AFIO Weekly Intelligence Notes #06-06 dated 6 February 2006

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C A R E E R S
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February 8th at The BWI Marriott, 1743 W. Nursery Rd, Baltimore, MD: 10am - 4pm
and
February 9th at The Sheraton Reston, 11810 Sunrise Valley Dr., Reston, VA: 10am - 4pm
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SECTION I - CURRENT INTELLIGENCE

PRESS REPORTS CONTRASTING VIEWS OF IC TROUBLES

NEGROPONTE: IRAN READY TO RETALIATE AGAINST US ATTACKS

SECTION II - CONTEXT AND PRECEDENCE

HAYDEN: CURRENT LAWS LIMIT ABILITY TO DETECT POTENTIAL PLOTS

SECTION III - CYBER INTELLIGENCE

QDR COULD PROVIDE FOR GREATER RELIANCE ON IT

MIXED RESULTS IN E-GOVERNMENT MANAGEMENT SCORES

US EMBASSY, GREEK LEADERSHIP'S MOBILE PHONES TAPPED

SECTION IV -- BOOKS, SOURCES, AND ISSUES

Books

SPY NOVELIST NAMES FIVE BEST OF THE KIND

MILITARY INTEL UNDERFUNDED, FAILURES HIDDEN - FORTHCOMING FALL BOOK WILL SAY

 

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

 

Careers

DHS CAREER OPENINGS

CAREER FAIR TOMORROW

SEEKING CLASSIFIED BRIEFING PROFESSIONAL

Notes

SWISS ALLOW NON-COMMERCIAL US OVERFLIGHTS

Assistance Needed - Queries

WAS FATHER HEDRICH-WINTER von SCHWAB IN THE CIC?

Coming Events 

7 February 06 - Colorado Springs, CO - TechExpo hosts Career Fair for Security Cleared professionals
8 February 06 (Wed) - Washington, DC -  Werner I. Juretzko: An American Spy in the Hands of the Stasi - Spy Museum
8 February 06 - Baltimore, MD - TechExpo hosts Career Fair for Security Cleared professionals
9 February 06 - Washington, DC - Espionage and the Art of Narration
9 February 06 - Reston, VA - TechExpo hosts Career Fair for Security Cleared professionals
13 February 06 - St. Mary's City, MD - EPIC SPY STORY OF COLD WAR
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 - Melbourne, FL - AFIO Florida Satellite Chapter hosts MG Chuck Scanlon at Luncheon
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
14 - 17 March 06 - San Antonio, TX - Seminar on Investigating and Prosecuting Terrorism - DOJ, USAO, FBI, and St Mary's University
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
** 21-22 April 06 - Great Lakes, IL - AFIO Midwest Chapter Holds Two Day Symposium **
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

PRESS REPORTS CONTRASTING VIEWS OF IC TROUBLES - The departure of veteran clandestine case officers has prevented the CIA from increasing the number of its human intelligence operatives by 50 percent, UPI reported US News & World as saying.
www.upi.com/NewsTrack/view.php?StoryID=20060204-104017-2941r
As a result, the agency would not be able to meet a demand by members of Congress and President Bush to expand its human intelligence force by that amount, according to the lengthy US News report, published 4 February.
www.usnews.com/usnews/news/articles/060213/13cia.htm
There is a six-month-to-one-year backlog in processing of security clearances for CIA recruits, after the agency graduated its largest class ever of clandestine operatives in November. In Iraq, many case officers operate under tightly restrictive rules and are preoccupied with mundane tactical intelligence gathering tasks. Because there are so many case officers assigned to Iraq, the CIA is unable to cover other areas and has been forced to use contractors to fill the gap, said US News.
Many senior operatives are leaving because of morale issues and clashes D/CIA Goss and his staff while younger staff leaving for higher salaries offered by contractors.
In a contrasting assessment, the Washington Times of 5 February cited intelligence officials as saying that the CIA, the FBI and other services remain largely the same, bound by ingrained bureaucratic process and culture, one year after Congress authorized the creation of a DNI to oversee and reform them.
www.washingtontimes.com/specialreport/20060205-011422-6269r.htm
Numerous senior officials told the Times the system still lacked qualified personnel and resisted new operating methods necessary to confront domestic and foreign security threats. According to several high-ranking officials, a major problem since has been opposition to restructuring and reform from bureaucrats within the DNI, CIA and FBI.
The most important intelligence-gathering sections of the CIA and FBI remain largely the same, despite claims by senior intelligence managers who say major changes are under way within those sections of those agencies, the daily wrote. Information sharing among agencies remains impaired by competition among agencies and intelligence centers.
"While the National Counterterrrorism Center is housed in the same Tysons Corner building the CIA Counterterrorism Center and the Pentagon's Joint Intelligence Task Force-Counterterrorism, the centers do not easily share information among themselves, the officials said."
A key reason reform has been difficult, said an official, is that the revamped 14-agency intelligence system lacks a military-style command-and-control structure. "There is no process today that allows intelligence people to work together as a team," said the official.
A year after the DNI system was set up, it remains hindered by the fact that DNI Negroponte, while a capable and distinguished diplomat, is inexperienced in the world of intelligence affairs.
Also, the DNI office is staffed by several intelligence and diplomatic officials in pivotal positions who either oppose reform, or who have orchestrated cosmetic changes intended to make it appear that real reform has occurred, according to officials with knowledge of the office. (PJK. DKR)

NEGROPONTE: IRAN READY TO RETALIATE AGAINST US ATTACKS - Iran's regime is supremely confident, has a firm grip on power and is ready to retaliate against attacks by America or Israel with missiles or by activating terrorist allies, according to DNI Negroponte, the Daily Telegraph (London) reported on 3 February.
www.opinion.telegraph.co.uk/news/main.jhtml?l=/news/2006/02/03/wiran03.xml&sSheet=/news/2006/02/03/ixworld.html
In his first public address on the threats facing the US, DNI Negroponte delivered an implied rebuke to those in Washington hoping the West can engineer regime change in Tehran. But he also suggested there was no imminent threat of Iran obtaining a nuclear weapon.
Teheran probably did not have an atomic bomb or the fissile material to make one, he said. But the risk Iran could make or buy a nuclear device and mount it on its missiles was reason for immediate concern, he added.
Negroponte told the Senate's intelligence committee: "Iran already has the largest inventory of ballistic missiles in the Middle East. And Teheran views its ballistic missiles as an integral part of its strategy to deter and, if necessary, retaliate against forces in the region, including United States forces."
According to former DCI James Woolsey, Iran could develop and possess nuclear weapons within three years with the cooperation of North Korea, former DCI James Woolsey, Kyodo News reported on 6 February.
www.tmcnet.com/usubmit/-iran-may-possess-nuclear-weapons-with-3-years-/2006/02/06/1345376.htm
Iran was making a concerted effort to obtain highly-enriched uranium and plutonium on the underground market, and Tehran will soon be able to have ballistic missiles with nuclear warheads, he told Kyodo while attending the annual Wehrkunde conference in Munich on security policy.
[On 1 February, SuperCom Ltd. of New York and Ra'anana, Israel, a leading provider of smart card and electronic identification solutions, today announced that Woolsey will be chairman of the company’s newly created Advisory Board.
The Advisory Board was established to enhance SuperCom’s presence in the United States and other countries and to help identify new applications for the company’s technologies in homeland security, defense and document authentication.
Woolsey is currently a vice-president of Booz Allen Hamilton.]
www.euronext.com/news/companypressrelease/0,5772,1700631_11894_762831408,00.html  (PJK, DKR)


SECTION II - CONTEXT AND PRECEDENCE

HAYDEN: CURRENT LAWS LIMIT ABILITY TO DETECT POTENTIAL PLOTS - Current laws limited the ability of intelligence agencies to detect potential terrorist plots but the Bush administration had not sought new legislation for expanded government spying out of fear that Congress would reveal the effort, Principal Deputy DNI Hayden told Fox News Sunday.
www.latimes.com/news/printedition/asection/la-na-nsa6feb06,0,111888.story?coll=la-news-a_section
Hayden was asked about a description of the NSA surveillance program in the 5 February Washington Post as "computer-controlled systems [that] collect and sift basic information about hundreds of thousands of faxes, e-mails and telephone calls into and out of the United States before selecting the ones for scrutiny by human eyes and ears." The former D/NSA dismissed the account as inaccurate, reiterating a previous assertion that the program was not a drift net and insisting that the surveillance as very specific and very targeted.
Hayden said that even in an emergency, the 1978 FISA law prohibits what he called hot pursuit of terrorist communications.
On ABC's "This Week," he said the new program "makes it far more likely that we will catch these Al Qaeda-affiliated communications entering or leaving America."
D/CIA Goss said on 2 February that disclosure of the NSA program had undermined intelligence-gathering abilities, AP reported.
www.columbian.com/news/APStories/AP02022006news135541.cfm
"The damage has been very severe to our capabilities to carry out our mission," Goss told the Senate Intelligence Committee. He said a federal grand jury should be empaneled to determine who is leaking this information.
His testimony came after DNI Negroponte strongly defended the program, calling it crucial for protecting the nation against its most menacing threat. "This was not about domestic surveillance," Negroponte said.
Negroponte called al Qaeda and associated terror groups the IC's top concern, followed closely by the nuclear activities of Iran and North Korea.
In a Federal court in Alexandria, VA, an Ohio truck driver, who pleaded guilty in a terrorist plot to attack Washington and New York, urged a judge to throw out his plea in part because he was spied on through the eavesdropping program that was illegal and violated his rights, the Washington Post reported.
www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2006/02/03/AR2006020302595.html
Lyman Faris pleaded guilty in 2003 to plotting with al Qaeda to bring down the Brooklyn Bridge and launch a simultaneous attack in Washington.
A number of terrorism defendants have filed challenges to the NSA program in recent weeks, including Ali Al-Timimi, a prominent Muslim spiritual leader convicted of inciting his Northern Virginia followers to train for violent jihad. But Faris is unique because Bush administration officials have acknowledged that he was spied on -- and credited the program with helping to uncover Faris's plot. (DKR)


SECTION III - CYBER INTELLIGENCE

QDR COULD PROVIDE FOR GREATER RELIANCE ON IT - The QDR, presented to Congress on 6 February along with DoD's budget request, includes a number of actions that could lead to an even greater reliance on IT and the need for major changes in the way technology is acquired, fcw.com reported department officials as saying.
www.fcw.com/article92199-02-03-06-Web
To further changing from a Cold War posture involving large forces to a more mobile one capable of fighting on many fronts at the same time, the QDR says DoD will:
Make additional investments in information assurance capabilities to protect both communication networks and the data they carry.
Use lessons learned from network attacks to adopt a defense-in-depth approach to IT protection.
Improve coordination across DoD to improve capabilities for both defensive and offensive cyber missions.
Improve DoD’s ability to share information with other agencies and international allies and partners by developing information protection policies and taking advantage of the latest commercial technologies. (DKR)

MIXED RESULTS IN E-GOVERNMENT MANAGEMENT SCORES - Eight agencies improved their e-government management scores, according to OMB, but more than half of 26 departments evaluated showed mixed results in reaching goals on the President’s Management Agenda, fcw.com reported.
www.fcw.com/article92195-02-03-06-Web
The score card for the first quarter of fiscal 2006, released on 2 February, showed that eight departments moved from red to yellow or from yellow to green for their e-government initiatives, while 16 departments had mixed results.
Six agencies scored green, compared with only four in the previous quarter. A green score is the top rating an agency can receive. It means that it is implementing its initiatives as planned. Yellow shows slippage or the need for other adjustments to achieve the objectives in a timely manner. Red means that an initiative is in serious jeopardy.
The Department of Housing and Urban Development, NASA and the Environmental Protection Agency each moved up to green status in meeting their e-government goals. The Transportation Department dropped to yellow, the only agency to do so. The Department of Veterans Affairs had the lowest ratings with four red scores and a yellow score for workforce management. (DKR)

US EMBASSY, GREEK LEADERSHIP'S MOBILE PHONES TAPPED - Mobile phones belonging to the US Embassy in Athens and top Greek military and government officials, including the Prime Minister, were tapped for nearly a year beginning in the weeks before the 2004 Olympic games, AP reported the Greek government saying on 2 February.
www.theglobeandmail.com/servlet/story/RTGAM.20060202.wcelltap0202/BNStory/International/home
It was not known who was responsible for the taps, which numbered about 100 and included Greek Prime Minister Costas Caramanlis and his wife, and the ministers of foreign affairs, defense, public order and justice. Most of Greece's top military and police officers were also targeted, as were foreign ministry officials and a US embassy number. Also tapped were some journalists and human rights activists.
The phone tapping started before the 2004 Olympic Games and probably continued until March 2005, when it was discovered," government spokesman Theodoros Roussopoulos said at a news conference.
It had not been possible to identify who was behind the tapping, he said. The surveillance was carried out through software installed in the central system of Vodafone, the provider that served the targets.
Calls were then diverted to mobile phones using pay-as-you-go services, which are difficult to trace. (DKR)


SECTION IV -- BOOKS, SOURCES, AND ISSUES

Books

SPY NOVELIST NAMES FIVE BEST OF THE KIND - Well-known spy novelist Charles McCarry named his choice of the five best spy novels in the WSJ.com Opinion Journal on 4 February.
www.opinionjournal.com/weekend/fivebest/?id=110007922
McCarry's most recent novel, Old Boys, was published in 2004 by Overlook, which is in the process of reissuing his nine earlier book. Here are his choices:
1. Eric Ambler, A Coffin for Dimitrios (1939). "Arguably the most expertly crafted pure thriller ever written," says McCarry. When the novel opens, the villain Dimitrios is believed dead. But a naive English detective story writer finds that Dimitrios is alive. "A brilliant set piece on the identification, seduction and ultimate betrayal of an unwitting and unwilling agent is, like the rest of the book, a textbook example of the heartless way in which spies make use of fools,"
2. Richard Condon, The Manchurian Candidate (1959). "In this parable on McCarthyism and the soft spots in American democracy, he [Condon] creates in his protagonist, Raymond Shaw, one of the most pitiable villains in the history of literature. Raymond is captured by the Chinese while fighting with in Korea and transformed into the perfect assassin by a wizard of behavioral conditioning and sent back to his sinister handler, none other than Raymond's mother, leading to his tragic end "in a morality tale that is gorgeously outside the box every step of the way."
3. Alan Furst [AFIO Member], The Polish Officer (1995). Furst creates a compelling version "of a twisted world in which good men do bad things in the name of a foul cause." The novel is a dazzling commentary on fate -- "how the unanticipated leads to the inevitable by way of the unavoidable."
4. Rudyard Kipling, Kim (1901). "The ur-novel of the genre, and an incomparable intelligence report on the subject of an entire culture. The verisimilitude of Kim's operational life and the antic charm of his colleagues and adversaries make a matchless guide to the Raj and the Great Game at their zenith."
5. W. Somerset Maugham, Ashenden (1928). A series of short stories, each tells you all you need to know about its subject, and all of them, taken together, tell you more than you ever expected to know about their world. Maugham, "a greater and more original writer than is usually admitted," based the 12 tales on his experiences as a British deep-cover operative in Switzerland and Kerensky's Russia and elsewhere during World War I. (PJK, DKR)

MILITARY INTEL UNDERFUNDED, FAILURES HIDDEN - FORTHCOMING FALL BOOK WILL SAY - Former Counterintelligence Special Agent To Reveal U.S. Military’s Intelligence Failures - Former Counterintelligence Special Agent and Army instructor [AFIO Member], Dave DeBatto, recently inked a deal with WND Books, an imprint of Cumberland House, to reveal the United States military’s failures and deficiencies in the areas of intelligence. Set for release in the Fall of 2006, DeBatto’s new book will expose how the U.S. Military Intelligence prediction of the attacks on 9/11 were ignored, the prediction itself later denied, and all supporting evidence destroyed during a massive and coordinated cover-up. "Never before has an American government had to admit to it’s citizens that it cannot guarantee their safety from attack by a foreign enemy," writes DeBatto. "And that is largely due to the failure, over many decades, to support a highly trained and motivated force, already established within its own military, that could have averted 9/11 and perhaps saved America from the open-ended war that we now find ourselves involved in." DeBatto argues in the forthcoming book that Military Intelligence (MI) and more importantly, Counterintelligence (CI) have always been an afterthought for the United States military. He reveals how the necessities of MI and CI have been under-funded, under-manned, and under-utilized since its inception during World War I. From MI units routinely commanded by commissioned officers with no training or experience in intelligence or counterintelligence, to senior civilian and military leaders who routinely ignore or manipulate information to suit their superiors, DeBatto’s book sounds the alarm that America can no longer tolerate the egregious mismanagement of its Military Intelligence resources. Dave DeBatto is a former U.S. Army Counterintelligence Special Agent and Army CI course instructor who served in Iraq in 2003 during Operation Iraqi Freedom. As a Team Leader of a Tactical Human Intelligence Team (THT) in the heart of the Sunni Triangle, his team was responsible for tracking down the infamous "55 Playing Card" Iraqi fugitives. He has written extensively on Iraq and military and intelligence related topics for such publications as Vanity Fair, Salon, and The American Prospect, and is co-author of the four-part, "CI" fiction series for Warner Books. The former host of the nationally syndicated radio show "America At Night," DeBatto has appeared on Fox News Channel, CNN, National Public Radio, MSNBC, and a host of other programs as a Middle East and Global Terrorism analyst. He has two Counterintelligence Novels out: CI:Team Red and CI: Dark Target, both are written with Pete Nelson [Warner Books]


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. ]

SEEKING CLASSIFIED BRIEFING PROFESSIONAL - "My organization is developing a concept for conducting homeland security and counterterrorism technology briefings. Part of the meeting will be classified and part unclassified. We are seeking a professional with experience conducting such proceedings who has the requisite clearances to conduct the classified portion of the meetings. Experience with technology assessment issues, OST or Science and Technology Directorate, with homeland security implications, would also be welcomed. Reimbursement or Pay will be based on the acceptance of the development briefing to a client who will then contract it." Respond to: Clifford Karchmer at cliffk4@juno.com

DHS HEADQUARTERS POSITIONS - 27 vacancies at DHS-headquarters. These positions are also posted on www.usajobs.opm.gov. For vacancies with DHS components including FEMA, Coast Guard, etc., please check their postings on www.usajobs.opm.gov.
Links to Positions
Director, Program Office, Science and Technology Directorate ES -1301
Management & Program Analyst GS-0343-15
Program Analyst GS-0343-15
Supv Production Specialist GS-0301-14
Human Resouces Specialist GS-0201-15
Supervisory Program Analyst GS-343-14
Telecommunications Specialist GS-0391-14
Intelligence Operations Specialist GS-0132-13/14
Intelligence Operations Specialist GS-0132-11/12
Auditor GS-0511-11/12
Auditor GS-0511-11/12
Program Analyst GS-0343-13
Legal Assistant GS-0986-8/9
Administrative Officer GS-0341-14
BTS Officer - GS-1801-12/14
Program Analyst GS-343-12/13
Supv Public Affairs Specialist GS-1035-14
Chief Learning Officer ES-0201
Equal Employment Specialist GS-0260-14
Management Analyst GS-0343-11
Program Analyst GS-0343-13/14
General Biological Scientist GS-0401-15
General Engineer GS-0801-13/14
Realty Specialist GS-1170-13/14
Administrative Assistant GS-0301-11
Watch Officer GS-0301-15
Attorney Advisor GS-0905-13/15

Notes

SWISS ALLOW NON-COMMERICAL US OVERFLIGHTS - The Swiss government on 1 February granted permission for overflights by non-commercial US aircraft after receiving clarification from Washington concerning CIA planes carrying prisoners, Xinhua reported.
news.xinhuanet.com/english/2006-02/02/content_4127752.htm
The overflight license will be effective until the end of 2006,and it could be withdrawn at any time, government spokesman Oswald Sigg told reporters.
Previously the Swiss government had only extended the overflight rights until the end of January as it was waiting for a response from Washington concerning CIA planes allegedly carrying suspected terrorists for secret interrogation in Eastern Europe. (PJK, DKR)

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

WAS FATHER HEDRICH-WINTER von SCHWAB IN THE CIC?: Could AFIO members help me with my research on my father Rudolf Alexander HEDRICH-WINTER von SCHWAB, who died a year ago at the age of 85? My father said, he worked for the C.I.C. from right after WWII until 1949. He was born on December 5th, 1919 at Szomboljia (then Hungary, now Romania). My father grew up in Berlin, with his stepfather, tsarist General Pavel Avaloff-Bermont. During WWII he served with the Wehrmacht’s special services, as he spoke the Russian language like a native speaker. Immediately after the war he was "asked" to join US-Army CIC - or be sentenced as a war criminal, as he and his fellow soldiers (all of them Russians in German service) had fought the war a little longer to escape the Red Army and surrender to the British forces. My father said he was trained in the United States (Middlebury, Vermont?), twice, as far as I remember, as well as in France (Alsace). He then lived in Linz, Austria, and worked as an interpreter for the Soviet authorities. In 1967, my father spent some time in an US-Army-hospital in Germany (Landstuhl), where his lesions from the kidnapping a decade before were medicated. He then lived in Linz, Austria, and officially was an interpreter with the Soviet authorities at the town Urfahr (or Freistadt?). In August 1949 he was kidnapped, heavily wounded, and brought to the USSR, where he spent the following six years in numerous prisons and camps. In November 1955 he was set free and got back to Austria. In the 1960’s, a citizen of Germany then, he tried to achieve a pension from the United States, but failed. I hope, AFIO’s members can help me with my inquiry - or give me some more hints, to where to go on with my research. I would be grateful for that! Replies to: Richard Hedrich-Winter at hedrich-winter@t-online.de 


Coming Events

 

7 February 06 - Colorado Springs, CO - TechExpo hosts Career Fair for Security Cleared professionals at the Sheraton Colorado Springs, 2886 South Circle Dr., Colorado Springs, CO: 10am - 4pm. Visit this to jump start your career in 2006, or explore the other career opportunities at www.techexpousa.com

 

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

 

8 February 06 - Baltimore, MD - TechExpo hosts Career Fair for Security Cleared professionals at the BWI Marriott, 1743 W. Nursery Rd, Baltimore, MD: 10am - 4pm. Visit this to jump start your career in 2006, or explore the other career opportunities at www.techexpousa.com 

 

9 February 06 - Washington, DC - Espionage and the Art of Narration - Bruce Bennett, Group of Eight Professor of Australian Studies at Georgetown University in 2005-06, will examine colorful and effective uses of narrative in stories of espionage. Examples will include recent novels, memoirs, biographies and journalism from Australia, Britain and the United States, including life-stories of former members of the CIA, ASIO and MI5.  Bennett is a professor at the Australian Defense Force Academy and author of The Oxford Literary History of Australia, Crossing Cultures and An Australian Compass. The event will be held from 6 to 7.30 p.m. at the Board Room of the Center for Contemporary Arabic Studies, Room 241, Intercultural Center, Georgetown University, 37th and O Street NW, Washington, D.C.  RSVP by 7 February to hmr23@georgetown.edu   Light refreshments will be available. (DKR)

 

9 February 06 - Reston, VA - TechExpo hosts Career Fair for Security Cleared professionals at the Sheraton Reston, 11810 Sunrise Valley Dr., Reston, VA: 10am - 4pm. Visit this to jump start your career in 2006, or explore the other career opportunities at www.techexpousa.com 

 

13 February 06 - St. Mary's City, MD - EPIC SPY STORY OF COLD WAR - It's been called "The epic spy story of the Cold War." Author Benjamin Weiser and retired CIA case officer David Forden will discuss the extraordinary life of Polish Colonel Ryszard Kuklinski, who delivered to the CIA more than 40,000 pages of highly classified Soviet and Warsaw Pact military documents in 1972-81, including Poland's secret plans to crush the Solidarity revolution. Then, as his cover was about to be blown, Kuklinski and his family were whisked out of Poland, and he was later honored with the CIA's Distinguished Intelligence Medal. Weiser's book, "A Secret Life," was named a "Washington Post Best Book of 2004," and a reviewer in CIA's Studies in Intelligence wrote: "Superb; it should be must reading for anybody interested in intelligence matters, the Cold War, or simply a good read." Also present will be John Horton, who led the Soviet Division during part of the Kuklinski operation. The talk is Monday, February 13th at 4:30 p.m. in Daugherty-Palmer Commons at St. Mary's College of Maryland campus. This event is sponsored by the Center for the Study of Democracy and The Patuxent Partnership. It is free and open to the public. For more information, call the college's office of media relations: 240-895-4381.

 

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 -- Melbourne, FL - The AFIO Florida Satellite Chapter hosts (11:30 AM) luncheon at the At Ease Club at the IRCC, Melbourne, Florida. Guest Speaker MG Charles "Chuck" Francis Scanlon (USA Retired) -- author of 3 books: 1) The Attachés, 2) Attachés II Retribution, 3) In Defense of the Nation - DIA at Forty Years -- will speak about realities of terrorism in today's world. Elected to the Military Intelligence Hall of Fame in 1995. Served as Director of Operations at the Defense Intelligence Agency and headed the Defense Attaché System for four years. For more information, contact Bobbie Keith at: (321) - 777-5561 or e-mail at: Bobbie6769@JUNO.com.

 

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 

 

14 - 17 March 06 - San Antonio, TX - Seminar on Investigating and Prosecuting Terrorism - DOJ, USAO, FBI, and St Mary's University are hosting a 3 1/2 day course at St. Mary's University Law School with sponsorship by the FBI, NAA of Texas, Inc., the San Antonio Division of the FBI, the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the Western District of Texas and the Center for Terrorism Law, St. Mary’s University Law School.  The course is designed to provide a working knowledge of investigative techniques and practical approaches to prosecuting issues in the Global War on Terror and is intended for senior police executives, task force agents, intelligence officials, local, state & federal law enforcement officials and prosecutors. Register online and make hotel reservations by 15 February. Full Payment of $195.00 must be received by 25 February. For more information, please call Robert Gonzalez at (210) 436-3668. (DKR)

 

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. Speaker will be Lt.Col Ty Cresap,USAF, Commander of Detachment 801 of the Air Force Office Of Special Investigations at Buckley Air Force Base. He has just returned from a year over in the Far East. 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 Neighborhood 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, Cabinet 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.

 

21 - 22 April 2006 - Great Lakes, IL - AFIO Midwest Chapter holds annual two day symposium at the Great Lakes Naval Station, Great Lakes Illinois at the Port O'Call (Old Officers Club). There will be a full two-day schedule along with speakers from several Law Enforcement Agencies and a briefing on Homeland Security. Registration is $10.00 per person and a block of rooms have been reserved for AFIO members at the Navy Lodge, Direct any inquiries to Col Angelo M. Di Liberti, Midwest Chapter , President , P.O. Box 295, South Elgin, IL 60177-0295, Telephone number 1-847-931-4184, or Fax number 1-847-931-9131

 

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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