: The Secret History of the CIA, Afghanistan, and Bin Laden, from the Soviet Invasion to September 10, 2001 won a 2005 Pulitzer Prize for general non-fiction and former CIA officer Michael F. Scheuer former head of CIA's Osama bin Laden unit until 1999 and Author of IMPERIAL HUBRIS: Why the West Is Losing the War on Terror share their views, research and insights. Space very limited. $35/pp prepaid. Registration form here
Tuesday, 2 August 05 - Washington, DC - Spy School Polygraph Interrogation 101 at 6:30 pm. “The problem with the world today is that nobody takes the time to do a really sinister interrogation anymore.” - James Bond in Goldeneye Spies’ lies can destroy a mission, expose an asset, or damage the credibility of important intelligence. Discovering the truth is essential, but how can an interrogator outwit a wily spy? Join John F. Sullivan, who wrote Of Spies and Lies: A CIA Lie Detector Remembers Vietnam, as he exposes the secrets of the polygraph - its history, uses, and abuses. Sullivan, who entered the CIA Interrogation Research Branch in 1968, spent four years in Vietnam in the early 1970s, and then rejoined the Polygraph Division from which he retired in 1999 as a senior polygraph examiner. Although the polygraph has become increasingly controversial, Sullivan will reveal how the powerful combination of artful interrogation and sensitive machinery helped him catch seven double agents and hundreds of criminals. Once you’re versed in lie-detection, you’ll join Sullivan in an interrogation and assessment of two “highly suspicious” characters. Tickets: $20 Advance registration required! http://www.spymuseum.org/calendar/prog_2005_aug_02.asp
Saturday, 6 August 05 - Glen Burnie, MD - US Army Special Operations Detachment/US Army Foreign Counterintelligence Activity Reunion. A reunion of all former and current military and civilian members of the US Army Foreign Counterintelligence Activity (FCA), formerly the US Army Special Operations Detachment (SOD), will be held in Glen Burnie, MD. SOD was formed at Fort Meade, MD, in July 1974 as the Army’s national level counterespionage organization. The unit became FCA in 1985. Contact Nancy Gulley at firstname.lastname@example.org or at 410-674-7255; mailing address: 486 Williamsburg Lane, Odenton, MD 21113 for more information on the reunion.
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 email@example.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.
Thursday, 25 August 05 - Washington, DC - Her Majesty’s Spymaster: Elizabeth I, Sir Francis Walsingham, and the Birth of Modern Espionage, by Stephen Budiansky. Free Lunchtime author debriefing and book signing at Spy Museum; 12 noon to 1 pm. Elizabethan England was a hotbed of intrigue, conspiracy, and political skulduggery. Catholic Spain and France - not to mention Mary Queen of Scots - were all threats to Queen Elizabeth’s position and power. Excessive vigilance and extreme tactics were the order of the day. Elizabeth I’s chief aid in the struggle to keep her place on the throne was Sir Francis Walsingham, her principal secretary and England’s first spymaster. In his latest book, journalist and military historian Stephen Budiansky unveils Walsingham’s pioneering use of double agents, code breaking, and disinformation in defense of his queen. No registration required. http://www.spymuseum.org/calendar/debrief_2005_aug_25.asp
31 Aug.- 2 Sept. – Raleigh, NC – Raleigh International Spy Conference - The theme of the third annual conference, a joint effort by Raleigh's Metro Magazine and the North Carolina Museum of History, is Old Spies, New Threats. Keynote speaker will be Ronald Radosh, author of the newly released Red Star Over Hollywood: The Film Colony’s Long Romance With the Left. Other speakers are: -- Harvey Klehr, co-author of In Denial: Historians, Communism and Espionage. speaking on "Was Joe McCarthy Right: What New Evidence From Secret Archives Say About Soviet Espionage in America;" -- John Earl Haynes, co-author of In Denial, on the damage caused by Soviet manipulation of the Communist Party U.S.A. from the 1930s to 1945; -- I.C. Smith, author of Inside: A Top G-Man Exposes Spies, Lies and Bureaucratic Bungling Inside the FBI, on Chinese espionage in the United States; -- Nigel West, author of Venona: The Greatest Secret of the Cold War, on the latest revelations of Soviet espionage; -- Steve Usdin, author of the new book Engineering Communism: How Two Americans Spied for Stalin and Founded the Soviet Silicon Valley, on the story of two Rosenberg spy ring members who fled to the Soviet Union to help build a city dedicated to microelectronics and computing. The conference fee is $250 per registrant. Reduced registration is $175 for seniors (55 or over) and $145 for educators, students and IC members. The fee includes all sessions, the keynote address and a ticket for an evening gala on 1 Sept. Additional gala tickets are available to conference attendees for $30. For registration information, access www.raleighspyconference.com, call Brooke Eidenmiller at 919-807-7875 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org. Hotel information is available at www.raleighspyconference.com.
10 September 05 - Orange Park, FL - AFIO North Florida Chapter Meeting. Speaker TBA. RSVP for details to Quiel Begonia at email@example.com
11 September 05 - Madison, OH - AFIO Northern Ohio Chapter hosts picnic at Chuck and Gretchen Reed's. Reservations needed by 7 September to Howard or Veronica Flint at 440-338-4720.
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.
Friday, 16 September 05 - New York, NY - AFIO Metro New York Chapter holds evening meeting at the "Society of Illustrators" building at 128 East 63rd Street in Manhattan. Speaker: David Hunt, retired CIA officer, on "Corporate Espionage - Who is Stealing America's Secrets and Why and How They Are Doing It." Details and time to follow. Questions to Jerry Goodwin, 212-308-1450 or firstname.lastname@example.org
7 October 05 - Tysons Corner, VA - NIP Annual Meeting & Symposium - Tysons Corner Holiday Inn.
12 - 16 October 05 - Arlington, VA - 101-OSS Association and the OSS Society Reunion is being held at the Key Bridge Marriott Hotel. Cost: $100/pp. The program and speakers are still in planning stages. RESERVATIONS: 101-OSS members send check to Dennis F. Klein, 1307 Crocus Cove, Cedar Park, TX 78613-4267 or phone 1-512-918-0690. OSS Society members email OSSSociety@aol.com
**** 27 - 30 October 2005 - AFIO 30th Anniversary Symposium Celebration - Sheraton Premiere Hotel, McLean, Tyson's Corner, VA and at other secured venues. PUT THIS DATE ON YOUR CALENDARS. ****
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/
27-28 January 06 - 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
17-20 February -06 - Arlington, VA - The Intelligence Summit™ 2006 -to be held at the Hyatt Regency Crystal City, VA. This new event will bring together the international intelligence agencies from the free nations of the world in a non-partisan, non-profit educational conference on neutral ground. "Intelligence today embraces more than the civilian and military agencies of the federal intelligence community. In this age of terrorism, it is critically important for state and local law enforcement to know how and where to obtain intelligence, and to whom it should be forwarded. Corporate and private-sector intelligence managers face new and diverse challenges, from defending against economic espionage to creating new technology to meet intelligence's future needs. Many members of the press (and even a few members of Congress) lack the depth of knowledge in intelligence which is necessary to deal with, and resolve, its complex issues. The same is true for non-governmental organizations, the academic community, media, and ethnic and religious organizations. All of these diverse components of the intelligence domain will come together at the Intelligence Summit." The sponsors of the event have offered AFIO members a 10% discount off the website price if the voucher code "AS10" is entered in the special discount field on the online reservation form. For more information to attend or to be an exhibitor, visit: http://www.intelligencesummit.org/about.php or write to them at The Intelligence Summit, 535 Central Ave Ste 316, St Petersburg, FL 33701. Also visit their news pages for some good links to current breaking intelligence news: http://www.intelligencesummit.org/news/
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