AFIO Weekly Intelligence Notes #36-06 dated 11 September 2006

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The AFIO National Symposium for 2006 is looking closely at the Intelligence components of the vast Department of Homeland Security -  looking at Intelligence and law enforcement duties and issues - particularly port and border security. This important event will be held Friday 3 November to noon on Sunday, 5 November at the Hyatt Regency Hotel - Reston, 1800 Presidents St, Reston, VA 20190. Further information will be sent to all AFIO members-of-record this months with PERISCOPE.

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SECTION I - CURRENT INTELLIGENCE
PRESIDENT BUSH AND U.N. HUMAN RIGHTS CHIEF DIFFER ON USE OF NOT-SO SECRET PRISONS
HEZBOLLAH'S CABLE GUY OUT ON BAIL
AMERICAN AL-QAEDA MEMBER ADAM GADAHN WARNS AMERICANS TO CONVERT TO ISLAM BEFORE IT IS TOO LATE
NEW ARMY RULES FORBID OBJECTIONABLE INTERROGATION TECHNIQUES
SECTION II - CONTEXT AND PRECEDENCE
NSA IN THE SPOTLIGHT: "NO SUCH AGENCY" NO MORE
CAPTAIN SIR BASIL LIDELL HART AND HIS UNFORTUNATE D-DAY PREDICTION
SECTION III - CYBER INTELLIGENCE
FIVE YEARS AFTER SEPTEMBER 11TH AND MAJOR CYBER-SECURITY NEEDS STILL UNFULFILLED
CANADIAN MEDICAL RECORDS SAFE FROM CIA AND IN-Q-TEL INVESTIGATION FINDS
NAZI'S USED CRUDE STEGANOGRAPHY TECHNIQUES TO HIDE MORSE CODE MESSAGES IN FASHION PHOTOS
SECTION IV - BOOKS, SOURCES AND ISSUES
Books
The Mantle of the Prophet (Paperback) by Roy Mottahedeh. One World Publications. ISBN: 1851682341. $26.95
SECTION V - CAREERS, NOTES, LETTERS, QUERIES AND AUTHORS SEEKING ASSISTANCE, CORRECTIONS, OBITUARIES, COMING EVENTS
Notes
LEGENDARY FBI AGENT TO RETIRE AFTER 21 YEARS OF SERVICE
          NEW HOMELAND SECURITY MASTERS DEGREE PROGRAM - Long Island University
Coming Events
11 September 06 - Coral Gables, FL - Ted Shackley Chapter of AFIO, Miami-Dade, hosting Antonio J. Mendez and Jonna Mendez
14 September 06 - San Francisco, CA - AFIO's Jim Quesada Chapter Luncheon featuring David G. Ego, FBI ASAC on "Counterterrorism and the FBI Since 9/11."
14 - 18 September 06 - Arlington, VA - The OSS Society and the Carpetbaggers will be co-hosting a Reunion at the Crown Plaza Hotel Reagan National Airport
16 September 06 - Kennebunk, ME.  The Maine Chapter of AFIO will meet at 2:00 p.m. at the Kennebunk Free Library, Main St., Kennebunk.
17 September 06 - Washington, DC - The International Spy Museum presents "The Secret History of History - Moe Berg: Baseball’s Man of Mystery"
20 - 23 September 06 - Offutt AFB, NE - the Midwest Chapter of AFIO holds group reunion at U.S. Strategic Command (SAC)
21 September 06 - Colorado Springs, CO - AFIO Rocky Mountain Chapter Meeting holds meeting at USAF Academy O'Club
          21 September 06 - Washington, DC - Spy Museum’s Scavenger Hunt - Spy Behind the Scene
22 September 06 - New York, NY - AFIO NY Metro Chapter holds dinner featuring noted intelligence historian David Kahn
23 September 06 - Washington, DC - The Cold War Museum hosts a special Spy Tour of Washington.
4 - 5 October 06 - Bolling AFB, DC - Natl Military Intelligence Assoc 2-day conference on Joint Intel Ops Center with DIA
10 October 06 - Tampa, FL- AFIO Suncoast Chapter - at MacDill AFB O'Club
          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
12 October 06 - Washington, DC - Khrushchev’s Cold War: The Inside Story of an American Adversary at Spy Museum
14 October 06 - Lorton, VA - The COLD WAR MUSEUM HOSTS PROGRAM ON 1956 POLISH AND HUNGARIAN UPRISINGS
          19 October 06 - Washington, DC - National Portrait Gallery & Spy Museum present Spies on Screen - THIRTEEN DAYS
20 - 21 October 06 - Lubbock, TX - Texas Tech and CIA's Center for Study of Intelligence co-host "Intelligence in the Vietnam War,"
          21 October 06 - Seattle, WA - AFIO Pacific Northwest Chapter hosts Colin Beavan, author of "Operation Jedburgh"
21 October 06 - Kennebunk, ME - the Maine Chapter of AFIO will meet at 2:00 p.m. with author Colin Beavan at the Kennebunk Free Library, Main St., Kennebunk.
21 October 06 - Washington, DC - The National Archives Presents The Cold War: An Eyewitness Perspective A Public Symposium
22 - 24 October 06 - Savannah, GA - Convergence 2006 - talks, meeting, and colloquia on Israel and its future in the Middle East in face of terrorism.
          24 October 06 - Washington, DC - Intrigue at the Willard - Spy School Workshop: Spy Museum event at Willard Hotel
          26 September 06 - Bolling Air Force Base, Washington, DC - the Joint Military Intelligence College Annual Conference 2006
28 - 30 September 06 - Washington, DC - Call for Papers: The 3rd Conference on Mathematical Methods in Counterterrorism
3 - 5 November 06 - McLean, VA - AFIO National Intelligence Symposium with DHS on Homeland, Port and Border Security
3 - 4 November 06 - Hampton Beach, NH - AFIO New England hosts meeting at beautiful Ashworth-by-the-Sea Hotel with two speakers.
          9 November 06 - Washington, DC - Inside Stories - Capturing Jonathan Pollard: The Real Story at the Spy Museum
10 November 06 - Ft. Myer and Arlington National Cemetery - Army Counterintelligence Corps Veterans (ACICV) Annual "Day of Remembrance"
14 November 06 - Arlington, VA - Defense Intelligence Alumni Association (DIAA) Fall Luncheon
16 November 06 - Colorado Springs, CO - AFIO Rocky Mountain Chapter holds meeting at USAF Academy O'Club
          16 November 06 - Washington, DC - 6:30 pm - Domestic Spying: Anti-Terrorism or Anti-American?
18 November 06 - Kennebunk, ME.  The AFIO/ME Chapter will hear Todd DiFede, Supervisory Senior FBI Resident Agent for Maine
29 November - 1 Dec 06 - Washington, DC - Institute for Defense and Government Advancement host "Intelligence Analysis & Processing"
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
8 December 06 - New York, NY - AFIO NY Metro Chapter holds evening meeting
12 December 06 - Tampa, FL- AFIO Suncoast Chapter meets at 11:30 a.m. at the Officers' Club
12-14 December 06 - Chantilly, VA - MASINT V, The MASINT Association's Annual Conference
          20 January 07 - Kennebunk, ME. AFIO/ME will bring Maine's 9/11 memorial to Kennebunk for the meeting. Michael Clarke, Bath, Maine, firefighter
26 - 27 January 07 - Springfield, VA- Intelligence and Ethics 2007 and Call for Proposals
13 February 07 - Tampa, FL- AFIO Suncoast Chapter luncheon with Carl W Ford, Jr., former head of the State's Bureau of Intelligence and Research (INR)
3 March 07 - Orange Park, FL - AFIO North Florida Chapter Meeting
17-19 May 07 - Omaha, NE - SAC Intelligence/544th & Friends Reunion
2 June 07 - Orange Park, FL - AFIO North Florida Chapter Meeting
8 September 07 - Orange Park, FL - AFIO North Florida Chapter Meeting
18-19 October 07 - Laurel, MD - Symposium on Cryptologic History sponsored by the Center for Cryptologic History.
1 December 07 - Orange Park, FL - AFIO North Florida Chapter Meeting

SECTION I - CURRENT INTELLIGENCE

PRESIDENT BUSH AND U.N. HUMAN RIGHTS CHIEF DIFFER ON USE OF NOT-SO SECRET PRISONS On 6 September, President Bush announced the transfer of fourteen terrorist detainees, including a number of high-level Al-Qaeda operatives, from secret prisons overseas to the detention facility at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba. This marks the first time the President has publicly acknowledged the existence of the secret prisons. However, U.N. High Commissioner for Human Rights Louise Arbour said the President's plan to move the prisoners and provide them with Geneva Convention protections does not go far enough. While recognizing the President's announcement as “significant,” she called on the U.S. to end the detainment of terror suspects in secret prisons altogether. The President said that although this transfer would move the last of the detainees being held in secret U.S. prisons, he said that he would not end the program. In the past, Arbour, who is a former prosecutor and Canadian Supreme Court justice, called for the closing of the Guantanamo Bay detention facility in addition to the secret prisons. Among the fourteen detainees moved were three members of Al-Qaeda's top-level leadership- Khalid Sheik Mohamed who was purportedly the number three man in Al-Qaeda and mastermind of the 9/11 attacks, Ramzi Binalshibh- Al-Qaeda's military chief and Abu Zubaydah one of the planners of the 9/11 attacks. The recognition of the CIA's secret prisons coincides with the release of new military guidance on interrogation and clearly defined limits on what actions can be taken with a prisoner to elicit information. Arbour contends that there are still classified methods of interrogation used by the CIA, however, that cannot be reviewed by the international community for compliance with international standards on the treatment of prisoners. Members of the International Red Cross will visit the fourteen transferred prisoners next week, but its findings are always held confidential. [PJK/Reuters 8Sep06/Nebehay]

HEZBOLLAH'S CABLE GUY OUT ON BAIL Javed Iqbal, who was arrested for broadcasting the Hezbollah television station al-Manar was freed on bail on 29 August. Al-Manar has been deemed a "Specially Designated Global Terrorist Entity" by the U.S. Treasury Department. Iqbal, a resident of Staten Island, NY sells satellite television dishes as a trade and pedals terrorist TV on the side. He was able to purchase spare satellite time from a Brazilian company, but agreed not to air al-Manar over their satellite. Prosecutors contend that Iqbal did not honor his agreement. The U.S. is not alone in banning al-Manar. France, Spain and Holland and the four primary European satellite providers stopped carrying Manar due to its content. Of the ten major satellite television providers worldwide, only two carry Manar; one in Egypt and one in Saudi Arabia. The U.S., however, did not base its decision on content, although the NY Civil Liberties Union defends Iqbal stating, "In a free society, all speech is protected, regardless of viewpoint." The Treasury Department classified Manar as a terrorist entity based on its support to a terrorist organization; namely Hezbollah, which under an executive order signed by President Bush in the wake of the 9/11 attacks identifies a terrorist entity as any person or group that provides material and/or financial support to terrorist groups. Manar not only broadcasts Hezbollah propaganda, it also conducts fund raising for the organization by broadcasting bank account numbers where donors can transfer funds, and also provides its advertising proceeds to Hezbollah. The Treasury Department designation of Manar as a terrorist entity makes it illegal for Americans to conduct any transactions with the station and has frozen all of its U.S. assets. [PJK/NYPost 3Sep06]

AMERICAN AL-QAEDA MEMBER ADAM GADAHN WARNS AMERICANS TO CONVERT TO ISLAM BEFORE IT IS TOO LATE In a video released over Islamic extremist Internet sites last week, Al-Qaeda number two man Ayman al-Zawahiri introducted California kid turned Al-Qaeda member and now spokesman Adam Gadahn who warned American's to abandon the ways of the “crusader nation” and adopt Islam. His statement begins with an explicit denial of the United Nations, "whose resolutions," he accuses, "never fail to side with the Zionist Crusader fascists." Gadahn goes on to say that the United States should keep its democracy to itself, as the Middle East does not need democracy to rid itself of despots and tyrants, and he calls Christianity a “hollow shell of a religion.” He calls on all Christians who cling to empty faith and false conviction of inevitable salvation, and Jews, pagans and atheists to “cast off the cloak of spiritual darkness and... come into the light of Islam.” He says that even if the “Zionist Crusader missionaries of hate and counter-Islam consultants, like Daniel Pipes, Robert Spencer, Michael Scheuer, Steven Emerson, and yes, even the Crusader-in-chief George W. Bush," were to repent, accept Islam and turn their swords against the enemies of God, they would be "our brothers in Islam." Gadahn specifically calls on U.S. and British troops calling them "those who are fighting Bush's Crusader pipe dream in Afghanistan, Iraq, and wherever else 'Dubya' has sent you to die." He says that obviously Islam is winning, pointing to FBI Director Mueller's despair over the “tsunami of conversions” to Islam is sweeping across the U.S., making security difficult and challenging the existence of the “Crusader state.” In a veiled (or not so veiled) threat he says, “Time is running out, so make the right choice before it is too late and you meet the dismal fate of thousands before you." [LawrenceS/MEMRI 5Sep06]

NEW ARMY RULES FORBID OBJECTIONABLE INTERROGATION TECHNIQUES An new Army field manual expressly disallows the use of such objectionable interrogation techniques as forcing prisoners to endure long periods of solitary confinement, using military dogs to threaten prisoners, putting hoods over inmates' heads and strapping detainees to boards and dunking them in water to simulate drowning. It also provides all captives, even unlawful combatants, protections under the Geneva Conventions. Initially, the Defense Department wanted a separate interrogation protocol that would apply to non-traditional combatants, but after objections by the State Department and some senators on the Armed Services Committee, dropped that part of the regulation. Some human rights groups are still skeptical, though, and plan a full review of the manual to see which parts of the international treaty on the humane treatment of prisoners were followed and which were left out. Jumana Musa, a director at Amnesty International said, "If the new field manual embraces the Geneva Convention, it is an important return to the rule of law." Common Article 3 which is included in all four of the Geneva pacts ratified in 1949 applies to all detainees and forbids cruel treatment and torture, regardless of the detainees lawful status as a combatant. The application of Common Article 3 to terrorist prisoners comes in the wake of the Supreme Court decision in Hamda vs. Rumsfeld in which the court said the Geneva Convention, and particularly Common Article 3 could be applied to unconventional warfare like the War on Terror. The Army manual does not apply to detainees under CIA control in foreign run camps, but the McCain amendment says those prisoners will be protected from torture as well. The Pentagon had wanted to keep some of its interrogation techniques classified, fearing that adversaries could prepare for capture and interrogation and learn to resist questioning if they knew what they faced. However, the State Department feared that even if the techniques were humane, classifying them would alarm advocacy groups and draw international criticism. The manual draws on lessons from Abu Ghraib including rebuilding the separation between interrogators and those who run the prison. Some of the abuses at Abu Ghraib began after officers brought from Guantanamo Bay recommended allowing the military police running the prison to “set the conditions” for interrogation. [PJK/LATimes 6Sep06/Barnes]

SECTION II - CONTEXT AND PRECEDENCE

NSA IN THE SPOTLIGHT: "NO SUCH AGENCY" NO MORE Even inside the Intelligence Community it was known as “No Such Agency,” so secretive was the NSA. For more than 50 years, little was heard of this largest of the U.S. Intelligence organizations, which employs more than 35,000 collectors, analysts, mathematicians, computer scientists, managers, administrators, etc. In the past, even family members of employees didn't know what the organization did. When signs pointing the way to NSA where installed on the Baltimore-Washington Parkway, employees were horrified. However, in the wake of the 9/11 attacks, NSA has been thrust into the spotlight, particularly after the publicizing of the domestic anti-terror program that monitored phone calls between overseas locations and the U.S. The agency leaped into action after 9/11, with former Director of NSA (DIRNSA) Gen. Michael Hayden making frequent trips to the White House to update the President and the Cabinet on the wiretapping program. He frequently briefed members of Congress on the program and began building up a reputation on Capitol Hill as a “clear and cogent” briefer. Other intelligence agencies became grateful and frequent consumers of NSA intelligence products. In response to NSA's successes, Congress doubled the size of its budget. Former DIRNSA Bobby Inman said the NSA's sources were so important in the war on terror because, “other sources could not provide the critically needed information.” In October 2001, President Bush authorized the NSA to begin obtaining domestic phone records without a warrant and mine them for connections and patterns between U.S. numbers and numbers overseas, at least one of which was suspected of connections to a terrorist group or plot. Suspect calls could then be monitored. The program's success is debated amongst insiders, with some saying terrorist operations have been disrupted thanks to information obtained through the warrantless surveillance, and others saying that the millions of phone records have revealed very little of importance. Worthwhile or not, the negative publicity that came after the program broke in the media has shed a dark and ominous spotlight on the agency. Some officials say that the negative publicity alone made the program too costly. "Bush did a tremendous disservice to the agency and the people who work there" by failing to ask Congress to authorize the warrantless program, said a former top NSA official. "It creates a very negative and fearful image in the media for the American public, which is totally undeserved." The NSA is suffering in palpable terms as well. In 2004, in a “no confidence vote” Congress cut off DIRNSA's authority to spend money on any new large programs. Although Congress has not restored that authority, current DIRNSA Lt. Gen. Keith B. Alexander is pushing forward with a new strategic agenda for the agency that in an August 9 memo he called “dramatically different.” The new policy targets networked communications, adds new computerized tools and analytic methodologies, and strengthens information technology infrastructure management. Alexander also recognized the need to get the agency on a war-footing and better support the Pentagon's war-fighting needs. Although the full program is classified, Alexander apparently acknowledges an uphill battle in Congress, and therefore, published an unclassified marketing brochure that puts the new strategy out there for all to see. Such is the NSA's new public persona. [PJK/BaltSun 8Sep06/Gorman]

CAPTAIN SIR BASIL LIDELL HART AND HIS UNFORTUNATE D-DAY PREDICTION He called the Nazis “a party where bad manners were carried to the extreme,” and even advocated a truce with Germany in 1940. Although he did not quite get the evil of Nazism, he was recognized as one of the most brilliant military minds of the early 20th century and known as “the captain who taught generals.” After serving on the Somme during World War I, and being appalled at the casualties incurred, he spent the years between the wars badgering British brass to adopt more mobility and armor. Unfortunately, it was the Germans who listened and launched Blitzkrieg. Hart never stopped thinking about war, and in 1944 he wrote a private document he called Some reflections on the problem of invading the continent, in which he ruminated on why the Allies would never invade Normandy outlining the extraordinary advantages to such a plan which would be so obvious to the Germans as to make it untenable. Of course, Normandy was exactly the target of the planned Allied invasion and Hart's unearthing of this fact led Churchill to have Hart interrogated by MI-5. So exact was Hart's description of the invasion that Churchill believed there to be a leak in the senior leadership. After long sessions with questioners, Hart, who believed himself to be a military genius deserving of recognition, only admitted to having worked out the plan on his own, but told interrogators even if he had been informed of the plan it only would have been proper as he was a military expert. Hart's knowledge of the plan was so detailed that several sections of his interrogation record were excised to keep it from spreading further. MI-5 had to free Hart, but after he was let go his mail was opened,and his phone was tapped. Nothing suspicious was found though, and the records of the investigation were destroyed. The only record of telephone intercept that survives is one between Hart and his mother in which the analyst describes the mother as “an elderly woman with an uneducated accent.” The question of whether Lidell Hart had an inside source remains today. Alex Danchev, author of Alchemist of War believes Hart's story. He says that Hart lived and breathed war and probably had maps and charts strewn all over his home. Hew Strachan, history professor at Oxford, believes by 1944 Hart was on the outside and would not have had access to any such highly classified information. [CameronL/FT 8Sep06/Denning]

SECTION III - CYBER INTELLIGENCE

FIVE YEARS AFTER SEPTEMBER 11TH AND MAJOR CYBER-SECURITY NEEDS STILL UNFULFILLED The Department of Homeland Security has never scored above an 'F' in the federal government's annual report card for IT security. In 2005, Secretary Michael Chertoff announced the creation of a cyber security director to address the problems of the nation's lack of a comprehensive IT security plan. After a year, the post is still empty. Marcus Sachs, a former Bush adviser on Internet security says that it is difficult to generate interest and immediacy, especially in the Congress, in cyber security when they are worried about chemical weapons and dirty bombs. Also, there has never been a cyber attack that is clearly traceable to a terrorist group, which further undermines efforts to support IT protection. Cyber defense experts say they are confident IT security spending will increase after the first major attack, but predict that such an attack could cost the U.S. economy billions, or even trillions of dollars. [PJK/NetworkWorld 7Sep06/Ames]

CANADIAN MEDICAL RECORDS SAFE FROM CIA AND IN-Q-TEL INVESTIGATION FINDS In reaction to privacy advocates' concerns over In-Q-Tel's investment in a Canadian software company that develops patient medical records applications, Ontario's information and privacy commissioner Ann Cavoukian launched an investigation to determine if any private data was exposed to the CIA. The software firm, Initiate Systems, Inc. develops software that manages patient records in Ontario and other Canadian provinces. The investigation showed that personal medical data was not at risk for exposure to U.S. intelligence collection as a result of Initiate's relationship with In-Q-Tel, the CIA's venture capital wing. Doug Tighe, an In-Q-Tel spokesman, said that is what his organization maintained all along. Tighe said that just because the CIA was interested in the same data management programs used for Canadian medical records, it did not mean the CIA was interested in Canadians' medical data. [PJK/WashPost 4Sep06/Witte]

NAZIS USED CRUDE STEGANOGRAPHY TECHNIQUES TO HIDE MORSE CODE MESSAGES IN FASHION PHOTOS British secret files recently opened to the public showed that the Nazis were using a crude form of steganography, the science of hiding messages in innocuous cover media, to insert Morse code messages in fashion photographs. Current technology that wasn't available to the Nazis inserts messages into digital photos by encoding the unused bits in a photo's data file. To the naked eye, the photo would appear unaltered. However, in the Nazi exhibits, a pattern of dots and dashes, used to spell out the secret message could be discerned. The British intelligence service broke the covert communications channel early in its use and deployed censors to detect the secret messages. An example included the message “heavy reinforcements for the enemy expected hourly” spelled out in the uneven stitching of the models' gowns, hats and blouses to form the dots and dashes of Morse code. Besides the fashion photos, other methods employed to hide messages sent through the mail included invisible ink, indentations on letters, descriptions of chess moves and sheet music. There were also secret alphabets that would spell out messages if the first letter of each word were taken. The capture of two Nazi spies in 1942 revealed such a code that the British hadn't detected. Britain's chief spy during the war, David Petrie, found the revelation of the previously unknown code “somewhat disturbing.” The code was used in a letter that secretly conveyed the message “14 Boeing Fortresses arrived yesterday in Hendon (London). Pilots expect to raid Kiel (Germany)." [CameronL/WashPost 4Sep06/Griffiths]

SECTION IV - BOOKS, SOURCES AND ISSUES

Books

The Mantle of the Prophet (Paperback) by Roy Mottahedeh. One World Publications. ISBN: 1851682341. $26.95 This book was first published in 2000, but finds renewed relevancy in light of today's events in Iran. According to Amazon reviewers, it is one of the best records ever written of the 1979 Islamic revolution in Iran. Mottahedeh provides a deep examination of the Shi'a, their philosophy, beliefs, and the mix of socio-economic conditions that led to the uprising and overthrow of the shah. [Amazon]


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

Notes

LEGENDARY FBI AGENT TO RETIRE AFTER 21 YEARS OF SERVICE Brad Garrett is one of the highest profile agents to have worked in the Washington office of the FBI. He was the agent who solved the Starbucks triple killing in Georgetown in 1997, extracted a confession from Beltway sniper suspect Lee Boyd Malvo and followed the trail of a man who murdered CIA employees by firing an AK-47 through their windshields as they sat in their cars in front of the Langley CIA headquarters in 1993. He cornered the latter suspect, Mir Aimal Kasi, in Pakistan and obtained his confession on the flight home. On 31 August, Garrett retired after 21 years of service with the Bureau. Garrett is not going willingly, however. The mandatory age of retirement for the FBI is 57. Garrett is 58, finishing up a one-year extension approved by the FBI Director. He leaves behind other high profile cases that he says have become part of him, and he was following up on leads until the very end. Just recently he jumped on a plane to follow a possible lead in the Chandra Levy murder case. Another case he feels particularly close to is the 1995 slaying of a Vietnamese woman and her 2 1/2 year-old baby, the bad ending to a kidnapping which may have been perpetrated by Vietnamese organized crime in Northern Virginia. Other agents and even some of the criminals he has apprehended sing Garrett's praises. He is a former probation officer with a doctorate in criminal justice who is known for his patient and intelligent approach in interrogations. He was the one who extracted the confession from Ramzi Yousef in the first World Trade Center attack in 1993. He showed no interest in moving into management, and only wanted to solve cases. So, as the sun sets on a stellar FBI career, Garrett plans to start a private investigative practice, but will always miss being an agent. [EAB/WashPost 28Aug06/Lengel]

NEW HOMELAND SECURITY MASTERS DEGREE PROGRAM - Long Island University now Offers Master’s Degree in Homeland Security, First of its Kind in New York State, in September 2006 Southampton, N.Y. – Addressing the dangers of the post-9/11 world and the burgeoning demand for well educated and highly competent homeland security professionals, Long Island University's Southampton Graduate Campus will offer one of the nation’s first master’s degrees in homeland security beginning in September 2006. The Master of Science in Homeland Security Management was approved and registered on May 25 by the New York State Education Department. The 12-course, 36-credit program – the first of its kind in New York State -- is also Long Island University’s first fully online degree. The program was recognized and commended as “one of the nation’s leading graduate programs in the Homeland Security/Homeland Defense field” by Dr. Paul Stockton, associate provost of the Naval Postgraduate School in Monterey, California. Course titles for the M.S. in Homeland Security Management include “Constitutional Issues in Homeland Security Management,” “Domestic and International Terrorism,” “Border and Transportation Security,” and “Weapons of Mass Destruction.” Students will complete their course work through assigned reading and writing and participation in threaded Internet discussion boards. The master’s degree program is designed for busy professionals in such fields as law enforcement, emergency management, public administration and health care, the military and corporate security who wish to advance their knowledge and careers, as well as for elected and appointed officials at the federal, state and local levels and people with undergraduate degrees who are interested in a career in this growing field.
The faculty of Long Island University’s Homeland Security Management Institute are all highly experienced practitioners who hold doctoral degrees and have held high-ranking positions in such police departments as New York; Los Angeles; White Plains, N.Y.; Aurora, Colo.; and Queensland, Australia, as well as the U.S. Air Force Academy and U.S. Northern Command. Among the faculty are four Fulbright scholars and five first responders to the World Trade Center on Sept. 11, 2001. The Institute’s Board of Advisers boasts top names in homeland security including such innovators and leaders as Los Angeles Police Chief and former New York Police Commissioner William J. Bratton; Daniel T. Mullin, senior director for Security and Facility Management for Major League Baseball; New Jersey State Police Superintendent Col. Joseph R. Fuentes; Reps. Peter T. King, chairman of the House Homeland Security Committee; and Steve Israel, member of the House Armed Services Committee. According to Dr. Vincent Henry, associate professor and director of the Homeland Security Management Institute, “We’re thrilled and honored that our curriculum has been approved as the first Master’s degree in Homeland Security in New York State -- an academically rigorous and professionally relevant curriculum developed and delivered by professionals, for professionals. On a daily basis, our distinguished faculty of Senior Fellows roll up their sleeves and do the work they teach.” The University’s Homeland Security Management Institute began offering a 15-credit, graduate-level, online advanced certificate in homeland security management in September 2005. All 15 credits of the advanced certificate curriculum are applicable to the new master’s degree in Homeland Security Management. For more information about the master’s degree in Homeland Security Management or the advanced certificate, contact Dr. Vincent Henry at Vincent.Henry@liu.edu or Director of Graduate Admissions Joyce Tuttle at 631-287-8010 or Joyce.Tuttle@liu.edu, or log onto www.southampton.liu.edu/homeland.

Coming Events

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 mbramirez@spencer-lawfirm.net. Donations of: $25 are requested to support The University of Miami Intelligence Education Program at the UM School of Business

14 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 � 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 successes.
Entr�e: 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 beebs71@aol.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

Friday 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 historian!
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 afiometro@yahoo.com

23 September 06 - Washington, DC - The Cold War Museum hosts a special Spy Tour of Washington.  The Cold War Museum hosts a tour of various espionage sites in Arlington, Washington, and Georgetown; observe the former Caf�' 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, lattice@stanford.edu   Stefan Schmidt, Dresden Technical University, Germany, stefan@phoenixmath.com   Bernard Brooks, Rochester Institute of Technology, bpbsma@rit.edu   Anthony Harkin, Rochester Institute of Technology, aahsma@rit.edu   Submit title and abstracts of papers to Jonathan Farley at lattice@stanford.edu .

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 

Saturday, 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 museum�s 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. Hovnanian� Homes, Marriott Fairfax at Fair Oaks, Northern Virginia Community College, and Verizon. For more information contact Francis Gary Powers, Jr., 703-273-2381; gpowersjr@coldwar.org

Thursday, 19 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 steve.maxner@ttu.edu or call (806) 742-9010 for more information. Deadline for submissions: August 1, 2006

21 October 06 - Seattle, WA - AFIO Pacific Northwest 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 Museum of Flight, East Marginal Way South, Seattle, WA 98108-4097 at 09:30 a.m. Contact 253-720-3376 for information

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

21 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.
�The Cold War: An Eyewitness Perspective� 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 

22 - 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; orlyusa@aol.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 

AFIO National Symposium 2006 looks at the Intelligence Office of the Department of Homeland Security

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The AFIO National Symposium for 2006 is focused on the Intelligence components of the vast Department of Homeland Security -  looking at Intelligence and law enforcement duties and issues - particularly port and border security. This important event will be held Friday 3 November to noon on Sunday, 5 November at the Hyatt Regency Hotel - Reston, 1800 Presidents St, Reston, VA 20190. Further information will be sent to all AFIO members-of-record this months with PERISCOPE.

 If making flight reservations now, plan to arrive on Thursday, 2 November, and depart late in the afternoon on Sunday, 5 November. The closest airport to Reston, VA is Dulles. The hotel provides free airport shuttle service to/from Dulles. The Event is located in a prime walking area filled with shops and superb restaurants. Easy parking.  To make your reservation online NOW at the special AFIO Symposium rate of $129/nite [single or double occup.] while still available, 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 

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 alindberg10@comcast.net

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 ellyb@starpower.net).

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

18 November 06 - Kennebunk, ME.  The AFIO/ME Chapter will hear Todd DiFede, Supervisory Senior FBI Resident Agent for Maine who will speak on the work of the Maine Joint Terrorism Task Force. 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.

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

8 December 06 - New York, NY - AFIO NY Metro Chapter holds evening meeting at Society of Illustrators Building, 128 East 63rd St, (between Park and Lexington). Check-in: 5:30 PM - 6:00 PM. Speakers to be announced. Buffet dinner, tables of eight. $45pp, includes drinks, coffee, dessert. Cash bar. Registration and more information available from Jerry Goodwin, Chapter President, at 212-308-1450, or email him at afiometro@yahoo.com.

12-14 December 06 - Chantilly, VA - MASINT V The MASINT Association's Annual Conference will be held with the National Reconnaissance Office. Write them at masintassoc@earthlink.net

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 ....

20 January 07 - Kennebunk, ME.  AFIO/ME will bring Maine's 9/11 memorial to Kennebunk for the meeting.  Michael Clarke, Bath, Maine, firefighter who went to New York City the day after the attacks to participate in search and rescue will be the speaker.  Clarke grew up on Long Island and was a fifth-generation NYC firefighter before coming to Maine.  The memorial features a section of steel girder from one of the World Trade Center towers.  Only 25 sections of girders have been released and Bath is believed to be the only fire department in New England to have a section.  The memorial, which weighs 550 pounds, will remain in display at the library for two weeks following the meeting. 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.

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 conference2007@intelligence-ethics.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 begonia@coj.net for details.  Meeting held at Orange Park Country Club, 2625 Country Club Blvd, Orange Park, FL.

17-19 May 2007 - Omaha, NE - SAC Intelligence/544th & Friends Reunion We have activated a SAC IN/544th & Friends Reunion website to update you on our reunion planning efforts. The web site address is: http://sacintelreunion.com (note: there is no www in the address). The web site is still UNDER CONSTRUCTION, and will be for some time as we incrementally add/refine relevant reunion information. The initial web site data includes, among other items, a main (i.e. home) page with reunion overview information, and a "participant" link that contains a list of the SAC IN/544th & Friends alumni that we've contacted to date. We request that you review this list to identify anyone you may know who is not on the list and, in turn, contact them (info Marv Howell: marvh@cox.net) and advise them of our reunion plans and ask them to contact Marv to let him know if they are interested (or not) in attending the reunion. Your assistance in identifying and contacting other potential reunion attendees is key to our getting the word out to as many people as possible and is very important to our "sizing" the reunion and developing related reunion cost data. We're also pleased to report that we have signed a contract with the Embassy Suites reserving a ballroom with a capacity of 350 for our banquet on Saturday, May 19, 2007. Additionally, we have blocked 50 rooms at a special rate for our reunion attendees ($129 plus tax, double occupancy). We encourage attendees who plan on staying at the Embassy Suites to make their reservations at the earliest convenient date to be insured of getting the discounted group room rate. Reservations should be made either directly with the Omaha Embassy Suites (402) 346-9000, or through the Embassy Suites central reservation center at 1-800-362-2779, request the "SAC 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 begonia@coj.net for details.  Meeting held at Orange Park Country Club, 2625 Country Club Blvd, Orange Park, FL.

8 September 07 - Orange Park, FL - AFIO North Florida Chapter Meeting. Contact Quiel Begonia at begonia@coj.net for details.  Meeting held at Orange Park Country Club, 2625 Country 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 begonia@coj.net for details. Meeting held at Orange Park Country Club, 2625 Country Club Blvd, Orange Park, FL.

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