AFIO Weekly Intelligence Notes #01-07 dated 8 January 2007

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AFIO NATIONAL 2007 LUNCHEONS
Friday, 26 January
Friday, 18 May
Friday, August 17

Holiday Inn Hotel, Tysons Corner/Vienna, VA
Details to follow by email and U.S. mail for these special meetings

26 January 07 - Tysons Corner, VA - AFIO National Winter Luncheon
Stephen R. Kappes, Deputy Director, CIA
speaking OFF-THE-RECORD on
"CIA 2007 New Directions and Missions,"
and
James M. Olson, former CIA DDO Officer, now at Texas A&M University.
on "FAIR PLAY: The Moral Dilemmas of Spying"
Space limited. $48 pp members; $59 pp non-members. Location: Holiday Inn, Tysons Corner, VA. Generous covered parking. Three course luncheon, Cash Bar. Registration at 10:30 a.m.; Olson at 11 a.m.; Lunch at noon; Kappes at 1:00 p.m. Borders Books will have many new intelligence titles available to browse or purchase. Other authors will be present. Members given preference on date of registration basis. Kappes talk is OFF THE RECORD.
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SECTION I - CURRENT INTELLIGENCE
DNI NEGROPONTE TO SHIFT TO STATE, MCCONNELL TAPPED AS NEW DNI
U.S. CONFIRMS SENIOR TALIBAN LEADER KILLED IN AIR STRIKE
GATES NAMES CLAPPER AS NEW UNDERSECRETARY OF DEFENSE FOR INTELLIGENCE
AFTER CLOSER REVIEW, DEMOCRATS MAY NOT IMPLEMENT ALL OF THE 9/11 COMMISSION RECOMMENDATIONS
IRAQ SENDS TWO CAPTURED IRANIANS HOME OVER PROTESTS OF U.S. FORCES
SECTION II - CONTEXT AND PRECEDENCE
JOHNSON IGNORED THE ADVICE OF MILITARY COMMANDERS TO BLOCKADE VIETNAM AND BOMB HANOI
SECTION III - CYBER INTELLIGENCE
DEFENSE THREAT REDUCTION AGENCY CONTRACTS TO PUT WMD ATTACK SCENARIO TOOLS ON THE WEB
ATTACK OF THE BOTS: HOW WE'RE LOSING THE CYBER WAR
TSA CRITICIZED FOR VIOLATING PRIVACY LAW DURING TEST OF PASSENGER SCREENING SYSTEM
SECTION IV - BOOKS, SOURCES AND ISSUES
Memoirs of Doris Chu, self-published book by former OSS officer
War Made New: Technology, Warfare, and the Course of History: 1500 to Today by Max Boot, Gotham, ISBN: 1592402224, $35.00
SECTION V - CAREERS, NOTES, LETTERS, QUERIES AND AUTHORS SEEKING ASSISTANCE, CORRECTIONS, OBITUARIES, COMING EVENTS
Careers
CENTRA Technology, Inc., in Burlington, Massachusetts, is seeking a senior level intelligence professional
Seeking Assistance
AUTHOR SEEKING OSS VETERANS, FRIENDS OR RESEARCHERS FOR INFO ON AMERICAN INTELLIGENCE DURING WORLD WAR II
Obituaries
Army Col. Shirly Ray Trumps, World War II Commando Leader and OSS Vet, Dead at 84
Professor Peter Charles Unsinger, Law Enforcement, Chapter and National AFIO Member
Coming Events Next Two Months ONLY
8 January 2007 - Washington, DC - From the Secret Files of the International Spy Museum™ Covert Action: Valuable Tool or Dangerous Game?
15-19 January 2007 - Fair Oaks, VA - InfoOps, OSINT, & Peacekeeping Intelligence. 50% discount for AFIO Members
19 January 2007 - Washington, DC - Spies on Screen: The Manchurian Candidate
20 January 07 - Kennebunk, ME - AFIO Maine will bring Maine's 9/11 memorial to Kennebunk for the meeting
24 January 2007 - Albuquerque, NM - the AFIO Tom Smith New Mexico Chapter hosts luncheon
Thursday, 25 January 2007 - Washington, DC - Alliance of Enemies: The Untold Story of the Secret American and German Collaboration to End WWII.
26 - 27 January 07 - Springfield, VA - Intelligence and Ethics 2007 Conference
30 January - 1 February 2007 - Ft. McNair, Washington, D.C. - National Defense University Defense Transformation and Interagency Operations Seminar
Friday, 2 February 2007 - Houston, TX - AFIO Houston Chapter hosts James L. Pavitt, former DDO CIA
Wednesday, 7 February 2007 - Las Vegas, NV - The AFIO Las Vegas Chapter
Friday, 9 February 2007 - New York, NY - AFIO - New York Metro Chapter hosts HAL VAUGHAN and LEWIS JOHNSON
17 February 2007 - Carrollton, TX - Metroplex Intelligence Association Group Meeting
27 February 07 - San Francisco, CA - AFIO Jim Quesada Chapter hosts luncheon featuring Gen Ronald L. Burgess, Jr., Principal Deputy to Amb. John Negroponte, former Director of National Intelligence

AND newly added to calendar is:

17 March 07 - Kennebunk, ME - AFIO Maine Chapter hosts Dr. Christopher T. Yeaw speaking on WMD and Nuclear Proliferation.
Friday, 6 April 2007 - Houston, TX - AFIO Houston Chapter event.
Friday, 29 June 2007 - Houston, TX - AFIO Houston Chapter event
Friday, 31 August 2007 - Houston, TX - First Annual Buckley Symposium on Intelligence
Friday, 9 November 2007 - Houston, TX - AFIO Houston Chapter event

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

SECTION I - CURRENT INTELLIGENCE

DNI NEGROPONTE TO SHIFT TO STATE, MCCONNELL TAPPED AS NEW DNI After less than two years, John D. Negroponte will leave his post as Director of National Intelligence (DNI) and take a job as the Deputy Secretary of State. The move will take Negroponte from a cabinet level position to a sub-cabinet level position, a step back nearly unheard of in Washington. It is unknown if Negroponte is making the move on his own, or if he has been forced into it. What is known is that the position at State has been vacant for months and is considered critical. At State, Negroponte will play a central role in shaping U.S. policy on Iraq. The move comes as President Bush prepares to announce a new strategy in Iraq. The White House isn't saying if the President was dissatisfied with Negroponte's performance as DNI, but Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice has been trying to recruit Negroponte for months in order to bring his expertise and experience with Iraq to her department. Negroponte served as ambassador to both the U.N. and Iraq. The likely replacement for Negroponte will be retired admiral J. Michael McConnell. Unlike Negroponte, who had a primarily diplomatic background, McConnell is an intelligence insider, having served as the Director of the National Security Agency (DIRNSA) and Chief of Intelligence for the Joint Staff during the Persian Gulf War. Comments from the Intelligence Community on McConnell's selection have been mixed. McConnell's supporters, including retired admiral and former DIRNSA Bobby Inman and former deputy to McConnell William P. Crowell, say McConnell is a cool professional who will solve problems and not be swayed by politics. Others, like former DIA official W. Patrick Lang say McConnell is "competent but compliant" and would not stand up to the administration on hot button issues such as Iran's nuclear program. Over the last decade McConnell has kept his hand in the intelligence game working for Booz Allen Hamilton as a consultant to the the government and intelligence agencies.  [CL/NYT 3Jan07,Mazzetti/NYT 5Jan07,Shane]

U.S. CONFIRMS SENIOR TALIBAN LEADER KILLED IN AIR STRIKE Although the body was obliterated, so there is no visual proof, the U.S. military is confident that they killed a senior Taliban leader, Mullah Akhtar Mohammad Osmani, who was close to Taliban top man Mullah Omar. Using forensics and other evidence, the U.S. confirmed that remains found in a bombed out vehicle in the Afghanistan province of Helmand were those of Osmani. A Taliban spokesman has denied that Osmani was killed and said that it was another Taliban fighter who was killed. "[Osmani] was hit by a precision air strike. The vehicle was destroyed and all the occupants were obliterated," Colonel Tom Collins, a U.S. military spokesman, said. "We had him under observation for a good while, we knew he was in the vehicle. When that vehicle moved out of that built up area he was in, that's when we hit it." In 2002, the U.S. captured Osmani, who was believed to be a Taliban corps commander in Kandahar, but mistakenly released him. A masked man appeared on Pakistani television in June 2006 claiming to be Osmani and saying that Mullah Omar and Osama bin Laden were both alive and well, and that he continued to receive instructions from Omar. Collins said the forensic evidence used to identify Osmani was classified, but was not DNA. Qari Yousef Ahmadi, who claimed to be a spokesman for the Taliban, said the air strike killed Mullah Abdul Zahir, a group commander, and three other Taliban fighters, and emphasized that Osmani was alive in Afghanistan. The provincial chief of police Ghulam Nabi Malakhail confirmed the deaths of both Osmani and Zahir in the bombing, and Al Jazeera reported that its sources in Afghanistan also verified that Osmani was dead. Osmani's death comes at a time when Taliban attacks, especially in the south of Afghanistan, have increased. Some experts say Osmani's death will hamper an expected Taliban offensive in early 2007. [LawrenceS/IHT 23Dec06/AP]

GATES NAMES CLAPPER AS NEW UNDERSECRETARY OF DEFENSE FOR INTELLIGENCE Secretary of Defense Robert Gates has selected former head of the National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency (NGA) retired Lt. Gen. James R. Clapper Jr. as the new Undersecretary of Defense for Intelligence. Clapper retired from the NGA post in June. He also served as Director of the Defense Intelligence Agency in the 90's and served as head of Air Force intelligence during the Persian Gulf War in 1991. A Defense Department official verified that Gates had selected Clapper, but cautioned that the selection had not been approved by the White House yet. Sen. John Rockefeller (D-WV) confirmed that the Senate Intelligence Committee had been informed unofficially of Gate's selection of Clapper. The outgoing undersecretary for intelligence is Dr. Stephen Cambone, a longtime close associate of Donald Rumsfeld. Cambone was the first undersecretary for intelligence, a position that Rumsfeld created in 2003 to coordinate a vast number of intelligence activities within the DoD. Clapper had collided with Cambone on a number of issues. In 2004, Clapper supported placing the control of the NGA under the newly created Director of National Intelligence contrary to Cambone's desire to keep the NGA under Pentagon control. Although the DNI is the President's top intelligence advisor, the undersecretary for intelligence oversees the Pentagon's intelligence assets which consume about 80% of the nation's $42 billion intelligence budget. [CL/WashPost 4Jan07/Pincus]

AFTER CLOSER REVIEW, DEMOCRATS MAY NOT IMPLEMENT ALL OF THE 9/11 COMMISSION RECOMMENDATIONS The newly sworn-in Democratic-led Congress is discovering many of the same difficulties the Republicans had in implementing all of the 9/11 Commission recommendations. The Democrats had run on a platform of immediately enacting all of the commission's recommendations. For one, newly appointed House Majority Leader Rep. Steny Hoyer (D-MD) said that the recommendation to place all of the intelligence agencies under the Defense Department is "not on the table." Democrats are also rejecting the formula that the commission recommended for distributing homeland security funding. The House Democrats believe they will pass a bill that bases anti-terrorism funds appropriation on risk, so that cities like New York and San Francisco would receive funding at a higher rate than, say, Topeka. However, the House bill is not expected to pass in the Senate, where senators are less likely to give up funding that benefits their local police and fire departments. Rep. Bennie Thompson (D-MS), the new chairman of the Homeland Security Committee, said the House and Senate would need to find a compromise bill. The House bill provides an even distribution of 25% of the budget as a baseline for first responders to all 50 states, and then divides the rest based on need. The Democrats in the House also are making changes to the recommendation to place control of all intelligence activities, including their budgets, under the House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence. Instead, the Democrats are proposing to create a new subcommittee that would consist of members from both the intelligence and appropriations committees to oversee the intelligence budget. Hoyer said, "The 9/11 commission wanted a single authorizing body for intelligence, and I think the substance or the spirit of the recommendations will be achieved." Rep. Silvestre Reyes (D-TX), chairman of the intelligence committee, said, "It hasn't been worked out how the members would be chosen." Although some Democrat members opposed the idea of the hybrid subcommittee from the outset, Rep. Chaka Fattah (D-PA) said, "As I understand it, it's a final deal. The rest is still being determined." One Democrat who wanted to remain anonymous said that he believes the new subcommittee would gut the authority of the intelligence committee. In the Senate, there is no problem as only the Senate Intelligence Committee can authorize intelligence spending. Republicans are eagerly awaiting to see whether the Democrats will concede that the remaining 9/11 Commission recommendations should not be enacted. "I think what Democrats are finding in some of the 9/11 recommendations we didn't implement, looking closely at them ... these are not good ideas," said Rep. Peter Hoekstra, Michigan Republican and his party's ranking member on the intelligence panel. [Harvey/WTimes 6Jan07/DeBose]

IRAQ SENDS TWO CAPTURED IRANIANS HOME OVER PROTESTS OF U.S. FORCES Two Iranians, whom U.S. forces captured as part "of a very focused raid based on intelligence," have been freed and expelled to Iran over the protests of U.S. military officials. An unnamed U.S. military official claimed that the two were fomenting violence in Iraq and believed their actions were endorsed by Tehran. One of the Iranians, identified only as Chizari, was said to be the third-highest-ranking official in the Iranian Revolutionary Guards' al-Quds Brigade, which is responsible for activities outside of Iran, including aiding, training and arming Hezbollah and Islamic Jihad- both identified by the U.S. as terrorist organizations. The other captive was described as equally key in supporting foreign operations, but not as high-ranking. U.S. forces captured the Iranians last week and found in their possession detailed weapons lists, documents pertaining to shipments of weapons into Iraq, organizational charts, telephone records and maps, and other sensitive intelligence information. Especially troublesome was the discovery of information about importing modern, specially shaped explosive charges into Iraq. The shaped charges have been used in improvised explosives devices and are capable of penetrating U.S. armored vehicles. "The evidence shows that they were exactly up to the things our suspicions indicated," said one U.S. defense official, and their capture was the strongest evidence to date of Tehran's meddling in Iraqi internal affairs. Adding to the turmoil is the fact that the Iranians were captured in the compound of Abdul Aziz al-Hakim, one of the most powerful Shiite leaders in Iraq, a man with whom President Bush recently met. The Bush Administration was hopeful that Hakim could help unite moderate Shiites with Sunnis and Kurds to bring about a national reconciliation in Iraq. U.S. military officials did say that Hakim was cooperative during the raid and detention of the Iranians. Iran claimed the two captives had diplomatic immunity, a claim the Iraqi government chose to honor. The U.S., however, said the two had diplomatic passports, but were using assumed names and therefore not protected by diplomatic immunity. Although the two were released, the U.S. is claiming a victory, saying the incident communicated a strong message to Tehran that their operatives would be tracked and detained. The U.S. also says they obtained a "treasure trove" of intelligence about weapons shipments into Iraq that would factor into future operations. Iran, of course, denied the men had ties to the military and said they were diplomats. Some U.S. officials saw the move by Iraq to deport the Iranians as a good sign that pointed to the Iraqi government's independence from Washington. [CL/WashPost 30Dec06/Raghavan and Wright]


SECTION II - CONTEXT AND PRECEDENCE

JOHNSON IGNORED THE ADVICE OF MILITARY COMMANDERS TO BLOCKADE VIETNAM AND BOMB HANOI In the forward to his book, "Cheers and Tears: a Marine's Story of Combat in Peace and War," Lt. Gen. Charles Cooper, USMC (Ret.) recalls a meeting between the members of the Joint Chiefs of Staff and President Lyndon B. Johnson in 1965. The Joint Chiefs had requested a direct meeting with the President when their advice for stronger military action in Vietnam had been dismissed by Secretary of Defense Robert McNamara. McNamara gave his consent for the Joint Chiefs to meet privately with their Command-in-Chief with great apprehension. Cooper, at the time, was a major serving as an aide to the Chief of Naval Operations, Admiral David L. McDonald. The other members of the Joint Chiefs included Chairman of the Joint Chiefs General Earle Wheeler, US Army, Chief of Staff of the Army, General Harold Johnson, Chief of Staff of the Air Force, General John P. McConnell, and Commandant of the Marine Corps, General Wallace M. Greene, Jr. The Chiefs were united in the belief that the military build up in Vietnam was directionless and would lead to a prolonged ground war. They believed that the U.S. should deemphasize the use of ground forces and concentrate on naval operations to mine North Vietnam's ports and blockade the Vietnamese coast. Further, the Chiefs wanted to use B-52's to bomb Hanoi and exact a high price for North Vietnam's continued aggression against the South, and bring Ho Chi Minh to the negotiating table. There were diplomatic considerations, however. North Vietnam was supported by both the Soviet Union and China. The State Department and CIA could not accurately predict what the reaction of the Russians and Chinese would be if the U.S. increased its attacks on North Vietnam. The U.S. was only 12 years out of Korea, where China had entered the fray that led to a stalemate. The Joint Chiefs considered a massive reaction from the Chinese or Russians unlikely, however. The Vietnamese, unlike the Koreans, were not historical allies of the Chinese, and the Soviets were only providing logistical support.
    On the day of the big meeting, Cooper attended with McDonald to bring along an acetate-covered map of Vietnam. Although, he was supposed to leave the map and exit for the actual meeting with the President, the lack of an easel in the Oval Office meant Cooper had to stay to support the map. Therefore, he was an uninvited eye witness to the events that took place during that meeting. Cooper recalls that President Johnson was gracious to the military men as he ushered them into the Oval Office. However, the President did not offer them a seat, so the meeting was conducted standing up. Further, the President arranged the men so that the Chiefs of the Army and Marine Corps, the services with the most at stake, were positioned farthest from the President. Cooper took this all in and felt it boded poorly. The Chiefs presented their case, recounting the history of U.S. involvement in Vietnam, deployment of forces there and then their plan for naval mining, blockades and massive air power to bring about a quick end to the conflict. Johnson, Cooper says, appeared attentive and considerate. At the end of the briefing he asked the Chiefs of the Army and Marine Corps if they agreed with the Navy's and Air Force's assessment. They said they did. Johnson then turned his back to the Chiefs and when he turned back around he exploded. The President used profanity, demeaned the military men personally and ridiculed their "advice." He said that the Chief's wanted him to be responsible for World War III. After the tirade, the President resumed his calm demeanor and asked each Chief what he would do were he President. The Chairman, General Wheeler, began thoughtfully saying in the end that it was the President's decision alone and that he could not place himself in that position. Each of the Chief's remarks mirrored Wheeler's. After the last general answered, Johnson exploded again,  saying that the Chief's naive approach disgusted him and ended with, "Now get the hell out of my office!"
    Needless to say, Johnson did not take the military chiefs' advice, and the war in Vietnam lasted another 10 years with over 55,000 Americans killed in action. When President Nixon took office, the Joint Chiefs of Staff offered the same advice, and this time it was heeded. Hanoi quickly came to the negotiating table, and U.S. forces withdrew by 1975.   [LS/ExtendedRemarks 27Dec06/Cooper]


SECTION III - CYBER INTELLIGENCE

DEFENSE THREAT REDUCTION AGENCY CONTRACTS TO PUT WMD ATTACK SCENARIO TOOLS ON THE WEB The Defense Threat Reduction Agency (DTRA) has awarded a $53.9 million contract to Science Applications International Corporation (SAIC) of San Diego to construct web-based computer models that will forecast how attacks with biological, chemical, nuclear and radiological weapons may play out in American cities. The tools are designed for first responders and government agencies to plan for such incidents. The application is called the Integrated Weapons of Mass Destruction Toolset, and has been in development since 2004. According to SAIC, the modeling tools will adhere to web-based standards so that anyone with a web browser and permission can obtain access. The models use physics to examine variables such as wind velocity, terrain and location of ground zero to determine how fallout might disperse, estimate a casualty count, and indicate areas where responders should concentrate rescue efforts. The tools can also be used by war fighters to help with counterattacks, and troop deployment after an attack. The toolset is available over classified and unclassified networks as well as being installable to systems that do not have an Internet connection, such as a laptop in the field. The laptop can then be synchronized to network data once a connection is available. [WashPost 1Jan07/Beizer]

ATTACK OF THE BOTS: HOW WE'RE LOSING THE CYBER WAR A "botnet," which can be made up of millions of "zombie" computers, is becoming the Internet's greatest threat. The year 2006 saw an increase in the use by cyber criminals of software that secretly installs itself on the computers of unwary victims and enslaves the system creating a zombie or "bot" (short for robot). The software repeats its secret installation on thousands or even millions of computer systems that interlink and synchronize their efforts forming a "botnet." The botnet can then be directed by its controller to send out tons of spam email, gather information from enslaved systems or conduct a distributed denial of service (DDoS) attack and crash a company's or agency's network. All the while, the owners of the "botted" systems are unaware that their computers are contributing to an attack. The "botware" is very sneaky. It can hide itself well so an owner would never know it's there. Many "botkits" include "rootkits" that integrate into a computer's operating system and feed false reports back to anyone examining the system- making everything appear normal. It is not known the extent to which foreign governments may be using the bot technology against the U.S. However, there is evidence that such activity may be taking place. Last spring a program was discovered installed on a foreign coast guard agency's computer that was reporting back to a server in China on shipping manifests and schedules.  Current estimates believe that up to 11 percent of the 650 million computer systems attached to the Internet may be infected with bot software. The threat to financial stability and security is real. Recently a computer security researcher intercepted a file generated by a botnet comprised of 793 computers that contained 54,926 log-in credentials and 281 credit-card numbers. Rick Wesson, CEO of Support Intelligence, the computer security company that intercepted the file, said, "We are losing this war badly,” he said. “Even the vendors understand that we are losing the war.” [NYT 7Jan07/Markoff]

TSA CRITICIZED FOR VIOLATING PRIVACY LAW DURING TEST OF PASSENGER SCREENING SYSTEM The Homeland Security Department's privacy office is issuing a report that says the Transportation Safety Administration (TSA) violated federal law last year while testing Secure Flight. Secure Flight is the government's beleaguered program to screen air passengers against terrorist watch lists. The privacy office found that TSA's accessing of commercial databases to obtain personal information violated the 1974 Privacy Act that says the government must alert the public to changes in any government program that affects the privacy of citizens. The report says that the Secure Flight program, as tested, did not match the TSA's public description of how the program would work. This marks the first time that the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) has admitted that the Secure Flight program violates the law. The report recognizes that TSA later revised the description of Secure Flight to more accurately portray how it gathers data, but notes that it will run afoul of the law again if it doesn't implement more transparent measures of gathering data and allowing passengers to see how the data is used. TSA Administrator Kip Hawley said that his agency would take necessary measures to make the program more transparent, but that he still supports a full rollout of the program in 2008.  [WashPost 22Dec06/Nakashima and Wilber]


SECTION IV - BOOKS, SOURCES AND ISSUES

Memoirs of Doris Chu, self-published book by former OSS officer Memoirs of Doris Chu, who with, “Clear Sight,” tells how she was discovered at age 3 in Hawaii, by the Office of Strategic Services (OSS) which later became the Central Intelligence Agency (CIA), in the middle of WWII, in 1944. “Future Flash, Particles from the Future,” explains how Doris developed her psychic abilities while in Hawaii during the 1940’s, and what it had to do with the events of September 11, 2001. “The Match,” is an example of what Doris calls, “Genetic Memory,” of her grandparents in Korea before they came to Hawaii and why they left a life of luxury as wine-makers and silk merchants to work in the sugar cane fields of Kauai. Examples of past lives are Doris Chu’s, “The Queen’s Lomilomi,” about memories of past lives of Queen Ka’ahumanu’s lomilomi man, and “When Kamehameha Met Ka’ahumanu,” although Kamehameha was not his original name as a child.
    Doris Chu is a retired psychologist, psychic, and produced 24 Broadway and off-Broadway musicals on CD’s, tapes, and records with 16 Grammy nominations. She practices Medical Qi Gong (Energy Work.) Doris is the 4th generation to be born in Hawaii.
    US$20.00 FOR EACH COPY (includes first class mail in USA.). Enclose check or money order to: Doris Chu. We can ship to your friends. Put their address in “Comments.”  MAIL ORDERS TO: DORIS CHU, WORLD VIEW PRESS, P.O. BOX 15184, Dept. AFIO, HONOLULU, HI 96830, E-MAIL: WorldViewP@aol.com.

War Made New: Technology, Warfare, and the Course of History: 1500 to Today by Max Boot, Gotham, ISBN: 1592402224, $35.00 The author, who is a a senior fellow in national security studies at the Council on Foreign Relations, provides a survey of the history of technology and warfare. His thesis includes the viewpoint that technological advances rarely come about on their own, but considers technology a consequence of advances in "...food surpluses, urbanization, secularism, political stability and other conditions that create a fertile climate for innovation."  Further, he surmises that technology leads to victory only when one side is its beneficiary and the other side fails to adapt. [CL/IHT 15Dec06/Bunting]


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

CENTRA Technology, Inc., in Burlington, Massachusetts, is seeking a senior level intelligence professional to provide intelligence analysis, planning and training support to the state intelligence fusion center in Columbia, South Carolina.
    Candidates must possess intelligence experience including: Intelligence support to military or law enforcement operations, or conducting long-term strategic analysis; Capability of evaluating IT tools applicable to the Intel cycle including data mining tools; Knowledge and practical application of intelligence cycle including the use of HUMINT; Effective ability to develop training scenarios and exercises for an intelligence center or unit; Developing and delivering oral briefings and training to individuals and groups, including senior decision-makers and executives; Experience in creating new intelligence products and services to meet emerging customer needs; Knowledge in developing organizational SOPs and CONOPs as well as contingency planning; Designing, planning and implementing intelligence research projects; Hold a Top Secret USG security clearance or hold a Secret USG security clearance with eligibility for a Top Secret clearance; and Ability to work in a diverse working environment alongside law enforcement officers, criminal intelligence analysts and liaison officers from state, local and federal agencies.
    Other experiences desired but not required include: Knowledge of the transnational and domestic terrorism threat; Familiarity with the Homeland Security Information Network (HSIN); Experience working in operational intelligence centers; and Experience in the development of intelligence fusion centers and project management skills.
    Education and related experience required: A masters degree (MA) with at least ten years of related experience and specialized intelligence training; or a bachelor degree (BA/BS) with at least 15 years of related experience and specialized intelligence training.
    All applicants must have strong organization and communication skills and advanced MS Office skills. As we provide services for US Government customers in the national security arena, all CENTRA employees must apply for and receive security clearances. Therefore, US citizenship is required for all positions. A customer-sponsored background check is required for onsite support.
    We offer a full range of benefits, including competitive salary, comprehensive health plan including dental coverage, company-paid life & disability insurance policies, 401(k) plan with company match and profit sharing, ESOP, incentive bonuses, relocation assistance and a generous educational reimbursement program.
    If you would like to apply for this position, please e-mail your resume to seniorfusionanalyst@centratechnology.com or fax to 781-272-7836. No phone calls please.

Seeking Assistance

AUTHOR SEEKING OSS VETERANS, FRIENDS OR RESEARCHERS FOR INFO ON AMERICAN INTELLIGENCE DURING WORLD WAR II Can any OSS veterans, friends, or researchers please help me with the following problem? I need to find a case history in which OSS information directly helped American soldiers in combat for a book on American intelligence in World War II, for which I am under contract to an American publisher, . For example, an OSS agent infiltrates enemy lines and radios back that the Germans are about to attack. Or that a certain spot is weakly defended and so vulnerable. I have spent literally weeks at the National Archives searching for such a documented case, without result. I do not think that secrecy or destruction explains this lack, because other documents survive of such sensitivity as the true names of agents, with their photographs. I am not looking for indirect results, as of R&A findings about German economics, nor for stories about physical activity by the OSS, such as blowing up bridges, because this book is about information, not operations. Are there no cases in which the OSS helped GIs to advance or to repel the enemy? I am utterly frustrated by this and am considering a chapter entitled “The Myth of the OSS.” I would be grateful for any leads. My previous books – The Codebreakers and Hitler’s Spies, for example – will, I believe, show my seriousness. Dr. David Kahn 120 Wooleys Lane, Great Neck, NY 11023 davidkahn1@aol.com.
 

Obituaries

Army Col. Shirly Ray Trumps, World War II Commando Leader and OSS Vet, Dead at 84 Colonel Trumps, who led commando units behind German lines during World War II, passed away from lymphocytic leukemia at his home in Annandale, Virginia on November 15th. He joined the Louisiana National Guard in 1940 and was commissioned as a second lieutenant in 1942. Having been born and raised along the Bayou Teche in Breaux Bridge, La., in the heart of Louisiana's French-speaking Cajun parishes, he immediately volunteered in 1943 when he heard the Army was looking for French-speaking soldiers to train for special operations. Trumps became part of the Office of Strategic Services mission Operation Jedburgh.  Jedburgh organized three-man teams made up of U.S., British and French forces to harass and kill German forces and disrupt their operations forward of the Allied advance through France. The youngest of the 86 Jedburgh troops, Trumps was in good company with future CIA Director William Colby, future Maj. Gen. John Singlaub and Col. Aaron Bank, founder of the Army's Special Forces. In 1944, during the battle of Concarneau, Lt. Trumps was wounded in action and was awarded the French Croix de Guerre with Palm for valor in combat operations. In September 1944 Trumps was reassigned to the Office of Strategic Services center in Kunming, China. In April 1945, he conducted his second combat parachute operation, leading a five-man team into French Indochina. He remained in the Army after World War II and served as a commander and staff officer during several counterintelligence assignments in the United States and overseas. He served as director of counterintelligence at Military Assistance Command, Vietnam headquarters in Saigon. He retired in 1975. His military awards included the Legion of Merit with Oak Leaf Cluster, the Bronze Star and the Purple Heart. He held a bachelor's degree  in political science from the University of Maryland and a master's degree in international affairs from American University. Col. Trumps' survivors include his wife of 54 years, Katherine "Kitty" Trumps of Annandale; five children, Gail T. Wells of Houston, Steve P. Trumps of Lafayette, La., Thomas H. Trumps of Bristow, Eric J. Trumps of Raleigh, N.C., and Keith A. Trumps of Annandale; 13 grandchildren; and one great-granddaughter. [TheodoreC/WashPost 5Dec06/Holley]

Professor Peter Charles Unsinger, Law Enforcement, Chapter and National AFIO Member - It is with sadness that I note that Dr. Peter Charles Unsinger passed away in May of 2005. A number of us presumed that he was off doing research in South East Asia but that was not the case. As some of you might already be aware of... Peter was a prolific author who was the editor or co- editor of more than eight books. He also wrote a large number of articles which were published in the fields of law enforcement, military science and intelligence and was well known for giving papers at academic society meetings as well as public lectures on a variety of topics. No one knows how many book reviews he produced over the years, it seemed like he was putting out a review a week at one point. Peter was decorated by several governments for his work with their national police forces and was fond of his travels and research in Singapore, the Republic of China, the Philippines and other areas in Asia. He was a long time member of AFIO and had been active in the Jim Quesada/ Bay Area chapter. One of the things about Peter was his love of life, his family ... and travel and the constant quest for knowledge. However, there was another less serious side, the prankster... the official web page of the Justice Studies Department at San Jose State University a number of years ago displayed pictures of the faculty in the department... Peter put up a picture of himself... attired in a ‘batman’ costume. It was Peter’s way of letting us all know that while he was a world class researcher, teacher and scholar that he also had a jovial side as well. Peter will be missed by those who enjoyed both his friendship and scholarship. I prefer to remember him as a ‘batman’ figure fighting crime and injustice through his work in the field and with a smile behind that mask. He was a long time member of AFIO and had been active in the Jim Quesada Bay Area chapter. One of the things about Peter was his love of life, his family and travel and the constant quest for knowledge. However, there was another less serious side, the prankster the official web page of the Justice Studies Department at San Jose State University a number of years ago displayed pictures of the faculty in the department Peter put up a picture of himself attired in a batman costume. It was Peter’s way of letting us all know that while he was a world class researcher, teacher and scholar that he also had a jovial side as well. Peter will be missed by those who enjoyed both his friendship and scholarship. I prefer to remember him as batman fighting crime and injustice through his work in the field and with a smile behind that mask. Peter was a ‘Cold War Warrior’ in the classic sense and he paid a price of sorts in a very liberal academic setting but that did not deter him from his scholarship, research and his ability to retain his sense of humor and humility. A brief list of just a few of Peter Unsinger’s books: Community Police Administration (Nelson-Hall Law Enforcement Series) Jack L. Kuykendall, Peter C. Unsinger; Police Management Labor Relations by Unsinger, Peter C. & More, Harry W. (Eds. ) Managerial Control of the Police: Internal Affairs and by Harry W. More (Editor), Peter C. Unsinger (Editor); The Police Assessment Center by Harry W. More, Peter C. Unsinger; Criminal justice induction training: the field training concept edited by Peter Charles Unsinger and Harry W. More; with eight other contributors. Law enforcement and social welfare: the emergency response edited by John A. Brown, Peter C. Unsinger, and Harry W More, with seven contributors. Diversity, affirmative action, and law enforcement [edited] by George T. Felkenes and Peter Charles Unsinger. The International legal and illegal trafficking of arms edited by Peter C. Unsinger and Harry W. More; with seven contributors [Obit by Dr. Peter Kassebaum Bay Area /Jim Quesada Chapter]

Coming Events

8 January 2007 - Washington, DC - From the Secret Files of the International Spy Museum™ Covert Action: Valuable Tool or Dangerous Game? For further info view our online Calendar of Events

15-19 January 2007 - Fair Oaks, VA - InfoOps, OSINT, & Peacekeeping Intelligence. 50% discount for AFIO Members For more information see http://www.oss.net/IOP

19 January 2007 - Washington, DC - Spies on Screen: The Manchurian Candidate. For further info or to register view our online Calendar of Events

20 January 07 - Kennebunk, ME - AFIO Maine will bring Maine's 9/11 memorial to Kennebunk for the meeting Michael Clarke, Bath, Maine fire dept. Captain, who went to New York City the day after the attacks as a member the of FEMA USAR Team Task Force l, located in Beverly, MA. will be the speaker. Clarke grew up on Long Island and was a fifth generation New York firefighter before coming to Maine. The memorial features a section of steel girder from one of the World Trade Center towers. Only a few sections of girders have been released and Bath's is believed to be the only fire department in New England to have a section. The memorial, which weighs 550 lbs., will remain on display at the Kennebunk Free Library for two to three weeks following the meeting. The meeting, which is open to the public, will be held at the library in Kennebunk at 2:00 p.m. Contact 207-985-2392 for information.

24 January 2007 - Albuquerque, NM - the AFIO Tom Smith New Mexico Chapter will hold a luncheon meeting at the Albuquerque Petroleum Club. Speaker TBA. For details contact bajaloie@cybermesa.com

 

Thursday, 25 January 2007 - Washington, DC - Alliance of Enemies: The Untold Story of the Secret American and German Collaboration to End WWII. For further info or to register view our online Calendar of Events

26 January 07 - Tysons Corner, VA - AFIO National Winter Luncheon - Stephen R. Kappes, Deputy Director, CIA speaking OFF-THE-RECORD on "CIA 2007 Directions and Missions," and
James M. Olson, former CIA DDO Officer, Bush School of Government and Public Service, Texas A&M University. on "FAIR PLAY: The Moral Dilemmas of Spying" Space limited. $48 pp members; $59 pp non-members. Location: Holiday Inn, Tysons Corner, VA. Generous covered parking. Three course luncheon, Cash Bar. Registration at 10:30 a.m.; Olson at 11 a.m.; Lunch at noon; Kappes at 1:00 p.m. Borders Books will have many new intelligence titles available to browse or purchase. Other authors will be present. Members given preference on date of registration basis. Kappes talk is OFF THE RECORD.Secure Online registration available here.

26 - 27 January 07 - Springfield, VA - Intelligence and Ethics 2007 Conference The International Intelligence Ethics Association (IIEA) will be hosting an Ethics conference. Full details can be found at www.intelligence-ethics.org.

30 January - 1 February 2007 - Ft. McNair, Washington, D.C. - National Defense University Defense Transformation and Interagency Operations Seminar In cooperation with Forces Transformation and Resources (OUSD-P), The National Defense University's (NDU) Center for Technology and National Security Policy is organizing a three-day seminar on Defense Transformation and Interagency Operations. This seminar will be held in Marshall Hall 155, NDU, Fort McNair, Washington DC 20319. You are cordially invited to attend this informative and interactive seminar. There is no charge for this seminar. Please note that the regular ndu.edu email server is down for at least 4 weeks for maintenance. We now have this gmail.com account to take registrations. To register for the course, please provide Personal Information: Rank/ Title, Position, First Name, Last Name, Organization, Citizenship; Mailing Address: Street Address, City, State, Zip Code; Contact Information:
Telephone, Fax, Email and send it to: CTNSP.NCO@gmail.com. The seminar is filling up quickly, and we look forward to your participation.

Friday, 2 February 2007 - Houston, TX - AFIO Houston Chapter hosts James L. Pavitt, former DDO CIA. Registration and further details at http://afiohouston.com/contacts.html 1800h 6pm Cocktails. No tickets at the door.

Wednesday, 7 February 2007 - Las Vegas, NV - The AFIO Las Vegas Chapter is hosting an evening meeting featuring speaker Ken Walther worked as an undercover Technical Operations Officer for CIA for 27 years before retiring from the Agency in 1996. He will be speaking on "Bujumbura, Burundi -- the Terror of Tribalism" - How this country has been involved with brutal tribalism for decades and the mayhem of rotating from Rwanda to Burundi and back. What was, or could have been done and how the impact on foreigners and diplomats assigned to countries experiencing such warfare was indelibly stamped. During his career with the CIA, Walther spent seventeen years serving on overseas assignments and his work led him to visit 101 countries and was awarded the Intelligence Medal of Merit and the Career Intelligence Medal. Prior to the Agency, he also served in the Army Security Agency and was involved with Tactical SIGINT collection. Event starts at 6 p.m. at Nellis Air Force Base Officers' Club. All guests must use the MAIN GATE located at the intersection on Craig and Las Vegas Blvd. Address: 5871 Fitzgerald Blvd., Nellis AFB, NV 89191 Phone: 702-644-2582. Registration deadline to submit names of guests is Thursday, February 1st. Arrive early and join other chapter members in the bar area. Feel free to bring a spouse and/or guest(s) to dinner as well as the meeting. If you should encounter any difficulties entering the base, please call the Chapter Corresponding Secretary cell phone, at 443-3623 (after 4:00 p.m. on February 7th), and she will provide assistance. You may email or call me at 702-295-0073 if you have any questions. We look forward to seeing you! Christine J. Eppley, Chapter Corresponding Secretary

Friday, 9 February 2007 - New York, NY - AFIO - New York Metro Chapter hosts HAL VAUGHAN and LEWIS JOHNSON. Author HAL VAUGHAN discusses his FDR and the Twelve Apostles: The Spies Who Paved the Way for the the Invasion of North Africa. Nineteen months before the attack on Pearl Harbor, President Roosevelt sent twelve "vice consuls" to Algeria, Morocco, and Tunisia on a classified assignment. Their objective? To prepare the groundwork for what eventually became Operation TORCH, the Anglo-American invasion of North Africa that repelled the Nazis and also enabled the liberation of Italy. Based on recently declassified foreign records as well as the memoirs of Ridgway Brewster Knight (one of the twelve "apostles") this account of international intrigue set in such exotic locales as Paris, Casablanca, and Tangier takes us through the pivotal TORCH invasion and the eventual assassination of VICHY French leader Francois Darian. Vaughan provides a look at the intricate covert planning that planted the seeds of the WW ll victory in the Mediterranean Theater.
Vaughan has spent over forty years as a U.S. diplomat and newsman reporting from Europe, the Middle East and South East Asia. Also speaking will be LEWIS JOHNSON - a decorated WW ll USAF fighter pilot. Lewis, a gentleman and distinguished New Yorker and businessman, will talk about his experiences during the war.
Cost: $45. Per Person. Payable at the door. In advance to: Jerry Goodwin 530 Park Avenue New York, NY 10021. Advance reservations suggested, but not required. E-mail: afiometro@yahoo.com Phone: 212-308-1450. Event is held at the Society of Illustrators Building, 128 East 63rd Street, New York, NY between Park and Lexington Avenues Registration: 5:30 PM - 6:00 PM, Speakers begin at 6:00 PM, Buffet Dinner at 7:00 PM - 7:15PM Cash Bar: Event concludes 9:00 PM. Inquiries to afiometro@yahoo.com

17 February 2007 - Carrollton, TX - Metroplex Intelligence Association Group Meeting MIAG seeks to form a group of various intelligence association members in the Dallas/Ft. Worth Metroplex, who would otherwise not meet as a single affiliated association on a local level. Members of the following associations and organizations are invited: Marine Corps Intelligence Association, Inc. (MCIA, Inc.), Naval Intelligence Professionals (NIP), Military Intelligence Corps Association (MICA), Army Security Agency Association (ASAA), National Military Intelligence Association (NMIA), Association of Former Intelligence Officers (AFIO), Members of the Service Reserve and National Guard w/intelligence MOS. As a group of multiple associations the MIAG is seeking strength in numbers at this local level to present programs of mutual interest and knowledge. At this meeting, they seek to present a one hour showing of “Obsession, Radical Islam’s War Against the West”, a brief on the recent Israeli battle with Hezbollah in S. Lebanon (20 minutes), and discuss future activities, programs and meeting dates. Sandwiches, sodas, beer, etc., will be available for purchase from the Broadway Bistro. Plan on arriving 15-20 minutes prior to noon so that you can purchase lunch and eat it while watching the showing. They plan to start the DVD- Obsession- as close to 1200 noon as possible. Location: Executive Meeting Room, Broadway Bistro, 1101 S. Broadway Street, Carrollton, TX 75006, (Two story building corner of W. Main St. & S. Broadway across from the parking lot with the white gazebo). Point of Contact (POC): Steve Eklund, Captain, USMC (Ret.), member of MCIA, Inc. and NMIA. Tel: 214.223.3792. Email: eklundstephen@yahoo.com.

27 February 07 - San Francisco, CA - The AFIO Jim Quesada Chapter hosts luncheon featuring Gen Ronald L. Burgess, Jr., Principal Deputy to Amb. John Negroponte, former Director of National Intelligence Topic: Update on American Intelligence. He has scheduled his trip to California at our request to speak. We recommend you make your reservations early through Mary Lou. In view of the high public information value of the event, students will be admitted at the membership rate. Time: 11:30 a.m. Cocktails, Noon - Start of Luncheon. Location: United Irish Cultural Center (UICC) - St. Patrick's Room (2nd Floor), 2700 - 45th Avenue, San Francisco, CA 94116 (45th between Sloat and Wawona). Cost: $25 per person, Member Rate - with advance reservations; $35 per person, Non-Member Rate or at door without reservation. For advance reservations, please send the names of the attendees, along with a check made out to AFIO for the luncheon to Mary Lou Anderson at 46 Anchorage Rd, Sausalito, CA 94109 or call her at 415-332-6440 or by email at mlanderson945@comcast.net

17 March 07 - Kennebunk, ME - AFIO Maine Chapter presents The Current Terrorism Threat...and what you can do about it. It is a program seeking to provide a look at the threat we are facing, the need for both citizens and public servants to be better informed ,and what they can do in terms of prevention. The speaker is a representative from the International Association for Counterterrorism and Security Professionals. He has served in the U S Army Special Forces, including service in Operation Enduring Freedom, U. S. Department of Homeland Security, and in the private sector. This material has been extensively presented at a wide number of national and international conferences. The meeting, which is open to the public, will begin at 2:00 p.m. at the Kennebunk Free Library, Main St., Kennebunk. Call 207-985-2392 for information.

18 May 07 - Tysons Corner, VA - AFIO National Winter Luncheon - Hold date on your calendars. Event to be held at the Holiday Inn Hotel, Tysons Corner/Vienna, VA. Details to follow. afio@afio.com

17 August 07 - Tysons Corner, VA - AFIO National Winter Luncheon - Hold date on your calendars. Event to be held at the Holiday Inn Hotel, Tysons Corner/Vienna, VA. Details to follow. afio@afio.com
 

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