AFIO Weekly Intelligence Notes #44-16 dated 15 November 2016

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Section IV - Careers and Obituaries



Section V - Events

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The 2016 NCMF 16th Annual Pearl Harbor Program & Lunch

Monday, 5 December 2016, 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.
[Lunch served from noon to 1 p.m.]

CACI Conference Center
2720 Technology Dr
Annapolis Junction, Maryland 20701

Dr. Linton Wells, II, the founder of the TIDES project (Transformative Innovation for Development and Emergency Support), and former director of the Center for Technology and National Security Policy at National Defense University, will be the guest speaker at the National Cryptologic Museum Foundation's 2016 Pearl Harbor program.
Dr. Wells has a wealth of Defense Department experience, including 26 years of naval service. He is the author of Japanese Cruisers of the Pacific War [1997] and co-editor of Crosscutting Issues in International Transformation [2009]. His current interest is in STAR-TIDES, which focuses on support to stressed populations and public-private interoperability. Analyzes the impacts of global warming, environmental migrations, and civil wars on vulnerable countries. It links ten infrastructures: power, shelter, water, integrated combustion and solar cooking, cooling/heating, lighting, sanitation and information & communications technologies (ICT), life support, and logistics. Humanitarian expertise in action! Please support this worthwhile program.
A book sale table will be available. Registration is $20 for members and $50 for guests (includes one-year basic NCMF membership). Registration closes 30 November 2016.
For more info on Dr. Wells, visit the registration and program page here.

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12 December 2016, 6 to 9 pm
Daniel Morgan Graduate School of National Security
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The Daniel Morgan Academy, a new graduate school of national security in Washington, DC, is having a holiday open house. Take a tour of their new, state-of-the-art graduate school decorated for the holidays. Meet their leadership, professors, staff and students to find out what makes their school unique.
Event location: Daniel Morgan Academy, 1620 L St NW, Seventh Floor, Washington, DC 20036
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Book of the Week:

The Black Door: Spies, Secret Intelligence and British Prime Ministers
by Richard Aldrich with Rory Cormac
(William Collins; Feb 2017)

"This book deserves to be taken very seriously. The authors are intimately familiar with the history of the modern intelligence community" -- Sunday Times

"The first close study of relations between nineteen prime ministers and their secret service. Plenty of lively stories and characters" -- The Times

The Black Door explores the evolving relationship between successive British prime ministers and the intelligence agencies, from Asquith's Secret Service Bureau to Cameron's National Security Council.

At the beginning of the 20th Century the British intelligence system was underfunded and lacked influence in government. But as the new millennium dawned, intelligence had become so integral to policy that it was used to make the case for war. Now, covert action is incorporated seamlessly into government policy, and the Prime Minister is kept constantly updated by intelligence agencies.

But how did intelligence come to influence the UK government so completely? The Black Door explores the corridors of No. 10 Downing Street, chronicling the relationships between intelligence agencies and the Prime Ministers of the last century. From Churchill's code-breakers feeding information to the Soviets, to Eden's attempts to assassinate foreign leaders, from Wilson's paranoia of an MI5-led coup d'état to Thatcher's covert wars in Central America, Aldrich and Cormac entertain and enlighten as they explain how our government came to rely on intelligence to the extent that it does today.

Since 9/11, intelligence has moved from the shadows into the spotlight. Intelligence has ceased to be a matter that Prime Ministers can keep secret and instead has become a matter of intense public controversy. In 2005, Tony Blair was within a whisker of resignation as former Cabinet Secretary Robin Butler reported on his government's use or misuse of intelligence during the approach of war with Iraq. His successors have struggled with the toxic legacy of renditions and accusations of the use of torture during the "War on Terror." Until the next wave of terror in Britain, France, or the U.S. arrives, when all those concerns over nicer ways to fight it will be forgotten for the effectiveness of expedience. British Prime Minsters are learning to live with the good side of intelligence -- and the bad.
The book may be pre-ordered here.


German Foreign Intelligence Service to Get Its Own Reconnaissance Satellite in 2022.  German news outlet Deutsche Welle, along with other German media sources, reports that the German federal foreign intelligence agency, the Bundesnachrichtendienst (BND), has been allocated a US 435 million (approximately 400 million Euros) budget line to acquire its own high-resolution satellite reconnaissance system expected to enter service in 2022.

The BND is responsible for collecting all foreign intelligence for the German Federal government, and as a result is active in many parts of the Middle East, from Libya, Egypt, and Israel, to Iraq and Syria, as well as Iran and Yemen. The aim of this intelligence activity is to provide strategic early warning for the German Chancellor and cabinet.

The BND has long been a consumer of satellite imagery, and until the decision to acquire its own reconnaissance satellite, has relied upon the German Army, the Bundeswehr, for much of its needs, as well as on commercial imagery provided by companies like DigitalGlobe, located in Colorado, United States, and satellite imagery provided to it by the US intelligence agencies. The Bundeswehr operate five SAR-Lupe radar reconnaissance satellites that have a resolution of less than one metre. The Bundeswehr also has access to the French military's Helios electro-optical reconnaissance satellites, as well as Italy's dual-use Cosmo-SkyMed radar reconnaissance satellites.

Until recently the German Federal Government had resisted attempts by the BND to acquire its own reconnaissance satellite, citing the prohibitive cost of such a programme.  [Read more:  SpaceWatchMiddleEast/14November2016]

Japan, South Korea Agree to Controversial Intelligence Deal.  Japan and South Korea on Monday signed a preliminary deal to share defense intelligence concerning North Korea's nuclear and missile activities, despite resistance from opposition parties and activists.

"It is important that Japan and South Korea cooperate to deal with North Korea's nuclear and missile issues," said Japanese government spokesman Yoshihide Suga.

North Korea has tested nuclear weapons and intercontinental missiles in the face of sanctions and UN Security Council resolutions, sparking concerns in the region.

The Japanese foreign ministry said a third round of discussions led to a tentative pact, and paved a way for an agreement to be signed. The agreement's parties expected to sign it in 2012, but Seoul backed out due to domestic hostility to the pact.  [Read more:  DeutscheWelle/14November2016]

Time Running Out to Award Congressional Gold Medal to WWII Heroes of OSS.  The Office of Strategic Services Congressional Gold Medal Act has stalled in the House, and the bill could end up dying. Time also is running out for veterans to be recognized, with more than 600 World War II veterans dying each day.

"If it isn't passed, it's going to die with this Congress and some of the greatest heroes of World War II will never be recognized for their service," said Charles Pinck, president of the OSS Society.

The OSS was a civilian government organization that drew its people from every branch of the military. It was where the Navy SEALs and the Army's special forces got their starts. The OSS is known for performing some of the bravest acts during World War II, including missions behind enemy lines.

Earlier this year, the Senate unanimously passed the Gold Medal Act, which was introduced by Sen. Mark Warner from Virginia. But the bill is languishing in the House.  [Read more:  Stewart/WTOP/14November2016]

Australian Intelligence Agencies to Be Tested.  An independent review of the nation's Intelligence Agencies has been announced by the Prime Minister, Malcolm Turnbull.

Mr. Turnbull said the review would assess whether Australia's current arrangements, structures and mechanisms were best placed to meet the security challenges likely to emerge in the years ahead.

He said former Secretary of the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade, Michael L'Estrange and former Director of the Defence Signals Directorate, Stephen Merchant would conduct the review and report to the Government in the first half of 2017.

He said he had also asked senior British Public Servant Sir Iain Lobban to assist with the review.  [Read more:  PSNews/15November2016]

Trump National Security Team Includes Surprising Names.   With many mainstream Republican defense experts having denounced his candidacy, President-elect Donald Trump is assembling a team of lesser known national security figures to staff his transition team, intelligence and military officials told NBC News.

A number of prominent Republican former security officials have made it clear through words or deeds they wouldn't consider joining the administration. For example, Michael Hayden, who was CIA director under George W. Bush, has accused Trump of being a dupe of Russia, given his advocacy of views espoused by Vladimir Putin.

But others are said to be mulling a move to Team Trump, including Stephen Hadley, a former Bush national security adviser. Hadley told NBC News he is "not participating in the transition at this point."

Former GOP Rep. Mike Rogers of Michigan, who chaired the House Intelligence Committee until he retired last year, is playing a key role in the transition after quietly backing Trump during the latter stages of the campaign. His senior aide and former House chief of staff, Andy Keiser, is also involved, a Trump advisor told NBC News.  [Read more:  NBCNews/10November2016]

UK Opts in to New Europol Intelligence-Sharing Programme.  The UK will opt in to a new intelligence-sharing programme with EU law enforcement agency Europol, in an effort to boost cross-border action against terrorism and cyber crime ahead of Brexit.

Brandon Lewis, policing minister, said on Monday that while it was still "too early to speculate" on whether security co-operation would continue after Britain leaves the EU, the government had decided to join the updated Europol framework in the short term. It is UK's first significant opt-in decision since the June referendum.

Britain's collaboration in Europol was due to expire in May 2017 because the last government initially rejected the new programme, fearing it would reduce the operational independence of UK policing and increase the obligation to share intelligence data. Ministers have now secured concessions that do not extend the agency's powers over member states.

Historically, Europol has been able to gather and disseminate intelligence, but its officers have no executive powers such as the right to make arrests. Following the terrorist attacks in Paris last year, some European interior ministers have called for more power for the agency. Charles Michel, Belgium's prime minister, even suggested the EU should set up a "European CIA".  [Read more:  Warrell/FinancialTimes/14November2016]

GCHQ, MI5, MI6 Apprenticeships: Application Deadline 14 November.  GCHQ, MI5 and MI6 are searching for technically-minded apprentices to help combat the increasing threats that Britain faces from terrorists, hackers and fraudsters.

An apprenticeship could be a tempting alternative to a university degree and a unique start to a career for prospective programmers and tech-savvy talent. With a closing date fast approaching on 14 November 2016, time is running out.

The two available schemes are aimed at young people interested in technology and coding. With a mix of classroom-based learning and practical experience they could lead to a recognised qualification and, potentially, a full-time job.

The British Intelligence Higher Apprenticeship in IT, software, internet and telecoms leads to a Foundation Degree and offers a year working in Cheltenham with placements at GCHQ or possibly at MI5, MI6 or the National Crime Agency (NCA) in London afterwards.  [Read more:  Correa/ScMagazine/10November2016]


Intelligence Community Spending, & More From CRS.  In a deeply fractured political environment, the work of the Congressional Research Service may be even more valuable than ever. Non-partisan to a fault, CRS provides the same policy analysis to Republicans and Democrats, to problem-solvers and to nihilists. CRS reports can therefore help to establish a common framework for debate, and a shared vocabulary for discussion. They are at least a place to start a conversation.

One newly updated CRS report "examines Intelligence Community (IC) funding over the past several decades, with an emphasis on the period from 2007-2017." See Intelligence Community Spending: Trends and Issues by Anne Daugherty Miles, November 8, 2016.

It was issued along with a new companion report on the structure and management of US intelligence. See Intelligence Community Programs, Management, and Enduring Issues, also by Anne Miles, November 8, 2016.

Other new and updated Congressional Research Service reports include the following.  [Read more:  Aftergood/SecurityNews/10November2016]

Nisei Veterans Memorial Center Military Intelligence Service Exhibit.  The Nisei Veterans Memorial Center hosts a new exhibit, MIS: America's Secret Weapon - Japanese Americans in the Military in WWII.

The exhibit will be open to the public from Nov. 14, 2016 to Jan. 31, 2017, Monday to Saturday, from 12 p.m. to 4 p.m.

Thousands of Americans of Japanese Ancestry waged war against their parents' homeland in World War II as members of the US Army's Military Intelligence Service or MIS, using their knowledge of the enemy's language and culture to give America a priceless edge that shortened the war and saved countless lives, according to the NVMC.

From Guadalcanal and the Aleutians to Okinawa, the MIS soldiers served in every major battle and campaign of the war against Japan, gleaning vital information from prisoners and documents, flushing caves, fighting as infantrymen.  [Read more:  MauiNow/10November2016]

Tinker, Tailor, Hacker, Spy.  "The Computer was born to spy," says Gordon Corera, who covers intelligence for the BBC, Britains national broadcaster. The earliest computers, including Colossus and SEAC, were used by signals intelligence (known as SIGINT) in Britain and America to help break codes. But computers also happen to have become supremely good at storing information. Searching a database is a lot easier than searching shelves of files like those compiled by the East German secret police, the Stasi - which stretched for 100km.

The job used to be to discover what a hostile country was up to by attaching crocodile clips to telephone lines emerging from its embassy, intercepting communications, collecting data and decrypting them. It was an industrial process. Breaking code was laborious, but once you had succeeded, the results endured. "Twenty years ago we had a stable target, a stately pace of new technology and point-to-point communications," says a senior intelligence officer. Cryptography evolved slowly, so "when you cracked a code it could last from ten to 30 years."

The internet changed everything. Roughly $3.4trn a year is being invested in networked computers, phones, infrastructure and software. The pace is set by businesses, not spooks. Individual packets of data no longer travel on a dedicated phone line but take the route that is most convenient at that instant, blurring the distinction between foreign and domestic communications. Signal intelligence used to be hard to get hold of. Today it gushes in torrents. The trick is to make sense of it.  [Read more:  TheEconomist/12November2016]

Unveiled CIA Report Reveals Internal Warfare Over Blame for Bay of Pigs Failure.  The long-secret Volume V of the Central Intelligence Agency's documentation of the failed Bay of Pigs invasion contains no bombshells, no earth-shaking details of the1961 assault on the island by a CIA-trained Cuban exile force.

Instead, it delves into "the war at the CIA in the aftermath of the Bay of Pigs over who was to blame" for the invasion's failure, according to the professor who filed suit to shake loose the recently released document.

"Essentially, it is a critical history of the [CIA] inspector general's critical report, which mainly blamed CIA incompetence for the failure of the Bay of Pigs," said David Barrett, a political science professor at Villanova University in Pennsylvania.

Despite lawsuits and repeated Freedom of Information requests, for more than three decades the CIA stubbornly resisted making public the fifth and final volume in its official history of the failed Bay of Pigs invasion.  [Read more:  Whitefield/InCubaToday/9November2016]

Book Review: Before Washington the President Came Washington the Spymaster.  George Washington was a man of many talents. He was a successful farmer, a surveyor, land speculator, military leader, president of the Constitutional Convention and first president of the United States of America. For all of his endeavors, he had a need for information - often information that was not readily available or easily obtained.

John Nagy has crafted a story of Washington's intelligence operations spanning the several decades of his military career. George Washington's Secret Spy War is a comprehensive narrative of Washington's experience with espionage from the French and Indian War through the American War for Independence.

As a writer of history narrative, Nagy's talent puts him in the company of two men who are arguably the best history writers in America today: Harlow Giles Unger and David McCullough. Nagy's book joins other relatively recent books that present aspects of Washington's espionage activities; his has broader scope and more easily engages the reader in the actions and consequences of the wars and the application of military intelligence.

While most of the literature of espionage in the time of America's forcible separation from England focuses on the Culper Spy Ring and the mechanics of gathering and using that information, they do not examine the roots of Washington's spying baptism. Nagy begins his book with that very important aspect of the story.  [Read more:  Ramsey/RoanokeTimes/13November]

The Shrink As Secret Agent: Jung, Hitler, and the OSS.  By the middle of 1942, a handful of senior officers in the German army and intelligence apparatus worried that their Fuhrer, Adolf Hitler, had gone completely insane.

That may sound, today, like an understatement. But as happens when any populist demagogue takes power, many people embraced him at first, many others were willing to makes excuses for him, and still others convinced themselves that they could live with him at least. Indeed, over the previous decade the vast majority of Germans were persuaded that Hitler understood them, and they understood him - such was the chemistry between the man and his constituents - even if much of the rest of the world found him appalling.

"He is the loudspeaker which magnifies the inaudible whispers of the German soul," world-renowned Swiss pyschotherapist Carl Jung told an American reporter in 1938.

But at this moment in 1942, Hitler was drinking heavily and had become increasingly erratic.  [Read more:  Dickey/TheDailyBeast/12November2016]


Trump's Most Important New Partner: The Intelligence Community.  I don't envy the president-elect's intelligence briefers. Candidate Donald Trump stormed through the election as a primal force of dystopia, anger and accusation. More often than not, there was little effort to back up accusations with fact. Many of them were, in fact, not true.

Hence, we were told we could "take out terrorist families" because the 9/11 hijackers' families were aware of the attack and fled North America just prior to the hijackings. Or that the president of the United States actually "founded ISIS"; he didn't make errors in policy and set the conditions for the Islamic State terror group to emerge, he founded it. And Mexicans (rapists, mostly) are still streaming across our southern border. Most Muslims "hate us" (check out that 9/11 celebratory video from New Jersey).

Then the candidate disregarded intelligence that Russia was hacking the emails of the Democratic National Committee claiming, "I don't think anybody knows it was Russia that broke into the DNC" and "Our country has no idea."

With that record, a fair question is: What role will facts and fact-bearers play in the Trump administration. What happens when he is told that Syrian refugees are already extremely vetted? Or when his intel briefer dishes up that the Russians really aren't targeting the Islamic State?  [Read more:  Hayden/WashingtonPost/14November2016]

Standard Operating Procedure.  After the collapse of the Soviet Union, intelligence was becalmed. Apartheid came to an end, the Palestine Liberation Organisation said that it was abandoning terror, and economies around the world embraced the Washington consensus. The NSA, isolated by its own secrecy, was out of touch with the burgeoning internet; it lost 30% of both its budget and its workforce. Budgets at the CIA and MI6 were cut by a quarter. John Deutch, then the CIA's director, thought the future lay in signals intelligence and began to retire old hands in what became known as the "agent scrub". At gatherings of senior mandarins in Whitehall, Sir Colin McColl, then head of MI6, was asked by colleagues: "Are you still here?"

Everything changed on September 11th, 2001. When al-Qaeda struck America, the recriminations flew. The CIA had been created after Pearl Harbour to guard against surprise attacks, yet in the 1990s the agency's bin Laden hunters had been marginalised as eccentric and obsessive. The intelligence agencies scrambled to make up for what the 9/11 Commission later called their failure "to connect the dots".

At the time, amid fears of the next assault, the intelligence agencies were called on to make the homeland safe. But when their conduct came to light later, in a less fearful world, they were condemned for their methods. The story of this whipsaw is a case study in how democratic, law-abiding societies struggle to govern bureaucracies that act behind a veil of secrecy. America has found the ensuing debate messy and bitter. The thing to remember, however, is that in other countries the debate barely took place at all.  [Read more:  TheEconomist/12November2016]

Section IV - Careers and Obituaries


On Thursday, 17 November 2016, you can meet representatives from more than 15 U.S. agencies during the National Security (NS) Virtual Career Fair

Registration is now open! Space is limited!
From the comfort of your computer or mobile device, you can:

Who will be there?

I'd love to learn more! Where's Registration?
Registration is your virtual ticket, not only to the event. A limited sneak preview period opened yesterday, Monday, November 14, and an on-demand period runs November 18 - 21.
At the sneak preview, you'll be able to familiarize yourself with the show environment and download informational materials ahead of time.
The on-demand period lets you come back to the show at your leisure to collect the materials you gathered or review presentations and other information. Plus, if you know you won't be available on event day, register anyway to attend the show during the on-demand period.
Chat-with-recruiter functionality will only be available on event day.

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All applicants for employment are considered without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, marital status, disability, sexual orientation, or status as a parent.


Roger Wilbrandt.  Roger Lewis Wilbrandt, Lt. Col,  USAF (Ret.) of Selbyville, DE, formerly of Springfield, VA and Ft. McHenry, IL, on November 2, 2016 passed away at the age of 87. Beloved husband of the late Louise Marie Wilbrandt; father of Roger (Virginia) Wilbrandt, Scott Wilbrandt, and Linda (Jeffrey) Taylor; and grandfather of Michelle Lehman, Eric Wilbrandt, Alexa Wilbrandt, and Ryan Taylor. Lt Col Wilbrandt proudly served in the US Air Force for over 30 years, serving during the Korean War. Following his military career, he worked for the CIA for 35 years, retiring as a Division Chief. Roger was a Past Grand Exalted Ruler of the Elks' Lodge # 2645 and a lifetime member of the American Legion and VFW. Friends welcome on Saturday, November 12 from 10 to 11 a.m. at Demaine Funeral Home, Springfield, VA where a service to celebrate his life will begin at 11 a.m. Interment with military honors will follow and conclude the day's events at Quantico National Cemetery. [WashingtonPost/6November2016]

Section V - Events


17 November 2016 (Thursday), 6:30pm - Michigan - AFIO Johnny Micheal Spann Memorial Chapter, Michigan hosts Allan A. Myer Chairman of the Board The Israel Project and Member Board of Directors Crown Center for Middle East Studies.

Speaker: Allan A. Myer, Chairman of the Board The Israel Project and Member of the Board Crown Center for Middle East Studies
Allan served 25 years in the Army, rising from Private to retire in the grade of Colonel. His service included command of artillery units in Vietnam, in the 82nd Airborne Division, and with the 1st French Armored Division in NATO. He also served in strategic planning assignments in the Pentagon and on the faculty of the National War College and the Command and General Staff College.
As Director of Defense Programs The National Security Council, The White House, 1981-1983. Allan's responsibilities included US national security strategy and policy, military manpower issues, political-military affairs in Europe, strategic weapons procurement, and select European arms control issues. He managed the Reagan Administration Review of US National Security Strategy and wrote the implementation document (NSDD-32).
As a Presidential Speechwriter, 1983 to 1985, Allan wrote on a wide range of international, domestic, political and economic issues. He played a key role in strategic communications planning and policy formulation and was active in campaign speech writing during the 1984 Presidential campaign. As speechwriter to President Reagan, he developed, wrote and coordinated nearly a dozen major addresses on international and defense issues and scores of others on a multitude of topics.
Allen served as Director of Communication for the Northrop Corporation until 1991 where he was responsible for key elements of corporate communications, financial reporting, investor relations and public affairs, and Senior Vice President for Hill & Knowlton, Inc. until 1997 handling corporate PR, government affairs, media skills training and speechwriting for major office clients.
From 1997 to 2008 as President, Mediaworks Corporate Communications. Allan's company specialized in film making, strategic communications counsel, media skills training, crisis communications and multimedia presentations. His client list included The Boeing Company, Microsoft, Rolls Royce Engines, NASA, the Department of Defense, the Missile Defense Agency, the US Navy, Safeway, Shell Oil, Albertson's, Pfizer, Merck, Albertsons, PricewaterhouseCoopers, and PACCAR, among many others.

To attend and to learn of the precise location of event, contact Charles Kirkpatrick, Secretary, Michigan Chapter, at or visit their website

17 November 2016 (Thursday), 11:30am - Monument, CO - The AFIO Rocky Mountain Chapter hosts Steve Pease on PsyWar in the Korean War.

Psychological warfare is one of the pervasive clichi's of the Korean War. Almost every movie involving the war has scenes where the Chinese Communists taunt UN soldiers over loudspeakers; blaring bugle calls interrupt the night and leaflets have sad messages from "Mom." This briefing, built on the speaker's Air War College paper and 1992 book, talks to how the US Army had to reinvent PsyWar after the post-WW2 disarmament and how the PsyWar plan was built on sound intelligence. Examples of Korean War leaflets, loudspeakers and radio are illustrated by rarely seen photos from veterans and the National Archives.
Stephen (Steve) Pease served in intelligence related positions for 42 years as an Air Force officer, technical contractor and senior civilian, mostly with Air Force Space Command. He worked MASINT on satellites and ICBMs, was the Orbital Test Director for the FleetSatcom satellite series, and served as the Command Intelligence Briefer on space.
The cost of the meal is $15. All presentations to the RMC, AFIO are on the basis of non-attribution so the speakers can feel free to provide information with the assurance it will not be published.
For details, please contact Tom VanWormer at

5 December 2016 (Monday), 5:30 pm - New York, NY - AFIO New York Chapter hosts David Hunt, former CIA Operations Officer, discussing "Intelligence in Flux."

David P. Hunt, former CIA Operations Officer wil discuss "Intelligence in Flux: From the Cold War to Today Under New Presidential Leadership."

Hunt holds CIA's Donovan Award for Excellence, and the Distinguished Intelligence Medal, CIA's highest award. He is also a member of the NY Chapter's Board.
Location: Society of Illustrators building, 128 E 63rd St, (Between Park Ave and Lexington Ave).
Time: Registration starts 5:30 pm; Meeting at 6 pm.
Cost: $50/person. Payment at the door only by cash or check. Includes full dinner, cash bar.
To Register: Registration is strongly suggested, not required. Please call chapter president, Jerry Goodwin, at 646-717-3776 or Email:

13 December 2016 (Tuesday), noon - MacDill AFB, FL - The Suncoast AFIO Chapter hosts Calvin Pratt, speaking on "Trends within the Travel and Operational Risk Management Space."

The chapter has an informative program as they welcome Calvin Pratt, Managing Director of The Anvil Group LLC, speaking on current and emerging trends within the travel and operational risk management space.

Event location: MacDill AFB Surf's Edge Club, 7315 Bayshore Boulevard, MacDill AFB, FL 33621. The program is scheduled to start at noon.
If you will be attending, please respond to Michael Shapiro no later than noon on Tuesday, December 6, with your name and the names of any guests.
The Surf's Edge Club has tightened its reservation policy, so do not respond late.
If you (or any of your guests) have not previously attended one of the chapter's meetings and need base access, when emailing Mike Shapiro, ask for instructions to have your name added to the Base Access List. If you have previously been on the Base Access List and your information has not changed, they only need your RSVP. If you make a reservation, and do not cancel and receive from the chapter a cancellation confirmation by the response deadline, and then fail to appear on day of event, you are responsible for the cost of the luncheon.
After you respond, you will receive an email confirmation. Should you not receive a reply wihin a day or two, contact Michael F. Shapiro at to make certain he received your registration.

12 January 2017 (Thursday) - San Francisco, CA - The AFIO Andre LeGallo Chapter hosts Special Agent in Charge, John F. Bennett, FBI San Francisco Office.
Location: Basque Cultural Center, 599 Railroad Ave, South San Francisco, CA 94080. 11:30am no host cocktail; meeting and luncheon at noon.
Eventbrite registration link is here.

Reservation and pre-payment is required before January 4, 2017. The venue cannot accommodate walk-ins.
Please contact Mariko Kawaguchi, Board Secretary at or Mariko Kawaguchi, c/o AFIO, P.O. Box 117578, Burlingame, CA 94011 for questions.

Other Upcoming Events

30 November 2016 (Wednesday), 7:30-8:45pm EST - McLean, VA - How To Defund ISIS and Other Terrorist Groups

The Westminster Institute hosts Celina Realuyo, Professor of Practice at the William J. Perry Center for Hemispheric Defense Studies at the National Defense University, in his presentation on "How to Defund ISIS and Other Terrorist Groups." At NDU she focuses on U.S. national security, illicit networks, transnational organized crime, counterterrorism and threat finance issues.
Professor Realuyo has taught at Georgetown, George Washington, and Joint Special Operations Universities. She has traveled to over 70 countries and speaks English, French, and Spanish fluently, and is conversant in Italian, German, Filipino, and Arabic. She speaks regularly on "Managing U.S. National Security in 21st Century," "The 3 R's: Responding to Risk with Resourcefulness," "Following the Money Trail to Combat Terrorism, Crime, and Corruption," and "Combating the Convergence of Illicit Networks in an Age of Globalization."
Where: Westminster Institute, 6729 Curran St, McLean, VA 22101
There is no fee to attend. Register Now

1 December 2016 - Bolling AFB, DC - NMIA 2016 Fall Classified Symposium "Winning Tomorrow's Battles: New Techniques, Tools, and Technologies" has been shifted to this new date. Same superb program. (New Date. This was rescheduled from earlier date)

Our great colleagues at the National Military Intelligence Association (NMIA) are hosting their 2016 Classified Fall Symposium, "Winning Tomorrow's Battles: New Techniques, Tools, and Technologies: New Techniques, Tools, and Technologies" at Leadership Hall, DIA Headquarters, Joint Base Anacostia-Bolling. A perfect way to close the year updated on the latest issues and proposed solutions to thorny intelligence issues to solve tomorrow's battles.
The event will be held at the SECRET/5 EYES Security Level.
Event location: Leadership Hall, DIA Headquarters, Joint Base Anacostia-Bolling.
Online Registration here.

5 December 2016 (Monday), 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. - Annapolis Junction, MD - The 2016 NCMF 16th Annual Pearl Harbor Program & Lunch

Dr. Linton Wells, II, the founder of the TIDES project and former director of the Center for Technology and National Security Policy will be the guest speaker at the final quarterly program of the National Cryptologic Museum Foundation.
Dr. Wells has a wealth of Defense Department experience, including 26 years of naval service.
A book sale table will be available. Registration is $20 for members and $50 for guests (includes one-year basic NCMF membership). Registration closes 30 November 2016.
For more info on Dr. Wells, visit the registration and program page here.

5 December 2016 (Monday), 1-4pm - Ft Meade, MD - The IAFIE Washington Chapter hosts Joseph Caddell, Geospatial Intelligence Chair, National Intelligence University

Joseph Caddell, Geospatial Intelligence Chair, National Intelligence University, will discuss Historical Case Studies in Intelligence Education: Best Practices, Avoidable Pitfalls, and will review the uses/abuses of historical case studies for intelligence education
Where: National Cryptologic Museum Magic Room, 9900 Colony Seven Rd Ft. George G. Meade, MD.
Fee: No cost to attend.
RSVP is required NLT Friday, December 2 to Lisa Krizan at A flyer and map for this event is available on request.

8 December 2016, 9 - 11 a.m. - Washington, DC - Public Meeting of the National Archives' Public Interest Declassification Board (PIDB) regarding "Classified National Security Information."

Join the Public Interest Declassification Board (PIDB) as they solicit ideas for revising Executive Order 13526, "Classified National Security Information" in support of reducing over-classification, improving declassification, and ensuring a credible and transparent security classification system.  More details about the presenters will be available in the coming weeks.

Where: The Archivist's Reception Room, Room 105, National Archives and Records Administration
Address: 700 Pennsylvania Avenue, NW, Washington, DC (Enter through the Pennsylvania Ave. Lobby)
This meeting is open to the public. However, due to space limitations and access procedures, we require individuals planning to attend the meeting to register here.
Attendees must enter through the Pennsylvania Avenue entrance. Please note we require one form of Government-issued photo identification (e.g. driver's license) to gain admittance. For questions about accessibility or to request accommodations, please contact the PIDB staff at 202-357-5342 or One week advance notice will allow us to provide the best access accommodations.
Press may contact NARA's Public Affairs Office at 202-357-5300.

11 December 2016 (Sunday) - San Francisco, CA - Mosab Hassan Yousef - a Mossad Informant - Movie Screening

Speaker: Mosab Hassan Yousef, AKA "The Green Prince"
Topic: An Evening with a Mossad Informant - Movie Screening and Q&A. Mosab Hassan Yousef, aka "The Green Prince", son of a top Hamas leader, secretly worked undercover for the Israeli Mossad for years, saving hundreds of lives before fleeing Gaza for a new life. Join us for the riveting movie of his amazing life, then meet him for a Q&A on his story and the terrorist threats facing Israel today. This event is hosted by Congregation Emanu-El.
Location: Congregation Emanu-El, 2 Lake Street, San Francisco
Time: 5PM movie screening of The Green Prince; 7PM Q&A with Mosab Hassan Yousef
Registration: The event is free but registration is mandatory. (Must RSVP HERE by December 8, 2016. Security screening at the entrance)

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