AFIO Weekly Intelligence Notes #41-05 dated 24 October 2005

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28 - 30 October 2005
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SECTION I - CURRENT INTELLIGENCE

FBI, OTHERS SAID TO HAVE MADE LITTLE PROGRESS IN KEY AREAS

CONGRESSMAN’S CALL FOR PROBE INTO ALLEGED DIA WITCH-HUNT

SECTION II - CONTEXT AND PRECEDENCE

RISE IN AFGHAN INSURGENCY TIED TO QUEST FOR FINANCING

MI5 CHIEF DEFENDS USE OF TORTURE

SECTION III - CYBER INTELLIGENCE

COMPUTER GAFFE COMPROMISES SYRIAN INTEL OFFICIALS

TECH FIRMS SEE BRITISH ID CARDS CREATING RISKS

SECTION IV -- BOOKS, SOURCES, AND ISSUES

Books

KEEPING CUBA IN THE CASTRO FAMILY

RIGHTING WRONG CONDUCT OF THE WAR ON TERRORISM?

AN ANCIENT GREEK WAR WITH LESSONS FOR TODAY

Careers

COMPETITIVE INTELLIGENCE EXPERT REQUIRED

DHS HAS MANY NEW OPENINGS

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

 

Notes

CANADIAN INTEL SAYS IRAQ CREATES LONGER TERM PROBLEMS

NEW SAUDI INTEL CHIEF NAMED

AFIO AWARD TO MAJ. GEN. EDMUND THOMPSON

LAW ENFORCEMENT EXPERT JOINS PORTBLUE ADVISORS

Queries

SEEKING JMWAVE OFFICERS WHO WORKED WITH ROBERT KENNEDY

AUTHOR, INSTITUTE SEEK RECOLLECTIONS OF SIG HOXTER

INFORMATION WANTED ON MERCEDES BENZ ARGENTINA DIRECTOR

Corrections

"RICK" WAS NOT A "RICHARD"

Obituaries

GERALD P. BUNTON

Coming Events 

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
4 - 5 November 05 - Kennebunkport, ME - AFIO NE Chapter hosts 2 speakers at weekend conference
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 - Colorado Springs, 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
8 March 2006 - College Station, TX - Future of Transatlantic Security Relations
7-9 May 06 - Bethesda, MD - 2nd Annual INTELCON Exhibition and Symposium

 


SECTION I - CURRENT INTELLIGENCE

FBI, OTHERS SAID TO HAVE MADE LITTLE PROGRESS IN KEY AREAS - Former members of the 9/11 Commission charged on 20 October that the FBI and other agencies have made little progress in key areas, putting the nation at greater risk of a successful terrorist attack, the Washington Post reported.
www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2005/10/20/AR2005102001927.html
The panel said that, among other things, the FBI needs to strengthen its intelligence analysis capabilities, slow down the rapid turnover of senior officials, and improve recruitment and training of agents and analysts.
The report also faulted intelligence agencies for continued confusion in sharing information with each other and said Congress had done little to streamline the labyrinth of committees that oversee homeland security issues.
Although the 10-member bipartisan commission was formally disbanded after issuing its report, its members reorganized as a private group, the 9/11 Public Discourse Project, to continue lobbying for improvements in the nation's intelligence and homeland security agencies. (DKR)

CONGRESSMAN’S CALL FOR PROBE INTO ALLEGED DIA WITCH-HUNT - Rep. Curt Weldon renewed his call for a new probe into what he says is a witch-hunt by DIA officials against 9/11 intelligence whistleblower Anthony Shaffer, UPI reported on 19 October.
www.upi.com/SecurityTerrorism/view.php?StoryID=20051019-040108-6365r
Weldon, who will be the keynote speaker at the AFIO Annual Awards Banquet on 29 October, said DIA had conducted a deliberate campaign of character assassination against Shaffer who had the Army rank of lieutenant colonel.
Shaffer has said that a DoD data-mining project, Able Danger, identified the ringleaders of the 9/11 attacks as linked to al-Qa’ida more than a year before the attacks.
Weldon said he had written to the DoD IG to ask for an immediate formal inquiry, with people testifying under oath.
Shaffer has been on administrative leave while minor allegations about expenses are investigated.
Weldon's move comes after Shaffer said that boxes of his personal effects, returned to him by the DIA earlier this month, contained both government property and classified documents.
Sending classified material through the mail is a felony, and much more serious than any of the minor, trumped up charges against Shaffer, Weldon said, adding, "I want the appropriate persons held accountable."
Weldon said that the DIA had now taken steps to fire Shaffer and that this was outrageous and scandalous. A DIA spokesman had no immediate comment. (DKR)


SECTION II - CONTEXT AND PRECEDENCE

RISE IN AFGHAN INSURGENCY TIED TO QUEST FOR FINANCING - US intelligence officials say Afghan insurgents are resorting to more spectacular attacks on American and local forces and civilians partly to attract financing from extremist financiers in the Middle East who have been increasingly directing their funds to insurgents in Iraq, the New York Times reported.
www.nytimes.com/2005/10/21/international/middleeast/21afghan.html?th=&adxnnl=1&emc=th&adxnnlx=1129899616-R7Y7roLG/JJgqcxqf1hb3w
Taliban insurgents have ratcheted up their campaign of violence in southern Afghanistan a month after parliamentary elections, concentrating on the province of Kandahar from where the American-led coalition forces run their combat operations in southern Afghanistan.
There have been daily attacks on American forces and militants have become more skilled in shooting down helicopters. There has been a sudden rise in suicide bomb attacks, a tactic that had not been used much in Afghanistan before, largely because it is thought Afghans do not believe suicide is permitted under Islam. Already, there have been at least 13 suicide attacks this year, more than double the number from all of last year, a DoD intelligence official said in Washington.
Defense intelligence analysts in Washington estimate there are about 2,000 to 3,000 hard-core Taliban fighters are operating in Afghanistan, and about 100 Qa’ida combatants in and around Afghanistan, the Times said. (DKR)

MI5 CHIEF DEFENDS USE OF TORTURE -- Torturing detainees helps interrogators to obtain evidence that could save lives, Dame Eliza Manningham-Buller, MI5 Director-General, has said, The Times (London) reported on 21 October.
www.timesonline.co.uk/article/0,,22989-1836797,00.html
Dame Eliza also said it was impossible for agencies in Britain to know if information supplied by foreign security services had been obtained by the use of torture. Trying to find out would jeopardize future relationships, she added.
She cited the example of Kamel Bourgass, a failed asylum-seeker jailed this year for killing a police officer and attempting to make the poison ricin in his London apartment.
In her statement, obtained by Channel 4 News, Dame Eliza said information about Bourgass’ intentions first came from an interview conducted by Algerian security services with Mohammed Meguerba, an al-Qa’ida terrorist.
Dame Eliza’s statement was given to the House of Lords, which is considering an appeal against a ruling last year that British intelligence services can use information extracted under torture to detain suspected terrorists. The appellants are Algerians or other North Africans detained in Britain under an indefinite detention provision in a 2001 anti-terrorism law. (DKR) 


SECTION III - CYBER INTELLIGENCE

COMPUTER GAFFE COMPROMISES SYRIAN INTEL OFFICIALS - A computer gaffe that allowed recipients to track the redaction of a UN report into the assassination of former Lebanese prime minister Rafik Hariri set off a scandal at the world body on 21 October, The Times (London) reported.
www.timesonline.co.uk/article/0,,251-1837848,00.html 
The report was drawn up by Detlev Mehlis, a German prosecutor who investigated the killing for the UN. His findings are damaging to senior Syrian and Lebanese intelligence figures. Damascus has denounced the report.
Doctoring of the report also raised questions about interference by UN Secretary General Kofi Annan, who had pledged repeatedly not to make any changes in it. Computer tracking showed that the final edit began at about 11.38 a.m. on 20 October, a minute after Mehlis began a meeting with Annan to present his report. Names of the Syrian and Lebanese officials were apparently removed at 11.55 a.m., after the meeting ended.
The final version of the report quoted a witness as saying that the plot to kill Hariri was laid by unnamed senior Lebanese and Syrian officials. The report originally named them as Maher al-Assad, Assef Shawkat, Hassan Khalil, Bahjat Suleyman and Jamal al-Sayyed.
Maher is the younger brother of Syrian President Bashar al-Assad and commands the Presidential Guard. Gen. Shawkat is married to the president’s sister, Bushra, and was appointed commander of Syrian military intelligence on 14 February this year, the day Hariri and his motorcade were blown up in Beirut. Gen. Khalil was Shawkat’s predecessor as head of MI. Until last June, Gen. Suleyman headed the internal affairs section at the General Security Department, Syria’s main civilian intelligence service. Gen. al-Sayyed is former head of Lebanon’s General Security Department and features in the Mehlis report as allegedly a ringleader in plotting the assassination.
American, British and Israeli intelligence agencies have concluded that President Assad’s position has been seriously weakened by the report’s allegations, the Sunday Times (London) reported on 23 October.
www.timesonline.co.uk/article/0,,2089-1838577,00.html
While US officials were publicly adamant last week that the UN should consider punitive action against Syria, there was private concern in Washington that Assad might fall before a viable alternative regime emerged. "We don’t want chaos in Syria while we’re trying to stop chaos in Iraq," an official said.
According to senior Middle East sources, Bashar Assad was present at a meeting when Shawkat and Maher argued that Hariri should be assassinated, the Sunday Times reported. The president was said to have rejected the plan, but Shawkat and Maher allegedly went ahead. (DKR)

TECH FIRMS SEE BRITISH ID CARDS CREATING RISKS - A growing number of hi-tech firms say that rather than improving security or cutting down fraud, the British government’s proposed biometric ID card could create security risks, the Guardian (London) reported on 21 October.
www.guardian.co.uk/economicdispatch/story/0,12498,1597733,00.html 
The warnings came as the government's contentious ID cards bill cleared the House of Commons last week despite a rebellion among ruling Labor members. The measure still has to be dealt with by the House of Lords.
"If you play the guitar, if you're a mason, or when you grow old, your fingerprints can change so they do not match biometric data already stored," said Roberto Tavano, a biometrics specialist for Unisys, a US technology company that has worked on national identity schemes in South Africa and Malaysia. The British card would use face, iris and fingerprint scans to identify people.
Unisys says a central database would be out of date as soon as it was set up and would be hugely expensive to update.
"A national ID card for the UK is overly ambitious, extremely expensive and will not be a panacea against terrorism or fraud, although it will make a company like mine very happy," Tavano said.
Jerry Fishenden, national technology officer of Microsoft UK, said he was concerned with aggregating so much personal information and biometrics in a single place. "There are better ways of doing this," he said. "Even the biometrics industry says it is better to have biometrics stored locally."
Qinetiq, a defense technology company that advises the British government, said a biometric scan in the US had failed because it concluded that a man who later went bald and had a wrinkled forehead had an upside-down face.
With Britain, France and Italy all pursuing separate plans, Tavano commented, the European Union was worried about the compatibility of data retrieval from the different systems. "If you add up the costs of all the countries, it doesn't make sense," he said. (DKR)


SECTION IV -- BOOKS, SOURCES, AND ISSUES

Books

KEEPING CUBA IN THE CASTRO FAMILY - Brian Latell, After Fidel: The Inside Story of Castro's Regime and Cuba's Next Leader (Palgrave MacMillan, 288 pp. $24.95)
AFIO Board member Latell, a longtime Cuba analysts for the CIA, names Fidel’s brother, Raul, as his unquestioned successor. Raul, the world’s longest serving defense minister, has preferred to stay in the shadows despite his high position in the communist regime.
But if Raul is lackluster, this has not prevented him from sending many persons to their deaths, sometimes by his own hand. At the same time he enjoys the company of friends and family in a way that Fidel appears not to.
So what kind of leader will the enigmatic Raul prove to be? The answer, as Latell stresses, is vitally important to future US-Cuban relations. Not that Latell ignores Fidel. The reader will find valuable insights into the dictator’s character and the complex relationship between the brothers. (DKR)

RIGHTING WRONG CONDUCT OF THE WAR ON TERRORISM? - David Benjamin, Steven Simon, The Next Attack: The Failure of the War on Terror and a Strategy for Getting It Right (Times Books/Holt, 352 pp. $26)
Benjamin, a Center for Strategic and International Studies senior fellow, and Simon, an instructor at Georgetown University, open their work with the words, “We are losing,” setting the tone for their highly critical view of the Bush administration’s response to 9/11.
US policy towards the Muslim world has prepared the way for the next and following terrorist attacks while the invasion of Iraq has turned that country into a training ground for terrorists.
Independent jihadi units, not state sponsorship, is the backbone of Islamist violence and needs to be met with improved cooperation with foreign intel and law enforcement agencies and less reflexive resort to military operations, the authors believe. And let us recognize the limits of democracy as a way of solving the problems of Third World countries, Benjamin and Simon warn. (DKR)

AN ANCIENT GREEK WAR WITH LESSONS FOR TODAY - Victor Davis Hanson, A War Like No Other: How the Athenians and Spartans Fought the Peloponnesian War (Random, 400 pp. $29.95)
Hanson, a specialist in ancient Greece, offers a lucid analysis of the 27-year long struggle lost by Athens to Sparta and which, he argues, saw a shift in the conduct of war from concern with ethical means to concern with ends.
The use of hoplite infantry, guerrilla tactics, siege operations and sea battles are artfully presented.
As Hanson reminds us, this far off war continues to offer lessons worth remembering when thinking about conflicts in our own time. (DKR)


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

Careers

COMPETITIVE INTELLIGENCE EXPERT REQUIRED -- A client of this firm is a NYSE listed company, seeking a competitive intelligence expert to join their team. This is a senior individual contributor role focused on global marketing strategies for flexible and high frequency circuit materials. Location is Phoenix, AZ. Preferred qualifications include an MBA/ Marketing concentration in a similar market segment. Opportunity for growth is available. Relocation benefits are available. Compensation is competitive. Interested parties should send their resumes to always_110@fastmail.fm or call John Mild at 330-836-9191 for additional information. Client identity and other details will be provided to qualified candidates. (DKR)

DHS HAS 20 NEW OPENINGSBelow are 20 vacancy announcements for positions at the Department of Homeland Security-headquarters. These positions are also posted on www.usajobs.opm.gov. For vacancies with DHS components including FEMA, Coast Guard, etc., please check their postings on www.usajobs.opm.gov

Statistician GS-1530-9/12
Program Manager GS-0340-14/15
General Engineer/Operations Research Analyst GS-0801/1515- 15
General Engineer/Operations Research Analyst GS-0801/1515- 15
Director, Enterprise Business Management Office ES-2210-NA/NA
Information Technology Specialist (Infosec) GS-2210-07/12
Auditor (Information Technology) GS-0511-07/12
Program Analyst (Internal Control) GS-0343-13
Chemical Engineer/General Physical Scientist/Operations Research Analyst (Interdisciplinary) GS-0893/1301/1515- 14/15
Chemical Engineer/General Physical Scientist/Operations Research Analyst (Interdisciplinary) GS-0893/1301/1515- 14/15
Chemical Engineer/General Physical Scientist/Operations Research Analyst (Interdisciplinary) GS-0893/1301/1515- 14/15
Information Technology Project Manager GS-2210-15
Management & Program Analyst GS-0343-15
Watch & Warning Specialist GS-0301-11/12
Management Analyst (Facilities & Space Administration) GS-0343-13
Management Analyst (Transportation Programs) GS-0343-13
Management Analyst (Rent & Space Management) GS-343-13
Management Analyst (Mail Operations) GS-0343013
Senior Advisor NORAD SL-0301-SL/SL
Statistician GS-1530-9/12

Notes:

CANADIAN INTEL SAYS IRAQ CREATES LONGER TERM PROBLEMS - The US war in Iraq was creating longer-term problems than it set out to solve, said Jim Judd, director of the Canadian Security Intelligence Service, on 20 October, the Washington Post reported.
www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2005/10/20/AR2005102001988.html
Judd’s remarks were unusually critical for the intelligence head of a significant US ally, the Post commented. The Canadian government did not support the invasion of Iraq, but it has 900 troops attached to NATO operations in Afghanistan and cooperates with the United States on terrorism issues.
Iraq has become a kind of latter-day Afghanistan that is training foreign terrorists and providing a testing ground for new terrorist techniques that are being exported, said Judd.
Judd, who took over the agency last November, spoke to reporters while attending a conference of security professionals and experts in Montreal. (DKR)

NEW SAUDI INTEL CHIEF NAMED - King Abdullah of Saudi Arabia has appointed his half-brother, Prince Moqrin Bin Abdul Aziz, as intelligence chief replacing Prince Nawaf who resigned nine months ago, UPI reported on 22 October.
www.washingtontimes.com/upi/20051022-050953-4744r.htm 
A royal decree published on 22 October said, "His Majesty appointed Prince Moqrin as head of general intelligence at the level of minister." Moqrin, 72, governor of the province of Medina, is a certified military pilot. (DKR)

AFIO AWARD TO MAJ. GEN. EDMUND THOMPSON - AFIO National Headquarters has conferred the General Richard G. Stillwell Chairman’s Award on Maj. Gen. Edmund R. Thompson (USA ret.) of AFIO’s Maine Chapter.
The award was given to Thompson , who lives in Kennebunk, in recognition of his career as an MI officer, ending as Army Assistant Chief of Staff for Intelligence, his many years of stewardship of the AFIO New England chapter and his scholarly contributions to defense and intelligence publications.
The award citation, signed by AFIO National Chairman E. Peter Earnest and National President S. Eugene Poteat, also praised Thompson’s contribution to the association’s Security Intelligence Education Mission. (DKR)

LAW ENFORCEMENT EXPERT JOINS PORTBLUE ADVISORS ­- Former federal prosecutor and homeland security specialist Joseph C. Peters has joined the Board of Advisors of the Los Angeles systems software firm PortBlue Corporation - an AFIO Corporate Sponsor. Peters is an expert in national and international law enforcement organizations and narco-terrorism and related intelligence and prosecution issues. He will consult with the company on strategy and business opportunities in the law enforcement and security sectors. (DKR)

QUERIES

SEEKING JMWAVE OFFICERS WHO WORKED WITH ROBERT KENNEDY - We are researching a documentary for British television on Robert Kennedy and his role in the Secret War on Cuba. We would like to contact JMWAVE officers to discuss their interaction with Kennedy and the Special Group during 1962-63 -- particularly Gordon Campbell, Bob Wall, Warren Frank, Henry Hecksher, Rudy Enders and Mickey Kappes. Please contact Shane O'Sullivan at kanashane@tesco.net or by telephone: +44 20 7613 2639

AUTHOR, INSTITUTE SEEK RECOLLECTIONS OF SIG HOXTER - An American author and a German institute which conducts research into Jewish resistance to Hitler are jointly seeking recollections of Siegfried "Sig" Hoxter, the outstanding, memorable S&T case officer at CIA's Berlin Ops Base in the early 1950s. Hoxter was one of the leaders of the early Socialist resistance to Hitler and was forced to flee Germany in the late summer of 1933, after the Gestapo arrested his closest associate. He eventually arrived in the US, joined OSS, and came back to Germany as an American officer. If you have recollections of Sig, please get in touch with Bayard Stockton at drayab@silcom.com

INFORMATION WANTED ON MERCEDES BENZ ARGENTINA DIRECTOR - A German journalist and author seeks information about William Alphonse Mosetti, a former US Army G-2 officer who was director general of Mercedes Benz Argentina from 1960 to 1975. Mosetti was born on 25 November 1914 in Trieste and became a naturalized US citizen. He joined the US Army in 1943, serving at Camp Crowder (Third Ind. Hq. Basic and Specialist Command ASFTC), then Hq. CAS APO 667, G-2-Section. His SSN was 32909050. Mosetti left the Army in 1957 after serving in Germany.  He was elected Director General of Mercedes Benz Argentina on 29 April 1960. Twelve days later, the Israelis kidnapped Adolf Eichmann, working at the time in the MBA factory, probably because Mosetti wanted to clear the factory of former SS. My request for information on Mosetti is based on the US Freedom of Information Act, international laws, Executive Orders 12937 and 13110 and the Nazi War Crimes Disclosure Act (Public Act 105246). I am, of course, willing to pay the fees for this request. If you need further information, please let me know, preferably by e-mail. Dr. Gabriele Weber, Perú 490, 4. B, 1067 Buenos Aires, Argentina. Tel: 0054-11-4331.9074. gabyweber@hushmail.com  (DKR)
 

CORRECTIONS

RICK WAS NOT A RICHARD - Several readers have pointed out that in "Seeing the Funny Side at CIA," AFIO Weekly Intelligence Notes #40-05 dated 17 October 2005, that the first name of the traitor Ames was Aldrich, not Richard, although he was known as Rick. (DKR)

OBITUARIES

GERALD P. BUNTON - A retired CIA officer who rode bulls during his high school years, leaped out of airplanes during his Army years and twice served in Beirut when danger was at its height, died of a heart attack on 17 October at his home in Raphine, VA. He was 65, the Washington Post reported.
(www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2005/10/19/AR2005101902349_5.html)
Born in Morris, IL, he got his start in rodeo in Cody when he was 11 years old and was a bull rider on the rodeo circuit every summer through high school. After graduating from high school in 1958, he joined the 327th Airborne Battle Group of the 101st Airborne Division, serving from 1959 to 1964.
He received a bachelor's degree from Southeast Missouri State University in 1968 and a master's degree in Middle Eastern studies from the University of Illinois at Champaign-Urbana in 1968. The next year he joined the CIA.
His first duty assignment was Beirut in 1972. He also served in Saudi Arabia, Oman and Nairobi before returning to Beirut, where he replaced William Buckley as station chief after Buckley was kidnapped in 1984 by Islamist militants and tortured to death the following year.
Jerry Bunton spent most of his second tour searching for and trying to free Terry Waite, Terry Anderson and other hostages while keeping himself from being kidnapped.
Bunton's final duty assignment was Frankfurt before his retirement in 1992. He continued working with the agency on contract, with assignments in Bosnia, Iraq, Pakistan, Macedonia, Zimbabwe, Germany and the Czech Republic. His marriage to Judith Ann Parker Bunton ended in divorce. Survivors include his wife of 17 years, JoEllen Spaulding Bunton; a daughter from his first marriage, Cory Fatello; and three grandchildren. (DKR)

 


Coming Events

 

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 Program: https://www.afio.com/symp05/SymposiumPGM.pdf
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. 

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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  

 

4 -5 November 2005 - Kennebunkport, ME - AFIO New England gathers this weekend to hear two intelligence experts: Dr. Michael Fowler, a defense analyst and consultant, who is Adjunct faculty at Roger Williams University in Rhode Island. He is the author of a new book on Global Insurgency [the topic of his talk]. The second speaker is Tom Tweeten, a 34-year veteran of the Clandestine Service of CIA. Mr. Twetten served as DDO before 1995 retirement. He is now a dealer in antiquarian books. He will discuss "Countering al Qaeda and the future of American Intelligence." Event Location: Friday evening 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. is a wine and cheese get-together followed by a no host dinner at the Nonantum Resort & Hotel, 95 Ocean Ave, Kennebunkport, ME 04046-2625   800-552-5651 for reservations. On Saturday 5 November from 9:00 - 10:45 AM is Registration, 11:00 - 11:45 AM Michael Fowler speaks; 12:15 - 1:15 PM Luncheon; 1:15 - 2:15 PM Tom Twetten talks; 2:30 PM Adjournment.   Hotel directions can be found at http://www.nonantumresort.com/   Accommodations at the Nonantum Resort are available at the reduced rate of $139.00 plus taxes. This special rate will be available to AFIO/NE members until the block of 20 rooms being held until October 4th is gone. Reservations can be made by phone at the 800 number above or at this local number: 207-967-4050. Be sure to mention AFIO/NE for discount rate. Other hotels and motels in the area are available. The cost of the luncheon is $25 pp.  Unsold seats will be available at the door for $30 each. Supply full contact info and send with your check made payable to AFIO/NE and send by October 21st, to: Arthur Hulnick, 216 Summit Avenue # E102, Brookline, MA 02466
 

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 - Colorado Springs, 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.

 

8 March 2006 - College Station, TX - Future of Transatlantic Security Relations - Speakers and panels will examine US and European foreign and defense policies, military strategies and contrasting US and European perspectives on:  grand strategy; US basing realignments; complementary US and European initiatives for expanding regional and out-of-region security, stability, peacekeeping and power projection roles and missions; and homeland security and terrorism.  The conference will be open to Texas A&M and other regional university faculty, students, and community members. The George Bush School of Government and Public Service at Texas A&M University will host the conference at the Annenberg Presidential Conference Center in College Station. See http://bush.tamu.edu  (DKR)

 

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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