AFIO Weekly Intelligence Notes #05-07 dated 5 February 2007

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A second chance to put that New Year's resolution about "graduate school" and "career advancement" into action.
What better time than the year of 2-007

Where to start? Two Open Houses in February at the Institute of World Politics.
Thursday, 8 February 2007 or Tuesday, 27 February 2007
Location: 1521 16th St NW, Washington, DC 20036. 202.462.2101 or 1.888.KNOW.IWP. RSVP at www.iwp.edu


Other AFIO NATIONAL 2007 LUNCHEONS
Friday, 18 May
Friday, August 17

Holiday Inn Hotel, Tysons Corner/Vienna, VA


SECTION I - CURRENT INTELLIGENCE

DOMESTIC WIRETAPPING APPEAL CASE GOES FORWARD
GERMAN PROSECUTORS OBTAIN ARREST WARRANTS FOR 13 CIA OFFICERS AND OPERATIVES INVOLVED IN RENDITION CASE
AMID RISING INTERNAL POLITICAL DISSENT AND ECONOMIC PROBLEMS IN IRAN, EUROPE BALKS AT FURTHER CURBS ON IRANIAN TIES
U.S. SPECIAL OPERATIONS TEAMS SEARCHING FOR THREE AL-QAEDA FUGITIVES IN SOUTHERN SOMALIA
PENTAGON REPORTS THAT NORTH KOREA AND IRAN ARE COLLABORATING ON MISSILE TECHNOLOGY TO HIT THE U.S.

SECTION II - CONTEXT AND PRECEDENCE

AFTER YEARS OF DORMANCY, HEZBOLLAH'S MOST DANGEROUS TERRORIST MAY BE BACK
PERENNIAL WORLD CHESS CHAMP SEEKS TO CHECKMATE PUTIN REGIME

SECTION III - CYBER INTELLIGENCE

AIR FORCE GENERAL SAYS F22 RAPTOR'S SENSORS MAY BE TOO SENSITIVE FOR IRAQ
CHINESE ANTI-SATELLITE MISSILE MAY TARGET U.S. RECONNAISSANCE SATELLITES

SECTION IV - BOOKS, SOURCES AND ISSUES

Books
RUSSIAN AUTHOR AND HISTORIAN IVAN TOLSTOY CLAIMS THE CIA PUSHED TO GET PASTERNAK NOBEL PRIZE FOR "DR. ZHIVAGO"
Sources
COLD WAR TIMES NOW AVAILABLE ON-LINE

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

Careers
Counter Intelligence Services has an Investigator position open in Ft. Lauderdale, FL
The Investigative Project on Terrorism has two positions open in Washington, D.C.
Four positions open in Intelligence Programs
Notes
University of Texas-Pan American received a federal grant from the Intelligence Community to create a Center of Academic Excellence
 
Seeking Assistance
HOUSE or SENATE Intel Committees in any Films or Books?
French TV France 5 documentarian seeking Secret Service specialists with knowledge of Abwehr recruitment and Dusan Popov
          CIA INFLUENCE ON FRENCH TRADE UNIONS?
FBI CONFISCATION OF NIKOLA TESLA DOCUMENTS?
 
Coming Events Next Two Months ONLY
6 February 2007 at 7 - 10 pm - Washington, DC - Dinner with a Spy - An Evening with Melissa Boyle Mahle at the Spy Museum
7 February 2007 - Las Vegas, NV - The AFIO Las Vegas Chapter
Thursday, 8 February 2007 - Washington, DC - Open House at the Institute of World Politics
9 February 2007 - New York, NY - AFIO - New York Metro Chapter hosts HAL VAUGHAN and LEWIS JOHNSON
13 February 2007 - Tampa, FL- AFIO Suncoast Chapter meets at 11:30 a.m. at the Officers' Club, at MacDill Air Force Base
13 February 2007 - Washington, DC - Beyond Al-Qaeda: Ideology, the Terrorist Universe and Fighting Back - Spy Museum
15 February 2007 - Colorado Springs, CO - AFIO Rocky Mountain Chapter meets at Air Force Academy
16 February 2007 - Houston, TX - AFIO Houston Chapter hosts James L. Pavitt, former DDO CIA and Don K. Clark, former SAC FBI Houston
Saturday, 17 February 2007 - Kennebunk ME - The Maine chapter of the AFIO presents The Current Terrorism Threat - and what you can do about it
17 February 2007 - Carrollton, TX - Metroplex Intelligence Association Group Meeting
          24 February 2007 - Seattle, WA - AFIO - Pacific NW Chapter hosts Capt. Metruck, USCG Commander on Waterborne Terrorism and Port Security
26 February 2006 - Arlington, VA - The Potomac Chapter of the National Military Intelligence Association hosts luncheon
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
Tuesday, 27 February 2007 - Washington, DC - Open House at the Institute of World Politics
28 February 2007 - Scottsdale, AZ - Arizona AFIO Chapter luncheon featuring Ronald J. Olive on "Capturing Jonathan Pollard"
13 March 2007 6:30 pm - Washington, DC - The Secret History of History - Early Espionage: The Great and Ancient Game with Professor Rose Mary Sheldon - at the International Spy Museum
17 March 2007 - Kennebunk, ME - AFIO Maine Chapter hosts Dr. Christopher T. Yeaw speaking on WMD and Nuclear Proliferation.

AND newly added to calendar is:
27-28 March 2007 - Fair Lakes, VA- National Military Intelligence Association Seminar on Information Operations
Tuesday, 10 April 2007 - Tampa, FL- AFIO Suncoast Chapter hosts Porter Goss, former DCIA, at Officers' Club, at MacDill AFB
23-27 April 2007 - Vancouver, British Columbia - International Association of Law Enforcement Intelligence Analysts (IALEIA)/Law Enforcement Intelligence Unit (LEIU) 2007 Annual Conference
 
For Additional Events two+ months or more....view our online Calendar of Events

SECTION I - CURRENT INTELLIGENCE

DOMESTIC WIRETAPPING APPEAL CASE GOES FORWARD On August 17, 2006, U.S. District Court judge Anna Diggs Taylor ruled that the NSA's domestic wiretapping program, which targeted phone conversations suspected of terrorist ties where one end was in the U.S., was illegal and unconstitutional based on the fact that the government did not obtain a warrant first. The Justice Department appealed Diggs Taylor's decision. Subsequently, the Bush administration changed the way the program was administered, and following new FISA court procedures, obtains a warrant from the court before targeting suspected terrorist communications. Based on the changes to the program, Bush administration lawyers are arguing before the 6th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in Cincinnati that lower court's ruling is irrelevant and that the case should be dropped. Whether the Appeals court sees eye-to-eye with the Administration on this point is yet to be decided, but legal experts believe that even if the Appeals court does not drop the case, the case will be referred back to Diggs Taylor's court in Detroit for further consideration and possibly new arguments. The case could also be combined with a myriad of cases currently before the Circuit court in San Francisco in order to conserve judicial resources. However, other legal experts, such as Douglas Kmiec, a professor of constitutional law at Pepperdine University, believe the case will be returned to Detroit with instructions to Diggs Taylor to vacate her order.  [PJK/DetroitNews 31Jan07/Krupa]

GERMAN PROSECUTORS OBTAIN ARREST WARRANTS FOR 13 CIA OFFICERS AND OPERATIVES INVOLVED IN RENDITION CASE A German court has issued arrest warrants for 13 people believed to be working for or with the CIA in the abduction and torture of a German citizen of Lebanese decent. The 13 suspects were not named by the deputy prosecutor in Munich, August Stern, who said that they were still working to discover the real names of the operatives they believed were using aliases. The list of suspects include the crew and mechanic of a Boeing 737 believed used to transport Khaled el-Masri from Macedonia, where he was kidnapped, to Afghanistan, where he was allegedly held and tortured for five months over a suspected connection to al-Qaeda. El-Masri claims he was then taken to Albania and released without charges ever being filed. The CIA has never confirmed their involvement in the incident, nor commented on the case. El-Masri has said that he was held in Kabul and questioned at least three times by a German identified only as "Sam." The arrest warrants are seen as the most significant assault to date on the CIA's "extraordinary rendition" program, which secretly transferred terrorist suspects to third-party countries. In Italy, prosecutors are seeking indictments against 25 CIA operatives and the former head of Italian intelligence for their alleged part in the 2003 abduction of an Egyptian militant cleric. The arrest warrants in Germany complicate German Chancellor Angela Merkle's attempts to heal rifts between her country and the U.S. over controversial American actions in the War on Terrorism. Some see the German court action as a political move since Germany does not allow trials in absentia and it is doubtful the U.S. would ever agree extradite the 13 covered by the warrants. They would find it difficult to travel in Europe, however. The whereabouts of the 13 are unknown, although a German television station claims to have tracked three of them to North Carolina.  El-Masri feels the German indictment vindicates him, since many found his story incredulous. He filed a case in the federal court in Richmond, VA in May 2006, but the case was dismissed based on the government's claim that a court case would endanger national security. In another German case involving U.S. detention of a German, German Foreign Minister Frank-Walter Steinmeier, is being investigated over a German-born Turk, Murat Kurnaz, who was held at Guantanamo Bay for over four years and released only after long negotiations between Berlin and Washington. However, the investigation has revealed that the U.S. offered to release Kurnaz as early as 2002, but Germany declined. [CL/NYT 31Jan07/Landler]

AMID RISING INTERNAL POLITICAL DISSENT AND ECONOMIC PROBLEMS IN IRAN, EUROPE BALKS AT FURTHER CURBS ON IRANIAN TIES European governments are frustrating the Bush Administration by resisting requests to curtail exports, freeze assets and block the transactions of Iranian companies in order to increase pressure on the Iranian government to give up its nuclear ambitions. American officials claim that there are initial signs that world pressure is having effect on Iranian oil production, the Iranian economy and producing political descent within the country. The U.S. wants to further isolate Iran by limiting exports and disrupting Iranian business transactions. The U.N. imposed economic sanctions against Iran last year when Tehran refused to bow to international demands that it halt enrichment of uranium, a process that could be used in the production of nuclear weapons. The U.S. and Europe have disagreed on the speed and severity with which the sanctions should be enacted, however. Europe says that its economy is too closely tied to Iran for a quick break. "We are telling the Europeans that they need to go way beyond what they’ve done to maximize pressure on Iran,” said a senior administration official. “The European response on the economic side has been pretty weak.” However, a side-effect of the U.S. banning use U.S. dollars in transactions with two Iranian banks apparently has resulted in many European banks voluntarily cutting back their transactions with Iran. Pressure on European governments, mainly Italy, Germany, France, Spain, Austria, the Netherlands, Sweden and Britain, has been less effective. Since the U.S. cut most ties with Iran after the 1979 revolution that ousted the U.S.-backed Shah, U.S. actions to effect Iran's economy have been limited. These European countries, however, have extensive economic ties with Iran, especially in the energy markets. Although American officials have said that German Chancellor Angela Markle, current head of the European Union, has been responsive, European countries approved over $18 billion in guaranteed loans to Iran in 2005, and only reduced that amount slightly in 2006. The European governments have said that since so many European business interests are involved, they must move very slowly. They say they don't have the tools to do what the U.S. asks, to which a senior U.S. official responded, "Get them."  [Harvey/NYT 30Jan07/Weismann]

U.S. SPECIAL OPERATIONS TEAMS SEARCHING FOR THREE AL-QAEDA FUGITIVES IN SOUTHERN SOMALIA After a failed U.S. air strike on a suspected al-Qaeda hideout in Southern Somalia in early January, the CIA has taken the lead with operatives from Delta Force and the Navy seals out of Djibouti to find "Abu Talha al Sudani," "Haroon Fazlul" and Kenyan "Saleh Ali Saleh Nabhan." All three are suspected in the 1998 bombings of the U.S. embassies in Kenya and Tanzania, and attacks on Israeli tourists in Mombassa in 2002. A U.S. military spokesman said that it is possible that the three suspects have already slipped into neighboring Kenya. It is believed that the al-Qaeda operatives were originally sheltered in the early 90's by Muhammad Farah Aidid, chieftain of the Ayr sub-sub clan of the Hawyie clan, and leader of the assault on U.S. forces in the famous "Blackhawk Down" incident. Aidid died three years after the U.S. pullout of Somalia, but the Ayr group continued its relationship with al-Qaeda. Although the magnitude of al-Qaeda's presence in Somalia is not completely known, evidence points to a surge of foreign fighters into the country. Several Europeans and Australians affiliated with al-Qaeda were detained in Yemen in December 2006 and were believed headed to Somalia as part of a supply line of men and weapons to Islamic fighters there. Further, the U.S. reported that a dozen foreign passports were found on the bodies of men killed in fighting on the Somali border. According to U.S. officials who cited sensitive intelligence reporting, the three al-Qaeda fugitives repeatedly tried to leave Somalia, having been unsuccessful in creating an al-Qaeda stronghold in the clannish closed Somali society, but were told to stay by senior al-Qaeda leadership in Pakistan.  [PJK/ABCNews 15Jan07/Debat]

PENTAGON REPORTS THAT NORTH KOREA AND IRAN ARE COLLABORATING ON MISSILE TECHNOLOGY TO HIT THE U.S. Army Brigadier General Patrick O'Reilly, Deputy Director of the Missile Defense Agency, said that North Korea and Iran are cooperating on the development of long-range missiles that could strike the U.S. homeland. O'Reilly pointed to the failed July launch by North Korea of the Taepodong II missile and Iran's work on a space-based launcher that would bring it closer to developing an intercontinental ballistic missile (ICBM).  Speaking before a group at the George C. Marshall Center, O'Reilly said that Iran has a "new intermediate-range ballistic missile or space launch vehicle [SLV] in development" which could give them an ICBM capability by 2015. The Korean Taepondong missile that misfired after 40 seconds of flight has a range of 6,200 miles in its two stage version, and 9,300 miles in the three stage version, making the Western United States vulnerable to a strike. He further said there is evidence that the Iranians are collaborating with the North Koreans, although no details were provided. O'Reilly said that during the Korean missile test on July 4th, the U.S. missile defense system was activated and performed very well operationally. He stated that if the U.S. had been threatened by the Taepondong II missile he was "...confident the ballistic missile defense system would have operated as designed."  In addition to the long range missile, the Koreans fired seven other missile's during last July's test, two of which were the new intermediate range missiles, the Nodong, with a range just over 800 miles. O'Reilly said that the intermediate range missiles showed a "qualitative improvement in performance" over earlier missile designs. [Harvey/WashTimes 30Jan07/Gertz]


SECTION II - CONTEXT AND PRECEDENCE

AFTER YEARS OF DORMANCY, HEZBOLLAH'S MOST DANGEROUS TERRORIST MAY BE BACK Before Osama bin Laden, Imad Mughniyeh, a Lebanese Hezbollah terrorist, was considered the most dangerous terrorist in the world. After years of seeming dormancy, the White House fears he is back. Four current counterterrorism and intelligence officials say that Mughniyeh figures prominently in current reporting about Hezbollah activity. Bruce Riedel, a veteran Mideast expert recently retired from the CIA, told NEWSWEEK there is "no question he is heavily involved in [formulating] terrorist contingency plans in case of a U.S.-Iran confrontation." Before September 11th, Hezbollah was the leading killer of Americans in terrorist attacks, and Mughniyeh figured centrally in a number of those attacks. He was responsible for a number of kidnappings and bombings against the U.S. in the 1980s, including two bombings of the U.S. embassy in Beirut. However, Hezbollah abandoned its attacks against the U.S., and the U.S. believes that unless it directly attacks Hezbollah's movement or Iran, that it will not begin targeting the U.S. again. So what is Mughniyeh up to? Lt. Col. Guy Hazoot, operations officer of the Galilee Brigade on Israel's northern border, says Imad Mughniyeh is "the brain behind all Hezbollah's military activity." The U.S. says Mughniyeh has been traveling between Beirut, Tehran and Damascus, and possibly Baghdad. He is though to be in charge of Hezbollah's "external affairs," training and supporting operations in other countries. He may be responsible for suspected Hezbollah training of Moqtada al-Sadr's Mahdi Army in Iraq, and also overseeing fundraising operations in the U.S. where Hezbollah cells are thought to be operating. An unnamed Iranian official, however, seem amused by the U.S. interest in Mughniyeh saying, "Americans' interest in Mughniyeh shows their desperation for any insight into Hezbollah operations. To my knowledge, he hasn't been involved in any operation for the past decade. There's a new cadre of operatives in Hezbollah that Americans don't know anything about. And I'm not going to tell you about them, either."  [Harvey/Newsweek 5Feb07/Hosenball, Bahari, and Chen]

PERENNIAL WORLD CHESS CHAMP SEEKS TO CHECKMATE PUTIN REGIME Gary Kasparov, who held the title of World Chess Champion longer than any other, retired from chess in May 2005, in part to oppose the Putin regime. Kasparov was a support of Putin in his run for the presidency of Russia, but one year into Putin's administration, the break between Kasparov and Putin became obvious. Writing an article entitled "I was wrong about Putin," in the pages of the Wall Street Journal, Kasparov said Putin's "KGB roots have informed a style of governance that is neither reformist nor particularly democratic." Kasparov is leading a political coalition about which he says, "Our goal is to dismantle the regime." Kasparov now makes his home in Manhattan, where his 3-month-old daughter was born. When asked about the risks of opposing the Putin regime, Kasparov says, "...there are certain moments in your life when you should forget calculations and do what you believe is your moral duty. I knew that the choice would be dangerous. That's why our baby was born here. I'm prepared to take all the risk, but if I can avoid some, I do." Kasparov's group, called "The Other Russia," is made up a of an unlikely conglomeration of leftists, right wingers, and even Bolsheviks. He says the Communists will sign up before the end of the year. The group has only one goal, to find a candidate who can win in the May 2008 Russian presidential elections. Kasparov claims the group will dissolve once "a liberal democracy is established." The Russian constitution forbids President Putin from seeking a third term, but many believe he would ignore the law and use his "administrative resources" to do so. However, Kasparov does not believe Putin would sacrifice the legitimacy he would surrender in the West and at home. Kasparov thinks Putin will run away with "all the other billionaires," because an authoritarian regime cannot continue when its creator is still young, strong and alive. The former chess champ is still trying to see moves ahead. He thinks the Putin administration will start showing signs of deterioration as the elections loom closer, and predicts a "political crisis" and "less stability, more uncertainty." "We should keep our group together, close to the wall, to get into the hall when it's broken. But not too close to be buried under the debris." And then? "If the Other Russia wins, who cares? The victory of the Other Russia candidate destroys the legacy of any institution built under Putin. You have to start from scratch. You have to call new [parliamentary] elections. You have to introduce new laws. You have to undergo judicial reform. You have to destroy censorship." In other words, you have to go back to building a democracy, as Russia was trying to do before Putin was elected. Right now, the leading candidate for "The Other Russia" is a former Russian prime minister, Mikhail Kasyanov. Kasparov would not completely remove his name from consideration as a presidential candidate, but said "so far" he thinks throwing his hat into the ring would spoil his role as moderator and balancer of power and could destroy the coalition.  [PJK/WSJ 27Jan07/Kirkpatrick]


SECTION III - CYBER INTELLIGENCE

AIR FORCE GENERAL SAYS F22 RAPTOR'S SENSORS MAY BE TOO SENSITIVE FOR IRAQ General Ronald E. Keyes, Commander of the Air Combat Command, says that the F-22 Raptor, the Pentagon's news jet fighter and airborne intelligence gatherer, may be too sensitive to be used as an effective Intelligence, Surveillance and Reconnaissance (ISR) platform in Iraq. The main culprit? Coalition jammers that are defeating radio controlled improvised explosive devices (IEDs). Right now we get into situations where we jam against improvised explosive devices (IEDs) and it corrupts our radio traffic [and] some line-of-sight UAV operations," Keys says. "It's tough." The intense jamming could blind some of the F-22's sensors, although supporters of the F-22 say its critics are overstating the threat to the aircrafts advanced electronics. A senior Air Force official says that the F-22's capabilities are sophisticated enough to ensure it will be a valuable intelligence gathering platform. [Harvey/AviationWeekly 29Jan07/Fulghum]

CHINESE ANTI-SATELLITE MISSILE MAY TARGET U.S. RECONNAISSANCE SATELLITES Although the Chinese have fully briefed the U.S. on its January 11, 2007 test of an anti-satellite (ASAT) missile, details of the test show that the Chinese may be looking at U.S. reconnaissance satellites as their primary targets. This test was actually the fourth Chinese test, however the previous three failed. The successful test targeted an old Chinese satellite with a kinetic, non-explosive kill vehicle. The targeted satellite was on a less common north to south polar orbit, though. This is the same orbit traversed by many U.S. photo-reconnaissance satellites leading some experts to speculate that this was not only a test of Chinese technology, but also the exercising of an operational plan. Combined with recent attempts by the Chinese to blind U.S. satellites with lasers, many think China is developing a capability that could be used strategically to counter U.S. surveillance perhaps during a move on Taiwan. [PJK/PatriotPost 26Jan07]


SECTION IV - BOOKS, SOURCES AND ISSUES

Books

RUSSIAN AUTHOR AND HISTORIAN IVAN TOLSTOY CLAIMS THE CIA PUSHED TO GET PASTERNAK NOBEL PRIZE FOR "DR. ZHIVAGO" Ivan Tolstoy, Russian historian and author, has a new book, "The Laundered Novel," in which he provides support for the long-rumored CIA push to have Soviet dissident Boris Pasternak's classic "Dr. Zhivago" considered for the Nobel Prize. Pasternak was awarded the Nobel Prize in 1958. Tolstoy gave an on-line interview with the Washington Post, the transcript of which can be viewed at http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/discussion/2007/01/28/DI2007012800720.html?referrer=emailarticle. [WilliamR/WashPost 29Jan07]

Sources

COLD WAR TIMES NOW AVAILABLE ON-LINE The February issue of the Cold War Times is now available on-line at www.coldwartimes.com. The Cold War Times® is a bi-monthly online publication produced for the Cold War Museum® and the Cold War Veterans Association. We have established the Cold War Times® in order to chronicle the history of the Cold War and notify our subscribers of Cold War anniversaries, events and activities that relate to the Cold War. It is an impressive online publication.


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

Counter Intelligence Services has an Investigator position open in Ft. Lauderdale, FL Any former military or federal position will gain priority and we are looking for an English & Spanish speaking investigator.
Location: Fort Lauderdale, Florida ASAP
Hours: 8:30-AM to 5:30 PM
Salary: $13-$16 per hour ($27,040 to $33,280) per year; pending experience.
Vehicle Expense: IS COVERED and will be discussed during our interview.
Time off: 5 sick days, 2 personal days along with paid holidays off.
Perks: One week of PAID vacation, once here a year.
Bonus: One weeks pay at Christmas with possible other bonuses during the year.
Extras: We offer a laptop and Internet access along with a digital camera…with possible extras.
Possible commission sales!
Who we are: Counter Intelligence Services is an international investigative agency conducing investigations, legal and security services.  Established since 1993 we truly do not specialize in one area but are more of a full service investigative agency. Most of our clients are long term accounts and not just located within Florida, but various states along with most of us being former military and or federal. Offering services from surveillance, skip traces, process services, countermeasures TSCM, research or executive protection…etc….we pride ourselves on not being the “jack of all trades”…but rather look to career professionals as employees or subcontractors so that we can offer the very best service to our clients. Position: Our field investigator will be traveling between Dade and Broward mostly…however sometimes to Palm Beach. The investigator will be meeting claimants that need to be interviewed and photographed.   You will be filling out paper work, generating reports, and taking photographs of injuries…including photograph sessions of vehicles and other slip & fall areas.   You will be communicating with clients, subject/claimants, our office, and police departments on a regular basis.  Possible surveillance at times…however the position we are looking to fill is more dealing with meeting claimants for 30 minute appointments throughout the tri county area with approximately 3-6 appointments daily.   There is room for growth…both in the field or as an in-house investigator…however not for sometime for we are needing to fill this position.
Directions: 9 SW 13th Street, Second Floor, Fort Lauderdale, Florida 33315
Take I-95 to Davie Blvd and exit going east for approximately 2 miles, making a right turn onto Andrews Avenue. We are the very next street being 13th Street where Davie is called Davie but its really 12th Street. Our building is on the right side and there is a sign on Andrews Avenue that does not have our company name on it but an accountant firms name...however the address (9 SW 13th Street) is at the bottom very large...can't miss it.  Park in the meter parking and we will take care of your parking if you work here.  The building looks like an old house and its two stories and the color is a lime yellow/green.
Contact: Darren L. Epstein, PI, President/CEO, Counter Intelligence Services, (954)764-P-EYE® (7393), (800) 757-P-EYE®, WWW.Counter-Intelligence.com

The Investigative Project on Terrorism has two positions open in Washington, D.C. The Investigative Project on Terrorism has immediate openings for two positions in Washington DC. Interested applicants should email a resume and cover letter in confidence to Kim at Kim@ctnews.org , or fax to Kim at 202 966-5191. Total confidentiality guaranteed.
    Senior Research Analyst. The first position is for a senior research analyst focusing on radical Islamic groups, worldwide and in the United States. Applicant must be knowledgeable of the entire spectrum of jihadist groups and also be familiar with the groups operating on American soil. Applicant should be able to do analysis, investigation, provide briefings and be able to write under pressure. Fluency in Arabic is helpful but not required. Generous salary commensurate with experience. Excellent benefits.
    Editor and senior writer for counterterrorism website. Applicant should be an experienced writer and knowledgeable about radical Islamic groups. Applicant should be able to edit articles, testimony and supervise others providing material for counter-terrorism website. Background in national security or journalism required. Must be able to turn around copy quickly. Generous salary and benefits.

Four positions open in Intelligence Programs
Operations Officer · Thorough knowledge of complex geographic or functional area(s) or issue(s) · Working knowledge of clandestine, technical, and overt collection capabilities and methods, and the relationship of intelligence gaps · Working knowledge of operational tradecraft skills, application collection tools, and the laws and regulations governing operational activities · Demonstrated ability to research, analyze, prioritize effectively, problem solve, synthesize large amounts of data/information, and to work several tasks concurrently with minimum supervision · Demonstrated ability to exercise independent judgment on time sensitive issues, including, but not limited to, policy, financial, and operational matters · Demonstrated ability to apply tradecraft to protect and safeguard agents, operations, and equities · Working knowledge of technology to support/run safe and secure operations · Understanding of legal and policy issues, including EO 12333, Asset Validation System (AVS), EEO, and covert action policies, the Congressional oversight process, resource requirements, crimes reporting and the regulations and procedures for handling defectors, and Section 811 issues on the coordination of CI activities · Advanced knowledge or proficiency in a foreign language · Demonstrated experience in some or all of the following related to the Client or Military Operations mission:  «»  Field and technical tradecraft  «»  Operational records  «»  CI methods  «»  Denial & deception  «»  Asset validation  «»  Surveillance detection  «»  Liaison operations  «»  Covert communications  «»  Computer systems  «»  High threat meeting management  «»  Vulnerabilities of an Intelligence Officer · Ability to work in a dynamic and challenging team environment · Ability to handle stressful situations and strong interpersonal skills Strong oral and written communication skills.
Special Skills Officer · Thorough knowledge of complex geographic or functional area(s) or issue(s) · Working knowledge of clandestine, technical, and overt collection capabilities and methods, and the relationship of intelligence gaps · Prefer working knowledge of the role of Client collection relative to Intelligence Community efforts · Working knowledge of traditional and nontraditional information sources · Understanding of the operational environment, Client tradecraft and CI awareness, application of collection tools, and the laws and regulations governing operational activities · Demonstrated ability to research, analyze, prioritize effectively, problem solve, synthesize large amounts of data/information, and to work several tasks concurrently with minimum supervision · Demonstrated ability to apply tradecraft to protect and safeguard agents, operations, and equities · Demonstrated ability to apply analysis of the target to support operations · Demonstrated experience in some or all of the following related to the Client or Military Operations mission:  «»  Field and technical tradecraft  «»  Operational records  «»  CI methods  «»  Liaison operations  «»  Covert communications  «»  Computer systems  «»  Vulnerabilities of an Intelligence Officer · Ability to work in a dynamic and challenging team environment · Ability to handle stressful situations and strong interpersonal skills · Strong oral and written communication skills.
Collections Management Officer · Thorough knowledge of complex geographic or functional area(s) or issue(s) · Working knowledge of clandestine, technical, and overt collection capabilities and methods, and the relationship of intelligence gaps · Understanding of the role of Client collection in relation to the entire Intelligence Community effort · Working knowledge of the operational environment · Demonstrated experience in some or all of the following related to the Client or Military Operations mission:  «»  Tradecraft  «»  CI methods  «»  Denial & deception  «»  Asset validation  «»  Surveillance detection  «»  Covert communications  «»  Computer systems  «»  Vulnerabilities of an Intelligence Officer · Demonstrated ability to research, analyze, prioritize effectively, problem solve, synthesize large amounts of data/information, and to work several tasks concurrently with minimum supervision · Ability to work in a dynamic and challenging team environment · Ability to handle stressful situations and strong interpersonal skills Strong oral and written communication skills.
Special Operations Officer · Thorough knowledge of complex geographic or functional area(s) or issue(s) · Working knowledge of clandestine, technical, and overt collection capabilities and methods, and the relationship of intelligence gaps · Working knowledge of the operational environment, tradecraft, and CI awareness · Prefer working knowledge of Client culture and Client records systems (e.g. STARBASE) · Demonstrated ability to research, analyze, prioritize effectively, problem solve, synthesize large amounts of data/information, and to work several tasks concurrently with minimum supervision · Understanding of unilateral and liaison operations and official and commercial cover · Understanding of legal and policy issues, including EO 12333, AVS, EEO and CA policies, the Congressional oversight process, resource requirements, crimes reporting and the regulations and procedures for handling defectors · Advanced knowledge or proficiency in a foreign language · Demonstrated experience in some or all of the following related to the Client or Military Operations mission:  «»  Field and technical tradecraft  «»  Operational records  «»  CI methods  «»  Denial & deception  «»  Asset validation  «»  Surveillance detection  «»  Liaison operations  «»  Covert communications  «»  Computer systems  «»  Transnational issues and the Intelligence Community/Law Enforcement  «»  Vulnerabilities of an Intelligence Officer · Ability to work in a dynamic and challenging team environment · Ability to handle stressful situations and strong interpersonal skills Strong oral and written communication skills.
PLEASE CONTACT ALBERT DERMOTT 202.595.4218 albert.dermott@jtg-inc.com or intelligence_programs_consultant@yahoo.com.

Seeking Assistance

HOUSE OR SENATE INTEL COMMITTEES IN ANY SPY BOOKS OR FILMS? AFIO Member Seeking Assistance from Members for an article I am writing for an academic intelligence journal I wonder if any AFIO members can suggest to me any spy books or films in which the Senate or House oversight committees play a role. For example, the Senate committee plays a significant role in the movie version of Clancy’s Clear and Present Danger. Does anyone know of any other books or films in which these committees play a role? I can be contacted at stan_taylor@byu.edu and would deeply appreciate any assistance. -Stan Taylor, Emeritus Professor of Political Science, Brigham Young University, Provo, Utah 84604, Office: 127 HRCB Phone: 801-422-2254.

FRENCH TV FRANCE 5 DOCUMENTARIAN SEEKING SECRET SERVICE SPECIALISTS WITH KNOWLEDGE OF ABWEHR RECRUITMENT AND DUSAN POPOV I' m looking for a German historian and specialist in the Secret Services's history during the Second World War. Do you know yourself this period or can you recommend an historian? For the French TV France 5 documentary on Dusan Popov, a double agent, engaged by the Abwehr services, but actually working for the British MI5. He wrote a book called "Tricycle" in 1975, which was also translated into German. With the specialist, we would like to know how the Abwehr recruited its agents, what were their methods, and why did some British "mystifications" (e.g., Fortitude, etc.) work? What were the best operations of the Abwehr? We already have English historians and specialists such as Nigel West, but we need also to cover the German side of History. I' m also looking for some witnesses, if there are any still alive, who were agents or officers in the Secret Services of the Abwehr; maybe some who knew Dusko Popov, alias Ivan I think, which would even be better naturally! (this is not so urgent as the historian...) We have already one ex-agent, a woman, still alive, but it would be good to find other people also. Best regards, and thank you in advance for your precious help! Angéica Tarnowska + 33 6 12 70 61 64, angelicat75@gmail.com.

CIA INFLUENCE ON FRENCH TRADE UNIONS?: Mr. William Dower, the former Executive Director of the American Chamber of Commerce in Paris for 35 years, is currently completing his PhD dissertation at the University of Picardie in Amiens, France.  The subject of his PhD research is the influence of American trade unions on French trade unions from 1944-1955.  In the immediate post-World War II period, the efforts by the Soviet Union to dominate the labor movement via its communist-affiliated unions in Western Europe led both the American labor movement and the US government to counter Soviet activities.  The American Federation of Labor, in particular, dispatched one of its delegates, Mr. Irving Brown, to France to work with non-communist French union leaders who formed the Force Ouvrière (FO), a splinter group of the French General Confederation of Labor (CGT).  It is generally acknowledged that among its activities in Western Europe during this period, American intelligence—in particular, CIA—was important in the financing of such non-communist labor movements, including in France.  While the role of American intelligence in the post-World War II Italian political and labor movement has been explored in academic and journalistic writing, the impact of US intelligence in the creation of the non-communist French labor movement in the 1940s and 1950s, including its role in blunting Soviet influence, is far less well-known.  As part of his effort to produce a factually well-grounded dissertation, Mr. Dower is seeking assistance from anyone who is familiar with these activities and able to discuss them.  Mr. Dower can be reached via mail at: 164 Rue de l’Université, Paris 75007, France; or through his US-based contact, D. Mukerji, at mmukerji40@yahoo.com

FBI CONFISCATION OF NIKOLA TESLA DOCUMENTS? A friend of mine, Mark MacDowell, is a philosophy professor at Lourdes College in Toledo, Ohio. He asked me to inquire with AFIO associates about Nikola Tesla and the many documents of his scientific studies, which were all confiscated years ago. Tesla performed extensive research on the alternator and electrical experimentation. All his written observations were confiscated circa 1920's. From the available research, the FBI confiscated all Tesla's research documents. He was conducting incredible experiments on weapons at the time.
The site: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nikola_Tesla describes his life in extreme detail, including his weapons research regarding particle beams, etc. Just wondering if any AFIO member may have knowledge if any of these documents, which the FBI confiscated, are available to declassified availability. I could see where some FBI or NSA members may have researched Tesla in the past. From the above mentioned website on Tesla: "Immediately after Tesla's death became known, the Federal Bureau of Investigation instructed the government's Alien Property Custodian office to take possession of his papers and property, despite his US citizenship. His safe at the hotel was also opened. At the time of his death, Tesla had been continuing work on the teleforce weapon, or death ray, that he had unsuccessfully marketed to the US War Department. It appears that his proposed death ray was related to his research into ball lightning and plasma and was composed of a particle beam weapon. The US government did not find a prototype of the device in the safe. After the FBI was contacted by the War Department, his papers were declared to be top secret. The so-called "peace ray" constitutes a part of some conspiracy theories as a means of destruction. The personal effects were seized on the advice of presidential advisors, and J. Edgar Hoover declared the case "most secret", because of the nature of Tesla's inventions and patents.[58] One document states that "[he] is reported to have some 80 trunks in different places containing transcripts and plans having to do with his experiments [...]". Charlotte Muzar reported that there were several "missing" papers and property.[59]  Statue of Nikola Tesla in Niagara Falls State Park Tesla's family and the Yugoslav embassy struggled with the American authorities to gain these items after his death due to the potential significance of some of his research.
Eventually, his nephew, Sava Kosanovi got possession of some of his personal effects which are now housed in the Nikola Tesla Museum in Belgrade, Serbia.[60] Tesla's funeral took place on January 12, 1943, at the Cathedral of Saint John the Divine in Manhattan, New York City. After the funeral, his body was cremated. His ashes were taken to Belgrade, Yugoslavia in 1957. The urn was placed in the Nikola Tesla Museum, where it resides to this day."
Professor MacDowell is hoping some AFIO members could steer him toward any of these documents, which may have become declassified. Please contact me at: robertsmorton@hotmail.com  if you have any information and I will pass it on to him. Thank you all in advance

Notes

University of Texas-Pan American received a federal grant from the Intelligence Community to create a Center of Academic Excellence Members of the University of Texas-Pan American are excited to report that they have received a federal grant from the Intelligence Community to create a Center of Academic Excellence on their campus. This Center’s purpose will be to educate the next generation of national security and intelligence leaders as well as leaders for the global economy at large. This Center will be composed of two programs; an Undergraduate Minor in Global Security Studies and Leadership and an Interdisciplinary Masters in Global Security Studies and Leadership. These programs will focus on broadening the skill sets of students by focusing on advanced interdisciplinary studies, research, and team communication. I recently visited the campus and found the students very engaging and eager to learn. I believe it would serve the nation well if AFIO members in the vicinity of UT-PA made themselves available to visit the university and interact with the students. Of course there are the self proclaimed experts that are critical of the program, and anything we can do to support this DNI effort will serve our community well. UT PA is in Edinberg, Texas, 78541. I am an AFIO member and for more information please can be contacted at benjamin.g.romero@lmco.com, or by phone at 703-413-5852. You may also try the university contacts Dr. Van Reidhead at (956)381-3551; reidheadv@utpa.com or Nick Weimer at (956)318-5342; nweimer@utpa.edu.

Coming Events

Tuesday, 6 February 2007; 7-10 pm - Washington, DC - Dinner with a Spy - An Evening with Melissa Boyle Mahle at the Spy Museum. From the Reagan years through 2002, CIA intelligence officer Melissa Boyle Mahle ran operations against Al Qaeda terrorists, conducted missions to interrupt illicit networks plotting to sell weapons of mass destruction, and completed assignments throughout the Middle East, Central Asia, and Africa as the agency's top-ranked female Arabist. Mahle, author of Denial and Deception: An Insider's View of the CIA, has discussed her fourteen-year tenure as a covert operative for the CIA with CNN, PBS, and Jon Stewart. Be one of only 20 guests at Zola Restaurant for a three-course meal and hear her counterterrorism operations accounts, her views on today's continuing intelligence challenges, and enjoy the dialogue between Mahle and former CIA chief of disguise, International Spy Museum board member, Jonna Mendez. Call 202.654.0932 or write kpopetz@spymuseum.org with special dietary needs. Tickets: $160 includes three-course dinner with wines  «» Space is extremely limited - advance registration required. Further info at www.spymuseum.org

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

Thursday, 8 February 2007 - Washington, DC - Open House at the Institute of World Politics, 5:30 pm - 8:00 pm, The IWP is an accredited graduate school offering M.A. and Certificate programs designed to impart knowledge and understanding of the ethical use of all the instruments of power. Areas of special focus include:  «» National Security Affairs,  «» Statecraft,  «» American Foreign Policy,  «» Military Strategy,  «» Comparative Political Culture,  «» Democracy Building,  «» Intelligence,  «» Counterintelligence,  «» International Politics,  «» Terrorism,  «» Counterterrorism,  «» Arms Control,  «» Public Diplomacy,  «» Political Warfare,  «» Political Economics,  «» Strategic Information Warfare,  «» Immigration,  «» Conflict Resolution. Location: 1521 16th St NW, Washington, DC 20036. 202.462.2101 or 1.888.KNOW.IWP. RSVP at www.iwp.edu

Friday, 9 February 2007 - New York, NY - AFIO - New York Metro Chapter hosts HAL VAUGHAN and LEWIS JOHNSON. Vaughan is author of FDR and the Twelve Apostles: The Spies Who Paved the Way for the Invasion of North Africa. He served 40 years as a U.S. Diplomat and newsman. Johnson is a WWII USAF fighter pilot active in the North African and European air wars. Event will take place at Society of Illustrators Building 128 East 63rd Street Manhattan 6:00 PM Start Buffet dinner. Details to follow. Further info from Jerry Goodwin, President, AFIO - New York Metropolitan Chapter, 212-308-1450 or at afiometro@yahoo.com

13 February 2007 - 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.

Tuesday, 13 February 2007 - Washington, DC - Beyond Al-Qaeda: Ideology, the Terrorist Universe and Fighting Back - Rand Corporation Panel Discussion at the International Spy Museum at 6:30 p.m. "The war on terror at its most fundamental level goes to the war of ideas."-Angel Rabasa, Beyond al-Qaeda The September 11, 2001, terrorist attacks changed the world. As the U.S. response to terrorism has evolved, so has al-Qaeda. Beyond al-Qaeda explores the jihadist movement inspired by al-Qaeda's worldview, other violent Islamist and non-Islamist groups without known links to al-Qaeda that threaten U.S. interests and allies, and the nexus between terrorism and organized crime. Join Rand Corp. study contributors Kim Cragin, Angel Rabasa, and Bill Rosenau as they discuss global jihadist movements, policy recommendations to counter al-Qaeda's ideology, links between global and local jihadist organizations, and ways to strengthen the capabilities of front-line states and moderate civil society groups. Event held at 800 F Street, NW, Washington, DC, Gallery Place/Chinatown Metrorail Station. $20 pp. More info at www.spymuseum.org

>15 February 2007 - Colorado Springs, CO - AFIO Rocky Mountain Chapter holds luncheon meeting at the Falcon Room, Air Force Academy Officers Club. The speaker is Mike Popolano, a retired FBI agent with 30 years with the FBI. Reservations required. Contact Dick Durham, Chapter Treasurer at 719-488-2884 or by e-mail at: riverwear53@aol.com Reservations must be sent to Durham not later than 12 February. The cost is $10.00.

Friday, 16 February 2007 - Houston, TX - AFIO Houston Chapter hosts James L. Pavitt, former DDO CIA, and Don K. Clark, Former Special Agent-in-Charge of the Houston Field Office of the FBI at a formal dinner - 6 p.m. to 10 p.m. at the SHERATON SUITES HOTEL, 2400 West Loop South (I-610), Houston, Texas 77027. 713-586-2444. A presentation and introduction will be made by Roland V. Carnaby President of AFIO Houston Chapter, and Dr George Friedman, Founder and Chief Executive Officer of Stratfor RSVP REQUIRED and final registration by February 12, 2007. You may remember their great Inaugural Dinner Meeting! Seating is limited by capacity and security. Kindly Respond in the affirmative ASAP: Provide name, address, email, phone and names of your guests to the Houston address 1302 Waugh Dr. # 520 Houston, Texas 77019 no later than February 12, 2007. Bring an associate, friend, spouse. $50pp payable to AFIO Houston Chapter. For further information visit Houston Chapter Website at: www.afiohouston.com and for directions and future events. No tickets at the door, for security reasons. Please, NO cameras or cell phones allowed at this event.

Saturday, 17 February 2007 - Kennebunk ME - The Maine chapter of the AFIO presents The Current Terrorism Threat - and what you can do about it on Saturday at 2 p.m. at the Kennebunk Library at its monthly meeting which is open to the public. This program provides a first hand 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, according to chapter president Barbara Storer. Attendees will come away knowing more about how they can contribute to national security and become a more active part of homeland security and antiterrorism efforts. The speaker is a representative from the International Association for Counterterrorism and Security Professionals (IACSP), Washington, D.C. 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. He is a regular speaker at a number of annual conferences and a professional member of numerous security and law enforcement associations. This material has been presented at a number of national and international conferences and is intended for security conscious citizens, private security professionals, and emergency response/public service personnel. 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.

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.

24 February 2007 - 9:30am - 1:30pm - Seattle, WA - AFIO - Pacific Northwest Chapter hosts Capt. Stephen Metruck, U.S. Coast Guard Commander, speaking on Waterborne Terrorism and Port Security. Capt. Metruck is the top federal official dealing with waterborne terrorism, security, the environment and rescue in the Puget Sound area. He has authority over ships and ports in 3,500 square miles of sea coast and inland waterways. The meeting will be held at The Museum of Flight (206) 764-5720, 9404 East Marginal Way South, Seattle, WA 98108-4097. Meeting open to everyone interested in domestic intelligence. $30 in advance, $40 at the door. Please RSVP to: fd@cromwellgroup.us  or AFIO, 4616 25th Ave NE, #495, Seattle, WA 98105.

26 February 2006 - Arlington, VA - The Potomac Chapter of the National Military Intelligence Association returns with a special luncheon at 1130 hrs on Monday, February 26, 2007 at the Fairview Park Marriott, Route 50 and Route 495. Mr. Michael Delaney, Staff Director of the House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence will address, in a not for attribution session, the current state of intelligence oversight and reform on Capitol Hill. Information is available at https://www.123signup.com/event?id=qrpjz or by calling the NMIA office at 1.540.338.1143. Registration can be accomplished by visiting https://www.123signup.com/register?id=qrpjz. The cost is $15 per person. Registration will be limited to the first 50 to sign up.

27 February 2007 - 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

Tuesday, 27 February 2007 - Washington, DC - Open House at the Institute of World Politics, 5:30 pm - 8:00 pm, The IWP is an accredited graduate school offering M.A. and Certificate programs designed to impart knowledge and understanding of the ethical use of all the instruments of power. Areas of special focus include:  «» National Security Affairs,  «» Statecraft,  «» American Foreign Policy,  «» Military Strategy,  «» Comparative Political Culture,  «» Democracy Building,  «» Intelligence,  «» Counterintelligence,  «» International Politics,  «» Terrorism,  «» Counterterrorism,  «» Arms Control,  «» Public Diplomacy,  «» Political Warfare,  «» Political Economics,  «» Strategic Information Warfare,  «» Immigration,  «» Conflict Resolution. Location: 1521 16th St NW, Washington, DC 20036. 202.462.2101 or 1.888.KNOW.IWP. RSVP at www.iwp.edu

28 February 2007 - Scottsdale, AZ - The Arizona AFIO Chapter will hold their luncheon meeting at Buster's Restaurant in Scottsdale at 11:30 AM. Ronald J. Olive, formerly with the Naval Criminal Investigative Service, and author of recent best-seller "Capturing Jonathan Pollard: How One of the Most Notorious Spies in American History Was Brought to Justice" will describe the many twists and turns in this fascinating and important case of "friendly espionage." Mr. Olive was the lead investigator in the case. Do not miss this important program. To register or for more information call Bill Williams at (602) 944-2451.

Tuesday, 13 March 2007; 6:30 pm - Washington, DC - The Secret History of History - Early Espionage: The Great and Ancient Game - at the International Spy Museum. Espionage is called the second oldest profession. Others say it is difficult to tell the difference between the two. Intrigue, trickery, and guile have always been powerful weapons: Hannibal used disguises, secret hand-shakes, and forgery in his strategy against Rome; Caesar cracked codes; and Persia operated sophisticated spy networks. Spies have shaped the destiny of nations since the beginning of time -- some inspired by patriotism, some driven by fear, others fired by greed or a combination of motives. Col. Rose Mary Sheldon, author of Spies of the Bible, Intelligence Activities in Ancient Rome, and Espionage in the Ancient World will transport you to the earliest days of espionage history. Discover how the first spy masters operated, their tradecraft, and their successes and failures. Tickets: $20 Advance registration required. Registration and further information at www.spymuseum.org

27-28 March 2007 - Fair Lakes, VA- National Military Intelligence Association Seminar on Information Operations The National Military Intelligence Association (NMIA-- www.nmia.org) will sponsor a two-day seminar at the Northrop Grumman Conference Center in Fair Lakes, Virginia to examine the depth and breadth of information operations in all its dimensions and discuss the specific types of intelligence support required to ensure successful results. The Conference will be conducted at the SECRET/NOFORN level. Presenters will include senior level policymakers, commanders and operators who practice information operations on a daily basis. We have lined up representatives from throughout the US Government, including the Department of State, the Office of the Secretary of Defense, the combatant commands, the Services, and the intelligence community. Key topics include the nature and practice of strategic communications, the mission and daily operations of the Joint Information Operations Warfare Command. Confirmed speakers include Admiral William O. Studeman, USN Ret.; Eliot O. Jardines, Assistant Deputy Director of National Intelligence for Open Source Intelligence; MG Barbara Fast, Commander, U.S. Army Intelligence Center, Ft. Huachuca, AZ; Col. George J. Franz, Commander, 704thMI Brigade, Ft. Meade, MD; Robert Giesler, Office of the Deputy Undersecretary of Defense (IWS); and Col. John Davis, USA, Commander, 1st Information Operations Command and Ambassador Brian Carlson, Office of the Under Secretary of State for Public Diplomacy and Public Affairs The Registration Fee for this seminar will be $475 for general admission, $395 for NMIA members, and $200 for Active Duty and other US Government personnel. Seminar information and registration specifics can be found on the NMIA website at www.nmia.org, or contact NMIA’s office via e-mail to nmia@adelphia.net or telephone at 540.338.1143.

Tuesday, 10 April 2007 - Tampa, FL- AFIO Suncoast Chapter meets at 11:30 a.m. at the Officers' Club, at MacDill Air Force Base. Our luncheon speaker is Porter Goss, former Director of the CIA. After graduating from Yale, Porter joined the CIA and worked as a Case Officer in the Directorate of Operations for nine years. He began his political career in local government in 1974 and went on to be elected to Congress in 1988, where he served for 16 years. Among other leadership positions he held, Porter served as Chairman of the House Intelligence Committee for 8 years. He left Congress when he was appointed DCI by President George W. Bush. He served as DCI and then Director of the CIA from September 2004 until May 2006. We are honored to have such a dedicated public servant who has been willing to answer the call to serve wherever his country needed him. Due to base security, reservations for this meeting should be received by April 1, 2007. For more information contact Don White, DonWhite@tampabay.rr.com.

23-27 April 2007 - Vancouver, British Columbia - International Association of Law Enforcement Intelligence Analysts (IALEIA)/Law Enforcement Intelligence Unit (LEIU) 2007 Annual Conference at the Hyatt Regency Hotel. These two organizations represent the largest associations representing both intelligence analysts and intelligence officers in the world; if you go to one training conference in 2007, this should be the one! This is the second joint conference involving IALEIA and LEIU; we worked together on our Annual Conference in Alexandria, VA in 2005, which was a huge success and attracted over 700 attendees. Keynote by Dr Mark Lowenthal, former CIA Assistant Director for Analysis & Production, and discussions on Future Challenges for the Intelligence Community by Dr Thomas Fingar (DNI), Director of National Intelligence Analysis/Chairman National Intelligence Council. Please visit the website for more details http://leiu-homepage.org/events/index.php David Jimenez-Director of Training, Education, and Career Development, swnmia@juno.com or jimenez@ialeia.org.  

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