AFIO Weekly Intelligence Notes #04-06 dated 23 January 2006
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SECTION I - CURRENT INTELLIGENCE
ADMINISTRATION EXPLAINS JUSTIFICATION FOR WARRANTLESS NSA SURVEILLANCE
FSB SAYS BRITISH SPYING IN MOSCOW
SECTION II - CONTEXT AND PRECEDENCE
COURT GIVES DOD ANALYST FRANKLIN 12 1/2 YEAR SENTENCE
EU PARLIAMENT OPENS INVESTIGATION INTO RENDITIONS
ROME ASKS TO QUESTION PURPORTED RENDITION OPERATIVES
SECTION III - CYBER INTELLIGENCE
GOOGLE REJECTS DOJ DEMAND FOR SEARCH REQUESTS
CYBER SITES URGE TARGETING US PIPELINES, GIVE DETAILS
SECTION IV -- BOOKS, SOURCES, AND ISSUES
A MUSCULAR APPROACH TO ISLAMISM IN EUROPE
MUNICH AND THE BIRTH OF MODERN COUNTERTERRORISM
3,000 YEARS OF SPECIAL OPS
SECTION V - CAREERS, NOTES, LETTERS, QUERIES AND AUTHORS SEEKING ASSISTANCE, CORRECTIONS, OBITUARIES, COMING EVENTS
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CIA CONFIRMS BIN LADEN AUDIO TAPE
TENET TO PUBLISH BOOK
LIBBY TO SEEK TO SUBPOENA JOURNALISTS
BRITAIN REVEALS SECOND UNCREWED COMBAT CRAFT
Assistance Needed - Queries
REVOLUTIONARY WAR INTELLIGENCE - ITS ROLE AND IMPORTANCE - Brian Duffy, US News
SCRIPTWRITERS SEEK ASSISTANCE ON INTEL IN HAWAII IN 1940s
SHOULD INTELLIGENCE ACT BE CHANGED TO PERMIT DOMESTIC SURVEILLANCE
COLD WAR INTEL ACTIVITIES IN MUNICH 1950s AND 1960s - WSJ Reporter/Researcher
LEO ‘TOM’ HALEY
ROBERT D. HICKS
JOHN K. SMITH
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.
SECTION I - CURRENT INTELLIGENCE
ADMINISTRATION EXPLAINS NSA SURVEILLANCE - On 19 January, the Bush administration set out its fullest justification to date of the NSA domestic eavesdropping program, saying that authorization from Congress to deter terrorist attacks "places the president at the zenith of his powers in authorizing the NSA activities," the New York Times reported. www.nytimes.com/2006/01/20/politics/20nsa.html?th&emc=th
In a 42-page legal analysis, DoJ cited the Constitution, the Federalist Papers, the writings of Republican and Democratic precedent, and dozens of scholarly papers and court cases in justifying Bush's power to order the surveillance program. Vice President Cheney again defended the NSA eavesdropping operation in a speech on 19 January as critical to the national security of the United States.
AG Gonzales ordered the analysis partly in response to what administration lawyers felt were unfair conclusions in a 6 January report by the Congressional Research Service that challenged virtually all the main legal justifications the administration had cited for the program.
The thrust of the DoJ argument was that the president has inherent authority as commander-in-chief to order wiretaps without warrants and that the NSA operation violates neither a 1978 law governing intelligence wiretaps nor the Fourth Amendment ban on unreasonable searches. The type of SIGINT used in the NSA operation clearly falls under the Congressional use-of-force authorization, DoJ said.
"The president has made clear that he will exercise all authority available to him, consistent with the Constitution, to protect the people of the United States," the report said.
The DoJ found the case for the president to retain inherent power to order warrantless searches in the United States as part of the seeking of information on foreign intelligence as consistent with a three-part test established by the Supreme Court in a 1952 case, Youngstown Sheet and Tube Company v. Sawyer, which struck down President Harry S. Truman's authority to seize the nation's steel mills in the name of national security.
Nor, said DoJ, does the NSA program conflict with what many legal analysts regarded as the exclusive authority for intelligence wiretaps under the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act, passed by Congress in 1978.
Bush and Cheney have been critical of the public disclosure of the program in the New York Times, and DoJ has opened an investigation into the disclosure. Cheney acknowledged in his speech that "a spirited debate is now under way, and our message to the American people is clear and straightforward: These actions are within the president's authority and responsibility under the Constitution and laws, and these actions are vital to our security."
Critics of the program said they remained unconvinced.
Gonzales was expected to testify when the Senate Judiciary Committee conducts an open hearing on the eavesdropping on 6 February. (DKR)
FSB SAYS BRITISH SPYING IN MOSCOW - The FSB has accused British diplomats and a Russian agent of spying in Moscow, backing its claim with a Russian TV report showing footage of what were said to be British operatives retrieving data from a fake rock planted on a street, according to the BBC on 23 January.
An FSB officer told Rossiya television the hi-tech stone was "absolutely new spy technology" though it does sound not too dissimilar from some of the tools of the Cold War years.
The program also said a UK diplomat made regular payments to Russian non-governmental organizations. [This allegation brought the spying accusation into the context of recent action by the Putin regime to curtail NGO activities promoting civil society and human rights. -- DKR] Putin earlier this month signed a law giving authorities increased powers to monitor the activities and finances of NGOs -- clearly to intention from the beginning.
The Foreign Office denied any improper conduct with Russian NGOs. Reuters news agency quoted an unnamed FSB spokesman as saying that "everything that was shown was true and based on our information".
The FSB said four officials from the UK embassy and one Russian citizen, allegedly recruited by the British, downloaded classified data from a transmitter in the rock onto palm-top computers. According to the program, the Russian citizen was later arrested.
The program contained a number of interviews with people claiming to be Russian intelligence officers, who made the allegations. The Foreign Office said it was well known that the UK government had given financial support to projects implemented by Russian NGOs. "All our assistance is given openly and aims to support the development of a healthy civil society in Russia," the statement said. (DKR)
SECTION II - CONTEXT AND PRECEDENCE
COURT GIVES DOD ANALYST FRANKLIN 12 1/2 YEAR SENTENCE - A federal judge sentenced former DoD Iran analyst Lawrence Franklin to 12 years and seven months after he admitted passing classified military information about Iran and Iraq to two pro-Israel lobbyists and an Israeli diplomat, the New York Times reported on 21 January.
The sentence by Judge T. S. Ellis III of Federal District Court in Alexandria, VA, was at the low end of the federal sentencing guidelines, according to the paper. Ellis said at the hearing that he did not excuse Franklin's actions but that Franklin, 59, had been motivated by a desire to help the United States.
The judge said Franklin believed the NSC was insufficiently concerned with the threat posed by an unspecified Middle Eastern country and thought leaking information might eventually persuade the council to take more serious action. The country in question is believed to be Iran.
The charges against Franklin and two lobbyists for Israel were brought under the Espionage Act. The lobbyists, Steven J. Rosen and Keith Weissman, were senior staff members of the American Israel Public Affairs Committee. Their prosecution was novel in that neither held security clearances that required them to protect classified information. Nor was either a government employee or had any official connection to a foreign government. But prosecutors suggested their actions took them beyond the accepted boundaries of information swapping to include the passing on of military secrets whose disclosure could have damaged the United States.
Franklin pleaded guilty in October to three felony counts in exchange for his cooperation and the government's willingness to drop three other charges. Plato Cacheris, a lawyer for Franklin, said, "Mr. Franklin will not have to commence his sentence until after he completes his cooperation, at which time the court will entertain a motion to reduce his sentence."
Rosen and Weissman, scheduled for trial in April, were charged with conspiring to disclose classified information to journalists and an unnamed foreign power that government officials identified as Israel. Aipac got rid of them last April.
The indictment said the two men had gathered and disclosed classified information about several subjects, including American policy in Iran, terrorism in Central Asia, Al Qaeda and the bombing in 1996 of the Khobar Towers building in Saudi Arabia, which killed 23 Americans.
As Aipac's director of foreign policy issues, Rosen was instrumental in helping it define its lobbying agenda on the Middle East, and forged important relationships with powerful conservatives in the Bush administration. Weissman was a senior Middle East analyst. (DKR)
EU PARLIAMENT OPENS INVESTIGATION INTO RENDITIONS - News reports that CIA aircraft transported terrorism suspects across Europe to countries such as Egypt, Syria and Saudi Arabia culminated on 18 January with a 46-member committee of the European Parliament launching an investigation, the Chicago Tribune reported.
The committee plans to visit Washington where it hopes to interview administration officials about renditions as well as news reports that the agency has used secret prisons in Eastern Europe to house and interrogate high-level al-Qaida prisoners.
"We will request US witnesses from the State Department and intelligence services," Claude Moraes, a member from Britain, told Eupolitix.com. "Of course we don't know if they will cooperate with our inquiry yet. It is a possibility that we will not get them, but I have a feeling it will have more clout than people think."
Several European countries also have their own investigations under way, mostly aimed at determining whether their intelligence services had understandings with the CIA of which their political leaders were not informed. Another investigation, by the Council of Europe, was to conclude on 23 January. (DKR)
ROME ASKS TO QUESTION PURPORTED RENDITION OPERATIVES - Italy has formally asked the US to allow Italian prosecutors to question 22 purported CIA operatives they accuse of kidnapping an Egyptian cleric from a Milan street, AP reported on 23 January.
There was no indication, AP added, that the US would make the operatives available.
Justice Minister Roberto Castelli and Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi have suggested they may be unwilling to push the case, which has hurt relations between Italy and the US. The US Embassy in Rome and the State Department in Washington declined comment.
The suspected operatives are wanted in Italy in the abduction of the Egyptian cleric and terrorist suspect Osama Moustafa Hassan Nasr, known as Abu Omar, from a Milan street 17 February 2003. Prosecutors say he was taken by the CIA to a joint US-Italian airbase, flown to Germany and then to Egypt.
Nasr told his wife in an intercepted cellphone call from Egypt he was tortured, the Milan prosecutor's office has said. His current whereabouts are unclear. (DKR)
SECTION III - CYBER INTELLIGENCE
GOOGLE REJECTS DOJ DEMAND FOR SEARCH REQUESTS - Google Inc. refused a Bush administration demand, made in court, that it turn over information about its users' Internet search requests, The Washington Times reported.
Google refused to comply with a DoJ subpoena filed last year, which the department hopes to use to resurrect the 1998 Child Online Protection Act (COPA), which the Supreme Court struck down in 2004.
The subpoena requested that Google provide a random sample of 1 million Web addresses and "the text of each search string entered into Google's search engine over a one-week period (absent any information identifying the person who entered such query)," according to the motion filed 18 January in San Jose, CA, by DoJ lawyers.
"Google is not a party to this lawsuit, and their demand for information overreaches," said Nicole Wong, Google's associate general counsel. "We had lengthy discussions with them to try to resolve this, but were not able to, and we intend to resist their motion vigorously." (DKR)
CYBER SITES URGE TARGETING US PIPELINES, GIVE DETAILS - In documents circulating on the internet, jihadis are giving explicit and detailed indications of US pipelines and facilities to attack wherever they can be targeted, Jamestown Foundation Terrorism Focus reported in a lengthy article on 18 January.
Ayman al-Zawahiri has been urging the targeting of oil installations in the Gulf States as part of a "bleed-until-bankruptcy" strategy against the United States. This strategy was underlined in a posting last October on the forum Minbar Suriya al-Islami of Abu Musab al-Najdi's Al-Qaeda's Battle is an Economic Battle, Not a Military One. It extended targeting to Kuwait, Saudi Arabia and Venezuela www.nnuu.org.vb .
A more detailed treatment on this strategy re-appeared in December on Al-Safinat forum (188.8.131.52/~alsafnat/vb). The author, Abu Yusuf 911, detailed how best the mujahideen can strike America's "economic joints," understood in the sense of strategic centers of gravity. He divided the targeting into sectors. First are Islamic lands "seized by the Crusaders" with Iraq at the head of the list. URLs provided information, maps, and images on distribution networks, transportation hubs and military fuel supply depots.
Following Iraq are the Afghanistan and Central Asian arenas. The treatise, with accompanying URLs, cites US and Western strategic theories on the region, mentioning by name The Grand Chessboard by former national security advisor Zbigniew Brzezinski and referring to analyses by Vice President Dick Cheney and US Congress Reports. This section, which also cites revenue from heroin production as a US strategic target, focuses on the Caspian Sea sector.
The second sector for activity is territories through which oil wealth passes, focusing on the United States and the state of Alaska in particular. The Alaska section is furnished with URLs that provide information on its oil distribution infrastructure, capacities, routes, facts and figures. Other states such as Texas, California, Louisiana and Oklahoma are also featured. As to the mujahideen most suitable for such operations, Abu Yusuf suggests "our Muslim brothers living in the land of the American rabble," non-American Muslims temporarily resident in the US, or mujahideen groups of four to five members that can enter the US either directly or via Canada or Mexico.
The strategy is certainly being taken seriously on the Web and is generating research traffic, Terrorism Focus found.
With official discussion papers circulating on areas such as the functioning of intelligence and security agencies (often highlighting their deficiencies) or counter-terrorism methodology, Terrorism Focus concluded the Internet illustrates the dictum made by an al-Qaeda training manual recovered in Afghanistan: "Using public sources openly and without resorting to illegal means, it is possible to gather at least 80 percent of all information required about the enemy." (DKR)
SECTION IV -- BOOKS, SOURCES, AND ISSUES
A MUSCULAR APPROACH TO ISLAMISM IN EUROPE - Bruce Bawer, While Europe Slept: How Radical Islam Is Destroying the West from Within (Doubleday, 256 pp. $23.95)
Bawer warns of the menace of radical Islamism in a Europe where multicultural political establishments chose to ignore anti-Western bigotry, replete with 'honor' killings, that characterizes a significant part of the culture in the continent's Muslim ghettoes.
Bawer sees the European liberal establishments as corresponding to those that appeased Nazi Germany. He dismisses talk of dialogue with the Islamist elements, favoring a muscular response. (DKR)
MUNICH AND THE BIRTH OF MODERN COUNTERTERRORISM - Aaron J.Klein, Mitch Ginsberg translator, Striking Back: The 1972 Munich Olympics Massacre and Israel's Deadly Response (Random House, 256 pp. $24.95)
Klein, Time's Jerusalem correspondent, chronicles the Israeli hostage massacre at the 1972 Munich Olympics and the secret assassination campaign that followed. The death of 11 Israeli athletes and coaches by the Palestinian Black September is seen as resulting from gross ineptitude by West German and Bavarian officials.
Mossad, however, quickly identified targets involved in the massacre and evolved a program that created a counterterror campaign based on prevention and deterrence.
Klein, in a well-researched account, provides necessary information for those interested in Israeli history and politics and the birth of modern counterterrorism. (DKR)
3,000 YEARS OF SPECIAL OPS - Derek Leebaert, To Dare and to Conquer: Special Operations and the Destiny of Nations, from Achilles to Al Qaeda (Little Brown, 688 pp. $29.95)
In a monumental, critical analysis of 3,000-years of special operations, Leebaert, a graduate of MIT and Oxford PhD, and now professor of government at Georgetown University, shows an opponent's strength does not consist of numbers only or plain superiority of weapons.
Since the Trojan horse ruse, Leebaert says, all special operations forces have known that small groups of elite warriors can swiftly change the course of conflict. Leebaert provides insight into scores of special operations around the globe but concentrates on those of the United States and other Western nations. (DKR)
SECTION V -- CAREERS, NOTES, LETTERS, QUERIES AND AUTHORS SEEKING ASSISTANCE, CORRECTIONS, OBITUARIES, COMING EVENTS
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CIA CONFIRMS BIN LADEN AUDIO TAPE - The CIA determined that the voice on a tape claiming preparation for an al Qaeda attack on the United States was that of Osama bin Laden, AP reported on 19 January.
The tape, played by the Arab network Al-Jazeera, was the first public communication from the Qaeda leader since December 2004.
"Following technical analysis of the Osama bin Laden tape aired today, the CIA assesses that it was the voice of Osama bin Laden," said an agency official. The official provided no details about how the CIA concluded that the voice was that of bin Laden.
US counterterror officials said despite the tape they have seen no specific or credible intelligence to indicate an upcoming al Qaeda attack on the country. (DKR)
TENET TO PUBLISH BOOK - HarperCollins, and George Tenet's attorney, Robert Barnett, have announced a book by the former DCI is to be published, tentatively titled At the Center of the Storm, finanzen.net reported on 18 January.
According to HarperCollins, At the Center of the Storm will both trace Tenet's life at the CIA while illuminating the actions of national leaders during times of crisis and war. He will describe how he, the agency and the rest of the IC responded to counterterrorism and counterproliferation, saying what went right and what went wrong.
Those in the publishing world and elsewhere were wondering whether Tenet would score a publishing slam dunk. (DKR)
LIBBY TO SEEK TO SUBPOENA JOURNALISTS - Lawyers for Lewis 'Scooter' Libby, Vice President Cheney's former chief of staff, told a federal judge on 19 January they would seek to subpoena reporters and news organizations to obtain additional documents that could assist in his defense in the CIA leak case, the New York Times reported.
In papers filed in federal court, lawyers for Libby did not identify the reporters, news organizations or kind of information they sought. But they told Judge Reggie B. Walton that Libby's trial could be delayed by the effort to gather more information from journalists who could be expected to resist the subpoenas. No trial date has been set.
The filing was a joint submission by the defense and the prosecution, made at the request of the judge in advance of a 3 February hearing on the status of the case. The legal paper, a road map to unresolved issues in the case, suggested there could be bruising legal fights ahead. Libby has pleaded not guilty.
Libby was indicted in October on five counts of perjury and obstruction of justice, accused of lying to FBI investigators and to the grand jury about his dealings with reporters in the leak case. Libby, who had been one of the most influential figures in the White House, immediately resigned. (DKR)
BRITAIN REVEALS SECOND UNCREWED COMBAT CRAFT - Britain’s' BAE Systems has revealed limited details of a second Uncrewed Air Vehicle following news last week of a new Corax craft, the New Scientist reported on 17 January.
A propeller-powered glider called Herti-1A it and the jet-powered Corax projects were disclosed following publication of a Defense Industrial Strategy white paper by the Ministry of Defense. In August 2005, a Herti-1A performed the first ever completely autonomous uncrewed flight in UK airspace, reaching an altitude of 1500 meters.
Further information concerning BAE Systems UAV programs should be revealed in late January, said New Scientist. (PJK, DKR)
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REVOLUTIONARY WAR INTELLIGENCE - ITS ROLE AND IMPORTANCE - I am Brian Duffy, editor of US News & World Report. For a forthcoming book on the use of intelligence operatives and techniques during the Revolutionary War, the author would welcome information regarding documents, correspondence, studies or other pertinent information. Please contact Brian Duffy at firstname.lastname@example.org.
SCRIPTWRITERS SEEK INFO ON INTEL IN HAWAII IN 1940s - Anyone who knew Rex Applegate or is willing to share experiences and information about US and other intelligence operatives in Hawaii in the 1940s, please contact NDE8@aol.com
SHOULD INTELLIGENCE ACT BE CHANGED TO PERMIT DOMESTIC SURVEILLANCE: Offer your guidance and professional expertise and help encourage new laws. "I will be covering the upcoming Judiciary Committee hearings on the NSA domestic surveillance program and FISA. These hearings may look at not only the legality of the program but also at whether Foreign Intelligence Act should be changed. I would like to speak with former NSA experts--or intelligence officers familiar with FISA--about the pros and cons of changing FISA. Members who might be able to help me would be appreciated. Thanks." REPLIES TO: Mary Speck, Foreign Policy/Intelligence Correspondent, Congressional Quarterly, 1255 22nd Street, NW, Washington D.C. 20037, Tel: 202-419-8679, Cell: 301-760-9151, Fax: 202-419-8746, or email her at MSpeck@cq.com
COLD WAR INTEL ACTIVITIES IN MUNICH 1950s AND 1960s - "I am a reporter with the Wall Street Journal, on a sabbatical to write a book about Cold War intelligence activities in Munich during the 1950s/60s. The emphasis is on Agency cooperation with émigré groups, especially Muslim refugees from the Soviet Union and the Middle East. At the time, Munich was a key center for this activity (and Soviet counter-intelligence activity) but to my knowledge has not been analyzed in depth. I've done a year's worth of work in archives in Munich, Berlin and Washington but now want to meet any survivors from that era who might be able to add context and perspective to the dry documents I have been reading. I wonder if AFIO members can suggest ways to get in touch with officers who served either directly with the CIA during that period or with several affiliated organizations: Amcomlib, Radio Liberty or Radio Free Europe. I'm looking specifically for people who knew an officer (deceased) from that time, Robert Dreher. Mr. Dreher had a long career at the Agency and I'm looking for anyone who knew him at all, although ideally during the 50s and 60s. I will be in Washington in early February and might be possible to meet people then, or at least get headed in the right direction. Any help or suggestions would be much appreciated." REPLIES to: Ian Johnson at Ian.Johnson@wsj.com, The Wall Street Journal, The Wall Street Journal Europe, Schiffbauerdamm 40, Zi. 6200, 10117 Berlin, Germany, Tel: 49-30-315-170-13, Fax: 49-30-315-170-20, Cell: 49-173-603-6497.
To jog memories....here is the Dreher obit. Robert H. Dreher, 88; Founded Radio Liberty - 24 October 2004 - The Washington Post - Robert H. Dreher, 88, who as a young U.S. assistant naval attache was labeled a spy and expelled from Moscow in 1948 and who later helped found Radio Liberty, died of a stroke Sept. 24 at his home in the Foulkeways retirement community north of Philadelphia. He lived in Arlington for 30 years. During the tense aftermath of World War II, Mr. Dreher was a Navy lieutenant serving in Moscow and Odessa when he was charged with espionage. The State Department quickly dismissed the claim, saying he had been framed.
Mr. Dreher befriended several Soviet citizens during his two-year stay, including a 21-year-old medical student. After returning to the United States, he learned that the student, Galina M. Spiridonova, had been sentenced to eight years prison for her friendship with him. In 1994, nearly 50 years later, Mr. Dreher and Spiridonova renewed their friendship after she contacted him. In 1951, Mr. Dreher joined the new Central Intelligence Agency, performing intelligence and liaison duties in Washington and overseas. From 1953 to 1961, he was one of the original planners of Radio Liberty, which recruited émigrés from Soviet countries to broadcast news of the outside world to those trapped behind the Iron Curtain. He helped develop policy and program techniques and supervised émigré and host-nation affairs in the New York and Munich offices. As a lieutenant commander, he was active in the Naval Reserve from 1942 to 1951. Mr. Dreher, a native of Oil City, Pa., received a bachelor's degree in mechanical engineering from Lafayette College in Pennsylvania. He did graduate study in political science and international affairs at Georgetown University from 1950 to 1952. He enlisted in the Navy in 1942 and supervised testing vessels at naval shipyards in Savannah, Ga., and Jacksonville, Fla., from 1942 to 1945. He completed the Navy's Russian language training before serving in the Soviet Union. From 1961 to 1972, Mr. Dreher worked with the CIA in Washington and overseas, analyzing international politics and policy developments and implementation. He lived in Arlington during that period. After retiring in 1972, he became active in community affairs. He pushed for preserving urban green space and supported the local Democratic Party. He also was on his condominium association's board in Arlington's Hyde Park neighborhood. He was a financial contributor to Washington National Cathedral, the Arlington Community Foundation and the Nature Conservancy.
LEO ‘TOM’ HALEY - An NSA analyst for about 15 years before retiring in the mid-1980s as a senior research intelligence analyst, he died of cancer, aged 79, on 12 January at his home in the Washington area, the Washington Post reported.
A native of Salamanca, NY, he served in the Navy during World War II, then graduated from Gannon University in Erie, PA, before going to work for DoD in the early 1970s. He worked at the Pentagon before joining NSA in the early 1970s.
A longtime member of the Fort Meade and Patuxent Greens golf courses, he also belonged to the American Legion and Moose Club. He was a parishioner and volunteer at Holy Redeemer Catholic Church in College Park, MD.
Survivors include his wife of 57 years, Catherine "Kay" Haley; six children, Charles Haley, Doug Haley, Carol Willis, Matthew Haley and Paul and Peter Haley; 17 grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren. (DKR)
ROBERT D. HICKS - A retired member of the CIA's senior intelligence service, he died of pulmonary disease 16 January in Silver Spring, MD, where he lived. He was 76, the Washington Post reported.
Twice awarded the Intelligence Medal of Merit and also the Retirement Medallion, he worked for the agency for 25 years.
In the 1960s, he was division chief responsible for development and operation of the agency's network of computers. In the 1970s and 1980s, he was a program manager for the development, activation and operational use of large, complex and state-of-the-art technical intelligence collection systems. In addition, he developed, with the assistance of the Government Printing Office, automated typesetting for CIA publications.
A native Washingtonian, he graduated from Gonzaga College High School and the old Benjamin Franklin University. He also attended Georgetown and American universities.
He worked for the automated machines accounting section of Potomac Electric Power Co. accounting department for eight years, then as director of data processing at the Chamber of Commerce of the United States for seven years before joining the CIA.
He retired from the CIA in 1979, then worked as director of Virginia operations for Ultrasystems Defense and Space Inc. of Irvine, CA. He retired a second time in 1988 but by 1989 was doing consulting work for the CIA, which continued until 1997.
He was one of the founders of the Data Processing Management Association and a member of the American Management Association. He was a member of Church of the Resurrection in Alexandria, VA.
Survivors include his wife of 56 years, Mary McLynn Hicks; five children, Catherine Hicks Frezza, Robert Hicks Jr., Gregory Hicks, Christopher Hicks, Alexandria and David Hicks; a brother, Phillip Hicks; a sister, Julia Crispell; and 10 grandchildren. (DKR)
JOHN K. SMITH - A former senior CIA officer, he died 16 January, aged 85, of aspiration pneumonia in Annapolis where he had lived for the past 30 years, the Washington Post reported.
He came to the Washington in 1951 when he joined the CIA, then served as a clandestine officer in Vietnam and Iran as well as other parts of the Middle East, Southeast Asia, South America and Central America. He retired in 1975 and was awarded the Career Intelligence Medal.
Born in Ansonia, CN, he attended high school in Buffalo and served in the Army infantry in World II, fighting in the Battle of the Bulge. Seriously wounded in February 1945, he received the Bronze Star, Purple Heart, Presidential Unit Citation and Combat Infantryman's Badge. He later became a member of the Army Reserve.
He graduated from the University of Buffalo (now the State University of New York's University at Buffalo) and later did graduate work at American University. He was fluent in German and French.
After retiring, he moved to Annapolis, where he kept a succession of Tartan sailboats, all named "Anka von Iglasee" after the family poodle. He often competed in sailing races on Chesapeake Bay. As a volunteer member and coach of the Naval Academy Sailing Squadron, he trained midshipmen in sailing techniques and competitive racing. He was the squadron fleet captain, race chairman and rear commodore.
He was a member of the Coast Guard Auxiliary and taught sailing as part of its education program. In 1978, while sailing on the Chesapeake, he, his wife and daughter rescued two watermen whose boat had sunk.
He was a member of the Central Intelligence Retirees Association, Military Officers Association of America, American Legion, Naval Academy Sailing Association, Naval Academy Officers and Faculty Club, and Annapolis Yacht Club. He was a founding member of the River Bend Golf & Country Club in Great Falls, MD.
He was also a member of St. Mary's Catholic Church in Annapolis.
Survivors include his wife of 56 years, Dorothy E. Cain Smith; his daughter, Deborah Marie Smith-Mardelli; two brothers; and two grandsons. (DKR)
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 email@example.com 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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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 email@example.com 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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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 email@example.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: firstname.lastname@example.org or to email@example.com (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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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 Chapterholds 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 email@example.com
6 December 06 - Orange Park, FL - AFIO North Florida Chapter Meeting. ContactQuiel Begonia at firstname.lastname@example.org 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. ContactQuiel Begonia at email@example.com 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. ContactQuiel Begonia at firstname.lastname@example.org 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. ContactQuiel Begonia at email@example.com 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. ContactQuiel Begonia at firstname.lastname@example.org for details. Meeting held at Orange Park Country Club, 2625 Country Club Blvd, Orange Park, FL.
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