AFIO Weekly Intelligence Notes #37-05 dated 26 September 2005

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Coming Events 

         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 - 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 October 05 - Seattle, WA - AFIO Pacific Northwest (PNW) Chapter is having a Reorganization meeting
         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"
         26 - 27 October - Washington, DC - NMIA Classified Intelligence Symposium
27-28 October 05 - Lincoln, NH - Naval Cryptologic Veterans Reunion

         27-28 October 05 - Laurel, MD - Symposium on Cryptologic History
         28 - 30 October 05 - AFIO FBI National Intelligence Symposium and 30th Anniversary Celebration at FBI HQ
         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
         12 November 05 - Kennebunk, ME - CERT Training
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



GOSS TELLS CIA HE IS WORKING TO IMPROVE HUMINT - In an address on 22 September to CIA staff, Director Goss said the agency is working to improve spying abroad through more high-risk operations and less reliance on foreign intelligence services and is doing better at conducting unilateral operations and is working to place more spies around the world, the Washington Times reported.
Goss� address may be seen at
Goss spoke in the wake of Robert Richer, ADDO at the CIA's clandestine service, earlier announcing he was resigning.
Goss appeared at a previously scheduled "Town Hall Meeting" open to all agency employees and broadcast by closed-circuit video to its outposts. According to Newsweek dated 3 October, the meeting was followed by a private Q&A afterward,
Asked why veteran officers like Richer were leaving, Goss said, "I don't do personnel," and blamed the media for inaccurate reporting, according to three sources with firsthand knowledge of the proceedings. The DO, known only as Jose, then said Richer had good reasons for leaving, but also that CIA operations would emerge even stronger from Goss�s reforms.
Goss said he is going to send more case officers and analysts abroad and put a refreshed emphasis on the CIA as a global agency, according to a prepared text of his remarks.
Sending more people overseas will also mean moving agency officers and analysts out of embassies and under cover, no longer guaranteeing them diplomatic immunity if they are caught spying.
"We are definitely going to be using new cover arrangements overseas, because we have to," the Washington Post reported he said.
He praised the agency�s analysts, saying, "Analysis is the engine that drives the CIA; in my view, it is analysis that must drive collection." He said competitive analyses will be encouraged. "We are not afraid to publish opposing perspectives, if they exist. This gives policymakers more with which to work."
Addressing complaints within the agency that President Bush, Vice President Cheney and other top administration officials either misused or ignored intelligence, Goss cautioned, "We must not lose sight of the notion that our policymakers are not obligated to accept at face value any intelligence estimate we put before them. And they are not required to follow it."
"�One size fits all� doesn't work and neither does a lot of the old technology," he said. "We may need a case officer with a CPA to work in Europe against terrorist funding; we might need a pretty good engineer or physicist someplace to work proliferation issues."
"Hiring and deploying the right case officers, with the right capabilities -- this is exactly what I have directed the DO leadership to do," Goss said.
Intelligence officials have said that in addition to DO members, some in the new office of DNI Negroponte are opposing Goss' reforms, asserting that the hiring and deployment of case officers should only be done by the DDO, and not the politically appointed CIA director. However, an agency official familiar with Goss's view, told Newsweek Goss believes that division chiefs should have the right to choose their own personnel
In a private session with Goss on 14 September, Richer called on him to communicate a vision for the agency and to demonstrate leadership that senior career officers could rally behind, the Washington Post reported.
The meeting came less than a week after Richer let it be known he was quitting, "Rob laid at his doorstep, in a collegial way, that Goss is out of touch," said one officer. "It fell on deaf ears." 
Richer left the meeting angry.
Current and former intelligence officers said Richer wanted something more expansive in reforming and expanding the clandestine service within the CIA, while reducing the side of the agency that conducts analysis, some of which would pass over to the DNI's operation.
Goss chose Richer for ADDO less than a year ago. In leaving, Richer joins a number of senior clandestine managers, including several with Middle East expertise, who have left since Goss took over the agency one year ago. Richer is a former station chief in Amman and had headed the Near East division.
On 22 September, Richer appeared before a closed-door session of the Senate Select Committee on Intelligence to answer questions about how his concern over a lack of leadership at the agency triggered his, the Post said.
Congressional officials said on 22 September that DNI Negroponte had signaled for the first time that the Bush administration would support big cuts in a multibillion-dollar satellite program in part to free up money for more HUMINT.  (DKR)

NSC SAYS NO ATTA CHART FOUND AS SENATORS SEE A DOD COVER-UP - National security adviser Stephen Hadley has denied receiving a DoD chart that allegedly identified lead terrorist Mohamed Atta before 9/11, the Washington Post reported. Hadley�s denial, made on 23 September, dealt a blow to claims by Rep. Curt Weldon, in the view of the Post.
Weldon wrote in his book, Countdown to Terror, published earlier this year, that he provided a chart to Hadley produced in 1999 by the Able Danger program that identified Atta in connection with a Brooklyn, NY, terrorist cell.
A spokesman for Hadley, who had previously declined to comment on Weldon's claims, said a search of NSC produced no such document identifying Atta and that Hadley was not given such a chart by Weldon.
Hadley recalls seeing a chart used as an example of link analysis, the technique employed by the Able Danger program, but is not sure whether it happened during a meeting with Weldon shortly after 9/11 or at another session, Jones said.
Lt. Col. Anthony Shaffer (USA Ret.), Capt. Scott Philpott (USN) and three civilians affiliated with Able Danger have told DoD investigators they recalled seeing either Atta's name or photograph before 9/11.
On 21 September, Maj. Erik Kleinsmith (USA Ret.), former director of the Army Land Information Warfare Center, told the Senate Judiciary Committee that he was directed by DoD lawyers last year to delete computer data on Able Danger, the Washington Times reported.
The quantity of destroyed data was the equivalent of one-quarter of the information in the Library of Congress. The deletion was ordered, Kleinsmith said, out of legal concerns that keeping the data beyond 90 days would have violated an Army directive limiting the collection of information on US persons.
DoD blocked Shaffer, Philpott and James D. Smith, a DoD civilian official involved in Able Danger, from testifying before the Senate committee. On 20 September, a DoD spokesman said open testimony about the program would not be appropriate, adding, "We have expressed our security concerns and believe it is simply not possible to discuss Able Danger in any great detail in an open public forum, "the New York Times reported. 
Commenting on the DoD action a Republican Senator, Charles Grassley, said he believed the reason was a concern "that they'll just have egg on their face." A Democrat senator, Joseph Biden, accused the Pentagon of a cover-up.
Both Shaffer and Smith claim Able Danger data was mishandled. Both were present at the hearing but remained silent. But their lawyer, Mark Zaid, said data, including possibly a chart containing a photo of Atta compiled by Orion Scientific, was destroyed by DIA some time in the spring of 2004.
Shaffer's security clearance was formally revoked on 19 September for, among other things, allegedly exaggerating past actions so as to obtain a service medal, according to Zaid who said Shaffer deserved the medal.
"Over the past three months," Weldon told the Senate committee, "I have witnessed denial, deception, threats to [DoD] employees, character assassination, and now silence." (DKR)


�TIME� REPORTS INTEL FAILURES IN IRAQ - Time magazine dated 26 September carried a cover story on what it called, "The secret history of US mistakes, misjudgments and intelligence failures that let the Iraqi dictator and his allies launch an insurgency now ripping Iraq apart.",9171,1106307,00.html
The following are points in the lengthy article that concern intelligence activities.
More than a dozen current and former intelligence officers knowledgeable about Iraq who spoke with Time in recent weeks voiced growing frustration with a war that they feel was not properly anticipated by the Bush administration, fought with insufficient resources, and that almost all of them now believe is not winnable militarily.
US intelligence sources admit to not knowing enough about the web of what Iraqis call ahl al-thiqa (trust networks), which are at the heart of the insurgency.
A recently retired four-star general with Middle East experience commented:
"We don't have enough intelligence analysts working on this problem. The Defense Intelligence Agency puts most of its emphasis and its assets on Iran, North Korea and China. The Iraqi insurgency is simply not top priority, and that's a damn shame."
Among points stressed by the intelligence officers was that the Bush Administration's fixation on finding WMD in 2003 diverted intelligence resources that could have helped thwart the insurgency
MI officers said that Gen. Tommy Franks did not seem interested in what would come after the taking of Baghdad. A former MI officer attached to the invasion force said Franks said. "It's not my job." Franks, through a spokesman, declined to comment for the Time article.
After Franks moved his headquarters from Qatar back to Florida in the spring of 2003, he was followed there by Lt. Gen. David McKiernan, whose Baghdad operation included several hundred intelligence officers. "After McKiernan left, we had fewer than 30 intelligent officers trying to figure who the enemy was," said a top-ranking military official who was in Iraq at the time. "We were starting from scratch, with practically no resources."
That June, former weapons inspector David Kay arrived in Baghdad to lead the Iraq Survey Group which had 1,200 intelligence officers and support staff assigned to search for WMD. They had exclusive access to tons of documents from Saddam Husayn�'s office, intelligence services and ministries. Kay repeatedly refused requests from the military for access to the documents and some share of the analysts, translators, and field agents at his disposal.
A covert-intelligence officer working for the ISG told Time he was ordered in August 2003 to terminate contact with Iraqi sources not working on WMD. As a result, he stopped meeting with a dozen Iraqis who were providing maps, photographs and addresses of former Baath militants, safe houses and stockpiles of explosives. "The President's priority -- and my mission -- was to focus on WMD," Kay told Time.
In the autumn of 2003, 38 boxes of documents specifically related to the city of Fallujah came to the attention of Maj. Gen. Ricardo Sanchez who had succeeded McKiernan. When MI officers were able to review some of the documents, many of which had been marked NO INTELLIGENCE VALUE, they found information that they now say could have helped the US stop the insurgency's spread.
Among the papers were detailed civil-defense plans for cities like Fallujah, Samarra and Ramadi and rosters of leaders and local Baath militia. MI sources told Time many of the documents still have not been translated or thoroughly analyzed.
According to Time the CIA told Bush as early as June 2003 that he faced a classic insurgency in Iraq. But the White House did not fully trust the agency and on 30 June SECDEF Rumsfeld told reporters, "I guess the reason I don't use the term guerrilla war is that it isn't ... anything like a guerrilla war or an organized resistance."
MI officers tried to interest the Coalition Provisional Authority, headed by L. Paul Bremer, in a plan to neutralize 19 sub-tribes of the enormous Dulaimi clan. The Dulaimi are located in Anbar province, the heart of the Sunni triangle. "The tribes had agreed to disarm and keep us informed of traffic going through their territories," according to a former MI officer. But it required that the CPA give formal recognition that the tribes existed and paid them $3 million to be used toward establishing tribal security forces. "It was a foot in the door, but we couldn't get the CPA to move."
Bremer's spokesman Dan Senor said a significant effort was made to reach out to the tribes. But several military officials disputed that, Time wrote.
Starting in November 2003, tribal leaders and Baath expatriates held a series of monthly meetings at the Cham Palace hotel in Damascus. A senior military officer told Time that US intelligence had an informant attending the meetings who reported on the insurgents' growing cohesion. But the increased flow of information did not produce a coherent strategy for fighting the growing rebellion.
Some Iraq experts in the IC have concluded that the Iraqi elections in January and the writing of a constitution that empowers the religious Shi'i Arabs and the Kurds have left the country in a more precarious position. "The big conversation in our shop these days," said an MI officer, "is whether it would be a good thing if the new constitution is voted down next month" when a referendum is to be held. The constitution is bitterly opposed by the Sunni Arabs.
"A lot of us who have followed this thing have come to the conclusion that the Sunnis are the wolves -- the real warriors --and the religious Shi'ites are the sheep," said an intelligence officer. "The Sunnis have the power to maintain this violence indefinitely."
Also hotly debated within the IC is whether to stop sweeps through insurgent-riddled areas, such as the recent offensive in Tall Afar, and instead to try to concentrate troops and resources on improving security and living conditions in population centers like Baghdad. "We've taken Samarra four times, and we've lost it four times," said an intelligence officer. "We need a new strategy."
None of the intelligence officers who spoke to Time, or their ranking superiors, could provide a plausible road map toward stability in Iraq. (DKR)


GOOGLE SAT IMAGES SEEN AS SECURITY WORRY - National security officials and US military are uncomfortable about images available on the Google Earth site, the Washington Post reported on 21 September.
US military officers in Iraq and national security officials in other countries are fear terrorists and Iraqi insurgents could use the images to help plot attacks.
Google points out that the images are readily available from commercial sources and that the Google Maps site blurs images of high-value targets, such as the White House and the Capitol grounds. But Google Earth continues to provide detailed images of the White House.
According to the Post, senior administration officials have privately expressed increased alarm that bad guys can use Google Earth to get too close a look at the White House or at the Crawford ranch where President Bush vacations. "The image quality is so good viewers could even monitor the progress of Bush's War on Brush," said the Post. (DKR)

USAF ELECTRONIC WARFARE UNIT DEPLOYED - The US military is bracing for future attacks in space, and the Air Force has deployed an electronic-warfare unit capable of jamming enemy satellites, the Washington Times reported.
"You can't go to war and win without space," said Gen. Lance Lord USAF, in charge of the Colorado-based Air Force Space Command.
The 76th Space Control Squadron, based at Peterson Air Force Base, last year deployed the first offensive countercommunications system that uses mobile teams that can fire electronic jamming gear capable of knocking out enemy satellite communications.
Lord dismissed assertions by critics that the Air Force's plans to use small spacecraft for maintenance as anti-satellite ramming devices. "Anytime you have a satellite out there, if you run it into something else, you've got that kind of capability. That is not what we're doing," he said.
Instead, offensive anti-satellite weapons currently are limited to countercommunications operations, interrupting signals sent from the ground to satellites that try to disrupt US military or civilian spacecraft, Lord said. (DKR)

HANDBOOK TELLS HOW TO BE A DISSIDENT BLOGGER - Would-be webloggers living under repressive regimes from China to Iran can now download an online handbook on how to become a successful cyber-dissident, The Times (London) reported on 22 September.,,3-1792375,00.html
Reporters Without Borders, a Paris-based media watchdog, has published an 87-page Handbook for Bloggers and Cyber-Dissidents, with tips on producing successful blogs and sneaking past censors. The handbook was launched at the Apple Expo computer show in Paris last week.
"Bloggers are often the only real journalists in countries where the mainstream media is censored or under pressure," Julien Pain of Reporters Without Borders writes in the handbook. "Only they provide independent news, at the risk of displeasing the government and sometimes courting arrest."
One of the contributors to the handbook, Arash Sigarchi, was sentenced to 14 years in jail for posting messages online critical of the Iranian regime.
The handbook tells dissidents how to choose the best blogging software and how to write and format so that the site will be picked up by major search engines. (DKR)



WHEN THE KGB THOUGHT IT WAS WINNING - Christopher Andrews, Vasili Mitrokhin, The World Was Going Our Way: The KGB and the Battle for the Third World (Basic Books, 678 pp. $50.95)
This is the second volume based on the KGB archives, copied by hand and daringly brought out of Russia by the late Vassili Mitrokhin when he fled to Britain in 1992. It describes Soviet efforts to outmatch the United States in the Third World.
These efforts ranged from helping Marxist Salvador Allende be elected Chile's president to penetrating India�s then ruling Congress Party, exploiting the corruption endemic under Prime Minister Indira Ghandi.
When the Congress Party split in 1969, the Soviets urged the Communist Party of India to support her branch. It did and in 1971, that branch won a sweeping electoral victory. Indira thereupon became virtually a Soviet ally and, among other things, placed no limit on the number of Soviet diplomats and trade officials in her country. The result was that the KGB could place operatives in India to its heart�s desire.
Not all KGB efforts were so successful. The boys at the Lubyanka knew that Saddam Husayn was a great admirer of Stalin and courted him until it became apparent how distrustful he was of Soviet policy. Thereupon, they started aiding his Iraqi opponents, among them Jalal Talabani who then headed (as he still does) the Patriotic Union of Kurdistan that controlled a large part of Iraq�s north.
But during the 1980-1988 war between Iraq and Iran, the Soviets feared that by strengthening the Kurds they would improve the odds for the theocratic regime in Tehran to win and back off from Talabani. Today, he is President of Iraq and a friend of the United States.
The reader will learn that the Soviets had the sense to decline Fidel Castro�s 1981 request, 19 years after the missile crisis, to redeploy missiles in Cuba.
In the years after the Iron Curtain descended, Soviet intelligence had come to realize it could never succeed in turning America communist and came up with an alternate goal: to beat the United States in the Third World,
The book�s title is a phrase that turned up in the archives, reflecting the KGB's belief from the 1960s through the early 1980s that it was indeed doing this. Happily, the chekists� optimism was ill-founded. (Gene P., DKR)

STALIN�S JEWISH VICTIMS - Joshua Rubenstein, Vladimir Pavlovich Naumov, Stalin's Secret Pogrom: The Postwar Inquisition of the Jewish Anti-Fascist Committee (Yale University Press, paperback, 496 pp. $25)
Published in Yale's Annals of Communism series and in association with the United States Holocaust Museum, this work details Stalin's anti-Semitic fury outside the better-known 'doctors' plot,' in the last years of the tyrant's life.
In the spring and summer of 1952, 15 Soviet Jews, including five prominent Yiddish writers and poets, were secretly tried and convicted. Multiple executions followed in the basement of the Lubyanka prison. The defendants were falsely charged with treason and espionage because of their involvement in the Jewish Anti-Fascist Committee that Stalin himself had created to rally support for the Soviet regime during World War II. The war over, he disbanded it as Jews fell victim to his paranoia.
For many years, a host of myths surrounded the case against the committee. Stalin's Secret Pogrom presents an abridged version of the long-suppressed transcript of the trial, revealing the Kremlin's evil machinations. (DKR)


BRITISH MI SAYS IRAN TRAINING MUQTADA AL-SADR�S MILITIA - British military intelligence officers believe that the Iranian Revolutionary Guard Corps is responsible for training and supporting members of the militia serving Iraqi Shi'i leader Muqtada al-Sadr the Sunday Telegraph (London) reported.
It was Muqtada�s men who threatened to kill two British Special Air Service soldiers taken prisoners in Basra last week,
British MI are investigating suspected links between Iran and more than a dozen groups in southern Iraq that are believed to be behind an upsurge in attacks on coalition forces.
"We know that scores of Iranian agents have been operating in southern Iraq," said a senior coalition security officer. "From what we have seen, the Iranians are setting out to incite the local Shia to attack coalition troops."
The two soldiers, who were working undercover and wore Arab dress, were arrested on 19 September by Basra police after reportedly killing an Iraqi policeman who was trying to detain them.
British troops, who are responsible for security in the area, later that day, stormed a Basra jail looking for the two soldiers. A further raid was then mounted on a nearby house to free them after the soldiers had been spirited away from the jail by militiamen.
On 22 September Basra authorities announced they were halting cooperation with British forces and the following day an Iraqi judge issued arrest warrants for the two soldiers.
Al-Sadr�s militia, the Mahdi's Army, was once distrusted by the Tehran regime because of his strong Iraqi nationalism. But in recent months, Iran is thought to have initiated a closer relationship to destabilize British-controlled southern Iraq.
The SAS soldiers were engaged in a secret war against insurgents bringing sophisticated bombs into Iraq from Iran, the Sunday Times (London) reported.,,2087-1796566,00.html 
Their operation was prompted by intelligence that a new type of roadside bomb which has been used against British troops was among weapons being smuggled over the Iranian border.
The bombs are designed to pierce the armor beneath coalition vehicles and are similar to ones supplied by Iran to Hizballah. (DKR)


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CIA POSTS JOB OPENINGS - Positions open at the agency include Targeting Analyst, Server Operations Specialist, Program Manager for IT, Software Systems Specialist, and Enterprise Systems Engineer.
The positions are posted at the following sites:  (DKR)

CRISIS MANAGEMENT ASSOCIATE DIRECTOR NEEDED - Associate Director, Crisis Management, San Francisco / East Bay - includes Business Continuity for the Steele Foundation (  ) This FT position reports to the COO. Req�d Education Bachelors Degree, Masters Degree Preferred Emphasis on National Security, Foreign Affairs, International Studies, Political Science, or Law. Req�d Experience 3-5 Years of Related Experience - Development, oversight and management of a Crisis Response Operations Center and supporting clients with critical incident issues. Must be able to interact with business users as the "go to" person for all application and business data questions. Must have demonstrated experience with i2 Intelligence Software Platform, business intelligence tools/concepts, experience defining business-based operating metrics, an entrepreneurial spirit, exposure to high volume data organization, excellent communication skills. If your qualifications, experience and aspirations match our requirements please e-mail your details to, enclosing your CV and stating your current salary. (DKR)

ARIZONA UNIVERSITY NEEDS INTEL STUDIES STAFF - The Global Security and Intelligence Studies Program at Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University in Prescott, Arizona, seeks candidates for a tenure track position in the field of Intelligence Studies. The ideal candidate would possess both a Ph.D. degree and experience in the IC, plus regional expertise in the Middle East, Latin America or Europe.  Prescott is an award-winning town, much sought for its climate, atmosphere, and cultural offerings. Applications will only be accepted on-line at Please include detailed vita information and contact information for three professional references. Inquiries about the position can be addressed to Dr. Phil Jones, 928-777-6992, or ERAU is an equal opportunity employer and particularly encourages applications from women and minorities. (DKR)

CLANDESTINE SERVICE VET SEEKS OPPORTUNITIES IN SECURITY INDUSTRY - I have five years field experience in intelligence operations having worked for the CIA Clandestine Service in Africa. More recently I have been working in security investigations and executive protection for Diligence, Inc. I am looking for other opportunities in the security industry, perhaps with former CIA case officers who now run their own companies. Speak English and Italian fluently, some Spanish. For further information, please contact me at Philip Tufano, 603-437-8164,  


MANSFIELD HEADING PUBLIC AFFAIRS AT NCTC - Former CIA spokesman Mark Mansfield is now at work as head of public affairs at the National Counterterrorism Center, the Washington Post reported on 21 September.   Mansfield had been on extended leave for health reasons, the Post said. (DKR)


INFORMATION SOUGHT ON CIC MEMBERS IN 1946 AUSTRIA - Phil Barry was a former partner of my former law firm. I was a former intelligence lawyer/JAG with USAF stationed at both Wakkanai, Japan, and Frankfurt, Germany. After I left the service, I joined Phil Barry in the Zurich office of my firm in 1970. Barry has passed away. I am trying to locate two members of his unit SCi Austria and the 430th CIC Detachment, if they are still alive. The names of the people are John B. Burkel and Harris Carl Green. If they are deceased, please supply their last known address in order that I can try to contact the relatives, if any. I am trying to piece together a story that occurred in 1946 in Austria. The inquiry is to see if the people can be of any help. I would appreciate any assistance from AFIO members. REPLIES to Larry Freeman at  or at One SE 3rd Ave., Suite 1210, Miami, Fl 33131 or by voice at tel. 305-377-9355 or fax 305-377-9358.

DID OSS IN BURMA HAVE NICKNAMES? - I am doing research on the 101st OSS Detachment in Burma, circa 1944, for a film treatment. What I would like to know is if the OSS and/or its operatives had nicknames or slang terms (not code names) by which other branches of the military referred to them. Thank you, Mitchell Oppenheim MOP@CBSNEWS.COM

Coming Events


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
         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


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 


1 October 05 - Seattle, WA - The AFIO Pacific Northwest (PNW) Chapter is having a Reorganization meeting on Oct 1, 2005 from 1pm - 4:30pm at the US Courthouse located at 7th and Stewart in downtown Seattle. All attendees should assemble at the main entrance to the building Not Later Than 12:45 so they can all go in together. All attendees should RSVP George Knudtzon,


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  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 


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 


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:


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.


26 - 27 October 05 - Washington, DC - NMIA Classified Intelligence Symposium - The National Military Intelligence Association is conducting a two-day SECRET/NOFORN conference on MASINT Issues and Challenges and Countering Denial and Deception.  The conference will be held at the Anteon Corporation Conference Center in Washington, DC near the Navy Yard, and directly across the street from the Navy Yard Metro Stop at the corner of M St. at New Jersey Ave. A safe commercial parking garage is also available in the basement of the Anteon building.  For more Information please visit  or call 540.338.1143 (DKR)


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, Website:" The chapter is composed of career and non-career individuals who serve(d) in the U.S. Naval Security Group and predecessor organizations.


27-28 October 05 - Laurel, MD - Symposium on Cryptologic History, sponsored by the Center for Cryptologic History. Location of event: Johns Hopkins Applied Physics Laboratory in Laurel, MD. Agenda and registration information available at and click on "history."


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

28 - 30 October 2005
         AFIO FBI
National Intelligence Symposium 2005
and 30th Anniversary 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. 


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  or by calling 1-866-SPY-TREK (1-866-779-8735). Directions to the Homestead Resort in Hot Springs, VA can be found here 


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:  


12 November 05 - Kennebunk, ME - CERT Training - The Maine Chapter of AFIO is sponsoring Citizens Emergency Response Team training to be given by the York County Emergency Management Agency. Classes to be held at the fire station (Washington Hose Co.) on Route 35 in Lower Village, Kennebunk. First class is at 9 a.m. to noon on Saturday, 12 November. Interested chapter members may contact Barbara Storer at 207-985-2392. (DKR)


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


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,  or the AOC at 


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 or (800) 336-4583 ext. 6219 or (703) 631-6219. Website Address: 


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


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: 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: 


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


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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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



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