AFIO Weekly Intelligence Notes #35-18 dated 18 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

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New and Forthcoming Books of the Week

Intelligence in an Insecure WorldIntelligence in An Insecure World - 3rd Edition
by Peter Gill, Mark Phythian
(Polity Press, Oct 2018)

"This excellent survey by two leaders in the field is essential reading for anyone who wishes to understand intelligence, secrecy and surveillance, together with its linkage to issues of democratic rights and civil liberties."— Richard J. Aldrich, University of Warwick

Over a decade on from the terrorist attacks of 9/11, intelligence continues to be of central importance to the contemporary world. Today there is a growing awareness of the importance of intelligence, and an increasing investment in it, as individuals, groups, organizations and states all seek timely and actionable information in order to increase their sense of security.

But what exactly is intelligence? Who seeks to develop it and how? What happens to intelligence once it is produced, and what dilemmas does this generate? How can liberal democracies seek to mitigate problems of intelligence, and what do we mean by "intelligence failure?"' In a fully revised and expanded new edition of their classic guide to the field, Peter Gill and Mark Phythian explore these and other questions. Together they set out a comprehensive framework for the study of intelligence, discussing how 'intelligence' can best be understood, how it is collected, analysed, disseminated and acted upon, how it raises ethical problems, and how and why it fails. 
Book may be ordered here.

 

     

NOTICES

NCMF 20th General Membership Meeting & Annual Symposium

17 October 2018, 9 am - 3 pm, in Laurel, MD

"CRACK THE SKY, SHAKE THE EARTH" — This was the message to North Vietnamese forces that they were "about to inaugurate the greatest battle in the history of our country." Will provide accounts of surprise attacks on U.S. and ARVN forces during Vietnam War.

At this year's NCMF General Membership Meeting & Annual Symposium, the featured panel discussions and other program-related presentations will be focused on the 50th Anniversary of the Tet Offensive. Learn more about the panel discussions below. The annual meeting will include updates about the Foundation, Museum, and New Museum Project. Please stay tuned to this Event Calendar page and to our e-newsletters for updates regarding the program, including details about the keynote speaker.

NSA Panel: A distinguished panel of NSA historians and former NSA field personnel who were assigned to the NSA Watch Center in Saigon at the time of the 1968 Tet Offensive will give their firsthand accounts of the series of coordinated surprise attacks on U.S. and ARVN forces that is now considered by many to be the turning point of the Vietnam War.

The discussion will focus on NSA's reporting on the surprise attack and the NSA field office implementation of alternate intercept planning following the first strike on Nha Trang, headquarters of the U.S. I Field Force, during the evening hours of 30 January 1968 and the attack on Saigon early the following morning.

CIA Panel: Adding their perspective will be a separate panel of senior CIA historians who will discuss the Vietnam War and a 50-year look-back on the CIA's involvement in the wars in Southeast Asia. A highlight of the discussion will be a contrast/comparison of the Afghanistan and Vietnam Wars. 

Film Clip: Panel discussions will be preceded by a 1968 film clip featuring Walter Cronkite and his proclamation to the American public that the Vietnam War was "unwinnable." This statement and his trip to Vietnam in February 1968 are viewed by many to have begun the erosion of public support for the U.S. war effort in Vietnam.

More information on symposium and updates.

Location: JHU/AP Kossiakoff Center, 11100 John Hopkins Rd, Laurel, MD 20723-6099
Fee: $25 members; $50 Guests. Guest fee includes 1 yr NCMF membership). Fees include breakfast (8:15 a.m. - 9:00 a.m.) and lunch (Noon - 1:00 p.m.).Registration Deadline is 12 October, 2018
Register: Online registration.
If paying by check or credit card mail send to: NCMF, PO Box 1682, Ft. Meade, MD 20755

Directions: Kossiakoff Center location here. Parking for the Kossiakoff Center is here. More information on JHUAP.


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.


New and Forthcoming Books of the Week...continued from left column

The Spy Who Was Left BehindThe Spy Who Was Left Behind: Russia, the United States, and the True Story of the Betrayal and Assassination of a CIA Agent
by Michael Pullara
(Scribner, Nov 2018)

Reportedly an account of the 1993 murder of CIA station chief Freddie Woodruff by the KGB and the extensive cover-up that followed in Washington and in Moscow.

On 8 August 1993, a single bullet to the head killed Freddie Woodruff, the CIA's station chief in the former Soviet Republic of Georgia. Within hours, police had a suspect—a vodka-soaked village bumpkin named Anzor Sharmaidze. A tidy explanation quickly followed: It was a tragic accident. US diplomats hailed Georgia's swift work, and both countries breathed a sigh of relief.

Yet the bullet that killed Woodruff was never found and key witnesses have since retracted their testimony, saying they were beaten and forced to identify Sharmaidze. But if he didn't do it, who did? Those who don't buy the official explanation think the answer lies in the spy games that played out on Russia's frontier following the 1991 collapse of the Soviet Union. Woodruff was an early actor in a dangerous drama. American spies were moving into newborn nations previously dominated by Soviet intelligence. Russia's security apparatus, resentful and demoralized, was in turmoil, its nominal loyalty to a pro-Western course set by President Boris Yeltsin, shredded by hardline spooks and generals who viewed the Americans as a menace.

At the time when Woodruff was stationed there, Georgia was a den of intrigue. It had a big Russian military base and was awash with former and not-so-former Soviet agents. Shortly before Woodruff was shot, veteran CIA officer Aldrich Ames—who would soon be unmasked as a KGB mole—visited him on agency business. In short order, Woodruff would be dead and Ames, in prison for life.

Book may be ordered here.


Section I - INTELLIGENCE HIGHLIGHTS

Swiss Intelligence Helped Foil Alleged Russian Plot to Spy on Government Lab.  Switzerland's intelligence agency said on Friday it had worked with British and Dutch counterparts to foil a Russian plot which, according to newspaper reports, was targeting a Swiss laboratory testing nerve agents such as Novichok.

Earlier on Friday a Swiss and a Dutch newspaper reported that authorities from the three countries had teamed up in an operation which resulted in the Netherlands expelling two suspected Russian spies in March.

Citing unnamed sources, the Tages-Anzeiger and NRC Handelsblad reported that the suspected agents were heading for the Spiez laboratory near Bern which analyses chemical and biological weapons, including nerve agent Novichok.  [Read more:  Reuters/14September2018]

Simandl Takes Over as Head of Czechoslavakia Civilian Intelligence. 
IT expert Marek Simandl officially took up his post at the head of the country's civilian intelligence agency on Friday.

Interior Minister Jan Hamáček said he was convinced that Simandl was the right man for the job, who would stabilize the service and secure a high level of performance in the best interests of the Czech Republic.

Simandl previously served as deputy head of the National Cyber and Information Security Agency where he was in charge of cyber security.  [Lazarova/RadioPraha/14September2018]

15 Greek Cypriots Probed in Turkish Cyprus in Espionage Case.  Turkish Cypriot officials are probing 15 Greek Cypriots whose names were found in the notebook of a self-confessed spy.

Mehmet Besimoğlu, 70, was arrested on Aug. 29 after Turkish Cypriot police caught him taking photos of Turkish soldiers at the port of Famagusta.

In his confession, Besimoğlu told the police he had worked as a spy for Greek Cypriots for five years and was receiving money for the photographs he took of military posts and churches located in Famagusta.

Besimoğlu said he had taken 250 photographs for Greek Cypriots and had been delivering the relevant intelligence to a Greek Cypriot agent.  [Read more:  Hurriyet/14September2018]

Nigeria Names New Head of Intelligence Agency.  Nigeria has appointed a new head of the country's intelligence agency, after his predecessor was sacked when security operatives blockaded parliament.

The presidency said on Thursday evening that Yusuf Magaji Bichi has taken over from Lawal Musa Daura as director-general of the Department of State Services.

Daura - a key ally of President Muhammadu Buhari - was dismissed after ordering what the government called the "unauthorised takeover" of the National Assembly in early August.  [Read more:  AFP/14September2018]

Angela Merkel Sacks Germany's Intelligence Chief Amid Anti-Migrant Demonstrations.  The head of Germany's domestic intelligence agency is being replaced after clashing with Chancellor Angela Merkel over anti-migrant violence in the country.

Merkel's office released a short statement Tuesday saying the head of Germany's BfV spy agency, Hans-Georg Maassen, will be moved to a new position within the Interior Ministry.

The decision, which follows three-way talks between Merkel and the heads of two other parties in her governing coalition, is a defeat for conservatives in her Union bloc.  [Read more:  AP/18September2018]

Abbas Threatens to Terminate CIA Intelligence Briefings.  The Palestinian Authority (PA) is threatening to terminate security and intelligence coordination with the American Intelligence Central (CIA) following the Trump Administration's decision to close the Palestine Liberation Organization (PLO) office in Washington. In a report on Israeli state-run Kan radio, a senior PLO official said the Ramallah government is reconsidering their ties with the United States and is considering severing security ties with the United States.

Relations between the Palestinian intelligence apparatus, under Majad Farah's command, and the CIA had been in good standing until now; despite the tense political relations between the White House and the Muqata (the headquarters of the Palestinian government in Ramallah). Security cooperation includes constant meetings between representatives of the CIA and Palestinian intelligence officials, as well as the exchange of information.

The United States transfers millions of dollars annually to the PA security apparatus in the West Bank. According to the PLO official, this is a retaliatory measure, which has already been discussed and it is possible that a decision will be taken in the coming days.  [Read more:  JerusalemOnline/12September2018]

China Sent Uninvited Spy Ship to Russian Vostok 2018 Exercise Alongside Troops, Tanks.  Russia recently concluded the 2018 edition of the massive Vostok exercise series that included Chinese forces for the first time. At Moscow's invitation, Beijing sent People's Liberation Army soldiers, helicopters, tanks - and one uninvited Chinese surveillance ship.

A PLA Navy Dongdiao-class auxiliary general intelligence (AGI) shadowed Russian Navy assets for the length of the at-sea portion of the exercise while Chinese and Mongolian troops exercised ashore, a U.S. official confirmed to USNI News.

The PLA sent about 3,500 troops for the ground portion, but it was unclear if the PLA Navy was invited to send warships to drill with the Russians.  [Read more:  LaGrone/USNI/17September2018]


Section II - CONTEXT & PRECEDENCE

What is the GRU? In the pantheon of Russian intelligence, the KGB is king. It fills the ranks of cinematic and literary villains, from John Le Carré's spymaster Karla to the sleeper agents of "The Americans", a TV show. But a different set of spies is now hogging the limelight. The GRU, the intelligence arm of Russia's armed forces, has been caught up in almost all the crises involving the country in recent years, from the annexation of Crimea, to the downing of a passenger aircraft over Ukraine, to the attempted murder of Sergei Skripal, a former spy, in Salisbury. Who are these hyperactive military spooks?

The Bolsheviks created a military intelligence service in the earliest days of the Soviet Union, settling on the name GRU (from the Russian for "Main Intelligence Directorate") in 1942. While the agency that became the KGB ("Committee for State Security") was housed in striking headquarters close to the foreign ministry, earning the label "near neighbours", the GRU became the "distant neighbours", exiled to a small, shabby house much further away. Yet by the end of the second world war, it had penetrated Britain's atom-bomb programme and over 70 American institutions. During the cold war, it cropped up at key moments. It was a GRU officer who formed a backchannel with Robert Kennedy, the president's brother and America's attorney-general, during the Cuban missile crisis. Another was at the heart of Britain's Profumo scandal a year later.  [Read more:  SJ/TheEconomist/11September2018]

The True Story Behind the Movie The Angel.  The film The Angel, Netflix's latest thriller about a real-life Egyptian man who spied for Israel in the 1970s, revisits a turbulent time in Middle Eastern history.

In 1973, Egyptian and Syrian forces launched an attack on Israel on the holy day of Yom Kippur, setting off what would turn into a weeks-long war. Though most of Israel was caught off guard by the attack, its intelligence agency, Mossad, had in fact received a tip about what was to come. That tip came from Ashraf Marwan, a well-connected Egyptian national: Marwan's father-in-law was Egyptian President Gamal Abdel Nasser, and Marwan went on to serve as an aide to President Anwar Sadat following Nasser's death in 1970. Through access to his country's top officials, Marwan had access to sensitive information - which he provided to Israel for several years, earning the code name "Angel."

Based on Uri Bar-Joseph's book The Angel: The Egyptian Spy Who Saved Israel, the film, which comes to Netflix on Sept. 14, questions what would motivate a man like Marwan (played by Dutch actor Marwan Kenzari) to betray his country. The Angel posits that Marwan, who in real life died mysteriously, after falling off a London balcony in 2007, would do anything to secure peace; other accounts suggest the spy was a double agent who sought more power and money.

Here's what's real - and what's fictional or unclear - in the movie.  [Read more:  Gajanan/Time/14September2018]

The Catcher Was a Spy Starring Paul Rudd to be Released on DVD and Digital.  Paul Rudd stars as Moe Berg in the incredible true story of how a professional baseball player became a World War II spy. A Jewish, Princeton-educated, multilingual catcher for the Boston Red Sox with a closely-guarded private life, the enigmatic Berg was already a man of mystery when, in 1944, the U.S. government's wartime intelligence agency enlisted his services. His mission: go behind enemy lines in Europe to assassinate the Nazi's chief nuclear scientist before the Germans develop an atomic bomb. Trading in his catcher's MITT for a trench coat, Berg must rely on his formidable, steel-trap intellect in a high-stakes game of cat and mouse-with the fate of the world hanging in the balance. Mark Strong, Sienna Miller, Jeff Daniels, Guy Pearce and Paul Giamatti costar in this remarkable slice of forgotten history.  [Read more:  BWW/17 September2018]

A Glimpse Inside the World of an RCMP Intelligence Analyst.  Richard Walsh is a lot of things - a husband, a father, a veteran. He's also one of the key people behind crime reduction in Spruce Grove.

Walsh is what's known as a Criminal Intelligence Analyst. He's been working alongside the Spruce Grove/Stony Plain/Enoch RCMP to provide insight into the criminal goings-on in the Tri-Region since 2011. It's Walsh's job to do a deep-dive into who and what is fueling crime in the Capital Region.

"(A Criminal Intelligence Analyst) is the person in the background who is looking at all of the files and trying to find commonalities," Walsh said. "So where do we concentrate our efforts and which areas are being hit the hardest? We have successes and things will drop off and then the reality is people will move, come into the area or are released from prison and then things will begin to pick up again."

With nearly 2,500 square kilometres of turf to cover, Walsh uses tools such as mapping and surveillance to help identify the crime trends and suspects in an area.  [Read more:  Cole/TheGroveExaminer/17September2018]

In 'The Spy and the Traitor,' a Tale of Cold War Espionage That's Both Thrilling and True. "The Spy and the Traitor" arrives at a moment when the machinations of Russian intelligence (election meddling, Internet manipulation, assassination by poison) are the subjects of almost daily news stories. Russia and its ex-KGB president seem brutally dominant in the intelligence sphere. Ben Macintyre offers a refreshing reversal of that theme: In this story, it's the Russians who get turned inside out by a British mole. It's the Kim Philby case, in reverse.

The subtitle of Macintyre's latest real-life spy thriller calls it "The Greatest Espionage Story of the Cold War." Like pretty much everything in this fine book, the description is accurate.

The book narrates the astonishing tale of how Britain's Secret Intelligence Service recruited a KGB officer named Oleg Gordievsky in 1974 and ran him as its agent for 11 years, as he rose to become the "rezident," or station chief, in London. Then in 1985, because of an appalling blunder by a jealous CIA, Gordievsky was exposed and recalled to Moscow to face almost certain death.  [Read more:  Ignatius/WashingtonPost/17September2018]

British Spy Who Saved Thousands of Jews from Nazi Germany Honoured with Symbolic Statue.  A MI6 officer who saved thousands of Jews from Nazi Germany has been commemorated with a new statue.

Major Frank Foley saved more than 10,000 people from persecution by exploiting his cover as a passport control officer for the British Consulate in Berlin.

Working during the 1920s and 30s, he provided English visas to those at risk under Nazi racial laws and ultimately saved their lives by helping them out of the country.

In January 2018 a statement from the Secret Intelligence Service called Major Foley 'a true British hero; dignified, compassionate and brave'.  [Read more:  Middleton/Metro/18September2018]


Section III - COMMENTARY

Trump's Soviet Approach to Intelligence. A national intelligence apparatus is only as effective as those who act on its findings.

Ample money and resources, scientific and analytical expertise, and networks of sources around the world are useless in a post-truth environment - a world in which personal preference, tribal loyalty, and feeling count for more than data, proof, and facts.

As a case in point, look no further than our new friends, the Russians.  [Read more:  Sipher/TheAtlantic/15September2018]

New York Times 'Anonymous' Op-ed is Like a Gift to Vladimir Putin.  The anonymous op-ed published this month in The New York Times - allegedly written by a current Trump administration senior official - received a great deal of news coverage for its criticism of President Trump's intellectual and psychological fitness for his job.

The essay has become another piece of political fodder for debate between opponents and supporters of President Trump. But interest in this controversial piece extends beyond our shores - especially to our nation's enemies.

Much of my career at the CIA was spent focused on Russia. If there is one thing I learned it was that President Vladimir Putin, who directs the lion's share of Russia's military and intelligence actions against the United States, continues - like his Soviet predecessors - to view the U.S. as Russia's "main enemy."

I have a high degree of confidence that Putin analyzed the op-ed with the greatest of interest. And I believe he then directed his intelligence services to collect corroborating intelligence and prepare options for weaponizing its content, as a part of Russia's espionage and information attacks on the U.S.  [Read more:  Hoffman/FoxNews/18September2018]

The Risk to American Intelligence Operations: Devin Nunes and the False Carter Page Narrative.  Since I first discussed the Carter Page FISA Applications in February, the partisanship that initially spawned the production of the Devin Nunes-sponsored memorandum accusing the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) and Justice Department of FISA abuses and that continues to supply the Nunes Memo with oxygen despite its demonstrable factual shortcomings has only intensified in ways that pose increasingly serious dangers to valuable intelligence sources and methods.

In July 2018, the Carter Page Applications became the first FISA applications ever publicly released, even in redacted form. As I explained in July, what was made publicly available in those Applications provided no sustenance for the conspiratorial views of untoward political bias that are the central theme of the Nunes Memo. Then, again, as I noted, this was not particularly surprising given that Nunes, in an interview with Fox News this past February, admitted that he himself had not read the Page FISA Application (or, presumably, any of them) - a distancing from the facts that he has continued to employ even as he hectors the Department of Justice about its cooperation in supplying highly sensitive materials like those FISA applications to the House Intelligence Committee for purposes that bear little resemblance to legitimate congressional oversight.

But keeping the facts, and the materials containing those facts, considerably beyond his own arm's length, has not deterred Chairman Nunes from his appointed task of excoriating the FBI, insulting the Department of Justice, and endangering intelligence sources and methods.  [Read more:  Croner/FPRI/18September2018]


Section IV - Research Request, Jobs, Obituaries

Research Request

MIT Doctoral Candidate Seeks Former Intelligence Officers to Discuss General Policy Matters Regarding Covert Action

Dear AFIO Members: I am an MIT doctoral student writing a book on covert action during the Cold War and after. I conduct most of my research in the archives, piecing together events. I complement that work with interviews with U.S. intelligence officers. I would be grateful to talk with any member who is willing to share his or her perspective on an array of important questions: Under what conditions does the U.S. intelligence community embrace covert action? When and why do policymakers find such action appealing and when do they deem it too risky? Why do actions succeed or fail? I fully understand that there are areas in which former officers must speak in generic terms on these matters.
If you are interested in contributing to my research or if you would like to learn more about the historical cases that I examine, please contact me at cnutt@mit.edu or by phone at 908-334-7605.
Thank you very much for your assistance.
Cullen Nutt, MIT Department of Political Science, Security Studies Program

Jobs

Two Reston-area based Positions to fill by FireEye: Strategic Intelligence Analyst, and Software Engineer

Job Title:

Staff Data Science Software Engineer

Company:

FireEye, Inc.

Experience:

5 to 10 years

Salary:

Full Time

Job Location:

Reston, VA

 

As a data science software engineer you will be responsible for collecting requirements, designing, and building backend components and tools to run ML models, assess ML model efficacy, manage large scale datasets, and generate features for ML models. Work with data scientists and data engineers to develop data models. Arch...

 

Job Title:

Strategic Intelligence Analyst

Company:

FireEye, Inc.

Experience:

2 to 20 years

Salary:

Full Time

Job Location:

Reston, VA

 

Author, edit, organize and refine raw intelligence reports/articles/papers (160+ pages) produced by the Intel team Distill key findings/judgments quickly for consumption across a diverse set of audiences (execs/mgmt/analysts/media/customers) Convey both verbally and in writing the importance and relevance of findings Desig...

Obituaries

Bill McGranahan, NSA Linguist/Analyst

William Joseph McGranahan, 84, NSA Linguist/Analyst, died 2 September 2018 in Annapolis, MD. He entered the Athenaeum of Ohio in Cincinnati, where he studied Latin, Greek, German and French, in addition to theology. He elected not to join the priesthood and, in 1958, joined the Army. He was subsequently, assigned to the Army Language School (now the Defense Language Institute), where he learned Russian. In the early 1960s, he served in West Germany. Bill left active duty in 1964 and joined the reserves. Bill earned a PhD in Russian and Applied and Theoretical Linguistics at Georgetown University, Washington, DC. After teaching in academia, he joined the National Security Agency in 1978 as an analyst. He retired in 2006.
He enjoyed jogging and, for a long time, was a member of the Annapolis Striders. As a tenor in the Archdiocesan Choir of Baltimore, he sang for Pope John Paul ll and later traveled with the choir to participate in concerts in Italy. Bill would stop to aid strangers in distress when others passed them by.
He is survived by his wife, Elizabeth McGranahan, sons, a daughters-in-law, grandchildren, and other family.

Jim Slater, Geophysicist/NGA Official

James Alan Slater, 71, Scientist/National Geospatial Intelligence Agency Official, died 7 September 2018 of leukemia in Arlington, VA.
Jim was a 1968 graduate of the University of Rochester. A scientist in geodesy and geophysics, he devoted most of his 40+ year career to work at the NGA and, earlier, the National Bureau of Standards. Jim was an accomplished clarinetist and played with the Capital Wind Symphony. He was also an avid hiker and longtime member of the Appalachian Mountain Club, including many years of volunteer conservation service and chapter leadership with the Potomac AMC Chapter. In recent years, he served as a docent at the National Air and Space Museum.
He is survived by his wife of 24 years, Marsha, a daughter, and other family.


Section V - Events

AFIO EDUCATIONAL EVENTS IN COMING TWO MONTHS....

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.

Saturday 3 November 2018, 11 am - 3 pm - Orange Park, FL - AFIO North Florida Chapter hosts Ronald Joseph MD on "Navy Seal: Charles Keating IV"

This North Florida Chapter luncheon features guest speaker: Ronald Joseph, MD, an orthopedic surgeon and renowned Olympic athlete, will discuss "Navy Seals; in particular, his Stepson Charles Keating IV."
When a team of less than a dozen U.S. military advisers came under attack in Iraq from more than 100 ISIS fighters, Navy SEAL Charles Keating IV was part of the force sent in to rescue them. All the advisers made it back. Keating, a decorated combat veteran and star athlete who decided to enlist after the 9/11 attacks, did not. Keating "was struck by direct fire, and although he was medevaced within the all-important golden hour, his wounds were too great. No other coalition or American forces were injured, though both medevac helicopters were damaged by small arms fire."
Dr. Joseph's wife, Krista Keating-Joseph, is the mother of Charles Keating IV, the Navy Seal who died in combat. She will have her books about her son available to purchase and be individually inscribed to you or for others.
This event is just 8 days from the 100th anniversary of the end of the Great War (WWI) and the beginning of Veterans' Day events. Please feel free to invite Navy Seals you know. This is going to be quite patriotic.
Place: Orange Park Country Club, 2525 Country Club Blvd, Orange Park, FL 32073. Directions here.
RSVP to Ken Meyer here
Cost: $30 per person
After your RSVP has been received and acknowledged, pay by check to be received no later than Friday, 19 October. Make check payable to Ken Meyer who will then pay club directly. Payment must be received no later than 7 days prior to event by OPCC. Late RSVPs cannot be accepted. You will receive Mr. Meyer's mailing address for sending your check after your have emailed him your RSVP ( here ) and he has verified your registration.


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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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 - "Crack the Sky, Shake the Earth."

"CRACK THE SKY, SHAKE THE EARTH" — This was the message to North Vietnamese forces that they were "about to inaugurate the greatest battle in the history of our country." Will provide accounts of surprise attacks on U.S. and ARVN forces during Vietnam War.

At this year's NCMF General Membership Meeting & Annual Symposium, the featured panel discussions and other program-related presentations will be focused on the 50th Anniversary of the Tet Offensive. Learn more about the panel discussions below. The annual meeting will include updates about the Foundation, Museum, and New Museum Project. Please stay tuned to this Event Calendar page and to our e-newsletters for updates regarding the program, including details about the keynote speaker.

NSA Panel: A distinguished panel of NSA historians and former NSA field personnel who were assigned to the NSA Watch Center in Saigon at the time of the 1968 Tet Offensive will give their firsthand accounts of the series of coordinated surprise attacks on U.S. and ARVN forces that is now considered by many to be the turning point of the Vietnam War.

The discussion will focus on NSA's reporting on the surprise attack and the NSA field office implementation of alternate intercept planning following the first strike on Nha Trang, headquarters of the U.S. I Field Force, during the evening hours of 30 January 1968 and the attack on Saigon early the following morning.

CIA Panel: Adding their perspective will be a separate panel of senior CIA historians who will discuss the Vietnam War and a 50-year look-back on the CIA's involvement in the wars in Southeast Asia. A highlight of the discussion will be a contrast/comparison of the Afghanistan and Vietnam Wars. 

Film Clip: Panel discussions will be preceded by a 1968 film clip featuring Walter Cronkite and his proclamation to the American public that the Vietnam War was "unwinnable." This statement and his trip to Vietnam in February 1968 are viewed by many to have begun the erosion of public support for the U.S. war effort in Vietnam.

More information on symposium and updates.

Location: JHU/AP Kossiakoff Center, 11100 John Hopkins Rd, Laurel, MD 20723-6099
Fee: $25 members; $50 Guests. Guest fee includes 1 yr NCMF membership). Fees include breakfast (8:15 a.m. - 9:00 a.m.) and lunch (Noon - 1:00 p.m.).Registration Deadline is 12 October, 2018
Register: Online registration.
If paying by check or credit card mail send to: NCMF, PO Box 1682, Ft. Meade, MD 20755

Directions: Kossiakoff Center location here. Parking for the Kossiakoff Center is here. More information on JHUAP.

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.
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