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"An insider's look at CIA operations in Moscow, the most challenging operational city in the world, revealing the tradecraft precepts used to keep priceless assets productive against overwhelming KGB surveillance. Written by two of the people who created these breakthrough tactics, The Moscow Rules takes you every step of the way on the snowy streets of Moscow." —Jason Matthews, author of the Red Sparrow trilogy
"Even inside the CIA, very few know the whole story of how the highest-level CIA tradecraft was developed for use in Moscow. The legendary Tony and Jonna Mendez were a vital part of creating that tradecraft, and their riveting insider account is unlike any spy story that's ever been published." —Joe Weisberg, creator/executive producer, The Americans
"A gripping read. Thanks to Tony Mendez's extraordinary talent, the CIA was able to elude KGB surveillance to carry out high-risk, high-payoff operations with impunity-until tripped up by traitors within our own ranks. It's all in this book-the good, the bad, and the ugly, unflinchingly revealed. Tony and his wife and coauthor, Jonna, were two of the stars from the Office of Technical Service, CIA's version of James Bond's 'Q,' and key to so many of the agency's successes-and nowhere more so than in Moscow during the Cold War." —Jack Downing, former Chief of Station, Moscow, and the CIA's former Deputy Director for Operations
"Intriguing true stories of the techniques of CIA spying on the dangerous front line of the Cold War." —Dame Stella Rimington, former Director of MI5
Gentry and Gordon update our understanding of strategic warning intelligence analysis for the twenty-first century. Strategic warning—the process of long-range analysis to alert senior leaders to trending threats and opportunities that require action—is a critical intelligence function. It also is frequently misunderstood and underappreciated. The authors draw on both their practitioner and academic backgrounds to present a history of the strategic warning function in the US intelligence community. They outline the capabilities of analytic methods, explain why strategic warning analysis is so hard, and discuss the special challenges strategic warning encounters from senior decision-makers. They also compare how strategic warning functions in other countries, evaluate why the US has in recent years emphasized current intelligence instead of strategic warning, and recommend warning-related structural and procedural improvements in the US intelligence community. The authors examine historical case studies, including postmortems of warning failures, to provide examples of the analytic points they make. Strategic Warning Intelligence will interest scholars and practitioners and will be an ideal teaching text for intermediate and advanced students.
1. Concepts of Strategic Warning Intelligence
CNN's Chief National Security Correspondent reveals the invisible fronts of twenty-first century warfare and identifies the ongoing battles being waged from disinformation campaigns to advanced satellite weaponry.
The United States is currently under attack from multiple adversaries—yet few Americans have any sense of the dangers threatening us. Military and intelligence reporter Sciutto traces the expanding web of attacks that amount to an undeclared war on America.
From Ukraine to the South China Sea, Cuba to the earth's atmosphere, to America's Space Command, and from inside the U.S. IC, Sciutto paints a picture of a nation targeted by a new brand of warfare. America is engaged in a Shadow War on multiple fronts, with multiple enemies. The practitioners include America's most familiar adversaries: Russia, China, North Korea, and Iran. But unlike conventional warfare, these conflicts are primarily conducted in the shadows, with no formal declaration and use multiple fronts and sources, from influential businessmen and lawyers to hackers.
Sciutto introduces the array of soldiers, sailors, submariners and their commanders, space engineers, computer scientists, and civilians on the front lines of America's counter to the assaults.
The Marines Look to Elevate Signals Intelligence and Electronic Warfare. In an era of complex geopolitics of peer and near-peer adversaries racing to advance electronic warfare (EW), the U.S. Marine Corps, like the other services, is centering on improving its signals intelligence (SIGINT) and electronic warfare operations. The service is examining its training and how it integrates the capabilities into its battalions.
The Marine Corps' efforts in so-called SIGINT and EW was the focus of this year's Signals Intelligence Day held on Capitol Hill and organized by the Association of Old Crows Advocacy's Signals Intelligence Industry Partnership.
Leaders on hand to speak to the service's activities included: Guy Jordan, acting director, Intelligence, U.S. Marine Corps (USMC); Col. Randolph Pugh, USMC, commanding officer, USMC Intelligence Schools; Col. Dave Burton, USMC, program manager, Intelligence Systems, USMC Systems Command. [Read more: Underwood/Signal/12April/2019]
President Dismisses First Deputy Chief of Ukraine's Foreign Intelligence Agency. President of Ukraine Petro Poroshenko says that he has dismissed Serhiy Semochko from the position of the First Deputy Chief of the Foreign Intelligence Service of Ukraine on April 12.
The President made a corresponding statement at the National Sports Complex "Olimpiysky" in Kyiv, where he arrived to participate in the pre-election debate with presidential candidate Volodymyr Zelensky, an Ukrinform correspondent reports.
"Serhiy Semochko, the First Deputy Chief of the Foreign Intelligence Service of Ukraine, was dismissed from his position on Friday," Poroshenko stressed. [Read more: Ukrinform/16April2019]
Sudan Military Vows to Reform Intelligence Service Amid Protests. Sudan's ruling military council has announced a raft of concessions aimed at appeasing protesters calling for a civilian-led transition to democracy following the overthrow of longtime ruler Omar al-Bashir.
Shams Eldin Kabashi, a spokesman for the council, vowed on Sunday to restructure the widely feared National Intelligence and Security Service (NISS), a key demand from the political parties and movements behind the months-long protests that triggered Bashir's removal by the armed forces.
Activists accuse NISS forces of violently cracking down on protests as well as an ongoing sit-in outside the army headquarters, killing dozens of protesters and wounding hundreds more.
Kabashi said the council has appointed Lieutenant General Abu Bakr Mustafa to head the NISS following the recent resignation of Salah Abdallah Mohamed Saleh, known as Salah Gosh. [Read more: AlJazeera/14April2019]
Hebrew University's New Army Intelligence Program Not Welcomed By All. The Hebrew University of Jerusalem will be home to an army base for intelligence officers after being selected to run a prestigious military academic program. But not everyone is happy about it.
As part of the Havatzalot project, the officers in training will wear their uniforms on campus and have separate living quarters monitored by security cameras and that can only be entered with a biometric pass. Participants agree to allow their professors to update the Israel Defense Forces about their grades and attendance.
The strict lifestyle will prevent the students from integrating into campus life, argue some at the university, and could intimidate Arab students and staff, say others. [Read more: JTA/15April2019]
Venezuelan Ex-Spy Chief Arrested in Spain. A former Venezuelan spy chief has been arrested by Spanish authorities who acted on an extradition request from the United States, where he is wanted for drug trafficking.
Hugo Carvajal, who had also served as a lawmaker in President Nicolás Maduro's ruling party, was taken in by Spanish police in Madrid on Friday afternoon, the Spanish police said. He is now expected to appear on Saturday before a Spanish judge, who will review the extradition request.
Mr. Carvajal left Venezuela after making a dramatic break from Mr. Maduro's government and telling The New York Times in an interview in February that he had witnessed multiple members of Venezuela's government being involved in drug trafficking. [Read more: Casey&Minder/NYTimes/12April2019]
ICE Now Aided by 'Enhanced' Spy Powers. Under President Donald Trump, IC - the law enforcement agency that arrests and deports undocumented immigrant - has quietly grown closer to at least one of America's intelligence agencies, according to a letter from a top American intelligence official reviewed by The Daily Beast.
The change, which came behind closed doors and without fanfare, has concerned civil liberties advocates. And the Department of Homeland Security, which houses ICE (Immigration and Customs Enforcement), isn't answering questions about it.
The revelation came in a letter that David Glawe, DHS' undersecretary for intelligence and analysis, wrote to Congress late last year. This letter, the contents of which have not been previously reported, sheds new light on ICE's relationship with the 17 U.S. government organizations that collect and analyze intelligence, known collectively as the Intelligence Community or IC. But the letter also raises a host of questions. [Read more: Woodruff/DailyBeast/15April2019]
Retired Intelligence Community Sailors Visit IWTC Virginia Beach. The Old Salts and Assorted Spies Association visited Information Warfare Training Command (IWTC) Virginia Beach, April 12.
Old Salts and Assorted Spies is a non-profit organization dedicated to providing a social and recreational organization for retirees of the U.S. Naval Reserve Intelligence Command and the former Naval Reserve Intelligence Program.
During their visit to IWTC Virginia Beach, the group received an informational brief on recent changes to naval intelligence and the information warfare community. The brief provided an opportunity for the retirees to ask questions about the current state of naval intelligence, including changes to mobilizations, length of deployments and the ownership of the Joint Regional Intelligence Centers (JRIC). [Read more: DeGhetto/DVIDS/12April2019]
European Spies Sought Lessons From Dictators' Brutal 'Operation Condor'. British, West German and French intelligence agencies sought advice from South America's bloody 1970s dictatorships on how to combat leftwing "subversion", according to a newly declassified CIA document.
The European intelligence services wanted to learn about "Operation Condor", a secret programme in which the dictatorships of Argentina, Brazil, Paraguay, Uruguay, Chile, Bolivia, Peru and Ecuador conspired to kidnap and assassinate members of leftwing guerrilla groups in each other's territories.
Exactly how many people died as a result is unknown, but the conspiracy led to the deaths of at least 100 people in Argentina. And according to the CIA document dated 7 April 1978, European spies were keen to find out how it worked. [Read more: Goni/TheGuardian/16April2019]
There Was a Spy Inside Hitler's SS. Here's What He Did to Stop the Nazis. On June 8, 1942, with the Second World War at its height, a Nazi officer in civilian uniform entered the Institute of Hygiene in Berlin and was shown into the office of Major Kurt Gerstein. The visitor brought an order from his superior, Adolf Eichmann, of the Reich Security Main Office: Gerstein was to collect a large quantity of a special gas from a secret factory and deliver it to a location in Poland.
The gas was Zyklon B, a variant of hydrocyanic or prussic acid, which released deadly fumes on contact with the air. Its use was not discussed.
Gerstein already knew. Earlier that year he had received a briefing document about the creation of "necessary" buildings in an occupied Poland "for the gassing of the Jews." Gerstein suspected that Zyklon B was the means by which the mass murder would be accelerated.
But despite his black tunic with the lightning SS collar flashes, Gerstein was no ordinary Nazi. He had joined the Waffen SS to expose its crimes. Now, he would not only be a witness to the horror - he was being ordered to ensure the instrument of murder was delivered to its destination. [Read more: Lewis/History/12April2019]
Science History: Joan-Eleanor, The Woman Who Never Was. In today's consumer marketplace, it sometimes seems all one needs do to sell a tech product is put an "i" at the front of the name and include a USB port.
In computer history, some of the early portable or personal computers were named for their developers, such as Adam Osborne's Osborne 1, or Andrew Kay's Kaypro machine.
Apple's march to becoming a technology powerhouse gained terrific momentum with the prosaically named Macintosh computer in 1984, but before the ubiquitous Mac caught the attention of millions came the Apple Lisa.
Officially, Lisa was an acronym for "Local Integrated Software Architecture", but it was also the name of Apple co-founder Steve Jobs' daughter. [Read more: Glofeld/Cosmos/15April2019]
Daniel Hoffman Swaps Foreign Intelligence for Elite-Level Swimming Gig. Daniel Hoffman spent most of his career in government service, including international work as a CIA station chief. Now, the retiree is turning more of his attention to an area that has been a lifelong passion - swimming.
Hoffman is a senior adviser to the International Swimming League, the first professional sports league for elite swimming. On April 9, the organization announced support from a slate of former and reigning Olympians and named Kaitlin Sandeno, an American Olympic gold medalist, world champion and former world record-holder as general manager for the DC Trident, the capital area ISL team.
The league is currently made up of elite teams from the U.S. and several European nations. Each team will be composed of 12 male and 12 female swimmers, and those swimmers can be from countries around the world.
"The International Swim League team asked me if I wanted to play a role as an adviser because of my own swimming background and also because it's an international league with planned competitions both in the states and overseas," Hoffman said. "I said: ‘That sounds right up my alley. That would be a lot of fun to do that.'" [Read more: Kirkland/WashingtonExec/15April2019]
Air Force Manned
Reconnaissance at a Crossroads. After more than 25
years of successful but one-sided combat operations, plans to
replace the U.S. Air Force's legacy big-wing intelligence,
surveillance, and reconnaissance (ISR) aircraft with new jets
are in doubt. As Air Force planners see it, advances by
"near-peer" adversaries such as Russia and China put these
valuable but vulnerable assets at considerable risk. The Air
Force already canceled recapitalization of the E-8C Joint STARS
in favor of the Advanced Battle Management System - an
integrated network of sensors across multiple platforms - with
the rationale that any new non-stealthy airplanes would be easy
prey for advanced fighters and anti-aircraft weapons. A recent
Air Force announcement puts a replacement of the 60-year-old
RC-135 reconnaissance fleet in similar jeopardy, an
ill-considered choice that focuses exclusively on combat
survival at the expense of essential peacetime operations. [Read
The indictments and convictions for espionage with references to LinkedIn continue to increase, but the U.S. is not alone.
Counterintelligence entities within the governments of the United Kingdom and Germany in their own annual counterintelligence reports to their oversight committees, have highlighted how the leveraging of LinkedIn to advance China's espionage goals are not hypothetical.
When you crunch the numbers, it's not hard to see why the social network is a tool of choice for foreign intelligence operations - the numbers reveal how bountiful the harvest of opportunity is. [Read more: Burgess/ClearanceJobs/11April2019]
How Much Did WikiLeaks Damage U.S. National Security? To its supporters, the WikiLeaks disclosures have revealed a wealth of important information that the U.S. government wanted to keep hidden, particularly in the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan.
This included abuses by the military and a video that showed a U.S. helicopter attack in Iraq on suspected militants. Those killed turned out to be unarmed civilians and journalists.
WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange, now under arrest in Britain, has often argued that no one has been harmed by the WikiLeaks disclosures.
But many in the national security community say the leaks were harmful to a broad range of people. However, they generally say the damage was limited and has faded since the first big WikiLeaks dump in 2010, which included hundreds of thousands of classified documents from the U.S. military and the State Department. [Read more: Myre/NPR/12April2019]
Is Trump a Russian Agent?: Explaining Terms of Art and Examining the Facts. A number of commentators and critics have labeled President Trump an Agent of the Russian Federation. It is often not clear if they mean that he is unwittingly adopting Russian propaganda, knowingly doing the bidding of the Kremlin or is an out-and-out controlled secret asset of the Russian intelligence services. All are sordid. Some are merely repulsive while others are illegal and even treasonous (in the common though not legal understanding of that term). Even former FBI acting Director Andrew McCabe answered, "I think it's possible" when asked if President Trump might be an asset of Russian intelligence.
I think it is entirely plausible that Mr. Trump is somehow compromised by his personal and financial dealings with Russia and Russians, but I do not think he is an "agent" in the sense that intelligence professionals use the term. Let me explain. [Read more: Sipher/JustSecurity/16April2019]
Remembering the Bay of Pigs: Law and Covert War. Tomorrow is an ignominious anniversary. On that date in 1961, about 1,400 American-trained Cuban exiles launched a secret invasion of Cuba in an effort to overthrow the Fidel Castro regime. After landing on the island's southern coast at the Bay of Pigs, the invading guerrillas were routed by government forces. The humiliating disaster gave rise to a rare, publicly available Justice Department analysis of presidential power to wage covert war.
Although the botched Bay of Pigs operation was carried out in the first year of the Kennedy administration, most of its planning took place during the preceding Eisenhower administration. As historian William Hitchcock explains in "The Age of Eisenhower," "Taking office, [Kennedy] found a large, complex plan already in place, endorsed by the greatest soldier of the era, and now backed by the Joint Chiefs and the CIA."
Congress established the Central Intelligence Agency during the Truman administration, but Eisenhower did the most of any president to institutionalize the CIA's role in covert warfare outside the context of declared or overt armed conflicts—and while keeping Congress largely in the dark. That history is itself interesting because Eisenhower believed strongly in Congress's constitutional primacy with regard to overt warfare, as I described in recent essays about his approach to Formosa (as Taiwan was then called by the U.S. government) and the Middle East. Yet "as the CIA grew," writes Hitchcock, "it was aided enormously by a compliant Congress. Rather than act as a watchdog, Congress ceded control of covert activities to the president." [Read more: Waxman/Lawfare/16April2019]
William Clement Bechtold, 81, an Electrical Engineer and Inventor at NSA, died 13 April 2019 in Frederick, MD. After graduating from the University of Minnesota in 1962 with a degree in Electrical Engineering he moved to Laurel, MD.
HAYES Joseph P. - MEMORIAL SERVICE.
Cynthia Ratcliffe Helms, 95, the widow of former DCI Richard Helms, died 12 April 2019. She was born in Maldon, England. She joined the British Navy during WW II at 18 and served as a WREN. After the war, she emigrated to the U.S. with two toddlers and her then husband Dr. Allan McKelvie, settled in Washington and became a U.S. citizen.
Donald Alvin Jackson, 91, a CIA and Bell Labs/DOD/SAC manager of Classified Projects, died 10 April 2019. Don served in the Army during WWII and was called up again to serve in the Korean Conflict. He earned several merits, awards, and badges over his long life, while challenging politics along the way--especially those quick to support sending young soldiers to war without truly understanding its true horrors.
CAVEAT: AFIO does not "vet" or endorse research inquiries, career announcements, or job offers. Reasonable-sounding inquiries and career offerings are published as a service to our members, and for researchers, educators, and subscribers. You are urged to exercise your usual caution and good judgment when responding, and should verify the source independently before deciding if you wish to supply a resume, career data, or personal information. Your participation in research aids the Intelligence Community and future officers.
I'm an author and journalist working on a book about Vietnam 1963-1965.
AFIO is beginning a new educational project entitled "When
Intelligence Made a Difference." We invite you to identify
events involving any nation or organization when the outcome was
affected significantly by intelligence.
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My name is Brendan McQuade. I am writing to request interviews for a new research project on private intelligence analysts. I am currently an assistant professor of sociology at SUNY-Cortland. In the 2019-2020 academic year, I will be moving to the criminology department at the University of Southern Maine.
For several years, I studied the police intelligence systems set up under the Department of Homeland Security. As part of this research, I did a side project on the nature of intelligence expertise. In the attached article, I concluded that analysts often struggled to produce intelligence on their own terms. Instead of creating "rational" knowledge within arrangements defined and controlled by other intelligence experts, they produced "political" knowledge within arrangements defined and controlled by administrators, who often are not experts in intelligence. This is not to say that intelligence is "political" in the conventional sense of partisanship. Rather, it is to say that the autonomy of intelligence experts is often undermined by institutional politics within the state, i.e. the battle over the nature of policy and the distribution of resources. I concluded that this condition was a result of the unique position of intelligence experts and their near exclusive reliance on one consumer: the government. In this follow up study, I am investigating whether intelligence analysts in the private sector avoid this situation. Can private sector analysts achieve more professional autonomy because they have an audience that spans the government and private sector?
For this research project, I am interested in a series of semi-structured interviews with a broad range of intelligence professionals. I am looking for interviewees at all career stages and with varied professional and educational backgrounds. All interviews for this project are voluntary and anonymous. In subsequent published work, interviewees will only be identified in general terms such as "a mid-career analyst with previous experience working in government." I am hoping to start conducting phone interviews soon as possible. If you are interested in participating this study or have any related questions, please do not hesitate to get in touch. Thank you for your time and consideration.
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The AFIONE meeting schedule is as follows: Registration & Gathering, 1000 - 1030; Membership meeting 1030 - 1045; Morning Discussion Session 1045 - noon; Luncheon at noon - 1300. The Morning session will be open discussion. Our afternoon speaker will be from 1300 - 1430 with adjournment by 1500. The Morning session will cover various business-related items, general discussion regarding recent events of interest to the membership and a presentation by one of our members. Our morning presentation will be a review current issues in fraud and protection countermeasures covering identity theft. Our afternoon presenter is Kenneth Gray, one of our members who has recently published in the Academy of Criminal Justice Science (ACJS) journal an article along with a former student on research they conducted on the threat of hobby-level drones potentially being used as a weapon, and a look at the current technology that could counter this threat. In their research they found the majority of law enforcement agencies are both unaware of the threat and are ill-equipped to counter this threat.
LOCATION: The AFIONE chapter meeting will be held at the MIT
Endicott House in Dedham Mass. Their website is here. Address is: 80 Haven St,
Dedham, MA 02026. Should you elect to stay at the Endicott
House, Mike Assad has arranged a room rate of $140.00. Please
mention AFIO/NE and Mike Assad when you make your reservation.
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HIGHLIGHTS: Thursday, 9 May is Day One at the International Spy Museum's New L'Enfant Plaza location two days before they officially open. Buses will depart from the DoubleTree by Hilton, Tysons at 8 a.m. sharp to arrive at the International Spy Museum at 9 a.m. Featuring remarks by COL Christopher Costa USA (Ret.), Executive Director of the museum; and Dr. Vince Houghton, the museum's Curator and Historian. Other speakers Stephen K. Black, Director, Office of Intelligence and CI, DOE; David Ignatius, author and journalist; Peter Singer, author and futurist. Breakfast and lunch will be provided at the museum. Return trip back to hotel will be at 3 p.m.
Friday, 10 May is Day Two at the DoubleTree by Hilton, Tysons and features a full day of speakers and panels. The day starts with a welcome and orientation by James Hughes, AFIO President, former CIA and NSA, and M.E. Spike Bowman, AFIO Chairman, former Navy, NSA, FBI, ODNI, followed by a presentation by Robert Jackall, Professor Emeritus, Williams College. The morning panel is moderated by Robert S. Litt and covers "Intelligence and Democracy: Time to Rethink FISA and Intelligence Oversight." It features panelists Glenn Gerstell, John Rizzo, Suzanne Spaulding. Our luncheon keynote will be Chris Inglis, former Deputy Director, NSA. Amb. Ronald Neumann, President American Academy of Diplomacy, follows. Christopher Parker's afternoon panel on "Totalitarian States Use of Technology Against the U.S." features panelists Amb. Joseph DeTrani, Kevin McCarty, John Sano, and Toshi Yoshihara. Day Two also includes buffet breakfast and lunch. This second day will close with an evening cocktail reception and our "Spies in Black Ties" Banquet. Day Two Daytime program will begin at 9 a.m. (buffet breakfast and chapter workshop begin at 7 a.m.) Daytime program ends at 4:30 p.m. Cocktail reception and "Spies in Black Ties" Banquet from 6 to 9:30 p.m. featuring a presentation by John Bennett, former Director of CIA's National Clandestine Service.
PROGRAM: The tentative program for both days may be viewed here.
Buses will transport attendees from the DoubleTree by Hilton, Tysons to the International Spy Museum and back. The second day of this event takes place at the DoubleTree by Hilton, Tysons, 1960 Chain Bridge Rd, McLean, VA 22102. To be ready for early departure by buses on Day One, it is recommended that attendees consider staying overnight starting Wednesday, 8 May. Reservations may be made online at this link or by calling (703) 893-2100. The special event room rate is $139/night and is available until 6 April 2019 or until all rooms are filled. You must reference our group code AAF. You may also locate rooms at this or other nearby Tysons/Vienna hotels using online services, e.g., Trivago, Expedia, Travelocity, or Orbitz.
Register online now to attend the symposium by using this secure link.
Dr. Jeff McCausland, a visiting professor of International Security Studies at Dickinson College (Carlisle, PA), former Dean of the Army War College. He is currently involved in a project for the National Nuclear Security Administration focused on nuclear weapons in South Asia and proliferation of weapons of mass destruction. He serves as a national security consultant for CBS radio and television. He routinely does analysis for CBS on issues such as Iraq, European security, arms control, or related questions of national security policy. His topic this evening will be: "Back to the Future: Battlefield Nuclear Weapons in South Asia."
Location: Society of Illustrators, 128 E 63rd St (between Park
and Lexington), New York, NY 10065.
15 May, 2019 (Wednesday), 11:30 a.m. - San Francisco, CA - The AFIO San Francisco Chapter hosts DEA Assistant Regional Director (ret) Bruce Goldberg on Illicit Drug Traffic Control and International Cooperation
Speaker: DEA Assistant Regional Director (ret) Bruce
Synopsis: "Thinking in Time" encompasses the Strategic Intelligence Threats that plague nations across the geopolitical and ideological divide. The brief captures many major challenges by recommending classic Estimative Intelligence Methodologies in Annual Regional and Country Geopolitical Formats for regular review by senior national security staffs thus facilitating the demand for Special Estimates and Crisis Scenario Development during emerging crises. The absence of these finished intelligence products exponentially increases the liabilities of risk management and miscalculation exactly at a time when leaders demand accuracy in assessing adversary intentions in a complex world.
Gail Nelson, Ph.D. a veteran DOD Intelligence Officer, received his Political Science BA at California State College, Long Beach, in 1966 and completed doctoral work at the University of Colorado in 1979. His career assignments include US Army Europe, US Air Forces Europe, and US European Command specializing in Russian and East European Geopolitical Affairs. He later was appointed Senior Advisor to the Afghan Chief of Military Intelligence; and performed similar responsibilities in the Philippines and Iraq. His published monographs explore the Political Psychology of Nazi Genocide; Soviet Defense Decision Making; Warsaw Pact Crisis Management; and biographies on Security & Intelligence leaders. He was awarded the Meritorious Civilian Service Medal during the Cold War, the Distinguished Civilian Service Medal in 2001, and foreign advisory recognitions later.
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Larry Loftis is the author of Code Name: Lise—The True Story of the Woman Who Became WWII's Most Highly Decorated Spy, the story of Odette Sansom (1912-1995), a Frenchwoman living in England, wife of an Englishman and mother of 3 daughters, who was recruited into Britain's Special Operations Executive (SOE) to conduct espionage in France during WW II with her commander, and yet-to-be second husband, Peter Churchill. Leaving her daughters in a convent school and with relatives, she joined the rigorous training program, becoming proficient with a wide range of weapons, learning the fine points of spycraft, and perfecting her new identity with the code name Lise. In France she proved herself fearless. Hunted by the Germans, in 1943, Odette and Peter were captured, imprisoned, and tortured. Loftis describes Odette's ordeal in grisly detail. Two lies saved her: She pretended that she and Peter were married (they would be after the war) and that Peter was related to Winston Churchill. In defeat, the Gestapo hoped to use her as a bargaining chip.
Location: Society of Illustrators, 128 E 63rd St (between Park
and Lexington), New York, NY 10065.
Thursday 18 April 2019, 11 a.m. - noon - Washington, DC - The U.S.-China Economic Relationship: Paradigm Shift or More of the Same? A presentation by Carl Schonander at the Daniel Morgan Graduate School
Senior Vice President for Global Public Policy, Software &
Information Industry Association (SIIA)
Where: Daniel Morgan Graduate School of National Security, 1620
L St NW, Suite 700, Washington, DC 20036
GEOINT 2019 Sneak Peek
Agenda: 7:30 am – Registration and Coffee; 8:00 am – Welcome
and Breakfast; 8:30 am – Government Presentations and Audience
Q&A; 10:00 am – Networking
Location: Maggiano's Tyson's Corner, 2001 International Dr., McLean, VA 22102
Event Type:Social/Networking, Regular registration starts on
Jan 31, 2019 and ends on Apr 23, 2019. Late registration starts
on Apr 24, 2019.
NOTE TIME CHANGE: Challenges and Opportunities for US - Japan - Korea Trilateral Security Cooperation is the topic of the presentation by James L. Schoff, Senior Fellow, Asia Program, Carnegie Endowment for International Peace, being given at the Daniel Morgan Graduate School of National Security.
James L. Schoff is a Senior Fellow in the Carnegie Asia Program. His research focuses on U.S.- Japan relations and regional engagement, Japanese politics and security, and the private sector's role in Japanese policymaking. He previously served as senior adviser for East Asia policy in the U.S. Office of the Secretary of Defense (OSD) and as Director of Asia Pacific Studies at the Institute for Foreign Policy Analysis (IFPA).
Where: Daniel Morgan Graduate School of National Security, 1620 L St NW, Suite 700, Washington, D.C. 20036
Speaker will be Neil Wiley, CDR, USN (Ret), a member of the Defense Intelligence Senior Executive Service (DISES) and is the DIA Functional Manager for Analysis. With over 30 years of experience in the national security arena, Mr. Wiley has served both as a naval officer and civilian intelligence professional. He leads DIA's all-source analytic effort across the regional, functional and S&TI portfolios, producing Defense Intelligence in support of policymakers, military planners and warfighters, and defense acquisition. Mr. Wiley also serves as Functional Manager for all-source analysis for the Defense Intelligence Enterprise, responsible for the alignment, quality, and integrity of the analytic output of the DIA, the service intelligence centers and the combatant commands.
Registration Closes 26 April 2019. To register online do so here.
Timing: Reception at 7 pm, program begins at 7:30.
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.
GEOINT 2019 is hosted and produced by the United States Geospatial Intelligence Foundation (USGIF), a non-profit, non-lobbying educational organization, the annual GEOINT Symposium is the nation's largest gathering of industry, academia, and government to include Defense, Intelligence and Homeland Security Communities as well as commercial, Fed/Civil, State and Local geospatial intelligence stakeholders.
The event annually attracts more than 4,000 attendees from all over the world, features more than 250 exhibiting organizations, offers 50 hours of training sessions, and countless opportunities to learn, exchange ideas, and network. The event is held at the Henry B. Gonzalez Convention Center in San Antonio, TX.
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5 June 2019, 10 a.m. - 1:30 p.m. - Annapolis Junction, MD - Summer NCMF Cryptologic Program: The Tian'anmen Square Massacre of 4 June 1989 - A Day that Marked a Turning Point in Chinese History with Author Greg Nedved and Dr. Laura Kaplan Murray.
On the 30th Anniversary of this significant event in Chinese history, the National Cryptologic Museum Foundation (NCMF) invites you to come and learn about this tragedy from two NSA Center for Cryptologic History historians and experts on Chinese society. We are thrilled to have Mr. Greg Nedved and Dr. Laura Kaplan Murray with us as our special guest speakers. Lunch will follow the morning presentation, and a book sale will include a book by Mr. Nedved, Presidential Foreign Language Trivia.
The International Association for Intelligence Education
(IAFIE) expects many excellent papers and panels at their
upcoming annual conference in New York City. Several
distinguished speakers will include John Miller,
Deputy Commissioner of Intelligence and Counterterrorism, NYPD.
Don't miss this great opportunity to network and get the latest
developments in intelligence education.
Event location: St Johns University, Queens Campus, NY. Accommodations arranged with Courtyard New York Queens/Fresh Meadows, or Fairfield Inn & Suites NY Queens/Fresh Meadows. Shuttle services between both locations and the conference location will be available. The campus is conveniently situated halfway between Laguardia and JFK airports.
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Qs?: Additional information available from Keith Cozine at tel 973-928-1154 or email@example.comWednesday, 6 November 2019, 6 - 10:30 pm - Washington, DC - Michael Morell and Jill Singer, Co-Chairs, invite you to The Honorable William H. Webster Distinguished Service Award Dinner at the International Spy Museum
The William H. Webster Distinguished Service Award Dinner will
take place at the new home of the International Spy Museum in
L'Enfant Plaza. On this special evening, more than 500 attendees
will gather to recognize the men and women who have served in
the field of National Security with integrity and distinction.
This event is closed to media.
Event location: The New International Spy Museum, 700 L'Enfant Plaza SW, Washington, DC 20024. Directions here.
Gift Suggestions:AFIO'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.
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