AFIO Weekly Intelligence Notes #35-05 dated 12 September 2005
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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
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ADDO RICHER SAID TO QUIT OVER CIA LEADERSHIP –
Associate Deputy Director of Operations Robert Richer has announced he is quitting the CIA and has told colleagues he is doing so because of lack of confidence in the agency’s leadership, the Washington Post reported.
According to some current and former intelligence officers his resignation came over the debate on how to improve HUMINT and the direction of the agency, Other officials disagreed and said Richer's departure involved disputes over operational issues that they would not specify, and a clash of personalities between Richer, a former Marine, and Goss and his top aides.
Richer was one of CIA Director Goss's key personnel choices, He announced he was retiring on 2 September at a meeting of Directorate of Operations leaders, according to some of the officials.
Last year, Richer's predecessor resigned after clashing with Goss's aides. During the 2 September meeting, Richer said he and his then boss, the DDO, had been frustrated by Goss and his staff in their efforts to implement certain measures.
On 8 September Goss sent an unusual worldwide message to all CIA employees praising Richer for his nearly 35 years of service. According to the Post, that only fueled the belief among some former intelligence officials that Richer's resignation reflects ongoing problems at the agency.
Richer was promoted to ADDO from being chief of the Near East division. (Cameron LC, DKR)
WITNESS TO TESTIFY ON DESTROYED ABLE DANGER DATA – A DoD employee will testify before the Senate Judiciary Committee on 21 September that in 2000 civilian superiors ordered him to destroy a huge cache of data from the Able Danger unit on potential terrorists or he would lose his job or go to jail, Rep. Curt Weldon said, Congressional Quarterly reported on 8 September.
The witness, who Weldon did not name, is to testify he was ordered to destroy 2.5 terabytes of data related to Able Danger and al-Qa’ida. "What were their motives? I think we have to find out," Weldon said.
Five people who were connected to Able Danger have said the program identified Mohammed Atta, the ringleader of the 9/11 attacks, as a potential threat more than a year earlier. Weldon and some of these people have also said DoD did not share with the FBI what it learned about al-Qa’ida prior to 9/11 as a result of Able Danger.
DoD officials acknowledged at a 2 September briefing that they destroyed the data. They said it was done as a matter of routine to protect the identity of U.S. persons.
Lt. Col. Tony Shaffer, an MI officer who worked on the program, has said he briefed senior officials in DoD and the White House on ways to excise U.S. persons' names without losing the entire database. DoD, Shaffer said, must have obliterated the data for another reason that it is not disclosing. (DKR)
FRENCH CI FACES WORRYING NEW ISLAMIST TRENDS - French counterterrorism has been recognized as one of the most effective in Europe, but new trends in Islamist militant activities are troubling it, the Jamestown Foundation Terrorism Monitor wrote on 8 September.
In a lengthy article, the Monitor cites as key elements in French counterterrorism strategy a privileged relationship between intelligence services and investigative magistrates, as well stiffened penalties for acts of terrorism. The offence designated ‘association’ makes a pre-emptive judicial approach possible.
A country-wide security alert plan, known as Vigipirate, has been developed which, after the attacks on London last July, activated a large number of extra security measures throughout France and along its borders.
An explosion near the Indonesian Embassy in Paris on 8 October 2004 was the first terrorist act in France in eight years. Since then, in the first six months of 2005, the French Secret Service (DST) has made over 60 Islamist-related arrests, compared to seventy-six in all of 2004.
This reflects changes among international jihadi with, French counterterrorism experts say, several trends especially worrying. First, there is the growing importance of the filière Irakienne (Iraqi network) that recruits for the insurgency in Iraq.
Secondly, recruiters travel back and forth between various European cities. The Paris based Imam Ben Halim Abderraouf, connected to the extremist Jamaat al-Tabligh wal-Da’wa (Society for Propagation and the Call (of Islam)) apparently played a key role in recruiting young Dutch Muslims. Four of them recently traveled on fake Algerian passports by way of Paris and Damascus to the Syrian-Iraq border area to receive jihadi training.
Thirdly, French experts expect to find Iraq veterans back in France in due course to continue the jihad. A dozen young French nationals are believed to be in Iraq as combatants.
Fourthly, there is a new category of Islamic extremists, almost all of whom are offspring of immigrants. They seem to be younger, more frustrated, and more radicalized than the French jihadis of the 1990s. Last year five young French nationals were killed in Iraq, one while executing a suicide attack near Fallujah. Although no plots for suicide attacks in France have been discovered yet, the DST fears that cells are planning such a strike.
Finally, the Algerian-based Salafi Group for Preaching and Combat (GSPC) is involved in activities beyond Algeria. Intelligence shows that the purported GSPC leader Abdelmalek Droukdal is in touch with Abu Musab al-Zarqawi and is planning combined international jihadi efforts.
French law enforcement is so organized that several agencies, and departments within the same agency, are involved in counterterrorism. In the National Police these are the DST, General Intelligence Service (RG) and the National Anti-terrorism Division (DNAT).
The Defense ministry’s External Intelligence Service (DGSE) also has a role in countering terrorism while the Gendarmerie and the Judicial Police in Paris maintain counterterrorist judicial and intelligence capabilities.
Several coordinating structures have been set up to cope with this situation. The Anti-terrorist Operational Coordination Unit (UCLAT) is the most important of these but lacks direct access to the information held by participating bodies.
Under another initiative, the DST, RG and DNAT are to share the same location and resources by 2006. An international initiative is creation of a joint Franco-Spanish anti-terrorism investigation team whose officers will have equal operational powers on each other’s territory. As the Terrorism Monitor observes, this is remarkable in contemporary European police cooperation.
Another initiative of unprecedented caliber is the reinforced Franco-US counterterrorism cooperation, named Alliance Base, which has been operative since 2002, though it only became public last July. (DKR)
MI5 BOSS WARNS LIBERTIES MAY HAVE TO BE ERODED - The Director General of MI5, the British Security Service, has warned civil liberties may have to be eroded as protection from terrorist attacks, the domestic British news agency, the Press Association, reported on 10 September.
Dame Eliza Manningham-Buller made the comment In a speech to a meeting in the Hague marking the 60th anniversary of AIVD, the Netherlands' General Intelligence and Security Service. The speech was delivered on 1 September and posted on the MI5 Website on 9 September.
The central dilemma was how to protect citizens within the rule of law, she said, when fragile intelligence did not amount to clear-cut evidence. It was often not enough to support criminal charges in the courts. "We also value civil liberties and wish to do nothing to damage these hard fought rights. But the world has changed and there needs to be a debate on whether some erosion of what we all value may be necessary to improve the chances of our citizens not being blown apart as they go about their daily lives."
Intelligence, she said, comes from human sources who risk their lives and whom we have a high moral duty to protect and from technologies whose effectiveness can be countered by skilled opponents. “That is why there can be no coercion to share intelligence and why its use in open courts needs to be carefully handled.”
There is a very strong interest in international co-operation but if we splash intelligence around carelessly we shall soon have none of it. “So I could never agree to a compulsory exchange of intelligence as that would risk compromising valuable sources of intelligence. There would soon be little to exchange.”
The attacks on London in July, she said, were a shock and MI5 and police were "disappointed we had not been able to prevent them." She said those working in intelligence were also aware of many more attacks that had been thwarted by good intelligence and police work. But "We are judged by what we do not know and did not prevent," she said.
Fifty-two passengers were killed when four suicide bombers attacked the London transport network on 7 July. There were another four attempted bombings on 21 July.
The full text of Dame Eliza's speech may be seen at www.mi5.gov.uk/output/Page387.html (DKR)
YAHOO DEFENDS INFORMING CHINESE ON E-MAIL USE - A co-founder and senior executive of Yahoo Inc. confirmed on 10 September that his company gave Chinese authorities information later used to convict a Chinese journalist now imprisoned on charges of leaking state secrets, the Washington Post reported.
The journalist, Shi Tao, was sentenced last spring to 10 years in prison for sending foreign-based Web sites a copy of a message from Chinese authorities that warned journalists about reporting on sensitive issues.
According to a report by the watchdog body, Reporters Without Frontiers, Yahoo gave state security authorities details about Shi's e-mail usage that ultimately allowed them to trace the message to a computer he used.
Speaking at an Internet conference in China, Yahoo's Jerry Yang, said, "To be doing business in China, or anywhere else in the world, we have to comply with local law."
"We already knew that Yahoo collaborates enthusiastically with the Chinese regime in questions of censorship, and now we know it is a Chinese police informant as well," Reporters Without Borders commented. "Yahoo appears to be willing to go to any lengths to gain shares of the Chinese market."
Yahoo is not alone in cooperating with the Communist regime. Internet monitors based in the United States and Europe have accused Google of preventing Internet users in China from accessing sites Chinese authorities deem sensitive, such as those carrying reports about Tibet, Taiwan and the banned religious sect Falun Gong. Cisco Systems has sold China much of the equipment authorities use to block access to such sites. Cisco maintains that China's use of the gear is beyond its purview. Three years ago, Yahoo drew fire for reportedly signing a pledge in which it agreed to abide by all Chinese censorship laws, an implicit promise to bar access to Web sites deemed off-limits. (DKR)
AIR FORCE BUYING UAVS FOR SIGINT WORK - USAF is buying five RQ-4 Global Hawk UAVs equipped for SIGINT work, Strategypage.com reported on 7 September. Until now, all RQ-4s have carried high resolution cameras as their primary sensors.
Inspiration for this RQ-4 variant came from an effort to sell the RQ-4 to Germany, equipped mainly for sigint, and successful demonstrations of its capabilities.
According to Strategypage, it is becoming more difficult to get qualified people to fly manned sigint aircraft for hours at a time, especially in out-of-the-way places. With the RQ-4, the human crew can stay on the ground, usually back in the United States. (DKR)
BRITAIN WANTS EU MOBILE PHONE, E-MAIL RECORDS KEPT LONGER - EU states should keep mobile phone and e-mail records for longer to help fight terrorism and crime, British Home Secretary Charles Clarke has told members of the European Parliament, the BBC reported on 7 September.
Without such measures, Clarke said, European states would be fighting terrorism "with both hands tied behind our backs."
He did not say how long companies should be required to keep records but said "the longer it is held, the better."
Clarke rejected complaints about intrusion into privacy, saying there must be effective protection against abuse. Laws preventing suspects being deported to places where they faced persecution might have to change, he also said.
EU Justice Commissioner Franco Frattini told the BBC in July that there should be EU-wide rules on retention of data, suggesting a period of six months for Internet data and about 12 months for phone calls. In some member states, he said, there are no data retention rules at all. (DKR)
FOURTH GENERATION WARFARE - Thomas X. Hammes, The Sling and the Stone: On War in the 21st Century (Zenith Press, 321 pp. $24.95)
Col. Thomas X. Hammes, USMC, senior Marine fellow at the Institute for National Security Studies, National Defense University, has written a severe criticism of the DoD’s current understanding and conduct of war.
“As the only Goliath left in the world,” he writes, “we should be worried that the world’s Davids have found a sling and stone that work,” referring to what he calls 4GW – fourth generation warfare. DoD internal debate has largely ignored the difference between the outcomes of conventional and recent and present unconventional conflicts.
The first three generations of warfare, he postulates, were those of massed land armies, as in the Napoleonic era; next the trench warfare of World War I; and then the warfare of firepower and maneuver, exemplified by the German blitzkrieg in the second World War.
The fourth generation, which has emerged over the past seven decades, is a warfare directed at the minds of enemy decision makers to destroy the enemy’s political will. The United States has already lost three times in such warfare: Vietnam, Lebanon, and Somalia. The French lost in Vietnam and Algeria and the former Soviet Union in Afghanistan.
“Clearly,” he writes, “4GW [in Iraq] is a very different concept from the short, intense war the Administration planned for and celebrated by declaring the end of major combat on May 1, 2003.” (DKR)
STATES SPONSORING TERRORISM - Daniel Byman, Deadly Connections: States That Sponsor Terrorism (Cambridge University Press, 369 pp. $30)
Byman examines terrorist groups from the PLO to al-Qa’ida to the Tamil Tigers, showing the relationships between states and terrorist organizations, and discussing how to proceed against both terrorism and the countries that manipulate it.
As an example of the muddled situations that can arise, he cites the current alliance between the United States and Pakistan which allows Kashmiri insurgents strikes so that the Islamabad government can avoid appearing to capitulate to US pressure. Such situations make it impossible, Byman argues, to develop a single strategy against terrorism.
In Libya, he sees a country that over time was brought to give up its terrorist connections. (DKR)
AN FBI AGENT’S RISE AND FALL - Alston Purvis with Alex Tresinowski, The Vendetta: FBI Hero Melvin Purvis's War Against Crime, and J. Edgar Hoover's War Against Him (PublicAffairs, 320 pp. $26)
Purvis tells the story of his father, Melvin, once famous for his role in taking down John Dillinger but later lost in obscurity.
Purvis senior was promoted repeatedly by J. Edgar Hoover in a meteoric career, only for the paranoid Hoover to turn on him. Decades after Purvis left the bureau, its director blocked his erstwhile protégé from obtaining other positions. (DKR)
CONVICTIONS RARE FOR LEAKING IDENTITIES TO MEDIA - Convictions for leaking sensitive government information to the media are almost as rare as sightings of the ivory-billed woodpecker, according to the Washington Post on 7 September.
Government employees have gone to prison only twice for such misdeeds. Legal experts say prosecutors will have a hard time putting away anyone in the administration for violating the 1982 Intelligence Identities Protection Act in the Plame affair.
Whoever discloses an identity must know that the person was a covert operative and must intentionally reveal the operative’s identity to someone not authorized to know it.
There is, however, another statute that federal officials have used to go after government leakers. Some legal experts say it is not out of the question that prosecutors in the Plame case could bring it out again.
Section 641, Title 18 of the US Code, that nominally deals with prohibitions on the embezzlement of public money, property or records for private use, could be used to go after a federal employee who, say, absconds with government laptops, the Post said.
Prosecutors used the statute to help build successful cases against Samuel L. Morison, a former Navy intelligence analyst who was sentenced to two years in prison in 1985 after being convicted of espionage and theft in leaking secret US spy satellite photographs to a British magazine, and Jonathan Randel, a former DEA intelligence research specialist who in 2003 was sentenced to a year in prison for selling restricted information.
The statute "is used by the government from time to time in lieu of not having a criminal prohibition on leaking classified information, generally," said William Banks, a national security law expert at Syracuse University. "It isn't a good fit, but it's the best available." (DKR)
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SYRIANA - BOB BAER-BASED MOVIE COMING THIS NOVEMBER (Nov. 23) Why go back to the movies: Because a serious movie about the oil industry can only grease the star of George Clooney, who gets to prove his acting chops. Written and directed by Stephen Gaghan, the film stars Clooney, Matt Damon, Amanda Peet, Chris Cooper and Jeffrey Wright. Damon is the suit, an analyst for the oil companies, while Peet is his wife and Clooney is a CIA agent who bounces from the United States to the Middle East looking for a terrorist. The film is based on Robert Baer's 2002 book See No Evil: The True Story of a Ground Soldier in the CIA's War on Terrorism. Behind the scenes: The Sexiest Man Alive gained 35 pounds to give his character a little bit of weight. "In retrospect, it probably wasn't a great idea for my health because all I did was eat and eat until the weight just piled on. It sounds like a great situation, but you really get sick of looking at all that food. I felt awful shoving all this food in my face, but it really helped me feel like this character," says Clooney. Plus factor: It's already being called "Traffic" set in the oil game. Minus factor: Is it worth the price of gas to drive to the multiplex to see a movie about oil? What will the price of gas be by November?
September 11, 2005 [CPearlman, Chicago Sun-Times, Big Picture News Inc.]
BRITAIN’S SPECIAL BRANCH TO BE MERGED - The world's oldest unit dedicated to tackling political violence, Scotland Yard’s Special Branch, is to disappear under a reform of London’s Metropolitan Police, the Daily Telegraph (London) reported on 9 September.
Announcing the reforms on 7 September, Sir Ian Blair, the Met commissioner, said they marked the final stage of a process, begun in the early 1990s, in which MI5 assumed the lead role in fighting mainland terrorism, previously held by the Special Branch. The SB was established in 1883 to cope with Fenian Irish nationalist terrorism in mainland Britain.
With its own selection and promotion systems and a culture seen by some other police officers as high-brow and at times elitist, SB is to merge within three years or less with the Yard’s anti-terrorist branch as part of an expanded counterterrorism directorate with a staff of around 2,000.
Many intelligence-gathering functions are to continue within the new unit, which will liaise with special branches in other British regional police forces.
"Special Branch officers have phenomenal skills and a huge record of success,” Sir Ian said, “but our view is that having them in separate departments is not as helpful to the process as we would want." (Cameron LC, DKR)
CHINA SOUGHT TO INTERCEPT US SATELLITE DATA - China secretly tried to buy U.S. electronic equipment that would allow Beijing to intercept U.S. intelligence data transmitted by satellites, according to court papers in a spy case. The Washington Times reported on 12 September.
A declassified 1997 FBI report, said to have been found in the possession of suspected Chinese spy Katrina Leung before her arrest in 2003, said two Chinese nationals were being sought by Chinese authorities for stealing $140 million intended for "a high-tech transfer/purchase of a most-up-to-date satellite retrieval systems technology manufactured by a US firm."
The technology would enable China "to intercept the same intelligence being collected by the US," said the report from the FBI's Hong Kong office.
The report said the highest level of the Chinese government had ordered the operation and that disclosure of the attempted purchase would be far more detrimental to China than the loss of the money. (DKR)
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. 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, firstname.lastname@example.org. 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: email@example.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.
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: firstname.lastname@example.org
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, email@example.com 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 firstname.lastname@example.org or (800) 336-4583 ext. 6219 or (703) 631-6219. Website Address: http://www.afcea.org/events/fallintel/
27-28 January 06 - Springfield, VA - Conference on "INTELLIGENCE AND ETHICS" at The Joint Services Conference on Professional Ethics (JSCOPE). Runs from 3:00 p.m. - 8:30 p.m. on Friday, and 8:30 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. on Saturday. Intelligence practitioners and civilian scholars discuss and present Academic Papers, conduct Working Groups, present Case Histories and Testimonies, and hold Dinner and Luncheon Discussions on the emerging field of "Intelligence Ethics" which to many academicians does not have civilian/academic input and expertise. It is the goal of this conference to establish the first international meeting of civilian and military intelligence professionals, educators and those with academic perspectives in national security, philosophy, law, history, psychology, theology and human rights. The Intelligence Ethics Section seeks voices from all ranks and areas of intelligence and are soliciting contributions and participation from all interested parties and perspectives. More information at http://eli.sdsu.edu/ethint
17-20 February -06 - Arlington, VA - The Intelligence Summit™ 2006 -to be held at the Hyatt Regency Crystal City, VA. This new event will bring together the international intelligence agencies from the free nations of the world in a non-partisan, non-profit educational conference on neutral ground. "Intelligence today embraces more than the civilian and military agencies of the federal intelligence community. In this age of terrorism, it is critically important for state and local law enforcement to know how and where to obtain intelligence, and to whom it should be forwarded. Corporate and private-sector intelligence managers face new and diverse challenges, from defending against economic espionage to creating new technology to meet intelligence's future needs. Many members of the press (and even a few members of Congress) lack the depth of knowledge in intelligence which is necessary to deal with, and resolve, its complex issues. The same is true for non-governmental organizations, the academic community, media, and ethnic and religious organizations. All of these diverse components of the intelligence domain will come together at the Intelligence Summit." The sponsors of the event have offered AFIO members a 10% discount off the website price if the voucher code "AS10" is entered in the special discount field on the online reservation form. For more information to attend or to be an exhibitor, visit: http://www.intelligencesummit.org/about.php or write to them at The Intelligence Summit, 535 Central Ave Ste 316, St Petersburg, FL 33701. Also visit their news pages for some good links to current breaking intelligence news: http://www.intelligencesummit.org/news/
4 March 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.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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 email@example.com 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. ContactQuiel Begonia at firstname.lastname@example.org 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. ContactQuiel Begonia at email@example.com 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. ContactQuiel Begonia at firstname.lastname@example.org 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. ContactQuiel Begonia at email@example.com 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. 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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