AFIO Weekly Intelligence Notes #40-06 dated 9 October 2006

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AFIO President, former CIA Officer Gene Poteat
provides personal, first-hand behind-the-scenes narrative
to accompany the screening of the film: THIRTEEN DAYS
on this Famous Cold War Showdown
.

WHEN: Thursday, 19 October 06
WHERE: National Portrait Gallery, Washington, DC, in conjunction with International Spy Museum's Spies On Screen Program
TIME: 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


AFIO National Symposium 2006
focusing on the Intelligence Duties and Office of the
Department of Homeland Security

Banquet Speaker:  The Hon. Fred Thompson,
former counsel, Senate Intelligence Committee, and famous actor of Emmy Award winning Law & Order series and many Hollywood films [confirmed]

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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.

 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 


SECTION I - CURRENT INTELLIGENCE
MEETING CONFIRMED BETWEEN RICE AND TENET IN JULY 2001 AS TOLD IN WOODWARD BOOK
NEW U.S. MILITARY DOCTRINE AND THE ZEN OF COUNTERINSURGENCY
COURT OF APPEALS ALLOWS NSA COUNTERTERRORISM DOMESTIC WIRETAPPING PROGRAM TO OPERATE DURING APPEAL
ONLY A SMALL FRACTION OF FIGHTERS IN IRAQ ARE FOREIGN
NORTH KOREAN THREAT OF NUCLEAR TEST HEIGHTENS TENSIONS ALONG BORDER WITH SOUTH
SECTION II - CONTEXT AND PRECEDENCE
OBSTACLES TO USING DEMOCRACY TO STEM THE SPREAD OF RADICAL ISLAM AND TERRORISM

SECTION III - CYBER INTELLIGENCE

AS CONGRESS RECESSES SEVERAL TECHNOLOGY BILLS ARE LEFT UNDECIDED
DIRECTOR OF NATIONAL INTELLIGENCE IS CONCERNED ABOUT TECHNOLOGY GAPS
COMMERCE DEPARTMENT COMPUTER SYSTEM SUFFERED DEBILITATING ATTACK FROM CHINESE SERVERS
SECTION IV - BOOKS, SOURCES AND ISSUES
Movies
ACTOR OM PURI HAS SIGNED FOR A LEAD ROLE IN MIKE NICHOLS' "CHARLIE WILSON'S WAR" OPPOSITE HANKS AND ROBERTS

SECTION V - CAREERS, NOTES, LETTERS, QUERIES AND AUTHORS SEEKING ASSISTANCE, CORRECTIONS, OBITUARIES, COMING EVENTS
Careers
NEW JOBS AT THE DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY
 
Coming Events
Saturdays, starting 30 September 06 - Washington, DC - The International Spy Museum and Gray Lines launch "Spy City Tours (tm)."
10 October 06 - Tampa, FL- AFIO Suncoast Chapter - at MacDill AFB O'Club
11 October 06 - Washington, DC - 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
14 October 06 - Long Beach, CA - "Tea & Intrigue" - The Trans-Oceanic & New Americas Group is hosting an afternoon with Nigel West
18-20 October 06 - London - Society of Competitive Intelligence Professional’s European Summit
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 - 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
28 October 06 - Seattle, WA - AFIO Pacific Northwest Chapter hosts Colin Beavan, author of "Operation Jedburgh"
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.
4 November 06 - Indian Harbour Beach, FL - AFIO Florida Satellite Chapter hears Dr. Jack Baghdassarian on "Origins of Islamic Terrorism"
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)
15 February 07 - Colorado Springs, CO - AFIO Rocky Mountain Chapter holds luncheon meeting
3 March 07 - Orange Park, FL - AFIO North Florida Chapter Meeting
10 March 07 - Melbourne, FL - AFIO Florida Satellite Chapter meets at the Indian River Colony Club
15 March 07 - Colorado Springs, CO - AFIO Rocky Mountain Chapter holds luncheon meeting
12 May 07 - Indian Harbour Beach, FL - AFIO Florida Satellite Chapter meets at the Eau Gallie Yacht Club
17 May 07 - Colorado Springs, CO - AFIO Rocky Mountain Chapter holds luncheon meeting
17-19 May 07 - Omaha, NE - SAC Intelligence/544th & Friends Reunion
2 June 07 - Orange Park, FL - AFIO North Florida Chapter Meeting
19 July 07 - Colorado Springs, CO - AFIO Rocky Mountain Chapter holds luncheon meeting
4 August 07 - - Melbourne, FL - AFIO Florida Satellite Chapter meets at the Indian River Colony Club
8 September 07 - Orange Park, FL - AFIO North Florida Chapter Meeting
20 September 07 - Colorado Springs, CO - AFIO Rocky Mountain Chapter holds luncheon meeting
18-19 October 07 - Laurel, MD - Symposium on Cryptologic History sponsored by the Center for Cryptologic History.
3 November 07 - Indian Harbour Beach, FL - AFIO Florida Satellite Chapter meets at the Eau Gallie Yacht Club
15 November 07 - Colorado Springs, CO - AFIO Rocky Mountain Chapter holds luncheon meeting
1 December 07 - Orange Park, FL - AFIO North Florida Chapter Meeting

SECTION I - CURRENT INTELLIGENCE

MEETING CONFIRMED BETWEEN RICE AND TENET IN JULY 2001 AS TOLD IN WOODWARD BOOK According to Bob Woodward's new book, State of Denial, Director of the CIA George Tenet and his counter-terrorism deputy J. Coffer Black requested an emergency meeting with then National Security Adviser Condoleezza Rice on July 10 , 2001 to brief her on an alarming and impending Al-Qaeda threat against the United States. In his book, Woodward claims that Rice brushed off Tenet and did not heed his warning. When originally confronted with this story on her plane while traveling in the Middle East, Rice said she did not remember an emergency meeting with Tenet, but explained that she had met with him several times that summer to discuss al-Qaeda. Further, she said that it was "incomprehensible" that she would have ignored dire al-Qaeda threats. "What I'm quite certain of, is that it was not a meeting in which I was told that there was an impending attack and I refused to respond," Rice said. Scott McCormack, Rice's spokesman, confirmed that Rice did meet with Tenet on July 10, 2001, and added that the September 11th Commission was also informed of the meeting. Tenet actually gave the same briefing to members of the 9/11 committee in 2004, but the an account of the briefing was not included in the commission's final report. Members of the commission disagreed with Woodward's characterization that Tenet left the meeting with Rice feeling frustrated and ignored. “Tenet never told us that he was brushed off,” said Richard Ben-Veniste, a Democratic member of the commission. “We certainly would have followed that up.”  Furthermore, the White House is saying that Rice not only took the warning seriously, she asked Tenet to meet with and brief Secretary of Defense Donald Rumsfeld and Attorney General John Ashcroft. Ashcroft says that he never received the briefing, although the State Department is reporting that the briefing that Rice requested had occurred by July 17, 2001. An intelligence official who helped prepare the briefing said that the briefing consisted of PowerPoint slides and was a "10 on a scale of 1 to 10" that "connected the dots" of earlier intelligence reports. A Pentagon spokesman said that he had no information on what Rumsfeld may have been briefed at Rice's request. [CameronL, PJK/NYT 2Oct06, Shenon and Mazzetti/SJMercNews 2Oct06, Landay, Strobel and Walcott]

NEW U.S. MILITARY DOCTRINE AND THE ZEN OF COUNTERINSURGENCY It has been over 20 years since the U.S. Army last published a manual on counterinsurgency operations (COIN). Since that time, innumerable lessons have been learned on the battlefields of Afghanistan and Iraq. The Army is incorporating these lessons into a new field manual [FM 3-24] designed to overhaul and modernize the way soldiers fight these so-called "low intensity conflicts." The manual, still in draft form, recognizes that the Army and Marines cannot fight Islamic extremists and Saddam loyalists the same way the U.S. fought the Viet Cong. It also recognizes that protecting the civilian population is the most important weapon in fighting an insurgency. It warns against dependence on aggressive offensive operations and the need to treat detainees humanely. The new doctrine is part of a larger effort to move the military from use of decisive firepower and fast battlefield maneuverability against a conventional adversary and transform to fight irregular warfare.  Chapter 1 opens by quoting a Special Operations officer in Iraq as characterizing this irregular warfare, "Counterinsurgency is not just a thinking man's warfare- it is the graduate level of war." The document is embodied by the zen-like nine paradoxes of counterinsurgency:

Some of this thinking is in direct contradiction to how the military has been trained to fight. For example, in Bosnia and Kosovo troops hunkered down on bases behind fences and sand bags. However, the doctrine now points out, "The more you protect your force, the less secure you are," recognizing the need to interact with the people to gather intelligence and understand their needs. Perhaps the hardest paradox for a soldier to understand is that, "Tactical success guarantees nothing." However, as Col. Harry Summers tells, in a conversation with a North Vietnamese officer Summers said, "“You know you never defeated us on the battlefield.” The Vietnamese supposedly responded, "That may be so, but it is also irrelevant." The Army's new doctrine takes into account this type of counterintuitive logic in addressing counterinsurgency. [LawrenceS/NYT 4Oct06, Gordon/USArmy Jun06]

COURT OF APPEALS ALLOWS NSA COUNTERTERRORISM DOMESTIC WIRETAPPING PROGRAM TO OPERATE DURING APPEAL Last week WINs reported [WINs Issue #39-06] that U.S. District Court Judge Anna Diggs Taylor had given the government a one-week stay on shutting down the NSA domestic telephone surveillance program in order to pursue a longer stay from the Court of Appeals. That longer stay, to last through the appeal process, was granted last Wednesday, by the unanimous decision the three-judge panel of the 6th U.S. Court of Appeals in Cincinnati. The Justice Department had argued that stopping the program would cause "irreparable harm" to the country, noting that, "the country will be more vulnerable to a terrorist attack." The judges gave little explanation for their decision but granted their ruling by balancing the likelihood an appeal would succeed, the potential damage to both sides and the public interest. [PJK/CNN 4Oct06]

ONLY A SMALL FRACTION OF FIGHTERS IN IRAQ ARE FOREIGN The National Intelligence Estimate (NIE) leaked to the New York Times and other papers said that Iraq had become a "cause célèbre" for jihadists and that "Perceived jihadist success there would inspire more fighters to continue the struggle elsewhere....," but, "Should jihadists leaving Iraq perceive themselves ... to have failed, we judge fewer fighters will be inspired to carry on the fight." The declassified portion of the NIE that President Bush authorized to be released, though, did not put a number on how many foreign fighters might be involved in jihad in Iraq. As it turns out, most of the fighters in Iraq are Iraqi, with only an estimated one in ten coming from a foreign country. According to Maj. Gen. William Caldwell, chief US military spokesman in Iraq, 50-70 fighters sneak into Iraq each month, with most coming from Saudi Arabia, Sudan, Egypt, or Syria. Between January and mid-September, approximately 630 foreign fighters had been captured in Iraq. The estimate of the total foreign fighting force is between 800 and 2,000. However, the total insurgency is estimated at about 20,000. It is unknown how the war in Iraq will affect the global jihad. The anti-Soviet war in Afghanistan in the 1980's generated substantial numbers of battle-hardened Islamic warriors. It is unclear if Iraq will have that same effect. Analysts are quick to point out, though, that numbers aren't everything. There is already evidence that experienced veterans of the Iraqi battlefields are returning to Europe prepared to spread jihad. Countries in the region are also feeling the effects of the Iraqi war with Jordan, Kuwait, Syria, Qatar, and Saudi Arabia seeing spillover violence from Iraq. The recent killing of Abu Musab al-Zarqawi, the Jordanian who led al-Qaeda in Iraq, may actually serve to clarify bin Laden's jihadist message. While Zarqawi focused the fight on the "near enemy" namely apostate Shiite Muslims, bin Laden targets the "far enemy"- the U.S. and the West.Brian Fishman, a scholar at the US Army's Combating Terrorism Center say, "Zarqawi's death may actually strengthen the negotiating position of jihadists dedicated to attacking the US homeland." [Harvey/CSM 2Oct06/Grier]

NORTH KOREAN THREAT OF NUCLEAR TEST HEIGHTENS TENSIONS ALONG BORDER WITH SOUTH North Korean soldiers, who may have only been trying to get to a fishing stream, crossed the line between North and South Korea and received 40 warning shots from guards on the South Korean side. Border skirmishes such as this are rare, with this being only the second this year. It was just a sign of the heightening tensions between North and South as Pyongyang continues to threaten an underground test of its nuclear weapon. Experts believed that the test may come as soon as this week. The U.N. Security Council issued a stern warning to North Korea to abandon its nuclear ambitions or face harsh, but unspecified consequences. Meanwhile, individual states are making efforts to avert the test. Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe was to visit Chinese President Hu Jintao in Beijing before flying to Seoul to meet with the South Korean President Roh Moo-hyun. Abe said that Japan was prepared to push for severe punitive measures at the U.N. against North Korea if it proceeds with its test. Japan is preparing to tep up economic sanctions against North Korea, tighten trade restrictions and freeze additional North Korea-linked bank accounts. Experts warn that the test could lead to an arms race and destabilize the region. North Korea left the six-party talks that included the U.S., Japan, China, Russia, and South Korean last year in response to American sanctions. [WashTimes 8Oct06/Greimel]


SECTION II - CONTEXT AND PRECEDENCE

OBSTACLES TO USING DEMOCRACY TO STEM THE SPREAD OF RADICAL ISLAM AND TERRORISM President Bush has forwarded the establishment of democracies as the best way to defend against the spread of terrorism. However, many experts gathering at a conference hosted by the Foreign Policy Research Institute and the Begin-Sadat Center 12-14 September 2006, found that there may be consequences to this strategy when democracy is employed in the fight against terrorism and in the Middle East. First, democracy survives through freedom of the press, freedom of movement and restraints on the government, which terrorists exploit. Stronger, more stable democracies have built-in safeguards to protect against these exploitations, but new, weaker democracies, especially ones with out widespread support of established institutions, do not and may more easily fall prey to terrorism. Establishing these democracies requires the long-term support of the citizens whose armed forces are employed in small wars with possibly high casualties in the quest of an esoteric goal. President Bush says that democracy is the God-given right of every individual, but the individual is deemphasized in Arab culture, where politics has evolved around a well-defined code of behavior to which the individual and group must adhere in order to avoid tribalism and anarchy. The experts saw the mainly homogenous society of the Palestinian territories a better test bed for democracy than the warring factions in Iraq. They contend that the Palestinian elections showed that America overemphasized the importance of elections as the test of democracy and that the election of Hamas as the ruling party revealed the public's resistance to Western ways. Finally, the U.S. must work with non-democratic governments in the war on terrorism, which sends a confusing and diluted message to target populations, and portrays America as contradictory.  [LawrenceS/FPRI 4Oct06/Sicherman]


SECTION III - CYBER INTELLIGENCE

AS CONGRESS RECESSES SEVERAL TECHNOLOGY BILLS ARE LEFT UNDECIDED Congress departed Washington last week to prepare for the November 7th elections. When it returns on November 9th, it will enter a lame duck session. A number of technology-related bills were not acted on before the recess, and are doubtful to be raised when Congress returns. Among the bills was the Prevention of Fraudulent Access to Phone Records Act, which would make it possible to seek damages against a company that obtained a person's phone records under false pretenses. This act, known as pretexting, came under increased scrutiny lately due to the scandal at Hewlett-Packard where corporate executives used questionable techniques to obtain information on board members, employees and journalists in order to discover a the person who leaked corporate proprietary information to the press. Although President Bush emphasized the importance of passing bills that would legislate the warrantless telephone surveillance program, two bills were left unresloved. One bill that did pass makes it illegal for U.S. banks and credit card companies to process transactions from on-line gambling sites. A group of professional poker players lobbied Congress to vote down the bill, House Republicans backed it saying that off-shore gambling sites were circumventing and breaking U.S. gambling control laws. [PJK/PCWorld 2Oct06/Gross]

DIRECTOR OF NATIONAL INTELLIGENCE IS CONCERNED ABOUT TECHNOLOGY GAPS The Director of National Intelligence (DNI) John Negroponte is worried. He worries that by next year the Internet will house over 637 petabytes (all of the holdings of the Library of Congress amounts to only 0.02 petabytes) and the jihadis are hiding in all that data, publishing their training and spreading the Islamic radicalism. The DNI also worries that only 15% of American college students are majoring in science or engineering- compared with 50 percent in China, 67 percent in Singapore, 38 percent in South Korea and 47 percent in France, and that 34% of Ph.D.'s in the natural sciences and 56% of engineering Ph.D.'s awarded in the U.S. go to foreign born students. Negroponte describes this situation as a risk to U.S. national security. In 1990 the U.S. had a high-tech trade surplus of $30 billion, now there is a $30 billion deficit. "We are confronting adversaries who are achieving exponential improvements in their operations through widely available cutting-edge technology in which their R&D costs are any CEO's dream -- zero," he said. Further, he cites three "credibility gaps" that affect intelligence: U.S. collection capabilities are not pervasive and persistent enough- human intelligence enabling technology is far from where it needs to be; intelligence analysis suffers from a lack of collaborative infrastructure and tools to help minimize analyst information overload; and U.S. ability to foster prudent information sharing remains inhibited by rigid, segregated networks that are too vulnerable to compromise. There is good news on the horizon, though. The Intelligence Advanced Research and Development Activity (IARDA) is spearheading "revolutionary capabilities that will surprise our adversaries and help us avoid being surprised."  Eric Haseltine, former Director of NSA research and development is in charge of "reinventing and reinvigorating S&T across the Intelligence Community." Some of the advances that Negroponte says are in development include: "helping us uncover foreign activities that have been hidden underground to defeat U.S. satellite imagery"; "pattern analysis helping us find the insurgents who are building IEDs in Iraq"; "computer-assisted linking of data on foreign terrorists helping us disrupt plans for attacks in this country." [Harvey/WashTimes 30Sep06/de Borchgrave]

COMMERCE DEPARTMENT COMPUTER SYSTEM SUFFERED DEBILITATING ATTACK FROM CHINESE SERVERS For more than a month the Commerce Department has had to restrict employees access to the Internet and replace hundreds of workstations in one of its sensitive bureaus. The source of the commotion is a series of attacks launched by hackers through servers located in China. The target was the Bureau of Industry and Security (BIS) which regulates export of commodities, software and technology having both commercial and military uses. The BIS increased controls on trade with China in recent years as the U.S. grew its exports of dual-use technology to Chinese markets. There was no evidence that BIS data was compromised, but attempts to obtain access to user accounts was recorded. Undersecretary of Commerce Mark Foulon notified employees in a series of emails since July that BIS computers had come under attack and in August sent a note that said the department had "identified several successful attempts to attack unattended BIS workstations during the overnight hours," and then, "It has become clear that Internet access in itself is a vulnerability that we cannot mitigate. We have tried incremental steps and they have proven insufficient." Since September 1st, BIS employees have had Internet access to their computers blocked. If employees need to access the Internet, the bureau has set up several computers not connected to the BIS network that can be utilized. The attackers appeared to use rootkits, software that hides the attacker's activity on a workstation, to infiltrate and maintain a presence on the network. Cleaning a rootkit from a system is very difficult, and ensuring all malicious software is gone is almost impossible. Therefore, a new system for the bureau is being constructed from new hardware and software replacing all of BIS's computers within three months. The Governmetn Accounting Office (GAO) published a report five years ago that pointed out that "significant and pervasive computer security weaknesses place Department of Commerce systems at risk."  [WashPost 6Oct06/Sipress]


SECTION IV - BOOKS, SOURCES AND ISSUES

Movies

ACTOR OM PURI HAS SIGNED FOR A LEAD ROLE IN MIKE NICHOLS' "CHARLIE WILSON'S WAR" OPPOSITE HANKS AND ROBERTS Production Weekly is reporting that actor Om Puri has signed for a lead role opposite Tom Hanks and Julia Roberts in the re-telling of one of the great successes of the CIA- the arming of the Mujahideen against the Soviet occupation of Afghanistan. Aaron Sorkin adapted George Crile's book for the screen. Hanks plays Charlie Wilson, the charismatic Texas congressman that teamed with a CIA operative. The film will have significance to current events as many of the fighters that Wilson armed went on to become the Taliban's enforces and Osama bin Laden's protectors. [EAB/ProductionWeekly 4Oct06]

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

NEW OPENINGS AT DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY: Below are 4 search links to vacancy announcements for positions at DHS Headquarters and the Preparedness Directorate. These positions are posted on www.usajobs.opm.gov. For vacancies with DHS components including FEMA, Coast Guard, etc., please check their postings on www.usajobs.opm.gov.

Positions located in DHS Headquarters
Positions located in the Office of the Inspector General
Positions located in the Preparedness Directorate
Positions located in the Directorate for Science and Technology

Coming Events

Saturdays, starting 30 September 06 - Washington, DC - The International Spy Museum and Gray Lines launch "Spy City Tours (tm)." Spy City Tours(tm) will provide a tour of 25 locations of notorious spy cases in the nation's capital. The tours will include an on-the-bus briefing by a "Officer" on key sites linked to intelligence triumphs, disasters, and mysteries. Former intelligence officers will provide video briefings and tradecraft tips as the tour winds its way through the city. It will include offices, restaurants, and hotels that have been at the center of espionage, such as the French bistro where a seductive agent used her wiles to elicit secret information from her infatuated U.S. State Department target, as well as the pub where CIA traitor Aldrich Ames gave up the names of 25 American spies in the Soviet Union, ten of whom were quickly executed while Ames was spending the blood money on trinkets for his wife, children, and stripper-mistress. Tours will include former KGB Major General Oleg Kalugin discussing what it was like to work undercover while stationed in Washington, DC, and by former CIA Operations Officer and Founding Executive Director of the Spy Museum, Peter Earnest, who will disclose spy concepts, lingo, and recruitment strategies. Also on the tours will be former CIA Chiefs of Disguise, Tony and Jonna Mendez, who will demonstrate the art of the "quick change" and how to move through hostile territory without attracting attention. The tour is available each week on Saturdays at 2pm. Tickets for the tour are $79 and can be purchased online at www.grayline.com  or by calling 1.800.GRAYLINE.

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 on Saturday, October 14 in Fairfax County to discuss the 1956 Polish and Hungarian uprisings against the Soviets and Communism. The daylong program will be at the South County Secondary School, 8501 Silverbrook Road, in Lorton, Virginia. Registration will begin at 8:00 a.m., with the program starting at 9:00 a.m. Fairfax County Supervisor Chairman, Gerald Connolly, will provide opening remarks. The fee is $25 per person, which includes a continental breakfast and lunch. Conference attendees will have the opportunity to hear from three panels. The first panel will include noted Polish historians talking about the Polish uprising: Dr. Padraic Kenney, Dr. Krzysztof Persak, and Dr. Marek Chodakiewicz. The second panel will focus on Hungary during the 1950s and in particular the 1956 Hungarian Revolution. Dr. Imre L. Toth, the surviving Secretary of the Revolutionary Committee for the Ministry of Foreign Affairs for the Imre Nagy Government, will join Dr. Charles Gati, author of "Failed Illusions: Moscow, Washington, Budapest, and the 1956 Hungarian Revolt" on the Hungarian panel. Finally, Mr. David Eisenhower, grandson of President Dwight D. Eisenhower, and Dr. Sergei Khrushchev, son of Soviet Premier Nikita Khrushchev will discuss international reflections of the 1956 events. This panel will be moderated by Christian Ostermann of the Cold War International History Project the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars. U.S. Representative from Fairfax and Prince William Counties, Tom Davis, is invited to provide closing remarks. Breakout sessions 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 participating dignitaries. 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 Ambassadors in Washington, DC will co-host an evening reception for invited guests. Registration forms and additional information available at www.coldwar.org/1956. More information: Francis Gary Powers, Jr., 703-273-2381 or 1956@coldwar.org.

14 October 06 - Long Beach, CA - "Tea & Intrigue" - The Trans-Oceanic & New Americas Group is hosting an afternoon with Nigel West aboard the RMS Queen Mary, at 2 p.m. There will be an address by him and a book signing by this "Unofficial Historian of Her Majesty's Secret Services." $38.50 pp For more information contact Ms. Katherine Gray, Shoreline Village, Shoreline Dr, Long Beach, CA, or onboard the RMS Queen Mary Promenade Deck. The tea will include a lavish assortment of sweets, fruit and sandwiches. Reservations at 562-499-1772. Or email them at Tea@Trans-Oceanic.com

18-20 October 06 - London - Society of Competitive Intelligence Professional’s European Summit Hamish Taylor, founder of the Skills Exchange Network, and Ben Gilad, Ph.D., president of the Fuld-Gilad-Herring Academy of Competitive Intelligence (ACI), will be the keynote speakers for the summit’s general sessions. Taylor is known throughout the business world for his talents in transferring ideas between industries. His career history includes prominent branding and strategy positions at Proctor and Gamble, British Airways, Eurostar, and Sainsbury’s Bank. “Understanding the outside environment is paramount,” Taylor says. “No matter what you call it - competitive intelligence, brand management, or strategic marketing - you must understand your customers and your market to successfully sell a product, service, or organization.” Gilad, a former a former associate professor of strategy at Rutgers University Graduate School of Management, plans to provide attendees with insight on succeeding in the field of CI. He says there are common themes among CI practitioners that do well, and common mistakes that doom other professionals to meaningless data pushing jobs. “There are some accepted myths in the community regarding which companies have successful CI functions,” says Gilad. “Knowing what subtle traps to avoid is often more critical for the CI manager than following conventional wisdom in this field.” The summit is an annual gathering for business professionals from around the world, but with a focus on the practice of CI in European organizations. The agenda includes pre-conference workshops, 12 core sessions and active dialogue sessions led by industry experts. “Certainly a highlight of our program is the keynote speakers we have slated for our general sessions,” notes Alexander T. Graham, SCIP’s executive director. “We are thrilled to have business leaders of Gilad and Taylor’s caliber on our program.” For details on the summit, travel information, and/or to register, visit www.scip.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 - 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.

28 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

3 - 5 November 06 - Reston, VA - AFIO - DHS National Intelligence Symposium on Homeland, Port and Border 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. This Winter meeting will be held at the Ashworth-by-the-Sea Hotel, Hampton, New Hampshire. A full description of services and amenities, as well as directions to the hotel are available on-line at http://www.ashworthhotel.com/ or via 800-345-6736. Ashworth-by-the-Sea Hotel, is located at 295 Ocean Blvd, Hampton, NH 03842. Mention AFIO/NE when making reservations at the hotel for special $87.00 rate plus taxes, available only until October 13th. Other lodging alternatives are also available at a full range of prices. For information see: http://www.hamptonbeach.org 
The program begins Friday evening with complimentary wine and cheese social at the Hotel at 6:00 PM. A wonderful opportunity to renew friendships and make new ones in a relaxed informal setting. The chapter anticipates the speakers will join the group at the social. This will be followed by a no-host dinner at a local area restaurant for those who want to continue the social discourse.
Saturday morning the first speaker will be AFIO/NE’s own William L. Tafoya. Dr. Tafoya, retired FBI Special Agent, is now Professor of National Security at the University of New Haven. He will discuss his controversial profile of the letter bomb terrorist known as "The UNABOMber" (UNiversity+Airline+BOMber), who for nearly 20 years evaded capture, Theodore Kaczynski. Dr. Tafoya will contrast "profiling" undertaken for purposes of criminal prosecution and "personality assessment" undertaken for Intelligence purposes, as was done during World War II of Adolf Hitler & more recently of Osama bin Laden.
The afternoon speaker will be Joe Wippl. Currently Mr. Wippl is the CIA Officer-in-Residence at Boston University, teaching in the Department of International Relations. Prior to coming to BU, Mr. Wippl was Director of the CIA Office of Congressional Affairs. He spent most of his Agency career in the Clandestine Service, where he was Chief, Europe Division, as well as serving as Chief of Station in several assignments. He will be speaking about the relations between the Intelligence Community and the Congress.
Timely reservations both at the hotel (October 13th) and separately for the luncheon (October 20th) are important so that an accurate count can be provided to the hotel for lodging & luncheon planning purposes. Please do not delay, make your reservations now.
Cost of the Saturday luncheon is $25 per person to be paid by check by October 20th to: Mr. Arthur S. Hulnick, 216 Summit Avenue # E102, Brookline, MA 02446-2324; 617-739-7074; 617-353-5350 FAX; hlnk@aol.com  At the door, Saturday, November 4th, the cost of the luncheon will be $30 per person.

4 November 06 - Indian Harbour Beach, FL - AFIO Florida Satellite Chapter's guest speaker will be Dr. Jack Baghdassarian (Chapter VP) - "Origins of Islamic Terrorism" at a luncheon meeting at the Eau Gallie Yacht Club. For more information, contact BEKeith at: Bobbie6769@JUNO.com or phone (321)-777-5561.

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) The eighth annual Defense Intelligence Alumni Association (DIAA) luncheon will be held at the Columbus Club of Arlington, 5115 Little Falls Road, Arlington, Va. LTG Patrick Hughes, USA (Ret), will speak on The Challenge of Homeland Security. Social hour begins at 1100. Lunch will be served at 1215. The cost is $20 per person for members and guests. Mail checks (payable to DIAA, Inc) to DIAA, ATTN: Luncheon, PO Box 489, Hamilton, VA 20159.

16 November 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. LTC. Ed Rothstein, G2 of Division West will discuss recent combat experiences in OIF. The local chapter of MOAA has arranged the speaker. 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. This year’s conference, open to appropriately cleared personnel from the US, UK, Canada and Australia, is focused on “Collaborating for Success” with co-chairs from the ODNI and the MASINT Association. The Director of National Intelligence, Ambassador John Negroponte has been invited to be Keynote Speaker. Information on the conference and registration are at http://www.masint.org/index_masint_activities.htm  or at https://www.myaoc.org/EWEB/dynamicpage.aspx?webcode=121206_MASINTV.

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.

15 February 07 - Colorado Springs, CO - AFIO Rocky Mountain Chapter holds luncheon meeting at the Falcon Room, Air Force Academy Officers Club. Cost $10.00 for each lunch buffet. Inquiries to Dick Durham. Treasurer of the Chapter at Riverwear53@aol.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.

10 March 07 - Melbourne, FL - AFIO Florida Satellite Chapter meets at the Indian River Colony Club - contact Jack Baghdassarian for more information at DOCBAGS@AOL.com

15 March 07 - Colorado Springs, CO - AFIO Rocky Mountain Chapter holds luncheon meeting at the Falcon Room, Air Force Academy Officers Club. Cost $10.00 for each lunch buffet. Inquiries to Dick Durham. Treasurer of the Chapter at Riverwear53@aol.com

12 May 07 - Indian Harbour Beach, FL - AFIO Florida Satellite Chapter meets at the Eau Gallie Yacht Club - contact Jack Baghdassarian for more information at DOCBAGS@AOL.com

17 May 07 - Colorado Springs, CO - AFIO Rocky Mountain Chapter holds luncheon meeting at the Falcon Room, Air Force Academy Officers Club. Cost $10.00 for each lunch buffet. Inquiries to Dick Durham. Treasurer of the Chapter at Riverwear53@aol.com

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.

19 July 07 - Colorado Springs, CO - AFIO Rocky Mountain Chapter holds luncheon meeting at the Falcon Room, Air Force Academy Officers Club. Cost $10.00 for each lunch buffet. Inquiries to Dick Durham. Treasurer of the Chapter at Riverwear53@aol.com

4 August 07 - Melbourne, FL - AFIO Florida Satellite Chapter meets at the Indian River Colony Club - contact Jack Baghdassarian for more information at DOCBAGS@AOL.com

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.

20 September 07 - Colorado Springs, CO - AFIO Rocky Mountain Chapter holds luncheon meeting at the Falcon Room, Air Force Academy Officers Club. Cost $10.00 for each lunch buffet. Inquiries to Dick Durham. Treasurer of the Chapter at Riverwear53@aol.com

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.

3 November 07 - Indian Harbour Beach, FL - AFIO Florida Satellite Chapter meets at the Eau Gallie Yacht Club - contact Jack Baghdassarian for more information at DOCBAGS@AOL.com

15 November 07 - Colorado Springs, CO - AFIO Rocky Mountain Chapter holds luncheon meeting at the Falcon Room, Air Force Academy Officers Club. Cost $10.00 for each lunch buffet. Inquiries to Dick Durham. Treasurer of the Chapter at Riverwear53@aol.com

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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