AFIO Weekly Intelligence Notes #23-16 dated 7 June 2016

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Declassified: Untold Stories of American Spies

A CNN TV Series Premieres Sunday, 19 June at 10 pm ET/PT

The series provides factual accounts of America's covert operations told firsthand by the officers who lived it, and includes access to the often complicated, hidden world of covert operations and espionage.
Series is hosted by former US Congressman/former House Intelligence Committee chair and current CNN national security contributor and AFIO member Mike Rogers.
First program presents CIA Operations Officer and member Marti Peterson's tour in Moscow.
Click image above for preview.

REMINDER - Tomorrow, by invitation only, is the...
2016 Western Hemisphere Security Forum
at the Daniel Morgan Academy, Washington, DC

Wednesday, 8 June 2016, 9am - 5pm

Organized criminal networks in the Western Hemisphere and their ability to integrate domestic gangs and international terrorist syndicates pose a grave and multi-dimensional threat to regional stability. Many regional governments in the Western Hemisphere have become closely aligned with this crime-terror nexus, as well as with extra-regional state actors, namely China, Russia and Iran―offsetting US influence in the region.
This one-day seminar on security in the Western Hemisphere, sponsored by the Center for a Secure Free Society and co-hosted by the Daniel Morgan Academy, brings together panels of experts who will share insight and perspectives on the threats of these extra-regional actors, the pressing security challenges in the area, and suggest solutions to rethink and improve US standing in the region.
Please note: This DMA seminar is an invitation-only event and not open to the general public. Contact DMA for more information.
Event location: Daniel Morgan Academy, 1620 L St NW, #700, Washington, DC 20036, Near Farragut North and West Metro Stations
Inquiries about attending: Frank Fletcher, Director of Lectures and Seminars, or call 202-759-4988
More information online here.

Crime and Cryptology
Subject: UNABOMBER - Ted Kaczynski, BTK Killer, and others

Hear Daniel Olson, Chief of Cryptanalysis
and Racketeering Records, FBI

speak on

20 June 2016, 9:30 to 11 a.m.

RSVP now to attend the 2016 Schorreck Memorial Lecture Speaker Series.

This year's program features special guest Daniel Olson, Chief of the Cryptanalysis and Racketeering Records Unit at the FBI Laboratory in Quantico, VA. Highlights will include solved and unsolved ciphers from notorious criminals such as the Zodiac Killer of the 1960s, BTK serial killer Dennis Raeder, as well as the enciphered journal of UNABOMBER Ted Kaczynski.

This series is sponsored by the Center for Cryptologic History and held at the National Cryptologic Museum.

Details and Registration are here.

International Security & Intelligence Program
Attend a Cambridge University Experience
at Mt. Saint Mary's University in Maryland

18 July thru 5 August 2016
in beautiful Emmitsburg, Maryland

International Security and Intelligence (ISI) is a program offered at Mount St. Mary's University in association with the Cambridge Security initiative (CSi). This 3-week, highly competitive summer course runs from July 18-Aug 5, 2016.Through the lens of professional practitioners of the craft, and academics closely involved in the world of intelligence, students will explore the role of the intelligence and security agencies in a democratic society, applying the enduring principles of intelligence and security to cutting-edge problems. The 2016 program is being offered in the United States for the first time, exclusively at Mount St. Mary's University in Emmitsburg, Md. Attendees range from undergraduate students to seasoned professionals, and everyone experiences the same mix of lectures, seminars and social activities. The aim is to offer an experience of teaching and learning which is very similar to that offered at the University of Cambridge.  Applications are being accepted until June. Learn more at


International Olympic Committee Establish Joint Integrity Intelligence Unit for Rio 2016.  A Joint Integrity Intelligence Unit (JIIU) will be operated by the International Olympic Committee and Rio 2016 at this year's Olympic Games in an effort to protect the probity of the event.

The JIIU will be tasked with monitoring, assessing and preventing any unethical activity related to the Olympics, in the build-up to and during the Games.

It will be supported by Brazil's Department of Federal Police and the Secretariat of Security for Major Events, while Interpol will work with the unit in the event that a criminal act may have been committed.

"Rio 2016 is fully committed to and engaged in the prevention and investigation of any form of crime against sport during the 2016 Olympic and Paralympic Games," Luiz Fernando Correa, the Rio 2016 security director, said.  [Read more:  Pavitt/InsideTheGames/6June2016]

France Braces for Intense Security Around Euro 2016 Championship.  Gun attacks, remotely-detonated bombs, and even drones carrying explosives and chemical weapons: these are just a few of the terrorist threats French authorities are preparing for at the Euro 2016 football championships, which get underway on Friday.

Just days before the championships kick off, Ukraine security services say they have arrested a Frenchman and an accomplice who were planning attacks on French targets before and during the tournament.

As President Francois Hollande and other French officials have acknowledged, 100% security and zero risk are impossible to guarantee. ISIS has made clear its intent to attack the tournament.

In a radio interview with France Info on Sunday, Hollande said: "We have invested all the means to succeed, and we must not allow ourselves to be pressured by the threat." But he cautioned: "It exists, this threat." [Read more:  Lister/CNN/7June2016]

Pakistan Military Names Its Officers for Nacta's Joint Intelligence Directorate.  The Pakistan government allocated Rs109.42 million in Budget 2016-17 to combat the menace of terrorism in the country. This has been done to strengthen and reinvigorate the National Counter Terrorism Authority (Nacta). The move is indicative that the long-awaited Nacta proposal of launching the Joint Intelligence Directorate (JID) may now come to fruition.

Meanwhile, the military has also supported the establishment of the JID and nominated a serving brigadier and almost 50 officers for the organisation, sources said on Sunday.  "The military has nominated a brigadier and almost 50 officers, each not less than Grade 18, for the organisation. The Intelligence Bureau (IB) and provincial police intelligence outfits, Special branches, have already given nominations for the office of Nacta," a key official requesting anonymity said.

The list of military officers nominated for Nacta's JID would also include officers from the Military Intelligence (MI), Inter-Services Intelligence (ISI) besides some other intelligence and operational units of the military, the source added.

Ihsan Ghani, the incumbent National Coordinator (chief) of Nacta, a Grade-22 officer of the Police Service of Pakistan (PSP), has already been notified as the head of the JID. Many consider the nomination of military officers in JID is an accomplishment of Ihsan Ghani. [Read more:  Syed/TheInternationalNews/6June2016]

NATO Moving to Create New Intelligence Chief Post.  The Western alliance is moving toward creating a powerful new intelligence post, according to US and European officials, in a bid to improve how Europe and America share sensitive information on terrorism and other threats.

In the face of the terror attacks in Paris and Brussels, Europe has struggled to improve cross-border intelligence sharing. Some officials believe the North Atlantic Treaty Organization, which relies heavily on US intelligence, could facilitate improved information exchange if it were driven by a new senior intelligence official.

NATO doesn't currently have a formal role in fighting Islamic State, and the push for the new intelligence position comes amid growing criticism of the alliance's failure to focus more resources on terrorism. Donald Trump, the probable Republican presidential candidate, has repeatedly said the organization isn't sufficiently committed to countering terrorism.

To play a larger role on that front, NATO must get better at sharing and synthesizing intelligence, officials said.  [Read more:  Barnes/TheWallStreetJournal/3June2016]

Intelligence Community Seeks to Boost Diversity.  Director of National Intelligence James Clapper has told intelligence community agencies to produce a plan within 90 days to improve their workplace diversity, according to an announcement from his office.

Clapper set that target at a recent conference on EEO and diversity in advance of the first public release of the intelligence community's annual demographic report, previously classified.

Preliminary figures show that the IC workforce is about 25 percent minority compared to the rest of the federal workforce at 35 percent. In addition, only 12 percent at senior pay levels are minorities. The percentage of minorities hired into the IC increased from nearly 21 percent in FY 2011 to almost 25 percent in FY 2015, however.

"Going public with our demographics is a significant step, but by itself it's not going to improve minority representation in the intelligence community," Clapper said, according to the announcement. "I've got 240 days left in my tenure. I expect the outcome of today's summit will include bringing something to me that I can act on, something I can take to the intelligence community component directors, something we can implement within 90 days."  [Read more:  FEDweek/3June2016]

China Says It Hopes for Counter-Terror Intelligence Sharing With France.  China hopes to establish counter-terrorism intelligence sharing with France as the Asian giant seeks greater international support for its anti-terror fight, China's state-run Xinhua news agency reported citing an exchange between officials of the two countries.

Hundreds of people have been killed in the past few years in China's western region of Xinjiang, home to the mainly Muslim Uighur people. The government blames the violence on Islamist militants who want to establish an independent state called East Turkestan.

Admiral Sun Jianguo, a deputy chief of staff of China's People's Liberation Army, told French Secretary-General of Defence and National Security Louis Gautier that China and France had model military-to-military ties.

"China was deeply affected by the terrorist attacks on France last year," Sun told Gautier on the sidelines of a security forum in Singapore, Xinhua reported late on Saturday.  [Read more:  Reuters/6June2016]

Somalia Says Head of al Shabaab's Intelligence Unit Killed.  A suicide car bomber crashed into a gate outside a hotel frequented by lawmakers in the centre of the Somali capital of Mogadishu on Wednesday and the attack was followed by gunfire, killing 15 people, police said.

Police said among the dead were two lawmakers. They had previously said at least 10 people were killed. Residents and a Reuters witness said gunfire could be heard in the area around the hotel late into the night.

"Lawmakers Mohamud Mohamed and Abdullahi Jamac died in the hotel. They lived in it," Major Ibrahim Hassan, a police officer, told Reuters. "Many other people including lawmakers were rescued. The operation is about to end now. So far the death toll we have is 15 dead and 20 others wounded."

Militants from al Shabaab, a group affiliated with al Qaeda, quickly claimed responsibility for the attack on the Hotel Ambassador and said it had killed 20 people in addition to the two lawmakers.   [Read more: TheStar/2June2016]


Former NSA and CIA Director Michael Hayden's Favorite Gadgets.  We're a Mac kind of family, which had nothing to do with my view on the Apple/FBI controversy; we find that they're a bit more resistant to attack. I just picked up an iPad Pro, which I've immediately fallen in love with. And I'm talking with you on an iPhone 6s. My normal rhythm in the morning is: The alarm goes off, I grab the iPad, download the CIA press clips and see what's going on in the world. I have got the attachable keyboard, so when I want to sit down somewhere, it's as if I'm at my workstation, even though I can easily tuck it into my backpack.

Believe it or not, for a birthday a couple of years ago I made my kids go find me a multi-CD player. It was not easy, but they did find a Sony, so I can still listen to the hundreds of old CDs I have. We've got five classical CDs in right now, and I think two or three of the five are Mozart.

Every morning, without fail, I go downstairs and make a fine cup of coffee for my wife on our Nespresso Gran Maestria d520 and bring it up to her. We use the coffee on the intense end of the scale.

Other than news shows, I can't remember the last time I watched a network TV show live. But we DVR the daylights out of Homeland. It's always fun, and it's far enough from reality to be enjoyable and close enough to reality to be authentic. We're also binging on Friday Night Lights, which we find absolutely compelling.  [Read more:  Kornelis/WallStreetJournal/27April2016]

Declassified: Untold Stories of American Spies.  A CNN TV Series Premieres Sunday, June 19, at 10 p.m. ET/PT

The series provides factual accounts of America's covert operations told firsthand by the officers who lived it, and includes access to the often complicated, hidden world of covert operations and espionage.
Series is hosted by former US Congressman/former House Intelligence Committee chair and current CNN national security contributor and AFIO member Mike Rogers.
First program presents CIA Operations Officer and member Marti Peterson's tour in Moscow. Click image in top right column of this newsletter for video preview.  [View more:  CNN/2June2016]

The Battle of Midway: The Complete Intelligence Story.  The Battle of Midway in June of 1942 was one of the most important naval battles in world history and a turning point in the Second World War. Between June 4 and 7, aircraft from aircraft carriers Enterprise, Yorktown, and Hornet of the US Navy's Task Forces 16 and 17 ambushed and sank the Imperial Japanese Navy's carrier force that only six months before had attacked Pearl Harbor and terrorized the Pacific. The Battle of Midway is important to memorialize and remember for many reasons. Among these reasons is that it is an inexhaustible source of still-relevant lessons on how to successfully apply intelligence at all levels of war.

At the root of the American victory at Midway was US Navy intelligence successfully breaking Japanese codes and discovering the Japanese Navy's plans to attack Midway Atoll.

Station Hypo was the team of US signals intelligence (SIGINT) analysts led by then-Commander Joseph "Joe" Rochefort. Immediately after Pearl Harbor, Station Hypo began attempting to decode messages transmitted using the JN-25 code. By late April, Rochefort's team assessed that the Japanese were planning major operations against the central Pacific and Aleutians. In a famous trick, Pacific Fleet Commander Admiral Chester Nimitz approved a ruse proposed by Rochefort that saw the American garrison at Midway send a fake message "in the clear" (on open channels) regarding broken water evaporator units on the island. Almost immediately afterward, American listening posts intercepted Japanese transmissions mentioning the water shortage and the need to bring along extra water to support the operation. The identity of the Japanese objective was conclusively determined as Midway.

In his memoirs , Pacific Fleet Intelligence Officer Lieutenant Commander Edwin "Eddie" Layton recounted presenting the fruits of Hypo's work on May 27th at the Pacific Fleet staff conference where the US plans to ambush the Japanese force near Midway were approved, giving Nimitz a stunningly predictive assessment:  [Read more:  Munson/WarOnTheRocks/3June2016]

Intelligence Reform in the Jimmy Carter Era.  "Public trust and confidence in the Intelligence Community have been seriously undermined by disclosures of activities in the past that were illegal, injudicious or otherwise improper by today's standards," according to a 1977 interagency memorandum circulated by National Security Advisor Zbigniew Brzezinski.

"Moreover, many disillusioned persons who have come to believe the worst of their government tend to accept at face value exaggerated imputations of impropriety to legitimate foreign intelligence activities. In some quarters there is a persistent belief that US foreign intelligence activities have still not been brought under adequate control. Clearly the Intelligence Community must earn wider acceptance of its legitimacy and role within our democratic form of government if a viable US foreign intelligence effort is to be sustained over the longer term."

These observations were included in an impressive collection of declassified documents on intelligence reform in the Jimmy Carter administration that was published by the State Department yesterday as part of a new volume of the Foreign Relations of the United States series (Organization and Management of Foreign Policy: 1977-80, volume 28).

The 365-page section on Intelligence Policy and Reform presents often-candid discussion of topics such as: the role and authority of the Director of Central Intelligence, the perennial problem of leaks of classified information, the vexed relations between ambassadors and CIA chiefs of station abroad, covert action, the role of PFIAB and the Intelligence Oversight Board, and more. While some of the documents have appeared previously, many of them were declassified for this volume in 2012-2014.  [Read more:  Aftergood/SecrecyNews/2June2016]

The Russian Spy Run by Dumb and Dumber.  Zhenya Buryakov lived a quiet Bronx existence with his wife and two children in Riverdale, an affluent neighborhood, working at a state-owned bank by day. He moved there, his wife would later say, because he wanted his children to speak perfect English, and two nuns next door would even pet-sit the family's bird.

But by night, Buryakov met with his handlers at SVR, Russia's foreign intelligence service, and passed along information his bosses in Moscow hoped to use against his host country.

That bucolic life was interrupted when Buryakov was arrested by the FBI in January 2015, and charged with being an unregistered agent of a foreign government. Unlike his handlers, whose sloppy conversations may have led to his arrest, Buryakov was only allowed to be in the United States as an employee of a foreign firm. A year later, he pleaded guilty and was sentenced to 30 months in prison, in a case that garnered relatively little attention coming on the heels of the 10 Russian "illegals" arrested in 2010.

But Buryakov's arrest and sentencing serves as a firm reminder that despite the end of the Cold War, covert Russian espionage in the US is prevalent and ongoing.  [Read more:  Zavadski/TheDailyBeast/5June2016]


A Higher Standard: Communicating Technical Intelligence.  What do a cyber analyst, a satellite marketer, a physics professor, and a technical intelligence collector have in common? Well, based on some of the feedback from our previous War on the Rocks article, quite a lot. These professionals shared the challenges they face regarding their ability to effectively communicate scientific and technical information to the policymakers, public, or funding institutions they serve. Some voiced frustration over their ordeals, while others reminisced about their successes. Others requested an immediate answer to solve their problems in the form of new training or a graduate-level course at the National Intelligence University. Regardless of the context or tone of the feedback, empathy for the intelligence officers' plight was real.

Science and technical intelligence officers, sometimes referred to as "functional" experts in the community, cover and analyze an incredible swath of scientific topics and technical information, from foreign cyber intrusions to emerging military technologies. As technology and its effects become more globalized, the importance of communicating key aspects of the technology and its impact on national security becomes more important. Further, this explication must be provided to a wider audience than the current norm. While it's crucial for intelligence analysts to offer an assessment, it's equally important to provide enough detail or context in the report for the consumer to fundamentally understand the underlying concepts and their role in the strategic picture.

In 2007, the Office of the Director of National Intelligence (ODNI) issued Intelligence Community Directive 203, aimed at standardizing analytic tradecraft. Upon close inspection, aspects of this directive can address some of the problems of communicating scientific or technical information. For example, Tradecraft Standard 5 states that intelligence should "demonstrate customer relevance and address implications... Products should add value by addressing prospects, context, threats, or factors affecting opportunities for action." The "context" of scientific and technical intelligence includes the science information necessary to understand the issue. 

The ODNI updated ICD 203 in 2015 and added Tradecraft Standard 9, which caters to technical information conveyance, if used properly.  [Read more:  Holmes&Greenlee/WarOnTheRocks/6June2016]



William Nat Hart, 91, of Chestertown, Md. died 31 May 2016 of heart failure. "Bill" was born in Grafton, WV. His parents deserted him as a child and he was raised by his paternal grandmother and her third husband. When his step-grandfather died Bill was a junior in high school, his grandmother moved to New York City, leaving Bill to finish high school alone.

He graduated from high school and worked as a brakeman on the B & O Railroad before joining the Navy in 1943 for service in WWII. After being in the Navy's V-12 commissioning program at Emory University he was commissioned an Ensign in the US Naval Reserve, and he served on the aircraft carrier USS Philippine Sea, home-ported in Quincy, MA. After the war and discharged from active duty, Bill worked as an insurance salesman in Phoenix, AZ, where his daughter was born, and as a portrait photographer in Manhattan, living in East Orange, NJ, where his eldest son was born.

Recalled to active duty for the Korean Conflict, he served on the aircraft carrier USS Leyte, homeported in Norfolk, VA. He was the Senior Watch Officer and a Gunnery Officer, and a qualified Bomb Disposal Technician and Deep Sea Diver. While aboard the Leyte in October 1953 at South Boston Naval Shipyard, a conflagration killed 37 men, including Bill's roommate, and injured 28 others. Lieutenant Hart was cited for courage in organizing fire-fighting and damage control efforts in the aft of the ship. Bill left the Navy in January 1954, taking a job with RCA Corporation as a radar and communications technician. He was then hired by the Central Intelligence Agency in 1956 and Bill and his family moved to Alexandria, VA.  [Read more:  NewsZapMD/3June2016]

Stephen Gerard Malley, 74, a former senior executive at the NSA, died 27 May 2016 of pneumonia as a complication of Lewy Body Disease.

Malley is a graduate of the Massachusetts Maritime Academy, and the Harvard Senior Executive Fellows Program at the Kennedy School of Government. He specialized in the field of Communications Security during a long career of national service at the National Security Agency. He was also a USAF veteran. In free moments, he coached and promoted youth hockey in the DC Metro area, and was deemed a Master Level Coach by USA Hockey, and was a respected adviser to multiple hockey teams. He is survived by his wife of 46 years, Lynne, and a son and granddaughter.

Jobs and Career Fairs

TECHEXPO Top Secret Baltimore Hiring Event in Maryland; Cyber Security Hiring Event in Virginia

MARYLAND: TECHEXPO Top Secret Baltimore Hiring Event: Security-Clearance REQUIRED. Event takes place Wednesday, 15 June at the BWI Marriott, Linthicum Heights, MD. Register for the event here. IMPORTANT: one or several specific types of clearances are required for the event. If your profile does not meet the requirement, you will not be able to register. We invite you to make sure your Profile is updated before you register. Date & Time: Wednesday, June 15, 2016 - 9-10am; Career Seminar, 10am - 3pm: "2017 Defense Job Market Starts in July 2016 – Trends" by Bill Golden CEO of IntelligenceCareers. Event Location: BWI Marriott 1743 West Nursery Rd, Linthicum Heights, MD 21090. Venue Telephone: 410-859-8300.

VIRGINIA: TECHEXPO Cyber Security Hiring Event, 10 am – 3 pm: Cyber Security Experience Required to Attend. Security-Clearance NOT REQUIRED but preferred. Thursday, 30 June at The Ritz-Carlton Tysons Corner, 1700 Tysons Blvd. McLean, VA 22102. Register for the event here.

Section V - Events


16 June 2016, 12:30 - 2pm - Los Angeles, CA - The AFIO L.A. Chapter hosts Kenneth Daigler on Spies, Patriots, and Traitors

Former CIA officer Kenneth Daigler will discuss key aspects of his book Spies, Patriots, and Traitors. The cost of the meeting will be $15 and will include a copy of the book and refreshments served. Please RSVP:
Meeting Location: LAPD-ARTC 5651 W. Manchester Ave Los Angeles, CA 90045

BIO: Ken Daigler is a retired career CIA operations officer, previously holding several key operations positions in the agency, and is a recipient of the William Donovan Award & Distinguished Career Intelligence Medal. In addition, he has consulted for the Department of Defense in the area of counterintelligence. He has a BA in history from Centre College of Kentucky and an MA in history from the Maxwell School at Syracuse University and has served in the US Marine Corps.

Wednesday, 22 June 2016, 5:30pm - New York, NY - Len Predtechenskis, former FBI, discusses "Operating Techniques for Recruiting Foreign Nationals" - at this Metro NY Chapter Meeting.

SPEAKER: Len Predtechenskis, Retired FBI Special Agent. He operated undercover, recruited many Soviet/Russian agents for the US Government, debriefed and resettled dozens of defectors, directed/lead agent in many "false flag", "red herring" and "double agent" operations.
TOPIC: "Operating Techniques for Recruiting Foreign Nationals"
LOCATION: Society of Illustrators building, 128 East 63rd Street. Between Park & Lexington Ave.
TIME: Registration starts 5:30 PM Meeting starts 6:00 PM
COST: $50/person. Payment at the door, cash & check only. Full dinner, cash bar.
REGISTER: Strongly suggested, not required. Phone Jerry Goodwin 646-717-3776 or Email:

Other Upcoming Events

Wednesday, 8 June 2016, 9am - 5pm - Washington, DC - 2016 Western Hemisphere Security Forum by the Daniel Morgan Academy

Event open by invitation only.
Organized criminal networks in the Western Hemisphere and their ability to integrate domestic gangs and international terrorist syndicates pose a grave and multi-dimensional threat to regional stability. Many regional governments in the Western Hemisphere have become closely aligned with this crime-terror nexus, as well as with extra-regional state actors, namely China, Russia and Iran―offsetting US influence in the region.
This one-day seminar on security in the Western Hemisphere, sponsored by the Center for a Secure Free Society and co-hosted by the Daniel Morgan Academy, brings together panels of experts who will share insight and perspectives on the threats of these extra-regional actors, the pressing security challenges in the area, and suggest solutions to rethink and improve US standing in the region.
Please note: This DMA seminar is an invitation-only event and not open to the general public. Contact DMA for more information.
Speakers/Panelists include...Amb Joseph R. DeTrani, DMA President; Amb Curt Winsor, former FSO, Costa Rica; Joseph M. Humire, Executive Director, Center for a Secure Free Society (SFS); Douglas Farah, Senior Visiting Fellow, Center for Complex Operations, NDU; Ilan Berman, Vice President, American Foreign Policy Council; Dr. R. Evan Ellis, Research Professor, Strategic Studies Institute, US Army War College; Dr. Michael Sharnoff, Associate Professor of Middle East Studies and Director of the Regional Studies Program at DMA; Roger Pardo-Maurer, former US Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense for Western Hemisphere Affairs; and Fernando Men'ndez, Senior Fellow, Center for a Secure Free Society (SFS).
Event location: Daniel Morgan Academy, 1620 L St NW, #700, Washington, DC 20036, Near Farragut North and West Metro Stations
Inquiries about attending: Frank Fletcher, Director of Lectures and Seminars, or call 202-759-4988
More information online here.

Wednesday, 8 June 2016, noon to 1:15 pm - Washington, DC - Join the CI Centre for their June Global Terrorism, Espionage, and Cyber Security FREE monthly update at the Spy Museum

Global Terrorism, Espionage and Cybersecurity Monthly Update takes place at noon at the International Spy Museum. There is no charge. Presentation is made by David Major, a current and original member of the Board of Directors for the Museum. He is a retired FBI Supervisory Special Agent who was Director of Counterintelligence, Intelligence and Security Programs on the National Security Council Staff. He provides a one hour briefing on the most recent counterintelligence intelligence and security issues, breaches, and penetrations that have occurred globally during the past month. Presented in partnership with The Centre for Counterintelligence and Security Studies (CI Centre), these updates will cover worldwide events such as newly emerging espionage, economic espionage, technology diversion cases and arrest, cyber espionage incidents, and domestic and international terrorist activities. Major uses his expertise to analyze trends and highlight emerging issues of interest to both intelligence and national security professionals, private sector professionals and the general public. To attend contact: Meaghan Smith

Monday, 13 June 2016, 11:30 am - Washington, DC - "Uphill Battle: Reflections on Vietnam Counterinsurgency" topic of Frank Scotton's presentation at Daniel Morgan Academy

Event by invitation-only.
Frank Scotton will discuss lessons he learned regarding counterinsurgency, based upon his many years of service with the United States Information Service in the Republic of South Vietnam.
Scotton retired in 1998 as the assistant director for East Asia at the US Information Agency of the State Department. He began his overseas career more than 50 years ago in Vietnam. Between 1962 and 1975, he spent part of each year in Vietnam with the US Information Service and then took assignments with the Military Assistance Command, Vietnam (MACV)/Civil Operations and Revolutionary Development Support (CORDS) and with the Joint United States Public Affairs Office (JUSPAO), merged USIA, State Department, and Defense Department public affairs elements in Vietnam

Reception at 11:30 am; Lecture starts at noon followed by Q & A

LOCATION: Daniel Morgan Academy, 1620 L St NW, 7th Floor, Washington, DC 20036; Near Farragut North and West Metro Stations
For more information or to RSVP or contact Frank Fletcher, Director of Lectures and Seminars, DMA at; call 202-759-4988.

Thursday, 16 June 2016, 5:30pm- 8:00pm ' Washington, DC ' KidSpy: Spy Fiction Writer's Workshop at the International Spy Museum

The shadow world of spying has captured the imagination of authors for centuries. Join Melissa Mahle, former CIA intelligence officer and author of Anatolia Steppe: Lost in Petra and Camp Secret, and discover how her skills as a real former spy helped her develop characters and stories for her book. Children and teenagers ages 9-14 will develop the plot and storyline that grips readers' attention and quickens their pulses. Tickets include dinner. Advance registration required. Tickets: $30. Visit

21 June 2016, 11:30am - McLean, VA - Defense Intelligence Forum hears from Allen Keiswetter, FSO, on "Middle East Update"

Mr. Allen Keiswetter will speak on 'Middle East Update: Discussions on Syria, Iraq and the Islamic State as well as Obama's legacy in the Middle East' at the Defense Intelligence Forum luncheon.

Keiswetter, a retired Senior Foreign Service Officer, is a former Deputy Assistant Secretary of State for Near East Affairs. His responsibilities included Iraq, Iran and Saudi Arabia. He served in six Arab countries including Iraq and Saudi Arabia. As a scholar at the Middle East Institute, he made more than 200 media appearances on CNN, BBC, Fox News, and other news outlets. He taught courses on the Persian Gulf, Islam and the Middle East at the National Defense Intelligence College, the National War College, and the University of Maryland.

Event location: Pulcinella Restaurant, 6852 Old Dominion Dr, McLean, VA
Pay at the door with a check for $29 payable to DIAA, Inc. Registration starts at 1130 AM, lunch at 1200 PM
The forum follows 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.

Reservations due by 19 June 2016 by email to Include names, telephone numbers, and email addresses. For each attendee, choose among chicken cacciatore, tilapia puttanesca, lasagna, sausage with peppers, fettuccini with portabella for your luncheon selection. Please send in your luncheon selection with your reservation to reduce the wait time for your food,
Checks are preferred, but will accept cash; however, credit card payments are discouraged.

Tuesday, 21 June 2016, 7:30 to 8:45pm - McLean, VA - The Westminster Institute presents "Defenseless in the Face of our Enemies: What Keeps America from Protecting Itself from Radical Islam?" - asks Andrew C. McCarthy III, former assistant US attorney for the Southern District of New York

Our legal architecture for fighting the infiltration of radical Islam is stuck in a pre-1993 Cold War framework. That framework prohibits the exclusion of aliens on the grounds of ideological animus against the U.S. as opposed to terrorist activities. We face an ideology that promotes acts of mass terror and thrives on resistance to assimilation. The State Department's strategy for countering violent extremism issued a week ago is, as usual, absent any mention of Islam. What's more, the U.S. continues to suffer from the lack of any institution within the government from which to actually execute such a strategy, were we to have a sensible one, in terms of the war of ideas.
Andrew C. McCarthy III
is a former assistant U.S. attorney for the Southern District of New York. He led the 1995 terrorism prosecution against Sheikh Omar Abdel Rahman and eleven others. The defendants were convicted of the 1993 World Trade Center bombing and of planning a series of attacks against New York City landmarks. He also contributed to the prosecutions of terrorists who bombed U.S. embassies in Kenya and Tanzania. He resigned from the Justice Department in 2003. He is a contributing editor of National Review and a senior fellow at the National Review Institute. McCarthy is the author of "The Grand Jihad: How Islam and the Left Sabotage America," "How Obama Embraces Islam's Sharia Agenda," "Willful Blindness: A Memoir of the Jihad," "Spring Fever: The Illusion of Islamic Democracy," and "How the Obama Administration Has Politicized Justice."

Event location and sponsor: Westminster Institute, 6729 Curran St, McLean, VA 22101. Register here. There is no fee to attend.

Monday, 27 June 2016, 6:30-9pm - Washington, DC - Lockpicking 101 - International Spy Museum Spy School Workshop

Spying today may seem dominated by the digital realm of hackers, cryptography, and eavesdropping, but the field operative will never go away. In the physical world, where secrets are under lock and key, sometimes the only way in is to pick the lock.
In this workshop, led by Preston Thomas, president of the DC Chapter of The Open Organization Of Lockpickers, you'll learn the art and science of how locks work-and how to open them. From classical picking to field expedient methods, we will survey the tools and techniques necessary to attack many common locks. Try your hand at getting out of handcuffs and zip ties. Discover if you really can escape with just your wits and a bobby pin. Participants will work in small groups getting hands-on practice with lockpicking experts, and once you've got "the touch," you can put your skills to the test against other students.
Location: City Tap House, 901 9th St NW, Washington, DC - Gallery Place/Chinatown Metrorail Station
High-quality lock picking kits will be available to take home after the class for $25 (cash or check). Please email if you would like one.
Food and drink will be available for purchase throughout the event.
TICKETS: $35. Space limited to 30 - advance registration required. No tickets available at event. To register contact

Saturday, 9 July 2016, 11am-noon - Washington, DC - The Magic of Spying: Tradecraft Trickery - at the International Spy Museum

In the real-life world of espionage, spies often call upon the art of magic and illusion to distract the enemy, make evidence disappear, and escape unnoticed. Join professional magician, Peter Wood, as he demonstrates the art of misdirection, sleight of hand, and other illusions used by skilled spies. This one of a kind performance, custom-designed for the Spy Museum, is guaranteed to fascinate children and adults alike. Ages: 7 and up. Space is limited– advance registration required. Tickets: $10. Visit

Wednesday, 13 July 2016, 6:30-8:30pm - Washington, DC - High Hand: The Authors Behind the Thrills - at the International Spy Museum

Espionage, political machinations, oil, secretly funded high-tech weapons of intelligence, ghosts of the Cold War, murder, and poker. Join the three co-authors of High Hand, a new spy thriller, to explore how they used their professional and personal experiences to create this novel written using the pseudonym Curtis J. James on the CIA and SVR. The authors: Pentagon journalist James Rosen, and cancer scientist Curtis Harris, and James Ellenberger, a former senior official of a national labor federation, will be joined by Spy Museum board member and retired KGB Major General Oleg D. Kalugin. Tickets: $12. Visit

Tuesday, 19 July 2016, 7- 8:15pm - Washington, DC - Spy School Workshop with Eric O'Neill and SpyChasers presents: Welcome to Khandar - at the International Spy Museum

You are invited to an evening at the Khandar Embassy with Eric O'Neill…but all is not as it seems. The Embassy has just become the center of an espionage investigation with global repercussions. It's up to you to identify the spy from among four Embassy luminaries before time runs out. Space is limited to 25 participants -- advance registration is required. Tickets: $45. Visit

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