AFIO Weekly Intelligence Notes #22-15 dated 2 June 2015

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NEVADA: Wednesday, 3 June 2015, 6 p.m. - N Las Vegas, NV - AFIO Roger E. McCarthy, Las Vegas Chapter Meets to hear August Schellhase on "Operations Security (OPSEC) For You and Your Family."

Our featured speaker for the evening will be: August P. Schellhase, speaking on “Operations Security (OPSEC) For You and Your Family: Minimizing Threats by Eliminating Indicators”
August Schellhase is an Operations Security (OPSEC) professional with the Department of Energy's National Nuclear Security Administration, Nevada Field Office (NNSA/NFO). More info here...

NEW MEXICO: Wednesday, 10 June 2015, 11am - Albuquerque, NM - Col Roger Mickelson, USA speaks on “World War IV: The Current Global Ideological War” at this AFIO New Mexico Chapter Event

The June meeting will feature a special presentation by COL Roger Mickelson, President of the Military Conflict Institute. He has written an up-to-date, detailed treatise on the conflict against Islamic extremism – a good example of asymmetric warfare. More info here...

MAINE: Saturday, 20 June 2015, 2 pm - Kennebunk, ME - The AFIO Maine Chapter hears former US Amb Dunbar (Yemen) on "YEMEN 2015: How and Why a Political Awakening Became a Nightmare"

Charles F. Dunbar, former US Ambassador to Yemen, served 31 years as a State Department Foreign Service officer with assignments to Iran, Afghanistan, Morocco, Algeria and Mauritania. He became chargé d'affaires at the US Embassy in Kabul, Afghanistan from 1981 to 1983, and U.S. Ambassador to Yemen 1988 to 1991. More info here...

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NGIC Welcomes New Leader. The National Ground Intelligence Center (NGIC) on Rivanna Station welcomed its incoming commander and paid tribute to the departing commander at a change of command ceremony in Nicholson Auditorium, Charlottesville, Va., on May 26, 2015.

The ceremony began with a special presentation by the 3rd Infantry Regiment "The Old Guard" Fife and Drum Corps playing the National Anthem. Special guests in attendance included Chief of Staff of the Army Gen. Raymond T. Odierno.

Col. Ketti C. Davison assumed the title of commander from the outgoing commander, Col. Nichoel E. Brooks, who served the center since 2013.

The host of the program was Maj. Gen. George J Franz III Commanding General, US Army Intelligence and Security Command (INSCOM), Fort Belvoir, Va. During his remarks Franz said that the NGIC has been well led by Brooks, who has fostered a climate of collaboration and teamwork within the center, across the intelligence community and within intergovernmental agencies. [Read more: WINA/29May2015]

Former Turkish MIT Intelligence Agent Arrested While Fighting for Isis in Mosul. An intelligence officer said to be a part of Turkey's National Intelligence Organisation (MIT) has reportedly been arrested by Kurdish Peshmerga forces during a battle with the Islamic State (Isis) fighters in Mosul, Iraq.

A report has claimed that on 24 April during a fight near Mosul, the Peshmerga were able to capture alive an Isis fighter, who turned out to be a Turkish intelligence officer.

According to Kurdish Hawar News Agency, the Turkish officer was arrested in Sehelil in İyaziye district of Mosul during a gun battle. The report, which can not be confirmed independently, claimed that the Turkish government official had joined Isis after he was arrested for murder.

The news source stated that the MIT agent is a native of Erzurum province (Eastern Turkey) and was charged in Turkey for murder, following which he was sentenced to 30 years in prison. He, however, managed to flee the country and later signed up with Isis. [Read more: Varghese/InternationalBusinessTimes/1June2015]

Japan, South Korea to Hold Talks on Sharing Military Intelligence. In a sign of easing tension, Seoul and Tokyo are preparing to hold talks this year on sharing military intelligence, the South Korean Defense Ministry said Monday.

"It's my understanding that talks on sharing military intelligence between South Korea and Japan are being prepared," Defense Ministry spokesman Nah Seung-yong said during a news briefing.

Annual talks between Japanese and South Korean military officials were not held last year "due to various situations," he said, without providing further details as to when this year's talks would be held.

His comment was in response to a report Monday that Japan had sent out a feeler to South Korea on a possible visit by Tadashi Miyagawa, chief of the intelligence bureau at the Defense Ministry, to South Korea in mid-June. [Read more: JapanTimes/1June2015]

CIA Chief: Cooperation With Israel Still Very Strong. CIA Director John Brennan on Sunday stated that despite the disagreements between the United States and Israel with regards to Iran, the intelligence cooperation between the two countries has not been harmed.

Speaking on CBS News, Brennan stressed that there is a "very, very strong relationship between United States and Israel on the intelligence, security and military fronts."

"It's one of the great things, I think, about our system; there can be policy differences between our governments but the intelligence and security professionals know that we have an obligation to keep our countries safe and secure," he added.

"And so although there's been great debate about the Iranian nuclear negotiations that are ongoing," continued Brennan, "the CIA, NSA and other intelligence community entities are working very close with their Israeli as well as other counterparts." [Read more: Benari/ArutzSheva/1June2015]

EU Imposes Sanctions on Top Syrian Military Intelligence Official. The European Union imposed sanctions on a senior Syrian military intelligence official on Friday, adding him to a list of more than 200 Syrians subject to an EU asset freeze.

General Muhammad al-Mahalla has been head of the internal affairs branch of Syrian Military Intelligence since April, the EU's Official Journal said.

The EU accused him of being "responsible for repression and violence against the civilian population in Damascus/Damascus countryside."

Syria is in the fifth year of a civil war that has killed more than 220,000 people, according to the United Nations. [Read more: Reuters/29May2015]

Bulgarian Defence Minister Orders Handover of Communist Military Intelligence Archives to Dossier Commission. Bulgarian Defence Minister Nikolai Nenchev signed an order on May 27 to deliver the archives of communist-era Military Intelligence to the Dossier Commission, the body that deals with disclosures of identities of people who worked for the secret services of the past.

The failure to transfer Military Intelligence archives has been an issue for several years, with apparent internal resistance from old-order networks to disclosures about the military intelligence outfit of what was called the "Bulgarian People's Army."

Nenchev, in office since the current centre-right government was elected to power in early November 2014, earlier also complained of the presence of a significant number of pre-1991 people in Military Intelligence, firing an intelligence chief over differences of opinion about dealing with the issue.

Speaking at a joint news conference on May 27 with Dossier Commission head Evtim Kostadinov, Nenchev said, "Bulgaria needs to finish reading the page of the repressive structures of communism. We must move forward, free of secrets and dependencies, 26 years after the changes," a reference to the beginning of Bulgaria's transition from communism to democracy. [Read more: SofiaGlobe/27May2015]

Colombia's Former Intelligence Chief on Trial Over 1989 Murder of Presidential Candidate. The former head of Colombia's now-defunct intelligence agency DAS will go on trial for helping orchestrate the murder of a powerful presidential candidate during Pablo Escobar's reign.

The accused, General Miguel Maza, has fully denied all accusations of his involvement in the murder of Liberal Party presidential candidate Luis Carlos Galan, who was killed in front of thousands of spectators during a speech in his 1989 presidential campaign.

There were also a number of alleged murder attempts on Maza's life during his time as DAS director, which he now is leveraging in his defense. "Time will tell that a person who they tried to kill five times cannot be a friend to the same people who tried to kill him," the former intelligence chief told Colombian newspaper Semana, as he emphatically denied accusations.

Galan was favored to win the 1990 election, as he was an outspoken opponent to drug trafficking. He campaigned on the formation of an extradition treaty with the USA, and thus found himself a target of organized crime networks throughout Colombia. Cartels often enjoyed privileged treatment in Colombian prisons, thus legitimizing the threat of extradition. [Read more: Dancis/ColombiaReports/1June2015]

Iraq Calls for More Intel From Allies Against Islamic State. Iraq�s military needs more intelligence and more action from international allies against Islamic State extremists, the prime minister said Tuesday.

The meeting in Paris of top officials from Iraq, and international allies, including the US and France, but not Russia, Iran or Syria, comes after IS conquered both the Iraqi city of Ramadi and the historic Syrian city of Palmyra.

More than 4,100 airstrikes by the US-led coalition have failed to stem the gains by IS radicals.

Earlier, Iraqi Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi told journalists his forces needed weapons from Iran and Russia, but were hampered by international sanctions against those two countries. [Read more: Hinnant&Keaten/AP/2June2019]


Don't Worry, The NSA Can Probably Still Spy On You. After two weeks of explosive tension, controversial portions of the USA Patriot Act died a slow, albeit temporary, death Sunday, having been pushed and prodded by tag-teaming senators through filibusters, failed votes and strategic blocks to their extension.

As 12:01 a.m. rolled around Monday morning, the United States intelligence apparatus was left asking: now what?

The National Security Agency's sweeping domestic dragnets have temporarily ceased to exist. Its ability to run new "roving wiretaps" - a program that can track several devices under one court order - is gone, as is its ability to collect certain business records under the Patriot Act's Section 215. The never-used "lone wolf" provision, used to track individuals who aren't necessarily a part of an organized terror group, has also lapsed.

Its likely that the programs will be up and running again within days once the Senate passes the USA Freedom Act, though with notable changes to the secret shield that the data dragnets operate behind. But amid consistent saber-rattling and fear-mongering from the White House in recent days, there's room to ask: Does the multibillion-dollar US intelligence apparatus truly have no backup plan? [Read more: Watkins/HuffingtonPost/1June2015]

Ethics in US Foreign Policy: Spymaster Jack Devine on the CIA - VIDEO. Recorded May 26 at 5:56pm on Carnegie Council Events. [Watch on USTREAM/26May2015]

Top US Honour for Cambridge's Pioneering Wartime Intelligence Officer Constance Babington Smith. A former Cambridge resident has become the first Briton to receive a major US military honour for her ground-breaking wartime intelligence work.

Born in 1912 to Sir Henry Babington Smith and Lady Elisabeth Mary Bruce, Constance Babington Smith served with the Allied Photographic Unit at RAF Medmernham in Buckinghamshire during the Second World War, where she commanded the Aircraft and Aircraft Industry section.

Using her keen eye for detail she analysed thousands of aerial photographs taken by Allied spy planes, learning to identify enemy forces from above.

Following victory in Europe she transferred to the US, where she contributed to the war effort against Japan, using her significant expertise to influence American intelligence-gathering processes. [Read more: Care/CambridgeNews/30May2015]

The Rooms Where Congress Keeps Their Secrets. They are tucked all across the Capitol complex, unassuming, behind doors numbered just like any other room. They are rarely mentioned in public, and what is viewed inside is spoken of even less.

But unlike many offices, these rooms host entourages of sharply uniformed military or intelligence officials throughout the day. And every now and then, glassy-eyed members of Congress emerge, shaking their heads, looking as if they've just seen a ghost.

They're the Sensitive Compartmented Information Facilities (acronymed SCIFs and pronounced "skiffs") that serve as secure rooms where those with top-secret clearance can view some of the country's most classified information.

But what is most remarkable about the rooms, members say, is just how unremarkable they seem. Unlike the dimly lit intelligence offices of pop culture, adorned with flashing space-age computer screens, a congressional SCIF more resembles any ordinary room in the Capitol complex, with a wooden boardroom table and pastel painted walls. [Read more: Newhauser/NationalJournal/29May2015]

Spy Museum Visits Patients at Children's National. The International Spy Museum paid a visit to kids with cancer and serious illness at Children's National Health System Friday morning, teaching patients the secrets of espionage.

The children and their families met with Former US Intelligence officer Melissa Mahle, tried on spy disguises, learned secret writing techniques, and participated in other activities.

Organized by the Hope for Henry Foundation, the event was a part of an annual partnership to bring a day of intrigue and excitement to patients at the Center for Cancer and Blood Disorders.

According to Carolyn Schneiders Fung, Hope for Henry Certified Child Life Specialist at Children's National, the event's main goal was to make the children laugh and have fun. [Read more: Thande/WUSA9/29May2015]

Juncker's Calls for EU Spy Service Has Opened a Can of Worms. When Jean-Claude Juncker, the president of the European Commission, called for the EU to have its own secret service, he triggered two debates in the intelligence community: the first about increasing espionage in the corridors of Brussels and Strasbourg, the second about the clash, as Europe grows ever more integrated, between national and supra-national loyalties.

Juncker's call followed reports that the German foreign intelligence service (BND) was spying on allies and passing information on high-ranking EU officials, the �lys�e Palace and the French foreign ministry to America's National Security Agency (NSA). The NSA's use of a foreign service came as no surprise to intelligence insiders. "The NSA cleverly exploited the BND and the BND was a willing partner," says Matthew Dunn, a veteran agent of the British Secret Intelligence Service turned spy novelist. "Most EU powers spy on each other, primarily, but not exclusively on intra-EU economic issues."

Juncker said that the 28 EU commissioners, the executive arm of the European Union, had discussed setting up an EU spy agency. "At a college meeting I said that the European Commission should have a secret service because the agents are here. I do not know if German agents are active here. This will have to be sorted out by the Germans, including parliamentary authorities, and we will see."

The EU is a target-rich environment, and not only for its own member states, says intelligence expert Edward Lucas, author of The New Cold War. "The Russians can find out what the EU is planning on energy security, a matter of huge interest to them." [Read more: LeBor/Newsweek/28May2015]


To Fight Terror, Japan Must Fix Its Intelligence Apparatus. On May 29, the Japanese government decided on a number of measures that aim to enhance its counter-terrorism efforts. A special task force on counter-terrorism headed by Chief Cabinet Secretary Yoshhide Suga laid out the wide-ranging efforts that Japanese government will undertake.

The hallmark of these efforts is the establishment of the International Terrorism Intelligence-Gathering Unit. This special unit, to be established within the Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MOFA), will cooperate with foreign intelligence agencies and oversee the collection and analysis of terrorism-related intelligence. Although the unit will be placed in the MOFA, its staff will consist of detailed officials from the National Police Agency (NPA) and Cabinet Intelligence Research Office (CIRO). This special unit will also assign its own staff to be posted to Japanese embassies and consulates in the areas of focus.

This decision by the Japanese government is driven by the tragic killing of two Japanese hostages by ISIS in February 2015. The incident exposed the Japanese government's lack of capacities to collect and analyze intelligence relating to terrorist activities that can threaten Japan and its people. Other new measures include tightening immigration control, enhancing the emergency alert system for the Japanese citizens in foreign countries, strengthening the security of critical infrastructure in Japan, and pursuing international cooperation in counter-terrorism efforts.

Such a knee-jerk reaction by the Japanese government is understandable. [Read more: Tatsumi/TheDiplomat/1June2015]

The US's Big Intelligence Problem. The unexpected fall of Ramadi to the Islamic State this month is the latest sign of a basic intelligence problem: The United States doesn't know enough about its jihadist adversaries to combat them effectively.

This intelligence deficit afflicts the military, the CIA and other agencies. The problem has been several decades in the making, and it won't be fixed easily. The solutions - recruiting more spies and embedding Special Operations forces - will bring greater risks.

A vivid example of the knowledge gap came in an interview with Gen. Martin Dempsey, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, that was broadcast this week by PBS's Frontline. Correspondent Martin Smith asked him whether the United States had plans for the loss of Mosul last June.

"Well, no, there were not," Dempsey answered. "There were several things that surprised us about [the Islamic State], the degree to which they were able to form their own coalition both inside of Syria and inside of northwestern Iraq, the military capability they exhibited, the collapse of the Iraqi security forces. Yeah, in those initial days, there were a few surprises."

Lessons learned? It doesn't seem so: Nearly a year later, the United States was blindsided again by the collapse of Ramadi. What's wrong? [Read more: Ignatius/WashingtonPost/28May2015]

Section V - Books, Jobs, and Upcoming Events


Gerry Adams Relatives 'Used as Spies' by British Military Intelligence. British military intelligence exploited paedophilia within Gerry Adams' family to get some of his relatives to spy for them, a new book with access to military intelligence sources has claimed.

Stephen Grey is an award-winning writer with extensive military contacts and a record for unearthing embarrassing stories.

Now with Reuters, he is best known for exposing the USA's policy of extraordinary rendition.

His latest book, The New Spymasters, argues that British intelligence perfected agent recruitment in Northern Ireland. [Read more: Clarke/BelfastTelegraph/1June2015]

Book Review: A Life of Spies and Lies: Tales of a CIA Ops Polygraph Interrogator. Fairly or not, polygraph examiners for the Central Intelligence Agency and other institutions that require security clearances for staff are not necessarily the most popular guys in the coffee shop. And for good reason: much of their professional lives are devoted to ferreting out secrets their subjects would prefer to leave untold.

Alan B. Trabue, a polygraph specialist for 38 of his 40 years with the CIA, aptly terms the process a "mental colonoscopy," and he became accustomed to seeing subjects become so nervous that they "fainted during their tests and slid out of their chair."

He continues, "There were the fearful ones, the angry ones and the dangerous ones. There were examinees so stressed, they spewed vomit across the examination room. Terrified examinees fled the examination room, while others were so angry they refused to leave. Angry subjects waited in the parking lot after their polygraph interviews to confront their examiners as they left the building."

Some of these persons, to be sure, had reasons to be nervous about the box. Understandably, Mr. Trabue gives no details of specific encounters. But his summaries of some of these interviews are eye-opening: "Some subjects provided admissions so egregious that they were considered to be a threat to national security and the FBI was called in before they were released. Some subjects admitted to physically abusing and sexually molesting others. When the admissions involved impending harm to others, law enforcement officers were sometimes waiting for the examinees when they returned home. Some have actually stalked their examiners." [Read more: Goulden/WashingtonTimes/26May2015]


Seeking Guest Lecturers & Adjunct Professors - Daniel Morgan Academy, Washington, DC

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Wednesday, 3 June 2015, 6 p.m. - N Las Vegas, NV - AFIO Roger E. McCarthy, Las Vegas Chapter Meets to hear August Schellhase on "Operations Security (OPSEC) For You and Your Family."

Our featured speaker for the evening will be: August P. Schellhase, speaking on �Operations Security (OPSEC) For You and Your Family: Minimizing Threats by Eliminating Indicators�
August Schellhase is an Operations Security (OPSEC) professional with the Department of Energy's National Nuclear Security Administration, Nevada Field Office (NNSA/NFO). Mr. Schellhase is a Professional Project Services, Inc. (Pro2Serve�) employee and has dedicated nearly 31 years of his life to the NNSA/NFO starting as a Security Police Officer advancing to Field Lieutenant and then Training Lieutenant/Instructor with Wackenhut Services Inc. (WSI) and then OPSEC Specialist.
As a Security Police Officer, Mr. Schellhase directly assisted the OPSEC department on many occasions and finally became a full time OPSEC Specialist in 2006. As an educator, he has trained tens of thousands in security to include the FBI, Local and National Police agencies as well as the entire NNSA/NFO organization during Security Awareness and OPSEC Annual training. A recognized expert, Mr. Schellhase has been called upon by many organizations to provide security and OPSEC training and assistance.
Among Mr. Schellhase many contributions to the OPSEC world has been his past volunteer work as the Content Manager for the Operations Security Professional�s Association (OSPA) web site and willingness to share his OPSEC knowledge and expertise to the many organizations that have requested it.
Location: the Conference Center at Texas Station Casino, 2101 Texas Star Ln (corner of Rancho Blvd. and West Lake Mead Blvd.), North Las Vegas, NV 89032.
Questions: Email chapter secretary Christie Zalesny (, anytime or call her at 702- 271-5667

Wednesday, 10 June 2015, 11am - Albuquerque, NM - Col Roger Mickelson, USA speaks on �World War IV: The Current Global Ideological War� at this AFIO New Mexico Chapter Event

The June meeting will feature a special presentation by COL Roger Mickelson, President of the Military Conflict Institute. He has written an up-to-date, detailed treatise on the conflict against Islamic extremism � a good example of asymmetric warfare. As we cannot do justice to the breadth and depth of his presentation in a paragraph, the chapter supplied a PDF copy to all chapter member/invitees. A hardcopy will be available at the meeting.
This is a thoughtful, in-depth, well researched paper on a current, crucial topic. COL Mickelson has agreed to entertain questions after the presentation, and we encourage maximum attendance at the upcoming meeting.
Location: "The Egg & I," 6909 Menaul Blvd (just East of Louisiana).
Sign In and Order Lunch: 11:00 / Pledge of Allegiance, Call to Order 11:30
Replies to: Pete Bostwick (505) 898-2649 or to Mike Ford (505) 294-6133

Saturday, 20 June 2015, 2 pm - Kennebunk, ME - The AFIO Maine Chapter hears former US Amb Dunbar (Yemen) on "YEMEN 2015: How and Why a Political Awakening Became a Nightmare"

Charles F. Dunbar, former US Ambassador to Yemen, served 31 years as a State Department Foreign Service officer with assignments to Iran, Afghanistan, Morocco, Algeria and Mauritania. He became charg� d'affaires at the US Embassy in Kabul, Afghanistan from 1981 to 1983, and US Ambassador to Yemen 1988 to 1991. In 1991 he became UN Secretary General Kofi Annan�s Special Representative leading a UN Peace Operation in Western Sahara.
Since leaving the Foreign Service Ambassador Dunbar has taught at Simmons College and currently teaches at Boston University.
Yemen is one of the oldest centers of civilization in the Near East and believed to be the seat of biblical Sheba. Ambassador Dunbar describes the present Republic of Yemen as a failed Middle Eastern state along with Syria, Iraq and Libya. After the three years of UN-assisted negotiations failed, former President Saleh presided over and abetted the country�s slide into civil war after popular protests forced his resignation. Each country neighboring Yemen has its own special conflicting interests. Ambassador Dunbar sees the US policy of droning al-Qa�ida operatives as short sighted, failing to fully appreciate what state failure in Yemen would mean.
Location: The meeting, open to the public, will be at the Brick Store Museum program center, 4 Dane Street, Kennebunk. For information call 207-967-4298.

15 July 2015, 11:30am - 2pm - San Francisco, CA - The AFIO Andre LeGallo Chapter hosts John Lightfoot, Assistant Special Agent in Charge of the Counterterrorism branch in the FBI San Francisco Division.

Topic will be "Current Issues in Terrorism: Here and Over There". ASAC Lightfoot will discuss Al-Q'aida today, the rise and threat of the Islamic State, domestic groups and updates on recent Bay Area cases. 11:30AM no host cocktails; meeting starts at noon. Note different location: Basque Cultural Center: 599 Railroad Ave, South San Francisco, CA 94080.
E-mail RSVP to Mariko Kawaguchi at with your meal choice (Salmon with Champagne Sauce OR Breast of Chicken Chasseur) and you will be sent an Eventbrite link to register. Alternately, mail a check made out to "AFIO" to: Mariko Kawaguchi, P.O. Box 117578, Burlingame, CA 94011. Members and students: $25; non-members $35. $35 at the door. RSVP is required by July 3, 2015 - no walk-ins.

Other Upcoming Events

Thursday, 4 June 2015, 1-4pm - Washington, DC - Meet A Spy: Sandy Grimes at the International Spy Museum

Come to the Spy Museum Store and �Meet A Spy� � uncover the world of espionage and intelligence from people who practiced professionally.

Sandy Grimes is a longtime veteran of the CIA�s clandestine service who―along with her colleague Jeanne Vertefeuille―helped capture Aldrich Ames, the infamous CIA officer turned traitor. Meet Sandy on Thursdays, June 4.

Tickets: FREE! No reservation required. Visit

Friday, 5 June 2015, 6:30-9:30pm - Washington DC - Surveillance 101 with Eric O'Neill: Spy School Workshop

Briefing What if you were assigned to watch the most damaging spy in US history? As a young operative in the FBI, Eric O�Neill was put into position as Robert Hanssen�s assistant with the secret task of spying on his boss, who was under suspicion of working for Russia. O�Neill�s background with the FBI was in surveillance, so he was up to the challenge. But how would you measure up? Now�s your chance to find out. O�Neill is prepared to share his hard-earned expertise with you. This intense small group introduction to surveillance will include learning the basics and conducting surveillance in the streets of DC. Will you be able to track the �Rabbit� without being �made?� You�ll learn how to snap clandestine shots and keep your target in view so you won�t miss operational acts or secret meetings. O�Neill will lead the exercise and help you learn how to blend into the shadows for the best spy results! To Register: Contact Laura Hicken or 202.654.0932 Tickets: $94. Visit

Wednesday, 10 June 2015, 7-9pm - Washington DC - Introduction to Intelligence Analysis 101: Spy School Workshop at the International Spy Museum

How good are you in a crisis? To survive in the world of an intelligence analyst, you must be able to quickly gather the facts, determine what�s relevant, find patterns and make critical connections, and you must not forget to check your ego and biases at the door. That�s what you�ll need to do in this dynamic workshop led by a senior instructor with the Forum Foundation for Analytic Excellence. As you grapple with a real intelligence case about a human rights lawyer who�s had a mysterious attempt made on her life, you�ll go through the same process as an intelligence analyst, evaluating incoming reports and questioning your own preconceptions and assumptions under a looming deadline. Learn how analysts employ Structured Analytic Techniques to avoid cognitive pitfalls and spur creative thinking. And ultimately find out whether your analysis would have helped to defuse a crisis or fuel a foreign policy disaster.
Tickets: $40. Visit

10-14 June 2015 - Washington, DC - Spies, Lies and Intelligence: The Shadowy World of International Espionage - A Road Scholar Program

Program #16126RJ $1,099. 5 Days, 4 Nights.
Every person sitting on a bench could be waiting for the next drop-off. Behind every monument, a mole may harbor national secrets. On this fascinating adventure at the front line of the world�s spy coterie in Washington, D.C., delve into the treachery of Aldrich Ames and Robert Hanssen ― rogues who triggered devastating consequences to America. Learn the art of espionage, discuss the role of intelligence in an open society, and hear how the US catches spies in the heart of the world capital of intrigue.

� Retired intelligence experts take you into their seamy world, uncovering Washington, D.C.�s lesser-known spy history and discussing famous spy cases ― from the cracked to the unsolved.
� Explore the International Spy Museum, and learn from the NSA�s Cryptologic Museum how codes are broken ― and try out a WW II German Enigma machine.
� Hear from a polygraph specialist, examine the role of defection in counterintelligence, and examine 21st century intelligence threats.

Activity Notes
Minimal walking, standing in museums for up to two hours. 4 nights of accommodations, 10 meals: 4 breakfasts, 3 lunches, 3 dinners
7 Expert-led lectures, 3 Field trips

Coordinated by Road Scholar. To register call 800-454-5768 or visit

Thursday, 11 June 2015, 1-4pm - Washington, DC - Meet An F-4 Pilot: Mark Hewitt at the International Spy Museum

Uncover the world of espionage and intelligence from people who practiced professionally! The International Spy Museum Store presents this opportunity for you to meet an F-4 pilot.
Mark A. Hewitt has always had a fascination with spyplanes and the intelligence community�s development and use of aircraft. He flew F-4s in the Marine Corps and served as Director of Maintenance with the Border Patrol and the Air Force, as was an Associate Professor for Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University before leading aviation activities and aircraft operations for international corporations in the Washington D.C. area. He is the author of "Special Access" and "Shoot Down". His novels have been approved by the CIA Publication Review Board.

Shortly after takeoff, a jumbo jet explodes over the waters of Long Island. Witnesses claim the aircraft was shot down by a surface-to-air missile; the government insists a mechanical malfunction brought down the airplane. An old CIA file is uncovered which details the President was warned-to preclude commercial airliners from being shot out of the sky either pay a ransom or suffer the consequences.

Just as the Agency identifies the shadowy man responsible for the shoot down of the airliner, the Libyan dictator Gaddafi is overthrown, sparking a race between the CIA and terrorist networks to win the ultimate terrorist prize-hundreds of man-portable, shoulder-launched, anti-aircraft missiles. Duncan Hunter and his top secret airplane once again team up with an expert crew to find the anti-aircraft missiles ahead of the al-Qaeda and Muslim Brotherhood, and kill the man who shoots down airliners for profit.

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16 June 2015 - Arlington, VA - Introduction to US Intelligence

Dr. Mark Lowenthal, internationally recognized expert on intelligence and author of Intelligence: From Secrets to Policy, provides students with a broad introduction to the major current issues in US intelligence. Learn about the current structure of the Community, the role of the DNI and the IC agencies, collection, analysis, national security
issues, the intelligence budget, and the role of Congress.
INDIVIDUAL ENROLLMENT COURSE at The Intelligence & Security Academy, a provider of innovative education and training in a broad range of national security issues and the more general area of analytic training, is pleased to announce the schedule for its 2015 OpenAcademy individual enrollment course offerings. All courses will be held in Arlington, Virginia. AFIO members will receive a 10% discount on all OpenAcademy courses! Register on-online and select �AFIO Registration� as an option for the discounted registration fee.
Courses are typically held in our classroom in Arlington, Virginia (just 2 blocks from the Ballston metro stop) unless otherwise noted. Individual enrollment courses are unclassified.
Visit us at for more information.

16 June 2015, 1130 am - McLean, VA - The DIF (Defense Intelligence Forum) meets to hear Ralph Winnie on "My Visit to Cuba."

The Defense Intelligence Forum (DIAA - Defense Intelligence Alumni Association) meets to hear Mr. Ralph E. Winnie, Jr. will speak on �His Visit to Cuba.� As the Director of the Eurasian Business Coalition�s China Program, Ralph E. Winnie, Jr. was appointed by the Guangxi Investment Promotion Agency as Business Development Representative for North America. He has been responsible for the promotion of business development, tax and trade between Guangxi province in the People Republic of China and the United States. Ralph is responsible for advising domestic and foreign clients regarding international tax minimization strategies and joint ventures in China. Ralph has extensive experience and expertise dealing with members of Congress, US agencies and foreign governments. His foreign governmental contacts are at the highest level, having reviewed an agreement between an Asian Government and the Government of the United States for the Avoidance of Double Taxation and the Prevention of Fiscal Evasion with respect to taxes on income and capital. Ralph received an LL.M in Taxation from Georgetown University Law Center in 2002 and graduated magna cum laude from Jacob D. Fuchsberg Law Center in 1999. He is a member of the District of Columbia and New York Bars and is admitted to practice before the Supreme Court. He studied international law at Oxford University (Magdalen College) in Oxford, the United Kingdom and Moscow State University in Moscow, Russia.

Deadline to reserve: 15 June 2015 by email to Include names, telephone numbers, and email addresses for each attendee, and choose either chicken cacciatore, tilapia puttanesca, lasagna, sausage with peppers, or fettuccini with portabella. Send in your luncheon selections with your reservations for accurate service. Pay at the door with a check for $29 per person, payable to DIAA, Inc. Checks are preferred, but will accept cash; however, credit card payments are discouraged.

Location: Pulcinella Restaurant, 6852 Old Dominion Drive, McLean, VA. Pay at the door with check for $ 29 payable to DIAA, Inc
Registration starts at 1130 AM, lunch at noon. Modified Chatham House Rule. Everything will be off the record

17-18 June 2015 - Arlington, VA - Analyst Training: Writing, Analysis, and Preparing Briefings

Dr. Mark Lowenthal teaches this course which provides analytic skills for any intelligence-related or analytical function. This course examines the role of intelligence in the policy process (within government or business), then offers an introduction to analytic skills, beginning with critical thinking and reading, writing analysis, and preparing and presenting successful briefings. The course is designed to get analysts off to a good start in as little time as possible, recognizing that there are important time constraints in such training and that much will also be learned on the job.
INDIVIDUAL ENROLLMENT COURSE at The Intelligence & Security Academy, a provider of innovative education and training in a broad range of national security issues and the more general area of analytic training, is pleased to announce the schedule for its 2015 OpenAcademy individual enrollment course offerings. All courses will be held in Arlington, Virginia. AFIO members will receive a 10% discount on all OpenAcademy courses! Register on-online and select �AFIO Registration� as an option for the discounted registration fee.
Courses are typically held in our classroom in Arlington, Virginia (just 2 blocks from the Ballston metro stop) unless otherwise noted. Individual enrollment courses are unclassified.
Visit us at for more information.

Saturday, 20 June 2015, 1-4pm - Washington, DC - Unlikely Warriors: The Army Security Agency's Secret War in Vietnam 1961-1973 at the International Spy Museum

Come to the International Spy Museum Store for an in-store book signing of "Unlikely Warriors" by authors Lonnie M. Long and Gary B. Blackburn. The military history book takes readers into the Vietnam War and follows members of the Army Security Agency (ASA) as they conduct top secret missions.

Long and Blackburn chart the years that ASA operated in Vietnam � occurring from 1961 to 1973. With each story, many of which have never been told, readers will find themselves in awe as they learn about specific operations, incidents and battles that involved ASA personnel.

�We want the reader to come away with an appreciation for the job those thousands of young men did and the many thousands of lives they saved through their efforts,� say Long and Blackburn.

�Powerful. Compelling. Insightful. Exciting. A much needed historical account of the many first-hand heroic and harrowing events in America's most misunderstood war.�―Colonel David E. Servinsky, US Army (retired), Ph.D., Executive Communications and Support, National Security Agency/Central Security Service Colorado; former professor - National War College; former Deputy Director - National Security Operations Center (NSOC), NSA.

�A great read about an important part of our military history. The authors have opened the door to a critical warfighting capability that has for too long been held a close secret to only a few. It is time that the door was flung wide open and the true nature of their work revealed.�

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Wednesday, 24 June 2015, noon - Washington DC - How to Catch a Russian Spy at the International Spy Museum

For three nerve-wracking years, Naveed Jamali spied on the US for the Russians―or so the Russians believed. Hear Naveed bring his unbelievable, yet true, story to life. By trading thumb drives of sensitive technical data for envelopes of cash, he pretended to sell out his own country across noisy restaurant tables and in quiet parking lots. Although he had no formal espionage training, with the help of an initially reluctant FBI duo he ended up at the center of a highly successful CI operation that targeted Russian espionage in New York City. With news about Russia�s disintegrating relationship with the US a frequent headline and political hot topic, How to Catch a Russian Spy is the one-of-a-kind story of how one young man�s post-college adventure became a real-life US counterintelligence coup.
Tickets: Free! No reservation required. Visit

22 - 25 June 2015 - Arlington, VA - 11th Annual IAFIE Conference "Preparing the Next Generation of Intelligence Analysts for a Changing World."

Marymount University is host to the 11th Annual Conference of the International Association for Intelligence Education. (IAFIE).

There continues to be enormous challenges that threaten US national security and the global world order. A growing sense of urgency to try to understand these events and anticipate new challenges has forced us to rethink how we will confront the future. In a changing world this means focusing attention on how we prepare future scholars and practitioners that will be called on to explore these challenges.

This IAFIE conference will revolve around the theme of �Preparing the Next Generation of Intelligence Analysts in a Changing World.� The conference panel discussions will be divided along two tracks. One track will explore the pedagogical developments and innovations that are emerging to provide prospective and current analysts will the skill sets needed to tackle analytic problems. The second track will explore some of the challenges that analysts may have to confront during the remainder of the 21st Century.

The conference will host an opening reception on the evening of Monday, 22 June followed by two and one half days of speakers, panels and presentations. The cost of the event is $400 for non-members and $100 for students. Other rates apply. Payment Instructions: Credit card online. To pay by check contact Michelle Henderson at for instructions.
The conference agenda, when made available, will be posted here.

Event Location: Marymount University, 2807 N Glebe Rd, Arlington, VA 22207; 814-824-2131. Registration is open. Register here.
Additional Event Information: Michelle Henderson, Phone: 814-824-2131, Email:

Friday, 26 June 2015, 1-4pm - Washington, DC - Meet a Counterintelligence Officer - Christopher Lynch at the International Spy Museum

Come to the Spy Museum store and meet Christopher Lynch! Lynch was a Counterintelligence Officer, first in the FBI, and then in the CIA, for thirty years. As an Operations Analyst, he specialized in the KGB in assessing tradecraft and in detecting hostile control.

Watch Christopher in Inside the Secrets: Counter Intelligence, where he talks about his experience in a counter intelligence office and compares it to the popular FX show The Americans.

Tickets: FREE! No reservation required. Visit

Wednesday, 1 July 2015, 6:30pm - Washington DC - "Tracking the Elusive Pueblo" at the International Spy Museum

In January 1968, at the height of the Vietnam War, North Korea captured the USS Pueblo. The seizure of the ship, equipped with electronic and signals intelligence systems and 83 crewmen, provoked outrage in the US, with some calling for a nuclear response. What really happened during this hot Cold War incident? CDR Douglas Hackett, USN (Ret.) will explore the Pueblo�s surveillance mission, and provide the definitive naval intelligence assessment of whether the Pueblo was in North Korean waters, based on North Korean-provided information. He�ll also share the US government�s response to the crisis, North Korea�s motivation, what happened to the crew who were held prisoner for nearly a year, and what has become of the Pueblo today."

Tickets: $8. Visit

Thursday, 9 July 2015, 6:30pm - Washington DC - "code name: CYNTHIA" - A Spy Musical - at the International Spy Museum

Get yourself to this staged reading and singing of the action-packed new spy musical celebrating the exploits of Betty Thorpe whose real spy career ranged from Madrid to Warsaw to Washington.

Presented by the Pallas Theatre Collective, "code name: CYNTHIA" opens as Paris falls to the Nazis and master spy Betty Thorpe (code name: Cynthia) barely escapes with her life. When a mysterious mastermind blackmails the stunning beauty back into intelligence for the Allies, Betty resolves to seduce the enemy, steal France's naval codes from the Vichy Embassy in Washington, DC, and save her own delicate world from falling to pieces. This lyrical homage features music by Karen Multer and book and lyrics by Steve Multer, a 2014 finalist for the Kleban Prize in Musical Theatre.

Tickets: FREE! No reservation required. Visit

Wednesday, 15 July 2015, noon - Washington, DC - The Billion Dollar Spy: Author Debriefing at the International Spy Museum

While getting into his car on the evening of February 16, 1978, the chief of the CIA's Moscow station was handed an envelope by an unknown Russian. Its contents stunned the Americans: details of top secret Soviet research and development in military technology that was totally unknown to the United States.

From David Hoffman, the Pulitzer Prize-winning author of The Dead Hand, comes the riveting story of the CIA's most valuable spy in the Soviet Union and an evocative portrait of the agency's Moscow station, an outpost of daring espionage in the last years of the Cold War. Drawing on previously secret documents obtained from the CIA, as well as interviews with participants, Hoffman will reveal how the depredations of the Soviet state motivated one man to master the craft of spying against his own nation until he was betrayed to the KGB by a disgruntled former CIA trainee. No one has ever told this story before in such detail, and Hoffman's deep knowledge of spycraft, the Cold War, and military technology makes him uniquely qualified to bring to the International Spy Museum this real life espionage thriller.

Tickets: FREE! No reservation required. Visit

14 October 2015, 6 - 9 pm - Arlington, VA - Silver Anniversary Gala and Chancellor's Dinner by Institute of World Politics

Hold the date. Dr. Lenczowski and the Trustees of The Institute of World Politics invite member to attend the Silver Anniversary Gala and Chancellor's Dinner with Keynote Speaker Lieutenant General Michael T. Flynn, US Army(Ret), 18th Director of DIA.
Location: The Ritz-Carlton, Pentagon City, Arlington, VA. Further details to follow. Questions to Jennifer E. Giglio at

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