AFIO Weekly Intelligence Notes #05-14 dated 4 February 2014

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CONTENTS

Section I - INTELLIGENCE HIGHLIGHTS

Section II - CONTEXT & PRECEDENCE

Section III - COMMENTARY

Section IV - Research Request, Obituaries, Books and Coming Events

Research

Obituaries

Books

Coming Educational Events

Current Calendar for Next Two Months ONLY

1 - 3 May 2014 - Tysons Corner, VA - AFIO-NGA 2014 3-day GEOINT Symposium. Preliminary details here. Hotel registrations currently available.

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First AFIO National Luncheon of 2014

21 March 2014

Two Intelligence Officers
Who Made the Tough
Post-9/11 Decisions

1 pm Speaker

John Rizzo, former Acting General Counsel, CIA

author of

Company Man: Thirty Years of Controversy and Crisis in the CIA

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"Rizzo rose to become the most influential career lawyer in CIA history
...involved in proxy wars in Central America in the 1970s to recent drone strikes in Pakistan."

"Practicing law at CIA was unlike any other attorney job in the government.
Few federal statutes were meant to apply to the Agency's activities..."

Company Man is "an atlas to navigate the dark, murky morality
that governs the business of intelligence."

--- The Washington Post, Dina Temple-Raston, 10 January 2014

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11 am Speaker

Philip Mudd

Former Deputy Director of National Security, FBI
and Former Deputy Director, Counterterrorist Center, CIA

author of

TAKEDOWN:
Inside the Hunt for Al Qaida

Philip Mudd, a career CIA officer, become second-in-charge of counterterrorism analysis in the Counterterrorist Center. He was promoted to the position of Deputy Director of the Center in 2003 and served there until 2005, when FBI Director Mueller appointed him as the first-ever deputy director of the National Security Branch in 2005.  He later became the FBI's Senior Intelligence Adviser and then resigned from government service in March 2010.

<Register Here while space remains

EVENT LOCATION: The Crowne Plaza
1960 Chain Bridge Road, McLean, Virginia 22102
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Guest speaker on My Friend and Colleague, Bob Hanssen

Jim Ohlson, a retired FBI Special Agent with over 28 years of service to the FBI, primarily in the counterintelligence and counterterrorism programs, speaks on 12 March 2014, 1000-1145 hrs in Laurel, MD, at The National Cryptologic Museum Foundation's Spring Program. Jim Ohlson is currently with NSA's Office of Counterintelligence.

On 20 February 2001, Mr. Ohlson's phone began to ring early in the morning and continued without letup throughout the day. He was stunned to learn that Robert Hanssen, a co-worker he had formed close ties with during assignments in D.C. and New York, was under arrest for espionage. The media frenzy that followed the Robert Hanssen spy case can be used to judge its impact. No modern spy has been the focus of so much attention as fast as Robert Hanssen. By 2003, five books had been published and numerous articles written and by 2007 several films had been produced.
Jim Ohlson had come to know Bob Hanssen fairly well over the years and felt the books and movies had done a mixed job at solving the essential mystery. To explain why, it will be helpful to address a series of questions: Who is Bob Hanssen? What made him a good FBI agent? What made him a good KGB agent? What was the damage? Why did he do it? Where is he now?
Early in his career he studied Arabic at the Defense Language Institute and then put the language to use in the Bureau's New York Field Office. He spent over 14 years in the New York Office working counterterrorism, counterintelligence and directing FBI support to the National Foreign Intelligence programs for the U.S. Intelligence Community. Following that assignment Jim was awarded the DCI's National Intelligence Distinguished Service Medal. Jim retired from FBI Headquarters as the Security Program Manager. In 13 years since leaving the FBI, he has worked with the Center for Public Justice, the Office of the National Counterintelligence Executive [NCIX]; and, since 2004, with NSA's Office of Counterintelligence. Prior to his years in the FBI, Jim served in the U.S. Army, to include a tour in Vietnam with the 101st Airborne Division.
Event Location: L-3 Communications located at 2720 Technology Drive, Annapolis Junction, MD 20701, Tel 301-575-3200. Lunch will be served 1200-1300.
To join us for this exciting program mail your registration fee in the enclosed envelope or register online at www.cryptologicfoundation.org. The fees are $20 for members and $50 for guests (includes a guest membership). Deadline for registration is 07 March 2014.
If you wish to register by sending a check via U.S. mail, do so by making it payable to NCMF and send to PO Box 1682, Fort George G Meade, MD 20755-3682. Questions? Contact Mary J. Faletto, Senior Administrator, National Cryptologic Museum Foundation, Office: 301-688-5436 Cell: 443-250-8621. E-mail: cryptmf@aol.com


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Section I - INTELLIGENCE HIGHLIGHTS

Intelligence Leaks Top Terrorism in Threat Assessment. Syria has become a hotbed for al Qaeda training, Iran's nuclear ambitions will hinge on the country's internal politics, post-Arab Spring violence is likely to grow over the coming year, and the threat of a massive cyber attack on American interests is increasing.

Those were a few key points U.S. intelligence community leaders highlighted Wednesday in the annual Worldwide Threat Assessment presented to the Senate Select Committee on Intelligence.

Yet, the most revealing difference between this and past years' assessments centered on something else entirely: leaks.

For the first time, the threat of sensitive intelligence leaks - notably those made over the past six months by former National Security Agency contractor Edward Snowden - has been elevated to a level of "critical," and listed above both terrorism and nuclear weapons proliferation. [Read more: Taylor/WashingtonTimes/29January2014]

Lenovo's Motorola, IBM Server Buys Will Likely Get Strict U.S. Security Review. Beijing-based Lenovo Group's plan to buy Google's Motorola Mobility unit and an IBM server division for a combined $5.2 billion will likely face strict and lengthy national security scrutiny by an inter-agency committee of the U.S. government, two Washington attorneys who are veterans of the review process said Thursday.

"The announced acquisition of Motorola's smartphone business by Lenovo - which is part-owned by the Chinese government - is a national security trifecta. This is not going to be resolved anytime soon," said Christopher Brewster, an attorney at Stroock & Stroock & Lavan in Washington. Brewster has more than 30 years experience representing companies making U.S. investments.

Lenovo is expected to face the Committee on Foreign Investment in the U.S. (CFIUS, often pronounced "sifius"), an inter-federal agency committee tasked with reviewing - in secret - the national security implications of foreign investments in U.S. companies and operations.

The committee is chaired by the secretary of the Treasury and has representatives from 16 federal agencies, including the Departments of Defense, State, Commerce and Homeland Security. [Read more: Hamblen/ComputerWorld/30January2014]

Intelligence Community Says Bergdahl a Top Priority. Returning captured Blaine County soldier Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl to his family is a top priority, said top U.S. intelligence officials in Washington, D.C., on Monday.

Idaho Sen. Jim Risch questioned several members of the U.S. intelligence community on Capitol Hill during a Senate Select Committee hearing on current and projected national security threats against the United States.

Present at the hearing were Director of National Intelligence James Clapper, CIA Director John Brennan, FBI Director James Comey, Defense Intelligence Agency Director Lt. Gen. Michael Flynn, and Matt Olson, the director of the National Counter Terrorism Center.

Bergdahl grew up in the Wood River Valley. He has been a captive of the Taliban for nearly five years and been the subject of proposed peace talks with the opposition in the 12-year Afghanistan war. [Read more: Evans/IdahoMountainExpress/31January2014]

Clapper Says Syrian al-Qaida Wants to Attack US. The Syrian militant group tied to al-Qaida, the al-Nusra Front, wants to attack the United States and is training a growing cadre of fighters from Europe, the Mideast and even the U.S., the top U.S. intelligence official told Congress on Wednesday.

Director of National Intelligence James Clapper told the Senate Intelligence Committee that such al-Qaida groups in Syria have started training camps "to train people to go back to their countries" - one of the newest threats emerging in the past year to U.S. security. He said "al-Nusra Front, to name one .... does have aspirations for attacks on the homeland." Clapper didn't elaborate or offer any evidence of al-Nusra's desire to attack the U.S.

Clapper described the Syrian militants as one of the newest groups to join a diverse and widely dispersed network of al-Qaida-affiliated and other extremists bent on carrying out attacks in the U.S. He said more established groups like Yemen's al-Qaida in the Arabian Peninsula are still more capable of carrying out attacks against the U.S., but described steep growth in numbers of fighters in Syria.

Clapper said out of an estimated 75,000 to 110,000 rebels overall battling the government of Bashar Assad in Syria, some 26,000 are extremists, and about 7,000 of them foreigners from some 50 countries, including Europe. [Read more: Dozier/AP/29January2014]

The Belarusian Connection: Obamacare Network Vulnerable to Cyber Attack. U.S. intelligence agencies last week urged the Obama administration to check its new healthcare network for malicious software after learning that developers linked to the Belarus government helped produce the website, raising fresh concerns that private data posted by millions of Americans will be compromised.

The intelligence agencies notified the Department of Health and Human Services, the agency in charge of the Healthcare.gov network, about their concerns last week. Specifically, officials warned that programmers in Belarus, a former Soviet republic closely allied with Russia, were suspected of inserting malicious code that could be used for cyber attacks, according to U.S. officials familiar with the concerns.

The software links the millions of Americans who signed up for Obamacare to the federal government and more than 300 medical institutions and healthcare providers.

"The U.S. Affordable Care Act software was written in part in Belarus by software developers under state control, and that makes the software a potential target for cyber attacks," one official said. [Read more: Gertz/FreeBeacon/3February2014]

Marine Intelligence Officer Busted in $235,000 Sting, FBI Says. A U.S. Marine Corps intelligence officer complaining of money and marriage woes may have thought his troubles were over when he pulled into a Dania Beach parking lot to pick up a duffel bag stuffed with $235,000 in cash.

But that meeting Friday outside Bass Pro Shops now looks like the start of Jose Emmanuel Torres' problems.

The 37-year-old gunnery sergeant and Iraq war veteran from Cooper City faces charges of federal bribery, exceeding authorized access to a government computer and extortion after he was arrested during the dramatic conclusion to a sting operation two years in the making.

While Torres thought he had enlisted an immigrant seeking residency to help him rip off drug money from Colombian smugglers, he was actually being monitored by federal agents, according to the FBI. [Read more: Clary/SunSentinal/3February2014]

Algeria Party Head Slams Powerful Spy Chief. The head of Algeria's largest political party on Monday questioned the leadership of the powerful chief of the nation's intelligence service and urged him to resign.

The comment by Amar Saadani of the National Liberation Front in an interview with the online news site Tout Sur L'Algerie hints at a major power struggle in the country ahead of April's presidential elections.

Mohammed "Tewfik" Mediene has headed the Department of Research and Security, as the intelligence service is known, since 1990 and is considered one of the main powerbrokers in this oil rich nation.

Algeria's incumbent president, Abdelaziz Bouteflika, a rival of Mediene's, is expected to run for a fourth term in office, despite being 76 and suffering from a stroke last year. [Read more: Ouali/AP/3February2014]

Rwanda Ex-Spy Chief Tried in Paris on Genocide Charges. A French court has begun hearing the landmark trial of a former Rwandan intelligence chief charged with complicity in the 1994 genocide.

Pascal Simbikangwa, who is paraplegic, was arrested in 2008 when he was living under an alias on France's Indian Ocean island of Mayotte.

He denies all of the charges.

France has been accused of being too slow to prosecute those allegedly linked to killing hundreds of thousands of Rwandans over 100 days in 1994.

After the genocide, many Rwandans fled to France as they share a common language and used to enjoy close diplomatic relations. [Read more: BBC/4February2014]

Egypt Charges 3 Egyptians, 5 Israelis With Espionage. Prosecutors for Egypt's state security court have charged three Egyptians and five Israelis with spying on behalf of Israel, Al-Ahram reported. 

The defendants are accused of "espionage and providing a foreign entity with information concerning national security." All 8 have been referred to a criminal court by the State Security Emergency Prosecution dealing with cases involving national security and terrorism. 

The five Israelis, charged with collaborating with the Egyptian defendants to gain information on Egypt's national security, are all members of Mossad, Israel's intelligence agency, according to Al-Ahram. They will be tried in absentia. [Read more: Yanover/JewishPress/2February2014]


Section II - CONTEXT & PRECEDENCE

Why a Plane Became a Restaurant and Bar - Tales of Revolution, CIA Plots & Arms Trading in Central America. When the C-123 was shot down over Nicaragua in 1986 by the Sandinista guerillas, it left behind an American owned sister plane. This Fairchild C-123 was a part of one of the biggest political scandals in the 1980s. The Reagan Administration set up a network of arms sales to Iran designed to win release of US hostages held in Lebanon and raise money to fund the Nicaraguan, counter-revolutionary guerilla fighters, commonly referred to as the 'Contras'. By artificially inflating the prices of arms, National Security Council official Oliver North, was able to reap profits that could be diverted to fund the counter-revolutionaries of the Cuban allied Sandinista government.

The sole survivor of the C-123, CIA man Eugene Hasenfus, parachuted to safety but was captured by the Sandinista Army and it was his testimony that helped to shed light on what would only later be known as the Iran-Contra Affair. Led out of the jungle at gun point, Hasenfus's existence set in motion an incredible chain of cover-ups and lies that would mushroom into one of the biggest scandals in American political history known as the Iran-Contra Affair.

The Reagan Administration had set up an arm sales deal with Iran to win the release of some U.S. hostages being held in Lebanon and to raise money to fund the counter-revolutionary Nicaraguan guerrilla fighters. Of the $16 million raised, only $3.8 million actually funded the Contras. With the CIA's help, they purchased several items, including the two C-123 cargo planes, two C-7 planes, a Maule aircraft, spare parts, and munitions. They also built a secret airstrip on an American-owned, 30,000 acre ranch in northwest Costa Rica.

This surviving C-123 was the second of two purchased by the Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) in the 1980s and was, after the successful Sandinista strike, abandoned at the International Airport in San Jose. [Read more: Harland/Permaculture/27January2014]

Bangor Guard Unit Returns From Secret Afghanistan Intelligence Mission. The eight soldiers from the Maine Army National Guard's Detachment 14, which included seven who had deployed at least one time before, aptly returned from a yearlong deployment training and conducting secret Afghanistan intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance on Veterans Day.

"It was a secret mission. It was the kind of stuff where everybody had to have top-secret clearance to go," Commander Ron Ireland, a Chief Warrant Officer 5, who just completed his fifth deployment.

Unlike the unit's last two deployment, to Afghanistan in 2003 and Iraq in 2008, where they also transported dignitaries, "This particular mission was a combat mission."

The four pilots and four air support staff members of Detachment 14, Operational Support Airlift Command [OSACOM], were given a hero's welcome home at the unit's freedom salute Sunday at the Spectacular Event Center. The event publically recognizes the sacrifice of soldiers, families, employers and friends who have supported them throughout their deployment. [Read more: Ricker/BDN/2February2014]

From Warheads to Cheap Energy: Thomas L. Neff's Idea Turned Russian Warheads Into American Electricity. As the Cold War ended in the late 1980s and early '90s, a new fear arose amid the rejoicing and relief: that atomic security might fail in the disintegrating Soviet Union, allowing its huge stockpile of nuclear warheads to fall into unfriendly hands.

The jitters intensified in late 1991, as Moscow announced plans to store thousands of weapons from missiles and bombers in what experts viewed as decrepit bunkers, policed by impoverished guards of dubious reliability.

Many officials and scientists worried. Few knew what to do.

That is when Thomas L. Neff, a physicist at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, hit on his improbable idea: Why not let Moscow sell the uranium from its retired weapons and dilute it into fuel for electric utilities in the United States, giving Russians desperately needed cash and Americans a cheap source of power?

Last month, Dr. Neff's idea came to a happy conclusion as the last shipment of uranium from Russia arrived in the United States. In all, over two decades, the program known as Megatons to Megawatts turned 20,000 Russian warheads into electricity that has illuminated one in 10 American light bulbs. [Read more: Broad/NYTimes/27January2014]

This Day in History: Merchant, Diplomat, Pirate, Spy Dies in Amsterdam. February 4, 1616, is the day on which Samuel Pallache - Sephardi Jew, merchant, diplomat, spy and pirate - died, in Amsterdam.

Pallache was born around 1550, in Fez, Morocco, into a family that had fled Spain a short time earlier, in the wake of the expulsion. He is not a figure unknown to scholars: The first known mention of him is in a work of Jewish history written by poet and historian Miguel de Barrios some decades after Pallache's death. By Barrios' telling, Pallache was a proud Jew who served the Moroccan monarch and worked against the Spanish crown, as ambassador to the Netherlands. Barrios even describes a scene in The Hague in which Pallache's horse-drawn carriage encountered the carriage of the Spanish ambassador and refused to make way for it, forcing the Spaniard to yield to the Jew.

A recent biography, A Man of Three Worlds, by Spanish scholars Mercedes Garcia-Arenal and Gerard Wiegers, presents a far more nuanced and complex portrait of a shrewd businessman and manipulator, a master of subterfuge whose loyalties changed direction with the wind.

Pallache was apparently sent to Spain in 1603 to buy jewels for the Moroccan potentate Muley Zidan. This was possible only with the agreement of King Philip III, which suggests that the ban on Jews in Iberia was not absolute. Records from within the Spanish court show that Pallache refused to leave Madrid when his business was complete, and in order to justify his continued presence, he offered the crown inside political information about the goings-on in the Moroccan court. [Read more: Green/Haaretz/4February2014]


Section III - COMMENTARY

Intelligence and American Foreign Policy. The United States intelligence community plays a key role of equal importance and organizational validity to the United States military in the formulation and conduct of American foreign policy.

The intelligence community provides elected leaders and policy makers with the information they need to make optimal policy decisions based on an adversary's intent, goals, commitments, aims and objectives as well as create foreign policy that will aid national interest and the long-term goals of the United States.

The hidden piece of U.S. foreign policy is the information that the U.S. intelligence community gathers, surveys, studies and investigates, which in turn, processes and analyzes in order to disseminate to those who make the decisions concerning U.S. foreign policy and what its goals should be given the interests and intentions of other nations and threats from sub-state or non-state actors.

The new shape of the intelligence community that began in 2004 with the passage of the Intelligence Reform and Terrorism Prevention Act provides a top-level management and accountability approach to managing the nation's intelligence in concert with the U.S. military as a branch of government that can garner large amounts of applicable intelligence data and disperse this information more efficiently to the leadership. [Read more: Harden/TheTelegraph/2February2014]

Evolution, Not Revolution, at the FBI. Earlier this month, Foreign Policy reported the FBI quietly dropped law enforcement as its primary mission and ominously replaced it with "national security." This monumental change of mission for such a well-known and powerful agency was not announced by the Director of the FBI, the Attorney General nor the President. It was not even posed on the FBI's public webpage. According to the article, this significant event was announced this summer in the form of coversheets on documents requested by individuals under the Freedom of Information Act.

While the mission of the FBI has evolved since its inception in 1908, the Bureau has always been an agency with both law enforcement and intelligence authorities. Since 2011, the official mission statement of the FBI has read: "As an intelligence-driven and a threat-focused national security organization with both intelligence and law enforcement responsibilities, the mission of the FBI is to protect and defend the United States against terrorist and foreign intelligence threats, to uphold and enforce the criminal laws of the United States, and to provide leadership and criminal justice services to federal, state, municipal, and international agencies and partners."

With some minor wording changes, this was the same mission statement in effect on September 11, 2001. Those attacks clearly demonstrated that international terrorists had evolved into the most significant threat in the FBI's mandate. Later that same year, the Bureau listed terrorism and foreign-intelligence threats first, followed by the enforcement of criminal laws. This reordering of priorities accurately reflected the massive shift in resources and organization that was then occurring within the FBI.

Even in its earliest days, the FBI arrested racketeers and bank robbers while also investigating act of espionage and sabotage. The FBI first assumed its role in national security in 1916 after German saboteurs bombed an ammunition depot on Black Tom's Island in New York Harbor. The explosion measured at least 5.0 of the Richter scale, killed as many as seven people, wounded hundreds, and damaged the Statue of Liberty. Congress passed statutes giving the Bureau of Investigation (as the FBI was then known) jurisdiction to investigate acts of sabotage and espionage. In World War II, the FBI began stationing agents in embassies overseas to counter German intelligence networks. Today, there are FBI employees operating out of over 66 embassies overseas. During World War II, the FBI famously captured Nazi saboteurs infiltrating the United States. The FBI's early mission to prevent sabotage evolved over the decades into the counterterrorism mission of today. In 1980, the FBI and NYPD had established the first Joint Terrorism Task Force. Today, there are over one hundred.

The FBI's mandate includes the enforcement of over two hundred categories of violations of federal law. [Read more: Berger/TheNationalInterest/4February2014]

Would You Feel Differently About Snowden, Greenwald, and Assange If You Knew What They Really Thought? We live in the age of the leaker. Edward Snowden, Glenn Greenwald, and Julian Assange are celebrated as heroes on op-ed pages and across glossy magazine spreads.

By exposing the secrets of the government, they claim to have revealed its systematic disregard for individual freedom and privacy. Theirs are not the politics of left against right, or liberals against conservatives, or Democrats against Republicans, but of the individual against the state. To oppose them is to side with power against liberty, surveillance against freedom, tyrannical secrecy against democratic openness.

What's astonishing about their ascent to heroism is the breadth of their support. The embrace of the antiwar left and the libertarian right was to be expected. But effusions of praise for the leakers can also be found throughout the liberal establishment. The New York Times, which has come to rely on the leakers as prize sources, is now crusading on Snowden's behalf. Its editorial page has celebrated him for having "done his country a great service" and supports clemency for the crimes he has committed. A stellar array of liberal intellectuals and pundits, from David Bromwich and Robert Kuttner to Richard Cohen and Ezra Klein, have hailed Snowden, as have elected officials, including Senators Bernie Sanders and Ron Wyden. To criticize the leakers, as the legal journalist Jeffrey Toobin and a few other writers have done, is to invite moral condemnation. Even mild objections to their methods are dismissed as damning proof of either corruption - "principle-free, hackish, and opportunistic," in Greenwald's words - or outright complicity with Big Brother.

So far, the adulatory treatment the leakers have received closely mirrors their own self-presentation. But important caches of evidence have gone largely unexamined by the media. Documents are, of course, the leakers' stock-in-trade - and they have produced quite a few documents of their own. The Internet houses a variety of their writings for message boards, blogs, and magazines. Much of this writing was produced before the leakers entertained the possibility of a global audience. They are documents in which one can glimpse their deepest beliefs and true motives. What they reveal is at odds with the flattering coverage the leakers have received, and goes beyond personal eccentricities or dubious activities in the service of noble goals. They reveal an agenda that even the leakers' most dedicated admirers should question. [Read more: Wilentz/NewRepublic/19January2014]


Section IV - Researcher Request, Obituaries, Books and Coming Events


Research Request
 [IMPORTANT: AFIO does not "vet" or endorse these research inquiries or job offers. Reasonable-sounding inquiries and career offerings are published as a service to our members, and for researchers, educators, and subscribers. You are urged to exercise your usual caution and good judgment when responding or supplying any information.]

Documentary Producer Looking for those who might know of any U.S. IC support for a pro-freedom song popularized in E Germany in 1989. View video for more info.

I am currently working on a one hour documentary about the closing days of the Cold War and how a pop song sung by an American became the accidental anthem of this historical period.  I lived in East Germany in 1989. That summer, a song by David Hasselhoff became the number one song in Germany, literally overnight. The song was Looking for Freedom.  East Germans were, of course, forbidden to watch or listen to Western media, but everyone did.  During the summer of '89, East Germany started coming apart at the seams. The last thing that the East German regime needed was for its citizens to be singing along to a song about freedom, sung by an American television star. 

I am hoping to interview anyone from the intelligence community regarding events in East Germany during 1989, particularly those who might also be able to speak to the interest the US may have had in having a song about freedom become so popular at the worst possible time for the East German regime.    

You can view a short clip of the trailer here:

https://vimeo.com/80050326 the password is: dhas

I am funding this project myself.  

A recent project I produced and directed, One Germany, the Other Side of the Wall, was a gift for the Wende Museum, a museum and archive of the Cold War (wendemuseum.org) located in Culver City, CA.  It examines whether or not a wall still exists in the minds of Germans twenty years after reunification. It includes interviews with Joachim Gauck, President of Germany, and Richard Barkley, former US Ambassador to the GDR, Stasi members, Stasi victims, East German musicians and comedians. It has aired in most of Europe and Australia. Significant footage was donated to the Berlin-Hohenschönhausen Memorial. Excerpts of One Germany can be viewed here: https://vimeo.com/72293125 [no password required].

If AFIO members have any referrals I would be very grateful.  Thank you for your help.  I can be reached at Mark Hayes, m.hayes@yahoo.com, 323 848 7975 (office), 323 620 7063 (cell)

Obituaries

Gordon Tack. Gordon Tack, who has died aged 90, was a radio operator with SOE and was parachuted into enemy-occupied territory in France in 1944, and Burma and Malaya the following year.

On the night of July 8 1944, Tack was dropped into Brittany. Accompanying him in Jedburgh Team Giles were Captain Bernard Knox, an American of British origin, and Captain Paul Grall, a Frenchman.

Wearing uniforms and operating alongside SAS and other Jedburgh teams, their mission was to coordinate resistance. They landed near Briec where they were welcomed by a group of excited young Frenchmen, each of whom they had to embrace in turn.

They loaded their containers on to a truck; the vehicle gave them an anxious time for it made as much noise as a Sherman tank. With captured German rifles sticking out of the windows, they drove along back roads to a rendezvous with the Maquis, who were camped in a wood. The last part of the journey was made in daylight and they discovered later that 300 German paratroops had arrived in a nearby village soon after they had passed through and were searching all the farms in the area. [Read more: TheTelegraph/27January2014]


Books

Retired CIA Officer Releasing Book on the Virginia Tech Tragedy. In the dusty coal town of Grundy, Virginia, the Appalachian School of Law became a gruesome crime scene. Six people were shot by a mentally ill former student, Peter Odighizuwa. Three were killed - a dean, a professor and a student: Angela Dales.

"She was bleeding profusely. I thought I knew what it felt like, but you really don't until it is your family," said David Cariens. He was sitting in the living room of his Kilmarnock home 12 years ago when he got that dreaded phone call. The mother of his oldest grandchild was gone. That moment sparked a 12-year journey for Cariens to discover why this country is seeing so many mass shootings.

"There's a very good chance most of these shootings could be prevented. There's no doubt in my mind because the warning signs are there," said Cariens. He knows better than most the pain and helplessness of Virginia Tech, Aurora, Colorado and Sandy Hook.

"It's very good people making very poor decisions and the decision not to do something about a very clear warning that violence is about to occur," added Cariens. [Read more: DePompa/WWBT/31January2014]

How Do We Know? The Politics of the Post-9/11 Reforms. Of the thousands of books on Congress and the legislative process that adorn the shelves of libraries, few tell the story of how bills actually become laws - least of all in a way sure to capture the attention of both practitioners and curious laypeople. Here, Michael Allen does precisely this, and along the way he provides readers with an additional gift: a deep understanding of the issues and controversies that beset the American intelligence-gathering community in the days preceding and following the 9/11 attacks. 

Allen is uniquely poised to tell this story. He was senior director of legislative affairs for the National Security Council during the Bush administration, while the Intelligence Reform and Terrorism Prevention Act of 2004 was being cobbled together. Later on, he served as majority staff director for the House Permanent Committee on Intelligence. As such, he brings the perspectives of all who had a hand in shaping the final product. 

To call Allen's study of the passage of the first major reform of the U.S. intelligence-gathering apparatus since 1947 "exhaustive" would be an understatement. To term it a "page-turner" would not be. And although readers who pick up Blinking Red are aware of how the story ends, Allen injects a welcome ingredient of suspense. None of the events he describes were inevitable.

In the National Security Act of 1947, Congress established the Department of Defense, the National Security Council, and the Central Intelligence Agency. The CIA had not been of central concern to its architects. It began its life with a dual mandate. Its director was made responsible for running the nation's principal spying agency and for "coordinating, evaluating, and disseminating intelligence" throughout the government. In executing this second role, the director of central intelligence had no budgetary authority over other agencies housed across the government (15 in all, 8 in the Defense Department), no final say over personnel beyond the CIA, and no exclusive access to the president to force interagency collaboration. [Read more: Felzenberg/WeeklyStandard/10February2014]


Coming Educational Events

EDUCATIONAL EVENTS IN COMING TWO MONTHS....

MANY more International Spy Museum Events in 2014 with full details are listed on the AFIO Website at www.afio.com.

Wednesday, 05 February 2014, 5pm - Las Vegas, NV - Travis Pullen, DOE, speaks on "Comic Books with Intelligence and the Military from WWII to Present" at the AFIO Las Vegas Chapter

Our featured speaker for the evening will be: Travis M. Pullen, Sr. Intelligence Research Specialist, US Department of Energy, on "The Ultimate Crossover: The Intersection of Comic Books with Intelligence and the Military, from WWII to the Present."

Did You Know: that the creator of the lie detector wrote comic books, and wrote his invention into the stories?; that the Army has had a standing contract to have a comic periodical written for its personnel for the last 60 years?; that after the failure of imagination cited by Congress regarding the September 11 attacks, one of the people the government turned to for insight on future terrorist attacks was a comic book writer?

These out-of-the-ordinary stories and more are part of a presentation that demonstrates how comics have touched upon major moments in American history, and how the realms of the American military, nuclear weapons, and the intelligence community have been involved and portrayed in comics. Learn how the people who made comic books participated in and influenced World War II and how the war impacted the comic industry. Discover the surprising interactions between the intelligence community and the world of comics over several decades. Observe the two-way street of interaction as these unlikely companions impact each other, and be amazed as we uncover the cultural significance of comics in a modern context, such that you will never look at them as "kiddie mags" again!

Pullen holds a BA in Political Science from the University of Nevada, Las Vegas, with a focus on International Affairs. He is a 20-year IC veteran and life-long comic collector and recent blog author.
Place: The Officers' Club at Nellis Air Force Base. All guests must use the MAIN GATE, located at the intersection of Craig Road and Las Vegas Blvd. at 5871 Fitzgerald Blvd., Nellis AFB, NV 89191 Phone: 702-644-2582.
(Guest names must be submitted along with their birth date by 4:00 p.m., Wednesday, January 22, 2014)
Consider arriving early to join us at 5 p.m. in the "Robin's Roost" bar area for liaison and beverages.
Questions or to register: email Mary Bentley at mary.bentley@doe.gov or call 702-295-0417. We look forward to seeing you!

Wednesday, 05 February 2014, 7:00 p.m. - 10:00 p.m. - Washington, DC - Dinner with a Spy - Spies in Love: Jonna and Tony Mendez, a CIA Romance, at Poste Restaurant

What happens when two spycrafty people connect? Tony Mendez has become famous for his rescue of American diplomats from Tehran during the Iranian Hostage Crisis as depicted in ARGO, but he’s not the only spy named Mendez. Both Tony and Jonna Mendez are former CIA chiefs of disguise. This married couple will share their powerful stories of developing disguises and performing identity transformation for officers and agents around the world, and how they managed to balance personal lives with demanding careers. Jonna Mendez, who left the government in 1993 earning the CIA’s Intelligence Commendation Medal, used her disguise skills to go up against the Soviet KGB, the East German Stasi, and the Cuban DGI. Tony Mendez retired from CIA after 25 years earning the CIA's Intelligence Medal of Merit, the Intelligence Star, and two Certificates of Distinction. At this special pre-Valentine’s Day event, you will be one of only 7 guests at Poste for a three-course dinner where you’ll talk with them about their extraordinary disguise exploits and the evolution of their spy romance.
Tickets: $450. Ticket includes hors d’oeuvres and three-course dinner with wines. To make a reservation call 202-654-0932 or e-mail at lhicken@spymuseum.org.

Wednesdays, 05 February - 26 February 2014 - 10:15 a.m. - Washington, DC - Spy Seminar Series: Inside the Minds of Traitors, Dictators, and Terrorists, at the International Spy Museum (in collaboration with the Smithsonian Resident Associate Program)

Human intelligence (HUMINT) is concerned with helping policymakers better understand how our adversaries think. In this fascinating morning course, experts who have spent years examining the dark side of human psychology - delving into the minds and motives of traitors, dictators, and terrorists - share their insights and discuss implications for national security in the 21st century.

05 February 2014 - What Makes Traitors Tick?
He was the psychiatrist for notorious spy Robert Hanssen and interviewed him extensively in prison. David L. Charney knows better than anyone how Hanssen thought and even felt immediately after his long-term espionage was discovered. Did he feel remorse, did he worry about his family, did he care? The answers may surprise you. Charney has worked with a number of high-profile spies and has focused extensively on the psychology and motivation of traitors.

12 February 2014 - Does the Evil Mind Exist?
What makes a person choose evil as a way of life? Stanton Samenow, a noted forensic scientist and author of The Criminal Personality and Inside the Criminal Mind, has closely encountered truly villainous people -- both notorious and unknown. If anyone can answer whether there are truly evil people, he can. Samenow was the prosecution's mental health witness in the trial of the younger of the DC snipers, Lee Boyd Malvo, and he participated in the longest in-depth clinical research and treatment study of offenders conducted in North America.

19 February 2014 - Dictators and Their Disciples in a Dangerous World
Today’s international security environment is much less stable than that of the Cold War. Rogue leaders of outlaw nations with access to weapons of mass destruction pose threats unknown in the past. It is crucial to understand what drives these leaders. Jerrold Post has devoted his career to this effort. He is director of the political psychology program at The George Washington University, and was founding director of the CIA’s Center for the Analysis of Personality and Political Behavior. He played the lead role in developing the "Camp David profiles" of Menachem Begin and Anwar Sadat for President Jimmy Carter, and testified before Congress on the political personality of Saddam Hussein. He also initiated the U.S. government program in understanding the psychology of terrorism. Dr. Post’s latest books are Leaders and their Followers in a Dangerous World and The Mind of the Terrorist.

26 February 2014 - Can a Terrorist’s Brain be Rebooted?
What sets someone on a terrorist trajectory and, more importantly, what could divert him (or her)? Anne Speckhard, author of Talking to Terrorists, is a research psychologist who has interviewed more than 400 terrorists, their family members, hostages, and close associates worldwide. She has conducted psychological autopsies on more than half of the 112 Chechen suicide terrorists as well as dozens of Palestinian suicide terrorists to understand the motivations for and psychological underpinnings of terrorism. She also helped design the Detainee Rehabilitation Program in Iraq for more than 20,000 detainees held by the U.S. Department of Defense. Drawing on this expertise, she can suggest whether the terrorist mindset can be changed.

To Register for Spy Museum Seminar Series for all four days: $120. Register or for more information at www.spymuseum.org

Friday, 7 February 2014, 6:30pm - Washington, DC - "Counterintelligence after Snowden" by William M. Nolte, former ODNI, lecture at Institute of World Politics

William M. Nolte, Former Director of Education and Training, Office of the Director of National Intelligence presents this lecture as the annual Brian Kelley Memorial Lecture to be held at The Institute of World Politics, 1521 16th St NW, Washington, DC 20036.
William M. Nolte is the former director of education and training in the office of the Director of National Intelligence and chancellor of the National Intelligence University. He is a former Deputy Assistant Director of Central Intelligence, Central Intelligence Agency. He was Director of Training, Chief of Legislative Affairs and Senior Intelligence Advisor at the National Security Agency. He also served as Deputy National Intelligence Officer for the Near East and South Asia during the Gulf War. He has taught at several Washington area universities, is on the board of CIA's Studies in Intelligence, and directed the Intelligence Fellows Program. He holds a B.A. from La Salle University and a Ph.D. from the University of Maryland.
RSVP Required. Do so to kbridges@iwp.edu and wait for confirmation email.

8 February 2014, 11:30 - Melbourne, FL - AFIO Florida Satellite Chapter hears from Gene Poteat, former CIA DS&T, President of AFIO National, on "Special Ops to Analysis and High Tech Reconnaissance."

AFIO National president Gene Poteat who will address members and guests on the topic Changing Face of American Intelligence: From OSS Special Operations, to Analysis and High Tech Reconnaissance, Back to Special Operations. As this promises to be a sellout event, interested parties should reserve early.
Location: Indian River Colony Club, Melbourne, FL. Contact Chapter Secretary Don Wickstrand, donwickstrand@comcast.net, for reservations and details or send reservations to: Bobbie Keith 1024 Osprey Drive Melbourne, FL 32940 or call 321-777-5561.

8 February 2014, 2 pm - Kennebunk, ME - Former CIA Officer Joseph Wippl speaks on "Covert Action in Tradition and Law" at the Maine AFIO Chapter.

Joseph Wippl speaks on Covert Action in Tradition and Law. Wippl will address the traditions of covert actions beginning with OSS in WWII and how they evolved into law.
Wippl is a former CIA officer with 30 years experience in the National Clandestine Service (NCS). He served overseas in Bonn, West Germany; Guatemala City; Luxembourg; Madrid; Mexico City; Vienna; and Berlin. Other CIA assignments include senior representative to the Aldrich Ames Damage Assessment Team, Chief of the Europe Division and CIA's Director of Congressional Affairs.
Wippl has been teaching at Boston University since 2006. He has a BA from Marquette University, MA from the Univ. of Minnesota in European History, and is a PhD. Candidate in European History at the Univ. of Minnesota.
The meeting will be held at the Brick Store Museum Program Center, 2 Dane Street, Kennebunk, at 2:00 p.m. on February 8, 2014 and is open to the public. For information call 967-4298.

11 February 2014 - MacDill AFB, FL - The AFIO Suncoast chapter welcomes AFIO President Gene Poteat

AFIO National President Gene Poteat is honoring us with a return visit and presentation on "Changing Face of American Intelligence: From OSS Special Operations, to Analysis and High Tech Reconnaissance, Back to Special Operations. Stay tuned!
Questions or reservations to Michael F. Shapiro at mfshapiro@att.net

Wednesday, 12 February 2014, 11:30 am - 1:30 pm - Scottsdale, AZ - AFIO Arizona hears a special presentation by Diplomat Harry K. Thomas.

Harry K. Thomas, Jr. is the Diplomat in Residence at Arizona State University, responsible for the State Department's recruitment efforts in the Southwest and an adjunct faculty member.
He is a career member of the Senior Foreign Service and served most recently as the ambassador to the Philippines. Prior to that, he was Director General of the Foreign Service and Director for Human Resources of the U.S. State Department. He also served as a Special Assistant to the Secretary of State and Executive Secretary of the Department.
Ambassador Thomas joined the Foreign Service in 1984, and served as U.S. Ambassador to Bangladesh from 2003 to 2005. He also served in the White House as the Director for South Asia at the National Security Council from 2001 to 2002. His other postings include: New Delhi, India; Harare, Zimbabwe; Kaduna, Nigeria; and Lima, Peru. Ambassador Thomas speaks Spanish, Hindi, and Bangla and some Filipino. He is a graduate of the College of the Holy Cross and pursued further study at Columbia University. He holds an honorary doctorate in Philosophy from the Loyola University of Maryland and previously served on the Boards of Trustees of the National Defense University and the College of the Holy Cross.
WE WILL NEED FOR EVERY MEETING an RSVP NO LATER than 72 hours ahead of time.
If you do not show up for the lunch meeting and have not cancelled 48 hours prior, please send your check to Simone - you will be charged for the lunch.
Meeting fees are as follows: $20.00 for AFIO AZ Member; $22.00 for Non-Members
For reservations or questions, please email Simone: simone@afioaz.org or simone@4smartphone.net.
To call, please leave a message on 602.570.6016.

18 February 2014, 11:30am - 2pm - McLean, VA - "Foreign Policy Decision-Making: Behind Headlines of World's Hot Spots" by Dr. Elizabeth Colton at the DIF Luncheon.

The Defense Intelligence Forum (DIF) hosts Dr. Elizabeth Colton speaking on "Foreign Policy Decision-Making: Behind the Headlines in the World's Hot Spots." Dr. Colton's career bridges the fields of diplomacy, journalism, scholarship, politics, and education. She has worked in more than 100 countries on six continents. Her most recent diplomatic assignment was as a Foreign Service officer with the U.S. Embassy in Cairo, Egypt. Before joining the Foreign Service, she was an Emmy-winning journalist for ABC News and other media, including NPR, NBC News and Newsweek, working in the Middle East, Europe, Africa and Asia and covering foreign policy and diplomacy in Washington, D.C. She has been a Fulbright Scholar, a university professor, executive editor of 10 newspapers. She holds several degrees, including a Ph.D. in Social Anthropology from the London School of Economics and Political Science. Her consulting firm, EO Colton & Associates, promotes global collaboration in diplomacy, politics, education, and the news media. Dr. Colter currently serves as Program Director and Adviser for the American Committee on Foreign Relations.
This forum will follow a modified Chatham House rule. You may use the information, but with the exception of speaker's name and subject, you may make no attribution. Everything will be off the record.
Location: Pulcinella Restaurant, 6852 Old Dominion Drive, McLean, VA
Pay at the door with a check for $29.00 payable to DIAA, Inc
Make reservations by 17 February 2014 by email to diforum@diaalumni.org. Include names, telephone numbers, and email addresses. For each attendee, choose among chicken cacciatore, tilapia puttanesca, Lasagna, sausage with peppers, or fettuccini with portabella.
Pay at the door with a check for $29 per person, payable to DIAA, Inc.
Check is preferred, but will accept cash; credit card payments are discouraged.

20 February 2014, 12:30 - 2 pm - Los Angeles, CA - AFIO-Los Angeles meets to hear Hugh Wilford on "The CIA's Secret Arabists and the Shaping of the Modern Middle East"

Our guest speaker will be Hugh Wilford discussing his latest book: America's Great Game: The CIA's Secret Arabists and the Shaping of the Modern Middle East.
Author bio: Hugh Wilford is a professor of history at California State University, Long Beach, and the author/editor of five books, including The Mighty Wurlitzer (Harvard University Press, 2008). He lives with his family in Long Beach, California.
RSVP your attendance by 2/14/2014: afio_la@yahoo.com

Thursday, 20 February 2014, 5 - 7:45 pm - New York, NY - "Human Source Intelligence in a Technical Era" is topic of Discussants David Cohen and David Hunt, both former CIA, at this NCAFP event.

On February 20, 2014 the NCAFP will host a public program featuring David A. Cohen, Former Deputy Commissioner for Intelligence for the New York Police Department, and David P. Hunt, are both former career CIA officers who served in the Directorate of Operations.
David Cohen was the Deputy Commissioner of Intelligence for the New York City Police Department, the first appointed to that position, created by the city in response to the 9/11 attacks. He previously was Deputy Director for Operations (DDO) in the CIA. He worked briefly in the private sector following his Agency career, doing global risk assessment for the American International Group. He retired from the New York City Police Department in December 2013.
David Hunt retired in 1995 as a senior CIA Officer where he served for 32 years, primarily in the Directorate of Operations. Hunt served overseas with tours in Italy, Saigon, Mogadishu, Somalia, Oslo, Paris, and New York City, serving twice as deputy chief of station (Oslo, Paris) and twice as chief of station, (Mogadishu, New York). He has expertise in Soviet operations, European affairs, and counterintelligence. He holds the Donovan Award for Excellence as well as the Agency's Distinguished Intelligence Medal.
Agenda: 5 - 5:30 p.m. Arrivals; 5:30 - 6:45 p.m. Lecture and Q & A; 6:45 - 7:45 p.m. Cocktail Reception
** Men are required to wear a jacket and tie. No Jeans allowed
Venue: The University Club, 1 East 54 Street, 9th Floor, Rms 3 and 4, New York, NY 10022
Register here. Nonmember [of NCAFP] fee is $15.
For questions on this or other NCAFP events, please contact our office by phone at (212) 224-1120 or email us at contact@ncafp.org.

Thursday, 20 February 2014, 6 - 8 pm - New York, NY - "The Future of American Warfighting - Lessons of the Contemporary Battlefield" - a panel at the Carnegie Council for Ethics in International Affairs

Carl Colby and David Johnson of Act 4 Entertainment present a panel on "The Future of American Warfighting - Lessons of the Contemporary Battlefield" at the Carnegie Council for Ethics in International Affairs in New York City.
Reception 6:00 pm; panel discussion begins at 6:30 pm.
This panel will explore the rapid evolution of transformative military technologies that are now appearing on the world's battlefields and redefining warfighting strategies and tactics. The discussants will pay particular attention to the role of autonomous and semi-autonomous platforms -- UAVs or drones, RPAs, robotics -- in tomorrow's conflicts. The panel will discuss how these transformative military technologies will change the "on-the-ground" experience for combatants as well as that of decision-makers.
The panelists will explore how autonomous surveillance platforms affect the warfighting experience and how cyberwar capabilities will disrupt the traditional patterns of kinetic engagement. Finally, panelists will discuss how emerging warfighting technologies might be deployed to substantially reduce the loss of life, both of service members and civilians.

PANELISTS: Noah Shachtman, Executive Editor, The Daily Beast; Executive Editor for News, Foreign Policy Magazine; Non-Resident Fellow, the Brookings Institution Center for 21st Century Security and Intelligence; Founder and former Editor,
Wired Danger Room;
Ben FitzGerald, Senior Fellow and Director, Technology and National Security Program, Center for a New American Security; former Managing Director, Noetic;
Colonel Patrick J. Mahaney Jr., Commander, the Asymmetric Warfare Group; 7th Special Forces Group; Joint Special Operations Command; the Special Warfare Center and School; the Combined Forces Special Operations Component Command-Afghanistan; Military Fellow, Council on Foreign Relations;
Location: 170 East 64th St, New York, NY 10065
RSVP to aholland@bard.edu

6 March 2014, 11:30 am - 2 pm - San Francisco, CA - The AFIO James Quesada Chapter hosts former FBI Special Agent Frank Doyle, discussing "The Oklahoma City Bombing and Timothy McVey."

Former FBI Special Agent Frank Doyle will discuss the Oklahoma City bombing, a homegrown domestic terrorism event which occurred on April 19, 1995. This April will be the 19th anniversary of this most destructive act of terrorism on U.S. soil, only superseded by the September 11 attacks in 2001. 11:30AM no host cocktails; meeting starts at noon.
Event location: United Irish Cultural Center, 2700 45th Avenue, SF (between Sloat/Wawona).
RSVP required by 2/25/2014 to Mariko Kawaguchi at afiosf@aol.com and mail check made out to "AFIO" to: Mariko Kawaguchi, PO Box 117578, Burlingame, CA 94011. Members and students: $25; non-member guests $35 (must be accompanied by member).

12 March 2014 - Laurel, MD - The National Cryptologic Museum Foundation hosts the Spring Program featuring Jim Ohlson of NSA's Office of Counterintelligence

The guest speaker is Jim Ohlson. Jim is a retired FBI Special Agent with over 28 years of service to the FBI, primarily in the counterintelligence and counterterrorism programs.
On 20 February 2001, Mr. Ohlson's phone began to ring early in the morning and continued without letup throughout the day. He was stunned to learn that Robert Hanssen, a co-worker he had formed close ties with during assignments in D.C. and New York, was under arrest for espionage. The media frenzy that followed the Robert Hanssen spy case can be used to judge its impact. No modern spy has been the focus of so much attention as fast as Robert Hanssen. By 2003, five books had been published and numerous articles written and by 2007 several films had been produced.
Jim Ohlson had come to know Bob Hanssen fairly well over the years and felt the books and movies had done a mixed job at solving the essential mystery. To explain why, it will be helpful to address a series of questions: Who is Bob Hanssen? What made him a good FBI agent? What made him a good KGB agent? What was the damage? Why did he do it? Where is he now?
Early in his career he studied Arabic at the Defense Language Institute and then put the language to use in the Bureau's New York Field Office. He spent over 14 years in the New York Office working counterterrorism, counterintelligence and directing FBI support to the National Foreign Intelligence programs for the U.S. Intelligence Community. Following that assignment Jim was awarded the DCI's National Intelligence Distinguished Service Medal. Jim retired from FBI Headquarters as the Security Program Manager. In 13 years since leaving the FBI, he has worked with the Center for Public Justice, the Office of the National Counterintelligence Executive [NCIX]; and, since 2004, with NSA's Office of Counterintelligence. Prior to his years in the FBI, Jim served in the U.S. Army, to include a tour in Vietnam with the 101st Airborne Division.
Event Location: L-3 Communications located at 2720 Technology Drive, Annapolis Junction, MD 20701, Tel 301-575-3200. Lunch will be served 1200-1300.
To join us for this exciting program mail your registration fee in the enclosed envelope or register online at www.cryptologicfoundation.org. The fees are $20 for members and $50 for guests (includes a guest membership). Deadline for registration is 07 March 2014.
If you wish to register by sending a check via U.S. mail, do so by making it payable to NCMF and send to PO Box 1682, Fort George G Meade, MD 20755-3682. Questions? Contact Mary J. Faletto, Senior Administrator, National Cryptologic Museum Foundation, Office: 301-688-5436 Cell: 443-250-8621. E-mail: cryptmf@aol.com

Friday, 14 March 2014, 6:30pm - 9:30pm - Washington, DC - Spy School Workshop: Inside Surveillance 101 with Eric O'Neill, at the International Spy Museum

Spring into surveillance! As a young operative in the FBI, Eric O'Neill was used to conducting surveillance; he was even put into the position of spying on his boss. The boss was Robert Hanssen, who was under suspicion of working for Russia, and O'Neill was up to the challenge. Now he'll share his expertise with you. O'Neill has conducted many outdoor surveillance exercises for the Museum, and he's ready to take those with the right skills up a notch. You'll be trailing the "Rabbit" through a complicated urban setting with red herrings and false leads. O'Neill will rate your clandestine prowess while you spy on secret meetings and operational acts and see if you can uncover the spy skullduggery that's afoot while you are on foot. There is no guarantee that your "Rabbit" won't escape!
Tickets: $94. Space is limited to only 10 participants - advance registration required! Call Laura Hicken at 202-654-0932 to register.

Friday, 21 March 2014, 10:30am - 2pm - Tysons Corner, VA - AFIO's first 2014 luncheon features John Rizzo, former Acting General Counsel, CIA - the most influential Career Lawyer in CIA history, and Philip Mudd, Former DD/National Security, FBI and Former DD/Counterterrorist Center, CIA.

John Rizzo, former Acting General Counsel, CIA, author of: Company Man: Thirty Years of Controversy and Crisis in the CIA, makes his presentation to our members at 1 p.m. "Rizzo rose to become the most influential career lawyer in CIA history ...involved in proxy wars in Central America in the 1970s to recent drone strikes in Pakistan." "Practicing law at CIA was unlike any other attorney job in the government. Few federal statutes were meant to apply to the Agency's activities..." Company Man is "an atlas to navigate the dark, murky morality that governs the business of intelligence." -- The Washington Post, Dina Temple-Raston, 10 January 2014

Morning speaker, 11 am, is Philip Mudd, Former Deputy Director of National Security, FBI, and Former Deputy Director, Counterterrorist Center, CIA, author of TAKEDOWN: Inside the Hunt for Al Qaida. Philip Mudd, a career CIA officer, become second-in-charge of counterterrorism analysis in the Counterterrorist Center. He was promoted to the position of Deputy Director of the Center in 2003 and served there until 2005, when FBI Director Mueller appointed him as the first-ever deputy director of the National Security Branch in 2005.  He later became the FBI's Senior Intelligence Adviser and then resigned from government service in March 2010.

<Register Here while space remains.

EVENT LOCATION: The Crowne Plaza, 1960 Chain Bridge Rd, McLean, VA 22102. Driving directions here or use this link: http://tinyurl.com/boey9vf

25-27 March 2014 - Oxford, MS - Five Eyes Analytic Workshop at the University of Mississippi's Center for Intelligence and Security Studies

The University of Mississippi's Center for Intelligence and Security Studies is pleased to host the Five Eyes Analytic Workshop at the Oxford, MS campus on March 25-27, 2014. We invite you to attend and/or present; information is available at our event website:
http://5eyes.olemiss.edu/spring2014
code: 5eyesreg
The workshop's theme is "Global Trends 2030: Alternative Worlds," based on the 2012 document published by the National Intelligence Council; DIA originally selected this theme for the cancelled November 2013 workshop. You may view the NIC publication at: http://www.dni.gov/index.php/about/organization/national-intelligence-council-global-trends
At this time, we'd like to invite proposals for presentations, which must be submitted at http://5eyes.olemiss.edu/propose. We'd like to include, on the March 2014 agenda, any presenters from the November 2013 schedule who wish to attend the upcoming workshop. Please indicate your proposal's initial acceptance to the November Five Eyes on the online submittal form. Proposals are due by January 21, 2013.
If you have any questions, please contact Carl Julius Jensen, Associate Professor of Criminal Justice and Director of the Center for Intelligence and Security Studies: Legal Studies, at carlj@olemiss.edu, (662) 915-1886, or Melissa Anne Graves, Associate Director, Center for Intelligence and Security Studies, magraves@olemiss.edu, (662) 915-1474. Feel free to share this call for proposals with your colleagues.

 Friday, 28 March 2014, 6 - 7:30 pm - Washington, DC - IWP Professor and AFIO President, Gene Poteat, speaks on The Changing Face of American Intelligence: From OSS Special Operations, to Analysis and High Tech Reconnaissance, back to Special Operations

The CIA has responded to changing national security needs. The early CIA, staffed by former OSS men with Special Ops expertise, succeed in countering the Communist subversion of Italy, Greece and Turkey. Political interference however, led to the disastrous Bay of Pigs fiasco. Special Ops were replaced by analysts who sought to inform policymakers on all they needed to know. But without HUMINT, analysts failed to answer the most critical intelligence question of the time, the "bomber and missile gap." Eisenhower answered the question with high tech reconnaissance, beginning with the U-2 and Corona satellites, which also helped in the Berlin and Cuban Missile crises. With the collapse of the Soviet Union, followed by challenges of global Islamic terrorism, American intelligence has returned to an updated version of Special Ops, i.e., integration of HUMINT, analysis, high-tech weapons, such as the Predator, all working hand-in-glove with Special Forces based in Florida.
Location: The Institute of World Politics, 1521 16th St NW, Washington, DC 20036.
RSVP Required. Do so to sdwyer@iwp.edu.

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