AFIO Weekly Intelligence Notes #15-06 dated 10 April 2006
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SECTION I - CURRENT INTELLIGENCE
TROUBLING INATTENTION TO SMALL DEVICES FOR FILCHING DATA
SECTION II - BOOKS
Class 11: Inside the CIA’s First Post-9/11 Spy Class by T. J. Waters
The Jasons: The Secret History of Science’s Postwar Elite by Ann Finkbeiner
Space Race: The Epic Battle Between America and the Soviet Union for Dominion of Space by Deborah Cadbury.
Hamas: Politics, Charity, and Terrorism in the Service of Jihad by Matthew Levitt
The Last Spymaster by Gayle Lynds.
SECTION III - CAREERS, NOTES, LETTERS, QUERIES AND AUTHORS SEEKING ASSISTANCE, CORRECTIONS, OBITUARIES, COMING EVENTS
Notes and Corrections
Eagle-Eyed reader corrects Misspelled Name
WERE YOU BASED IN LONDON OR CAIRO IN 1956?
SEEKING RECENT IC RETIREE ON PRE-WAR INTEL OPS IRAQ FOR HISTORY CHANNEL SHOW
David Gordon Boak
18 May 06 - Colorado Spring, CO - AFIO Rocky Mountain Chapter holds meeting at USAF Academy O'Club
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 **
21 April 06 - Washington, DC - First Annual Conference on Professional Issues in National Security (PINS 2006)
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
TROUBLING INATTENTION TO SMALL DEVICES FOR FILCHING DATA: U.S. Military Secrets for Sale - BAGRAM, Afghanistan. No more than 200 yards from the main gate of the sprawling U.S. base here, stolen computer drives containing classified military assessments of enemy targets, names of corrupt Afghan officials and descriptions of American defenses are on sale in the local bazaar. [by journalist by Paul Watson, Times Staff Writer, April 10, 2006]
The complete article can be viewed at:
A seasoned intelligence official/AFIO member quips in his forwarding email: "Comment: Isn't the behavior described in the article carrying DOD's mantra of "need to share" a bit far?
SECTION II -- BOOKS, SOURCES, AND ISSUES
Class 11: Inside the CIA’s First Post-9/11 Spy Class by T. J. Waters Dutton. [Apr. 2006. c.301p. ISBN 0-525-94929-1. $24.95]. 9/11 attacks spurred thousands of Americans to apply to CIA. Waters, who had worked in a private firm specializing in intelligence collection and training, was one of the chosen few accepted into the Agency's clandestine services. His class, dubbed "Class 11," reflected an assortment of individuals--pilots, bankers, single mothers, and others from backgrounds not usually associated with the spy game. Waters recounts his days as a student learning the espionage trade and provides fascinating details about how contemporary spies are trained. Since the CIA had appropriate review by the Publications Review Board, certain even more fascinating aspects of the training had to be left out of the writing, or redacted. [LJ]
The Jasons: The Secret History of Science’s Postwar Elite by Ann Finkbeiner. [Viking. Apr. 2006. c.290p. index. ISBN 0-670-03489-4. $27.95]. The Jasons are named after the hero of Greek mythology (Jason and the Argonauts), and today are a group of U.S. scientists supposedly advising various units of the U.S. government since 1960. (During the Vietnam War, they were subjected to considerable public criticism for some of their advice relating to that conflict.) Originally, all Jasons were male physicists, and their sole advisee was DARPA. Over the years, membership broadened to include a few women and to extend over a wide variety of scientific fields. The Jasons have reviewed mainly classified military projects, including nuclear warfare and, later, nuclear disarmament plans and proposals. Finkbeiner (science writing, Johns Hopkins) interviewed those Jasons past and current willing to talk to her--not always for attribution--and read a wide range of relevant publications.
Space Race: The Epic Battle Between America and the Soviet Union for Dominion of Space by Deborah Cadbury. [HarperCollins. May 2006. c.372p. ISBN 0-06-084553-8 $24.95]. To be a four-part National Geographic series, this captivating account by Emmy Award--winning BBC producer and historian Cadbury (Dreams of Iron and Steel) describes how two brilliant scientists, former Gulag inmate Sergei Korolev and V-2 rocket program designer Wernher von Braun, were cynically controlled by the USSR and America, respectively, as indispensable tools during the Cold War. Cadbury’s villains emerge as Soviet and U.S. political/military leaders who viewed missile research solely as the means to deliver weapons of mass destruction, to spy on the enemy, and to order impossible propaganda coups in space at the expense of their astronauts and cosmonauts [and won the Cold War as a result of some of the bluffs]. Through the constant frustrations of Korolev and von Braun, she demonstrates how both governments wasted time and resources by dividing their space initiatives into competing factions led by fractious personalities. Documented with newly released records from Russian archives, including Korolev’s personal papers, this study allows us to comprehend fully just how close the Soviets came to winning the space race. Publishers Weekly writes: "Cadbury’s book is an excellent example of sound research, superb writing, and accomplished storytelling all rolled into one masterly effort. Highly recommended for all aerospace collections at both public and academic libraries."
Hamas: Politics, Charity, and Terrorism in the Service of Jihad by Matthew Levitt. [Yale University Press, $26.00, ISBN: 0300110537]. Levitt, a former senior fellow at the Washington Institute for Near East Policy and now deputy assistant secretary in Treasury, presents an assessment of one of the world's most prolific terrorist organizations. As Hamas wields increasing power within the Palestinian Authority, Levitt offers a sobering analysis of the group's likely priorities and of the quickly dimming prospects for peace in this intractable conflict. Probably the most comprehensive study of the tactics, finances and structures of the Islamic resistance movement ever published, many of the details will primarily interest the specialist. In nine heavily annotated chapters, Levitt explores Hamas's infrastructure, laying out detailed blueprints for indoctrination, money laundering, public outreach and militant activities, charting the anatomy of a typical attack down to the cost of each bullet. Levitt's well-documented assertion that there is essentially no separation between Hamas's military wing and its myriad charitable activities leaves him less sanguine than many commentators in the wake of the recent legislative elections. Levitt is likely to gain some enemies with evidence that, for instance, the Council on American-Islamic Relations is implicated in fund-raising for Hamas, but all his information is impeccably researched and compellingly presented. -- [PW]
The Last Spymaster by Gayle Lynds. [St. Martin's Press ISBN: 0312301596, $24.95] Fiction | Espionage Fiction]. Lynds spoke at the AFIO symposium two years ago. Publishers Weekly says of this forthcoming new work from her: "... strikes a perfect balance between the private lives of her characters and the blood and betrayal of their professional adventures. Jay Tice, the last spymaster of the title, sold out the CIA store to the Russians during the Cold War and is now serving a life sentence in a federal prison from which no one has ever escaped. When Tice does slip away, a gifted CIA hunter, Elaine Cunningham, tries to find out how and why. As Cunningham follows an intricate trail of death and deception, Lynds brings to vivid life parts of the Eastern U.S. (like North Carolina's Great Dismal Swamp) and a huge cast of supporting players. The liaison between Tice and a top female agent from the former East Germany points to the passion sadly missing from many of today's spy thrillers: [PW]
SECTION III -- CAREERS, NOTES, LETTERS, QUERIES AND AUTHORS SEEKING ASSISTANCE, CORRECTIONS, OBITUARIES, COMING EVENTS
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Notes and Corrections
Eagle eyed reader corrects name: In the story "BRITAIN, INDONESIA SIGN INTELLIGENCE MOU" in the 3 April WIN, the name of the Indonesian President was misspelled. It is spelled Yudhoyono, not Yudhoyonlo. Thank you JackG
WERE YOU BASED IN LONDON OR CAIRO IN 1956?: - The BBC is making a major documentary series marking the fiftieth anniversary of the Suez crisis. The series aims to be television’s most comprehensive look at this pivotal moment in post-war history. The programmes will tell the Suez story through interviews and archive from the United Kingdom, France, Egypt, Israel, the United States and Russia. As part of their research, the BBC would very much like to talk to former intelligence officers who were based in London or Cairo in 1956 about their recollections of events. You can contact Jo Glanville at the BBC by email email@example.com or you can call her on +44 20 8752 4322
SEEKING RECENT IC RETIREE ON PRE-WAR INTEL OPS IRAQ: I am producing the premiere episode of a series for the History Channel. For the first episode, we are focusing on Operation Iraqi Freedom. I am very interested in speaking with a recent retiree from the intelligence community who can talk about pre-war intelligence operations in Iraq. I am already planning to interview a former CIA officer about general intelligence, but I would very much like to speak with someone who can talk more specifically about recent issues. Of course, we understand the sensitivity of the subject and would work with someone on parameters, etc., to ensure we don't in any way jeopardize national security or compromise future intelligence. Basically, I would like to run by some of the already reported intelligence operations -- things that are already out in the open sources -- to try to get a better understanding of the operations themselves.
Any help you can give me would be greatly appreciated. Please have qualified and interested persons contact me at the phone number and e-mail address below. Thank you in advance for your time and consideration.
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David Gordon Boak, 82, retired commandant of the National Cryptologic School at Fort George G. Meade and a life member of AFIO, died of cancer April 9 at the Spa Creek Center, Genesis ElderCare Network, after a long illness. He was a resident of Annapolis and Martha's Vineyard, Mass., for 35 years.
He began his intelligence career with the OSS in WW II, serving in North Africa, France and China, and working with the Army Security Agency in 1948 and 1949.
He held many senior positions in the Communications Security Organization, was the chief of NSA Pacific and in 1983 became the 11th commandant of the cyrptologic school. Boak retired from NSA after 40 years.
Born June 19, 1923, in New Rochelle, NY, he was a U of NC grad and received a master's from George Washington U. He also graduated from the Air War College and attended the Federal Executive Institute.
Mr. Boak wrote many technical papers and other publications and won the National Cryptologic Literature Award for a two-volume historical work. He also received the Meritorious Civilian Service Award twice, the Exceptional Civilian Service Award and the Presidential Rank Award-Meritorius Executive.
His articles also appeared in Gray's Sporting Journal and the Summit Herald. He wrote a weekly fresh-water fishing column for The Washington Post. He also wrote an unpublished memoir of his OSS experiences.
Surviving are his wife, Mary Campbell Boak, whom he married in 1950; one brother, Robert Boak of Basking Ridge, N.J.; 15 nieces and nephews; and 12 grand-nieces and -nephews. He was the brother of the late Joseph Boak III.
Memorial services will be held on Tuesday, April 18th at 1 p.m. at Taylor Funeral Chapel, 147 Duke of Gloucester St. Burial will be private.
Online condolences may be made to www.johnmtaylorfuneralhome.com. [AnnapolisCapital / SB]
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
21 April 06 - Washington, DC - First Annual Conference on Professional Issues in National Security (PINS 2006) at the American University Washington College of Law on Friday, April 21, 2006. This conference will feature panels of top-tier experts on National Security Censorship and the First Amendment, Practical Applications of National Security Law, and Presidential Authority and the Advent of the 21st Century. For a modest tax-deductible registration fee, attendees will learn to navigate some of the cutting edge legal and policy issues inherent to the field of national security, guided by practitioners in the forefront of their respective specialties. For more details, please visit http://wcl.american.edu/org/nsls/pins_2006_agenda.cfm or email email@example.com,
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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 email@example.com, or Ritchie Martinez at firstname.lastname@example.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*.
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 email@example.com 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 firstname.lastname@example.org and Barbara Lecker at lecker@ejkrause of E.J. Krause and Associates; Tel. 301-493-5500 Web sites: www.IntelConference.US (2006)
7 May 06 - Tyson's Corner, VA - XXXII NMIA Anniversary and Awards Banquet - The National Military Intelligence Association holds this annual event in honor of distinguished individuals who have provided outstanding contributions to military intelligence and who represent the epitome of intelligence professional performance. Selections for the awards are made by the service intelligence chiefs and the directors of the Defense Intelligence Agency, the National Security Agency, the National Imagery and Mapping Agency, the National Reconnaissance Office, the Central Intelligence Agency and the Department of Homeland Security. Please contact Debra Davis email@example.com The Event is being held at the Sheraton-Premiere Hotel. NMIA is a worthwhile organization and deserving of your support.
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
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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, firstname.lastname@example.org or at email@example.com
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. The speaker will be BG(r) Tony Trifiletti,USA (Armored) talking about the new realignment of the Army. Cost for members of the club is $6.75 and $7.95 for non club members. 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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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 email@example.com, or they may be sent to Center for Asian Crime Studies, 7609 Royal Dominion Dr, Bethesda, MD 20817, USA along with your payment.
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: firstname.lastname@example.org or to email@example.com (DKR)8 September 06 - Tysons Corner, VA - AFIO National Luncheon - Put On Calendar - Details to Follow
9 September 06 - Orange Park, FL - AFIO North Florida Chapter Meeting. Contact Quiel Begonia at firstname.lastname@example.org for details. Meeting held at Orange Park Country Club, 2625 Country Club Blvd, Orange Park, FL.
14 September 06 - AFIO Rocky Mountain Chapter holds meeting at Air Force Academy Officers Club in the Falcon Room, starting at 11:30, lunch served at 12:00 and meeting ends at 1:30 pm. Speakers to be announced. Questions or Reservations to Dick Durham, 719-488-2884. or Riverwear53@aol.com.OCTOBER - 3rd or 4th week - McLean, VA - AFIO National Intelligence Symposium - Put on Calendar -
10 October 06 - Tampa, FL- AFIO Suncoast Chapter meets at 11:30 a.m. at the Officers’ Club, at MacDill Air Force Base. The luncheon speaker is Billy Waugh who was wounded five times in his seven and a half years as a Green Beret in Vietnam. Many of these years were spent behind enemy lines as part of SOG, a top secret group of elite commandos. Sergeant Major Billy Waugh retired in 1972 to continue his craft as an independent contractor with the CIA. In 1994, Waugh was the team leader of a four-man CIA group that laid the groundwork for the capture of Carlos the Jackal, the world's most wanted man at the time. At the age of 71 shortly after 9/11, he was one of the first on the ground as a team member of a combined Special Forces/CIA takedown unit inside Afghanistan. Earlier Waugh had kept surveillance on Osama bin Laden in Khartoum in 1991 and again in 1992 as one of the first CIA operatives assigned to watch the al Qaeda leader. His book, Hunting the Jackal, recounts a remarkable life of service.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 email@example.com 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 firstname.lastname@example.org
6 December 06 - 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.
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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 threat.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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 email@example.com 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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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 email@example.com for details. Meeting held at Orange Park Country Club, 2625 Country Club Blvd, Orange Park, FL.
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