AFIO Weekly Intelligence Notes #03-06 dated 16 January 2006

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SECTION I - CURRENT INTELLIGENCE

US MISSILE ATTACK SAID TO MISS TARGET, RAISE PAKISTANI TENSIONS

ISRAELIS SAY TOTAL SUCCESS NOT NEEDED FOR IRAN STRIKE

SECTION II - CONTEXT AND PRECEDENCE

NEGROPONTE NAMES INTELLIGENCE MISSION MANAGERS FOR NORTH KOREA AND IRAN

HSA NAMES CHARLES ALLEN CHIEF INTELLIGENCE OFFICER

SEVERAL CANDIDATES EMERGE FOR NSC ASIA DESK VACANCY

WESTERN INTEL TOLD IRAN STARTS ENRICHING URANIUM

BND SAID TO HAVE WORKED WITH DIA DURING WAR

SECTION III - CYBER INTELLIGENCE

NSA WEBSITE INACCESSIBLE FOR SEVEN HOURS

US TESTING E-PASSPORT IN SINGAPORE, AUSTRALIA

NSA "DOMESTIC SPYING" CONTROVERSY BACKGROUND MATERIAL

BRITISH UNVEIL SURVEILLANCE CRAFT

SECTION IV -- BOOKS, SOURCES, AND ISSUES

Books

NEED SEEN FOR US TO LEAD IN WAR ON TERRORISM

A JOURNALIST’S LOOK AT EMBEDDING

CALL FOR A BETTER GRADE OF PATRIOTISM

Issues

STANDARDS SOUGHT ON SUSPICIOUS ACTIVITIES RECORDS

 

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

 

Careers

INTELLIGENCE BUSINESS DEVELOPMENT

DIRECTORS [2] OF INTELLIGENCE BUSINESS DEVELOPMENT

Notes

ARMY CANCELS TROUBLED SPY PLANE PROGRAM

TALIBAN SLAYS INTEL CHIEF WHO DEFECTED

Assistance Needed - Queries

DATA-MINING AND NSA - SEEKS FORMER NSA OR OTHER EXPERTS

WHAT ABOUT THE TR-1?

CONCERNED OVER WH DIRECTIVES TO NSA, SEEKING OTHERS

Obituaries

WARD W. WARREN - CIA

ROBERT DRAKE - NSA

 

Coming Events 

16-20 January 06 - 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 06 - Kennebunk, ME - Maine Chapter of AFIO hosts Justice Dept. Official on Terrorism
25 January 06 - San Francisco, CA - AFIO Jim Quesada Chapter hosts Dr. Dombroski on "55 Days in Baghdad."
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 - Evidence of Saddam's WMD Threat.

18 February 06 - 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 06 - College Station, TX - Future of Transatlantic Security Relations
16 March 06 - Colorado Spring, CO - AFIO Rocky Mountain Chapter holds meeting at USAF Academy O'Club
16 March 06 (Thurs) - Washington, DC - The Wolves at the Door: The True Story of America’s Greatest Female Spy - Spy Museum
17 March 06 - Tysons Corner, VA - AFIO National Luncheon - Put On Calendar - Details to Follow
20-21 March 06 - Washington, DC - The National Security and Law Society - EMININT 2006
21 - 26 March 06 - Salzburg, Austria - COUNTER-TERRORISM IN EUROPE & AMERICA
11 April 06 - Tampa, FL- AFIO Suncoast Chapter meets 11:30 a.m. at MacDill Air Force Base O'Club to hear Fred Rustmann
7-9 May 06 - Bethesda, MD - 2nd Annual INTELCON Exhibition and Symposium
7 May 06 - Tyson's Corner, VA - XXXII NMIA Anniversary and Awards Banquet
18 May 06 - Colorado Spring, CO - AFIO Rocky Mountain Chapter holds meeting at USAF Academy O'Club
2 June 06 - Tysons Corner, VA - AFIO National Luncheon - Put On Calendar - Details to Follow
27-29 June 06 - Lyon, France - Complex Asian Crime Symposium 2006
3-8 September 06 - Oxford, England - Spies, Lies & Intelligence Conference
8 September 06 - Tysons Corner, VA - AFIO National Luncheon - Put On Calendar - Details to Follow
14 September 06 - Colorado Spring, CO - AFIO Rocky Mountain Chapter holds meeting at USAF Academy O'Club
3rd or 4th week October 06 - McLean, VA - AFIO National Intelligence Symposium - Put On Calendar - Details to Follow
10 October 06 - Tampa, FL- AFIO Suncoast Chapter - at MacDill AFB O'Club
16 November 06 - Colorado Spring, CO - AFIO Rocky Mountain Chapter holds meeting at USAF Academy O'Club

1 December 06 - Tysons Corner, VA - AFIO National Luncheon - Put On Calendar - Details to Follow
5-7 December 06 - Chantilly, VA - MASINT V, The MASINT Association’s Annual Conference

 


SECTION I - CURRENT INTELLIGENCE

US MISSILE ATTACK SAID TO MISS TARGET, RAISE PAKISTANI TENSIONS - A US missile attack at 3 a.m. on 13 January on a mountain village in Pakistan, bordering Afghanistan, killed 18 people, including women and children, the world press reported.
The prime target of the attack was al Qaeda's No.2, Ayman al-Zawahiri. But he escaped harm when he changed his mind about attending a dinner in the village to celebrate the Id al-Adha (the feast of Abraham's sacrifice of Isaac) and sent aides in his place, AP reported from Peshawar, citing intelligence officials. Zawahiri reportedly has a wife from a local tribe.
www.latimes.com/news/nationworld/world/la-011506pakistan_wr,0,2280350.story?coll=la-story-footer&track=morenews
The attack was precise, the intelligence was flawed, and the strained relation between Pakistan and the US has been pushed to breaking point, according to The Observer (London) on 15 January.
observer.guardian.co.uk/world/story/0,16937,1686918,00.html
The attack in the sparsely populated North West Frontier Province located three targeted houses on the outskirts of the village of Damadola Burkanday and squarely struck their hujra, the large rooms traditionally used by Pashtun tribesmen to accommodate guests.
One Pakistani official told The Observer that hours before the strike some unidentified guests had arrived at one home and that some bodies had been removed quickly after the attack. This was denied by villagers who said they had never sheltered any al-Qaeda or Taliban leaders, let alone al-Zawahiri. However, a senior intelligence official said 12 bodies, including seven foreigners, had been taken from the village and claimed by militants.
Another Pakistani official told AP that some bodies were taken away for DNA tests. A law enforcement official in Washington said the FBI expected to conduct the tests to determine victims' identities, although Pakistan had not yet formally requested them.
Haroon Rashid, a member of parliament who lives in a village near Damadola, said, 'A drone has been flying over the area for the last three, four days, and I had a feeling that something nasty was going to happen. There was no foreigner there - we never saw a single foreigner here."
American and Pakistani officials have said the American airstrike was believed to have been carried out by a remotely piloted Predator aircraft, the New York Times reported on 15January.
www.nytimes.com/2006/01/15/international/asia/15pakistan.html?th&emc=th
But according to The Observer, several eyewitnesses spoke of seeing planes and illuminating flares over the village which, if true, would indicate the use of missiles from planes guided in by Special Forces teams on the ground rather than CIA-operated drones.
Obaidullah, a local doctor, said he saw the airstrike from his home about five to six kilometers away. 'There was one plane flying (overhead). Then more planes came. First they dropped light and then bombs,' he said.
Some 10,000 people protested in Karachi, Pakistan's biggest city, chanting "Death to America" and hundreds massed in Islamabad, Lahore, Multan and Peshawar, burning US flags and demanding the withdrawal of US troops from Afghanistan.
In Khaar, the administrative center of the province in which Damadola is situated, thousands of tribesmen, led by a local parliamentarian, protested on 14 January. After the rally dispersed, 800 to 900 men went on a rampage and attacked the offices of two nongovernmental organizations in the town, according to the local Pakistani reporter. People in the crowd looted computers from BEST, an American-financed aid organization, and burnt the compound. The office of an Italian aid group, Intersos, was smashed and looted before the authorities intervened.
President Pervez Musharraf has maintained a difficult and domestically unpopular alliance with Washington since 2001. He has deployed unprecedented numbers of troops in operations to capture senior al Qaeda figures. However, he has not granted US forces in Afghanistan the right to cross the border into Pakistan.
Tensions between Washington and Islamabad have grown in recent weeks as American troops have stepped up operations. Pakistan lodged a protest with the US military six days ago after a reported US airstrike killed eight people in the North Waziristan tribal region, 300 miles south of Damadola.
Sen. John McCain and other lawmakers defended the Damadola action. "We have to do what we think is necessary to take out al Qaeda, particularly the top operatives. This guy [al-Zawahiri] has been more visible than Osama bin Laden lately," McCain told CBS' "Face the Nation." (PJK, DKR)

ISRAELIS SAY TOTAL SUCCESS NOT NEEDED FOR IRAN STRIKE - The feasibility of a successful military operation against Iran and its nuclear program need not be total in order for Israeli leaders to order such a strike, according to a recent Israeli Air Force report, the Jerusalem Post reported on 12 January. This view, the Israeli daily said, appeared to abate a recently published US army report that claims Israel has no viable military option against Iranian nukes.
www.jpost.com/servlet/Satellite?cid=1136361062324&pagename=JPost%2FJPArticle%2FShowFull
According to a senior Air Force officer who was privy to the IAF paper, the intelligence available at the time of the June 1981 strike on the Iraqi reactor at Osirak was only partial and it was unclear whether the planned air raid would be effective. "At the time, there was no firm information on either the extent of the damage that the strike could cause or whether it would have a fatal impact on the Iraqi nuclear program. The information he had was very partial. . "
The IAF officer said that while Iran is increasingly fearful of attack, it is limited in its ability to create an effective air defense. According to Israeli intelligence, Iran has strengthened air defenses around various nuclear sites. The source described the defenses as good.
One war game scenario played out by the IAF was an American attack on Iranian nuclear sites. In this case, it was believed the US would give Israel a prior warning of "perhaps a day, nothing significant." "There is no way the Iranians would believe that it was the Americans and [they] will seek to retaliate against Israel," a senior officer said.
The officer declined to say whether there were key targets in Iran that, if destroyed, would seriously set back their nuclear program. (DKR)


SECTION II - CONTEXT AND PRECEDENCE

NEGROPONTE NAMES INTELLIGENCE MISSION MANAGERS FOR NORTH KOREA AND IRAN - The DNI has named intelligence mission managers for North Korea and Iran, to address gaps in knowledge about those two countries and concerns about their nuclear programs. The North Korea account will be handled by Joseph DeTrani, while S. Leslie Ireland will cover Iran.

HSA NAMES CHARLES ALLEN CHIEF INTELLIGENCE OFFICER - Charles E. Allen, a CIA intelligence legend noted for predicting the 1990 invasion of Kuwait by Iraq, has been appointed chief of intelligence for Homeland Security.

SEVERAL CANDIDATES EMERGE FOR NSC ASIA DESK VACANCY - Pentagon Asian specialist Richard Lawless is still a leading candidate to replace Michael Green as senior director for Asian affairs at the National Security Council. Mr. Green left last month for Georgetown University. Former businessman James J. Shinn, the national intelligence officer for
East Asia within the Office of the Director of National Intelligence, is said to have emerged as another leading candidate. Other possibilities include James R. Keith, a State Department Asia hand, and Victor Cha, the NSC staff specialist for Japan and Korea. CIA analyst Dennis Wilder, who was named recently as the acting NSC director
for Asia, is actively campaigning to be named permanently to the powerful policy coordinating post. Mr. Wilder is a critic of Mr. Lawless and Defense Secretary Donald H. Rumsfeld, and their more hawkish views on China. At one time, Mr. Wilder was considered the top choice to replace Mr. Green, but officials tell us his appointment has run into trouble and is unlikely. http://www.gertzfile.com/gertzfile/ring010606.html  [PJK]

WESTERN INTEL TOLD IRAN STARTS ENRICHING URANIUM - Reports received by Western intelligence agencies say Iranian scientists are expected to start work this week on enriching tons of uranium to a level where it could be used in the production of atomic weapons, according to the Daily Telegraph (London) on 16 January.
www.opinion.telegraph.co.uk/news/main.jhtml?xml=/news/2006/01/16/wiran16.xml&sSheet=/news/2006/01/16/ixnewstop.html 
The work was to be undertaken at the Natanz uranium enrichment facility 90 miles north-east of Tehran, with Iran feeding converted uranium into 164 centrifuges there. That could enable it to create enriched uranium of sufficient quality for nuclear weapons production within three years, the Telegraph said, also saying that nuclear experts working for the intelligence agencies have concluded that Iran now has the resources necessary for developing a nuclear weapon.
"The big intelligence debate now is not whether Iran can build a bomb, but how long it will take them to build it," a senior Western intelligence officer told the Daily Telegraph.
The question for Western intelligence is to assess exactly how long it will take the Iranians to complete the process. "We just don't know how efficient the Natanz plant is at enriching uranium," said an intelligence official. (DKR)

BND SAID TO HAVE WORKED WITH DIA DURING WAR - German parliamentarians have called for an inquiry into allegations of German-US intelligence co-operation reported by The Independent (London) on 14 January as confirmed by Berlin government sources.
news.independent.co.uk/europe/article338475.ece
On 12 January, German public broadcaster NDR aired an interview with an unidentified former DoD official who said Germany had closely cooperated with the DIA in Iraq, ISN Security Watch reported. "[Germany] gave us direct support. They gave us information for targeting," the former official told NDR.
www.isf.ethz.ch/swdetails.cfm?id=14328
The BND strongly rejected the reports.
The TV channel said German intelligence officers in Baghdad had supplied information about a restaurant in the Mansur district of the city which Saddam Hussein was said to have frequented on the eve of the US-led invasion. The US military bombed the building, killing 12 people.
Renate Kunast, opposition Green party parliamentary leader, commented that, "This suggests Germany took part in the war against Iraq after all."
Government officials conceded the BND maintained a presence in Baghdad, but declined to say what kind of information was passed to the United States other than details about buildings, such as schools, hospitals and embassies, that should not be bombed.
The charges were seen in Germany as raising speculation about the future of Foreign Minister Franz Walter Steinmeier, who as head of the office of then Chancellor Gerhard Schröder, oversaw the Bundesnachtrichtendienst (Federal Intelligence Service). Steinmeier has admitted that two BND operatives stayed in Iraq during the war to acquire broad knowledge over the conflict there.
There was also speculation that the reports were timed to embarrass Chancellor Angela Merkel during her recent meeting in Washington with President Bush and so undercut her efforts that proved successful, to improve at the least the atmosphere of relations with the United States. (DKR)


SECTION III - CYBER INTELLIGENCE

NSA WEBSITE INACCESSIBLE FOR SEVEN HOURS - The NSA Website was inaccessible for more than seven hours on 13 January, AP reported.
www.globetechnology.com/servlet/story/RTGAM.20060116.gtNSA0116/BNStory/Technology
NSA spokesman Don Weber declined to say whether the site suffered an attack by hackers or suffered a technical glitch. Internet experts at Keynote Systems Inc., which monitors Web traffic around the world, said access to the NSA's Web site by visitors across the United States was severely limited.
"This condition would indicate to me that either the site is being overwhelmed with legitimate users or a DOS [denial of service] attack," said Shawn White, the director for Keynote's external operations.
Internet records indicate the NSA's Website is contracted to Lingual Information System Technologies Inc. of Columbia, MD, according to AP. An operator there said no executives were available to comment on the outage because they had left for the holiday weekend. (DKR)

USG TESTING E-PASSPORT IN SINGAPORE, AUSTRALIA - The United States has started testing electronic passports which contain an RFID chip holding information and a digital photo of the passport's carrier at Changi Airport, Singapore, and Sydney Airport, Australia, as well as San Francisco Airport, The Register reported on 16 January.
www.theregister.co.uk/2006/01/16/us_retests_epassports
Singapore Airlines crew, some US diplomats and some citizens from Australia and New Zealand are carrying the new passports, the British site said. The tests are to evaluate the impact of new equipment and software to verify the chipped passports. They will also collect information to make it easier for other countries to join the scheme and stay within international standards, The Register said.
The passports contain Basic Access Control to counter fears the chips could be accessed or read remotely.
It is the second test the US has run. Jim Williams, director of DHS' US VISIT, said the results of the previous test, held at Los Angeles International Airport and Sydney Airport, indicated further testing would allow evaluation of new technologies.  The DHS press release is available at www.dhs.gov/dhspublic/display?content=5342  (DKR)

NSA "DOMESTIC SPYING" CONTROVERSY BACKGROUND MATERIAL - The Congressional Research Service of the Library of Congress has published a memorandum, "Presidential Authority to Conduct Warrantless Electronic Surveillance to Collect Foreign Intelligence Information," with important background information about this controversial topic. http://www.fas.org/sgp/crs/intel/m010506.pdf 
The Administration bases its authority both on inherent presidential powers and the joint resolution authorizing the use of "all necessary and appropriate force" to engage militarily
those responsible for the terrorist attacks of September 11, 2001," including overriding some prohibitions against warrantless monitoring contained in the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act. The memorandum analyzes the constitutional separation of powers regarding collection of foreign intelligence, the origins of wiretap warrants and electronic surveillance for intelligence collection the current statutory framework for conducting electronic surveillance, and FISA exceptions to the requirement for a court order. The memorandum also addresses in detail the Administration’s rationale that current domestic electronic surveillance is a "necessary and appropriate" use of presidential authority. [PDM]

BRITISH UNVEIL SURVEILLANCE CRAFT - Britain has unveiled its Corax unmanned stealth surveillance aircraft, The Register reported on 16 January.
www.theregister.co.uk/2006/01/16/corax_unveiled
Citing the BBC, The Register said the BAE systems project looks a bit like a cancelled US military spy plane called DarkStar while Jane's International Defense Review reckoned Corax indicated a new direction in combat vehicles for the UK's armed forces.
Britain has terminated plans for a future manned combat aircraft and is working closely with the US on Project Churchill which focuses on a joint, airborne command and control of pilotless combat air vehicles from 2015 onwards, Jane's said.
Flight International, quoted by The Register, said the high-speed design was tested during 2004 and has a shrouded, above-fuselage engine and an extended wing with moving control surfaces. (DKR)
www.flightinternational.com/Articles/2005/12/19/Navigation/196/203649/BAE+unveils+its+UCAV+secrets.html  (DKR)


SECTION IV -- BOOKS, SOURCES, AND ISSUES

Books

NEED SEEN FOR US TO LEAD IN WAR ON TERRORISM - Robert J. Lieber, The American Era: Power and Strategy for the 21st Century (Cambridge University Press, 255 pp. $28)
Lieber, a Georgetown University political scientist, supported the Iraq War and approved of Bush's grand strategy but is critical of the way in which it has been implemented.
Lieber argues that the jihadi terrorist threat requires that we should sometimes preempt a danger and even launch preventive war. As the only superpower, the United States must lead and American intervention is necessary, he says.
In the Middle East, liberalization and democratization may be the keys to fundamental change and the answer to terrorism, he holds. But he is also critical of what he considers American hubris and harsh language that can undercut good intentions. Soft power, he accepts, is important although anti-Americanism is inevitable as long as the United States exists as a great power. (DKR)

A JOURNALIST’S LOOK AT EMBEDDING - Philip Seib, Beyond the Front Lines: How the News Media Cover a World Shaped by War (Palgrave MacMillan, 185 pp. $29.95)
Seib, an award-winning journalist, is perceptive from a newsman’s point of view on the policy of embedding and its implications for future wars. He is an advocate of the view, widely shared among journalists, that they should take an adversarial posture and he believes that government statements to the press cannot to be taken at face value.
He is also critical of American news organizations that he sees as having degraded their international coverage to a level of ineptitude. (DKR)

CALL FOR A BETTER GRADE OF PATRIOTISM - James Bovard, Attention Deficit Democracy (Palgrave Macmillan, 299 pp. $26.95)
Bovard sees administrations from Johnson's to Bush II's as distorting, concealing and fabricating facts. But government can only be as dishonest as the public and media allow it to be, Bovard argues. What is needed, according to Bovard, is for Americans to cultivate a higher grade of patriotism. (DKR)

AMERICAN ALLY: TONY BLAIR AND THE WAR ON TERROR - Con Coughlin. Ecco, $26.95 (400p) ISBN 0060731265  Coughlin, a British journalist and Middle East specialist, documents prime minister Tony Blair's tenure, showing how his proximity to Bill Clinton and George Bush has carried a high price. The heart of this story is the search for weapons of mass destruction in Iraq and the tumult precipitated by September 11, culminating in the decision by Blair and Bush to confront Saddam Hussein. Blair emerges from these pages as a deeply moral, anguished wartime leader at the mercy of Washington's political and ideological currents. (Feb.) (PDM)

Issues

STANDARDS SOUGHT ON SUSPICIOUS ACTIVITIES RECORDS - The Bush administration is trying to set standards for how government agencies collect and maintain reports of suspicious activity. This is out of concern that the agencies may be keeping inappropriate information on Americans while working to thwart terrorism with more extensive domestic intelligence, the Washington Post reported on 153 January, citing officials.
www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2006/01/12/AR2006011201852.html
A number of departments have set up systems to encourage employees and others to file suspicious-activity reports, or SARs, to protect their facilities and personnel from attack. A DNI spokesman said the NCTC was playing the primary role in seeking to establish common standards.
Reporting varies from agency to agency and information is collected in one form or another in data systems by DoD, FBI, CIA, State and DHS. How information is handled and shared has become a matter of heightened concern after recent revelations that a DoD agency inappropriately kept reports in a database about people and groups that had protested the war in Iraq. Sen. Dianne Feinstein wrote SecDef Rumsfeld to express concern and ask him for answers about the Counterintelligence Field Activity agency, or CIFA.
"One of our objectives certainly is to weed out rubbish and other stuff that shouldn't make its way into suspicious-activity reports in the first place," a senior counterterrorism official said of the NCTC effort. "In many instances the threshold for reporting is low, which makes it extremely difficult to evaluate some of this information," said the official.
In December, DoD spokesman Bryan Whitman said reports about protesters and others who were not a threat should have been purged from the database but these were not. Under Secretary for Intelligence Stephen Cambone ordered a review, underway, to identify any information that might be improperly stored in the database, Whitman said. (DKR)


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. ]

BUSINESS DEVELOPMENT - Comtex, Inc., a search firm in the Nation's Capital, is currently interviewing candidates for several Business Development Positions available immediately.
The ideal candidate would have excellent people skills and substantial experience in the Federal Market. A verifiable track record in procuring major engagements is required. Most desireable is experience with US army, US AIR FORCE, US Veterans Administration, HHS, DISA,, Homeland Security, DOD Health Care TRICARE, DLA or OSD. Compensation plan includes $300K per annum, with a negotiable base salary in the $130K - $200K range & substantial draw plus bonuses tied to performance. Comtex is looking for people with services background and experience. A career with EDS, Bearing Point, Accenture or Deloitte would an ideal background. Inquiries and applications should be directed to Lynn Argain at 301.948.2174, lynn@comtex-search.com. [NortonNet]

DIRECTORS OF BUSINESS DEVELOPMENT [two openings] - one for Columbia, MD, another for Annapolis Junction, MD. Responsibilities: Develop relationships in domestic/international government markets, focusing on identify and developing opportunities for growth. Develop market strategies and long term business plans. Acts as liaison with government agencies. Develops, leads, and participates in capture activities. Compensation: Base pay $150K+(depending on experience) along with a lucrative bonus plan and excellent benefits. Requires a verifiable track record in business development within intel community. Location: Columbia, MD. and Annapolis Junction, MD. Interested parties should contact Ron Falcone at MiddleBridge Staffing, LLC via phone at (401) 736-5100 or rrf@middlebridgestaffing.com MiddleBridge Staffing, LLC, a leading executive search firm specializing in Government IT industry, has 2 new opportunities within the intel community.
Each of the positions are for major Information Technology defense contractors.

Notes

ARMY CANCELS TROUBLED SPY PLANE PROGRAM - The Army has canceled its contract with Lockheed Martin for the Aerial Common Sensor plane after the program developed technical problems the military determined were too expensive to fix, the Washington Post reported on 13 January.
www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2006/01/12/AR2006011201536.html
The Sensor was supposed to detect enemy signals and track enemy troop movements from 37,000 feet in the air. Lockheed had struggled to fit all of the required technology on the aircraft, a regional jet from Embraer SA of Brazil.
Claude M. Bolton, Army acquisition chief, said in a letter to Congress that the military was headed back to the drawing board and would open a new competition for the plane in 2009. Lockheed is to receive a termination fee.
The planes the Aerial Common Sensor was to replace were the Army's Guardrail Common Sensor and Airborne Reconnaissance Low and the Navy's EP-3E. These will continue to operate, according to the Post.
"The Army has plans that are too expensive and can't afford all of them," said Steve Kosiak, research analyst at the Center for Strategic and Budgetary Assessments. "They have to make cuts somewhere. The days of the very large increases in defense spending are over."
Analysts said the services have different needs, but the military wanted to put both Navy and Army technology on one plane, and Lockheed underestimated how much it would weigh. For example, while the Army wanted the plane to monitor the battlefield, the Navy wanted its version to intercept overseas communications in the Western Pacific and the Middle East, said Loren B. Thompson, a defense industry consultant at the Lexington Institute. (DKR)

TALIBAN SLAYS INTEL CHIEF WHO DEFECTED - Gunmen in Kandahar killed Mohammed Khaksar, a former Taliban intelligence chief who repudiated the Islamist movement and sided with the US presence in Afghanistan, the Washington Post reported on 15 January.
www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2006/01/14/AR2006011400983.html
Khaksar was shot by two gunmen on a motorbike while he was carrying groceries home from a market. He died instantly. It was the latest in a string of attacks that in recent weeks that saw a teacher beheaded and numerous other Afghans killed in suicide attacks. The Taliban asserted responsibility for Khaksar's killing.
Khaksar was a key player in the Taliban when it swept to power in the mid-1990s, but became disenchanted with the expanded role of al Qaeda in Afghan affairs. In 1999, he said, he secretly reached out to the United States. He also became an informant for the Northern Alliance, the major Afghan anti-Taliban force. (DKR)

Queries - Assistance Needed
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DATA-MINING AND NSA - SEEKS FORMER NSA OR OTHER EXPERTS - "I wanted to touch base to see if any AFIO members might be able to help me with a story I’m working on data mining at the NSA, in light of the recent revelations about the presidentially authorized program to collect intelligence on U.S. persons. I’d like to get into some of the technical aspects of how this new program might differ from what NSA does traditionally. I think it’s interesting in and of itself, but it also might help to clarify the debate here. After all, NSA might be conducting surveillance that doesn’t fit neatly into the kinds envisioned under FISA. And I’m not sure FISA has any provisions that relate to analysis of intelligence. I take it as a base fact that NSA doesn’t view its authorities, especially in this program, as coming from FISA. The president’s authority and EO 12333, I suspect, play much more significant roles here. I will keep conversations confidential and could refer to people anonymously, if needed." Replies to: Shane Harris, Intelligence and Homeland Security Correspondent, National Journal, 202-739-8581 or at SHarris@nationaljournal.com

WHAT ABOUT THE TR-1? - 'U-2 HEADS INTO RETIREMENT,' AFIO Weekly Intelligence Notes #02-06 dated 9 January 2006, reported the impending withdrawal of the U-2. WJAJKO asks what the fate is of the TR-1, a tactical reconnaissance version of the U-2 introduced in 1981. According to the Federation of American Scientists, the TR-1, along with the TR-2, was redesignated in 1992 as the U-2R. www.fas.org/irp/program/collect/u-2.htm .  Replies to Jajko at wjajko@aol.com  (DKR)

CONCERNED OVER WH DIRECTIVES TO NSA, SEEKING OTHERS - I am seeking contacts with retired intelligence officers who share my concern that the President's decision directing NSA to intercept the communications of U.S. persons without a warrant was both illegal and unnecessary. Congress passed FISA specifically to prevent the Executive Branch from conducting this type of surveillance based on its own unilateral determination that national security justifies it. FISA mandates warrants for intelligence surveillance inside the United State to prevent abuses. The Patriot act lowered the standards for obtaining FISA warrants; they are relatively easy to obtain. The government can begin collection and then has 72 hours to obtain a warrant to continue. I believe the administration's justification for the decision to by-pass the system is, pardon the expression, tortured. (See the non-partisan Congressional Research Service report.) In essence, the administration claims war powers unlimited by the Constitution, Congress and the courts. They could have streamlined (largely self imposed) procedures or sought additional legislative authority. That they did not leaves a the strong suspicion that if the FISA Court or Congress knew what was really going on, they would have said no! Mike Pheneger, Colonel, USA (R). mphenege@tampabay.rr.com

Obituaries:

WARD WESLEY WARREN, 73, a former intelligence officer with the Central Intelligence Agency and contributing editor to AFIO's Intelligencer Journal, died of sudden cardiac arrest on Saturday, 14 January 2006. He had retired from CIA in 1989 after 30 years as an operations officer in the CIA's Directorate of Operations where he had been stationed at numerous posts in Asia and South Asia. Prior to his CIA service, he was in the U.S. Army and served in Korea. After retirement from the Agency, he was Senior Vice President of Omega Associates Consulting in Pittsburgh, PA before returning to CIA from 1991 - 1996 as Curator of the Historical Intelligence Collection. The collection is the world's largest library devoted to open intelligence literature, comprising over 25,000 works on intelligence and related topics. A championship golfer, Mr. Warren also was the author of numerous essays and book reviews on the subject of intelligence and had lectured at universities and government and private institutions throughout the US. He was a graduate of the University of Michigan with a Master's degree in Oriental Languages and Literatures. A former editor of AFIO's Periscope, he also was one of the contributing editors of Intelligencer Journal up to his death. He was working on a compendium of reviews of literature in intelligence at the time of his death. He is survived by his wife, Gail, of Arlington and Williamsburg, VA; a son, Theodore Warren, 31, of Alexandria, VA; a daughter, Alanna Wanek, 29, and by one grandson, Luke Wanek, 2, both in New Orleans, LA. Visitation and Funeral services will be held at Arlington Funeral Home [3901 N Fairfax Dr, Arlington], on Monday 23 January 2006 from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m., followed by a memorial service from 1 p.m. to 2 p.m. The ashes will be buried in a private family ceremony at a later date.   His wit, erudition, and "take" on the historical literature of intelligence, will be long missed.

ROBERT DRAKE - A former DDNSA, 82, died of congestive heart failure on 12 January at his home in Annapolis, the Annapolis Capital reported.
Born in 1923, in Northfield, MN, he followed service as a B-24 pilot in the Pacific during World War II by graduating with honors from Carleton College in 1948, where he was elected to Phi Beta Kappa. He subsequently received a master’s degree in International Affairs from George Washington University in 1965, following graduation from the National War College in 1964.
He retired in 1980 as Deputy Director of the National Security Agency, after serving 31 years in a variety of analytical, administrative and policy positions, including tours in Europe and the Pacific.
After retirement, he spent a year as a program manager with General Dynamics Electronics Division and served as part-time consultant on various projects to the NSA, DCI and the Office of the Independent Counsel for Iran-Contra. He also served on the Board BAE Systems North America for 10 years.
He was awarded the NSA Meritorious and Exceptional Civilian Service Awards, DoD Distinguished Civilian Service Award, National Intelligence Distinguished Service Medal and CIA Distinguished Service Medal.
His wife of 56 years, Helen Suzanne, died before him. Survivors are his second wife, Mary Page, and their combined family of eight children, 13 granddaughters and 12 great-grandchildren.
In April, Drakes's ashes will be buried next to those of his first wife in Cape Coral, FL. Arrangements are by Gary L. Kaufman Funeral Home at Meadowridge Memorial Park, Inc. in Elkridge,
Maryland. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions can be made to Hospice of the Chesapeake, 445 Defense Highway, Annapolis, MD 21401. (DKR)


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 06 - McLean, VA - TECHEXPO CAREER FAIR - Being held at the Ritz-Carlton Tysons Corner, 1700 Tyson Blvd., from 10am to 4pm, the fair concerns positions in defense, intelligence and the government community.
IMPORTANT: one or several specific types of clearances are required for this event. If your profile does not meet the requirement, you will not be able to register for the event. We invite you to make sure your profile is updated before you register. For further information visit
http://security-clearance-job-fairs.techexpousa.com/show_info.cfm?show_id=188

 

11 January 06 - 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 

 

12 January 06 - Baltimore, MD - TECHEXPO CAREER FAIR - Being held at the BWI Marriott, 1743 West Nursery Rd, Baltimore, MD 21240.
IMPORTANT: one or several specific types of clearances are required for this event. If your profile does not meet the requirement, you will not be able to register for the event. We invite you to make sure your profile is updated before you register.
Pre-register online. This will allow recruiters to find your resume and schedule face-to-face interviews before the event. If you have any questions or require further information, please e-mail admin@techexpoUSA.com.
For further information visit http://security-clearance-job-fairs.techexpousa.com/show_info.cfm?show_id=189 

 

16-20 January 06 - 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 06 - 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 06 - 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 

 

Wednesday, 25 January 06 - San Francisco, CA - "55 Days in Baghdad: A Political Scientist’s Surreal Sabbatical in the Green Zone"  is the topic of the dinner speaker at AFIO Jim Quesada Chapter's meeting.  Kenneth R. Dombroski, Ph.D. Naval Postgraduate School, Monterey, discusses his temporary assignment as a political advisor to the strategy section of the Multinational Force - Iraq. He was involved with assessing political risks and opportunities for the coalition forces involving the constitutional referendum and national elections in Iraq, as well as helping stand up ministerial capacity building and government transition programs for the new Iraqi government. Dr. Dombroski will talk about the U.S. strategy to defeat the insurgency and foster a democracy in Iraq from his perspective working inside the embassy in Baghdad. His discussion will include a critique of the recently released “National Strategy for Victory in Iraq,” as well as a discussion of the democratization process underway in Iraq. Dr. Ken Dombroski is a Lecturer of the Center for Civil-Military Relations at the Naval Postgraduate School in Monterey, California, where he has been on the faculty since 1999. He teaches graduate courses in American national security policy, peacekeeping, and the role of intelligence agencies in democracies. In the fall of 2005, Dr. Dombroski was a political advisor to the Deputy Chief of Staff, Strategy, Plans, and Assessment, Multinational Force - Iraq, at the American Embassy in Baghdad.
A retired military intelligence officer and Middle East specialist - as well as an AFIO member, Dr. Dombroski served two tours of duty as a strategic intelligence officer in the Defense Intelligence Agency and deployed to Saudi Arabia with the U.S. Central Command during Operation Desert Storm. Dr. Dombroski earned a Ph.D. in world politics from the Catholic University of America. His recent academic work on intelligence reform in emerging democracies includes chapters in two books to be published by the University of Texas Press and an article for the Journal of Democracy. Time: 6:30 pm - No Host Cocktails; 7:15 pm Dinner.   Place:  Basque Cultural Center, 599 Railroad Avenue, South San Francisco, CA 650-583-8091
Cost: $35 pp Member Rate - with advance reservations; $45 pp Non-Member Rate or at door without reservation. Respond to Mary Lou Anderson no later than EOD 1/19/06. Reservations not cancelled by 1/19/06 must be honored. Send reservation and check to "AFIO" to: Mary Lou Anderson, 46 Anchorage Rd, Sausalito, CA 94965   Telephone 415-332-6440

 

26-27 January  06 - 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 Ranger 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 on this unusual program 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/   EVIDENCE OF SADDAM'S WMD THREAT? - John Loftus, a former military intelligence analyst who is President of Intelligence Summit, believes a cache of recordings of Saddam Hussein's office meetings has been uncovered that may be the best evidence yet of Saddam's secret intentions concerning WMD, suggests Loftus's recent email broadcast. The tapes are to be released at his Summit on 17 February. Loftus plans to have a panel of intelligence experts discuss the ways in which the tapes may be verified by voiceprint analysis and other technical means - but their reliability at this event will be undetermined at the time of the event itself.  The audiotapes, Loftus writes, "were apparently overlooked when found in a warehouse along with other untranslated Iraqi intelligence files. The contractor who recovered the tapes has requested that his identity remain anonymous until he makes his presentation."

 

18 February 06 - 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 06 - 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 

 

16 March 06 - Colorado Spring, CO - AFIO Rocky Mountain Chapter holds meeting at Air Force Academy Officers Club in the Falcon Room, starting at 11:30, lunch served at 12:00 and meeting ends at 1:30 pm. Speakers to be announced. Questions or Reservations to Dick Durham, 719-488-2884. or Riverwear53@aol.com.

 

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

 

17 March 06 - Tysons Corner, VA - AFIO National Luncheon - Put On Calendar - Details to Follow
 

20-21 March 06 - Washington, DC - EMININT 2006 - The National Security and Law Society, an international law student organization with thirteen chapters across the U.S. and Canada annually hosts a Spring Symposium on Emerging Issues in National and International Security (EMININT). EMININT 2006 will be hosted at American University Washington College of Law, and will feature panels on Awarding of Governmental National Security Contracts; Legislative Interpretation of National Security; Cyber-Security and the Electronic War on Terror; Immigration in an Age of Terrorism; Petro-Security in the Post-9/11 World; FBI vs. MI-5: The War Over Domestic Intelligence; International Adjudication of Terror; and The War on Terror in the Foreign Media.  EMININT 2006 will consist of speakers who represent the top of their fields, from six countries, including academic experts, senior U.S. government policymakers, and international legal authorities and the media.  To receive updates or for more information, email EMININT@gmail.com  Online pre-registration is http://www.wcl.american.edu/org/nsls/eminint_2006.cfm

 

21 - 26 March 06 - Salzburg, Austria - COUNTER-TERRORISM IN EUROPE & AMERICA: Threat Perception and Response, Consequence Management, Security v. Civil Liberty. This five-day day program will provide a comparative, critical and comprehensive assessment of current European and American counter-terrorist efforts, including the social, ethical, political and legal impacts. It will provide the first comprehensive review of counter-terrorist efforts since the expiration of the Patriot Act in the United States, and the release of the EU Counter-Terrorism Strategy Paper in Europe.
The program is designed to provide a practical means of assessing current risk and response for individuals whose work is affected by potential terrorist activities and current and future counter-terrorism policies. This includes officials in trans-national, national, state and city governments, security organizations, private corporations, the media, think tanks, human rights organizations, as well as other independent sector entities. Faculty - François Heisbourg (Chair), Director, Fondation pour la Recherche Stratégique , former Senior Vice President Strategic Development, MATRA-Defense-Espace, Paris; Randy Beardsworth, Assistant Secretary, US Department of Homeland Security, Policy, Planning, and International Affairs Directorate, Washington, DC; European Commission, Directorate General for Freedom, Security and Justice, European Commission, Brussels (To be announced); Benita Ferrero-Waldner, Commissioner for External Relations and the European Neighbourhood Policy, European Commission, Brussels; former Austrian Foreign Minister; Robert R. Kiley, Commissioner of Transport, Transport for London, London; Juan Fernando Lopez Aguilar, Minister of Justice, Ministry of Justice, Madrid (tentative); David Omand, former Head of Security and Intelligence, Cabinett Office, London (invited). For more information visit the following site:   http://www.salzburgseminar.org/2006Sessions.cfm?GroupID=4025&IDEventTypes=144&IDEvent=1024  
 

11 April 06 - Tampa, FL- AFIO Suncoast Chapter meets at 11:30 a.m. at the Officers Club, at MacDill Air Force Base. The luncheon speaker is Frederick Rustmann, Jr., a twenty-four-year veteran of the CIA’s Directorate of Operations. He retired in 1990 as a member of the elite Senior Intelligence Service (SIS) with the equivalent rank of major general. Assigned abroad to posts in eight countries in Asia, Europe and Africa during the Cold War, he was heavily involved in the collection of foreign intelligence from human and technical sources. In two of those foreign posts he was the senior CIA officer in country. In addition to out-of-country service, he was an instructor at the CIA’s training facility known as "the Farm." After retiring from CIA, he founded CTC International Group, Inc., a pioneer in the field of business intelligence and a recognized leader in the industry. He is the author of CIA, Inc. Espionage and the Craft of Business Intelligence. Further details and registration are available from COL Nathaniel Alderman, Jr., AldermanNJ@aol.com.

 

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 06 - 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.

 

18 May 06 - AFIO Rocky Mountain Chapter holds meeting at Air Force Academy Officers Club in the Falcon Room, starting at 11:30, lunch served at 12:00 and meeting ends at 1:30 pm. Speakers to be announced. Questions or Reservations to Dick Durham, 719-488-2884. or Riverwear53@aol.com.

 

2 June 06 - Tysons Corner, VA - AFIO National Luncheon - Put On Calendar - Details to Follow
 

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 06 - 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 06 - 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)

 

8 September 06 - Tysons Corner, VA - AFIO National Luncheon - Put On Calendar - Details to Follow
 

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.

 

14 September 06 - AFIO Rocky Mountain Chapter holds meeting at Air Force Academy Officers Club in the Falcon Room, starting at 11:30, lunch served at 12:00 and meeting ends at 1:30 pm. Speakers to be announced. Questions or Reservations to Dick Durham, 719-488-2884. or Riverwear53@aol.com.

 

OCTOBER - 3rd or 4th week - McLean, VA - AFIO National Intelligence Symposium - Put on Calendar -

 

10 October 06 - Tampa, FL- AFIO Suncoast Chapter meets at 11:30 a.m. at the Officers’ Club, at MacDill Air Force Base. The luncheon speaker is Billy Waugh who was wounded five times in his seven and a half years as a Green Beret in Vietnam. Many of these years were spent behind enemy lines as part of SOG, a top secret group of elite commandos. Sergeant Major Billy Waugh retired in 1972 to continue his craft as an independent contractor with the CIA. In 1994, Waugh was the team leader of a four-man CIA group that laid the groundwork for the capture of Carlos the Jackal, the world's most wanted man at the time. At the age of 71 shortly after 9/11, he was one of the first on the ground as a team member of a combined Special Forces/CIA takedown unit inside Afghanistan. Earlier Waugh had kept surveillance on Osama bin Laden in Khartoum in 1991 and again in 1992 as one of the first CIA operatives assigned to watch the al Qaeda leader. His book, Hunting the Jackal, recounts a remarkable life of service. Further details and registration are available from COL Nathaniel Alderman, Jr., AldermanNJ@aol.com

 

16 November 06 - AFIO Rocky Mountain Chapter holds meeting at Air Force Academy Officers Club in the Falcon Room, starting at 11:30, lunch served at 12:00 and meeting ends at 1:30 pm. Speakers to be announced. Questions or Reservations to Dick Durham, 719-488-2884. or Riverwear53@aol.com.

 

1 December 06 - Tysons Corner, VA - AFIO National Luncheon - Put On Calendar - Details to Follow
 

5-7 December 06 - Chantilly, VA - MASINT V, The MASINT Association’s Annual Conference More details to follow. Or write them at masintassoc@earthlink.net 

 

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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