AFIO Weekly Intelligence Notes #27-06 dated 10 July 2006
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NORTH KOREAN ROCKETS' RED GLARE FAILS TO IMPRESS ON JULY 4TH, BUT WORLD CONCERNED The world has watched for weeks as a North Korean missile capable of reaching the Continental U.S. was fueled and sat ready on the launch pad. Reports of an imminent launch of the Taepodong-2 missile abounded in the press. Then, on July 4th, in its own sort of Independence Day celebration reminiscent of a fireworks display finale, Kim Jong Il ordered the launch of not one, but 7 missiles, including the Taepodong-2 and six "SCUD like" intermediate range missiles. The Taepodong, however, like a wet bottle rocket in a teenager's arsenal, was a dud. Forty seconds into flight the missile failed and splashed into the Sea of Japan. If the situation with North Korea's nuclear program were not so serious, the whole July 4th display would have been laughable. World leaders were not laughing. Japan immediately called for North Korea to be brought before the U.N. Security Council to face sanctions for its actions and has banned a North Korean ferry from Japanese ports for six months. President Bush called the launches "a defiance of the international community" and said North Korea has further isolated itself, but National Security Adviser Hadley said the provocative launches pose no threat to the territory of the U.S. South Korea is perhaps taking the strongest stand, saying it will halt food shipments of 500,000 tons of rice and 100,000 tons of fertilizer to North Korea. This step is significant as South Korea is the largest donor nation of food and aid to their impoverished neighbor. In typical lunatic fashion, Kim Jong Il has threatened more missile launches and "stronger" action if it was put under foreign pressure. [LawrenceS, PJK/Reuters 5Jul06/BBC 7Jul06/NYPost 6Jul06, Brookes]
INTERNATIONAL INTELLIGENCE COOPERATION DISRUPTS PLAN TO BOMB HOLLAND TUNNEL AND FLOOD NEW YORK FINANCIAL DISTRICT The Department of Homeland Security is crediting cooperation with the Intelligence/Information Directorate within the Internal Security Forces of Lebanon and other foreign law enforcement and intelligence partners with the disruption of a terrorist network and plot. A key development in the investigation was the arrest of a prime suspect by Lebanese authorities. The terrorists' goal was to blow up the train tunnels beneath the Holland Tunnel in New York killing all in the tunnels and, as the terrorists incorrectly surmised, causing a flood of the New York financial district that would rival the destruction of Hurricane Katrina in New Orleans. The attack was just in the planning stage, but the FBI calls it "the real deal." FBI Assistant Director Mark J. Mershon said, "the plotting of the attack had matured to the point where it appeared the individuals were about to move forward, attempt to surveil targets, establish a regimen of attack, and acquire resources" to carry it out. Reports say that 3 of the 8 suspected conspirators are in custody overseas, including the suspected mastermind, 31-year-old Assem Hammoud of Beirut. The other 5 members of the cell have been identified and a manhunt is underway. [KathyP, LawrenceS, PJK/DHSPressOffice 7Jul06/NYDailyNews 7Jul06, Gendar and Meek/LATimes 8Jul06, Meyer and Barry]
SHOE ON THE OTHER FOOT: BBC FACES REVELATION OF ITS OWN SECRET PROGRAM It seems the U.S. and British governments are not the only entities that can be accused of invading the privacy of its minions through the use of secret programs. Confidential documents acquired by the Sunday Telegraph revealed that the BBC used MI-5, Britain's internal intelligence service, to investigate the backgrounds and political affiliations of thousands of its employees. The program peaked during the 70's and 80's, and the documents showed that at one time MI-5 was vetting up to a third of the BBC workforce including reporters, newsreaders and announcers. Further, the documents show that the BBC held certain groups and affiliations to be "subversive" and that certain political activities could get a candidate barred from employment. The news service also appears to have engaged in an active cover up of the program. Apparently senior BBC figures created a "defensive strategy" based on "categorical denial" in response to inquiries from trade unions and the press. The Telegraph files included a note dated March 1, 1985 that stated, "Keep head down and stonewall all questions." [CameronL/Telegraph 2Jul06/Hastings]
NEW DELHI CLAIMS INFILTRATION OF INDIA'S NATIONAL SECURITY COUNCIL SECRETARIAT A senior systems analyst at India's National Security Council Secretariat stands accused of passing sensitive information to an American that Indian intelligence believes was a covert CIA operative. The analyst, Mr. Paul, is said to have attended an Indo-US Cyber Security conference in New Delhi last year where he met and befriended the American. Investigators believe that Paul may have passed on documents detailing government thinking and assessments on the Indo-US nuclear deal as well as other sensitive information, such as intelligence inputs delivered to NSCS from the country's intelligence services. India believes this would be the second infiltration in recent years by the CIA of a sensitive Indian office. [PJK/DNA 2Jul06/Joseph]
AIR STRIKES AND ALLIES - INTELLIGENCE COOPERATION IN IRAQ The following article appeared in The Dispatch, vol. 31, no. 2 (Summer 2006). It is reprinted here, in full, at the request of the author, Dr. Thomas Boghardt – Historian – International Spy Museum, Washington, DC.
At 3 p.m. local Baghdad time on April 7, 2003, an Air Force B-1 bomber
dropped four 2,000-pound bunker buster bombs on a group of houses in the city’s
Mansour neighborhood. The attack obliterated several buildings, killed at least
nine people and wounded over a dozen others. It quickly became clear, however,
that the intended target, Saddam Hussein, had left the area just before the
The strike was ordered after U.S. officials received a tip about Saddam’s and other top Iraqi officials’ alleged presence in one of the buildings. The source of this intelligence has been the subject of considerable speculation. Initially, observers credited a CIA spy, but an unidentified former Pentagon employee recently contended that German intelligence (BND) officers on the ground played a critical role in providing the information — a delicate claim in view of Berlin’s staunch public opposition to the war. An official German report on the subject refutes the allegation but confirms that the BND did provide the United States with valuable intelligence for the war ranging from reports on Iraqi security forces and civilian morale to the possible location of a missing American pilot.
The German parliament has requested an investigation that promises to shed more light on the subject, but the Mansour incident already teaches students of military history important lessons regarding the value of tactical intelligence and the importance of intelligence cooperation between allies.
The controversy over the extent of prewar intelligence on Iraq’s “WMD” (weapons of mass destruction) is often discussed and well-documented, but tactical intelligence support for military operations deserves more attention than it has hitherto received. Clearly, accurate and timely intelligence on Saddam’s whereabouts could have hastened the dictator’s capture or death and dealt an important early blow to the nascent insurgency. Why did the CIA not have more spies collecting “human intelligence” on the ground for this purpose? Reasons may have included the U.S. intelligence community’s over-reliance on technology and difficulties or neglect in penetrating the Iraqi leadership. However, because wars are human-driven and unpredictable, spies on the ground can be a useful tool for anticipating unexpected developments — such as a relentless insurgency, simmering sectarian strife, and third party interference.
The United States can partially make up for a lack of strategically-placed spies by cooperation with friendly services. The BND’s assistance in Iraq, in spite of German opposition to the war, is a case in point. The Europeans — not only the British — possess well-developed and highly-functional services that have proven their value and reliability over many decades. They also share a world view similar to America’s. Therefore, the U.S. intelligence community should not lose sight of the strong ties it has built with its European counterparts, despite current transatlantic tensions and a recent tendency in Washington to look for partners beyond Europe. [ThomasB/Dispatch Summer 06/Boghardt]
TOO MANY LEAKS, NOT ENOUGH FINGERS In his now widely cited article in the Arkansas Democrat Gazette, Timothy Hackler supports the notion that the press can be prosecuted for publishing classified information under the 1917 Espionage Act. As reported here ["Freedom of Secret Speech," WINs Issue #24-06], Hackler shows that the Pentagon Papers decision by the U.S. Supreme Court is often held as a shield by the press when it comes to questions of their right to publish state secrets. However, that decision held only that the government could not stop a paper from printing secrets, Justice White specifically noted that the Court's decision did not protect a paper from prosecution post publication. Hackler's article takes an extremely interesting look at the history of the press's publication of secrets. Following is one incident Hackler reports:
"In April 1983, terrorists bombed the U.S. Embassy in Beirut, killing 60 people. At the time of the attack, U.S. intelligence services were intercepting and decoding radio traffic between Syria, where the terrorists had built the bomb, and Iran, which supplied tactical support. When two U.S. media outlets revealed the operation, radio traffic ceased immediately, undermining efforts to capture the terrorist leaders--and eliminating a crucial source of information about future attacks. A few months later, the same terrorist group killed 241 American soldiers in an attack on Marine barracks in Beirut."
CONSULTANT USES FREEWARE AND INSIDER KNOWLEDGE TO PENETRATE FBI NETWORK Joseph Thomas Colon, 28, an employee with BAE Systems was hired by the FBI to help modernize its information technology. Colon found that to get even the lowest level task accomplished, he had to overcome time-consuming bureaucratic hurdles. Fed up with delays, he decided to bypass the system. He asked and obtained the username and password of an FBI agent working with him in the Springfield, IL office. Using the agent's account, he was able to download the encrypted password file, and then use freeware password cracking software to gain access to up to 38,000 FBI accounts, including it is reported, the account of FBI Director Robert Mueller. Colon's excursions into the FBI's sensitive systems occurred four times in 2004 and gave him access to witness protection files, counterintelligence investigation data, and other sensitive programs. However, the government does not contend that Colon intended to harm national security, but does say his forays exposed national security data. Colon faces up to 18 months in prison for four counts of intentionally accessing a computer while exceeding authorized access and obtaining information from any department of the United States. He plead guilty to the charges in March, as well as exceeding his authorized access while in the Navy. Colon lost his job with BAE and his top secret clearance has been revoked. [ContraCostaTimes 6Jul06/Weiss]
NSA PROGRAM TO PROTECT DEFENSE DEPARTMENT SYSTEMS SEVEN YEARS BEHIND SCHEDULE Department of Defense (DoD) systems are constantly under attack. Chinese attackers were able to penetrate and steal data from systems that support the Joint Chiefs of Staff. An NSA program to establish a new encryption system to protect DoD computers is seven years behind schedule, leaving many to believe that the nation's secrets will become increasingly vulnerable. The program began in 1999 to upgrade encryption and access safeguards to defense and intelligence systems and networks. However, due to differences between NSA and the Pentagon, the program has fallen behind schedule, with the deadline slipping to 2012 and the most substantive pieces of the project not to be in place until 2018. [PJK/BaltSun 2Jul06/Gorman]
INTERNET VIDEO REVEALS FACE OF AMERICAN AL-QAEDA California boy Adam Gadahn, a purported rock music fan, disappeared from his Orange County home seven years ago. Last week he reappeared in an Al-Qaeda Internet video, spouting anti-U.S. rhetoric. The FBI had long held that a masked figure in some Al-Qaeda videos was Gadahn based on voice analysis. Gadahn's family, however, denied the FBI's contentions. Now, for the first time, Gadahn has removed his mask and with it, all doubt of his identity. In the video, Gadahn criticizes the U.S. involvement in Iraq, claiming soldiers are murdering and raping innocent Iraqi civilians. He asks, "Who are the real terrorists?" In reference to the alleged murders, Gadahn says, "It's hard to imagine that any compassionate person could see pictures...and not want to go on a shooting spree at the Marines' housing facilities at Camp Pendleton," which is located just south of where Gadahn grew up in California. [LawrenceS/ABCNews 7Jul06/Ross]
Blow the House Down by Robert Baer, Crown, ISBN: 1400098351, $25.95 Former CIA officer Robert Baer, whose 2002 autobiography See No Evil was the basis of the film Syriana, provides an alternative albeit fictional account of the September 11th terrorist attacks with a sprinkling of non-fictional elements and characters, involving Iran as a central player in the plot. As in his non-fiction, Baer's novel is critical of the CIA, and states that although his account is fictional, it could also be true. [CameronL/NYT 30Jun06/Kakutani]
QUESTIONS AND ANSWERS WITH LAWRENCE WRIGHT ABOUT FBI AGENT WHO COULD HAVE PREVENTED 9/11 Amy Davidson sits down with Lawrence Wright, author of the forthcoming “The Looming Tower: Al-Qaeda and the Road to 9/11” to be published by Knopf in August, to discuss the FBI agent Wright claims may have prevented 9/11 had the CIA not stood in the way. Ali Soufan was one of only 8 FBI agents that spoke Arabic in those pre-9/11 days. He was charged with investigating the al-Qaeda attacks on the U.S.S. Cole. In January 2000, a man named Khallad who led the attack on the Cole, met with other al-Qaeda operatives in Malaysia. The CIA had the meeting monitored by the Malaysian secret service. In its files, according to Wright, the CIA possessed photos of the meeting, which included what turned out to be two of the 9/11 hijackers. Despite repeated requests for information on Khallad's meetings in Southeast Asia and Malaysian, Soufan was not given access to the CIA's file. Wright forwards the idea that had Soufan gained access to the CIA file, he might have pieced together the 9/11 plot before the attacks occurred. [PJK/NewYorker 3Jul06/Davidson]
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Authors Seeking Assistance
FILM HISTORIAN SEEKING ACCESS TO 8 AND 16 MM FILM SHOT DURING WORLD WAR II
I am conducting preliminary research for a book about “amateur” cinematography
from World War II, especially--though not exclusively--footage depicting
concentration camps. These would mostly be films shot of the camp liberations on
8 or 16mm by soldiers who either brought cameras or had cameras sent to them
during the war. However, I am interested in learning about any moving images
from the war. These films are often hard to track down since many people keep
them in their families or have not deposited them at archives. I hope that a
study of these films will help to shed new light on the war, the Holocaust, the
camps, the soldiers, and the people they liberated. Please feel free to contact
me with any questions or information. Thanks for any assistance you might
provide. REPLIES to Marsha Orgeron, Ph.D., Assistant Professor, Film Studies,
North Carolina State U, email:
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North Carolina State Univ, Department of English--CB 8105, Raleigh, NC
Stanley M. Moskowitz, 40-year CIA Veteran and twice CIA Liaison to Congress dead at 68
after suffering a heart attack on June 29th. Mr. Moskowitz led a storied career
in the CIA having worked in Vietnam, Russia, Eastern Europe, Tel Aviv, New York and on Capitol Hill. He was a broker for peace
between Israel and the Palestinians and won 6 of the Agency's top awards. Current and former CIA directors Gen. Michael Hayden and
George Tenent described Moskowitz as "indespensable" and "exceptional." In addition to two tours as the CIA Liaison to Congress,
Moskowitz also served in more traditional CIA posts such as Chief of Station in Tel Aviv during the mid 90's. After an Israeli
newspaper revealed his identity in connection with a CIA program to train Palestinian security personnel at Langley, he returned
to the U.S. for his second stint on Capitol Hill. After his retirement in 2005, Mr. Moskowitz served as a consultant to the CIA
working on a task force to declassify over 27,000 pages of agency documents on Nazi war crimes [some of which was reported in WINs
Mr. Moskowitz is a native of the Bronx, graduated from Alfred University in Upstate New York, and attended graduate school at Duke University before leaving to join the CIA in 1962. His career began in Vietnam and he later became the CIA's director of training and education.
During his time as CoS Tel Aviv, Mr. Moskowitz made his mark. His son, James, recalls a 1997 Jerusalem Post article printed after Moskowitz's association with the CIA had become public: "The Israelis made suggestions. The Palestinians made suggestions. The local CIA representative, Stan Moskowitz, wrote up a draft. No one signed anything. No one committed to anything. . . . Perhaps the answer lies with Stan Moskowitz, who did well from this whole encounter. He understood the nuances, took all the ideas that he knew would pass with the Palestinians, and prepared the draft agreement that isn't really an agreement, but that is now being argued over so publicly. Who knows what will happen at the next stage; perhaps the Moskowitz method will find favor with the administration . . . "
He briefly was the CIA's senior representative to the Council of Foreign Relations in New York and also was its deputy comptroller for a time. His awards include two Presidential Distinguished Officer Awards, the Director's Medal, the Distinguished Career Intelligence Medal, the Distinguished Intelligence Medal and the Intelligence Community Medal of Merit.
In addition to his son James Moskowitz, survivors include his wife, Evadna Moskowitz of Great Falls; three other children, Marianne Henle of Herndon, Paul Moskowitz of Los Angeles and Sarah Moskowitz of Chicago; a sister, Lenore Moskowitz of Silver Spring; two brothers, Ronald Moskowitz of Miami and Allen Moskowitz of Davenport, Iowa; and three grandchildren. [PJK/WashPost 1Jul06/Sullivan]
Edward Hamilton, 89, CIA veteran and World War II Hero
died in his home in Annandale, Virginia of pneumonia on June 30th. Hamilton was a 1939 West Point graduate who went on to command
an infantry battalion of the 90th Infantry Division that landed at Normandy two days after D-Day. His unit met considerable enemy
resistance as they advanced through France. He was awarded the Silver Star due to action on August 5, 1944, when Hamilton
coordinated the defense of a key bridge. Later that summer, on September 8th, he led a raid on German positions in Avril,
disabling four German tanks and taking 17 prisoners. He was awarded the Army's second highest commendation for valor,
the Distinguished Service Cross, for heroism under fire. On September 10th he was wounded and lost his left eye. Hamilton received
a battlefield promotin to lieutenant colonel and received the Bronze Star, three Purple Hearts and other awards. He returned to his
home in Dallas, Oregon where he opened an insurance agency. However, when the Korean War began in 1950, he again answered the
call to service, this time as a CIA operative in Taiwan, working with the Chinese nationalist forces of to attack Communist forces
on the Chinese mainland. The Chinese nicknamed him the "One-Eyed Dragon." His adventures in along the Chinese coast are chronicled
in the book "Raiders of the China Coast" by Frank Holober. In 1954, he transfered back to Washington, and then soon accepted an
assignment in Germany as an undercover counterintellignce officer working in East Germany and Turkey. In 1959, he left the CIA for
a position with the Civil Defense Administration from which he retired in 1973.
Mr. Hamilton continued to be hailed as a hero in France, being awarded the Legion of Honor by the French government in 2005.
He is survived by seven of his children, Diana Cowell of Huntington, W.Va.; William Hamilton of Ocean City, Md.; Elizabeth Hamilton and Marie Hamilton-Perez, both of Santa Cruz; Richard Hamilton of Clifton, Md.; Patricia Collins of Berkeley Lake, Ga.; and Frank Hamilton of Panama City, Fla.; 15 grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren. One son, Edward, died in 1948, and a daughter, Mary Suzanne Hamilton, died in 1997. His wife of 63 years, Grace Cutler Hamilton, died in 2003. [PJK/LATimes 8Jul06/Schudel]
F. Mark Wyatt, 86, CIA. Officer and Cold War Pioneer
died in Washington, D.C. on July 5th of complications due to a stroke. Wyatt was
a veteran of the CIA who had a prominent role in one of the first U.S. actions
in the Cold War. As a clandestine officer serving in Italy in 1948, he funneled millions
of dollars to the Christian Democrats to ensure victory over the Communist Party
candidates. The Christian Democrats won, and formed a government free of
Communists. It was one of the first Cold War victories for the U.S. After nearly 20 years in Italy, where he became Deputy Chief of
Station, Rome, he worked as a liaison with South Vietnamese assets through
Saigon station in 68-69. From Vietnam, Wyatt went to
New York, where his efforts focused on the United Nations from 1970 to 1972. He completed his career as Chief of Station,
Luxembourg until 1975 when he retired. His post CIA work included helping Soviet defectors start new lives in America.
A native of Woodland, California, Mr. Wyatt graduated from the University of California, Berkeley in 1942 and served in the Pacific Theater during World War II on the destroyer Conner. His career in the CIA began after receiving a degree in Foreign Relations from George Washington University.
He is survived by his wife and fellow intelligence officer, Ann Appleton Wyatt, a daughter and two sons, Alan of Carrboro, N.C. and Thomas, of Warwick, Mass., and four grandchildren. [CameronL/NYT 6Jul06/Weiner]
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.
21 - 22 July 06 - Northampton, MA - AFIO New England Chapter holds meeting at the Hotel Northampton. Speakers will be: Professor Emeritus Douglas Wheeler and Lt. Col. Gordon Cucullu. Topic to be announced. For further information or to register, contact chapter president Art Lindberg at firstname.lastname@example.org
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.
21 - 25 August 06 - El Paso, TX - Foundations of Intelligence Analysis Training Active duty, Reserve, and Natioal Guard personnel can attend this course if there is interest in law enforcement intelligence applications. The International Association of Law Enforcement Intelligence Analysts still has seats available for the 40 hour Foundation of Intelligence Analysis Training class for this fall, August 21 through 25, to be held at the El Paso Intelligence Center. Seating is limited to 25 individuals. Additional information about FIAT is available at www.ialeia.org/fiat.html. Application, and additional material, can be obtained at www.intelligenceisthefuture.com under the FIAT tab. The 40 hour course covers the following topics in depth: History of Intelligence, Legal Aspects , Sources of Information, Creative/Critical, Critical Thinking, Logic, Inference Development, Competing Hypotheses, Crime Pattern Analysis, Association Analysis, Flow Analysis, Strategic Analysis, Communication Analysis, and Products of Analysis IALEIA has already registered a number of individuals attending from other locations in the U.S. and Canada, to include instructors. Early registration is encouraged. Registration is $350.00. Recommended accommodations at a very good government rate ($88.00) is the Chase Suites near the airport (915-772-8000 or 800-237-8811). Mention the FIAT course and prior arrangements with Pat Valdez (General Manager). These accommodations are very comfortable, and only several minutes from the airport and 15 minutes to EPIC. Please feel free to contact David Jimenez, MSgt, USAF (Ret), CCA, 915-834-8628 Moderator: www.IntelligenceIsTheFuture.com Adjunct Faculty: American Military University, Andrew Jackson University, Grantham University; Special Advisor, California University of Protection & Intelligence Management IALEIA Director of Training, Education, & Career Development
21 - 25 August 06 - Baltimore, MD - 2006 DHS Security Conference and Workshop will take place at the Sheraton Inner Harbor Hotel and Hyatt Regency Hotel. The conference will begin at 8:00 a.m. on Monday, August 21, and will have training developed specifically for State and Local security professionals. There is no registration fee for this conference. The Hyatt Regency Baltimore will house the Office of Security’s sessions, but you may stay in either hotel, they are located adjacent to one another. The Conference is expected to draw IT planning managers and security practitioners such as Information Systems Security Officers (ISSO), and Information Systems Security Managers (ISSM), as well as Administrative, Physical and Personnel Security Managers, State & Local Security Managers, and personnel from throughout the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) component organizations. To register for the conference and/or to acquire additional information on the conference please go to http://www.fbcinc.com/conference2006/default.asp. When you register, please indicate that you are associated with the Office of Security; this will link you to a survey document that will assist us in planning appropriate room sizes for the selected presentations. To ensure that you receive the government room rate you must make your reservation before July 18th. Make room reservations by calling the Sheraton Inner Harbor Hotel at 1-888-962-8300 or the Hyatt Regency Hotel at 1-888-421-1442. For more information contact: Office of Security, Helen Stewart, (202) 205-3266, email@example.com
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
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.
17 September 06 - Washington, DC - The International Spy Museum presents "Third-String Catcher, All-Star Spy" This event celebrates American baseball player Moe Berg and his efforts as a secret agent of the OSS. From parachuting into Yugoslavia to clandestinely filming Japanese military installations, Berg was an active agent whose life as a touring baseball player was a perfect cover. Join historians, authors, friends, and fans in this exploration of Berg's career with a special presentation of a commemorative Moe Berg medal to relative Irwin Berg. The event will be held from 1:00-3:15pm at the Spy Museum, 800 F Street, NW, Washington, DC,Gallery Place/Chinatown Metrorail Station. The cost is $15; Members of The Spy Ring: $12; Advance Registration required. Tickets are non-refundable and do not include admission to the International Spy Museum. To register, call Ticketmaster at 202.397.SEAT, 800.551.SEAT or the Museum at 202.393.7798; order online at ticketmaster.com; or purchase tickets in person at the International Spy Museum. To infiltrate The Spy Ring, the Spy Museum's membership program, visit spymuseum.org or call 866.SPYMUSEUM.
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 email@example.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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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.
3 - 5 November 06 - Reston, VA - AFIO - DHS National Intelligence Symposium on Homeland, Port and Border Security FOR YOUR Calendars. The AFIO National Symposium with the Department of Homeland Security will focus on DHS's Intelligence and Port and Border enforcement issues. The event will be held 3 November thru 5 November at the Hyatt Regency Hotel - Reston, 1800 Presidents St, Reston, VA 20190. Further information to be sent to all AFIO members in coming months. The hotel offers free shuttle to/from Dulles Airport. Make your flight reservations now.
3 - 4 November 06 - Hampton Beach NH - AFIO New England Chapter meets at the beautiful Ashworth-by-the-Sea Hotel to hear speakers Professor William Tafoya and Joe Wippl, the new CIA Officer-in-Residence at Boston University. For further information or to register, contact chapter president Art Lindberg at email@example.com
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 firstname.lastname@example.org).
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 Associationï's Annual Conference More details to follow. Or write them at email@example.com
6 December 06 - Orange Park, FL - AFIO North Florida Chapter Meeting. Contact Quiel Begonia at firstname.lastname@example.org for details. Meeting held at Orange Park Country Club, 2625 Country Club Blvd, Orange Park , FL.
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 email@example.com.
12 December 06 - Tampa, FL- AFIO Suncoast Chapter meets at 11:30 a.m. at the Officersï' 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 ....
26-27 January 07 - Springfield, VA- Intelligence and Ethics 2007 and Call for Proposals. The International Intelligence Ethics Association (IIEA) invites paper proposals by September 18, 2006; proposals for dinner table discussions on intelligence ethics in current events, by October 10, 2006, and proposals for lunch-with-an-author, by October 10, 2006. For further information, see http://intelligence-ethics.org/conference/07 or inquire at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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.
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: firstname.lastname@example.org) 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 email@example.com 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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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 email@example.com for details. Meeting held at Orange Park Country Club, 2625 Country Club Blvd, Orange Park, FL.
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