AFIO Weekly Intelligence Notes #19-06 dated 15 May 2006

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SECTION I - CURRENT INTELLIGENCE

PUTIN RAISING A SPECTRE OF NEW COLD WAR

ITALY DENIES ROLE IN ALLEGED CIA ABDUCTION

QWEST SUCCESSFULLY PARRIES GOVERNMENT DEMAND FOR PHONE RECORDS

GOSS AIDE IS LINKED TO MILITARY CONTRACTING SCANDALS 

SECTION II - CONTEXT AND PRECEDENCE

CIA OF YESTERYEAR IS DEAD

SECTION III - CYBER INTELLIGENCE

            UNSENT E-MAIL HELPED PLOTTERS COORDINATE MADRID BOMBINGS

MICROSOFT’S VIRTUAL EARTH TO SUPPORT NATIONAL GEOSPATIAL-INTELLIGENCE AGENCY

SOCIAL NETWORK ANALYSIS AND THE NSA WIRETAPPING PROGRAM

SECTION IV - BOOKS, SOURCES AND ISSUES

Books

STRIKING BACK: THE 1972 MUNICH OLYMPICS MASSACRE AND ISRAEL'S DEADLY RESPONSE BY AHARON KLEIN -
                        MOSSAD KILLED PFLP LEADER WITH POISONED CHOCOLATE

            JOURNEY OF THE JIHADIST: INSIDE MUSLIM MILITANCY BY FAWAZ A. GERGES

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

Careers

MI6 ADVERTISES FOR SECRET AGENTS – LOOKING FOR PEOPLE THE UK CAN DEPEND ON

AVALON PARTNERS HAS BEEN ENGAGED TO ASSIST IN FINDING TALENTED NETWORK ENGINEERS

REGIONAL SECURITY MANAGER, EASTERN EUROPE, MIDDLE EAST AND AFRICA (EE/ME/A)

Authors/Researchers Seeking Assistance

            ATTEMPTING TO FIND INFORMATION PERTAINING TO THE OSS RESCUE MISSIONS IN AUGUST 1945,
                    ESPECIALLY THE FIRST MISSION TO SHANGHAI ON AUGUST 19, 1945

Coming Events 

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"

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 – 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

9 September 06 - Orange Park, FL - AFIO North Florida Chapter Meeting
14 September 06 - Colorado Springs, CO - AFIO Rocky Mountain Chapter holds meeting at USAF Academy O'Club

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

22 September 06 - New York, NY - AFIO NY Metro Chapter holds evening meeting

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
10 November 06 – Ft. Myer and Arlington National Cemetery - Army Counterintelligence Corps Veterans (ACICV) Annual "Day of Remembrance"
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

6 December 06 - Orange Park, FL - AFIO North Florida Chapter Meeting

8 December 06 - New York, NY - AFIO NY Metro Chapter holds evening 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

2 June 07 - Orange Park, FL - AFIO North Florida Chapter Meeting

8 September 07 - Orange Park, FL - AFIO North Florida Chapter Meeting

18-19 October 07 - Laurel, MD - Symposium on Cryptologic History sponsored by the Center for Cryptologic History.

1 December 07 - Orange Park, FL - AFIO North Florida Chapter Meeting


SECTION I - CURRENT INTELLIGENCE

PUTIN RAISING A SPECTRE OF NEW COLD WAR President Putin renewed Russia’s military rivalry with the U.S. in his annual state of the nation speech, forming the simile of America as a “voracious wolf” [NYSun] and declaring that the arms race was not over. He said that the U.S. cared more about its own interests than democracy or human rights. Putin declared that Russia would rearm its military and would rebalance the world’s strategic forces in order to help guarantee a stable world. The Russian president’s comments come just a week after U.S. Vice President Dick Cheney, in a speech given in the former Soviet Republic of Lithuania, accused Moscow of backsliding on democracy and using its vast energy resources as a tool for “intimidation and blackmail” against its neighbors.  [PJK/BusinessDay 12May06/Allen]

ITALY DENIES ROLE IN ALLEGED CIA ABDUCTION, WARRANTS FOR 22 CIA AGENTS ISSUED

Although Italy has completely denied any role in the CIA’s “extraordinary rendition” of an Egyptian imam from the streets of Milan, reports claim that Italy’s military intelligence organization SISMI participated in the operation, and now an Italian carabiniere officer told Milan prosecutor Armando Spataro, who is investigating the case, that he took part in the operation. According to the 45-year-old officer, he acted without the knowledge of his superiors and at the behest of an American friend, Robert Seldon Lady, who was purportedly the CIA Chief of Station in Milan. Arrest warrants for Seldon Lady and 21 other CIA agents have been issued in connection with the abduction, although the Italian Justice Minister said he would not forward to the United States an extradition request for the agents. Prosecutor Spataro said he will ask the new left-of-center government of Romano Prodi to forward his request to Washington. [PJK/VOA 11May06/Castelfranco]

QWEST SUCCESSFULLY PARRIES GOVERNMENT DEMAND FOR PHONE RECORDS Seemingly alone amongst major U.S. telephone service providers, Qwest successfully dodged the government’s request to turn over records of its 15 million customers’ telephone use. Herbert J Stern, attorney for former Qwest CEO Joseph Nacchio, said in a written statement that the government requested access to phone records beginning in Fall 2001. The request was accompanied by neither warrant nor approval of the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act (FISA) court. Nacchio directed his company to refuse the government requests, which continued at least until he left Qwest in June 2002. Nacchio is under federal indictment for insider trading, and the company faces allegations of criminal and unethical conduct. In contrast, AT&T, Verizon, and Bell South turned over records in answer to the request, which came just shortly after the September 11, 2001 terrorist attacks. Verizon, which is currently being sued for violating privacy laws in a $5-million New Jersey case, defends its actions, stating “Verizon will provide customer information to a government agency only where authorized by law for appropriately defined and focused purposes." CIA Director nominee General Michael Hayden continued to defend the NSA wiretaps that occurred under his tenure as the Director of NSA. Hayden emphasized that the mission of the NSA, and the wiretapping program, was to, "…preserve the security and the liberty of the American people. And I think we've done that." The NSA was using the data to analyze calling patterns to detect and track suspected terrorist activity, according to information the White House gave to Sen. Wayne Allard, R-Colo. "Telephone customers' names, addresses and other personal information have not been handed over to NSA as part of this program," Allard said. Senate Minority Leader Harry Reid, D-Nev., said he didn't yet know if collection of the phone records was illegal. Yet Reid said he has no "specific problems" with Hayden going into the hearing process and said the Air Force general "has always proven to be a person of intellect and a person of independence."  [PJK/AP 12May06/Shrader]

GOSS AIDE IS LINKED TO MILITARY CONTRACTING SCANDALS Brant Bassett, who was close to former CIA Director Porter Goss and served two stints at Langley and worked as an aide to Goss while he was chairman of the House Intelligence Committee, was once on the payroll of the ADCS, Corp. Though Bassett was not working for the CIA in May 2000 when he received a $5,000 consultancy payment, this links him to the contractor accused of supplying about $600,000 of the $2.4 million in bribes to convicted ex-congressman Randall “Duke” Cunningham. Bassett was also the one who recommended Kyle "Dusty" Foggo to a high position within the CIA. Foggo is a lifelong friend of Brent Wilkes, who headed ADCS, Corp. The Justice Department is investigating whether Foggo, who is stepping down from the third position at the CIA, received improper gifts such as lavish travel, from Wilkes.  ADCS, Corp held at least one contract with the CIA and had others with the Pentagon. [TimB/Time 10May06/Burger]


SECTION II - CONTEXT AND PRECEDENCE

CIA OF YESTERYEAR IS DEAD The Director of Central Intelligence was established as the President’s principal advisor with regards to national security intelligence with the enactment of the 1947 National Security Act. It further placed the DCI in charge of the CIA and made him the titular head of the U.S. intelligence community. In the ensuing years the CIA was an easy target for politicos and partisans trying to score points, as the CIA could rarely respond effectively due to security and classification concerns. The CIA has been accused of everything from AIDS to crack cocaine to missing the break up of the Soviet Union, all of which were untrue However, in its real failure to predict and/or stop the attacks of September 11th and incorrect assessment of Iraq’s WMD programs, the CIA’s reputation was wounded, perhaps mortally. Added to this, the ensuing war that erupted between the agency and the White House through leaks to the press made CIA insiders appear political, petty and unprofessional. The Intelligence Reform and Terrorism Prevention Act of 2004 effectively removed the DCI from his prominent role, and replaced him with the Director of National Intelligence, who not only had the President’s ear, but also had budgetary control over the Intelligence Community, something the DCI never had. The visible wounds of the "bureaucratic trench warfare," the departure of Porter Goss and the nomination of DNI Negroponte’s deputy General Michael Hayden to replace him, shows a weaken CIA and an ascending DNI. The bell has tolled, "the good-old, bad-old CIA of yesteryear is dead." [PJK/Spectrum 10May06/Trueblood]


SECTION III - CYBER INTELLIGENCE

UNSENT E-MAIL HELPED PLOTTERS COORDINATE MADRID BOMBINGS For years, anecdotal evidence and rumor has appeared in the open media about terrorists using the drafts folder of Internet email accounts as virtual dead drops. These accounts purported that terrorists would evade electronic communications monitoring by NSA or other intelligence agencies by sharing an Internet email account such as Hotmail or Yahoo mail and leaving messages for each other in the drafts folder. Since the mail was never actually sent, there was supposedly no electronic trail to be detected. The stories of this process had little concrete support until recently.  Attila Turk, a Turkish terrorist suspect who was arrested in France in 2004 allegedly fleeing Europe after the Madrid bombings, admitted in his indictment that Hassan El Haski, one of the three main suspects in the bombing attacks, used the virtual dead drops to communicate with conspirators. Given Haski’s position in terrorism circles, investigators believe the technique may be used more commonly than previously thought. [IntnlHeraldTrib 28Apr06/McLean]

MICROSOFT’S VIRTUAL EARTH TO SUPPORT NATIONAL GEOSPATIAL-INTELLIGENCE AGENCY  Microsoft and the National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency (NGA) announced today a partnership to advance the design and delivery of geospatial information applications to customers. NGA will use the Microsoft® Virtual Earth(TM) platform to provide geospatial support for humanitarian, peacekeeping and national-security efforts. The Virtual Earth platform is an integrated set of powerful online mapping and search services that deliver imagery through easy-to-program APIs. Geospatial intelligence (GEOINT) is the exploitation and analysis of imagery and geospatial information to describe, assess and visually depict physical features and geographically referenced activities on the Earth. [PJK/YahooBiz 11May06]

SOCIAL NETWORK ANALYSIS AND THE NSA WIRETAPPING PROGRAM Social network analysis uncovers previously undetected connections between persons and organizations, usually through automated processing of massive data sources. It is an increasingly popular and productive technique amongst both national security and business intelligence analysts. An AP article that appeared on Yahoo News recently proposes that if NSA is constructing a voluminous database of telephone records, one of its primary uses would be for social network analysis. Noted computer security expert Bruce Schneier commented, "Who you're talking to often matters much more than what you're saying." The article adds that if NSA is using this technology, then it is probably going after other communications besides just landline telephone records, to include cell phones, Internet phone and email.  The power behind social network analysis is that the content of the message does not have to be accessible. For example, eBay-owned Internet phone service Skype encrypts conversations between endpoints, but social network analysis can still exploit the fact that the two parties were communicating. However, experts agree that social network analysis is limited against terrorist and criminal elements that continuously change cell phones, telephone numbers, and utilize public Internet cafes and pay phones. [PJK/YahooNews 12May06/Bergstein]


SECTION IV - BOOKS, SOURCES AND ISSUES

Books

STRIKING BACK: THE 1972 MUNICH OLYMPICS MASSACRE AND ISRAEL'S DEADLY RESPONSE BY AHARON KLEIN- MOSSAD KILLED PFLP LEADER WITH POISON CHOCOLATE

Aharon Klein, author of Striking Back, a new book about Israel’s response to the 1972 Munich Olympics terrorist attack that killed members of the Israeli Olympic team, confirms that Waddi Hadad, leader of the Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine (PFLP) was offered a poisoned box of Belgian chocolates by a Mossad agent. Ingestion of the chocolates resulted in Hadad’s death months later in an East German hotel, after doctors could not determine the cause of his illness. According to Klein, none of the information in his book has been denied by the government of Israel. [PJK]

JOURNEY OF THE JIHADIST: INSIDE MUSLIM MILITANCY BY FAWAZ A. GERGES

An excerpt from the book Journey of the Jihadist is hosted on the TPMCafe website. The excerpt retells the story of the author’s journey to Cairo in 1999 to meet with Kamal el-Said Habib, a former leader of a wing of al-Jihad, a radical Islamic organization linked to the assassination of Egyptian president Anwar Sadat.  Al-Jihad existed with the goal of destroying Egypt’s sectarian government (the longest in existence in the Arab world) and replacing it with a government founded on Islamic law, Shariah. The author’s odyssey searches for the origins of the modern day struggle, as Habib was a pivotal figure during the 70’s when the seeds of Jihad were planted. [Denny]


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

Careers

MI6 ADVERTISES FOR SECRET AGENTS – LOOKING FOR PEOPLE THE UK CAN DEPEND ON Operations Officers, Technology Experts, and “thoroughly efficient Administrators” are just some of the positions being offered by the secret British spy organization, for the first time ever publicly. The half page ad gives a hint of what life working for MI6 might be like, with a montage of images including a gun, desert, jungle, and plane, and the service's imposing headquarters on the Thames at Vauxhall in central London. A change to MI6’s  traditional “tap on the shoulder” recruitment technique that individually identified promising candidates, an advertisement in the London Times is aimed at filling an increased demand for staff to help fight the war on terrorism. MI6 is believed to have a current staff of about 2,000. [EB/Telegraph 14May06]

AVALON PARTNERS HAS BEEN ENGAGED TO ASSIST IN FINDING TALENTED NETWORK ENGINEERS to focus on complete front-to-end engineering of next generation IP networks.  Clients are primarily Defense and Intel so a minimum of an active TS/SCI is required.  Headquarters is just past Dulles Airport in Northern Virginia.

      These are full-time, W2 positions with the full suite of benefits.  Client is extremely profitable, growing rapidly, offers a very nice campus work environment, outstanding  compensation/benefit package and latest/greatest technology.

      Client offers tuition reimbursement for classes/certs of up to $4,500 per year (eligibility is the day you start), 100% dollar for dollar matching on 401k contributions up to 6% and an additional 3% discretionary company match based on corporate performance.   Client was ranked one of the most admired companies in 2005 by Fortune magazine

  DESCRIPTION:  Incumbents will be responsible for designing, implementing, monitoring and maintenance of Cisco and Juniper router-based next generation IP network solutions.  Responsibilities will include:

·        Design and implementation of next generation network solutions.

·        Research and apply new technologies to reduce costs, improve productivity and network reliability.

·        Ensure that the site network and network management environment is reliable and performance meets predefined service levels.

·        Serve as an escalation point for network issues including backbone routing, customer router configuration and various internet related services.

·        Develop new designs and documentation to improve current network operating procedures.

 QUALIFICATIONS:  The following qualifications are desired for this position

  ·        3-5 plus years of experience that includes network design, operational support and hands-on implementing and configuration of network devices such as servers, routers, hubs, switches, etc.

·        Solid Cisco Router knowledge.

·        Knowledge of some of the following: TCP/IP, Fast Switch Ethernet, GigE, OSPF, IGRP/EIGRP, BGR, FR, ATM, STP, VTP.

For consideration and a confidential discussion,  email Heather Young, Managing Partner, at heather.young@avalonpartnersinc.com. (703) 760.9085. [Fred]

REGIONAL SECURITY MANAGER, EASTERN EUROPE, MIDDLE EAST AND AFRICA (EE/ME/A)

Location:     Dubai, United Arab Emirates

Salary:         Excellent basic salary, bonus, housing and car allowance, flights, medical etc

This new role will operate as the most senior security professional for the Eastern Europe, Middle East and Africa (EE/ME/A) region, for a multi-national firm with a 100+ year history and operations in more than 65 countries. As Regional Security Manager (RSM) for the EE/ME/A region, the individual will have responsibility for a 12 manufacturing locations and a small number of business units/sales offices across the geographical area. Each manufacturing facility and commercial unit also has a 'Facility Security Coordinator' (FSC) to assist in implementation and compliance of security standards (this is not a full time role, and one of the RSM responsibilities will be to ensure the FSCs are trained and supported). The incumbent would be expected to advise on all aspects of personal, physical and reputation security risk.  He/she should also have the capability to undertake investigations as required.  Although a knowledge if IT security would be desirable, it is not essential as the primary responsibility for this rests with the CIO and his staff. The post holder will also support incident management, continuity of operations and business recovery.

Candidate profile

Key attributes - communication skills, cultural sensitivity, flexibility, ability to engage key stakeholders across a matrix organization.  Above all the ability to interpret and apply centrally directed policy in a proportionate and cost effective manner consistent with local risk exposure. Should be professionally capable, self-sufficient and ultimately capable of working with minimal direction / support. Should have an ability to 'grow' into operating across the region, presenting business cases to senior management, and operating strategically. Commercial experience and local language skills are desirable but not essential.

 contact Chris Meager if you would like to discuss this role further or express an interest.  Tel: +44 20 7246 3522 / chris.meager@hanover-search.com

Authors/Researchers Seeking Assistance

ATTEMPTING TO FIND INFORMATION PERTAINING TO THE OSS RESCUE MISSIONS IN AUGUST 1945, ESPECIALLY THE FIRST MISSION TO SHANGHAI ON AUGUST 19, 1945. In particular, I am looking for the following individuals who were on that mission, some of whom were with the OSS, others with the AGAS (Air Ground Aid Service). My now deceased older brother Peter Kim was on this mission.

Major Noah B. Levin   0 473 371 MC

Major Barclay P Schoyer     0 496 910 AC

LTCMDR G. G. Shoemaker 170 572 USNR

Lt. Sidney L. Eaton   324 189 USNR

1st Lt John H. Cox 030 694  USMC

Any suggestions you may have will be greatly appreciated. Do you know if there is an OSS Association? Many thanks. -Dick Kim (FrKim@kimgrams.org)

Coming Events

15-19 May 2006 National OPSEC Conference. Registration is open! All of the conference details are available by following the link below. Registration is FREE and is filling up fast, 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.

2 June 06 - Tysons Corner, VA - AFIO National Luncheon - Amb. John Negroponte, Director of National Intelligence  Sold Out. Wait listing available. Details Here

3 June 06 - Orange Park, FL - AFIO North Florida Chapter Meeting. Contact Quiel Begonia at begonia@coj.net for details.  Meeting held at Orange Park Country Club, 2625 Country Club Blvd, Orange Park, FL.

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 Wa 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 cordhart@aol.com, or they may be sent to Center for Asian Crime Studies, 7609 Royal Dominion Dr, Bethesda, MD 20817, USA along with your payment.

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, 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 AFIO's President, 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.  direct all enquiries and bookings to: The Steward's Office, Christ Church OXFORD OX1 1DP. Tel: +44 (0)1865 286848 Email: conflict@chch.ox.ac.uk or to kerry.deeley@chch.ox.ac.uk

8 September 06 - Tysons Corner, VA - AFIO National Luncheon - Put On Calendar - Details to Follow
 

9 September 06 - Orange Park, FL - AFIO North Florida Chapter Meeting. Contact Quiel Begonia at begonia@coj.net for details.  Meeting held at Orange Park Country Club, 2625 Country Club Blvd, Orange Park, FL.
 

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

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

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 afiometro@yahoo.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 CIA's 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, submit a proposal (single page or less) to Mr. Stephen Maxner, Deputy Director at the Vietnam Center at steve.maxner@ttu.edu or call (806) 742-9010 for more information. Deadline for submissions: August 1, 2006
 

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

10 November 06 – Ft. Myer and Arlington National Cemetery - Army Counterintelligence Corps Veterans (ACICV) Annual "Day of Remembrance"  The ACICV Day of Remembrance, which includes a special Wreath Laying Ceremony at the Tomb of the Unknowns in the Cemetery and a Memorial Luncheon at Fort Myer, honors the memory of Army Counterintelligence veterans  and associates who have passed away since the last Remembrance Day. Friends and supporters of ACICV and Army Counterintelligence are invited to attend. For additional information contact Ed Meiser at 1-518-371-8356 (e-mail: Leigh54@aol.com) or Elly Burton at 1-703-591-3848 (e-mail ellyb@starpower.net).

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.

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 More details to follow. Or write them at masintassoc@earthlink.net 
 

6 December 06 - Orange Park, FL - AFIO North Florida Chapter Meeting. Contact Quiel Begonia at begonia@coj.net for details.  Meeting held at Orange Park Country Club, 2625 Country Club Blvd, Orange Park, FL.
 

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 afiometro@yahoo.com.

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 begonia@coj.net for details.  Meeting held at Orange Park Country Club, 2625 Country Club Blvd, Orange Park, FL.

2 June 07 - Orange Park, FL - AFIO North Florida Chapter Meeting. Contact Quiel Begonia at begonia@coj.net for details.  Meeting held at Orange Park Country Club, 2625 Country Club Blvd, Orange Park, FL.


8 September 07 - Orange Park, FL - AFIO North Florida Chapter Meeting. Contact Quiel Begonia at begonia@coj.net for details.  Meeting held at Orange Park Country Club, 2625 Country Club Blvd, Orange Park, FL.

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 begonia@coj.net for details.  Meeting held at Orange Park Country Club, 2625 Country Club Blvd, Orange Park, FL.

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