AFIO Weekly Intelligence Notes #32-05 dated 22 August 2005

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1 September 05 - in Union Station, Washington, DC
The Department of Homeland Security and the Red Cross
 kick off the National Preparedness Fair at Union Station as part of National Preparedness Month.

The fair runs from 10 am to 6 pm. and is free and open to the public.
It is a time for everyone to focus on the importance of being prepared for all types of emergencies.
For more information, please go to www.ready.gov and click on the "September is National Preparedness Month" banner on the bottom.
DHS details of the Fair  are as follows: At 10:00 a.m., DHS Secretary Michael Chertoff and Bonnie McElveen-Hunter, Chairman of the American Red Cross, will make brief remarks and welcome. From 10:30 a.m. to 6:00 p.m., attendees may visit one of the 8 booths and see demonstrations such as Creating a Family Communications Plan and Supply Kit, Preparedness and Your Pets, Rail Security, and other important arrangements we often leave for other days. Well, that day is NOW.  Put it on your calendar.

 

SECTION I - CURRENT INTELLIGENCE

LAWRENCE FRANKLIN, EX-AIPAC OFFICIALS PLEAD NOT GUILTY

ARMY OFFICER CHARGES MILITARY BLOCKED INTEL SHARING WITH FBI

FORMER DCIS AT LANGLEY LUNCH COMMEMORATE END OF OFFICE

SECTION II – CONTEXT AND PRECEDENCE

GOSS PONDERS IG'S REPORT BEFORE SENDING IT TO CONGRESS

SINO-RUSSIAN EXERCISES SEEN AS A POLITICAL SIGNAL TO US

SECTION III - CYBER INTELLIGENCE

CHINA JOINS RACE FOR SUPERCOMPUTER SPEED

SECTION IV -- BOOKS, SOURCES, AND ISSUES

Books

AFGHANISTAN’S MURDEROUS STORY

THE HOT SIDE OF THE COLD WAR

HOW THE DEMOCRATS HELPED THE SOUTH – AND LOST IT

Issues

CLINTON IGNORED WARNING ON UBL MOVE TO AFGHANISTAN

SECTION V -- CAREERS, NOTES, LETTERS, QUERIES AND AUTHORS SEEKING ASSISTANCE, CORRECTIONS, OBITUARIES, COMING EVENTS

Careers

LOSS PREVENTION EXECUTIVE - SAN JOSE, CA

Notes

CHINA ARRESTS SUSPECTED US SPY FOR TAIWAN

US WEBSITE SAID TO NAME MI6 OPERATIVES

PLANS TO UPGRADE SCHOOL HOUSES WHERE NATHAN HALE TAUGHT

PREMIERE FOR DRAMA OF TWO CAPTIVE DIPLOMATS

Obituaries

WILLIAM EUGENE REYNOLDS

J. KEITH REID

Coming Events 

         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
        
1 September 05 - Washington, DC - DHS & Red Cross Host Emergency Preparedness Fair
        
8 - 11 September 05 - Arlington, VA - The Marine Corps Intelligence Association 2005 Convention
         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 - San Francisco, CA - The AFIO Jim Quesada Chapter hosts former KGB Officer S Levchenko at Luncheon
        
13 September 05 - Washington, DC - A Family Affair: The Tradecraft Secrets of the Walker Spy Ring
         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

        
15 September 05 - Washington, DC - The German Historical Institute is holding a symposium
         16 September 05 - New York, NY - AFIO - New York Metropolitan Chapter hosts evening event on "Corporate Espionage
         17 September 05 - Kennebunk, NE - AFIO Maine Hosts "Iran - Getting it Wrong...Getting It Right."
         27-28 September - Washington, DC - Eisenhower National Security Series Conference
         29 September 05 - Colorado Springs, CO - AFIO Rocky Mountain Chapter hosts meeting
         29 September 05 - Washington, DC - JOINT MILITARY INTELLIGENCE COLLEGE AND DNI CONFERENCE
         16 September 05 - New York, NY - AFIO New York Metropolitan Chapter holds evening meeting
        
29 September 05 -  Washington, DC - The KGB and the Battle for the Third World - Christopher Andrew Book Signing
         22 September 05 - Washington, DC - What Stalin Knew - The Enigma of Barbarossa - David Murphy Book Signing

         6 October 05 - Washington, DC - Exploring Q’s World: Where Fact and Fiction Collide
         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 05 - Fredericton, Canada - Terrorism in History - University of New Brunswick, Fredericton
         15 October 05 - Kennebunk, ME - The AFIO Maine Chapter presents "Protecting Our Borders"
        
27-28 October 05 - Lincoln, NH - Naval Cryptologic Veterans Reunion

         28 - 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
        
9 November 05; 6:30 pm - Washington, DC - Driving Force: Terrorist Motivation, Past and Present
        
16 November 05; 7 – 10 pm - Washington, DC - International Spy Museum Dinner with Kremlin Spy Oleg Kalugin

         3 December 05 - Orange Park, FL - AFIO North Florida Chapter Meeting
         5-7 December 05 - Chantilly, VA – The MASINT Association 4th Annual MASINT Conference
         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

         7-9 May 06 - Bethesda, MD - 2nd Annual INTELCON Exhibition and Symposium

 


SECTION I - CURRENT INTELLIGENCE

LAWRENCE FRANKLIN, EX-AIPAC OFFICIALS PLEAD NOT GUILTY - DoD Iran analyst Lawrence Franklin, together with two former officials of the pro-Israeli lobbying group, the American Israel Public Affairs Committee, pleaded not guilty on 16 August to charges of conspiring to obtain and disclose classified national defense information, Reuters reported.
today.reuters.com/news/newsArticle.aspx?type=topNews&storyID=2005-08-16T182010Z_01_SCH666003_RTRIDST_0_NEWS-SECURITY-PENTAGON-DC.XML
Steven Rosen, 63, former Aipac foreign policy director, and its former senior Middle East analyst, Keith Weissman, pleaded not guilty to conspiring to communicate information provided by Franklin. Rosen also pleaded not guilty to helping Franklin, 58, pass on written classified information.
The three will be tried together beginning 3 January in a federal court in Alexandria, VA.
Rosen and Weissman, 53, are accused of disclosing the classified information to members of the news media, a senior fellow at a Washington think tank and at least three foreign government officials.
Franklin was previously indicted on similar charges but had to appear in court under a revised indictment. He repeated his plea of not guilty to five counts of conspiring to communicate classified information.
Franklin was an analyst on the Iran desk in the Office of the Secretary of Defense at the time the government says he disclosed classified information. Aipac fired Rosen and Weissman in April after defending their conduct last year.
Franklin was also charged with giving classified information to an unidentified diplomat, as part of an effort to advance his personal foreign policy agenda, the indictment said. [The diplomat in question is believed to be Naor Gilon, then head of the political department at the Israeli Embassy in Washington. Gilon has since returned to Israel. - Ed.]
According to the indictment, Franklin gave the diplomat classified information related to a Middle Eastern country's activities in Iraq. The indictment also charged that between August 2002 and June 2004, Franklin gave the diplomat classified information relating to a weapons test conducted by an unnamed Middle Eastern country. [The country is believed to have been Iran. - Ed.]
U.S. District Judge T.S. Ellis ordered all three defendants to surrender their passports and released them on bond but restricted their travel. (DKR)

ARMY OFFICER CHARGES MILITARY BLOCKED INTEL SHARING WITH FBI - An MI team repeatedly contacted the FBI in 2000 to warn about the existence of an American-based terrorist cell that included the ringleader of the 9/11 attacks, according to a reserve Army officer. Lt. Col. Anthony Shaffer, said he had decided to risk his career by discussing the information publicly, the New York Times reported on 17 August.
www.nytimes.com/2005/08/17/politics/17intel.html
Shaffer said military lawyers later blocked the team from sharing any of its information with the bureau. According to Shaffer, a small, highly classified intel program known as Able Danger had identified the ringleader, Mohammed Atta, and three other future hijackers by name by mid-2000, and tried to arrange a meeting that summer with agents of the bureau’s Washington field office to share the information.
Shaffer has been on paid administrative leave from the DIA since his security clearance was suspended in March 2004, the Washington Post reported on 19 August.
www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2005/08/18/AR2005081801751.html
Shaffer's lawyer, Mark Zaid, said he was concerned the colonel was facing retaliation from DoD and that his security clearance was suspended because of a series of petty allegations involving $67 in personal charges on a military cellphone. Zaid said that despite the disciplinary action, Shaffer had been promoted this year from major.
Shaffer later said that both senior Congressional figures and DoD officials knew he was going public. House Speaker Hastert and Chairman Pete Hoekstra of the House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence, he said, told him he was doing the right thing and that "I was given assurances we would not suffer any adverse consequences for bringing this to the attention of the public," UPI reported.
www.washingtontimes.com/national/20050822-120036-4988r.htm
Shaffer also said he was given what he interpreted as tacit approval by Undersecretary of Defense for Intelligence Stephen Cambone and Lt. Gen. Norton Schwartz, the staff director for outgoing Joint Chiefs Chairman Gen. Richard B. Myers.
Shaffer told the Times military lawyers obliged members of Able Danger to cancel three scheduled meetings with the FBI at the last minute. He later learned, he said, that lawyers associated with the Special Operations Command had canceled the FBI meetings because they feared controversy if Able Danger was portrayed as a military operation that had violated the privacy of civilians who were legally in the United States.
According to the Times, the account by Shaffer, a reservist working part time for DoD, agreed with much of the information that 9/11 Commission leaders Thomas Kean and Lee Hamilton. In a statement issued two weeks ago, Kean and Hamilton said the commission had concluded the intelligence program did not turn out to be historically significant. The statement said that while the commission learned about Able Danger in 2003 and immediately requested Pentagon files about it, none of the documents turned over by DoD referred to Atta or any of the other hijackers.
Shaffer said his role in Able Danger was as liaison with DIA and that he was not an intelligence analyst. The Times interviewed Shaffer on 15 August in a meeting set up for it and Fox News by Rep. Curt Weldon, the Pennsylvania Republican who is vice chairman of the House Armed Services Committee and a champion of data-mining programs like Able Danger.
Shaffer said he had decided to allow his name to be used in part because of his frustration with the statement issued by Kean and Hamilton. In a telephone interview with the Post, he said many of his allegations were not based on his memory but on the recollections of others. He named a Capt. Scott Phillpott USN, and a civilian official of the former Land Information Warfare Activity at Fort Belvoir, whom he declined to identify. They, he said, told him after 9/11 that Atta and other hijackers had been included on a chart more than a year earlier.
Because he was not intimately familiar with the names and photographs of suspected terrorists, he said he did not realize that hijackers were listed until it was alleged to him after the attacks. All of the charts that could support his claims have disappeared, he said. He recognized the charts, he said, from his work as liaison between the DIA and Able Danger. But, he said, he was relying on the word of Phillpott and the civilian employee, who pointed to one of the charts and said, "We had them."
According to Newsweek, DNI Negroponte is looking into whether 'legal myths' concerning surveillance has inhibited MI officers.
www.msnbc.msn.com/id/9023932/site/newsweek
The Silberman-Robb Commission urged an examination of whether government lawyers' misconceptions were restraining antiterror activities. A DNI spokeswoman said her office was working closely with DoD to learn more about this. (DKR)

FORMER DCIS AT LANGLEY LUNCH COMMEMORATE END OF OFFICE - Director Goss honored the abolished post of DCI by having eight former DCIs to a ceremony and luncheon at the agency's headquarters on 16 August, the Washington Post reported.
www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2005/08/16/AR2005081601390.html
It was the first time that all living former agency heads were entertained together at Langley, along with the widows of two deceased DCIs. Also attending were nearly 2,000 agency staff members.
The office of Director of Central Intelligence was abolished two months ago when Goss' became simply Director of the agency.
The former DCIs attending were former President Bush, James Schlesinger, Adm. Stansfield Turner (USN ret.), William Webster, Robert Gates, James Woolsey, John Deutch and George Tenet. Cynthia Helms, the widow of Richard Helms, and Barbara Colby, the widow of William Colby, were also present at the gathering in the agency's cafeteria.
The event began with an hour-long ceremony commemorating the service of the former DCIs. The CIA's chief historian delivered the keynote address, and the former directors and the widows received medallions.
Goss' spokeswoman, Jennifer Millerwise, said the CIA will begin awarding service medals annually, in honor of the former DCIs, to employees who "demonstrate outstanding leadership skills in the area of innovation."
DNI Negroponte was not present. Goss said he could not remember whether the DNI had been invited and Negroponte's office said he would not have been able to attend in any case as he was traveling. (Elizabeth B., DKR) to a ceremony and luncheon at the agency's headquarters on 16 August, the Washington Post reported.
www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2005/08/16/AR2005081601390.html
It was the first time that all living former agency heads were entertained together at Langley, along with the widows of two deceased DCIs. Also attending were nearly 2,000 agency staff members.
The office of Director of Central Intelligence was abolished two months ago when Goss' became simply Director of the agency.
The former DCIs attending were former President Bush, James Schlesinger, Adm. Stansfield Turner (USN ret.), William Webster, Robert Gates, James Woolsey, John Deutch and George Tenet. Cynthia Helms, the widow of Richard Helms, and Barbara Colby, the widow of William Colby, were also present at the gathering in the agency's cafeteria.
The event began with an hour-long ceremony commemorating the service of the former DCIs. The CIA's chief historian delivered the keynote address, and the former directors and the widows received medallions.
Goss' spokeswoman, Jennifer Millerwise, said the CIA will begin awarding service medals annually, in honor of the former DCIs, to employees who "demonstrate outstanding leadership skills in the area of innovation."
DNI Negroponte was not present. Goss said he could not remember whether the DNI had been invited and Negroponte's office said he would not have been able to attend in any case as he was traveling. (Elizabeth B., DKR)


SECTION II – CONTEXT AND PRECEDENCE

GOSS PONDERS IG'S REPORT BEFORE SENDING IT TO CONGRESS - CIA IG John Helgerson's voluminous report on 9/11 has been completed but is awaiting dispatch to Congress while Director Goss decides how to respond to its findings, the Washington Post reported on 20 August.
www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2005/08/19/AR2005081901526.html
Citing administration and Congressional sources, the Post said the report was finished in June, after being written in response to a recommendation of the House-Senate 9l11 inquiry in December 2002. It was delivered to Goss last month. Under the joint committee mandate, Goss is to report to the House and Senate intelligence committees on the steps taken to assign responsibility for poor performance and to reward excellence.
One reason for the long delay in producing the report, according to present and former agency officials, has been the original requirement by the joint committee that Helgerson "determine whether and to what extent personnel at all levels should be held accountable for any omission, commission or failure to meet professional standards" in relation to the 9/11 attacks.
When Goss received a draft of the report last October, he sent it back because performance failures were attributed to individuals without giving them the chance to respond to those findings or have the matter adjudicated by an accountability panel. In past months, individuals were given opportunities to respond. As a result, some changes have been made in the report, officials said.
Goss, however, has yet to decide what if any steps he will take before he sends the report to the Congressional committees. He could create an internal panel to look at each case and submit recommendations to him.
Some present and former agency officials, according to the Post, have been upset that four years after the attacks, the CIA was still being criticized despite having been the loudest voice in government to warn Presidents Clinton and Bush of the terrorist threat. (DKR)

SINO-RUSSIAN EXERCISES SEEN AS A POLITICAL SIGNAL TO US - A joint Chinese and Russian eight-day military exercise, ending this week, was meant as a political signal to the United States, in addition to helping Moscow showcase its weapons for sale to China, the Washington Times reported intel and defense officials as saying.
www.washingtontimes.com/national/20050817-122515-2218r.htm 
"They want to see our bases in Central Asia and presence in Asia cut back," said one official about the exercises in the area of the Shandong Peninsula, located close to the Korean Peninsula and Japan.
The United States was not invited to observe the war games while officials from India, Iran, Pakistan and Mongolia were. The exercise, named Peace Mission 2005, involved about 10,000 Russian and Chinese troops who staged what were described as operations against terrorists in a simulated regional conflict.
Because China defines terrorism as including separatists, US intel officials think the exercises are directed at Taiwan, which Beijing views as a breakaway province, and the United States, which has vowed to protect Taiwan from mainland attack. Defense officials said the war games were designed to practice amphibious landings and anti-submarine warfare, not traditional counterterrorism operations.
[While the exercises were held: in China’s far east, Beijing is troubled by separatists who employ terrorism in the landlocked far western province of Xinjiang, populated by Turkic Uyghurs. Uyghur militants include elements with connections to the Islamist radicals of neighboring former Soviet Central Asian states. – Ed.]
The US IC is stepping up monitoring activities in the western Pacific, defense officials said. Numerous intelligence-gathering aircraft, ships and satellites are focusing on the Shandong Peninsula and the Yellow Sea, where the war games were held. The US Pacific Command will use EP-3 surveillance aircraft along China's coasts and two Navy surveillance ships that were dispatched to waters near the exercises. (DKR)


SECTION III – CYBER INTELLIGENCE

CHINA JOINS RACE FOR SUPERCOMPUTER SPEED - China has joined the United States and Japan in a global race to reach the next milestone in supercomputer performance, many times the speed of today's most powerful machines, the New York Times reported on 19 August.
www.nytimes.com/2005/08/19/technology/19super.html?pagewanted=all
The new supercomputers, that will not be in use until the end of the decade at the earliest, are increasingly viewed as crucial investments for progress in science, advanced technologies and national security. No longer are the exclusive territory of nuclear weapons designers and code breakers, ultra fast computers increasingly used in everyday product design.
Driven by advances in parallel computing, with software making it possible to lash together arrays of tens or even hundreds of thousands of processor chips, the speed of future supercomputers is limited only by cost, adequate electricity and the ability to cool the systems.
China now has 19 supercomputers ranked among the 500 fastest machines. In recent weeks the Chinese and Japanese have been reported to be planning new investments in breaking the petaflop computing barrier. A petaflop is a measure of computing performance that describes the ability to perform 1,000 trillion mathematical operations a second, roughly eight times the speed of today's fastest computer.
The world's fastest computer is a machine installed at Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory late last year that has reached more than 136 trillion operations a second, or 100,000 times the speed of a fast desktop personal computer. Built by IBM, plans are for Blue Gene/L to double its speed before the end of the year.
The United States, Cray, IBM and Sun Microsystems are working to achieve a petaflop by the end of the decade, supported by the DoD financed High Productivity Computer Systems program of the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency. The work began in 2003 in response to the emergence of a Japanese supercomputer, the Earth Simulator -- the world's fastest computer in 2002, displacing the United States for the first time.
The United States recaptured world leadership in November 2004. In the most recent ranking of the world's 500 fastest computers, released in June, the United States holds the top three positions. The Earth Simulator has fallen to fourth place, with about a quarter the computing speed of the new leader.
The fastest American machines are used primarily for military applications but many scientists and technology executives worry about losing out in markets like oil and gas exploration, automobile design and manufacturing unless they, too, have access to the fastest supercomputers. But not all supercomputer experts are convinced that having the world's fastest computer is essential to American competitiveness.
Last month in China, Lenovo Group, which acquired IBM's personal computer business last year, said it would join in a Chinese effort to build a petaflop machine by 2010 as part of a five-year government plan to advance the country's computer technology. Separately, two other Chinese companies, Dawning and Galactic Computing, have indicated they intend to develop petaflop-scale systems.
A French military program, led by Bull, has plans to reach a petaflop in 2013. (DKR)


SECTION IV -- BOOKS, SOURCES, AND ISSUES

Books

AFGHANISTAN’S MURDEROUS STORY - Kathy Gannon, "I" Is for Infidel: From Holy War to Holy Terror: 18 Years Inside Afghanistan (Public Affairs, 224 pp. $25)
Drawing upon her long experience as an AP correspondent in Afghanistan, Gannon offers a contemporary history of the country. She gives a compelling account of being the only Western journalist allowed into Kabul after 9/11.
In an overview of the Taliban regime, from its origins as a humble vigilante force assembled to stop post-Soviet corruption to its eventual overthrow in 2001, Gannon takes the United Nations to task for refusing to confront the Islamists on women's rights, thereby abetting its repressive edicts.
As for current mujahedin leaders, she underlines their records as mass murderers and their possible links to UBL. (DKR)

THE HOT SIDE OF THE COLD WAR - Robert Cowley, Ed., The Cold War: A Military History (Random House, 496 pp. $27.95)
Cowley, founding editor of Military History Quarterly, has brought together two dozen essays on a rivalry that avoided a major military confrontation between the West and the Soviet bloc but which was marked by many lesser armed conflicts.
Cowley's contributors include military historians John Guilmartin, Victor Davis Hanson and Williamson Murray who show how the Cold War's history was shaped by patterns of provocation and misunderstanding in the context of the Soviet Union's inability to achieve its primary strategic objective, the conquest of Western Europe, without initiating a nuclear exchange that would have destroyed it. (DKR)

HOW THE DEMOCRATS HELPED THE SOUTH – AND LOST IT -William E. Leuchtenberg, The White House Looks South: Franklin D. Roosevelt, Harry S. Truman, Lyndon B. Johnson (Louisiana State University Press, 72 pp. $45)
Award-winning historian Leuchtenberg has written the history of the fraught relationship between the liberal Democrats and the South that resulted in two major changes in that region.
One was modernization and economic development that brought prosperity. The other, ironically, was the large-scale transfer of its voters’ allegiance from the Democrats to the GOP.
Leuchtenberg draws on period sources in rendering his account of the attitudes and political struggles of Roosevelt, Truman and Johnson, judiciously assessing their achievements and failings. (DKR)

Issues

CLINTON IGNORED WARNING ON UBL’S MOVE TO AFGHANISTAN - State Department analysts warned the Clinton administration in July 1996 that Usama bin Ladin's move to Afghanistan from Sudan would give him an even more dangerous haven as he sought to expand radical Islam beyond the Middle East, but the government chose not to deter the move, the New York Times reported newly declassified documents as showing.
www.nytimes.com/2005/08/17/international/asia/17osama.html?th&emc=th
In a top-secret assessment, the analysts said that UBL's prolonged stay in Afghanistan, where hundreds of Arab mujahedin received terrorist training and key jihadi leaders congregated, could prove more dangerous to US interests than his three-year liaison with the Islamist authorities in Sudan. The declassified documents were obtained by the conservative legal advocacy group Judicial Watch under FOIA.
According to the Times, State's assessment indicated its analysts suspected UBL was taking a more active role, including in the bombings in June 1996 that killed 19 US soldiers at Khobar Towers in Dhahran, Saudi Arabia. Two years after State's warning, with UBL running training camps in Afghanistan, al-Qa'ida struck two US embassies in East Africa, leading to failed military attempts by the Clinton administration to capture or kill him in Afghanistan. Three years after that came 9/11, an operation overseen from Afghanistan, said the Times.
While some Sudanese officials have said they offered to turn UBL over to the United States before expelling him in 1996, Clinton administration diplomats have adamantly denied receiving such an offer,
State's Adam Ereli said, "the question was getting him out of Sudan. The priority was to deny him safe haven, period, and to disrupt his activities any way you could."
"There was a lot we didn't know, and the priority was to keep him on the run, keep him on guard, and try to maximize the opportunities to nail him." (DKR)


SECTION V -- CAREERS, NOTES, LETTERS, QUERIES AND AUTHORS SEEKING ASSISTANCE, CORRECTIONS, OBITUARIES, COMING EVENTS

Careers
        
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Notes

CHINA ARRESTS SUSPECTED US SPY FOR TAIWAN - China has arrested a Chinese-born US businessman on suspicion of spying for Taiwan, the New York Times reported on 19 August,
The businessman, Xie Chunren, of Somerset County, NJ, was arrested on 31 May in Sichuan Province, according to the US Embassy in Beijing on 18 August. "He is currently under residential surveillance under suspicion of espionage for Taiwan," an embassy spokeswoman said.
The use of residential surveillance in a state security-run "guesthouse" in Chengdu, the capital of Sichuan, is a way to avoid shorter time limits that apply to criminal detention, said Jerome A. Cohen, a specialist in Chinese law at New York University, who is advising Xie's family. The Foreign Ministry confirmed that Xie had been detained on suspicion of engaging in activities harmful to the security of the People's Republic of China."
Xie's son, Xie Yuanyang, said his father appeared to have been wrongfully caught up in an investigation into a former acquaintance, David Wei Dong, also called Dong Wei, a US citizen arrested in China in 2003 and accused of spying, but not yet brought to trial. The son said his father and Dong were not on good terms and had not seen each other since 2000.
Two weeks ago China charged Ching Cheong, a reporter based in Hong Kong, with spying for Taiwan. Lu Jianhua, a Beijing academic who has advised China's leaders, was also held, apparently because of his contacts with Ching.
Xie, 56, owns the NatureAll Company, a nutritional products supplier in Hillsborough, NJ, and sold vitamins, fish oil and nutrition pills to China, his son said. He migrated to the United States about 1989 and traveled to China frequently. (DKR)

US WEBSITE SAID TO POST NAMES OF MI6 OPERATIVES - On 21 August, an American website posted what it purported to be the names of 74 members of Britain's Secret Intelligence Service (MI6), The Guardian (London) reported.
politics.guardian.co.uk/homeaffairs/story/0,11026,1553993,00.html
It was not clear what action the British would take to try to get the names taken off the website and prevent their further dissemination. the newspaper said. However, the British were likely to conduct a damage limitation exercise and warn individuals who had been identified. Eighteen of those named on the website have held the rank of ambassador. The website lists the names under a message thanking someone who it refers to simply as "A." (DKR)

PLANS TO UPGRADE SCHOOL HOUSES WHERE NATHAN HALE TAUGHT - Members of the Society of Sons of the American Revolution want to commemorate Nathan Hale's recent 250th birthday with upgrades to the schoolhouses where he taught in East Haddam and New London, CN, the Hartford Courant reported.
www.courant.com/news/local/sr/hc-edmhale0810.artaug10,0,3348234.story
Members of the society's Connecticut branch have donated $20,000 of the estimated $250,000 needed to upgrade the two landmarks and have created master plans for both sites. They have been aided by a $20,000 grant from the Connecticut Humanities Council.
Also planned are enhanced exhibits to illuminate Hale's life, explore the world in which he lived, and consider some of the circumstances that might have caused him to enlist and lose his life when revealed as a spy.
The 18-by-20 foot clapboard building in East Haddam housed students from 1750 to 1799. Hale taught there from October 1774 through March 1775. After leaving East Haddam, Hale taught for more than a year at the Union School in New London.
The British hanged the 21-year old Hale in 1776 after he was caught spying for the Continental Army. He was proclaimed the Connecticut State Hero in 1985.
Hale is commemorated by statues in New York's City Hall Park, erected in 1909; Yale University, of which he was a graduate; and at CIA headquarters at Langley. The last, put in place in 1973, is a replica of the 1914 Yale statue. (Matt C., Elizabeth B., DKR)

PREMIERE FOR DRAMA OF TWO CAPTIVE DIPLOMATS - Producer-director Liam Castellan of the Philadelphia Dramatists Center announces the professional world premiere of Paul Leeper's A Cuckold's Tale at the coming 2005 Philly Fringe.
Leeper, who has worked for the USG as a Special Agent and contracted advisor in North Africa, Central America and the Arabian Peninsula, has dramatized a tale of two captive diplomats awaiting execution, interrogation, or salvation. One of them, Hamilton Cokewald, starts the play with a bloody nose from his recent interrogation. The other, Eoghan Finn, waits for his own interrogation with apprehension. Cokewald has been promised that both men will die tomorrow, but how will they know when tomorrow is? As they wait for someone to come – whether interrogator, rescuer, or executioner – both men must deal with each other, their wives' infidelities, the possibility of afterlife, the possibility they're already dead, and Finn's full bladder.
Performances will run from 7 to 17 September at The Philadelphia Shakespeare Festival, 2111 Sansom St. Mention AFIO and you will get $5 off the regular ticket price of $15. To reserve, call the box office at 215-413-1318 or visit www.livearts-fringe.org/2005/templates/details.cfm?id=4739. (DKR)

Obituaries'

WILLIAM EUGENE REYNOLDS - A retired CIA senior intelligence officer and member of the Senior Intelligence Service in 1987, died, aged 73, of cardiac arrest on 2 August, the Washington Post reported.
www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2005/08/18/AR2005081801864_3.html
He served 25 years with the agency as an operations, program and administration manager. After retiring, he worked for the CIA as an independent contractor in the Office of Signals Intelligence Operations and for the IG’s investigations staff until his death.
Born in St. Joseph, MO, he was a high school all-American in football, all-city in basketball and a track star. He played football at the University of Missouri until injuries ended his career. At college, he joined the ROTC and Sigma Alpha Epsilon fraternity. He graduated in 1955.
From 1955 to 1962, he was an Air Force intelligence officer, stationed at Sculthorpe air base in England for the first three years. He left the Air Force with the rank of major. His honors include the CIA Exceptional Accomplishment Award in 1982 and the CIA Intelligence Medal of Merit in 1987.
He was a member of the Northwest Federal Credit Union board of directors from 1986 until his death.
Survivors include his wife of 51 years, Nancy Reynolds; four children, William Jeffrey Reynolds, Mark R. Reynolds, Kerri A. Mulvey and Todd M. Reynolds; a brother, Robert T. Reynolds; a stepmother, Dorothy Reynolds; and nine grandchildren. (DKR)

J. KEITH REID - A former CIA officer, he died 12 August of Parkinson's disease and kidney disease at Greenspring Village retirement home in Springfield, VA. He was 86, the Washington Post reported.
www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2005/08/20/AR2005082001058.html
Born in Marshall, VA, he attended Strayer University in Washington and served in the Army Air Force in World War II. He then worked briefly for the Veterans Administration before joining the CIA.
His family did not know the exact nature of his work, but he was assigned to Tokyo in the 1950s and to Rome from 1963 to 1966. He retired in 1975. In the late 1970s, he was a deputy sheriff of Arlington County in Virginia.
His wife of 55 years, Faye Crabill Reid, died in 1996. Survivors include two children, John J. Reid and Dr. Janice Morris; and two grandchildren. (DKR)


Coming Events

 

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, FBI Senior Official (ret) and 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 brooke.eidenmiller@ncmail.net. Hotel information is available at www.raleighspyconference.com.

 

1 September 05 - in Union Station, Washington, DC - The Department of Homeland Security and the Red Cross kick off the National Preparedness Fair at Union Station as part of National Preparedness Month. The fair runs from 10 am to 6 pm. and is free and open to the public.   It is a time for everyone to focus on the importance of being prepared for all types of emergencies. For more information, please go to www.ready.gov and click on the "September is National Preparedness Month" banner on the bottom. DHS details of the Fair  are as follows: At 10:00 a.m., DHS Secretary Michael Chertoff and Bonnie McElveen-Hunter, Chairman of the American Red Cross, will make brief remarks and welcome. From 10:30 a.m. to 6:00 p.m., attendees may visit one of the 8 booths and see demonstrations such as Creating a Family Communications Plan and Supply Kit, Preparedness and Your Pets, Rail Security, and other important arrangements we often leave for other days. Well, that day is NOW.  Put it on your calendar.

 

8-11 Sept 05 - Arlington, VA - The Marine Corps Intelligence Association [MCIA] hosts its 2005 Convention. This year the events are at the Ritz-Carlton Pentagon City and consist of: General session panel discussion the 8th from 0930-1200 on "Intelligence Support to the Warfighter" with:  Former Ambassador George Ward former USMC Counter Intel offcer in Vietnam, formerly of USIP and now with World Vision; Col Tom Hayden USMC Retired of Military.Com; BGen Richard Lake USMC, Director of Intelligence HQMC; The Marine Corps Intelligence Community Conference attendees (USMC G2s, S2s and other Intel officers and SNCOs). The Awards Banquet is the evening of the 9th and our invited Guest of Honor is Dr. Stephen Cambone, Under Secretary of Defense for Intelligence with BGen Lake and MajGen Mattis in attendance. For further information please go to the MICA website link http://mcia-inc.org/convention.htm   If you wish to attend please fill in the registration form as 'members' and please bring a valid AFIO membership card to each event to get the MCIA member discount.  All events except the Business Meeting are open for all to attend if space is available. AFIO appreciates this extension of member rates.

 

10 September 05 - Orange Park, FL - AFIO North Florida Chapter Meeting. Speaker TBA. RSVP for details to Quiel Begonia at begonia@coj.net

 

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.

 

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

 

13 September 05 - San Francisco, CA - The AFIO Jim Quesada Chapter, San Francisco Bay Area hosts former KGB Officer Stanislav Levchenko at Luncheon at Basque Cultural Center, 599 Railroad Ave, South San Francisco, CA 650-583-8091. Topic: Soviet Politburo Machinery, which worked against United States; “Active measures” against United States in Japan; Former enemy’s secret political war against United States.  Stanislav Levchenko was born in Moscow in 1941. Graduated special elite school with intense learning of English. In 1964 graduated Moscow State University with degree in Japanese language and Japanese history. Several years worked in the Soviet Peace Committee and Soviet Afro-Asian Solidarity Committee. Both organizations were active hands of the International Department of the Central Committee of the CC CPSU. Its functions were: ideological control over Soviet foreign policy, coordination of actions of the foreign Communist parties, secret contacts and full support of foreign "national liberation movements" , invitation its leaders to the Soviet Union for consultations on armed struggle against "colonial" regimes mainly in countries in American sphere of influence. The most active subversive actions were conducted in the Middle East. International department had close ties with practically every Palestinian organization, providing them with arms and money. In this respect International Department was even more influential than KGB Intelligence. While working in above mentioned organizations Levchenko personally took part in meetings with Arafat and other prominent "anticolonialist" leaders.  In 1971 Levchenko was recruited into First Chief Directorate of KGB (external intelligence). After graduating one year special school was working in headquarters in the 7th department (Japan and most of South-Eastern Asia).  In 1975 was dispatched to Japan as case officer under cover of correspondent of the Soviet weekly magazine "New Times".   Was handling and recruiting agents - members of parliament, journalists, businessmen. In almost all clandestine meetings had to spread anti-American propaganda.  In late 70-s got military rank of major and became deputy chief of "active measures" section, which through secret channels was spreading anti-American propaganda, "special" anti-American stories, created by KGB headquarters to compromise American policy and leaders, attempted to influence Japanese public. The most active channel was Socialist Party of Japan, deeply penetrated by KGB.  Being disgusted by the Soviet Politburo policy, in 1979 Levchenko defected to United States. Author of two books. Was guest lecturer in several US government organizations.  Cost: $25 per person, Member Rate - with advance reservations; $35 per person, Non-Member Rate or at door without reservation. Cocktails at Time: 11:30 a.m., Lunch at noon. Please respond to Rich Hanson no later than end of day 9/6/05. Reservations not cancelled by end of day 9/6/05 must be honored. Please send your reservation and menu choice, and a check made to AFIO to:   Rich Hanson, 1255 California St., #405, San Francisco, CA 94109, or call 415-776-3739

 

13 September 05 - Washington, DC - A Family Affair: The Tradecraft Secrets of the Walker Spy Ring  - 6:30 – 9:15 pm. When a cash-strapped warrant officer volunteered U.S. Naval secrets to the Soviets in 1967, he launched one of the most notorious and damaging spy rings in U.S. history. John Walker, a communications specialist, recruited his brother, his son, and his friend and colleague Jerry Whitworth to supply the Soviet Union with Naval decoding keys to more than one million top secret messages. Join espionage author and historian H. Keith Melton and FBI counterintelligence expert Gerald B. Richards at this International Spy Museum event, as they reveal the story of the spy ring’s tradecraft, operations, motivations, and ultimate downfall. You’ll follow Walker’s final dead drop sequence via satellite photography and probe the depth of the damage the ring inflicted. Tickets: $15• Advance registration required at www.spymuseum.org 

 

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, pibuchan@adelphia.net. Entry Deadline: September 1, 2005. (DKR)

 

Thursday, 15 September 05 - Washington, DC - The German Historical Institute is holding a symposium from 2:00 until 6:00 p.m. The symposium's two panels will examine cooperation with the organization of General Reinhard Gehlen on the part of U.S. Army intelligence from 1945 to 1949 and the Central Intelligence Agency from 1949 to 1956, including controversial issues such as Gehlen's use of members of Nazi organizations. Panelists include historians and retired CIA members. The GHI welcomes participation by AFIO members. Those wishing to receive an invitation should contact before September 10: Robert Gerald Livingston, Senior Visiting Fellow at the GHI. E-mail: jliving844@aol.com Details are also available from Baerbel Thomas at the GHI. E-mail: B.Thomas@ghi.org  The event will take place at the GHI office at 1607 New Hampshire Ave NW -- two blocks northeast of Dupont Circle.
          

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  on "Corporate Espionage: Who is Stealing America's Secrets - Why and How They are Doing It." Speaker is David Hunt, retired senior officer of the CIA's Directorate of Operations, where he served for 32 years. Hunt was posted to many stations, and has particular expertise in Soviet operations, European affairs and counterintelligence. He was COS in New York City and Mogadishu, and holds the Donovan Award for Excellence as well as the Agency's Distinguished Intelligence Medal. Location: Society of Illustrators Building, 128 East 63rd Street, Manhattan (Between Park Avenue and Lexington Avenue)
         TIME: Registration 5:30 to 6:00 p.m.; program runs 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. including forty-five minutes for refreshments.  COST: $45 pp, includes meeting and refreshments, payable at door in cash or check. Payable in advance by check to Chapter President, Jerry Goodwin, AFIO - New York Metropolitan Chapter, 530 Park Ave 15B, New York, NY 10021. Questions? Call 212-308-1450 or email afiometro@yahoo.com

 

17 September 05 - Kennebunk, ME - The Maine Chapter of AFIO will present "Iran - Getting It Wrong, Getting It Right" with speaker Henry Precht, retired Foreign Service Officer. at 2 p.m. at the Kennebunk Free Library, Kennebunk, ME. A graduate of the Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy, Mr. Precht joined the Foreign Service in 1961, serving mainly in the Middle East. During the Iranian Revolution and Hostage Crisis he was Officer in Charge of Iranian Affairs in the State Department. A recipient of numerous awards, Mr. Precht has also taught international affairs at Case Western Reserve University Copies of Mr. Precht's book, "A Diplomat's Progress" will be available for signing. Call Barbara Storer, (207) 985-2392 for further details.

 

Thursday, 22 September 05; 12 noon – 1 pm - Washington, DC - Why did Stalin trust Hitler? Despite the fact that Soviet intelligence knew the date, time, and location of Germany’s planned invasion of the Soviet Union, Stalin was convinced that Hitler would not attack. Former CIA chief of Soviet operations and onetime chief of the CIA’s Berlin base, David E. Murphy, plumbed the archival record to get to the bottom of the intelligence war between Stalin and Hitler. Using the stories of three intelligence officers caught up in the Soviet system, Murphy exposes Stalin’s colossal blunder, one of World War II’s greatest mysteries. Free! No registration required! More information at www.spymuseum.org 

 

27-28 September 05  - Washington, D.C. - Eisenhower National Security Series Conference - The Dwight D. Eisenhower National Security Conference is being held at the Ronald Reagan Building and International Trade Center, 1300 Pennsylvania Ave., N.W., Washington, D.C. Online registration is now available at www.eisenhowerseries.com.
         The theme : Shaping National Security - National Power in an International World. Speakers include: Secretary Rice (invited); Rep. Ike Skelton, Ranking Member, House Armed Services Committee; HRH Prince El Hassan bin Talal of Jordan, Carlos Pascual, Coordinator, Office of Reconstruction and Stabilization, U.S. Department of State; and Hernando de Soto, president of the Institute for Liberty and Democracy, Peru.
         There will be four panel discussions: Power and National Sovereignty, co-sponsored by the National Committee on American Foreign Policy; Nongovernmental and Humanitarian Organizations in the New Security Environment, co-sponsored by the Center for Humanitarian Cooperation; The Intelligence Challenge -- Understanding and Preventing Strategic Surprises, co-sponsored by The Matthew B. Ridgway Center for International Security Studies, University of Pittsburgh; and Understanding the Nexus of Proliferation and Terrorism, co-sponsored by the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars.  Information and updates concerning speakers, panels, schedules and fees can be found at www.eisenhowerseries.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  John Mc Michael at 303-697-8745 or 303-588-9323. Reservations due no later than 18 September. The speaker will be Captain[Ret] Bill Fernow, USN who served as CO on a nuclear submarine.

 

29 September 05 - Washington, DC - The Joint Military Intelligence College invites you and members/associates to our annual conference on intelligence reform scheduled for 29 September 2005, at Bolling AFB, Washington DC. Please see attached flyer and agenda; registration can be done on-line. Request your assistance in forwarding this information throughout your organization. The Joint Military Intelligence College & The Office of the Director of National Intelligence present "Managing the Future During a Time of Change: A Conference on Intelligence Reform. Featured Keynote Speaker is Ambassador John Negroponte, DNI  Time: 0800-1800 at the Defense Intelligence Analysis Center, Tighe Auditorium. Registration deadline is 22 September. Seating is limited to the first 350 applicants. Register and pay online at http://www.FBCINC.COM/JMIC-DNI  for immediate confirmation, or download, print, complete and mail the registration form. Registration fee includes refreshments, luncheon at the Bolling Air Force Base Officer’s Club, and a post-conference reception.

 

Thursday, 29 September 05; 12 noon – 1 pm - Washington, DC - The World Was Going Our Way: The KGB and the Battle for the Third World.  Newly Revealed Secrets from the Mitrokhin Archive. The KGB believed that the Third World was the key to winning the Cold War, and now their secret operations and plans are revealed thanks to renowned intelligence historian and International Spy Museum board member Christopher Andrew. With exclusive access to legendary Russian defector Vasili Mitrokhin and his archive of secret KGB documents—smuggled out when he escaped to the West—Andrew provides the complete story of the KGB’s vast operations from the Middle East to Latin America, Africa, and India. Free. No registration required! Join the author for an informal chat and book signing. Further information at www.spymuseum.org 

 

Thursday, 6 October 05 - Washington, DC - Exploring Q’s World: Where Fact and Fiction Collide - 6:30 pm. Spies rely on gadgets and gizmos in the world of spy fiction, but what about real operatives in the field? Join pop spy fiction expert Danny Biederman and Robert W. Wallace, former director of the CIA’s Office of Technical Service, as they explore fantasy versus reality in the world of spy gear. Biederman will tell tales of the extraordinary television and movie props in the new exhibit "Spy Treasures of Hollywood: Highlights from the Danny Biederman Spy-Fi collection," and Wallace will reveal how the boundaries blur when spy fiction raises the bar for real technology at the agency. This International Spy Museum program includes a sneak peek at the exhibition. Tickets: $15. Advance registration required at www.spymuseum.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 

 

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: conflict@unb.ca

 

15 October 05 - Kennebunk, ME - The AFIO Maine Chapter presents "Protecting Our Borders" with a representative from U. S. Border Patrol. Royal Canadian Mounted Police also invited to present a view from both sides of the border. The event starts at 2 pm, Kennebunk Free Library, Kennebunk, ME. Further details available from Barbara Storer, (207) 985-2392.

 

27-28 October-Lincoln, NH –Naval Cryptologic Veterans Reunion - Information on the New England Chapter, Naval Cryptologic Veterans Association reunion is available by telephoning the host, John Hogan, at 603-539-8046, e-mail:HOGANfrd@aol.com. Website:" www.ncva-ne.org. The chapter is composed of career and non-career individuals who serve(d) in the U.S. Naval Security Group and predecessor organizations.

 

**** 28 - 30 October 2005 - AFIO 30th Anniversary Symposium Celebration -

28 - 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  

Two Steps:   Step One:  Make your room reservations now  at the Sheraton Premiere Hotel.  
         Step Two: Symposium Online Reservation form here    Agenda for AFIO Symposium will be forthcoming by U.S. mail to all current members of record. 

         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 

 

Wednesday, 9 November 05; 6:30 pm - Washington, DC - Driving Force: Terrorist Motivation, Past and Present - London, 2005; New York and Washington, 2001; Ephesus, 365 BCE. Terrorist acts have haunted humanity for centuries. Why do they continue to happen? What makes terrorists tick? This is a chance to gather information from experts on terrorist motivation. Albert Borowitz, author of "Terrorism for Self-Glorification: The Herostratos Syndrome," draws upon Greek mythology, literature, and current events to trace how a warped desire for fame has triggered terrorism from antiquity to the present day. Then Marc Sageman, a CIA case officer in Afghanistan between 1987-89 and now a forensic psychiatrist, will share the results of his analysis of over 400 terrorist biographies. Sageman, author of "Understanding Terror Networks," testified before The 9/11 Commission on his findings on Al Qaeda, about the people that are drawn to the movement, and how to combat global jihad. The authors will sign their books following this International Spy Museum program. Tickets: $15. To register:  www.spymuseum.org  

 

Wednesday, 16 November 05; 7 – 10 pm - Washington, DC - International Spy Museum Dinner with a Spy of the Kremlin: Oleg Kalugin - An evening of intrigue. Dine with Oleg Kalugin, the former head of Soviet KGB operations in the U.S. Be one of only 20 guests at table with the youngest general in the history of the KGB.  Kalugin worked undercover as a journalist while attending New York’s Columbia University and then conducted espionage and influence operations as a Radio Moscow correspondent with the UN. He handled the notorious Naval spy John Walker, as Deputy Chief of the KGB station at the Soviet Embassy in Washington, and he also served as an elected member of the Soviet parliament during Gorbachev’s administration. Enjoy General Kalugin's well-honed wit, as he faces across the table his former CIA Operations Official and foe, now International Spy Museum Executive Director and AFIO Chairman, Peter Earnest during the three-course meal from renowned Zola. Tickets: $160.  Space is extremely limited - advance registration required at www.spymuseum.org

 

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

 

5-7 December 05 - Chantilly, VA – The MASINT Association 4th Annual MASINT Conference – “Progress through Partnership” at the National Reconnaissance Office in Chantilly, VA. The conference is classified SI/TK, open to U.S, Canadian, British and Australian citizens. For information contact Phil Edson at 571-214-2415, masintassoc@earthlink.net  or the AOC at http://www.crows.org/EVENTS/2005/120505_MASINT/120505_MASINT.htm

 

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 pjordan@afcea.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/ 

 

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

 

7-9 May 06 - Bethesda, MD - 2nd ANNUAL INTELCON [NATIONAL INTELLIGENCE CONFERENCE AND EXPOSITION] - To Emphasize Practical Applications and Techniques
INTELCON combines a high quality educational program which emphasis on practical applications and techniques, along with a full-scale vendor exposition of intel products and services, to attract a wide audience of intelligence practitioners and vendors from both the public and private sectors.
WHO: Dr. William A. Saxton, Conference Chair; Dr. Peter Leitner, Program Chair. Supported by a prestigious Program Advisory Group.
WHERE: Marriott Bethesda North Hotel and Conference Center in Bethesda, MD. For more information, contact: Conference: Dr. William A. Saxton, Chairman
DrWASaxton@aol.com; Tel. 561-483-6430; Exposition: George DeBakey at debakey@ejkrause.com and Barbara Lecker at lecker@ejkrause  of E.J. Krause and Associates; Tel. 301-493-5500 Web sites: www.INTELCON.US (2005) and www.IntelConference.US  (2006)
 

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

 

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