AFIO Weekly Intelligence Notes #22-07 dated 11 June 2007

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16 June 2007 - 9:30am - 1:30pm - Seattle, WA - The AFIO - Pacific Northwest Chapter hosts Lieutenant Ron Leavell, Seattle Police Department

16 June 07 - Kennebunk, ME - AFIO Maine Chapter meeting. "Media and Security Policy: The Cold War to Iraq" with Hon. James Longley.

16 June 2007 - Fairfax, VA - the National Photographic Interpretation Center holds Reunion

19 June 2007 - Arlington, VA - Defense Intelligence Forum luncheon at the Alpine Restaurant, 4770 Lee Highway, Arlington, VA

24 June 2007 - St. Charles, IL - The Midwest Chapter of AFIO meets at the St. Charles Place restaurant

25 June 2007 - Scottsdale, AZ - The Arizona AFIO Chapter hears from Dr. Rustick on Special Weapons for Special Forces.

28 June 2007 - San Francisco, CA - AFIO Jim Quesada Chapter hosts BG Joseph L. Shaefer, USAF (Ret) on "Up a Lazy River: The Right Time, The Wrong ABC's."

28 June 2007, 12 Noon - 1 PM - Washington, DC - Tennent Bagley discusses his book: "Spy Wars: Moles, Mysteries, and Deadly Games"

29 June 2007 - Houston, TX - AFIO Houston Chapter event

30 June 2007 - Nashua, NH - CIRA New England Chapter holds special New England meeting
July 11, 2007: 9:00 am - Noon - Alexandria, VA - Ray Semko, aka the one and only "D*I*C*E Man", presents D*I*C*E 2007: UNLEASHED!

19 July 2007 - Colorado Springs, CO - AFIO Rocky Mountain Chapter holds luncheon meeting on MASINT

20 - 21 July 2007 - Northampton, MA - AFIO New England holds their summer weekend event at the Hotel Northampton, Northampton, MA

4 August 2007 - Melbourne, FL - AFIO Florida Satellite Chapter meets at the Indian River Colony Club

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


Engineer's Family Pleads Guilty to Aiding in Espionage.  Authorities say three relatives of a Chinese-born engineer convicted of attempting to export U.S. defense technology to China have pleaded guilty to their roles in the conspiracy. Chi Mak's brother Tai Mak, Tai Mak's wife, Fuk Li, and the couple's son, Yui "Billy" Mak were set to stand trial in Santa Ana Tuesday. Chi Mak's wife, Rebecca Laiwah Chiu, is still scheduled to face similar charges in trial tomorrow.

Federal prosecutors say Chi Mak took thousands of pages of documents from his defense contractor employer, Power Paragon of Anaheim, handed them off to his brother, who in turn passed them along to Chinese authorities. Chi Mak faces up to 45 years in prison when he's sentenced in September. [AP/4June2007]

Swiss Clear Former Spy in South Africa Affair. Swiss Authorities have dropped the last criminal inquiry into alleged involvement of the secret service in South Africa's apartheid-era chemical weapons program. The Swiss Defense Ministry said the move was tantamount to the full clearing of Peter Regli, the former head of Switzerland's foreign intelligence unit, of any wrongdoing. A defense ministry statement said the inquiry, launched in 2004 against an unknown party for destroying secret service documents, had been abandoned and that it welcomed the news that suspicions against Mr. Regli had proved unfounded. Mr. Regli had been the focus of several criminal investigations over the past eight years. They included espionage and providing banned goods to South Africa, but all charges were dismissed. 

The author of a scientific study into Swiss links with apartheid South Africa criticized the decision by the Federal Prosecutor's Office as "beyond comprehension." Historian Peter Hug said there was irrefutable evidence that documents had been shredded, and cited statements by Mr. Regli in interviews admitting to shredding documents. His study, commissioned by the Swiss National Science Foundation, revealed that the links between the country's secret service and its South African counterpart were long-standing and included the arms trade. [NZZ/4June2007]

Department of Homeland Security Looks at Six Possible Sites for Unmanned Spy Plane Program. The Department of Homeland Security has chosen six airports of interest, including Denver; Los Angeles; Newark, N.J.; San Diego, Calif.; Las Vegas; and Washington, D.C. as possible sites for a program in which unmanned spy planes could be used to thwart ground-based attacks on jetliners. Homeland Security officials will begin receiving proposals for the project this week, and contracts are expected to be awarded by August. 

The idea is to zap shoulder-launched, heat-seeking missiles with a directed-energy weapon such as a high-powered laser or microwave system, or throw them off-course with low-energy lasers carried by aircraft like a modified, unmanned Predator, said John Pike, director of, a military information Web site. The Department of Homeland Security's Science and Technology Directorate expects to award at least one contract for the project, with about $11 million likely to be available for an unmanned aerial vehicle manufacturer.

A Homeland Security Department announcement in late March described how countermeasure drones would loiter at more than 50,000 feet over an airport's approach and takeoff space and use high-tech equipment and cameras to spot heat-seeking missiles launched by "man-portable air defense systems." The announcement said countermeasures must be designed to protect airspace "bounded by the threat envelope," defined as a three-mile radius around an aircraft operating at or below 18,000 feet in standard approach and departure corridors. [The Denver]

US Department of Homeland Security Expands Graduate Education Program for Government Officials. The U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) announced that it is increasing homeland security graduate education opportunities to government officials by establishing the "DHS Homeland Security Academy" within the National Capital Region. The first class for the academy will begin June 6 at the U.S. Office of Personnel Management's Eastern Management Development Center in Shepherdstown, W.Va., and will include DHS, state, local and military officials. 

The Homeland Security Academy master's degree program is taught, and the degree awarded, by the Naval Postgraduate School's (NPS) Center for Homeland Defense and Security. All classes have local, state and federal government officials from public health, law enforcement, fire, emergency management and other disciplines that make up homeland security. However, the Shepherdstown classes will include more DHS and federal officials than state and local officials. [US DHS/5June2007]

Bill Would Limit Intelligence Gathering At Missile Defense Agency. The House has targeted for elimination a small spy shop under the Defense Department. The House-passed version of the fiscal 2008 defense authorization bill (HR 1585) would forbid any of the Missile Defense Agency's core funding from being used for intelligence operations run by the MDA Office of Intelligence and Security. But office director Michael Waschull says the MDA needs to keep its intelligence budget of $24 million. Waschull said his team of 85 employees and contractors doesn't duplicate other intelligence operations but simply collects information from U.S. intelligence agencies tailored to the MDA's own needs. There may still be hope for MDA's intelligence office, however. The Senate bill (S 567) would leave the shop alone. [DH/5June2007/]

Swedish Minister Says He was Misinterpreted. Swedish Foreign Minister Carl Bildt has said he was "misinterpreted" by the Thai Foreign Ministry in a recent report that said Sweden would hand over intelligence on the activities of exiled Muslim groups from the Malay-speaking South, according to a media report. 

According to The Local, a Swedish English-language online publication, Bildt claimed that Thai Foreign Ministry spokesman Tharit Charungvat had misinterpreted what was said at a meeting with his Thai counterpart, Nitya Pibulsonggram. 

Tharit told The Nation in an interview last week in Hamburg, Germany, following a meeting between Nitya and Bildt, that "Sweden was watching this group of people carefully" and "The Swedish authorities are ready and willing to share intelligence at our request." 

Swedish law prohibits the monitoring of activities by exiled groups as they are not considered terrorists. Like the Acehnese from the northern tip of the Indonesian island of Sumatra, a number of ethnic Malays from Thailand's deep South have taken refuge or asylum in Sweden and other European countries for fear of prosecution by the government. [6June2007/TheNation]

Australia Training Lebanese Cyber Crime Unit. The Australian government is providing training and assistance to the Lebanese Internal Security Forces' (ISF) Cyber Crime Unit, the Australian Embassy said on Tuesday. In a statement, the embassy said "specialists from the Australian Federal Police's (AFP) Australian High Tech Crime Center (AHTCC) and Computer Forensics Team (CFT) will provide comprehensive training for ISF officers in basic computer and security terminology, spy ware, forensic recovery techniques and capturing electronic evidence for court." The four-day training course began in Beirut on Tuesday. "It is the first part of a wider project which will also include the donation of computer equipment to the Cyber Crime Unit and a visit to Australia by a suitably qualified ISF officer to tour the AHTCC and CFT facilities," the embassy said. The embassy added that the project, which is valued at about $38,000, is funded by the AFP's Law Enforcement Cooperation Program. [6June2007/DailyStar]

Laos Coup Planners In Court. Nine men - including a prominent Hmong general who commanded the CIA's army fighting communists during the Vietnam War - were charged in federal court in Sacramento yesterday with plotting to overthrow the Government of Laos. The men, including Harrison Ulrich Jack, a former California National Guard lieutenant who now operates a consulting firm, allegedly conspired to obtain hundreds of AK-47s, Stinger missiles, anti-tank missiles, mines, rockets and C-4 explosive, as well as smoke grenades, to overthrow the Laotian Government. Another defendant is former military leader Vang Pao, who is considered among the most respected Hmong leaders in the US. He has vowed for more than 20 years to lead his followers back to Laos.

The charges read against the men stem from a six-month undercover investigation, dubbed Operation Tarnished Eagle, that included a series of meetings with undercover federal agents during which the plotters allegedly discussed moving weapons into safe houses in Thailand and Laos. [6June2007/TheAustralian

Philippine Military Intelligence Warns of Severe Terror Alert in Mindanao. The Philippine military said that latest intelligence reports have warned of "extreme-severe terror alert" in Central Mindanao and Autonomous Region of Muslim Mindanao, prompting the military to order its troops in the regions to stay vigilant. In a press briefing, Armed Forces of the Philippines public information office chief Lt. Col. Bartolome Bacarro said the terrorism alert was triggered by a bombing attack on a bus terminal in Cotabato in Mindanao last month, in which at least five people were killed. 

The United States Embassy in Manila Monday also renewed its travel advisory against Mindanao, saying terrorists may be again planning to bomb bus terminals and public markets in two towns that have been targeted in the past in North Cotabato, which is 950 kms south of Manila. 

The two regions where terror alert has been raised are believed to be hiding places for terrorist group Abu Sayyaf and its ally, the Southeast Asia-based terror group Jemaah Islamiyan. [Xinhua/5June2007] 

Africa Sets Up Super-Spy Network to Thwart Coups. Cooperation between the South African and Zimbabwean intelligence organizations in thwarting a suspected coup plot against the Equatorial Guinea government in 2004 has led to the establishment of a continental super-spy network. The network, which includes 46 African governments in each of the continent's five regions, is charged with monitoring possible coup activity and informing the African Union about any potential plots. The network will pool intelligence on threats facing Africa and recommend action to the AU.  [CapeTimes /5June2007]

Spy Agency Extends Massive Contract for IT Support. The National Security Agency is planning to exercise the remaining option years of a $2 billion contract for information technology support services signed six years ago with a group of companies. The El Segundo, Calif.-based Computer Sciences Corp. said its Eagle Alliance joint venture has received notification that NSA plans to exercise the final three years of the contract, known as Groundbreaker. The value of the extension is $528 million. The group's work on the contract will continue through Sept. 30, 2011. The team of more than 50 companies, which includes Northrop Grumman Corp., Raytheon Systems Corp. and BAE Systems, operates NSA's IT infrastructure. This includes telephone services, network services, computer support and security management at the agency's headquarters and offices. Groundbreaker is one of the largest IT outsourcing efforts the federal government has undertaken. The project was launched in late 2001, when 750 workers who provided IT support for the agency moved from being federal employees to contractors.  [GovernmentExecutive/Pulliam/6June2007]

China Denies Espionage Accusations. China's top diplomat in Canada is denying allegations that his government is sending spies to Canada to disrupt activities and steal Canadian secrets. "This is not the first time that we hear of these allegations, and it's purely, purely fabrication," Ambassador Lu Shumin said at a news conference Friday.

Lu rejected claims of complex espionage tactics by China, including recent testimony at a Senate committee by Jim Judd, the head of Canada's Security Intelligence Service who suggested that China had a network of spies in the country, digging for political and business secrets. "We have normal relations with Canada, we have normal exchanges, we have signed agreements with Canada," Lu said. "We're doing all this through a normal channel and have friendly cooperation and exchanges to achieve a win-win situation. Is there a need for us to send, as you say, so many spies here today? It's pure nonsense."  [TheVancouverSun/9June2007] 

Police Say No Evidence to Support Claims of CIA Flights. The Association of Chief Police Officers (ACPO) said they found no evidence to substantiate claims by the British human rights group Liberty that CIA planes transporting terrorism suspects to face possible torture in secret prisons in Europe landed illegally at British airports. Michael Todd, the chief constable of Greater Manchester Police, had agreed to look at the Liberty allegations after the asked police to investigate whether the United States used British airports to transport suspects to countries where they might face torture, in breach of British law. "Mr. Todd has now examined all of the information available relating to this issue and has concluded that there is indeed no evidence to substantiate Liberty's allegations," ACPO said.

Liberty questioned the timing of the police announcement, released on the same day a European investigator said he had proof Poland and Romania hosted secret CIA prisons.  [ReutersUK/9June2007]


Anniversary of Midway. This week marks the 65th anniversary of the three-day battle that changed the course of World War II. Six months after the attack on Pearl Harbor, a weakened and outnumbered U.S. fleet limped north to confront a flotilla of Japanese ships advancing on the remote Pacific atoll of Midway. A U.S. defeat would have enhanced Japan's naval superiority in the Pacific. Instead, the U.S. sank four Japanese aircraft carriers and snatched the military advantage from Tokyo, largely thanks to excellent US Naval intelligence. 

The victory came after a string of U.S. setbacks in the Pacific. Japanese forces ousted the U.S. from Wake Island, Guam and the Philippines in rapid succession in the months after Pearl Harbor. Japan also drove the British, U.S. allies, from Singapore. 

By targeting Midway, the Japanese navy aimed to take control of the U.S. patrol plane base there and destroy what was left of the U.S. Pacific Fleet. The U.S. thwarted Japan's intentions with a mixture of codebreaking, smart decisions and luck. 

The Navy's intelligence experts deciphered encrypted Japanese communications, giving Adm. Chester Nimitz, the U.S. Pacific Fleet commander, the precise time of the planned assault and what route Japan's ships would travel to Midway. He was also given notice of what vessels Japan would bring to the battle. This gave the Americans the benefit of knowing roughly where at sea their Japanese opponents were and how many ships their enemies had. Japan's commanders were forced to guess about their foes. 

The U.S. lost one carrier, 145 planes and 307 men. 

Japan lost four aircraft carriers, a heavy cruiser, three destroyers, 291 planes and 4,800 men. The defeat was so overwhelming that the Japanese navy kept the details a closely guarded secret, preventing the story of the battle from coming to light in Japan until after the war. 

The Navy handed the two islets that make up Midway - Sand and Eastern islands - over to the Fish and Wildlife Service in 1996. The agency has held commemorative ceremonies every year since, though the last major observation was for the 60th anniversary in 2002. The nature reserve, known as the Papahanaumokuakea Marine National Monument, is home to endangered species like the Hawaiian monk seal and is the largest marine conservation area in the world.  [LC/AP/McAvoy/3June2007] 


Book Discussion

The Center for Defense Information invites you to a discussion of longstanding Pentagon problems and book reception for "Rumsfeld: His Rise, Fall, and Catastrophic Legacy" on June 14, 2007. Author Andrew Cockburn and original military reformer Pierre M. Sprey will answer questions from the press and the public at the event. 
Using many sources, Cockburn's account of Rumsfeld's Pentagon career gives readers an view of how the Pentagon works, and how Cockburn sees it as failing to work, over a span of 35 years. Described by the New York Times as "perceptive and engrossing," Rumsfeld: His Rise, Fall, and Catastrophic Legacy presents Cockburn's theory that Rumsfeld is to be blamed for his disastrous impact which he suggests was not confined to Rumsfeld's advocacy of the war in Iraq; but he also inherited many longstanding problems in the Pentagon from his predecessors and made each of them worse, while demonstrating a lack of competence in managing the building - in sharp contrast to his cosmetically "in command" demeanor. Monday morning quarterbacking always looks great, but does Cockburn have suggestions how he would have done things better as SecDef? Attend the event and ask him?
Joining the discussion will be Pierre M. Sprey, a veteran of the Office of the Secretary of Defense who, as a long time Pentagon insider, can evaluate Donald Rumsfeld as few others can. Pentagon observers will know Sprey as an originator of the military reform movement that initiated major - but sadly transient - changes in U.S. weapons design, ground warfare tactics and doctrine, and legislation to reform Pentagon acquisition and ethics.
Winslow T. Wheeler, director of the Straus Military Reform Project at the Center for Defense Information, will moderate the discussion.
Signed copies of the book will be available.
Book reception and discussion of Pentagon history with Andrew Cockburn and Pierre M. Sprey  in the Choate Room (1st Floor), Carnegie Endowment Building, 1779 Massachusetts Ave, NW, Washington, DC 20036  When: 5:30 to 8:00 p.m., Thursday, June 14, 2007  RSVP: Whitney Parker,, 202-797-5287; or Ashley Hoffman,, 202-797-5280.
Beer, wine and hors d'oeuvres will be served. Please feel free to share this invitation with other interested colleagues.  Winslow T. Wheeler   Director Straus Military Reform Project   Center for Defense Information @   202 797-5271 in DC  301 840-8992 in MD 


Sidney Weinstein; Army Intelligence Chief, Long-Time AFIO Member. Sidney "Tom" Weinstein, 72, a retired Army lieutenant general who was Deputy Chief of Staff for Intelligence during the 1980s, died May 24 of complications from emphysema at his home in Great Falls. 

Gen. Weinstein was the principal architect of the modern military intelligence corps, his colleagues said, and was the crucial player in its expansion and professionalization. At a time when Army intelligence units were scattered under different commands, he brought them together and was responsible for the concept of intelligence and electronic warfare. Lt. Gen. Keith Alexander, director of the National Security Agency, said Gen. Weinstein established the Army's master plan for intelligence "that set a course for the Army to have the best intelligence corps for the next decade or two. It was a tremendous jump forward." Gen. Weinstein was also known for his commitment to talking to the troops, said Alexander, who worked for him several times. "He gave people the impression that you as a person could do anything, everybody was really gifted," Alexander said.

He also had a knack for persuading his officers to stick with the Army when the higher wages of the private sector beckoned. Alexander said that when he was considering leaving, Gen. Weinstein warned him: "If all the good guys get out, only nitwits will be running our Army. Is that really what you want?"

Gen. H. Norman Schwarzkopf, his classmate at West Point, described Gen. Weinstein in his autobiography as "a shrewd guy who . . . had a knack for getting to the point." Schwarzkopf wrote that he asked Gen. Weinstein why he wasn't consumed with personal ambition, as so many people in Washington are.

Gen. Weinstein served in a broad variety of intelligence, counterintelligence and security positions in the United States, Europe, Vietnam and Latin America during his 33-year career in the Army. He retired from the military in 1989.

He was born in Camden, N.J., and graduated from the U.S. Military Academy at West Point. He was fluent in Spanish and was considered an expert in Latin American affairs. He served in Vietnam.

In addition to his position at the Army Intelligence Center and School, he was Deputy Commanding General of the Intelligence and Security Command in Arlington. He was also Commander of the 525th Military Intelligence Brigade and Assistant Chief of Staff for Intelligence of the XVIII Airborne Corps at Fort Bragg, N.C. He also commanded the 2nd Military Intelligence Battalion in Germany.

Among his military awards were the Distinguished Service Medal, the Legion of Merit, the Bronze Star Medal, the Meritorious Service Medal and several awards of the Air Medal. He was a member of the highly selective Military Intelligence Hall of Fame.

Survivors include his wife of 46 years, Pauline Weinstein of Great Falls; three children, Circuit Court Judge Halee Weinstein of Baltimore, Mila Masur of Carlisle Barracks, Pa., and Michael Weinstein of Ashburn; and eight grandchildren.  [IB/WashingtonPost/Sullivan/26May2007/]

Research Request

[Editors note:  Please remember we do not vet these requests before publication, so please use caution in your responses. As always, remember to share only unclassified information.]

 SCHOLARLY HISTORY OF OSS MEDICAL SERVICES:  Dr. Jonathan Clemente is researching a scholarly history of the OSS Medical Services and the early years of the CIA Office of Medical Services. He would like to know if any AFIO members can share any recollections of Dr. Edward M. Gunn, otherwise known as "Manny" Gunn. Dr. Gunn retired from the Agency in 1971 as Deputy Director Medical Services (GS-17) under Dr. John Tietjen. Dr. Gunn was instrumental in setting up the early program of operational medical support for the Agency in the 1950s. You can reach Dr. Clemente at 

[Editor's Note: Dr. Clemente has written extensively about intelligence and medicine. His publications include "CIA's Medical and Psychological Analysis Center (MPAC) and the Health of Foreign Leaders." International Journal of Intelligence and Counterintelligence 19, no. 3 (Fall 2006): 385-423, "The Fate of an Orphan: The Hawley Board and the Debates over the Postwar Organization of Medical Intelligence." Intelligence and National Security 20, no. 2 (Jun. 2005): 264-287, "OSS Medical Intelligence in the Mediterranean Theater: A Brief History." Journal of Intelligence History 2, no. 1 (Summer 2002). [ ], and "In Sickness and in Health." Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists 63, no. 2 (Mar.-Apr. 2007): 38-44, 66.]

 SEEKS HELP TO TELL STORY OF TAILOR TO SADDAM HUSSEIN: To whom it may concern: I would like to know if there are any members of the AFIO who are writers and would be interested in doing a book about Iraq. I have a very interesting story regarding the Armenian tailor of Saddam Hussein of the last 30-40 years. I would really appreciate the help of a AFIO member who is a writer and who is interested in completing such a project. The writer will be working directly with the tailor on a face to face basis. I would highly appreciate a response regarding this urgent matter. [This request has received sufficient responses. No more replies are being accepted]

Coming Events

16 June 2007 - 9:30am - 1:30pm - Seattle, WA - The AFIO - Pacific Northwest Chapter hosts Lieutenant Ron Leavell, Seattle Police Department, speaking on SPD Intelligence operations and how Regional Intelligence Groups share information. 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: or AFIO, 4616 25th Ave NE, #495, Seattle, WA 98105

16 June 07 - Kennebunk, ME - AFIO Maine Chapter meeting. "Media and Security Policy: The Cold War to Iraq" with Hon. James Longley. Media and Security Policy will be the subject addressed by the Hon. James B. Longley at the June 16 meeting. The role of the media and the importance of public understanding for our government, national security, intelligence and security policy will be discussed. Well qualified to speak on the issue, Longley managed the on-the-ground media operations for Major General Jay Garner during the Kurdish Relief Operation in northern Iraq in 1991. He will discuss his own experiences from the perspective of the Cold War and recent events including the First Gulf War, 9/11, and the current hostilities in Afghanistan and Iraq. Longley is a retired Marine Corps Reserve Lieutenant Colonel. As a member of the U. S. Congress, 1995-1997, he served on the House Armed Services Committee and was one of only six members of the House Task Force on Terrorism and Unconventional Warfare. He currently works in the areas of advanced technologies and information systems in the national security area. The meeting, which is open to the public will be held at 2:00 p.m. at the Kennebunk Free Library, Main Street, Kennebunk. Information available at 207-985-2392.

16 June 2007 - Fairfax, VA - the National Photographic Interpretation Center holds a Reunion  The NPIC REUNION at Elks Lodge #2188, 8421 Arlington Blvd, Fairfax. (Located on Route 50 West 3/4 mile from Beltway/I495.) From 1:00 to 5:00 pm, BBQ food served 2:00 to 4:00 pm, cash bar; cost $30 per person 8 years and older. RSVP and advance payment NLT 16 May to: Anne Allen, 6925 Greenvale St, NW, Washington, DC 20015. For info, see: or contact Jim Richey at 703-971-4812 or (For anyone, including contractors, who worked at Building 213 or the Stuart Building, no matter what parent organization, retired or not, with spouses and families. Even if you cannot attend this reunion, please submit your name and contact info to Anne Allen to be included on the NPIC alumni list.)

19 June 2007 - Arlington, VA - Defense Intelligence Forum luncheon at the Alpine Restaurant, 4770 Lee Highway, Arlington, VA (The Alpine has two parking lots. One is next to the building. The other is across the street.) Speaker will be Mr. Russell Rochte on "From Soft-Power to Soft-War" - presenting lessons learned from his experience on the Media Staff Ride to Hollywood conducted by the National Defense University in 2005. The talk will include a brief review of "media warfare" and suggest a strategy for ultimately winning the "War of Ideas." Rochte, Sr Faculty for Information Operations at the National Defense Intelligence College, was formerly on the NDU faculty. He is a frequent lecturer at the NATO School on the topic of Information Power and directs the Information Operations concentration within the MSSI degree program at the NDIC. The Defense Intelligence Forum covers topics of current intelligence interest. The Defense Intelligence Alumni Association and the National Defense Intelligence College Foundation sponsor it jointly. To encourage candor, the forum does not allow media, notes, recordings, or attribution. The Defense Intelligence Forum is open to members of Intelligence Community associations.
RSVP by 13 June by reply email or telephone DIAA at 571-426-0098. Give your name and the names of your guests, your association, your telephone number and email address, and menu selections (chicken, veal, or salmon). Pay at the door with a check for $25 made payable to DIAA, Inc.

24 June 2007 - St. Charles, IL - The Midwest Chapter of AFIO meets at the St. Charles Place restaurant (2550 E. Main St). They will have a guest speaker discussing a timely and hot topic. Registration $10 and dinner runs $16 - $26. Contact Angelo DiLiberti for further details. 847-931-4184. Reply no later than June 18th.

25 June 2007 - Scottsdale, AZ - The Arizona AFIO Chapter hears from Dr. Rustick on Special Weapons for Special Forces. The Chapter meeting will be at Buster's restaurant in Scottsdale at a luncheon beginning at 11:30 AM. The speaker will be Dr. Joseph Rustick, President of Arms Tech Ltd. This company manufactures special weapons designed to support the missions of Special Forces and Law Enforcement in general. The product line is diverse and designed to provide Special Operations with the unique tools required for the hostile environment in which they operate. One of the interesting products is the Compac 16 family of weapons which are designed to expand the life, accuracy, and reliability of the M-16. He is a Medical Doctor. He received his Medical Degree from Georgetown School of Medicine in 1974. For information and reservations, phone Bill Williams at (602) 944-2451 or e-mail,

28 June 2007 - San Francisco - The AFIO Jim Quesada Chapter hosts Brigadier General Joseph L. Shaefer, USAF (Ret). Shaefer will speak on "Up a Lazy River: The Right Time, The Wrong ABC's." If we are living in a time where the national ABC's include (A) ambivalence about the collection of intelligence, increasing (B) boredom with the subject of national security, the end goal of almost all national intelligence, and a (C) complacency about those who have declared themselves our sworn enemies, then our intelligence gathering, analysis, and dissemination will reflect them. General Shaefer offers a different set of ABC's and provides a strategy to once again energize and involve the American public in order to allow intelligence professionals to do what they do best: provide predictive and prescriptive courses of action to protect American citizens and ensure the continuation of our way of life. The meeting will be held at United Irish Cultural Center, 2700 45th Avenue, San Francisco, CA 94116 (between Sloat and Wawona). 11:30 AM no host cocktails; noon - luncheon. $25 member rate with advance reservation; $35 non-member rate or at door. RSVP to Mariko Kawaguchi no later than 5 PM 6/20/07:, (650) 622-9840 X608 or send check to P.O. Box 117578 Burlingame, CA 94011. Call Marina Mann (925) 735-1327 for questions.

Thursday, 28 June 2007, 12 Noon - 1 PM - Washington, DC - Spy Wars: Moles, Mysteries, and Deadly Games. The mysterious case of KGB officer Yuri Nosenko's 1964 defection to the United States has inspired debate for more than 40 years. Was Nosenko a bona fide defector with real information about Lee Harvey Oswald's stay in Soviet Russia? Or was he a KGB loyalist, engaged in a complex game of deception? Tennent H. Bagley, a former CIA chief of Soviet bloc counterintelligence, directly handled Nosenko's case and after the Cold War learned more from former KGB adversaries.
His book Spy Wars: Moles, Mysteries, and Deadly Games shines new light on this notorious case and shatters the comfortable version of events the CIA has presented to the public. Join him for a reevaluation of the CIA-KGB conflict, its role in the history of espionage, and its implications for the intelligence community today. Tickets: Free. No registration required. Location: International Spy Museum, 800 F St NW. Take Gallery Place/Chinatown Metro Station.

Friday, 29 June 2007 - Houston, TX - AFIO Houston Chapter event  The speaker for this AFIO Houston event is being scheduled. Announced later. Registration and further details at  1800h 6pm Cocktails. No tickets at the door.

30 June 2007 - Nashua, NH - CIRA New England Chapter holds special New England meeting. Calling all New England CIA Retirees. This special event will be held at the Holiday Inn, Nashua, NH [Rt 3, Exit 4]. For further info contact Dick Gay 207-374-2169 or email him at 

Wednesday, July 11, 2007: 9:00 am - Noon - Alexandria, VA - Ray Semko, aka the one and only "D*I*C*E Man", presents D*I*C*E 2007: UNLEASHED! at the CI Centre and other locations. Hear what Ray has to say about security, OPSEC, INFOSEC and terrorism now that he's no longer in the US government! These special open "Up Close and Personal" D*I*C*E briefings at the CI Centre are tailored towards those organizations operating under a requirement to provide a security awareness briefing to their employees every year (as NISPOM requires). Attendees will receive a Certificate of Attendance stating they have completed their security awareness briefing for the year. Seating is limited in the CI Centre's classroom, so register early to reserve your seat. Cost is $99.95 per person. Free parking. Coffee and Krispy Kreme donuts provided. REGISTER NOW: You may download the Registration Form from: or call 1-800-779-4007.

19 July 2007 - Colorado Springs, CO - AFIO Rocky Mountain Chapter holds luncheon meeting on MASINT at the Falcon Room, Air Force Academy Officers Club. MASINT is the topic at the luncheon meeting of the at AFIO Rocky Mountain Chapter. Event is held at the Falcon Room, Air Force Academy Officers Club. Col. John Gonzales, USAF will speak to on MASINT which is a new and little known part of intelligence. Cost $10.00 for each lunch buffet. Inquiries to Dick Durham. Treasurer of the Chapter at

 20 - 21 July 2007 - Northampton, MA - AFIO New England holds their summer weekend event at the Hotel Northampton, Northampton, Massachusetts. A full description of services as well as directions to the hotel, are available on-line at Please mention AFIO/NE when making reservations. The student speaker will be David Lim. Their main speaker will be Jeff Beaty, former member of the Delta Force, the CIA & the FBI. The program will begin with a Friday evening complimentary wine and cheese social at the Hotel Northampton starting at 6:00 PM. This get-together is a wonderful opportunity to renew friendships, as well as make new ones in a relaxed informal setting. We anticipate that our speakers will join us at the social. This may be followed by a no-host dinner at local area restaurants. Our Saturday schedule is as follows 9:00 - 10:45 a.m. Meeting Registration, 11:00 - 11:20 a.m. First Speaker, 12:00 - 1:15 p.m. Luncheon, 1:15 - 2:15 p.m. Keynote Speaker, 2:30 p.m. Adjournment. For additional information contact

 4 August 2007 - Melbourne, FL - AFIO Florida Satellite Chapter meets at the Indian River Colony Club  The Chapter August luncheon will be held at the Indian River Colony Club (IRCC). A cash bar will open at 1130 hours and lunch will begin at 1230 hours. Speaker details and reservation information is forthcoming. For additional information please contact George Stephenson, Chapter Vice President at and title your email: AFIO August Meeting

 Allen Dulles' Pipe, inscribed photo, and letter of provenance....or enjoy a private dinner in Washington DC area with AFIO's President - CIA officer [Ret] to discuss career plans, goals, or to hear about historic intelligence events including MAJIC, Area 51, and other U.S. intelligence mysteries.....just some of the many unusual items available to you
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 Our Spring AFIO Spy Auction is here! The AFIO 2007 Auction opens for bidding on Sunday, 29 April 2007.

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