AFIO Weekly Intelligence Notes #14-06 dated 3 April 2006
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SECTION I - CURRENT INTELLIGENCE
AFIO'S REDMOND DROPS CANDIDACY FOR COUNTERINTEL SLOT
IC SOURCES SEE WORLDWIDE IRAN RESPONSE TO US STRIKES
DOD POSTS UNTRANSLATED IRAQI DOCUMENTS
SECTION II - CONTEXT AND PRECEDENCE
IRAQ WAR SAID TO HAVE MADE BRITAIN QAIDA TARGET
SECTION III - CYBER INTELLIGENCE
DOJ, DOD SEE PROGRESS IN COMMUNICATIONS
SINGAPORE READIES E-PASSPORT TO US STANDARDS
ARMY GIVES CTC CONTRACT
SECTION IV -- BOOKS, SOURCES, AND ISSUES
WAR SEEN AS A BASIC TO US HISTORY
HOW AL QAEDA EXPLOITS EUROPE
CIA D/DI REPORTS FRESH THINKING, NEW PERSPECTIVES
INTELLIGENCE FLAWS NOT RECTIFIED SAYS POSNER
SECTION V - CAREERS, NOTES, LETTERS, QUERIES AND AUTHORS SEEKING ASSISTANCE, CORRECTIONS, OBITUARIES, COMING EVENTS
CAREERS at Department of Homeland Security
Mnemonics, Inc. is seeking an experienced avionics and weapons systems business development specialist - Florida
POLLARD’S MOSSAD HANDLER KEY TO ISRAELI GOVERNMENT?
UN INVESTIGATOR WANTS ACCESS TO ALLEGED SECRET PRISONS
IRISH INDEPENDENCE CHAMPION’S US WIFE ‘SPIED FOR BRITISH’
A CI / HUMINT TEAM has been reorganized to work with OSINT information for the purpose of generating useful countermeasures
JOHN THOMAS HANSON
18 May 06 - Colorado Spring, CO - AFIO Rocky Mountain Chapter holds meeting at USAF Academy O'Club
5 April 06 - Nellis AFB, Nevada - AFIO Las Vegas hosts an evening meeting (6 p.m.) featuring DANIEL G. BOGDEN, US Attorney
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 Sherif Fam 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 - New London, CT - AFIO New England Spring Meeting on Modern U. S. Coast Guard Intelligence Operations
** 21-22 April 06 - Great Lakes, IL - AFIO Midwest Chapter Holds Two Day Symposium **
23 April 06 - Beachwood, OH - AFIO Northeast Ohio Chapter hosts Luncheon with Maj Gen Suter
24-28 April 06 - Mexico City, Mexico - The International Association of Law Enforcement Intelligence Analysts hosts Training Conference.
26-29 April 06 - Orlando, FL - SCIP International Annual Conference
1-2 May 06 - Herndon, VA - Academic Intelligence Studies Conference
Wednesday, 3 May 06 - Houston, TX - Grand Opening of the AFIO Houston Chapter at "The Roof" of the Westin Oaks Hotel
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
11 May 06 - San Francisco, CA - AFIO Jim Quesada Chapter hosts former NSA/CIA Counsel Rindskopf Parker at Luncheon
Thursday, 11 May 06 - Washington, DC - Author Debriefing: I Lie for a Living: Greatest Spies of All Time
11 May 06 - Washington, DC - The Naval Intelligence Professionals Capitol Chapter hosts a Book Review session on the book:
13 May 06 - Melbourne, FL - The Florida Satellite Chapter of AFIO hosts its quarterly luncheon - Cape Canaveral Coast Guard Cdr to Speak
Saturday, 13 May 06 - Washington, DC - Spies on Screen: Spy Treasures of Hollywood Film Festival
SECTION I - CURRENT INTELLIGENCE
AFIO'S REDMOND DROPS CANDIDACY FOR COUNTERINTEL SLOT - Paul Redmond, a member of the AFIO Board of Directors who as a CIA counterintelligence officer helped catch Aldrich Ames, has withdrawn as a candidate to be National Counterintelligence Executive. The Washington Times of 31 March reported US intelligence officials as saying such.
Redmond had been selected for the post by DNI Negroponte but backed out after the FBI held up his formal appointment by conducting a lengthy background investigation, the officials said. ODNI spokesman Carl Kropf declined to comment on Redmond's withdrawal and Redmond could not be reached for comment.
In addition to uncovering Ames in 1993, Redmond conducted the damage assessment into the Hanssen case. Hanssen, an FBI counterintelligence agent, spied for Moscow for 16 years before his 2001 arrest.
The national counterintelligence post and the deputy position in NCIX remain vacant following the resignations of Michelle Van Cleave in January and Ken deGraffenreid a month earlier, the Times said.
President Bush signed an executive order in March 2005 calling for aggressive, offensive counterintelligence activities against foreign spies. But according to the Times, officials under Negroponte, including DNI Mission Manager for Collection Mary Margaret Graham, oppose this and favor making counterintelligence a passive support function for spying. (DKR)
IC SOURCES SEE WORLDWIDE IRAN RESPONSE TO US STRIKES - US intelligence and terrorism experts say they believe Iran would respond to military strikes on its nuclear sites by deploying its intelligence operatives and Hezbollah teams to carry out terrorist attacks worldwide, the Washington Post of 2 April reported.
Iran attacks would be directed against US targets inside Iraq, where Iranian operatives and agents are already plentiful. There was a growing consensus that Iran's agents would also hit civilian targets in the United States, Europe and elsewhere.
The matter is consuming a lot of time throughout the IC, a senior official said. "It's a huge issue," said another.
IC officials declined to say whether they have detected increased Iranian surveillance, countersurveillance or message traffic. But terrorism experts considered Iran’s Ministry of Intelligence and Security operatives and bodies such as the Islamic Revolutionary Guards Corps and the Lebanon-based Hezbollah are better organized, trained and equipped than al-Qaeda.
The Iranian regime views Islamic Jihad, Hezbollah's terrorist organization, as an extension of itself and operational teams could be deployed without further lengthy preparation, said Henry Crumpton, State's coordinator for counterterrorism. They are very capable, he said.
USG officials said interest in Iran's intelligence services reflected Iran having worked secretly against US interests, most recently in Iraq and Pakistan. As confrontation over Iran's nuclear program has escalated, so has the effort to assess the threat from Iran's covert operatives.
The Bush administration is spending $75 million to step up pressure on the Iranian government, including funding NGOs and media broadcasts. Iran's parliament then approved $13.6 million to counter what it calls plots and acts of meddling by the United States, the Post said.
Some experts described Iran's intelligence apparatus as deployed worldwide as and easier to monitor than Hezbollah cells because they operate out of embassies and behave more like a traditional spy service such as the Soviet KGB. Others believe the Iranian service has become bogged down in intense, regional concerns in Pakistan, the Iraq war and efforts to combat drug trafficking in Iran.
As a result, said Bahman Baktiari, an Iran expert at the University of Maine, the intelligence service has downsized its operations in Europe and the United States. (DKR)
DOD POSTS UNTRANSLATED RAQI DOCUMENTS - Despite IC objections, DoD is posting on the Web the first of 55,000 boxes, containing a million or more pages, of captured Iraqi memos, manuals, reports, confidential communications, videotapes and audiotapes, Capitol Blue.com reported on 29 March.
The documents are posted at http://fmso.leavenworth.army.mil/products-docex.htm. Knowledge of Arabic is essential to understanding them, said Capitol Blue. The military site tells those who think they find something significant whom to contact.
The documents will be screened to weed out forgeries, sensitive information and personal details such as the names of Iraqi women raped by the secret police, but will then be posted "to unleash the power of the Internet," as House Intelligence Committee Chairman Peter Hoekstra put it. Administration and freedom-of-information supporters have pushed hard to have the documents released because intelligence officials were woefully behind in examining them, according to Capitol Blue. (DKR)
SECTION II - CONTEXT AND PRECEDENCE
IRAQ WAR SAID TO HAVE MADE BRITAIN QAIDA TARGET - Britain’s Dame Eliza Manningham-Buller, head of MI5, Sir John Scarlett, chief of MI6, and Sir David Pepper, head of GCHQ, the eavesdropping center, approved an April 2005 memo warning Prime Minister Blair that the war in Iraq has made Britain the target of a terror campaign by Al-Qaeda that will last for many years, the Sunday Times (London) reported on 2 April.
The top-secret memo from the Joint Intelligence Committee, Britain’s top intelligence body, said the war in Iraq exacerbated the threat by radicalizing British Muslims and attracting new recruits to anti-Western terror attacks.
The four-page memo, entitled International Terrorism: Impact of Iraq, contradicted Blair’s public assurances by concluding that the invasion of Iraq has fomented a jihad or holy war against Britain.
Shortly after the 7 July 2005 attack on public transport that killed 52 people and four bombers, Blair blamed an ideology for motivating the suicide bombers. "If it is Iraq that motivates them, why is the same ideology killing Iraqis by terror in defiance of an elected government?" In another speech, he declared, "What they want us to do is to turn round and say, ‘It is all our fault.’"
Equally worrying, the report said, is that Iraq is being used as a training ground for terrorists to return to carry out attacks in Britain and elsewhere. (DKR)
BRITAIN, INDONESIA SIGN INTELLIGENCE MOU -- Britain’s visiting Prime Minister Tony Blair and Indonesian President Susilo Bambang Yudhoyonlo signed a memorandum of understanding on intelligence sharing on 30 March, The Times (London) reported.
The MoU was intended to provide a new level of co-operation between police and intelligence forces to track down groups such as Jamaah Islamiyah that was behind the Bali bombings of 2002 that left 202 dead, including 26 Britons.
An Indonesia-UK Islamic advisory group, made up of leading Muslims from both countries, is to advise on how extremism can be countered and mutual tolerance promoted from within the Islamic faith, the Times said. But many Indonesians fear Yudhoyonlo is losing his grip on a political debate increasingly dominated by fundamentalists, the Sunday Times (London) reported on 2 April.
Islamists have made a parliamentary bill on indecency the centerpiece of a campaign to purify the nation. This is an attempt by some people to import Arab culture to Indonesia, said Yenny Wahid, a Muslim campaigner for women rights.
The draft bill would extend a ban on indecency to prohibit kissing in public, which would be punishable by five years in prison. Public nudity or the indecent exposure of the stomach, thigh or hip, and for some religious jurists, shoulders, could be punished by a 10-year sentence and a $52,000 fine.
Historically, Indonesia’s Muslim population has been moderate and tolerant, but there have been problems with Islamic extremism since 20001. (DKR)
SECTION III - CYBER INTELLIGENCE
DOJ, DOD SEE PROGRESS IN COMMUNICATIONS - Justice, Homeland Security and Treasury were making progress toward implementing common communications standards through the Integrated Wireless Network and DoD officials said steps were being taken to improve information sharing before the 2006 hurricane season starts on 1 June, FCW.com reported.
IWN is a system for 80,000 federal law enforcement officers nationwide, DoJ CIO Vance Hitch told the House Government Reform Committee on 30 March. Participating agencies have almost finished procurement for it and expect to award a contract soon, he said. The agencies plan to roll the program out over five years.
From DoD, Linton Wells, principal deputy assistant secretary for networks and information integration, said, "The federal government must continue to expand its capability to rapidly deploy commercial off-the-shelf networks, making use of satellite links, wireless local-area networks, laptop computers and plug-and-play equipment to bridge the gap created by a devastated civil infrastructure." (DKR)
SINGAPORE READIES E-PASSPORT TO US STANDARDS - From August, all Singapore passport holders can apply for a biometric passport, called BioPass, that has Level II certification under the US Visa Waiver Program, zdnetasia.com reported.
The e-passport, unveiled on 31 March, contains a polycarbonate page, embedded with a contactless chip carrying the owner's facial and fingerprint biometric identifiers.
The US waiver program requires participating countries to issue e-passports by this 26 October. (DKR)
ARMY GIVES CTC CONTRACT - Cornet Technology Communications has received a $1.5 million-plus order to install a network switching system at the Army’s Fort Belvoir, VA, FCW.com reported.
CTC is to install its MTX-256 Tech Control Switching System and SONUX-300 Cross Connect Multiplexer. The switching system provides automated network infrastructure management. The multiplexer allows customers to consolidate multiple T1, DS1 and DS3 lines into a single high-speed link, such as OC-3.
The order comes through CTC’s indefinite-delivery, indefinite-quantity contract with the Army Project Manager Defense Communications and Army Transmission Systems organization. The Fort Belvoir project is the fourth in a series of projects CTC has carried out for that organization in support of the World Wide Technical Control Improvement Program. (DKR)
SECTION IV -- BOOKS, SOURCES, AND ISSUES
WAR SEEN AS A BASIC TO US HISTORY - Fred Anderson, Andrew Cayton, The Dominion of War: Empire and Liberty in North America, 1500 -- 2000 (Penguin, paperback, 544 pp. $16)
Covering 500 years, the authors, both historians, tell their tale through the lives and careers of Samuel de Champlain, George Washington, Andrew Jackson, Ulysses Grant, Douglas MacArthur and Colin Powell. They argue that wars and imperial expansion are fundamental to US history.
In their opinion, Americans have repeatedly chosen war as the righteous answer to threats to liberty seen as resulting from refusal to defer to the United States or its needs for access or outright control. The authors also believe that American declarations of devotion to liberty are sincere and neither cynical nor hypocritical.
"The quest for liberty and the pursuit of power together," they write, "have created an American historical dialectic catalyzed and made dynamic by war." (DKR)
GLIMPSES INSIDE MOSSAD - Efraim Halevy, Man in the Shadows: Inside the Middle East Crisis with a Man Who Led the Mossad (St Martin's Press, 304 pp. $24.95) --
Halevy, born in London in 1934, joined Mossad in 1961 and quickly moved up the ranks. He begins his book in 1988 when the Iran-Iraq war ended to be followed not long after by Saddam’s invasion of Kuwait. In 1998, Halevy became Mossad’s head, holding the post until 2002.
He draws portraits of world leaders and describes Mossad failures that made the news. People he writes about include Jim Angleton and George Tenet, with whom he worked. He also has something to say about how the world might deal with Islamist terrorist organizations. But don’t expect to learn any of the secrets Mossad keeps. (DKR)
HOW AL QAEDA EXPLOITS EUROPE - Lorenzo Vidino, Al Qaeda In Europe: The New Battleground of International Jihad (Prometheus, 384 pp. $27)
Vidino relates how al Qaeda has penetrated Western Europe and Chechnya and how it operates. He covers such problems as cargo ships owned by Qaeda money managers and the vulnerability that follows to the use of ports and shipping lanes by Islamist terrorists.
One example was the Sara, registered under a Tongan flag of convenience, crewed by Pakistanis, and with a Romanian skipper. The Italians found out that some of the crew was close to their homeland’s murdering, Qaeda allied Lashkar-i-Jhangvi. Those were arrested but never brought to trial.
Then there was the Egyptian-born Italian citizen, resident in Switzerland, who moved terrorist funds around Europe for decades. Not to mention the clandestine organization set up in Germany by Mohamed Atta, the 9/11 lead suicide bomber.
As Vidino sees it, European governments have been systemically weak in coping with the Islamist challenge. Some now see popularly driven moves in Europe towards more effective counterterrorism action. Let us hope they are right. (DKR)
CIA D/DI REPORTS FRESH THINKING, NEW PERSPECTIVES - Writing in the Washington Post of 3 April, CIA Director of Intelligence John Kringen asserted that DI has been diligent in integrating fresh thinking and new perspectives into its analysis.
"We have taken many steps in the past year to assure the president, Congress and the American people that they can be confident in the integrity of our assessments," he said.
D/CIA Goss has encouraged innovation and creativity in how the CIA approaches its mission, said Kringen, and DI analysts are in demand throughout the IC.
At the Sherman Kent School, lessons learned from the Iraq WMD case are part of tradecraft courses taken by every recruit entering the DI. New analysts and all first-line supervisors have completed classes on alternative analysis and other analytic techniques.
Analytic tradecraft units have been set up across the directorate, including the office drafting WMD assessments that promote the use of alternative and competitive analysis techniques. DI analysts routinely engage academics and outside experts to test hypotheses and minimize the potential for being ensnared by groupthink.
"We have enhanced the precision and transparency of our written products, making a point of stating clearly and upfront what we know -- and what we don't," he said. "Our analysts now offer policymakers greater context on sourcing, including an intelligence asset's access and biases, thanks to increased information-sharing between the DI and the National Clandestine Service. A computerized system for identifying recalled or modified raw intelligence reports alerts analysts to sources whose information is determined to be faulty."
Half of DI applicants in process claim fluent-to-native capacity in a foreign language, Kringen said, and many have spent significant time in their region of specialty. (DKR)
INTELLIGENCE FLAWS NOT RECTIFIED, SAYS POSNER - US Court of Appeals Judge Richard Posner, who has written extensively on intelligence, has told CIA lawyers that restructuring of intelligence agencies has done nothing to rectify flaws exposed by 9/11 and that the changes in the end will amount to rather little, the Washington Post reported on 31 March.
Posner, a critic of the intelligence overhaul passed by Congress in December 2004, said there was a naive belief that intelligence agencies can somehow be made infallible. He spoke at an off-site conference of the CIA's office of general counsel. A revised text was made available to The Washington Post.
CIA spokesman Paul Gimigliano said the judge was invited because he is a well-known writer on intelligence issues and the agency believes its officers should hear a range of informed opinion on issues affecting their work. A book by Posner, Uncertain Shield: The US Intelligence System in the Throes of Reform, is set for publication this week, according to the Post.
As Posner sees it, the DNI was given too much to do. DNI Negroponte's staff has grown to about 1,000 and has become a new bureaucracy layered on top of the IC while ODNI has demoted the CIA to little more than a spy service, stripping it of the National Counterterrorism Center and preparation of the President's Daily Brief.
At the same time, ODNI has floundered in its task of coordinating the IC agencies, said Posner, in part because three distinct and largely incompatible intelligence cultures are poorly balanced. They are the military, civilian and criminal investigation.
The military, with its up-and-out promotions system and discipline and strong mission orientation, views the CIA with a degree of hostility and disdain, which the agency reciprocates, Posner said. In addition, agency and Pentagon officers compete in strategic intelligence work, a situation aggravated by the fact that the military operates the spy satellite agencies whose capabilities it often does not wish to share.
The FBI, focused in the past on catching criminals, was having problems with intelligence gathering because the aim is to prevent the crime, not punish the criminals.
Complicating these differences was a profound political imbalance among the three intelligence cultures. The military was immensely popular, politically powerful and ambitious to expand its intelligence activities under Secretary Rumsfeld and Under Secretary for Intelligence Cambone. DoD intelligence is out of the practical control of the DNI, Posner believed.
The FBI was also immensely popular and politically powerful and also stubbornly resistant to change, Posner said. The CIA was in a situation of considerable vulnerability, as an unpopular agency and therefore a natural scapegoat for intelligence failures.
Posner proposes that the DNI should have been given only a coordinating role and that D/CIA should have remained the president's senior intelligence adviser. That approach, said Posner, would have eliminated the requirement that the DNI's office build its own bureaucracy of analysts. (DKR)
SECTION V -- CAREERS, NOTES, LETTERS, QUERIES AND AUTHORS SEEKING ASSISTANCE, CORRECTIONS, OBITUARIES, COMING EVENTS
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CAREERS at Department of Homeland Security: Explores these openings in detail at www.usajobs.opm.gov
Deputy Director, Infrastructure Operations ES-2210-N/A/N/A
Security Specialist GS-0080-12/13
INFORMATION SECURITY SPECIALIST GS-0080-12/14
INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY SPECIALIST (INFOSEC) GS-2210-15
Legislative Affairs Specialist GS-0301-13/14
Supervisory Construction & Renovation Specialist GS-1101-15/15
SUPERVISORY PROGRAM ANALYST GS-0343-15/15
Director, Resource Management Transformation Office ES-0505-00/00
Information Technology Specialist (Information Security) GS-2210-14/14
Contract Specialist GS-1102-13/14
Contract Specialist GS-1102-14/15
Administrative Officer GS-0341-15/15
Executive Assistant GS-0301-11/12
Management and Program Analyst GS-0343-7/11
Management and Program Analyst GS-0343-14/14
Contract Specialist GS-1102-7/7
Information Technology Project Manager GS-2210-14/14
Management and Program Analyst GS-0343-9/9
Supervisory Contract Specialist GS-1102-15/15
Management and Program Analyst GS-0343-13/14
Program Analyst GS-0343-12/12
Staff Accountant GS-0510-7/9
Staff Accountant GS-0510-11/13
Supervisory Management and Program Analyst GS-0343-15/15
Continuity of Operations Officer GS-0301-13/14
Continuity of Operations Officer GS-0301-12/13
Information Technology Specialist GS-2210-14/14
ADMINISTRATIVE OFFICER GS-0341-09/12
Program Analyst GS-0343-15/15
General Physical Scientist GS-1301-14/15
Management and Program Analyst GS-0343-9/12
Supervisory Production Specialist GS-0301-14/14
ADMINISTRATIVE OFFICER GS-0341-09/12
SUPERVISORY PROGRAM ANALYST GS-0343-15/15
SENIOR AUDITOR GS-0511-13/13
Procurement Analyst GS-1102-14/15
Mnemonics, Inc. is seeking an experienced avionics and weapons systems business development specialist for its Melbourne, Florida operation [relocation will be paid by Mnemonics]. Qualifications: SATCOM and DoD communications in HF/VHF/UHF/L-Band. Security Clearance required at least TS/SCI preferred. Travel required. Some knowledge of the intelligence dissemination networks a big plus. Prefer non military professional or at least a professional who has been out of the military at least 10 years. Salary to $150K commensurate with experience and proven success. Detailed experience profile required with references. Must be an excellent proposal writer and capable of working as an integrated team member Security Clearance required, TS/SCI preferred. Candidates must have ten years experience in developing, managing and delivering avionics and/or weapons systems and five years of business development experience. Should have valued contacts within the prime contractors ranks.
Inquiries and applications should be directed to Mr Chris Bradley at (703) 765-2119; FAX (703) 74-0719; CBradley@mnemonics-tsd.com [FredH NortonNet]
POLLARD’S MOSSAD HANDLER KEY TO ISRAELI GOVERNMENT? - Rafi Eitan, the Mossad spymaster who handled Jonathan Pollard, may play a key role in shaping the new Israeli government as a result of his Pensioners Party, according to the New York Post of 29 March.
Eitan's party won enough seats in recent parliamentary elections to provide incoming Prime Minister Ehud Olmert with a governing majority, according to the Post. A long shot, running for the first time, multimillionaire Eitan, 79, championed the elderly in a nation of 750,000 pensioners. A Mossad founder, he headed the team that snatched Adolf Eichman in Argentina in 1960.
Should Eitan have reason to come to America, the FBI would likely try to arrest him for his role in the Pollard affair, the Post said. Asked how he would deal with that, Eitan replied, "Well, we will have to ask the FBI." (PJK, DKR)
UN INVESTIGATOR WANTS ACCESS TO ALLEGED SECRET PRISONS - UN Special Rapporteur on Torture Manfred Nowak has said he is certain the United States has secret detention facilities in Europe and demanded access to them, the online Jurist reported on 31 March.
In an interview with AP, Nowak cited US refusal to provide details of interrogations used in terrorism trials in Germany as evidence, but did not say how this proved the existence of secret US facilities. (PJK, DKR)
IRISH INDEPENDENCE CHAMPION’S US WIFE ‘SPIED FOR BRITISH’ - The American wife of Erskine Childers, a prominent Sinn Fein figure during the Irish independence struggle who had served as a Royal Navy intelligence officer, was likely to have spied for the British, according to a newly published book, the Sunday Times (London) online reported on 2 April.
Historian Michael Foy says he has discovered papers suggesting British intelligence had a spy at the top of Sinn Fein during 1920 and 1921 and believed it was Molly Osgood, daughter of a Boston physician Childers met on a visit to the United States and married.
In the book, Michael Collins’ Intelligence War, Foy says she was close to a Sinn Fein leader called Bob who was either Childers, whose first name was Robert, or Robert Barton, a family friend. According to Foy, Molly gathered intelligence at informal gatherings where Sinn Fein leaders spoke unguardedly. Only one prominent woman Sinn Feiner, Molly, fitted the right profile, said Foy.
Molly’s father gave her a 49-fot ketch, the Asgard, which the couple used in 1914 to land weapons in Ireland to counter arms deliveries to opponents of separation from Britain. In 1903, Childers had become widely known as the author of the pioneering spy novel, The Riddle of the Sands, in which he warned the British about the coming war with Germany.
During World War I, he was awarded the prestigious Distinguished Service Order for his naval service. By 1918, however, he had moved from supporting home rule under Britain to wanting full Irish independence. Molly, also decorated by the British for her wartime work, was upset by Erskine’s decision to move to Ireland and his Sinn Fein role.
Childers was secretary-general of the Irish delegation that negotiated the Anglo-Irish Treaty but opposed its final draft which required Irish leaders to take an oath of allegiance to King George V. The treaty divided Sinn Fein and the Irish Republican Army, resulting in civil war. In November 1922, Childers was arrested by forces of the Irish Free State, which accepted the treaty, and executed by a firing squad.
Molly lived until 1964. Their son, also named Erskine Childers, was elected president of Ireland in 1973. He died in office a year later. (DKR)
A CI / HUMINT TEAM has been reorganized to work with OSINT information for the purpose of generating useful countermeasures against threats to OCONUS (and a moderate amount of CONUS) threats. Improving areas of interrogation for CI and HUMINT collection, we also work on other issues related to the duties of CI that might improve its functionality in irregular (asymmetric) warfare. This group works to provide "uplines" with data and information only (not analyzed intel) for their use as they see fit. All information, therefore, is without classification, and this group does not even handle FOUO information nor produce anything other than "think tank" ideas for analysts with the appropriate credentials and clearances. Open to civilians, military or agency personnel, this group uses the talents and experiences of members to create functional information for "uplines," in which setting, decisions to dispose or further develop these ideas is made. Anyone interested in joining this group should contact the administrator, Dr John Gagnon, at john_h_gagnon@USArmy.com
JOHN THOMAS HANSON -- A CIA analyst who also did clandestine work from the 1950s to 1970s, died 29 February in Grass Valley, CA. He was 87, the Washington Post reported.
Born in Perth Amboy, NJ, and raised in Mexico before finishing high school in Omaha, he served in the OSS before becoming a 1951 political science graduate from Columbia University.
His wife, Elizabeth McCarthy Hanson, died in February. A son, James Hanson, died in 1996. Survivors include four other sons, Mark Hanson, Christian Hanson, John Hanson Jr., and Charles Hanson; a sister, Peggy Ann Hanson; 10 grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren. (DKR)
STIG WENNERSTROM -- A Swedish Air Force colonel who spied for Moscow in Sweden's biggest Cold War espionage scandal, he died on 21 March, aged 99, at a home for the elderly outside Stockholm, AP reported. Cause of death was not reported.
Named "The Eagle" by his Soviet spy-masters, he was convicted of four counts of treason in 1964 for revealing classified information of Sweden, the United States and NATO. He was pardoned and released in 1974 after authorities said the information he had obtained was obsolete.
Wennerstrom confessed to having worked for the Russians for 15 years, including between 1952 and 1957, when he was an air attaché at the Swedish Embassy in Washington. Previously he held the same post in Moscow from 1948 to 1952.
He gave away Swedish missile plans, air defense control systems and Swedish-US military contacts, highly sensitive given Sweden's official policy of neutrality.
The Swedish security police, SAPO, suspected Wennerstrom had spied for Nazi Germany during World War II and later offered his services to Moscow. They kept him under surveillance for years but could not find enough evidence to prosecute. A breakthrough came in 1963 when his housemaid, who worked for SAPO, found photographs of secret documents in his attic. He was arrested later that year.
Experts did not think that Wennerstrom, born into an upper class family, was motivated by money. The Russians are not believed to have been paid him large sums. Some said he was blackmailed.
In his 1972 biography, From the Beginning Till the End: Memoirs of a Spy, Wennerstrom said that by providing the Soviets with Western military secrets he was helping maintain the balance of power and averting war. In 2004, he said he did not regret anything.
Survivors include his wife, Ulla; two daughters; and six grandchildren. (DKR)
Wednesday, 5 April 06 - Nellis AFB, Nevada - AFIO Las Vegas hosts an evening meeting (6 p.m.) featuring DANIEL G. BOGDEN, United States Attorney for the District of Nevada, on "An Overview of the United States Attorney's Office programs, including Violent Crimes, Terrorism and Public Corruption"
Place: The Officers' Club at Nellis Air Force Base. All guests must use the MAIN GATE located at the intersection on Craig and Las Vegas Blvd. 5871 Fitzgerald Blvd., Nellis AFB, NV 89191 Phone: 702-644-2582.
Dinner: The Officers' Club has an excellent, informal dinner. Arrive early and join them in the bar reception area. Spouses are always welcomed.
If you are a member of the chapter, or in the area and considering joining AFIO, or an AFIO member from elsewhere, now is the time to sign-up and say hello. The chapter representative needs to know right away so that your name can be submitted to satisfy Nellis AFB base-access requirements. Access will be through the Main Gate and names not on the list will not gain access. Supply your name and names of your guests.no later than next Thursday, March 30th.
TO RESERVE or for MORE INFO: email or call Christine Eppley, Chapter Secretary, at EPPLEY@nv.doe.gov or 702-295-0073. They look forward to seeing you!
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: firstname.lastname@example.org
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 Sherif Fam speaking on "Palestine in the Crosshairs: Oslo to Hamas". Mr. Fam, a U.S. citizen, was born in Alexandria, Egypt, and is a retired engineer. He has been active in efforts to resolve the Israel-Palestine conflict working with a number of organizations including the Boston Coalition for Palestine, in which he is a member of the steering committee, and United for Justice and Peace: Israel-Palestine Task Force. He hosts a weekly radio program "This Week in Palestine" broadcast from Boston College over station WZBC. The meeting will begin at 2 p.m. at the Kennebunk Free Library, 112 Main St., Kennebunk, ME. Call 207-985-2392 for further information.
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 06 - New London, CT - A pioneer in the development of modern U. S. Coast Guard Intelligence Operations, Lieutenant Michael Bennett, will be the featured speaker of the AFIO/NE Chapter Spring meeting at the Lighthouse Inn. Special rates for overnight guests are available by calling 888-443-8411. Two additional talks by the recipients of the Annual College Scholarship Competition will also be presented. The graduate student represents the University of New Haven's National Security Program; the undergraduate student represents Boston University's International Relations Program. A hosted Social will be held Friday evening 5:30 - 7:30 PM at the Inn. Registration begins at 9:00 AM; the meeting runs 11:00 AM - 2:30 PM. Additional information is available from Art Hulnick at 617-739-7074.
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
23 April 06 - Beachwood, OH - AFIO Northeast Ohio Chapter hosts luncheon featuring Maj Gen William K. Suter(Ret), Clerk of Court of the Supreme Court of the United States, speaking on: Looking Back at the Rehnquist Court. Sunday at 11:30 a.m. at the Hilton Cleveland East/Beachwood, 3633 Park East Dr, For reservations at $28 pp or for more information contact email@example.com.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org, or Ritchie Martinez at email@example.com / 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*.
26-29 April 06 - Orlando, FL - SCIP Annual Conference - The Society of Competitive Intelligence Professionals’ 21st International Annual Conference and Exhibition will focus on how CI professionals and processes are addressing major issues and challenges in the field, such as ethics, scholarly research and innovation, essential skills, and offensive and defensive tactics. The conference is being held at the Disney Coronado Springs Resort in Orlando. Keynote address will be by Clayton Christensen, consultant, Harvard professor, and author of Seeing What’s Next. SCIP is a nonprofit membership organization focused on the development and use of competitive intelligence. The event offers opportunities to meet with the innovators and leaders in the competitive intelligence field and numerous options and ideas for stories. Please visit <http://www.scip.org/> .
1-2 May 06 - Herndon, VA - International Association for Intelligence Education (IAFIE) will be holding its second annual conference on: "Intelligence Studies: The Academic Discipline of the Future." Speakers include Mike McConnell, Christopher Andrews, Mark Lowenthal. The conference will be held at Booz Allen in Herndon, VA. More information and registration can be found at http://www.iafe.org
Wednesday, 3 May 06 - Houston, TX - Grand Opening of the AFIO Houston Chapter at "The Roof" of the Westin Oaks Hotel at the Galleria [5011 Westheimer Rd, Houston, TX 77056]. Cocktails and Dinner from 6 pm to 9 pm. $45 pp Speakers will include S. Eugene Poteat, AFIO President, to welcome new members and introduce organizers. Send replies to acting organizer: Roland V. Carnaby, at firstname.lastname@example.org or by phone at 713-851-5200. However, to be certain of reserving a place at this event, send payment and registration [name, phone number, email, and check] to AFIO Houston Chapter Event, 1302 Waugh Dr #520, Houston, TX 77019-3908. Get in on the ground floor with this first AFIO Chapter in the great state of Texas.
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 email@example.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 firstname.lastname@example.org The Event is being held at the Sheraton-Premiere Hotel. NMIA is a worthwhile organization and deserving of your support.
Thursday, 11 May 2006 - San Francisco, CA - AFIO Jim Quesada Chapter hosts
luncheon featuring Elizabeth Rindskopf Parker, Dean, Pacific McGeorge
School of Law, speaking on the topic: Balancing National Security Against
Personal Liberties. Event begins 11:30 am No Host Cocktails; Lunch at Noon.
Location: United Irish Cultural Center (UICC) - St. Francis Room, 2700 - 45th
Avenue, San Francisco, CA 94116 (45th between Sloat and Wawona)
The attacks of September 11th ushered in a new era in national security law and policy. Since then, our nation has engaged in an urgent search for greater security while preserving our fundamental way of life. Congress has passed a number of laws to improve security, while the Administration has taken a bold position on issues ranging from domestic surveillance to the right to counsel, relying on unprecedented expansion of legal and congressional authorities. As members of the intelligence community and as citizens, we must understand the emerging paradigm and the new demands to remain a safe nation.
Dean Parker served as general counsel of the National Security Agency (1984 -1989), principal deputy legal adviser at the U.S. Department of State (1989 - 1990), and general counsel for the Central Intelligence Agency (1990 - 1995). A member of the Council on Foreign Relations, a former Chair, and member of the Advisory Board of the ABA Standing Committee on Law and National Security, and member of the ABA Task Force on Domestic Surveillance, Parker frequently addresses national security issues.
Cost: $25 per person, Member Rate - with advance reservations; $35 per person, Non-Member Rate or at door without reservation
Respond to Peter Bresler no later than 5 PM by May 6th. Reservations not cancelled by end of day 5/6/06 must be honored. Send reservation plus check to: Peter Bresler, 1255 Post St, Suite 427, San Francisco, CA 94109 at Voice: 415-776-7177
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.
11 May 06 - Washington, DC - The Naval Intelligence Professionals Capitol Chapter hosts a Book Review session on the book: The Admirals' Advantage by Christopher Ford and David Rosenberg, to be held at 1 p.m. at the Navy Memorial. RADM Thomas Brooks, USN(Ret) will host the discussion. If interested in attending, call or email: Terry Wilton, NIP CC Secretary, email@example.com or at firstname.lastname@example.org
13 May 06 - Melbourne, FL - The Florida Satellite Chapter of AFIO hosts its quarterly luncheon at the Eau Gallie Yacht Club -- at which CW03 Mary Ward, Commander of the U.S. Coast Guard Unit at Cape Canaveral, is scheduled to speak about the mission and functions of her unit at Port Canaveral related to security. For more information contact: BEKeith at: Bobbie6769@JUNO.com or phone: (321) - 777-5561
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 - Amb. John Negroponte, Director of National Intelligence - Details to Follow
3 June 06 - Orange Park, FL - AFIO North Florida Chapter Meeting. Contact Quiel Begonia at email@example.com for details. Meeting held at Orange Park Country Club, 2625 Country Club Blvd, Orange Park, FL.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org, or they may be sent to Center for Asian Crime Studies, 7609 Royal Dominion Dr, Bethesda, MD 20817, USA along with your payment.
23 - 25 August 06 - Raleigh, NC - Fourth Annual Raleigh International Spy Conference focuses on topic: Castro and Cuba: What Next? From revolution to Cold War KGB leader, Castro and his era will end soon. Hear the experts -- Don Bohning, Humberto Fontova, Brian Latell, Tim Naftali, Art Padilla, and Gene Poteat -- take you from the Bay of Pigs through the Cuban Missile Crisis, the intrigue of Castros role as the "Bridgehead" for the KGB-led Non-aligned Movement - including new revelations from the intelligence world and estimates of what will happen to Cuba and its relationship with the US after Castro. Put on your calendar and go to www.raleighspyconference.com or call the Spy Hotline at 919- 807-7917 to register early for this important event.
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: email@example.com or to firstname.lastname@example.org (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 email@example.com 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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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 email@example.com
6 December 06 - Orange Park, FL - AFIO North Florida Chapter Meeting. ContactQuiel Begonia at firstname.lastname@example.org for details. Meeting held at Orange Park Country Club, 2625 Country Club Blvd, Orange Park, FL.
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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
13 February 07 - Tampa, FL- AFIO
Suncoast Chapter meets at 11:30 a.m. at the Officers' Club, at MacDill Air Force
Base. The luncheon speaker is Carl W Ford, Jr., former head of the State
Department's Bureau of Intelligence and Research (INR), from 2001 until
2003. As Assistant Secretary of State for Intelligence and Research, he reported
directly to the Secretary of State, Colin Powell, and provided intelligence
support and analysis to him and other senior policy makers. He was directly
involved in crafting policy related to the war on terrorism, the Iraq war and
reconstruction, and issues regarding the Chinese military, nuclear
proliferation, the Middle East peace process, and the North Korean military
Between 1965 and 1989, Mr. Ford served a tour of duty in Vietnam, was a U.S. Army Military Intelligence Officer, a Defense Intelligence Agency China Strategic Intelligence Officer, a CIA China military analyst, a professional staff member for East Asia on the Committee on Foreign Relations, and the National Intelligence Officer for East Asia at the CIA. Beginning in early 1989, Mr. Ford spent four years working at the Deputy Assistant Secretary and Acting Assistant Secretary levels in the Defense Department. For more information contact Don White, DonWhite@tampabay.rr.com.
3 March 07 - Orange Park, FL - AFIO North Florida Chapter Meeting. ContactQuiel Begonia at email@example.com for details. Meeting held at Orange Park Country Club, 2625 Country Club Blvd, Orange Park, FL.
2 June 07 - Orange Park, FL - AFIO North Florida Chapter Meeting. ContactQuiel Begonia at firstname.lastname@example.org for details. Meeting held at Orange Park Country Club, 2625 Country Club Blvd, Orange Park, FL.
8 September 07 - Orange Park, FL - AFIO North Florida Chapter Meeting. ContactQuiel Begonia at email@example.com for details. Meeting held at Orange Park Country Club, 2625 Country Club Blvd, Orange Park, FL.
1 December 07 - Orange Park, FL - AFIO North Florida Chapter Meeting. ContactQuiel Begonia at firstname.lastname@example.org for details. Meeting held at Orange Park Country Club, 2625 Country Club Blvd, Orange Park, FL.
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