AFIO Weekly Intelligence Notes #17-06 dated 1 May 2006
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AFIO Summer Luncheon
"Intelligence Officer Backgrounder on Current State and Activities
of the Office of the Director of National Intelligence"
[for background use only, not for attribution, no transcripts, no recordings]
Amb. John D. Negroponte, DNI
and second speaker, t.b.a.
Friday, 2 June 2006, 10:30 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Space very limited. Secure registration and further info here.
Notes and Corrections
Anita A. Fincham (Nee Selvage) formerly of Baltimore, Maryland, passed away on April 8, 2006, in Bonita Springs, FL. She would have been 61 on April 14th. Anita retired from the Z organization in December 1994 with 31 years of service.
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
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
13 May 06 - Melbourne, FL - The Florida Satellite Chapter of AFIO hosts its quarterly luncheon - Cape Canaveral Coast Guard Cdr to Speak
13 May 06 - Washington, DC - Spies on Screen: Spy Treasures of Hollywood Film Festival
18 May 06 - Colorado Spring, CO - AFIO Rocky Mountain Chapter holds meeting at USAF Academy O'Club
2 June 06 - Tysons Corner, VA - AFIO National Luncheon - Amb. John Negroponte, Director of National Intelligence
3 June 06 - Orange Park, FL - AFIO North Florida Chapter Meeting
10 June 06 - Washington, DC - Spy School Workshop: Sneaky Uses for Everyday Things
15 June 06 - Washington, DC - Author Debriefing: Operation Jedburgh: D-Day and America’s First Shadow War
17 June 06 - Kennebunk ME - AFIO Maine Chapter Hosts James Pavitt, former CIA DDO, at Meeting
20 June 06 - Washington, DC - Spylight Tour: After Hours Recon at the International Spy Museum
27-29 June 06 - Lyon, France - Complex Asian Crime Symposium 2006
23 - 25 August 06 - Raleigh, NC - Fourth Annual Raleigh International Spy Conference focuses on topic: Castro and Cuba: What Next?
3-8 September 06 - Oxford, England - Spies, Lies & Intelligence Conference
8 September 06 - Tysons Corner, VA - AFIO National Luncheon - Put On Calendar - Details to Follow
9 September 06 - Orange Park, FL - AFIO North Florida Chapter Meeting
14 September 06 - Colorado Spring, CO - AFIO Rocky Mountain Chapter holds meeting at USAF Academy O'Club
10 October 06 - Tampa, FL- AFIO Suncoast Chapter - at MacDill AFB O'Club
20-21 October 06 - Lubbock, TX - Texas Tech and CIA's Center for Study of Intelligence co-host "Intelligence in the Vietnam War,"
27 - 29 October 06 - McLean, VA - AFIO National Intelligence Symposium - Homeland, Port and Border Security
16 November 06 - Colorado Spring, CO - AFIO Rocky Mountain Chapter holds meeting at USAF Academy O'Club
1 December 06 - Tysons Corner, VA - AFIO National Luncheon - Put On Calendar - Details to Follow
5-7 December 06 - Chantilly, VA - MASINT V, The MASINT Association’s Annual Conference
6 December 06 - Orange Park, FL - AFIO North Florida Chapter Meeting
12 December 06 - Tampa, FL- AFIO Suncoast Chapter meets at 11:30 a.m. at the Officers’ Club
13 February 07 - Tampa, FL- AFIO Suncoast Chapter luncheon with Carl W Ford, Jr., former head of the State's Bureau of Intelligence and Research (INR).
3 March 07 - Orange Park, FL - AFIO North Florida Chapter Meeting
SECRET CIA FLIGHTS CRISSCROSS EUROPE: According to a European Union interim report, just completed this past week, over 1,000 secret CIA flights crisscrossed European airspace since the beginning of the War on Terror. According to Spiegel Online [http://service.spiegel.de/cache/international/ 0,1518,413279,00.html], the EU investigation began after the Washington Post broke a story in November 2005 about secret prisons in Eastern Europe and the Middle East where the U.S. allegedly interrogated and tortured suspected terrorists. Mary O. McCarthy, a now former employee of the CIA, is suspected as the alleged source of the Washington Post story. McCarthy was fired from the agency on the basis of alleged undisclosed contact with the media and unlawful release of classified information.
Despite initial claims that the U.S. duped European countries and used their airspace without permission, the EU commission now believes some countries knew about and cooperated with the flights (agreeing with Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice’s original contentions). According to Claudio Fava, the author of the interim report, most of the flights used U.S. bases in Spain and Germany. Neither government is commenting on their role, if any. EU investigators flew to Macedonia on Thursday to investigate that country’s part in the 2003 abduction of German citizen Khalid al-Masri, who was allegedly kidnapped by the CIA from the Macedonian border, interrogated in the capital Skopje, and then flown to Afghanistan where he was jailed for 5 months. According to the BBC [http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/europe/4955126.stm], Macedonia is denying the event ever occurred. [PJK/Spiegel 27Apr06 and BBC 28Apr06]
GAO FAULTS AGENCIES' SHARING OF TERROR DATA: A 34-page report issued by the GAO finds that despite numerous deadlines set by both the President and Congress, sharing of counterterrorism data amongst dozens of federal agencies has not significantly improved. Director of National Intelligence (DNI) John Negroponte was singled-out as “disappointing” in his response to the GAO, which only stated that "the review of intelligence activities is beyond GAO's purview." Senate Homeland Security Committee Chairman Susan Collins (R-Maine), who was in part responsible for the creation of the DNI position, said she regretted the response by Negroponte. http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2006/04/18/ AR2006041801629.html [Harvey/WPost 18Apr06/DeYoung]
THE GOOD, THE BAD AND IRAQ: “Why do you people not tell our story? Why do you not say what is going on? Why do you come to our country and see what is happening, you see the schools and the hospitals and you see the markets and you eat with Sunni and Shia soldiers - everybody eats together, everybody works together -you see that Saddam is gone forever and we are free to speak and complain.
You see we are working and eating together and fighting together - Sunni and Shia - you see what we are building here, you see the votes we make as one people. Then you say to the world about a great war and horrible things and how we are all killing each other? We are not animals! We are Iraqis. Look around you! Look!” - An Iraqi officer to reporter Franklin Raff
The news from Iraq has inarguably tended towards the bad. Perhaps this is a result of human nature; bad news sells. Some claim it is a biased press taking a stance against an administration that they do not support. Of course, the opposition is saying things really are that bad in Iraq. Here is a collection of three pieces that contrast the good the U.S. is doing in Iraq with the ubiquitous negative reporting. In the first (which one Association member called a “must read.”); reporter Franklin Raff of World Net Daily wonders if the negative press about Iraq is really U.S. media-generated propaganda [http://worldnetdaily.com/news/article.asp? ARTICLE_ID=49739]. The second item is written by Joseph E. Robert, Jr.; a father with a son in the Marines serving in Iraq. He recounts his own trips to the war-torn country and speculates on how far we’ve come, and how the U.S. must assure success [http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2006/04/28/ AR2006042801853.html]. Finally, the under-reported formation of the Iraqi unity government is hailed in an announcement from the U.S. State Department by David I. McKeeby [http://usinfo.state.gov/xarchives/display.html?p=washfile-english&y=2006&m=April&x= 20060427171956idybeekcm5.276126e-02&t=livefeeds/wf-latest.html]. [BruceB, Harvey /WND 14Apr06, WPost 29Apr06, DoS 27Apr06/Raff, Robert, McKeeby]
Amid a surge of support after the 9/11 terrorist attacks, the Pentagon stepped up its efforts to prevent terrorism inside the United States. According to a Wall Street Journal article [http://users1.wsj.com / article/SB114610040426937149.html?mod=todays_asia_opinion], public support for aggressive techniques continues as is evidenced by a recent Wall Street Journal/NBC News poll that showed 52% of Americans supported the NSA wire taps that many have called illegal. Controversy has also touched counterintelligence efforts by the Army’s 902d Military Intelligence Brigade at Ft. Meade, MD and the newly formed Counterintelligence Field Activity (CIFA) which is charged to protect DoD personnel, facilities, and information. Both organizations have been suspected of collecting information on U.S. persons. The WSJ article includes a 2001 memo from then Army Deputy Chief of Staff for Intelligence Lt. General Robert J. Noonan, which explains the intricacies of legally receiving and using data on U.S. persons. In a related story [http://www.nytimes.com/2006/04/29/us/29nsa.html&OQ= _rQ3D1&OP=31a7d2e0Q2FEoaQ7CEQ5E_PHs__wQ2BEQ2BQ7BQ7BqEQ7B@EQ2B7E6HEQ2B7eHQ60vQ3Bw!Y] , the New York Times reports that the U.S. Government has intervened in a lawsuit brought by the Electronic Frontier Foundation (a civil liberties group) against AT&T for allegedly cooperating with NSA in the wiretapping of telephone calls made between terrorist suspects overseas and locations in the U.S. The government has asked a federal court to dismiss the suit on grounds that secret information vital to national security would be divulged if the suit was heard in court. [WSJ 27Apr06 and NYT 29Apr06/Block, Solomon and Markoff]
EX-CIA OFFICIAL SPEAKS OUT ON WMD CLAIMS A former top CIA official and 26-year veteran of the agency recently spoke out [http://cbs2.com/topstories/topstories_story_114005805.html]. Tyler Drumheller contends that President Bush was in possession of information that showed the claims he made during his 2003 State of the Union address- that Iraq had tried to obtain yellow cake uranium from Niger, were unsubstantiated. Drumheller supports his claim by recounting how the Niger story was dropped from a speech Bush made in Cincinnati in October 2002, after Director of the CIA Tenet told the President that the African story was overblown and the evidence weak. However, Drumheller fails to mention that in the State of the Union address, President Bush credited British intelligence for the African report (not the Italian intelligence that was discredited), and that the Brits continue to stand by their evidence. [PJK/CBS 23Apr06]
SCULPTOR POINTS OUT TYPO IN 16-YEAR OLD CIA PUZZLE A sculpture called “Kryptos” that has sat in front of CIA headquarters for 16 years sports a copper sheet of copper with an 865-character four-part secret message encoded by the sculptor Jim Sanborn, and Edward Scheidt, a retired chairman of the CIA's cryptographic center. In 1999, computer scientist Jim Gillogly announced that he had solved the first three parts of the message. However, the NYT [http://select.nytimes.com/gst/abstract.html?res=F70614FB3E5B0C718EDDAD0894DE404482] reports that Sanborn is now revealing that a careful analysis showed that the second part of Gillogly’s solution contained an error and should read differently, reenergizing puzzle enthusiasts everywhere. [PJK/NYT 22Apr06/Chang]
TERRORISM KNOWLEDGE BASE From the National Memorial Institute for the Prevention of Terrorism (MIPT) [this link ended in 2008 with the MIPT database was no longer made available online] is a one-stop resource for comprehensive research and analysis on global terrorist incidents, terrorist organizations, and terrorism-related trials. TKB newsletters alert users to new features and additions. However updated, similar features can now be found here: http://www.homelandsecuritydegree.com/resources/case-on-terrorism/ [LawrenceS]
SPY CELL PHONE Be cautious if someone gives you a cell phone as a gift. An Italian company is selling Nokia phones that have been made into spy phones. You can dial a secret number from your own phone and you can silently and secretly listen in on conversations at receiving end. For more information see http://endoacustica.com/ english/spy_telephone.htm. [GeraldN]
HISTORICAL DICTIONARY OF ISRAELI INTELLIGENCE by Ephraim Kahana [http://scarecrowpress.com/ISBN/081085581X]. For Israel—more so than for any other state—an effective Intelligence Community has been a matter of life and death. Over the past half-century or so, Israel has created and refined what is broadly regarded as one of the best intelligence networks in the world. It has repeatedly undone efforts by hostile Arab neighbors to defeat it in war, foiled countless terrorist attacks, contributed to military preparedness and armament production, and helped millions of Jews to reach the Promised Land. Unfortunately, it has also committed some terrible mistakes and made blunders it can ill afford.
With all of this activity, it is no wonder so much has been written about Israeli Intelligence. However, a handy reference work bringing the various strands together has been sorely needed yet unavailable, until now. The Historical Dictionary of Israeli Intelligence provides detailed information on the various agencies, operations, important leaders and operatives, a nd special aspects of tradecraft through a chronology, an introduction, a dictionary full of cross-referenced entries, and a bibliography suggesting further reading. [YuvalA]
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Maj. Gen. John E. Morrison, Jr. (USAF Retired) suffered a fall and was in the Anne Arundel Medical Center in Annapolis for hip replacement surgery. The surgery was successful and he was moved to a rehab facility while he recuperates. He may be reached at the Heritage Harbor Health and Rehabilitation Center 2700 South Haven Rd, Annapolis, MD 21401 Tel: 410-897-1300
Phoenix Society member, Anita A. Fincham (Nee Selvage), formerly of Baltimore, Maryland, passed away on April 8, 2006, in Bonita Springs, FL. She would have been 61 on April 14th. Anita retired from the Z organization in December 1994 with 31 years of service.
She is survived by her loving husband Carson C. Fincham of Bonita Springs, (also a Phoenix Society member) her Stepson Carson C. K. Fincham, his wife Magda and their children Adeline and Caden of Ridgefield, CT., loving Sister Rosalie Burns and Brother-in-lawThomas Burns of Selbyville, DE, loving Brother William Selvage and Sister-in-law Barbara Selvage of Grasonville, MD, two Nephews, Scott Burns and Stephen Maczis, Niece Lauren Selvage and Great Nephew Ryan Burns and
Great Niece Annie Burns.
A Memorial service will be held in Ocean City, Maryland on May 20, 2006, at the St. Peters Lutheran Church located at 10301 Coastal Highway at 2PM.
Because she was a cat lover and a no-kill shelter supporter, Memorial donations may be sent to the Ocean City Town Cats, PO 1714, Ocean City Maryland, 21843
Condolences may be sent to her family at: 26353 Colony Road, Bonita Springs, FL 34135
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
PsychoSocial Aspects of Complex Emergencies We live in dangerous times. In the wake of the 9-11 attacks on the United States, the threat of terroristic employment of chemical, biological, radiological, nuclear or high explosive (CBRNE) weapons of mass destruction (WMD) looms large above us. Recent natural disasters have graphically demonstrated that with little or no warning, entire populations can be devastated or even annihilated in the wake of nature’s fury. Even in this modern era, the very technology that supports our daily lives can give way to disaster if improperly managed. This confluence of threats has the potential, of course, to cause significant physical harm to an affected population if and when events occur, but it is also becoming very clear significant mental health concerns are being manifested whether it is through omnipresent worry about our changed environment or as a result of an actual disaster. The entire spectrum of the National medical and disaster preparedness community—from first responders providing initial support to an affected population, all the way up to strategic-level planners formulating the response strategies for the Federal Partner Agencies—must now recognize the psychosocial aspects of catastrophic disasters, and plan for their role in managing these complex issues.
The Departments of Homeland Security, Health and Human Services, Defense, and leading experts from the civilian sector have taken leadership roles in the development of planning strategies to deal with a variety threats now facing our Nation, including those capable of producing major mental health challenges to large portion of a population affected by a catastrophic casualty event (CCE).
The Psychosocial Aspects of Complex Emergencies Conference will bring together those leading national experts in the field of psychiatry, psychology, medical planning and disaster preparedness in order to help Federal, state, local and private stakeholders become better informed, and ultimately help shape their organization’s role in the medical preparedness and consequence management missions.
For more information go to http://www.homelanddefensejournal.com/hdl/conf_psychosocial2006.htm.
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.
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, 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
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.
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.
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
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
17 June 06 - Kennebunk, ME - James L. Pavitt, former CIA Deputy Director of Operations will speak to the AFIO Maine Chapter on "Post 9/11 Intelligence Reform and Reorganization - The Pursuit of Perfection." As head of the Clandestine Services from 1999 to August 2004 Pavitt led CIA's operational response to the September 11 attacks. He managed CIA's global intelligence collection and nearly half of its multi-billion budget. In the course of over 30 years of intelligence experience, he spent many years overseas as a member of the Clandestine Services. Fom 1990 to 1993 he served as Senior Intelligence Advisor to President George H. W. Bush as a member of the National Security Council team meeting with the President, Cabinet, Congress, heads of foreign intelligence services and senior government officials around the globe. He is currently a Principal of the Scowcroft Group. The meeting, scheduled for 2:00 p.m. at the Kennebunk Free Library will be open to the public. For more information call (207) 985-2392.
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)
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.
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.
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
16 November 06 - AFIO Rocky Mountain Chapter holds meeting at Air Force Academy Officers Club in the Falcon Room, starting at 11:30, lunch served at 12:00 and meeting ends at 1:30 pm. Speakers to be announced. Questions or Reservations to Dick Durham, 719-488-2884. or Riverwear53@aol.com.
6 December 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.
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
AND FOR 2007 CALENDARS ....
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. Contact Quiel 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. Contact Quiel 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. Contact Quiel Begonia at email@example.com for details. Meeting held at Orange Park Country Club, 2625 Country Club Blvd, Orange Park, FL.
18-19 October 2007: Symposium on Cryptologic History sponsored by the Center for Cryptologic History, to be held at Johns Hopkins Applied Physics Laboratory, Laurel, MD. Further details available in early 2007.
1 December 07 - 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.
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