AFIO Weekly Intelligence Notes #35-06 dated 5 September 2006
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AFIO National Fall Luncheon
Friday, 8 September 06 - Vienna, VA
Space is available for the AFIO Fall Luncheon
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.
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
IRAQIS CLAIM CAPTURE OF NUMBER 2 LEADER OF AL QAEDA IN IRAQ Hamed Jumaa Faris Juri al-Saeidi, purportedly the number 2 man in Al-Qaeda in Iraq, and the individual responsible for ordering the bombing of the mosque in Sammara, has been captured by Iraqi and U.S. forces. The bombing of the Sammara mosque set of the waves of sectarian violence that currently grip the country and threaten to shred the fledgling democracy. On the heels of the June killing of Abu Musab Al-Zarqawi, Al-Qaeda's leader in Iraq, coalition forces are calling this latest capture a devastating blow to the terrorist network. "The al-Qaeda organization in Iraq has been seriously weakened and is now suffering from a leadership vacuum," Iraq's national security adviser, Mowaffak al-Rubaie, said at a news conference. In addition to Zarqawi and al-Saeidi, Iraqis and U.S. forces have killed or captured 20 other senior Al-Qaeda fighters based on information gleaned from al-Saeidi since his arrest. The Mujaheddin Shura Council (MSC) which is an umbrella group of separate terrorist organizations in Iraq, has stated the al-Saeidi was not a member of Al-Qaeda, although one of the member groups of the MSC announced that he was. This other group, the Islamic Army in Iraq, said that al-Saeidi was a member of Al-Qaeda in Iraq, but not a leader; "he was just a normal fighter," said Abu Abdullah, a leader of the Islamic Army of Iraq in a telephone interview. Saeidi was an intelligence officer for Saddam Hussein and says he joined Al-Qaeda in Iraq three years ago. The coalition says that Saeidi was captured within the past few weeks and was discovered "hiding among women and children" north of Baghdad. When asked during interrogation why he has killed hundreds of people, Ali al-Dabbagh, an Iraqi government spokesman, said Saeidi responded, "What do you mean 'hundreds of people?' I've killed thousands." The U.S. characterizes Saeidi as one of the top five Al-Qaeda in Iraq lieutenants, but does not go as far as the Iraqis in calling him the number two man. He is the highest ranking Al-Qaeda leader to be captured or killed since Zarqawi, though. Despite blows to Al-Qaeda leadership, the decentralized groups that attack in a tit-for-tat wave of sectarian violence still stands as the major threat to the survival of the Iraqi government. What was mainly a Sunni versus Shiite battle may be widening to include the Kurds, who last week refused to allow the Iraqi flag to fly over government buildings in their territories located in the north of the country. Only the Kurdish flag was to be flown. "The current flag of Iraq is the only one which should be raised over every foot of the land of Iraq," Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki said in a statement. The Kurdish leader, Massoud Barzani, said, "We will not be in an Iraq ruled by a dictator, a fascist or any one sect." [WashPost 2Sep06/Paley]
PLAME NAME LEAKER ADMITS ROLE Richard L. Armitage, former deputy Secretary of State to Colin Powell, has admitted through his lawyer that he was Robert Novak's source for a 2003 article that outted Valerie Plame as a CIA officer and began a long investigation into the leaking of classified information. Armitage purportedly mentioned Ambassador Joe Wilson's wife offhandedly during a conversation with Novak, but says he did not know that her employment with the CIA was classified. Armitage, who is not known as a partisan and was even called a critic of some Bush administration policies, says that he regrets revealing more that he should have. Armitage admitted to federal investigators his role as the source for Novak's column even before special prosecutor Patrick Fitzgerald was appointed. However, despite knowing the source of the leak and determining that no laws had been broken (Armitage was never charged with any wrongdoing) Fitzgerald pushed ahead with the investigation. The only charges brought to date were against former Chief of Staff to Vice President Cheney, I. Lewis "Scooter" Libby Jr., for perjury and obstruction of justice. The revelation of Armitage as the source somewhat deflates Wilson's and Plame's charge that the leaking of Plame's name was an administration plot to get revenge on Wilson for a 2003 NY Times oped piece in which he criticized the administration's war plan for Iraq and said that the president was incorrect about Iraq seeking uranium in Niger. It is unclear how this latest news will affect a lawsuit the Wilsons brought against Vice President Cheney for willfully exposing Plame's CIA employment. [CameronL/NYT 30Aug06/Lewis]
NSA ISSUES NEW GUIDANCE TO IDENTIFY AND CURB LEAKS In a March 2006 directive, NSA tells its employees to watch the media for potential leaks of classified information and report incidents immediately. NSA defines "media" as "any print, electronic, or broadcast outlet (including blogs) where information is made available to the general public." The addition of blogs to this list as belonging to the media bolsters the bloggers' contentions that they are journalists and should be afforded protections given to all journalists [see "Apple loses case against bloggers"]. The Federation of American Scientists (FAS) requested a copy of the guidance through the Freedom of Information Act, but was turned down since much of the document is "For Official Use Only." On their web page, however, FAS states, "But the full text was obtained independently..." Apparently, it was leaked. [PJK/SecrecyNews 30Aug06, Aftergood/TPMmuckraker 30Aug06, Rood]
AFIO PRESIDENT GENE POTEAT APPEARS AT RALEIGH SPY CONFERENCE ON CUBA Speaking before the Fourth Annual International Spy Conference held recently in Raleigh, North Carolina, AFIO President and retired senior CIA officer Gene Poteat described the 1962 Cuba missile crisis as a major accelerator in the arms race between the United States and the Soviet Union. According to Poteat, during the face off, Soviet leader Nikita Khrushchev recognized that the United States was the stronger country, which stayed his hand in firing the missiles from Cuba. However, with this recognition came a determination to accumulate more weapons in order to catch up with the U.S. The Spy Conference focused on Cuba this year, and due to Cuban leader Fidel Castro's recent health problems, took on an air of immediate relevancy that was supported a great deal by the Internet as news from Cuba broke throughout the conference. Brian Latell, a former CIA officer and National Intelligence Officer for Latin America, said that much of what is on the Internet is pure rumor and speculation, such as rumors that Castro was shot in the stomach. However, he says that more people are coming to believe that Castro is dying and the most prominent theory is that Castro has a metastasized cancer of the stomach, intestines or colon. Humberto Fontova says that indicators of Castro's faltering health could be detected back in June when government television started showing pictures of Raul, Fidel's younger brother and heir apparent, playing with his grandchildren. Raul normally stayed in the background. He also says that Castro's enemies have started a campaign targeting Raul. For CSPAN streaming video of the one hour panel portion of this multi-day event, visit: CSPAN Videos Choose "American Perspectives: American Perspectives: Couric & Schieffer, PBS Pres., & Castro (09/02/2006) [EAB/News&Observer 25Aug06/Clabby]
SECTION II - CONTEXT AND PRECEDENCE
CHINA DIMINISHES SOCIALIST HISTORY IN TEXTBOOKS IN FAVOR OF CAPITALISM This year when Shanghai students file into classrooms and crack their history textbooks they will be hard pressed to find any mention of Chairman Mao. That's because the Chinese revolutionist and father of Chinese Communism is mentioned only once, in a chapter on etiquette. Socialist reform prior to 1979 is covered in a single sentence. The purpose of this revision of history is "to promote a more stable, less violent view of Chinese history that serves today’s economic and political goals." The textbooks underwent the normal stringent government review and were approved for the classroom. Taking the place of traditional Chinese heroes are the likes of J.P. Morgan, Bill Gates, the space shuttle, Japan's bullet train and the New York Stock Exchange. The new textbooks are targeted at junior and senior high school students. Supporters say the books give students a more realistic view of what they will face in the world, as opposed to the old books that hadn't changed in the last quarter of a century. For now, the changes are limited to Shanghai, where the elite community is given more autonomy than the rest of the country. However, not everyone in Shanghai supports the new texts and a lively debate has been sparked. Mostly, critics oppose the deemphasizing of history as a subject. Chinese and world history have been condensed from 3 years to 2 years in junior high, and the one year of history in senior high school now focuses on culture, ideas and civilization. One Shanghai teacher wrote (anonymously, of course) in criticism of education authorities that, “The junior high textbook castrates history, while the senior high school textbook eliminates it entirely.” Zhou Chunsheng, a professor at Shanghai Normal University who helped write the new texts, said he wanted less focus on leaders and wars and more focus on people and societies. Professor Zhou said he followed the lead of French historian Fernand Braudel, who advocated the addition of culture, society, religion, economics and ideology into history curriculums. Zho claims that this movement has been underway in the United States and Europe for over 50 years. Marxism, communism and socialism will still be taught in classes on politics, however. [PJK/NYT 1Sep06/Kahn]
SECTION III - CYBER INTELLIGENCE
DATA ON ARMY LAPTOPS TO BE ENCRYPTED The Chief Information Officer for the U.S. Army, LTG Steven Boutelle, announced at the LandWarNet Conference sponsored by AFCEA that all Army laptops will be inventoried and then data on laptops will be encrypted to prevent theft and/or unauthorized access. This move comes in the wake of the theft of a Veteran's Department laptop that contained personal data on millions of veterans and active duty service members, and the theft data on 1,500 members of the National Nuclear Security Administration in a network breach at the Department of Energy. Boutelle said the Army shouldn't wait for the next big story to break in the news about data loss before doing something to protect the data. Therefore, each mobile data device in the Army will be identified and marked with a sticker, and organizations will be given instructions on encrypting data on them. The Army approves of three commercial products for the encryption of data- PointSec, Credant Technologies and Microsoft's Encrypting File System. The Office of Management and Budget made a similar move with a June memo that gave its departments until August 7th to encrypt data on mobile devices. [PJK/GCN 22Aug06/Onley]
HOMELAND SECURITY CHIEF SUPPORTS USE OF TRAVEL AGENT RECORDS TO IDENTIFY TERRORISTS BEFORE THEY BOARD PLANES In an article in the Washington Post, Secretary of Homeland Security Michael Chertoff expressed the need for intelligence and law enforcement agencies to have access to travel agent information in order to identify terror suspects before they board planes. Chertoff remarked that the current state-of-the-art uses Passenger Name Records (PNR) that are provided by foreign governments to U.S. authorities before a plane departs to the U.S. The PNR data has been collected on passengers sicne the early 1990's and have been very valuable in the post-9/11 war on terror; so much so that their continued use has been mandated by Congress. However, the PNR does not contain much of the information that the travel agent obtained when a suspect booked the flight; information such as credit card or payment information, contact data such as telephone numbers and addresses, and full itineraries. These data points could make it easier for investigators and Transportation Safety Administration (TSA) officials to identify possible terrorists and help unravel any possible plots. There are also limits on how the PNR data from some countries can be used. Agreements with European Union countries do not allow the TSA to share information from PNRs with the FBI or Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE). The data also cannot be shared with other governments. So, if for example, a PNR identifies someone that might have been involved in the recent terror plot to sneak liquid explosives onto planes out of the U.K., the TSA could not share that data with British investigators. Chertoff stresses that DHS takes tremendous steps to protect the privacy of all individuals, but recognizes the need for rules that allow for better sharing of the data. [KathyP/WashPost 29Aug06/Chertoff]
SECTION IV - BOOKS, SOURCES AND ISSUES
Mirrors of the Unseen: Journeys in Iran by Jason Elliot. Picador, $25.95 (320p) ISBN 0-312-30191-X Elliot, who also authored An Unexpected Light, writes here about his odyssey through Iran. He comments on the obvious dichotomy of Iran's private and public life. Behind closed doors Iranians drink alcohol, women speak their minds, and they are altogether Western. However, on the streets the mullah's rule with extreme religion. Elliot poses the question, will the Western tendencies of Iran's population ever be realized in their government, or will they remain under Islamic law. [EAB]
Presidents at War: From Truman to Bush, the Gathering of Military Power to Our Commanders in Chief by Gerald Astor Wiley. ISBN 0-471-69655-2. $24.95. This book examines the history of Presidential authority in committing U.S. forces to action without a declaration of war from Congress, including the Korean War, the Bay of Pigs, Vietnam, Cambodia, Lebanon, El Salvador, Grenada, Nicaragua, Panama, the Gulf War, Somalia, Kosovo, Afghanistan, and Iraq. Though the framers found it important enough to include in the Constitution in clear and exact language, "Congress has the power to declare war..." only five declarations of war (in which "Declaration of War" appeared in the title of the Congressional authorization) have been issued in the nation's history- the War of 1812, the Mexican-American War, the Spanish-American War, World War I and World War II. Most war-like events have occurred under authorization of Congress, all the way back to the Quasi-War against France in 1798 under President John Adams, but short of a declaration of war.
SECTION V - CAREERS, NOTES, LETTERS, QUERIES AND AUTHORS SEEKING ASSISTANCE, CORRECTIONS, OBITUARIES, COMING EVENTS
CAREERS AT THE
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announcements for positions at DHS Headquarters and the Preparedness
Directorate. These positions are posted on
Positions located in the Office of the Inspector General
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Positions located in the Directorate of Science and Technology
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ABC TO AIR 9/11 DOCUDRAMA ON FIFTH ANNIVERSARY OF TERROR ATTACKS ABC will air a five-hour docudrama miniseries "The Path to 9/11" on 10-11 September that is based on the 9/11 Commission Report and on ABC News correspondent John Miller's book, "The Cell." The series begins with the first bombing of the World Trade Center in 1993 and continues through the Clinton years and a number of aborted missions that may have captured or killed Osama bin Laden. The viewer is shown both the investigations of the FBI and CIA, as well as actions of the plotters, informants and U.S. allies such as Ahmed Shah Massoud, commander of the Northern Alliance and said to be the man who bin Laden most feared. [LawrenceS, PJK/AIM 30Aug06/Murty]
Research Assistance Needed
DO YOU HAVE FIRST-HAND KNOWLEDGE OF CIA INFLUENCE IN HUNGARY IN 1956?? My name is John Venham. I am a student in the REEI MA program, currently studying abroad in Hungary, and preparing a paper on the commemoration of the 1956 Hungarian uprising. The commemoration here is co-sponsored by the University of Debrecen and the Remember Hungary 1956 Foundation. My question for AFIO members is: Had the US government, in conjunction with input from intelligence (CIA) sources, formulated a defined policy agenda that influenced the RFE/RL broadcasts directed toward Hungary at the time. If so, please advise me what open sources may be available, if there is one good English language publication, or an archive where I should concentrate? And whether in your opinion this is possible to research in Hungary? Replies to John Venham at firstname.lastname@example.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: email@example.com or to firstname.lastname@example.org
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
8 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 email@example.com 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 firstname.lastname@example.org. 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 email@example.com
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 firstname.lastname@example.org
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/ Organizers Jonathan Farley, Stanford University, email@example.com Stefan Schmidt, Dresden Technical University, Germany, firstname.lastname@example.org Bernard Brooks, Rochester Institute of Technology, email@example.com Anthony Harkin, Rochester Institute of Technology, firstname.lastname@example.org Submit title and abstracts of papers to Jonathan Farley at email@example.com .
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; firstname.lastname@example.org
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 email@example.com 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; firstname.lastname@example.org. 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, 1Reston, VA. To make your reservation NOW online at the special convention rate of $129/nite at the hotel that has been voted the BEST hotel in Fairfax County, click here and following the instructions: https://resweb.passkey.com/Resweb.do?mode= welcome_ei_new&eventID=32661. Otherwise, call the Hyatt Regency Reston, 1800 Presidents Street, Reston, Virginia, USA 20190, Tel: 703 709 1234 Fax: 703 925 8295. They are located in a great walking (and parking) area of Reston with many shops, restaurants, and a even a skating rink.
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
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 firstname.lastname@example.org).
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 email@example.com for details. Meeting held at Orange Park Country Club, 2625 Country Club Blvd, Orange Park , FL.
8 December 06 - New York, NY - AFIO NY Metro Chapter holds evening meeting at Society of Illustrators Building, 128 East 63rd St, (between Park and Lexington). Check-in: 5:30 PM - 6:00 PM. Speakers to be announced. Buffet dinner, tables of eight. $45pp, includes drinks, coffee, dessert. Cash bar. Registration and more information available from Jerry Goodwin, Chapter President, at 212-308-1450, or email him at firstname.lastname@example.org.
12-14 December 06 - Chantilly, VA - MASINT V The MASINT Association's Annual Conference will be held with the National Reconnaissance Office. Write them at email@example.com
12 December 06 - Tampa, FL- AFIO Suncoast Chapter meets at 11:30 a.m. at the Officers' Club, at MacDill Air Force Base. The luncheon speaker is James Pavitt. A 31-year veteran of CIA, who in 1999 was appointed Deputy Director for Operations to head what is now known as the National Clandestine Service, the CIA directorate responsible for the clandestine collection of foreign intelligence. He had served as Associate Deputy Director for Operations from July 1997 through July 1999. He served longer in that position than any DDO in the last 30 years until retiring from CIA and the DO in August 2004. After joining the Agency in 1973 as a Career Trainee, he served in a variety of intelligence assignments in Europe, Asia and at CIA Headquarters. In 1990, he was assigned to the National Security Council as the Director for Intelligence Programs. In June 1992, President Bush appointed him Special Assistant to the President for National Security Affairs and NSC Senior Director for Intelligence Programs. Mr. Pavitt began his intelligence career in the United States Army from 1969-1971 as an intelligence officer. Jim Pavitt is currently a principle at the Scowcroft Group and also serves as a member of the AFIO National Board of Directors. For more information contact Don White, DonWhite@tampabay.rr.com
AND FOR 2007 CALENDARS ....
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 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 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 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 email@example.com for details. Meeting held at Orange Park Country Club, 2625 Country Club Blvd, Orange Park, FL.
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