AFIO Weekly Intelligence Notes #06-19 dated 12 February 2019

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CONTENTS

Section I - INTELLIGENCE HIGHLIGHTS

Section II - CONTEXT & PRECEDENCE

Section III - COMMENTARY

Section IV - Research Request, Jobs, Obituaries

Research Request

Jobs

Obituaries

Section V - Events

Upcoming AFIO Events

Other Upcoming Events from Advertisers, Corporate Sponsors, and Others

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The International Spy Museum is launching an inaugural volunteer program before moving to the new L'Enfant Plaza location in 2019. Our volunteers will be the first to experience this new and expanded vision of SPY and will provide a vital role in establishing a robust team dedicated to serving and engaging guests. Click image below to view full page. To find out more, please visit HERE.

     

Cold War games in Venezuela? – ex CIA DO chief Jack Devine

To their private clients, Jack Devine, the former Acting Director and Associate Director of CIA's Directorate of Operations, a founding partner of The Arkin Group, just released a paper on "Venezuela, Mexico & Brazil: Rising Levels of Violence." Many of the points of that report are discussed by Jack on BizNews Radio released today. You can hear the discussion at this link

The report closes with:

To give a more detailed explanation for the rising levels of political violence and crime in Latin America and how to safeguard your business in the region, I have co-authored a chapter with Amanda Mattingly in The Guide to Corporate Crisis Management entitled, "Dealing with the Challenges of Political Violence and Crime in Latin America." Published in January 2019 by Latin Lawyer, The Guide is designed to assist key corporate decision makers and their advisers in effectively planning for and managing corporate crises in the region.

The Counter Terrorist -- The Homeland Security Professionals Journal published by Security Solutions International

The Feb-March 2019 issue has just been released and is available for reading online at no charge at this link.
Cover Story: Kidnapping Defined by Orlando Wilson
TCG 2019 Cyber Trends by The Chertoff Group
Pistol Projection Mini Red Dot Sights (MRDS)
Practical Use and Observations by Karim Manassa
Feminism, Swedish Style by Bruce Bawer
DEPARTMENTS:
How the FBI Selects a New Duty Pistol by Editorial Staff
From the Editor: A Culture in Despaire
Innovative Products: Armor Wall, The Portable Vehicle Barrier, Phantom Products
Book Review: Outliers by Malcolm Gladwell


Insider Spies: New Ideas to Counter the Threat

Dr. David Charney's lecture on the psychology of insider spies that he recently gave at the Institute of World Politics in Washington, DC is now on video. It was the sixth Annual Brian Kelley Memorial Lecture.
The video may be viewed here. It runs 1 hours 34 minutes. More about Dr. Charney's NOIR proposal can be found here.


NCMF 2019 Spring Cryptologic Program Featuring Mr. C. Eric Estberg on Berlin Daze

Wednesday, 27 March 2019, 10 am - 1 pm - Annapolis Junction, MD

The National Cryptologic Museum Foundation's 2019 Spring Cryptologic Program features C. Eric "Rick" Estberg, author of the book Berlin Daze. Following his presentation, a book signing and lunch will take place from 1145 to 1300. Books will be available for purchase for $20. Learn more about Mr. Estberg, his presentation, and his book below.

Berlin Daze recounts dozens of Estberg's adventures and unique experiences over a seven-year period in walled West Berlin, as an Army NCO and an NSA civilian. As a "Cold Warrior" he served literally on the front lines, separated by only a few miles from hundreds of thousands of Soviet and East German soldiers. Unlike others who spent much of a career in those days simply training for some possible future crisis, Rick actually lived his real-world mission, day-in and day-out, along with hundreds of others of talented, dedicated military and civilian intelligence specialists.

Registration: The registration fee includes lunch. It is $25 for members and guests. To register now online follow this link.

Or you may mail-in your registration fee by check to NCMF, PO Box 1682, Fort George G. Meade, MD 20755-9998. Include names of self and your guests. For more details, please call the NCMF office at 301-688-5436. ***Deadline for registration is 25 March 2019.*****

Event Location: CACI Inc., Maryland Conference Center, 2720 Technology Dr, Annapolis Junction, MD 20755. Google map link here.

More about this event, about the author or book, is here.

Additional information or questions can be handled at NCMF Office at cryptmf@aol.com or call 301-688-5436


New and Forthcoming Books of the Week

Spies of No Country: Secret Lives at the Birth of Israel
by Matti Friedman
(Algonquin Books, March 2019)

A focused espionage tale of the beginning of Israel and the spies who "turned out to be...the embryo of one of the world's most formidable intelligence services."

The four spies at the center of this story were part of a ragtag unit known as the Arab Section, conceived during WW II by British spies and Jewish militia leaders in Palestine. Intended to gather intelligence and carry out sabotage and assassinations, the unit consisted of Jews who were native to the Arab world and could thus easily assume Arab identities. In 1948, with Israel's existence in the balance during the War of Independence, the spies went undercover in Beirut, where they spent the next two years operating out of a kiosk, collecting intelligence, and sending messages back to Israel via a radio whose antenna was disguised as a clothesline. While performing their dangerous work these men were often unsure to whom they were reporting, and sometimes even who they'd become. Of the dozen spies in the Arab Section at the war's outbreak, five were caught and executed. But in the end the Arab Section would emerge, improbably, as the nucleus of the Mossad, Israel's vaunted intelligence agency.

Israel sees itself and presents itself as a Western nation, when in fact more than half the country has Middle Eastern roots and traditions, like the spies of this story. And, according to Friedman, that goes a long way toward explaining the life and politics of the country, and why it often baffles the West.

Book may be ordered here.


Leap of Faith: Hubris, Negligence, and America's Greatest Foreign Policy Tragedy
by Michael J. Mazarr
(PublicAffairs, March 2019)

An exhaustive interpretation of the beginnings of the Iraq War. Mazarr argues that U.S. administrations are generally populated with officials who believe collective myths about Iraq and are emboldened by personal visions that are not always reflective of reality. He continues that unchallenged military power, moralistic imperatives, messianic tendencies, and an overeager ambition to solve international disputes have impelled American leaders to process issues in terms of values rather than consequences. As a former professor of national security strategy at the U.S. National War College, Mazarr lends expertise and authority to this subject..

Book may be ordered here.


The Back Channel: A Memoir of American Diplomacy and the Case for Its Renewal
by William J. Burns
(Random House, March 2019)

A former U.S. ambassador to Russia and career FSO delivers a resounding defense of American diplomacy and the need for negotiation in a non-zero-sum world.
Diplomacy involves considerable skills that seem little in evidence in the current White House, requiring of its practitioners "smart policy judgment, language skills, and a sure feel for the foreign landscapes in which they serve and the domestic priorities they represent." There is also the matter of what Burns, now the president of the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace, calls "strategic adaptation," the ability to read the winds and adjust course to accommodate the tack one's interlocutor is taking. Consider Vladimir Putin, a man who leaves Burns unimpressed. Some of the most newsworthy elements of this book involve how the State Department crafted a response to 9/11. One might understand how Putin might feel inclined to angle for an American leader who would serve his interests. Enter Donald Trump. If Burns is evenhanded and careful, glad to praise Colin Powell, Condoleezza Rice, and Hillary Clinton alike for their successes in service, he clearly reckons Trump to be a disaster for American foreign policy. Still, he persists: Burns believes that "diplomacy is one of our nation's biggest assets and best-kept secrets. However battered and belittled in the age of Trump, it has never been a more necessary tool of first resort for a new century." -- Kirkus

Book may be ordered here.




Section I - INTELLIGENCE HIGHLIGHTS

Germany Opens Massive Intelligence Complex (Maybe the World's Largest) in Berlin.  In the heart of Berlin, where memories of the Gestapo and the Stasi remain and distrust of secret-service agencies still runs high, Germany has opened what is being called the world's largest intelligence service headquarters.

Chancellor Angela Merkel was on hand on Friday to inaugurate the massive, $1.23 billion complex, which stands on 26 hectares (about 64 acres), but in keeping with the secret mission of the place, dignitaries and members of the news media were not allowed deep into the building.

The notoriously understated Ms. Merkel said in a briefing room: "I have to say quite honestly: This modest conference room does not even give any idea of what is actually hidden behind the gates. I would say it would impress any foreign intelligence service."  [Read more:  Schuetze/NYTimes/9February2019]

Defense Intelligence Agency Report Aims to Educate Public on Space Security.  The Defense Intelligence Agency released a new report on Monday on the national security challenges the United States faces in outer space. Titled, "Challenges to Security in Space," the report is written for a layman audience and aims to educate the broader public.

"It is intended to support a deeper public understanding of key space and counterspace issues and inform open dialogue and partner engagement on these challenges," a DIA spokesman told SpaceNews.

The new report follows one the agency released last month on China's military power, including its anti-satellite weapons and other counterspace capabilities.  [Read more:  Erwin/SpaceNews/11February2019]

US Intelligence Concerned About Enemies Joining Forces.  For decades, the U.S. has been the number one target of hostile foreign intelligence agencies and military activities originating from Russia, China and numerous other nation-state adversaries.

But now, U.S. intelligence officials are concerned that those adversaries - in a bid to chip away at American global dominance - are joining forces to target the U.S.

Director of the Office National Intelligence (ODNI) Dan Coats told the workforce on Jan. 22, as he released the National Intelligence Strategy (NIS), that the nation faces "the most diverse and complex set of threats that we have ever seen."  [Read more:  Green/WTOP/11February2019]

Chinese Spied on Military Electronics in Florida.  A Chinese student linked to Beijing's Public Security Ministry was sentenced to prison last week for spying on sensitive communications gear at a major military base in Key West, Florida.

Zhao Qianli, a Chinese national who told the FBI he was a music student visiting Florida as a tourist, was arrested by military police Sept. 26 after taking pictures and video at Naval Air Station Key West. He had waded into the surf along a beach at the base to get around a security fence, according to court papers.

Once inside the fence, Zhou began taking images of communications antennas and equipment at a site called an "antenna farm""sensitive equipment used by the military, anti-drug, and intelligence agencies at the base.  [Read more:  Gertz/FreeBeacon/11February2019]

East African Military Intelligence Officers Meet Over Regional Security.  Chiefs and directors of military intelligence from around the East African Community (EAC) are meeting in Kigali to assess the region's security situation.

Their agenda for the two-day conference, which will end today, is wide - well beyond delivering the usual speeches.

The meeting comes at a time the region continues to grapple with a series of security threats from terror groups and other armed groups operating in different parts. [Read more:  Bizimungu/NewTimes/6February2019]

MI Professionals Receive Award.  Five Fort Hood professionals were presented with the Lt. Col. Thomas Knowlton Medal for their significant support and contributions to the Military Intelligence Corps during a ceremony at Club Hood on Fort Hood Feb. 1.

Maj. Gen. Gary Johnston, commanding general of U.S. Army Intelligence and Security Command, Fort Belvoir, Virginia, and Charles Atkins, the president of the Military Intelligence Corps Association, presided over the ceremony.

The MI Corps Association established the Knowlton Award in June 1995. Lt. Col Thomas Knowlton, the "father" of military intelligence, who served under Gen. George Washington, created and led a group of intelligence gatherers known as the Knowlton Rangers. They made significant contributions to the war effort during the American Revolution, as such, these awardees are recognized for making significant contributions during their careers to the MI Corps. [Read more:  Lessard/FortHoodSentinel/7February2019]


Section II - CONTEXT & PRECEDENCE

I'll Talk, But Then I Have to Call Putin': Steakhouse at Centre of EU Spy Alert.  Eleven years since opening his restaurant in the shadow of the European commission's vast Berlaymont headquarters in Brussels, Philippe Weiner can safely boast that the Meet Meat Steak and Wine House is a firm favourite of the better-fed Eurocrat.

Sharp-suited diplomats and officials flock to its minimalist dining room for lunch and dinner. The president of the European council, Donald Tusk, and his team have been known to enjoy the kitchen's meat offerings, best served � point or saignant.

But on Tuesday, between ushering guests to their tables, Weiner, 39, was fighting off claims that his establishment had become a haunt for another, rather more sinister, type of diplomatic envoy.  [Read more:  Boffey/TheGuardian/12February2019]

Lithuanian Security Service Makes Documentary on Interwar Intelligence.  The Lithuanian State Security Department (VSD) has collaborated with a team of film professionals and historians on a new documentary entitled "The Shadow Front".

The film features key operations mounted by Lithuanian intelligence officers of the interwar period, plans by enemies to destroy the state and little known intelligence heroes, VSD said in a press release on Monday. 

The documentary uses previously unshown photos and video material from the archives and modern movie animation to look at the behind-the-scenes work of Lithuania's interwar intelligence, it said.   [Read more:  BalticTimes/12February2019]

Belgian Special Operations Worldwide Boost Role of Intelligence.  SGRS (Service G�n�ral de Renseignement et de S�curit�) is the intelligence service of the Belgian army. Its personnel is responsible for various missions before the deployment of other soldiers on the theatre of operations. In fact, SGRS is the natural partner of the special forces and other deployed units. The information patiently collected both in the field by the Belgian Special Forces in close connection with Allies includes surveillance (through optics or the use of UAS/UAV), contact making with people in the areas of Belgian missions (local military personnel, civilians, journalists, state representatives, etc.), analysis of the situation in the country (level of tension/dangerousness, forces in presence including Belgian personnel and vehicles, allied personnel and vehicles but also potential enemies), analysis of satellite images (GEOINT), analysis of electronic signals (EW SIGINT), the analysis of digital equipments (EW SIGINT), etc.

To perform all these tasks, SGRS works in close cooperation with its allies of the European Union and NATO, exchanging information, images and reports with them. [Read more:  ArmyRecognition/7February2019]

Attorney General Nominee Barr Helped Navigate CIA Through Rocky Times With Congress.  Long before he was tapped by President Trump to be attorney general, William Barr helped the Central Intelligence Agency navigate one of the most turbulent periods in its history.

Mr. Barr has said his work in the CIA in the 1970s - as an agency liaison to a skeptical Congress - was good preparation for his rise through the Justice Department ranks in the first Bush administration. Mr. Barr will again face a skeptical Congress as he leads a Justice Department going through its own turbulent trials.

The Senate is expected to confirm Mr. Barr's nomination later this week.  [Read more:  Tau&Gurman/WallStreetJournal/12February2019]


Section III - COMMENTARY

The Role of the Intelligence Community in Homeland Security: From Competing Agencies to True Community.  Today the United States Intelligence Community (IC) is made up of 16 separate United States government intelligence agencies and a 17th administrative office, which work separately and together to conduct various intelligence activities to support the national security - as well as foreign policy - of the United States. The IC, which includes intelligence agencies and military intelligence as well as analysis offices within federal executive departments, is overseen by the Office of the Director of National Intelligence (ODNI).

In total there nearly 1,300 government organizations and nearly 2,000 private companies spread over 10,000 locations in the United States that are devoted to the task of counterterrorism, homeland security and intelligence. The IC as a whole consists of some 854,000 individuals holding top-secret clearance. According to research from a 2008 study by ODNI, at that time, private contractors made up 29% of the workforce of the U.S. IC.

A key role of the IC is to ensure the security of the U.S. and its citizens, including supporting the Department of Homeland Security. This includes the Office of Intelligence and Analysis (I&A), which is a member of the IC and is the only IC element statutorily charged with delivering intelligence to state, local, tribal, territorial and private sector partners, and with developing intelligence from those partners for DHS and the IC.

However, as noted in a February 1, 2019 report, "The U.S. Intelligence Community: Homeland Security - Issues in the 116th Congress," authored by Michael E. DeVine, analyst in Intelligence and National Security, the role of the IC and Homeland Security is a complex one.  [Read more:  Suciu/ClearanceJobs/12February2019]

Collision Course: Navigating a Path for FISA between State Secrets and Individual Privacy.  Last January, Congress passed the FISA Amendments Reauthorization Act of 2017 extending the electronic surveillance authority conferred by Section 702 of the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act ("FISA") until December 31, 2023. It seemed, at the time, to close the often acrimonious debate that had surrounded the National Security Agency (NSA) and the Section 702 collection program since aspects of that program had first been publicly revealed through the unauthorized disclosures of Edward Snowden in June 2013.

But this is America, where legislative frustration all too frequently simply redirects itself to the courts. To be fair, the American Civil Liberties Union, the Electronic Frontier Foundation, and the various other constituencies that find Section 702 so odious already had commenced litigation challenging the constitutionality of Section 702 before last January's reauthorization. Now, with Congress having rebuffed most of the substantive changes the critics had sought to this critical part of the FISA surveillance authorities (which, not coincidentally, would have seriously handicapped the effectiveness of Section 702 as a foreign intelligence collection tool), Section 702's opponents have redoubled their efforts in the courts. So, for now, the fate of America's most important intelligence collection program lies exposed to the federal judiciary.

While a number of challenges to Section 702 are circulating through the courts, the two that have produced the most intense legal skirmishing are Wikimedia Foundation v. National Security Agency and Jewel v. National Security Agency. The cases were initiated by the American Civil Liberties Union (Wikimedia Foundation) and the Electronic Frontier Foundation (Jewel), two of Section 702's most vigorous opponents. A synopsis of each case demonstrates the stakes presented by these lawsuits and prompts examining whether the state secrets privilege, as applied by the federal courts, affords the safeguards necessary to protect America's most sensitive - and important - foreign intelligence collection programs from exposure in civil litigation.  [Croner/FPRI/12February2019]

Intelligence Chiefs Should Be Commended, Despite Trump's Attacks on Them.  For a president to disagree with an intelligence assessment is not that unusual. What is unusual is for a president to freak out about it in public and to demean and belittle the collective leaders of U.S. intelligence agencies as President Donald Trump did after their public testimony before the senate last week.

What is more shocking is the constant contempt that the president has shown toward the U.S. intelligence professionals who are dedicated to the security of the nation. Trump's unwillingness or inability to understand the responsibilities of the professional structures of the U.S. government is astounding. He refers to "my generals," or "my intelligence chiefs" as if they were his personal political agents. They aren't.

The intelligence professionals are the employees of the American people, sworn to defend the nation and the constitution. [Read more:  Pardew/TheHill/8February2019]


Section IV - Research Request, Jobs, Obituaries

Research Request

Info on Old Agency China Hand Being Sought by Daughter

I'm seeking information about my father Gordon A. Martin. Gordon was an Agency China specialist who served in Southeast Asia for 20+ years. Although our family lived in that region, he was often on business that kept him away from home for long time periods.
Dad passed in 2004 and I am doing some genealogy research which leads me to search out more about his work at that time 1950s-1980s. We lived in Taichung, Taiwan, Hong Kong, and Bangkok. Anything [members have] would sure be helpful.
Replies to Bridgit R. Martin at b_martin302@comcast.net.

Jobs

FireEye Jobs Available are as follows:

Job Title:

Senior Data Scientist (Remote)

Company:

FireEye, Inc.

Experience:

8 to 20 years

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Full Time

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Reston, VA

 

Senior Data Scientist (Remote) Reston, VA, USA Full time Company Description FireEye is the leader in intelligence led security as a service. Working as a seamless, scalable extension of customer security operations, FireEye offers a single platform that blends innovative security technologies, nation state grade threat int...

 

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Senior Intel Analyst (TS/SCI)

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FireEye, Inc.

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18 to 20 years

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Job Location:

Fort Belvoir, VA

 

Will track advanced persistent threats and report on their tools, techniques, and procedures (TTPs) of attacker's motivations, industry and attacker trends Provides master level support for Intelligence activities, initiatives, and projects Serves as expert resource for other staff to draw on as needed Provides expert techn...

 

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Senior Intel Analyst (TS/SCI)

Company:

FireEye, Inc.

Experience:

18 to 20 years

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Full Time

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Fort Meade, MD

 

Will track advanced persistent threats and report on their tools, techniques, and procedures (TTPs) of attacker's motivations, industry and attacker trends Provides master level support for Intelligence activities, initiatives, and projects Serves as expert resource for other staff to draw on as needed Provides expert techn...

 

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Principal Data Scientist (REMOTE)

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FireEye, Inc.

Experience:

8 to 20 years

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Reston, VA

 

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Intelligence Optimization Analyst (Remote)

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FireEye, Inc.

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5 to 20 years

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Intelligence Optimization Analyst (Remote) Reston, VA, USA Full time Company Description FireEye is the leader in intelligence led security as a service. Working as a seamless, scalable extension of customer security operations, FireEye offers a single platform that blends innovative security technologies, nation state grad...

 

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Intelligence Analyst (Remote)

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FireEye, Inc.

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5 to 20 years

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Provide cogent cyber threat intelligence analysis to enterprise clients and various internal teams in written and oral form Create custom analytic products based on conclusions and judgments derived from FireEye iSIGHT Intelligence sources and independent research Provide timely support for clients' incident response, hunti...

 

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Obituaries

Jim Dunn, Former Chief of Station, CIA Clandestine Ops Officer

James Anthony Dunn III, 82, CIA Special Operations Officer, died 5 February 2019 in Williamsburg, VA.
Mr. Dunn was a senior Clandestine Operations Officer for CIA, serving as a Deputy Chief of Station and Chief of Station in two Africa countries. In his early years, Mr. Dunn was a CIA Special Operations Officer serving multiple tours in Southeast Asia, Central America, and South America. He retired in 1991 with over 36 years with the CIA and worked for another 17 years under contract retiring from that position in 2009.
He and his wife enjoyed travel and visited over 40 countries throughout their marriage. Jim played high school football and basketball, and in later years was an avid volleyball and fast pitch softball player. He enjoyed doing the family cooking and his other major hobby was reading. In addition, he was a friend of Bill W. for 43 years.
A memorial service will be held at Nelsen Funeral Home 3785 Strawberry Plains Road, Williamsburg, VA 23188 on Sunday, February 10, 2019 at 2:00 P.M.
He is survived by his wife of 51 years, Thelma F. (Pitta Pat) Dunn; three sons, and other family.

Margaret Gates, one of the first female CIA case officers, Deputy Inspector Gen Agriculture, Nonprofit Executive on Women's Equality

Margaret Jane Gates, 83, one of the first female case officers, was born in Annapolis, MD and went on a scholarship to the University of Maryland. She served on the editorial board of the school newspaper. She showed early indications of a wanderlust by traveling to Mexico and studying in Spain. Subsequently she traveled to many other states and European countries. After graduating from Maryland she attended Bryn Mawr where she received a Master's in Spanish Literature with a minor in Russian. She briefly taught public school before returning to Spain to assist in running the American School in Madrid.
After returning from Spain, she joined the CIA where she was one of the first female Case Officers. In the early 1960s she handled anti-Castro "assets" during the Cuban Missile Crisis. She later helped some of these people escape to the U.S. After leaving CIA she attended Georgetown Law School as part of the first class with female graduates. She was active in the anti-war movement and assisted the legal team defending the DC-9, a group of priests and nuns protesting the war.
Adventurous and energetic, she tested parachutes for the Vietnamese Military and later added scuba diving to her repertoire. With the encouragement of Ralph Nader, she and Jane Chapman started the Center for Women's Policy Studies emphasizing women's legal rights which helped change the law so that women could buy property and get credit in their own names. She sued the Defense Department to allow women to attend the service academies, a decision made by the Supreme Court, Gates V. Slessinger. She gained attention for telling TV interviewer, Mike Wallace on 60 Minutes, that she did not intend to re-marry as she saw marriage, as currently constituted, unequal and a form of slavery. She taught a course on women's legal issues with Ruth Bader Ginsburg.
When President Jimmy Carter was elected, he appointed Margaret as Deputy Inspector General of Agriculture in charge of food stamps and ferreting out waste, fraud, and abuse. She was relieved of her position by President Ronald Reagan and moved on to Harvard University where she co-authored a book on the Inspector General Act.
Her next job was as Executive Director of Girls Inc., a national organization that works with minority girls. She held the position for 10 years. Margaret then went to work for the Aspen Institute in charge of their Non-Profit Initiative, a position she held until her marriage to James Leutze and a move to NC where she became active in the UNCW family.
She led a life dedicated to public service and improving the lives of others. Her success in the Women's Rights movement came not by way of angry rhetoric or public outrage but rather through her rational, unwavering commitment to the concept of women's equal rights under the law. She was willing to take to the streets but was most effective when testifying before Congress or in the courts. She was a powerful advocate - smart, articulate and beautiful.
She is survived by her husband, Dr. James Leutze, a daughter, and other family.


AFIO EDUCATIONAL EVENTS IN COMING TWO MONTHS....

Saturday, 16 February 2019, 2 pm - Kennebunk, ME - AFIO Maine Chapter hosts Col. Will Hall USAF(Ret) on "From Vodka to Errant Missiles: Military Diplomats and the Challenges of Attaché Work."

"It Wasn't in the Job Description" is the alternate title of Col Hall's presentation at this public AFIO chapter meeting.
The speaker, former U.S. Air Force intelligence officer William Hall, served as the U.S. defense attaché in Bulgaria in the late 1990s when fighting broke out over Kosovo's bid for independence from Serbia. He will share insights from his wide experience in one of the lesser-known fields of intelligence — military diplomats.
Hall will discuss some of the more unusual challenges of attaché work, including how to respond when an armed U.S. missile accidentally drops onto a friendly nation, and how to diplomatically navigate a vodka-soaked foreign bureaucracy.
Hall retired as a colonel after a 30-year career that included stints in the Balkans, Vietnam, Korea, the Philippines, Germany, Greece, Turkey, and northern Iraq. A resident of Peaks Island, Hall is vice-president of the World Affairs Council of Maine.
The meeting is open to the public and begins at 2 p.m. at the Program Center of the Brick Store Museum, 4 Dane St., Kennebunk, ME. A Q&A will follow presentation. There is no registration required and no fee to attend.

Saturday, 16 February 2019, 11:30am - 2 pm - Melbourne, FL - AFIO Florida Satellite Chapter hosts Dr. Rande Matteson, former DEA, speaking on "Compare and Contrast, Pakistan v. Mexico: The observations of a DEA Special Agent immersed in the shadowy cultures of Mexico and Pakistan."

At this Florida Satellite Chapter event, Dr. Rande Matteson will address us on: "Compare and Contrast, Pakistan v. Mexico: The observations of a DEA Special Agent immersed in the shadowy cultures of Mexico and Pakistan." Dr. Matteson's knowledge and experience are first-hand and unique. Matteson is retired from Federal Law Enforcement with 25 years' service, primarily with the Drug Enforcement Agency in Pakistan, Mexico, Afghanistan, and the US. He worked closely with the CIA as a DEA pilot and also as a DEA Regional Agent in Charge. Event timing: 11:30 AM - 12:15 PM: Social Hour, greet old, new members and guests (cash bar); 12:15 PM: Lunch

LOCATION: Suntree Country Club, One Country Club Drive, Melbourne, FL 32940

COST: Member and spouse: $27; Non-Members/Guest: $29; Student or active duty military: $25.

TO ATTEND: Advance, paid reservations are required and must be received by 7 February 2019.

Make your meal choice from the following two options for self and any guests you are bringing: 1. Strawberry Salmon, pan seared salmon with a strawberry & balsamic glaze (F), or 2. Vegetarian Lasagna, layers of pasta, three cheeses, spinach and carrots, baked in a zesty marinara sauce (V) Both with Chef's Choice of Potato or Rice, Seasonal Vegetables, Freshly Brewed Coffee, Iced Tea, Soft Drinks, Salad and Rolls. Vegan, vegetarian and gluten free on advance request. Dessert is Chocolate Mousse.

Send check covering fees per person plus meal choice for self and guests to:Chapter Treasurer Rhonda Rhoads, PO Box 410158, Melbourne, FL 32941. Or email her at afiofsctreas@gmail.com. Questions? Email Rhonda or call her at 321-626-4465.


Other Upcoming Events from Advertisers, Corporate Sponsors, and Others

Friday, 15 February 2019, 10 - 11 am - Washington, DC - How Japan Thinks of its Trade Policy and Relationship with the US - Presentation by Takeshi Komoto, Minister of Trade, Industry, Business and Energy, Embassy of Japan in Washington DC

Takeshi Komoto, Minister of Trade, Industry, Business and Energy, Embassy of Japan in Washington DC, will talk about the evolution of Japan's trade relationships with the US and the way forward on trade policy in the digital age.

RSVP Required HERE. Daniel Morgan Graduate School Reserves the Right to Refuse Entry and May Ask for Government Issued ID. Dress Code is Business or Business Casual.

Location: Daniel Morgan Graduate School of National Security, 1620 L St NW, Suite 700, Washington, DC 20036
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Monday, 25 February 2019, 9 a.m. - 3:20 p.m. - Washington, DC - Journal of National Security Law & Policy Annual Symposium ― The Continuing Threat of Nuclear Weapons

This year's Journal of National Security Law & Policy symposium is "The Continuing Threat of Nuclear Weapons," and is brought to you by the JNSLP, the Georgetown Center on National Security and the Law, and the Georgetown Center for Asian Law. The symposium will be held on the 12th floor of the Gewirz Student Center. Directions and map here.

In addition to the following three panels, the symposium will also feature a lunchtime keynote speech by Joseph Cirincione, President of Ploughshares Fund. INTRODUCTORY REMARKS by Stephen Dycus, Professor of Law, Vermont Law School.
PANEL 1: Banning Nuclear Weapons?
Panelists: Adam Mount, Senior Fellow and Director of the Defense Posture Project, Federation of American Scientists; John Burroughs, Executive Director, Lawyers Committee on Nuclear Policy; Alexandra Bell, Senior Policy Director, Center for Arms Control & Non-Proliferation; Moderator: David A. Koplow, Professor of Law at Georgetown Law.

PANEL 2: U.S./Russia Nuclear Relations.
Panelists: Michael Krepon, Co-founder/Senior Associate, Stimson Center; Bonnie Jenkins, Nonresident Senior Fellow, Brookings Institute; Adam Scheinman, Former Special Representative of the President for Nuclear Nonproliferation, Dept. of State; Moderator: Dakota Rudesill, Assistant Professor of Law, Ohio State University Moritz College of Law.

LUNCHEON AND KEYNOTE ADDRESS by Joseph Cirincione, President of Ploughshares Fund.
PANEL 3: Nuclear Weapons Issues on the Korean Peninsula.
Panelists: Scott Snyder, Senior Fellow for Korea Studies and Director of the Program on U.S.-Korea Policy, Council on Foreign Relations; Joel S. Wit, Senior Fellow and Director of 38 North, Stimson Center; Sue Mi Terry, Senior Fellow, Korea Chair, Center for Strategic and International Studies; Moderator: James V. Feinerman, Co-Director, Georgetown Center for Asian Law.

CLOSING REMARKS: Stephen Dycus, Professor of Law, Vermont Law School
RECEPTION will follow the event.

To RSVP, please click here.

Qs?: Email Journal of National Security Law and Policy here.

28 February 2019, 6 - 8pm - Washington, DC - "THE HUMANITY OF ESPIONAGE" is the theme of this symposium at The Catholic University of America

All AFIO Members and guests are invited to attend at no cost.

The Intelligence Studies Program of The Catholic University of America and the Institute for Human Ecology are cosponsoring a symposium entitled "The Humanity of Espionage."

Espionage is the collection of national security intelligence through human means. One person, the spy–typically a foreign national with access to information–passes it to another person, called a handler or case officer. At the heart of this activity is the relationship between the spy and his handler. This panel of former CIA case officers will explore the nature of that relationship through exploration of a variety of questions:

What does it mean to persuade another human being to break the trust he has with his own country and work for the benefit of the United States?
What obligations does the U.S. government have in such situations?
What is the personal connection between spy and case officer–is it totally cynical, or is there an authentic relationship?
How do we mitigate the risk to human dignity in the conduct of this intelligence activity?

Join moderator Nicholas Dujmovic (assistant professor and director of the University's Intelligence Studies and 26-year veteran of CIA, having served as an analyst, manager, editor of the President's Daily Brief, and CIA staff historian) and the following panelists for a great discussion:

John Bennett is a former Director of the National Clandestine Service at the Central Intelligence Agency. He retired from CIA in 2013 after 33 years as an operations officer and manager. Mr. Bennett served 18 years overseas, mostly in Africa, including four tours as a Chief of Station. He engaged in Cold War programs directed against the Soviets in Africa and managed counter-terrorism operations in East Africa and Southwest Asia. Mr. Bennett has a Bachelors Degree from Harvard and a Masters Degree from Georgetown University. Prior to joining CIA he served for five years as an infantry officer in the United States Marine Corps.

Juan Cruz is a former career CIA operations and case officer. He served as chief of station in four different overseas locations and later was in charge of the Agency's Latin America division. He has experience in counterinsurgency, counterproliferation, covert action, and covert influence operations. Mr. Cruz graduated from Georgetown University's School of Foreign Service and has a master's degree from Johns Hopkins. He has done graduate work at the Pontificia Universidade Catolica of Rio de Janeiro. Most recently he served on the National Security Council as Special Adviser to the President and Senior Director for the Western Hemisphere. He is originally from Puerto Rico and speaks Spanish and Portuguese.

Gil Kindelan is a retired case officer with 34 years of government service in the US Army and the CIA. He served overseas for 17 years of his career in Asia, Eastern Europe during the Cold War, Western Europe and the Middle East as a case officer, deputy chief of station and chief of station. At CIA Headquarters, he served at various levels of management including chef of staff in the Counterterrorism Center. Since retiring he works part-time as a consultant. He has a masters degree in journalism and has worked as broadcast newsman and director of an educational TV news program.

Scotty Skotzko served 40 years as a CIA operations officer with eight overseas postings in the Balkans, South Asia and Africa, senior management positions in several Headquarters components, and deployments in support of U.S. military operations in Somalia, Kosovo, Iraq, Qatar and Afghanistan. His experience includes interagency intelligence collaboration, cooperation with foreign governments, and researching lessons-learned case studies of security issues. He is a graduate of Franklin and Marshall College and the Columbia University School of International Affairs.

Full details here. For questions or accommodations, please contact ihe@cua.edu.

Location: The Catholic University of America, Heritage Hall in Father O'Connell Hall, 620 Michigan Ave NE, Washington, DC 20064 + Google Map and Directions

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18 March 2019, noon - 2 pm - Washington, DC - "Talking to a Former Terrorist: American Al-Qaeda Bryant Neal Viñas" at the International Spy Museum

Bryant Neal Viñas, 'American Al-Qaeda' tells his story at the new, expanded International Spy Museum at their new location in L'Enfant Plaza.

In 2009, Bryant Neal Vi�as, an American born in New York to a family of Catholic Hispanic immigrants, pleaded guilty on charges of conspiracy to murder U.S. citizens, and for providing material support to Al-Qaeda. The media referred to him as 'American Al-Qaeda' and reported his intriguing journey from the New York suburbs to Pakistan to attack U.S. military forces in Afghanistan. Vi�as proceeded to cooperate with law enforcement and intelligence officials, in what has been described as a "treasure trove" of valuable information about the inner-workings of the Al-Qaeda network. What was the nature of Vi�as's radicalization? How does a Western-born jihadist get through terrorist training in Pakistan?

Participants: Bryant Neal Vi�as, Former American Al-Qaeda member; Mitchell Silber, Former Director of Intelligence Analysis, NYPD; Christopher Costa, COL, USA (Ret.), Executive Director, International Spy Museum, Former Special Assistant to the President and Senior Director for Counter-terrorism � National Moderator: Peter Bergen, Vice President, Global Studies & Fellows, New America

Event Location: The "Expanded" International Spy Museum, 700 L'Enfant Plaza SW, Washington, DC 20024. Directions or Map Location here.

Register Here.

Wednesday, 27 March 2019, 10 am - 1 pm - Annapolis Junction, MD - NCMF 2019 Spring Cryptologic Program Featuring Mr. C. Eric Estberg on Berlin Daze

The National Cryptologic Museum Foundation's 2019 Spring Cryptologic Program features C. Eric "Rick" Estberg, author of the book Berlin Daze. Following his presentation, a book signing and lunch will take place from 1145 to 1300. Books will be available for purchase for $20. Learn more about Mr. Estberg, his presentation, and his book below.

Berlin Daze recounts dozens of Estberg's adventures and unique experiences over a seven-year period in walled West Berlin, as an Army NCO and an NSA civilian. As a "Cold Warrior" he served literally on the front lines, separated by only a few miles from hundreds of thousands of Soviet and East German soldiers. Unlike others who spent much of a career in those days simply training for some possible future crisis, Rick actually lived his real-world mission, day-in and day-out, along with hundreds of others of talented, dedicated military and civilian intelligence specialists.

Registration: The registration fee includes lunch. It is $25 for members and guests. To register now online follow this link.

Or you may mail-in your registration fee by check to NCMF, PO Box 1682, Fort George G. Meade, MD 20755-9998. Include names of self and your guests. For more details, please call the NCMF office at 301-688-5436. ***Deadline for registration is 25 March 2019.*****

Event Location: CACI Inc., Maryland Conference Center, 2720 Technology Dr, Annapolis Junction, MD 20755. Google map link here.

More about this event, about the author or book, is here.

Additional information or questions can be handled at NCMF Office at cryptmf@aol.com or call 301-688-5436.

16 May 2019, 6 pm - Washington, DC - "Night of Heroes Gala 2019" by the PENFED Foundation

The PENFED Foundation hosts their impressive annual "Night of Heroes Gala 2019" at the beautiful Mandarin Oriental, 330 Maryland Ave SW, Washington, DC 20024. This year marks the 15th annual gala honoring our unsung heroes ― military children. Each year, the PenFed Foundation raises more than $1.5 million for military heroes through this hallmark event. Last year's event sold out and raised $2.5 million! Do not miss your opportunity to support Military Heroes.

6 pm General Reception and Silent Auction; 7 pm Dinner Program; After Dinner - Dessert Reception. To learn more...or to register.


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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.

Perfect for professors, students, those considering careers in intelligence, and current/former officers seeking to see what changes are taking place across a wide spectrum of intelligence disciplines. AFIO's Guide to the Study of Intelligence helps instructors teach about the large variety of subjects that make up the field of intelligence. This includes secondary school teachers of American History, Civics, or current events and undergraduate and graduate professors of History, Political Science, International Relations, Security Studies, and related topics, especially those with no or limited professional experience in the field. Even those who are former practitioners are likely to have only a limited knowledge of the very broad field of intelligence, as most spend their careers in one or two agencies at most and may have focused only on collection or analysis of intelligence or support to those activities.
For a printed, bound copy, it is $95 which includes Fedex shipping to a CONUS (US-based) address.
To order for shipment to a US-based CONUS address, use this online form,

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

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

The Guide is also available directly from Amazon at this link.

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

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