Weekly Intelligence Notes #27-05 dated 18 July 2005
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LAST CALL AFIO National Summer Luncheon
- Nearly Sold Out at 300 Attendees - Accepting a few final registrations -
Thursday, 28 July 2005
10:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. - Holiday Inn, Tysons Corner, VA
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.
Space limited. Only $35/pp prepaid.
Registration form here
Queries and Authors Seeking Assistance/ Participants –
21 July 05 - Colorado Springs, CO - AFIO Rocky Mountain Chapter hosts meeting
21 July 05 - Washington, DC - Book Signing - Tim Naftali - Blind Spot
22-23 July 05 - Northampton, MA - AFIO NE Chapter meets at the Hotel Northampton
27 July 05 - Washington, DC - Spies on Screen with Burton Gerber - Battle of Algiers
28 July 05 - Tysons Corner, VA - AFIO National Luncheon - Steve Coll and Michael Scheuer - on Iraq and CIA
Tuesday, 2 August 05 - Las Vegas, NV - AFIO Las Vegas Chapter Meeting
Tuesday, 2 August 05 - Washington, DC - Spy School Polygraph Interrogation 101
Saturday, 6 August 05 - Glen Burnie, MD - US Army Special Operations Detachment/US Army Foreign Counterintelligence Activity Reunion
6 August 05 - Melbourne, FL - AFIO Satellite Chapter hosts Mr Andy Byers, author of "The Imperfect Spy"
13 August 05 - Lenox, MA - AFIO Members at Tanglewood
18 August 05 - Arlington, VA - CONFERENCE ON DEFENSE AGAINST INSIDER THREAT
25 August 05 - Washington, DC - Her Majesty’s Spymaster: Elizabeth I, Sir Francis Walsingham, and the Birth of Modern Espionage
31 August - 2 September 05 - Raleigh, NC - Raleigh International Spy Conference
10 September 05 - Orange Park, FL - AFIO North Florida Chapter Meeting
11 September 05 - Madison, OH - AFIO Northern Ohio Chapter hosts picnic
12-15 September 05 - Orlando, FL - ASIS, 51st Annual Seminar & Exhibits
13 September 05 - Virginia - Shenandoah Valley Golf Club, VA - NIF Golf Tournament
15-18 September 05 - Great Lakes, IL - The AFIO Midwest Chapter will hold its 13th consecutive 2-day Fall Symposium
29 September 05 - Colorado Springs, CO - AFIO Rocky Mountain Chapter hosts meeting
16 September 05 - New York, NY - AFIO New York Metropolitan Chapter holds evening meeting
7 October 05 - Tysons Corner, VA - NIP Annual Meeting & Symposium
12-16 October 05 - Arlington, VA - 101-OSS Association and OSS Society Reunion
14-15 October 2005 - Fredericton, Canada - Terrorism in History - University of New Brunswick, Fredericton
27 - 30 October 05 - AFIO 30th Anniversary Symposium Celebration at FBI Headquarters and 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
13-14 December 05 - Chantilly, VA - AFCEA Hosts their Fall Intelligence Symposium at the National Reconnaissance Office
27-28 January 06 - Springfield, VA - Conference on "INTELLIGENCE AND ETHICS"
17-20 February 06 - Arlington, VA - The Intelligence Summit™ 2006
DHS TO STRENGTHEN INTELLIGENCE, CYBER ROLES - On 13 July, DHS Secretary Michael Chertoff unveiled plans to centralize terror analysis within his 180,000-person department and create a new intelligence chief. He will also appoint an assistant secretary for cyber and telecommunications security, AP reported.
Other changes will be the hiring of a chief medical officer to help plan for the thousands of casualties that might result from a WMD attack. Also to be appointed will be an undersecretary for policy and a director of operations coordination.
The plans put a higher priority on bioterrorism and steps up detection systems in mass transit.
In welcome news to Washington-area passengers, the department also will lift a rule that forbade passengers from leaving their seats for 30 minutes before flying into or out of Reagan National Airport.
Chertoff renewed his call for a retooling of terror-watch lists to eliminate what he called "an unacceptably high number of false positives." He and Secretary of State Rice will soon announce plans to ease visa hassles for foreigners entering the country to visit, work and study - possibly a nod to the pressures felt from educational institutions and corporations seeking fast-track entry of students with tuition checks and foreign employees willing to accept low wages - though it was through "student" and visitor visas that many of the 9/11 hijackers gained entry to the U.S. As memory of the attacks fade, America shows that it will forfeit safety for economic benefits to private interests -- until the next attack. None of this, of course, diminishes the value of Chertoff's new initiatives -- for he has to deal with a wide assortment of competing interests.
The new intelligence director is to centralize the analysis of information gathered by 11 DHS bureaus. The director, yet to be appointed, will be asked to improve the department's standing within the IC where it is perceived as a junior partner and often left out of the loop.
The new policy undersecretary will oversee international affairs, strategic plans and work with the private sector.
Cybersecurity is to be assigned to an assistant secretary, who will also focus on telecommunications.
Of the proposed changes, 80 percent can be accomplished under Chertoff's existing authority; the remainder requires congressional approval.
Many of Chertoff's changes reflect recommendations made last year by the Center for Strategic and International Studies and the Heritage Foundation.
"The current organization is weighted with bureaucratic layers – there are still turf wars and there is no place for strategic thinking and policy making," said CSIS Homeland Security director David Heyman, who helped craft the recommendations. (DKR and EAB)
WELDON WANTS ALLEGED CIA LEAK INVESTIGATED - Rep. Curt Weldon, vice-chairman of the House Armed Services Committee, has called for the CIA to investigate whether Bill Murray, a former Paris station chief, disclosed the identity of "Ali," the alias used by a Paris-based Iranian dissident which Weldon says was classified, the Financial Times (London) reported on 14 July.
Murray, who has met Ali in Paris, described him last month as a fabricator with close ties to Manucher Ghorbanifar, the Iranian arms dealer discredited by the CIA over his role in the Iran-Contra arms-for-hostages scandal. Murray says he did not provide the identity of Ali to journalists or anyone else.
He also denies that Ali's identity was classified, a view shared by another former senior intelligence official familiar with the Ali case, who described Weldon's charges as reprehensible.
Weldon said Murray's claim to have warned Weldon Ali was a fabricator the night before Weldon met Ali and Ghorbanifar in Paris last year was an absolute lie.
In his recently published Countdown to Terror, Weldon alleged the CIA ignored information provided by Ali about potential terror attacks and the whereabouts of Usama bin Ladin. Those claims led Murray to respond publicly that Ali never provided any credible information.
Weldon has also accused former DDO Steven Kappes of lying by saying when he was station chief in Paris that he would arrange for a CIA operative to meet Ali. Weldon said he then learned that Ali was interviewed instead by French intelligence. Former senior officials say the French met Ali after he alleged that Iranians were planning to assassinate former President George Bush. Murray later met Ali on several occasions.
Former DCI Woolsey, who endorsed Weldon's book as "a case study of an intelligence failure with potentially catastrophic consequences for the U.S." said on 13 July:
"I don't know Ali, but I have a good deal of confidence in Curt Weldon. The CIA is far too hasty in writing off contacts with people because they believe they [have had] some bad association or some association with someone that they think has not dealt properly with them in the past." (DKR)
DEFENSE LAWYER CLAIMS FBI ‘LIED’ TO OBTAIN WARRANT - FBI agents, says defense counsel, intentionally deceived a judge to obtain a warrant to arrest a man who turned out to not be linked to terrorist bombings in Spain. The claims of outrage come from the man's attorney who told another federal judge in Portland, OR, on 15 July, and was reported in the Washington Times. www.washingtontimes.com/national/20050715-112817-7611r.htm
Gerry Spence, lead lawyer who sparred with the FBI in 1997 on the shooting of Mrs. Weaver in the Ruby Ridge/Randy Weaver Case, represented Brandon Mayfield, the individual claiming that the Bureau agents were not telling the truth.
Mayfield was arrested in May 2004, two months after the Madrid commuter train station bombings that killed 191 people. The Bureau initially reported that fingerprints found on a bag of detonators recovered at the scene matched Mayfield's, but later determined that the prints belonged to someone else. They released Mayfield and publicly apologized to him.
A vociferous convert to Islam, Mayfield seized the opportunity via attorney Spence and filed a lawsuit against DoJ, charging he was singled out because of his religion. He also contends that key sections of the USA PATRIOT Act, which he says were used to install wiretaps and conduct secret searches of his home, are unconstitutional [though the claim ignores many other cases which have shown the usefulness of such sections of the Act, suggesting that the Act should be retained or strengthened].
Mayfield's lawyers argued that the FBI deceived federal Judge Robert Jones to get a material witness warrant to arrest Mayfield - rather than accept the Bureau's position that the initial decision was to arrest Mayfield for closer investigation when the fingerprints appeared to match.
Though Spanish investigators supposedly told the FBI nearly a month before Mayfield was arrested that they disagreed with the fingerprint lab's match. Mayfield's lawyers argue that this information was kept from Judge Jones.
According to court records, the FBI was sent a copy of the fingerprints on the detonators and fed it into a database, which returned 20 possibilities. Mayfield, whose prints were in the computer because he is a former U.S. Army lieutenant, was listed as the fourth most-likely candidate, court documents showed. Coupled with his conversion to the Muslim religion, and prior experience in the U.S. military, his name moved to the head of the list, leading to his arrest. (DKR and EAB)
MUTUAL HIRING BY MZM, NGIC PROBED – In October 2002, MZM Inc. was given a seven-week, $194,000 contract to analysis FIRES, a computer program concept to collect blueprints of facilities worldwide to create an intelligence database for the Army's National Ground Intelligence Center. Two months later MZM hired the son of the NGGC civilian Executive Director, William S. Rich Jr., the Washington Post reported on 17 July.
The Post report follows DoD action three weeks ago, cutting off new work on MZM's main contract under which NGIC work was performed. DoD said the contract no longer was considered competitively awarded. MZM over the past three years has done more than $160 million in defense contracting work.
William Scott Rich III became involved in the FIRES program soon after he was hired, and MZM received multimillion-dollar orders to continue work on FIRES and other programs.
When the younger Rich was hired by MZM, Rich senior was required to inform his superiors and recuse himself from dealing with MZM, according to a statement by Deborah Parker, chief of public affairs for the Army Intelligence and Security Command, which oversees the NGIC. Parker did not provide the date Rich recused himself.
When the senior Rich resigned from the NGIC in September 2003, he joined MZM as a senior executive vice-president for intelligence. "The circumstances of Mr. Rich's employment with MZM were thoroughly reviewed by Army officials," according to Parker, and "no evidence of impropriety was found."
The Ethics in Government Act barred Rich, as a senior manager, from having dealings with the NGIC for one year after his employment by MZM, the Post wrote.
In the past three years at least 15 former NGIC analysts and administrative personnel have gone to MZM. Some went to work on the same projects they had been working on as government employees, but were paid higher salaries.
Neither Rich nor MZM have responded to requests for comment, the Post said.
The NGIC has a staff of 900, of whom three-quarters are civilians and the rest active military. Most are employed at a facility near Charlottesville, VA, where they produce primary intelligence analysis of foreign armies and studies of foreign weapons and technologies.
DNI has opened an enquiry into prewar NGIC mistakes in analyzing Iraq's weapons programs that is being carried out by the FBI, the Defense Criminal Investigative Service, the IRS and the U.S. attorney's offices in the District of Columbia and San Diego, according to a law enforcement official.
The federal investigations involving the NGIC and MZM are part of an inquiry that began last month into the relationship between the company's founder, Mitchell J. Wade, and Rep. Randy "Duke" Cunningham. Press reports said that Wade bought Cunningham's home near San Diego in 2003 for what appears to be $700,000 over its market value and that Cunningham lived rent-free for more than a year on Wade's 42-foot yacht while in Washington. (DKR)
FEDS SEEK SURVEILLANCE OVER CYBER SERVICE ON PLANES -The FBI, DoJ and DHS have jointly proposed enhancing surveillance powers over Internet service on airplanes in an effort to shape an emerging technology to meet the government's concerns about terrorism, the Washington Post reported on 13 July.
The law enforcement authorities want the ability to intercept, block or divert e-mail or other online communication to and from airplanes after obtaining a court order. Internet providers would have to allow government monitoring within 10 minutes of a court order being granted, be able to electronically identify users by their seat numbers and be required to collect and store records of the communications for 24 hours.
These capabilities would go far beyond current ones for monitoring Internet traffic on land, though an understandable need since air-based attacks could be better orchestrated with - with devastating precision - through in-air plotting by potential terrorists.
The joint proposal has been filed with the FCC which is examining mostly technical changes to rules for satellite-based Internet services in hopes of spurring more deployment on airplanes. The service is available on some international airlines, but not as yet on domestic carriers.
The proposing agencies say they support allowing travelers the ability to surf the Web and communicate via e-mail or instant messaging in the air but also have legitimate fear that terrorists could use these facilities to coordinate an attack on a single plane, between aircraft or with people on the ground. The government also has concerns that terrorists could use Internet-connected devices to detonate explosives by remote control. (DKR)
BRITS WANT ALL OF EU TO ADOPT BIOMETRIC ID CARD - Britain is using its current six-month rotating presidency of the European Union to push for the adoption of biometric ID cards and associated standards across the whole of the EU, the Register.co.uk reported on 13 July.
A British proposal calls for drafting common standards for national identity cards taking into account the achievements in relation to the EU passport and in the ICAO framework.
The tiptoeing around ICAO is significant, according to the Register, because the current ICAO standard covers only passports, and in effect only requires a facial biometric. The UK proposal is available at Statewatch www.statewatch.org/news/2005/jul/07eu-id-bio-plan.htm. (DKR)
A TALE OF A CIA FAMILY'S LIFE - John H. Richardson, My Father the Spy: An Investigative Memoir (HarperCollins, 256 pp. $244.95)
Richardson, a writer-at-large for Esquire magazine, pieces together a narrative of John Richardson Sr.'s rise from an agency operative in postwar Europe to station chief in the Philippines, Vietnam, and Korea. The portrait that emerges is of unusual man who - like most professional intelligence officers in the DO - was both a dedicated spymaster and concerned to maintain his moral scruples, as well as a diplomat who witnessed some of the great conflicts of the 20th century.
Richardson gives a clear-eyed account of both his father's achievements and failures. In so doing, he relates a tale of a brave, complicated man who was devoted to the spread of democracy - a cause America continues to cherish.
Richardson published a short and moving memoir of his father, ‘Spies in the House,’ in the 17 July New York Times that may be accessed at http://www.nytimes.com/2005/07/17/magazine/17LIVES.html? (DKR)
CIA INTERNAL HISTORY ON BAY OF PIGS FOUND -- AFIO member/professor David Barrett at Villanova writes to say that he has located the third volume on the Bay of Pigs written by the agency's internal historian, Jack Pfeiffer.
Before his death, Pfeiffer tried unsuccessfully through the courts to get some portions, at least, of the history declassified. Intelligence scholars and others interested in CIA history have thought all of Pfeiffer's volumes were still classified, but it turns out that one volume (focusing mainly on the Eisenhower era and the transition-to-Kennedy period) has been sitting in Box 1 of a collection called "CIA Miscellaneous," part of the much larger JFK Assassination-Related Records Collection at National Archives II, College Park, MD.
For the benefit of other intelligence scholars, Dr. Barrett has posted the Pfeiffer volume on his website in a series of PDFs by chapter. The 290-page history, not including endnotes and appendices, can be accessed at www.homepage.villanova.edu/david.barrett
The PDF files are large, so those without high-speed internet hookups will find the downloads tediously slow.
Pfeiffer's history has some fascinating stories, though it portrays Dulles as "out of touch," and questions Bissell, Eisenhower, and (ever so briefly) JFK on too-close relations between CIA and anti-Castro U.S. corporate leaders. And then there's that matter of assassinations.....
Barrett discovered the Pfeiffer volume too late to include portions of it in his forthcoming book, The CIA and Congress: The Untold Story from Truman to Kennedy, to be published by Kansas University Press in September. He kindly uploaded what he found and immediately notified us. Our thanks. (DKR)
FORMER DCI DEUTCH CALLS FOR U.S. PULL OUT -- John M. Deutch, DCI 1995-1996, and DSecDef 1994-1995, writing in the New York Times of 15 July, calls for the United States to pull out of Iraq "And Not Just From Iraq."
America, he says, embarks on an especially perilous course when it actively attempts to establish a government based on our values in another part of the world. The notion of intervening in foreign countries to build a society "of our preference," Deutch notes, is not just a Republican or conservative failing. "The corresponding Democratic or liberal failing is the view that America has a duty to intervene in foreign countries that egregiously violate human rights and a responsibility to oppose and, where possible, remove totalitarian heads of state."
While the United States should not shirk from quick military action for the purpose of saving lives that are in immediate danger, as was the case in Rwanda, a major instance of failing to do so, it should not be lured into intervention to replace despotic regimes with systems of government more like our own. "It is not that the purpose is unworthy, but rather that it is unlikely to succeed."
The American military, the best in the world, is built to fight and win wars, but maintaining local security, brokering political alliances and running local water systems, hospitals, power plants and schools are not major parts of its mission or training.
"Reshaping our military to take on the activities that the Pentagon euphemistically calls 'stability and security' operations will come at a cost - both in terms of potentially compromising the war-fighting capacity of our troops and in diverting the resources needed to support the civic action that underlies nation-building."
We would be better served by combining diplomacy with our economic strength. Even North Korea saw the advantages, at least for a period of time, of constraining its nuclear weapons activities for the economic benefits that accompanied the ‘agreed framework’ of 1994. More recently, Libya backed off its secret pursuit of WMD, apparently on the sole expectation of economic benefit.
Regarding Iraq, "Those who argue that we should 'stay the course' because an early withdrawal from Iraq would hurt America's global credibility must consider the possibility that we will fail in our objectives in Iraq and suffer an even worse loss of credibility down the road."
Deutch believes the underlying destabilizing effect of the insurgency is undiminished and the insurgency cannot be overcome easily by either United States military forces or immature Iraqi security forces. "Our best strategy now is a prompt withdrawal plan consisting of clearly defined political, military and economic elements."
The first Iraqi election under the permanent constitution, planned for 15 December, is an appropriate date for beginning the pullout.
"We should establish a timetable for reducing the scope of operations that has enough flexibility so as not to provide a tactical advantage to insurgents. We should also plan on continuing measures like no-flight zones, border surveillance, training for Iraqi security forces, intelligence collection and maintenance of a regional quick-reaction force."
Such measures cannot guarantee a secure and democratic Iraq free of external domination. But, Deutch concludes, they could be first steps of a strategy to pursue America's true long-term interests in the Middle East and the Persian Gulf. (DKR)
CIA OPENINGS- The Agency has openings for headquarters-based specialist positions, a Collection Management Officer and a student trainee in the Facilities Support Project Management area. Those interested should visit the CIA Careers website to review specifics or to apply, at:
SENIOR INTEL ANALYSTS NEEDED-SM Consulting is looking for senior intel analysts with the following qualifications:
Current TS and eligible for SCI. At least 10 years experience. Background in counterintelligence. Analysts' Notebook experience. Experiences with foreign intel security service. Experience in the Middle East.
Salary: 88K in the United States and 176 K while deployed in Middle East. Duration: one year.
For more information, contact James Harris, SM Consulting Recruiter. Office: 703-319-9030. Cell: 7033-875-0856. Fax: 703-319-9033.
OPERATIONAL SUPPORT AND SERVICES RECRUITING - Positions in support of MNF (I) are open now for intelligence professionals.
Wanted are an Interrogator, OSINT advisors, and a counter intelligence agent.
Requirements: A variety of positions require All Open Source Intelligence and OSINT Analyst experience; trained counterintelligence agent or Interrogator and management experience. 960B/ 350B/ 35E/ 351 series/ 97B series/ 18F or 18A series equivalents. Minimum Associate’s Degree through Bachelor’s degree, minimum of 4 –5 years of experience, and a current Secret through TS/SCI clearance required. Strong automation and database skills. Knowledge of the Middle East, Arabic, and military operations at the tactical, operational and strategic level is a plus. Must be a U.S. Citizen.
Job Descriptions: IA/OSINT/Theater IA- Researching, developing and presenting all source intelligence products at the operational level as part of an overall analytical team. Responsible for intelligence analysis related to counterterrorism, Middle East regional issues, political/military analysis and support to targeting. Conducts analysis studies on all local, regional, and national news media. Provide intelligence analytical support to the interrogation team during development and execution of the interrogation plan/cycle. Produce SOP’s, intelligence summaries, and prepare post interrogation analytical products/assessments.
JCI- Conducts screening on various individuals with access to the brigade AO or who are hired into a position that allows them knowledge of brigade operations. Interviews walk-in sources, conducts liaisons, support security/OPSEC/force protection programs and produce written reports and assessments.
For additional information please contact Bill Shiflett at firstname.lastname@example.org Website: www.usereep.com 910-425-4900 ofc 910-425-5110 fax
NAVAL INTELLIGENCE ESSAY CONTEST - CLOSING DATE AUGUST 1st - The 2005 contest, open to all, is co-sponsored by the Naval Intelligence Professionals, Naval Intelligence Foundation, and the U.S. Naval Institute.
First prize is $1,000 and publication in U.S. Naval Institute Proceedings. Essays of 3,500 words or less, on any subject pertaining to naval intelligence or intelligence support to naval or maritime forces should be submitted by e-mail or post by 1 August.
Contest details and guidelines for submission are at: http://www.navalinstitute.org/contests/contests.html#essay
DNI MOVES TO BOLLING AFB - DNI Negroponte is moving his headquarters into the top two floors of the Defense Intelligence Analysis Center at Bolling Air Force Base, the Washington Times Reported on 15 July.
The move to Bolling in Southeast Washington on the Anacostia River is considered semi-permanent, for three to five years, until a permanent facility is built. At present the DNI works at the New Executive Office Building near the White House. (DKR)
WHITE HOUSE SOURCES SAY THEY DID NOT IDENTIFY PLAME BY NAME - Time magazine correspondent Matt Cooper has named a second Bush administration official as a source for stories that identified Valerie Plame as a CIA operative, although he conceded that neither source mentioned her by name or said she had been a covert agent, The Washington Times reported on 18 July.
Cooper writes that he told a federal grand jury investigating the leak that he asked Lewis "Scooter" Libby, chief of staff to the Vice President whether Cheney played any role in arranging Joseph C. Wilson IV's trip to Niger, as suggested by Wilson in an op-ed essay in the New York Times.
"On background, I asked Libby if he had heard anything about Wilson's wife sending her husband to Niger. Libby replied, 'Yeah, I've heard that too,' or words to that effect," Cooper writes.
"Like Rove, Libby never used Valerie Plame's name or indicated that her status was covert, and he never told me that he had heard about Plame from other reporters, as some press accounts have indicated," Cooper writes. (DKR)
MI5 LOOKED AT, DISMISSED, LONDON BOMBER - MI5 officials determined last year that one of the four men who set off bombs in London on 7 July was not a threat to national security, UPI reported.
MI5 looked at Mohammed Sidique Khan as part of a routine threat examination, but decided against putting him under surveillance, the London Sunday Times (London) said, citing a senior official.
Khan, 30, killed six other passengers (and himself) at the Edgeware Road Underground station. The Times said he came under scrutiny in 2004 when MI5 learned he had visited a house used by a man who had met one of those suspected of plotting to explode a truck bomb in London. As Khan was only indirectly linked to the plot, he was not considered a risk. This should now have many 5ers going back through the files, to trigger a new round of surveillance assignments. (DKR)
Re. FDR AND HITLER’S SABOTEURS, WINs #25-05 dated 4 July 2005
WINs reader Michael P. writes:
Pierce O'Donnell's new account of the landing, subsequent capture and trial of German saboteurs in 1942 is quite timely since the captured German saboteurs were tried by a military commission - an issue that is currently controversial because the government still asserts the right to try Jose Padilla (and possibly others) as enemy combatants by military commission.
The Supreme Court's decision in Exparte Quirin denied a writ of habeas corpus that sought to move the trial to civilian courts. At the time, Director Hoover played up the capture of the eight as a major accomplishment of the FBI. The press had excellent coverage of the arrests and the material captured as a result of the FBI's investigation. However, certain salient aspects of the case were never revealed at the time and remained unknown until the 1980s.
The FBI did perform well, but the public was never told that the successful operation stemmed from the fact that one of the saboteurs phoned the FBI the day after the landing on Long Island. George Dasch told his partner Ernest Berger that he had no intention of carrying out their mission and planned to contact the FBI. Berger agreed.
The first FBI agents Dasch spoke to did not take him seriously, but he was finally put in touch with Agent Duane Traynor who was apparently aware that the Coast Guard had found some of the team's cached equipment on Long Island.
Dasch subsequently met with the Traynor in D.C. and revealed all the details of the plot, the identity and descriptions of the saboteurs and the location of the material they brought with them. All of the men were arrested within a week of their landings.
Hoover said nothing of the role of the German agents in tipping the Bureau to the plot making it appear that success was solely due to the FBI's investigative prowess. There was some justification for this since it might make the Nazis reluctant to try again. However, Dasch and Burger were treated shabbily.
Roosevelt directed that they be tried before a secret military tribunal and all eight were sentenced to die. Six were immediately executed and buried in unmarked graves. Dasch and another man were sent to jail. Roosevelt (after intervention by Attorney General Biddle) commuted the Dasch's sentence to 30 years in jail and that of Burger (who left material on the beach to tip off the landing and who was aware that Dasch planned to phone the FBI) to life in prison. Dasch had expected to be hailed as a hero and had expected to be pardoned immediately.
Agent Traynor learned that Hoover had reneged on the deal. After the war ended, in 1946, Traynor renewed his efforts to have Dasch released, but Hoover told him, “Your personal opinions...(are), to say the least, ill-advised.” Soon after, Traynor resigned from the FBI.
In 1948 – six years after he prevented the attack on America – Dasch was paroled and quickly and quietly deported to Germany where he was ostracized because they alerted the FBI.
Queries and authors seeking assistance
AFIO MEMBER SEEKS LOAN OF BILL HARVEY PHOTO – Member Bayard Stockton, author of a forthcoming biography of Bill Harvey, a well-known senior CIA officer, would be most grateful for the loan of an original print of Wally [Wallace] Driver's photo of Harvey, taken in Berlin in about 1957, for possible use on the book cover. Stockton assures those with the photo that he guarantees most careful handling and return. (Wally Driver - a former AFIO member - died in June in San Diego, and had been unable to find the negative.)
Potomac Books, Inc. (formerly Brassey's) of Dulles, VA, has tentatively set publication date for September 2006.
Please contact Stockton at email@example.com.
ASPIRES TO BE CIA ANALYST, WANTS TO KNOW MORE ABOUT THE JOB - "I am a beginning college student who wants to become a CIA analyst after graduation.
Not everyone can be Jack Ryan, Charlie Stone or Caroline Carmichael. I want to go into it with a clear picture of the mundane duties as well as the highlights. If you would be willing to help give me an accurate picture of day-to-day life in the Directorate of Intelligence, I would be most grateful.
Please write to me at firstname.lastname@example.org. Let me know if you are open to questions or whether it is a one-time correspondence. Thanking you in advance - Rebecca"
RESEARCHER SEEKS INTERVIEWS/FILES ON SE ASIA - An Austrian scholar seeks those with knowledge/files on HUMINT Covert or Overt Activities in SE Asia 1946-1966. Gabriele Sinigoj is working on "The Cold War in Southeast Asia: A Divergence of Overt and Covert Foreign Policy in Singapore, Malaya/Malaysia, and Indonesia, during 1946 though 1966." She has had difficulty finding interviewers and/or files in this field - especially in the years from 1950 onwards. If you served in one or more of these operations -- overt or covert -- and can discuss aspects of them in an unclassified setting, please email her at: email@example.com to discuss what information you have or set up an interview.
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: firstname.lastname@example.org 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 Lib�ration 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 THURSDAY, 28 July 05 10:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. - Holiday Inn, Tysons Corner, VA 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. Space filling up fast....and limited seats remain. $35/pp prepaid. Registration form here
2 August 05 - Las Vegas, NV - The AFIO Las Vegas Chapter meets at Nellis Air Force Base Officers' Club at 6 p.m. The featured speaker for the evening: Lt Col Peter J. Lambert, USAF, Commander, 547th Intelligence Squadron, Nellis Air Force Base, on "Intelligence Transformation in Military Operations: A View from the USAF" Due to Nellis AFB security requirements, you must sign up before Thursday, July 28th. All guests must use the main gate located at the intersection on Craig and Las Vegas Blvd. 5871 Fitzgerald Blvd., Nellis AFB, NV 89191 Phone: 702-644-2582 However, if you are not preregistered with the Chapter, you will be unable to attend. RSVPs to: Christine Eppley at EPPLEY@nv.doe.gov or at 702-295-0073.
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 email@example.com 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 Imperfect Spy- contact B. Keith at firstname.lastname@example.org for more information
13 August 05 - Lenox, MA - AFIO Members at Tanglewood. 8:30 PM the Boston Symphony Orchestra will be conducted by James Conlon with violinist Gil Shaham to present Mozart Violin Concerto No. 4 in D,K.218 & Shostakovich Symphony No. 7 in C, Op. 60, Leningrad in Koussevitzky Music Shed, Lenox, MA, in the beautiful Berkshire Hills of Western Massachusetts. Next day concerts include an All-Mozart Program by the BSO and an evening of All That Jazz conducted by Keith Lockhart and the Boston Pops with guests "New York Voices." Come and enjoy the weekend concerts with family, friends and AFIO colleagues from New England and New York. Tickets for these informal concerts must be made by phone at 888-266-1200, 617-266-1200 or online at www.bso.org. Saturday evening tickets $19, $28, $47, $70, $85 and $17 (lawn). Contact the Berkshire Visitors Bureau at (800) 237-5747 or www.berkshires.org for reservations/lodgings. They provide a reservation service and excellent resources for comparing places to stay.
18 August 05 - Arlington, VA - CONFERENCE ON DEFENSE AGAINST INSIDER THREAT – IT*Security Magazine and Homeland Defense Journal invite you to attend a training conference on defense against insider threat. Learn the latest research into sensitive and/or private data loss and best practices for internal security at the conference being held at the Holiday Inn Arlington. New research by IT*Security Magazine’s Executive Editor Dan Verton, as well as detailed case studies from the front lines and groundbreaking new technology developments designed to help organizations weed out malicious insiders, will be presented for the first time. Confirmed Speakers: Dr. Terry Gudaitis, Managing Director of Fraud and Incident Response Services and Director of Open Source Intelligence for Trusted Insight (former CIA Operations Officer and Behavioral Profiler). � Tom Kellermann, Co-founder and Chief Knowledge Officer of Cybrinth LLC (Former Sr. Data Risk Management Specialist for the World Bank) � Michael Kern, Senior Analyst, SITE Institute � Eileen Kowalski, Threat Assessment Specialist, National Threat Assessment Center, U.S. Secret Service � Dana Lesemann, VP and Deputy General Counsel, Stroz Friedberg � Andrew Moore, Senior Member of the Technical Staff, CERT Coordination Center, Software Engineering Institute, Carnegie Mellon University; � Dan Verton, Vice President & Executive Editor, IT*Security Magazine. Invited Speakers: Ron Dick, Director of National Security and Foreign Affairs, Computer Science Corporation (Former Director of National Infrastructure Protection Center) Andy Purdy, Acting Director National Cyber Security Division, DHS Registration Fee � Industry: $395 per person � Small Business: $295 per person � Government: $245 per person For registration information, contact Stacy Dellinger, (703) 807-2753 or email@example.com (DKR)
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 skullduggery. 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 August -- 2 September 05 – 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.
13 September - Shenandoah Valley Golf Club, VA - NIF Golf Tournament - Net proceeds from the 15th annual Naval Intelligence Foundation Golf Tournament will benefit the NIF Scholarship Fund and Awards Program. Format: Scramble/Captain's Choice Check-In: 8:00 a.m. - Registration, coffee and danish Shotgun Start: 9:00 a.m. Entry Fee: Single $80 Foursome $300. Lunch and door prizes only: $40. Entry Fee Includes: Golf Power Cart Closest-to-Pin Longest Drive Lunch Coffee and Danish Door Prizes On-the-Course Soft Drinks Prizes to Top Teams Unlimited Practice Range Balls Prior to Tee Off Corporate Sponsor: $400 * 4 entries for golf * Hole sponsorship with tee box identification * Recognition in published program
To reach the Shenandoah Valley Golf Club, take Rte 66 West to Exit 6 (the 2nd Front Royal exit). Then right on Route 522 North. From Route 522 turn right at the first light (Warren County Fairgrounds) onto Route 661. Go 2 miles, turn left, at stop sign, onto Route 658. Go 3/4 mile to Shenandoah Valley Golf Club on the right) For entry forms contact Peter Buchan (540) 671-4435, firstname.lastname@example.org. Entry Deadline: September 1, 2005. (DKR)
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 email@example.com
29 September 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: firstname.lastname@example.org Reservations due [to Durham] no later than 18 September. Invited to speak [but not yet confirmed] is a Navy Captain (ret) who served as CO on a nuclear submarine.
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
14-15 October 05 - New Brunswick, CANADA - Terrorism in History - University of New Brunswick, Fredericton - The 25th Annual Conflict Studies Conference will be devoted to the Strategic Impact of Terrorism from Sarajevo 1914 to 9/11. Bruce Hoffman of the RAND Corporation will deliver the key not speech on Terrorism in History. Taking part in a panel on Terrorism and the World Wars will be Keith Wilson, University of Leeds; Brian Kri, University of Maryland; and Sean Kennedy, University of New Brunswick, Fredericton. A second panel will discuss Terrorism and National Liberation - The First Wave, with Robert White, Indiana/Purdue University; David Charters, University of New Brunswick; and Kevin Dooley and Richard O'Meara, Rutgers University. The subject of a third panel will be Terrorism and National Liberation - The Second Wave, with Michael Gunter, Tennessee Technological University; Stuart Farson, Simon Fraser University; and James Miskel, Alidade Inc. The fourth panel will take up Endgames: Revolutionaries and Apocalyptics, with Michael Dartnell, University of New Brunswick, Saint John; and Gavin Cameron, University of Calgary. Terrorism Trends, Responses, and Impacts is the subject of the fifth panel, with Mark Sedgwick, American University in Cairo; John Mueller, Ohio State University; Jeffrey Kaplan, University of Wisconsin, Oshkosh; and Monsuru Kasali, National Open University of Nigeria. A summation will be presented by David Charters, UNB, on 9/11: Terrorism and the Future Historian. The conference will close with a banquet. Conference fee: $150 CDN; $125 US. Banquet fee: (extra) $30 CDN $25 US. Fees can be paid by Mastercard, Visa, or American Express, by personal check, or money order payable to Centre for Conflict Studies. Accommodation: A block of rooms has been set aside at the Lord Beaverbrook Hotel. You may contact the hotel directly at: 506-455-3371, and ask for a room held for the Conflict Studies Conference. To register or for further information contact: Centre for Conflict Studies, University of New Brunswick, PO Box 4400, Fredericton, NB E3B 5A3, Canada. phone: 506-453-4587 fax: 506-447-3175 email: email@example.com
27 - 30 October 2005
AFIO 30th Anniversary Symposium Celebration
with a rare opportunity - our first day-long visit to the transformation-embracing NEW Federal Bureau of Investigation
An insider's look at its new Directorate of Intelligence, Counterterrorism Division and the "just announced" National Security Service
and special programs at the Sheraton Premiere Hotel, Tyson's Corner, VA
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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
13- 14 December 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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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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