AFIO Weekly Intelligence Notes #23-11 dated 21 June 2011

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CONTENTS

Section I - INTELLIGENCE HIGHLIGHTS

Section II - CONTEXT & PRECEDENCE

Section III - COMMENTARY

Section IV - Careers, Research Request, Books, Obituaries, Letters to the Editors, Careers and Coming Events

Careers

Research Request

Books

Obituaries

Letters to the Editors

Coming Educational Events

Current Calendar New and/or Next Two Months ONLY
 

EVENTS and ISSUES

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SCHOLARSHIPS and CAREERS
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Let AFIO help you -- or your children -- with the high cost of study in an intelligence career-oriented field.
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Intelligence Careers Booklet

Careers In Intelligence - Updated with latest listings of colleges teaching intelligence courses.

AFIO's new booklet for high school and college students considering careers in the U.S. Intelligence Community. Descriptions of members of the IC, Q&A, pros and cons. Printed copies are available in quantities at no charge to professors/instructors teaching intelligence at any of the schools listed in the booklet.

Careers Booklet in PDF Format updated 18 May 2011 available here.


INTELLIGENCE FACULTY POSITION OPENING

INSTITUTION: AMERICAN MILITARY UNIVERSITY / American Public University System

Online Adjunct Faculty Positions Available
Intelligence Studies Program

Synopsis of Role: At American Public University System, faculty members are united by the common goal of inspiring academic excellence in students with a broad range of interests and experiences.  APUS faculty are  key to creating a rewarding online learning experience for our students by engaging them, challenging them, and supporting them.  Because this position is so central to the success of the APUS mission, we are seeking candidates who share our commitment to learning, teaching, interaction with students and faculty, service to our communities of practice, and scholarship.

Required Experience:  PhD or JD required from a regionally accredited institution, to teach in the Graduate Program. Master’s degree required from a regionally accredited institution to teach in the undergraduate program. Two or more years of experience in an Intelligence field is required. College level teaching experience is preferred. 

Essential Functions: Prepare and deliver online lessons to graduate students. Initiate, facilitate, interact and moderate online classroom discussions and forums. Evaluate and grade students' class work, assignments, and papers within the timeframe set forth by APUS policy providing effective feedback to guide student learning and success. Keep abreast of developments in the field by reading current literature, engaging with colleagues, and participating in professional organizations and conferences.

Required Skills:  Effective communication skills, with an emphasis on written communication. Functional knowledge of the writing style (APA, Chicago, Turabian) used by your discipline. Ability to create and adapt educational strategies according to the demands of the virtual classroom. Ability to think critically to solve complex problems and formulate alternative solutions. Educational philosophy focused on student growth and achievement. Strong work ethic and ability to manage and meet deadlines. Self directed and self motivated. Extensive knowledge of and/or willingness to learn current educational practices, especially in online education. Strong organization skills and attention to detail. Open to giving and receiving feedback related to teaching and learning.

Work Environment and Physical Demands: This is a remote position. Candidates will need to supply their own office equipment and internet connection.

To Apply:
Complete a “Faculty Employment Application” at http://www.apus.edu/hiring/
Learn More About Our Intelligence Program
Questions? Email aclayton@apus.edu


General Michael Hayden To Provide Personal Insights on the Bin Laden Operation as part of his keynote address at this conference

Special guests/speakers: Michael Hayden, former DCIA and DIRNSA; Michael Sulick, former Director of the National Clandestine Service, CiA
Returning presenters:
Brian Kelley
, CIA & Professor at Institute of World Politics;
Nigel West - world-famous intelligence author/speaker - former Member of Parliament;
Dan Mulvenna - RCMP/CASIS
Writer's Roundtable to feature Douglas Waller, author of Wild Bill Donovan, about the founder of the Office of Strategic Services — the World War 11 forerunner of the CIA — will serve as anchor. Other authors on the roundtable are David Wise, often called 'the dean of intelligence authors,' to discuss his new book Tiger Trap: America’s Secret Spy War With America, and Kent Clizbe, author of Willing Accomplices, a book concerning the continuing influence of Soviet propaganda on Western academia and media and other noted writers in the field.

New to the conference this year: The Historical Collections Division of the Office of Information Services of the Central Intelligence Agency which has selected the Raleigh Spy Conference to provide published works of recently declassified secret documents, ranging from the Korean War, the Warsaw Pact, Air America, martial law in Poland, the Soviet invasion of Czechoslovakia, and the papers of controversial CIA director Richard Helms. Officials from CIA’s Historical Division will be on hand in Raleigh to discuss their work and answer individual questions.

For more information: www.raleighspyconference.com
email: cyndi@metromagazine.com
Location: North Carolina Museum of History, Downtown Raleigh, NC


About the Raleigh Spy Conference:

The Association of Former Intelligence Officers (AFIO) recognizes the Raleigh Spy Conference as the top intelligence conference specifically for the lay public in the United States. Three of the six conferences have been filmed and aired on C-SPAN. For more details on the history of the conference, go to www.raleighspyconference.com/about/.

   

Section I - INTELLIGENCE HIGHLIGHTS

Army Officer Sentenced to 20 Years for Collaboration. The first officer charged with collaborating with Israel as part of a recent anti-espionage crackdown was sentenced Friday to 20 years hard labor.

The Military Tribunal, headed by Brigadier Nizar Khalil, sentenced Army Col. Mansour Diab to 20 years hard labor after finding him guilty of supplying Israel with documents and classified information about the army as well as military and civilian sites.

Diab, who was arrested in May 2009, was also found guilty of sending Israeli intelligence geographical coordinates and maps of military sites using a USB after encrypting them. [Read more:  DailyStar/18June2011] 

Bulgarian Doctor Freed After Being Held in Libya on Espionage Charges. A Bulgarian doctor, Atanas Krustev, has been freed after being held in Libya for almost three months for alleged espionage. Accompanied by his wife and newborn child - who was born in detention while Krustev was in custody - were now in Tunisia, the Foreign Ministry in Sofia said on June 17 2011.

Krustev, who was head of an orthopedic ward at a hospital in Libya, was detained after security forces checked a laptop in his possession during a routine inspection of his car on March 17, allegedly finding images of military facilities. Twelve days later, Krustev was taken to his home and documents, folders, maps and CDs were confiscated, the Foreign Ministry said. [Read more:  SofiaEcho/17June2011] 

Former Australian Spy Wins Right to Compensation. A former spy who says his work for ASIO induced a mental disorder has won the right to compensation.

However, the public is unlikely to find out how he was harmed after the intelligence agency applied to suppress the case's details.

The man, known only as FXWZ, worked for ASIO for almost 15 years before leaving it in 1979.

He applied to the federal government for workers' compensation in 2007, saying his job at the spy agency was at least partly responsible for his depression, anxiety attacks, post-traumatic stress disorder, nightmares and suicidal tendencies.

Now 67, he is medicated and needs psychiatric care each fortnight.

ComCare rejected his initial claim, but he appealed against the decision at the Administration Appeals Tribunal.

The tribunal held a private hearing over seven days last year, when ASIO cross-examined him ''at length'' over his mental condition, other aspects of his health and his marriage.

A court statement shows the man's former lawyer did not help him at the hearings, as the solicitor had ''found dealing with the confidential nature of the matter to be too onerous''. [Read more:  Mannheim/CanberraTimes/18June2011]

CIA Denies Spying on US Critic of Iraq War. The Central Intelligence Agency on Friday denied allegations by an ex-spy that it had sought information on a US professor who was critical of the Iraq war in order to discredit him.

Glenn Carle, who served as a top CIA counter-terrorism official, had told The New York Times that Bush administration officials twice sought to investigate Juan Cole, a history professor and widely read blogger.

Carle detailed two occasions in which he was approached by colleagues who were looking for information to discredit Cole, a professor at the University of Michigan, despite a legal ban on the agency spying on Americans.

CIA spokesman Preston Golson denied the allegations.

"We've thoroughly researched our records, and any allegation that the CIA provided private or derogatory information on Professor Cole to anyone is simply wrong," he said.

"We value the insights of outside experts, including respected academics, who follow many of the same national security topics we do. Diversity of thought is essential to the business of intelligence analysis."

In a post on his "Informed Comment" blog on Thursday, an outraged Cole said he had been targeted for exposing "propaganda" by former president George W. Bush's administration and called on Congress to investigate the matter.

He also wrote that around the time of the alleged requests he began receiving fewer invitations from Washington think tanks to speak to audiences that included intelligence analysts and counterterrorism officials. [Read more:  AFP/18June2011] 

Two U.S. Hikers in Iran 'Playthings' Lawyer Says. The Iranian lawyer representing two American hikers who have been detained in prison for nearly two years describes the men as hostages who had become "playthings" for Iran.

Shane Bauer, 28, and Joshua Fattal, 29, were detained in July 2009 by Iranian border troops as they hiked with Bauer's fiancée, Sarah Shourd, 32, in the mountainous Kurdish region of Iraq, which borders Iran. The three UC Berkeley graduates were charged with espionage and illegally crossing the border; Shourd was released on bail in September 2010 and has said she does not intend to return to Tehran for trial.

It's not clear exactly where the two men's cases stand in the Iranian judicial process. Last week, IRNA, the official Iranian news agency, quoted Tehran's chief prosecutor, Abbas Jafari Dowlatabadi, as saying that a verdict could be handed down between June 22 and July 22. But other announced court dates have come and gone with no explanation. [Read more:  Williams/SFGate/18June2011] 

No 'Spy' Prisoner Exchange: Hun Sen. Prime Minister Hun Sen on Wednesday ruled out a prisoner exchange of three people recently arrested in Thailand on spying charges with two Thai activists already serving time in Cambodia on similar counts.

In a speech rebuking media statements by Thai Foreign Minister Kasit Piromya on Saturday, Hun Sen said Thailand should go ahead with trials for the three Cambodians allegedly caught over the disputed Thai border. [Read more:  VOANews/17June2011] 

Canada Swarming with Foreign Spies: CSIS Head. Canada is a hotbed of activity for foreign intelligence agencies, the head of Canada's spy service said Monday.

"State-sponsored espionage against Canada is being conducted at levels equal to, or greater than, those witnessed during the Cold War," said Canadian Security Intelligence Service director Richard Fadden in the CSIS annual report tabled in Parliament Monday.

Canada's strong relationship with key allies and its advanced telecommunications and mining sectors make it attractive to foreign intelligence agencies, Fadden explained.

"CSIS is aware that certain foreign agencies are conducting intelligence operations within Canada," Fadden wrote. [Read more:  MontrealGazette/17June2011] 

Ex-Colombian President Under Investigation-Key Witness Safe in Panama. Colombia's former president Alvaro Uribe will appear on Thursday, June 16, before a congressional committee investigates the secret intelligence service during his administration but a key witness is resting safely in Panama.

While Uribe governed (2002-2010) the secret intelligence services carried out operations against judges, opposition leaders, journalists and human rights defenders. The commission also seeks to question Maria del Pilar Hurtado, former director of the Administrative Security Department (DAS, secret service), who reported directly to Uribe and who last November was granted asylum in Panama by President Ricardo Martinelli.

An international warrant has been issued for her arrest, but Martinelli says she will remain in Panama and will not be questioned by Colombian authorities. [Read more:  NewsRoomPanama/17June2011] 

TWA Flight 800: Multimedia Review of CIA Animated Crash Sequence. To explain eyewitness accounts of a missile hitting TWA Flight 800, a team at the CIA created an animation entitled "TWA Flight 800: What Did the Eyewitnesses See?" The FBI held a nationally televised press conference to present the animation, which showed the jetliner climbing 3000 feet and trailing flames. During the animated climb, the CIA narrator said, "This may have looked like a missile attacking an aircraft." A new review of the animation explains its shortcomings.

182 eyewitnesses reported seeing a rising streak of light in the immediate vicinity of TWA Flight 800 when it crashed off the coast of Long Island, NY on July 17, 1996. Some said that it hit the jetliner.

The US government first presented its conclusions regarding the crash of TWA Flight 800 during a nationally televised FBI press conference on November 18th, 1997.

FBI Assistant Director James Kallstrom presented a fifteen minute, CIA-produced animation entitled "TWA Flight 800: What Did the Eyewitnesses See?" at the press conference. [Read more:  PR/20June2011] 

Report: Israel Seeks Prisoner Exchange for Ilan Grapel. Israel is pursuing a prisoner exchange for accused Israeli spy Ilan Grapel, the Egyptian newspaper Al- Akhbar reported on Sunday.

The report said Israel has offered to release three Egyptians recently arrested in Israel in exchange for the 27-year-old American-Israeli dual citizen, who was arrested by Egyptian state security officers at his downtown Cairo hotel last Sunday for allegedly spying for Israeli intelligence.

A spokesman for the Foreign Ministry would not comment on the report, but said that Israel "is doing what it can in order to help Grapel, and get him out of Egypt."   [Read more:  Hartman/Jpst/20June2011] 

Spy Chief Masterminded Abduction of U.S. Journalists. Recently executed North Korean spy chief Ryu Kyong planned and orchestrated the abduction of two female U.S. journalists on March 17, 2009, it emerged on Sunday.

Ryu, who served as the deputy director of North Korea's State Security Department, obtained intelligence that Laura Ling and Euna Lee, journalists working for Current TV, were planning to visit the North Korean border as part of their report on defectors.

He then used his overseas operatives to bribe an ethnic Korean guide in China to lead the two women into the hands of their abductors. The guide took Ling and Lee to a point on the banks of the Duman (or Tumen) River, where they were dragged across the border into North Korea.

The abduction, which occurred just after U.S. President Barack Obama took office, prompted the White House to dispatch former U.S. President Bill Clinton to Pyongyang in August of that year. It also served as a propaganda coup for Pyongyang, which boasted that a former U.S. leader had to "bow before General Kim Jong-il and beg for forgiveness." By successfully carrying out the mission, Ryu was subsequently hailed as a national hero. [Read more:  Chosun/20June2011] 

Norway Not to Reopen Espionage Case Against Ex-Diplomat. There is no sign that the evidence used to convict a top Norwegian diplomat of espionage 26 years ago had been subject to tampering, announced an independent Norwegian review panel Thursday.

As such, there will be no move to reopen the case.

In 1985, Arne Treholt was given a 20-year sentence for spying for the former Soviet Union and Iraq. But the fairness of that sentence has come into question recently due to suggestions in books and newspapers that the evidence used for the conviction had been fabricated.

The Norwegian Criminal Cases Review Commission decided to conduct its review last September after those revelations were aired. But Thursday's announcement showed that it had found nothing in the disclosures to make it question the evidence. [Read more:  Monsters&Critics/9June2011] 

Eritrea Accuses Britons of Espionage, Terrorism. Eritrea has accused four British nationals it detained late last year of espionage, terrorism and using one of its islands as a depot for arms.

The four, who work for a British maritime security firm, were arrested by Eritrean authorities on December 24 over a payment dispute.

A Foreign Ministry report obtained by Reuters on Thursday said further investigation found them to be in possession of "countless amounts" of arms.

The accused work for the UK-based Protection Vessels International (PVI) which says they were en route to provide security for ships in a region where piracy is rife. [Read more:  Maasho/Reuters/9June2011] 

Russia Involved in F-16 Espionage. Russia is involved in the alleged espionage via a former F-16 pilot in the Dutch army. The defense attaché at the embassy has been replaced, public broadcaster NOS has reported.

In April, it became known that a former F-16 pilot had been arrested for espionage. The 37 year old man from Enschede, Chris V., is said to have tried to sell secret information to Belarus.

According to NOS, Russia is also involved in the matter. Chris V. was allegedly arrested during a meeting with the defence attaché of the Russian embassy. The diplomat is said to have been recalled to Moscow under pressure from the Netherlands. The Public Prosecutor's Office (OM) wants to interrogate the embassy on the case, but the Russians have refused that for now. [Read more:  NISNews/10June2011] 


Section II - CONTEXT & PRECEDENCE

Texas A&M Expert, On Why Robert Gates is So Good. For perspectives on the performance of Robert Gates, who plans to step down as defense secretary at the end of this month , observers have drawn stark contrasts with his predecessor, Donald Rumsfeld. The images have already become part of conventional wisdom: the steady, straight-talking Kansas Eagle Scout versus the strong-willed, mercurial, Chicago-bred Princeton wrestler (who, for the record, was also an Eagle Scout). After early military tours (Gates in Air Force intelligence, Rumsfeld as a Navy pilot), their ascents to the top were marked by government service Gates in intelligence and national security posts, Rumsfeld mainly as a White House aide, diplomat and Cabinet member.

Perhaps too much is made of these comparisons. The international and domestic political environments in which Gates and Rumsfeld operated have been very different. One often repeated story is of late British Prime Minister Harold MacMillan, who, when asked about what shaped foreign policy, is said to have remarked, "Events, dear boy, events."

After all, immediately after 9/11 in the George W. Bush administration, it may be more likely than not that Gates, who like Colin Powell is a foreign policy "realist" and veteran of the elder Bush's administration, would have participated in a similar manner in the pre-invasion planning (in sending in too few troops) and the post-invasion chaos (in being too slow to recognize the nature of the counterinsurgency). In national security policymaking, the decision-making context probably matters more than the decision makers' personalities or their leadership styles and skills.

Nevertheless, in style and substance, the comparisons are inevitable. Gates gets good to great reviews, and, in many quarters, Rumsfeld does not. What accounts for these differences in the perceived failure and success of leadership at the highest levels of government? Recent research on effective senior leadership provides important ideas in recognizing the elements for success. To sum up a large literature, Gates can be characterized as a smart leader, a good boss and a noble public servant. [Read more:  Statesman/18June2011] 

U.S. Counter-Intel Agents Could Outnumber Taliban Infiltrators. He was the last person anyone expected to betray them. "Crazy Joe" was an Afghan cop - and a good one, his U.S. comrades believed. That is, until a day in October 2009, in Wardak province south of Kabul. A group of U.S. Army soldiers assigned to work alongside the Afghan police had just sat down to lunch when Crazy Joe opened fire.

"It dawns on me very quickly that he's not shooting past them. He's shooting at them," Army Capt. Tyler Kurth told reporter Jessica Stone.

Two Americans died that day, adding to a growing list of U.S. and NATO troops killed by their ostensible Afghan allies. One of the worst such incidents happened in April, when an Afghan pilot trainee shot and killed eight U.S. Air Force advisors and a contractor in Kabul. Since 2009, 57 coalition troops have died and 64 have been wounded by rogue Afghan security forces. Half the casualties occurred in just the first five months of this year. [Read more:  Axe/Wired/17June2011] 

The Triple Agent. On Dec. 30, 2009, seven CIA operatives were killed at a U.S. base in Khost, Afghanistan, when a Jordanian double agent who claimed to have cracked Al Qaeda's inner circle proved instead to be a suicide bomber - in other words, a triple agent.

The attack, the deadliest for the CIA in 25 years, was unlike any in the agency's history. Over the decades, a multitude of CIA informants had lied, defrauded, betrayed, stolen money, or skipped town. But none had sought to lure his handlers into a trap with the aim of killing them, along with himself.

A 2010 internal CIA review identified a chain of failures that allowed 32-year-old physician Humam al-Balawi to gain access to the highly secure CIA base, breezing through checkpoints without a search until he came face to face with a large gathering of CIA officers anxious to meet him. Balawi had promised to deliver Ayman al-Zawahiri, deputy to Al Qaeda's leader, Osama bin Laden. (Last week, in the wake of bin Laden's death, Zawahiri emerged as the terrorist group's new leader, though he was already in essence its operational commander.)

Balawi had backed his intelligence claims with evidence so electrifying that even President Obama had been briefed in advance. But the Jordanian was not what he seemed.

The warning signs, painfully obvious in hindsight, would be obscured by two singular forces that collided at Khost on that late-December day. One was the mind of Balawi, a man who flitted precariously between opposing camps. The other was the eagerness of war-weary intelligence operatives who saw a mirage and desperately wanted it to be real. [Read more:  Newsweek/19June2011] 

Slaves, Freedmen Spied on South During Civil War. Experts are hoping events commemorating the 150th anniversary of the Civil War will include some measure of remembrance for the black operatives who quietly spied on the Confederacy.

Little is known about the black men and women who served as Union intelligence officers, other than the fact that some were former slaves or servants who escaped from their masters. Others were Northerners who volunteered to pose as slaves to spy on the Confederacy.

There are scant references to their contributions in historical records, mainly because Union spymasters destroyed documents to shield them from Confederate soldiers and sympathizers during the war and vengeful whites afterward. [Read more:  Holland/Forbes/20June2011] 

Smithsonian's Air and Space Museum Marks Start of Balloon Espionage During Civil War in DC. The National Air and Space Museum will re-create a key moment in the nation's first attempt at an air force during the Civil War 150 years ago - decades before the first airplane flight.

In June 1861, Thaddeus Lowe flew 500 feet above the National Mall in a gas-filled balloon to show President Abraham Lincoln how balloons could be used to spy on the Confederates. Lowe's balloon, the Enterprise, remained tethered to the ground, and Lowe sent Lincoln the first telegram ever transmitted from the air.

"The flight was designed to draw Abraham Lincoln into the business," said Smithsonian flight historian Tom Crouch. "Lincoln was fascinated by technology."

Lowe's handlers then pulled the balloon close to the ground and guided it to the White House. The "aeronaut" was invited to stay and discuss its potential with the president. They talked into the early morning hours, according to historical accounts.

Lowe's flight eventually led to the creation of the Union Balloon Corps and the start of aerial espionage in the United States. [Read more:  WashingtonPost/9June2011] 


Section III - COMMENTARY

U.S. Pressing Its Crackdown Against Leaks. Stephen J. Kim, an arms expert who immigrated from South Korea as a child, spent a decade briefing top government officials on the dangers posed by North Korea. Then last August he was charged with violating the Espionage Act - not by aiding some foreign adversary, but by revealing classified information to a Fox News reporter.

Mr. Kim's case is next in line in the Obama administration's unprecedented crackdown on leaks, after the crumbling last week of the case against a former National Security Agency official, Thomas A. Drake. Accused of giving secrets to The Baltimore Sun, Mr. Drake pleaded guilty to a minor charge and will serve no prison time and pay no fine.

The Justice Department shows no sign of rethinking its campaign to punish unauthorized disclosures to the news media, with five criminal cases so far under President Obama, compared with three under all previous presidents combined. This week, a grand jury in Virginia heard testimony in a continuing investigation of WikiLeaks, the antisecrecy group, a rare effort to prosecute those who publish secrets, rather than those who leak them. [Read more:  Shane/NYTImes/18June2011] 

Egypt's Dubious Spy Arrest. For Arab autocrats seeking to deflect attention from their own failings, spinning tall tales about the Israeli Mossad is usual fare. President Bashar al-Assad blames the intelligence agency for instigating the protests in Syria, though the demonstrators clearly have nothing to do with Israel. In Iran, people close to the regime have described Facebook as a tool of the Mossad and Mark Zuckerberg as its agent. While it's an old trick, Arab anger at Israel over its treatment of Palestinians - coupled with the widespread belief that Mossad can and would do anything to stymie the Arabs - makes the trope hard for Arabs to resist. Last December, even a shark attack was seen as Israeli tampering. "What is being said about the Mossad throwing the deadly shark [in the sea] to hurt tourism in Egypt is not out of the question," South Sinai governor Mohamed Abdel Fadil Shousha was quoted as saying after the body of a diver washed ashore at Sharm al-Sheikh with bite marks.

A case now unfolding in Cairo seems to fit the old pattern. Last Sunday, Egyptian police arrested 27-year-old Emory law student Ilan Grapel, who holds both American and Israeli citizenship, and accused him of being an officer of the Mossad. By even the loosest standards of spycraft, Grapel seems too bumbling to be a secret agent. He entered the country on his real passport, had photos of himself dressed in an Israeli army uniform posted on his Facebook page, and did not hide from Egyptians the fact that he spoke Hebrew. Yet officials announced the details of his case as if he had already been convicted. The state-run Al-Ahram newspaper said Grapel had tried to stir up tensions between Christians and Muslims in order to undermine Egypt. It also alleged that Grapel tried to incite Egyptians against the military council that has run the country since protesters ousted longtime president Hosni Mubarak in February. [Read more:  TheDailyBeast/19June2011] 

Spy vs. Spy. The ongoing saga of deteriorating relations between the CIA and the Pakistan Army and ISI has been developing one new twist after another, and is now increasingly being played out in the public eye. The latest development - western media reports that Pakistan has arrested local CIA informants, allegedly including an army officer, who passed on information about Osama bin Laden's hideout to the American spy agency - has raised far more questions than it has answered. Disapproval of the arrests by the American media and some government officials is not particularly fair: any country has the right to interrogate citizens informing a foreign intelligence agency, even if it is about Osama bin Laden. But for Pakistan, this is yet another moment for self-examination. The CIA created a network of local informants who succeeding in putting together enough clues to make a case for raiding the compound of the house where Bin Laden was staying. That the Americans were able to carry out this process from thousands of miles away begs the question of why Pakistan's own intelligence apparatus was unable to do so in its own backyard, using its own people. And while informants are being detained, what progress has been made in arresting those who enabled Bin Laden to survive inside Pakistan? [Read more:  Dawn/17June2011] 

The World Without a Strong America. While it has never been our preference, we have been a force for stability, providing American "can-do" spirit to problems and places that many Americans have never even heard of, much less been to. The fact is the world doesn't look to other big powers like China or Russia when there is a pressing problem for the so-called "international community," knowing Beijing and Moscow are willing to look the other way unless they're directly affected or happy to let someone else do the heavy lifting (usually Washington).

The world, instead, looks to the United States as the country with the will and capability to make things happen - and to do so in some of the planet's toughest neighborhoods. This, of course, comes courtesy of the world's best military. It's the only one with a true global, we-can-get-there-supply-ourselves-get-the- job-done-and-get-home type of mobility and sustainability that is the envy of all other armed forces.

But it's not just U.S. military muscle that makes us unique. We also have strong diplomatic forces in embassies, consulates and international institutions that span the globe, giving us sway and a say on important issues. It doesn't hurt that we also have the world's largest and arguably most innovative economy, based on the free market. In fact, it's a major source of our strength, bolstering our efforts around the globe.

We're the hardest workers, too. We spend more time in the office, the factory and out in the farm fields than just about anyone else. Even the United Nations has said the United States "leads the world in productivity."

Fortunately, we also have the world's finest intelligence services, from the Central Intelligence Agency to the Defense Intelligence Agency. They don't always get it right, but intelligence is a tough business, and they get it right a lot more than they get it wrong.

U.S. intelligence assets, especially satellites, provide critical information to the international community, including early warning of crises and ongoing support during hostilities or humanitarian emergencies on a scale no one else can.

Washington has also been key in conducting humanitarian relief operations to tsunami victims in Southeast Asia and Japan and to those struggling in the aftermath of the devastating earthquakes in Pakistan and Haiti.

In addition, the American medical ship USNS Mercy and other U.S. Navy ships ply the Seven Seas performing numerous humanitarian missions around the world every year, bringing much-needed help to those without access to basic medical care. ...

Never has one country done so much for so many - and for so little thanks - as the United States. [Read more: Brookes/TownHall/6/21/2011]


Section IV - Careers, Research Request, Books, Obituaries, Letters to the Editors and Coming Events

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Careers

Adjunct Faculty Positions Available - Online [work wherever you are] - American Military University. AMERICAN MILITARY UNIVERSITY / American Public University System, Online Adjunct Faculty Positions Available. Intelligence Studies Program

Synopsis of Role: At American Public University System, faculty members are united by the common goal of inspiring academic excellence in students with a broad range of interests and experiences.  APUS faculty are  key to creating a rewarding online learning experience for our students by engaging them, challenging them, and supporting them.  Because this position is so central to the success of the APUS mission, we are seeking candidates who share our commitment to learning, teaching, interaction with students and faculty, service to our communities of practice, and scholarship.

Required Experience:  PhD or JD required from a regionally accredited institution, to teach in the Graduate Program. Master’s degree required from a regionally accredited institution to teach in the undergraduate program. Two or more years of experience in an Intelligence field is required. College level teaching experience is preferred. 

Essential Functions: Prepare and deliver online lessons to graduate students. Initiate, facilitate, interact and moderate online classroom discussions and forums. Evaluate and grade students' class work, assignments, and papers within the timeframe set forth by APUS policy providing effective feedback to guide student learning and success. Keep abreast of developments in the field by reading current literature, engaging with colleagues, and participating in professional organizations and conferences.

Required Skills:  Effective communication skills, with an emphasis on written communication. Functional knowledge of the writing style (APA, Chicago, Turabian) used by your discipline. Ability to create and adapt educational strategies according to the demands of the virtual classroom. Ability to think critically to solve complex problems and formulate alternative solutions. Educational philosophy focused on student growth and achievement. Strong work ethic and ability to manage and meet deadlines. Self directed and self motivated. Extensive knowledge of and/or willingness to learn current educational practices, especially in online education. Strong organization skills and attention to detail. Open to giving and receiving feedback related to teaching and learning.

Work Environment and Physical Demands: This is a remote position. Candidates will need to supply their own office equipment and internet connection.

To Apply:
Complete a “Faculty Employment Application” at http://www.apus.edu/hiring/
Learn More About Our Intelligence Program
Questions? Email aclayton@apus.edu

Research Request

Searching for information on father, Charles Peter Brooks, CIA: To AFIO Members: My father, Charles Peter Brooks, served the CIA from 1952 to 1972, posted in Berlin and eastern Europe, and during the 60's in Argentina. He died in 1995. Born May 4, 1922 in Bratislava, Czech Republic (original name Karl Bodo), 1948 started working for the US Foreign service and the CIA. Was posted during the Cold War in Berlin and Eastern Europe.
As from 1960 was posted as First Secretary in the US Embassy in Buenos Aires, Argentina. Retired in 1972. After retirement continued with some work, including Polygraph association relation. Died in La Cumbre, Cordoba, Argentina, Sept 10, 1995.
I am looking for information regarding him, and would like to know if there is a way through your Association to ask members if somebody knew him, or worked with him.
I could provide more details for this query, but basically I am trying to find information about his wife in Berlin and his family in Bratislava.
Thank you very much in advance. Please send replies to: Jennifer Brooks at jenniferbrooks7@hotmail.com or call me at (305) 303 2806

Books

Dreyfus: Politics, Emotion, and the Scandal of the Century by Ruth Harris. Late in September of 1894 a cleaning woman working in the German embassy in Paris discovered the discarded fragments of a memorandum which contained French military secrets in the waste basket of the German military attaché. The cleaning woman, who also happened to be a French spy working for military intelligence, turned the pieces of the memo over to the authorities, who analyzed the fragments and determined that there was a traitor on the French army general staff.

On October 15, a promising young Jewish officer, Alfred Dreyfus, was arrested for the crime. He was court martialed and convicted on evidence that many considered trumped up and flimsy. In January of 1895, he was publically degraded, his epaulettes torn from his uniform, his sword broken in two. He was then paraded around the courtyard of the military school to the jeers of a screaming mob. In the end he was sent off to imprisonment on the notorious Devil's Island. Thus began the cause célèbre that was to rock France for the next decade and more - the Dreyfus affair. [Read more:  SeattlePI/18June2011]

Revealed: Double life of Welsh master spy Arthur Owens. In the autumn of 1935 a Welsh inventor named Arthur Graham Owens walked into the German Embassy in Belgium and offered his services.

He had put everything he owned into selling his new system for improving batteries but no-one in Britain was interested. Having spent every penny he had, he was now running up huge debts, so he turned to the Germans in the hope that they might be interested. He walked into the German Embassy as an inventor but he came out as the German spy "Johnny O'Brien."

As they secretly re-armed themselves in preparation for war, the Germans were keen to know how prepared Britain was against attack. With his contacts in the military in Britain and his cover as a battery inventor Arthur Owens was exactly what the German were looking for. Over the next few years Owens flourished in his exciting new life and grew rich in the process. Every spy that the Germans sent to infiltrate Britain was told to contact "Johnny." He was their master spy in Britain. [Read more:  Shipton/WalesOnline/9June2011] 


Obituaries

Elena Bonner, Widow of Sakharov, Dies at 88. Elena G. Bonner, the Soviet dissident and human-rights campaigner who endured banishment and exile along with her husband, the dissident nuclear physicist Andrei D. Sakharov, died Saturday in Boston. She was 88.

The cause was heart failure, said Edward Kline, a director of the Andrei Sakharov Foundation. He said Ms. Bonner had been in the hospital since February.

Maligned by the government and, for much of her life, cast aside by society, Ms. Bonner and her husband were considered royalty among the tight-knit and embattled community of dissidents who challenged Soviet authority.

Before and after exile, their modest Moscow apartment was a command center of sorts from which a seemingly quixotic, but in many ways successful, war against Soviet authoritarianism was waged. [Read more:  Stanley&Schwirtz/NYTimes/20June2011] 


Letters to the Editors

Interrogation Deniers. Based on your synopsis of General Hayden's comments on "interrogation deniers" I went to the source and was appalled by his argument.

A lot of experienced intelligence officers believe that the use of torture ("harsh interrogation techniques") is illegal, immoral, and counterproductive. In going down that dark path, we needlessly sacrificed the moral high ground. The resulting outrage tipped large numbers of Islamists off the fence and into the terrorist camps. It is bad strategy to adopt tactics that generate enemies faster than you can kill them.

General Hayden created a straw man that has nothing to do with the actual criticisms of those who condemn the use of torture. No one argues that the use of torture never produced some useful information; even the blind-pig finds an acorn once in a while. The argument is that the use of conventional interrogation techniques could have provided the same information and more. The second part of the argument is that torture frequently produces unreliable and inaccurate information - sometimes with dire consequences. False statements about Saddam's involvement with 9/11 obtained by torturing two al-Qaeda prisoners made their way into the justification for the invasion of Iraq. 

Science and experience support the use of conventional interrogation techniques. Publically available information on several specific cases illustrates the point. In sworn congressional testimony, Ali Soufan's compared the results (that he personally observed) obtained by using conventional and harsh techniques in the interrogation of abu-Zubaydah (the subject of the first DOJ "Torture Memo"). Mr. Soufan is a former FBI interrogator with extensive hands-on experience in interrogating terrorists. His detailed description of the interrogation of abu-Zubahdah using conventional and harsh techniques is at http://theplumline.whorunsgov.com/statement-of-fbi-agent-ali-soufan-at-torture-hearings/. Anyone who really wants to understand the issue will be enlightened by reading Mr. Soufan's testimony.

It is interesting that no one involved in the decision to use torture had any direct personal experience in interrogating terrorists - including the USAF psychologist who suggested "reengineering" techniques used in military SERE programs for "offensive" use by the United States. 

A few of these decision makers subsequently claimed they were unaware that many of the techniques approved were refined in the torture cellars in the prisons of totalitarian regimes. Neither was there a review of the efficacy of torture. A small cadre of Bush appointees led by VP Cheney simply assumed that torture would be necessary - anything less would not constitute a macho response. 

Finally, General Hayden's argument that "interrogation deniers" who do not demand destruction of information obtained by torture are hypocrites is a non-sequitur. We have paid a heavy price for using euphemisms to camouflage crimes. 

In a letter to the Miami Herald, retired US Marine Four Star Generals Krulak and Hoar challenged Vice President Cheney's "irresponsible" and "dangerous" ideas on torture - noting that his repeated assertions about successes based on torture "did not make them true." They noted that "enhanced interrogation techniques" used to be called "war crimes" - violations of the Geneva Conventions. Counterinsurgency "wars will not be won on the battlefield. They will be won in the hearts of young men who decide not to sign up to be fighters and young women who decline to be suicide bombers.... (Our use of torture) embitters and alienates the very people we need most."

Generals Krulak and Hoar concluded that the decision of the Obama Administration to abandon torture brings us "a step closer to restoring the rule of law and the standards of human dignity that made us who we are as a nation. Repudiating torture and other cruelty helps keep us from being sent on fools' errands by bad intelligence. And in the end, that makes us all safer."


Mike Pheneger, Colonel, US Army (Ret.) 



Coming Educational Events

EDUCATIONAL EVENTS IN COMING TWO MONTHS....

MANY Spy Museum Events in June, July and August with full details are listed on the AFIO Website at www.afio.com. The titles for some of these are in detail below and online.

22 June 2011 - San Diego, CA - The AFIO San Diego Chapter hosts San Diego District Attorney, Bonnie Dumanis (and candidate for Mayor) as our guest speaker

To Register or for more information email Darryl at DRT1083@aol.com

Thursday, 23 June 2011, 6:30 pm - Washington, DC - "David Wise on America's Secret Spy War with China" at the International Spy Museum

Join renowned intelligence author David Wise as he reveals the full story of China's many victories and defeats in its ongoing espionage war with America. To write his new book Tiger Trap: America's Secret Spy War with China, Wise interviewed key insiders in the FBI and CIA as well as Chinese agents and people close to them to gather the unvarnished stories of Chinese espionage. Wise will share the honey traps, double agents, and mind-blowing objectives of the rapidly emerging Asian superpower.
International Spy Museum: 800 F Street, NW Washington, DC. Gallery Place/Chinatown Metrorail Station
TICKETS: $12.50 per person. Register at www.spymuseum.org

23 June 2011, 8 AM - 1 PM - Miami, FL - FBI Infragard invites AFIO Members to a meeting discussing Post Bin-Laden Issues
Venue: Florida International University (Miami) (CBC 155, in the College of Business Complex) Topic: Post Bin-Laden
Please contact SA Nelson Barbosa to RSVP. Space is limited so please do not delay.
Some topics: Special Operations Groups (Briefer to be Announced): Insightful Briefing on the Functions and Responsibilities of the Special Operations Groups; Challenges and Perspectives of their Global Counter Terrorism Role to Protect our National Security.
Dr. Luis Fleischman discussing Bin Laden/Al Qaeda from a Sociological, Geopolitical and National Security Perspectives, focusing in Security Implications, and Terrorism Trends, in the Western Hemisphere, and in our Homeland.
FBI SA Geoffrey Swinerton, Miami FBI SWAT Team Leader on the FBI, State, Local and Federal Law Enforcement coordination, as it pertains to potential current and future threats to our South Florida area of responsibility, from a tactical perspective.
FBI Intelligence Analyst (IA) Armando R. Chavez briefing on the National Threat Picture the FBI is looking at today, following Bin Laden demise.
AFIO members wishing to attend this no-cost conference, immediately contact nelson.barbosa@ic.fbi.gov or call 305-787-6130 office

Saturday, 25 June 2011 - Salem, MA - The AFIO New England Chapter meeting features Mary Margaret Graham, former Associate DNI, Collection, and CIA COS for NY.

Our schedule is as follows: Registration & gathering, 1000 - 1130, membership meeting; 1130 – 1200. Luncheon at 1200 followed by our speaker, with adjournment at 2:30PM.
Our speaker will be Mary Margaret Graham, former Associate DNI for Collection, and CIA COS in NYC on 9/11. She was in the WTC when the planes hit. Ms. Graham is a veteran of the Clandestine Service and has had a variety of assignments overseas.
Note, as this meeting is a one day event we have not made any hotel arrangements.

Locale: the Salem Waterfront Hotel located in Salem MA. The hotel web site is here: http://www.salemwaterfronthotel.com/. For directions to the hotel look here: http://www.salemwaterfronthotel.com/location.html
Information about Salem MA and local hotels can be found here: http://salem.org/
Questions, comments, etc. to afionechapter@gmail.com

Tuesday, 28 June 2011, 7 - 10 pm - Washington, DC - "Dinner With A Spy" - Jim Woolsey at the International Spy Museum

Former U.S. Director of Central Intelligence (DCI) R. James Woolsey headed the CIA and intelligence community at a time of great change and challenge. Woolsey was appointed by President Clinton in 1993 to serve as DCI. During this intimate dinner, Woolsey will share what it was like to serve as DCI during that tumultuous time: the Cold War was ending and the Agency was suffering from the recent revelation that intelligence officer Aldrich Ames had been a Soviet mole inside the Agency. Come participate in this lively exchange hosted by CIA veteran and International Spy Museum executive director Peter Earnest, who served as DCI Woolsey's spokesman.
WHERE: International Spy Museum: 800 F Street, NW Washington, DC. Gallery Place/Chinatown Metrorail Station
Price: $200 per person
Register at www.spymuseum.org

Tuesday, 28 June 2011, 4:30 pm - Washington, DC - "The Nuclear Security of the Korean Peninsula and the Expanding Chinese Challenges to US Global Roles" by Kyung-Soon Chang at IWP.

AFIO members are cordially invited to a lecture with Kyung-Soon Chang, President, the Korean National Movement for the Protection of Freedom. Location: The Institute of World Politics, 1521 16th Street NW, Washington, DC 20036
No admittance without RSVP. Please RSVP now to kbridges@iwp.edu.

Friday, 8 July 2011, 6 pm - Washington, DC - David Wise speaks on his book "Tiger Trap: America's Secret Spy War with China" at Institute of World Politics

For decades, America obsessed over Soviet spies, while China quietly penetrated the highest levels of government. Now, for the first time, based on innumerable interviews with key insiders at the FBI and CIA as well as with Chinese agents and people close to them, David Wise tells the full story of China's many victories and defeats in its American spy wars.

Two key cases interweave throughout: Katrina Leung, codenamed Parlor Maid, worked for the FBI for years, even after she became a secret double agent for China, aided by love affairs with both of her FBI handlers. Here, too, is the inside story of the case, codenamed Tiger Trap, of a key Chinese-American scientist suspected of stealing nuclear weapons secrets. These two cases lead to many others, involving famous names from Wen Ho Lee to Richard Nixon, stunning national security leaks, and sophisticated cyberspying. The story leads right up to the present, with a West Coast spy ring whose members were sentenced in 2010-but it surely will continue for years to come, as China faces off against America.
LOCATION: The Institute of World Politics,1521 16th Street NW, Washington, DC 20036
No Cost To attend, but you MUST RSVP to kbridges@iwp.edu.

11 - 13 July 2011 - Dungarvan, IRELAND. 2nd Annual Global Intelligence Forum by Mercyhurst College's Institute for Intelligence Studies
Last July in Dungarvan, Ireland the Mercyhurst College Institute for Intelligence Studies (MCIIS) hosted this event which explored the nature of analysis and its application in various disciplines, including law enforcement, national security and competitive intelligence, building bridges between analytic practitioners and scholars within those disciplines, and exploring best practices in terms of teaching analytic methodologies. Takeaways for attendees were a deeper and broader appreciation of the value of different analytic methods, which can be borrowed as ―best practices from other disciplines, as well as instruction on the application. Attended by 180 people from 17 countries the forum was very well received.
This year's July 11-13 forum theme will be the relationship between intelligence and the decision-maker and we've gathered an outstanding group of international speakers and panelists (http://globalintelligenceforum.com). In addition we will be offering two proven training courses following the forum one designed for decision-makers in various disciplines and the other for analysts .
Five or more AFIO members that attend will be given a 10% discount on registration. It's a wonderful excuse for a July vacation in Ireland and Dungarvan is a perfect venue (www.dungarvan.com).

Tuesday, 19 July 2011, 7 - 9pm - Washington, DC - "The Lincoln Assassination Conspiracies " - Spy Seminar Series on Civil War Spies at the International Spy Museum

Spy Seminar Series: Civil War Spies - A Three-Part Exploration of Union and Confederate Intelligence Operations.
The North and the South both had their share of intelligence successes (and failures); neither the Blue nor the Gray were strangers to intrigue and espionage. Society ladies carried secret messages, runaway slaves re-crossed the Mason-Dixon Line as undercover agents, and couriers worked covert operations in the life or death climate of wartime. In this series, a distinguished group of historians and espionage experts will introduce you to some of the most amazing spies and spy cases of the conflict.
Location: Ford's Theatre - Join renowned experts Michael Kauffman, author of American Brutus; Frank J. Williams, Chairman of The Lincoln Forum and Chief Justice (ret) of Rhode Island; and H. Donald Winkler, author of Stealing Secrets and Lincoln and Booth: More Light on the Conspiracy; for a rounded view of the conspiracies and realities of the horrific events of April 14th, 1865.
International Spy Museum: 800 F Street, NW Washington, DC. Gallery Place/Chinatown Metrorail Station
Tickets: Series Tickets: $60; Individual Tickets: $25
Register at: www.spymuseum.org

Wednesday, 20 July 2011, 12 noon - Washington, DC - "The Triple Agent: The Al Qaeda Mole Who Infiltrated the CIA" a book event at the International Spy Museum

For more than a decade, the United States has been hunting Ayman al-Zawahiri, the number two man in Al Qaeda. In 2009, the Agency was finally getting close to bagging this "High-Value Target"—its partners in the Jordanian General Intelligence Directorate had a source named Humam Khalil al-Balawi working inside Al Qaeda and he knew where Zawahiri was. Or so Jordanian intelligence and the CIA thought. In fact, Al Qaeda was running a sophisticated deception against them. In December 2009 al-Balawi came to Forward Operating Base Chapman, a CIA base in Khost, Afghanistan and detonated a thirty-pound bomb strapped to his chest, instantly killing seven CIA officers and one Jordanian intelligence officer. It was the CIA's greatest loss of life in decades. In The Triple Agent, Pulitzer Prize winning journalist Joby Warrick takes us deep inside the CIA's secret war against Al Qaeda, a war that pits robotic planes and laser-guided missiles against a low-tech but cunning enemy. Join the author for this gripping true story of miscalculation, deception, and revenge, learn how Al Qaeda fooled the world's greatest intelligence service.
Tickets: Free! No Registration Required!

Thursday, 21 July 2011, 11:30 am - Colorado Springs, CO – The Rocky Mountain Chapter presents Joan Papke an Attorney and Private Investigator on Using Social Network and Social Media as an Intelligence Tool.

Attorney Papke will also discuss the potential legal and ethical issues associated with using social media and social networking sites in the course of an investigation or as a tool for gathering Intelligence. This event will be held at a new location The Inn at Palmer Divide, 443 S. Highway 105 Palmer Lake, CO, Exit 161 westbound off I-25, West on Highway 105. Please RSVP to Tom VanWormer at robsmom@pcisys.net

24 July 2011, 11:30 am - Cleveland, OH - "Indentification, Assessment, Monitoring and Minimizing of Risk at the Local Level" at AFIO N Ohio Chapter hosts Patrick Shaw, Dept of Homeland Security

Speaker: Patrick M. Shaw -- Protective Security Advisor (PSA). Shaw is Protective Security Advisor (PSA) for the Cleveland, Ohio District, Department of Homeland Security
Topic: Identification, Assessment, Monitoring and Minimizing of Risk at the Local Level

WHERE: Cleveland Yachting Club, 200 Yacht Club Dr., Cleveland, OH 44116-1736, (440) 333-1155
Get directions: Near Clifton Blvd. and Lake Road in Rocky River. Click on "Get directions, above, for Google Map directions from your point of origin.

COST: Chapter and AFIO National Members and their guests $28.00; National AFIO Members and their guests $30.00; Non-Members $35.00

RSVP: Email to mgoldstein@msglpa.com or phone the names of those attending to 440-424-4071
RSVP's will be considered firm. Then mail check with reservation form, to be received by July 15, 2011

Patrick M. (Pat) Shaw currently serves as the Protective Security Advisor (PSA) for the DHS Cleveland, Ohio District. Mr. Shaw supports homeland security efforts, serving in an advising and reach-back capacity to the Homeland Security Advisors. He contributes to the development of the national risk picture by assisting with the identification, assessment, monitoring, and minimizing of risk to critical assets at the local level. As a PSA, Mr. Shaw facilitates, coordinates, and performs vulnerability assessments for local infrastructure and assets, and acts as a physical and technical advisor to Federal, state, and local law enforcement agencies.

Tuesday, 26 July 2011, 7 - 9pm - Washington, DC - " Civil War Sisterhood of Spies" - Spy Seminar Series on Civil War Spies at the International Spy Museum
Spy Seminar Series: Civil War Spies - A Three-Part Exploration of Union and Confederate Intelligence Operations.
The North and the South both had their share of intelligence successes (and failures); neither the Blue nor the Gray were strangers to intrigue and espionage. Society ladies carried secret messages, runaway slaves re-crossed the Mason-Dixon Line as undercover agents, and couriers worked covert operations in the life or death climate of wartime. In this series, a distinguished group of historians and espionage experts will introduce you to some of the most amazing spies and spy cases of the conflict.
Location: the Willard Intercontinental Hotel - Ann Blackman author of Wild Rose will describe Wild Rose Greenhow's exploits in the nation's capitol, Amanda Ohlke, director of adult education at the International Spy Museum will trace Elizabeth Van Lew's colorful espionage career, and historical impersonator Emily Lapisardi will portray lively Confederate spy Antonia Ford.
International Spy Museum: 800 F Street, NW Washington, DC. Gallery Place/Chinatown Metrorail Station
Tickets: Series Tickets: $60; Individual Tickets: $25
Register at: www.spymuseum.org

4 August 2011 - San Francisco, CA - The AFIO Jim Quesada Chapter hosts Akiva Tor, Consul General of Israel for the Pacific Northwest Region.

The topic will be on the evolving unrest in the Middle East to include events that started in Tunisia, moved to Egypt, Libya, Yemen and more recently Syria and the resulting ramifications regarding the security of Israel. The presentation will touch on cooperation between US and Israeli intelligence. The meeting location will be confirmed upon receipt of registration. 11:30AM no host cocktails; noon - luncheon. $25 member rate with advance reservation and payment; $35 non-members accompanied by a member. No walk-ins allowed. Seating is limited. E-mail RSVP to Mariko Kawaguchi (please indicate meat or fish) at afiosf@aol.com and mail a check made out to "AFIO" by 7/27/11 to: Mariko Kawaguchi, P.O. Box 117578, Burlingame, CA 94011

Saturday, 6 August 2011, 11:30 am -- Melbourne, FL -- the AFIO Satellite Chapter luncheon followed by General Bud O'Connor's talk, "To the Moon." 

This luncheon will be held at the At Ease Club in the Indian River Colony Club, Melbourne, FL.  Check-in and cash bar at 11:30 am, lunch ($18) at 12:30 pm, followed by speaker. To register or for more information, contact Donna Czarnecki at donnacz@aol.com

Saturday, 6 August 2011, 7:00 pm - Washington, DC - "The ESP in Espionage: An Evening with Alain Nu, the Man Who Knows" at the International Spy Museum

“To watch him is to throw out all the rules of physics. Time and space are malleable in Nu's deft hands.” — Eric Brace, The Washington Post

When the U.S. Government began their Star Gate program in the 1970s, they were focused on the possibility of using psychic channels to gather intelligence. Psychics, in a clinically controlled setting, were asked to perform “remote viewing”—attempting to sense targeted information about people, places and events. Reports of the program’s success run from the eerie to the off-base, but the intelligence world’s pursuit of the mind’s power has captured the imagination of Alain Nu. The Man Who Knows™, who has long been obsessed with the strange, the unknown, and unexplained. His exploration of the unusual has led him to the field of mentalism and developing his untold powers. Nu’s uncanny demonstrations blur the line between science and the mysteries of unexplained phenomena and have been featured in his own TLC Network television specials The Mysterious World of Alain Nu and his book Picture Your ESP! And now he is turning his ESPecially entertaining powers to the world of ESPionage. Join us for an evening with Nu inspired by Star Gate, the trickery of spies, and other top secret projects.

Tickets:  $25 – Complimentary light hors d’oeuvres and a cash bar. To register visit www.spymuseum.org

Tuesday, 9 August 2011 - Tampa, FL - The AFIO Suncoast FL Chapter features Hon. Gus M. Bilirakis, Republican from Palm Harbor.

Gus Bilirakis was first elected to Congress on November 7, 2006, to represent Florida's Ninth Congressional District, which includes portions of Pasco, Pinellas, and Hillsborough counties. He is currently serving his third term in the United States House of Representatives. Gus currently serves on the Committees on Homeland Security, Veterans' Affairs and Foreign Affairs. Gus has been appointed Chairman of the Subcommittee on Emergency Preparedness, Response and
Communication, a vital post for the state of Florida. In this role he will oversee the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), and will work to enhance emergency preparedness across the nation. He has also been named Vice Chairman of the Veteran's Affairs Committee, where he will advocate for veterans and oversee the Department of Veterans Affairs. Additionally, Gus is a member of the Republican Party's Whip Team, is Chair of the Veterans' Affairs Task Force for the Republican Policy Committee, and is Co-Chairman of the Military Veterans Caucus.
Please RSVP no later than August 5th with the names of any guests. Refer to the information "To attend our Meeting" in the chapter newsletter for important details. Check-in at 1130 hours; opening ceremonies, lunch and business meeting at noon, followed by our speaker, the Hon. Gus Bilirakis. We have maintained the all-inclusive cost at $15. The cash wine and soda bar will open at 1100 hours for those that wish to come early to socialize. Further info at www.suncoastafio.org or contact Wallace S. Bruschweiler, Sr. at afiosuncoastvp@aol.com

13 August 2011 - Orange Park / Gainesville, FL - The AFIO North Florida Chapter meets at the Country Club for speaker luncheon.

Speaker TBA. To inquire or sign up, contact Quiel at qbegonia@comcast.net or 904-545-9549.

24 - 26 August 2011 - Raleigh, NC - "Spies Among Us - The Secret World of Illegals" - theme of the 7th Raleigh Spy Conference

General Michael Hayden To Provide Personal Insights on the Bin Laden Operation as part of his keynote address at this conference.

Special guests/speakers: Michael Hayden, former DCIA and DIRNSA; Michael Sulick, former Director of the National Clandestine Service, CiA
Returning presenters:
Brian Kelley
, CIA & Professor at Institute of World Politics;
Nigel West - world-famous intelligence author/speaker - former Member of Parliament;
Dan Mulvenna - RCMP/CASIS
Writer's Roundtable to feature Douglas Waller, author of Wild Bill Donovan, founder of The OSS; Kent Clizbe, author of Willing Accomplices [forthcoming], and other noted writers in the field.

For more information: www.raleighspyconference.com
email: cyndi@metromagazine.com
Location: North Carolina Museum of History, Downtown Raleigh, NC


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