AFIO Weekly Intelligence Notes #23-06 dated 12 June 2006

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AFCEA / TECHEXPO Top Secret Hiring Event, June 19 & 20 with Colin Powell
This is a job fair like no other. As a matter of fact, it happens only once a year. Catapult your job search by meeting nearly major employers in the defense industry over 2 days. Over 100 Federal Agencies & Government Contractors are actively hiring at TECHEXPO Job Fair held within AFCEA's TechNet International in Washington, DC. US Citizenship and a Gov’t-issued photo ID are requirements for admission to both AFCEA and TECHEXPO job fair. Colin Powell will be the keynote speaker on June 20th at 9am.  Note that most of the positions do require clearance. Event details and directions: http://www.TechExpoUSA.com/show_info.cfm?show_id=205

SPECIAL OPEN HOUSE:  Summer doldrums?  Not here.  This is a great opportunity to advance your intelligence career. Get your Master's Degree in Intelligence & Political Warfare, or National Security Affairs. Taught -- not by wizened academicians reminiscing about bygone days in the Eisenhower or Johnson Administrations -- but by current government officials and other on-call experts, current day-to-day practitioners dealing with front page issues. And if Intelligence is anything, it is a frequent front page news.  Small class sizes that feel more colloquia than college course. Where: downtown Washington DC, minutes from the White House. Visit www.iwp.edu to register for one of these upcoming Open Houses to explore the opportunities. When? Pick Thursday evening, June 15, 6 to 8:30 p.m.; or Saturday, June 17 at 2 p.m.  Puts you on a first name basis with many of the people you'll be working with once those security clearances kick in, or helps you get them. Reserve space at 202 462-2101 or visit www.iwp.edu
SECTION I - CURRENT INTELLIGENCE
MULTI-NATIONAL INTEL, INSIDERS & TECHNOLOGY SET UP ZARQAWI FOR THE KILL
NOT QUITE NICE ENOUGH- CANADA TARGETED BY TERRORISTS
IRAN THUMBS ITS NUCLEAR NOSE AT THE WORLD
ISLAMIC FUNDAMENTALISTS ROUT US-BACKED WARLORDS IN SOMALI CAPITAL
SECTION II - CONTEXT AND PRECEDENCE
CIA CONCEALED NAZI WAR CRIMINAL'S WHEREABOUT TO FIGHT COLD WAR
FROM THE "EVERYTHING OLD IS NEW AGAIN" FILE... 1958 TESTIMONY ON IMMIGRATION IDENTIFICATION
CHINESE SIGNAL INTELLIGENCE AND CYBER WARFARE OPERATIONS IN CUBA
SECTION III - CYBER INTELLIGENCE
SENATE WANTS "OVER THE HILL" IMINT FOR SOLDIERS
LAPD TESTING NEW DOMESTIC UAV CAPABILITY
ON THE EFFECTIVENESS OF ALUMINUM FOIL HELMETS: AN EMPIRICAL STUDY"
SECTION IV - BOOKS, SOURCES AND ISSUES

Books
THE SOLDIER SPIES: THE SECRET HISTORY OF THE DEFENSE INTELLIGENCE AGENCY BY MARK RIEBLING
Sources
MIDEAST POLICY COUNCIL TIMELY ARTICLES
SECTION V - CAREERS, NOTES, LETTERS, QUERIES AND AUTHORS SEEKING ASSISTANCE, CORRECTIONS, OBITUARIES, COMING EVENTS

Careers
AFIO HQ [MCLEAN, VA] SEEKS PERMANENT PART-TIME EMPLOYEE - FAST and COMPUTER LITERATE
EIM-INC IS LOOKING FOR AN OPERATIONS MANAGER TO OPEN ITS NEW DAYTON, OH OFFICE
Correction
ERROR IN DEWEY CLARRIDGE'S BOOK TITLE
Obituaries
COLONEL DAVID SUTHERLAND, who was part of a 12-man Special Boat Service unit which made a daring raid on the occupied Greek island of Rhodes, dead at 85
SIR PETER SMITHERS, died on Thursday aged 92
Coming Events
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
19-20 June 06 - D.C. Convention Center - Washington, D.C. - AFCEA 2006 / TECHEXPO Top Secret Hiring Event with Colin Powell
20 June 06 - Washington, DC - Spylight Tour: After Hours Recon at the International Spy Museum
20-22 June 2006 - San Diego, CA - Society of Competitive Intelligence Professionals' Workshop
27-29 June 06 - Lyon, France - Complex Asian Crime Symposium 2006
1 July 2006 - Seattle, WA - AFIO Pacific Northwest Chapter Meeting with Guest Speaker FBI Supervisory Special Agent Jim Treacy
20 July 06 - Colorado Springs, CO - AFIO Rocky Mountain Chapter holds meeting at USAF Academy O'Club
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
16 September 06 - Kennebunk, ME.  The Maine Chapter of AFIO will meet at 2:00 p.m. at the Kennebunk Free Library, Main St., Kennebunk.
21 September 06 - Colorado Springs, CO - AFIO Rocky Mountain Chapter Meeting holds meeting at USAF Academy O'Club
22 September 06 - New York, NY - AFIO NY Metro Chapter holds evening meeting
          23 September 06 - Washington, DC - The Cold War Museum hosts a special Spy Tour of Washington.  Details at www.spytour.com
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,"
21 October 06 - Kennebunk, ME - the Maine Chapter of AFIO will meet at 2:00 p.m. at the Kennebunk Free Library, Main St., Kennebunk.
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
17-19 May 2007 - Omaha, NE - SAC Intelligence/544th & Friends Reunion
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

MULTI-NATIONAL INTEL, INSIDERS & TECHNOLOGY SET UP ZARQAWI FOR THE KILL At 6:15pm Baghdad time, two U.S. F-16s dropped two 500-pound bombs on a safe house 5 miles north of Baqouba and killed the most wanted terrorist in Iraq, Abou Musab Al-Zarqawi. It took only seconds to remove Zarqawi from this life, but the operation was a longtime in planning. The U.S. was able to locate and identify Zarqawi's spiritual leader, Sheik Abd al-Rahman. They could follow the movements of Rahman, but had no way of knowing when and where he might be meeting with Zarqawi. For this, they needed an insider, and that's what they got. A Pentagon official, speaking on condition of anonymity, said that a member of Zarqawi's group, some say part of his inner circle, provided the information about Rahman's meeting with Zarqawi, which proved to be the key to the successful attack. Iraq's National Security Advisor Mowaffak al-Rubaie confirmed, "We have managed to infiltrate his group." Which nation was responsible for the infiltration, and how the informant communicated with the coalition was not clear.  Jordan characterized the operation as a joint operation between U.S. and Jordanian intelligence, and claimed that the insider was cultivated, at least in part, by the Jordanians. The U.S. had separate confirmation of Zarqawi's presence in the safe house through electronic signals intelligence, but officials did not further clarify what that intelligence was. American military spokesman in Baghdad Maj. Gen. Caldwell said that they had "100% confirmation" that Zarqawi was in the house. As troops from Task Force 145, the anti-terrorist unit, moved in, a brief firefight erupted. Two F-16s that were already in the air were called of their patrol to strike a "high value target." Zarqawi was still alive when Iraqi soldiers and police picked him from the rubble. When U.S. forces arrived, Zarqawil was on a stretcher. When he saw the U.S. troops, he attempted to turn away off the stretcher, but died in the effort. Iraqi Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki told the world, "Zarqawi has been terminated." PM al-Maliki also said that the $25 million reward put forth by the U.S. for Zarqawi would be honored. The proposed recipient of the reward was not revealed.  [PJK,CameronL,/NYPost , Telegraph, HoustonChron, LATimes, NYTimes 8Jun06/multiple authors]

NOT QUITE NICE ENOUGH- CANADA TARGETED BY TERRORISTS Audrey Macklin, a University of Toronto law professor who specializes in immigration, refugee and citizenship affairs said that Canadians, "picture themselves as being thought of as nicer than the United States." Not nice enough to escape the scourge of Islamic radical terrorism, though. Canadian law enforcement arrested 17 men and youths last weekend for plotting to blow up Canadian landmarks and government buildings. The 17 are set to be arraigned on Tuesday for participating in a terrorist group. Three of the group face weapons-smuggling charges, six have been charged with intent to carry out a bombing on an undisclosed target, and nine stand accused of taking part in a terrorist training course, according to documents filed with the Ontario Court of Justice. All of the participants were from long settled immigrant families from Somalia, the Middle East, Asia and the Caribbean. Reportedly the group conducted training sessions in November and December and covered their tracks by dismantling their facility afterwards. Their plot included ammonia nitrate bombs, like the one Timothy McVeigh used to blow up the federal building in Oklahoma City in 1995. However, these terrorists had three times the quantity of explosive as McVeigh.  Toronto Mayor David Miller gave voice to his country's collective and reluctant realization that vulnerability to extremist violence could be a price paid by an open society unwilling to rein in its rights and freedoms. "We didn't, as Canadians, expect this but obviously it is part of modern reality," he told CBC Radio.   [BaltSun 11Jun06/Williams]

IRAN THUMBS ITS NUCLEAR NOSE AT THE WORLD On the very day that the United States, Russia, China, France, Britain and Germany offered an incentive package to Iran to give up its uranium enrichment program, the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) reported that Iran began enriching a second batch. No one thought for a moment that this timing was not preplanned to coincide with the international community's efforts to bring the standoff with Tehran to a peaceful conclusion. Western diplomats believed the timing was a signal to show that Iran would continue to fight to continue enriching uranium despite global demands to stop. The Iranians had been secretly pursuing nuclear technology for about 18 years, until it was exposed by an Iranian opposition group. The Iranians claim that their research is for peaceful, civilian purposes, but the West strongly believes Iran is trying to build a nuclear weapon. In contrast to the IAEA's latest report, Iran had claimed it had stopped all enrichment activities. Iran is continuing to spin its 164-centrifuge cascade at its plant in Natanz, and has begun groundwork to construct an industrial capacity facility with a 50,000-60,000 centrifuge cascade. The centrifuges are key in uranium enrichment. Inspectors also voiced concern over contaminated vacuum equipment that was stored at a technical university. The equipment had traces of highly enriched uranium at the 20% level; 80% enrichment is necessary for a weapons grade material. In addition to the vacuum, the U.N. has a list of questions that Iran still refuses to answer about its program. [PJK/LATimes 9Jun06/Rubin]

ISLAMIC FUNDAMENTALISTS ROUT US-BACKED WARLORDS IN SOMALI CAPITAL WINs reported a few weeks ago of the post-"Black Hawk Down" era  involvement of the U.S. in Somalia, backing a coalition of warlords to oppose Islamic fundamentalist groups with ties to Al-Qaeda . This past week, Islamic fighters reported that the warlords, who supposedly were supported by the CIA, had all fled or were fleeing the Somali capital of Mogadishu, spelling defeat for the warlords and striking a critical blow against U.S. counterterrorism efforts in the Horn of Africa. Since September 11, 2001, the U.S. has supported a number of counterterrorism initiatives in Africa, especially in the vast Saharan desert and against sophisticated Islamic groups operating in South Africa. However, none were as threatening as Somalia because of the possibility that terrorists could set up base and buy protection in a country that hasn't had a functioning central government for 15 years. The bombings of the US embassies in Kenya and Tanzania in 1998 and the bombing of a hotel in Kenya in 2002 are thought to have been carried out by a Mogadishu-based Al Qaeda cell. [PJK/BostonGlobe 6Jun06/Donnelly]


SECTION II - CONTEXT AND PRECEDENCE

CIA CONCEALED NAZI WAR CRIMINAL'S WHEREABOUTS TO FIGHT COLD WAR In 1958, the Cold War with the Soviet Union was more important than World War II and Nazi war crimes. That's why when West German intelligence reported to the CIA that Nazi war criminal Adolph Eichmann was hiding in Argentina under the name "Clemens," neither side pursued him. This tidbit was revealed recently when a large cache of documents were declassified by the U.S. government. It turns out the CIA was using a number of Nazi war criminals to report on Soviet operations in Germany. The CIA was particularly concerned that Eichmann would talk about Hans Globke, a former highly placed official in the Nazi party who was helping the Americans and West German coordinate anti-communism activities. Neither the Germans nor the Americans would risk losing Globke's service. Therefore, they sat on Eichmann's whereabouts. However, two years later, Israeli authorities tracked and arrested Eichmann. The CIA pressured journalists to omit any mention of Globke. "Entire material has been read. One obscure mention of Globke which Life omitting at our request," CIA Director Allen Dulles wrote in a Sept. 20, 1960, internal memorandum, after Life magazine purchased Eichmann's memoir. Other revelations about the CIA's use of Nazi war criminals were contained in the documents. [LeonardS/Forbes 6Jun06/Yen]

FROM THE "EVERYTHING OLD IS NEW AGAIN" FILE... 1958 TESTIMONY ON IMMIGRATION IDENTIFICATION "As a security measure the [Immigration and Naturalization] Service last year canceled approximately 350,000 border-crossing cards used as documentary identification by aliens coming from Mexico for temporary periods.  After appropriate security clearance of individual applicants, new-type laminated cards were issued on safety paper." -Attorney General William P. Rogers, January 14, 1958, Hearings before the Subcommittee of the Committee on Appropriations for 1959, House of Representatives, 85th Congress, 2nd Session, Department of Justice [JamesC]

CHINESE SIGNAL INTELLIGENCE AND CYBER WARFARE OPERATIONS IN CUBA An AFIO member recently asked about Chinese Signals Intelligence efforts in Cuba. There appear to be two separate facilities in Cuba from which China intercepts U.S. communications. The bases have been on-line since 1999. The larger complex is located at Bejucal, south of Havana. It is possesses 10 satellite communications antenna arrays that are primarily targeted against U.S. telephone communications. A cyber warfare unit is also based at Bejucal. China has been conducting cyber warfare operations since 1997 and has reportedly used computer viruses to disrupt military communications and public broadcasts in Japan, India, South Korea, and Taiwan. There are some reports that the military cyber operations are augmented by civilian hacker groups in China who have, amongst other feats, successfully crashed the White House web server. The second SIGINT station is located northeast of Santiago de Cuba and targets U.S. military communications. Professor Desmond Ball of the Australian National University says that of all Asian countries, China has the most advanced SIGINT capabilities. In addition to the two Cuban bases, China maintains a fleet of specially outfitted ships and aircraft for mobile communications intercept missions. In partial payment for the bases, China provided the Castro government with sophisticated electronic countermeasures to block the Radio Marti signals that carry pro-U.S. messages into Cuba. In addition to the Chinese SIGINT bases, Cuba also provided Russia with a large SIGINT base near Havana in a town called Torrens. The base, also known as Lourdes, was among the most significant intelligence collection capabilities targeting the United States, with capability to intercept telephone calls, faxes, and computer communications. On October 17, 2001, Russian President Vladimir Putin announced that the facility at Lourdes would be closed. [American Foreign Policy Council 3Mar03/CubaVerdad 1Jun06/FASISP ]


SECTION III - CYBER INTELLIGENCE

SENATE WANTS "OVER THE HILL" IMINT FOR SOLDIERS If the Senate Select Committee on Intelligence has its way, soldiers will be able to access tactical imagery of what lies beyond the next hill from laptop computers that accompany them in the field. The Committee has proposed to give the Director of National Intelligence the authority to task the National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency (NGA) to "analyze, disseminate and incorporate" into its national system "likenesses, videos, or presentations produced by ground-based platforms including handheld or clandestine photography taken by or on behalf of human intelligence collection organizations." John Pike, an expert in satellite- and ground-based intelligence at Globalsecurity.org says, "The committee wants troops to be able to dial up what the route ahead will look like and where potential ambush points may be." The new authority would not include NGA's management or direction of the collection of "handheld or clandestine photography."  [WashPost 6Jun06/Pincus]

LAPD TESTING NEW DOMESTIC UAV CAPABILITY Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAV) have been successfully used by the U.S. military overseas and along the Mexican border for years. Now for the first time, a U.S. police department will employ the technology to aid in surveillance and rescue missions. The LAPD has been testing a small model-airplane like drone called SkySeer, which possesses a wingspan of 6.5 feet and weighs just 4 pounds. Unlike most model airplanes, though, SkySeer has a camera in its belly capable of relaying real-time video to operators on the ground. Its small profile and lightweight were meant to better serve police officers operating on the streets. It folds up for storage in a backpack and can be assembled and in service in about 5 minutes. At 250 feet, it can clear a 25-story building and is nearly invisible. The cost is a modest $25,000-$30,000, which is a lot cheaper than a helicopter. Officers are excited to get the drone into operational use. They see it as being invaluable in missions where other techniques are not feasible or dangerous. For example, if a child is missing in difficult or dangerous terrain, the SkySeer can be employed to pinpoint the location of the victim and give rescuers the data necessary to safely reach and retrieve the child. The UAV has a selection of cameras to support different mission types- color, low light and even infra-red. This will allow, for example, officers to send the SkySeer in to check the conditions of a robbery in-progress without exposing themselves to the perpetrators' gunfire. The UAV, with a topspeed of 30 mph, can also be used to aid officers in pursing suspects fleeing on foot. LAPD officials are quick to emphasize that the SkySeer will not be used for "big brother" type surveillance. The only time it will be employed is during emergency response.  [PJK/BBC 6Jun06/Bowes]

ON THE EFFECTIVENESS OF ALUMINUM FOIL HELMETS: AN EMPIRICAL STUDY" ABSTRACT: Among a fringe community of paranoids, aluminum helmets serve as the protective measure of choice against invasive radio signals. We investigate the efficacy of three aluminum helmet designs on a sample group of four individuals. Using a $250,000 network analyzer, we find that although on average all helmets attenuate invasive radio frequencies in either directions (either emanating from an outside source, or emanating from the cranium of the subject), certain frequencies are in fact greatly amplified. These amplified frequencies coincide with radio bands reserved for government use according to the Federal Communication Commission (FCC). Statistical evidence suggests the use of helmets may in fact enhance the government's invasive abilities. We speculate that the government may in fact have started the helmet craze for this reason. [EAB/MIT 17Feb05/Rahimi, Recht, Taylor, Vawter]


SECTION IV - BOOKS, SOURCES AND ISSUES

Books

THE SOLDIER SPIES: THE SECRET HISTORY OF THE DEFENSE INTELLIGENCE AGENCY BY MARK RIEBLING. From the author's preface, "Despite its importance and power, DIA has remained a "black hole" in the vast literature on secret intelligence. Indeed, when Americans think "spying," they typically think "CIA," about which hundreds of books have been written. But of the $30 billion tax-dollars spent annually to spy, only $3 billion goes to the Central Intelligence Agency. Most of the other $27 billion is in fact managed by the DIA, about which no book has previously been written." See a sample chapter of this draft text of the book forthcoming from Alfred A. Knopf, Inc. at http://www.markriebling.com/ss_ch6.html. [PJK]

Sources

MIDEAST POLICY COUNCIL TIMELY ARTICLES. Middle East Policy Council has re-launched the Timely Articles page of its website.  Articles will be added to this page daily and each week an email noting several of the more intriguing articles will be sent to you.  Though you will undoubtedly recognize and have read some of the pieces on the Timely Articles on the webpage, the goal of this project is to cast a wide net and compile articles that present new thinking or information on U.S. foreign policy toward the Middle East. See:

  • “The US’s Geopolitical Nightmare” by F. William Engdahl under the “General US Policy” heading (http://www.mepc/org/whats/timely.asp#gen).
  • See “Burnt Offerings” by Gareth Porter under the “Iran http:// www.mepc.org/whats/timely.asp#in.
  • “Tribes, Veils, and Democracy:  Understanding Muslim societies” by Jon Basil Utley under the “Islam and Politics” heading (http://www.mepc.org/whats/timely.asp#ip).
  • “The Storm over the Israel Lobby” by Michael Massing under the heading “The Lobby” (http://www.mepc.org/whats/timely.asp#lo). To view these and other articles visit Timely Articles at http://www.mepc.org/whats/timely.asp. [PariF]


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

    Careers
    [IMPORTANT: AFIO does not "vet" nor endorse career offers, research inquiries or announcements. Reasonable-sounding inquiries are published as a service to members. Exercise your usual caution and good judgment when responding or supplying any information or making referrals to colleagues. Members should obtain prior approval from their agencies before answering questions that would impact ongoing military or intelligence operations - even if unclassified. Never assume public inquiries about classified projects means they've been declassified. Be attuned to false-flagging.]

    AFIO HQ [MCLEAN, VA] SEEKS PERMANENT PART-TIME EMPLOYEE - FAST and COMPUTER LITERATE. 80 hours per month [maximum]. Demand at the AFIO office has increased and an additional part-time permanent position is available. Enjoy long weekends and the flexibility of non-rush-hour arrival and departure days and times of your choosing, two or three days per week. Must be proficient and fast with general computer usage. Ability to enter membership data quickly with scrupulous accuracy of primary importance. Position involves variety of tasks, from event planning and logging, to phone response to members, the Board, and Intelligence Community, and general membership duties from new member processing, renewals and personal notes. If you already possess quick, accurate skills with Microsoft Word (especially advanced mail-merge skills) and some Microsoft Excel you have the skill needed for learning the secure database system AFIO uses for our special membership and the other processes used with it. Discretion and the signing of a secrecy non-disclosure agreement required, along with a background check. Position, however, does not require an existing security clearance. We are a small office so you meet all levels of members, Board, public -- some quite famous -- making the position a fascinating one. Room to advance into web-design, special events, publishing, Association Management, and other areas, if interested and possess knowledge, talent and/or willingness and ability to learn. Generous hourly salary, paid monthly. Send resume by email to bancroft@afio.com

    EIM-INC IS LOOKING FOR AN OPERATIONS MANAGER TO OPEN ITS NEW DAYTON, OH OFFICE Primary responsibilities of this position will be to manage the site, hire employees, and maintain relationships with local clients.   The successful candidate must have experience working with the USAF and other DoD agencies (prior military service ((specifically USAF)) is highly desired). In addition to general Program Management, the successful candidate will be part of a matrixed development environment where assignments are controlled by the corporate Executive Director of Systems Engineering.  A Master's Degree in Information Systems or Computer Sciences is highly desired. Candidates require a SECRET clearance, with ability to qualify for TS/SCI. Inquiries and applications should be directed to dave.donahoo@eim-usa.com, 703-527-7808  ext 115. [Fred]

    Corrections

    ERROR IN DEWEY CLARRIDGE'S BOOK TITLE In the last issue of WINs (Issue #22-06) in the article "CIA's Coming Out Party", the title of Dewey Clarridge's book was mistakenly printed as the "Clarridge Precedent." Clarridge's book was actually entitled A Spy for All Seasons. The sentence in the article should have read: “The book established a precedent, aptly named the "Clarridge Precedent", which it is said, opened the flood gates.” [WayneB]

    Obituaries

    COLONEL DAVID SUTHERLAND, who was part of a 12-man Special Boat Service unit which made a daring raid on the occupied Greek island of Rhodes, dead at 85. Col. Sutherland died on March 14, 2006. He is survived by two daughters from his first marriage to Jean Henderson in 1946. After her death, he married Polish-born historian Christine Hotchkiss, who survives him with one son. Details of this war hero's life and times can be read at http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/ main.jhtml?view=DETAILS&grid=&xml=/news/2006/06/08/db0802.xml [CameronL/Telegraph 8Jun06]

    SIR PETER SMITHERS, died on Thursday aged 92. Smithers was a diplomat, politician and distinguished botanist; in the political arena he served as Conservative MP for Winchester from 1950 until being appointed General Secretary of the Council of Europe in 1964, a post he held for five years. See complete obituary at http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/main.jhtml?view=DETAILS&grid=&xml=/news/2006/06/10/db1001.xml [CameronL/Telegraph 10Jun06]

    Coming Events

    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. From 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.

    19-20 June 06 - D.C. Convention Center - Washington, D.C. - AFCEA 2006 / TECHEXPO Top Secret Hiring Event with Colin Powell This is a job fair like no other. As a matter of fact, it happens only once a year. Catapult your job search by meeting nearly every major employer in the defense industry over 2 days. Over 100 Federal Agencies & Government Contractors are actively hiring at our TECHEXPO Job Fair held within AFCEA's TechNet International in Washington, DC. US Citizenship and a Gov’t-issued photo ID are requirements for admission to both AFCEA and TECHEXPO job fair. Colin Powell will be our key note speaker on June 20th at 9am.  Please note that most of the positions do require clearance. Event details and directions: http://www.TechExpoUSA.com/show_info.cfm?show_id=205

    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

    20-22 June 2006 - San Diego, CA - Society of Competitive Intelligence Professionals' Workshop CI professionals, business analysts, researchers, decision-makers, strategic planners, marketers, consultants, and other business professionals can boost their professional development for 2006 by signing up for SCIP’s most popular courses, CI 101® & 202, and an optional third day of an Introduction to Competitive Intelligence Analysis from the SCIP Institute. CI 101® & 202™ are two full day workshops offering the beginner and intermediate level professional the know-how to sharpen skills in competitive intelligence research and analysis techniques.  The third-day add-on will focus on how to turn collected facts and data into actionable judgments and conclusions about current and future market and competitor behavior. The Workshop faculty includes Mike Sandman, senior vice president of Fuld & Company; Melanie Wing, director of financial services at Proactive Worldwide; Kenneth Sawka, principal of Outward Insights. The Workshop will be held at the Manchester Grand Hyatt, San Diego. For more information go to the event web page at https://www.123signup.com/event?id=qfdvq or contact Liz Reed-Martinez at +1.703.739.0696x110, ekrm@scip.org.

    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 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.

    1 July 2006 - Seattle, WA - AFIO Pacific Northwest Chapter Meeting with Guest Speaker FBI Supervisory Special Agent Jim Treacy will be held at the Museum of Flight from 9:30 until noon. SSA Jim Treacy has been in law enforcement for over 30 years, starting in 1976 as a Police Officer in Washington State, and joined the FBI in 1985. During his tenure in the FBI, SSA Treacy has been assigned to the FBI's offices in San Diego; Washington, D.C.; San Francisco; Seattle; and the Office of the Legal Attaché in Moscow, Russia. He has worked in the FBI's Counterintelligence, Organized Crime, Technical Operations, and counterterrorism Programs, and he currently supervises an International Terrorism Squad and the Puget Sound Joint Terrorism Task Force at the Seattle Headquarters City Office of the FBI. The Museum of Flight is located on the Southwest side of Boeing Field, across from the Boeing Company, 9404 East Marginal Way South, Seattle, WA 98108-4097. Cost is $30 for each pre-paid attendee prior to June 19. 2006, $40 for each attendee if payment is received after June 19, 2006, $10 for Corporate membership attendees prior to June 19, 2006, $20 for Corporate membership attendees if payment is received after June 19, 2006. Make checks payable to AFIO and mail to AFIO 4616 25th Ave NE, #495 Seattle, WA 98105. RSVP Fran Dyer at: FD@CromwellGroup.us or Judd Sloan at: judd@afiopnw.org.

    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. Rocky Mountain Chapter speaker is LTG (r) Ed Anderson,USA,former Dept.Commander NORTHCOM. A West Point graduate, Class of 1966 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: 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

    16 September 06 - Kennebunk, ME.  The Maine Chapter of AFIO will meet at 2:00 p.m. at the Kennebunk Free Library, Main St., Kennebunk. Guest speaker will be Janet Ray Weininger, daughter of Thomas "Pete" Ray, a CIA pilot killed in the 1961 Bay of Pigs invasion.  Ray, whose body was kept on display in a Havana morgue, is remembered by Memorial Star 22 on  the Wall of Honor and in the Book of Honor at CIA headquarters.  Following her successful recovery of  her father's body from Cuba, Weininger spearheaded the recovery mission of the remains of two CIA pilots from the remote mountains of Nicaragua in 1998 with support from CIA, a U.S. Army team from the Central Identification Laboratory in Hawaii, U. S. Army Black Hawk crews, and U.S. and Nicaraguan diplomats and military.  Weininger has been honored by the U. S. Congress for her work and has appeared on national TV programs such as Good Morning America and in the press.   Weininger is founder and president of Wings of Valor, a Miami, Fla. based charitable organization dedicated to rebuilding lives torn apart by war, poverty, and disaster.  She has a degree in Business Administration and lives in Miami, Fla. with her husband, a Delta Airlines pilot.  The meeting is open to the public.  Contact 207-985-2392 for information.

    21 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.

    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.

    23 September 06 - Washington, DC - The Cold War Museum hosts a special Spy Tour of Washington.  The Cold War Museum hosts a tour of various espionage sites in Arlington, Washington, and Georgetown; observe the former Café where a Soviet spy escaped from his CIA handlers; listen in on a briefing about Civil War espionage at Lafayette Park; tour the Berlin Wall at the Newseum; and/or visit drop points used by agents such as FBI spy Robert Hanssen. Since its earliest days, Washington, D.C. has been the scene of international intrigue, espionage, and intelligence activity, as the U.S. government has tried to learn the plans of other countries while keeping its own plans secret. Key players in this non-ending drama include personalities as diverse as Rose Greenhow, Herbert Yardley, Major General “Wild Bill” Donovan, Aldrich Ames, and Robert Hanssen. This six-hour bus tour will introduce you to many of the locations in and around Washington that have been associated with intelligence and counter intelligence activities for the past two hundred years. Some walking is required. Optional stop at International Spy Museum not included in price. For more information, private bookings and additional information visit www.spytour.com or call the Cold War Museum at (703) 273-2381.

    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

    21 October 06 - Kennebunk, ME - the Maine Chapter of AFIO will meet at 2:00 p.m. at the Kennebunk Free Library, Main St., Kennebunk. Guest speaker will be Colin Beavan, author of "Operation Jedburgh."  Further information on the author and book, to follow. The meeting is open to the public.  Contact 207-985-2392 for information.

    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

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    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.

    17-19 May 2007 - Omaha, NE - SAC Intelligence/544th & Friends Reunion We have activated a SAC IN/544th & Friends Reunion website to update you on our reunion planning efforts. The web site address is: http://sacintelreunion.com (note: there is no www in the address). The web site is still UNDER CONSTRUCTION, and will be for some time as we incrementally add/refine relevant reunion information. The initial web site data includes, among other items, a main (i.e. home) page with reunion overview information, and a "participant" link that contains a list of the SAC IN/544th & Friends alumni that we've contacted to date. We request that you review this list to identify anyone you may know who is not on the list and, in turn, contact them (info Marv Howell: marvh@cox.net) and advise them of our reunion plans and ask them to contact Marv to let him know if they are interested (or not) in attending the reunion. Your assistance in identifying and contacting other potential reunion attendees is key to our getting the word out to as many people as possible and is very important to our "sizing" the reunion and developing related reunion cost data. We're also pleased to report that we have signed a contract with the Embassy Suites reserving a ballroom with a capacity of 350 for our banquet on Saturday, May 19, 2007. Additionally, we have blocked 50 rooms at a special rate for our reunion attendees ($129 plus tax, double occupancy). We encourage attendees who plan on staying at the Embassy Suites to make their reservations at the earliest convenient date to be insured of getting the discounted group room rate. Reservations should be made either directly with the Omaha Embassy Suites (402) 346-9000, or through the Embassy Suites central reservation center at 1-800-362-2779, request the "SAC INTELL Reunion" block discount room rate, group code "SIR". For your convenience, our web site provides a link to the Omaha Embassy Suites web site. As regards reunion event planning, we're very proud to note that our reunion banquet keynote speaker, General Michael Hayden (SAC IN analyst & briefer '70-'72), has been confirmed by the Senate to be Director of the CIA. Additionally, we have reserved the Dougherty Conference Center for a symposium to be held on Friday, May 18, and have reserved the Bellevue Lied Activity Center for a presentation on SAC Intelligence's role in the Cuban Missile Crisis to be held on Sat May 19. More detailed information on these reunion events will be posted on our web site as soon as possible. Finally, we have decided on a pre-registration fee of $25 per attendee and would request that those who plan on attending the reunion mail their pre-registration checks, made payable to: "SAC IN/544 Reunion", to: Mike Catherall, 13006 Jan Circle, Bellevue, NE 68123. Early payment (i.e. within the next 30 - 60 days) of the pre-registration fee is encouraged to assist us with meeting reunion planning financial obligations to include payment of a deposit for the banquet ballroom. We look forward to hearing from you and seeing you this time next year in Omaha.

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

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