AFIO Weekly Intelligence Notes #49-05 dated 19 December 2005

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The Board and Staff of AFIO wish all of our members a Merry Christmas.  Greetings also to those who celebrate this time of year under other names.

 

SECTION I - CURRENT INTELLIGENCE

NSA TAPS U.S. - OVERSEAS CALLS ON WHITE HOUSE ORDERS

SECTION II - CONTEXT AND PRECEDENCE

DANGER OF TELLING IRAQIS THE TRUTH

SECTION III - CYBER INTELLIGENCE

 BRITAIN'S SIS LAUNCHES WEBSITE

SECTION IV -- BOOKS, SOURCES, AND ISSUES

Books

War of Nerves: Chemical Warfare from World War I to Al-Qaeda

Shooting Star: The Brief Arc of Joe McCarthy by Tom Wicker

Issues

READ TRANSCRIPT OF CBS-TV SHOW - "RENDITION" previously broadcast 18 December

REBROADCAST NOVA SHOW TOMORROW NIGHT [TUESDAY] ON PBS ON "SPIES THAT FLY"

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

 

Careers

COMPETITIVE INTELLIGENCE MANAGER (Detroit, Columbus, Cleveland, Dallas, Houston and Los Angeles) - Deloitte

RECRUITING OFFICERS (Washington, DC) - Major Firm Seeks Former Case Officers

BUSINESS INTELLIGENCE OFFICER (Washington, DC) - Major Firm Seeks

DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY - Many New Career Opportunities

Notes

RECENT ARTICLES OF INTEREST -

WOOLSEY ON MUSLIM HATE LITERATURE FROM U.S. MOSQUES

THE PENTAGON BREAKS THE ISLAM TABOO by Paul Sperry

Assistance Needed

CALL FOR PAPERS ON BND

Obituaries

Dr. Herbert J Jenne, VMD - formerly CIA/DI

 

Coming Events 

10 January 06 (Tues) - Washington, DC - Transforming U.S. Intelligence: The Inside View - Spy Museum
11 January 2006 - Arlington, VA - the NMIA Potomac Chapter hosts luncheon at Key Bridge Marriott.
16-20 January 2006 - Tysons Corner, VA - IOP '06 [OSINT] at the Sheraton Premiere Hotel
19 January 06 - Colorado Springs, CO - AFIO Rocky Mountain Chapter holds USAF O'Club Meeting
19 January 06 (Thurs) - Washington, DC - The Report of the Anglo-Polish Historical Committee - Spy Museum
21 January 2006 - Kennebunk, ME - Maine Chapter of AFIO hosts Justice Dept. Official on Terrorism
26-27 January 06 - Arlington, VA - Homeland Defense Journal Training on "Terrorism and the Suicide Bomb Attack"
26 January 06 - Washington, DC - The FBI and the Weather Underground - Spy Museum
27-28 January 06 - Springfield, VA - Conference on "INTELLIGENCE AND ETHICS"
8 February 06 (Wed) - Werner I. Juretzko: An American Spy in the Hands of the Stasi - Spy Museum
14 February 06 - Tampa, FL- AFIO Suncoast Chapter meets at Officers Club at MacDill Air Force Base.
16 February 06 (Thurs) - Washington, DC - The CIA and Congress: The Untold Story from Truman to Kennedy - Spy Museum
17-20 February 06 - Arlington, VA - The Intelligence Summit - 2006

18 February 2006 - Portland, ME - AFIO Maine Chapter hosts field trip to Emergency Management Center
23 February 06 (Thurs) - Washington, DC - The Impossible Spy - Spy Museum
4 March 06 - Orange Park, FL - AFIO North Florida Chapter Meeting
7 March 06 (Tues) - Washington, DC - Hot Science and Cool Analysis - Spy Museum
8 March 2006 - College Station, TX - Future of Transatlantic Security Relations
16 March 06 (Thurs) - Washington, DC - The Wolves at the Door: The True Story of America’s Greatest Female Spy - Spy Museum
7-9 May 06 - Bethesda, MD - 2nd Annual INTELCON Exhibition and Symposium
7 May 2006 - Tyson's Corner, VA - XXXII NMIA Anniversary and Awards Banquet
27-29 June 2006 - Lyon, France - Complex Asian Crime Symposium 2006
3-8 September 2006 - Oxford, England - Spies, Lies & Intelligence Conference

 


SECTION I - CURRENT INTELLIGENCE

NSA TAPS PHONES ON ORDERS OF WHITE HOUSE - To put this issue in proper perspective, see the following editorial cartoon by Ramirez in the Los Angeles Times which captures those loyal Americans who are the target of this order, and of the USA PATRIOT ACT. [Requires free registration to view LA Times features]. The cartoon appeared on 12/18/05, so select appropriate image if viewing after today.
http://www.latimes.com/news/opinion/la-include-ramirez,0,364695.ssipage?coll=la-util-op-ed   [PJK]


SECTION II - CONTEXT AND PRECEDENCE

DANGER OF TELLING IRAQIS THE TRUTH:  The U.S. military tells Iraqis the truth, and some call it a "scandal." -   The latest Iraq "scandal" the politicians and the media have discovered is the U.S. military's alleged covert purchase of favorable articles in the Iraqi press. This alleged "propaganda campaign . . . violates fundamental principles of Western journalism," reports the New York Times.
This is not surprising, insofar as Iraq does not yet enjoy "Western journalism." Journalists there are murdered, blackmailed and bribed. They and their families are routinely threatened and coerced by terrorist/insurgents. Newspapers often serve as propaganda arms of various political and religious factions. The widely viewed Arab network Al-Jazeera works diligently to promote terrorism and undermine Iraq by disseminating lies, distortions and misinformation.
In light of this reality, the U.S. military has a choice: It can accept this deleterious state of affairs, play by Marquess of Queensberry rules, and wait decades for the emergence of "Western journalism." The result would be a heady propaganda win for the terrorist/insurgents, a prolonged conflict, and more unnecessary violence and death. Or the U.S. military can work within Iraq's present-day constraints to try to ensure that Iraqis hear the truth about what is happening in their country. .... from "Reporting for Duty" by John R. Guardiano, in OpinionJournal [To read rest of article, follow link below....]
http://www.opinionjournal.com/extra/?id=110007698      [PJK]


SECTION III - CYBER INTELLIGENCE

BRITAIN'S SIS LAUNCHES WEBSITE:  The UK Secret Intelligence Service, SIS, has launched their new web site, www.mi6.gov.uk  Note the web site is directed to MI6 not SIS. In that regard, they ask, "What's in a name? SIS or MI6?" Officially MI6 is SIS. The site is available in six languages, English, Spanish, French, Russian, Arabic, and Chinese. The site sections are, "About Us", "Legislation & Accountability", "Careers", and "History & Records". Also, this web site is reviewed in "Eye Spy" magazine, Volume V No. 36 2005. [EmersonC]


SECTION IV -- BOOKS, SOURCES, AND ISSUES

Books

War of Nerves: Chemical Warfare from World War I to Al-Qaeda by Jonathan B. Tucker. Pantheon, $30 (496p) ISBN 0-375-42229-3
According to arms control expert Tucker, chemical weapons—and efforts to ban them—are almost as old as war itself. The ancient Greeks and Romans tried to outlaw poison, and in 1675 the French and German empires signed a treaty that outlawed poisoned bullets. By WWI, the "futile slaughter of trench warfare" made toxic gases more attractive to the German High Command—and then everybody else. Fear of reprisal precluded the use of nerve agents in WWII battlefields, but the Nazis found Zyklon B, an insecticide, to be an effective instrument of death in their gas chambers. In the 1950s and '60s, virtually every major power was developing and testing chemical weapons, and this deadly technology was often granted to client states: Egypt used nerve agents in its 1962 war against Yemen, and Iraq frequently used nerve agents against its Kurds. Despite current debates about weapons of mass destruction, Tucker's main points are not about warfare: his description of the 1995 Tokyo subway attack proves that with enough money, any madman can develop nerve gas. In his final pages, Tucker does point out that we have "grounds for hope as well as concern," but many readers will only find cause for pessimism. Regardless, this is a sobering, detailed and necessary book. (to be released on Feb. 7) - [PubWkly]

Shooting Star: The Brief Arc of Joe McCarthy by Tom Wicker [Harcourt, expected on March 2006, ISBN: 015101082X, $22.00 HC]
America's most notorious demagogue emerges as less a fanatic than an opportunist in this lively political biography. Longtime New York Times political writer Wicker, author of well-received studies of Eisenhower and other presidents, notes that the 1950 speech that catapulted McCarthy to fame, in which he claimed to have a list of 205 Communists in the State Department, was a last-minute substitute for a talk on housing policy. When the speech drew unexpected media attention, the obscure Wisconsin senator deployed his lifelong talent for self-promotion and political theater to keep himself in the headlines. Wicker considers McCarthy, who uncovered not a single Communist, "a latecomer to, and virtually a nonparticipant in the real anticommunist wars" that continued after his downfall. Wicker situates McCarthyism within the prevailing climate of Cold War tensions, anticommunist paranoia and conservative animus against organized labor and New Deal liberalism. Against this backdrop McCarthy appears a human figure, undone by his own bullying manner, alcoholism and hubris in antagonizing powerful foes in the Senate and Eisenhower administration. Although Wicker's take on McCarthy isn't groundbreaking, he combines insightful political history with a deft character study to craft a wonderful introduction to this crucial American figure. [PubWkly]

Issues

TRANSCRIPT OF CBS-TV SHOW - "RENDITION" broadcast 18 December - "It’s known as 'rendition' -- a term of art created by CIA lawyers to describe top-secret operations involving terrorist suspects arrested overseas and flown to third countries known for torture. It’s a program set up back in the Clinton Administration, and well over 100 people have been "rendered" to date, some off the streets of countries like Sweden and Italy. The practice has created such a furor in Europe that Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice spent her trip there last week assuring our allies that the U.S. does not kidnap people or deliver them for torture. But a 42-year-old German citizen named Khalid Al Masri turned her trip into a public relations debacle because, according to the Germans, the U.S. has admitted that Al Masri was rendered by mistake. Scott Pelley looks at the latest controversy surrounding 'rendering' on this week’s 60 Minutes (Sunday, Dec. 18, 7PM ET/PT on CBS). Full transcript is here: http://www.cbsnews.com/stories/2005/12/18/60minutes/printable1134821.shtml

REBROADCAST NOVA SHOW TOMORROW NIGHT [TUESDAY] ON PBS ON SPIES THAT FLY: "Spies That Fly"
http://www.pbs.org/nova/spiesfly/
December 20, 2005 NOVA airs Tuesdays on PBS at 8 p.m. Check your local listings as dates and times may vary.
The U.S. Air Force claims that unmanned aerial vehicles like the Predator, a 50-foot-wingspan plane that flies by remote control, have recently been successful at locating missile launchers and tracking insurgents' movements in Iraq. These are the same UAVs that helped eliminate terrorist threats in Yemen and Afghanistan. In the wake of Predator's success, the military is developing an incredible range of "smart" robotic planes, from flyers small enough to fit in a pocket to soaring jets that fly halfway around the world. The next generation of pilotless planes will be capable of far more than aerial spying and in time may revolutionize the way we fight all future wars. In "Spies That Fly," NOVA presents the latest hot designs and reveals some newly declassified chapters from the exciting history of airborne spying. Here's what you'll find on the companion Web site: Slide Show & Interview Spy Photos That Made History A surveillance image specialist examines photographs of Iraq, North Korea, and other political hotspots. Master of the Surveillance Image Meet Dino Brugioni, formerly of the CIA, who analyzed the photos that triggered the Cuban missile crisis.
Interactives - Timeline of UAVs; From Civil War hot-air balloons to today's miniature flying robots, explore the history of unmanned aerial vehicles; Imaging With Radar
See what synthetic aperture radar can "see" with this picture of Washington, D.C., taken on a snowy winter's day.
http://www.pbs.org/nova/spiesfly/


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

Careers
 [IMPORTANT: AFIO does not "vet" nor endorse these career offers. Reasonable-sounding career offerings are published as a service to members. Exercise your usual caution and good judgment when responding or supplying any personal data. Independent research on the search and hiring companies beforehand is recommended. Never discuss classified projects with recruiters and remain attuned to false-flagging. ]

COMPETITIVE INTELLIGENCE MANAGER - Deloitte has an opening for a Competitive Intelligence (CI) Manager. The CI Manager will lead activities supporting firm leadership by aggregating competitive intelligence from multiple primary and secondary sources, assessing its accuracy, validity, and reliability. The CI Manager will generate and disseminate actionable information and analysis directly to senior Deloitte leadership as well as in support of a broad range of marketing and sales activities in functions, geographies, and industries. Current available positions are in Detroit, Columbus, Cleveland, Dallas, Houston and Los Angeles.
Duties and Responsibilities:  - Work with senior leadership to identify key CI requirements; - Involve a wide range of Firm professionals-practitioners in intelligence collection activities; - Obtain information from internal and external sources, assess the value and write reports; - Conduct and manage intelligence gathering and investigations within respective geographies and functions; - Identify, plan, pursue and manage collection opportunities and activities; obtain data, debrief and interview sources, and advise senior leaders on the intelligence cycle and processes; - Administer formal protocols and policies for the collection, assessment, classification, storage, and dissemination of competitive information in accordance with Deloitte’s Guidelines for gathering CI; - Provide rigorous assessment of the accuracy, validity, and reliability of gathered information; - Create and maintain CI tracking systems, repositories and related technologies; - Coordinate with knowledge management groups to develop and maintain knowledge sharing technologies to support CI activities; - A demonstrated in-depth understanding of investigative journalism, especially collection, validation, assessment, and management of primary data is a plus.
Qualifications: - Undergraduate degree required, preferably in history, business, psychology, engineering, or journalism. MBA or CPA highly desirable; - 6-12 years of experience: 3 to 6 years of demonstrated in-depth understanding of the intelligence cycle, especially collection, assessment, and management of primary data; - 3-6 years of demonstrated business experience, preferably in a professional services environment; - Demonstrated success in developing and maintaining relationships with senior leaders; - Superior critical thinking, writing, presentation, and project management skills; - Proficient with MS Office Suite including Access, Excel, Word and PowerPoint; - Experience with Marketing; - Adept at interviewing and debriefing executives and senior level decision makers over the phone and in person; - Proven creativity and resourcefulness in uncovering unusual sources for primary data; - Strong client service and team orientation; - Professional services industry knowledge about significant markets, major competitors and current trends.
For more information or to submit a resume, contact Katie Baer at kbaer@deloitte.com 
Deloitte, one of the nation's leading professional services firms, provides audit, tax, financial advisory services and consulting through nearly 30,000 people in more than 90 U.S. cities. Known as an employer of choice for innovative human resources programs, Deloitte is dedicated to helping its clients and its people excel. . "Deloitte" refers to the associated partnerships of Deloitte & Touche USA LLP (Deloitte & Touche LLP and Deloitte Consulting LLP) and affiliated entities. Deloitte is the US member firm of Deloitte Touche Tohmatsu. For more information, please visit Deloitte's web site at www.deloitte.com/us.

RECRUITING OFFICERS (Washington, DC) - two candidates sought for two corporate recruiter positions by prestigious international investment banking/consulting company with Global 1000 level client base. These individuals will use skills previously developed as Case Officers or in other areas of offensive intelligence collection, to proactively recruit key staff positions as the company expands operations around the world. Training in the specific techniques of corporate recruiting will be provided. The ideal candidate will be aggressive, unflappable, polished, have significant experience in offensive human intelligence collection and possess the ability to communicate and build rapport telephonically. This position is with a very well established company, in business for over 30 years. Upscale office environment; great people; great facilities; interesting work; convenient location (2 blocks from Metro); orientation training and first year sponsorship program provided. Competitive salary; Medical/Dental/Life; 401K; paid vacation/holidays. E-mail resume or questions to recruiting1@regentgrp.com with the subject line of "Recruiter."

BUSINESS INTELLIGENCE OFFICER (Washington, DC) - Prestigious international investment banking/consulting company with Global 1000 level client base seeks candidates for positions within its Business Intelligence group. Ideal candidate will have significant experience in human intelligence collection and solid business acumen.
Basic Responsibilities:
1. Conduct in-depth primary /secondary source interviews with executives, analyst and industry experts
2. Conduct Internet research and initial market analysis across a broad range of industrial sectors
3. Identify, assess, hire and debrief subject matter experts to satisfy project information requirements
4. Analyze competitive market structures and market trends and forces
Basic Qualifications:
1. Strong interpersonal communications and rapport building skills
2. Significant experience and training in debriefing, interviewing and/or elicitation
3. Sound Internet research experience
4. Business related education & experience is helpful but not required
Position involves occasional (but limited) travel, mostly to Europe. European language skills are a plus, but not required.
This position is with a very well established company (in business over 30 years). Upscale office environment; great people; great facilities; interesting work; nice location (2 blocks from Metro); orientation training and first year sponsorship program provided. Competitive salary; Medical/Dental/Life; 401K; paid vacation/holidays; metro accessible.
E-mail resume or questions to recruiter at recruiting1@regentgrp.com with the subject line of "Bus Intel"

DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY - 19 vacancy announcements for positions at DHS-headquarters. These positions are also posted on www.usajobs.opm.gov. If you have any questions about these vacancies contact the Office of Equal Employment Opportunity DHS-Headquarters at eeo.dhs-hq@dhs.gov. For vacancies with DHS components including FEMA, Coast Guard, etc., please check their postings on www.usajobs.opm.gov.
IT Specialist GS-2210-13
IT Specialist GS-2210-12
IT Specialist (Infor Sec) GS-2210-13/14
IT Specialist (Infor Sec) GS-2210-13/14
Intelligence Operations Specialist GS-0132-11/12
Intelligence Operations Specialist GS-0132-13/14
Security Specialist GS-0080-09/11
Security Specialist GS-0080-09/11
Security Specialist GS-0080-09/11
Dir. Office of Small & Disadvantaged Business Utilitzation, ES-1102
Supervisory Staff Accountant GS-0510-14
Correspondence Analyst GS-0301-9/12
Interdisciplinary Engineer (General, Mechnical, Electrical, Hydraulic) GS-0801-15
Interdisciplinary Engineer (General, Mechnical, Electrical, Hydraulic) GS-0801-15
Interdisciplinary Engineer (General, Mechnical, Electrical, Hydraulic) GS-0801-15
Program Manager GS-0340-14/15
Program Analyst (Internal Control) GS-343-13/14
Director, Plans, Programs and Requirements ES-0801
Public Affairs Specialist GS-1035-13/14

Notes:

ARTICLES OF INTEREST:

WOOLSEY ON MUSLIM HATE LITERATURE FROM U.S. MOSQUES: December 14, 2005, 8:23 a.m. - The Elephant in the Middle East Living Room Watching Wahhabis. by R. James Woolsey [National Review] Early in November, hearings before the Senate Judiciary Committee examined hate literature being distributed in American mosques. This material had been translated and published earlier this year by Freedom House's Center for Religious Freedom. (I was chairman of Freedom House at the time and wrote the book's foreword.) The hearings examined these Saudi publications in the context of assessing Chairman Arlen Specter's proposed Saudi Arabia Accountability Act. In addition to the material presented at the hearings, the underlying role of Saudi Arabia's state religion, generally referred to in the West as Wahhabism, deserves expanded attention for a variety of reasons. [continued online....follow link]
http://www.nationalreview.com/comment/woolsey200512140823.asp  Woolsey is on the Honorary Board of AFIO. [SEPoteat]

The Pentagon Breaks the Islam Taboo by Paul Sperry in FrontPageMagazine.com, December 14, 2005
Washington's policy-makers have been careful in the war on terror to distinguish between Islam and the terrorists. The distinction has rankled conservatives who see scarce difference. A little-noticed speech by President Bush in October gave them some hope. In a major rhetorical shift, he described the enemy as "Islamic radicals" and not just "terrorists," although he still denies that radicalism has anything to do with their religion. Now for the first time, a key Pentagon intelligence agency involved in homeland security is delving into Islam's holy texts to answer whether Islam is being radicalized by the terrorists or is already radical. Military brass want a better understanding of what's motivating the insurgents in Iraq and the terrorists around the globe, including those inside America who may be preparing to strike domestic military bases. The enemy appears indefatigable, even more active now than before 9/11. Are the terrorists really driven by self-serving politics and personal demons? Or are they driven by religion? And if it's religion, are they following a manual of war contained in their scripture? ....[to read rest of article, follow the link below]
http://frontpagemag.com/Articles/Printable.asp?ID=20539   [Kesteloot / Poteat]

Assistance Needed
 [IMPORTANT: AFIO does not "vet" nor endorse these research inquiries. Reasonable-sounding inquiries are published as a service to members. Exercise your usual caution and good judgment when responding or supplying any information or making referrals to colleagues. Members should obtain prior approval from their agencies before answering questions that would impact ongoing military or intelligence operations - even if unclassified. Never assume public inquiries about classified projects means they've been declassified. Be attuned to false-flagging.]

CALL FOR PAPERS - International Intelligence History Association [IIHA] is preparing, in cooperation with the Akademie für Politische Bildung / Tutzing, its12th Annual Meeting as an international conference on "Fifty Years of Bundesnachrichtendienst 1956-2006: The BND in Its Historical Context" to be held at Tutzing / Germany (near Munich) April 7-9, 2006. Program organizers: Dr. Jürgen Weber (Tutzing) / Prof. Dr. Wolfgang Krieger (Marburg) Proposals for papers should be related to one of the following subjects: 1) The BND and the Political System of the Federal Republic of Germany; 2) Organisation, Resources, Tasks and Operations of the BND 3) The BND as Viewed by Its Opponents (especially the MfS, KGB, etc.) 4) International Cooperations and Partners of the BND Please send your proposals, including a brief summary and a very short cv, to: kriegerw@staff.uni-marburg.de or write to Prof. Dr. Michael Wala, Ruhr-Universität Bochum, Historisches Institut, Universitätsstr. 150, GA 4/146, 44780 Bochum, Tel: +49-234-32-24667
Fax.: +49-234-32-14873, http://www.ruhr-uni-bochum.de/gna/  [EmilL]

Obituaries:

Herbert J. Jenne   - Dr. Herbert J Jenne, VMD, 88, passed away September 18, 2005 with his family at his side. Dr. Jenne was born in Weehawken, New Jersey on May 10, 1917. He attended University of Miami where his love of Florida began and then attended University of Pennsylvania where he graduated from the School of Veterinary Medicine. He was Assistant State Veterinarian for New Jersey, responsible for administration of livestock disease control programs. Dr. Jenne enlisted in the United State Naval Reserve at the onset of WWII and was sent abroad where his unit served as a forward observer for an amphibious assault (rocket) unit that participated on D-Day at Omaha Beach in Normandy. Subsequently he transferred to Patrol Torpedo Boats that operated against enemy ships in the German-held Channel Islands. From the European Theater, Dr. Jenne was assigned to the Philippine Islands as a skipper of a Patrol Torpedo Boat preparing for the invasion of the Japanese homeland. The war ended with the dropping of the A-bombs and Dr. Jenne was released to inactive duty. He remained in the Naval Reserve until his retirement as a Commander in 1968. In 1950 he joined the newly created Central Intelligence Agency as a veterinarian, later served as a senior operations office in the clandestine service in Europe, and retired as an executive level official in 1974 after 24 years of service. His wife of 65 years, Clair; his children Kurt and Karen; his grandchildren Kathy, Clair and George; and his great grandchildren McKenzie and Hunter survive Dr. Jenne. Dr. Jenne was interred in Arlington National Cemetery with full military honors on December 9, 2005. [CharlesJ - who served with Herb in the CIA/DDI from 1963 to 1974] [WPost]


Coming Events

 

Tuesday, 10 January 06 - Washington, DC - Transforming U.S. Intelligence: The Inside View; 6:30 pm "If intelligence cannot hope to bat a thousand, it still must aim to win the World Series." - Jennifer E. Sims For pointed and practical advice on intelligence reform, nothing beats the recommendations of people from deep inside the intelligence establishment itself. Burton Gerber, a veteran CIA case officer who served 39 years as an operations officer and was chief of station in three Communist countries, and Jennifer E. Sims, former deputy assistant secretary of state for intelligence coordination, have recently co-edited Transforming U.S. Intelligence. Drawing on the issues covered by operators, analysts, and senior managers in this comprehensive book, they and contributor Ambassador at Large Henry A. Crumpton, State Department coordinator for counterterrorism, will illuminate current and potential intelligence challenges, the application of new technologies to existing policies, and coping with management concerns. Audience participation in this penetrating conversation will be strongly encouraged. www.spymuseum.org to register.

 

11 January 2006 - Arlington, VA - the NMIA Potomac Chapter is hosting a luncheon at the Key Bridge Marriott. The speaker: John Schuhart, Deputy Financial Executive Officer, Office of the Deputy Director of National Intelligence Management. For further information or to register, go to www.nmiapotomac.org 

 

16-20 January 2006 - Tysons Corner, VA - IOP '06 is being held at the Sheraton Premiere Hotel - 60 Exhibits -- 20 Top Speakers -- 400-600 International Players. This is the latest version of Robert Steele's OSINT conference. IOP stands for Information Operations (IO), Open Source Intelligence (OSINT), and Peacekeeping Intelligence (PKI). Modern IO consists of Strategic Communications (the message), Open Source Intelligence (the shareable reality), and JIOCS with FL and AA (the technologies). Modern IO is the new American way of war and offers enormous potential in ten IO-heavy mission areas: Strategic Communication & Public Diplomacy; Peacekeeping Intelligence & Information Peacekeeping; Early Warning & Stabilization-Reconstruction Operations; Homeland Defense & Emergency Responder Civil Support; National Education & National Research for National Wealth. Join Congressman Rob Simmons (R-CT-02), Alvin & Heidi Toffler, and many other world-class speakers including Canadian, Croatian, Dutch, English, South African, and Swedish experts on the emerging intersection of open source software, open spectrum, open source information, open access copyright, and open societies. All participants in the three day event will receive the new book on IO, as well as new books on Commercial Intelligence and on Peacekeeping Intelligence. One may elect to participate in only one day, and/or the training day on Friday. Complete details are at www.oss.net/IOP. Congressman Simmons, the "owner" of OSINT on the Hill, and the new ADDNI/OS Eliot Jardines are both confirmed as speakers, as are Alvin & Heidi Toffler and a wide variety of international and US authorities. Six books are included in the conference fee, three of them first-time issues: Steele's own INFORMATION OPERATIONS: All Information, All Languages, All the Time with a Foreword by Congressman Simmons and a technical preface by Canadian naval PhD Robert Garigue; Mats Bjore's new book on COMMERCIAL INTELLIGENCE: Inside Out and Upside Down; and the second PKI book, PEACEKEEPING INTELLIGENCE: The Way Ahead. These books will also be sold on Amazon, but the extraordinary collection of people interested in this topic, as Steele is uniquely-qualified to orchestrate its discussion, only comes together once a year. COST: HALF-PRICE is being offered to AFIO Members, just write AFIO in upper right hand corner and pay half the listed price via credit card or check. Purchase orders are full price discounted for prompt payment. Registration and details at www.oss.net/IOP or Fax 703.266.6391, Call 703.266.6390

 

19 January 2006 - Colorado Springs, CO - The Rocky Mountain Chapter of AFIO will hold its next meeting at the Falcon Room of the USAF Academy's Officers Club. Richard (Dick) Durham will be the speaker on the subject of "SALT 1 and Intelligence Incidents". Meeting will start at 11:30 a.m. with lunch being served at 12:00 noon. Cost is the same $12.00 for either chicken or beef (a full lunch). Reservations must be made by January 16, 2006 to Dick Durham, 719-488-2884. or by e-mail to: Riverwear53@aol.com.

 

Thursday, 19 January 06 - Washington, DC - The Report of the Anglo-Polish Historical Committee Volume I: Intelligence Co-operation between Poland and Great Britain during World War II. 12 noon - 1 pm Cracking Enigma was just the beginning. When Poland shared their code breaking methods and machines with Britain, it was the start of an extraordinary relationship that helped win World War II. From smuggling parts of a German V2 rocket bomb into the UK hidden in a bicycle to reporting on Nazi activity, Polish intelligence played a crucial role in key decision making in London and Washington. Now scholars from the UK and Poland have joined forces to reveal this little-known wartime cooperation. Join Dr. Jan Ciechanowski and Dr. Rafal Wnuk, both contributors to the book, who will travel from Poland to tell this remarkable story. FREE LUNCHTIME AUTHOR DEBRIEFING AND BOOK SIGNING ; www.spymuseum.org.

 

21 January 2006 - Kennebunk, ME - Maine Chapter of AFIO hosts Justice Dept. Official Frank Amoroso, the Regional Director in the U. S. Department of Justice Boston office, who will speak at 2 p.m. at the Kennebunk Free Public Library. The event is open to the public. Amoroso’s topic will be the negative effects of terrorism on Muslims and non-Muslims. Amoroso is involved with the Community Relations Service, the Justice Department's "peacemaker" for community conflicts and tensions arising from differences of race, color, and national origin. Created by the Civil Rights Act of 1964, CRS is the only Federal agency dedicated to assist state and local units of government, private and public organizations, and community groups with preventing and resolving racial and ethnic tensions, incidents, and civil disorders, and in restoring racial stability and harmony. CRS deploys highly skilled professional conciliators, who are able to assist people of diverse racial and cultural backgrounds. Amoroso holds a BA degree in Sociology from the Univ. of Maine, a Masters degree in Counseling from Hampton Univ., and a Masters degree also from the Univ. of So. Calif./Univ. of Maine. He is a graduate of the Maine Executive Institute, Maine Maritime Academy. Additional details about the meeting and the Maine AFIO Chapter are available from President Barbara Storer, 207-985-2392. or email her at ebstorer@webtv.net 

 

January 26-27, 2006 - Arlington, VA - Homeland Defense Journal Training on "Terrorism and the Suicide Bomb Attack" at the NRECA Executive Conference Center (Lobby Level - Conference Room CC1), 4301 Wilson Boulevard, Arlington, Virginia 22203 **Includes a Special Segment on How to Better Prepare for a Bomb Threat and Implement Countermeasures** Visit their web site at www.homelanddefensejournal.com for more information!

 

Thursday, 26 January 06 - Washington, DC - The FBI and the Weather Underground; 6:30 pm "Within the next 14 days we will attack a symbol or institution of American injustice." - Bernadine Dohrn, Weather Underground Organization (WUO) founder  In the late 1960s and early 1970s long-simmering public unrest over the Vietnam War, social reform, and civil rights erupted into violent radical protest. When the Weather Underground began a series of bombings - including strikes on the U.S. Capitol and the Pentagon - as acts of war against the United States, its young members became the target of one of the largest FBI manhunts in history. Bill Ayers, a founding member of the militant political organization and author of Fugitive Days, will recount the origins of the WUO, its purpose, as well as his own evolving feelings about its actions and legacy. Don Strickland, a former FBI agent assigned to the WUO case, will discuss the Bureau's wide-ranging efforts to deal with the WUO's violent acts and track down Underground fugitives, many of whom had become skillful in adopting aliases, forging identification, and selecting hideouts. Join these two former adversaries for an evening of reflection and revelation about an incendiary time in American history. www.spymuseum.org to register.

 

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

 

Wednesday, 8 February 06 - Werner I. Juretzko: An American Spy in the Hands of the Stasi; 6:30 pm "Suddenly, I heard loud knocks at the door. That moment, I knew I was dead meat." - Werner I. Juretzko Interrogation, torture, execution - these were the grim prospects awaiting a Western agent captured by the Stasi, the hated and feared East German state security service. Werner I. Juretzko, an agent for United States Army Intelligence (G-2), survived six years in Stasi torture chambers undergoing brutal interrogations and threat of death until he was released in a spy-swap just days after the Berlin Wall went up. As a passionate anti-communist, Juretzko's spy career began when he agreed to infiltrate the West German Communist Party in 1949. His success led to his recruitment by G-2 as an undercover political operative in East Germany and Poland. His tale of betrayal and loss reveals firsthand the stark reality of Cold War espionage. www.spymuseum.org to register

 

14 February 06 - Tampa, FL- AFIO Suncoast Chapter meets at 11:30 a.m. at the Officers Club's, at MacDill Air Force Base. Before lunch, there will be a demonstration of software, which is not yet commercially available, that teaches someone to speak a language without an accent. It is being developed in numerous languages. This is not just for blending in. The more clearly one speaks, the more credible the message. The luncheon speaker is Amado Gayol who was an officer involved in the Bay of Pigs in 1961 where he was captured and sentenced to thirty years in a Cuban prison. After two years, the US paid a ransom for his return. He was a US Marine Corps officer, trained as a US Army Special Forces Captain, and was Airborne Range qualified. He was wounded in combat in the Dominican Republic, was a three year veteran of the Vietnam War, and served twenty five years as a Senior Operations Officer with the Central Intelligence Agency where he was a specialist on Non-Official Cover (NOC). He is the recipient of the CIA Intelligence Star for Valor. [Gayol is also a member of the AFIO National Board of Directors] Details are available from COL Nathaniel Alderman, Jr., AldermanNJ@aol.com.

 

Thursday, 16 February 06 - Washington, DC - The CIA and Congress: The Untold Story from Truman to Kennedy; 12 noon - 1 pm   Congressional criticism, aggressive oversight alternating with extreme passivity, tight purse strings: the CIA's first 15 years. When David M. Barrett used newly declassified documents, personal interviews, and exhaustive research to explore the CIA's formative years, he found a world of secret budgeting, covert action, and spymasters on Capitol Hill. Barrett's profile of the Agency's early successes and failures will provide a fascinating context for anyone interested in the current debates over the Agency's ultimate fate. FREE LUNCHTIME AUTHOR DEBRIEFING AND BOOK SIGNING www.spymuseum.org.

 

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/ 

 

18 February 2006 - Portland, ME - AFIO Maine Chapter hosts a field trip to the emergency management center. Completed last March with Homeland Security funding and port security grants, the center is a state-of-the-art facility for directing response to natural and man-made disasters. The centers' communication system, which allows decision makers to communicate across agencies and disciplines, has been referred to as "the best in the country." Besides its vital role in securing the largest crude oil port on the East Coast, it has been used to coordinate snow removal during winter storms and to cover a visit by the Queen Mary 2. The center is located in the Portland Arts and Technology High School on Allen Avenue. Those planning to go should meet in the parking lot of the Kennebunk Library at 1:00 p.m. to share rides to the center. Call 207-985-2392 for further information.

 

Thursday, 23 February 06 - Washington, DC - The Impossible Spy; 6:30 - 9:15 pm "What if I were to tell you that there are many Eli Cohens? And that if they are successful, you will never hear of them?" - former Mossad chief, Isser Harel Forty years ago, Eliahu ben Shaul Cohen was sentenced to death by a Syrian military tribunal and executed. At the time of his arrest, Cohen - an undercover agent for Israel's intelligence agency Mossad - had become so popular among the Syrian leadership that he was being considered for the post of Deputy Defense Minister. This 1987 film captures the true story of this unlikely spy - from his hesitant response to recruitment to his enthusiastic adjustment to life as a Syrian powerbroker. Join Wesley Britton, author of Beyond Bond: Spies in Fiction and Film, as he describes this film's unique place in the world of onscreen espionage and its depiction of the Middle East, and Harvey Chertok, the movie's executive producer, for the film's fascinating back story. www.spymuseum.org to register.

 

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.

 

Tuesday, 7 March 06 - Washington, DC - Hot Science and Cool Analysis; 6:30 pm "The analysis came down firmly on both sides of the issue." - Former Director of Central Intelligence Robert Gates in From the Shadows Spies gather data, analysts make sense of it, and scientists develop the tools that help them do both. In this program, you will have the rare opportunity to see demonstrations of the latest technology developed through research now being conducted by the University of Maryland Materials Research Science & Engineering Center (MRSEC) - and then use that technology to gather and analyze information about a fabricated espionage case. Using cutting-edge science, spy skills, and savvy, you will ferret out a double agent on this fast track assignment. Ebeam lithography, particle identification, and voice-changing technology are just some of the super-science technology you will use to shut down a shady operation. Co-sponsored by MRSEC. www.spymuseum.org to register

 

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 

 

Thursday, 16 March 06 - Washington, DC - The Wolves at the Door: The True Story of America’s Greatest Female Spy; 12 noon - 1 pm Virginia Hall, Baltimore's answer to Sydney Bristow. This amazing spy was SOE's go-to agent in World War II France before she had to flee for her life with Klaus Barbie, “the Butcher of Lyon,” hot on her trail. During her second trip to Nazi-occupied France on an OSS mission, Hall, disguised as a peasant, radioed vital info to London and ran a Resistance circuit that helped pave the way for the Allied invasion. For her work, she received the coveted Distinguished Service Cross. That was just the start of a career that continued with the CIA in Latin America. Join Judith L. Pearson for a celebration of the vaunted career of "The Limping Lady."  FREE LUNCHTIME AUTHOR DEBRIEFING AND BOOK SIGNING www.spymuseum.org

 

7-9 May 06 - Bethesda, MD - 2nd Annual INTELCON [National Intelligence Conference and Exposition] - To emphasize practical applications and techniques  INTELCON combines an educational program which focuses 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 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.IntelConference.US  (2006)

 

7 May 2006 - Tyson's Corner, VA - XXXII NMIA Anniversary and Awards Banquet - The National Military Intelligence Association holds this annual event in honor of distinguished individuals who have provided outstanding contributions to military intelligence and who represent the epitome of intelligence professional performance. Selections for the awards are made by the service intelligence chiefs and the directors of the Defense Intelligence Agency, the National Security Agency, the National Imagery and Mapping Agency, the National Reconnaissance Office, the Central Intelligence Agency and the Department of Homeland Security. Please contact Debra Davis nmia@adelphia.net  The Event is being held at the Sheraton-Premiere Hotel. NMIA is a worthwhile organization and deserving of your support.

 

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.

 

27-29 June 2006 - Lyon, France - Complex Asian Crime Symposium 2006 sponsored jointly by Interpol General Secretariat, Lyon, France, and the Center for Asian Crime Studies [CACS] an international, not-for-profit, research and training organization. This training symposium has expanded the geographic scope of the event to encompass interest in terrorism, and has added organized crime to its coverage--and its links to terrorism--from Suez to Tokyo. Experts from academia and national police agencies world-wide, plus private organizations and think-tanks, are asked to gather in Lyon to address a wide range of issues of strategic and tactical interest to law enforcement authorities. Broad topic areas will include (1) Trends in collaboration between criminals and terrorists, (2) New techniques for identifying and tracing suspects, (3) Cross-cultural considerations for effective investigations of persons of Islamic, Hindu and Buddhist religion, (4) Recent investigations involving money laundering, fraud, underground banking and human smuggling by ethnic Asian criminals, and (5) Essential differences between mindsets of West, South and East Asian criminals and societies. Speakers: Among approximately 20 speakers who will appear at the symposium, the following might participate: (1) Assistant Commissioner Tarique Ghaffur, New Scotland Yard, London (2) Mr. David E. Kaplan, Chief Investigative Correspondent, US News & World Report, Washington, DC. (3) Dr. Sheldon Zhang, Professor, San Diego State University, California (4) Chief Investigator Larry Lambert, Orange County Prosecutor’s Office, California (5) Mr. Garry Spence, Director of Investigations, Consumer Protection Authority, British Columbia, Canada. (6) Superintendent Gordon McRae, Royal Canadian Mounted Police Registration: Attendance is limited to persons actively engaged in law enforcement or with serious academic interests. Due to security considerations and limited seating, all who would attend this symposium must register in advance. Registration forms may be found at www.asiancrime.org. Prior to May 31, 2006, a registration fee of 190 Euros per person will be assessed each attendee.
After May 31, 2006, the registration fee will be 220 Euros per person. Completed registration forms may be sent by email to cordhart@aol.com, or they may be sent to Center for Asian Crime Studies, 7609 Royal Dominion Dr, Bethesda, MD 20817, USA along with your payment.

 

3-8 September 2006 - Oxford, England - Spies, Lies & Intelligence Conference - From the historical certainties of World War II, through the treacheries and ultimate triumphs of the Cold War, we have emerged into an age when "Terror" is the West's new political and security watchword. This five-day conference brings together authors, experts and intelligence practitioners of international standing and examines the evolution of intelligence, espionage and deception across more than half a century. Please direct all enquiries and bookings to: The Steward's Office, Christ Church OXFORD OX1 1DP. Tel: +44 (0)1865 286848 Email: conflict@chch.ox.ac.uk or to kerry.deeley@chch.ox.ac.uk   (DKR)

 

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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