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Assassins Inc.: The Kremlin's Secret Squad of Killers
This week starts a new 5-part podcast series by J.J. Green of WTOP: Assassins Inc.
In March 2016, WTOP national security correspondent J.J. Green began investigating the suspicious deaths of Russian diplomats and others around the world linked, in some way, to the Kremlin. Some of them died in the US — in New York and DC. The deaths of some were deemed "natural." Others were obviously murdered. The investigation, which also examined failed assassination attempts, revealed a persistent pattern and a recurrent scheme, involving money, power, and revenge. In the WTOP podcast series, "Assassins Inc.," dozens of people, including victims, their family members, diplomats, journalists, US intelligence, US law enforcement officials and sources, members of Congress, and experts were interviewed to gain a better understanding of how this deadly ring of killers operates.
Part One: The Adelphi Affair ― Unsolved: Yesterday's episode was on the mysterious shooting of Paul Joyal, a former federal law enforcement officer, in 2007 in Adelphi, MD. The audio can be streamed or downloaded.
Part Two: The Russian Assassin's Business Model: to be released Wednesday, 24 October 2018 here.
TARGET USA — Episode 139: provides an overview of ASSASSINS INC - THE US-RUSSIA ENIGMA. The link below is a preview program which sets the stage for the 5-part Assassins, Inc. podcast series by WTOP National Security Correspondent J.J. Green.
New and Forthcoming Books of the Week
Washington Post national security reporter Greg Miller investigates the truth about the Kremlin's covert attempt to destroy Hillary Clinton and help Donald Trump win the presidency, Trump's steadfast allegiance to Vladimir Putin, and Robert Mueller's ensuing investigation of the president and those close to him.
Based on interviews with hundreds of people in Trump's inner circle, current and former government officials, individuals with close ties to the White House, members of the law enforcement and intelligence communities, foreign officials, and confidential documents, The Apprentice offers striking new information about: the hacking of the Democrats by Russian intelligence; Russian hijacking of Facebook and Twitter; National Security Adviser Michael Flynn's hidden communications with the Russians; the attempt by Jared Kushner, Trump's son-in-law, to create a secret back channel to Moscow using Russian diplomatic facilities; Trump's disclosure to Russian officials of highly classified information about Israeli intelligence operations; Trump's battles with the CIA and the FBI and fierce clashes within the West Wing; Trump's efforts to enlist the DNI and the DIRNSA to push back against the FBI's investigation of his campaign; the mysterious Trump Tower meeting; the firing of FBI Director James Comey; the appointment of Mueller and the investigation that has followed; the tumultuous skirmishing within Trump's legal camp; and Trump's jaw-dropping behavior in Helsinki.
Everyone has an opinion about whether or not Donald Trump colluded with the Russians to defeat Hillary Clinton in 2016. The number of actors involved is staggering, the events are complicated, and it's hard to know who or what to believe. Spygate seeks to bypass opinion and bring facts together to expose the greatest political scandal in American history.
To tie in with the release of his first James Bond film, Live and Let Die, Roger Moore agreed to keep a day-by-day diary throughout the film's production which was published just ahead of the premiere in July 1973. From the previous October, when he was unveiled as the new 007, through to his first scenes on location in New Orleans and his final shot in New York, Moore describes his whirlwind journey as cinema's most famous secret agent. Taking in the sights of Jamaica before returning to Pinewood Studios, Moore's razor wit and unique brand of humor is ever present. With tales from every location, including his encounters with his co-stars and key crew members, Moore offers the reader an unusually candid, amusing and insightful behind-the-scenes look into the world's most successful film franchise.
King Salman Sacks Intelligence Officers, Advisor to the Court. King Salman Bin Abdul Aziz Al Saud has relieved Ahmad Bin Hassan Bin Mohammad Asiri, the Vice-President of General Intelligence, and Saud Bin Abdullah Al Qahtani, Advisor to the Royal Court, of their posts.
In a second order, King Salman terminated the services of Assistant Chief of General Intelligence, Maj. Gen. Mohammad Bin Saleh Al Rumaih, Assistant to the Head of General Intelligence for Human Resources, Major General Abdullah Bin Khalifa Al Shaya and the Director of the General Directorate of Security and Protection at the General Intelligence General Rashad Bin Hamed Al Mohammadi.
The sacking of the high-ranking officers and official was announced shortly after the kingdom's Attorney General said that Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi died during a fistfight at the general consulate in Istanbul. [Read more: Toumi/GulfNews/20October2018]
Apple CEO Urges Bloomberg to Retract China Spy Chip Story. Apple chief executive Tim Cook on Friday told an online news website that Bloomberg should retract a story that claimed Apple's internal computer systems had been infiltrated by malicious computer chips inserted by Chinese intelligence agents.
Bloomberg said it stood by its report, published earlier this month.
"There is no truth in their story about Apple," Cook told BuzzFeed News in an interview with the online publication. "They need to do that right thing and retract it."
Apple confirmed the accuracy of the BuzzFeed News report to Reuters but declined to comment further. [Read more: Nellis/ITNews/22October2018]
Russian Spying Increasing: Swiss Intelligence Chief. Russian spying in Switzerland is increasing, the Swiss intelligence agency said on Friday after two high-profile cases involving suspected Russian agents trying to infiltrate sites in Switzerland.
"I cannot give a lot of details about the Russian activities in Switzerland but it is clear we have more activities than before," Jean-Philippe Gaudin, director of the NDB intelligence service, told Reuters. "I cannot say how many spies, but it is significant."
Swiss authorities believe two Russian spies targeted a Swiss chemical weapons testing facility and prosecutors are also investigating a cyber attack against the offices of the World Anti-Doping Agency in Switzerland. [Read more: Reuters/19October2018]
Czech Intelligence Service Shuts Down Hezbollah Hacking Operation. The Czech Security Intelligence Service (BIS) has intervened and taken down servers that have been used by Hezbollah operatives to target and infect users around the globe with mobile malware.
"I can not comment on the details, but I can confirm that BIS has played a significant role in identifying and uncovering the hackers' system," said Michal Koudelka, BIS Director.
"We identified the victims and traced the attack to its source facilities," Koudelka added. "Hacker servers have been shut down." [Read more: Cimpanu/ZDNet/16October2018]
British Student Accused by UAE of Posing as Academic to 'Spy for Foreign Government'. British student has been charged by prosecutors in the UAE with posing as an academic researcher to spy for a foreign government.
Matthew Hedges, 31, who is studying for a PhD at Durham University, was arrested at Dubai airport on May 5 and has been held in solitary confinement.
Hamad al-Shamsi, UAE's attorney general, said on Monday that Mr Hedges had been charged with "spying for and on behalf of a foreign state" in an act that "jeopardises the military, economic and political security of the UAE".
He claimed Mr Hedges had been attempting during his trip to secure confidential information to potentially pass to a foreign agency without naming which one. [Read more: Ensor/TheTelegraph/15October2018]
Terrorists Using Encrypted Messages: ASIO. Australia's spy chief has confirmed suspected terrorists are using encrypted communications to plan potential attacks.
Australian Security Intelligence Organisation Director-General Duncan Lewis sounded the warning while arguing the case for proposed new police and intelligence agency powers to access encrypted messages.
Mr Lewis slammed "misreporting" as to why there had been such fear in the community about the proposed laws.
"I can confidently say that there are suspected terrorists in Australia using encrypted communications and due to that encryption it's impossible to intercept and read their communications," Mr Lewis told a hearing in Canberra on Friday. [Read more: Caffrey/AAP/19October2018]
Strike at Intelligence Agency SOVA Suspended. The employees of SOVA, the national intelligence and security agency, have suspended a strike over pay, working conditions and staffing issues, which started on 30 November 2017. Unionist Frančisek Verk told the STA on Monday that social dialogue had improved after the September appointment of Rajko Kozmelj as SOVA's new head. [Read more: STA/22October2018]
WWII Spies: Double Agent Dusko Popov, a.k.a. 'Tricycle'. On March 18, 1941, an accident took place in the crowded streets of New York's Times Square. Normally an accident like this would not make news. After all, such things happened frequently. This incident, however, was different.
The victim, while lying on the ground, was then run over by a second vehicle, which sped away. The man died the next day in a New York hospital. In his possession was a Spanish passport in the name of Don Julio Lopez Lido. New York police officers traced the man to the Taft Hotel in New York City. Upon searching his room, they were shocked to find secret documents, including a report on the defenses of the U.S. Army base at Pearl Harbor, Hawaii, and nearby Hickam Field. This information was then turned over to the FBI. After a thorough investigation, Don Julio Lopez Lido was identified as Ulrich von der Osten, a top member of Germany's military intelligence service, the Abwehr, who had been sent to the United States to set up a spy ring.
Unknown to the FBI was that the death of Ulrich von der Osten would lead to another spy case involving Great Britain, the United States, and Germany. It would also involve two of the most influential spymasters in the United States, William Donovan, who would later become director of the Office of Strategic Services (OSS), which was the forerunner of the Central Intelligence Agency (CIA), and J. Edgar Hoover, director of the FBI, as well as the super-secret British XX Committee (or Double Cross System). An added feature of this budding case involved Japanese interest in the defenses of Pearl Harbor, nine months before the attack on December 7, 1941. [Read more: Kross/WHN/14October2018]
She Traveled the World as Air Force Intelligence Specialist. An Elkins woman traveled the globe during her 25 years in the military.
Wilga C. Lothes served as a member of the United States Air Force from May 30, 1990, through her retirement as a major on Dec. 1, 2015. Much of her time in the service was spent in the intelligence field.
From February 1991 through August 1992, Lothes was stationed at Iraklion Air Station in Crete, Greece, where she issued more than 300 tactical intelligence reports, that she said were sent to the White House.
Following her time in Greece, she began working at The Air Force Intelligence, Surveillance and Reconnaissance Agency, in San Antonio, Texas, before being deployed to Saudi Arabia in 1994. [Read more: AP/20October2018]
CIA's First Resident Intelligence Officer Comes to UT Austin, LBJ School. The University of Texas at Austin is home to the Central Intelligence Agency's first resident intelligence officer (RIO) under its new Visiting Intelligence Officer Program. As UT's RIO, Alan Kessler joins the university community to help bridge the gap between the intelligence community and academia. Kessler will work within the LBJ School of Public Affairs through fall 2020.
Kessler's priorities include teaching, engaging with faculty members on research and analysis, and serving as a resource for students interested in intelligence and government work. He said he especially looks forward to advising students about career opportunities in the intelligence community and sharing insights about public service.
UT's nationally renowned science and engineering programs, high-achieving students and campus diversity were part of its appeal, Kessler said. The LBJ School was also a natural fit because many students at the school are interested in working in public policy leadership roles across the public, business and nonprofit sectors. [Read more: UT/16October2018]
Russian Spy Played Key Role in Cuban Missile Crisis. Gathered in a London hotel room in 1961, American and British spies were sitting on a gold mine: a top Soviet military intelligence officer who, being disillusioned with the Kremlin and the Soviet system, wanted to tell them whatever they wanted to know about his homeland and its most closely held secrets.
Oleg Penkovsky, then a colonel in Russia's military intelligence service known as the GRU, had already passed along intelligence about the shoot-down of American satellite planes in Soviet territory and information on his own GRU graduating class. He was the real deal.
Months after that first contact, Penkovsky and his Western handlers had arranged a series of meetings while Penkovsky on his own Soviet-approved secret mission to London, where he went undercover as a trade delegate.
There was only one problem: Penkovsky also wanted to execute a near Dr. Evil-level crazy plan, and he wanted America's help. [Read more: Ferran/RCL/19October2018]
This Is Why James Bond Would Have Made a Terrible Spy in Real Life. James Bond may have more than 60 years of experience saving the world from notorious villains, but he'd have a tough time getting a job in MI6 today, says Alex Younger, chief of Britain's Secret Intelligence Service, in the Guardian. Apparently, there's more to being an SIS officer than expensive cars, martinis, and tuxedos. Find out who inspired the James Bond character, and 9 other real-life counterparts of iconic characters.
Even if Bond's appreciation for the finer things in life were qualification enough, his recklessness on the job would likely cut his career short. "The violence, mayhem, and death that seem to follow Bond wherever he goes are certainly one thing that would have gotten him early retirement from any reputable intelligence service long ago," says Alexis Albion, the International Spy Museum's lead curator. "Also, his tendency to use his own name, lack of communication with headquarters, wanton waste of government resources, lack of discretion in his sexual dalliances...the list goes on." In other words, James Bond would make a terrible spy. (But would Burt Reynolds have made a wonderful James Bond?)
Think about it. It's hard to be effective at espionage when everybody knows who you are. Agent 007 is the most famous spy in the world, yet he rarely wears a disguise and almost always uses his real name. Even if "Bond, James Bond" is actually a code name, why use it over and over again?
There's also Bond's inability to stay under the radar. [Read more: Feinstein/ReadersDigest/17October2018]
Section III - COMMENTARY
A British Invention that U.S. Spies Should Copy. The Government Communications Headquarters, Britain's code-breaking, eavesdropping equivalent to the U.S. National Security Agency, was once so secret an American journalist was expelled from the country for just naming the agency in a story.
For visitors who know this history, it's somewhat jarring to walk into the gleaming London offices of Britain's National Cyber Security Centre, a relatively new agency responsible for protecting Britain from cyberthreats. A sign at the entrance - just off a major London thoroughfare - proclaims the center a "part of GCHQ."
The cyber center is the answer to a problem Britain faced that is similar to one bedeviling the U.S.: No single entity was in charge of cybersecurity. And the best expertise resided in intelligence agencies, where most of the input and output is highly classified.
The center, which is celebrating its second anniversary Tuesday, seeks to fulfill its mission of keeping British consumers, companies, and government agencies safe in cyberspace by giving advice, helping mitigate hacks, and doing battle online with nation-state adversaries that deploy far more resources on cyber offense than any single company can match on cyber defense. [Read more: Dilanian/NBCNews/17October2018]
Russia's Once Shadowy Spies Cast into the Light. Why Now? For lovers of spy lore, the past few years have brought unprecedented glimpses behind the curtain of international espionage.
In part thanks to the unpreparedness of many intelligence agencies to grasp the implications of rapidly advancing information technology and the ubiquity of social media, more than one has seen some of its most precious secrets spilled over newspaper front pages.
The latest to suffer this fate is Russia's largest spy agency, the Main Directorate of the Russian General Chief of Staff - still widely known by its traditional acronym, GRU. [Read more: Weir/CSM/17October2018]
The Rejig of India's National Security Architecture Has Been a Long Time Coming. As the government of Prime Minister Narendra Modi enters the final lap of its first term, it has set in motion a series of moves to streamline and synergise national security architecture. One of these has been the new appointments to the National Security Council Secretariat, which functions mainly as the office of the National Security Advisor (NSA). There are now three deputy national security advisors instead of just one, while the post of military advisor has been revived. Apart from this, the Strategic Policy Group, which had gone into disuse even during the UPA-2, has also been revived, but with one important difference. Instead of the Cabinet Secretary chairing the body, it is now the NSA who will preside. Several other moves, including the setting up of a Defence Planning Committee, again headed by the NSA, and a revived Advisory Board, also reporting to him, has been criticised as conferring too much power in a single office. Others like Manoj Joshi feel that these changes are only superficial, and will change nothing in the Ministry of Defence. The fact of the matter is that this is not about one individual or one ministry. This whole exercise is coordination. And it's been a long time coming. [Read more: Kartha/TheWire/17October2018]
The AFIO Speakers Bureau responds to requests across the nation for speakers from civic/community associations, schools, and special event planners. Members who have an interest in public speaking, possess recognized Federal, State or Local intelligence or law enforcement experience, and have polished speaking skills in teaching or presenting talks on intelligence, national security, counterterrorism, clandestine operations, targeting, cryptanalysis, threat analysis, counterintelligence, STEM careers, moneylaundering, cyberdefense, and related topics are invited to contact AFIO at email@example.com to let us know of your background and availability. As a professional organization AFIO strives to maintain the highest standards and as a non-profit avoids conflicts of interest or implied endorsements. For the AFIO Speakers Bureau we seek individuals with both expert knowledge of their subject and the discretion not to use these attractive speaking opportunities to promote private businesses, other agendas, political views, or other organizations. Doing so will be brought to our attention in follow-ups with the inviting organizations, and cause removal from the speaking program…and possibly from membership.
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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
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.
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."
The experiences our speaker will share in November emanate from her work in U.S. embassies in 13 countries in South Africa, Central Asia, South and Central America, Europe, the Arabian Gulf and East Asia. Our speaker has asked that we invite students who may want to enter an international career. Please invite those in your circles who may be interested to attend.
Nancy Charles-Parker has an MA from Columbia University, where she was an administrator prior to moving to Spain to teach. Born into a long line of pacifist conscientious objectors, Nancy ironically found her first government job with the U.S. Air Force. After course work at Yale, she joined an agency known by its initials and was an operations officer and economic reporter in U.S. embassies in Asia, Latin America, and Europe for 13 years. Although she entered with working knowledge of Spanish and French, she found herself using Mandarin Chinese after training in Taiwan. Her responsibilities were to recruit and debrief people willing to share sensitive information in a discrete way with the U.S. government. In addition to being posted on every continent except Australia and Antarctica, she traveled to an additional 20 countries as part of her energy and infrastructure portfolios and while heading a worldwide collection program out of Washington DC.
Nancy finished her 33 year government career with the Foreign Commercial Service by promoting U.S. exports in the Arabian Gulf. She was the first woman to serve as Commercial Counselor in the UAE and in Saudi Arabia, the latter during a time of Al Queda terrorism against the U.S. Largest success of her Gulf commercial team was a $3 billion sale of U.S. airplane engines to Emirates Airlines. This large sale and the Saudi successes helped her gain promotion into the Sr. Foreign Service, an SES equivalent. Her most interesting "war stories" stem from Saudi Arabia, where businessmen and government officials generally treated her like an "honorary man."
Since leaving government service, Nancy travels 3 months a year, visiting faith-based development and micro-finance projects that she supports in Vietnam, Guatemala, Nepal, the former Soviet Union, and the Middle East. She especially enjoys speaking with people under 35 about careers abroad and in the Foreign Service.
David Shedd, former acting Director of the
Defense Intelligence Agency, and former CIA Officer, discusses
"Intelligence Challenges in a Volatile World." Details to follow.
The AFIO Florida Satellite chapter presents a double-barreled meeting. Guest Speaker James (JJ) Justice, president of Rolling Thunder Florida Chapter One, will discuss the role of his organization in educating the public about the hidden reality that many American Prisoners of War were left behind after all previous wars, to correct the past, and to protect future Veterans from being left behind should they become POWs or Missing In Action. Rolling Thunder is also committed to helping American Veterans and their families from all wars.
Location: Suntree Country Club, One Country Club Dr, Melbourne, FL 32940
David Hunt, a CIA 32 Years of Distinguished Service with field assignments in Italy, Vietnam, Somalia, Norway, France and New York City, Station Chief in Somalia and New York. Expertise on old Soviet Union. Currently Chairman of Charles Pratt and Company in New York.
TOPIC: From Russia with Love. Assassinations are a continuum from the
16th century. David will provide depth and continuity to the 4 March 2018
assassination attempt on Sergei Skripal in England.
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.
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.
Tuesday, 6 November 2018 3 - 4 pm - Washington, DC - "The Post-Caliphate Islamic State: Reflections on Counterterrorism During the First Year of the Trump Administration" by Christopher Costa, Exec Dir International Spy Museum speaking at the Daniel Morgan Graduate School of National Security
Christopher P. Costa, Colonel, US Army (Retired), Executive Director, The International Spy Museum, addresses the Daniel Morgan Graduate School of National Security on "The Post-Caliphate Islamic State: Reflections on Counterterrorism During the First Year of the Trump Administration."
Colonel Costa will set the scene for how the terrorist threat has manifested over the past year or more, the demise of the physical caliphate - the complexities of the fight in the milieu that is Syria - and what the threat might look like in the future. He will consider the terrorist threat from the Maghreb to the Philippines and will discuss what a successful counterterrorism strategy would look like, what are the greatest concerns going forward, such as foreign terrorist fighters, the threat and vulnerabilities to civil aviation and mass transit.
Where: Daniel Morgan Graduate School of National Security, 1620 L
St NW, Suite 700, Washington, DC 20036
The Rotary Club of Annandale Virginia (BXRC for Bailey's Crossroads) is hosting a remembrance luncheon for their former president, William Benteen Bailey, a former lawyer and naval officer. Bailey also served in the 1990s as a legal advisor for AFIO.
Location: Clyde's at Mark Center www.clydes.com 1700 N Beauregard St, Alexandria, VA 22311. Clyde's will present a single check that be divided among attendees. RSVP needed to Tina at firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com.
This one-day event will cover a range of topics related to protecting critical infrastructure and key resources, utilizing the world-famous CARVER Target Analysis and Vulnerability Assessment Methodology as a foundation for discussion. The latest innovations in assessment technology, recent case studies, and best practices for identifying and minimizing security threats will all be addressed. Featured speakers include retired CIA officer and the "Godfather of CARVER," Leo Labaj, Dr. Jenni Hesterman, Major General Edward Leacock, Chuck Brooks, Luke Bencie, and others. An opportunity to learn from and network with security professionals from public and private sectors who specialize in the CARVER methodology and are responsible for protecting their organization's valuable assets from would-be aggressors.
CARVER is a nationally recognized target analysis and vulnerability assessment methodology used extensively by the military, intelligence and law enforcement community. While numerous other vulnerability assessments have emerged and gone by the wayside, the U.S. Department of Homeland Security officially recognized CARVER as the preferred methodology for securing critical infrastructure. The CARVER methodology is both a defensive and offensive tool: it can assess and analyze risk based on a wide variety of threats and adversaries, as well analyze potential enemy targets to ensure maximum impact.
CARVER allows complex data to be synthesized into usable information by integrating the analysis and examination of assets, threats, vulnerabilities, and countermeasures surrounding a specific facility. Its applications are numerous, from physical security and counter-intelligence, to cyber security. It plays an essential role in the protection of critical infrastructure and safety by determining the likelihood of an adversary successfully exploiting a system or an asset's vulnerabilities. It is a time-tested vulnerability assessment methodology that balances efficiency with reliability. What separates the CARVER method from other methodologies is the fact that it offers both a qualitative and quantitative analysis of its findings. This is particularly useful to the security practitioner to help clarify thinking, assist with decision-making, and to provide reasoning for budgets and resource allocations.
Speakers: Luke Bencie, Leo Labaj, Jerry Savnik, Chuck Brooks, Dr. Jenni Hesterman, Maj Gen Edward Leacock USA, and James Maxwell.
Location: The event will be at the Washington Marriott Metro Center with a continental breakfast, lunch, and light fare in the afternoon.
Event includes: Book Launch & Signing of Leo Labaj's and Luke Bencie's new book: The CARVER Target Analysis and Vulnerability Assessment Methodology: A Practical Guide for Evaluating Security Vulnerabilities.
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.
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