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Recently Spotted Journal Article of Interest:
U.S. Intelligence Institutionally Politicized Toward Democrats
Former CIA analyst says agencies dominated by liberals -- writes Bill Gertz in the Washington Free Beacon on 18 Apr 2019 on an important new journal article by former CIA Analyst, John Gentry.
"A New Form of Politicization? Has the CIA Become Institutionally Biased or Politicized?"
Start of Gertz article:
The CIA and other U.S. intelligence agencies have become bastions of political liberals and the pro-Democratic Party views of intelligence personnel have increased under President Donald Trump, according to a journal article by a former CIA analyst. John Gentry, who spent 12 years as a CIA analyst, criticized former senior intelligence leaders, including CIA Director John Brennan, Director of National Intelligence James Clapper, and former deputy CIA director Michael Morell, along with former analyst Paul Pillar, for breaking decades-long prohibitions of publicly airing their liberal political views in attacking Trump. The institutional bias outlined in a lengthy article in the quarterly International Journal of Intelligence and Counterintelligence risks undermining the role of intelligence in support of government leaders charged with making policy decisions. Gentry stopped short of saying the widespread liberal bias of intelligence officials has influenced intelligence reports and products. However, he concludes that "bias may have crept into CIA analyses." "A considerable body of evidence, much of it fragmentary, indicates that many CIA people have left-leaning political preferences, but less evidence shows that political bias influences CIA analyses," Gentry concludes.
New and Forthcoming Books of the Week
A meticulously delineated, detailed, graphic history of the events of 9/11 in New York City, at the Pentagon, and in Pennsylvania. -- Kirkus
The horror and heroism of 9/11 are brought to life in this panoramic history. Boston University journalism professor Zuckoff, who covered the attacks for the Boston Globe, traces the day's events through the stories of dozens of people who experienced them: the hijackers as they put the finishing touches on their plot and set it in motion; the hijacked aircrew and passengers stunned by the unfolding nightmare; the air-traffic controllers, FAA officials, and military officers who struggled to piece together what was happening in the skies (Zuckoff shows how miscommunication delayed crucial measures that might have saved lives); workers in the World Trade Center and the Pentagon as they scrambled to escape from the growing infernos; and the firefighters who risked their lives to rescue them. Zuckoff draws skillfully on interviews with survivors, family reminiscences, audio documents (including farewell phone calls from doomed victims), tapes from the cockpit of United Flight 93 where passengers fought to take the plane back from the hijackers, and forlorn notes—one reading "84th floor. West office. 12 people trapped" drifted down from a tower—to flesh out the violence, chaos, and occasional moments of grace. The result is a superb, harrowing retelling of this most dramatic of stories. -- Publishers Weekly
Admiral William H. McRaven is back with stories of bravery and heroism from his career as a Navy SEAL and commander of America's Special Forces. McRaven is a part of American military history, having orchestrated some of the most famous missions in recent memory, including the capture of Saddam Hussein, the rescue of Captain Richard Phillips, and the raid to kill Osama bin Laden.
Volume 1: The Imperfect Intersection of National Security and Public Safety explains homeland security as a struggle to meet new national security threats with traditional public safety practitioners. It offers a new solution that reaches beyond training and equipment to change practitioner culture through education. This first volume represents a major new contribution to the literature by recognizing that homeland security is not based on theories of nuclear response or countering terrorism, but on making bureaucracy work.
The next evolution in improving homeland security is to analyze and evaluate various theories of bureaucratic change against the national-level catastrophic threats we are most likely to face. This synthesis provides the bridge between volume 1 (understanding homeland security) and the next in the series (understanding the risk and threats to domestic security). All four volumes could be used in an introductory course at the graduate or undergraduate level. Volumes 2 and 3 are most likely to be adopted in a risk management (RM) course which generally focus on threats, vulnerabilities, and consequences, while volume 4 will get picked up in courses on emergency management.
Mexico Releases Spy Agency's Files on Current President. Mexico released a trove of files from the country's old domestic intelligence agency Tuesday, and they showed the agency was once so paranoid it even spied on members of the former governing party.
The top exhibit was the file compiled by domestic agents on current President Andrés Manuel López Obrador, who belonged to the Institutional Revolutionary Party in the 1970s and '80s.
The 63-page archive consists of old intelligence documents drawn up between 1979 and the early 1980s by spies from the now-extinct Federal Security Department.
A few reports, including some signed by the agency's head at the time, claimed López Obrador was a local leader of the Mexican Communist Party. [Read more: Stevenson/AP/16April2019]
Thai Spy Agency Given Sweeping Powers to Seize Data. Thailand's spy agency has been awarded sweeping new powers to use "any methods" to obtain information if there's a threat to national stability.
The new law, which was published Tuesday on the state's official news site, the Royal Gazette, broadens the powers of the intelligence agency.
It allows the National Intelligence Agency - the country's counter-intelligence and security agency, akin to the U.S.'s Central Intelligence Agency - to order cooperation from "government offices and individuals" to hand over any information that may affect the nation's security. [Read more: Chuwiruch/Bloomberg/18April2019]
Source Code of Iranian Cyber-Espionage Tools Leaked on Telegram. In an incident reminiscent of the Shadow Brokers leak that exposed the NSA's hacking tools, someone has now published similar hacking tools belonging to one of Iran's elite cyber-espionage units, known as APT34, Oilrig, or HelixKitten.
The hacking tools are nowhere near as sophisticated as the NSA tools leaked in 2017, but they are dangerous nevertheless.
The tools have been leaked since mid-March on a Telegram channel by an individual using the Lab Dookhtegan pseudonym.
Besides hacking tools, Dookhtegan also published what appears to be data from some of APT34's hacked victims, mostly comprising of username and password combos that appear to have been collected through phishing pages. [Read more: Cimpanu/ZDNet/17April2019]
IARPA to Brief Industry on Data Fusion Project in Multispectral Imaging for Intelligence Analysis. U.S. intelligence experts will brief industry on 29 May 2019 on a project to blend data from satellite-based multispectral imaging sensors and visible-light sensors to detect heavy building projects and highway construction from space.
Officials of the U.S. Intelligence Advanced Projects Agency (IARPA) in Washington will sponsor the industry briefings for the Space-based Machine Automated Recognition Technique (SMART) project (IARPA-BAA-19-04) in the Washington, D.C. area. Companies will receive briefing site information after registering for the event.
SMART will rely on geographical information from satellite cameras, and develop multi-spectral and multi-temporal sensor processing to overlay data from infrared and multispectral sensors to make the intelligence analyst's job easier. IARPA is the research arm of the U.S. Director of National Intelligence. [Read more: Keller/MilitaryAerospace/23April2019]
Niger Lays Foundation Stone for Domestic Intelligence Agency's New Headquarters. In Niger, a new headquarters will soon be built for the directorate in charge of border control, immigration and ID management (DST). The foundation stone of this headquarters was laid on April 17 by the minister of interior Mohamed Bazoum in the presence of the US ambassador to Niamey Eric P. Whitaker and the head of IOM in Niger Martin Wyss.
The infrastructure for which the US state department provided XOF1.5 billion will be better equipped and modern. It is the focal point of Niger's security amid fights against illegal migration and terrorist threats, cross-border crime and all kinds of illicit trafficking.
Eric P. Whitaker indicated that to address these challenges, the DST's role as an agency facilitating migration management while securing borders is essential and unique. [Read more: Ecofin/18April2019]
Egypt's Sisi Meets Sudanese Head of National Intelligence and Security. Egyptian President Abdel-Fattah El-Sisi received on Tuesday the head of Sudan's National Security and Intelligence Service Abu Bakr Demblab, a statement by the Egyptian presidential spokesperson said.
The meeting was attended by Egypt's head of intelligence Abbas Kamel.
Demblab delivered to El-Sisi a letter from the head of Sudan's Transitional Military Council, Abdel-Fattah Al-Burhan, who briefed the Egyptian president on the latest developments in Sudan. [Read more: Ahram/22April2019]
Saudi Space Agency Begins To Take Shape, Reported $1 Billion Budget In First Year. French online national security news publication Intelligence Online is reporting that the recently created Saudi Space Agency is beginning to take shape under the leadership of Prince Sultan Bin Salman, the son of the reigning King Salman, half-brother of the Crown Prince Mohammed Bin Salman, and first Saudi astronaut.
According to Intelligence Online, Sultan Bin Salman will visit Russia, France, and the United States over the next few weeks and will hold meetings with his counterparts at Roscosmos, the Centre national d'études spatiales (CNES), and the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA), respectively. [Read more: SpaceWatch/18April2019]
CIA Director Promises Agency Will Soon Launch an Instagram Account. Espionage it for the 'gram!
During an address at Auburn University in Alabama, CIA Director Gina Haspel unveiled some de-classified information about the CIA's next big move: it's launching an Instagram page.
Haspel clued the audience into the agency's decision while talking about the social media savvy of new recruits, as well as transparency and the challenges of an agency devoted to secrets communicating its work to the public.
"Just to talk a moment about transparency, of course CIA does have a Twitter account," Haspel said. "Our office of public affairs is getting ready to launch our Instagram account." [Read more: Kraus/Mashable/18April2019]
S-2/Intelligence: A Need to Know. Prior to every successful military mission or operation, there is a period of time for gathering information, drawing up battle plans and weighing out options. Within the 31st Marine Expeditionary Unit, the S-2 holds this responsibility.
"We collect information, apply analysis and create intelligence that helps drive the commanding officer's decision making cycle." said Maj. David Rubio, officer in charge of the S-2.
When it comes to planning in the 31st MEU, every move or decision taken by the MEU was made on information supplied by the S-2. [Read more: Bunyi/Stars&Stripes/22April2019]
'Game of Thrones': Former CIA Deputy Director David Cohen Cameos in Winterfell Soup Line. If the guy in the Winterfell soup line on Sunday's episode of "Game of Thrones" looked familiar to you, you probably either work in the U.S. intelligence community or watch a lot of cable TV news.
David S. Cohen, the former deputy director of the Central Intelligence Agency under President Barack Obama, was one of the men who got a hot meal from Davos Seaworth (Liam Cunningham) - and then drafted into the army defending Winterfell, the agency said on its Twitter account Sunday night. The second man in line, Cohen wore a hood but didn't speak.
"Little birds, be on the lookout for a former deputy director of ours wandering through Westeros in tonight's episode," the CIA tweeted, referencing the term used to describe agents of former spymaster Lord Varys (Conleth Hill).
"As Arya might say, a man with no name," Cohen noted, before teasing the agency, "Way to blow my cover." [Read more: Deerwester/USAToday/22April2019]
A Rollicking Biography of Richard Sorge, a Master Soviet Spy. With its clash of grand ideologies and sweeping geopolitical upheavals, the 20th century was a natural setting for espionage. The intrigues cooked up in embassies and drinking holes and secret clubhouses shaped the fates of nations, which made the work of spies of the utmost importance. And of them all, Richard Sorge may well have been the best. He was a "flawed individual, but an impeccable spy - brave, brilliant, and relentless", writes Owen Matthews in his rollicking and moving chronicle of Sorge's life.
"An Impeccable Spy" is also a story of the era's convulsions, for which Sorge is a fitting avatar. A man of great ego and daring, he was sacrificed to a cause that had long since abandoned its professed ideals. [Read more: TheEconomist/20April2019]
CIA Pilot Reunited with his War Bird. CIA operatives in Vietnam were used to help in the war effort, without many of them even realizing who their employer was.
Now, one of those veterans is being reunited with one of the planes he flew so many years ago.
With only a few left in the United States, finding a Dornier (Do 28A1) that saw action in Vietnam caught some eyes.
"Other than redoing the seats and the carpeting, this is the way the plane looked," said Daniel Fulwiler, a pilot and plane collector. "I just washed it." [Read more: Domol/WeAreGreenBay/18April2019]
U.S. Strength and Alliance Relationships: The World's Most Successful Nonproliferation Tools? In my line of work, I speak frequently about the importance of the global nonproliferation regime, and about the security benefits that institutions such as the Nuclear Nonproliferation Treaty (NPT) provide to all States Party - and indeed, especially to the non-nuclear weapon states, insofar as the nonproliferation regime helps keep their regional neighbors and rivals from acquiring nuclear weapons. I also emphasize that it is the foundation of nonproliferation commitments and of standards for nuclear safety and security practices provided by that regime that makes worldwide sharing the benefits of peaceful nuclear technology possible and helps create the possibility of moving further toward nuclear disarmament. In my corner of the State Department, we work continually to maintain and improve the nonproliferation norms, institutions, and practices that help make all this possible.
Nevertheless, I'd like to speak today about another critical aspect of the global nonproliferation regime, albeit one that isn't frequently talked as such. I refer to the United States' alliance relationships, and to the deterrence and reassurance dynamics that result from our maintenance of a strong conventional and nuclear military posture.
To be sure, U.S. officials frequently refer to the impact our global "extended deterrence" relationships have had over the decades in helping prevent nuclear weapons proliferation. One hears this less, though, from foreign officials, and people don't usually talk of U.S. military power and alliance relationships as being part of the global nonproliferation regime itself.
But I would submit that this aspect of the nonproliferation regime is exceedingly important, and should be discussed more widely. [Read more: Ford/State/18April2019]
All This ‘Innovation' Won't Save the Pentagon. I recently had the privilege of attending a Silicon Valley conference attended by leaders across the national security "innovation ecosystem." The term reflects today's veritable freshet of interest in defense innovation, from self-styled "virtuous insurgents" and defense "hackers" to individual agency innovation offices and entirely new outfits with on-the-nose names such as the Defense Innovation Unit and the Defense Innovation Board. All this may suggest that the national security apparatus is at last confronting the need for long-overdue changes to how we do business.
For two days, I listened to senior people from the military services, large defense agencies, and major components of the intelligence community as they described various "mission acceleration" efforts - that is, finding shortcuts that allow us to do what we've been doing a bit faster, a bit cheaper, a bit better.
This is a problem. [Read more: Brown/DefenseOne/23April2019]
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Mr. Sam Shaw will present Part 2 on his Overview of Sound, methods of generation, and directional control at this AFIO New Mexico Chapter meeting.
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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.
NOTE NEW TIME: 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.
A luncheon at the new International Spy Museum features Lynne Olson, historian, journalist, author of Madame Fourcade's Secret War. The sponsor/host of the luncheon is Museum board member, former Governor (Michigan) Jim and Janet Blanchard. Olson will share insights from her book, which is an account of Marie-Madeline Fourcade, the woman who headed the largest spy network in occupied France during World War II.
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.
Need support for your request to attend? Download the GEOINT 2019 Justification Letter.
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. To view a 2-page program flyer of the event, access it here.
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
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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