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Salisbury, England: March 4, 2018. Slumped on a bench, paralyzed and barely able to breathe, were a former Russian intelligence officer named Sergei Skripal and his daughter, Yulia. Sergei had been living a quiet life in England since 2010, when he was expelled from Russia as part of a spy swap; he had been serving a lengthy prison sentence for working secretly for the British intelligence agency MI6. On this Sunday afternoon, he and his daughter had just finished lunch at a local restaurant when they started to feel faint. Within minutes they were close to death.
The Skripals had been poisoned, not with a familiar toxin but with Novichok, a deadly nerve agent developed in southern Russia. Was this a message from the Kremlin that traitors would not escape violent death, even on British soil? As Sergei and Yulia fought for their lives, and the British government and their allies sought answers, relations between the West and Russia descended to a new low.
Mark Urban, the diplomatic and defense editor for the BBC, met with Skripal in the months before his poisoning, learning about his career in Russian military intelligence, how he became a British agent, his imprisonment in Russia, and the events that led to his release. Skripal's first-hand accounts and experiences reveal the high stakes of a new spy game that harks back to the chilliest days of the Cold War.
Story of Odette Sansom, the British spy who operated in occupied France and fell in love with her commanding officer during World War II. The year is 1942, and WW II is in full swing. Odette Sansom decides to follow in her war hero father's footsteps by becoming an SOE agent to aid Britain and her beloved homeland, France. Five failed attempts and one plane crash later, she finally lands in occupied France to begin her mission. It is here that she meets her commanding officer Captain Peter Churchill.
The political events and issues that influenced American policymakers, among them the 1957 Soviet launch of Sputnik and the debate over atomic weapons proliferation. Wolfe also focuses on how, as the Cold War progressed, the CIA—in service to using the American scientific community as a weapon of propaganda—became increasingly involved in influencing or controlling the exchange of scientific information between scientists in the US and its allies, by 1967 supporting 38 supposedly private scientific organizations to the amount of $15 million annually. Wolfe concludes that the US efforts, specifically those centered around championing the human rights of scientists in the Soviet Union, were successful, "unlike most of the United States' other attempts to destroy Communism through culture."
MI5 to Take Over in Fight Against Rise of UK Rightwing Extremism. MI5 is to take the lead in combating extreme rightwing terrorism amid mounting fears that white supremacists are increasing their efforts to foment violent racial conflict on Britain's streets, The Guardian has learned.
The switch from the police - which has always previously taken responsibility for monitoring far right extremism - to MI5 means that the ideology will now sit in the same portfolio as Islamist terrorism and Northern Ireland-related terrorism, which are both covered by the domestic security service.
The decision also means that extreme rightwing activity will now be officially designated as posing a major threat to national security. [Read more: Dodd/TheGuardian/28October2018]
Mercyhurst University and Top Intelligence Agency Renew Partnership for Five Years. Students at Mercyhurst University will continue to work hand-in-hand with one of the nation's top intelligence agencies.
Robert Cardillo is the Director of the National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency. He's in town visiting the campus of Mercyhurst to tour their intelligence facilities as well as to sign an agreement, renewing the relationship between the two entities.
Maggie Hackney, Mercyhurst Senior, tells us, "We can help advance their mission as well which helps both sides because we support their needs and also have more experience that we can put on our resume." [Read more: YourErie/26October2018]
Saudi Crown Prince Presides Over Committee to Restructure Intelligence Agency. Saudi Arabia's Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman presided over the first meeting of a committee to restructure the command of the general intelligence agency, the official Saudi Press Agency (SPA) said on Thursday.
The committee has "discussed a reform plan and is assessing the current situation," the statement read.
Last week, Saudi King Salman directed for the formation of ministerial committee headed by Prince Mohammed bin Salman to restructure the kingdom's General Intelligence Presidency. [Al-Arabiya/25Otober2018]
5G Rollout Riddled with Threats, Australian Spy Chief Warns. The rollout of Australia's 5G telco network, which is expected to supercharge the so-called "internet of things" and make emerging technologies such as driverless cars viable, poses unprecedented security risks as well as tremendous opportunities, Australia's top cyber spy has warned.
In a headland speech delivered in Canberra last night, Australian Signals Directorate director-'general Mike Burgess offered a rare glimpse into the inner workings of his agency, which along with the Australian Secret Intelligence Service is responsible for the bulk of Australia's overseas intelligence collection.
In a veiled reference to the emerging economic might of China, Mr Burgess said strategic and economic power was shifting east. This meant that the industrial base Australia and other countries relied on to build its critical assets, such as telco networks, was also shifting. [Read more: Maley/TheAustralian/30October2018]
Chinese Spies Fooled 'Hundreds' of Civil Servants and Executives, France Reveals. Chinese spies using fake LinkedIn profiles have fooled "hundreds" of France's top civil servants and executives, whose awareness of the threat is "totally insufficient" compared to Britain, the country's intelligence agencies have warned.
The alert over an "unprecedented threat to national interests" follows similar warnings that hostile foreign powers were using the popular online CV website to tap sensitive information from America, Germany and Britain.
According to a note leaked to Le Figaro newspaper by the DGSI and DGSE, the Gallic equivalent of MI5 and MI6, French businesses and state administration have been guilty of "culpable naivety" over the foreign spy threat via the popular online CV website despite clear warnings from UK intelligence as early as 2015. [Read more: Samuel/TheTelegraph/23October2018]
Malaysia's Former Spy Chief Faces CBT Charge. Malaysia's former spy chief was charged in court yesterday with criminal breach of trust (CBT) involving US$12.1 million (S$16.7 million) belonging to the government.
Hasanah Ab Hamid, 61, former director-general of the Malaysian External Intelligence Organisation (MEIO), was accused of committing the offence in the Prime Minister's Department in Putrajaya between April 30 and May 9 this year.
She pleaded not guilty. The offence carries a maximum 20 years in jail, whipping and a fine. [Read mor: Hassan/StraitsTimes/26October2018]
UK Refusal to Cooperate with Belgian Hacking Inquiry Condemned. The UK government has been accused of endangering diplomatic relations with Belgium after its "exceptional" refusal to cooperate with an inquiry into GCHQ's alleged hacking of Belgacom, the country's biggest telecoms company.
For at least two years ending in 2013, the British intelligence service was probably spying within the state-owned company's networks on the instruction of UK ministers, according to leaks from a judicial inquiry presented to Belgium's national security council this week.
When asked by the Belgian federal prosecutor's office to cooperate with the investigation into the alleged hacking, the UK Home office is said to have refused, claiming: "The United Kingdom believes that this could jeopardise our sovereignty, security and public order." [Read more: Boffey/TheGuardian/25October2018]
Russian Held as Agent Studied US Groups' Cyberdefenses. A year before federal prosecutors accused Maria Butina of operating as a secret agent for the Russian government, she was a graduate student at American University working on a sensitive project involving cybersecurity.
Butina's college assignment called for her to gather information on the cyberdefenses of U.S. nonprofit organizations that champion media freedom and human rights, The Associated Press has learned. It was information that could help the groups plug important vulnerabilities, but also would be of interest to the Russian government.
In fact, the Russians previously had in their sights at least two of the groups that she and other students interacted with. [Read more: Butlet/AP/29October2018]
When Countries Spy on Diplomats. The ongoing investigation into the killing of journalist Jamal Khashoggi at a Saudi consulate in Istanbul earlier this month places a renewed focus on espionage between countries.
Turkish intelligence officials told The Washington Post earlier this month that recordings from inside the consulate show Saudi operatives detained the dissident Saudi journalist on Oct. 2, killed him and dismembered his body. Those officials are wary of releasing the recordings for fear of revealing too much about their intelligence-gathering operations. CIA Director Gina Haspel reportedly heard the recordings on a trip to Turkey this week.
But the investigation into Khashoggi's death is hardly the first widely reported instance of countries spying on each other, even among allies. Such practice is a reality and in many cases, experts say, a necessity. [Read more: Shinkman/USNews/25October2018]
Oregon City Names New Park After Fallen Local Hero. Oregon City named its newest park after a local hero who was killed while working for the Central Intelligence Agency in Benghazi six years ago.
The City of Oregon City's Park and Recreation Advisory Committee will recommend the new 9.1-acre park be named Tyrone S. Woods Memorial Park. The new park is located in the Caufield Neighborhood.
Woods was a native Oregonian and graduated from Oregon City High School in 1989. He was a Navy Seal and served in several combat tours in Iraq and Afghanistan. He died while serving in 2012. [Read more: KATUNews/26October2018]
Watch: A Former CIA Expert Explains What Constitutes a Good Disguise for Spies. Contrary to what is shown in films, being a spy is not all that glamorous and easy. It also involves taking extreme measures so as not to be discovered by the enemy. This includes disguises.
The former Chief of Disguise of the Central Intelligence Agency (CIA), Jonna Mendez, explained (video above) how exactly the organisation approached the use of disguises to hide an agent's identity. On an episode of Wired's Masterminds, Mendez explained that disguise could be as simple as wearing a wig or glasses for brief meetings, or be advanced enough to work for extended periods of time.
"The goal is that if someone were to write a memo describing you, every item on that memo would be wrong," Mendez said. She also talked about the other aspects that a person would have change - like behavioural traits - that would make the facade more convincing. [Watch more: Wired/27October2018]
This Intelligence Officer was the Forgotten Hero of Midway. Joseph John Rochefort, the man whose decoding of the Japanese codebook led to the American victory at the Battle of Midway, had enemies other than the Empire of Japan. His feats at cryptanalysis were phenomenal, but not universally appreciated, particularly by the codebreakers in Washington, D.C. Naval jealousy and internal machinations would rob Joseph Rochefort of the honor that was due to him for his brilliant work in predicting where the Japanese fleet would strike after Pearl Harbor.
Rochefort, who had not gone to the Naval Academy, was an outsider from the beginning of his naval career. He was still in high school when he enlisted in the Navy in 1918 with the goal of being a naval aviator. He claimed to have been born in 1898 so that he would seem old enough for a military career, and didn't even have a high school diploma when he was commissioned as an ensign after graduating from the Navy's Steam Engineering School at Stevens Institute of Technology.
He wasn't looking for a career in codebreaking. He served as a staff officer for senior admirals and and enjoyed doing crossword puzzles. Years later, when Commander Chester C. Jersey was posted to Navy Headquarters in Washington, D.C., he remembered Rochefort's affinity for crossword puzzles. It was 1925 and the Navy was looking for people who could work with codes. The newly created codebreaking outfit of the Navy, OP-20-G, at that time consisted of one man, Lieutenant Laurance F. Stafford, today credited as the father of U.S. Navy cryptology, who had been assigned to develop new codes for the Navy. Rochefort showed up and Safford conducted a six-month cryptanalyis course: Safford provided him with cryptograms to solve and Rochefort solved them. But when Stafford was assigned to sea duty the following year, Rochefort, just twenty-five years old, was the officer in charge of a staff of two. [Read more: ArgunnersMagazine/29October2018]
Section III -
Jack Devine's Fall 2018 Intelligence Report.
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William Benteen Bailey, CDR, USN, 84, a lawyer and former naval intelligence officer, died of a stroke on 25 September 2018 in Annandale, VA. Bill was a life member of AFIO, and in the 1980s and '90s was volunteer legal counsel.
Bertram Foglesong Dunn, 88, a senior CIA Case Officer, died 24 October 2018 of complications from Parkinson's disease in Bethesda, MD.
Mary Garvin Eddy Furman, 96, former OSS Officer, died 14 October 2018 in Adamstown, MD.
Takis Agapitos Kladakis, 80, linguist who worked for USIA, DIA, VOA, and other agencies, died 23 October 2018 in Vienna, VA
Victor Leo Marchetti Jr, 88, a senior CIA intelligence analyst, disgruntled whistleblower, who fought with CIA over a book manuscript, died of dementia 19 October 2018 in Ashburn, VA.
And in 1971, he published a novel, "The Rope-Dancer," which portrayed an inept "National Intelligence Agency" whose director was a spy for the Soviet Union. He was seething and still looking for a public outlet.
Marchetti claimed, as many have, that much of the information was already in the public record or benign. To show fairness, CIA's lawyers relented on half of the original redactions. When the book was published in 1974, it contained 168 blank sections marked with the word "Deleted." (A federal judge in Virginia further reduced the deletions to 27 but only after book was on the presses.)
Survivors include his wife of 65 years, Bernice Baran Marchettii, three sons, and other family.
William Hamilton Shirey, 91, a NASA and Defense Mapping Agency specialist, died 25 October 2018.
Frank Douglas Whitehouse, 78, former CIA employee, died 21 October 2018 in Bluemont, VA
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."
SPEAKER: Mr. Robert Hull, Los Alamos Technical Associates Inc., will present an updated talk given several years ago, on the Anthrax Letters, including his interview with Bruce Ivins before he was ultimately determined to be the culprit and committed suicide. A question period will follow the presentation.
Location of event: "The Egg & I" restaurant on Menaul just east of Louisiana, next door to Chili's, 6909 Menaul Boulevard Northeast, Albuquerque, NM 87110, (505) 888-3447
Our meetings are normally open to present and former members of Federal, Military (uniformed and civilian), State and Local Agencies and selective others who support the Intelligence Community.
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.
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 National Military Intelligence Foundation hosts the Hon. James R. Clapper discussing his book "Facts and Fears: Hard Truths from a Life in Intelligence." He will also be signing copies of the book.
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 email@example.com or firstname.lastname@example.org.
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.
The USGIF [US Geospatial-Intelligence Foundation) is proud to bring together more than 500 leaders from across the Defense, Intelligence, and Homeland Security Communities with USGIF Organizational Members, Individual Members, Foundation partners and their guests.
The USGIF black-tie GEOGala celebrates the dedication and support of the GEOINT Community to the tradecraft and our national security mission.
If you plan to register more than 4 people, you will need to download and submit the paper application.
Registration: Individual Seats are $250* - USGIF Individual Member; $295 - Non-member
Registration ends at noon on 17 Nov 2018.
Strategic Link for Energy and Trade between Europe and Asia, panel featuring David Bakradze, Dr. Yuval Weber, Edward Lemon, Elin Suleymanov, Georgia, Global and Regional Perspectives of Trilateral Cooperation, Mamuka Tsereteli, Orkhan Zeynalov, Yuval Weber.
The USA – Georgia – Azerbaijan: Global and Regional Perspectives of Trilateral Cooperation
4 - 4:30 pm – Registration of guests; 4:45 - 5 pm – Welcome speech of DMGS President Mr. Christopher Croft; 5 - 6:10 pm. Panel 1: South Caucasus at the Crossroads: Challenges to Regional Stability- Speaker: H.E Mr. Elin Suleymanov, the Ambassador of the Republic of Azerbaijan to the US; H.E Mr. David Bakradze, the Ambassador of the Republic of Georgia to the US; Moderator: Dr. Yuval Weber (Daniel Morgan Graduate School). 6:10 - 6: 25 pm – Q&A Session; 6:30 - 7:45 pm. Panel 2: Azerbaijan – Georgia: A Strategic Link for Energy and Trade between Europe and Asia
RSVP is required and guests must check in prior to entering the event. Guests may be asked to present government issued identification.
Daniel Morgan Graduate School of National Security reserves the right to refuse entry.
Proper attire is required: Business
Please note that registration commences at 4 pm
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.
Join the National Cryptologic Foundation on 5 December for their 18th Annual Pearl Harbor Memorial Program. Speaker and topic TBA.
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