AFIO Weekly Intelligence Notes #39-05 dated 10 October 2005

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28 - 30 October 2005

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SECTION I - CURRENT INTELLIGENCE

GOSS RULES OUT LAYING BLAME FOR FAILURES

SHOULD CIA OFFICERS BE PUNISHED FOR 9/11? - Hear Discussion Between Bob Baer, Doug Jehl, Frank Anderson and others.

FRANKLIN PLEADS GUILTY, CITES FRUSTRATION OVER POLICY

SECTION II - CONTEXT AND PRECEDENCE

DIA DEFENDS QUEST FOR DOMESTIC COVERT ROLE

US MILITARY CITES INFORMANT AS SOURCE FOR NYC ALERT

SECTION III - CYBER INTELLIGENCE

SINGAPORE SENDS BLOGGERS TO JAIL FOR RACIST REMARKS

iGOV TECHNOLOGIES GET $300 MILLION DOD CONTRACT

CHALLENGE LIES IN GETTING STOVEPIPES TO COMMUNICATE

SECTION IV -- BOOKS, SOURCES, AND ISSUES

Books

AN AMERICAN WOMAN WITH THE FRENCH MAQIS

IRAQ - NO PLAN B

FREEH HAS HIS SAY

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

 

Careers

SECURITY DIRECTOR NEEDED

Notes

CIA CIO WADE RETIRES, TARASIUK NAMED SUCCESSOR

CIA’S SLICK MOVES TO NSC

BRITISH POLICE SEEK MORE FUNDS FOR INTEL

Letters

TIME TO RETHINK CIVILIAN CONTROL OF MILITARY

Obituaries

MARY WALL SULLIVAN

Coming Events 

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"
15 October 05 - Washington, D.C. Spies of Washington Tour
26 October 05 - Fulton, MD - The seventh annual meeting of the National Cryptologic Museum Foundation
26 - 27 October  05- Washington, DC - NMIA Classified Intelligence Symposium
27-28 October 05 - Lincoln, NH - Naval Cryptologic Veterans Reunion

27-28 October 05 - Laurel, MD - NCM Symposium on Cryptologic History
27 October 05 - Arlington, VA - Counterterrorism Symposium
27 October 05 - Washington, D.C. - Author discusses CIA and Congress
28 - 30 October 05 - AFIO FBI National Intelligence Symposium and 30th Anniversary Celebration at FBI HQ
28 October 05 - Washington, D.C. - American University hosts Ethical Issues for Government Lawyers
5 November 05 - Indian Harbour Beach, FL - AFIO Florida Satellite Chapter hosts luncheon
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
10-12 November 05 - Washington, DC - The World War II Veterans Committee holds Eighth Annual Conference
12 November 05 - Kennebunk, ME - AFIO Maine Chapter CERT Training
16 November 05; 7 - 10 pm - Washington, DC - International Spy Museum Dinner with Kremlin Spy Oleg Kalugin

17 November 05 - Boulder, CO - Rocky Mountain AFIO Chapter holds luncheon speaker meeting
17 November 05 - Washington, DC - Undercover Washington: Where Famous Spies Lived, Worked and Loved. Talk and Book signing
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 December 05 - Tampa, FL- AFIO Suncoast Chapter Meeting
13-14 December 05 - Chantilly, VA - AFCEA Hosts their Fall Intelligence Symposium at the National Reconnaissance Office
16 December 05 - New York, NY - AFIO New York Metro Chapter Meeting -Intelligence Challenges in the Post 9/11 World.
27-28 January 06 - Springfield, VA - Conference on "INTELLIGENCE AND ETHICS"
17-20 February 06 - Arlington, VA - The Intelligence Summit™ 2006

4 March 06 - Orange Park, FL - AFIO North Florida Chapter Meeting
7-9 May 06 - Bethesda, MD - 2nd Annual INTELCON Exhibition and Symposium

 


SECTION I - CURRENT INTELLIGENCE

GOSS RULES OUT LAYING BLAME FOR FAILURES - The CIA will not seek to hold any current or former agency officials responsible for failures leading up to 9/11, DirCIA Goss said on 7 October, the Washington Post reported.
www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2005/10/05/AR2005100501503.html 
Goss also said a report by IG John Helgerson unveiled no mysteries and that making it public would only bring harm to the agency when it is trying to rebuild. Helgerson had recommended that an accountability board be convened.
Goss's decision appeared to end the possibility that any high-level official will be held responsible for what several investigations found to be significant failures throughout the government.
IGs at State, Justice and Defense completed their own investigations without publicized disciplinary actions taken against anyone.
The CIA's report, which severely criticized senior officers, will remain classified, Goss said. This was welcomed by some former officials mentioned in the document but assailed by families of victims of the 9/11 attacks. Goss said the report in no way suggests that any one person or group of people could have prevented 9/11.
"Of the officers named in this report," he said, "about half have retired from the agency, and those who are still with us are amongst the finest we have."
Goss, however, supported an internal CIA review in December 2002, while he was chairman of the House intelligence committee.
More than a dozen intelligence officials, including former DCI Tenet; his former director of operations, James L. Pavitt; and Cofer Black, former head of the counterterrorism center, are faulted in the CIA report, said officials who have read the classified findings.
Tenet disputed the findings, arguing that he and his officers had done more than anyone else in the IC to warn about al-Qa’ida. Tenet had no comment on Goss’s announcement.
Pavitt said of Goss, "He did what was right for the institution and its people, and for their work."
Goss's former congressional colleagues, who have urged that the report be declassified, said Goss and DNI Negroponte will be summoned to appear before the Senate intelligence committee to answer questions this month. (DKR)

NO CIA PUNISHMENTS FOR 9/11? - On Point  with Tom Ashbrook of wbur.org - Program aired Tuesday, October 11, 2005 10-11AM ET. The public outcry for government accountability has been loud and high in the wake of Michael Brown and FEMA's foul-ups and Katrina. But last week, the CIA decided to lean the other way. CIA chief and former Florida congressman Porter Goss announced that there will be no discipline for intelligence failures in advance of the terrorist attacks of 9-11. After years of internal investigation, the CIA's own inspector general found "serious shortcomings" in the agency's performance, named names, and called for an accountability review board. The chief said no discipline. In Washington, the CIA is rumored to be struggling. Goss says he is defending morale. Doug Jehl, reporter, The New York Times, Robert Baer, former CIA case officer (1976-97), author of "See No Evil: The True Story of a Ground Soldier in the CIA's War on Terrorism", Frank Anderson, Near East Bureau Chief for the CIA from 1991 to 1994 and others from CIA discuss if this decision is right, or wrong. Listen now using either  WINDOWS MEDIA PLAYER or REALPLAYER.  Also listed on righthand column of AFIO website at www.afio.com   [EAB]

FRANKLIN PLEADS GUILTY, CITES FRUSTRATION OVER POLICY - DoD Iran analyst Lawrence Franklin pleaded guilty on 5 October to three criminal counts of improperly retaining and disclosing classified information and admitted sharing secret military information with two pro-Israeli lobbyists and an Israeli official. He did so, he said, in an effort to create a backchannel to the Bush administration on Middle East policy, the New York Times reported.
www.nytimes.com/2005/10/06/politics/06spy.html?pagewanted=all
The 58-year old Franklin told a federal court in Arlington, VA, that he had shared with the lobbyists "my frustrations with a particular policy" during repeated meetings from 2002 to 2004. He did not divulge the particular policy, but officials in the case said he was referring to the Bush administration's dealings with Iran.
[Observers saw Franklin’s conduct as a response to what was seen as paralysis in the Bush administration over policy on Iran. - DKR]
Franklin faces a possible maximum of 25 years in prison when he is sentenced next 20 January. However, as part of a plea agreement, prosecutors were expected to recommend leniency in return for his cooperation in a continuing investigation in the January trial of the two American Israel Public Affairs lobbyists, Steven J. Rosen and Keith Weissman.
Aipac got rid of the two last year after FBI investigations into their conduct became public. Rosen and Weissman have been charged with conspiring to obtain and disclose classified US defense information.
Franklin, the Times noted, worked for as a senior analyst on Iran under Douglas Feith, SecDef Rumsfeld’s former Under Secretary for Policy. Franklin told the court he believed the Aipac lobbyists had access and influence at the NSC which was deeply involved in formulating policy on Iran.
He hoped, he said, that the lobbyists could help influence policy by passing on information he knew was classified. "I asked them to use their contacts to get this information backchannels to people at the NSC," he said.
Franklin also admitted meeting with an official with the Israeli Embassy and passing on classified information regarding weapons tests in the Middle East, military activities in Iraq other issues. He said he assumed such tidbits were already known to Israel and that the Israeli official "gave me far more information than I gave him."
Prosecutors said Franklin knew that the classified information he shared "could be used to the injury of the United States or to the advantage of a foreign nation." Franklin said, "It was never my intent to harm the United States."
He said he did not even consider one of the documents cited by prosecutors to have been classified, but when he started to discuss the document in open court, referring to a one-page fax with a "list of murders," apparently in Iran, lawyers from both sides jumped up to cut him off. Judge T. S. Ellis agreed, at the urging of prosecutors, to put Franklin's reference to the list under seal in the court record.
Franklin will lose his government pension, but his wife will be allowed to keep her survivor's benefits from the government in the deal, officials said.
Franklin, who has been in financial difficulties since his arrest last year, told the court he has been working as a waiter, a bartender and a valet at a racetrack. He has also been teaching courses on Asian history and terrorism at Shepherd University near his home in West Virginia. (DKR)


SECTION II - CONTEXT AND PRECEDENCE

DIA DEFENDS QUEST FOR DOMESTIC COVERT ROLE - As part of the expanding DoD counterterrorism role, DIA covert operatives need to be able to approach potential sources in the United States without identifying themselves as government agents, the Washington Post reported George Peirce, DIA general counsel, as saying on 7 October.
www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2005/10/07/AR2005100701807.html
In an interview, Peirce defended legislative language approved by the Senate Select Committee on Intelligence that would grant limited authority for DIA agents to clandestinely collect information about US citizens or émigrés in this country to help determine whether they could be recruited as assets.
"We are not asking for the moon," Peirce said. "We only want to assess their suitability as a source, person to person" and at the same time "protect the ID and safety of our officers." The CIA and the FBI already have such authority, he added, and "the DIA needs it to develop critical leads because there is more than enough work for all of us to do."
The House's intelligence authorization bill, passed in June, does not include the provision which is similar to a proposal eliminated from legislation last year.
After approving the provision, the Senate intelligence panel forwarded it to the Senate Armed Services Committee.
Kate Martin, director of the Center for National Securities Studies, said the language in the Senate bill is part of a DoD effort to loosen already weak legal restrictions meant to ensure that Americans' privacy is not threatened by the department’s spying. (DKR)

US MILITARY CITES INFORMANT AS SOURCE FOR NYC ALERT - Information that led Mayor Michael Bloomberg to raise a public alert about a threat against New York City's subway system originated in Baghdad with an Iraqi informant, according to a senior US military officer with access to intelligence reports, the Washington Post reported on 8 October.
www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2005/10/07/AR2005100700147.html
The informant alleged a complex international scheme involving about 20 people in different countries, explosives packed in suitcases and a series of attacks targeting New York's transit network, the officer said.
But some US intelligence officials found the story dubious. "Frankly, the whole layout was so far-fetched that I looked at it skeptically," said an officer who spoke on the condition of anonymity. "The story was fairly elaborate -- the description of the devices, the mix of personalities said to be involved. But then there were key things that the source claimed not to know that you'd think he would know if he knew all the rest."
The informant was given a polygraph test, which he passed, the officer said. A law enforcement official in New York said the source had been proven before on al-Qa’ida operations.
US and Iraqi forces last week rounded up three people identified by the informant as planning to leave Iraq to participate in the alleged plot.
"The people turned out to be real and where the source said they would be," the military officer said. "But it's still not clear whether they have anything to do with any plot. We still basically only have one guy with this story."
An official in New York said a fourth individual may have traveled to New York and was being sought. But a Bush administration official said, "There is no information to support that, nor is there information to suggest that individual even exists."
Details emerged as US and NYC officials tried to minimize conflicting public statements about the seriousness of the threat. (DKR)


SECTION III - CYBER INTELLIGENCE

SINGAPORE SENDS BLOGGERS TO JAIL FOR RACIST REMARKS - Two ethnic Chinese became the first bloggers in Singapore to be jailed under the city-state’s anti-sedition legislation for posting racist remarks on the Internet, AFP reported on 7 October.
www.nst.com.my/Current_News/NST/Saturday/National/20051008092950/Article/indexb_html
Benjamin Koh, 28, received two concurrent one-month jail terms and Nicholas Lim, 25, was jailed for one day and fined the equivalent of $3,000 after pleading guilty to the June offences.
Ethnic Chinese make up 76 percent of the population of 3.4 million, with Malay Muslims accounting for 13.7 percent followed by ethnic Indians, Eurasians and other racial groups.
Koh and Lim’s case was triggered by a letter to the Straits Times newspaper from a Singaporean woman, Zuraimah Mohammed, commenting on taxi service. Uncaged dogs, she said, may drool on seats or dirty them with their paws. (DKR)

iGOV TECHNOLOGIES GET $300 MILLION DOD CONTRACT - DoD has awarded a $300million contract to iGov Technologies to support the Special Operations Command’s office of the Program Manager for Special Operations Forces Digital Environment, FCW.com reported on 6 October.
www.fcw.com/article91031-10-06-05-Web 
iGov will provide acquisition, engineering, integration, testing, fielding and training services for Socom’s Tactical Local Area Network. Socom, one of the military’s nine major commands, is located in Tampa, FL. It coordinates Army, Navy and Air Force special forces’ units that perform reconnaissance prior to a military conflict, trains foreign forces in warfighting tactics, and tracks terrorists.
The indefinite-delivery, indefinite-quantity contract includes firm-fixed-price, cost-plus fixed-fee and time-and-material task orders. It covers five years, according to a DoD contracts statement. (DKR)

CHALLENGE LIES IN GETTING STOVEPIPES TO COMMUNICATE - Scott Cragg, Department of Veterans Affairs chief architect, advised on 6 October that, "The stovepipes don’t need to go away," FCW.com reported.
www.fcw.com/article91042-10-07-05-Web 
Speaking at a Washington, D.C., lunch sponsored by the Industry Advisory Council, Cragg stressed that was important was making data flow between stovepipes and the challenge for enterprise architects is to get the stovepipes to communicate.
In the VA, the challenge is particularly difficult because the department has three major semi-autonomous components and must manage data compatibility with DoD. But during the past two weeks, the VA and DoD have been testing a common repository for demographic data as active-duty personnel become veterans. The effort will eliminate duplicative data collection efforts and consolidate many data feeds from the Pentagon into a single line, Cragg said.
It takes on average about $5,000 to get and keep a veteran’s information on VA rolls, Cragg added.


SECTION IV -- BOOKS, SOURCES, AND ISSUES

Books

AN AMERICAN WOMAN WITH THE FRENCH MAQIS - Judith L. Pearson, The Wolves at the Door: The True Story of America's Greatest Female Spy  (Lyons Press, 320 pp. $22.95)
Pearson, who will be a participant in 29 October AFIO Symposium, has produced a riveting account of Virginia Hall's work as a secret agent in German-occupied France.
Gifted with languages, Hall sought a career in the Foreign Service in 1930s Europe, but a wooden leg, her gender and her outspoken political views stymied her diplomatic ambitions. She escaped to London shortly after Germany invaded France in 1940 and came to the attention there of a British intelligence group that trained her in non-traditional sabotage techniques, cryptology and radio communication.
She then returned to France and passed on information about German positions, transported downed Allied pilots and escaped prisoners to safety, oversaw the retrieval of supply drops and organized resistance fighters. (Elizabeth B., DKR)

IRAQ - NO PLAN B - George Packer, The Assassins' Gate: America in Iraq  (Farrar Straus Giroux. 467 pp. $26)
Packer is a writer for the New Yorker who backed the invasion of Iraq to overthrow Saddam Husayn. But, like others, he is highly critical about the way in which the Bush administration prepared for the war and conducted the occupation.
In preparing for the invasion, the neo-conservatives and others in the administration encouraged cherry-picking of intelligence to support their theories about pre-emptive, unilateral action, streamlining the military, exporting democracy and remaking the Middle East. At the same time they ignored what military and intelligence professionals when they found the views inconvenient.
Thus, the State Department's Future of Iraq project was sidelined by SecDef Rumsfeld’s DoD which also dismissed as too negative a plan for Iraq's reconstruction, begun by Gen. Anthony Zinni USMC. Then there was the humiliation of the Army’s Gen. Shinseki when he dared to say that hundreds of thousands of troops would be needed. As Packer says, "Where it mattered and could have made a difference, the advice of experts was unwelcome."
The administration was slow to accept the realities on the ground in Iraq and failed to anticipate the increasingly virulent insurgency, growing Islamist extremism and rising ethnic tensions.
"Plan A," Packer writes, "was that the Iraqi government would be quickly decapitated, security would be turned over to remnants of the Iraqi police and army, international troops would soon arrive, and most American forces would leave within a few months. There was no Plan B."
The lack of sufficient troops meant there was no means of checking wholesale looting and a wider breakdown of law and order. There was an inability to control factional militias or to seal borders and prevent Arab and Iranian troublemakers from pouring into Iraq. As for funds, Packer believes the failure to spend money wisely, quickly, or at all on reconstructing Iraq became one of the less publicized but more significant scandals of the occupation. (DKR)

FREEH HAS HIS SAY - Louis J. Freeh, My FBI: Bringing Down the Mafia, Investigating Bill Clinton and Fighting the War on Terror  (St Martin’ Press, 352 pp. $26.95)
Former FBI Director Freeh asserts in his new book that Richard Clarke, former White House counterterrorism chief, was "basically a second-tier player" who had little access to power and was in no position to issue credible warnings in advance of the 9/11 attacks.
"If he was rushing around the executive branch trying to make a case that we were in imminent danger of a terrorist attack on our shores, he wasn't trying to make that case with me,"
Last year, Clarke, in his own book, Against All Enemies: Inside America's War on Terror" described himself as warning against terrorist dangers and accused Freeh and the bureau of ignoring the possibility of terrorist attacks.
Freeh says that incidents involving the two of them described by. Clarke never occurred and that Clarke’s book reflects bad facts and no access.
Freeh writes that while under his directorship the FBI was all but obsessed with terrorism but never received sufficient funding for a good computer system, a strong counterterrorism staff or Arabic translators.
"With Bill Clinton," writes Freeh who served under that president, "the scandals and rumored scandals, the incubating ones and the dying ones, never ended. Whatever moral compass the president was consulting, it was leading him in the wrong direction, and he lacked the discipline to pull back once he found himself stepping into trouble. Worse, he had been behaving that way so long that the closets were full of skeletons just waiting to burst out."
Clearly, a controversial piece of writing. (DKR)


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

Careers:

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Notes:

CIA CIO WADE RETIRES, TARASIUK NAMED SUCCESSOR - Alan Wade, CIA Chief Information Officer and, until the creation of the DNI office, the head of all IC CIOs, has retired after 36 years of service with the agency, GCN.com reported on 3 October.
www.gcn.com/vol1_no1/daily-updates/37171-1.html
"Alan brought both a formidable intellect to his work and a unique grace," said DirCIA Goss at Wade's retirement ceremony on 30 September. "He is universally respected, thoughtful and passionate about the agency mission. We will miss him, but wish him the best in his well-deserved retirement."
Al Tarasiuk Jr., another career officer with the agency, has been named its new CIO.
Last month, President Bush nominated Maj. Gen. Dale Meyerrose as head IC CIO. He is awaiting Senate confirmation. (DKR)

CIA’S SLICK MOVES TO NSC - Stephen B. Slick, a senior CIA operations officer and top aide to former Deputy DCI John E. McLaughlin, is taking over as senior director for intelligence programs and reform at the NSC, according to the Washington Post on 10 October.
www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2005/10/09/AR2005100900958.htm  (DKR)

BRITISH POLICE SEEK MORE FUNDS FOR INTEL - Scotland Yard has asked the government for more money to improve intelligence work and for possible investigations in any future terrorist attacks, Deputy Assistant Commissioner Brian Paddick told the BBC.
www.nytimes.com/2005/10/09/international/europe/09britain.html?pagewanted=all
Paddick spoke in the wake of the death of four British Islamic militants who killed themselves and 52 others in suicide bombings on three subway trains and a bus in London on 7 July. About 700 people were wounded. Two weeks later, four other men also tried to attack the capital's transportation system, but their bombs failed to detonate. (DKR)

LETTERS

TIME TO RETHINK CIVILIAN CONTROL OF MILITARY - Jim W.D., citing "US MI SEES ZARQAWI AS COMMANDEERING INSURGENCY," AFIO Weekly Intelligence Notes #38-05 dated 3 October 2005, writes:  What they are leaving out of this is the other 'lesser threats' are saving [the insurgents] their strength for the civil war....which is the smart play for them. These will be bigger units which will be bigger targets...hence they will wait. These small units are giving them a big bang for the buck, with little cost in return.
All my sources tell me it is a lost war and they are looking for a 'Vietnamization' pull-out strategy. The talking points are already out via the soothsayer Bill O'Reilly: "If they can't defend themselves from the insurgency, we can't do it for them". They tell me that our people don't have a clue as to what is going to happen. They have lost complete control and given out a template to be copied by any country occupied by the US. That is why we have had no attacks here in the US. That would only create more support for the NeoCons. We are providing them all the targets they need in Iraq.  It has me rethinking civilian control of the military. I think we should revisit that now...and a lot of officers in Atlanta are talking about this. They think the military has been abused in this whole thing as an expendable source. (DKR)

OBITUARIES

MARY WALL SULLIVAN - A retired CIA personnel officer, she died of cance, aged 69, on 29 September at a medical center in Neptune, NJ, the Washington Post reported.
www.washingtonppost.com’wp-dyn/content/article/2005/10/04/AR2005100401624_4.html
During a 21-year career, she rotated through several of the agency's directorates, including science and technology, administration and operations.
Born in Bayonne, she returned to New Jersey after living for more than 50 years in Arlington, VA, and settled in Spring Lake after her retirement from the CIA in 1999.
Survivors include her husband of 48 years, Alexander M. Sullivan; six children, Karen Sullivan, Mark Sullivan, Maryrose Sullivan, Nancy Donoghue, Diane Ferguson and Robert Sullivan; a brother; a sister; and eight grandchildren. (DKR)


Coming Events

 

14-15 October 05 - New Brunswick, CANADA - Terrorism in History - University of New Brunswick, Fredericton - The 25th Annual Conflict Studies Conference will be devoted to the Strategic Impact of Terrorism from Sarajevo 1914 to 9/11. Bruce Hoffman of the RAND Corporation will deliver the key not speech on Terrorism in History. Taking part in a panel on Terrorism and the World Wars will be Keith Wilson, University of Leeds; Brian Kri, University of Maryland; and Sean Kennedy, University of New Brunswick, Fredericton. A second panel will discuss Terrorism and National Liberation - The First Wave, with Robert White, Indiana/Purdue University; David Charters, University of New Brunswick; and Kevin Dooley and Richard O'Meara, Rutgers University. The subject of a third panel will be Terrorism and National Liberation - The Second Wave, with Michael Gunter, Tennessee Technological University; Stuart Farson, Simon Fraser University; and James Miskel, Alidade Inc. The fourth panel will take up Endgames: Revolutionaries and Apocalyptics, with Michael Dartnell, University of New Brunswick, Saint John; and Gavin Cameron, University of Calgary.  Terrorism Trends, Responses, and Impacts is the subject of the fifth panel, with Mark Sedgwick, American University in Cairo; John Mueller, Ohio State University; Jeffrey Kaplan, University of Wisconsin, Oshkosh; and Monsuru Kasali, National Open University of Nigeria. A summation will be presented by David Charters, UNB, on 9/11: Terrorism and the Future Historian. The conference will close with a banquet.  Conference fee: $150 CDN; $125 US. Banquet fee: (extra) $30 CDN $25 US. Fees can be paid by Mastercard, Visa, or American Express, by personal check, or money order payable to Centre for Conflict Studies. Accommodation: A block of rooms has been set aside at the Lord Beaverbrook Hotel. You may contact the hotel directly at: 506-455-3371, and ask for a room held for the Conflict Studies Conference.  To register or for further information contact: Centre for Conflict Studies, University of New Brunswick, PO Box 4400, Fredericton, NB E3B 5A3, Canada. phone: 506-453-4587 fax: 506-447-3175 email: conflict@unb.ca

 

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

 

15 October - Washington, D.C. - Spies of Washington Tour - Your mission, if you choose to accept it, may be to locate various espionage sites in Washington, its Georgetown district and nearby Arlington; observe the café where a Soviet spy escaped from his CIA handlers; listen in on a briefing about Civil War espionage at Lafayette Park outside the White House; tour the Berlin Wall at the Newseum; and/or visit drop points used by agents such as FBI spy Robert Hanssen.
Tickets are $45 per person and may be purchased online at www.spytour.com or http://www.coldwar.org/  by calling the Cold War Museum (703) 273-2381.

 

26 October 05 - Fulton, MD - The seventh annual meeting of the National Cryptologic Museum Foundation will be held on at the Applied Physics Lab of Johns Hopkins University, near Fulton, MD. Maj Gen John Morrison, USAF (Ret), foundation president, will preside. After welcoming remarks by Mr. William Black, Deputy Director of NSA, the keynote address will be given by Lt Gen James Clapper, USAF (Ret), Director, National Geospatial Intelligence Agency. Following that and an overview of James Boone’s recent book entitled A Brief History of Cryptology, Mr. Bruce Campbell, former Associate Director for Operations Support, FEMA, will speak. Next on the program will be updates on the following: the Faurer task group on the new museum project; the National Cryptologic Museum Foundation; the Museum itself; and recent acquisitions for the collection. The final presentation will be an inside glimpse of Dr. David Kahn’s collection and sources by Dr. Kahn himself. Further information about the National Cryptologic Museum Foundation may be found at www.cryptfoundation.org.

 

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 www.nmia.org  or call 540.338.1143

 

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, 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.

 

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 www.nsa.gov and click on "history."

 

27 October - Arlington, VA - Counterterrorism Symposium - The International Association for Counterterrorism & Security Professionals is holding a one-day symposium with a special discount for AFIO members. For further information contact AFIO member J. Peterson at jmpeterson@policeone.com

 

27 October - Washington, D.C. - Author discusses CIA and Congress - David M. Barrett discusses his book, The CIA and Congress: The Untold Story from Truman to Kennedy at 6 p.m. at Reiter’s Bookstore, 2021 K Street N.W.

 

**** 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. 

         PUT ABOVE DATE ON YOUR CALENDARS

 

28 October - Washington, D.C. - Ethical Issues for Government Lawyers - American University chapters of the National Security and Law Society and Phi Delta Phi International Legal Fraternity will host a seminar on this subject from 9 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. This seminar will be worth 1.5 Ethics CLE credits for attending lawyers ($75) or for lawyers who wish to listen via podcast ($50). Non-lawyers may register for $20 or listen via podcast for free. Admission for all students is free, as well as for faculty, staff, and alumni of the American University Washington College of Law.  Among other distinguished speakers will be Jesselyn Radack, former DOJ attorney-adviser and whistleblower on the John Walker Lindh case; Judge William H. Webster, former DCI and FBI Director. For more information, visit http://www.natsecuritylaw.org  For online registration, visit http://wcl.americanedu/secle/cle_form.cfm.v  

 

5 November 05 - Indian Harbour Beach, FL - Florida Satellite Chapter of AFIO will host luncheon Nov. 5, 2005 (Eau Gallie Yacht Club), at which Dr. William Arrasmith will speak about "unconventional photo imagery." For more information, contact Chapter President B. Keith at: (321) - 777-5561.

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 http://spytrek.com/spyretreat/index.html  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  

 

10-12 Nov 05 - Washington, DC - The World War II Veterans Committee is holding its Eighth Annual Conference at the Hyatt Regency Capitol Hill in Washington. The Thursday afternoon, November 10th segment will be devoted to the war in the CBI, and will include a speaker/panelist from OSS Detachment 101. For more information call the Committee at 202-777-7272, or e-mail to WWII@radioamerica.org.

 

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.

 

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

 

Thursday, November 17, 2005 - Boulder, CO - The next Rocky Mountain Chapter meeting will be held at the Falcon Room at the Air Force Academy's Officer Club. Speaker to be announced. Cost is $12.00 for a full lunch with choice of beef or chicken. Meeting starts at 11:30 am with lunch served at noon. Contact Dick Durham, Chapter Treasurer, at 719-488-2884 or e-mail at: riverwear53@aol.com to make a reservation. Reservations close at noon on November 15th.

 

Thursday, 17 November 2005 - Washington, DC - Undercover Washington: Where Famous Spies Lived, Worked and Loved. Talk and Book signing by author Pamela Kessler 12 noon - 1pm, 2nd Floor Museum Complex at International Spy Museum. More spies come to Washington than any other city in the world-and surreptitious as they may be, they still leave their mark. Nobody knows the secret sites of Washington spy life better than Pamela Kessler. Her newly revised guide to the spots where spies lived, loved, and sometimes died is hot off the press, and Kessler will reveal her favorites-from Foxstone Park to the Hotel George. If you appreciate the art of dead drops, brush contacts, decrypts, and disinformation and want to know where they happened, when, and why, join us for this inside look at the spy capital, Washington, DC. Free. No registration required. www.spymuseum.org

 

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

 

5-7 December 05 - Chantilly, VA - The MASINT Association 4th Annual MASINT Conference - "Progress through Partnership" at the National Reconnaissance Office in Chantilly, VA. The conference is classified SI/TK, open to U.S, Canadian, British and Australian citizens. For information contact Phil Edson at 571-214-2415, masintassoc@earthlink.net  or the AOC at https://www.myaoc.org/EWEB/dynamicpage.aspx?webcode=120505_MASINT 

 

13 December 05 - Tampa, FL- AFIO Suncoast Chapter meets at 11:30 a.m. at the Officers Club's, MacDill Air Force Base. The speaker at this meeting is Fred Wettering, a 36 year veteran of CIA, who served as the National Intelligence Officer for Africa. In addition to Africa, he served in Europe, the Middle East, and taught at the National War College. Details are available from COL Nathaniel Alderman, Jr., AldermanNJ@aol.com.

 

13- 14 December 05 - Chantilly, VA - AFCEA Hosts their Fall Intelligence Symposium at the National Reconnaissance Office in Chantilly, VA. Classified SI/TK and open to U.S. citizens only. For information contact Phil Jordan at pjordan@afcea.org or (800) 336-4583 ext. 6219 or (703) 631-6219. Website Address: http://www.afcea.org/events/fallintel/ 

 

16 December 05 - New York, NY - AFIO NY Metropolitan Chapter meets to hear Jack Devine, former CIA Acting Director & Associate Director for Operations on Intelligence Challenges in the Post 9/11 World.   Devine is current President, The Arkin Group in New York City. Meeting location: Society of Illustrators Building, 128 East 63rd Street in Manhattan; Registration 5:30 PM to 6:00 PM; speaker to 7:15 PM; refreshments to 8:00 PM. Cost: $45pp. Inquiries to Chapter President, Jerry Goodwin at afiometro@yahoo.com.

 

27-28 January 06 - Springfield, VA - Conference on "INTELLIGENCE AND ETHICS" at The Joint Services Conference on Professional Ethics (JSCOPE). Runs from 3:00 p.m. - 8:30 p.m. on Friday, and 8:30 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. on Saturday. Intelligence practitioners and civilian scholars discuss and present Academic Papers, conduct Working Groups, present Case Histories and Testimonies, and hold Dinner and Luncheon Discussions on the emerging field of "Intelligence Ethics" which to many academicians does not have civilian/academic input and expertise. It is the goal of this conference to establish the first international meeting of civilian and military intelligence professionals, educators and those with academic perspectives in national security, philosophy, law, history, psychology, theology and human rights. The Intelligence Ethics Section seeks voices from all ranks and areas of intelligence and are soliciting contributions and participation from all interested parties and perspectives. More information at http://eli.sdsu.edu/ethint

 

17-20 February -06 - Arlington, VA - The Intelligence Summit 2006 -to be held at the Hyatt Regency Crystal City, VA. This new event will bring together the international intelligence agencies from the free nations of the world in a non-partisan, non-profit educational conference on neutral ground. "Intelligence today embraces more than the civilian and military agencies of the federal intelligence community. In this age of terrorism, it is critically important for state and local law enforcement to know how and where to obtain intelligence, and to whom it should be forwarded. Corporate and private-sector intelligence managers face new and diverse challenges, from defending against economic espionage to creating new technology to meet intelligence's future needs. Many members of the press (and even a few members of Congress) lack the depth of knowledge in intelligence which is necessary to deal with, and resolve, its complex issues. The same is true for non-governmental organizations, the academic community, media, and ethnic and religious organizations. All of these diverse components of the intelligence domain will come together at the Intelligence Summit." The sponsors of the event have offered AFIO members a 10% discount off the website price if the voucher code "AS10" is entered in the special discount field on the online reservation form. For more information to attend or to be an exhibitor, visit: http://www.intelligencesummit.org/about.php or write to them at The Intelligence Summit, 535 Central Ave Ste 316, St Petersburg, FL 33701.  Also visit their news pages for some good links to current breaking intelligence news: http://www.intelligencesummit.org/news/ 

 

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

 

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

 

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