AFIO Weekly Intelligence Notes #26-11 dated 12 July 2011

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Monday, 26 September 2011 - Boston, MA - CIA's Historical Collections Division Conference "Piercing the Iron Curtain: The Use of Technology to Resolve the Missile Gap" at JFK Presidential Library

Scope: The Missile Gap was an episode in American history that was in effect a misperception of the rate of soviet ICBM deployment relative to US ICBM deployment. The United States and USSR were in a race to develop long range missiles. Because of the tight Soviet security, the US had little evidence about the USSRs progress developing intercontinental ballistic missiles. At the outset, ignorance of the Soviet ICBM program abounded, projections of potential missile production became estimates, Soviet ICBM testing , Khrushchev's boasting, USAF mirror imaging, and setbacks in US ICBM development yielded wild estimates of a critical gap between US and the Soviet ICBM capabilities. CIA developed new collection, processing and analytic capabilities that ultimately solved the "Gap" issue—for all but the USAF. 185 documents.

EVENT LOCATION: JFK Presidential Library, Boston, MA.

Details about event to follow from AFIO as we get closer to event.

Thursday, 27 October 2011 - Washington, DC - CIA Historical Collections Division Conference: "A City Torn Apart; Building the Berlin Wall - 1961"

Scope: For nearly 50 years the German City of Berlin was the living symbol of the Cold War. The Soviets closed the Sector Border dividing East Berlin from West Berlin on August 13th, 1961, effectively establishing what become known as the Berlin Wall. This symposium focused on the events leading up to the establishment of the Berlin Wall. The period covered included the Vienna Conference on 3 June to the confrontation at Checkpoint Charlie on 27 October 1961.

EVENT LOCATION: National Archives and Records Administration, Washington, DC
Contributors will include NATO, ARMY, JFK & LBJ Presidential Libraries, SHAEF, and State Department

Details about event to follow from AFIO as we get closer to event.

2 November 2011 - Simi Valley, CA - CIA Historical Collections Division Conference: "Ronald Reagan, Intelligence, and the End of the Cold War"

Scope: President Reagan and his use of intelligence in the formulation of US-Soviet policy. The symposium will feature high-level former policymakers, intelligence practitioners, intelligence analysts, and historians discussing how the Reagan Administration used intelligence in making policies to end the Cold War. As part of this event, the CIA is releasing a collection of some 200 declassified documents, including intelligence assessments, research papers, National Intelligence Estimates, high-level memos, and briefing materials provided to the Administration during this period. The collection includes several video briefings prepared by the CIA's Directorate of Intelligence and delivered to policymakers on such varied topics as the Soviet space program, the Andropov succession, the Chernobyl disaster, and the Moscow summit. 200 documents

Event Location: Ronald Reagan Presidential Library, Simi Valley, CA

Partners: Center for the Study of Intelligence, Ronald Reagan Presidential Library

Details about event to follow from AFIO as we get closer to event

            Raleigh Spy Conference

24 - 26 August 2011 - Raleigh, NC - "Spies Among Us - The Secret World of Illegals" - theme of the 7th Raleigh Spy 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 will present a few booklets 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:
Location: North Carolina Museum of History, Downtown Raleigh, NC




Georgian Presidential Photographer, Journalists Accused of Espionage. The man responsible for photographing the President of Georgia has been arrested by Georgian authorities along with three others on charges of espionage.

The President's photographer, Irakli Gedenidze, and his wife Natia were taken into custody, accused of "operating under the cover of one of the foreign country's special service, with various information, against the interests of Georgia," the Georgian Ministry of Internal Affairs announced today.

Along with the Gedenidzes, police detained Giorgi Abdaladze, the photographer for Georgia's Ministry of Foreign Affairs, as well as Zurab Qurtsikidze, a photographer for the European PressPhoto Agency. The statement did not name which foreign country the Georgian authorities believe to be involved, but Qurtsikidze's employer told ABC News he had been told his arrest was connected to Russia.

"They say he sent pictures to Moscow," EPA editor-in-chief Cengiz Serem said in a phone interview. "These were pool pictures and were given to all agencies... The pictures are even vetted by the President before they're sent out." [Read more:  Ferran/ABCNews/6July2011] 

Turkmenistan Rejects Israel's Designated Ambassador. The Turkmen Foreign Ministry recently informed Israel that it will not accept the credentials of Haim Koren, who was appointed in August 2010, because his resume indicates that he spent three years as an instructor at the National Security College in Glilot. A Foreign Ministry source in Jerusalem said the Turkmen government saw that as proof that he was a Mossad spy, rather than a diplomat.

The Foreign Ministry tried repeatedly to explain that the college was an educational institution and not an intelligence body, but could not convince the Turkmen officials.

"We want you to send us an ambassador who will deal with bilateral relations, not a spy to collect intelligence on Iran," a senior Turkmen official reportedly told Israeli officials. [Read more:  Ravid/Haaretz/7July2011]

Germany Investigating Leak at Intelligence HQ. The German government says it has ordered an investigation into a possible security breach concerning plans for the country's new intelligence headquarters being built in Berlin.

Chancellor Angela Merkel's spokesman said Monday that a commission at the BND intelligence service was looking into media reports that blueprints for the future headquarters had disappeared. [Read more:  TaiwanNews/11July2011] 

Ex-CIA Chief on al-Qaida After Osama. The killing of Osama bin Laden will spur the al-Qaida terror network to back off its grandiose plans for more 9/11-style attacks in favor of more frequent, smaller strikes on easier targets, former U.S. spy chief Michael Hayden forecast Monday.

Hayden, who directed both the National Security Agency and Central Intelligence Agency under President George W. Bush, also emphasized that the smartest way for America to monitor its enemies would be to keep targeting aides, not the kingpins directly.

"Let's say someone was trying to spy on the NSA. They would have been silly to target me. I don't use the phone much," Hayden told The AP on the fringe of an intelligence-gathering conference in Ireland.

"My communication's mostly face to face, one on one. No, you should target my secretary. You want to know what's going on? Tap her phone," he said in a phone interview.

Hayden was the main speaker Monday at an annual forum organized by the Mercyhurst College Institute for Intelligence Studies of Erie, Pennsylvania. During the interview he said the West was better off with Osama bin Laden dead than in custody - even though a living bin Laden represented a potential gold mine of intelligence. [Read more:  Pogatchnik/AP/11July2011] 

Alleged CIA Leaker Wants to Subpoena Senate and Intel Panel Aides.  A former Central Intelligence Agency officer charged with leaking top-secret information to the press is trying to draw Congress into the case by subpoenaing three current or former Senate Intelligence Committee staffers, court documents show.

Lawyers for the ex-CIA officer, Jeffrey Sterling, filed a motion in federal court in Alexandria, Va. Monday asking for permission to subpoena official Senate records as well as records from the Senate intelligence panel's budget chief, Lorenzo Goco and two former committee staffers: Don Stone and Vicki Divoll.

Sterling's attorneys say all three aides worked for the Senate committee when Sterling went to the panel in 2003 to complain about aspects of a CIA program, Operation Merlin, which was aimed at undermining Iran's nuclear efforts. Sterling is accused of leaking the information to New York Times reporter James Risen, who disclosed the program in his 2006 book, "State of War."

"Less than a month after Mr. Sterling's conversation with the Senate staffers, Mr. Risen contacted the C.I.A. requesting comments for an article on" Operation Merlin, Sterling lawyers Ed MacMahon and Barry Pollack wrote in the motion. "The timing is highly suggestive that it was one of the staff members and not Mr. Sterling who unlawfully disclosed classified information." [Read more:  Politico/11July2011] 

Pakistan Holds Doctor Who Tried to Collect DNA for Bin Laden Raid. Pakistani authorities have jailed a doctor who worked for the CIA before the raid that killed Osama bin Laden to create an elaborate plot to get DNA samples from those living at the al-Qaida leader's compound, as part of U.S. efforts to verify that bin Laden was there.

The doctor, who holds a senior government health post in Pakistan, used nurses, who were able to gain entry to the residence on the pretext of giving vaccinations to children living there, according to Pakistani and U.S. officials and local residents.

The U.S. special forces operation that found and killed bin Laden on May 2 severely damaged relations between the United States and Pakistan, which was kept in the dark about the CIA's discovery that the al-Qaida leader was living in a town filled with active-duty and retired Pakistani military.

The doctor's detention has added to the tension, and American authorities are thought to have intervened on his behalf. [Read more:  Shah/Ledger-Enquirer/11July2011]

'Anonymous' Hacks U.S. Military Contractors Booz Allen Hamilton. The masked crusaders at Anonymous have struck again - this time against the American military.

They didn't manage to break into the Pentagon itself, but instead took aim at an easier target: private company Booz Allen Hamilton, which does a lot of contract work for the armed forces and other government departments.

Anonymous took a typically irreverent tone in announcing a successful hack into one of Booz Allen Hamilton's servers, saying on Twitter, "Attention intelligence community! Your contractors have failed you!".

The group posted links to a torrent file containing around 90,000 military email addresses and passwords.

The same Twitter feed went on to taunt the authorities further, saying that the release of the Booz Allen data was "just the beginning." [Read more: Turnbull/Time/12July2011]

U.S. Government Turns to Basis Technology for Arabic & Afghan Name Transliteration. Basis Technology today announced that the U.S. Defense Intelligence Agency has licensed its Highlight Language Analysis Suite for use throughout the defense and intelligence community. This multi-year license allows hundreds of analysts to quickly and consistently translate names of people and places from Arabic, Pashto and Dari into English within familiar Microsoft Office applications. Future enhancements will include support for additional languages that meet the requirements of the U.S. Government.

Highlight boosts the productivity of scarce government linguists working in these critical languages and eases inter-agency collaboration within the government. Spelling variations of names are frequently an obstacle to searching and analyzing documents translated by different sources. "With Highlight, the intelligence community can ensure the same name will be spelled the same way, every time, by any analyst at any agency, leading to more comprehensive searches and reducing errors," said Brian Roberson, Highlight program manager. [Read more: Marketwire/12July2011]

Pak Asks US to Share Actionable Intelligence on Zawahiri. The Pakistan military asked the US to share "actionable intelligence" about terrorist leaders believed to be hiding in the country's tribal belt, including al-Qaida's new emir Ayman al-Zawahiri, so that it could conduct targeted operations against them.

"We expect the US intelligence establishment to share available information and actionable intelligence regarding al-Zawahiri and other high value targets with us, enabling the Pakistan Army to carry out targeted operations," said a spokesman for the Inter-Services Public Relations.

The military spokesman was responding to US defence secretary Leon Panetta's statement about al-Qaida leaders being present in Pakistan's tribal belt.

The Pakistan Army is "already carrying out intense operations against al-Qaida and its affiliates who are a threat to the security of our country and people," the spokesman said.

These operations include "pursuit and targeting the terrorist leadership and high value targets", said Panetta, who arrived in Kabul yesterday on an unannounced trip. [Read more: PTI/10July2011]

Indonesia: Debate over a New Intelligence Bill. A controversial bill defining the role and functions of Indonesian intelligence agencies has top priority in the Indonesian parliament. It was originally scheduled for enactment in July 2011 but will now be delayed until September or October. It would be better to put the bill on hold even longer until there is a more comprehensive assessment of security needs and how to address them.

The controversy centres around three issues: whether the State Intelligence Agency (Badan Intelijen Negara, BIN) should have arrest and detention powers; whether wiretapping and other intercepts should require a court order; and how to ensure oversight and accountability mechanisms consistent with democratic governance. The administration of President Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono is taking the hardest line, arguing for more powers and less oversight than even BIN itself sees as desirable. Human rights advocates and civil society organisations, including hardline Muslim groups, are at the other end of the spectrum, fearing a return to authoritarian practices of the past. In the middle are the parliamentarians who initiated the law with good intentions, most of whom are determined to resist government pressure but feel the NGOs are going too far.

The debate is taking place in a context where the main threats to the Indonesian state are defined as internal: separatism, terrorism and sectarianism. As such, the targets of arrest, detention or wiretapping would be overwhelmingly Indonesian nationals, and many fear that the combination of enhanced powers and weak oversight raises the spectre of a politicised intelligence agency being used in the future as it was in the past to crack down on domestic enemies. BIN rejects these arguments, saying times have changed and there will be no return to abusive practices. [Read more: ICG/12July2011]

Spy Agency's Next Top Analyst: You. Crowdsourcing. It's been used for everything from handicapping the next election to making a kick-ass encyclopedia to building a better movie recommendation tools for Netflix. America's spy agencies are hoping it can help 'em predict what's going to happen on the world stage next. In other words, Washington's next sharp-eyed intelligence analyst could be you. An early test of the system starts this week.

On Friday, Applied Research Associates, Inc will launch the Aggregative Contingent Estimation System (ACES), a website that lets members of the public test out methods to crowdsource intelligence predictions. Funded by Iarpa, the intelligence community's advanced research shop, ACES invites users to try their hand at making predictions and sharpening up their forecasting skills. The resulting data, ARA and Iarpa hope, will let spooks find out if the crowd can build a better crystal ball for the intel world. The project will test out crowd-based forecasting for the intelligence community by testing its methods out on a website. That site opens to the public this Friday.
"We're trying to make good use of everybody's individual opinions and trying to determine what aspects of them might be important and would lead to a good forecast," says Dr. Dirk Warnaar, the principal investigator for the ACES project at Applied Research Associates. [Read more: Rawnsley/Wired/11July2011]

Intelligence Analyst Dullahan May Learn Why He Was Fired. When we last left John Dullahan, a longtime government intelligence analyst, he had been stripped of his security clearance and fired from his job at the Defense Intelligence Agency. No one would tell him why.

At the time, the Pentagon had invoked a rarely if ever used national security provision that stated it would harm the interests of the United States to inform Dullahan of the accusations against him. Ever since, the Vietnam veteran has been left wondering what it was that got him effectively blacklisted from the federal workforce more than two years ago.

Now he could finally find out. Maybe.

In one of his last acts before stepping down as secretary of defense, Robert M. Gates issued a letter granting an appeal by Dullahan, saying that he was "not convinced that procedures prescribed in other provisions of law that authorize your termination could not have been invoked in your case."

"Therefore," he wrote in the brief letter, "your appeal is granted."

Exactly what that decision means, though, remains unclear, according to Dullahan's attorney, Mark Zaid.

It could mean Dullahan gets to find out why he was terminated. It could mean he may ultimately get his job back. Or it could mean something else entirely. [Read more: Ukman/WashingtonPost/5July2011]

DIA Introduces New 2012-2017 Strategy. As the Defense Intelligence Agency (DIA) gears up to commemorate its 50th anniversary on October first this year, the agency has announced a new strategic plan and, with it, a freshly crystallized identity, a revitalized commitment to the mission and a renewed outlook for the next five years. Director LTG Ronald L. Burgess Jr. announced the publication of the new strategy, the agency's first since 2007, at a June 22 town hall meeting at DIA's headquarters on Joint Base Anacostia-Bolling.

"As the lead agency bridging military and national intelligence, DIA is uniquely positioned to make vital contributions to the nation during a very consequential period in history," said LTG Burgess of the decision to revise the plan. "This new strategy will now guide our efforts during a very complex period ahead, marked by historical instability across the Middle East and North Africa, force reductions in Iraq, decisive operations in Afghanistan and significant fiscal concerns at home. This strategy will shape the agency's response to these changing circumstances, while also strengthening our ability to prevent strategic surprise."

One of the driving forces behind the new strategy was an effort to convey the unique identity of an agency that spans the globe, boasts a wide range of capabilities and serves several different customers.

"The new strategic plan articulates to our customers, ourselves and the public who we are as an agency and what we do," said Deputy Director David Shedd, who spearheaded the six-month effort to formulate the latest strategic direction for the agency. "This strategy, and what it says about us, will provide DIA with the foundation necessary to build a stronger, more focused and more successful agency."

Chief Mission Integration Officer Paul Batchelor, team leader for the strategy's development, explained that the agency has long struggled to articulate its unique character. "DIA for years put a tremendous amount of energy into trying to be everything to everyone. In doing so, our agency lost its identity along the way," said Batchelor. "We knew when starting the strategy process that getting to the heart of what our identity is today would be the first step to determining our future."

The 2012-2017 DIA Strategy reaffirms the agency's continuing commitment to providing relevant and actionable all-source defense intelligence in support of the warfighter and to delivering a decisive advantage to planners and policymakers. Also, as the strategy's overarching theme - One Mission. One Team. One Agency - indicates, DIA's emphasis on teamwork, collective effort and integration plays a fundamental role in the agency's strength and success.

"We do not accomplish our goals in a vacuum," said Shedd. "Our success in providing the best intelligence for the warfighter depends on unity of effort from many elements across the agency and the entire national security enterprise."

The theme of teamwork joins the core values of integrity, excellence and service as the founding principles of the new plan. Using these values as building blocks, the strategy outlines four main goals: to prevent strategic surprise and support contingency operations; to strengthen core mission capabilities; to partner and innovate to gain advantage; and to optimize performance relevance. These goals were specifically identified, chosen and written because they apply equally to all agency employees and everyone could work toward their achievement.

"For this strategy, it was as much about the process of getting there as it was about defining the agency," said Shedd. "We wanted to include the thoughts, perspectives and values of the agency's diverse work force - from our employees around the globe - and create a strategy that echoed their ideas."

Batchelor credits the success of the strategy with the agency-wide perspective formed during a series of strategy development sessions. "In our sessions, we were very focused on transparency and including the entire work force in our dialogue. We needed their buy-in and their trust to really ensure we not only created the right strategy, but were also able to put it into action."

And action is what this plan is all about, says Shedd. "The strength of our strategy is its provisions to create and sustain organizational culture change within DIA. This plan comes armed not only with powerful thoughts, but a call to action that will integrate these strategic values and goals throughout our agency."

Shedd calls DIA's effort "a reality-based approach." He adds, "In a world of persistent international conflict and tightening budgets, our team formulated an actionable and realistic plan for today's challenging environment. Much work remains to be done as we all implement the strategy in the weeks and months ahead. I have faith that this new strategy will be a powerful force in pushing DIA to the next level and preparing us for whatever lies ahead." [Read more:]


Czech Spy Stole Living Tissue from London Cancer Clinic.  Intelligence documents recently unearthed in Prague reveal that in the 1980s Jiri Bartek, then a researcher at London's Imperial Cancer Research Fund, worked for the StB, Czechoslovakia's secret intelligence service.

Operating under the code name Raki, Bartek used his position at the clinic to purloin scientific material and equipment then unavailable in communist Czechoslovakia. Having stolen the items, he gave them to secret agents in London who smuggled them out of the UK.

Medical equipment was stashed in sports bags and living tissue packed into Thermos flasks filled with ice.

"Raki is not afraid of risk. He is courageous and willing to obtain for the Czechoslovak Socialist Republic technology and interesting materials," wrote Dusan Schwarz, his spymaster, in a 1984 file. [Read more:  Day/Telegraph/6July2011] 

Online Intelligence Library Fosters Collaboration Among Agencies. The federal government's online Library of National Intelligence is one of the most important - and unheralded - parts of its effort to encourage information sharing and collaboration, the Defense Intelligence Agency's deputy director said last week.

In a June 23 interview with Federal Times, David Shedd said the library doesn't just help an analyst find pieces of information compiled by other intelligence agencies on, for example, Kim Jong Il's health. It's helping that analyst network build so-called "communities of interest" made up of analysts from other agencies who are all studying the same subject.

"It's a major change," Shedd said. "First, culturally, it sends a very clear signal that [there is a] responsibility to provide those who have a mission need ... access to discovering that there's information on that. It establishes communities of interest that transcend the bounds of any one agency ... and you have almost a social networking begin to occur on the basis of common, known information."

The CIA began working on the library in early 2007, and within two years, all intelligence agencies were submitting their reports and other intelligence products to the online repository. For the first time, analysts can search the library for summaries so they can know what products are even out there. Those summaries are classified at the lowest possible level.

And if an analyst's request for a crucial report is denied, he can appeal that decision to an adjudication team. Former Director of National Intelligence Michael McConnell set up the appeals process in 2009 when he signed a directive ordering intelligence agencies to improve their information sharing. [Read more:  Losey/FederalTimes/6July2011] 

Dealing with Spies in the Civil War. I often have wondered how easy it might have been to be a spy during the Civil War for either side, especially for anyone who could conceal their local accent or dialect.

There were spies throughout the war, both men and women, North and South. As the war dragged on, however, it became more and more difficult to engage in such a practice.

In late 1864, a Confederate spy was even caught in Newark at the train station. Sam B. Davis had been a prison guard at Andersonville Prison before taking an assignment to travel to Canada in disguise and with a British passport. Confederate spies frequently met in safety in Canada to hatch their plots.

As Davis returned by train through Columbus, two former Union prisoners who had been exchanged recognized him and discreetly had the conductor telegraph ahead to the provost marshal at Newark. Davis was picked up at the Newark depot and put into the Newark jail. He went to trial in Cincinnati in January 1865, was sent to Johnson's Island in Lake Erie, and sentenced to hang on Feb. 17, 1865.

On the appointed morning of the hanging, word came that President Lincoln himself had commuted the sentence after pleadings from Davis' family. Davis then spent months at Fort Warren in Boston until long after the war ended. Eventually some former Union prisoners from Andersonville protested his treatment and secured his release. [Read more:  NewarkAdvocate/10July2011] 

Erie Native at Center of CIA Probe. Former CIA agent David Martine said being second-guessed comes with the territory.

But Martine, an Erie native who teaches in Mercyhurst College's intelligence-studies program and recently joined the Erie-based consulting firm of McManis & Monsalve, also wonders when enough is enough.

He might find out this week.

Martine said he's been summoned to appear Tuesday and Wednesday before a federal grand jury in Virginia that's looking into the death of two prisoners who had been in CIA custody during the Iraq and Afghanistan wars. Martine, 55, retired from the CIA in 2008.

Martine is intimately familiar with one of those cases - the 2003 death of Iraqi Mandel al-Jamadi, who died during questioning at the infamous Abu Ghraib prison near Baghdad.

Martine, who has worked in 70 countries, has worn a lot of hats in his career.

He hunted for nuclear weapons after the invasion of Iraq, and served as a crime-scene analyst after the Jonestown massacre in Guyana.

During the war in Iraq, he sometimes traveled into the Iraqi countryside at night with military capture teams on what he called "Green Eye missions" - named for the night-vision lenses that lit up the darkness.

In the fall of 2003, however, he was the chief of the Detainee Elicitation Cell, charged with overseeing polygraphs and the interrogation of prisoners in Iraq.

Martine said he wasn't part of the Navy SEAL capture team that apprehended Jamadi - thought to be a leader of a terrorist cell linked to a bombing in Baghdad - in the early morning hours of Nov. 3, 2003. But Martine was the man in charge of the team that interrogated Jamadi.

And when Jamadi died in custody a few hours after his capture, it was Martine who collected the evidence and filed the reports.

Martine, who relied on information from interrogators, concluded after an autopsy that Jamadi died of injuries suffered during his capture - most likely from an aneurysm.

"During his capture, he resisted in an extreme way," Martine said. "During that struggle, things were knocked over. He banged his head against things."

Investigators reviewing the autopsy notes would later suggest a different conclusion - that Jamadi, who was partially hooded, died of asphyxiation.

Last week, eight years after Jamadi's death, Martine said, he received a call from the FBI, summoning him to testify before a federal grand jury.

The investigation, announced June 30 by Attorney General Eric Holder, promises to take Martine down a familiar path. He said the U.S. Inspector General's Office investigated the case extensively in 2003, only to have it reopened in 2004 and 2007.

"We thought it was resolved," Martine said. "I think if you investigate something for over three years and the final resolution is the U.S. attorney says it's no longer prosecutable - when you open it up four years later, the motivations concern me." [Read more: Martin/ErieTimes/10July2011]


Working with China Opens Door to Espionage: Time for a Timeout. It was an awkward moment, to say the least. Testifying before a House Appropriations subcommittee, President Obama's science adviser, John P. Holdren, was describing the Obama administration's ongoing discussions with China to develop joint space projects.

Problem is, a law Mr. Obama had signed just weeks before prohibits NASA or Mr. Holdren's Office of Science and Technology Policy (OSTP) from engaging in any bilateral activities with China.

When challenged ("Do you understand the meaning of the word 'prohibits'?") Mr. Holdren asserted on advice of counsel that the president was construing the law as consistent with his inherent constitutional authority to conduct negotiations (lawyer-speak for "You can't tell us what is off limits").

Mr. Holdren may pay the price (literally) for this novel interpretation. Now Frank R. Wolf, chairman of the subcommittee on commerce, justice, science and related agencies is threatening to force compliance with the law by cutting OSTP's budget when his subcommittee meets Thursday to mark up next year's appropriations bill.

Leaving aside the "who's-in-charge" issue, the larger question is: Is this a good law or a bad law? [Michael Griffin was the administrator of NASA under President George W. Bush. Michelle Van Cleave was the national counterintelligence executive under President Bush and assistant director of the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy under Presidents Reagan and George H. W. Bush.]  [Read more: Griffin&VanCleave/WashingtonTimes/6July2011] 

Terrorist Sanctuaries. The Osama bin Laden incident has greatly tarnished the image of Pakistan as a reliable ally in the war on terror. Some US lawmakers are furious at Pakistan because they say it hosted Bin Laden in Abbottabad for several years. They are raising new questions about the billions in foreign aid the US has spent on assisting Pakistan, which they consider an unreliable ally. The US has reportedly delayed the release of war-on-terror funds to Pakistan. Two US commanders responsible for operations in Afghanistan have testified before the Senate Armed Services Committee that Pakistan knows the whereabouts of Mullah Omar and that the IEDs being used against Coalition forces come from Pakistan.

President Barack Obama's speech on his exit strategy and his interview with the Voice of America were focused on Pakistan. He accuses Pakistan of failing to recognise the threat to its sovereignty that arises from the presence of extremists on its territory. According to him, this is the main reason that the US, Pakistan and Afghanistan cannot work cooperatively and have failed to converge their respective security interests.

He told the VOA on June 23 that "Pakistan either has always seen terrorism as a problem for somebody else, or has seen elements of the Taliban as a hedge in terms of their influence within Afghanistan. Terrorism threatens Pakistan more than just about any other country. It strains its relations with its neighbours and with friends like the United States. The Taliban should need not to be seen as a hedge against Afghanistan. Instead, they should see the Afghan government as a partner they can work with. Pakistan will be pressed to expand its participation in war on terror. Pakistan still has terrorist safe havens and the US will make efforts to address this issue. The US will insist that Pakistan keeps its commitment." [The writer is a retired brigadier.] [Read more:  Munir/TheNews/6July2011] 

What the CIA Needs in David Petraeus. What sort of agenda will David Petraeus pursue as director of the CIA, after he leaves Afghanistan this month? He laid out a basic road map in his June 23 confirmation hearing. After spending a week with Petraeus's entourage in Kabul, perhaps I can add a few guideposts. Petraeus knows the agency needs a strong leader who can motivate and also discipline a sometimes stubborn secret bureaucracy. He knows, too, that the CIA culture is insular - good at co-opting the outsiders it likes and at undercutting those it doesn't. But he has coped with similarly strong cultures within the military and doesn't seem worried about the poison darts that may come his way.

Petraeus also senses that to succeed at the agency, he will have to lift his game - operating more like the CEO of a flat global business than as commander of a hierarchical military organisation. In the military, you can give orders and expect that they'll be carried out, but a CIA director needs a subtler kind of communication. The best thing, from the CIA's standpoint, is that Petraeus really wants the job. When he talked about his future with Defence Secretary Bob Gates last November, he said he wasn't captivated by book offers and business proposals, however lucrative. He wanted to stay in the public arena, and the CIA job seemed a huge challenge - one that he could enjoy for a long while, assuming President Obama is re-elected.

The CIA post, among other things, would allow Petraeus to stay with the fights in Iraq and Afghanistan, which are likely to shift to paramilitary-intelligence missions, once the uniformed troops leave. When Petraeus talked about the new job during his hearing, the voice was somewhat different from the one that's familiar from his previous testimony about Iraq and Afghanistan, where he was the super-intense commander in a ribbon-bedecked uniform. Petraeus is likely to be a bit looser in style and more wide-ranging intellectually in the new job. The laser pointer may stay in the briefcase, along with the PowerPoint images that reduce a complex problem to a single screen. The agenda for a CIA director isn't executing a set campaign plan but helping conceptualise one. Many of the issues are blank slates: the political evolution of Iran and Saudi Arabia; the trajectory of the Arab Spring; the rise of other popular revolts; and, most of all, the puzzle of China. For an intellectual omnivore such as Petraeus, this is a rich feast. Petraeus understands that the CIA workforce is, as one senator put it, "nervous" about the agency being run by a military "superstar." This is a bruised organisation, wounded by so many years of public criticism, and it needs a leader, not a martinet. [Read more:  Ignatius/PakObserver/6July2011] 

The Cost of Muddled Detainee Policies. The July 6 front-page story "Terror suspect detained on ship" tackled an issue that has plagued decision makers from the commander in chief down to squad leaders: �What do we do with these detainees?�

As a military intelligence officer experienced in handling detainees in Iraq and Afghanistan, I believe the question is about intent. Are we trying to gain intelligence, gather evidence, or both?

Intelligence gathering should take precedence over prosecution; the information can immediately affect operations and save lives. In the case of the Somali prisoner, it appears that occurred.

The problem comes when we're done exploiting intelligence and there isn't enough evidence to meet the threshold of prosecution. Even if we know a detainee is "the enemy," we don't have anywhere to keep him from continuing his campaign against us. More often than not, coalition troops engage in "catch and release" because of that issue. [Browell/WashingtonPost/6July2011] 

Hichem Karoui: Secret CIA Drone Base. Reports about an alleged CIA drone base targeting militants of Al Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula (AQAP) based in Yemen appear contradictory. Some say that the US spy agency was trying to build a drone facility for surveillance and attack in Yemen itself similar to another on the Pakistan-Afghanistan border, whereas other reports say the disorder in the country actually hamper CIA activities and may delay its plan for a drone facility for several months to come.

Still other reports say the base targeting Yemen is being built outside the country, in the Arab Gulf. Where? The base is reportedly at least eight months away from completion and plagued with logistics difficulties. Some pointed out to Qatar and Saudi Arabia as candidates for such an installation, unless the CIA expanded the existing American presence in Djibouti.

One of the purported benefits of expanding CIA drone operations in Yemen, according to these reports, is enabling the agency to operate more freely than the US military even if Saleh is replaced by a leader less tolerant of US counter-terrorist operations. They point out to a recent decision of President Obama to move the CIA-operated Predator and other unmanned aircraft into the region, following reports about AQAP's engaging intensified struggle for control of southern Yemen and taking advantage of a growing power vacuum to create a stronghold near vital oil-shipping lanes. [The author, an expert on US-Middle East relations, is based in Paris.] [Read more:  GulfToday/9July2011] 

Section IV - Careers


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This leader will also analyze individual and team performance on a regular basis and provide candid and timely developmental feedback and monitor training plans. This position reports to the Operations Manager and will work closely with all Member Care and Operations team members and other departments as necessary to educate and communicate Safety concerns and successes. The Safety Supervisor will also be responsible for researching best practices and working with the product team to develop new tools to help keep the community safe.
Specific Duties/Responsibilities:

Skills/Experience Requirements:

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TO APPLY: email resume to and put in the subject line: Safety Supervisor Role. The HR Director will review resumes and get back to the candidates. They have not posted the job description on the website just yet, but in a day or two it will be up. When it is, AFIO members interested in the post can go to   and click on Safety Supervisor.

Section V - Research Requests, Books, Obituaries, Letters to the Editors and Coming Events


Research Requests

Seeking Guidance on Procedure for, and Effectiveness of, Information Sharing Between IC and State/Local Partners: AFIO Members: my name is Andrew Becker, and I am a reporter in Berkeley, Calif. with the Center for Investigative Reporting, a 34-year-old nonprofit news organization. CIR partners with various news outlets, such as National Public Radio, PBS/FRONTLINE and the Washington Post, to publish and produce our work.

I am working on a project regarding information sharing (vertical and horizontal) among the IC and state/local partners, and I am hoping to speak with one or more AFIO members about this. I am interested in learning more about how this works, as well as suspicious activity reporting and how that benefits the IC. I am working on this project for a broadcast piece with NPR and PBS/NewsHour and a possible print partner (yet to be determined).

You can visit the CIR web site, as well as samples of my recent work, by following the links below.
Thank you for your time.
Replies to: Andrew Becker, staff reporter, Center for Investigative Reporting, 510-809-3165 direct,email me at:


Improving Intelligence Analysis: Bridging the Gap between Scholarship and Practice (Studies in Intelligence) by Stephen Marrin. This book on intelligence analysis written by intelligence expert Dr. Stephen Marrin argues that scholarship can play a valuable role in improving intelligence analysis. 

Improving intelligence analysis requires bridging the gap between scholarship and practice. Compared to the more established academic disciplines of political science and international relations, intelligence studies scholarship is generally quite relevant to practice. Yet a substantial gap exists nonetheless. Even though there are many intelligence analysts, very few of them are aware of the various writings on intelligence analysis which could help them improve their own processes and products. If the gap between scholarship and practice were to be bridged, practitioners would be able to access and exploit the literature in order to acquire new ways to think about, frame, conceptualize, and improve the analytic process and the resulting product. This volume contributes to the broader discussion regarding mechanisms and methods for improving intelligence analysis processes and products. It synthesizes these articles into a coherent whole, linking them together through common themes, and emphasizes the broader vision of intelligence analysis in the introduction and conclusion chapters.

The book will be of great interest to students of intelligence studies, strategic studies, US national security, US foreign policy, security studies and political science in general, as well as professional intelligence analysts and managers.

Stephen Marrin is a Lecturer in the Centre for Intelligence and Security Studies at Brunel University in London. He has a PhD in Foreign Affairs from the University of Virginia and is a former Intelligence Analyst in the CIA. [Read more: Taylor&Francis/July2011]

Reducing Uncertainty: Intelligence Analysis and National Security, by Thomas Fingar. The US government spends billions of dollars every year to reduce uncertainty: to monitor and forecast everything from the weather to the spread of disease. In other words, we spend a lot of money to anticipate problems, identify opportunities, and avoid mistakes. A substantial portion of what we spend�over $50 billion a year�goes to the US Intelligence Community.

Reducing Uncertainty describes what Intelligence Community analysts do, how they do it, and how they are affected by the political context that shapes, uses, and sometimes abuses their output. In particular, it looks at why IC analysts pay more attention to threats than to opportunities, and why they appear to focus more on warning about the possibility of "bad things" happening than on providing the input necessary for increasing the likelihood of positive outcomes.

The book is intended to increase public understanding of what IC analysts do, to elicit more relevant and constructive suggestions for improvement from outside the Intelligence Community, to stimulate innovation and collaboration among analysts at all grade levels in all agencies, and to provide a core resource for students of intelligence. The most valuable aspect of this book is the in-depth discussion of National Intelligence Estimates�what they are, what it means to say that they represent the "most authoritative judgments of the Intelligence Community," why and how they are important, and why they have such high political salience and symbolic importance. The final chapter lays out, from an insider's perspective, the story of the flawed Iraq WMD NIE and its impact on the subsequent Iran nuclear NIE�paying particular attention to the heightened political scrutiny the latter received in Congress following the Iraq NIE debacle. [Read more: StanfordUniversityPress/July2011]

Terrorist Financing, Money Laundering, and Tax Evasion: Examining the Performance of Financial Intelligence Units, by Jayesh D'Souza. Tracking funding is a critical part of the fight against terrorism and as the threat has escalated, so has the development of financial intelligence units (FIUs) designed to investigate suspicious transactions. Terrorist Financing, Money Laundering, and Tax Evasion: Examining the Performance of Financial Intelligence Units provides a thorough analysis of the financing phenomenon from the raising of funds to government agencies� efforts to interdict them to measuring and monitoring the outcomes of these efforts.

This volume begins by presenting deep-rooted conflicts in the Middle East, the United States, the Indian subcontinent, Northern Ireland, and South America that have led to modern terrorism. It describes recent developments in counterterrorism and discusses the next steps in intelligence reform. Next, the author discusses how financial crime is committed, examining the source of funds from money laundering and tax evasion among others, and the transfer of these funds. He then covers performance and risk management, and the process of measuring performance using the balanced scorecard method. The book presents an overview of anti-money laundering and counterterrorist financing initiatives in several regions around the globe: the European Union, Asia Pacific, North America, Latin America and the Caribbean, the Middle East, and Africa. It concludes with a survey of experts� opinions on the efficacy of current programs and recommendations for improving government performance in countering terrorist financing and related money laundering and tax evasion. [Read more: CRCPress/July2011]

CIA Historical Collection Publications: Where the Past Becomes Declassified. Are you a history buff? Do you wonder what went on behind the scenes at the CIA during some of the most important events in American history? A visit to the new Historical Collections section on will satisfy your curiosity!

This new section features publications containing declassified CIA documents from the Vietnam and Korean wars and the Office of Scientific Intelligence—the predecessor of the Directorate of Science and Technology.

Featured publications include:

To read these publications, simply click the booklet covers on the right side of the page. Links to the original declassified documents are also available under each summary.

To request that a printed copy of a booklet—complete with an interactive DVD—be mailed to you free of charge, contact CIA's Office of Public Affairs [OPA].


Reginald Augustine, Part of Secret Mission to Find Nazi Scientist, Dies at 97. Reginald C. Augustine, 97, who participated in a top-secret Army mission to hunt down Nazi scientists during World War II and determine Germany's efforts to build a nuclear bomb, died June 30 at Sibley Memorial Hospital in the District. He had pneumonia.

Mr. Augustine, who separated from the military at the rank of captain, parlayed his wartime intelligence work into a two-decade career at the CIA. As an operations officer, Mr. Augustine served in Munich and Frankfurt during the 1950s and 1960s and was posted to Saigon in 1968.

During World War II, Mr. Augustine was part of an elite detachment of linguists, spies and scientists assigned to a mission whose code name was Alsos. The Alsos operation was under the purview of Lt. Gen. Leslie R. Groves, the head of the atom-bomb development effort known as the Manhattan Project. Although Alsos is Greek for "grove," the code name was apparently coincidental.

"Alsos was one of the most successful intelligence operations of the war," said Robert Norris, author of the 2003 book "Racing for the Bomb: General Leslie R. Groves, the Manhattan Project's Indispensable Man."

Groves suspected German physicists were deep into a similar bomb effort and feared the enemy might finish first because they possessed superior engineers. Among the German scientists were Otto Hahn, the discoverer of the nuclear fission principle, and several Nobel Prize-winning physicists. [Read more:  Shapiro/WashingtonPost/7July2011]

William Forbes Young, Master Mariner, Dies at Age 74. Captain Bill was born near the sea and spent his life messing about in boats. He retired from the Coast Guard after 20 years and then worked offshore for the next 15 years, including assignments in the North Sea, India and China. Bill and his wife, Sharon, enjoyed a third and final career running an adobe inn in Jemez Springs, N.M., where he developed a sail training program for the Jemez Pueblo, helping young boys experience the romance of sailing.

William Forbes Young was born in Newton, Mass., on Oct. 6, 1936, to William and Constance Dyer Young. His father was a brigadier general and executive with General Electric; his mother was a radio singer and artist. Growing up on the Charles River, Bill sailed as a cadet and deckhand on schooners, yawls and sloops, with local coastal journeys as well as trips to Nova Scotia, North Sea, Baltic Sea, and to Labrador on the Bowdoin. He attended the Coast Guard Academy where he was assigned to the Eagle and went on to command three vessels along the New England coast including the Presidential Security Vessel for JFK for two years. [Read more:  KnoxVillageSoup/6July2011] 

Letters to the Editors

Riddle of the Sands. Your recent mention of Eskine Childers's Riddle of the Sands as telling of an imagined German invasion of Britain that alerted Britain to German threats pre-WWI reminded me of the real case of a 1908 (I think) German plan to invade the United States. This document was discovered in the Militaerarchiv in Freiburg by my friend, Holger Herwig, as we worked side by side in that repository. He published it in an article in the Militaergeschichtliche Mitteilungen probably around 1971 or so and the NYTimes did a piece on it a few years later, when I alerted them to it. Holger is now a distinguished professor of history at the University of Calgary, with several solid books to his credit, in case any members wish to pursue this story. 
Keep up the good work with your excellent weekly reports. All the best, David Kahn [Kahn is the author of many seminal books on cryptology and is on the board of the National Cryptologic Museum Foundation.]

Coming Educational Events


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

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:

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, 12:30 - 2:30 - Los Angeles, CA - The AFIO LA Chapter hears anti-terrorism specialist Michael O'Neill on Irish, European, and pan-Arab 21st Century Terrorism

Event is being held at the LMU campus. Speaker Michael O'Neill is a former detective with the Royal Ulster Constabulary Anti-Terrorism Division, and will discuss his personal perspective of "terror" in the 21st Century with relation to the "Irish" question and the links between the European and pan Arab entities similar to the PLO. Please RSVP via email to if you plan to attend the luncheon.

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

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 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:

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 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

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

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 or contact Wallace S. Bruschweiler, Sr. at

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 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

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 will present a few booklets 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:
Location: North Carolina Museum of History, Downtown Raleigh, NC

12 September 2011 - Washington, DC - DACOR-DIAA Forum hosts speaker on Islamic Doctrine of Shariah.

LTG Harry E. Soyster, USA (Ret.) and John Guandolo will speak on the Islamic Doctrine of Shariah. The speakers were on the team that wrote Shariah: The Threat to America. General Soyster was a director of the Defense Intelligence Agency and INSCOM CG. John Guandolo advises internationally on the Global Islamic Movement and created the FBI Counterterrorism Training and Education Course. This Forum will be open to members of all Intelligence Community associations and their guests.
Location: DACOR Bacon House, downtown Washington, DC
AFIO will announce time and full address in a week or two. It will provide registration details as well.

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