AFIO Weekly Intelligence Notes #18-06 dated 8 May 2006
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EDITOR’S NOTE: I received quite a few comments with regards to last week’s issue. I want to thank all of you who wrote. Many of the comments were complimentary, while others disagreed with some of the articles and/or views expressed. I just want to let the readership know that I welcome all comments and really enjoy hearing from you. I respond as I have time, so I apologize if any wrote and did not get a response from me. Questions or suggested items can be directed to WINsEditor@afio.com -Ernie Hampson
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 Adm. Stansfield Turner, former DCI
Friday, 2 June 2006, 10:30 a.m. to 2 p.m.
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Authors/Researchers Seeking Assistance
Notes and Corrections
JOHN STANLEY WARNER, SR. who served on the AFIO Board in the 1980s and played many significant roles in its operations, was born in Washington, DC on February 12, 1919 and died April 29, 2006 in Tucson, Arizona of respiratory failure.
7-9 May 06 - Bethesda, MD - 2nd Annual INTELCON Exhibition and Symposium
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
15-19 May 2006 - Dallas, TX - National OPSEC Conference
18 May 06 - Colorado Spring, CO - AFIO Rocky Mountain Chapter holds meeting at USAF Academy O'Club
30 May 06 - McLean, VA – NMIA Spring Intelligence Symposium - "Actionable Intelligence for a Transforming Army"
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 – The Spy Museum- Author Debriefing: Operation Jedburgh: D-Day and America’s First Shadow War
15 June 06 – Washington, DC – Renaissance Hotel- Managing Today's Threats to Homeland Security (w/focus on CBRN)
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
12 August 06 - Melbourne, FL - Florida Satellite Chapter of AFIO host legendary Billy Waugh at luncheon at Colony Hall at the IRCC
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
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 Springs, CO - AFIO Rocky Mountain Chapter holds meeting at USAF Academy O'Club
1 December 06 - Tysons Corner, VA - AFIO National Luncheon - Put On Calendar - Details to Follow
5-7 December 06 - Chantilly, VA - MASINT V, The MASINT Association’s Annual Conference
12 December 06 - Tampa, FL- AFIO Suncoast Chapter meets at 11:30 a.m. at the Officers’ Club
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
CIA DIRECTOR PORTER GOSS RESIGNS In a surprise Friday news conference at the White House, Porter Goss, who held the position of CIA Director for less than 2 years, announced his resignation [NBC News]. He provided no clear reason for his untimely and unexpected departure. Washington rumor mills began working overtime. On Fox News Sunday, D.C. Managing Editor Bret Hume stated that Goss was forced to resign, because Director of National Intelligence John Negroponte found his tactics in reforming the CIA too aggressive. Others believed that Goss did not accept being once-removed from the President and forced to report through Negroponte. A Time article discusses how the CIA’s role has been diminished under Negroponte. More rumors abound about who President Bush will nominate to replace Goss. The odds-on-favorite is Air Force General Michael Hayden [Chicago Sun Times], former Director of the National Security Agency and currently Negroponte’s deputy at the Office of the Director of National Intelligence. However, at least two prominent Republicans in Congress may create problems for this nominee. Rep. Pete Hoekstra, Chairman of the House Intelligence Committee, has stated publicly that he thinks Hayden would be the wrong man for the job [Reuters], stating that putting a general in charge of the CIA would be, “the wrong person at the wrong time.” Sen. Arlen Specter, Chairman of the Senate Judicial Committee, has warned that he will hold up any nomination until he gets more information about the warrantless eavesdropping conducted by NSA [Washington Post]. Specter has further threatened to hold up NSA’s funding for the project until more information is provided [Washington Post]. [Harvey, TimB, PJK, EB/multiple sources]
U.S. 'DISRUPTED' AL QAEDA WMD EFFORTS Air Force General and Deputy Director of National Intelligence (DDNI) Michael Hayden said in a recent speech that the U.S. efforts in the Global War on Terrorism have reduced Al-Qaeda’s ability to acquire weapons of mass destruction. Bill Gertz reports in the Washington Times that Hayden claimed Al-Qaeda’s organization has diffused, but remains dangerous. Elaborating on the WMD claims, he said that the U.S. has stepped up its monitoring of the sales and movement of goods and materials that can be used to construct WMD. These efforts have resulted in the spotting of Al-Qaeda members inquiring about making purchases. In a meeting of the Armed Forces Communications and Electronics Association in Texas, Hayden asserted, "Most fundamentally, we have prevented any further attacks against the homeland.” But warned, “The global Jihadist movement is evolving in many ways. The movement is spreading and adjusting to our counterterrorism efforts, and it is also exploiting the communications revolution, the Internet and media sensationalism." [Harvey/WashTimes 3May06/Gertz]
IRAN THREATENS ISRAEL AGAIN Iran continued its provocative rhetoric on Tuesday [Washington Post], this time from the mouth of a Revolutionary Guards commander, General Mohammad Ebrahim Dehghani. Dehghani upheld Iranian President Ahmanedenijad’s call to “wipe Israel off the map” by claiming that if the U.S. attacks Iran, Iran would respond first by attacking Israel. "We have announced that wherever (in Iran) America does make any mischief, the first place we target will be Israel," the Iranian Student News Agency quoted Dehghani as saying. [PJK/WashPost 2May06/Dareini]
EX-CIA SAYS BUSH TURNED DOWN CHANCE TO KILL ZARQAWI Former head of the CIA’s Bin Laden unit, Michael Scheuer, says that the Bush administration turned down a chance to destroy Zarqawi’s training camp in the northern Kurdish area of Iraq for diplomatic reasons. Scheuer claims that the U.S. had Zarqawi’s camp in its sites everyday for a year leading up to the invasion of Iraq. "The reasons the intelligence service got for not shooting Zarqawi was simply that the President and the National Security Council decided it was more important not to give the Europeans the impression we were gunslingers," he said. Scheuer elaborated, "Mr Bush had Mr Zarqawi in his sights for almost every day for a year before the invasion of Iraq and he didn't shoot because they were wining and dining the French in an effort to get them to assist us in the invasion of Iraq." [PJK/ABCNews 1May06]
IRAQ: A REPORT FROM THE FRONT On April 13, 2006, Lt. Gen. John Vines addressed The Washington Institute’s Special Policy Forum [http://www.washingtoninstitute.org/templateC05.php?CID=2459]. General Vines served until January 2006 as commander of the Multinational Corps–Iraq (MNC–I). The following is a rapporteur’s summary of his remarks. [JackL/WashInstitute 19Apr06/Vines]
EVERYTHING OLD IS NEW AGAIN. "During the day the people, the police and the army are with the government, but during the night, the people, the police and the army are all with the Taliban and Al Qaeda." HAJI SAIFULLAH, a shopkeeper in Tirin Kot, Afghanistan. [PJK]
CIA OFFERS A PEEK AT INTELLIGENCE ERRORS The Intelligence Community, like any other human endeavor, makes mistakes. Perhaps to ensure we learn from the mistakes of the past, the CIA is publishing the intelligence errors through the ages on its website (www.cia.gov). To be fair, not all of the errors can be placed on the intelligence gatherers and analysts. Some of the errors were the fault of policymakers who either ignored the intelligence or did not understand its impact. For example, Lyndon Johnson ignored CIA warnings by the CIA of the military power of the Viet Cong and its allies. Others, like the pre-war analysis of intelligence regarding Iraq’s weapons of mass destruction, were attributable to faulty analysis. The website contains a copy of the National Intelligence Estimate published in October 2002 that proclaimed, “We judge that Iraq has continued its weapons of mass destruction (WMD) programs in defiance of U.N. resolutions and restrictions. Baghdad has chemical and biological weapons as well as missiles with ranges in excess of U.N. restrictions; if left unchecked, it probably will have a nuclear weapon during this decade." [PJK/ScrippsHoward 4May06/Curiel]
SOMETIMES U.S. INTELLIGENCE GETS THINGS RIGHT Although American policymakers seemed to be caught off guard by the victory of Hamas over the ruling Fatah party in Palestine, it turns out that the State Department’s intelligence service INR was predicting a close race. INR’s analysis showed Hamas only two points off the lead going into the elections and further that Hamas enjoyed a huge advantage over Fatah regarding corruption, which was the most cited concern of voters. [StanT/Atlantic Monthly Jun06]
SEDITIONISTS PARDONED AFTER 88 YEARS In 1918, Montana Governor Sam Stewart signed a bill into law that made sedition a crime. Seventy-nine Montanans were convicted under the law with prison terms from 1 to 20 years and fines of up to $20,000. After 88 years, the current governor, Brian Schweitzer posthumously commuted the sentences of seventy-five of those convicted. One case highlighted in the New York Times article (http://www.nytimes.com/2006/05/03/us/03pardon.html?_r=1&th&emc=th&oref=login) retold the story of a wine and brandy salesman that purportedly received a sentence of 7-20 years for calling the government wartime food programs “a big joke.” Although sedition later became a federal crime, Montana’s law was considered one of the harshest in the country. Many believe the impetus behind Montana’s law was the Anaconda Copper Mining Company which dominated the state economically and may have seen the law as a way to control labor unrest. The pardon ceremony is a result of a book by Clemens P. Work, director of graduate studies at the University of Montana School of Journalism, called "Darkest Before Dawn: Sedition and Free Speech in the American West" (University of New Mexico Press, 2005). The book chronicled a contentious period in Montana history when people were convicted and jailed for voicing their opinion about the war. Mr. Work further draws parallels between pre-WWI Montana’s feelings towards the Germans to post-9/11 and the Global War on Terrorism. "The hair on the back of my neck stood up," Mr. Work said. "The rhetoric was so similar, from the demonization of the enemy to saying 'either you're with us or against us' to the hasty passage of laws." [PJK/NYT 3May06/Robbins]
AL QAEDA WIELDS PRESS AS TERROR WEAPON, REPORT FINDS Arizona State University has published a report that finds Al-Qaeda uses the press and public relations as a weapon. "People are surprised the jihadis think of the media as a weapon," said Steven Corman, director of the school's Consortium for Strategic Communication and a Defense Department consultant on communications networks and counterterrorism. In particular, the article [Washington Times] points out the Jihadists’ use of the Internet to publish statements and videos. The report found that jihadist operations use consistent patterns of outreach that establish them socially and religiously, generate public sympathy and intimidate opponents. Threats, in fact, are part of terrorist "talking points."
"Jihadis pursue these strategies using sophisticated, modern methods of communications and public relations," Mr. Corman said. "There's evidence in the documents that jihadis segment audiences and adapt their message to the audience." [Harvey/WashTimes 28Apr06/Harper]
THE SHENANDOAH SPY BY FRANCIS HAMIT Francis Hamit, who wrote the original biographical entry in the Encyclopedia Britannica about Southern spy Belle Boyd in 1981, admits to having a 25-year romance with her, despite the fact that she died before his parent’s were born. Hamit’s novel The Shenandoah Spy covers Belle’s first year as a Confederate spy for General Stonewall Jackson, and he openly admits that although parts are based in fact, much of the novel is made of whole cloth. There is some controversy amongst historians as to the authenticity of Belle’s role. Hamit provides as supporting evidence Belle’s own account along with complementary accounts from Harry Kyd Douglas and General Richard Taylor, both of whom confirm that Boyd crossed the combat zone at the Battle of Front Royal to bring Stonewall Jackson intelligence. Two worthy non-profit research centers honor Belle Boyd- the Belle Boyd House in Martinsburg, West Virginia, and the Belle Boyd Cottage in Front Royal, Virginia. The Shenandoah Spy is currently being serialized on the Amazon Shorts literary page at amazon.com. The 14-part serial covers July 1861 to July 1862. Hamit is now planning to expand his work into a five-volume series about other female spies of the Confederacy- Belle will be central in three of them. [FrancisH]
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Provide guidance and support to field operations Case management - interlocutor with field, other offices, and other agencies
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Provide collection guidance to the field Process and disseminate raw reports Develop and disseminate collection requirements Review and evaluate the overall reporting from assets to help determine asset validity
Collections Support Officer (CSO)
Basic support functions - financial, personnel, technical, cover, CI, logs, database and records management, liaison with other offices and other support.
Special Operations and Program Officer (SOPO)
Manage fiscal, budgetary and personnel resources. Provide the field or management with general policy recommendations Coordinate with military and other agencies Provide training and other operational support
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Administer support programs - personnel management, career development, training, plans, cover, finance, logs, and information management Non-ops support Creating, monitoring and maintaining systems, processes, procedures Use computer systems and databases.
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Provide guidance on managing info related to collection, classification, processing, dissemination, storage, and retrieval Laws, regulations, practices related to information and file management-e.g. classification guide Support internal and external info requests
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Authors/Researchers Seeking Assistance
DOCUMENTARIAN LOOKING FOR INFORMATION ABOUT OPERATION SILVER. You may already have heard about the Forum Intelligence Services in Germany (German: Gespraechskreis Nachrichtendienste in Deutschland, www.gknd.de). I am the secretary of the GKND. Representatives of US intelligence services in Berlin have visited GKND-events and are in touch with especially Mr Wolbert Smidt who is our chairman.
I have been contacted by Dr. Meggy Steffens. She is the producer responsible for a documentary (5 parts) about the history of espionage. This is a project of the German national broadcasting corporation ARD and the Austrian broadcasting service ORF. We assist that project because we know Dr. Steffens from a documentary she had worked on last year which was about intelligence aspects of the German unification 1989/90. It was supported by former president of the German foreign intelligence service BND, Dr. Hans-Georg Wieck, and former BND-officer Volker Foertsch.
We know Dr. Steffens as a reliable media partner. It is therefore my pleasure to give her advice and assistance. When we discussed the US-British operation ‘Gold’ (tunnel in Berlin), I mentioned its predecessor operation ‘Silver’ which had targeted Soviet installations in Vienna in the early 1950s. At first, ‘Silver’ had been a British operation. US services co-operated later on. Besides CIA it was the 430 detachment of the CIC.
Little has become known about operation ‘Silver’. That’s why I turn to you, because Dr. Steffens is looking for US intelligence officers who have been involved and who might agree to answer some questions we would forward. Is you Association in a position to assist this effort? We thank you very much for all assistance possible. REPLIES TO Dr. Bodo Wegmann, Kurfuerstendamm 43, D-10719 Berlin, Tel./Fax: +49+(0)30+8835287, email@example.com
THE PATRIOT POST FOUNDERS' QUOTE DAILY "There is a time for all things, a time to preach and a time to pray, but those times have passed away. There is a time to fight, and that time has now come." -- Peter Muhlenberg (from a Lutheran sermon read at Woodstock, Virginia, January 1776) [VP]
A CASE OF MISTAKEN IDENTITY Member MikeP took exception to Macedonia’s statement provided in last week’s WINs article “Secret CIA Flights Crisscross Europe” that the extraordinary rendition of Khaled Al-Masri, a German citizen, did not occur. Although WINs could not find the source to which MikeP referred, the rendition is retold in a letter by Al-Masri himself to the L.A. Times and reprinted in the Arab News. [MikeP]
HOUSTON CHAPTER HAS BEEN AROUND FOR A LONG TIME WINs would like to correct the Events announcement from past issues for the 3 May 06 - Houston, TX - Grand Opening of the AFIO Houston Chapter. WINs announced “Get in on the ground floor with this first AFIO Chapter in the great state of Texas.” However, member RogerF points out that he attended a National Conference hosted by the Texas chapter at the same venue in 1989, and suggests that this is a reorganization or rebirth of that chapter. [RogerF]
JOHN STANLEY WARNER, SR. was born in Washington, DC on February 12, 1919 and died April 29, 2006 in Tucson, Arizona of respiratory failure. He served on the AFIO Board in the 1980s, wrote two two of AFIO's monographs in the series produced in the 1990s including “The Intelligence Profession Series Number Two: National Security and The First Amendment" and played many significant roles in AFIO’s operations. He is survived by his wife, May Belle Torrance Warner, whom he married in January 1949; a daughter and son of that marriage, Carol D. Warner of Herndon, Virginia and Stanley Torrance Warner of Murfreesboro, Tennessee; two children from a previous marriage, Linda P. Allen of Woodland Hills, California and John Stanley Warner, Jr. of Arlington, Virginia; granddaughters, Lisa Pearse Maguire and Christen Warner; grandsons, John Sidney Warner and Michael Warner; four great grandchildren and two nephews. Predeceased by mother, Maggie Lee Jaques Warner; father, Robert P. Warner, Sr. and brother, Robert P. Warner, Jr. Graduated from public high school in 1935. Completed American Institute of Banking course; received LLM from Southeastern University in 1941; admitted to the Bar that year in the District of Columbia. Received LLM from Columbus University in June 1942. Was employed from 1935 to March 1943 at the Union Trust Company, Washington, DC, as an Assistant Trust Investment Officer. In July 1942, enlisted as an Aviation Cadet. Upon entrance on active military service in March 1943, received pilot training, was awarded wings and commissioned a 2nd Lt. in January 1944. In May 1944, was sent to England, and on D-Day, June 6 1944, flew the first of 35 bombing missions in B-17’s over occupied Europe with the 390th Bombardment Group (H). On returning to U.S., was detailed to the Office of Strategic Services (OSS) in December 1944. Upon the pending liquidation of OSS, was appointed as a civilian in later 1945 to assist in the statutory development of the Central Intelligence Agency (CIA). During career with CIA, was selected to attend the resident course at the National War College for the 1956-57 academic year. Received a M.A. in International Affairs at George Washington University in 1964. Served a full career in the CIA, retiring in April 1976 as the General Counsel. While employed with the CIA, continued to serve in the Air Force Reserve, retiring as Major General in 1979. The United States Air Force and the Central Intelligence Agency were both created in the same statute, the National Security Act of 1947, approved September 18, 1947. These two entities are thus siblings, and I was fortunate enough to be a charter member of both until retirement from both, CIA in 1976 and the USAF in 1979. Some 20 years after retiring, CIA planned a celebration of it’s 50th Anniversary in 1997. As a part of this event, the Agency reached out to 50 “Trailblazer”, employees who distinguished themselves as leaders in furthering the Agency’s mission. As one of the 50, this was a truly significant honor. In October of 1983, John and May Belle moved to Tucson, Arizona, where they both enjoyed their golden years in the sunshine, playing golf, and exploring the West. Also, John, with May Belle’s help, took an active role in the 390th Memorial Museum. The 390th Bomb Group is the only World War II combat unit which has established its own private museum, including a restored B-17. Served on the Board of Directors continuously since 1985. Until death, continued to serve as a Director of the Foundation which supports and operates this Museum. Visitation will be held 4 to 6 p.m., Tuesday, May 2, 2006 at EAST LAWN PALMS MORTUARY. Funeral services, 11 a.m., Wednesday, May 3, 2006 at EAST LAWN PALMS CHAPEL, with interment to follow with Military Honors at EAST LAWN PALMS CEMETERY, 5801 E. Grant Road, Tucson, Arizona. In lieu of flowers, if you wish, please make contributions to the 390th Memorial Museum Foundation, 6000 E. Valencia Road, Tucson, Arizona 85706 in honor of John S. Warner. [IreneB]
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)
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
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 301-870-1155/marathont@aol..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
15-19 May 2006 - Dallas, TX - National OPSEC Conference. Registration is open! All of the conference details are available by following the link below. Registration is FREE and has filled up, visit http://www.nsa.gov/ia/events/index.cfm for more information. Don't forget to mark your calendars for the OPS Dinner Meeting and Social planned for Wed evening during the National OPSEC Conference.
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.
30 May 2006 - McLean, VA – NMIA Spring Intelligence Symposium - "Actionable Intelligence for a Transforming Army" will examine the critical elements of Army Intelligence transformation, and the operational and technical initiatives that form the way ahead. This one day SECRET symposium will be held on Tuesday, 30 May at the MITRE facility in McLean, VA. LTG John Kimmons, DCS, G2, US Army will give the keynote presentation, and there will be a series of top level presentations by senior Army intelligence leaders and other experts who will outline their challenges, requirements and programs. Cost of admission will be $185 for members, and $225 for non-members, who will also receive a one-year NMIA membership as well. A detailed agenda and registration instructions will be provided shortly. To explore or register, go to: www.nmia.org
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 – Spy Museum- 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
15 June 06 – Washington, DC – Renaissance Hotel- Managing Today's Threats to Homeland Security (w/focus on CBRN) Special guest speaker will be Frances Fragos Townsend, Special Assistant to the President for Terrorism. The Managing Today's Threats to Homeland Security Conference is specifically designed to give the attendees a quick snapshot of how Government and industry are addressing the CBRN threat – from policy decisions all the way to recent research and technology development. Senior White House Officials, DHS policy-makers, and corporate leaders of private sector will gather on June 15 to address the path forward to enhance the protection of the critical infrastructure in these vital sectors. This timely event will put you ahead of the curve for the most important areas in Homeland Security in our nation today. Details and registration
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.
12 August 06 - Melbourne, FL - The Florida Satellite Chapter of AFIO will host its luncheon at Colony Hall at the IRCC. The legendary Billy Waugh will be the guest speaker; a man whose career spans some 50 plus years in special operations -tracking Carlos the Jackal, coming face to face with Osama bin Laden are but a few of the stories he will share with us. For more information, please contact BEKeith at: Bobbie6769@JUNO.com or phone: (321) 777-5561
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 - Colorado Springs, CO - AFIO Rocky Mountain Chapter holds meeting at Air Force Academy Officers Club in the Falcon Room, starting at 11:30, lunch served at 12:00 and meeting ends at 1:30 pm. Speakers to be announced. Questions or Reservations to Dick Durham, 719-488-2884. or Riverwear53@aol.com.
14 - 18 September 06 - Arlington, VA - The OSS Society and the Carpetbaggers will be co-hosting a Reunion at the Crown Plaza Hotel Reagan National Airport. 1480 Crystal Drive, Arlington, VA, US, 22202. More information can be found at www.osssociety.org
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
22 September 06 - New York, NY - AFIO NY Metro Chapter holds evening meeting at Society of Illustrators Building, 128 East 63rd St, (between Park and Lexington). Check-in: 5:30 PM - 6:00 PM. Speakers to be announced. Buffet dinner, tables of eight. $45pp, includes drinks, coffee, dessert. Cash bar. Registration and more information available from Jerry Goodwin, Chapter President, at 212-308-1450, or email him at firstname.lastname@example.org.
16 November 06 - Colorado Springs, CO - AFIO Rocky Mountain Chapter holds meeting at Air Force Academy Officers Club in the Falcon Room, starting at 11:30, lunch served at 12:00 and meeting ends at 1:30 pm. 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 email@example.com for details. Meeting held at Orange Park Country Club, 2625 Country Club Blvd, Orange Park, FL.
8 December 06 - New York, NY - AFIO NY Metro Chapter holds evening meeting at Society of Illustrators Building, 128 East 63rd St, (between Park and Lexington). Check-in: 5:30 PM - 6:00 PM. Speakers to be announced. Buffet dinner, tables of eight. $45pp, includes drinks, coffee, dessert. Cash bar. Registration and more information available from Jerry Goodwin, Chapter President, at 212-308-1450, or email him at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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 - Laurel, MD - 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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