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CONTENTS

Section I - INTELLIGENCE HIGHLIGHTS

Section II - CONTEXT & PRECEDENCE

Section III - BOOKS, OBITUARIES AND COMING EVENTS

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Section I - INTELLIGENCE HIGHLIGHTS

U.S. Pursues Iraqis On Charges Of Saddam-Era Spying. Federal prosecutors are using documents seized from Iraq's intelligence ministry and other government buildings in at least a dozen spy cases against alleged Iraqi agents operating in the USA during the Saddam Hussein era. The Justice Department has brought charges against 12 suspected spies since 2003
The Justice Department has not brought charges against so many foreign agents from a single nation since the Cold War days, says Ken Wainstein, head of the department's national security division.
Iraq "had a substantial operation" in the USA, says Patrick Rowan, deputy assistant attorney general for national security. The operation included "sleeper" agents who were told to blend in to American society until they received orders from the intelligence ministry in Baghdad and other agents tasked with collecting information on Iraqi émigrés, he says.

None of the cases amounted to classic espionage. Saddam's agents were instructed to spy on opposition groups or to influence U.S. and global policy in his favor, Rowan says.

One alleged spy, Najib Shemami, is accused of acting as an agent of Saddam's government based on documents found at Iraq's foreign ministry. Shemami is accused of giving Saddam's government a list of expatriates whom the United States intended to use to guide troops in Iraq, court documents reveal. Shemami, a naturalized U.S. citizen born in Iraq, denies the charges and says he has no relationship with the Iraqi government. 

Prosecutors have used similar documents in other Iraqi spy cases:

- In December, Ghazi Al-Awadi, 78, was sentenced to 18 months in prison for spying on U.S. groups opposed to Saddam and sending information to the Iraqi Intelligence Service.

- Sami Khoshaba Latchin, 59, of Des Plaines, Ill., was sentenced Nov. 29 to four years for acting as an agent of Iraq and violating U.S. sanctions against Saddam's government. [Leinwand/USAToday/3March2008] 

The New Art Of War. Recent testimony before the Strategic Forces Subcommittee of the House Armed Services Committee showed that the United States is preparing for war in space and cyberspace. 

According to Gen. Kevin P. Chilton, head of U.S. Strategic Command, "our adversaries understand our dependence upon space-based capabilities, and we must be ready to detect, track, characterize, attribute, predict and respond to any threat to our space infrastructure."

Although space threats have received much attention in the past, it was the possibility of cyberspace warfare that was given new emphasis at the hearing.

U.S. cyberspace, in Pentagon terms called the Global Information Grid, serves as "a conduit that links human activity and facilitates the exchange of information," Chilton said.

Michael G. Vickers, assistant secretary of defense for special operations, low-intensity conflict and interdependent capabilities, who also testified, told the panel: "Threats to our computer networks are real and growing," and attacks and attempted intrusions come "on a daily basis."

Strategies and institutions have been created for the war to protect cyberspace. There is, for example, the classified 2006 National Military Strategy for Cyberspace Operations, which concludes that "offensive capabilities in cyberspace offer both the U.S. and our adversaries an opportunity to gain and maintain the initiative."

Strategic Command, working with Joint Chiefs of Staff personnel, is developing contingency plans and carrying out operations that protect the government's computer networks through detection and coordinated counterattacks against intruders. This often involves other Pentagon and interagency elements, according to Chilton.

Here are a few of the units that Chilton said have been enlisted to prepare for cyberspace battles:

*The Joint Task Force for Global Network Operations in Arlington directs operations and defense of the worldwide Defense cybernetwork in real time at strategic, operational and tactical levels. It is involved in fighting, intelligence gathering and conducting normal business.

* The Joint Functional Component Command for Network Warfare is led by the director of the National Security Agency at Fort Meade. This group manages the cooperative arrangements for defending national computer operations and for carrying out network warfare against adversaries. In an article on the command three years ago, Wired magazine reported: "It could best be described as the world's most formidable hacker posse. Ever."

*The Joint Information Operations Warfare Command, located at Lackland Air Force Base in Texas, integrates elements of electronic warfare, military deception, operations security and strategic communications to ensure that cyberspace is controlled and available to friendly forces for offensive and defensive uses.

When it came to space vulnerabilities, Chilton and Vickers both pushed for "prompt global strike" capability. That refers to an intercontinental ballistic missile with a conventional warhead or another type of delivery system that could reach anywhere in the world within an hour, programs that are being researched today.

The threat was described to the panel by Vickers, who said, "Our space capabilities face a wide range of threats such as radio frequency jamming, laser blinding and anti-satellite systems," including the "anti-satellite capability demonstrated by China last year." [Pincus/WashingtonPost/3March2008] 

'Georgian Spy' Reportedly Arrested in Russia's North Ossetia. A man allegedly recruited by Georgian secret services to carry out terrorist acts in breakaway South Ossetia has been arrested in Russia. 

According to press reports, Martin Dzagoev was arrested by the North Ossetian directorates of the Russian Federal Security Service (FSB) and Russian Interior Ministry. A North Ossetian FSB directorate officer was quoted as saying that Dzagoev was a resident of South Ossetia and had been internationally wanted. He also claimed that Dzagoev had already admitted being recruited by Georgian secret services and the Tbilisi-loyal provisional South Ossetian administration, led by Dimitri Sanakoev. Dzagoev was offered a bounty for terrorist acts carried against the peaceful population of South Ossetia, Interfax cites the unnamed FSB officer. [AxisInformation/2March2008] 

New Zealand Secret 1951 Waterfront Strike Files Released. The New Zealand Security Intelligence Service is opening up its historical archive, starting with its files covering the bitter 1951 waterfront industrial dispute.

Prime Minister Helen Clark said the files of the Special Branch - which was the predecessor of the SIS - would be made publicly available at Archives New Zealand.

This would be the first transfer in an ongoing program to declassify material, with the most interest being shown in records from the early Cold War period, the files of the World War 2 Security Intelligence Bureau and the remainder of the old police records held by the SIS.

Archives New Zealand said on its website it had 14 files from the SIS, some of which had documents removed on privacy or security grounds.

"The condition of many of the documents is poor since Special Branch sometimes typed reports on the backs of old forms and there are press cuttings on newsprint and propaganda pamphlets printed on paper of variable quality interspersed throughout the volumes (and five of them are entirely made up of cuttings and pamphlets)," Archives New Zealand said. [NationalBusinessReview/3March2008] 

Fiji Works on Spy Agency. The Fiji Defense Ministry is in the process of drawing up legislation for the Fiji Intelligence Service. Interim Defence Minister Ratu Epeli Ganilau said the Intelligence Service is a specialized unit and it was important that legislation was looked at carefully.

Ratu Epeli said drawing up the legislation was an integral part of the service as that would mean those working within the unit would have some direction of what they are doing instead of people doing whatever they want. [FijiTimes/4March2008] 

Venezuelan Man Pleads Guilty in Spy Case. A Venezuelan man pleaded guilty Monday to espionage in a scheme to send $800,000 from the Venezuelan government to Argentina.

Carlos Kauffmann could get up to five years in prison for his role in the scheme to send the money to then-Argentine presidential candidate Cristina Kirchner on behalf of Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez.

Kauffmann, 35, is expected to testify against four other defendants in exchange for a lighter sentence, the newspaper said.

Kirchner, the wife of her presidential predecessor, Nestor Kirchner, has denied any involvement with the alleged payment to her campaign made on behalf of Chavez, a fellow leftist leader.

Antonini Wilson, a dual Venezuelan and U.S. citizen who lives in Miami, was arrested in Argentina in September when authorities discovered the cash in his possession. [UPI/3March2008] 

Cuban Spy Network Will Stay Intact. Cuba's vast international spy network, considered among the best in the world, will remain intact under the leadership of the new president Raul Castro, intelligence experts say. Havana will probably even ramp up its information gathering in the months leading up to the November elections seeking to win a firm handle on the policies of the next US president, said Chris Simmons, a former Defence Intelligence Agency (DIA) counter-intelligence Cuba analyst.

Cuba already has a vast knowledge of US military operations and troop deployments after decades of spying on military bases both in the United States and overseas.

Abroad, Cuba has already improved its intelligence operations in countries such as Turkey, Iran and Pakistan keeping a close eye on US military operations and diplomacy in the Middle East and South Asia, Simmons said.

Under Fidel, Cuba sent a number of former high-ranking intelligence officers overseas to fill ambassador positions. Cuba's ambassador to Turkey, Ernesto Gomez Abascal was either an intelligence agent or an intelligence collaborator who was Cuba's ambassador to Iraq before the fall of Saddam Hussein's regime, Simmons charged.

In 2006, Havana re-opened its embassy in Pakistan after 16 years, and observers believe that Iran and Cuba are working together to jam US radio and TV programming into Iran.

Meanwhile, in the United States, Cuban spies are believed to be continuing their surveillance of military bases and the Cuban exile community, particularly in South Florida.

Intelligence experts agree that the US South Command, or Southcom, just outside Miami has long been the focus of Cuban spies, as any potential invasion of the island would be orchestrated there. Officials at Southcom would not comment on Cuban intelligence operations aimed at infiltrating the command.

However, the legacy of Cuban spies in South Florida and elsewhere is long and well-noted.

Juan Pablo Roque, a Cuban defector who was a paid informant for the FBI, also infiltrated Brothers to the Rescue, a Cuban dissident group formed in the early 1990s to help the Coast Guard rescue Cuban migrants fleeing the island. In 1996, two of the group's planes were shot down by a Cuban fighter plane. Roque was implicated in the attack.

In 1998, the so-called "Cuban Five" were arrested in Miami and convicted on espionage, murder and other charges and are serving sentences in US prisons. Among the charges against them were efforts to infiltrate Southcom and sending to Havana about 2000 pages of documents from the base.

In political circles, the damage inflicted by Cuban spies on US intelligence was much more severe. Most notable among those apprehended was Ana Montes. Arrested in September 2001, Montes was a former DIA Cuba analyst who had been feeding information to Cuba on US military operations both in the western hemisphere and elsewhere for 16 years.

And outside of Washington, spies sent by Havana have managed over the years to infiltrate several South Florida Cuban dissident groups. [IOLSouthAfrica/4March2008] 

Colombia Says US Intelligence Helped US Strike Rebel Leader. US intelligence helped Colombia carry out a weekend strike against a FARC rebel camp inside Ecuador that has triggered a regional crisis and military standoff, Colombian officials said. 

Colombian police chief General Oscar Naranjo told reporters "it's no secret" that his country's agencies have "a very strong alliance with federal agencies of the United States," though he did not specify which ones.

The raid early Sunday that killed Raul Reyes, reputed to be the number two leader of the insurgent Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia (FARC), was an "autonomous operation" that relied on information from several sources, he said.

A high-placed official in the Colombian defense ministry said on condition of anonymity that it was a US intelligence agency that first told Bogota several weeks ago that Reyes was sporadically using a satellite telephone, whose signal could be pinpointed.

Reyes, real name Luis Edgar Devia, 59, was killed along with 16 other rebels and one Colombian soldier. He was considered the right-hand man to 77-year-old FARC leader Manuel "Tirofijo" ("Sureshot") Marulanda and his likely successor.

The raid took place 1.8 kilometers (one mile) inside Ecuador, sparking a regional crisis and the rupture of diplomatic relations between Quito and Bogota.

Ecuador and its ally Venezuela have ordered troops to mass on their borders with Colombia, raising the specter of armed conflict between the two OPEC members and Washington's main South American ally.

The United States, which considers the FARC a "terrorist" group, has said it supported Colombia's cross-border strike but denied providing any material aid. [TimesOfIndia/4March2008] 

N.Korea Develops Missiles Independently, Says CIA. The U.S. Central Intelligence Agency CIA said in an unclassified document that North Korea has independently developed and made ballistic missiles.

In a report on the technology acquisition of weapons of mass destruction and cutting-edge conventional bombs for 2006, the CIA said Pyongyang has been developing, producing and deploying weapons to extend the range of its ballistic missiles and increase accuracy.

The document said North Korea uses different channels to import commodities and parts for missile production, but that it can almost produce and develop the weapons on its own.

The U.S. intelligence agency also said Pyongyang has been trying to sell missile system technologies to other countries. But two U.N. Security Council resolutions in the wake of North Korea's missile test and nuclear detonation in 2006 removed the incentives to buy North Korean missiles for other countries.

The CIA, however, said North Korea's close relations with Iran and Syria are a source of concern. [Donga/5March2008] 

British Release More Files to National Archives. The British National Archives released the latest set of historical Security Service files, bringing the total on public display to nearly 4,000.

Most of the files relate to the Second World War, though many cover the inter-war and post-war periods as well. Some of the most notable relate to the left-wing actress and producer Joan Littlewood; the Hungarian astrologer Louis de Wohl, who was employed by the Special Operations Executive on the assumption that as Hitler was believed to be influenced heavily by astrology, the British could influence his thinking by employing their own official astrologer; Dennis Kendall, the MP for Grantham and Cleethorpes, who was believed to be involved in gun-running, smuggling and other black market activities; and the British Free Corps, a military unit staffed by British PoWs who had been recruited by the Germans to fight the Russians. [MI5SecurityService/4March2008] 

New White House Order Bolsters Intelligence Chief's Power. The White House gave the national intelligence director some of the powers of an advisory board created in 1976 to serve as the president's watchdog for illegal intelligence activities, a move meant to bolster the role of the intelligence chief in relation to the 16 agencies he oversees.

A senior White House official speaking on condition of anonymity said the shift is intended to force the intelligence agencies to report to McConnell in one more way. 

Congress created the intelligence director position in 2004 to oversee and coordinate the work of the agencies but it came with little budget authority, the traditional means to power in federal Washington. The fledgling office has struggled to assert itself over the spy agencies ever since.

A new White House executive order splits the watchdog duties of the Intelligence Oversight Board, a five-member panel of private citizens, with National Intelligence Director Mike McConnell. Rather than intelligence agencies reporting their activities to the board for review, they will now report them to McConnell. The Intelligence Oversight Board will make sure McConnell fulfills these new duties, the White House official said.

The 2004 law also gave the national intelligence director responsibility for overseeing the legality of intelligence activities. The executive order is meant to reflect that, the official said.

The Intelligence Oversight Board was created in 1976 in the wake of widespread abuses by U.S. intelligence agencies. The five member-board comprised of private citizens was given full investigative powers and the authority to report potentially illegal activities to the attorney general. In a rare public report in 1996, the board chastised the CIA for not informing the State Department that its foreign operatives in Guatemala were involved in kidnapping, murders and other human rights abuses.

Those investigations will now be largely handled by the national intelligence director, and he will report potential crimes to the attorney general. The board will report to the president if it feels illegal activities are not being adequately addressed.

The executive order also gives the president the power to hand pick the chairman and members of the board. Previously they were selected by the President's Foreign Intelligence Advisory Board from its 16 members, all of whom are appointed by the president. [MSNBC/3March2008] 

District Man Charged With Bomb Threat at CIA HQ. A man drove a pickup truck with a snowplow attached into a gate at CIA headquarters in McLean and threatened to detonate a bomb before being taken into custody by shotgun-carrying CIA police officers, according to court documents and law enforcement officials.

Antoine Lowery, 30, of the District, appeared in U.S. District Court in Alexandria on a felony charge of making a bomb threat in the Feb. 22 incident. A judge ordered him detained pending a hearing.

An affidavit said Lowery's speeding white Chevrolet pickup left the George Washington Memorial Parkway onto Dolley Madison Boulevard about 1:55 p.m. and crashed into the gate, causing the metal barrier to swing open. "Due to concerns for the safety of CIA personnel and my own safety," wrote CIA police officer Robert Ellis, "I grabbed a shotgun, aimed the weapon at the driver . . . and gave him strong verbal commands to turn the vehicle off and exit the car."

Lowery left the truck and made a series of threats, including "the truck is going to blow up" and "I have a bomb," Ellis wrote. Lowery also counted down from five several times as if waiting for an explosion, the court papers said. As it turned out, there was no bomb and the scene was declared safe after the CIA closed the ramps to the parkway.

A lawyer for Lowery had not yet been appointed earlier today, and law enforcement officials said his possible motives were unclear. Although Lowery was immediately taken into custody after the incident, he was released before being charged on Feb. 26. It was unclear why he was not arrested until today.

Paul Gimigliano, a CIA spokesman, said in a statement today that the CIA's security measures "worked exactly as they should have." 

Lowery faces up to 10 years in prison if convicted. [Markon/WashingtonPost/March2008] 

German Intelligence Chief Outlines Cooperation with Syria Over 9/11. The head of Germany's internal intelligence service outlined to parliament how his organization had cooperated with Syria from 2002, in particular with regard to a German-Syrian linked to the September 11 attacks the previous year. Heinz Fromm told the Bundestag's investigative committee that intelligence priorities had changed after the attack on the World Trade Center and Pentagon. The Verfassungsschutz - the internal intelligence service - had reluctantly decided on cooperation with Syrian intelligence officials, he said.

Fromm was questioned on Haydar Zammar, a German-Syrian Islamist, being held in Syria. Zammar is linked to the cell around Mohammed Atta, who helped plan the September 11 attack from Hamburg and participated in it.

Verfassungsschutz agents had travelled to Damascus in November 2002 to interrogate Zammar in the interests of German security, Fromm said.

Zammar had told them he had been beaten while in custody in Syria and previously in Morocco, where he was initially detained in late 2001. But he had not given the impression of being under duress during the interrogation.

Fromm said Zammar had provided useful information.

German intelligence had been observing Zammar before the September 11 attacks, after linking him to Islamists in Hamburg, the Verfassungsschutz chief said.

The Bundestag committee heard that the German national police - the BKA - had passed details on Zammar's movements to the US in the autumn of 2001.

This had led to his arrest in Morocco and his subsequent deportation to Syria under circumstances that remain unclear.

According to the information, Zammar, who received German citizenship in 1982, was initially sentenced to death for his membership of the Muslim Brotherhood. The sentence was commuted to 12 years.

In June 2006, the Washington Post reported that US and German investigators had identified Zammar as having recruited the Hamburg-based suicide hijackers. [Earthtimes/6March2008] 


Section II - CONTEXT & PRECEDENCE

How MI5 Recruited an Astrologer in Plot to Outwit Hitler. In November 1942, a neatly typed report was delivered to room 055 of the War Office, the secret address for MI5. The document, A Survey of 1943, revealed one of the most bizarre attempts by Britain to gain an advantage over Nazi Germany: the second-guessing of Adolf Hitler's horoscope.

The opening lines of the report, marked top secret, stated: "Since 1923, Hitler is advised by astrologers. The main object of such advice is to undertake major enterprises for which 'luck' is needed at times, in which one is 'lucky' according to planetary influences. By making exactly the same calculations, the astrologer is naturally in the position to find out what Hitler will be told by his advisers."

The seven-page study suggested when major attacks should be planned or expected by predicting month by month, the likely fortunes of key figures in the Second World War, from Hitler and Herman Goering, the head of the Luftwaffe, to Winston Churchill and King George VI, as well as their most senior generals.

Its author was Louis De Wohl, a minor Hungarian aristocrat born in Berlin who had a liking for cigars and transvestism. His extraordinary role as Britain's self-declared "State Seer", and the panic he caused by coming close to persuading intelligence chiefs to place his work at the heart of Britain's war strategy, is revealed for the first time after his personal MI5 file was released at the National Archives in Kew, west London.

De Wohl, recruited by the Security Service in 1940 and described by his handler as "extraordinarily clever" and a "brilliant propagandist", became feted in the highest echelons of the intelligence community and had his reports submitted to the Directorate of Military Intelligence, the clearing house for clandestine activities.

De Wohl claimed he was badgered by senior officers to read the runes on major events in the conflict, including the likely date for Operation Sealion, the German invasion of Britain, and the outcome of El Alamein, the desert victory by General Bernard Montgomery's Eighth Army that marked the turning-point of British wartime fortunes.

But the documents, which reveal how De Wohl was also used by the Special Operations Executive (SOE), to help in British efforts to entice America into the war by touring the United States providing false horoscopes on Hitler, also show MI5 rapidly moved from being an admirer to dismissing him as a "charlatan".

The Security Service spotted the potential of the 37-year-old émigré while he was casting horoscopes in London at 30 guineas a time (about £800 today) for a circle of individuals of interest to Britain's spooks, including the Romanian ambassador and senior officers in the Free French forces.

Living in a hotel in Maida Vale, north-west London, De Wohl was assessed by his eventual MI5 controller as being of potential use despite leading a "louche" existence with multiple "amatory adventures and habits", a liking for cigars and a history of cross-dressing in Berlin bars and at London dinner parties.

His handler, Major Gilbert Lennox, wrote: "It is often of considerable interest to know who is consulting an astrologer and for what reason, and it is sometimes even more interesting to hear the advice which the stars give.

"He is an extraordinarily clever and astute man and at the moment I am quite sure he is all out to help the British war effort. He is also an exceedingly vain man with the German's love of uniform and rank."

De Wohl enjoyed a rapid ascent to a point of eyebrow-raising influence among senior military planners. They agreed with his assessment that the interest of Hitler and Goering in the occult and astrology could have a potentially vital impact on Britain's fate at a time when it was still fighting Germany alone. Even the Joint Intelligence Committee, the most senior forum for considering secret information in Whitehall, calculated the most likely date for an invasion by Nazi forces in 1940 according to Hitler's star sign, Taurus. De Wohl claimed he provided the data.

In his 1943 report, he wrote: "It is entirely irrelevant whether we ourselves regard astrological advice as valuable and scientific or as useless nonsense. All that matters is that Hitler follows its rules."

The growing influence of De Wohl, who was eventually granted a captain's commission by SOE, then began to cause alarm in MI5. One memo said: "I have never liked Louis De Wohl; he strikes me as a charlatan and an impostor. He at one time exercised influence on highly placed British intelligence officers through his star-gazing profession."

A more dyspeptic MI5 officer said most De Wohl forecasts had been "useless", adding: "The danger is that this sort of pseudo-science is most insidious and unless you have a complete sceptic or a very strong-minded man dealing with it quite the wrong point of view may be indulged in."

The Security Service even ordered De Wohl to be placed under surveillance in 1944, after reports that he was "strutting about" in his uniform and boasting about his secret role.

After VE Day, his backers begrudgingly decided De Wohl had been useful after all. In a memo supporting his request for British citizenship, Major Lennox wrote: "He has certainly done more for the Allied cause than a great many of his foreign brethren." [Milmo/Independent/4March2008] 

Trial to Offer Look at World of Information Trading. From its headquarters near the Capitol, the American Israel Public Affairs Committee, or Aipac, has for decades played an important though informal role in the formation of the United States government's Middle East policy. 

As part of Aipac's mission to lobby the government on behalf of Israel, its officials assiduously maintain contact with senior policymakers, lawmakers, diplomats and journalists. Those conversations are typical of the unseen world of information trading in Washington, where people customarily and insistently ask each other, "So, what are you hearing?"

But a trial scheduled for late April in federal court in Alexandria, Va., threatens to expose and upend that system. Moreover, the case comes with issues of enormous sensitivity and emotion, notably the nature and extent of the ways American Jewish supporters of Israel try to influence the United States government.

Two former senior analysts for Aipac, Steven J. Rosen and Keith Weissman, are charged with violating the World War I-era Espionage Act when they told colleagues, journalists and Israeli Embassy officials information about Iran and Iraq they had learned from talking to high-level United States policymakers.

Unless the government suddenly backs down, the courtroom will become the stage for an extraordinary parade of top officials being forced to testify about some of the unseen ways American foreign policy is made.

Over the strong objections of the Justice Department, the judge in the case ruled that the defense may call as witnesses Condoleezza Rice, the secretary of state; Stephen J. Hadley, the White House national security adviser; Elliot Abrams, a deputy national security adviser; Richard L. Armitage, former deputy secretary of state; Paul D. Wolfowitz, former deputy defense secretary; and a dozen other Bush administration foreign policy officials.

The defense's goal is to demonstrate that the kind of conversations in the indictment are an accepted, if not routine, way that American policy on Israel and the Middle East has been formulated for years.

Mr. Rosen's lawyer, Abbe Lowell, said the case raised "strange and troubling issues, notably the decision to target Aipac for common and proper behavior that goes on in Washington every day."

Mr. Lowell and John Nassikas III, who represents Mr. Weissman, plan to confront Ms. Rice and the other witnesses with explicit examples of exchanges in which they provided similar sensitive information to Aipac staff members as part of the regular back-channel world of diplomacy.

Although Aipac has not been charged in the case, the trial, to be heard by Judge T. S. Ellis III, will revolve around how the group, renowned for its effectiveness in presenting Israel's case, exerts its influence in Congress and, especially in recent years, on the executive branch.

For Aipac and to some extent the larger pro-Israel community in the United States, the charges against Mr. Rosen and Mr. Weissman could raise what they regard as an unfair, even toxic question about whether some American Jews hold a loyalty to Israel that matches or exceeds their loyalty to the United States.

The trial will also take place only months after the eruption of an intense public debate about the American Jewish supporters of Israel that was occasioned by the publication of an article and book, "The Israel Lobby and U.S. Foreign Policy." The authors, John J. Mearsheimer of the University of Chicago and Stephen M. Walt of Harvard University, argue that the pro-Israel lobby successfully suppresses legitimate criticism of Israel and uses its influence to distort the public debate about Middle East policy.

Their views produced a ferocious counterattack in magazines and scholarly journals in which both their facts and conclusions were challenged.

The trial will as well be shadowed by the case of Jonathan Pollard, a civilian analyst for the Navy who was sentenced to life in prison in 1985 for spying on behalf of Israel. There is no question that the charges against Mr. Rosen and Mr. Weissman are vastly different than the actions of Mr. Pollard, who knowingly acted as a spy by stealing sensitive documents and passing them covertly to Israeli agents.

The emotional resonance of his case continues, however, because it directly raised the notion of dual loyalty and because his supporters think he has been denied parole to satisfy a national security community that was deeply angered over Israel's spying on the United States.

Mr. Rosen and Mr. Weissman each face one charge of conspiracy to communicate national defense information, and Mr. Rosen faces an additional charge of aiding and abetting the conspiracy. 

Justice Department officials would not discuss the case. But at the time of the indictment in 2005, Paul J. McNulty, then the chief prosecutor in the Eastern District of Virginia, said, "Those not authorized to receive classified information must resist the temptation to acquire it, no matter what their motivation may be."

According to the indictment, the defendants received sensitive information from at least three government sources that was passed on to journalists and Israeli officials. One of the sources was Lawrence A. Franklin, a Pentagon analyst who has pleaded guilty to passing on sensitive information to a journalist and an Israeli diplomat. Mr. Franklin has been sentenced to more than 12 years in prison.

After Mr. Franklin was arrested in 2004, he became a cooperating witness for the government and, while wearing a wire, met with Mr. Weissman and told him that Iran had learned that Israeli agents were in northern Iraq. Mr. Weissman, according to the indictment, told Mr. Rosen, and they both relayed that information to an Israeli diplomat and intelligence officer and an unnamed Washington Post reporter later identified as Glenn Kessler.

The other two sources of information received by Mr. Rosen and Mr. Weissman are identified in the indictment only as Government Official-1 and Government Official-2. Kenneth Pollack, who was the National Security Council specialist on the Persian Gulf, said in an interview that he thought he was Government Official-1 because on Dec. 12, 2000, he had had lunch with Mr. Rosen and Mr. Weissman.

Mr. Pollack, who is no longer with the government, said that he told government investigators, "I never revealed any classified information to Rosen and Weissman, and I never revealed any information that would be harmful to the security or interests of the United States."

The indictment also charges that Mr. Rosen received information in January 2002 from Government Official-2, who has been identified by people involved in the case as David M. Satterfield, who has since been promoted to the post of the State Department's senior adviser on Iraq. A spokesman for Mr. Satterfield would not comment.

Mr. Lowell, the defense lawyer, said there had been no explanation as to why neither Mr. Pollack nor Mr. Satterfield seemed to be in any legal jeopardy for imparting information to Mr. Rosen and Mr. Weissman that became part of the charges against them when they passed that information on to others.

Aipac, which spends nearly $2 million annually in lobbying, according to public filings, has worked to distance itself from the defendants.

Aipac dismissed them in early 2004 after federal prosecutors in Virginia played part of surreptitiously recorded conversations for Nathan Lewin, a veteran Washington lawyer representing Aipac. The tapes were of conversations in which Mr. Rosen and Mr. Weissman passed on information about the Middle East they had received from government officials to Mr. Kessler at The Washington Post.

Mr. Lewin, who has had a long history as a trusted counsel for various Jewish organizations, traveled back to Aipac's headquarters near Capitol Hill from Alexandria that day and advised the group to fire the men.

The Aipac spokesman on the Rosen-Weissman matter, Patrick Dorton, said at the time that the two men were dismissed because their behavior "did not comport with standards that Aipac expects of its employees." He said recently that Aipac still held that view of their behavior.

Mr. Lewin would not discuss what he heard that day. But others familiar with the case said the defendants' boastful tone, which may have been used to suggest that their knowledge reflected their great influence within the administration, made the conversations potentially embarrassing. [Wolf/AP/3March2008] 


Section III - BOOKS, OBITUARIES  AND COMING EVENTS

Books

Our Man in Mexico: Winston Scott and the Hidden History of the CIA, by Jefferson Morley. University Press of Kansas, 384 pages.  Mexico City was the Casablanca of the Cold War - a hotbed of spies, revolutionaries, and assassins. The CIA's station there was the front line of the United States' fight against international communism, as important for Latin America as Berlin was for Europe. And its undisputed spymaster was Winston Mackinley Scott.

Chief of the Mexico City station from 1956 to 1969, Win Scott occupied a key position in the founding generation of the Central Intelligence Agency, but until now he has remained a shadowy figure. Investigative reporter Jefferson Morley traces Scott's remarkable career from his humble origins in rural Alabama to wartime G-man to OSS London operative (and close friend of the notorious Kim Philby), to right-hand man of CIA Director Allen Dulles, to his remarkable reign for more than a decade as virtual proconsul in Mexico. Morley also follows the quest of Win Scott's son Michael to confront the reality of his father's life as a spy. He reveals how Scott ran hundreds of covert espionage operations from his headquarters in the U.S. Embassy while keeping three Mexican presidents on the agency's payroll, participating in the Bay of Pigs fiasco, and, most intriguingly, overseeing the surveillance of Lee Harvey Oswald during his visit to the Mexican capital just weeks before the assassination of President Kennedy.

Morley reveals the previously unknown scope of the agency's interest in Oswald in late 1963, identifying for the first time the code names of Scott's surveillance programs that monitored Oswald's movements. He shows that CIA headquarters cut Scott out of the loop of the agency's latest reporting on Oswald before Kennedy was killed. He documents why Scott came to reject a key finding of the Warren Report on the assassination and how his disillusionment with the agency came to worry his longtime friend James Jesus Angleton, legendary chief of CIA counterintelligence. Angleton not only covered up the agency's interest in Oswald but also, after Scott died, absconded with the only copies of his unpublished memoir.

Interweaving Win Scott's personal and professional lives, Morley has crafted a real-life thriller of Cold War intrigue - a compelling saga of espionage that uncovers another chapter in the CIA's history.  [UniversityPressofKansas/March2008]


Obituaries

Former KGB Chief Dies in Moscow at 89. A former head of the Soviet Union's Committee for State Security, the KGB, has died in Moscow at the age of 89.

The veterans' council of the Federal Security Service (FSB), the successor of the KGB, said Vitaly Fedorchuk passed away on February 29 after a long illness.

The Ukrainian-born official chaired the KGB from May 26, 1982 to December 17, 1982, before becoming interior minister.

The veterans' council said Fedorchuk would be buried on March 4 at the Troyekurovskoye cemetery in Moscow. [Novosti/3March2008] 


COMING EVENTS

EVENTS IN COMING TWO MONTHS....

10 -11 March 2008 - Laurel, MD - 2008 Unrestricted Warfare Symposium at The Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory (JHU/APL) is jointly sponsored by JHU/APL and the University’s Paul H. Nitze School of Advanced International Studies (SAIS). It is also co-sponsored by the Office of the Under Secretary of Defense (Policy), the Department of State, and the National Intelligence Council. For 2008, the theme of integrating strategy, analysis, and technology to counter adversaries utilizing unrestricted warfare approaches. The focus will be on the DoD Campaign Plan for the War on Terrorism: Integrating Strategy, Analysis, and Technology in Support of the U.S. War on Terror Campaign. I am thrilled that Admiral Eric Olson, USSOCOM, has agreed to give the keynote address. Over the two days we will have four other featured speakers [Dr. Thomas Mahnken, ODUSD(Policy); Prof. Bruce Hoffman, Georgetown University; Dr. Stephen Flynn, Council on Foreign Relations; and Prof. Peter Feaver, Duke University], five roundtable panels, and a panel of senior-level government representatives responsible for various aspects of the War on Terror Campaign.
2008 registration details can be found at the symposium website: http://www.jhuapl.edu/urw_symposium/.

11 - 12 March 2008 - Fairfax, VA - National Military Intelligence Association 2008 Spring Symposia: Security Challenges and Opportunities in East Asia, Northrop Grumman Mission Systems.  
DAY ONE focuses on EAST ASIA and brings together academicians, scholars, and government experts.  DAY TWO of the event is at the TS level and is focused on the security, military, and intelligence challenges for the US. 
For more information please visit http://www.nmia.org/upcomingevents/2008springsymposia.html.

13 March 2008 - Baltimore, MD - 10am-4pm - CAREER FAIR - TECH EXPO Top Secret - www.TechExpoUSA.com - Active Security Clearance Required.

Thursday, 13 March 2008, 3:00 PM - Reston, VA - The Washington Area Chapter of the International Association for Intelligence Education hosts a speaker on Intelligence Analysis. This first in a series of interviews by this group will be with Robert Clark (author of “Intelligence Analysis: A Target-Centric Approach”) interviewed by Marilyn B. Peterson. Location: The Forum, 1892 Preston White Drive, Reston, VA 20191. To register: Bill Spracher at 202-231-4193 or William.Spracher@dia.mil. Non-members are welcome and refreshments will be provided by i2, Inc.

15 March 2008- Kennebunk, Maine- the Maine Chapter of AFIO will hear Shenna Bellows, Executive Director of the Maine Civil Liberties Union, speak on civil liberties and security issues since September 11, 2001. Meeting is at the Kennebunk Public Library at 2:00 p.m.

18 March 2008 - Reston, VA - 11am-7pm - CAREER FAIR - TECH EXPO Top Secret - www.TechExpoUSA.com - Active Security Clearance Required.

Wednesday, 19 March 2008 - Washington, DC - Institute of World Politics Open House. The IWP invites you to join them this evening for their monthly open house program to learn more about the programs and career opportunities through graduate study at IWP. Each program begins at approximately 5:30 pm and concludes by 8:00 pm. RSVPs are strongly encouraged, and preferences are easily requested by visiting the IWP home page at www.iwp.edu. The Institute is located at 1521 16th Street NW, Washington, DC, eight blocks north of the White House and three blocks east of the Dupont Circle metro station (red line). IWP enrolls new students during the spring, summer, and fall terms. Make sure you're one of them.

20 March 2008 at 11:30 a.m. - Colorado Springs, CO - "Airport Security" is the topic for the Rocky Mountain AFIO Chapter luncheon. The chapter meets in the Air Force Academy Officers Club, Falcon Room. The speaker will be Robert Olislagers who has 25 years experience in airport management. He serves on the Board of Directors of the American Association of Airport Executives and chairs its General Aviation Committee. He is a nationally known expert on airport security. Reservations must be made by March 17, 2008 to Tom Ward, 719-487-0957, or by e-mail to: wardplapp@msn.com

Thursday, 20 March 2008, 6:30 pm – Washington, DC -“The Bomber Behind the Veil: Muslim Women and Violent Jihad– Farhana Ali, Rand Corp. policy analyst, at the Spy Museum. Beware the mujahidaat. Farhana Ali, an international policy analyst with the Rand Corporation, is one of the few researchers focused on these Muslin female fighters. She has charted an increase in suicide attacks by Muslim women since at least 2000, in new theaters of operation, including Uzbekistan, Egypt, and Iraq. These attacks are arguably more deadly than those conducted by male jihadists, in part due to the perception that women are unlikely to commit such acts of horror, and when they do, the shock or “CNN factor” of their attacks draws far greater media attention. She discusses their place in Islamic history, their psychological profile, and the likely shelf-life of this disturbing trend. Tickets: $20. Visit http://www.spymuseum.org for tickets.

Thursday, 20 March 2008 - Phoenix, AZ - The AFIO Arizona Chapter luncheon features a religious evangelical 'humanitarian' on the supposed poverty of Western secularism and the common concerns facing all mankind. The unusual speaker is Leonard Rodgers, President/Founder of Venture International -- a evangelical group which opposes Western secularism. "Secularism is the new God in the Western world and missionaries are now coming to us from Asia, Africa and Latin America. The Empire strikes back." Some of those missionaries, of course, are Muslims. Rodgers espouses the goal of his group to bring religiosity back to those countries [e.g. U.S.] that shed it for the era of science and reason. Come and make your opinions heard. Time: 11:30 am. Location: Hilton Garden Inn in Phoenix RSVPs – are necessary preferably by email PLEASE!
For reservations or concerns, please call Simone Lopes at 480.368.0374; preferably email her at sl@4smartphone.net

26-28 March 2008 - Raleigh, NC - The Fifth Raleigh Spy Conference at the NC Museum of History - Not to miss. Topic: CIA’s Unsolved Mysteries: The NOSENKO Case, Double Agents and Angleton’s Wilderness of Mirrors features top experts in counterintelligence to discuss unresolved issues from the Cold War: 

“Wilderness of Mirrors” is the theme for the fifth annual Raleigh Spy Conference, an internationally acclaimed event that draws top experts in the field of intelligence to Raleigh each year. The 2008 conference will be held March 26-28 at the North Carolina Museum of History in downtown Raleigh.

Speakers include:

-- David Robarge, Chief Historian for CIA and expert on controversial counterintelligence chief James Angleton, will discuss the dissension created at CIA by the former chief of counterintelligence due to his obsessive hunt for a Soviet mole.

-- Pete Bagley, the former chief of CIA's Soviet bloc counterintelligence division, will appear at the 2008 conference. According to Reeves, Bagley will discuss his controversial new book on KGB defector Yuri Nosenko entitled Spy Wars: Moles, Mysteries and Deadly Games. Nosenko’s mysterious references to Lee Harvey Oswald, his inconsistent recall and the suspicion he was a KGB plant sent to discredit other defectors kicked off 40 years of unresolved internal strife at CIA.

-- Brian Kelley, the wrong man in the Robert Hanssen spy case, and former counterintelligence officer for CIA, will use examples of defectors and double agents he draws on as case models for courses he teaches to train espionage agents.

-- Jerry Schecter, former bureau chief for Time magazine in Moscow during the Cold War, later a spokesman for the National Security Council, and a respected expert and author of books on Cold War espionage, will discuss important cases of defectors and double agents in the heat of the Cold War.

-- David Ignatius, former foreign editor - now columnist for the Washington Post – and author of espionage fiction, is respected in the "community" for his insights on the impact of defectors and double agents on the craft of espionage.

Special Guest M. Stanton Evans, columnist, editor and author of the new book Blacklisted by History: The Untold Story of Senator Joe McCarthy and His Fight Against America's Enemies is a surprise addition to this year’s conference. According to Reeves, Evans used previously classified FBI and governmental files to “upend the McCarthy myth and turn the tables on the real guilty parties. “The Evans book is new and is causing comment”, says Reeves. “Although the McCarthy Era is not part of the conference subject matter, we feel the new book is of great interest to our audience as it deals with penetration of the US government by Soviet operatives.”

Tickets to the three-day event are $250 for the general public, $175 for seniors, and $145 for teachers, students and members of the military and intelligence community. Early registration is available by calling Jennifer Hadra or Dan Reeves at 919-831-0999. For more information, go to http://www.raleighspyconference.com

Thursday, 03 April 2008, 1030 - 1300 - Fort Meade, MD - The National Cryptologic Museum Foundation [NCMF] 2008 program features Dr. Donald Kerr on Technical Issues Facing the U.S. Intelligence Community.This important first program of the NCMF for 2008 features Dr. Donald M. Kerr speaking on important technical issues facing the U.S. intelligence community. ABOUT THE SPEAKER: In October 2007 Dr. Kerr was confirmed by the Senate as Principal Deputy Director of National Intelligence (PDDNI), second in command to Mike McConnell, the DNI. Prior to serving as PDDNI, Kerr was Director of NRO and in 2005 was Assistant to the Secretary of the Air Force. From 2001 through 2005, Kerr served as Deputy Director for Science and Technology at CIA. Dr. Kerr holds a PhD in plasma physics and microwave electronics from Cornell. As a technical expert with extensive top-level experience, he has an impressive insight into the subject area of his presentation on the current issues facing the intelligence community.
LOCATION and TRANSPORTATION: The Museum Foundation is offering transportation from the museum to Booz Allen Hamilton [BAH] Conference Center in the National Business Park. A charter bus will depart from the parking lot in the rear of the museum at 0915 and then return for a second pickup around 0945. Return transportation will begin at 1300 in two shifts. Refreshments will be available in the Center at 0915 and you will have time to socialize with colleagues before taking your seats at 1015.
REGISTRATION: Send $15 by Wednesday, 26 March 2008, if you plan to attend. The $15 fee will cover transportation, refreshments and lunch. Lunch will be served following the presentation at 1200. You may contact us on (301) 688-5436 or at cryptmf@aol.com.

Friday 4 April 2008, 5:30 PM - New York, NY - AFIO Metro New York Chapter Spring meeting features exclusive report by Lt. General Robert J. Elder, Jr. Commanding General of the 8th Air Force, the U. S. Cyber Command on "What we're doing about these cyber attacks on our country – Defending the nation TODAY."
In May 2001, Chinese hackers took down the White House Web Site for almost three hours. According to AIR FORCE Magazine, since then, the attacks originating from servers in China have grown in sophistication and intensity.
Just a year ago, the Naval Network Warfare Command acknowledged that Chinese attacks had reached the level of a campaign-style force-on-force engagement.
Last April 26th came the first full-blown cyber assault resembling an act of war. A controversy over moving a bronze statue of a Russian soldier from the center of Tallinn, the capital of Estonia, ended with a massive, coordinated assault on Estonia's cyber institutions. Many commercial and government web sites were shut down.
On Friday, April 4th, General Elder will reveal the remarkable story of how the newly-established U.S. 8th Air Force is using the electromagnetic spectrum first, as cyber defense, then to conduct cyber missions such as defeating remotely triggered IED's in Iraq, conducting electronic warfare, halting terrorist use of the Global Positioning System and satellite communications and preventing jamming.
Location: The University Club, Fifth Ave at 54th St. Reservations are required and are limited by available space. They will be accepted in the order they are received until room capacity is reached. Admission is $45 to cover meeting costs. Meeting begins at 6:00 PM
TO RESERVE: Jerry Goodwin, 646-696-1828 or by email: afiometro@yahoo.com

 

7 - 11 April 2008 - Boston, MA - The International Association of Law Enforcement Intelligence Analysts (IALEIA), and the Law Enforcement Intelligence Unit (LEIU), will be co-hosting the 2008 Annual Conference in Boston. The conference takes place at the Park Plaza Hotel. This is the only event of its kind for law enforcement intelligence, serving an international audience, and is a "must attend" conference. The training will be first-rate and the opportunities to foster professional relationships with colleagues and peers from around the world will be extraordinary. To register on line, or for more information about the conference, please go to
http://leiu-homepage.org/events/index.php For hotel information and registration, please go to:
http://www.starwoodmeeting.com/StarGroupsWeb/booking/reservation?id=0707030645&key=5C3A5

10 April 2008 – San Francisco, CA – The AFIO Jim Quesada Chapter hosts Rich Hanson on Joint Military and CIA Operations. Hanson's presentation will include a discussion of US Code Title 50, recent history of military and CIA joint operations, his personal experiences locating and reporting on bomb targets in Cambodia, and a discussion of the current state of the “Target Support Group,” as well as current military/CIA relations at Major Command level and at Langley.
The meeting will be held at United Irish Cultural Center, 2700 45th Ave SF (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 (please indicate pot roast or fish) no later than 5 PM 3/27/08: mariko@cataphora.com, (650) 743-2873 or send a check to P.O. Box 117578 Burlingame, CA 94011.

Wednesday, 16 April 2008, 6:30 PM - Washington, DC - Spy vs. Spy: FBI and KGB Secrets from the Cold War - Event held at International Spy Museum."I was beginning to like these guys."-Oleg Kalugin on the FBI surveillance team observing him in Miami, December 1968. Once they worked against each other. Now Oleg Kalugin and David Major are colleagues and friends. In this unique evening the former KGB acting Washington station chief and FBI director of counter-intelligence retrace their exciting careers and how they intersected. They book-ended the espionage career of John Walker-Kalugin supervised the notorious spy and it was to Major's office that the traitor was brought after his arrest. From surveillance to recruitment, all will be shared. As columnist Jack Anderson once wrote, Kalugin's "undercover activities were known to the FBI, but only the State Department knows the reason he is still here." Now that the dust has somewhat settled on their overlapping cases, this is your chance to hear both sides of the story from FBI successes and snafus to KGB plots and procedures.
Location: International Spy Museum, 800 F St NW, Washington, DC, Gallery Place/Chinatown Metrorail Station. Tickets: $20; Advance Registration required. Tickets are non-refundable and do not include admission to the International Spy Museum. To register, call Ticketmaster at 800.551.SEAT or the Museum at 202.393.7798; order online at ticketmaster.com; or purchase tickets in person at the International Spy Museum.

Thursday, 17 April 2008, 12 Noon - 1 pm - Washington, DC - The Terrorist Recognition Handbook - A Manual for Predicting and Identifying Terrorist Activities - event held at the International Spy Museum. Terrorists can come from any background, any age group, either gender, and yet somehow they must be identified and neutralized. As an internationally recognized expert, author, and educator on the Iraq insurgency, Jihadist tactics and Al Qaeda's global organization, Malcolm Nance has studied the telltale characteristics of terrorist operations and developed an intelligence-based approach to observing and analyzing behavior for warning signs. In The Terrorist Recognition Handbook he uncovers the terrorists' means, methods, organization, and motivations. He identifies the key steps that every terrorist group will always follow, and how and why groups use and choose their weapons. Join Nance for an eye-opening look at terrorism as the sum of its parts rather than as an incomprehensible force.
Location: International Spy Museum, 800 F St NW, Washington, DC, Gallery Place/Chinatown Metrorail Station. Tickets: Free. No registration required

17-19 April 2008 - London, UK - The German Historical Institute in London hosts "Keeping Secrets" conference. The German Historical Institute in London is hosting a conference entitled "Keeping Secrets:  How Important was intelligence to the conduct of international relations from 1914 to 1939." Among the scholars expected to speak are Zara Steiner, General William Odom, Christopher Andrew, Ernest May, Paul Kennedy, Gerhard Weinberg, Mark Lowenthal, Richard Aldrich, Georges-Henri Soutou, and David Kahn. The conference will take place at the institute in central London from 17 to 19 April. For further information write Karina Kurbach at <kurbach@ghil.ac.uk>

18-19 April 2008 - Great Lakes, IL - The Midwest Chapter of AFIO will host its annual conference at the Great Lakes Naval Station. Registration is $10 per person. Hotel reservations ($62 per night) can be made April 17th-19th by calling the Navy Lodge at 1-847-689-1485. Mention that you are with the Midwest AFIO Chapter. For more information on speakers and meal pricing, please contact Angelo Di Liberti ASAP at 847-931-4184.

Friday, 25 April 2008, 10:30 am - 2 pm - Vienna, VA - AFIO National Luncheon - High Technology Wizardry in U.S. Intelligence Community - Dr. Lisa J. Porter; and Mind of Terrorists by Jerrold Post, M.D.

"Cutting-Edge Technical Wizardry in the U.S. Intelligence Community"

Dr. Lisa J. Porter, Director of the Intelligence Advanced Research Projects Activity (IARPA).
Office of the Director of National Intelligence
Dr. Porter is the first Director of IARPA.
The IARPA sponsors research aimed at game-changing breakthroughs to complement the mission-specific science-and-technology research
being conducted by intelligence agencies.


and

Jerrold M. Post, M.D., former CIA Psychiatrist,
author of THE MIND OF THE TERRORIST:
The Psychology of Terrorism from the IRA to Al-Qaeda

Space limited. Make reservations now at this secure page.

EVENT LOCATION: The Capitol Club at the Sheraton-Premiere Hotel, 8661 Leesburg Pike · Vienna, Virginia 22182.
Driving directions here.

Thursday, 29 April 2008 - Washington, DC - Institute of World Politics Open House. The IWP invites you to join them this evening for their monthly open house program to learn more about the programs and career opportunities through graduate study at IWP. Each program begins at approximately 5:30 pm and concludes by 8:00 pm. RSVPs are strongly encouraged, and preferences are easily requested by visiting the IWP home page at www.iwp.edu. The Institute is located at 1521 16th Street NW, Washington, DC, eight blocks north of the White House and three blocks east of the Dupont Circle metro station (red line). IWP enrolls new students during the spring, summer, and fall terms. Make sure you're one of them.

Thursday, 1 May 2008, 12 Noon - 1 PM - Washington, DC - Our Man in Mexico: Winston Scott and the Hidden History of the CIA. Mexico City in the 1960s was a hotbed of spies, revolutionaries, and assassins. In the thick of this Cold War Casablanca was spymaster Winston Mackinley Scott. As chief of CIA's Mexico City station from 1956 to 1969, Scott played a key role in the creation and rise of the Agency. In his new book, Our Man in Mexico, investigative reporter Jefferson Morley traces Scott's career from wartime G-man to consummate intelligence officer with three Mexican presidents on his payroll. But it was Scott's role in the surveillance of Lee Harvey Oswald just prior to President John F. Kennedy's assassination that led to the spymaster's disillusionment. Join Morley for a revealing look at Scott's life and his startling rebuttal of a key finding in the Warren Report.
Where: International Spy Museum, 800 F Street, NW, Washington, DC, Gallery Place/Chinatown Metrorail Station
Tickets: Free. No registration required.

16 - 18 May 2008 - Bar Harbor, ME - The Naval Cryptologic Veterans Association hosts mini-reunion. The NCVA of New England will hold a mini-reunion at the Bar Harbor Regency, Bar Harbor, Maine.  The reunion is open to all personnel that worked for the US NAVSECGRU or its successor organization in NETWARCOM. Contact Vic Knorowski at 518-664-8032 or visit http://ncva-ne.org for information.

Wednesday, 28 May 2008 - Washington, DC - Institute of World Politics Open House. The IWP invites you to join them this evening for their monthly open house program to learn more about the programs and career opportunities through graduate study at IWP. Each program begins at approximately 5:30 pm and concludes by 8:00 pm. RSVPs are strongly encouraged, and preferences are easily requested by visiting the IWP home page at www.iwp.edu. The Institute is located at 1521 16th Street NW, Washington, DC, eight blocks north of the White House and three blocks east of the Dupont Circle metro station (red line). IWP enrolls new students during the spring, summer, and fall terms. Make sure you're one of them.

Wednesday, 28 May 2008, 6:30 pm -The Devil May Care: A Celebration of the New Bond Novel and Ian Fleming's 100th Birthday
What better way to celebrate Ian Fleming's 100th birthday then with a briefing on the newest Bond novel and a shaken, not stirred, icy martini? Sebastian Faulks, author of Birdsong and Charlotte Gray, is now taking on the most famous spy ever. Hear how Faulks channeled Fleming to write "Devil May Care"- a madcap Bond adventure and romantic romp. And then salute Fleming and 007 with a Bondian cocktail. Zola's own in-house expert on "mixology," Ralph Rosenberg, will demystify the popularity of the restaurant's signature cocktails, while you enjoy drinks and hors d'oeuvres, and mingle with James Bond's real-life counterparts. Shaken or stirred? You decide.
Where: International Spy Museum, 800 F Street, NW, Washington, DC, Gallery Place/Chinatown Metrorail Station
Tickets: $32; Advance Registration required. Tickets include martinis, specialty drinks, and hors d'oeuvres from Zola. Tickets are non-refundable and do not include admission to the International Spy Museum. Phone registration only for this program; to register, call 202.654.0930.

Tuesday, 3 June 2008, 6:30PM - Washington, DC - From the Secret Files of the International Spy Museum(tm) Spycraft 101: CIA Spytech From Communism to Al-Qaeda.
Rubber airplanes, messages hidden inside dead rats, and subminiature cameras hidden inside ballpoint pens...a few of the real-life devices created by CIA's Office of Technical Service (OTS). These and other clever technical devices are featured in Spycraft: The Secret History of the CIA's Spytechs from Communism to Al-Qaeda, by the former director of OTS Bob Wallace teams up with espionage gadget collector H. Keith Melton to discuss the operations of OTS...from the Cold War, the Cuban Missile Crisis, and the war on terror. Rare OTS devices including concealments, microdots, and disguises will be on display.
Where: International Spy Museum, 800 F St NW, Washington, DC, Gallery Place/Chinatown Metrorail Station
Tickets: $20; Advance Registration required. Tickets are non-refundable and do not include admission to other the Museum exhibits. To register, call Ticketmaster at 800.551.SEAT or the Museum at 202.393.7798; order online at ticketmaster.com; or purchase tickets in person at the Museum.


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