AFIO Weekly Intelligence Notes #42-06 dated 23 October 2006

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HOMELAND SECURITY - Detecting Terrorist Planning - Protecting 361 Ports
- Blocking the import of Weapons of Mass Destruction - Border Protection - Detecting Terrorist Attempts to Import Nuclear Materials
- Your New Neighbors: American Jihadists, Learn to Identify Them - Laws & Counterterrorism, The Changing Landscape
Capturing Jonathan Pollard  -  Intelligence, Secrecy and Ethics: Doing Right When You Think Your Government Wrong
- Intelligence & Terrorism in Modern Fiction -
Awards Banquet

Don't Miss it.

AFIO National Symposium 2006
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
SOMALI AND BOSNIAN IMMIGRANTS ILLEGALLY OBTAINED MISSOURI COMMERCIAL AND HAZARDOUS MATERIAL DRIVER LICENSES
LAWYER FOR BLIND SHEIKH GETS TWO-YEAR PRISON TERM FOR PASSING MESSAGES TO FOLLOWERS
JAMES BAKER LEADING PANEL TO PROVIDE IRAQ ALTERNATIVES
NSA GOES FOR THE ROCKY MOUNTAIN HIGH
SECTION II - CONTEXT AND PRECEDENCE
NORTH KOREAN EXPORT OF NUCLEAR MATERIAL GREATER CONCERN THAN ATTACK
SECTION III - CYBER INTELLIGENCE
U.S. TROOPS IN IRAQ WORRY INSURGENTS HAVE BROKEN RADIO COMMUNICATIONS SECURITY
DUKE RESEARCHERS DEMONSTRATE A WORKING CLOAK OF INVISIBILITY
SECTION IV - BOOKS, SOURCES AND ISSUES
Books
America Alone: The End of the World as We Know It by Mark Steyn, Regnery Publishing
SECTION V - CAREERS, NOTES, LETTERS, QUERIES AND AUTHORS SEEKING ASSISTANCE, CORRECTIONS, OBITUARIES, COMING EVENTS
Careers
Goodman & Company is seeking candidates for two positions with a Washington, DC based company.
Seeking Assistance
EXPERT WITNESS SOUGHT FOR INTELLIGENCE CASE
SON SEEKING INFORMATION ON FATHER WHO WAS ARMY AND CIC, DIED IN OKINAWA IN 1959
          SEEKING INTELLIGENCE OFFICERS SERVING IN GHANA IN 1960s
Obituaries
Raphael Quintero, 66, former counter-Castro CIA operative dies
Coming Events Next Two Months ONLY
Saturdays, starting 30 September 06 - Washington, DC - The International Spy Museum and Gray Lines launch "Spy City Tours (tm)."
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"

For Additional Events two+ months or more....view our online Calendar of Events


SECTION I - CURRENT INTELLIGENCE

SOMALI AND BOSNIAN IMMIGRANTS ILLEGALLY OBTAINED MISSOURI COMMERCIAL AND HAZARDOUS MATERIAL DRIVER LICENSES The FBI has arrested twelve people, including two West Plain, Missouri men associated with the Muslim Brothers and Sisters (MBS) Driving School for illegally providing over 200 Somali and Bosnian immigrants with commercial and/or hazardous materials driver's licenses. At a news conference in Kansas City, Bradley J. Schlozman, U.S. attorney for the Western District of Missouri said that he did not believe there was a link to terrorism, but said that the actions of the key defendants posed a homeland security risk. The two men were Orbin "Orbie" Dale May, 63, and Dean P. Proffitt, 72. Proffitt was the Superintendent of South Central Career Center, a truck-driving school operated by the West Plains public school district, and May was employed as a third party tester at the center. Proffitt was also the Democratic candidate for the Missouri House of Representatives from the 151st District in the November 7 election. In all, 15 people were named in the 62-count federal indictment handed down by a federal grand jury in Springfield. The charges in the indictment ranged from conspiracy and mail fraud to illegally producing documents. A third key defendant is Ernest A. "Mustafa" White, 49, who ran the Kansas City-area MBS driving school. According to the charges, students paid in far in excess of the normal testing fee and White paid May to provide a simplified test to his students or allow White or other MBS staff to take the test for the students. May would then sign the forms indicating the students had passed. May also administered tests on the weekends in violation of the school's contract with the government. Proffitt allegedly knew of May's wrongdoing and did not report it. He supposedly also knew that May had stolen $6,000 from the school. Further, Proffitt signed forms indicating that May had not exceeded the state's limit for the daily number of students allowed to be tested, although he clearly had. The SCCC and MBS schools came under FBI scrutiny after state highway patrol officials reported a large number of students (over 60%) with Middle Eastern names obtaining commercial and hazardous materials truck licenses from the school. [LawrenceS/SprgfldNewsLdr 22Sep06/DeLoach]

LAWYER FOR BLIND SHEIKH GETS TWO-YEAR PRISON TERM FOR PASSING MESSAGE TO FOLLOWERS Prosecutors had sought a 30-year prison stint for defense civil rights attorney Lynne F. Stewart on charges of aiding terrorists. She got 28 months. Stewart represented Sheikh Omar Abdel Rahman, who was sentenced to life for plotting to blow up five New York landmarks. In violation of prison rules, Stewart passed a message from Rahman to a Reuter's reporter in May 2000. The message addressed the Islamic Group, a terrorist organization in Egypt. The message said that Rahman was withdrawing his support for a cease fire with the Egyptian government, which U.S. District Judge John G. Koeltl said could have had "lethal consequences." Two of Stewart's associates were also convicted. Mohammed Yousry, an Arabic interpreter, received 20 months rather than the 20 years the government had sought, and Ahmed Abdel Sattar, found guilty of negotiating with the Islamic Group via telephone to end the cease fire, received 24 years. In the latter case the prosecutor had recommended a life sentence on charges of attempted murder. Judge Koeltl shortened Stewart's sentence based on her previous good works defending the poor and her failing health. Stewart has breast cancer. U.S. Attorney Michael J. Garcia said that the government was disappointed by the abbreviated sentences and would be exploring appellate options. In addition to Rahman, Stewart's 30-year career included clients such as members of the Black Panthers and the Weather Underground; Richard Williams, who was convicted of setting off bombs at military sites and corporate offices in the 1980s; Salvatore "Sammy the Bull" Gravano, a mob hit man; and drug dealer Larry Davis, who was acquitted of trying to kill nine police officers in a 1986 shootout, and other radicals. She was known to take cases for clients who could not pay. [LawrenceS/LATimes 17Oct06/Barry]

JAMES BAKER LEADING PANEL TO PROVIDE IRAQ ALTERNATIVES James A. Baker III, former Secretary of State and Chief of Staff under President George H.W. Bush, is leading a panel that will recommend alternatives to the current President Bush's strategy in Iraq. Baker says there are other courses of action other than "stay the course" and "cut and run." Baker is considered a loyal but pragmatic Republican. He co-chairs the panel with former Democrat congressman Lee Hamilton, who also co-chaired the 9/11 Commission. The 10-member panel is weighing various strategies, but agrees on one principle, "...[current U.S. policy] isn't working…. There's got to be another way." White House Spokesman Tony Snow said that the President would take the panel's recommendations seriously, and when asked if there would be changes in Iraq policy after the elections Snow said, "There are tactical and strategic changes and adjustments that are made all the time. That's the nature of a war." Baker is another high profile Republican questioning the White House's Iraq strategy. Administration loyalist Senator John Warner (R-VA) recently returned from Iraq and said that the war there was "drifting sideways." Warner warned that if the Iraqi government did not make progress in the next three months to reduce ethnic fighting and bolster reconstruction efforts, Congress would have to make "bold moves." Baker said that there would probably be things in the report that the administration would not like. Bush's strategy focuses on improving security conditions, training Iraqi troops and pressuring the Iraqi government to forge political agreement among feuding factions. However, Bush said last week, "My attitude is: Don't do what you're doing if it's not working — change."  The panel, deemed the Iraq Study Group, was formed at the urging of Congress in March, but Baker sought and received the President's endorsement. Other members include retired Supreme Court Justice Sandra Day O'Connor; former Rep. Leon E. Panetta, a California Democrat who was President Clinton's chief of staff; and former CIA Director Robert M. Gates. Options under consideration include "Stability First" which focuses on stabilizing Baghdad, bringing insurgents to the negotiating table, and securing Syria's and Iran's help; "Redeploy and Contain" which moves U.S. troops to bases outside of Iraq where they will stage for quick interdiction actions; and two less favorable plans "Stay the Course, Redefine the Mission" and "Quick Withdrawal." In an effort to keep the panel's recommendations from becoming too political, Baker says the report will not be published until after the November elections, possibly not until the new Congress has been sworn in in January. [PJK/WashPost 10Oct06, Schweid/LATimes 16Oct06, McManus]

NSA GOES FOR THE ROCKY MOUNTAIN HIGH In what appears to be a move to align intelligence operations with  the military, NSA is constructing a large center in the Denver suburb of Aurora, Colorado. In January, The Denver Post reported on buzz that the NSA would build a new early warning hub at Buckley Air Force Base. William M. Arkin, a military historian, says that Buckley is a major satellite downlink for NSA. Also housed at Buckley is the 460th Space Wing, which mans the Defense Support Program satellites, the "eyes in the sky" that detect missile launches and warn the military. U.S. Northern Command, the combatant command created in the wake of the 9/11 attacks to watch over U.S. domestic security, is located in near by Colorado Springs. The CIA also had plans to move a center to Denver last year. James Bamford, author of the definitive NSA histories The Puzzle Palace: Inside America's Most Secret Intelligence Organization (Penguin, 1983) and Body of Secrets: Anatomy of the Ultra-Secret National Security Agency (Anchor, 2002) said that NSA's move is also security related. Many in the organization were very worried after 9/11 that most of their assets, including NSA's counterterrorism unit, was housed in a glass tower that was the tallest structure in the area. Relocating a portion of its assets to Aurora is just good security sense. Government Executive reported in 2004 that NSA was building a massive data center in Colorado capable of storing the contents of the Library of Congress every two days.  [PJK/GovExec 16Oct06/Harris]


SECTION II - CONTEXT AND PRECEDENCE

NORTH KOREAN EXPORT OF NUCLEAR MATERIAL GREATER CONCERN THAN ATTACK A number of years ago, U.S. intelligence estimated that North Korea possessed enough plutonium for two or three nuclear bombs. However, in 2002, Pyongyang expelled international inspectors, withdrew from the Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty and announced it would start reprocessing over 8,000 spent nuclear fuel rods. Officials now believe North Korea possesses sufficient plutonium for several more weapons. It is this surplus that most worries the intelligence and non-proliferation communities. North Korea is an impoverished nation that relies primarily on China for food and energy. Its main trade lies in weapons and weapons technologies sales, particularly conventional weapons, and contraband such as counterfeit U.S. currency. However, Pyongyang has also been caught proliferating non-conventional weapons materials.
    Last year, U.S. inspectors concluded that North Korea was the original source of samples of processed uranium turned over when Libya surrendered its WMD program. There is also evidence that North Korea bartered missile components to Pakistan in exchange for knowledge and technology to refine uranium into weapons grade material; a process that is harder to detect than plutonium reprocessing. North Korea's trading partners include Egypt, Iran, Libya, Pakistan, Syria and Yemen. Of particular concern is Iran, which has its own nuclear ambitions. David Albright, a former weapons inspector and current president of the Institute for Science and International Security in Washington said, "It's hard to articulate that North Korea having nuclear weapons is a threat to anybody, except by selling it. Iran having nuclear weapons is a threat." President Bush accentuated the U.S. worries that North Korea will deal in nuclear materials with Iran when he said Pyongyang would face a "grave consequence" if caught trying to sell plutonium or nuclear weapons to "rogue" nations or terrorist groups. Iran has traded oil for Korean missile technology in the past.
    There is no evidence that Kim Jong Il has attempted to sell the nuclear materials or technology that it demonstrated in an underground test on 9 October. However, the U.S. and its allies have seen indications that Pyongyang may be planning another test. Some say if North Korea does carry out a second nuclear test it will show that they have an ample amount of plutonium. Japanese and South Korean media are reporting, though, that Kim Jong Il promised a Chinese envoy that it would not conduct a second test. Sanctions imposed by the U.N. in response to North Korea's first test forbid any proliferation of the nuclear technology and allow for international inspections of all shipments going to and from North Korean ports. "It's still a low-probability worry," said Michael Levi, a nuclear weapons expert at the Council on Foreign Relations, "but it's the high consequences that make people concerned." [PJK/LATimes 21Oct06/Miller]


SECTION III - CYBER INTELLIGENCE

U.S. TROOPS IN IRAQ WORRY INSURGENTS HAVE BROKEN RADIO COMMUNICATIONS SECURITY Popular news accounts reported that Hezbollah was able to defeat Israeli communications security measures utilizing Iranian-supplied technology. These reports have spread to Iraq where soldiers are now worried that this technology has been passed to extremists there giving them access to U.S. secure radio communications. However, James Bowden of the Army's Communications-Electronics Command at Fort Monmouth, N.J said that the soldiers' Single Channel Ground and Airborne Radio System (SINCGARS) is based on a different frequency hopping technology than the Israeli radio, and the U.S. system remains secure. Bowden explained that the U.S. system not only uses frequency hopping, the process of changing frequencies dozens of times per second to avoid intercept and jamming, but also communications security devices and transmission security devices that the Israeli systems do not have. Since the articles appeared about Hezbollahs purported success against the Israeli radios, CECOM has received a number of calls from troops worried about the security of SINCGARS.  “We want to make it clear that they do not have a problem,” Bowden said. “SINCGARS is the robust type of communications they need to protect against these kinds of threats.”  [LawrenceS/AFIS 19Oct06/Garamone]

DUKE RESEARCHERS DEMONSTRATE A WORKING CLOAK OF INVISIBILITY A research team lead by scientists of Duke's Pratt School of Engineering and funded by the Intelligence Community Postdoctoral Fellowship Program successfully demonstrated an "invisibility cloak." The cloak deflects microwave radiation around a hidden object will little distortion making the object within practically invisible to a microwave detector. The device has wide applicability in areas such as wireless communications and radar technology. The cloak was manufactured from "metamaterails" which are manmade to interact with electromagnetic waves in ways that natural materials cannot. The cloak represents "one of the most elaborate metamaterial structures yet designed and produced," the scientists said. The cloak reduces the hidden objects reflection and shadow, either of which could be used to detect the object. Duke has released a video about the university's cloaking research. [DukeNews 19Oct06]


SECTION IV - BOOKS, SOURCES AND ISSUES

Books

America Alone: The End of the World as We Know It by Mark Steyn, Regnery Publishing, ISBN:0895260786, $27.95 Mark Steyn is hailed on the cover of his book as "probably the most widely read, and wittiest, columnist in the English-speaking world." In this book he takes a "laugh out loud funny" perspective on the very serious threat posed by radical Islam and ventures a future where Europe has fallen (Steyn already writes off Europe as "almost certainly a goner") and America must stand alone to face those who would destroy the Constitution and rule under strict Islamic law- Sharia. Steyn laments that "contra the liberal cultural relativists, America should proclaim the obvious: we do have a better government, religion, and culture than our enemies, and we should spread America’s influence around the world—for our own sake as well as theirs." [Amazon]


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

Goodman & Company is seeking candidates for two positions with a Washington, DC based company. Inquiries and applications should be directed to Alan Luba at 703-970-0476, aluba@goodmanco.com.

Business Intelligence Specialist
Salary:  $80K - $85K
Education/Experience
     •     Bachelor’s degree in computer science, engineering or related field (or an equivalent combination of higher education, professional training, and additional experience).
Skills and Qualifications:
     •     Minimum of 5-year experience in BI tool report and business oriented metadata (semantic layer) development.
     •     Minimum of 5-year experience working with various analytic dashboard methodologies, or the equivalent combination of education and experience.
     •     Minimum of 5-year experience with Oracle rdbms, AIX, Oracle Designer, Informatica, Trillium.
     •     Minimum of 2-year experience in developing and maintaining OLAP or OLAP-like analysis artifacts.
     •     Experience with all products in the BI tool suite.
     •     Experience with Data Warehousing, OLAP, ETL, and data cleansing.
     •     Strong SQL – PL/SQL skills.
     •     Proven track record implementing Business Intelligence projects from requirement definition through Production deployment.
Applicants  must meet security clearance eligibility requirements.

Business Intelligence Solutions Developer
Salary:  $84K - $90K
Education/Experience
     •     B.S. in Computer Science, engineering, or related technical discipline.
     •     Twelve years of extensive, directly applicable experience may substitute for the academic degree requirement.
Skills and Qualifications:
     •     A minimum of twelve years of experience in the IT field to include
     •     5 years of requirements analysis, data warehouse/data mart architectures, ETL processing, data quality and reporting and query tools.
     •     Solid data analysis skills using SQL, PL/SQL and other query based applications.
     •     Strong programming/development and coding skills. Documented experience with ETL, Data Quality, and BI analysis and reporting tools.
Applicants must meet security clearance eligibility requirements.

Seeking Assistance

EXPERT WITNESS SOUGHT FOR INTELLIGENCE CASE: I am LCDR Karen Somers, a Navy JAG, defense counsel. I am looking for an expert consultant in a National Security Case. The area I need help in is the classification review process… what makes documents classified and how injury to national security is actually calculated/measured etc. REPLIES to: LCDR Karen Somers, NLSC, NLSO DEFENSE DEPT, Norfolk, VA at karen.m.somers@navy.mil

SON SEEKING INFORMATION ON FATHER WHO WAS ARMY AND CIC, DIED IN OKINAWA IN 1959 I am trying to research information on my father. He served for 19 1/2 years in the Army and died in 1959 while serving in Okinawa. He was in the CIC (Counterintelligence Corps). He served in Korea in the late 40's, Austria in the early 50's and Japan and finally Okinawa in the late 50's. I do have a little information on units he served in etc which I have collected from documents I have in my possession. Can you please help me in finding any sources where I may find more information on the CIC and hopefully more information on my father. Let me take a minute to thank you in advance. - William S. Ferrara, 980 N 700 E Springville, Utah 84663, E-mail wsferrara@msn.com.

SEEKING INTELLIGENCE OFFICERS SERVING IN GHANA IN 1960s: I am researching a documentary for the BBC and would like to contact officers who served in the Ghana bureau in the late 50s and throughout the 60s. If you have questions or names of potential contacts to these officers, please email me at Sarah.McBrien@bbc.co.uk or give me a call on 00 44 (0) 208 752 7196.

Obituaries

Raphael Quintero, 66, former counter-Castro CIA operative dies in Baltimore after a long history of kidney disease. Quintero was a veteran of the CIA's "Bay of Pigs" operation in the early 60's. At the time he joined the CIA in 1960, Quintero was not yet 21 years old. Yet he worked side-by-side with U.S. Attorney General Robert Kennedy against Castro at a time with the government was trying to kill the Cuban dictator. Later Quintero worked with another high-profile figure, Lt. Col. Oliver North, against the Sandinistas in Nicaragua. The Bay of Pigs was his defining campaign, though. He helped to build the camps in Guatemala where the CIA trained the rebels to overthrow Castro, and he even infiltrated Cuba, remaining on the island for months with a small rebel force preparing for the invasion. Quintero had to flee inside Cuba after Castro killed or captured nearly all the 1,500 rebels sent to invade. Although disillusioned along with most Cubans, Quintero continued his anti-Castro fight in Washington where he found Robert Kennedy obsessed with getting revenge for the U.S. loss to Castro. What Quintero did after most Castro assassination plots were shut down in 1965 is still secret. In 1977, he reported to the CIA that one of his former officers offered him $1 million to kill a Libyan dissident in Egypt and in during the Reagan Administration he testified before Congress that Lt. Col. Oliver North received $4,000 per month to ensure clandestine arms shipments made it to the Contras in Nicaragua against the direction of the U.S. Congress.
    Rafael Quintero Ibarbia, whose friends called him Chi Chi, was born in CamagŁey, Cuba, on Sept. 16, 1940. He is survived by his wife, Dolores, and their children Alejandro, Marie and Rafael.  [CameronL/NYT 19Oct06/Weiner]

Coming Events

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 

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

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

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