AFIO Weekly Intelligence Notes #36-18 dated 25 September 2018

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CONTENTS

Section I - INTELLIGENCE HIGHLIGHTS

Section II - CONTEXT & PRECEDENCE

Section III - COMMENTARY

Section IV - Jobs, Obituaries

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

Sam Goudsmit and the Hunt for Hitler's Atom BombSam Goudsmit and the Hunt for Hitler's Atom Bomb
by Martijn Van Calmthout
(Prometheus Books, Nov 2018)

From March 1944 to October 1945, Dutch physicist Goudsmit headed Alsos, a secret American mission to discover just how close Hitler had gotten to having an atomic bomb. This biography elucidates why Goudsmit was chosen for the job—partly because of connections from his student days with German quantum theorist Werner Heisenberg—and what he and an accompanying military unit discovered as they pored over abandoned Nazi laboratories in Paris, Strasbourg, Berlin, and elsewhere behind the Allies' advance. The author covers aspects of the scientist's professional and personal life, including his emigration to the U.S., collaborations with other nuclear physicists, grief over his parents' death in Auschwitz, and work as the editor of a physics journal... —Publishers Weekly

Book may be ordered here.


Handsome JohnnyHandsome Johnny: The Life and Death of Johnny Rosselli: Gentleman Gangster, Hollywood Producer, CIA Assassin
by Lee Server
(St. Martin's Press, Nov 2018)

A singular figure in the American underworld, Johnny Rosselli's career flourished for fifty years, from the bloody years of bootlegging in the Roaring Twenties—the last protégé of Al Capone—to the modern era of organized crime as a dominant corporate power. The Mob's "Man in Hollywood," Rosselli introduced big-time crime to the movie industry, corrupting unions and robbing moguls in the biggest extortion plot in history. A man of great allure and glamour, Rosselli befriended many of the biggest names in the movie capital—including studio boss Harry Cohn, helping him to fund Columbia Pictures—and seduced some of its greatest female stars, including Jean Harlow and Marilyn Monroe. In a remarkable turn of events, Johnny himself would become a Hollywood filmmaker, producing two of the best film noirs of the 1940s.

Following years in federal prison, Rosselli began a new venture, overseeing the birth of Las Vegas. Working for new Chicago boss Sam Giancana, he became the gambling mecca's behind-the-scenes boss, running the town from his suites and poolside tables at the Tropicana and Desert Inn, enjoying the Rat Pack nightlife with pals Frank Sinatra and Dean Martin. In the 1960s, in the most unexpected chapter in an extraordinary life, Rosselli became the central figure in a bizarre plot involving the Kennedy White House, the CIA, and an attempt to assassinate Fidel Castro. Based upon years of research.

Book may be ordered here.

     

NOTICES

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

This special 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.


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.



Section I - INTELLIGENCE HIGHLIGHTS

The CIA is Returning its Central Focus to Nation-State Rivals, Director Says.  The Central Intelligence Agency is rededicating itself to the kinds of missions that defined the agency for most of its seven-decade existence, focusing on foreign nations that challenge or threaten the United States, its director said here Monday.

In her first public remarks since being confirmed in May, Gina Haspel laid out her plan to return the agency to the work that was at the heart of its espionage mission before the attacks on Sept. 11, 2001, which transformed the CIA into a paramilitary organization that conducted lethal operations against terrorists around the word. 

Haspel's remarks amounted to public affirmation of a transformation that has been underway for the past few years as the CIA attempts to shift from a consuming focus on terrorism.  [Read more:  Harris/WashingtonPost/24September2018]

Russian Passport Leak After Salisbury May Reveal Spy Methods. 
A leak of Russian government data about the suspects in the Salisbury poisoning may provide a rare insight into how Russia's military intelligence agency provides cover identities for its agents abroad.

Investigative journalists have unearthed what appears to be a series of passports with similar numbers belonging to suspected Russian intelligence officers, including the Salisbury suspects Ruslan Boshirov and Alexander Petrov.

The passport holders include a former Russian military attache who was expelled from Poland for espionage in 2014 and is alleged to be tied to an attempted coup in Montenegro.  [Read more:  Roth/TheGuardian/23September2018]

German Government Reaches Deal to Solve Spy Chief Dispute.  Leaders of German Chancellor Angela Merkel's governing coalition reached a deal Sunday to resolve a standoff over the future of the country's domestic intelligence chief, a dispute that has further dented the image of their fractious six-month-old alliance.

The center-left Social Democrats have insisted that Hans-Georg Maassen be removed as head of the BfV spy agency for appearing to downplay recent violence against migrants, but conservative Interior Minister Horst Seehofer has stood by him.

Last week, coalition leaders agreed to replace Maassen as head of the BfV but give him a new job as a deputy interior minister, a promotion with a hefty pay increase. The move prompted a backlash from furious Social Democrats, prompting party leader Andrea Nahles to call for the deal's renegotiation.  [Read more:  Moulson/AP/24September2018]

The IC Now Envisions ICITE as a Reference Architecture.  The intelligence community is vast, encompassing a wide range of agencies and missions, from the CIA to the Office of Naval Intelligence and National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency.

Since 2013, the IC has moved away from siloed IT and established the Intelligence Community Information Technology Enterprise. The Office of the Director of National intelligence's ICITE is a platform of nine shared services, from security to networking, email to virtual desktops, all delivered via a private cloud. The common desktop provides standard operations such as email and office systems.

The model has helped standardized the intelligence community's IT to a degree.  [Read more:  Goldstein/FedTech/24September2018]

Norway Arrests Suspected Russian Spy.  A Russian citizen arrested in Norway on suspicion of spying during a seminar in parliament rejects the claim and says it is a "misunderstanding", his lawyer told AFP on Monday.

Norway's intelligence service PST said on Sunday it had arrested a 51-year-old Russian suspected of "illegal intelligence activity".

The man, who has not been named, was on Saturday ordered held in custody for two weeks, the day after his arrest at Oslo airport.  [Read more:  AFP/24September2018]


Section II - CONTEXT & PRECEDENCE

Move Over Mr. Bond, We Need Spies with a Greater Degree of Intelligence.  Reading history at Cambridge and waiting for a tap on the shoulder has for years served as the route for bright students to enter a career in spying.

The modern challenges of terrorism, a possible new Cold War and growing cyberthreats have, however, led one university to launch the first undergraduate degree in international espionage to educate the next generation of intelligence operatives.

A BA in security, intelligence and cyberthreats will start in January at the University of Buckingham, run by Julian Richards, an expert on Pakistan who spent 20 years working in intelligence and security for the government.  [Read more:  Bennett/TheTimes/24September2018]

World War II Intelligence Officer Gets Congressional Medal.  A 97-year-old World War II intelligence officer, who sent coded messages across hundreds of miles jungles in Southeast Asia, has received the highest congressional honor.

Technician Fourth Grade Roger Campbell was part of the Office of Strategic Services, which was created during World War II and was the precursor to the Central Intelligence Agency. He served in what was then known as Burma but is now Myanmar. Trained in the use of carrier pigeons, he collected intelligence and waged guerrilla warfare. He also conducted air drops using biplanes.

Democratic Sen. Jeanne Shaheen presented Campbell Friday with the Congressional Gold Medal at the Wright Museum of World War II. Tuftonboro resident Campbell is only one of about 100 OSS officers still alive. In the presentation, Shaheen called Campbell an "American hero."  [Read more:  SanFranciscoChronicle/23September2018]

Famous Cold War Spy Ladislav Bittman (Lawrence Martin-Bittman) Dies Aged 87.  One of the most important Czechoslovak Cold War defectors, Ladislav Bittman, died in his atelier in Rockport, Massachusetts, on Tuesday night. The foreign intelligence officer turned disinformation professor crippled Czechoslovak disinformation and even wider foreign intelligence operations for many years after his defection.

Born into a working class family and educated in International Relations, Bittman was a devout communist at first and, in 1954, joined the Czechoslovak State Security (StB) service going on to serve in its elite, foreign intelligence section.

Ten years later, in 1964, Bittman was transferred into the newly formed disinformation department, an umbrella section for operations ranging from political and economic to military disinformation.  [Read more:  McEnchroe/RadioPrahna/24September2018]

Shrewsbury World War II Veteran Ed Daly Receives Congressional Gold Medal.  Worcester native Ed Daly of Shrewsbury received a Congressional Gold Medal on Monday, one day shy of his 98th birthday, at Southgate Shrewsbury Retirement Community where he lives.

One of the highest civilian awards bestowed by the U.S. government, the medal recognizes Daly's service during World War II in China with the Office of Strategic Services, a precursor of the modern Central Intelligence Agency.

U.S. Rep. James P. McGovern, D-Worcester, presented the medal during a ceremony attended by family and friends.  [Read more:  Telegram&Gazette/24September2018]

Hollywood Dives Deep into 1980s Israeli Spy 'Resort' in Sudan.  The brochure portrayed it as a divers' paradise located along the Red Sea in Sudan. It was in fact one of the Israeli intelligence agency's most audacious operations.

The stunning tale is set to become a Hollywood film, starring Ben Kingsley, Haley Bennett and Chris Evans.

It dates to the early 1980s, when the Arous holiday resort and its around 15 beach houses became a prized spot for divers seeking access to Red Sea coral reefs in an unspoilt location.

"The fish came to nibble on the divers' masks," said Daniel Limor, who led "Operation Brothers" for Israel's spy agency, Mossad.  [Read more:  AFP/25September2018]

The CIA Joke-Book: US Declassifies Cache of Soviet Jokes Its Officers Compiled During the Cold War to Gauge Public Mood in the USSR.  A cache of Soviet jokes that was compiled by CIA officers during the Cold War has been released among a cache of declassified documents.

All the jokes were told between Soviets but picked up by CIA operatives before being relayed back to Washington.

The list was addressed to the Deputy Director of the CIA but it is believed to have been circulated among senior White House officials.

One joke featuring Ronald Reagan made it to the president's desk and he found it so funny he began using it himself.  [Read more:  Pleasance/DailyMail/21September2018]


Section III - COMMENTARY

Intriguing Secrets Hidden in Plain Sight.  From assassination sites to secret meeting spots, hidden intelligence headquarters and streetlights used to hide coded notes, London is littered with places linked to the long-running spy wars between the UK and Russia.

This intelligence battle is back in the spotlight after UK authorities this month accused two alleged Russian spies of poisoning a former Russian double agent and his daughter in the UK.

The fascinating history of these spy wars is revealed at the following London sites, which I visited in the wake of this latest incident.  [Read more:  O'Connell/NewsPtyLtd/23September2018]

A Double Agent at the Newsroom Door.  The only real spy I've ever met didn't look anything like James Bond.

One day in 1997, I was working in the publisher's office at the Ottawa Citizen when my assistant informed me that an elderly man had arrived and insisted on seeing me. The visitor was short, had prominent ears and a wicked grin. He was wearing a T-shirt and shorts topped by a baseball cap. He appeared to be in his 70s.

"You've printed a story that isn't correct," he said. He pulled a clipping out of a plastic shopping bag. It was a story the Citizen had published a few days earlier about spy cases from the Cold War.   [Read more:  Mills/OttawaCitizen/24September2018]

Why Trump Must Not Declassify the Carter Page Warrant.  When a big, black SUV would pull up to my house at about 2 a.m., I knew it would be awhile before I would be getting back to sleep. As the CIA's deputy director, and later acting director, in the early 2000s, I was frequently awakened via secure communications at home. But when a car showed up, it meant that something needed my official signature - usually a warrant request under the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act, or FISA. The FBI would be asking me to sign off because the request contained foreign intelligence material, often relating to a terrorism suspect.

These things typically ran 40 to 60 pages. They would contain reporting from human sources (foreign agents), technical intelligence such as intercepted communications, and open-source material. These were woven together into a request aimed at showing "probable cause" to investigate further by carrying out some kind of search.

This is the kind of document President Trump is now proposing to make public. He has directed declassification of the FBI's FISA request for further investigation of Trump associate Carter Page, among other documents. He and his Republican allies have long maintained that this October 2016 warrant was constructed unfairly with the intention of deceiving the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Court judges into granting the request inappropriately.  [Read more:  McLaughlin/WashingtonPost/20September2018]


Section IV - Jobs, Obituaries

Jobs

Intelligence Advisor Sought for BP (British Multinational Oil and Gas Company) to work in Washington, DC

Role synopsis

ISC's Business Intelligence ('BI') team identifies risk, finds opportunity and maximizes value for BP through the delivery of actionable intelligence relevant to major commercial activity. The Intelligence Advisor plays an integral role in this process by independently collecting, analyzing, and presenting deeply-buried intelligence, developing key internal and external relationships, editing all BI output, and providing guidance and leadership to other team members.

Key accountabilities

People Responsibility: No direct reports; responsible for training and guidance of new and junior team members. Extensive cross function and cross business engagement with senior leaders.

Financial Scope (budget, budgeted revenue/turnover, fixed costs, capex, no. of customers:  
 
 - Provide dynamic collection, tailored analysis, and regular written reporting on a range of issues affecting major commercial activity (both risk and opportunity).  This includes, but is not limited to, support of new market entry activity (stakeholder mapping, reporting on relevant commercial and political developments, identification of political, security, regulatory, and operational risk) and new commercial partner selection (reputational, ethical, financial, sanctions and political risk).
 - Collection Management:  Develop tailored collection strategies for new projects involving a dynamic set of collection mechanisms, including HUMINT and OSINT.   Oversees intelligence projects from start to finish, applying each phase of the intelligence cycle to produce consistently professional intelligence products.
 - OSINT:  Conduct extensive open-source intelligence collection utilizing a wide range of intelligence tools and social media.  Interrogate large volumes of data to support IAU's analytic judgments. Identify and exploit global sources of information including databases, local and foreign-language media and academic journals, internet sources.and public records. Identify and exploit various forms of both popular and obscure social media for use in finished intelligence reporting.
 - HUMINT: Support (and often lead) the management and direction of IAU's diverse network of intelligence providers around the globe. Identify and vet new intelligence providers to support emerging strategic goals of the company.
 - Analysis/Reporting/Briefing:  Regularly draft informative and succinct intelligence reports detailing IAU's collection findings and analysis. Synthesize data into graphic analyses such as link charts, time lines and spread-sheets to assist with the presentation of complex issues.  Orally briefs intelligence findings to leadership and stakeholders.
 - Editing:  Provides guidance to team members on analytic and technical-writing tradecraft. Serve as front-line editor of BI reporting prior to dissemination.
 - Stakeholder engagement:  Develop relationships with BP leadership and key stakeholders across the globe and across functions to develop intelligence requirements and deliver findings.
 - Leadership:  Plays a supporting role for team management in the absence of the Business Intelligence team lead.  Supports the training and development of new and junior BI team members. 

To apply or explore more details: contact BP here / 19September2018

Two Openings for Assistant/Associate/Full Professor - Department of Intelligence & Security Studies - The Citadel's School of Humanities and Social Sciences, Charleston, SC

The Citadel has two tenure track faculty positions open at the Asst/Assoc/Full Professor levels beginning AY 2019. Our major in Intelligence & Security Studies is among the fastest growing and most popular on campus; we project that, by the year 2020, we will have over 500 students in our programs, which include a major & minor for the Corps of Cadets, an online MA and BA, and two graduate certificates in Intelligence Analysis and Homeland Security. The Citadel administration recognizes that Intelligence & Security Studies will be a premier program well into the future and has committed to building an Intelligence "suite" in our new Capers Hall building that will include a cyber lab, cyber range, national security classroom, and SCIF (we are currently seeking sponsorship). Charleston is a great place to live and raise a family and the Citadel is a wonderful place to work: US News and World Report ranked us the #1 public college in the South for the eighth straight

Work type: Full Time Permanent - Faculty
Location: Charleston
Categories: Humanities
Payscale: Unclassified
The Citadel's Department of Intelligence & Security Studies houses some of the most popular and flourishing academic programs on campus. Since 2016, we have created both a Master of Arts (MA) and a Bachelor of Arts (BA) program in Intelligence and Security Studies; the MA program is 100% online while the BA is offered in both online and traditional formats. Our growth has created faculty openings for individuals who want to join an established team dedicated to producing principled leaders in all walks of life.
Job Responsibilities:
The Citadel's School of Humanities and Social Sciences invites applications for tenure-track positions in all areas of intelligence studies at the level of Assistant, Associate, or Full Professor beginning in August 2019. The Department is particularly interested in individuals with experience in:
· Big data analytics
· Anthropology/cultural anthropology
· Eastern European/former Soviet area studies
· Applied intelligence community (IC) research
Incumbents will be expected to teach at the undergraduate and graduate levels using both traditional and online delivery methods. These are full-time teaching, research and service positions. Faculty within the School typically teach a 4+4 course load with appropriate research and service expectations.
Minimum Requirements:
Applicants must have an earned doctorate from an accredited university in an area associated with intelligence studies. The ability to use or the motivation to learn technologies relevant to online teaching is required. All candidates should also be able to show effective past teaching experience, demonstrated research potential, and appropriate service activities. Advanced ABD candidates will be considered. There is also a potential for teaching additional summer courses. Salary will be competitive, and commensurate with experience and qualifications.
Preferred Qualifications:
Relevant experience in the US intelligence community, the military, or other organizational contexts is highly preferred, but not required. Online teaching experience is preferred, but not required.

More information or to apply.


Obituaries

Earl Stephen Godfrey, 92, a CIA Officer for seven years in the 1950s, died 14 September 2018 in Washington, DC. Born in 1926 on a farm near Whitewater, WI, Earl joined the Army in 1943 as a private. After discharge as a 2nd Lt., he remained in the USAR until retirement as a Lt. Col. He was an early participant in the WWII Army Specialized Training Program (ASTP). He was a graduate of the University of Wisconsin and later earned a MPA from George Washington University. Earl came to Washington in 1951 and served with the CIA until 1958. He traveled overseas for a year and returned to Washington. He worked in Capitol Hill real estate and had his own real estate agency from 1961 to 1968. His further government service was with the U.S. Postal Department and the Army Corps of Engineers, and he retired in 1995 from the Office of Economic Adjustment, Department of Defense.
Earl is survived by his wife of 55 years, Mary Macnish Godfrey, three children, and other family. He was a member of AFIO.



Section V - Events

AFIO EDUCATIONAL EVENTS IN COMING TWO MONTHS....

Saturday, 20 October 2018, 10am - 3pm - Dedham, MA - AFIO New England hosts Membership Business Meeting, Speaker, and Discussions

The AFIONE meeting schedule is as follows: Registration & Gathering, 1000 – 1030; Membership meeting 1030 – 1045; Morning Discussion Session 1045 to 1200; Luncheon at 1200 - 1300. The Morning session will be open discussion. Our afternoon speaker will be from 1300 – 1430 with adjournment by 1500. The Morning session will cover various business-related items, general discussion regarding recent events of interest to the membership and a presentation by one of our members.

The afternoon speaker is Stephen F. Knott a professor of national security affairs at the United States Naval War College in Newport, Rhode Island. Prior to accepting his position at the War College, Knott co-chaired the Presidential Oral History Program at the Miller Center of Public Affairs at the University of Virginia. His books include Secret and Sanctioned: Covert Operations and the American Presidency; and Washington and Hamilton: The Alliance That Forged America. He has written numerous essays on the use of covert operations and intelligence gathering by early American presidents, and on the topic of congressional oversight of the intelligence community. Stephen will present "As American as Apple Pie: Clandestine Operations and the American Experience"

LOCATION: The AFIONE chapter meeting will be held at the MIT Endicott House in Dedham Mass. The web site is: https://mitendicotthouse.org/. Address is: 80 Haven Street, Dedham, MA 02026. Should you elect to stay at the Endicott House, Mike Assad has arranged a room rate of $140.00. Please mention AFIO/NE and Mike Assad when you make your reservation.

For additional information contact us at afionechapter@gmail.com

Reservations are $25.00 per person. Emails regarding your plans to attend will be accepted if you are late meeting the deadline. These must be sent to Sarah Moore no later than 7 days prior to the event. ********Luncheon reservations must be made by 17 October 2017. ************** Paid in advance the cost of the luncheon is $25 per person. Emails regarding your plans to attend will be accepted if you are late meeting the deadline. These must be sent to Mr. Arthur Harvey at aharvey@rdi.qozzy.com no later than 7 days prior to the event. Reservation deadline is 17 October 2018.
Mail name of attendee and any guests to: AFIO/NE, Sarah Moore, PO Box 1203, Orange, CT 06477.

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.


Other Upcoming Events from Advertisers, Corporate Sponsors, and Others

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


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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.

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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.

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