AFIO Weekly Intelligence Notes #33-06 dated 21 August 2006
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AFIO National Fall Luncheon
Two compelling presentations
Amb. J. Cofer Black,
former Coordinator for Counterterrorism at the U. S. State
Department, and former Director of the CIA's Counterterrorism
Center, now Vice Chairman of Blackwater USA;
and Senior Pentagon Correspondent for the Washington Post/author,
Thomas E. Ricks
on his impressive new book:
To be held in a new location...at the Sheraton Premiere Hotel Ballroom, 8661 Leesburg Pike, Vienna, VA 22180. Three course gourmet luncheon will be served. Registration at 10:30 a.m.; Ricks at 11 a.m.; Lunch at noon; Amb. Black at 1:00 p.m. Borders Books will have many new intelligence titles available to browse or purchase. Other authors will be present. Secure Online registration available here. Members given preference on date of registration basis.
SECTION I - CURRENT INTELLIGENCE
US INTELLIGENCE STOPS IRANIAN MISSILE RESUPPLY OF HEZBOLLAH An under-publicized victory for U.S. intelligence began on July 15th, just three days after war broke out between Israel and Hezbollah in Lebanon. According to at least three U.S. officials in different agencies of the government, a source tipped off U.S. intelligence that Iran was preparing a flight to Damascus of missiles and launchers to resupply the Hezbollah guerillas. The U.S. was able to confirm the source's report through IMINT, by using satellite imagery to identify Iranian crews loading an Ilyushin Il-76 transport plane with three launchers and eight crates identified to normally carry the Chinese-made C-802 anti-ship precision guided cruise missile. Hezbollah hit an Israeli ship with a C-802 on July 14th. In a move to disrupt the resupply operation, the U.S. worked with the Iraqi and Turkish governments to deny over flight access to the Iranian plane. Turkey informed the plane that it could enter Turkish airspace if it would land for inspection. The Iranian plane returned home, unloaded its cargo, and returned two days later for Turkish inspection, having restocked with humanitarian supplies. Neither Turkish nor Iraqi officials would discuss the incident and Iran's mission at the U.N. simply denied the whole thing. The U.S. officials reporting the story did not supply the satellite images or other corroborating evidence. [Harvey/USAToday 18Aug06/Diamond]
PENTAGON AND CENTCOM DISAGREE ON VALUE OF JOINT INTELLIGENCE OPERATIONS CENTERS As officials in the Pentagon feel the pressure of dwindling political and public support for the war in Iraq, they are at odds with military intelligence officers at U.S. Central Command (CENTCOM) on how to increase the intelligence necessary to bring down the insurgent cells and create stability. CENTCOM is relying on an architecture that the command emplaced in August 2005 called the Joint Intelligence Operation Center (JIOC) concept. JIOC brings multiple sources of intelligence together on an analyst's desktop and allows him or her to fuse the intelligence and provide guidance to the operators so they can deploy forces and interdict insurgent operations. However, the special operations forces that often react to the JIOC guidance complain that they are not receiving the type of actionable intelligence they need to be effective. Richard H. Shultz Jr. and Roy Godson wrote in the Weekly Standard that special operations commanders returning from Iraq said that they would get intelligence from the JIOC directing them to a neighborhood where insurgents were supposedly hiding, and that their troops would search the neighborhood all day to no avail. "The military men we talked to ... all said the same thing: When we're spending $40 billion a year on intelligence and committing 150,000 men to the Iraqi front, why can't we create the actionable intelligence required to roll up the insurgents?" the two wrote. The Pentagon, led by Under Secretary of Defense for Intelligence Dr. Stephen Cambone and a key deputy Lt. Gen. Jerry Boykin, wants CENTCOM to deploy assets directly into the neighborhoods where insurgents operate in order to get timely intelligence to stop the next suicide bombing or emplacement of an IED. However, insiders say that CENTCOM intelligence led by Brig. Gen. John Custer is not receptive to the changes, and say that CENTCOM is not interested in any idea that wasn't conceived at CENTCOM. CENTCOM intelligence is not without its successes, though. It did locate and kill Al Qaeda in Iraq leader Abu Musab al Zarqawi and killed or detained a number of his key commanders and deputies. However, while the argument between the Pentagon and CENTOM persists, military leaders feel they are running out of time in Iraq. Gen. John Abazaid, CENTCOM Commander, recently told the Senate Armed Services Committee that sectarian violence in Baghdad was at an all time high. [PJK/WashTimes 14Aug06/Scarborough]
U.S. SEEKS TO LEARN AND ADOPT MI-5 METHODS FOR INTERDICTING TERRORISTS Secretary of Homeland Security Michael Chertoff told the Financial Times that the U.S. is examining how British intelligence operates, specifically the British domestic intelligence agency MI-5, to determine if there are methods the British use that would help U.S. anti-terror investigations. Chertoff attached the caveat that any new techniques would have to be examined for suitability under U.S. law. One specific technique that the British use is detention of a suspect without charges under court supervision for up to 28 days, which allows flexibility in allowing an investigation to proceed. Currently U.S. investigators can only hold a suspect for 48 hours without filing charges, although civil liberty groups and other critics have charged that the CIA has been holding Al Qaeda suspects in secret prisons. Chertoff also called the British system "nimble" in that it can conduct certain types of domestic surveillance on very short notice. Many in the U.S. have called for the government to create an MI-5-like domestic intelligence agency. However, Chertoff disagrees, saying the FBI has reformed itself superbly to deal with the terrorist threat. Chertoff did not offer any further details on the recent disrupted plot by Muslims in the U.K. to blow up U.S.-bound airliners. He said that while leaks last year from the U.S. government of British intelligence operations did not cause any immediate damage, "...it's unhelpful and if a pattern of that were to develop it would become a problem. That is why it was very important in this case that we were able to preserve and continue to respect security needs in terms of confidence.” [CameronL/FinTimes 17Aug06/Sevastopulo and Luce]
COURT FINDS CIA CONTRACTOR GUILTY OF PRISONER ABUSE A U.S. federal jury in Raleigh, N.C. has found David Passaro, 40, a civilian contractor working for the CIA in Afghanistan, guilty of felony assault causing serious injury while interrogating an Afghan prisoner. The prisoner, Abdul Wali, later died from his injuries. Passaro, a former special forces medic, was serving on a U.S. base in Afghanistan that was under frequent rocket attack. Wali was suspected of involvement in the attacks and Passaro was trying to elicit information from him when the assault occurred. U.S. Attorney George Holding said that Wali obtained a little bit of justice from the ruling and added, "This should be a message to the world that wherever U.S. laws are ruling today, justice will be done." Critics have claimed that murky interrogation guidance since the September 11, 2001 terrorist attacks has led to abuses like this and the much publicized incident at Abu Ghraib prison in Iraq. Detainees freed from the U.S. detention center at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba also have complained of abuse. Passaro's defense attorney said that his client went out of his way to offer aid to Wali, even performing mouth-to-mouth resuscitation in an effort to save his life. He faces up to 10 years in prison. No date for sentencing has been set, and the defense team declined to comment on whether the verdict would be appealed. [PJK/Reuters 17Aug06/Cherry]
FEDERAL JUDGE FINDS NSA ANTI-TERROR SURVEILLANCE PROGRAM UNCONSTITUTIONAL U.S. Federal District Court Judge Anna Diggs Taylor struck down the NSA's domestic surveillance program, ruling that it violated the 1st and 4th amendments of the Constitution and disregarded a 1978 federal law that required warrants from a secret court for wiretapping against U.S. persons in intelligence collection. She rejected the White House's contention that a 2001 authorization from Congress and the President's constitutional authority allowed the program. “It was never the intent of the framers to give the president such unfettered control, particularly when his actions blatantly disregard the parameters clearly enumerated in the Bill of Rights,” she wrote. “The three separate branches of government were developed as a check and balance for one another.” Attorney General Alberto Gonzales has appealed the ruling and worked a deal with the plaintiff, the American Civil Liberties Union, to keep the NSA program running until a hearing on September 7, at which time Judge Diggs will be asked to stay her ruling until the appeal is heard. Republicans are claiming the ruling was politically motivated from a liberal judge who was appointed by Jimmy Carter. Democrats are hailing the decision as an important affirmation of the rule of law. [CameronL/NYT 18Aug06/Liptak and Lichtblau]
SECTION II - CONTEXT AND PRECEDENCE
WORLD WAR II NAZI POW INTERROGATORS REMINISCE ABOUT FORT HUNT PROGRAM Since the end of World War II, a program known only by "P.O. Box 1142" has remained secret. Recent declassification of thousands of military documents, however, is shedding light on the intelligence activity that was conducted at Fort Hunt. The 100 or so surviving participants in "1142" today are retired business men, college professors, accountants. During WWII, though, they were Army Intelligence's interrogators of Nazi scientists, submariners and soldiers who were brought as prisoners of war to Fort Hunt. Two of the interrogators, Fred Michel, 85, and H. George Mandel, 82, recently reunited at Fort Hunt for the first time since they were discharged December 13, 1945, although they only lived minutes from each other in the metro D.C. area. So secret was their operation, that getting together for old time's sake apparently never occurred to them. The men took the order to never speak of the program so seriously that many have refused to speak to park ranger Brandon Bies, who is compiling a history of Fort Hunt. He is interested in recording as many oral histories of the 1142 activities as possible, and feels that he is running out of time as the program's survivors are getting along in age. Despite the fact that documents about the 1142 activities started being released as early as 1977, it is still difficult to get some of them to speak. He has been able to piece some of the history together. The post was conceived as an Army/Navy installation where German prisoners would be debriefed for science and technology intelligence, since Germany had superior technology especially in rockets and submarines. At first the prisoners were low-level captured U-boat crew members, but as the war progressed some of Germany's top scientific minds were questioned at the camp. Most of the scientists surrendered information voluntarily for the chance to remain in the United States. The information gleaned from these interrogations went into top secret reports that were sent straight to the Pentagon. In an interesting foreshadowing of events in the War on Terror today, the camp's 3,400 prisoners were kept "off the books" as the operations at Fort Hunt "weren't exactly legal according to the Geneva Conventions," the National Park Service said. [CameronL/WashPost 20Aug06/Dvorak]
FORMER GREEN BERET STALKED TERRORISTS FOR THE CIA Retired Green Beret Sergeant Major Billy Waugh led a long and exciting career. As a Green Beret he fought for over seven years in Vietnam, on missions such as infiltrating into Cambodia to steal truckloads of weapons and equipment and drive them right past NVA patrols on the Ho Chi Minh trail. After retiring from the Army in 1972, Waugh went to work for the CIA. Throughout the 90's he was in Khartoum, Sudan which was a crossroads for international terrorists and hosted the likes of Abu Nidal, Ilych Ramirez Sanchez aka Carlos the Jackal, and Osama bin Laden. He recalls the day that Nidal went to visit Carlos in his Khartoum hideout, and the frustration. "We could have killed Abu Nidal, Osama bin Laden and Carlos easy, but our policy then was no assassination," Waugh said. Instead, he shot the terrorists with a camera. Billy Waugh has a simple strategy to combat terrorism, find them and keep killing them until there are no more left. He fears that America's short attention span will wan as the war on terror continues, and the intensity of the attacks on America fades with time. He believes America is at its best combating its enemies when the American people are made, like after 9/11 and Pearl Harbor. Billy says, "We've got to stay mad." Most recently Waugh, now 76, served in Afghanistan fighting the Taliban and Al Qaeda. He said the U.S. Air Force together with Green Berets guiding precision bombs with lasers won that war for us. However, he says the most useful weapon in combating terrorism is the U.S. dollar. "What talks? The answer is money - U.S. dollars," Waugh said. "If you go to Lima, Peru, then you know they are going to shake you down. You pay them off and go on about your way." [PJK/HuntsvilleTimes 16Aug06/Spires]
SECTION III - CYBER INTELLIGENCE
DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE TO BEGIN INFORMATION ASSURANCE CERTIFICATION PROGRAM Department of Defense (DoD) Director of Information Assurance (IA) announced a plan to implement standards and certification for the training of military systems administrators and network security personnel. The goal is to set up a "driver's license for IA" within five years. The plan would train and certify between 90,000 and 100,000 DoD personnel. A DoD directive on IA training was issued in August 2004 and the Office of the Secretary of Defense for Networks and Information Integration (ASD NII) implemented the directed in a manual published last fall. The Pentagon will leverage existing training programs and certification processes in the civilian market. DoD has allocated about $100 million over five years to get the program established. Lentz, in an effort to jump start the program, hopes to identify the top 15,000 positions in the DoD and have personnel filling those slots certified within 18 months, with the remainder trained over the next three to four years. New personnel would be certified as soon as possible upon assignment to a designated position. Certifying people is just one aspect of DoD's emphasis on information technology security. John Grimes, the ASD NII, recently released the DoD Information Assurance Certification and Accreditation Process (DIACAP) which details the standard processes for the identification, implementation and validation of information assurance controls of the use of DoD information systems and the management of information assurance across the defense enterprise. details the standard processes for the identification, implementation and validation of information assurance controls of the use of DoD information systems and the management of information assurance across the defense enterprise. Other new programs include the Cross-Domain Management Office that works with the Office of the Director of National Intelligence to address issues with data that migrates between top secret, secret and unclassified networks and between government agencies, and the establishment of a public key encryption technology that meets the requirements of the Homeland Security Presidential Directive 12 (HSPD-12) which requires all federal agencies to implement a security standard developed by the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) for both physical and logical access to federal systems. [PJK/MilitaryIT 14Aug06/McCarter]
U.S. TESTS ISRAELI TECHNOLOGY TO DETECT HOSTILE INTENT This summer, U.S. officials disguised as regular air passengers made their way through the airport in Knoxville, Tennessee with carefully planned, but fictitious terrorist plots on their minds. Screeners selected passengers at random to participate in a study of a new technology developed in Israel. The passengers would don earphones and place the hand in a sensor that read biological reactions- blood pressure, pulse and sweat levels . Then with the other hand they would answer questions displayed on a computer screen about their travel plans. The software would analyze their responses both to the questions and the biological readings to determine if they possessed "hostile intent." If successful, the system would identify the government players plotting the make believe terrorist act. Neither Transportation Safety Administration officials or representatives of the Israeli company would discuss the Knoxville trials or its results. However, in discussing the technology in general, Shabtai Shoval, chief executive of Suspect Detection Systems, the start-up business behind the technology dubbed Cogito said the system doesn't detect lies, but something that all terrorists have in common, "the fear of being caught." Currently TSA relies on a people-based, opposed to a machine-based, approached called Screening Passengers by Observation Technique or SPOT [bad acronym warning!!!]. SPOT uses trained screening officers to watch passenger behavior in the security lines to detect tale-tell signs of suspicious behavior such as a large coat on a warm day, or even "timbre, gestures and tiny facial movements that indicate someone is trying to disguise an emotion." The observers score a passenger based on about 30 weighted criteria. If a passenger scores high enough, he or she is pulled for further examination. About 80% of those identified are found to be hiding unthreatening emotions about work or family, but the remainder have been caught in attempted drug smuggling, use of fake ID, and other crimes, but not terrorist threats so far. Although the program does not rely on racial or ethnic profiling, the ACLU has concerns. "Our concern is that giving TSA screeners this kind of responsibility and discretion can result in their making decisions not based on solid criteria but on impermissible characteristics such as race," says Gregory T. Nojeim, associate director of the American Civil Liberties Union's Washington legislative office. [PJK/WSJ 14Aug06/Karp and Meckler]
CROSS-SITE SCRIPTING VULNERABILITY DISCOVERED IN NSA WEB PAGE A cross-site scripting (XSS) vulnerability can allow an attacker to hijack an organization's web page and redirect victims to content hosted on the attacker's own web server. For example, a link provided by the attacker may lead to your bank's website. All looks legitimate, except that the form to provide your username and password is fed directly into the attacker's database. If you fill out the form, the attacker gains access to your account. XSS can also be used to load malicious software onto a victim system. The dangers of XSS have been know for years, so it is surprising to find that the organization entrusted with the nation's information assurance had such a flaw on its own webpage. Even more disturbing is that the flaw on the NSA's website, along with others, was discovered and announced on a Russian web log (blog). The Washington Post provided an example of how the NSA's page could be subverted to an attacker's will, but at the time of this writing the vulnerability had been patched. A screen shot is provided to show the reader what the exploited page looked like. Another critical organization that had a similar flaw was Verisign, a company that assures the security of commercial websites. Computer security companies whose sites were also vulnerable included F-Secure, Cisco, eEye Digital Security and Snort. [PJK/WashPost 15Aug06/Krebs]
SECTION IV - BOOKS, SOURCES AND ISSUES
James Tiptree, Jr.: The Double Life of Alice B. Sheldon by Julie Phillips, St. Martin's Press, ISB: 0312203853, $27.95. This biography documents the life of Alice Sheldon who for years wrote science fiction novels and stories under the pseudonym James Tiptree, Jr. During a full and colorful career, Sheldon served as a counterintelligence officer at the CIA. Her secret identity remained concealed for years until a slip up in a letter she wrote to a fan led to her uncovering. After she was found out, her output slowed. In 1987, after her husband loss his eyesight and suffered a stroke she took his life and her own.
CLASS 11: Inside the CIA's First Post-9/11 Spy Class by T.J. Waters, Dutton, ISB: 0-525-94929-1, $24.95 T.J. Waters, who was a student in CIA's Clandestine Service Training Program known as Class 11, the first CIA class after the terrorist attacks of September 11, 2001. This was the largest CIA class ever, and Water's explains that it contained "the best and the brightest the United States had to offer." The book recounts members of the class- a 9/11 widower, accountants, lawyers and former military- as well as specific projects, such as working on SDR [Surveillant Detection Routines] all while the city was abuzz with the hunt for the D.C. area snipers.
Hidden Iran: Paradox and Power in the Islamic Republic by Ray Takeyh, Time Books, ISBN: 0805079769, $25.00 The author, a senior fellow on the National Foreign Relations Council, criticizes American policy towards Iran since 1979 and provides his own advice for dealing with the Islamic power.
SECTION V - CAREERS, NOTES, LETTERS, QUERIES AND AUTHORS SEEKING ASSISTANCE, CORRECTIONS, OBITUARIES, COMING EVENTS
SEEKING INSTRUCTOR FOR TECHNICAL COLLECTION SYSTEMS COURSE I am a retired CIA officer now in charge of intelligence studies in the Master’s Program in International Affairs at the George Bush School of Government and Public Service, Texas A&M University, College Station, Texas. I am seeking an instructor with the appropriate intelligence background (and preferably teaching experience) for a graduate-level course in technical collection systems (IMINT, SIGINT, other technical issues). I’m hoping that you might advertise this opportunity in your publication. We teach this course in two modes, one in residence in College Station and the other by distance. Ideally, we would like to find a former CIA/S&T, NRO, NGA, NSA, or military officer in Texas who could travel one day a week to College Station to deliver this course for us. We also plan to hire a qualified person anywhere who could teach the course for us by distance. This could be one person (if nearby) or two. Houston and Austin are less than two hours from College Station and San Antonio and Dallas are three hours away. For the distance course we would provide a paid trip to College Station for orientation and training. Our payment for the courses is highly competitive for adjunct faculty. We would like to offer the courses beginning in January 2007. We anticipate that a successful applicant would be considered for a longer-term relationship with the Bush School. Additional information about our program is available at http://bush.tamu.edu. Anyone interested in this opening should contact me at email@example.com.
Authors/Researchers Seeking Assistance
AUTHOR SEEKS CONTRIBUTIONS TO BIOGRAPHY OF DR. PAUL LINEBARGER Professor (emeritus) Alan Elms of UC Davis, with the cooperation of the subject's daughters, is finishing up a definitive biography of Dr. Paul Linebarger, esteemed member of the intelligence community in the mid-20th century, author of a definitive textbook, Psychological Warfare, and a man probably slated to have become Secretary, or at very least Deputy or Under Secretary, of State, had Robert Taft won the presidency. Author is seeking AFIO members, friends, and cognoscenti for any reminiscences of Paul. The Linebarger family remembers his working South American operations in the 1950s, but we have been unable to determine how to obtain what would surely have valuable reminiscences of Paul. Contact: Ralph Benko, Washington, DC, 301-461-3452.
- 24 August 2006 - Denver, CO - After 11 successful years, the annual
Intelink Conference has been renamed The DNI's Information Sharing
Conference & Technology Exposition, Intelink and Beyond: Dare to
Share. The new name represents sponsorship of the Director of
National Intelligence (DNI), and its responsibility for facilitating
information sharing between federal entities, the Intelligence
Community, state, local, and tribal entities, and foreign partners.
The event will be held at the Hyatt Regency Denver, at the Colorado
The lessons learned from 9/11 clearly indicate that simply gathering and storing critical information is not sufficient. Rather, entities involved in protecting this nation at all levels must proactively share information, in order to ensure that everyone involved has as many pieces of the puzzle as are available, and can create the clearest and most accurate picture possible. Achieving this vision requires us to remove the barriers that today exist between different networks, and separate users from information, to evolve toward a true national intelligence enterprise.
Featured Plenary Session Speakers Include: The Honorable Dale W. Meyerrose, Associate Director of National Intelligence and Chief Information Officer; The Honorable John Grimes, Assistant Secretary for Defense for Networks and Information Integration (ASD NII)/CIO, Department of Defense; Amb Thomas McNamara, Program Manager Information Sharing Environment; RADM Arthur Lawrence, Assistant Surgeon General, Department of Health and Human Services; Dr. Thomas Fingar, Deputy director of National Intelligence for Analysis; and Dr. Eric Haseltine, Associate Director of National Intelligence for Science and Technology.
The afternoon agenda has been structured into 4 tracks: Track 1. Building and Governing the New Enterprise; Track 2. Better Intelligence through New Communications; Track 3. Reaching New Consumers; Track 4. New Tools and Technologies.
If you have not already registered, SIGN UP NOW. For more detailed agenda information and to register for the conference, please visit one of the following homepages: NCSI: http://www.ncsi.com/intelink06/index.shtml or JWICS Intelink Central: http://www.ic.gov. SIPRNET Intelink Central: http://www.ismc.sgov.gov; or OSIS: http://www.osis.gov.
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 Securityï¿½s 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, firstname.lastname@example.org
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.
24 August 06 - Sweetwater Country Club - The Fort Bend Chamber of Commerce will present “An Undercover Life: Spying for the CIA,” at its August Membership Luncheon from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. The guest speaker will be James M. Olson. A veteran of the CIA’s clandestine service, Olson is on the faculty of the Bush School of Government and Public Service at Texas A&M University, where he teaches courses on intelligence and national security. He served his entire career in the CIA’s Directorate of Operations. His career highlights include serving as the chief of CIA counterintelligence at CIA headquarters and in overseas assignments in Moscow, Vienna and Mexico City. He currently lives in College Station, Texas. Don’t miss this intriguing presentation. Individual reservations are $35 for members and $40 for prospective members or a $350 for a Corporate Table of 10. To make a reservation, contact email@example.com or call 281-276-9593.
29 - 30 August 2006 - New York, NY - The Society of Competitive Intelligence Professionals [SCIP] ï¿½Competitive Technical Intelligence Best Practice Forum will feature Wayne A. Rosenkrans, Jr., PhD of AstraZeneca Rosenkrans, the scientific and medical strategy director for external scientific affairs at AstraZeneca, will speak on how competitive technical intelligence (CTI) and strategy work together in successful organizations. CTI refers to the analysis of the external competitive environment in the context of internal issues, especially when technology is a factor. CTI can include scientific or technological threats, opportunities, or developments that impact a company's competitive situation. CTI is prevalent in a number of industries represented by our organization and a topic our members want to learn more about, explains Alex Graham, SCIP's executive director. Professionals in many industries - pharmaceuticals, biotechnology, information technology, aerospace, chemicals, and transportation - can benefit from this forum. Serving as a co-moderator with Martha Matteo, PhD [former CTI director at Boehringer Ingelheim Pharmaceutical, and SCIP board member] is Arik Johnson, founder and CEO of Aurora WDC and also a SCIP board member. The forum features discussion groups, networking opportunities, and a post-conference white paper summary of the event. The two-day forum will be at the Marriott Marquis Time Square in New York. For full details and to register, visit www.scip.org.
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
6 September 06 - Nellis AFB, NV - "Paradoxes in
the Global War on Terror" will be the theme at the AFIO Las Vegas Chapter
meeting at 6 p.m. at the Officers' Club at Nellis Air Force Base from speaker
JOHN B. ALEXANDER, PH.D. Alexander has a varied career which included many key
positions in special operations, intelligence, research, and development. He
served with the U.S. Army (retired as Colonel), the Los Alamos National
Laboratory, the Council on Foreign Relations, and has been a guest lecturer at
the U.S. Air Force Air University. He is a leading advocate of non-lethal
weapons and has organized and chaired six major conferences on the topic and
served as a US delegate to four NATO studies dealing with non-lethal warfare. A
prolific writer, Dr. Alexander is currently a private consultant, a Senior
Fellow at the Joint Special Operations University, and serves with the Army
Science Board. His books include, The Warrior's Edge; Future War, with foreword
by Tom Clancy; and the sequel, Winning the War, published August 2003. A more
complete biographical sketch will be included with the evening's program.
Dr. Alexander will speak to the Chapter Membership and Guests on his address, this month, to the U.S. Army War College addressing the paradoxes of Global War on Terror (GWOT) caused by conflicting value systems, including the four steps we claim to use in GWOT and why each is fraught with problems. Dr. Alexander's briefing will also include his recent travels from Tibet to Timbuktu to Brazil.
To register, the chapter must have your name no later than Thursday, August 30th (due to Labor Day Holiday), for gate access. All guests must use the MAIN GATE located at the intersection on Craig and Las Vegas Blvd. 5871 Fitzgerald Blvd., Nellis AFB, NV 89191 Phone: 702-644-2582. Once again, please feel free to bring your spouse and/or guest(s) to dinner as well as the meeting. You may email or call them at 702-295-0073 if you have any questions. They look forward to seeing you!
Thursday, 7 September 06 - Washington, DC - 12:00 noon – 1:00 pm - "Unconquerable Nation: Knowing Our Enemy, Strengthening Ourselves" - FREE author talk at the International Spy Museum. As the fifth anniversary of the 9/11 terrorist attacks approaches, Brian Michael Jenkins, the dean of American terrorism research, has written a clear-sighted and sober analysis of where we are today in the struggle against terrorism. Jenkins, a former captain in the Army’s elite Special Forces, was decorated for his combat service in the Dominican Republic and Vietnam, and currently serves as senior advisor to the President of RAND Corporation. With the benefit of his nearly forty years of terrorism research, his new book Unconquerable Nation: Knowing Our Enemy, Strengthening Ourselves provides a fresh perspective on jihadists and how they can be defeated without the sacrifice of civil liberties. Free! No registration required! Join the author for an informal chat and book signing. More info at www.spymuseum.org
September 06 - Vienna, VA - AFIO National Luncheon Two
compelling presentations SPEAKERS:
Amb. J. Cofer Black,
former Coordinator for Counterterrorism at the U. S. State
Department, and former Director of the CIA's Counterterrorism Center,
now Vice Chairman of Blackwater USA;
speaking on "The Evolution and Future of Terrorism" and Senior Pentagon Correspondent for the Washington Post/author, Thomas E. Ricks on his impressive new book:
FIASCO: The American Military Adventure in Iraq. Space limited. $49 pp members; $59 pp non-members. To be held at the Sheraton Premiere Hotel Ballroom, 8661 Leesburg Pike, Vienna, VA 22180. Three course gourmet luncheon will be served. Registration at 10:30 a.m.; Ricks at 11 a.m.; Lunch at noon; Black at 1:00 p.m. Borders Books will have many new intelligence titles available to browse or purchase. Other authors will be present. Online registration available here. Members given preference on date of registration basis.
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.
11 September 06 - Coral Gables, FL - The Ted Shackley Chapter of AFIO, Miami-Dade, is hosting Antonio J. Mendez, the Author of “Master of Disguise” and Jonna Mendez, Co-Author of “Spy Dust” at 8:00 p.m. at Books & Books, 265 Aragon Ave, Coral Gables, FL 33134. Reception to follow. Antonio Mendez is the former Chief of Disguise for the CIA. A recipient of the CIA’s Intelligence Star of Valor and the Trailblazer Award, he is the author of The Master of Disguise. Jonna Mendez is a twenty-seven year veteran of the CIA who served as a technician operations officer and Chief of Disguise. She is the Co-Author of “Spy Dust.” RSVP to: Michelle at Spencer Law Firm: (305) 648-0940 or email@example.com. Donations of: $25 are requested to support The University of Miami Intelligence Education Program at the UM School of Business
September 06 - San Francisco, CA - AFIO's Jim Quesada Chapter
Luncheon featuring David G. Ego, FBI Assistant Special Agent in
Charge, San Francisco, on "CounterTerrorism and the FBI Since
9/11." Time: 11:30 AM for No Host Cocktails; 12:00 Noon
Luncheon. Place: United Irish Cultural Center (UICC) - St. Patrick
Room, 2nd Flr, 2700 ï¿½ 45th Avenue, San
Francisco, CA 94116 (45th between Sloat and Wawona). David Ego, Chief
of the FBI Counter Terrorism section, San Francisco Division, will
discuss the changes that have taken place within the FBI as a result
of the terrorist acts on 9/11 and recent counter intelligence
Entrï¿½e: Roast Lamb with Mint Sauce or Halibut. Cost: $25 per person, Member Rate - with advance reservations; $35 per person, Non-Member Rate or at door without reservation. Please respond to Rich Hanson no later than 5 PM 9/8/06. Reservations not cancelled by end of day 9/8/06 must be honored. Please send your reservation, including check and menu choice to: Rich Hanson, 1255 California St #405, San Francisco, CA 94109 or Call 415-776-3739. NOTE: Those attending without reservations may experience a delay in receiving food service.
14 - 18 September 06 - Arlington, VA - The OSS Society and the Carpetbaggers and NORSO group are co-hosting a reunion in Arlington, VA at the Crown Plaza Hotel Reagan National Airport. 1480 Crystal Drive, Arlington, VA, US, 22202. The Carpetbaggers were the 801st/492nd Air Force group who flew OSS missions to war zones during WWII. The NORSO group operated out of the Norway, Sweden, Denmark area. The Crowne Plaza Hotel is conveniently located near Reagan National Airport and adjacent to the Crystal City Mall with shopping and restaurant facilities, and is just two blocks from the Washington Metro system. In addition to meetings, there will be a White House tour, a reception with the Office of the Director of National Intelligence, Amb. Negroponte, and a driving tour of Washington. A Sunday brunch is planned at the Congressional Country Club on September 17. The main banquet is scheduled for September 16. For information and reservations please contact Bill Becker, 801/492 Bomb Group Association, 31446 Corte Madera, Temucula, CA 92592, phone 619-992-6228 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.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.
Sunday, 17 September 06 - Washington, DC - 1–3:30 pm The Secret History of History - Moe Berg: Baseball’s Man of Mystery - at the International Spy Museum. “You’d make a great spy — you know, you’re the man who knew too much.”—Bob Broeg to Moe Berg in The Catcher Was a Spy. Moe Berg, the major league baseball player, OSS operative and legendary linguist, was a remarkable secret agents. Whether authorized by the government as an atomic spy or choosing to surreptitiously film Tokyo of his own volition, Berg relished—and accomplished—his espionage missions, yet died penniless and with little acclaim. During this exploration of Berg, you’ll be introduced to his career by Linda McCarthy, founding curator of the CIA Museum; survey the Moe Berg memorabilia and enjoy personal recollections of the catcher by Vivian Grey, author of Moe Berg: The Spy Behind Home Plate. Tickets: $20 Advance registration required! www.spymuseum.org.
20 - 23 September 2006 - Offutt AFB, NE - the Midwest Chapter of AFIO holds group reunion at U.S. Strategic Command (SAC) and Several Museums. They will have an informal get-together WEDNESDAY evening for those who arrive in time. THURSDAY the group heads over to US STRATEGIC COMMAND but without briefings on today's STRATCOM. Then attendees will hear from the DIA/WCAO-Omaha Division Chief and finally from one of the folks involved with NAOC who will bring things from their "gift shop." There will be a chance to learn how things are being done with DIA's increased impact on service intelligence and also learn about the E4-B. Lunch will be in the King Dining Facility (Sgt King was TDY from Offutt when he was killed in the Khobar Towers blast) for which attendees must bring cash -- no checks, no credit cards nor travelers checks. After lunch all will walk across a small part of a parking lot to the Tuskegee Dorm and see how junior enlisted members of today's Air Force live. Right now the rest of Thursday afternoon is open but that may change based on the interest of the group. Thursday evening will be a group dinner. The speaker was one of the early SR-71 pilots who began his USAF career in F-51s and finished having flown and commanded the SR-71s. The place remains to be selected as it depends upon the number attending and the audiovisual support available. For both Thursday and Saturday, the dinner price will include a "cover charge" for the meal for the speaker and spouse. FRIDAY the attendees will begin the day with a tour of Offutt AFB with the Air Force Weather Agency (AFWA) by bus. Followed by a visit to the Martin Bomber plant (known locally as Building D) where the AFWA detachment is headquartered. The AFWA detachment here has many interesting stories to tell--some of which they will share with this special group. Lunch at the Patriot Club (formerly Offutt Officers Club) will follow, though other alternatives are being considered. Friday afternoon will include a tour of the Northrop Grumman (NGMS) facility in Bellevue where attendees will see the map table. There are a lot of things to say about this map table--one being the fact that it costs about $500,000 and is a bargain, given what it can do. Attendees will see what this new capability brings. It dovetails with some of the things learned previously concerning coordinating first (and follow on) responders last Spring at the Chapter's Great Lakes event. If any retired Special Forces members are present, NGMS will show you how much more current and extensive the data is today. Friday evening is the time for Rosh Hashanah so there will not be a formal session--instead it is dinner on your own. SATURDAY morning will be a visit to the SAC Museum. There is the usual high priced "snack bar" with a very limited selection and a nice gift shop. There is a military discount for the entrance fee. In the afternoon the group will move over to the Durham Western Heritage Museum which is the former Union Station. It is a restored art deco "masterpiece" with both permanent and traveling exhibitions. It has an old fashioned soda fountain that serves hot dogs. On several occasions, the two museums have done a "two museums for a reduced price" event. Numbers and interest will determine if the group qualifies, so register now. Saturday night's dinner location depends upon the number of attendees. Wherever it is held, the speaker will be a former Vietnamese linguist with the POW/MIA recovery team in Hanoi who might toss in some words on his experiences in Kuwait in 2003. Accommodations: Breakfast will be available at the home of Treasurer David A. McBlain's home on Saturday morning before departing for the museum(s). "Special Forces" omelets are planned, as they have been a hit everywhere they were served before. The cost would be about $3.00 per person and include hash browns, rolls, fruit, juice, and coffee. REGISTRATION: $10.00 per person, all meals are on an individual basis. The Offutt Inn (the on-base housing) offers rooms with a Queen-size bed for $27.75 per night. The room's amenities include refrigerator, microwave, private bath, cable and high speed Internet (no extra charge). Call 402-294-3671 and tell them your group number is 20470092234. Please do not delay in making your room reservation.The registration fee, and your name(s) and addresses and either a telephone number or an email needs to be sent to: David A. McBlain at DAMcBlain@aol.com or by mail to him at: Treasurer, MWAFIO, 7173 Thorn Apple Lane, LaVista, NE 68128. Do not dawdle.
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. Valerie J. McNevin, Esq., World Bank and financial crimes expert, who also was an AFIO National Board Member, will speak at the noon meeting. Lunch is the only $10.00. Questions or Reservations to Dick Durham, 719-488-2884. or Riverwear53@aol.com.
Thursday, 21 September 06 - Washington, DC - The International Spy Museum’s Ultimate Scavenger Hunt - Spy Behind the Scene, at 7–10:30 pm A scavenger hunt at the Museum using questions, timing, and tradecraft. Tickets: $45 per person or $180 per team of four. Advance registration required! www.spymuseum.org
Evening, 22 September 2006 - New York, NY - AFIO Metro New York
Chapter hosts Dr. David Kahn: World-Famous Codebreaking Historian,
speaking on "The Rise of Intelligence" Kahn holds a
Ph.D in modern history from Oxford (England), and has taught courses
on political and military intelligence at Yale and Columbia
Universities, has spoken widely on intelligence, has testified before
Congress on policy matters dealing with cryptology, and appears on
television as an expert on the history of codes and ciphers. He is a
founding co-editor on the scholarly quarterly "Cryptologia"
and is a member of the boards of editors of "Intelligence and
National Security" and of the "International Journal of
Intelligence and Counterintelligence." He is also bestselling
Author of "The Codebreakers" (often called the bible of
cryptology), "The Reader of Gentlemen's Mail", "Hitler's
Spies", "Seizing the Enigma" and "Kahn on Codes."
This will be a fascinating talk by a consummate intelligence
PLACE: Society of Illustrators Building 128 East 63rd St, Manhattan - Between Park and Lexington Aves, New York City. TIME: Registration: 5:30 PM - 6:00 PM. FORMAT: Buffet Dinner Starting at 6:00 PM. Cash Bar. COST: $45. Per Person. In Advance or at the Door. Checks Payable to Jerry Goodwin, [President, AFIO Metro Chapter]; Advance Reservations not Required but Strongly Suggested and Much Appreciated by phone to 212-308-1450 or by email to 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 Cafï¿½' 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. AFIO Members with current membership card receive $5.00 off Spy Tour.
26 September 06 - Bolling Air Force Base, Washington, DC - the Joint Military Intelligence College Annual Conference 2006 is titled: Science + Technology = Intelligence on Target. Featured Speakers are Dr. Rita Colwell, Bio-terrorism Expert and Former Director of the National Science Foundation; Dr. Anthony Oettinger, Chairman, Harvard University's Program on Information Resources Policy; Mr. Aris Pappas, Deputy Director, Microsoft Institute for Advanced Technology in Governments; Dr. Gerald Yonas, Chief Scientist, Sandia National Labs. Event runs from 0800 hrs to 1730 hrs in the Tighe Auditorium of the Defense Intelligence Analysis Center. The conference will be unclassified and open to all members of the Intelligence Community as well as students and instructors from institutions nationwide who provide both technical and intelligence related curricula. Seating is limited to the first 350 applicants. ATTENDEE FEES: $35.00 ODNI Staff, JMIC Faculty and currently enrolled JMIC students; $50.00 Government Employees; $75.00 Industry and non- government. Registration fee includes refreshments, luncheon at the Bolling Air Force Base Officer's Club and a post- conference reception. To register: https://www.fbcinc.com/jmic/atreg1.asp For more Info: https://www.fbcinc.com/jmic/
28 - 30 September 06 - Washington,
DC - Call for Papers: The 3rd Conference on Mathematical Methods in
Counterterrorism is being held at the Institute of World Politics in cooperation
with Stanford University, Phoenix Mathematica, Rochester Institute of
Technology, and the American Association for the Advancement of Science.
Featured speakers include faculty from USC, NYU, MIT, Rutgers, Los Alamos
Research Lab, Canadian Border Service, RIT, Stanford, AAAS, and other notable
institutions and organizations.
Since 2001, tremendous amounts of information have been gathered regarding terrorist cells and individuals potentially planning future attacks. There is now a pressing need to develop new mathematical and computational techniques to assist in the analysis of this information, both to quantify future threats and to quantify the effectiveness of counterterrorism operations and strategies. Concepts and techniques from mathematics-specifically, from Lattice Theory and Reflexive Theory-have already been applied to counterterrorism and computer security problems. The following is a partial list of such problems.
- Strategies for disrupting terrorist cells
- Border penetration and security
- Terrorist cell formation and growth
- Data analysis of terrorist activity
- Terrorism deterrence strategies
- Information security
A primary intention of this Third Conference on Mathematical Methods in Counterterrorism (CMMC) is to present talks that are accessible to the broader public, especially policy makers, politicians, and members of the intelligence and law enforcement communities. For more information: http://www.rit.edu/~immc/conferences/cmmc2006/
Jonathan Farley, Stanford University, firstname.lastname@example.org
Stefan Schmidt, Dresden Technical University, Germany, email@example.com
Bernard Brooks, Rochester Institute of Technology, firstname.lastname@example.org
Anthony Harkin, Rochester Institute of Technology, email@example.com
Submit title and abstracts of papers to Jonathan Farley at firstname.lastname@example.org .
4 - 5 October 2006 - Bolling AFB, DC - National Military Intelligence Association hosts 2-day conference on Joint Intelligence Operations Center: Concepts and Reality with the Defense Intelligence Agency. The Conference will feature presentations by USD(I), the J2, the Combatant Commands, the Service Intelligence Chiefs and conclude with a discussion of resources by the Deputy Director, DIA. The conference will be conducted at the SECRET level at the DIAC on October 4-5, 2006. Further information available at www.nmia.org.
10 October 06 - Tampa, FL- AFIO Suncoast Chapter meets at 11:30 a.m. at the Officers' Club, at MacDill Air Force Base. The luncheon speaker is Billy Waugh who was wounded five times in his seven and a half years as a Green Beret in Vietnam. Many of these years were spent behind enemy lines as part of SOG, a top secret group of elite commandos. Sergeant Major Billy Waugh retired in 1972 to continue his craft as an independent contractor with the CIA. In 1994, Waugh was the team leader of a four-man CIA group that laid the groundwork for the capture of Carlos the Jackal, the world's most wanted man at the time. At the age of 71 shortly after 9/11, he was one of the first on the ground as a team member of a combined Special Forces/CIA takedown unit inside Afghanistan. Earlier Waugh had kept surveillance on Osama bin Laden in Khartoum in 1991 and again in 1992 as one of the first CIA operatives assigned to watch the al Qaeda leader. His book, Hunting the Jackal, recounts a remarkable life of service. For more information contact Don White, DonWhite@tampabay.rr.com.
Wednesday, 11 October 06 - Washington, DC - From the Secret Files of the Spy Museum - Back Brief Cuba: Covert Ops, Castro’s Brother, and the Challenge of Tomorrow at 6:30 pm. “My idea is to stir things up on [the] island with espionage, sabotage, [and] general disorder.” — Attorney General Robert Kennedy to President Kennedy, 4 November 1961 Cuba may be the new hot destination for renegade American tourists, but it’s been a hot button issue for the U.S. intelligence community since Castro gained power. Don Bohning, author of The Castro Obsession: U.S. Covert Operations Against Cuba 1959-1965, will explore the U.S.’s bold clandestine war against Cuba and how these efforts backfired, consolidating Castro’s hold on the island, and leading to a tense standoff that has continued to the present. AFIO Board Member Brian Latell, author of After Fidel: The Inside Story of Castro’s Regime and Cuba’s Next Leader, will draw upon his more than forty years of experience as one of the world’s best recognized Castro specialists, to consider what the next chapter in Cuba-U.S. relations holds. How will Castro’s younger brother, Fidel’s heir apparent, change or stay the course? Tickets: $20. Advance registration required. www.spymuseum.org
Thursday, 12 October 06 - Washington, DC - Khrushchev’s Cold War: The Inside Story of an American Adversary; Free author talk at 12:00 noon – 1:00 pm at the Spy Museum. How we handle Russia (and how Russia handles us) resonates throughout the world. Timothy Naftali, Associate Professor at the University of Virginia’s Miller Center of Public Affairs and contributor to Slate, has used unprecedented access to Politburo and Soviet intelligence materials to trace an important chapter of the U.S.-Soviet relationship in Khrushchev’s Cold War. Join Naftali as he reveals three moments when the premier’s inner circle restrained him from plunging the superpowers into war, new takes on the Cuban missile crisis, and Soviet actions in under-examined hot spots in Asia and the Middle East. Naftali’s understanding of Khrushchev’s strategic gamesmanship gives insight into today’s unpredictable global affairs. No registration required. More info at www.spymuseum.org
14 Oct 06 - Lorton, VA - The COLD WAR MUSEUM HOSTS PROGRAM ON 1956
POLISH AND HUNGARIAN UPRISINGS - The Cold War Museum will
convene a distinguished gathering of diplomats, officials and
historians in Fairfax County to discuss the 1956 Polish and Hungarian
uprisings against the Soviets and Communism. Among those attending
will be Polish and Hungarian dignitaries; Sergei Khrushchev, son of
the late Soviet premier; David Eisenhower, grandson of President
Eisenhower; Rep. Tom Davis, Congressman from Fairfax County; Dr.
Charles Gati, historian from Johns Hopkins University; and Christian
Ostermann, historian from the Cold War International History project.
The daylong program will be at the South County Secondary School,
8501 Silverbrook Rd, Lorton, Virginia. South County students are
assisting with conference logistics and 250 are scheduled to attend
the event. Registration begins at 8:00 a.m.; program starts at 9:00
a.m. Fee is $25 pp, includes continental breakfast and lunch.
Morning sessions feature Hungarian and Polish panelists moderated by Dr. Charles Gati from Johns Hopkins University. An afternoon panel focuses on reflections of the 1956 events by Sergei Khrushchev, David Eisenhower, moderated by Christian Ostermann of the Cold War International History Program at the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars in Washington. Breakout sessions in the morning and afternoon will include the collection of oral histories from area Nike Missile and other Cold War veterans.During one of the breakout sessions a photo shoot for the Cold War Museum is planned with the dignitaries participating. Plans call for the museumï¿½s permanent headquarters to be located on the grounds of the former National Nike Missile Site also in Lorton, Virginia. Following the conference, the Polish and Hungarian Embassies in Washington, DC will co-host an evening reception for invited guests. The Hungarian and Polish embassies, Fairfax County Economic Development Authority, the Hungarian Technology Council, as well as the Cold War Museum and the South County Secondary School, are hosts for the program. Sponsors include EnviroSolutions, Inc., K. Hovnanianï¿½ Homes, Marriott Fairfax at Fair Oaks, Northern Virginia Community College, and Verizon. For more information contact Francis Gary Powers, Jr., 703-273-2381; email@example.com
October 06 - Washington, DC - National Portrait Gallery presents Spies on Screen
- THIRTEEN DAYS - Screening at 6:30 pm “Communicate with the Soviets? We
can't even communicate with the Pentagon. And they're just across the goddamn
river.”—Kenny O’Donnell in Thirteen Days
The volatility of today’s world harkens back to the Cold War at its boiling point. For two weeks in October 1962, the world held its breath while President Kennedy and Premier Khrushchev navigated a Cold War showdown. The film Thirteen Days captures the drama surrounding a President faced with the Soviet attempt to secretly place ballistic missiles in Cuba. It explores how raw intelligence, speedy analysis, and back channel exchanges enabled Kennedy to avert a nuclear war. S. Eugene Poteat, President of AFIO, was there. After the film screening in the National Portrait Gallery’s new auditorium, Poteat, a former senior officer with the CIA’s Science and Technology Directorate, will share his personal experience of the Cuban missile crisis and comment on the background and authenticity of the film. Program to be held at the National Portrait Gallery, Eighth and G Sts NW Tickets: $15 Advance registration required! www.spymuseum.org
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 - AFIO Maine Chapter hosts Colin Beavan, author of Operation Jedburgh. Colin was born in New York City and grew up in Westport, Mass. He moved to England at age 18 and received both his bachelors and doctors degrees from the University of Liverpool. He now lives in New York City working full-time as a writer. While working on an article about his grandfather, Jerry Miller, and his career in OSS and CIA, he uncovered Operation Jedburgh and his grandfather's leading role. Operation Jedburgh tells the dramatic story of 300 American and Allied soldiers who were dropped behind enemy lines on D-Day to work with French Resistance and who launched a highly effective campaign against the Germans. Special forces procedures pioneered in this operation are still being used in Iraq and Afghanistan. The meeting, which is open to the public, will be held at the Kennebunk Free Library, Main Street, Kennebunk at 2:00 p.m. Contact 207-985-2392 for information
October 06 - Washington, DC - The National Archives Presents The Cold
War: An Eyewitness Perspective A Public Symposium. Speakers
and topics include: Archivist of the United States Allen Weinstein;
Ambassador Harlan Cleveland; Ronald Radosh; Ellen Schrecker. Cold War
Mediation: Unraveling the Knots of War with Timothy Naftali,
Moderator, Sergei Khrushchev, Ted Sorensen, and Susan Eisenhower.
Lunch on your own. Cold War Reporting: Global Views and Results with
Ralph Begleiter, Moderator, Morley Safer, Gene Mater, Daniel Schorr,
Vladislav Zubok, Thomas C. Wolfe, and Vladimir Abarinov. Cold War
Espionage: Through the Looking Glass with Allen Weinstein, Moderator,
Herb Romerstein, Timothy Naftali, Ronald Radosh, Victor Navasky,
Francis Gary Powers, Jr., and Peter Earnest. All participants
are invited to attend a post-symposium reception hosted by the
Foundation for the National Archives.
ï¿½The Cold War: An Eyewitness Perspectiveï¿½ is sponsored by the Center for the National Archives Experience (NARA), The Presidential Libraries, and the Foundation for the National Archives. For more information: www.nara.gov
- 24 October 06 - Savannah, GA - Convergence 2006 - 2 days of talks,
meeting, and colloquia on terrorism facing Israel and its future in
the Middle East. Event will examine the claims and challenges
facing Israel as it increasingly becomes surrounded by ever more
hostile enemies. The event will discuss Israel's right to exist as
sought by all nations to live in peace and security; a review of the
claim in 1917 with the Balfour Declaration, of the 1923 San Remo
Conference, and the 1947 U.N. Resolution 181. Also examined will be
the unresolved issue of a rapidly growing population of Arabs,
unsettled by current Jerusalem statutes.
The event will feature presentations by: Honorable Congressman Joe Wilson (R-SC); Honorable Mr. Giora Eiland; Honorable Mr. Moshe Yaalon; Honorable MR.Yuval Shetinitz; Honorable Shemuel Ben Shemuel; Honorable Shabtai Shavit; Honorable Mr Arie Eldad; Honorable Ambassador Oded Eran; Honorable Mrs. Limor Livnat; Mr Rahanan Gissin; State Congressman Bill Herbkersman; Hilton Head City Judge Mrs Morrin Coffee Adri. To register or for further information contact: Orly Benny Davis 912-330-5020 ex 216, E-mail; email@example.com.
Event is presented by Pomegranate Company Inc., and is sponsored by Park West Homes; cosponsored by Jewish Federation of Savannah, with support of Israeli Consulate General in Atlanta GA; Jewish National Fund; KKL; JEA of Savannah, ZOA CIPAC
Friends of The world Likud; and Hadassah Of Savannah
Tuesday, 24 October 06 - Washington, DC - Intrigue at the Willard - Spy School Workshop: Espionage 101; 6–8:30 pm An introduction to the intricacies of espionage tradecraft. Takes place at the Willard InterContinental Hotel. Gather intelligence, conduct surveillance, etc. Celebrates the 20th anniversary of the Willard Hotel's re-opening. $65 pp. Register at www.spymuseum.org or phone 202.654.0930.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org
Thursday, 9 November
06 - Washington, DC - Inside Stories - Capturing Jonathan Pollard: The Real
Story at 6:30 pm at the Spy Museum. “Pollard…once collected so much
[classified] data that he needed a handcart to move the papers to his car.” —
Seymour Hersh, The Traitor: The Case Against Jonathan Pollard. Ever since
Jonathan Jay Pollard, an intelligence analyst working in the U.S. Naval
Investigative Service’s Anti-Terrorist Alert Center, was accused of stealing
security secrets for Israel in the mid 1980s, the case has been awash in
lobbying by Israel and friends of Israel to free him. Pollard stole more than
one million pages of classified material which he sold to Israel to bankroll a
flashy lifestyle. As the assistant special agent in charge of
counterintelligence in the Washington office of the Naval Investigative Service
when Pollard was arrested, author Ron J. Olive sets the record straight. Drawing
on his involvement in the investigation and interrogation of the spy, Olive, the
author of Capturing Jonathan Pollard: How One of the Most Notorious Spies in
American History Was Brought to Justice, shares details from this case on how he
elicited the spy’s confession, and why Pollard should never be freed.
Tickets: $20 To register: www.spymuseum.org
10 November 06 - Ft. Myer and Arlington National Cemetery - Army Counterintelligence Corps Veterans (ACICV) Annual "Day of Remembrance" The ACICV Day of Remembrance, which includes a special Wreath Laying Ceremony at the Tomb of the Unknowns in the Cemetery and a Memorial Luncheon at Fort Myer, honors the memory of Army Counterintelligence veterans and associates who have passed away since the last Remembrance Day. Friends and supporters of ACICV and Army Counterintelligence are invited to attend. For additional information contact Ed Meiser at 1-518-371-8356 (e-mail: Leigh54@aol.com) or Elly Burton at 1-703-591-3848 (e-mail email@example.com).
14 November 06 - Arlington, VA - Defense Intelligence Alumni Association (DIAA) has provided early "hold-the-date" notice that the DIAA Fall Luncheon will be held at the Columbus Club of Arlington, 5115 Little Falls Road, Arlington VA. Program details and directions to the event will be provided in mid-September.
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.
Thursday, 16 November 06 - Washington, DC - 6:30 pm - Domestic Spying: Anti-Terrorism or Anti-American? “There is no time to waste on hairsplitting over infringement of liberty.” — The Washington Post approving the Palmer raids of January 1920. The Spy Museum asks if President George W. Bush’s domestic surveillance program is a critical terrorism prevention tool or illegal intrusion on fundamental U.S. rights? Navigate this politically charged issue with the help of moderator, Gene Policinski, executive director of the First Amendment Center, and a panel made up of: Eric Lichtblau, The New York Times Pulitzer-Prize winning journalist who revealed the formerly secret anti-terrorism domestic spying techniques being used to halt terrorists; Spike Bowman, formerly Senior Executive Service, FBI, currently a member of AFIO's Board of Directors and a distinguished fellow, Center for Technology and National Security Policy, National Defense University; Kate Martin, director of the Center for National Security Studies; and Bob O’Harrow, The Washington Post reporter and author of No Place to Hide. Tickets: $20. Space is limited - advance registration required at the www.spymuseum.org
29 Nov - 1 Dec 06 - Washington, DC - The Institute for Defense and Government Advancement host "Intelligence Analysis & Processing: The latest on Intelligence Analysis policy, programs, and technology" - Pre-Conference Seminar and Main Chaired by: Ed Waltz, Chief Scientist, Intelligence Innovation Division, BAE SYSTEMS. IDGAï¿½s Intelligence Analysis & Processing conference is a forum for industry professionals worldwide to network and exchange information about the latest advances in Intelligence Analysis & Processing challenges, methodology, and technology. The Intelligence Analysis & Processing Seminar preceding the conference will allow participants to increase their knowledge of some of the most important advancements in Intelligence Analysis & Processing through in-depth master classes. For more information: www.ipqc.com.
1 December 06 - Tysons Corner, VA - AFIO National Luncheon - Put On Calendar - Details to Follow
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.
12-14 December 06 - Chantilly, VA - MASINT V The MASINT Association's Annual Conference will be held with the National Reconnaissance Office. Write them at firstname.lastname@example.org
12 December 06 - Tampa, FL- AFIO Suncoast Chapter meets at 11:30 a.m. at the Officers' Club, at MacDill Air Force Base. The luncheon speaker is James Pavitt. A 31-year veteran of CIA, who in 1999 was appointed Deputy Director for Operations to head what is now known as the National Clandestine Service, the CIA directorate responsible for the clandestine collection of foreign intelligence. He had served as Associate Deputy Director for Operations from July 1997 through July 1999. He served longer in that position than any DDO in the last 30 years until retiring from CIA and the DO in August 2004. After joining the Agency in 1973 as a Career Trainee, he served in a variety of intelligence assignments in Europe, Asia and at CIA Headquarters. In 1990, he was assigned to the National Security Council as the Director for Intelligence Programs. In June 1992, President Bush appointed him Special Assistant to the President for National Security Affairs and NSC Senior Director for Intelligence Programs. Mr. Pavitt began his intelligence career in the United States Army from 1969-1971 as an intelligence officer. Jim Pavitt is currently a principle at the Scowcroft Group and also serves as a member of the AFIO National Board of Directors. For more information contact Don White, DonWhite@tampabay.rr.com
AND FOR 2007 CALENDARS ....
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 email@example.com.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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: email@example.com) 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 INTEL 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 firstname.lastname@example.org for details. Meeting held at Orange Park Country Club, 2625 Country Club Blvd, Orange Park, FL.
8 September 07 - Orange Park, FL - AFIO North Florida Chapter Meeting. Contact Quiel Begonia at email@example.com for details. Meeting held at Orange Park Country Club, 2625 Country Club Blvd, Orange Park, FL.
18-19 October 2007: Symposium on Cryptologic History sponsored by the Center for Cryptologic History, to be held at Johns Hopkins Applied Physics Laboratory, Laurel, MD. Further details available in early 2007.
1 December 07 - Orange Park, FL - AFIO North Florida Chapter Meeting. Contact Quiel Begonia at firstname.lastname@example.org for details. Meeting held at Orange Park Country Club, 2625 Country Club Blvd, Orange Park, FL.
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