AFIO Weekly Intelligence Notes #34-18 dated 11 September 2018

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CONTENTS

Section I - INTELLIGENCE HIGHLIGHTS

Section II - CONTEXT & PRECEDENCE

Section III - COMMENTARY

Section IV - Research Request, Jobs, Obituaries

Research Request

Jobs

Obituaries

Section V - Events

Upcoming AFIO Events

Other Upcoming Events from Advertisers, Corporate Sponsors, and Others

For Additional AFIO and other Events two+ months or more... Calendar of Events 

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New and Forthcoming Books of the Week

Pilgrim SpyPilgrim Spy: My Secret War Against Putin, the KGB and the Stasi
by Tom Shore (pseudo.)
(Coronet Books, sub. Hodder & Stoughton, Sep 2018)

It is a first-hand account of pro-Soviet radicals who planned to kill Gorbachev in East Germany. SAS spy's memoir claims he 'probably saved Gorbachev's life.' Published under pseudonym Tom Shore, it claims a 'third generation' Baader-Meinhof gang came close to halting the fall of the Berlin Wall.
Shore—an SAS soldier—was sent behind the Iron Curtain by MI6 to find someone who didn't necessarily want to be found and how, on a follow-up mission, he found himself manoeuvring against a mysterious KGB officer—one Major Vladimir Putin and a murder plot by Kremlin hardliners. If the plot had succeeded, it would have given the Russians the excuse they were looking for to roll out the tanks across East Germany, the Berlin Wall would not have fallen - and the map of Europe would look very different today.

It tells of roof top chases, the interrogation of terrorists to gain vital information, a beautiful East German female Stasi spy, betrayal by people he trusted, an escape through forests pursued by enemy agents, and ends in a gun battle at Colditz castle, formerly used by the Soviets as a psychiatric hospital to detain dissidents.

In James Bond novels, it is MI6 operators who carry out this type of work; but, in reality, when facing a committed foe in an isolated and deadly environment, the intelligence agencies call upon members of the Special Forces. This is the first insider account of how UK operators working undercover, do what needs to be done in order to protect the UK's interests abroad - revealing their hidden hand in world events.
Prepublication title was: The Colditz Conundrum.

Book may be ordered here. US edition is here.


When the Killer Man ComesWhen the Killer Man Comes: Eliminating Terrorists As a Special Operations Sniper
by Paul Martinez, with George Galdorisi
(St. Martin's Press, Oct 2018)

America has one force with the single mission of direct action to capture or kill the enemy. That force is the 75th Ranger Regiment. Staff Sergeant Paul Martinez was a Ranger Sniper with the 75th Rangers during the desperate fighting in Afghanistan in 2011 when the United States made the decision to try to withdraw from Afghanistan.

It was never going to be easy. There were still a large number of senior Taliban and al Qaeda leaders and other terrorists in secure locations throughout that country. If the US withdrew from Afghanistan with these terrorists and their networks still intact, they could quickly take over the country and undo all the gains that we made.

These terrorists needed to be eliminated, and there was only one force to do it—the Rangers. The mission was to capture or kill as many of these terrorists as possible. Martinez was one of the deadliest snipers assigned to this unit, dubbed "Team Merrill," after the Marauders of World War II fame. They faced near-impossible odds taking on an enemy who knew they were coming and who employed every conceivable tactic to kill these Rangers. A harrowing true story of how he and his team hunted America's enemies affiliated with the Taliban and other organizations.

Book may be ordered here.


     

NOTICES

You are invited to a special 9/11 Event

Remembering the 9/11 Terrorist Attacks
A Conversation with Former Acting CIA Director Michael Morell

Tuesday, 11 September 2018, 6:30 - 7:30 pm - Washington, DC - at Catholic University

The terrorist attacks of September 11, 2001 convulsed our country, and the effects reverberate to this day. Americans learned that day that in their own country they were not safe from external attack. The U.S. response to the attacks raised enduring questions about ends and means. How can a people flourish under the continual threat of attack by extremists bent on violence? How far do we go with security measures to ensure public safety?

These continuing questions manifest how the 9/11 attacks brought into vivid relief the relationship between security and liberty. Americans have had to grapple with the idea that, while too little security leaves us vulnerable to attack, too much security can undermine the liberty by which we define ourselves as Americans. As a people, we've been debating the proper balance ever since

Even so, this traumatic event is marching into the past and, for all its importance, out of our memories: our University's seniors graduating this year barely remember 9/11— most of them were five years old.

To help us remember and put in context the 9/11 attacks and what followed, former acting director of CIA Michael Morell has agreed to offer his memories and insights to the Catholic University community. Mr. Morell served at that time as President George W. Bush's CIA briefer and was with the President in Florida on that morning. He later served in several crucial leadership roles in CIA as the Agency sought and eventually found Osama Bin Ladin. He was CIA's deputy director during the raid on Bin Ladin's compound by US special forces.

In an interview setting with Nicholas Dujmovic, director of the University's Intelligence Studies Program, Michael Morell will relate the challenges, frustrations, and accomplishments of the men and women of US intelligence as they worked to make sure another 9/11 would not occur.
This event is cosponsored by The Catholic University of America and The Institute for Human Ecology.

Attendance is Free. More information here. Click on that page "Register For This Event" to schedule your attendance.

Organizer: phone: 202-319-5892; Email: ihe@cua.edu; Website: https://ihe.catholic.edu

Location: Edward J. Pryzbyla University Center, Great Room A, 620 Michigan Ave NE, Washington, DC 20064 + Google Map


A documentary...

Boatlift: An Untold Tale of 9-11 Resilience

Boatlift: An Untold Tale
of 9/11 Resilience
by Road to Resilience

Video released on 7 Sep 2011

Tom Hanks narrates the epic story of the 9/11 boatlift that evacuated nearly 500,000 people from the stricken piers and seawalls of Lower Manhattan. A bigger evacuation than Dunkirk.
Premiered on September 8th at the 9/11 Tenth Anniversary Summit. The Summit kicked off a national movement to foster community and national resilience in the face of future crises. Click image above to view video. Runs 12 minutes.


New 9/11 Memorial at CIA Headquarters

A rust-colored steel column recovered amid the rubble of the World Trade Center after the September 11, 2001 terrorist attacks has a new home at CIA Headquarters.

The 9000-pound, 17'6"-long steel column was retrieved from World Trade Center Building Six, the shortest tower at the World Trade Center complex at only eight stories tall. The steel beam was found between basement levels B-4 to B-6, and was likely near the Port Authority Trans-Hudson tube system. Building Six suffered secondary but catastrophic damage when the North Tower collapsed.

In late 2011, the New York City Port Authority gave the World Trade Center artifact to CIA.

The column was originally unveiled on the fifteenth anniversary of 9/11, when it was temporarily displayed inside our Original Headquarters Building, before being relocated this year to its permanent location outside.

"Inside the Agency," recalls CIA Museum Director Robert Byer, "it was encased in a wood box with an opening around it. Because it was in a contained space, when you walked past it, you noticed the scent of smoke. Fifteen years later, you could still smell the smoke from 9/11."

The steel column now resides in a solemn memorial on CIA grounds, a moving tribute to all those who died in the attacks on that fateful day, and serves as a space for Agency employees to honor the fallen.

Rising seventeen feet into the air, the column is centered inside a circle of rounded river rocks, surrounded by muted grey, blue, and brown flagstone pavers, along a forested walkway that winds between CIA Headquarters and one of the Agency parking lots. At night, soft yellow lights create a golden-amber glow over the hard worn steel.

The column is a poignant reminder of the tragedy that struck our shores seventeen years ago.

"Every year," says Director Haspel, "the anniversary of 9/11 is a time for both reflection and renewal. It's a time to remember not only the lives we lost, but also the resilience of the American people, the strength of our values, and our determination to stand up to terrorism... Seventeen years later, we're still taking the fight to the enemy with the same energy, focus, and commitment. We owe that not only to the victims, but to the loved ones they left behind—and to the country that will never forget them."


AFIO's Fall Luncheon

Friday, 2 November 2018

Dangers, Challenges, and Joys of the Diplomatic and Intelligence Field of Operations

Amb. Prudence Bushnell

Terrorism Betrayal & Resilience

Ambassador Prudence Bushnell
Deputy Assistant Secretary of State for African Affairs,
U.S. Ambassador to Kenya and Guatemala
Dean of the Leadership and Management School at the Foreign Service Institute on

― Terrorism, Betrayal, and Resilience ―
My Story of the 1998 U.S. Embassy Bombings

 
 
  and  

Best of Enemies

Gus Russo

Eric Dezenhall

Gus Russo and Eric Dezenhall
on Best of Enemies: The Last Great Spy Story of the Cold War

"... crucial for anyone who wants to understand espionage or the Cold War."― James Grady, author of Six Days of the Condor

"If John le Carré wrote nonfiction and was a great reporter, BEST OF ENEMIES would be the result."―Laurence Leamer, author

"... how an American CIA agent and a Russian KGB agent wound up on the same side. You have to read it to believe it."―Tom Brokaw

 

Former KGB Officer Gennady Vasilenko, and Michelle "Mox" Platt, daughter of the late CIA Operations Officer Jack Platt, will be in attendance.

Badge pick-up starts at 10 a.m.
First speaker, Ambassador Bushnell, at 11 a.m.
and Gus Russo and Eric Dezenhall at 1 p.m.
 
Register here to ensure a seat.
 
Location: DoubleTree-Hilton, Tysons Corner, VA [formerly the Crowne Plaza], at 1960 Chain Bridge Rd, McLean, VA 22102.


Section I - INTELLIGENCE HIGHLIGHTS

France to Spend 3.6 Billion Euros to Renew Military Satellites: Defense Minister.  France will invest 3.6 billion euros ($4.2 billion) to renew and upgrade its military satellites to shield its network from potential spying by rivals, its defense minister said on Sunday.

"We will install surveillance cameras on our satellites so we will know who is approaching us," Defence Minister Florence Parly said on French TV station CNews.

The French investment plan comes weeks after U.S. President Donald Trump announced a plan to create a "Space Force", a new branch of the U.S. military by 2020.  [Read more:  Reuters/9September2018]

Murdered Russian Exile Survived Earlier Poisoning Attempt, Police Believe.  Detectives investigating the murder of a Russian exile in London believe he was previously the target of a poisoning attempt carried out by two mysterious men from Moscow who visited him in a Bristol hotel room, the Guardian has learned.

Nikolai Glushkov, a friend of the late oligarch Boris Berezovsky and a prominent Kremlin critic, was found dead in March at his home in New Malden, south-west London. He had been strangled.

Glushkov is now thought to have survived a previous attempt to kill him by poisoning in 2013, the Guardian can reveal. Detectives are reinvestigating the incident as part of their inquiry into Glushkov's murder, which took place a week after the novichok poisoning in Salisbury of Sergei and Yulia Skripal.  [Read more:  Harding/TheGuardian/7September2018]

One Killed in Kosovo Intelligence Agency Shooting.  The deputy chief prosecutor at the Pristina Basic Prosecution, Ibrahim Berisha, told BIRN that one person was killed in a shooting incident inside the Kosovo Intelligence Agency building on Tuesday morning.

"The victim died because of the wounds. The prosecutor now will be at the scene and we can give details later," Berisha said. He said that the suspect with the initials V.I. "is arrested".

The Kosovo Intelligence Agency said that both the alleged shooter and the victim were its employees.  [Read more:  BIRN/4September2018]

$600 Million Satellite Imagery Contract Shifts from One Intel Agency to Another.  Defense intelligence agencies are shifting responsibility for buying commercial satellite data, transferring a $600 million satellite imagery contract from the National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency to the National Reconnaissance Office.

NGA awarded a contract Aug. 29 to DigitalGlobe to manage the EnhancedView Follow-On, which gives civilian and defense agencies access to the company's satellite constellation and image archive. The contract is worth $300 million for the base year, with a $300 million one-year add-on option, according to a release.

DigitalGlobe was awarded the original contract in 2010, worth up to $3.5 billion over 10 years. The follow-on award means the company will continue the work it has been doing with NGA, just under new management. On Wednesday, NGA transferred the contract to NRO.  [Read more:  Boyd/NextGov/7September2018]

Romanian Intelligence Officers Investigated for Forging Wiretaps in Criminal Investigation.  The Cluj Military Court has approved the prosecution of 12 officers from the Brasov office of the Romanian Intelligence Service (SRI) for abuse of office, forgery and creating an organized crime group.

The 12 officers, namely three colonels, two majors and three captains, were also accused of violating the private life and correspondence of local investor Paltin Sturdza, Mediafax reported. They participated in a criminal investigation targeting Sturdza and former Social Democrat MPs Viorel Hrebenciuc and Ioan Adam.

The businessman accused the 12 SRI officers of forging the wiretap transcripts that the prosecutors presented in court.  [Read more:  RomaniaInsider/10September2018]

U.S. Intelligence Community Faces Four Major Challenges.  Economics, crime, terrorism and technology form the basis of four major challenges confronting the U.S. intelligence community, according to its director. Dan Coats, director of national intelligence, described the causes of these challenges to a large luncheon audience on the first day of the 2018 Intelligence and National Security Summit sponsored by AFCEA International and INSA at National Harbor, Maryland.

Coats described the first challenge as the growing demand for economic intelligence. This information can have a variety of national security applications. The second challenge is that the intelligence community must posture itself to face the problem of transnational organized crime.

The third challenge is that the global war on terrorism has entered a new phase, Coats offered. Groups such as ISIS have lost virtually all the territory they used to control, but they now are emphasizing the ability to strike against Western assets. And the fourth challenge is the intelligence community's need for a more efficient collection and analysis cycle "that will enable a revolutionary step forward," he said.  [Read more:  Ackerman/AFCEA/4September2018]

Qatar Intelligence Case Appeal Trial Postponed.   Bahrain's High Court of Appeal on Wednesday postponed the trial of antigovernment activists Ali Salman Ali Ahmad, Hassan Ali Juma Sultan and Ali Mahdi Ali Al Aswad, on charges of sharing intelligence with Qatar, to September 26.

The case was reviewed by the court after Bahrain's Advocate General in June appealed a ruling by the High Criminal Court that acquitted them.

At the session held in public and attended by the first defendant and his lawyers, the public prosecution said that a series of legal errors had prompted it to challenge the acquittal.  [Read more:  GulfNews/5September2018]


Section II - CONTEXT & PRECEDENCE

Hans-Georg Maassen: The Spy Who Went Out Into the Heat.  Spies usually operate in the shadows. Hans-Georg Maassen, chief of Germany's domestic spy agency, has done just the opposite and taken center-stage in a heated debate about the far-right that is shaking Chancellor Angela Merkel's government to its core.

In comments to Friday's edition of mass-selling daily Bild, Maassen said he was skeptical about reports that migrants had been hounded in the city of Chemnitz after the fatal stabbing of a German man there, for which two asylum seekers were arrested.

The violence in the eastern city has shaken Germany deeply. But Maassen said his BfV domestic intelligence agency had "no reliable information about such hunts taking place", and that a video circulating showing that happening could have been faked.  [Read more:  Reuters/9September2018]

Top 10 CIA Myths.  Hollywood has produced some incredibly entertaining portrayals of the lives of CIA officers. The veil of secrecy surrounding the work of real-life intelligence officers lends itself to speculation, and the gaps created are quickly filled in with fiction. These fictional depictions often lead to the solidification of the inaccurate perspectives that most people have of the CIA.

In our effort to remain as transparent as possible, we're debunking 10 of the most common misconceptions people have about the CIA. It may surprise some to discover that we are not the gun-toting, globetrotting, martini-drinking spies frequently portrayed on the silver screen.  [Read more:  CIA/14August2018]

Say Hello to the Director of Russia's Foreign Intelligence Service.  Sergey Naryshkin, the director of Russia's Foreign Intelligence Service, apparently belongs to that select group of state officials with relatives who have applied for residency in Hungary in exchange for investing at least 360,000 euros ($418,000) in government bonds. That's one finding in a new joint report by the newspaper Novaya Gazeta, the Hungarian investigative center Direkt36, and the news portal 444, which matched the names and birth dates Naryshkin's family to official records.

Naryshkin's relatives apparently applied for residence papers under Hungary's "golden visa" program, which operated from 2013 until 2017. The documents link back to Andrey Sergeevich Naryshkin (the full name of the Foreign Intelligence Service director's son) and his son's wife, Svetlana Naryshkina, and their two daughters. Novaya Gazeta doesn't specify when these applications were filed, or whether the residence permits were granted, but the newspaper says the Naryshkins have been in Hungary since 2015. It remains unclear, however, when exactly or how many times they have visited.  [Read more:  NovayaGazeta/10September2018]

Robert Gates Fast Facts.  Here's a look at the life of former CIA Director and former Secretary of Defense Robert Gates.  [Read more:  CNN/7September2018]

Black Venus: The South Korean Spy Who Met Late North Korean Leader Kim Jong Il.   Before meeting North Korean leader Kim Jong Il, Southern spy "Black Venus" was told to stay up late, shower, and dress neatly. He also hid a micro recorder in his penis.

Few spies have ever got as close to the leader of an enemy state - let alone one as reclusive as the isolated North - as Black Venus, real name Park Chae-seo.

In the 1990s, he posed as a disgruntled former South Korean military officer turned businessman looking to film commercials for Southern companies in scenic Northern locations.  [Read more:  AFP/5September2018]

How Police Super-Recognisers Cracked the Russian Novichok Case.  Since March 4, 2018, when former Russian spy Sergey Skripal and his daughter Yulia were poisoned by the nerve agent Novichok in Salisbury, members of a special unit at the Metropolitan Police - named the super-recogniser unit - have watched tens of thousands of hours of CCTV footage.

According to the New York Times, the team began its search by compiling a list of suspects based on their movements, cross-referencing information with intelligence databases and worked with local police. The investigation began to home in on two Russian nationals who flew into Gatwick airport on March 2nd, before travelling to Salisbury. Yesterday, Prime Minister Theresa May announced that the Met investigation had produced clear evidence that the attack on Skripal and his daughter was carried out by two agents of the GRU, the Russian military intelligence service, Alexander Petrov and Ruslan Boshirov.

Super-recognisers have an extraordinary talent for recognising people they have only seen once, even if just briefly. They are more accurate at identifying people from CCTV footage than current facial recognition algorithms, particularly when suspects are partially obscured, are disguised, seen from the side or even from the back, or have changed their appearance since the last visual identification.  [Read more:  Medeiros/Wired/8September2018]

Sept. 11 Revealed The Importance And Limits Of The President's Daily Briefing.  On Sept. 11, 2001, President George W. Bush was visiting Sarasota, Fla. At 8 a.m. sharp, the CIA's Michael Morell delivered the daily intelligence briefing - something he did six mornings a week - regardless of whether the president was at the White House or on the road.

"Contrary to press reporting and myth, there was absolutely nothing in my briefing that had to do with terrorism that day," Morell recalled. "Most of it had to do with the Israeli-Palestinian issue."

As Morell concluded, Bush stepped into his waiting motorcade and headed to an elementary school. Moments later, news broke of the terror attacks in New York. Shortly after that, Bush and Morell were on Air Force One - and the president wanted answers.  [Read more:  Myre/NPR/11September2018]


Section III - COMMENTARY

Why So Many Former Intelligence Officers Are Speaking Out.  People frequently ask me why so many former intelligence officers are commenting these days on matters that seem essentially political. The question usually goes "Shouldn't you stay neutral - above the fray? Isn't that the tradition for intelligence professionals, both former and still serving?"

The short answer is yes, that is the tradition. Neutrality has certainly been our ethic on political issues, which gave us credibility when we gathered or delivered information that presidents might not want to hear. It goes against every instinct to wade into domestic politics by openly criticizing the president on personal actions or behavior. And make no mistake: Those of us who have chosen to speak out are outside our comfort zones.

This leads people to fairly ask a second question: Do our actions mean that, in the future, intelligence officers will not be believed when they claim to be thoroughly professional and nonpolitical? Are we raising doubts about our ability to provide balanced assessments, free of political spin?  [Read more:  McLaughlin/WashingtonPost/7September2018]

Intelligence Agencies, Law Enforcement are Key Safeguards Against New 9/11-Style Attacks.  Seventeen years ago today, the unthinkable struck our nation.

Passenger airliners as weapons. The horrifying toppling of the Twin Towers. A jetliner assault on the Pentagon. Flight 93 crashing in rural Pennsylvania, likely downed by passengers determined to stop the terrorists in the cockpit.

The 9/11 attacks took the lives of almost 3,000 people. The dead included the passengers on four airliners and 125 Pentagon personnel. At the Twin Towers, nearly 400 firefighters, police and Port Authority officers perished as they demonstrated extraordinary courage in working to evacuate people.

Since that time, our country has experienced heartrending tragedies including mass shootings and the Boston bombing, but there has been no repeat of a large-scale assault orchestrated by Middle Eastern terrorists.  [Read more:  OmahaWorldHerald/11September2018]

When Soviet and British Spies Toiled Among the Washington Press Corps.  "Are you taking your orders from Langley?'

That was the question a shadowy source of mine in Hong Kong asked out of the blue. It was 1990, and I had been peppering him with questions for months about an unfolding leadership struggle in China, something about which he seemed to have an inside track.

"Langley?" I replied, genuinely confused. "What's Langley?"

"That's where the CIA is based, in Langley, in Virginia."

"Well, no, never heard of Langley," I honestly responded.

He took a sip of his tea and replied slowly, "Of course, that's exactly what they would tell you to say."  [Read more:  Temple-Raston/WashingtonPost/7September2018]

Does Pervasive Secrecy Impede Intelligence Collection?: How Intelligence Agencies Could Use Crowdsourcing to Foil WMD Attacks.  For decades, the edifice of the U.S. intelligence community (IC) has been built on a single principle: that intelligence is best when it is secret. Within the IC, this principle seems so self-evident that it has never been seriously questioned. There is no discernable appetite for assessing the operational impact of shrouding intelligence work in secrecy, or for entertaining alternative, less secret means of achieving national security objectives.

But what if this principle is wrong? What if intelligence agencies have erred from their inception by promoting secrecy not merely as a tactic, but as a culture that infuses and defines nearly everything intelligence professionals do? If the qualities that typify our best intelligence work - rigor, objectivity, completeness, critical thinking, and curiosity - were focused inward on the intelligence process itself, assumptions regarding the necessity and efficacy of secrecy as a rule would not evade scrutiny.

So if, within the IC, we can summon the courage to suspend our disbelief - to challenge the notion that the IC must always be secret in order to be effective - then the steep price we pay for our bias toward secrecy becomes impossible to ignore:  [Read more:  Fischbach/JustSecurity/5September2018]



Section IV - Research Request, Jobs, Obituaries

Research Request

Researcher Seeking Experts on mid-century Cold War Middle East tensions or nuclear (non) proliferation efforts

I'm writing in the hope that you can help connect me with an appropriate member of your organization so that I might gain a professional perspective on the subject of a book I'm writing. His name is Vernon J. Pick (1903-1986).
I learned of your organization's existence in the acknowledgements pages of A Brotherhood of Spies: The U-2 and the CIA's Secret War by Monte Reel.
Vernon J. Pick was briefly famous in the 1950s for finding and selling a large trove of uranium. His story was covered in Life magazine and other prominent outlets at the time. The reason I'd like a professional perspective on Mr. Pick is that once he became wealthy his path began to intertwine with people in the intelligence community. I'd like to know if he had an official role with the U.S. government, or, perhaps, whether he was considered a potential threat. By the late sixties, Mr. Pick was living in Lausanne, Switzerland, traveling extensively in the Middle East (Iraq, Jordan, Lebanon, Syria), interacting with important people on all sides of the conflict, and generally leaving a trail of intrigue that despite extensive research remains inscrutable to me.
A bit about me: my professional training is in cultural anthropology and creative writing. I'm not a historian, but I've used archives (and FOIA) extensively in this project and am a meticulous and careful researcher. My first book, The Devil's Snake Curve: A Fan's Notes From Left Field, was about the intersection of baseball and American culture. My work on Mr. Pick will be in the genre of "literary nonfiction."
If you could put me in touch with a retired professional whose expertise touches on the mid-century Cold War and its relationship to tensions in the Middle East and/or nuclear (non) proliferation (including an information program called Atoms for Peace), I would be most grateful. Of course I understand that there might be limitations on what I'd be able to learn, but it's important to me that I at least try this new avenue now that I know of your organization's existence.
Thank you for your consideration and your time.
Replies to: Josh Ostergaard here.

Jobs

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Company:

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Experience:

8 to 20 years

Salary:

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Job Location:

Reston, VA; Milpitas, CA

Obituaries

Rudy Rousseau PhD, 71, career CIA Officer involved with CIA inputs to 9/11 Commission, died on Sunday, 26 August 2018 in Washington, DC after a lengthy illness triggered by a septic knee infection.
He attended public schools in Madeira, Ohio, playing on the high school football and baseball teams. He graduated from Ohio University's Honors College where he was an Ohio Fellow. After an internship in the Secretary of State's office in Washington, he studied at Tuft's Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy, spending a summer researching his master's thesis in Ibadan, Nigeria. He returned to Washington as a Congressional Fellow, completed his doctorate at the Fletcher School, and worked for Senator James Pearson of Kansas, drafting the Amateur Athletic Act.
From 1974 to 1981 he worked for the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, handling foreign economic aid and traveling extensively in Asia, Africa, and Central America.
In 1982, he accepted a position at CIA. After 9/11, he served in the Counterterrorism Center preparing the Agency's response to the 9/11 Commission, and retired in 2006.
From 2006 he taught in Georgetown University's International Security Studies Program.
Rudy is survived by his wife Ellen Kane, two sons, and other family.


Section V - Events

AFIO EDUCATIONAL EVENTS IN COMING TWO MONTHS....

Saturday, 15 September 2018, 2 p.m. - Kennebunk, ME - AFIO Maine Chapter hosts CIA Official David Shedd speaking on "Intelligence Challenges in a Volatile World."

Former CIA official, David Shedd, who has an extensive career with senior positions in the CIA, the National Security Council, the Office of the Director on National Intelligence, and the Defense Intelligence Agency holds talk on modern threats, will discuss "Intelligence Challenges in a Volatile World."
He will examine the changing nature of threats to the U.S. in light of the enhanced capabilities available to our adversaries including technological advances, cyber warfare, biometrics, and chemical and biological information available on the web. A question period will follow the presentation.
This is the first meeting of the 2018-19 season for the Maine AFIO Chapter.
Location: Brick Store Museum Program Center, 4 Dane St., Kennebunk, ME 04043; Google maps link.
No registration is required. There is no cost to attend. Meeting is open to the public.

Saturday 15 September 2018, Noon - Melbourne, FL - The AFIO Florida Space Coast Chapter hosts Greg Donovan and Renee Purden on "TSA, FAA, Intelligence and Other Security and Preparedness Matters."

The AFIO Florida Space Coast Chapter hosts Greg Donovan, AAE, Executive Director of Orlando Melbourne International Airport, and Renee Purden, Director of Public Safety and Chief of Orlando Melbourne International Airport Police Force.
Director Donovan and Chief Purden will address such topics as: the local management and police/security relationships and coordination with the federal Transportation Security Administration and the Federal Aviation Administration; the usefulness on our local scene of national and international intelligence reports and the Domestic Outreach Plan for the federal information sharing program; security in the General Aviation sector, and the airport's emergency preparedness plans for catastrophic events.
Event location: Suntree Country Club, One Country Club Drive, Melbourne, FL 32940
To register, or for more information, please contact FSC Chapter President at afiofsc@afio.com.

Thursday, 20 September 2018, 11:30 am - Colorado Springs, CO - The AFIO Rocky Mountain Chapter hosts Dwight Haverkorn, presenting "The Frank Lewis/Dale Jones Gang - 1918"

Gangs and killings of police officers seem very 21st Century, but just look back a hundred years ago. The Frank Lewis/Dale Jones gang were teenagers when they started terrorizing the West. In a five-year period, the gang was responsible for the deaths of 9 police officers. With the beginning of WWI in Europe, the gang began stealing copper wire, tires, cars, robbing banks, robbing individuals, robbing jewelry stores, hauling moonshine, and were involved in numerous gun battles. Friday the 13th, 1918, three members of the gang arrived in Colorado Springs driving a stolen Marmon car. Dale Jones, his wife Margie and Roscoe Lancaster (Kansas City Blackie) pulled into a gas station on the N/E corner of Colorado and Nevada avenues. The station operator recognized the car and the members from a flyer sent out by the Pinkerton National Detective Agency and called the police. Officers soon arrived and a gun battle ensued. The Chief of Detectives John Rowan was killed and a detective critically wounded. The gang members were able to escape to Denver and then scatter around the West, ending their reign of terror in November of 1918.

Dwight Haverkorn is a Colorado Springs native, who joined the Colorado Springs Police Department in 1968, after 3 years as a computer operator at NORAD. After his 20 years at CSPD he moved to the City Attorney's office as an investigator until his retirement in 2003.
During his years at CSPD and the Attorney's office he became interested in local history. Since 1998 he compiled a set of notebooks of homicides of the Pikes Peak Region. This work in progress is on file in the Special Collections area of Penrose Library (1872 to present). He is also compiling a history of the Colorado Springs Police Department from 1872 to the present.
He is a volunteer at the Special Collections at Penrose Public Library, a volunteer historian for the Colorado Springs Police Department, a faculty member of PILLAR and President & Historian of the El Paso County Pioneers Association. Over the last 3 years he has provided research for the Discovery ID channel.
He graduated from Palmer High School and Regis College and is married with three grown children and three grandchildren.

For more details, please contact Tom VanWormer at robsmom@pcisys.net.

Monday, 24 September 2018, 5:30 - 8 pm - New York, NY - AFIO NY Metro Chapter hosts Elizabeth Peek on "Tariffs and the threat of tariffs and a strong US economy are America's best weapons in confronting our adversaries."

SPEAKER:  Elizabeth ('Liz") Peek -  Well-known writer and columnist for the bipartisan The Fiscal Times and the The Hill among other publications covering economics, finance, and politics.
TOPIC:  Tariffs and the threat of tariffs and a strong US economy are America's best weapons in confronting our adversaries. The talk will focus on Iran and China in particular.
TIME: Meeting starts 6:00 PM. Registration starts 5:30 PM
LOCATION: Society of Illustrators building: 128 East 63rd Street Between Lexington Ave and Park Ave in Manhattan.
COST: $50/person. Cash or check payable at the door only. Full dinner and cash bar.
REGISTRATION: Strongly recommended. not required. Phone Jerry Goodwin  1-646-717-3776 or Email: afiometro@gmail.com.

Friday, 2 November 2018, 10 am - 2 pm - Tysons, VA - AFIO National Winter Luncheon features Ambassador Prudence Bushnell and authors Gus Russo and Eric Dezenhall

First notice AFIO's Fall Luncheon Friday, 2 November 2018. Ambassador Prudence Bushnell, Deputy Assistant Secretary of State for African Affairs, U.S. Ambassador to Kenya and Guatemala, and Dean of the Leadership and Management School at the Foreign Service Institute, will discuss Terrorism, Betrayal, and Resilience ― My Story of the 1998 U.S. Embassy Bombings

Authors Gus Russo and Eric Dezenhall will discuss Best of Enemies: The Last Great Spy Story of the Cold War Of this book, being released at the event, early reviewers have said: "... crucial for anyone who wants to understand espionage or the Cold War."― James Grady, author of Six Days of the Condor
"If John le Carré wrote nonfiction and was a great reporter, BEST OF ENEMIES would be the result."―Laurence Leamer, author
"... how an American CIA agent and a Russian KGB agent wound up on the same side. You have to read it to believe it."―Tom Brokaw
Former KGB Officer Gennady Vasilenko, and Michelle "Mox" Platt, daughter of the late CIA Operations Officer Jack Platt, will be in attendance.

Badge pick-up starts at 10 a.m. First speaker is Ambassador Bushnell, at 11 a.m. Gus Russo and Eric Dezenhall speak at 1 p.m.

Register here to ensure a seat. Event Location: DoubleTree-Hilton, Tysons Corner, VA [formerly the Crowne Plaza], at 1960 Chain Bridge Rd, McLean, VA 22102. Directions are here.


Monday, 3 December 2018, 5:30 - 8 pm - New York, NY - AFIO NY Metro Chapter hosts Jen Easterly on "Cyber Attacks, Terrorism, and other Threats to National Security."

Jen Easterly is currently a Managing Director of Morgan Stanley, having joined the firm after 26 years of U.S. government service in national security, military intelligence, and cyber operations. Previously, Jen served on the National Security Council as Special Assistant to the President and Senior Director for Counterterrorism where she led the development of U.S. counterterrorism policy and strategy.
Prior to that, she was the Deputy for Counterterrorism at the NSA, a position she assumed following retirement from the US Army, where her service included command and staff assignments in the intelligence and cyber fields, as well as tours of duty in Haiti, Bosnia, Kosovo, Iraq, and Afghanistan.
A graduate of West Point, she holds a Master's degree in Politics, Philosophy, and Economics from the University of Oxford where she studied as a Rhodes Scholar. A member of the Council on Foreign Relations and a French-American Foundation Young Leader, Jen is the recipient of the Council on Foreign Relations International Affairs Fellowship, the George S. Franklin Fellowship, and the Director, National Security Agency Fellowship. She also serves on the Board of Trustees of the Morgan Stanley Foundation.

Location: Society of Illustrators, 128 E 63rd St (between Park and Lexington), New York, NY 10065.
Timing: Registration starts at 5:30 pm, Speaker presentation starts at 6 pm.
Fee: $50/person. Payment at the door only. Cash or check. Full dinner, cash bar.
RSVP: Strongly recommended that you RSVP to ensure space at event. Call or Email Chapter President Jerry Goodwin at afiometro@gmail.com or 646-717-3776.


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Tuesday, 11 September 2018, 6:30 - 7:30 pm - Washington, DC - Remembering the 9/11 Terrorist Attacks ― A Conversation with Former Acting CIA Director Michael Morell at Catholic University

The terrorist attacks of September 11, 2001 convulsed our country, and the effects reverberate to this day. Americans learned that day that in their own country they were not safe from external attack. The U.S. response to the attacks raised enduring questions about ends and means. How can a people flourish under the continual threat of attack by extremists bent on violence? How far do we go with security measures to ensure public safety?

These continuing questions manifest how the 9/11 attacks brought into vivid relief the relationship between security and liberty. Americans have had to grapple with the idea that, while too little security leaves us vulnerable to attack, too much security can undermine the liberty by which we define ourselves as Americans. As a people, we've been debating the proper balance ever since

Even so, this traumatic event is marching into the past and, for all its importance, out of our memories: our University's seniors graduating this year barely remember 9/11― most of them were five years old.

To help us remember and put in context the 9/11 attacks and what followed, former acting director of CIA Michael Morell has agreed to offer his memories and insights to the Catholic University community. Mr. Morell served at that time as President George W. Bush's CIA briefer and was with the President in Florida on that morning. He later served in several crucial leadership roles in CIA as the Agency sought and eventually found Osama Bin Ladin. He was CIA's deputy director during the raid on Bin Ladin's compound by US special forces.

In an interview setting with Nicholas Dujmovic, director of the University's Intelligence Studies Program, Michael Morell will relate the challenges, frustrations, and accomplishments of the men and women of US intelligence as they worked to make sure another 9/11 would not occur.
This event is cosponsored by The Catholic University of America and The Institute for Human Ecology.

Attendance is Free. Click "Register For This Event" to schedule your attendance. More information here.

Organizer: phone: 202-319-5892; Email: ihe@cua.edu; Website: https://ihe.catholic.edu

Location: Edward J. Pryzbyla University Center, Great Room A, 620 Michigan Ave NE, Washington, DC 20064 + Google Map

Wednesday, 12 September 2018, 11 am - 12:15 pm - Washington, DC - "The Iranian Protests, Nuclear Deal, and Change from Obama to Trump" - a presentation by Dr Raymond Tanter at the DMGS

Dr. Raymond Tanter, Professor Emeritus, University of Michigan and former NSC staff, discusses "The Iranian Protests, Nuclear Deal, and Change from Obama to Trump" at the Daniel Morgan Graduate School of National Security.
Tanter will discuss the opposition to the Iranian regime and how the West and the US might facilitate political change in Iran. The context for his discussion will be the nuclear agreement and the foreign policy of the Obama and Trump Administrations with respect to Iran.
More details on speaker, location, and maps for parking or metro available here.

Location: 1620 L St NW, Suite 700, Washington, DC 20036
RSVP Required here. N.B.: Daniel Morgan Graduate School Reserves the Right To Refuse Entry and may ask for identification.
Attire: Business or Business Casual

Direct questions to Frank Fletcher, Director of lectures & Seminars by email to events@dmgs.org. Please note that you must RSVP to attend this event. Daniel Morgan Graduate School of National Security reserves the right to refuse entry.

Wednesday 26 September 2018 5:15 - 6:15 pm - Washington, DC - "Debating the Military-Industrial Complex: A Cost-Benefit Analysis" by Drs. James Carafano and Christopher Preble at the Daniel Morgan Graduate School

The Daniel Morgan Graduate School Chapter of the Alexander Hamilton Society is hosting a panel on "Debating the Military-Industrial Complex: A Cost-Benefit Analysis."

Much time is spent in the defense and national security community debating the efficacy of certain policies, what amount of military spending is adequate, and which global conflicts directly impinge on US national security. But how often do those in government, the military, and defense contractors ask: is it all worth it? Does the United States military-industrial complex and our huge expenditure on the armed forces make us a safer, freer, more prosperous society on balance? Please join us for this discussion, hosted by the Alexander Hamilton Society, featuring two of the nation's preeminent scholars on national security. Refreshments will be provided.

Speakers: Dr James Carafano - DMGS Board of Advisors and Adjunct Professor; Dr. Christopher Preble - Hamilton Scholar, Vice President for Defense and Foreign Policy Studies at the Cato Institute. Moderator Mr. Cameron Keyani, President of the DMGS Chapter of the Alexander Hamilton Society
Where: 1620 L St NW, Suite 700, Washington, D.C. 20036
RSVP Required, Daniel Morgan Graduate School Reserves the Right to Refuse Entry and may ask for government issued identification. Attire: Business or Business Casual. No cost to attend.
For more information or to RSVP do so here.
Qs? Direct questions to Frank Fletcher, Director of Lectures & Seminars at events@dmgs.org. Please note that you must RSVP to attend this event...see link above.

10 October 2018, 6 - 9 p.m. - Washington, DC - "Mother, Daughter, Sister, Spy" Program at the International Spy Museum

The museum event -- "Mother, Daughter, Sister, Spy" -- features Dayna Baer, Carol Rollie Flynn, Carmen Middleton, Jonna Mendez, and Jill Singer.
Dayna Baer is a former Protective Officer in CIA's Directorate of Operations. Carol Rollie Flynn is a former Chief of Station and Senior CIA Executive, and Managing Principal at Singa Consulting, as well as Adjunct Professor at Georgetown University's School of Foreign Service. She is Advisory Board Member for the museum. Jonna Hiestand Mendez is the former Chief of Disguise in the CIA's Office of Technical Service and a founding member of the museum. Carmen Middleton is the current Deputy Executive Director of the CIA, and Founder & President of Common Table Consulting. Jill Singer, who will be moderator for this event, is the Vice President, National Security for AT&T Global Public Sector and SPY's Board Member.

Tickets range from $69 per seat to $15,000.
RSVP by 28 September 2018. Space is limited. RSVP or explore your seating options here.

17 October 2018 - Laurel, MD - NCMF General Membership Meeting & Annual Symposium - Hold the date.

The National Cryptologic Museum Foundation hosts their General Membership Meeting and Annual Symposium. More details to follow later in the year.

Registration is $25 for NCMF members and $50 for guests (includes complimentary one-year NCMF membership).
Deadline to register has not been announced. Additional details at www.cryptologicfoundation.org.
Event location likely to be: The Kossiakoff Center, Johns Hopkins University/Applied Physics Laboratory.

26 October 2018 - Arlington, VA - NIP 2018 Annual General Membership/Board Meeting and Fall Luncheon

Registration is now open for the 2018 NIP [Naval Intelligence Professionals] Fall Luncheon being held at the stately Army Navy Country Club in Arlington, VA.
The honored guest speaker will be VADM Matt Kohler, Deputy Chief of Naval Operations for Information Warfare and the 67th Director of Naval Intelligence.

Agenda: 1000 - NIP Annual General Membership and Board of Directors Meeting; 1100-1200 - No-Host Social; 1200 -1300- Luncheon; 1230-1300 - VADM Matt Kohler - Guest Speaker.

Location: Army Navy Country Club (ANCC), Arlington, VA which is near Suitland and minutes from the Pentagon. The club has spectacular views of the Capitol and abundant free valet parking.

Registration: Registration is via an online system for payments by credit card. To register do so here.
To register by check or via mail, send check to: NIP, PO Box 11579, Burke, VA 22009 to arrive no later than 19 Oct. Remember to include your menu entree selection - Salmon or Chicken or Vegetarian.
No Walk-ups allowed. All reservations are due by COB 19 October 2018. Nonmembers of NIP are welcome to attend.

Wednesday, 28 November 2018, 6 - 10:30 pm - Washington, DC - International Spy Museum's Annual "William H. Webster Distinguished Service Award Dinner" honoring Adm McRaven

For your calendar. A special evening to illuminate the critical role of individuals and organizations serving the Intelligence Community, and to raise funds in support of the International Spy Museum.

The William H. Webster Distinguished Service Award Dinner will take place at The Ritz Carlton Hotel. More than 600 attendees are anticipated and will recognize the men and women who have served in the field of National Security with integrity and distinction. This annual tribute dinner is given by the International Spy Museum to an individual who has embodied the values of Judge William H. Webster. This year's honoree is a patriot for whom love of country has been his guiding principle: Admiral William H. McRaven, former US Special Operations Commander, former Joint Special Operations Commander, and Chancellor of The University of Texas System.
Schedule: 6 pm - VIP Reception; 6:30 pm - Cocktail Reception; 7:30 - 9 pm - Dinner & Awards; 9 - 10:30 pm - Dessert Reception.
Location: The Ritz-Carlton Hotel, 1150 22nd St NW, Washington, DC 20037. **Please note: this event is closed to Media**
Tickets Available Now: Prices range from $100,000 to a single seat for $495. Funds raised at this tribute dinner will support artifact preservation, educational programming, research, exhibits, and accessibility programs for underserved communities at the International Spy Museum. To purchase tickets now, do so here. To learn more about this annual dinner, it is available here.

Wednesday, 5 December 2018 - Annapolis Junction, MD - 18th Annual NCMF Pearl Harbor Program

Join the National Cryptologic Foundation on 5 December for their 18th Annual Pearl Harbor Memorial Program. Speaker and topic TBA.
When: 10-11:30 am, followed by lunch.
Cost: $25 for NCMF members, $50 for guests (complimentary one-year NCMF membership included with guest purchase).
Where: CACI Inc., Maryland Conference Center, 2720 Technology Drive, Annapolis Junction, MD 20755
RSVP or More Info: Registration links will be provided later in year. A check may be mailed to NCMF, PO Box 1682, Ft. Meade, MD 20755. For further details, call NCMF office at 301-688-5436


Gift Suggestions:

AFIO's Guide to the Study of IntelligenceAFIO's 788-page Guide to the Study of Intelligence. Peter C. Oleson, Editor, also makes a good gift. View authors and table of contents here.

Perfect for professors, students, those considering careers in intelligence, and current/former officers seeking to see what changes are taking place across a wide spectrum of intelligence disciplines.

AFIO's Guide to the Study of Intelligence helps instructors teach about the large variety of subjects that make up the field of intelligence. This includes secondary school teachers of American History, Civics, or current events and undergraduate and graduate professors of History, Political Science, International Relations, Security Studies, and related topics, especially those with no or limited professional experience in the field. Even those who are former practitioners are likely to have only a limited knowledge of the very broad field of intelligence, as most spend their careers in one or two agencies at most and may have focused only on collection or analysis of intelligence or support to those activities.

For a printed, bound copy, it is $95 which includes Fedex shipping to a CONUS (US-based) address.
To order for shipment to a US-based CONUS address, use this online form,

To order multiple copies or for purchases going to AK, HI, other US territories, or other countries call our office at 703-790-0320 or send email to afio@afio.com to hear of shipment fees.

Order the Guide from the AFIO's store at this link.

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These 2017 mousepads have full color seals of all 18 members of the US Intelligence Community on this 8" round, slick surface, nonskid, rubber-backed mouse pad with a darker navy background, brighter, updated seals. Also used, by some, as swanky coasters. Price still only $20.00 for 2 pads [includes shipping to US address. Foreign shipments - we will contact you with quote.] Order NEW MOUSEPADS here.

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