AFIO Weekly Intelligence Notes #41-06 dated 16 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
U.S. REPORTEDLY WILL CHARGE KHALID SHEIKH MOHAMMAD IN THE 2002 MURDER OF JOURNALIST DANIEL PEARL
U.N. SANCTIONS NORTH KOREAN WHILE AIR SAMPLE EVIDENCE SUPPORTS CLAIM OF (PARTIALLY) SUCCESSFUL NUCLEAR TEST
FBI RELIES ON TRANSLATORS AND DOESN'T NEED ARABIC-SPEAKING AGENTS
FREEING EX-CIA OPERATIVE POSADA MAY LEAD TO DOUBLE STANDARDS CHARGES AGAINST U.S. IN WAR ON TERROR
SECTION II - CONTEXT AND PRECEDENCE
RUSSIAN INTELLIGENCE UNITS REPORTEDLY PART OF HUMANITARIAN FORCE IN LEBANON
SECTION III - CYBER INTELLIGENCE
IBM DELIVERS BI-DIRECTIONAL MACHINE TRANSLATION MACHINE TO U.S. TROOPS IN IRAQ
ISLAMIC EXTREMIST VIDEO GAME HAS PLAYERS TRYING TO KILL PRESIDENT BUSH
HAYDEN INCREASES THE STATURE OF THE CIA'S CHIEF INFORMATION OFFICER
SECTION IV - BOOKS, SOURCES AND ISSUES
Issues
SPARTA NAMES MAUREEN BAGINSKI PRESIDENT OF NATIONAL SECURITY SYSTEMS SECTOR
Books
Because They Hate: A Survivor of Islamic Terror Warns America by Brigitte Gabriel
Early Cold War Spies: The Espionage Trials That Shaped American Politics by John Earl Haynes & Harvey Klehr
SECTION V - CAREERS, NOTES, LETTERS, QUERIES AND AUTHORS SEEKING ASSISTANCE, CORRECTIONS, OBITUARIES, COMING EVENTS
Careers
INTERNATIONAL POLICE PROGRAM SEEKS RECRUITMENTS FOR IRAQ AND AFGHANISTAN
Coming Events
Saturdays, starting 30 September 06 - Washington, DC - The International Spy Museum and Gray Lines launch "Spy City Tours (tm)."
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 - AFIO Maine Chapter meets 2:00 p.m. with author Colin Beavan at Kennebunk Free Library
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 - 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 - San Francisco, CA - AFIO's SF Chapter Luncheon with Chief of Contracting, US DOT Maritime Administration (MARAD), on "Operation SafePort."
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 Maine 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

U.S. REPORTEDLY WILL CHARGE KHALID SHEIKH MOHAMMAD IN THE 2002 MURDER OF JOURNALIST DANIEL PEARL Reporter Daniel Pearl was kidnapped and executed in Pakistan in 2002. Pakistan convicted four men of the crime. The original suspect, Ahmad Omar Saeed Sheik, a British-born Islamist, received the death penalty and his three accomplices were handed sentences of 25 years in prison. Although Sheik admitted to his role in the Pearl kidnapping, he always maintained that killing the reporter was not part of the original plan. He realized that letting Pearl go would have been impossible, as he was a Jew, but said that the order to kill him came from someone higher in the al-Qaeda hierarchy, someone know as "the fat man." Pakistani President Pervez Musharraf says in his recently released memoirs In the Line of Fire, that Khalid Sheikh Mohammed (KSM) admitted during questioning for his role as alleged 9/11 mastermind that he also killed Pearl, or at least "participated in his butchery." U.S. officials are now backing up Musharraf's claims, stating that KSM confessed to the Pearl killing during interrogation. Although Sheik never confirmed KSM's involvement in Pearl's death, corroborating evidence was obtained from the video of Pearl's decapitation, in which only the killer's hands were shown. The FBI obtained a copy of the original tape and were able to match the hands in the video to KSM's hands. It now appears the Bush administration will add the Pearl murder to the list of 9/11-related charges when KSM is brought before a military tribunal next year. Congress approved proceeding with the tribunals last month after the Supreme Court ruled they were unconstitutional without the legislative branch's involvement.  [PJK/Time 12Oct06/Berger and Zagorin]

U.N. SANCTIONS NORTH KOREAN WHILE AIR SAMPLE EVIDENCE SUPPORTS CLAIM OF (PARTIALLY) SUCCESSFUL NUCLEAR TEST The U.N. Security Council voted 15-0 on Saturday to impose sanctions against North Korea for the nuclear weapons test it carried out on 9 October. The test has now been confirmed by air samples that showed radiation consistent with a subsurface nuclear weapon detonation. However, seismic data shows the yield of the detonated device measured less than one kiloton. Normally first tests are ten to twenty times that yield, leading some experts to believe that the device may have only partially exploded. The U.N. resolution orders all countries not to trade any unconventional weapons or ballistic missiles material for , and orders nations to freeze assets of people or businesses connected to these programs, and ban the individuals from traveling. Further, the resolution allows for the inspection of all ships arriving in and departing from North Korean ports. China, who signed on to the resolution, has already said that it will not participate in any inspections, and they are uneasy with the U.S. boarding ships so close to China's coast. The U.S., however, has said that most inspections will occur at ports. Japan and Australia are considering imposing stronger economic sanctions against North Korea. North Korea, meanwhile, has said that sanctions may be seen as an act of war. [PJK/NYT 10Oct06, Broad and Mazzetti/WashPost 15Oct06, Greimel/SFChron 14Oct06, Mazzetti (NYT)]

FBI RELIES ON TRANSLATORS AND DOESN'T NEED ARABIC-SPEAKING AGENTS Less than 1% of the FBI's 12,000 agents have any familiarity with the Arabic language, despite counterterrorism efforts focusing on Arabic-speaking populations, and none of the 1% works in either International Terrorism Operations Section (ITOS). Michael J. Heimbach, chief of ITOS I recently testified in an employee lawsuit, ""There are no agent positions, at any level, in either ITOS I or II that utilize the Arabic language as part of their ITOS duties or responsibilities." The FBI relies heavily on translators who are not agents, though, to translate documents and conversations. But experts, including Daniel Byman who heads Georgetown University's Security Studies program, believe that the FBI has failed to recognize how agents speaking the language could better infiltrate and understand immigrant communities in the U.S. where intelligence on extremist groups could be gathered. Margaret Gulotta, chief of the FBI's language services section, however, says the Bureau has made significant strides since 9/11, growing their Arabic translator corps from 70 in late 2001, to 269 as of July 2006. Gulotta points out that there are significant barriers to increasing the number of agents with foreign language skills. Most importantly, agents must be U.S. citizens capable of obtaining a Top Secret security clearance. Many speakers of foreign language either are not citizens, or maintain too many foreign contacts to obtain a clearance. Much of the Bureau's dependence on translators came to light during a lawsuit brought by the FBI's most senior Arabic-speaking agent. Although, Bassem Yousef, an Egyptian-born naturalized citizen, scored a 4 out 5 on the Interagency Language Roundtable proficiency rating, he says he faced retaliation and was barred from working on terrorism cases after 9/11. The shortage of Arabic speakers is not limited to the FBI. Recently a federal prison in Colorado admitted three prisoners held as terrorists were able to send about 90 letters to extremists overseas because the prison did not have the linguists to review the letters. President Bush launched a campaign earlier this year called the "National Security Language Initiative" aimed at increasing education in critical foreign languages in elementary through university.  [CameronL/WashPost 11Oct06/Eggen]

FREEING EX-CIA OPERATIVE POSADA MAY LEAD TO DOUBLE STANDARDS CHARGES AGAINST U.S. IN WAR ON TERROR Luis Posada Carriles, 78, sits in a U.S. jail in El Paso on immigration charges. The U.S. wants to deport him, but can't find a country that will take him. That's not entirely true. Both Venezuela and Cuba have requested the U.S. to send Posada to their countries. However, the U.S. has decline. Posada is wanted in Venezuela on charges that he bombed a Cubana airliner in 1976 off the coast of Barbados, killing all 73 people on board. Cuba has named Posada an enemy of the state and says that he has repeatedly attempted to assassinate Cuban leader Fidel Castro. The U.S. does not disagree with the label of terrorist that has been placed on Posada. In federal court in Texas, the Justice Department filed documents that said he was, "an unrepentant criminal and admitted mastermind of terrorist plots and attacks on tourist sites.” However, the U.S. has not brought terrorism charges against Posada, a former operative for the CIA and ex-U.S. Army officer. Instead is held on immigration charges stemming from an arrest in Miami last year where he was detained for sneaking into the country. Critics are now calling on the U.S. to turn Posada over to Venezuela to face terrorism charges. “The fight against terrorism cannot be fought Ó la carte,” said JosÚ Pertierra, a Washington lawyer who is representing the government of Venezuela in its effort to extradite Mr. Posada. “A terrorist is a terrorist.” However, an immigration judge, ironically, has found Posada may be subjected to torture in either Venezuela or Cuba, and therefore cannot be deported or extradited to either of those countries. In order to keep Posada in custody, the Bush administration has invoked a statute that does not permit the release of an illegal immigrant who "poses adverse foreign policy consequences for the United States." Hence, the Justice Department must call Posada a terrorist, even though they will not charge him as one. Posada was trained by the U.S. Army and later found work as an operative with the CIA as far back as the Bay of Pigs era.  [CameronL/NYT 8Oct06/Lacey]


SECTION II - CONTEXT AND PRECEDENCE

RUSSIAN INTELLIGENCE UNITS REPORTEDLY PART OF HUMANITARIAN FORCE IN LEBANON For the first time in over two centuries, Russian troops have landed in Lebanon. The force, which will operate separately from the UN mission enforcing Resolution 1701, consists of about 300 builders, two security platoons, and one platoon of bomb technicians and will be stationed near the port city of Sidon. It is the two "security" platoons that have some concerned. The platoons, according to Debkafile, are part of the Russian military intelligence organization GRU from the Chechen Vostok and Zapad battalions of the 42nd Motorized Rifle Division and are comprised of about 54 Muslim commandoes. Russian Defense Minister Sergey Ivanov hopes that the Chechen Muslim troops who are loyal to Moscow will improve Russia's image in the Arab world. The Russian press has stated the purpose of the two platoons is to provide security for the builders that will be restoring bridges in Southern Lebanon that were destroyed during the conflict with Israel. However, Debkafile's sources say that Russia did not confer with the Israeli Defense Force (IDF) before stationing troops near its border, and that UNIFIL was also taken by surprise. Although the Russian force will operate north of the Litani River and will probably never come in contact with the UN force which operates to the South, they will encounter Hezbollah militants. The stationing of Russian troops in Lebanon, in particular the use of Chechen Muslim troops, was supposedly worked out in a deal among Russia, Lebanon and Saudi Arabia. Debkafile cites senior IDF officials as saying that the addition of Russian intelligence units to Sidon, which already has a contingent of Syrian and Hezbollah intelligence, poses a severe threat to the security of northern Israel. The positioning of Syrian and Russian intelligence provides an excellent vantage point to keep tabs on Israeli military movements and wipes out any advantage Israel may have gained in their recent military incursion into Lebanon.  [LawrenceS/Debkafile 14Oct06/Kommersant 5Oct06 Zygar, Safronov, and Muradov/DailyStar 4Oct06]


SECTION III - CYBER INTELLIGENCE

IBM DELIVERS BI-DIRECTIONAL MACHINE TRANSLATION MACHINE TO U.S. TROOPS IN IRA IBM's Multilingual Automatic Speech-to-Speech Translator (MASTOR) is a bi-directional machine translation system that can translate English to Arabic and vice versa. It has been deployed to the Persian Gulf to aide troops in Iraq to communicate with the local population. Admitting some "speech recognition" mistakes, Yuqing Gao, manager of the speech recognition and understanding research group at IBM Research, based in Yorktown Heights, N.Y. says that MASTOR conveys the meaning of free form talk without the need to memorize or use preset phrases. Gao emphasized that MASTOR is not a weapon ("if it were a weapon, we wouldn't be working on it"), but is designed to help alleviate the barriers between peoples created by language. The system is equipped with a microphone that picks up spoken utterances, deciphers the meaning and than broadcasts over a speaker the translation. MASTOR has available modules to translate between English and Iraqi Arabic, Modern Standard Arabic and Mandarin Chinese. [InternetNews 13Oct06/Hickins]

ISLAMIC EXTREMIST VIDEO GAME HAS PLAYERS TRYING TO KILL PRESIDENT BUSH Global Islamic Media Front, an Islamic extremist media group with ties to al-Qaeda, has released a video game called "Quest for Bush" or "Night of Bush Killing" via the Internet that has players move through levels with the goal of finding, fighting and killing President Bush. The game is free to download and appears to be based on a game released three years ago called "Quest for Saddam." In contrast to U.S. games that generally cast Arabs as the bad guys, games like this one see the world from the Islamic perspective- albeit a radical perspective here. It is the latest and most extreme addition to a growing number of Islamic video games. Radwan Kasmiya, a 31-year-old gamer, who has played "Quest for Bush" called it hateful, but understands why it has been downloaded thousands of time. He said most video games alienate Arab populations such as the U.S. Army published Internet games "Counter-Strike," "Close Combat: First to Fight" and "America's Army" that have over 7.5 million users and were released for free to try to bolster Army recruitment numbers. Kasmiya runs the Syria-based Afkar Media, a struggling game company that publishes to the Islamic world and quickly distances his games from ones like "Quest for Bush."  [WashPost 9Oct06/Vargas]

HAYDEN INCREASES THE STATURE OF THE CIA'S CHIEF INFORMATION OFFICER  CIA Director General Michael Hayden, in an effort to raise the clout of the Agency's Chief Information Officer, has changed the position so it now reports directly to him. Spokesman Mark Mansfield said that Hayden wanted "to take an integrated approach (to information technology) and find corporate solutions." CIA veteran Al Tarasiuk, the current CIO replaced Alan Wade last year. With this move, Hayden is following up on priorities he set during his Senate confirmation hearings where he stressed the importance of upgrading the agency's information technology systems. In his former post as Deputy Director of National Intelligence, Hayden saw that the CIO there not only reported to the Director, but had to be confirmed by the Senate. [PJK/UPI 90ct06]


SECTION IV - BOOKS, SOURCES AND ISSUES

Issues

SPARTA NAMES MAUREEN BAGINSKI PRESIDENT OF NATIONAL SECURITY SYSTEMS SECTOR: Starting October 23, Baginski, recent director of Bearing Point's Intelligence Sector, moves to the new Sparta post. Ms. Baginski had a long and distinguished career in the US Intelligence Community, where she served for twenty-seven years. Her last assignment in USGOV (2003-5) was Executive Assistant Director for Intelligence at the FBI where she built the new FBI Intelligence Division. Prior to that she spent twenty-four years at the NSA serving in many roles including Director of the NSA Operations Center, Executive Assistant to the Director (Lt. General Minihan), Deputy Director for Technology, Director of Policy under the next NSA Director (Lt. General Hayden), Director of Customer Relations, Deputy Director for Technology and Systems, and finally the Director of Signals Intelligence. Baginski has received two Presidential Rank Awards, two DCI National Achievement Medals, NSA's Exceptional Civilian Service Award, and the Director of Military Intelligence's Leadership Award. Baginski has testified before the House Committee on Homeland Security, has appeared on CNN, and has been featured in U.S. News and World Report which dubbed her the "FBI's 'Vision Lady" and recognized her then as the third most powerful FBI official. SPARTA -- an AFIO Corporate Member -- employes approximately 375 people in its National Security Sector, focusing on solving complex problems for the U.S. Intelligence Community. As President of this Sector, Ms. Baginski will be based in SPARTA's Arlington, VA office. [DougP]

Books

Because They Hate: A Survivor of Islamic Terror Warns America by Brigitte Gabriel, St. Martin's Press, ISBN: 0312358377, $23.95 Gabriel, a Christian survivor of the Lebanese civil war between Muslims and Christians in the 1970's, warns Americans that they are weak and asleep if they do not recognize the destructive threat posed by radical Islam. Drawing a strict distinction that the War on Terror is "good vs. evil," she says the U.S. is "facing total destruction" and that countermeasures such as profiling and banning "hate education" in Islamic institutions are necessary. [EAB]

Early Cold War Spies: The Espionage Trials That Shaped American Politics by John Earl Haynes & Harvey Klehr.  Cambridge, ISBN: 0-521-67407-7, $19.99 The authors recount the famous Soviet spy trials of the 1940s and 1950s that enthralled America. Important well-known cases such as Alger Hiss and Karl Fuchs are included, as well as the more forgotten cases of Elizabeth Bentley, who ended up naming many of her fellow accomplices, and Judith Coplon, who ultimately escaped conviction.  They also examine the difficulties encountered by the government in prosecuting these cases within the legal framework of a free society...a situation that continues to hamper counterterrorism efforts today and cunningly used by suspected terrorists and their lawyers to our detriment. [EAB]


SECTION V - CAREERS, NOTES, LETTERS, QUERIES AND AUTHORS SEEKING ASSISTANCE, CORRECTIONS, OBITUARIES, COMING EVENTS
[IMPORTANT: AFIO does not "vet" nor endorse career offers, research inquiries or announcements. Reasonable-sounding inquiries are published as a service to members. Exercise your usual caution and good judgment when responding or supplying any information or making referrals to colleagues. Members should obtain prior approval from their agencies before answering questions that would impact ongoing military or intelligence operations - even if unclassified. Never assume public inquiries about classified projects means they've been declassified. Be attuned to false-flagging.]

Careers

INTERNATIONAL POLICE PROGRAM SEEKS RECRUITMENTS FOR IRAQ AND AFGHANISTAN: The Recruiting Unit of DynCorp International LLC is pleased to announce the continuance and expansion of DI’s International Police Program in Iraq and Afghanistan. It has been an honor for DI to have the premier partnership with the U.S. Department of State to teach and train the national police in both countries. We adhere to and support the ideals and principles of the International Police Program and appreciate the efforts that you have put forth as a trusted member of the IPP team. In January 2006, the Pentagon declared 2006 “The Year of the Police”. Our military and the U.S. Department of State believes that the work of the International Police Program is our best chance for success in Iraq and Afghanistan. In order for DI to maintain a strong long-term presence necessary for mission success, we need your help in recruiting qualified personnel. Word of mouth and personal referrals are two of the best recruiting methods for this program. With your mission experience, you have the ability to make an assessment of an interested person and weigh their potential as a mission candidate. When you develop an interested candidate, please take a moment to consider their mission potential and then forward their contact information to me. I will personally follow-up with them on the many opportunities we have available. Our current compensation packages are: Afghanistan - $118,407.90; Iraq - $134,110.08.
Replies to: Bill Russell, Support Services Manager, Worldwide Recruiting & Staffing Services LLC, A DynCorp International Company, 8500 Freeport Pkwy Ste 300, Irving, TX 75063; 214-524-6052; Fax 214-524-6057. www.policemission.com

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.

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. 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 will be presenting speakers and panels on myriad 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.  AFIO members Tom Briggs and Hugh Tovar will be presenting in a session entitled The Secret War in Laos. The complete list of speakers and agenda are available on the website. 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.  for more information. For more information contact Mr. Stephen Maxner, Deputy Director at the Vietnam Center at steve.maxner@ttu.edu or call (806) 742-9010 or for information and on-line registration see the conference website at http://www.vietnam.ttu.edu/vietnamcenter/events/2006_Intel_Conference/index.htm.

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 was sent to all AFIO members-of-record with the recent issue of 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.

9 November 06 - San Francisco, CA - AFIO's Jim Quesada SF Chapter Luncheon with Mr. James D. Bartha, Chief of Contracting Office, United States Department of Transportation Maritime Administration (MARAD), on "Operation SafePort." 11:30 AM No Host Cocktails, 12:00 Noon Luncheon. United Irish Cultural Center (UICC) - St. Patrick’s Room (2nd Floor), 2700 – 45th Avenue, San Francisco, CA 94116 (45th between Sloat and Wawona). Have you been wondering how our ports (and adjoining major cities) are being defended with the millions of containers that are being delivered and off-loaded everyday? We have been warned that this is a major threat to our local and national security. If a dedicated terrorist were successful in getting close enough to detonate even small to modest size weapon of mass destruction, the consequences could be significant. If such a weapon were set off in New York City or Washington DC, the consequences could be catastrophic. Is anyone doing anything about this dangerous situation? If there is, what are we doing about it? The effort to defend our ports and major cities is being conducted by multiple agencies. This presentation describes what is being done by the Department of Transportation, Maritime Administration (MARAD) SafePort Program. MARAD has ships at the ready should a suspect container be detected on a ship in or near US waters. MARAD Ready Reserve Force (RRF) ships can access and remove a “suspect container” from any size vessel at a safe anchorage location, a unique homeland security capability. $25 pp, Member Rate - with advance reservations. Reservations to Mary Lou Anderson no later than 5 PM 11/3/06. Reservations not cancelled by end of day 11/3/06 must be honored. Reserve at Mary Lou Anderson, 46 Anchorage Road, Sausalito, CA 94109; Telephone 415-332-6440

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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