AFIO Weekly Intelligence Notes #08-06 dated 20 February 2006

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AFIO National Luncheon
Friday, 17 March 2006
INTELLIGENCE ANALYSIS - Target-Centric, Strategic Analysis for Counterterrorism and Counterintelligence
Speaker:  Dr. John A. Kringen, Director of Intelligence, CIA
 and Dr. Paul R. Pillar, former National Intelligence Officer
for the Near East and South Asia, NIC, CIA
Holiday Inn, Tyson's Corner, VA
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SECTION I - CURRENT INTELLIGENCE

DNI: EXTREMISTS-MODERATES DEBATE SHAPES TERRORISM

ICELANDIC MINISTER CALLS FOR CI SERVICE

SECTION II - CONTEXT AND PRECEDENCE

1946 MI STUDY SAW MUSLIM STATES AS THREAT TO STABILITY

NAVY INTEL SAID TO HAVE REPORTED GITMO ABUSES IN 2002

SECTION III - CYBER INTELLIGENCE

AS SKYPE MADE INTERNET EAVESDROPPING IMPOSSIBLE?

CHINESE DODGE INTERNET CENSORSHIP

IN-Q-TEL INVESTS IN NEXTREME THERMAL

SECTION IV -- BOOKS, SOURCES, AND ISSUES

Books

FORMER NIO LOOKS AT RISING CHINA

AMERICA IN THE FACE OF JIHAD

GI'S WHO SUFFERED THE HOLOCAUST

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

 

Careers

OPENINGS AT DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY

Notes

NIC NIO FOR ASIA QUITS SEEKING NSC CHINA POST

PHILLY AGENT IN CHARGE, PLAME INVESTIGATOR LEAVES FBI

Assistance Needed - Queries

PROJECT SEEKS INTERVIEWS WITH IC VETERANS

MURDERS BY THE CAMBRIDGE FIVE?

Obituary

JAMES MICHAEL KLINE

EMERY WILFRED 'TED' TETRAULT

Coming Events 

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

4 March 06 - Seattle, WA - The Pacific Northwest AFIO Chapter (Washington/Oregon) meets at Boeing Museum of Flight
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 - Intelligence Analysis - Director of Intelligence, CIA, Others
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
Friday, 24 March 06 - New York, NY - AFIO Metro New York Chapter hosts evening meeting on Internet Security
7-9 April 06 - Tutzing, Germany - 12th Annual Meeting of the Intl Intelligence History Association [IIHA] 'History of the BND"
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
20-21 October 06 - Lubbock, TX - Texas Tech and CIA's Center for Study of Intelligence co-host "Intelligence in the Vietnam War,"
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

DNI: EXTREMISTS-MODERATES DEBATE SHAPES TERRORISM - The future environment for terrorism worldwide will depend more on the outcome of the debate between Muslim extremists and moderates than on the acts of global jihadi, said DNI Negroponte, speaking at Georgetown University on 17 February, the Washington Post reported.
www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2006/02/17/AR2006021701969.html
"Entrenched grievances such as corruption and injustice and the slow pace of economic, social and political change in most Muslim-majority nations continue to fuel the global jihadist movement," he said.
In contrast to comments from other Bush administration officials, according to the Post, Negroponte traced the origins of global jihadism to the Afghan-Soviet conflict when Muslims from around the world were brought in with US support to fight the invaders.
The jihadi movement born then, Negroponte said, was today inspired and led by al Qaeda and was the pre-eminent threat to our citizens, homeland interests and friends.
Negroponte gave a cautious assessment of the situation in Iraq, saying that Sunni Arab disaffection is likely to continue fueling the insurgency this year with the majority Shiite and Kurdish populations making compromise more difficult by working to protect their core interests such as regional autonomy and de-Baathification.
The DNI warned that prospects for Iraqi economic development in 2006 are constrained by the unstable security situation, insufficient commitment to economic reform on the part of the Baghdad government and corruption. Also, Iraqi security forces require better command and control to improve their effectiveness, he said. (DKR)

ICELANDIC MINISTER CALLS FOR CI SERVICE - Iceland's Justice Minister, Björn Bjarnason, has called for setting up a secret service to handle counterterrorism, the Iceland Review reported on 16 February.
www.icelandreview.com/icelandreview/daily_life/?cat_id=16539&ew_0_a_id=185145
"We are giving the authorities the tools to act quicker," he said, in following leads on terrorism and organized crime such as human and drug trafficking. (PJK, DKR)


SECTION II - CONTEXT AND PRECEDENCE

1946 MI STUDY SAW MUSLIM STATES AS THREAT TO STABILITY - A War Department Military Intelligence Service study, carried out in 1946, warned of Islam as a threat to world stability, FrontPageMagazine.com reported on 13 February.
www.frontpagemag.com/Articles/ReadArticle.asp?ID=21266
The 76-page study, released in 1979, found that with few exceptions, Muslim states were marked by poverty, ignorance, and stagnation. These states were full of discontent and frustration, yet alive with consciousness of their inferiority and with determination to achieve some kind of betterment.
Conflict revealed itself in daily news accounts of killings and terrorism, of pressure groups in opposition, and of raw nationalism and naked expansionism masquerading as diplomatic maneuvers.
"The Muslims remember the power with which once they not only ruled their own domains but also overpowered half of Europe, yet they are painfully aware of their present economic, cultural and military impoverishment. Thus a terrific internal pressure is building up in their collective thinking. The Muslims intend, by any means possible, to regain political independence and to reap the profits of their own resources."
Another fundamental urge in the Muslim states originated in the world's great and near-great powers coveting their economic riches and being mindful of the strategic locations of some of the domains. These powers’ actions were also difficult to predict because they saw themselves in the position of "the customer who wants to do his shopping in a hurry because he happens to know the store is going to be robbed."
In such an atmosphere, the slightest spark could lead to an explosion which might implicate every country committed to the maintenance of world peace, the study asserted. The introduction concluded that,
"An understanding of the Muslim world and of the stresses and forces operative within it is thus an essential part of the basic intelligence framework."
Daniel Pipes, director of the Philadelphia-based Middle East Forum and author of the FrontPageMagazine article, has posted the study at www.danielpipes.org/rr/3370.pdf  (DKR)

NAVY INTEL SAID TO HAVE REPORTED GITMO ABUSE IN 2002 - Navy intelligence officers reported in 2002 that MI interrogators at Guantanamo were engaging in escalating levels of physical and psychological abuse, AP said on 20 February, citing an article in the weekly New Yorker.
www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2006/02/19/AR2006021901002.html
The basis of the article was a 22-page secret memo, dated 7 July 2004, from then USN General Counsel Alberto Mora, obtained by the magazine. The article appeared in the New Yorker dated 27 February.
Mora warned DoD officials that circumventing international agreements on torture and detainees' treatment would invite abuse. When photos from Abu Ghraib appeared in spring 2004, Mora said, he felt stunned and dismayed that what he had warned against had taken place and in a different setting than Guantanamo. Mora retired this year and now is a general counsel for Wal-Mart. (DKR)


SECTION III - CYBER INTELLIGENCE

HAS SKYPE MADE INTERNET EAVESDROPPING IMPOSSIBLE? - The fastest-growing technology for Internet calls, used by Skype, appears to have the potential to make eavesdropping a thing of the past, AP reported on 17 February.
www.contracostatimes.com/mld/cctimes/news/13895495.htm
Skype, recently acquired by eBay Inc., provides free voice calls and instant messaging between users. Unlike other Internet voice services, Skype calls are encrypted in a way that apparently makes surveillance impossible, although the company leaves the issue somewhat open to question, AP said.
With Skype, criminals, terrorists and other people who want to keep their communications private are indistinguishable from those who just want to call their mothers, according to the press agency.
Luxembourg-based Skype was founded by Swedish and Estonian entrepreneurs who created the Kazaa file-sharing network which has been the subject of several court actions by the music industry.
Skype's software for personal computers is distributed free. Members pay nothing to talk to each other over PCs but pay fees to connect to people who are using telephones. Skype software is also being built into cell phone-like portable devices that will work within range of wireless Internet hot spots.
Skype had 75 million registered users worldwide at the end of 2005. Some three million to four million users are online at the same time.
Its calls are carried by keys 256 bits long, twice the length of 128-bit keys used to send credit card numbers over the Internet. In theory, security is much more than doubled and the Skype keys would take trillions of times longer to crack than 128-bit keys, which are themselves regarded as practically impossible to break by current means, AP commented. (PJK, DKR)

CHINESE DODGE INTERNET CENSORSHIP - The thousands of censors who patrol the internet in China must feel a little like King Canute with one Chinese expert describing their task as showing the futility of trying to hold back the sea, The Times (London) reported on 16 February.
www.timesonline.co.uk/article/0,,25689-2042472,00.html
"Everyone knows where the controls are and that makes it pretty easy to get around them," said an anonymous internet specialist who cited a Chinese proverb about a man who buried his silver for safekeeping and put up a sign reading: "No cache of silver is buried here."
China has more than 111 million internet users, second only to the US, with 20,000 new users added every day. A recent survey by the Chinese Academy of Social Sciences concluded that as the Internet becomes more popular, its impact on China's politics would become stronger. (DKR)

IN-Q-TEL INVESTS IN NEXTREME THERMAL - In-Q-Tel has made an investment agreement with Nextreme Thermal Solutions Inc., a developer of thin-film superlattice thermoelectric material and on-chip thermoelectric devices, EE Times reported on 17 February.
www.eetimes.com/showArticle.jhtml?articleID=180203903 
When Nextreme, situated in the Research Triangle Park, NC, announced an $8 million round of financing in February 2005, it did not reveal the amount of money it had or was set to receive from In-Q-Tel.
A technology based on a superlattice thermoelectric material of bismuth Telluride, which Nextreme has been working on since 1993, uses embedded thermoelectric components that can be used to cool hotspots on both semiconductor and optoelectronic integrated circuits. It can also control the temperature of temperature-sensitive components, such as photonics, DNA chips, and asynchronous logic circuits.
The same devices can also be used as power generators, scavenging waste heat and converting it into electricity. (PJK, DKR)

 


SECTION IV -- BOOKS, SOURCES, AND ISSUES

Books

FORMER NIO LOOKS AT RISING CHINA - Robert G. Sutter, China’s Rise in Asia: Promises and Perils (Rowman & Littlefield, 297 pp. hardback $69, paperback $24.95)
Sutter, a CIA NIO from 1999 to 2001 and now a scholar at Georgetown University, has written a carefully researched, well reasoned, and balanced account of the emergence of China as a political, economic, and military power that will go far in determining how our children and grandchildren live.
After tracing the ups and downs in US-China policy, he concludes the Bush administration has done a better job than did the Clinton in balancing a firm posture against possible or real Chinese pressure. (DKR)

AMERICA IN THE FACE OF JIHAD - Walid Phares, Future Jihad: Terrorist Strategies against America (Palgrave Macmillan, 288 pp. $24.95)
Phares, MSNBC's terrorism and Mideast expert, argues that there has been a fundamental misunderstanding about al Qaeda's ultimate goal in the West and what victory means to jihadi.
Born and raised in Lebanon, where Muslim terrorism against the US began with the 1983 suicide bombing that killed 241 Marines, he finds there was a systematic and dramatic penetration of American and Western intellectual defenses that led to terror attacks for a whole decade.
While he believes our defenses have been infiltrated and identifies a future generation of homegrown terrorists, he also points the way for America to win the ideological war at the heart of jihad. (DKR)

GI'S WHO SUFFERED THE HOLOCAUST - Roger Cohen, Soldiers and Slaves: American POWs Trapped by the Nazis’ Final Gamble (Alfred A. Knopf, 303 pp. $25.95)
Cohen tells the grim story of 350 GIs taken prisoner during the Battle of the Bulge, separated from other prisoners because they were Jewish or were thought to have Jewish sounding names or look Jewish. They were sent to Berga concentration camp in eastern Germany where they suffered the horrors of the Holocaust.
Starved, beaten, denied medical care and adequate shelter, they were forced to work as slaves digging tunnels for an underground synthetic-fuel factory. Within nine weeks of their arrival at Berga, 20 percent were dead.
The rest averted death thanks to being rescued by their fellow GIs. Their liberators had trouble believing the emaciated prisoners were fellow Americans. (DKR)


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

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

DHS HEADQUARTERS POSITIONS - 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
Administrative Specialist GS-0301-9/12
Protective Security Advisor GS-1801-14/14
Supervisory Security Specialist GS-0080-14/14
Research and Development Business Specialist GS-0301-15/15
Correspondence Analyst GS-0301-7/9
Correspondence Control AssistanGS-0303-6/6t
Intelligence Operations SpecialistGS-0132-9/12
Deputy Assistant Director, Training and Education (Training Delivery) GS-1701-14/14
Physical Security Specialist GS-0080-12/13
Director, Business Continuity and Emergency Preparedness GS-0301-15/15
Emergency Preparedness Specialist GS-0301-13/14

Notes

NIC NIO FOR ASIA QUITS SEEKING NSC CHINA POST - NIC NIO for Asia James Shinn has withdrawn his candidacy to become NSC NIO for Asia after failing to be named following two interviews with national security adviser Stephen Hadley, the Washington Times reported on 17 February.
www.washingtontimes.com/functions/print.php?StoryID=20060217-125726-1614r
The present acting NSC Asia NIO, Dennis Wilder, continues in the post, according to the Times. The daily described Wilder as pro-China.
A DoD choice for the NSC post, Brig. Gen. John Allen USMC, earlier withdrew from the running and chose to remain an aide to Deputy Assistant SecDef Richard Lawless. (DKR)

PHILLY SPECIAL AGENT IN CHARGE, PLAME INVESTIGATOR LEAVES FBI - John Eckenrode, special agent in charge of the Philadelphia office and lead investigator in the Plame leak case, will leave the FBI early in March after a 32-year career with the bureau, the Philadelphia Inquirer reported on 16 February. Eckenrode will become a director of forensic support services for the consulting firm KPMG.
www.philly.com/mld/inquirer/news/local/states/pennsylvania/13882747.htm
Eckenrode continued to be expected to be a key witness next year during the trial of Lewis "Scooter" Libby, charged with perjury before a grand jury and lying to federal agents. Eckenrode's conducted the Libby interviews and his report was cited in Libby's indictment. (PJK, DKR)

Queries - Assistance Needed
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PROJECT SEEKS INTERVIEWS WITH IC VETERANS - Matthew Maher, an actor and writer who is developing a project about former IC members, is interested in interviewing such persons about what their jobs were like day-to-day, why they chose their profession and what effect it, and particularly secrecy, had on their lives and relationships.
The interviews themselves would be completely anonymous; no names would be used, and only what the interviewee felt comfortable talking about would be discussed. The project has no political agenda.
Please contact Matthew Maher at 917-279-2955 or mattmaher@mcihispeed.net  (DKR)

MURDERS BY THE CAMBRIDGE FIVE? Does anyone have any information on any murder cases involving the Cambridge Five? I am doing some research on this issue. REPLIES to D/SGT Robert J. Girod, Sr, Ph.D. Fort Wayne Police Department, Investigative Support Division - Detective Bureau 1320 east Creighton Street Fort Wayne, Indiana 46803. Email at: robert.girod@ci.ft-wayne.in.us

OBITUARIES:

JAMES MICHAEL KLINE - A former chief of staff and consultant at the NSA Defense Special Missile and Astronautics Center, he died on 12 February after a heart attack at his home in Bowie, MD. He was 64, the Washington Post reported.
www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2006/02/17/AR2006021702156_5.html
Kline worked for the NSA for his entire 42-year career, his family said, and continued as a consultant to it after his 2003 retirement.
Born in Hazleton, PA., he served in the Navy directly after high school, becoming a chief Petty Officer. After leaving the Navy, he joined the NSA in 1963 and attended the University of Maryland University College.
Survivors include his wife of 29 years, Judy Kline; three children, Mark Kline, Scott Kline and Suzanne Kline Coblentz; and eight grandchildren. (DKR)

EMERY WILFRED 'TED' TETRAULT - An NSA linguist and foreign language teacher, he died, aged 75, on 8 February of complications of Alzheimer's disease at an institution in Lewes, DL. His homes were in Rockville, MD, and Rehoboth Beach, DL.
www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2006/02/17/AR2006021702187_pf.html
Born in Worcester, MA, he graduated from Assumption College there in 1952, then served in the Air Force until 1956, stationed in Korea. He learned Russian at the Defense Language Institute at Monterey and was also fluent in French and conversant in several other languages. He received a master's degree in linguistics from American University in 1970.
He joined NSA in 1956. Among relatives and friends, he was Ted but at work Tet -- "like the offensive," he would joke.
He was instrumental in developing many foreign language teaching programs at the National Cryptologic School and his pedagogical techniques became standard at the CIA, FBI, Interagency Language Roundtable and Monterey.
His awards included the Meritorious Civilian Service Award, National Intelligence Medal of Achievement, Sydney Jaffee Award for unparalleled achievements in the field of cryptologic linguistics and the Cryptologic Service Award. He retired in 1996.
Survivors include his wife of 50 years, Joan Helen Tetrault; five children, William Tetrault, Joseph Tetrault, Theresa Moller, Robert Tetrault and Julie Tetrault; and four grandchildren. (DKR)


Coming Events

 

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.

 

4 March 06 - Seattle, WA - The Pacific Northwest AFIO Chapter (Washington/Oregon) meets on Saturday March 4th from 11:30am - 4:00pm at the Boeing Museum of Flight in Seattle, WA. Speaker Andy Hamilton (Retired DOJ) will provide a rare, behind-the-scenes look at the Ahmed Ressam, the "millennium bomber" investigation and discuss the complexities of international terrorism investigations. If you wish to attend, email: Judd Sloan, VP, judd@afiopnw.org or call (253) 720-3376

 

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 [Friday] - Tysons Corner, VA - AFIO National Luncheon - INTELLIGENCE ANALYSIS - Target-Centric, Strategic Analysis for Counterterrorism and Counterintelligence - Speaker:  Dr. John A. Kringen, Director of Intelligence, CIA and Dr. Paul R. Pillar, former National Intelligence Officer for the Near East and South Asia, NIC, CIA at the Holiday Inn, Tyson's Corner, VA 10:30 Registration; 11 a.m. Dr. Pillar; Noon - Lunch; 12:40 Dr. Kringen address, followed by Q&A 2:00 p.m. Close of Program $37.95pp. Register securely here.

 

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 

 

Friday, 24 March 06 - New York, NY - AFIO Metro New York Chapter hosts evening meeting on Internet Security at the University Club, 1 W 54 St, 9th Flr, Manhattan, cor. 54 & Fifth. TIME: 5:30 - 6:00 PM Registration: 6:00 - 7:15 PM Speaker 7:15 - 8:00 PM Refreshments. SPEAKER: DAVID AUCSMITH, Senior Director, Institute for Advanced Technology in Governments, Microsoft Corp., on Internet Security. Also speaking will be author Colin Beavan, author of OPERATION JEDBURGH: D-DAY AND AMERICA'S FIRST SHADOW WAR. Beavan will open the meeting with a ten minute review of his book. Before joining Microsoft in August 2002, Aucsmith was chief security architect for Intel Corporation from 1994 to 2002. He has worked in a variety of security technology areas including secure computer systems, secure communications systems, random number generation, cryptography and network intrusion detection. He is a former officer in the US Navy and has been heavily involved in computer security and cybercrime issues for more than twenty years. Currently, Aucsmith is a member of the advisory board of the NSA, co-chairman of the FBI's Information Technology Study Group, a member of the Secret Service Task Force on Computer Aided Counterfeiting, member of the Computer Science and Telecommunications Board of the National Academes of Science, a member of the President's Task Force on National Defense and Computer Technology and a member of the Department of Defense's Global Information Grid Senior Industry Review Group. Aucsmith holds 20 patents for digital security technology and is an editor for the "IEEE Journal of Information Security." On June 6, 1944, while the Allies stormed the Normandy beaches, 300 young Allied soldiers parachuted behind enemy lines to launch a secret mission codenamed "Jedburgh." The "Jeds" embarked on a stunningly effective guerrilla campaign against the German war machine in America's first special forces mission. Colin Beavan's grandfather helped direct the operation. COST $45pp. Registration in Advance: Mail Checks & Make Payable "Jerry Goodwin" 530 Park Ave 15B New York, NY 10021 OR Register in Advance: Email afiometro@yahoo.com or Phone 212-308-1450 And Pay at the Door OR Register at the Door: No Advance Notice- Checks/Cash Accepted

 

7-9 April 06 - Tutzing, Germany - "Fifty Years of Bundesnachrichtendienst, 1956-2006: The BND in Its Historical Context" - the 12th Annual Meeting of the INTERNATIONAL INTELLIGENCE HISTORY ASSOCIATION [IIHA] at the Politische Akademie in Tutzing (nr. Munich) IIHA/AGN members are requested to send their registration AS SOON AS POSSIBLE by post or by e-mail to   Prof. Dr. Wolfgang Krieger, Fachbereich 06, Universität Marburg, 35032 Marburg / Germany Email: kriegerw@staff.uni-marburg.de
Please provide your full name and home address (as well as your e- mail address if possible.) Accompanying spouses are requested to register with full names and addresses and are charged at the full conference rate (see below for rates).  Conference Organizers: Dr. Jürgen Weber (Tutzing) / Prof. Dr. Wolfgang Krieger (Marburg)

 

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.

 

20-21 October 06 - Lubbock, TX - The Vietnam Center at Texas Tech University and the Center for the Study of Intelligence (CSI) will co-host a conference on "Intelligence in the Vietnam War," which will be held in Lubbock, Texas, at the Holiday Inn Park Plaza. The purpose of this conference is to examine intelligence activities in Vietnam, Laos, Cambodia, and elsewhere as they impacted the Vietnam War. We welcome papers that discuss intelligence analysis and operations from all sides of the conflict and desire presentations that discuss US, RVN, DRV, VC, USSR, PRC, Warsaw Pact, and other intelligence activities as they related to the Vietnam War. While the focus will remain on historical events, it is our distinct hope that appropriate historical lessons might be drawn of more immediate application to current wars and conflicts. To that end, we are seeking paper and panel proposals on all subjects related to Intelligence in the Vietnam War to include but not limited to the following topics: Intelligence and counter-intelligence operations to include human, electronic, signals, and imagery intelligence; Terrorism and counter-terrorism; Infiltration operations into North Vietnam, the Viet Cong infrastructure, and elsewhere; Psychological operations; The Phoenix Program, Provincial Reconnaissance Units, and other attempts to neutralize the VCI; Rolling Thunder, enemy order of battle, the will to persist, and other analytical issues; Inter-agency cooperation and conflict between the CIA, DIA, and other intelligence organizations; The politics of intelligence (e.g. the producer v. the consumer in the development of estimative products); the use of RAND and other private analytical resources as intelligence; etc... This conference will offer students, scholars, intelligence officials, policy makers, and others with an excellent opportunity to discuss and learn from intelligence activities from America's longest war along with the many issues that surrounded these complex activities and events. If you are interested in providing either an individual presentation or a panel discussion, please submit a proposal (single page or less) to Mr. Stephen Maxner, Deputy Director at the Vietnam Center at steve.maxner@ttu.edu or call (806) 742-9010 for more information. Deadline for submissions: August 1, 2006

 

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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