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Just Released and Forthcoming Books of the Week
The story of one American family at the center of a single, shocking act of international terrorism that "manages to capture the essence of the Israeli-Palestinian conflict"
On October 3, 1985, Leon Klinghoffer, a disabled Jewish New Yorker, and his wife boarded the Achille Lauro to celebrate their 36th wedding anniversary with a Mediterranean cruise. Four days later, four Palestinian fedayeen hijacked the Italian luxury liner and took the passengers and crew hostage. Klinghoffer was shot in the head, his body and wheelchair thrown overboard. His murder became a flashpoint in the struggle between Israelis and Arabs and gave Americans a horrifying preview of what it means when terrorism hits home.
What transpired on the Achille Lauro, Salamon says, had tragic reverberations for the wives and sons of Abu al-Abbas, the Palestinian mastermind behind the hijacking, and the family of Alex Odeh, a Palestinian-American murdered in Los Angeles in a brutal act of retaliation. [The undead terrorists get to promote their bids for sympathy; the dead have no voice, pro-bono counsel, or spinmeisters.] Through interviews with almost all living participants, including one of the hijackers, the hijacking and the ensuing U.S.-led international manhunt are meticulously described; the diplomatic wrangling between the US, Egypt, Italy, and Israel; and the long search for justice. The book reveals the back story of the controversial opera about the Klinghoffer tragedy that provoked a culture war.
Argues that British PM Neville Chamberlain's diplomatic failures and upper-crust British support for Hitler paved the way for WWII, and only Winston Churchill and a few other Conservative politicians saw the danger.
In September 1938, PM Chamberlain stepped off a plane and prepared to address the crowd of journalists, Cabinet Ministers and well-wishers waiting at Heston airfield. Just back from Munich where, under his leadership, Britain and France had conceded the German-speaking fringe of Czechoslovakia to Hitler, after which the Führer was persuaded to sign a joint declaration symbolizing "the desire of our two peoples never to go to war with one another again." The cost had been high, but Chamberlain's eleventh-hour gamble had, he boasted, secured "peace for our time." Less than a year later, Germany invaded Poland and the deadliest conflict in human history began.
An unusual coalition of Conservative rebels, including the indomitable Winston Churchill, and opposition MPs were among the few to realize that the only real choice was between "war now or war later." As German troops entered the demilitarized Rhineland, marched into Austria, and threatened to invade Czechoslovakia, Hitler still enjoyed surprising support among the ruling class and members of the Royal Family. The disastrous years of indecision, failed diplomacy, and parliamentary infighting enabled Hitler's domination of Europe.
Book may be ordered here.
FBI Investigates Leak Of 1,000 Pages Of 'Top Secret' Air Force Intelligence. The FBI is investigating a leak of more than 1,000 pages of highly-sensitive classified documents from a critical American air and space intelligence unit, Forbes has learned.
The files were taken home by a contractor at the U.S. Air Force National Air and Space Intelligence Center (NASIC) based out of Ohio's Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, according to a search warrant filed June 21st. NASIC is a Department of Defence intelligence unit that analyses intelligence on foreign air, cyber and space threats. That includes intelligence on military systems and equipment of other nation states.
"This case is particularly concerning given the intelligence mission, with implications across U.S. security apparatus not just housed at the base," said Graham Brookie, a former U.S. government advisor on homeland security and counterterrorism.
The files, many of which were marked 'TOP SECRET,' were uncovered by the Fairborn City Police Department on May 25th, the FBI wrote in its search warrant application. [Read more: Brewster/Forbes/2July2019]
Venezuela Charges Two Intelligence Officials Over Death of Detained Officer. Venezuela has charged two intelligence officials with homicide over the death of a navy captain who had been in military custody, the country's chief prosecutor said on Monday, following outrage over alleged torture of the deceased officer.
President Nicolas Maduro's government over the weekend confirmed the death on June 29 of Rafael Acosta, arrested eight days earlier for alleged participation in a coup plot, without providing details on the cause of death.
Acosta's wife and rights groups accuse Maduro's government of torturing Acosta to death and refusing to clarify the circumstances. United Nations human rights chief Michelle Bachelet on Monday said she was "shocked" by the torture allegations.
Chief Prosecutor Tarek Saab said two officials working for military intelligence agency DGCIM had been charged with homicide in Acosta's death, without making reference to torture or explaining how Acosta was killed. [Read more: Reuters/1July2019]
IWTC Virginia Beach Student Intelligence Officers Gain Valuable Insight. Twenty Naval Intelligence Officer Basic Course (NIOBC) students from Information Warfare Training Command (IWTC) Virginia Beach visited multiple intelligence commands during visit to Washington, June 24-27.
The trip provided valuable insight into the expectations of junior intelligence officers across not only the intelligence community, but also within the information warfare community. The students were able to ask questions and have analytic conversations with subject matter experts while leveraging the information taught throughout the NIOBC 20-week course.
The tour included Aerospace Data Facility-East, Pentagon, Central Intelligence Agency, National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency, Office of Naval Intelligence, and Defense Intelligence Agency. Additionally, the students gained exposure to the chief of naval operations intelligence briefers at the Pentagon and the Office of Naval Intelligence staff, supporting global operations and providing a holistic view of naval intelligence. [Read more: DVIDS/27June2019]
Skripal Poisoning: Third Russian Suspect 'Commanded Attack'. A senior Russian military intelligence officer commanded the team suspected of the Salisbury poisoning, evidence uncovered by the BBC's Newsnight and the investigative website Bellingcat suggests.
Details of the "third man's" trip to London in March 2018 have been assembled after the investigative website obtained his phone records and shared them with the BBC.
In February, Bellingcat published information identifying Denis Sergeyev as a man who travelled to London under the false identity of Sergei Fedotov.
They also established details of his career and connection to his country's military intelligence service, known by its Russian acronym, the GRU, and linked him to a 2015 suspected poisoning in Bulgaria. [Read more: Urban/BBCNews/28June2019]
Ethiopia Appoints New Chief of Staff for Defense Force, New Intelligence Director. Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed appointed New Chief of Staff of the Ethiopian Defense Force, reported state-affiliated broadcaster, Fana Broadcasting Corporation on Tuesday.
General Adem Mohammed is picked to lead the Defense Force. In June 2018, he was appointed as the new Director-General to Ethiopian National Intelligence and Security Service(NISS). Before his last role, he had served in the role of head of the Ethiopian Air Force.
His appointment came in just a week after the revered former Chief of Staff, General Seare Mekonnen, was assassinated in the capital Addis Ababa in his residence while he was in the middle of "organizing a response" to what the Ethiopian government calls "attempted coup d'etat" in Bahir Dar, capital of Amhara regional state. The Ethiopian government has linked the assassination of the Chief of Staff on June 22, 2019, with the alleged coup d'etat. According to the government narrative, he was killed by his own bodyguard whom the government identified on Monday as Private Mesafint Tigabu. [Read more: borkena/28June2019]
Iran Says Several Suspected U.S. Spies Face Possible Death Sentences. Iranian prosecutors are seeking the death penalty for several suspects arrested last year for spying for the United States in military and nuclear bodies, state media reported on Tuesday, as tensions rise with Washington over Tehran's nuclear program.
Iran said in August it had arrested "tens of spies" in state bodies, many of whom were dual nationals.
In June, Iran said it executed a former contract employee of the defense ministry aerospace body on charges of spying for the U.S. Central Intelligence Agency. [Read more: Reuters/2July2019]
The CIA Only Follows 11 People on Instagram. Here's Why. Eagle-eyed social media spies might have noticed that the Central Intelligence Agency's Instagram account (@CIA) has finally started following a few people. Eleven people, to be exact, all actors and actresses who have portrayed spies and CIA officers.
The CIA launched its Instagram page on April 25, but it had not followed anyone else until Thursday afternoon, said Sara Lichterman, media spokesperson and entertainment industry liaison for the CIA.
The decision to follow Hollywood stars including Tom Hanks, Ben Affleck, Jennifer Garner, Melissa McCarthy and John Krasinski is part of the CIA's Reel vs. Real initiative, aimed at leveraging the concept of myth versus reality in Hollywood. [Read more: Bradley/PRWeek/27June2019]
Nazi Spy Master's Mission to Doylestown and Bristol. I've snagged many interesting Bucks County stories to tell over the years. Somewhere near the top is a reminiscence from Katharine Ritter Wallace of McLean, Virginia. Her father recruited and supervised Nazi espionage agents in Britain, America and North Africa from 1936 to 1941.
Their aim was to swipe aviation secrets. Katharine hoped I could resolve a question about Col. Nikolaus Ritter's rendezvous in 1937 with his Doylestown agent working at a nearby seaplane factory "on the Susquehanna River." I chuckled. "Your dad probably meant Fleetwing Aviation on the Delaware River in Bristol. Seaplanes were built there, only 30 miles from Doylestown."
Katharine had been translating into English her dad's German memoir, an insider's view of being Adolf Hitler's spy handler. "Cover Name: Dr. Rantzau" was recently published by Kentucky University. An advance copy arrived at my doorstep a few weeks ago.
Ritter was a wounded German infantry officer in World War I who immigrated to the United States in 1924, became a businessman, gained fluency in Americanized English, married a schoolteacher and fathered two children. [Read more: LaVO/TheIntelligencer/1July2019]
Top Secret DAMON: the Classified Reconnaissance Payload Planned for the Fourth Space Shuttle Mission. The first military/intelligence payload ever scheduled to fly aboard the Space Shuttle was a top-secret photographic reconnaissance system code-named DAMON and managed by the National Reconnaissance Office (NRO). DAMON would have operated inside the shuttle's payload bay for several days, photographing the Earth below, before the shuttle astronauts brought it back along with its precious cargo of exposed film.
Information about DAMON has never been released before. DAMON was scheduled to launch aboard the space shuttle Columbia in the second quarter of 1982, initially on the sixth shuttle flight. But as the shuttle program kept slipping, DAMON was re-manifested to fly on the fourth and final test flight, known as Orbital Flight Test-4. The STS-4 mission eventually launched in June 1982, with Thomas K. Mattingly and Henry W. Hartsfield Jr. as crew, but DAMON was not aboard, and neither was the third astronaut who most likely would have ridden along to operate it. The project was canceled after hardware was built and the NRO was gearing up for its first use of the Space Shuttle. [Read more: Day/TheSpaceReview/1July2019]
Meet Lateral Innovation. Lateral Innovation, you say? As opposed to forward innovation? Why can't it be both? Lateral Innovation (LI), a new division within the Office of the Director of National Intelligence, focuses on amplifying, accelerating, and maximizing innovative efforts across the Intelligence Community and wider U.S. government. What does that look like? For starters, we are launching a series of articles highlighting the innovative efforts across the Community. Consider this Q&A your introduction to both LI and this series. (Very meta, we know.) [Read more: Tobin/ODNI/26June2019]
Spies Fear a Consulting Firm Helped Hobble U.S. Intelligence. America's vast spying apparatus was built around a Cold War world of dead drops and double agents. Today, that world has fractured and migrated online, with hackers and rogue terrorist cells, leaving intelligence operatives scrambling to keep up.
So intelligence agencies did what countless other government offices have done: They brought in a consultant. For the past four years, the powerhouse firm McKinsey and Co., has helped restructure the country's spying bureaucracy, aiming to improve response time and smooth communication.
Instead, according to nearly a dozen current and former officials who either witnessed the restructuring firsthand or are familiar with the project, the multimillion dollar overhaul has left many within the country's intelligence agencies demoralized and less effective.
These insiders said the efforts have hindered decision-making at key agencies - including the CIA, National Security Agency and the Office of the Director of National Intelligence. [Read more: Politico/2July2019]
The 70-Year Spy Alliance the U.S. Says It May Cut Off. Born out of World War II, it's the world's deepest and most comprehensive collaboration among spy services. But now the U.S. has threatened to limit the intelligence it supplies to the so-called Five Eyes network unless its members join it in excluding equipment from Chinese telecommunications giant Huawei Technologies Co. from their new 5G mobile networks.
The Five Eyes name refers to the security classification of intelligence documents: SECRET - AUS/CAN/N.Z./U.K./U.S. EYES ONLY. It began in 1946, when the U.S. and the U.K. agreed to institutionalize the intelligence sharing that helped them win the war; the U.K. had broken Germany's Enigma code, giving it access to German war communications, while the U.S. had cracked Japan's Purple cipher. Canada joined the club two years later, and Australia and New Zealand in 1956. The group is so good at keeping secrets that its existence was only revealed to the public in the mid-2000s. [Read more: Vickers/Bloomberg/30June2019]
Congress Must Fight Academic Espionage to Protect American Jobs - and Our Security. When most Americans think of espionage, we think of debonair foreign spies sneaking around military compounds - or bespectacled hackers hammering away at keyboards to steal top-secret information from foreign adversaries.
But there is an entire world of espionage happening right under our noses - at American colleges and universities.
Foreign intelligence services routinely probe computer systems at U.S. higher education institutions - and they also enlist (or implant) students and professors as assets to pass important research and findings to their spy agencies.
The main goal isn't typically to learn any classified state secrets (not in academic espionage anyway). Foreign actors want to steal the important technological advancements, research and innovations being created by our nation's best and brightest researchers and scientists. [Read more: Gingrich/Newsweek/28June2019]
The Hero Who Betrayed His Country. Deniss Metsavas was visiting his relatives in Russia in the summer of 2007 when the incident occurred.
While out with his cousin at a nightclub in Smolensk, Metsavas struck up a conversation with an attractive woman he hadn't met before. They hit it off and spent the night flirting and dancing before retiring to a sauna in the early hours of the morning. Though saunas in much of Russia are bathhouses where men drink vodka and are flagellated with oak leaves, this one was a sex motel. He and the woman slept together there, but feeling awkward about what was inevitably going to be a one-night stand, Metsavas went out to buy her flowers. "I cannot leave her money," he recounted to me. "She's not a prostitute." Metsavas laid the bouquet by the bed, then returned to his relatives' home to steal a few hours of sleep.
The moment he stepped outside the house, though, two men dressed in plain clothes approached him and identified themselves as police officers. They showed him an affidavit in which the woman Metsavas had spent the night with claimed he had raped her. He could face up to 15 years in a Russian prison if convicted, they warned him, and they told him to follow them to the police station. Once there, one of the officers pulled out a small digital camcorder with a playback screen that showed Metsavas in bed with the woman. [Read more: Weiss/TheAtlantic/26June2019]
The Destabilizing Danger of Cyberattacks on Missile Systems. After President Trump decided to halt a missile attack on Iran in response to the downing of a US drone, it was revealed that the US had conducted cyberattacks on Iranian weapons systems to prevent Iran launching missiles against US assets in the region.
This ‘left-of-launch' strategy - the pre-emptive action to prevent an adversary launch missiles - has been part of the US missile defence strategy for some time now. President George W Bush asked the US military and intelligence community to infiltrate the supply chain of North Korean missiles. It was claimed that the US hacked the North Korean ballistic missile programme, causing a failed ballistic missile test, in 2012.
It was not clear then - or now - whether these ‘left-of-launch' cyberattacks aimed at North Korea were successful as described or whether they were primarily a bluff. But that is somewhat irrelevant; the belief in the possibility and the understanding of the potential impact of such cyber capabilities undermines North Korean or Iranian confidence in their abilities to launch their missiles. In times of conflict, loss of confidence in weapons systems may lead to escalation.
In other words, the adversary may be left with no option but to take the chance to use these missiles or to lose them in a conflict setting. [Read more: ChathamHouse/2July2019]
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The speaker, Bill Gallegos, and 51 others were taken hostage in Tehran on November 4, 1979 by a group of Iranian college students belonging to the Muslim Student Followers of the Imam's Line, who supported the Iranian Revolution as they took over the U.S. Embassy in Tehran. He spent 444 days until January 1981 as a "guest" of the Ayatollah Khomeini, who had replaced the Iranian monarchy with an Islamic Republic in March 1979. It was the longest hostage crisis in recorded history. Bill will speak to his experiences as a hostage.
Biography: William (Billy) Gallegos was born in Pueblo, Colorado. His Marine Corps career started in 1977. He attended Marine Corps Depot in San Diego, CA. He was then assigned to Marine Security Guard Battalion in Quantico, VA. Upon graduation from Marine Security Guard school he was assigned to the American Embassy Tehran, Iran. Upon his release from captivity, Sgt. William Gallegos completed his military enlistment and was honorably discharged from the United States Marine Corps. During his military service he earned numerous military awards including the Defense Meritorious Service Medal, Prisoner of War Medal, Good Conduct Medal and the Department of State Award for Valor. Upon his discharge, he returned to Colorado where he earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Criminal Justice and Criminology from Metropolitan State University in Denver, Colorado.
Bill Gallegos then began a career in law enforcement as a Denver Sheriff and joined the Denver Police Department in 1994. His assignments with the Denver Police Department include street patrol officer, Vice and Narcotics and Denver police Intelligence unit where he was on loan to the Federal Bureau of Investigation/Joint Terrorism Task Force from 2004 to 2018. His police awards include numerous commendations as well as three Denver Police Distinguished Service Crosses and a Purple Heart. He retired from law enforcement in November 2018.Please contact firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
Saturday, 20 July 2019, 10am - 3pm - Dedham, MA - AFIO New England hosts Membership Business Meeting, Speaker, and Discussions
The AFIONE meeting schedule is as follows: Registration & Gathering, 1000 ― 1030; Membership meeting 1030 ― 1045; Morning Discussion Session 1045 to 1200; Luncheon at 1200 - 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.
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LOCATION: The AFIONE chapter meeting will be held at the MIT Endicott House in Dedham Mass. Their website is here. Address is: 80 Haven Street, 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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Speaker and Dinner are part of this chapter meeting where we will hear Maurice Dawson, Ph.D., D.C.Sc., SMIEEE, Director of the Center for Cyber Security and Forensics Education, Fulbright Scholar, & Senior Fellow at ALPF, discuss Cybersecurity issues. Professor Dawson is a nationally recognized expert on CyberSecurity and a published author.
Event is being held at the Stoney Creek Golf Club, 5850 W 103rd St., Oak Lawn, ill. 60453. Chapter VP John Fanning has arranged dinner for us in a private room for the cost of only $40pp.
Abraham D, Sofaer, George P. Shultz Fellow in Foreign Policy and National Security Affairs, Emeritus, speaks on "Taking on Iran: Strength, Diplomacy and the Iranian Threat." Abraham D. Sofaer, who served as legal adviser to the US Department of State from 1985 to 1990, was appointed the first George P. Shultz Distinguished Scholar and Senior Fellow at the Hoover Institution in 1994. During his service as legal adviser, he was responsible for US/Iran negotiations at the Iran/US Tribunal in The Hague.
Meeting location: Basque Cultural Center, 599 Railroad Avenue, South San Francisco, CA.
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
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1 November 2019, 10:30 am - 2 pm - Tysons, VA - SAVE THE DATE for this final AFIO luncheon of 2019. Features Jonna Mendez, former CIA Chief of Disguise, co-author of The Moscow Rules: The Secret CIA Tactics That Helped America Win the Cold War, and Vince Houghton PhD, Spy Museum Historian, discussing his just released The Nuclear Spies: America's Atomic Intelligence Operation against Hitler and Stalin.
Jonna Mendez's presentation starts at 11 a.m. Mendez (Spy Dust: Two Masters of Disguise Reveal the Tools and Operations That Helped Win the Cold War), share (with late husband Tony Mendez) their experiences as spies in Moscow during the height of the Cold War in the mid-1980s. The authors begin with the initial list of "the Moscow Rules" and continue to discuss briefly the current state of affairs in Russia under Vladimir Putin, and how they interfered with the 2016 U.S. election.
Vince Houghton PhD, historian and curator of the International Spy Museum, makes his presentation at 1 p.m. on The Nuclear Spies: America's Atomic Intelligence Operation against Hitler and Stalin. He asks why did the US intelligence services fail so spectacularly to know about the Soviet Union's nuclear capabilities following WWII? The Manhattan Project's intelligence team had penetrated the Third Reich and knew every detail of the Nazi 's plan for an atomic bomb. What changed and what went wrong?
Venue: DoubleTree by Hilton, 1960 Chain Bridge Rd, Tysons Corner, VA 22182 Phone: (703) 893-2100. Directions at this link.
Hold the date. Links to online registration will be provided next month.
Partisan political activism by current and former intelligence
officers since mid-2016 is the largest and most significant
politicization of intelligence by intelligence officers in U.S.
history. This presentation will explore the causes and the wholly
negative consequences of this new form of politicization for the
IC and the country.
Location: Society of Illustrators, 128 E 63rd St (between Park
and Lexington), New York, NY 10065.
HOLD THE DATE. The 2019 annual CIRA dinner will be held in Tysons Corner. The cost will be $110 per person.
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Details to follow in several weeks about this 2019 National Cryptologic Museum Foundation General Membership Meeting. Not co-event occurring following two days, below.
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Thursday-Friday, 17 - 18 October 2019 - Laurel, MD - 2019 Symposium on Cryptologic History - The National Security Agency/Central Security Service (NSA/CSS) and the National Cryptologic Museum Foundation
The National Security Agency/Central Security Service (NSA/CSS) and the National Cryptologic Museum Foundation invite proposals for the 2019 Symposium on Cryptologic History. The Symposium will be held on October 17-18, 2019 at the Johns Hopkins Applied Physics Laboratory's Kossiakoff Center in Laurel, MD. The theme of the 2019 Symposium is "From Discovery to Discourse." Proposals are due February 4, 2019. To submit your proposals or for additional details please visit this link
The National Security Agency/Central Security Service (NSA/CSS) Center for Cryptologic History (CCH) and the National Cryptologic Museum Foundation (NCMF) invite proposals for papers to be presented at the 17th biennial Symposium on Cryptologic History which will take place October 17 - 18, 2019. The Symposium will be held at the Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory's Kossiakoff Center in Laurel, Maryland. Following the Symposium on Saturday October 19th, attendees will be given an opportunity to tour the National Cryptologic Museum and participate in a workshop on researching cryptologic history sources.
The theme for the 2019 Symposium on Cryptologic History is "From Discovery to Discourse." Since 1990, the Symposium on Cryptologic History has served as an opportunity to present historical discoveries found in unclassified and declassified Intelligence Community records and engage in scholarly discussion about their significance to cryptologic history. All topics relevant to the history of cryptology, signals intelligence, technology, and national security are welcome. An interdisciplinary approach is encouraged. Topics anchored by anniversary events are traditionally well-received by attendees. Just two examples of significant anniversaries in 2019 include the 100th anniversary of the establishment of the British Government Code and Cypher School (now known as the Government Communications Headquarters or GCHQ) and the 70th anniversary of the establishment of NSA/CSS' predecessor, the Armed Forces Security Agency. Submissions from those who are new to the field, particularly graduate students, are particularly welcome. This will ensure the variety and diversity of exchange that has been the hallmark of this event.Wednesday, 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
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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.
The CAE in Cyber Security Symposium is right around the corner!
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to participate. Details to follow several months from now.
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.
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