AFIO Weekly Intelligence Notes #34-05 dated 6 September 2005
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8 - 11 September 05 - Arlington, VA - The Marine Corps Intelligence Association 2005 Convention
8 September – Washington, D.C. – House Hearing on Foreign Spies
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
1 – 29 October – Prince William Forest Park, Triangle, VA – Remembering the Park’s History as an OSS Training Camp
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
SECDEF ORDERS NRO REVIEW, DIRECTOR NOT CERTAIN TO KEEP AIR FORCE ROLE - SecDef Rumsfeld has ordered a review of the National Reconnaissance Office’s role in the light of other changes taking place in the Intelligence Community, NRO Director Donald Kerr, the Washington Times reported on 2 September.
In July, Kerr left as CIA deputy director for science and technology to take up the NRO post. He told reporters it was still uncertain whether he would have a DoD title, as had his predecessors who served as undersecretaries of the Air Force with responsibilities beyond NRO. "NRO can't be run by remote control; it is a full-time responsibility," Kerr told reporters yesterday.
Though part of DoD, NRO, with a budget of more than $5 billion, has grown into one of the largest agencies in the IC after beginning as a joint venture with the CIA. Kerr now works for both Rumsfeld and DNI Negroponte, who had to concur in Kerr's nomination. NRO satellites provide imagery, communications and technical intelligence for the CIA, DoD agencies and warfighters as well as the White House and senior policymakers.
If Kerr is separated from the Air Force position, the question arises within DoD as to whether he would continue to provide adequate support to warfighters. Kerr said that the military's operational needs drive the intelligence collection systems, which serve both policymakers and battlefield commanders. He said he had not heard any complaints from the forces fighting in Iraq about the quality of satellite intelligence they are receiving, but that officials in Washington planning for the future may imagine the relationship might get frayed.
Among Kerr's plans is placing senior NRO officials with the various overseas commanders so they can understand potential collection capabilities. In addition, he has close relations with Gen. James Cartwright, head of US Strategic Command, whose expanded role includes running DoD intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance programs that once belonged to Space Command.
A growing problem, Kerr said, was the hollowing out of US manufacture of satellite components. Although the design capability for the vehicles has remained in this country, so much production has moved offshore as to potentially leave us weaker, he said. (DKR)
CIA, LIBYAN INTEL COOPERATING – The CIA and Libyan intelligence are cooperating to their mutual advantage, the Boston Globe reported on 4 September.
Muammar Qadhafi’s intelligence has helped the agency pursue al-Qa’ida’s North African network by turning Islamist radicals over to neighboring pro-Western regimes. Qadhafi has also provided information to the agency on Libyan nationals with alleged ties to international Islamist militants.
For its part, the CIA has handed over to Tripoli some anti-Qadhafi Libyans and allowed it to interrogate Libyans held at Guantanamo.
In an accord reached this year, the CIA offered counterterrorism training to Libyan security personnel, said two USG sources familiar with the deal.
The rapprochement between the Bush administration and Qadhafi is partially the result of a decade of efforts by the Libyan leader to improve relations with the United States and end international sanctions imposed following the bombing of Pan Am Flight 103 over Lockerbie, Scotland, in 1988, the Globe said. It also reflects, the paper said, the fact that Libya and the United States regard Islamic extremism as a common enemy.
The Washington-Tripoli cooperation, like that between the United States and the regimes in Sudan, Uzbekistan, and Egypt, shows how concern with Islamist violence trumps efforts to promote democracy and human rights in the Muslim world, critics of the policy charge. By cooperating with Qadhafi, they say, the United States has strengthened his regime and permitted him to crack down on political foes, some with far stronger democratic credentials than his own.
Qadhafi's point man for dealing with Washington is Musa Kusa who heads Libya’s External Security Organization He is banned from entering the United States because of his suspected involvement in terrorist acts, including the Lockerbie bombing. He also is suspected of taking part in a plot to kill Saudi Arabia's ruler. The Carter administration placed Libya on the list of state sponsors of terrorism where it remains.
In the past Libyan dissidents have received support from the United States, who for years. “Suddenly,” Ashur Shamis, a London-based Libyan proponent of democratic reform, told the Globe, “everything has changed.”
“The Americans no longer want to see Qadhafi's regime destabilized,” Shamis said. “Opponents have written off the possibility of receiving tangible political support from the United States."
After decades of virulent propaganda attacks on the United States and support for terrorist strikes against it, Qadhafi, faced with a deteriorating economy at home, began reaching out to Washington as early as the mid-1990s, expelling or severing ties with radical groups. In April 1999, he surrendered two Libyans suspected in the Pan Am bombing. The Clinton administration responded by launching secret talks with Tripoli. Relations improved markedly after 9/11 which Qadhafi immediately condemned. More recently, Qadhafi has placated US non-proliferation policy by abandoning pursuit of nuclear weapons. (DKR)
DOD INTEL FINDS 3 MORE WHO RECALL CHART IDENTIFYING ATTA - Four DoD intel officers said on 1 September they had found three more people who recall a chart that identified Mohamed Atta, the 9/11 mastermind, as a terrorist one year before the attacks. But they have been unable to find the chart or other evidence that it existed, the Washington Post reported. www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2005/09/01/AR2005090102096.html
In August, Lt. Col. Anthony Shaffer (USA reserve) and Capt. Scott Phillpott (USN) stated that an intel unit code-named Able Danger used data mining to identify Atta in 2000. Shaffer has said three other 9/11 hijackers also were identified.
The DoD intel officers said they interviewed at least 80 people over a three-week period and found three, besides Phillpott and Shaffer, who said they remember seeing a chart that either mentioned Atta by name as an al-Qa’ida operative or showed his photograph. Four of the five recalled a chart with a photo of Atta; the other person recalled only a reference to his name, the Post said.
Senate Judiciary Committee Chairman Arlen Specter has announced he was scheduling a public hearing on 14 September to get to the bottom of the reported identification of Atta, the New York Times reported. The military officers, he said, appear to have credibility.
DANES BAR THEIR AIRSPACE TO RENDITION FLIGHTS - The Danish Foreign Affairs ministry has informed USG that the CIA may no longer use Danish airspace for flights transporting suspected terrorists, UPI cited the Copenhagen Post as saying on 29 August.
"The Ministry of Foreign Affairs has made it quite clear to US officials that Denmark does not want its airspace used for purposes that are in conflict with international conventions," Foreign Minister Per Stig Moeller wrote in response to an inquiry from a spokesman for military affairs for the Red-Green Alliance.
Reports surfaced in May that civil airplanes secretly registered by the CIA had been sighted over Denmark. Human rights organizations claim that the planes are used to transport terror suspects to places where torture is conducted.
Moeller had originally denied that the government had knowledge of transports in Danish airspace, the newspaper said. (DKR)
GAO SAYS US AGENCIES FAIL TO PROTECT PRIVACY - Federal agencies are not adequately protecting citizens’ privacy when they query databases containing personal information, according to a GAO report released on 29 August, FCW.com reported
GAO auditors examined five agencies’ procedures for data mining in the Small Business Administration, Agriculture Department’s Risk Management Agency, IRS, State and the FBI. They found that while these agencies took many of the steps required by federal law and executive branch guidance for the protection of personal information, none followed all key procedures.
Federal law requires agencies to conduct privacy impact assessments before collecting data containing personal information, but the five agencies reviewed did not perform acceptable assessments, according to the report. (DKR)
ARMY TO MONITOR MORE CLOSELY SOLDIERS WEB SITES - Army chief of Staff Gen. Peter Schoonmaker has called for better monitoring of soldiers' Web sites and blogs for postings of sensitive information that could aid the enemy, FCW.com reported on 30 August.
Schoonmaker said some soldiers continue to post pictures depicting weapon system vulnerabilities and tactics, techniques, and procedures. Schoonmaker's views were contained in a memo issued in August and obtained by the Federation of American Scientists and posted on its Web site.
Schoonmaker said the Army’s Office of the Chief Information Officer/G-6, with help from the service’s Office of the Deputy Chief of Staff for Intelligence/G-2, will track and report violations every three months. (DKR)
CHINESE UNCOVER NAKED CHAT ROOM REGULARS - Research in China indicates that some 20,000 of its citizenry regularly log on to chat rooms completely naked, the Register.co.uk reported on 30 August. www.theregister.co.uk/2005/08/30/undressed_web_chat
Such is the conclusion of China Youth Association researcher Liu Gang, who told the Shanghai Daily: "At first, we thought it was merely a game for a few mentally abnormal people. But as our research continued, we found the problem was much larger than expected." Liu investigated 10 site participants, eight of whom were single men aged 25-35 without steady jobs.
"Child development authorities worry that baring one's body to strangers will have negative consequences on a youngster's personal growth," the China Daily noted. (DKR)
OF DCIS AND PRESIDENTS - Stanfield Turner, Burn Before Reading: Presidents, CIA Directors, and Secret Intelligence (Hyperion Books, paperback, 256 pp. $23.95)
Although Adm. Turner did not want to give up his naval career, he nevertheless took up President Carter's offer to become DCI and became one of two who lasted the entire term of the presidents who appointed them.
In Burn Before Reading, Turner relates that very few presidents worked well with their DCIs. Relationships were often severely strained over matters of politics, personality and loyalty. He believes things reached a nadir under President Nixon, who, he says, "came to the job already despising the CIA."
In Turner's view, the difficulties in relations between presidents and DCIs led directly to the agency failing to prevent 9/11 and its faulty views on Saddam Hussein’s WMD program. (DKR)
RIGHTING THE STORY OF POLISH INTELLIGENCE - Tess Stirling, Dria Nalecz, Tadeusz Dubicki, Intelligence Cooperation Between Poland and Great Britain During World War II (Vallentine Mitchell, 616 pp. $95)
British accounts of the acquisition of the Germans’ Enigma encoding machine have ignored the essential role played by Polish intelligence along with its other feats in the Second World War. Here is a work that rights the memory of Polish intel’s contribution to the Allied cause.
In 1939, Polish intelligence offered the British Enigma, plus the keys to decoding Wehrmacht messages, 80 per cent of which the Poles could read. The British, focused on trying to read Japanese naval codes and so protect their empire in Asia, showed little interest in the offer – until they found themselves at war with Hitler.
In an introduction to Intelligence Cooperation, written with Polish Prime Minister Marek Belka, Britain’s Tony Blair gives recognition to the Poles’ achievements. Better late than never.
A British historian and two Polish ones have edited this work with contributions from a variety of researchers. The result relates not only the story of the acquisition of Enigma but how the Poles smuggled to England in the middle of the war a copy of the German V-2 rocket and its top-secret fuel.
Lest any readers be inclined to regard the Poles as a somewhat parochial folk, they will learn that Polish intelligence was active from Japan to every part of Europe, whether Nazi occupied or neutral. Among other extraordinary feats, it acquired the full order of battle of the Wehrmacht and Luftwaffe before the Normandy landings.
In 1941 a Pole in Greece, Jerzy Iwanow-Szajnowicz, destroyed a German submarine, sank a destroyer and sabotaged an aircraft engine factory so that planes equipped with its engines crashed. In Afghanistan, Bronislaw Telatycki, according to the citation making him an officer in the Order of the British Empire, he significantly helped neutralize that country as a center of hostile activity. This is a book that should find a wide readership, despite its price, far beyond Chicago. (DKR)
HACKER TELLS HOW TO BEAT HACKING - Kevin D. Mitnick, William L. Simon, The Art of Intrusion: The Real Stories behind the Exploits of Hackers, Intruders & Deceivers (Wiley, 304 pp. $27.50)
A criminal hacker turned computer security consultant, Mitnick offers real life stories of hackers sneaking into corporate servers worldwide. He begins each chapter with a computer crime story that reads like a suspense novel. If the reader is not already aware of it, he will learn how his bank account is vulnerable to digital thieves and how hackers can rake in thousands of dollars from a slot machine in minutes. Having shown how its done, Mitnick then walks readers through preventing such hacking. (DKR)
TENET’S DEFENSE SEEN AS POTENTIAL THREAT TO BUSH - Former DCI Tenet is not going to let himself become the fall guy for the 9/11 intelligence failures, according to a former intelligence officer and a source friendly to Tenet, the Washington Times reported on 1 September. Tenet's defense of himself poses a potential crisis for the White House, the Times said in an article written by John B. Roberts II. Roberts served in the Reagan White House and writes on national security.
What Roberts called a scathing report by CIA IG John Helgerson criticized the former DCI and a score of other agency personnel for their failure to develop a strategy against al-Qa’ida. The report was delivered to Congress last week and recommends punitive sanctions on Tenet, former DDO James Pavitt and former Counterterrorist Center head Cofer Black.
Tenet has responded to the report with a 20-page rebuttal of responsibility that was prepared with the aid of a lawyer, according to the friendly source, Roberts says.
According to a former clandestine services officer, Tenet turned down a publisher's $4.5 million book offer because he didn't want to embarrass the White House by rehashing the failure to prevent 9/11 and the flawed intelligence on Iraq's WMD.
Tenet had a wink and a nod understanding with the White House, Say Roberts, that he would not be made a scapegoat for intelligence failings. The deal, one source says, was sealed with President Bush presenting Tenet with the Presidential Medal of Freedom.
In defending his integrity as DCI, Tenet treads perilously close to affirming the account of Richard Clarke, the Times says. Former NSC terrorism officer Clarke’s disclosure of the Bush administration's delay in adopting a strategy against al-Qa’ida stirred controversy last summer.
The IG report’s was completed in July 2004, according to intel sources, and it and Tenet's rebuttal are classified, a departure from past CIA practice.
Tenet's defense inevitably leads to the sensitive issue of CIA briefings of the president in the summer of 2001. The only way Tenet can push off responsibility, Roberts believes, is to push it higher up the ladder.
Under normal conditions, the Times comments, Karl Rove would already be taking pre-emptive action but is kept from doing so until the Valerie Plame leak probe ends. That leaves it to the president's allies on Capitol Hill to keep Tenet's rebuttal under wraps. With the families of 9/11 victims demanding disclosure, this will not be easy.
CIA Director Goss is between a rock and a hard place. He will be criticized for covering up if he does nothing. But if he follows the IG's recommendation to convene formal hearings as a prelude to sanctions, Tenet himself may go public to defend his reputation. The $4.5 million book offer may soon be back on the table, and this time Tenet might take it, Roberts concludes. (DKR)
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CI OFFICER WANTED FOR LIVERMORE LABORATORY – Sandia National Laboratories is seeking a counterintelligence officer for Livermore, CA. The position requires the aptitude to become proficient in all aspects of the CI program, including investigations, analysis, awareness, and both internal and external liaison. Also required: - A Bachelors Degree in a related field - Considerable experience in counterintelligence, intelligence, counterterrorism, and/or investigations - Demonstrated good judgment, leadership, and the ability to protect highly sensitive information - Excellent written and verbal communication skills - Strong interpersonal skills - Ability to demonstrate commitment, initiative, independent action, versatility, and to be able to prioritize and simultaneously manage multiple projects in order to meet deadlines. - Must be able to successfully complete a non-lifestyle, counterintelligence polygraph and qualify for a Sensitive Compartmented Information clearance - Occasional travel. DESIRED: - An advanced degree in a related field - Experience with foreign cultures - Familiarity with cyber security and/or information operations.
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MEMBERS SOUGHT FOR NEW SACRAMENTO AFIO CHAPTER - AFIO members living in California interested in exploring the formation of a Sacramento chapter are asked to email me so we can assemble a list.
Even if there is an insufficient number at this time to form a chapter, I still hope area readers will respond so that we can explore informal get-togethers for an occasional casual dinner, BBQ or coffee meeting. Once we establish any contacts, we will make any arrangements among ourselves. This would not cost any money - to anyone - and would simply be a means to form a meet-up for people who can not get to AFIO events on the east coast. Replies to: Reya at AFIOSacramento@earthlink.net (DKR)
‘USGO-1’ IN AIPAC AFFAIR IDENTIFIED - Clinton NSC staffer and think-tank Mideast analyst Kenneth Pollack is one of two USG officials referred to in the indictment against two former staffers of the American Israel Public Affairs Committee, the Jewish Telegraph Agency reported on 29 August.
Pollack told JTA he did not give the Aipac staffers any classified information and that the information that one of them, Steve Rosen, the lobbying organization’s former director of foreign policy issues, had could not have come from him.
“I believe I am USGO-1,” Pollack told JTA, using a term in the indictment standing for USG Official No. 1.
Another official, referred to in the indictment as USGO-2, has been identified by sources as David Satterfield, a former deputy assistant secretary of state. Neither Pollack nor Satterfield has been charged with a crime.
Pollack left government in March 2001 and is now director of research at the Brookings Institution’s Saban Center for Middle East Policy. Satterfield recently was promoted to DCM at the US Embassy in Baghdad.
Pollack confirmed he had lunch with Rosen and Weissman in December 2000 and discussed US policy in Iraq. The indictment says Pollack had access to classified information Rosen allegedly discussed with a journalist, but does not say Pollack gave the information to the lobbyists.
Satterfield, however, is said to have discussed classified information with Rosen, according to the JTA item.
Rosen and Weissman’s contacts with Pollack and Satterfield are believed to be central to the prosecutors’ case that the lobbyists sought classified information and disseminated it to journalists and the Israeli government, says JTA. (DKR)
BIRD FLU IS THE PROBABLY THE GREATEST THREAT – Re. 'Opposition To Goss Reforms Said To Include Senior DNI Officials,’ AFIO Weekly Intelligence Notes #33-05 dated 29 August 2005, AFIO charter member Lewis R. refers to an official saying that at the CIA, "they think the biggest threat from China is bird flu."
But, writes Lewis:
Bird flu probably IS the greatest threat we face from China. One WHO report estimates that the flu could infect 40 percent of the world's population and kill close to a billion people, including millions of Americans. (DKR)
ROBERT B. WADE – longtime AFIO member and DoE counterintelligence inspector since 2002, he was assistant Soviet section chief of the FBI's National Security Division from 1984 to 1992, then counterintelligence adviser at the CIA until 1994. He died of heart disease, aged 62, on 29 August at his home in Fairfax, VA.
Awarded the National Intelligence Distinguished Service Medal and the Attorney General's Award for Excellence in Law Enforcement, he was born in Bremerton, WA,, and graduated from Western Washington State University. He received a master's degree in political science from the University of Washington in 1967. He served in MI in Korea before joining the FBI in 1970. In 1984, he graduated from the National War College. In 1996, he joined America Online as director of security until 2002, when he moved to the DoE.
A voracious reader of books, journals and magazines, he had an extra-large mailbox to accommodate all the materials he received. He devoured history books and the Harry Potter series. Never wishy-washy, his daughter said, he had an opinion on everything. “He was always ready to argue his point."
Survivors include his wife of 39 years, Gail Wade, and two children, Rob Wade and Valerie Wade. (DKR)
PETER D. DYKE - A 25-year CIA veteran, he died of lung cancer on 30 August at his home in Santa Fe, NM. He was 78, the Washington Post reported.
He served in various capacities with the agency between 1951 and his retirement in 1976. Postings included Austria and Germany from 1955 to 1959 and Laos from 1969 to 1971.
Born in Syracuse, NY, he served in the Navy during and after World War II, and then graduated from Wesleyan University in Middletown, CN, in 1950. This was followed by graduate work in public administration at Syracuse University before joining the agency.
In 1984 and 1985, he publishes and edited The Front Line, a public policy journal that took a position opposing the Reagan administration's plans for protection against nuclear attack.
Survivors include his wife of 53 years, Helene Dyke; two children, Steven Dyke and Claudia Kean; a brother; and two grandsons. (DKR)
LITZI GEDYE – One of a small band of native German-speakers working in Turkey and the Levant for the Special Operations Executive during World War II, she has died, aged 94, the Daily Telegraph (London) reported on 3 September.
The daughter of a prosperous Jewish Viennese businessman, she was to marry, in 1947, Eric Gedye, Central European correspondent for the Telegraph, whose secretary she became in Vienna in 1935. When he was sent to Moscow for the New York Times the following year, she went as his assistant, sometimes filing copy when he was busy with other work.
After a year the pair left the Soviet Union. As she was boarding their ship, a Soviet guard told her she could not take their Giant Schnauzer out of the country. Knowing the dog would be eaten if left behind, she ignored the rifle pointed at her chest and undid the dog’s leash, letting him scamper after his master who was already on board. She then stared down the guard and went aboard herself.
Reporting again from Vienna, Gedye fell afoul of the Nazis after Austria’s 1938 anschluss with Germany and he moved to Prague. As an Austrian passport holder, Litzi had difficulties following him. These were solved by a marriage of convenience to the military attaché at the British Legation in Vienna.
After war came in 1939, Gedye and Litzi worked for SOE in Cairo, training and running agents in the Balkans. They were then posted to Palestine and neutral Turkey. In Istanbul the couple was involved in black propaganda operations, organizing drops of anti-German leaflets from the tops of buildings into the streets below. Fish bound for Germany had thumb-size celluloid strips stamped with anti-Nazi slogans slipped into their slit bellies. The Turks were aware of what was going on: once when Litzi gave a taxi driver their address, he said, "Oh, you mean the secret house."
As a souvenir of her Istanbul days, Litzi kept a silver ashtray inscribed: "To Lepperova [her code name] from "Some Other Evacuees [a play on the acronym SOE] Istanbul 1942".
She never forgave herself for not insisting that her mother and aunt go to Britain. Instead, they were rounded up in Paris by the Vichy police and sent to Auschwitz and their deaths. When Gedye insisted on returning to Vienna at the end of the war, she protested that the city was still full of Nazis but joined him there as a member of the Allied Control Commission.
The couple later retired to Bath in the west of England where she taught German to schoolgirls.
Eric Gedye died in 1971. She is survived by a son, Robin Gedye, also a journalist. (Cameron LC, DKR)
VIVIAN PSACHOS - A CIA senior research analyst who helped expose a former analyst as a Soviet spy, she died, aged 73, of cancer on 23 August at her home in Falls Church, VA, the Washington Post reported. http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2005/09/02/AR2005090202359.html
She interviewed William Kampiles, a former low-level agency watch officer, after he revealed to a friend that he pilfered 13 copies of a top-secret manual for the state-of-the-art KH-11 spy satellite and sold them to the Soviet Union for $3,000. According to her testimony when Kampiles was tried in 1978 for espionage, he first claimed that he got the money on the promise of information. But Kampiles, who had hoped the incident would make him an attractive candidate for a job as a CIA double-agent, eventually admitted turning over the manual in exchange for cash. At the age of 23, he was sentenced to 40 years in prison. Psachos’ husband, Charles Psachos, said she was exhausted by the ordeal. Vivian Psachos was born in Marlboro, Mass., and graduated from Becker Junior College in Worcester before joining the CIA in 1957. She served in DO with assignments in Greece and Germany and short tours in East Asia. Awarded the Career Intelligence Medal and the Intelligence Commendation Medal, she retired in 1985. In 1987 she returned as an independent contractor before retiring again in last December. Survivors include her husband of 35 years and a sister. (DKR)
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.
8 September – Washington, D.C. – House Hearing on Foreign Spies – The House Subcommittee on Immigration, Border Security, and Claims will hold an oversight hearing on "Sources and Methods of Foreign Nationals Engaged in Economic and Military Espionage" in Room 2141, Rayburn House Office Building. The closed portion of the hearing will begin promptly at 10 a.m. and is only open to Members and cleared staff. The Subcommittee will then open the hearing room and hold a markup of H.R. 1219, the "Security and Fairness Enhancement for America Act of 2005.” After the markup, the Subcommittee will proceed with the open portion of the hearing. (DKR)
10 September 05 - Orange Park, FL - AFIO North Florida Chapter Meeting. Speaker TBA. RSVP for details to Quiel Begonia at firstname.lastname@example.org
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 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, email@example.com. 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: firstname.lastname@example.org 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.
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). Brief introductions by Gene Poteat, AFIO National President; and Elizabeth Bancroft, AFIO National Executive Director.
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
1 – 29 October – Prince William Forest Park, Triangle, VA – Remembering the Park’s History As An OSS Training Camp – 1 October is the 60th anniversary of the disbanding of the OSS and every Saturday during that month Prince William Forest Park will hold events highlighting its history as an OSS training camp. Noted speakers will discuss the legacy of the OSS and there will be tours of historic Cabin Camp 3. Speakers include a historian from the CIA specializing in OSS operations in Burma, a member of the FBI Counterintelligence Training Unit, Linda McCarthy, founding curator of the CIA Museum, John Chambers, a Rutgers University Professor of History. OSS veterans Gail Donnelly and Art Reinhardt will be on hand during the Cabin Camp 3 tours on 8 October to talk about life in the OSS. For more information visit the park’s website www.nps.gov/prwi or call the visitor center at 703-221-7181. Prince William Forest Park is located approximately 35 miles south of Washington, D.C. at I-95 Exit 150B (Triangle/Quantico - VA 619). (DKR)
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: email@example.com
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
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, firstname.lastname@example.org or the AOC at https://www.myaoc.org/EWEB/dynamicpage.aspx?webcode=120505_MASINT
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 email@example.com or (800) 336-4583 ext. 6219 or (703) 631-6219. Website Address: http://www.afcea.org/events/fallintel/
27-28 January 06 - Springfield, VA - Conference on "INTELLIGENCE AND ETHICS" at The Joint Services Conference on Professional Ethics (JSCOPE). Runs from 3:00 p.m. - 8:30 p.m. on Friday, and 8:30 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. on Saturday. Intelligence practitioners and civilian scholars discuss and present Academic Papers, conduct Working Groups, present Case Histories and Testimonies, and hold Dinner and Luncheon Discussions on the emerging field of "Intelligence Ethics" which to many academicians does not have civilian/academic input and expertise. It is the goal of this conference to establish the first international meeting of civilian and military intelligence professionals, educators and those with academic perspectives in national security, philosophy, law, history, psychology, theology and human rights. The Intelligence Ethics Section seeks voices from all ranks and areas of intelligence and are soliciting contributions and participation from all interested parties and perspectives. More information at http://eli.sdsu.edu/ethint
17-20 February -06 - Arlington, VA - The Intelligence Summit™ 2006 -to be held at the Hyatt Regency Crystal City, VA. This new event will bring together the international intelligence agencies from the free nations of the world in a non-partisan, non-profit educational conference on neutral ground. "Intelligence today embraces more than the civilian and military agencies of the federal intelligence community. In this age of terrorism, it is critically important for state and local law enforcement to know how and where to obtain intelligence, and to whom it should be forwarded. Corporate and private-sector intelligence managers face new and diverse challenges, from defending against economic espionage to creating new technology to meet intelligence's future needs. Many members of the press (and even a few members of Congress) lack the depth of knowledge in intelligence which is necessary to deal with, and resolve, its complex issues. The same is true for non-governmental organizations, the academic community, media, and ethnic and religious organizations. All of these diverse components of the intelligence domain will come together at the Intelligence Summit." The sponsors of the event have offered AFIO members a 10% discount off the website price if the voucher code "AS10" is entered in the special discount field on the online reservation form. For more information to attend or to be an exhibitor, visit: http://www.intelligencesummit.org/about.php or write to them at The Intelligence Summit, 535 Central Ave Ste 316, St Petersburg, FL 33701. Also visit their news pages for some good links to current breaking intelligence news: http://www.intelligencesummit.org/news/
4 March 06 - Orange Park, FL - AFIO North Florida Chapter Meeting. ContactQuiel Begonia at firstname.lastname@example.org 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
3 June 06 - Orange Park, FL - AFIO North Florida Chapter Meeting. ContactQuiel Begonia at email@example.com 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. ContactQuiel Begonia at firstname.lastname@example.org for details. Meeting held at Orange Park Country Club, 2625 Country Club Blvd, Orange Park, FL.
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1 December 07 - Orange Park, FL - AFIO North Florida Chapter Meeting. ContactQuiel Begonia at email@example.com for details. Meeting held at Orange Park Country Club, 2625 Country Club Blvd, Orange Park, FL.
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