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Last minute shopping?
Holiday Gifts for intelligence officers, colleagues, and others
New 2018 CIA-Art Wall Calendars and Day Planners
To quickly order or learn more about the 2018 CIA wall calendars or day planners use this link.
The mastermind behind the calendar and day planner project is a private citizen who runs CIA-ART.com. He worked with the curator of the CIA Museum, as he conceived and developed a collection of fine art depicting declassified missions. He arranged for independent, private artists and funded the project through private individuals and corporations willing to commission the artwor which tells the history of daring CIA missions. The final works of art were donated to CIA Headquarters where they are on permanent display.
Based on those works of art, Mr. Kirzinger created these large,
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AFIO's 788-page Guide to the Study of
Intelligence. Peter C. Oleson,
Editor, also makes a good gift.
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Section I - INTELLIGENCE HIGHLIGHTSChina Is Spying on the West Using LinkedIn, Intelligence Agency Claims. China has denied using LinkedIn to infiltrate political and business circles in Germany, following claims from a German intelligence service that 10,000 of its citizens were targeted by Chinese spies.
CBS News has been told repeatedly that al-Shabab has eyes and ears everywhere. The group's members blend easily into local communities, and a seemingly quiet road may not look very menacing but can turn nasty in an instant. [Read More: cbsnews/8Dec2017]On Pearl Harbor Day, Browse the Archives of the Agency it Helped Create. As Americans were waking up on this day 76 years ago, they were entering a new phase of the United States in the world. After the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor, the country set out on a trajectory that would bring it to drop an atomic weapon, become the global superpower, and firmly embed itself in the domestic affairs of foreign countries, often through the use of a new organization: the Central Intelligence Agency.
Section III - COMMENTARYHas the FBI 'Become America's Secret Police,' Like the KGB? A Fox News legal commentator argued the FBI has become the new KGB, the Soviet-era secret police, during a segment of Hannity.
Section IV - Obituaries
End of an Era - Christine Keeler, Key
Figure in 1960s British Sex-and-Spy Scandal, Dies at 75. Christine
Keeler, a London showgirl whose simultaneous relationships with British war
secretary John Profumo and a Soviet military attache produced the country's
most notorious political scandal of the 1960s, died Dec. 4 at a hospital in
Farnborough, England. She was 75.
Her son Seymour Platt announced the death on his Facebook page, noting that the cause was chronic obstructive pulmonary disease.
The Profumo Affair, as it became known, has echoed through the years as one of the era's most lurid tabloid scandals, with hints of espionage, Cold War politics, class prejudice and sexual hypocrisy.
The case has stayed in the popular imagination in the form of theatrical plays, including a musical by Andrew Lloyd-Webber, a feature film and dozens of books - three of which were written by Ms. Keeler. [Read more: Schudel/washingtonpost/5December2017]
James Wilbur Bouic, 84, former NSA Cryptologic officer, died 9 December 2017. A former senior Cryptologic staff officer who retired in 1988 from Research and Engineering at the National Security Agency died of natural causes on December 9, 2017. Mr. Bouic, born in Washington, DC, attended DC public schools and the Edmond A.Walsh School of Foreign Service at Georgetown University. An enlisted man in the Army Security Agency, Mr. Bouic was posted in Okinawa. After discharge, Mr. Bouic joined the Office of Communications at the CIA before moving to Maryland and joining the NSA. Bouic was a member of the Phoenix Society, and the National Cryptologic Museum Foundation. He enjoyed bird watching, beach going, and puzzles of all kinds. Survivors include his wife, Sharlie, and three daughters.
Section V - Events
AFIO EDUCATIONAL EVENTS IN COMING TWO MONTHS....
9 February 2018 - Tysons, VA - First AFIO luncheon of 2018 features Toni Hiley, CIA Museum Director, and Steve Coll, author/journalist, on The CIA and America's Secret Wars in Afghanistan and Pakistan
Our first luncheon of 2018 ...for your calendar. Toni Hiley, CIA Museum Director,
Center for the Study of Intelligence speaks in the morning. Followed by lunch, and then a presentation by Steve Coll, author/journalist,
on his reviewer-praised forthcoming book debuting at event, DIRECTORATE S: The C.I.A. and America's Secret Wars in Afghanistan and Pakistan, 2001-2016.
Times: 10 am badge pickup; Hiley speaks at 11; lunch at noon; Coll at 1; event closes at 2.
Early registration here.
Other Upcoming Events from Advertisers, Corporate Sponsors, and Others
Sunday, 17 December 2017, 1-4pm - Washington, DC - Curtis Harris: High Hand - at the International Spy Museum
Espionage, political machinations,
oil, secretly funded high-tech weapons of intelligence, ghosts of the
Cold War, murder, and poker. Who could want more in a summer read? James
Rosen, Curtis Harris & James Ellenberger are the
co-authors of High Hand and wrote under the single pseudonym Curtis
J. James. Join the co-authors Curtis Harris
for an in–store Spy Museum Store signing and join in the discussion on
how spies, journalists, union leaders, and politicians and politicians
intertwine to the extraordinary ways that advanced technology could be
used in the pursuit of surveillance and interrogation. This is a high
octane spy thriller! Event is free.
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