AFIO Weekly Intelligence Notes #11-06 dated 13 March 2006

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Last Call for AFIO National Winter Luncheon
this Friday...17 March 2006
Director of Intelligence, CIA, Dr. John A. Kringen,
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 and

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SECTION I - CURRENT INTELLIGENCE

DHS FINDS WMD COULD ENTER US BY PORTS, SHIPS AND TRUCKS

NEWSPAPER FINDS 2,600 CIA IDENTITIE

SECTION II - CONTEXT AND PRECEDENCE

DOD PLACING SOCOM ELEMENTS IN US EMBASSIES

SENATE INTEL COMMITTEE SAID TO BE BARELY FUNCTIONING

SECTION III - CYBER INTELLIGENCE

FBI PICKS LOCKHEED MARTIN FOR CASE MANAGEMENT SYSTEM

GAO FINDS DOD WASTE

CACI GETS MI UNIVERSITY CONTRACT

SECTION IV -- BOOKS, SOURCES, AND ISSUES

Books

THE LONG HISTORY OF SPECIAL OPERATIONS

A FRANCO-AMERICAN LOOKS AT TORTURE

Issues

COURT TELLS CIA TO GIVE LIBBY SECRET BRIEFINGS SUMMARIES

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

Notes

PILLAR FORESEES RENEWED IRAQI QUEST FOR WMD

SUDAN'S INTEL BOSS ALLOWED INTO BRITAIN

Assistance Sought

INTERVIEWS SOUGHT FOR TV SERIES ON COLD WAR SPIES

Coming Events 

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
18 March 06 - Kennebunk, ME - AFIO Maine Chapter hosts Consul General of French Embassy
20-21 March 06 - Washington, DC - The National Security and Law Society - EMININT 2006
20-22 March 06 - Ft Lauderdale, FL - The Maritime Security Council hosts "Maritime Security -- Partnerships in International Commerce"
21 - 26 March 06 - Salzburg, Austria - COUNTER-TERRORISM IN EUROPE & AMERICA
23 March 06 - Washington, DC - DC Chapter of Society of Competitive Intelligence Professionals [SCIP] hosts workshop
23 March 06 - Scottsdale, AZ - Computer Forensics and Electronic Discovery in Arizona
Friday, 24 March 06 - New York, NY - AFIO Metro New York Chapter hosts evening meeting on Internet Security
Wednesday, 5 April 06 - Washington, DC - The Secret History of History: Benjamin Franklin: Master of Intrigue
7-9 April 06 - Tutzing, Germany - 12th Annual Meeting of the Intl Intelligence History Association [IIHA] 'History of the BND"
Monday, 10 April - Washington, DC - Spy Seminar: Civil War Spy Profiles
11 April 06 - Tampa, FL- AFIO Suncoast Chapter meets 11:30 a.m. at MacDill Air Force Base O'Club to hear Fred Rustmann
15 April 06 - Kennebunk, ME - AFIO Maine Chapter hosts Souad Dajami on "Palestine in the Crosshairs: Oslo to Hamas"
20 April 06 -Tyson's Corner, VA - Naval Intelligence Professionals host their  Red Tie Luncheon
** 21-22 April 06 - Great Lakes, IL - AFIO Midwest Chapter Holds Two Day Symposium **
24-28 April 06 - Mexico City, Mexico - The International Association of Law Enforcement Intelligence Analysts hosts Training Conference.
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
Thursday, 11 May 06 - Washington, DC - Author Debriefing: I Lie for a Living: Greatest Spies of All Time Saturday, 13 May 06 - Washington, DC - Spies on Screen: Spy Treasures of Hollywood Film Festival  
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
Saturday, 10 June 06 - Washington, DC - Spy School Workshop: Sneaky Uses for Everyday Things
Thursday, 15 June 06 - Washington, DC - Author Debriefing: Operation Jedburgh: D-Day and America’s First Shadow War

Tuesday, 20 June 06 - Washington, DC - Spylight Tour: After Hours Recon at the International Spy Museum
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
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,"
27 - 29 October 06 - McLean, VA - AFIO National Intelligence Symposium - Homeland, Port and Border Security
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
12 December 06 - Tampa, FL- AFIO Suncoast Chapter meets at 11:30 a.m. at the Officers’ Club


SECTION I - CURRENT INTELLIGENCE

DHS FINDS WMD COULD ENTER US BY PORTS, SHIPS AND TRUCKS - Lapses by private port operators, shipping lines or truck drivers could allow terrorists to smuggle WMD into the United States, according to a DHS review of security at American seaports, AP reported on 12 March.
www.washingtontimes.com/national/20060312-011930-5279r.htm 
The $75 million, three-year study included inspections at a New Jersey cargo terminal involved in the dispute over a Dubai company's bid to take over significant operations at six major US ports.
According to documents obtained by AP, the study found that cargo containers can be opened secretly during shipment to add or remove items without alerting US authorities. The study found serious lapses by private companies at foreign and American ports, aboard ships and on trucks and trains that would enable materials no listed on manifests or WMD to be introduced.
The study, expected to be completed this fall, used satellites and experimental monitors to trace roughly 20,000 cargo containers out of the millions arriving each year from Europe, Asia and the Middle East. US authorities largely decide which cargo containers to inspect based on shipping records of what is thought to be inside, according to the wire agency.
Among the study's findings:

- A warehouse in Maine was graded less secure than any in Pakistan, Turkey or Brazil. "There is a perception that US facilities benefit from superior security protection measures," the study said. "This mind-set may contribute to a misplaced sense of confidence in American business practice."
- No records were kept of cursory inspections in Guatemala for containers filled with Starbucks Corp. coffee beans shipped to the West Coast. "Coffee beans were accessible to anyone entering the facility," the study said. It found significant mistakes on manifests and other paperwork. In a statement to AP, Starbucks said it was reviewing its security procedures.
- Truck drivers in Brazil were permitted to take cargo containers home overnight and park in the street. Trains in the United States stopped in rail yards without fences and in high-crime areas.
- Practices at the Turkish port of Izmir were totally inadequate by US standards. But, the study noted, it has been done that way for decades in Turkey.
- Containers could be opened aboard some ships during weeks-long voyages to America. "Due to the time involved in transit (and) the fact that most vessel crew members are foreigners with limited credentialing and vetting, the containers are vulnerable to intrusion during the ocean voyage," the study said.
- Some governments will not help tighten security because they view terrorism as an American problem. Certain countries, not identified, would not cooperate in the study.

Security was good at two terminals in Seattle and nearby Tacoma, WA. (DKR)

NEWSPAPER FINDS (BUT DOES NOT PUBLISH) 2,600 CIA IDENTITIES - The identities of 2,600 CIA employees and the locations of two dozen agency covert workplaces in the United States can be found easily through Internet searches, according to an investigation by the Chicago Tribune, reported by AP.
www.chron.com/disp/story.mpl/ap/politics/3717722.htm
The Tribune obtained the information from data providers who charge fees for access to public records and reported on its findings in its12 March issue. It did not publish identities of agency employees.
Not all the 2,653 people said to be with the CIA were supposed to be covert officers; some were analysts or senior executives, such as former DCI Tenet. But the Tribune said the agency acknowledged the partial list of names included covert employees.
Through the data providers, the newspaper said it identified people by telephone listings, real estate transactions, voting records, property tax records and other financial and legal documents. The investigation also uncovered CIA internal phone numbers and covert mailing addresses.
The Tribune located two dozen CIA facilities in Chicago, northern Virginia, Florida, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Utah and Washington state. Some of the facilities were heavily guarded, while others appeared to be residences with no obvious connection to the CIA.
The Tribune said an Internet search for the term "Camp Peary" produced data identifying the names and other details of 26 people who apparently work there. A review of aviation databases for flights at the Farm's airstrip revealed 17 aircraft whose ownership and flight histories could be traced. (DKR)


SECTION II - CONTEXT AND PRECEDENCE

DOD PLACING SOCOM ELEMENTS IN US EMBASSIES - DoD is placing Military Liaison Elements, small teams of Special Operations troops, in a growing number of US embassies to gather intelligence on terrorists in unstable parts of the world and to prepare for potential missions to disrupt, capture or kill them, the New York Times reported on 7 March.
www.nytimes.com/2006/03/08/international/americas/08forces.html?th&emc=th
Officials said small groups of SOCOM personnel, sometimes just one or two at a time, have been sent to more than a dozen embassies in Africa, Southeast Asia and South America. Their tasks include helping local militaries conduct counterterrorism missions, officials said.
Senior DoD officials and military officers said the SOCOM effort was part of SecDef Rumsfeld's drive to give the military a more active intelligence role. In March 2004, President Bush authorized giving SOCOM the lead in military operations against terrorists, an assignment that could give the command considerable clout in organizing the nation's overall intelligence efforts, the Times said.
Some officials in IC agencies, such as the CIA, have viewed the SOCOM effort as a provocative expansion into what has been their turf, the Times noted. Under guidelines established by DNI Negroponte, CIA station chiefs assigned to embassies coordinate intelligence in those countries while defense attachés and military personnel working with foreign armed forces report to DIA. But Paul Gimigliano, a CIA spokesman, said, "There is plenty of work to go around. One key to success is that intelligence activities in a given country be coordinated, a process in which the chief of station plays a crucial role."
A State Department official told the Times, "We don't have any issue with DoD concerning this." The MLE program, he said, was set up so that authority is preserved for the ambassador.
Officials involved with the program said more than 20 teams have been deployed and that plans call for the effort to be significantly expanded.
SOCOM commander Gen. Bryan D. Brown has produced a counterterrorism strategy that runs more than 600 pages and was expected to be presented to Rumsfeld in the next few weeks for final approval. According to civilian and military officials, it sets out specific targets, missions and deadlines for action, both immediate and long-term.
SOCOM forces include the Green Berets, Rangers, Navy Seals, Marines and Air Force personnel and possess skills that range from quick strikes to long-range reconnaissance in hostile territory and medical care. (DKR)

SENATE INTEL COMMITTEE SAID TO BE BARELY FUNCTIONING - The Senate Select Committee on Intelligence, once a symbol of bipartisan oversight, is now so torn by partisan warfare that it can barely function, several analysts, officials and past and current members told the Washington Post of 12 March.
www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2006/03/11/AR2006031101029.html
Inter-party animosity has simmered since the 1990s, then heated up when Republicans took steps to limit probes into President Bush's handling of the Iraq war and domestic surveillance. According to the Post, it reached full boil on 7 March when the committee voted on party lines to reject a proposed investigation of the administration's warrantless surveillance of Americans' international communications. It voted instead to create a White House-approved subcommittee to oversee the operation, infuriating Democrats and some civil libertarians.
The infighting has dismayed many Republicans and Democrats who say an independent and smooth-running committee is vital, especially now that news of the government's aggressive eavesdropping is raising new questions about how to balance civil liberties and a hard-hitting war on terrorism, the Post commented.
Some in the IC find the warring especially disappointing because the committee was set up 30 years ago to be less partisan than the typical congressional panel. It was designed to have an 8-to-7 majority-minority makeup, no matter how many senators each party has. Most of its staffers have no clear connection to either party, said the Post. The committee's top minority member serves as the vice chairman -- and takes the gavel in the chairman's absence -- in contrast with the typical committee's ranking minority member who has little real authority. (DKR)


SECTION III - CYBER INTELLIGENCE

FBI PICKS LOCKHEED MARTIN FOR CASE MANAGEMENT SYSTEM - The FBI has selected Lockheed Martin Corp. for final negotiations on a contract to build its Sentinel computerized case management system, a source familiar with the deal said on 10 March to the Washington Post.
www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2006/03/10/AR2006031002085.html
The same day, the bureau said it was in final talks with a company, which it did not name, and hoped to announce an award within a month.
FBI CIO Zalmai Azmi has denied reports that the new contract is worth $792 million. Other private sector sources estimated Sentinel will be worth $150 million over several years. A previous bureau management effort was abandoned after costing $100 million. (DKR)

GAO FINDS DOD WASTE - DoD treats reusable active radio frequency identification tags as disposable items, with $110 million worth of such tags purchased since 1997 being used only once or twice, FCW.com reported on 10 March the GAO saying.
www.fcw.com/article92571-03-10-06-Web
Prior to the invasions of Afghanistan and Iraq, ten percent of active tags were returned for reuse, but the percentage fell to three percent after the start of these operations, the GAO said.
DoD has used battery-powered active RFID tags, costing $100 each and with a range of 300 feet, since the 1990s to track containers and large items. Since the start of combat in Afghanistan in 2001 and Iraq in 2003, there has been a surge in their use, according to FCW.
Savi Technology supplies the tags to DOD. Last month, the Army increased the ceiling of its contract with Savi from $207.9 million to $424.5 million and extended the ordering period through 31 January 2008.
Army and Defense Logistics Agency officials told GAO they were unaware of the status or location of previously used tags, the GAO said. GAO recommended that DoD revise RFID policy to require users to return active tags for reuse and to develop procedures to track and monitor their use. (DKR)

CACI GETS MI UNIVERSITY CONTRACT - Under a new $156 million contract with CACI International Inc., students at the University of Military Intelligence, Fort Huachuca, will benefit from behind-the-scenes IT administrative and technology operations, GCN.com reported on 9 March.
www.gcn.com/online/vol1_no1/40082-1.html?topic=acquisition
Under the eight-month contract, with four option years, CACI will provide IT training and courseware development, including updating course content, new software, secure servers and assistance with legacy courseware upgrades. The company will help the Military Intelligence Center manage the university's enrollment, examination and award of credit for MI training.
The contract was made to Information Support Systems Inc. shortly before it was acquired by CACI. (DKR)


SECTION IV -- BOOKS, SOURCES, AND ISSUES

Books

THE LONG HISTORY OF SPECIAL OPERATIONS - Derek Leebaert, To Dare and To Conquer: Special Operations and the Destiny of Nations, from Achilles to Al Qaeda (Little Brown, 637 pp. $29.95)
Leebaert, a professor of government at Georgetown University, makes a timely contribution to our knowledge of special operations as DoD expands SOCOM efforts around the world. He shows that from the days of Alexander the Great onwards, ingenious, bold, and unexpected operations have been decisive in military conflicts. At the heart of such successes is a willingness to think outside the box and take high risks with small forces.
Of course, such operations do not always have the hoped for success. Leebaert notes that special ops achieved little during the Korean and Vietnamese wars, nor behind the Iron Curtain during the cold War. Fights between government agencies over policy and control always lead to failure, in his opinion.
To create effective special forces, he believes, takes years of preparation with special people who are part of a special culture.
Expect book stores in an around Tampa to show a spike in sales. (DKR)

A FRANCO-AMERICAN LOOKS AT TORTURE - Ted Morgan, My Battle of Algiers (Smithsonian, 284 pp. $24.95)
As a young man, Count Sanche de Gramont, whose mother was an American and, as it happens, a cousin of DNI Negroponte, came to the United States and attended Yale. Then, just as he was getting into journalism, he was summoned back to his native France for military service and participation as a second lieutenant in the Algerian war.
A few years later he was back in America and in 1961 became the first Frenchman to win a Pulitzer Prize. It was awarded for his account of the death of the singer Leonard Warren onstage at the Metropolitan Opera, published in the now defunct New York Herald-Tribune.
In 1969, rejecting his European aristocratic associations, he began using the name Ted Morgan, an anagram of de Gramont, and then became an American citizen.
In his seventies now and known as a historian rather than a journalist, he has written a memoir of his experiences in the Algeria. It was time for him of romantic encounters as well as mortal dangers. But what he has to say that is most striking concerns torture.
In 1956, he punched to death an Algerian while interrogating him. "The Algerian experience did not enrich me," he concludes. "It diminished me." He accepts that torture dehumanizes the victim and corrupts the tormentor, but he also claims torture was tactically effective in Algeria: "It took only 6,000 paras of General Jacques Massu's 10th Division to win the Battle of Algiers, thanks to the systematic use of torture."
When the French guillotined two insurgents, the Front National de Liberation ended its ban on killing European civilians and began a bombing campaign. In reprisal, the French killed 60 people in the Algier's casbah, sparking off a general strike there. Then employed by an army propaganda sheet, de Gramont wrote for the benefit of the Algerians that the strike would harm them. So it did, providing the French with the opportunity to round up thousands of Algerians of whom hundreds were held and systematically tortured. Tactical intelligence, he writes, was quickly obtained.
But in Iraq and Gitmo, Morgan asserts, a clumsy and untrained US military was not systematic, instead employing sensationalized and ineffective methods.
Whatever the tactical effectiveness of the French use of torture, as Morgan says, it helped erode support in France for the war when the French there learned their army was using it. In 1958, Charles de Gaulle became head of the new Fifth French Republic. Famously or notoriously, depending on whether one admires his astuteness or loathes his deception, he told the French he had understood them. The settlers in Algeria took this to mean de Gaulle would hold on to Algeria. Instead, he sought a way to extricate France and in a 1962 referendum nearly 90 percent of those living in France proper voted to recognize Algerian independence.
Americans probably best know about the Battle of Algiers from Gillo Pontecorvo's highly regarded film of that name. It opens with a tortured FLN militant giving up the whereabouts of a comrade. According to Morgan, it was the head of the FLN in Algiers, Yacef Saadi (who appears as himself in the film) who led the paras to the insurgent. (DKR)

Issues

COURT TELLS CIA TO GIVE LIBBY SECRET BRIEFINGS SUMMARIES - The CIA must provide summaries of its top-secret intelligence briefings to former vice-presidential aide Scooter Libby so he can defend himself against perjury charges, Reuters reported a US judge ruled on 10 March.
today.reuters.com/news/newsArticle.aspx?type=politicsNews&storyID=2006-03-10T222853Z_01_N10318630_RTRUKOC_0_US-BUSH-LEAK.xml
The ruling was a partial victory for Libby, charged with lying to the FBI and a federal grand jury during an investigation into who disclosed the identity of Valerie Plame, a CIA operative, in 2003 after her husband criticized the Bush administration.
Judge Reggie Walton ruled the CIA must give Libby copies of the reports with the classified information removed, or a separate summary of the topics covered in each briefing. Walton also ruled that the CIA should tell Libby what inquiries he made during the briefings -- material that could help show what he had on his mind during the time in question.
The White House and the CIA have until 24 March to challenge the order, Walton said. Libby is scheduled to stand trial in January 2007. (DKR)


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

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Notes

PILLAR FORESEES RENEWED IRAQI QUEST FOR WMD - Paul Pillar, who until last year was the CIA's NIO for the Near East and South Asia, told the Middle East Institute in Washington on 9 March that despite the overthrow of Saddam Hussein, Iraq is likely to be looking for WMD within the next five to ten years, Newsday reported.
www.newsday.com/news/nationworld/world/ny-wowmd0310,0,616689,print.story?coll=ny-top-headlines
Pillar, who will be a speaker at the AFIO National Luncheon this Friday, said the Agency warned the Bush administration before the Iraq invasion that a change of regimes would not necessarily solve any WMD problem. Iraqis, he said, live in a dangerous neighborhood with rival countries pursuing WMD and so the CIA warned that a future Baghdad government would likely want the same Saddam was suspected of hiding, including nuclear weapons. (DKR)

SUDAN'S INTEL BOSS ALLOWED INTO BRITAIN - The director of Sudan's National Security and Intelligence Service, Salah Abdallah Gosh, traveled to Britain last week for what was said to be medical treatment although a United Nations panel has recommended that he be banned from traveling abroad because of involvement in the massacres in the Darfur region, the Sunday Times (London) reported on 12 March.
www.timesonline.co.uk/article/0,,2089-2081336,00.html
In a report, the panel said Gosh bore command responsibility for acts of arbitrary detention, harassment and torture and recommended that he and Sudanese Interior minister Elzubier Bashir Taha and Defense minister Abdel Rahim Mohamed Hussein be charged with war crimes.
According to the Sunday Times, Gosh has close links with the CIA, which regards him as an ally in the war on terror and flew him to Virginia last April to discuss intelligence on Al-Qaeda. The trip provoked disquiet in Congress and the State Department and embarrassed President Bush who has called the Sudanese government’s actions in Darfur genocide.
In Darfur, 1.7m people have been forced from their homes and at least 180,000 have been killed in what the UN describes as one of the world’s worst humanitarian disasters, the Sunday Times said.
Gosh returned from London to Khartoum on 9 March. The Sudanese embassy in London gave no details of his medical condition.
A Foreign Office spokesman said about Gosh: "We can confirm he recently visited London. We knew about it and did not seek to stop it because he had genuine medical reasons and he has not been charged with any crime, and I can’t speculate whether he will be. We must remember that we do need to maintain a relationship with senior Sudanese officials to take forward the peace process and he happens to be one of the key senior officials." (DKR)

Assistance Sought

INTERVIEWS SOUGHT FOR TV SERIES ON COLD WAR SPIES - In Portland, OR, Ed Eberle is currently in pre-production of a TV series called Legends: The Spies Who Changed The World. He wishes to get in touch with retired officers who would agree to be interviewed on camera and share their insights into such figures during the pivotal cold War years as James Jesus Angleton, Marcus Wolfe, Col. Gary Powers, Oleg Penkovsky, Bill Donovan, and others.
The first pilot program of 13 half-hour episodes, Code Name LIBERAL, takes a look at the Rosenbergs, their case and the implications of their treason.
Those interested may visit Eberle's website: www.distantplanet.net  or contact him at distantplanet@comcast.net  (DKR)


Coming Events

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.

18 March 06 - Kennebunk, ME - The French Consul General of the French Embassy in Boston will be special guest at the March 18, 2006 meeting of the Maine Chapter of AFIO on the subject: U.S.-French Cooperation in Counterterrorism". Meeting to be held at 2:00 p.m. at Kennebunk Free Library, 112 Main St., Kennebunk. This is the second occasion in history of a meeting in Kennebunk recognizing the cooperation between our two nations," says Chapter President Barbara Storer. "In June of 1825 Kennebunk hosted General Lafayette in appreciation for his assistance to our country during the American Revolution." All interested in the Counterterrorism topic and also activities of AFIO are invited to attend. Additional details are available from Storer at 207-985-2392.

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

20 - 22 March 05 - Ft Lauderdale, FL - "Maritime Security -- Partnerships in International Commerce" is the theme at The Maritime Security Councils Spring International Congress. which will focus on the challenges faced in maintaining a secure operating environment for international maritime commerce. The AFIO membership is invited to attend this conference -- one of the most important conferences on maritime security being held in 2006. Recent events highlight the significant concerns of Congress and the business community about our ability to protect the commercial maritime sector of our critical national infrastructure. As AFIO members know, an effective security program includes a process for the efficient collection, analysis, and transmission of information upon which appropriate steps may be taken to detect, deter, or respond to credible threats.  The conference will be attended by representatives of the international maritime community. An assembly of some of the world’s leading experts on maritime security will address challenges and outline possible solutions to ongoing maritime security requirements, and their effects on contracting governments, the international maritime community, and the economies of the countries they serve. If AFIO member wish to participate, please explore the program on the MSC website at www.maritimesecuritycouncil.org  or contact the MSC’s Secretariat via e-mail at: secretariat@maritimesecurity.org  or by phone at (954) 567-2536, with any questions you may have. The MSC can be reached at 3741 North Federal Highway, Suite 506 -- Fort Lauderdale, Florida -- 33306 -- USA; + 1.954.567.2536 -- www.maritimesecuritycouncil.org  

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 

23 March 06 - Washington, DC - The Washington DC Chapter of the Society of Competitive Intelligence Professionals [SCIP] hosts workshop "Look Before You Leap: Using CI to understand behind-the-scenes markets in China, the EU, and Latin America" being held at the City Club of Washington from 8:00 A.M. to 2:00 P.M. This is your opportunity to expand the scope of your knowledge with three experts in the global practice of competitive intelligence. Global markets are growing ever more important, but the rules of the competitive intelligence game can differ from region to region, and each region presents its own unique challenges for researchers. Through the course of this half-day seminar you will come to understand the challenges and rewards of conducting competitive intelligence in major business centers around the world. Come learn from these speakers, experts in applying the practice of competitive intelligence around the world: Christopher Mark of the Signal Group will dissect myths and misconceptions of conducting research in the fast-growing China market. John V. F. Brennan, Vice President of Charles River Associates, will share with us his expertise in the lucrative European market, with particular attention to the European Union; Maria Velez de Berliner of Latin Trade Solutions will explore the best methods and practices on commercial intelligence in the challenging and dynamic Latin American markets; and the moderator Ruth Stanat of SIS International, an expert in global competitive intelligence. To register go to https://s08.123signup.com/servlet/SignUp?P=185700&PG=1857182300. The cost for SCIP members is $150 (non-members pay $200).

23 March 06 - Scottsdale, AZ - Computer Forensics and Electronic Discovery in Arizona, a one-day seminar designed for attorneys , paralegals, and legal staff. Continuing education credit: NALA 0.70, IACET 0.65, AZ CLE 6.50   ID# 365517. Held at the Camelback Golf Club, 7847 North Mockingbird Lane. Call 866-352-9539 or go to www.lorman.com to register.

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

Wednesday, 5 April 06 - Washington, DC - The Secret History of History: Benjamin Franklin: Master of Intrigue  "Do nothing but what spies may see and welcome." - Benjamin Franklin  Starts at 6:30 p.m.  He played France against Britain and enabled the President to outguess and outmaneuver the Redcoats. Who was this 18th century super spymaster? None other than Benjamin Franklin! The Quaker sage is too little known for his crafty management of a U.S. intelligence network during the Revolutionary War. As a founder of the Committee on Secret Correspondence, he had expertise in the full array of sophisticated spycraft - from secret writing to calculated leaks - and he wasn’t afraid to use it. Join James Srodes, author of Franklin: The Essential Founding Father, and Thomas B. Allen, author of George Washington: Spymaster, for a look at this revolutionary spy story and how Franklin’s legacy continues to affect intelligence gathering today, 300 years after his birth.  Co-sponsored by the National Constitution Center, Philadelphia, PA in conjunction with their exhibition Benjamin Franklin: In Search of a Better World on view through 30 April. Tickets: $15 http://www.spymuseum.org/calendar/index.asp#Register_Now

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)

Monday, 10 April - Washington, DC - Spy Seminar: Civil War Spy Profiles "They hoped to keep on foot amongst us a most efficient corps of spies, informers, suppliers, and aiders and abettors of their cause in a thousand ways." - Abraham Lincoln   Time: 6:45 p.m. to 9:25 p.m.   Neither the Blue nor the Gray were strangers to intrigue and espionage: society ladies carried secret messages, runaway slaves re-crossed the Mason-Dixon Line as undercover agents, and couriers worked covert operations in the life or death climate of wartime. This program exploring the secret work of these operatives begins at Ford's Theatre with a keynote address by Ernest B. Furgurson, author of Freedom Rising: Washington in the Civil War. Then Donald E. Markle, author of Spies and Spymasters of the Civil War, will explore the actions of Mary Elizabeth Bowser, an African American Union Spy, worked with spymistress Elizabeth Van Lew; and John M. Wearmouth, author of Thomas A. Jones: Chief Agent of the Confederate Secret Service in Maryland, will recount this Southern supporter's role in John Wilkes Booth's escape. Attendees will break for a brief walk to the Willard InterContinental Hotel for refreshments and the conclusion of the program, at which historical impersonator Emily Lapisardi will portray Confederate spy Antonia Ford (who married one of the Willard proprietors) and Markle will highlight Allan Pinkerton's intelligence network and counterintelligence operations for the Union. All the experts will be on hand for discussion at the close of the seminar. This Seminar is co-sponsored by the Willard InterContinental Hotel in celebration of the 20th anniversary of the hotel’s re-opening. Seminar to be held at Ford’s Theatre, National Historic Site, National Park Service and at the Willard InterContinental Hotel. Tickets: $35 http://www.spymuseum.org/calendar/index.asp#Register_Now

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. For more information contact Don White, DonWhite@tampabay.rr.com.

15 April 06 - Kennebunk, ME - AFIO Maine Chapter hosts Souad Dajami speaking on "Palestine in the Crosshairs: Oslo to Hamas". Meeting to be held at 2:00 p.m. at Kennebunk Free Library, 112 Main St., Kennebunk. For information contact Barbara Storer, 207-985-2392 or at ebstorer@webtv.net.

20 April 06 - Tyson's Corner, VA - The Naval Intelligence Professionals annual Red Tie Luncheon will be held on Thursday, 20 April 2006 at the Holiday Inn, Tyson's Corner, VA. Guest speaker will be James F. Sloan, Assistant Commander for Intelligence and Criminal Investigations, US Coast Guard. All US and allied naval analysts welcome. Open bar from 11:00 a.m., with lunch served at noon. Cost is $30 for online or advance mail registration, or $35 at the door (reservation required). Contact http://www.navintpro.org or mail payment to: NIP, PO Box 11579, Burke, VA 22009-1579. (DKR)

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

24-28 April 06 - Mexico City, Mexico - The International Association of Law Enforcement Intelligence Analysts hosts the 2006 Annual Training Conference. For full information on the conference, visit http://www.ialeia.org.mx  Questions can be directed to George Gelman at gelman@ialeia.org, or Ritchie Martinez at martinez@ialeia.org / Conference Registration fee is $450.00 for IALEIA and LEIU members, $525 for non IALEIA members who work with a government agency, $600 for non IALEIA members from the private sector but who may be members of AFIO and $675 for all others. The Conference hotel is the fabulous María Isabel Sheraton http://www.starwoodhotels.com/sheraton/search/hotel_detail.html?propertyID=259  / The special rate for the attendees of this conference is $120 USD plus 17% of taxes for a regular room, and $150 USD plus 17% of taxes for a room in the executive floor*.

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.

Thursday, 11 May 06 - Washington, DC - Author Debriefing: I Lie for a Living: Greatest Spies of All Time. 12 noon to 1 p.m. You may think you know all about Benedict Arnold and Mata Hari - but what about the Soviet agent who assassinated Trotsky or the British spy who brought the United States into World War I? Who are these elusive characters, what did they do, and why? I Lie for a Living reveals the secret lives and loves, triumphs and blunders of some daring secret agents, operatives, and spymasters. The Spy Museum's latest publication will be presented. Join author Antony Shugaar and Museum Executive Director Peter Earnest for a look at the spies who pulled off some complicated and clandestine operations. Free! No registration required. 

Saturday, 13 May 06 - Washington, DC - Spies on Screen: Spy Treasures of Hollywood Film Festival Flash back to 1964 -The Man from U.N.C.L.E. transported me to another world - And I was not alone, all of America was swept up in a thrilling wave of pop-culture espionage." -- Danny Biederman, The Incredible World of Spy-Fi   He will screen episodes from Get Smart, The Man from U.N.C.L.E., Mission: Impossible, The Wild Wild West in a day long celebration of the image of spies in an earlier period of our history. Biederman, a screenwriter, producer, and director, will discuss the characters, plot lines, props, and evolution of the spy thriller. Runs 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. with break for lunch. Tickets: $20 http://www.spymuseum.org/calendar/index.asp#Register_Now

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.

Saturday, 10 June 06 - Washington, DC - Spy School Workshop: Sneaky Uses for Everyday Things   "A worthy spy can make a radio out of a clam shell." Time: 1:30 to 3:30 p.m. Necessity is the mother of invention and some of the best spy gadgets ever invented were the product of desperation. In this workshop, Melissa Mahle, former CIA operations officer and author of Denial and Deception: An Insider's View of the CIA from Iran-Contra to 9/11, will describe tense situations from her own experience in which resourcefulness and adaptability saved the day. Then Cy Tymony, author of Sneaky Uses for Everyday Things and its sequel, will demonstrate some of his most amazing creations - including the "Gadget Jacket" - and talk about how pop-culture heroes Artemus Gordon and Q inspired his work. Guests will have the opportunity to transform mundane materials into gizmos and gadgets. Adults Only Tickets: $20 http://www.spymuseum.org/calendar/index.asp#Register_Now 

Thursday, 15 June 06 - Washington, DC - Author Debriefing: Operation Jedburgh: D-Day and America’s First Shadow War  On 6 June 1944, while Allied troops stormed the Normandy beaches, 300 young American, British, and French soldiers parachuted behind enemy lines to launch a secret mission codenamed Jedburgh. Working with the French Resistance, the "Jeds" embarked on a stunningly effective guerilla campaign against the German war machine. Colin Beavan, whose grandfather helped direct the operation, tells the incredible story of the daredevils who carried out America’s first special forces mission in his new book. Join the author as he highlights one of the most hazardous covert operations of World War II. Free! No registration required

Tuesday, 20 June 06 - Washington, DC - Spylight Tour: After Hours Recon at the International Spy Museum Starts at 8 p.m. What is it really like to meet an agent in the dead of night in a denied area? How do the objects on display in the Museum handle in the field? Get the spy’s-eye view in this extraordinary program. Burton Gerber is a widely respected veteran of 39 years as a CIA case officer who served in some of the Agency’s most challenging overseas posts. As chief of station in Moscow during the Cold War, he was known for his rigorous tradecraft and dedication to operations. He is the co-editor of the recent, well-received book, Transforming U.S. Intelligence. In this exclusive, after-hours tour, Gerber will bring the Museum’s unique exhibits to life with stories from his distinguished career and informed opinion on historical events. He’ll share how the gadgets really worked -- or didn’t -- and whether to include your wife in a clandestine operation. Tickets: $60 http://www.spymuseum.org/calendar/index.asp#Register_Now

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. For more information contact Don White, DonWhite@tampabay.rr.com.

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

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

27 - 29 October 06 - McLean, VA - AFIO National Intelligence Symposium - Homeland, Port and Border Security

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.

12 December 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 James Pavitt. A 31-year veteran of CIA, who in 1999 was appointed Deputy Director for Operations to head what is now known as the National Clandestine Service, the CIA directorate responsible for the clandestine collection of foreign intelligence. He had served as Associate Deputy Director for Operations from July 1997 through July 1999. He served longer in that position than any DDO in the last 30 years until retiring from CIA and the DO in August 2004. After joining the Agency in 1973 as a Career Trainee, he served in a variety of intelligence assignments in Europe, Asia and at CIA Headquarters. In 1990, he was assigned to the National Security Council as the Director for Intelligence Programs. In June 1992, President Bush appointed him Special Assistant to the President for National Security Affairs and NSC Senior Director for Intelligence Programs. Mr. Pavitt began his intelligence career in the United States Army from 1969-1971 as an intelligence officer. Jim Pavitt is currently a principle at the Scowcroft Group and also serves as a member of the AFIO National Board of Directors. For more information contact Don White, DonWhite@tampabay.rr.com

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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