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HAYDEN CONFIRMED Despite outcry and opposition to his nomination to head the CIA due to his stewardship over the domestic eavesdropping program known as the “Terrorist Surveillance Program,” General Michael Hayden was overwhelmingly confirmed by a 78-15 vote of the Senate. Prior to his confirmation, Hayden was serving as the Deputy Director of National Intelligence (DNI) under John Negroponte. Hayden's nomination drew fire from some Democrats and civil liberties groups because he headed the National Security Agency when it began conducting warrantless wiretaps of Americans' international phone calls in a bid to find possible terrorists. Hayden and Bush have said the effort is narrowly targeted at terrorism suspects. Other Republican House members and some senators thought that Hayden’s position as a General in the Armed Forces made him an inappropriate candidate for the head of the CIA, especially in a time when the Pentagon is viewed as consolidating intelligence assets under its control. However, Hayden’s record of standing up to Defense Secretary Donald Rumsfeld and willingness to do so again for the most part calmed those concerns. [SFChron 27May06/Babington]
FBI OFFICIALS AT FAULT IN CHINESE SPYING CASE The Department of Justice released on 24 May a 23-page summary (http://www.usdoj.gov/oig/special/ s0605/final.pdf) of a classified report on the FBI’s handling of a case in which an FBI informant was able to steal national security secrets for over 10 years, while maintaining a romantic affair with her FBI handler. Katrina Leung was a Chinese national living in the U.S. who was paid $1.7 million to spy on Chinese officials. In a classic “sex for secrets” plot, Leung turned double agent, using her FBI control officer, James J. Smith, as a source for U.S. secrets which she then gave to the Chinese. The report found that FBI officials ignored warnings and disregarded procedures in the Leung case. The 20-year affair between Leung and Smith was not even detected after an informant reported that Leung was “in bed with the Los Angeles FBI.” It was further found that the FBI deferred too much to Smith. As far back as 1990 the FBI had information that Leung had disclosed the details of a secret FBI operation, but officials accepted denials by Smith on behalf of Leung. In 1992, an informant reported that a Chinese informant named “Katrina” was actually working for the Chinese. The matter was handed back to Smith who discredited the source. After his arrest, Smith admitted that he was a source for much of Leung’s classified material. He brought classified documents to her house where she made copies. At one point he discovered her possible deception, but thought he could turn her loyalty back to the U.S. After a few months he said things seemed to go back to normal, so he let the matter drop. It turns out that during this time, Leung was in a relationship with another FBI handler in the San Francisco office, however he cooperated with investigators and was not charged. Smith cut a deal to provide prosecutors with information against Leung and avoided prison. [CameronLC/WashPost 25May06/Geis]
CHINA IS LEADING ESPIONAGE THREAT China has put out a shopping list of U.S. military weapons systems to arms dealers, many who are Chinese nationals living in the U.S. The list includes night-vision gear, radar-evading and radar- and communications-jamming equipment, missile-guidance systems and torpedoes. Although Russia, Cuba and Iran have expanded their spy networks in the U.S., Timothy Bereznay, assistant director of the FBI's Counterintelligence Division says that China is the main threat. A Taiwanese business man, Ko-Suen "Bill" Moo, pleaded guilty on Wednesday to trying to purchase military materiel including an F-16 jet engine. Over the past two years, more than two dozen Chinese nationals or Chinese Americans have been arrested trying to obtain U.S. technology, and U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) has opened over 400 investigations since 2000 over the export of sensitive technology to China- a level of espionage that greatly outpaces prior years. [Harvey/USAToday 18May06/Diamond]
SWISS SPY TURNS ON HANDLERS Claude Covassi, 36, became an informant for Swiss intelligence in early 2004. He converted to Islam and infiltrated fundamentalist groups in Switzerland, which he followed all the way to Syria, where martyrs are prepared to enter Iraq and support the anti-U.S. insurgency there. Covassi was targeted against popular Muslim scholar Hani Ramadan, who the Swiss suspected of possible terrorist ties. However, in February Covassi turned on his Swiss handlers and went public with confidential information and details of covert operations. Covassi claims that he is speaking out because he has found faith. However, Swiss officials believe Covassi is striking back with a personal vendetta. Last month Covassi was sentenced in abstentia to an 8-month prison term for dealing anabolic steroids while he was teaching kickboxing at a gym in 2002. [PJK/LATimes 22May06/Rotella]
CIA GROWING QUICKLY By next year the CIA expects to have tripled its number of agents in the field since the September 11th, 2001 terrorist attacks. This growth began under George Tenet and continued with Porter Goss at the helm. The agency they leave newly confirmed CIA chief General Michael Hayden stands poised to better penetrate closed societies such as North Korea and Iran. A Presidential directive released in 2004, however, calls on the agency to grow the numbers of case officers and intelligence analysts by yet another 50%, a goal which CIA officials say will take some time to meet. Sen. Pat Roberts, R-Kansas, Chairman of the Senate Intelligence Committee worries that the pressure to grow will “rob Peter to pay Paul,” and divert resources from areas where they are most needed. "I have some concern about that," Mr. Roberts said. "It's not just about numbers. It's about being more aggressive." General Hayden is regarded as a champion in rebuilding the agency’s human intelligence capability, and Director of National Intelligence John Negroponte wants to refocus on what he calls the agency’s core missions- fighting terrorism and stealing foreign secrets. Under Porter Goss, there was a rash of resignations and firings of senior officials, which some claim lowered morale in the CIA headquarters. However, veteran intelligence officers say it is not likely that the turmoil there has had a major effect on case officers overseas, and the agency is still enjoying a surge of new applicants, over 120,000 for the year ending 30 September. The agency is struggling to push all these new recruits through training and into the field, though, which is being attributed as the main cause for a high attrition rate (5.9%) among new hires. [PJK/NYT 17May06/Mazetti]
DISMANTLING LIBYA’S WEAPONS OF MASS DESTRUCTION Nine months after the U.S. invasion of Iraq, and three days after Saddam Hussein was captured in a hole near Tikrit, U.S. officials attended a meeting in London on 16 December 2003 to discuss with Libyan officials how Moammar al-Gadhafi, Libya's strongman, would voluntarily and completely abandon all of his weapons of mass destruction (WMD) programs under the full and watchful gaze of U.S. and U.N. inspectors. Libyan officials were explicit that a quid pro quo was expected- the U.S. would have to relinquish any plans for “regime change” in Libya, drop sanctions and reestablish diplomatic ties. The U.S., however, would not accept Libya’s terms as there were still issues over Libya’s sponsorship of terrorism and other disagreements. Robert G. Joseph, who headed counter-proliferation on the White House National Security Council and led the U.S. delegation, pressured Libyan representatives asking if Libya wanted the world to see that it had made a voluntary, strategic decision to renounce its weapons and programs. Mr. Joseph made the point that it was not in the Libya’s or the West’s best interest if it appeared Col. Gadhafi had been forced or bribed into giving up his WMD. It finally took a call from Tony Blair to Gadhafi to assure that both Blair and Bush would be supportive if Libya’s renunciation of WMD was complete and explicit. The announcement was made by Libya’s foreign minister on 19 December2003 (Gadhafi had gotten a convenient sore throat at the last minute). See Judith Miller’s piece, “Gadhafi's Leap of Faith” (http://www.opinionjournal.com/editorial/feature.html?id=110008386) for an extremely interesting recount of the U.S./U.N. mission to dismantle Libya’s program. [PJK/OpinionJournal 17May06/Miller]
PERSONAL DATA STOLEN FROM 26.5 MILLION VETERANS The names, social security numbers and birthdates of 26.5 million veterans were stolen from the Maryland home of a Department of Veteran Affairs (VA) employee on May 3rd [ComputerWorld]. It does not appear the data was the target of what is being described as a random home burglary. The employee was not authorized to take the data home, but it appears he had being doing so for some time. According to InformationWeek, the policy forbidding employees from taking home sensitive personal data was not widely known, and this employee had been violating it since 2003 in order to do after hours work on his home computer. Further, the data was not encrypted per VA policy. The VA Inspector General and Government Accounting Office (GAO) found that the VA did not take the protection of mobile data seriously enough. The GAO has criticized for years the VA’s information technology policies and practices. "Our Federal Information Security Management Act reviews have identified significant information security vulnerabilities since fiscal 2001 that place VA at risk of denial-of-service attacks, disruption of mission-critical systems, and unauthorized access to sensitive data," George Opfer, inspector general for the Veterans Affairs Department, testified last week. The loss of this data puts veterans at risk for identity theft. Steps veterans should take in order to protect against identity theft are putting a fraud alter in place with one of the major credit reporting agencies (call Equifax at (800) 525-6285; Experian at (888) 397-3742 and TransUnion at (800) 680-7289), consider a credit freeze which makes it unlikely any new credit accounts could be established in your name, monitor your credit report to ensure there are no new accounts or unusual activity, and monitor your mail for late or missing bills, new credit cards and other unusual activity on financial statements [SJMercNews]. [EAB]
STATE DEPARMENT TO LIMIT USE OF CHINESE COMPUTERS The State Department purchased 16,000 computers from China’s Lenovo Group, LTD., at least 900 of which were planned for use on classified networks. After Virginia Representative Frank Wolf (R), who oversees State Department funding, raised concerns, the State Department changed its plans and said the computers would only be used for unclassified work. Jeff Carlisle, Lenovo's vice president of government relations, said the computers, which were purchased on a $13 million contract, did not represent a security risk as they had no backdoors or surveillance software tools installed. Michael Wessel, a Democratic commissioner on the U.S.-China Economic and Security Review Commission, said that it was of particular concern that Lenovo was partially owned by the Chinese Academy of Sciences, an arm of the Chinese government and added that the U.S. is a target of Chinese intelligence collection. The computers were procured through CDW Corp., a government contractor based in Vernon Hills, Illinois. Lenovo bought IBM's personal computer division last May. The computers bought by the State Department were assembled in the United States and Mexico with integrated circuits made in Taiwan, according to the company. [PJK/Reuters 18May06]
CLOAK OF INVISIBILITY Sir John Pendry of Imperial College London with David Schurig and David Smith of Duke University in North Carolina have shown mathematically that certain properties of light can be altered in such a way as to cause light waves to go around objects like a fluid, returning to their original path after circumventing the impeding object. Their findings were published in the current issue of Science. It may be possible to construct such a cloaking device from metamaterials. Metamaterials possess properties, even counter-intuitive properties, that depend on their ultra small structures- smaller that the wavelength of visible light. An invisibility cloak made of metamaterials based on this technique would not require any knowledge of its background and would far surpass other so called invisibility cloaks, such as complicated projection schemes. However, the new methodology has its limitations. The theory only holds for certain wavelengths, and any object cloaked in such a manner would not be able to see anything, as any light directed towards it would not be absorbed by it- a necessity for seeing. [EAB/Economist 25May06]
NOTABLE TERRORISM REFERENCES [EAB]
Grey House Transportation Security Directory & Handbook, ed. by Kathleen Sweet. 2nd ed. Grey House, Dec. 2005.
$195.00 ISBN 159237106X
Homeland Security Handbook for Citizens and Public Officials, ed. by Roger Kemp. McFarland, May 2006. $45.00 ISBN 078642432X
Making of a Terrorist: Recruitment, Training, and Root Causes, The, ed. by James Forest. 3-volume set. PSI/Greenwood , Nov. 2005. $300.00 ISBN 0275985431
Politics of Terrorism: A Survey, The, ed. by Andrew Tan. Routledge, Dec. 2005. $225.00 ISBN 1857433475
Terrorism, 2002-2004: A Chronology, ed. by Edward Mickolus. 2-volume set. PSI/Greenwood, Dec. 2005. $175.00 ISBN 0313334749
Encyclopedia of United States National Security, ed. by Richard Samuels. Sage, Dec
Handbook of International Disaster Psychology, ed. by Gilbert Reyes and Gerald Jacobs. 4-volume set. Praeger/Greenwood, Nov. 2005. $300.00 ISBN 0275983153
DHS DAILY OPEN SOURCE INFRASTRUCTURE REPORT (Daily Report) is a daily [Monday through Friday] summary of open-source published information concerning significant critical infrastructure issues. Each Daily Report is divided by the critical infrastructure sectors and key assets defined in the National Strategy for the Physical Protection of Critical Infrastructures and Key Assets. The current report dated 28 April 2006 is available on the web by clicking the following link, DHS Daily Open Source Infrastructure Report, (PDF, 18 pages - 108 KB). [LeonardS]
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PAUL G. JONES, formerly of the USAF, UNIVAC and other companies, passed away the afternoon of 5/18/06. The viewing was held Monday, 22 May at the Fairfax Memorial Funeral Home and the funeral was Tuesday, 23 May at the Church of the Good Shepherd in Burke, Virginia. Information was provided by John Neppel and Paul's daughter Christie. [MikeW]
CORRECTING LT. GEN. CLAPPER’S FIRST NAME In last week’s issue of the AFIO WINs (#20-06, 22May06), in the article entitled "Spying on Americans from Space?", Lt. General James Clapper’s first name was mistakenly printed as ‘John’. WINs is issuing this correction and wishes to apologize to Lt. Gen. Clapper and our readers for this error. The on-line archived version of the WINs has been corrected.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org for details. Meeting held at Orange Park Country Club, 2625 Country Club Blvd, Orange Park , FL.
Wednesday, 7 June 06 - Nellis AFB, NV - AFIO Las Vegas meets at Nellis Air Force Base Threat Training Facility (TTF) and Air Museum. Lt Col Peter J. Lambert, USAF, Commander, 547th Intelligence Squadron, is hosting the meeting at the TTF, which includes a tour of the TTF's Air Museum (the TTF is a formerly classified facility). Event starts at 6 p.m. Meet at the Nellis Officers' Club, and then travel as a group to the Nellis TTF. All guests must use the MAIN GATE located at the intersection on Craig and Las Vegas Blvd. 5871 Fitzgerald Blvd, Nellis AFB, NV 89191. For access and registration, email Christine Eppley at EPPLEY@nv.doe.gov or call her at 702-295-0073.
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 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.
20 July 06 - Colorado Springs, CO - AFIO Rocky Mountain Chapter holds meeting at USAF Academy O'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.
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: firstname.lastname@example.org or to email@example.com
8 September 06 - Tysons Corner, VA - AFIO National Luncheon - Put On Calendar - Details to Follow
9 September 06 - Orange Park, FL - AFIO North Florida Chapter Meeting. Contact Quiel Begonia at firstname.lastname@example.org for details. Meeting held at Orange Park Country Club, 2625 Country Club Blvd, Orange Park, FL.
14 September 06 - AFIO Rocky Mountain Chapter holds meeting at Air Force Academy Officers Club in the Falcon Room, starting at 11:30, lunch served at 12:00 and meeting ends at 1:30 pm. Speakers to be announced. Questions or Reservations to Dick Durham, 719-488-2884. or Riverwear53@aol.com.
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 email@example.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 firstname.lastname@example.org or call (806) 742-9010 for more information. Deadline for submissions: August 1, 2006
27 - 29 October 06 - McLean, VA - AFIO National Intelligence Symposium - Homeland, Port and Border Security
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 email@example.com).
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 firstname.lastname@example.org
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 C lub Blvd, Orange Park, FL.
18-19 October 2007: Symposium on Cryptologic History sponsored by the Center for Cryptologic History, to be held at Johns Hopkins Applied Physics Laboratory, Laurel, MD. Further details available in early 2007.
1 December 07 - Orange Park, FL - AFIO North Florida Chapter Meeting. Contact Quiel Begonia at firstname.lastname@example.org for details. Meeting held at Orange Park Country Club, 2625 Country Club Blvd, Orange Park, FL.
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