AFIO Weekly Intelligence Notes #13-08 dated 31 March 2008
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Friday, 25 April 2008 - 10:30 am to 2 pm
AFIO SPRING LUNCHEON

"Technical Wizardry in the U.S. Intelligence Community"

Speaking at 11 a.m. is Dr. Lisa J. Porter, Director of the Intelligence Advanced Research Projects Activity (IARPA).
Office of the Director of National Intelligence
Dr. Porter [MIT, Stanford] 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

Speaking at 1 p.m. is 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 at this secure page.

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


Monday, 7 April 2008 (2 PM) - Laurel, MD
Christopher Andrew to give Schorreck Memorial Lecture on
"British Intelligence, the American Alliance, and the End of the British Empire."

The Center for Cryptologic History at the National Security Agency is hosting Professor Christopher Andrew of Cambridge University, author of numerous books on intelligence history speaking on "British Intelligence, the American Alliance, and the End of the British Empire."  The lecture will be presented at the Kossiakoff Conference Center on the campus of the Johns Hopkins Applied Physics Laboratory (located just off U.S. Route 29 at Johns Hopkins Road -- information about the facility and directions can be found here.
Admission is free, but advance registration is required.  Those wishing to attend should send an e-mail to the Center for Cryptologic History at history@nsa.gov.  Please call the Center at 301-688-2336 if you have any questions or need additional information.

Also note a second upcoming lecture...this one being held by the National Cryptologic Museum on 3 April below


AFIO 2008 SPY AUCTION

 The Second AFIO Spy Auction is being planned for late Spring and we are now accepting donated items to add to the auction catalog.
Goal: to raise funds to support AFIO programs in the areas of education, career recruitment, scholarships, seminars, publications, and conferences.
Please help by donating items [books, gift items, historic photos, documents] or services [legal, accounting, career advisory, investigatory] that would be of interest to AFIO Members or the public. Donors receive a tax-deduction receipt for the value their donated items received when auctioned. Items that do not sell are noted with a donation receipt for the property, minus a specific valuation.
 Deadline for auction items will be May 15, 2008. Send inquiries to WassinRichland@aol.com
Mail items to be sold at this auction to AFIO Auction, 6723 Whittier Ave Ste 303A, McLean, VA 22101.


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CONTENTS

Section I - INTELLIGENCE HIGHLIGHTS

Section II - TERRORISM

Section III - CONTEXT & PRECEDENCE

Section IV - RESEARCH REQUESTS, CAREERS, OBITUARIES AND COMING EVENTS

Research Requests

Careers

Obituaries

Coming Events

Current Calendar Next Two Months ONLY:

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

Section I - INTELLIGENCE HIGHLIGHTS

IBM Puts CIA on Fast Track to Virtual Worlds. IBM announced it will integrate a virtual world platform into Lotus Sametime, a collaboration software that will be used by the US intelligence agencies to discuss topics like terrorism.

Analysts believe the move may lead to increased adoption of virtual worlds nationwide, as IBM may encourage other users of Sametime to go virtual, reports IDG News Service. [Marketingvoc/25March2008] 

Deepening Rift Between Belarus & US. The United States will cut staffing at its embassy in Minsk in half, bowing to Belarus' demands amid a marked worsening in relations between the two countries.

The announcement followed a Belarusian state television report that accused the embassy of setting up a spy ring in the ex-Soviet republic.

Tensions between the two nations increased following Washington's imposition of sanctions last year on the state-controlled oil-processing and chemicals company Belneftekhim. The company's assets were frozen and American companies were barred from doing business with it, due to its ties with President Alexander Lukashenko.

The United States and other European countries have labeled Lukashenko "Europe's last dictator" for his intolerance of dissent and oppression of critics.

Earlier this month, the U.S. ambassador returned to Washington under pressure from the Belarusian government, which also withdrew its ambassador and demanded the Belneftekhim sanctions be lifted.

Last week, the U.S. Embassy stopped issuing visas to Belarusians.

State Belarusian television claimed 10 Belarusians were recruited to collect information for use against Belarus and turned the information over to the FBI. It said they were provided with an apartment near the embassy and equipped with cameras, binoculars and other items. [AP/24March2008] 

Robot Spy Balloons Could Track Insurgents. A new patent describes small balloons that "may act robotically (in unison) without command input at times." The balloons, which would be powered by combustible gas, would provide "video surveillance." The patent says the balloons would assist in counter-insurgency efforts by providing information on the quantity and exact location of enemy combatants.

These miniature surveillance balloons are essentially robots - capable of operating on their own when necessary. They also are able to operate in an intelligent cluster where together they can accomplish a goal by coordinating their efforts. Thus they become a socially interactive multiple robot system. Methods for controlling and manipulating a cluster of such robots have been described in a number of prior art references.

What is currently lacking, besides miniaturization, is the ability of a robot surveillance balloon to control its position in order to coordinate with other such balloons to effectively cover the deployment such that the desired surveillance objective is properly viewed. To do this, a balloon should have the ability to control its motion in both vertical and lateral directions. 

Quite obviously, another use of such a balloon is as an explosive: "[the] unit may optionally carry a small amount of explosive to be used as a weapon if necessary." [Weinberger/Wired/24March2008] 

Russian Government Computers Face Anti-Espionage Restrictions Supervised by FSB. Russian President Vladimir Putin has signed a pair of executive orders designed to protect secrets on government computer networks from sabotage by restricting connections between international and domestic computer networks.

The measures restrict the ability of computers with access to "state or official secrets" to connect with networks that travel outside of the country, a move welcomed by computer security analysts. The decree stipulates that all "information systems, information and telecommunications networks, and computer equipment used to store, process or transmit information that contains state secrets or information from a state agency that contains official secrets," may not operate on networks connected to others that travel outside Russia's borders.

According to The Moscow Times, any government network with access to state secrets seeking to connect to foreign networks must apply for special permission from the Federal Security Service (FSB), which will make decisions on a case-by-case basis. If they choose to grant the request, the approved computers will be provided with special encryption software by the FSB. [EurasianSecretServiceReview/26March2008] 

Official of Michigan Muslim Charity Worked as Iraqi Spy. A former top official with the Southfield Michigan-based Muslim charity Life for Relief and Development worked as a spy for the former Iraqi government of Saddam Hussein, according to federal authorities. The federal indictment against Muthanna Al-Hanooti says he received a potentially lucrative contract for the right to purchase 2 million barrels of Iraqi oil in return for his work for the Iraqi Intelligence Service.

Al-Hanooti, who was arrested at Detroit Metropolitan Airport March 25th after returning from a trip to the Middle East, was ordered to post a $100,000 bond and wear an electronic tether by U.S. District Court Judge Paul D. Borman.

Al-Hanooti, who has a wife and three children in the Detroit area, stands charged in the 10-page grand jury indictment with conspiring to act as an agent of the Iraqi government, violating the International Emergency Economic Powers Act by illegally obtaining the Iraqi oil contract, and three counts of making false statements to FBI agents. The most serious charge, related to breaking the embargo, carries a maximum 12-year prison sentence.

According to the indictment, Al-Hanooti worked for Life and Relief between 1994 and 2006 as its public relations coordinator and lobbyist.

He was also president of Focus on American and Arab Interests and Relations, which handled many of Life for Relief's political activities, the indictment alleges.

An un-indicted co-conspirator in the case is a former officer of the Iraqi Intelligence Service, and Al-Hanooti was paid by the Iraqi spy agency, the indictment alleges. That Iraqi spy asked Al-Hanooti to publicize in the United States the harmful effects of U.S. sanctions against Iraq and to bring to Iraq delegations from the U.S. Congress, the indictment alleges.

Between 1999 and 2002, Al-Hanooti gave the Iraqi Intelligence Service a strategy on how to get the sanctions lifted and in 2002 he helped organize a trip to Iraq by a delegation of members of Congress, the indictment alleges.

Al-Hanooti assigned his oil allocation to Laru Ltd., a company based in Cyprus, the indictment alleges. The indictment does not say what compensation he allegedly received, although it does detail tens of thousands of dollars in other payments Al-Hanooti allegedly received from the Iraqi government. [Egan&Krupa/DetroitNews/26March2008] 

KGB Confirms Arrest of US Lawyer Emanuel Zeltser Two Weeks Ago. The Belarusian Committee for State Security (KGB) has officially confirmed that Emanuel Zeltser was arrested in Minsk on March 12. The US lawyer's secretary, Russian citizen Vladlena Funk, who was traveling with him, was also arrested.

The two were charged under Part 2 of the Criminal Code's Article 318 that penalizes the deliberate use of counterfeit documents by a group of people.

Russian-born Zeltser, 54, who heads a non-governmental organization called the Russian-American Law Institute, was arrested after he arrived in the Belarusian capital city for meetings with clients. He has been held in the KGB detention center since then.

In 2001, Mr. Zeltser was a defense lawyer for Pavel Borodin, who is now state secretary of the Belarusian-Russian Union State, when he was arrested in New York City on money laundering charges. 

In 1995, Mr. Zeltser sued Inkombank, once Russia's second largest bank, in a US federal court, accusing it of misappropriating funds from depositors in collaboration with the Bank of New York. He previously worked for the bank, but claimed that he was dismissed from his post after initiating an investigation into evidence of theft and fraud. [Rubrics/16March2008] 

Bush Fills Key Security Posts. George W. Bush tapped veteran prosecutor Kenneth L. Wainstein to serve as his White House homeland security adviser. He is responsible for coordinating counterterrorism and homeland security efforts throughout the government.

He also named Michael E. Leiter Director of the National Counterterrorism Center, which is the main intelligence organization for analyzing terrorist threats and conducting operational planning for counterterrorism efforts.

Wainstein emerged unscathed from a scandal over the firing of nine US attorneys, even as about a dozen officials from the department's senior ranks resigned after investigations had been launched.

Leiter, previously the center's deputy director, has been serving as the acting director since his predecessor John Scott Redd resigned last fall.

Both Leiter and Wainstein are well regarded in the legal and intelligence communities, but the prolonged search for replacements in the two positions has drawn notice among homeland security experts. [Presstv/20March2008] 

Identity of NCO Charged with Spying for Hizbullah Revealed. The Haifa Military Court on March 27 remanded First Sergeant Major Louai Balut to custody for an additional four days. Balut is accused of aiding Hizbullah. 

Military Prosecution representatives stated in court that an indictment will be filed against Balut by next March 31. He is accused of contact with a foreign agent and espionage, and was detained on illegal drug charges, as well as charges of assisting Hizbullah operatives and handing sensitive military information over to them. [Ynetnews/27March2008]


Section II - TERRORISM

German Spy Chief Warns of New Qaeda-Linked Threats. German secret services are concerned that extremists in north Africa are reinforcing Al Qaeda, the country's intelligence head said in an interview.

The groups "have established themselves in north Africa without being detected and are reinforcing the network of Osama bin Laden," according to Ernst Uhrlau, head of the BND intelligence agency.

Deputy Interior Minister August Hanning warned in October of "movements" or "communications" between Islamists in north Africa and Germany. He also raised concern about alleged extremist camps in northern Mali.

In Germany, some 700 people are under surveillance by intelligence agencies, according to Mr. Uhrlau. More than a dozen suspects, including Germans who converted to Islam, are believed to have gone to training camps in Afghanistan and Pakistan, he said. [ABC/25March208] 

Female Terrorists Give Qaeda a Boost. A pummeled Al Qaeda in Iraq is switching to female suicide bombers for a new wave of strikes, which government experts fear is a sign of the group's comeback.

Since the U.S. troop surge began nearly a year ago, the most deadly suicide bombings - a hallmark of the foreign-led insurgent network - had decreased. Recently, however, Iraq has seen a return of the mass-casualty bombings that were practically a daily blight before the U.S. force was beefed up. And since November, at least six suicide blasts by women have slain scores of Iraqis.

Nimrod Raphaeli, an Iraqi-born terror expert at the Middle East Media Research Institute, said the rash of new strikes by Al Qaeda in Iraq "is a sign of new energy rather than collapse."

The use of women, who are checked less frequently by security because of Muslim sensitivities, is an alarming new twist, U.S. counterterror officials said.

Another counterterror official agreed the "recent uptick" in female suicide attacks is evidence that Al Qaeda in Iraq is not as decimated as some - including President Bush - have claimed.

The terror group is focusing on mixed Sunni-Shiite populations in Baghdad and northeast of the city in Kirkuk and Baquba. At least three female suicide terror cells have also been rolled up by coalition forces in recent weeks. [Meek/DailyNews/22March2008] 


Section III - CONTEXT & PRECEDENCE

Old Spy Case Aired to Give New Lessons. More than 40 years have passed since Soviet spy Yuri Nosenko told U.S. government agents he wanted to defect. Many of those involved in his case at the CIA are dead or retired, and those now building their careers in the agency are more worried about preventing terrorism than investigating old treason.

But Tennent "Pete" Bagley can't let it go. Bagley, a 22-year veteran of the CIA who has been retired for years, recently wrote "Spy Wars," a book about the Nosenko case and why, after four decades, it's still relevant and can spark spirited arguments among those who study international intelligence.

The present-day CIA could learn from the case, Bagley said, because agents of the KGB, though it goes under another name, "are still doing their thing, their way." Thousands of Soviet missiles are still operable and still trained on U.S. sites, Bagley said, and Soviet spies have done nothing over the years but hone the skills they developed during the Cold War.

But more important, Bagley said, buried in the files of the Nosenko case are the names of code clerks who betrayed the United States by passing secrets to the KGB. Had the Cold War ever turned hot, Bagley said, those secrets could have won the war for the Soviet Union.

Bagley argues that Nosenko was a false defector, planted by the KGB and eventually taken in by the CIA. [Quillin/Newsobserver/29March2008] 

Estimates To Undergo More Scrutiny. After attracting repeated controversy, a premier product of the nation's intelligence community - the National Intelligence Estimate - is getting a makeover by senior intelligence officials to improve its credibility.

The estimates are to be subjected to special internal reviews before they are finished, during which the reliability of each source of information will be examined anew, according to Thomas Fingar, deputy director of national intelligence for analysis.

Fingar, who supervises the NIE process, explained the revisions at a recent meeting of the Council on Foreign Relations in New York. He said collectors of classified information used as the foundation for such estimates, which are meant to reflect the key judgments of 16 agencies, are being forced to reexamine all their sources, including electronic interceptions, satellite or aircraft imagery, and agent reports.

That process has been underway for some time for a new National Intelligence Estimate on trends in Iraq, which is slated for approval by agency heads in coming days, administration officials said.

In the forthcoming NIE, some data supplied for the assessment was withdrawn after the special scrutiny, according to a source who spoke on the condition of anonymity because the issues are classified.

New NIEs are also abandoning what Fingar described as the old "drive for consensus," which "has clearly a lowest-common-denominator element in it." The 2002 NIE on Iraq, for example, presented a majority CIA and Pentagon view that specialty aluminum tubes that Saddam Hussein's government was purchasing were intended to be used in centrifuges to process uranium, rather than for rocket launchers as analysts at the State Department and Energy Department had thought.

The process is not meant to decide "the credibility of an analytic judgment on the basis of how many agencies voted for it," Fingar said, "but what's the power of the argument?"

Another revision, he said, is meant to eliminate "gratuitous references to quotations of intelligence, of source reporting." He said instead of tough-minded analysis, analysts in the past would attempt to bolster a judgment or source reporting "with a quote, as if that somehow made the case."

Lurking in the background is the intelligence community's searing experience with a source code-named Curveball, the Iraqi engineer who supplied the Defense Intelligence Agency with bad information about Hussein's supposed mobile biological weapons labs - information contained in the 2002 NIE on Hussein's weapons and also in then-Secretary of State Colin L. Powell's February 2003 presentation at the United Nations.

In 2003, the CIA's European clandestine operatives questioned Curveball's reliability, even up to the night before Powell delivered his speech.

These changes will be incorporated in the classified NIE on Iraq, but the public probably will not have a chance to judge them. The heads of the 16 agencies, meeting as the National Intelligence Board, with Director of National Intelligence Mike McConnell as chairman, will make the decision on whether a declassified version of the Iraq key judgments will be released.

Criticized widely for the released key judgments late last year on Iran's nuclear program, McConnell said during a March 12 speech at Johns Hopkins University, "All future NIEs will not have unclassified key judgments if I'm persuasive enough among the decision makers." [Pincus/WashingtonPost/26March2008] 


Section IV - RESEARCH REQUESTS, CAREERS, OBITUARIES AND COMING EVENTS

Research Requests

Question regarding Polish Intelligence Officer Jozef Swiatlo.  Richard H. Cummings, former Director of Security at Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty, and a lifetime AFIO member, is finishing a book on Radio Free Europe and the Cold War. He has published three articles in AFIO's The Intelligencer.

He writes: One of the most important early characters of the Cold War was Polish Intelligence Officer Jozef Swiatlo, who defected to the US, went before the US Congress and testified about Communism in Poland, gave interviews over Radio Free Europe that were broadcast to Poland and were then sent as part of RFE's balloon program to Poland (Operation Spotlight). After this, Swiatlo assumed another identity and quietly lived out the rest of his life. When and where is died is not publicly known--one story is that he died in 1975, in New York. Not even his son in Poland knows for sure.

Cummings is asking if any reader knows when and where Swiatlo died? Cummings can be reached at rcix9@arcor.de.


Careers

SAIC POSITIONS IN GERMANY / ITALY / KOSOVO - SAIC is preparing to respond to an RFP to provide intelligence support to the US ARMY Europe (USAREUR).  The positions are located in Germany, Italy, and Kosovo, and address a variety of intelligence career fields to include various analytical, security, collection management, planning, and IT specialties.  All are posted on www.saic.com.  

Counter-Intelligence Analyst Human   APO, AE, United States
Collection Manager - IMINT   APO, AE, United States
Collection Manager - SIGINT   APO, AE, United States
Team Chief Locally Employed Personnel   APO, AE, United States
Collection Manager - SIGINT   APO, AE, United States
Open Source Analyst   APO, AE, United States
Linguist/Translator – Urdu   APO, AE, United States
Linguist/Translator – Pashtu   APO, AE, United States   2/12/2008

Other SAIC Positions - U.S. Intelligence Postings.....

National Security Analyst   McLean, VA
National Security Analyst   McLean, VA
Special Operations Officer   McLean, VA
Special Operations Officer   McLean, VA
Islamic Extremist Analyst   McLean, VA
Russian Researcher/Translator   Reston, VA
Farsi Researcher/ Translator   Reston, VA
ISR Platform Modernization Analyst   Langley, VA
Embedded Mentor/Senior Intelligence Analyst Iraq   Baghdad, Iraq
National Security Analyst   McLean, VA
IMINT Analyst   McLean, VA
Counterintelligence Threat Analyst - Biometrics   Washington, DC
Professional Crypto Logic Spanish Linguist (Lang)   Columbia, MD
All Source Analyst   Heidelberg, Germany
Watch Officer   Vicenza, Italy
Joint Spec Ops University (JSOU) Subject Matter Expert (SME)   Hurlburt Field, FL
Imagery Analyst   Washington, DC
Program Liason Manager   Long Beach, CA
Counter-Intelligence Analyst Human   APO, AE, United States
Counter-Intelligence Analyst Human   Heidelberg, Germany
CounterIntelligence/Human Intel Analyst-- ASAS-L Data Mgr.   Heidelberg, Germany
Counter-Intelligence Analyst Human   Vicenza, Italy
Collection Manager - IMINT   Vicenza, Italy
Collection Manager - IMINT   Heidelberg, Germany
Collection Manager - SIGINT   Heidelberg, Germany
Collection Manager - IMINT   APO, AE
Collection Manager - SIGINT   APO, AE
All Source Analyst   Vicenza, Italy
Intelligence Planner   Heidelberg, Germany
Human Terrain Analyst   McLean, VA
Intelligence Planner   Vicenza, Italy
Team Chief Locally Employed Personnel   APO, AE

Many other positions are available at www.saic.com and click on Careers.

Questions? Contact Barry A. Walrath, Vice President/Manager, SAIC Engineering & Analyses Divisions - Office: 703/276-2916

Senior Counterterrorism Planner.  McMunn Associates, Inc. seeks to fill a full time position. POC: Molly Ryan, (703) 481-6100 ext. 103, mryan@mcmunn-associates.com.

Minimum Security Clearance Requirement: Top Secret (TS), Candidate must possess a current DOD or other agency Top Secret or DOE "Q" clearance to enable immediate start of employment.
Minimum 10 years of Federal/State and/or private sector experience and qualifications in the areas of counterterrorism and weapons of mass destruction policy and training as demonstrated by verifiable experience in one or more of the following areas: 

- Interagency and/or Joint experience in the design, development, coordination and facilitation of site-specific, realistic exercises
- Law enforcement crisis management experience to detect, deter, prevent, and respond to terrorist threats
- Interagency emergency (consequence) management experience in response to the effects of chemical, biological, radiological, nuclear, and high explosive incidents
- Infrastructure protection planning to include risk-based assessments and site-specific security planning
- Continuity of operations planning and development
- Operational intelligence involving terrorist-based threats, and national security affairs. 

This job entails the design, development, coordination and facilitation of a variety of interagency counterterrorist weapons of mass destruction (WMD) exercises ranging from Tabletop Exercises (TTX) to Command Staff Exercises (CSX) to Full Field Exercises (FFX) at a number of locations throughout the United States. A Bachelor's degree, with a graduate degree in National Security Affairs, Criminal Justice, or cognate disciplines preferred. The position requires a professional level of fluency in the Microsoft Office (particularly PowerPoint) suite of applications, excellent research skills, and strong analytical, public speaking, facilitating, and people skills. Travel requirements comprise approximately 10% of the job. Geographic Location: Washington/Metro, D.C. 20001

Current Positions Available at Defense Security Service (DSS), an agency of the Department of Defense (DoD). These are opportunities in FOCI and International Programs. Website links and application process appears at end:

Supervisory Industrial Security Specialist - Organizational Title: Industrial Security Headquarters Staff Specialist - (Foreign Ownership, Control or Influence/Analytic Branch Chief) GG-0080-14

Supervisory Security Specialist GG-0080-14

Security Specialist GG-0080-13

International Security Specialists in the DSS Foreign Ownership, Control, or Influence (FOCI) Branch (GG-13, 14, 15), Defense Security Service. Protect U.S. national security as part of the nation's premier security service. Enforce the National Industrial Security Program on behalf of the DoD, State, Homeland Security and 21 other government agencies. Work directly with senior leadership in industry to ensure the protection of our nation's most closely guarded secrets. Expertise in security, international affairs, international business, economics, law, or other similar fields is desired. U.S. citizenship and ability to hold a security clearance required.

International Security Specialist - Branch Office Chief (GG-14) and Action Officers (GG-13). Work with 34countries to protect U.S., foreign, and NATO classified information and technology as it transits throughout the world. Implement National Industrial Security Program (NISPOM) guidance, work with DoD and other government agencies in protecting U.S. classified information in a global environment. U.S. citizenship and ability to hold a security clearance required.

TO EXPLORE these openings or to see many others, visit www.dss.mil and click on "DSS IS HIRING" to link to the DSS listings on www.usajobs.gov for more details of the DSS positions currently available and that will open shortly.




Obituaries

Merle Glunt.  Merle Glunt, of Mount Union, Pennsylvania, passed away March 16. He was 90. Glunt served as the ARRL [amateur radio] consultant to the World Administrative Radio Conference in 1979 (WARC-79), and through years of hard work, was instrumental in gaining the 12, 17 and 30 meter bands for the Amateur Service.

During World War II, Glunt was the senior radio intercept analyst in the Radio Intelligence Division of the Federal Communications Commission, specializing in worldwide German espionage radio communications and Philippine guerrilla radio circuits. He served as the FCC Radio Intelligence Division (RID) liaison with the Office of Strategic Services (now the CIA) and the British Security Coordination. After the war, he was in charge of US Naval communications security surveillance and traffic analysis. He was a member on the US Navy task force charged with the creation of the Armed Force Security Agency (now the National Security Agency).

Returning to the FCC during the Korean conflict, Glunt later held such positions as Chief of the Treaty Branch and Assistant Chief Engineer, responsible for the Frequency Allocation and Treaty Division and International and Operations Division. He was active in US preparation for various national and international telecommunications conferences, serving frequently as a US spokesman at NATO and the International Telecommunication Union (ITU), and international conferences in Canada, Great Britain, Spain and Brazil. As a consequence, Glunt served as a member of US delegations that were responsible for the development of international radio terms and definitions, the Maritime Mobile and Amateur Radio Services rules and regulations. Sponsored by the Agency for International Development (USAID), he organized and participated in a two-man team of experts, at the request of the prime minister of Thailand, to study and make recommendations to reorganize the Thailand Radio Communications Activity to facilitate communications in that area during the Korean conflict.

In 1973, as Assistant Chief Engineer of the FCC, Merle participated in a four-member study group that developed a report demonstrating the desirability of the 'WARC bands' amateur allocations. After retiring from the FCC, Merle became a consultant to the ARRL and was the most regular and most visible ARRL presence at dozens of Washington meetings during domestic preparations for WARC-79. He earned a position on the US delegation to the conference in Geneva specifically to represent the Amateur Services, and he did so with great skill and professionalism. 

Glunt was a Life Member of the ARRL, the Quarter Century Wireless Association, the Radio Intelligence Division Association, the Old Old Timers Club, the Society of Wireless Pioneers and the Veterans Wireless Operators Association. He was also a member of the FISTS CW Club, the Association of Former Intelligence Officers, the US Naval Cryptologic Veterans Association and the US Naval Institute.

A funeral service was held March 21. Memorial contributions in remembrance of Merle Glunt may be given to the Home Nursing Agency, 900 Bryan St, Huntingdon, PA 16652 or to the American Cancer Society, 10955 Raystown Rd, Ste B, Huntingdon, PA 16652. [ARRL/24March2008]

William Hyland, Who Guided Foreign Policy, Dies at 79. William G. Hyland, who helped shape United States foreign policy, particularly toward the Soviet Union, as a top-level bureaucrat and then became editor of the influential journal Foreign Affairs, died on March 25 in Fairfax, Va. of an aortic aneurysm. He was 79.

Mr. Hyland, who lived in Vienna, Va., held high posts in the Central Intelligence Agency, the State Department and the White House. President Gerald R. Ford named him to a top-level panel to coordinate the intelligence community, and President Jimmy Carter chose him to represent the National Security Council on an interagency committee to guide relations with the Soviet Union.

In 1975, when the House Intelligence Committee accused Secretary of State Henry A. Kissinger of withholding documents and moved toward holding him in contempt of Congress, Mr. Hyland defended him. Mr. Hyland brokered a compromise through which he personally briefed the committee on the contents of documents, but did not show them to representatives.

In the 1980s and '90s, as editor of Foreign Affairs, published by the Council on Foreign Affairs, Mr. Hyland played a part in furthering the journal's role in framing the establishment's discussion of international affairs. Mr. Hyland guided its coverage of the fall of the Soviet Union. In an article in 1991-2, he pointed out that on the 50th anniversary of Congress's declaration of war against Japan, the leaders of three former Soviet republics gathered in Brest to proclaim the end of the Soviet Union.

For the first time in a half-century, Mr. Hyland emphasized, the United States was not waging a hot or cold war. This meant, he wrote, that the country was "freed from the threats and fears that had driven its foreign and domestic policies for half a century."

In an interview with The Washington Post in 1991, Mr. Hyland urged the United States to take advantage of the new opportunities by tackling domestic problems and "start selectively disengaging abroad to save resources."

He named the CIA. and other national security agencies to which he had belonged, and suggested that they "may now be trying to perpetuate something from the past, to give urgency to (international) issues that are no longer all that urgent."

William George Hyland was born on Jan. 18, 1929, in Kansas City, Mo., and raised there and in Wisconsin. He graduated from Washington University in St. Louis as a history major and earned a master's degree in history from the University of Kansas City. Mr. Hyland served in the Army's Second Armored Division from 1950 to 1953 and was stationed in Germany.

In 1954, he joined the CIA.; one of his early jobs was desk officer in Berlin. He rose to head of the Soviet desk in the Office of National Estimates, which combines the analyses of federal intelligence agencies to produce authoritative reports. It was Mr. Hyland's responsibility to estimate the Soviet threat to the United States.

He wrote his first book while working for the CIA., "The Fall of Khrushchev" (1968), an analysis of the Kremlin politics that led to that Soviet leader's downfall.

In 1969, Mr. Hyland joined the National Security Council, on which he worked closely with Mr. Kissinger on arms control, presidential summits and other matters. In 1973, after Mr. Kissinger became secretary of state, Mr. Hyland became head of the Bureau of Intelligence and Research at the State Department. In 1975, he returned to the security council to be deputy to Brent Scowcroft, President Ford's national security adviser.

Mr. Hyland left government in 1977 to work at the Center for Strategic and International Studies, which at the time was affiliated with Georgetown University, and later, the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace. In 1983, he accepted the offer to edit Foreign Affairs, succeeding William P. Bundy, a former assistant secretary of defense and state.

In 1988, The New York Times reported that James A. Baker III, then the designated next secretary of state, was considering Mr. Hyland and Lawrence S. Eagleburger to be his deputy secretary, the No. 2 job in the State Department. Mr. Eagleburger got the job and later became secretary of state.

Mr. Hyland, who played the trumpet as a youth, wrote three books about jazz, big bands and Broadway musicals. The first, "The Song Is Ended: Songwriters and American Music, 1900-1950" (1995), focused on musical legends like Berlin, Gershwin and Porter. [Martin/NYTimes/29March2008]


COMING EVENTS

EVENTS IN COMING TWO MONTHS....

2 April 2008, 6 pm - Las Vegas, NV - The AFIO Las Vegas Chapter evening meeting will feature a tour of the Metro Fusion Center at the Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department. The evening will also feature a briefing on "Armor Capabilities." The meeting is open to LV Chapter members, only. Members who wish to bring a guest to the meeting, must first submit the name(s) for the Chapter President's approval. You may email at eppley@nv.doe.gov or call the Chapter Secretary at 702-295-0073 if you have any questions. They look forward to seeing you at this very special meeting! Christine J. Eppley, Chapter Corresponding Secretary 

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

Monday, 7 April 2008 (2 PM) - Laurel, MD - Christopher Andrew to give Schorreck Memorial Lecture on "British Intelligence, the American Alliance, and the End of the British Empire." The Center for Cryptologic History at the National Security Agency is pleased to announce a lecture by Professor Christopher Andrew of Cambridge University, author of numerous books on intelligence history.  Professor Andrew will present the Second Henry F. Schorreck Memorial Lecture. This annual series, named for the long-time NSA Historian, began in 2007 when Dr. David Kahn, author of The Codebreakers, presented a talk on "The Future of the Past."  Professor Andrew will speak on "British Intelligence, the American Alliance, and the End of the British Empire."  The lecture will be presented at the Kossiakoff Conference Center on the campus of the Johns Hopkins Applied Physics Laboratory (located just off U.S. Route 29 at Johns Hopkins Road -- information about the facility and directions can be found here.
Admission is free, but advance registration is required. Those wishing to attend should send an e-mail to the Center for Cryptologic History at history@nsa.gov.  Please call the Center at 301-688-2336 if you have any questions or need additional information.

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, 12:30 - 2:30 pm - Los Angeles, CA - The AFIO L.A. Chapter luncheon features talk on Belle Boyd and Confederate Secret Service. AFIO Member Frances Hamit will address the group about his upcoming book Belle Boyd and the Confederate Secret Service. Chapter business meeting will follow. Complimentary Buffet Lunch will be served. Francis Hamit is a professional writer who once spent four years in the Army Security Agency between stints at the Iowa Writers Workshop. During the 1980s he worked for the Encyclopedia Britannica where he wrote most of the short articles on various world intelligence agencies and notable figures such as Ralph Van Deman, Edward Lansdale, Yuri Andropov and, yes, Belle Boyd.
He is best known as a journalist but now works mostly as a novelist, playwright and travel writer. His last active duty job, which ended in 1971, was as the NCOIC for the Public Information Division of the U.S. Army Security Agency, Europe in Frankfurt. That's his story and he's sticking to it. He will, in an act of shameless self promotion, be discussing his novel, The Shenandoah Spy, which will be in a new print edition this spring.
Location: Hilton business building located at the Loyola Marymount University [LMU] campus (Playa del Rey).
RSVP to AFIO_LA@yahoo.com no later than April 8, 2008.

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.

Thursday, 24 April 2008 11:30 am - Phoenix, AZ - AFIO Phoenix hosts luncheon featuring Dr. John Pye, PhD, P.E. on the value of support to Intel and Military Units.
Location: Hilton Garden Inn in Phoenix, (One block West of Central Avenue on Clarendon and one block South of Indian School Road). Pye is the Office Director and Principal Engineer at Exponent (www.exponent.com) - a large engineering firm which provides embedded PhD's and Engineers to a US Army Special Support unit in Iraq to provide rapid prototyping and specialized engineering support to units in Iraq and Afghanistan. Support ranges from lock picks through small robots for security and search support. Dr. Pye has been by one of our members, he is articulate, interesting and sends a strong message about the value of direct support to intel and military units by smart and engaged technical people. Furthermore, to make his presentations ever more interesting, he will be bringing a little robot vehicle that can run around the room with a camera!
For reservations or concerns, please call Simone Lopes at 480.368.0374 or email her at sl@4smartphone.net

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"

Speaking at 11 a.m. is 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

Speaking at 1 p.m. is 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.

Monday, 28 April 2008, 1 p.m. - 5 p.m. - Washington, DC - Symposium on Richard M. Helms, former Director, CIA - His Life and Career. CIA's Historical Collections Division (HCD), Information Review and Release Group, Information Management Services - in concert with Georgetown University, CIRA, and AFIO are hosting a half day symposium in the main auditorium, Gaston Hall, on the life of Richard McGarrah Helms. A group of distinguished panelists will discuss his career in OSS and CIA and his tenure as Director of CIA. A reception will follow at Georgetown's Lauinger Library. Keynote speaker will be CIA Director General Michael V. Hayden, followed by two panel discussions. Panelists include: Brent Scowcroft, former National Security Advisor; Michael R. Beschloss, author; David S. Robarge, CIA Historian; William Hood, author; Dr. Jennifer E. Sims, Director of Intelligence Studies: Center for Peace and Security Studies Georgetown University; and Burton L. Gerber, moderator, Professor in Practice in Intelligence: Security Studies Program, Center for Peace and Security Studies Georgetown University. Cynthis Helms, Richard Helm's wife, will be attending with her son. A display of Helms' mementos, letters, and personal effects will be exhibited in Lauinger Library beginning in April. Very limited space and no available parking at Georgetown. Modest fee-based bus service will be provided by AFIO. Buses to depart from a McLean location and possibly a Chevy Chase location - is being explored. Further information and online reservation forms.

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.

15 May 2008, 4:30 pm - 10 pm - Houston, TX - AFIO Houston Spring 2008 Dinner featuring Michael F. Scheuer, Carlos J. Barron and others. This will be an exclusive evening at the Sheraton Suites, near the Houston Galleria, featuring Michael F. Scheuer, PH.D., former CIA Chief of the Bin Laden Unit at the Counterterrorism Center, and Carlos J. Barron, FBI Assistant Special Agent in Charge, Of The FBI Counter Terrorism Intelligence Group, (CTIG) Houston Division - an FBI Joint Task Force (JTIF) initiative CIA. In addition to there will be a surprise "THIRD SPEAKER" to be named soon.
Preceding dinner, the author's reception will include appetizers and book signing of Mike Scheuer's latest and prior books: "Imperial Hubris" also "Why the West is Losing the War on Terror and Through Our Enemies Eyes" and "Osama bin Laden, Radical Islam and the Future of America." Event fee: USD60.00 per person.
There will be Special Rate offered to AFIO members as well as to all guests and attendees for Rooms at the Sheraton Suites Hotel located at 2400 West Loop South, Houston, Texas 77027. Hotel Phone 713-856-5187
Arrangements must be made thru AFIO Houston. Please contact us for assistance in reservations and booking room(s) by email listed below or by phone: 713-851-5200
Kindly RSVP here: events_rsvp@afiohouston.com Full program can be found at: http://afiohouston.com/eventsrsvp/spring2008dinner.htm

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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