AFIO Weekly Intelligence Notes #37-19 dated 1 October 2019

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CONTENTS

Section I - INTELLIGENCE HIGHLIGHTS

Section II - CONTEXT & PRECEDENCE

Section III - COMMENTARY

Section IV - Obituaries, Jobs, Research Assistance

Obituaries

Jobs

Research Assistance

Section V - Events

Upcoming AFIO Events

Other Upcoming Events from Advertisers, Corporate Sponsors, and Others

For Additional AFIO and other Events two+ months or more... Calendar of Events 

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"Lessons Learned: The Inter-Korean Dialogue and The Hanoi Summit"
Asian Initiative lecture series – a two-day event – at The Institute of World Politics
Tuesday, 15 October - Wednesday, 16 October 2019, 4:30 - 6 pm, in Washington, DC

AFIO Members are invited to the inaugural presentation of IWP's Asian Initiative lecture series – a two-day event – "Lessons Learned: The Inter-Korean Dialogue and The Hanoi Summit."
15 October, 4:30 - 6 pm: Lessons Learned: The Inter-Korean Dialogue and Path Forward with Gen. Kim Dong-shin, South Korea Minister of National Defense (ret.)
16 October, 4:30 - 6 pm: US-NK Relations: The Post-Hanoi Summit with a senior policy panel, to include:

  • Gen. Kim Dong-shin, former ROK Minister of National Defense
  • Gen. John Tilelli, Jr, former Commander in Chief, United Nations Command, ROK
  • Dr. Victor Cha, Senior Adviser and holder of the Korea Chair, Center for Strategic and International Studies
  • Mr. Bruce Klingner, Senior Research Fellow for Northeast Asia, The Heritage Foundation
  • Prof. John Sano, IWP Professor, and former Deputy Director, CIA's National Clandestine Service

* Both events will be off the record.

About the Lecture and Panel Presentation: North Korea remains a highly critical foreign policy and intelligence issue for not just the U.S., but for the international community as well. A new, relatively untested leader with a burgeoning weapons inventory – both nuclear and conventional, and a penchant for unpredictability, Kim Jong-un represents both an enigma and an unprecedented dilemma. From what appeared to be a relatively promising first ever meeting between a North Korean leader and a sitting U.S. President in Singapore to a disappointing sequence of events in Hanoi, the current situation on the Korean peninsula remains potentially extremely volatile.

About the Speaker and Panel Members: On 15 October, former ROK Minister of National Defense, Gen. Kim Dong-shin will present a lecture based on his significant experiences as part of the national leadership during the myriad inter-Korean dialogue as well as his assessment as to the path forward in addressing what is undoubtedly one of the most pressing national security and foreign policy issues of our time.

On 16 October, panel members in addition to Gen. Kim, include Gen. John Tilelli, Jr., former Commander in Chief of the United Nations Command, and concurrently Commander of U.S. Combined Forces, and U.S. Forces Korea; Dr. Victor Cha, former Director for Asian Affairs at the National Security Council and currently a senior advisor and holder of the Korea Chair at the Center for Strategic and International Studies; Mr. Bruce Klingner, former CIA Deputy Director for Korea analysis and currently the senior research fellow for Northeast Asia at The Heritage Foundation's Asian Studies Center.
Location: The Institute of World Politics, 1521 16th St NW, Washington, D.C. Parking.
More information is here.
RSVP here.


Register NOW for AFIO November Luncheon
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
1 November 2019, 10:30 am - 2 pm - Tysons, VA  
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.
 
 

HELP WITH FORMATION OF NEW DFW (TEXAS) AFIO CHAPTER:

Monday, 14 October 2019, 5 - 8 pm - Dallas, TX - Formational Meeting of Proposed AFIO DFW Chapter

Come to this formational meeting for a proposed Dallas-Fort Worth AFIO Chapter.
We shall be meeting 5 - 8 p.m. on Monday, Columbus Day, 14 October at the Roy Stanley Masonic Lodge #1367, 9225 Ferguson Rd, Dallas, TX 75228. This is located just east of Buckner Blvd near White Rock Lake.
For reasons of security, participation is restricted to current AFIO members and their spouses. No invitees this time around. No evening meals are provided though refreshments are available.
In consideration of distance and travel time for some of our Ft. Worth-Granbury-Burleson members, and for any others who may be delayed for reasons of employment or other obligations, you are welcome to arrive when you can and depart when you must. No problem.
This is our first meet 'n greet. There will be good camaraderie knowing we are among confreres, many of whom have shared common experiences in ways not usually lived by others. Several generations will intermingle, some still employed, some retirees.
I suspect there will be a meeting of persons with friends in common and/or swapping stories of who, when, where and what ever happened to...followed by each person introducing him/herself to the group for 10 minutes or so. Q&A after all finished. The whole experience will produce a convivial atmosphere, excellent for first meeting which will be conducive for planning future meetings. As time goes by I may lean on each of you for suggestions and introductions to qualified speakers whom you know or otherwise have high regard for and to other meeting sites that may be available to us at no charge,
Some have already advised of their attendance at meeting. I welcome confirmation from all. Others with questions, requests, advice or regrets may call, text or email me at any time. I am looking forward to a sizeable turnout. No one will be disappointed. We are all among friends. Make the effort to attend.
Our vision of the future is what distinguishes us: to become one of the more significant AFIO Chapters nationwide by providing a podium to informed speakers in matters of intelligence to air their message; and there are many in the DFW area whose knowledge, talent and experience we will tap. We will grow slowly, are not yet funded or even officially a Chapter, but we'll make it happen. Good luck to all of us.
Please RSVP to organizer Arthur Hochberg arthurhochberg@hotmail.com or call him at 214-952-7988.


AFIO's Latest Project is Now Online:

PROJECT: When Intelligence Made a Difference - a new series by editor Peter Oleson, is available here.

Released in Spring-Summer 2019 edition of Intelligencer and now available online as PDFs are:

Project overview and theme by Peter Oleson
• George Washington, Spymaster Extraordinaire: A Master of Intelligence, Counterintelligence, and Military Deception by Gene Poteat
• Lafayette and the French Intrigue to Lead the American Revolution by Gene Poteat
• How Sweden Chose Sides by Michael Fredholm
• George Washington's Attacks on Trenton and Princeton, 1776-77 by Ken Daigler 


Newly Released and Forthcoming Books of the Week

Life Undercover: Coming of Age in the CIA
by Amaryllis Fox
(Knopf, Oct 2019)

A memoir about the near decade Fox spent working counterterrorism for the CIA. The 2002 kidnapping and beheading by extremists of her writing mentor, journalist Daniel Pearl, compelled Fox to apply to the master's program in conflict and terrorism at Georgetown University. Fox's thesis work caught the attention of a CIA official in residence at the school, and she describes the process of joining the CIA at 22 and then being selected to be part of the CIA's elite Clandestine Service, where her duties included mapping the connections between al Qaeda lieutenants. Every colleague has a bogus identity, and Fox's description of her wedding day is surreal: "I walk down the aisle, past work friends whose real names I'll never know." Fox's work to prevent terror attacks involved tracking arms deals and took her to places like Tunisia, where she connected with a Hungarian arms dealer she later recruited for the agency, and to Pakistan, where she convinced militants not to go through with a planned bombing. Fox's brief CIA career ended after the birth of her daughter, who inspired her to shed her "mask" and work publicly for peace as a community builder. She conveys the exhilaration and loneliness of life undercover.

Book may be ordered here.


Agent Running in the Field: A Novel
by John le Carré
(Penguin Books, Oct 2019)

Modern UK and US politics entwine an MI6 officer. Nat, a 25-year veteran of MI6, is afraid that he's about to be put out to pasture. Instead, he's offered the opportunity to take over the management of a derelict London intelligence substation, the Haven, "a dumping ground for resettled defectors of nil value and fifth-rate informants on the skids." Nat accepts, and advocates for a new subordinate's covert op aimed at a Ukrainian oligarch code-named Orson, who has close links to "pro-Putin elements in the Ukrainian Government." The straightforward operation against Orson ends up becoming complicated and includes an obligatory mole hunt. Meanwhile, Nat befriends Ed Shannon, an agent for another branch of British intelligence, who reveals himself to be a strident opponent of Britain's leaving the EU and a believer that Trump is leading the US toward fascism. The usual le Carré politics. The novel telegraphs the surprises early on, and Nat is colorless compared with Magnus Pym and the author's other earlier leads. A missed opportunity, but might appeal to Remainers relishing even a fictional account of Brexit failing.

Book may be ordered here.



Section I - INTELLIGENCE HIGHLIGHTS

California Man Charged in Elaborate Chinese Spy Operation. A California man has been charged with acting as an illegal foreign agent as part of an elaborate FBI sting operation targeting Chinese intelligence operatives working in the U.S., the Justice Department said Monday.

Xuehua "Edward" Peng was caught acting as a courier for China's Ministry of State Security (MSS) after the U.S. launched a "double agent operation" in March 2015, according to a criminal complaint filed in the Northern District of California and obtained by NBC News.

As part of the investigation, a confidential FBI source - the "double agent" - met with MSS intelligence officers, provided them with classified information relating to national security concerns, and received financial payments in return, the criminal complaint says. [Read more: Schapiro/NBCNews/30September2019]

Iran Court Sentences 'US spy' to Death. Iran's judiciary says it has convicted three people of spying for the US, sentencing one of them to death, and another person of spying for the UK.

Spokesman Gholamhossein Esmaili said two men, Ali Nafariyeh and Mohammadali Babapour, had received 10-year prison sentences for working for the CIA.

Mohammad Amin Nasab was jailed for 10 years for aiding British intelligence.

Mr Esmaili said he would not identify the person sentenced to death because the verdict was subject to appeal. [Read more: BBCNews/1October2019]

Ex-Intelligence Officer Gets 10 Years in Espionage Case. A former U.S. intelligence officer convicted of trying to pass defense information to China was solemn as he was sentenced Tuesday to 10 years in prison and said he "would give anything" to change his actions.

Ron Rockwell Hansen, 60, wearing a gray jumpsuit, apologized in a trembling voice to his family and former colleagues for "pain and damage" he caused.

"Your honor there simply are no words to accurately and fully express the depth of regret I have for my decisions and actions... I am so sorry," he told the judge in Salt Lake City. "I would give anything to go back and change this. Anything." [Read more: Smith/AP/25September2019]

Colombia's Military Intelligence Chief Resigns Over Fabricated Evidence in Venezuela Report. Colombia's armed forces' intelligence chief resigned on Monday after media found President Ivan Duque had presented fabricated evidence of "narcoterrorist" activity in Venezuela.

In a press release, the Defense Minister said that the director of the Armed Forces' Joint Department of Intelligence and Counterintelligence, Brigadier General Oswaldo Peña, had requested his resignation.

Peña's department provided the information with which Duque and Foreign Minister Carlos Holmes Trujillo sought to substantiate the government's claim that Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro was colluding with ELN guerrillas and FARC guerrillas. [Read more: Alsema/ColombiaReports/1October2019]

South Africa Intelligence Minister Seeks Answers on 'AWOL' Spy Thulani Dlomo. Intelligence Minister Ayanda Dlodlo has tasked her most senior official to investigate the whereabouts of top spy, Thulani Dlomo.

Dlomo, who previously headed the State Security Agency's controversial Special Operations (SO) unit, has apparently been AWOL since his return to the SSA earlier this year.

Dlomo was South Africa's ambassador to Japan, but was recalled several months ago to resume his post at the SSA.

But he has not been seen or heard from since, sources at the SSA say.[Read more: Evans/News24/27September2019]

CIA Funds Professor at UNM. The University of New Mexico is building upon its relationship with the Central Intelligence Agency through a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU).

The memorandum allows the agency to station an active-duty CIA operative on campus. UNM alumnus and CIA agent David Berg arrived on campus earlier this fall.

Berg will be stationed at the University for two years, teaching classes and serving as a resource for students seeking career opportunities within the CIA. His classes will begin next semester and include Ethics in Cyber Intelligence, Technology, and Social Media for National Security, and Introduction to Global and National Security. [Read more: Heitt/DailyLobo/26September2019]

Egypt Issues Travel Ban on Intelligence Officers Amid Coup Fears. A source close to the Egyptian intelligence told The New Arab's Arabic language service that the undersecretary of Egypt's General Intelligence Agency, who is also Sisi's son, issued a decree to ban intelligence officers from travelling while he undergoes an investigation on those who want to overthrow the president.

Mahmoud al-Sisi is reportedly doing this after hearing rumours that there are officials within Sisi's close circles that want him to be removed as Egypt's president.

"Sisi's son commissioned a committee of security leaders to start an extensive investigation on intelligence officers which will include a detailed report on their bank transactions and communications", an anonymous source said.

"A large number of officers have been banned from leaving the country until the investigation is over," they added. [Read more: AlbawabaNews/1October2019]


Section II - CONTEXT & PRECEDENCE

John Le Carré Has Given Spies a Bad Name, Says Ex-MI6 Chief. He has written some of Britain's best-loved espionage novels, filled with Cold War double agents inspired by real people he met while spying for the British Government in West Germany.

John Le Carré, whose real name is David Cornwell, left MI6 in 1963 and built a new career on secret plots of a fictional kind.

But the novelist has been accused by a real-life spymaster of being "obsessed" with his secret service career, despite having only serving for three years, and writing "corrosive" books that undermine the UK's intelligence services.

Sir Richard Dearlove, the former head of MI6, said Le Carré's novels are "exclusively about betrayal" and trade on the author's limited experience as an intelligence officer to make spying seem immoral. [Read more: Diver/TheTelegraph/29September2019]

The Fog of Espionage, Part 3: 'A Bewildering Variety of Poisonous Snakes'. On the morning of Feb. 2, 1993, Jim Woolsey sat in a confirmation hearing to become the director of the CIA and made a sobering statement: the Soviet Union had collapsed; the Cold War was supposedly over.

It was the conclusion of a brutal, tense, all-or-nothing, 40-year struggle during which much of the world teetered on the brink of possible extinction with powerful arrays of nuclear weapons on both sides.

Political pressure, Western intelligence victories and paranoia among the Soviet leadership - according to historical documents - eventually toppled the communist regime and the U.S. emerged as the world's only remaining superpower.

Woolsey told the Senate Select Committee on Intelligence that morning, "We have slain a large dragon. But we live now in a jungle filled with a bewildering variety of poisonous snakes. And in many ways, the dragon was easier to keep track of." [Read more: Green/WTOP/27September2019]

BBC's Excellent Documentary on The Troubles is Now Focusing on the Intelligence War Against the IRA. While the opening three episodes of BBC's enthralling documentary series Spotlight on The Troubles: A Secret History have provided an in-depth retelling of the conflict, it appears that the next episodes will be delving into the murkier waters of espionage, collusion, and state secrets.

As mentioned previously, the upcoming episode will focus on the Loughall ambush, an incident which occurred on 8 May 1987 in the village of Loughgall, Armagh.

During this firefight, an eight-man unit of the Provisional IRA's East Tyrone Brigade were shot dead after they loaded a 200lb bomb onto a stolen digger and smashed through the gates of the RUC barracks in Loughgall.

The bomb exploded and destroyed almost half of the base. [Read more: Moore/Joe/30September2019]

A Murder in Berlin: The Untold Story of a Chechen ‘Jihadist' Turned Secret Agent. He walked two blocks behind me and insisted on a café or restaurant that was sparsely populated. Given the circumstances, I couldn't blame him.

"Levan," as I'll call him, was once a senior official in Georgia's interior ministry. According to two current Georgian officials, he was also the recruiter and handler of Zelimkhan Khangoshvili, the 40-year-old ethnic Chechen from Georgia's Pankisi Gorge region who was shot in the head and killed in central Berlin on Aug. 23 as he headed to a local mosque to attend Friday prayers.

Khangoshvili's daylight murder in the Kleiner Tiergarten, a park full of people, bore all of the hallmarks of a carefully orchestrated assassination, a fate common to Kremlin opponents, the kind of killing to which Europe has lately grown accustomed. [Read more: Weiss/DailyBeast/27September2019]

How a Chicago College Student Ended Up in the Middle of an FBI Investigation into Chinese Spying. Ji Chaoqun easily blended in among the 2,900 international students at the Illinois Institute of Technology, a private school just off the Dan Ryan Expressway near White Sox park.

Except Ji was not just any student on campus. Federal authorities allege he was secretly working for a Chinese spy agency.

Chinese spies focused on stealing the secrets of major U.S. aerospace companies had recruited Ji for assistance in Chicago, according to court records. Ji is alleged to have secretly met with his handlers in China and was tasked with gathering biographical information on eight Chinese nationals working in the U.S. Prosecutors say the Chinese government planned to try and recruit the eight as spies - most of whom worked for defense contractors as scientists and engineers.

Ji now finds himself in the middle of an ongoing national security investigation that also led to the arrest and unprecedented extradition to the U.S. last year of Ji's handler, a senior intelligence officer in China's main spy agency. It marked the first time a Chinese spy has been brought to this country to face criminal prosecution. [Read more: Lighty/ChicagoTribune/26September2019]


Section III - COMMENTARY

New Intelligence: China's Navy To Unveil Large Underwater Robot. The Fourth Industrial Revolution is unleashing a new generation of autonomous underwater robots that will fundamentally change the way future naval wars are fought. The U.S. Navy surely has an advantage, being slightly further along the development and doctrinal path than other less well-funded navies. But as is the nature of AI and robotics, it is a space where others can disrupt the established order of things.

China is about to show the world what it has been working on. The government is expected to put on its largest military parade ever October 1 in Beijing's Tiananmen Square to mark the 70th anniversary of the founding of the People's Republic of China. It will be jam-packed with the latest weapons technologies. Much of the new equipment that will be on show is still under wraps, literally. Pouring over grainy candid smartphone photographs of the rehearsals posted on Chinese language social media, military watchers have spotted something hiding under a canvas that I believe will be significant. [Read more: Sutton/Forbes/29September2019]

Podcast: Fighting Russian Disinformation. The world is a particularly confusing and daunting place these days: Russian bots, North Korean nukes, trade wars and climate emergencies. To understand it better, Foreign Policy and the Brookings Institution are teaming up for an 8-part podcast series. On each episode, host Jonathan Tepperman and a guest from Brookings discuss one of the world's most vexing problems and trace its origins. And then, the hard part: Tepperman asks the guest to focus on plausible, actionable ways forward.

Jonathan Tepperman, Foreign Policy's editor in chief, hosts the podcast. The guests are some of the smartest and most experienced analysts around - all scholars from the Brookings Institution, including former government and intelligence officials. [Listen: ForeignPolicy/30September2019]


Section IV - Obituaries, Jobs, Research Assistance

Obituaries

Plato Cacheris, Premier Washington Defense Lawyer

Plato Cacheris Cacheris, 90, a famous "Lawyer to the Spies," died 26 September 2019 in Alexandria, VA.
Born in Pittsburgh, PA, the son of Greek immigrants, he went on to graduate from Georgetown University's School of Foreign Service in 1951, and served in the Marine Corps during the Korean War.
He graduated from Georgetown's law school in 1956. After a stint as a prosecutor in the Justice Department, including becoming the first assistant U.S. Attorney for the Eastern District of Virginia, Plato entered private practice as a criminal defense attorney and never looked back. He represented some of the most high-profile clients of his era, including Attorney General John N. Mitchell during Watergate, Representative Michael Myers during Abscam, Fawn Hall during Iran-contra, Monica Lewinsky during the Clinton affair, and spies Aldrich Ames and Robert Hanssen in their espionage cases.
In addition to his newsworthy clients, Plato gave graciously of his time and expertise to anyone who needed his help. He lived life with gusto, reaching the pinnacle of his law practice, traveling to exotic locales, reading voraciously, playing tennis into old age, and watching any available NFL game. He enjoyed time with family and friends, preferably at Bethany Beach.
He is survived by his wife of 64 years, Ethel D. Cacheris, a daughter, son, and other family. [Read more: WashingtonPost/26September2019]

Bill Hawley, CIA Officer

Frederick William Hawley, 88, CIA and Department of State Officer, died 15 September 2019 in Sarasota, FL.
Bill attended The Choate School, Wellington College (UK), and Princeton University prior to joining the Central Intelligence Agency. From 1954-57 he served in the US Army, training to become a Ranger Infantry Officer in the 82nd Airborne Division. He continued serving his country in a wide range of international responsibilities with the CIA and Department of State until 1972, including tours in Germany, Holland and Austria. In 1972, he joined the White House to serve as Assistant Director to the Council of International Economic Policy.
In 1975 he moved to the private sector, where he rose to serve as Director of International Government Relations at Citibank, N.A. until his retirement in 1998.
Bill served on the Boards of several professional and community organizations, and was a member of the Cosmos Club in Washington, DC. He also served as President of the Hawley Society for 10 years. A lifelong pianist, who toured with the Princeton Triangle Club, Bill was passionate about music. He was also a skilled photographer and an avid reader of history.
He is survived by his wife of 58 years, Valeska Seelmann Hawley, by three daughters and a son, and other family.
His family and friends will forever cherish his devotion to family, intellectual curiosity, endearing wit, and compelling stories. A Celebration of Life is being planned for January in Sarasota.

Robert Lewis, Librarian, CIA Analyst

Robert John Cornelius Koons Lewis, 81, Librarian, CIA Officer, died 21 September 2019.
Born in Washington, DC, he graduated from George Washington University with a BA in History and Religion. He also earned an MA in Secondary Education from GWU, and an MS Library Science from Catholic University. He served in the US Army 1963-65.
His jobs included Info Officer Ambionics Inc; Librarian Patton Boggs Blow; Researcher GWU; Library Director Ben Franklin U; Oriental Art Consultant Silverman Galleries; Library Director NGS; and Library Director Metropolitan Club.
He authored Brief History of the Rosemount Branch of the Surles Lewis Family of Virginia, 1976 and several other works of genealogy. He had several club memberships.
He is survived by two sons, a sister, and other family.

Joe Wilson, Former Ambassador Who Challenged Iraq War narrative; Husband of CIA Officer Valerie Plame

Joseph Charles Wilson IV, 69, a long-serving American diplomat who contradicted White House claims in 2003 that Iraq had purchased yellowcake from Niger for making bombs, died of organ failure 27 September 2019 in Santa Fe, NM.
Wilson undermined President George W. Bush's claim by writing an Op-Ed in the New York Times, an act seen as a betrayal which lead to the unmasking of his wife, Valerie Plame, as a CIA officer.
Mr. Wilson's act changed the politics of the war and forced the White House to concede, grudgingly, that Mr. Bush had built the case for war on a cherry-picked intelligence.
Wilson graduated in 1972 from the University of California at Santa Barbara, where he was a self-described "surf dude." He worked as a carpenter, but a facility with languages earned him a position with the State Department in 1976. He worked in several African countries, including Niger, South Africa and Burundi, and in the mid-1980s served on the congressional staffs of Sen. Al Gore (D-Tenn.) and Rep. Tom Foley (D-Wash.).
From 1988 to 1991 he was the second-ranking diplomat at the U.S. Embassy in Baghdad, during the run-up to the 1991 Gulf War. In September 1990, after Iraqi forces had attacked Kuwait, about 60 Americans sought refuge at the U.S. ambassador's residence.
In 2002, by then a private citizen, he was asked by the CIA to travel to Niger to verify reports that it had sold a nuclear material, uranium yellowcake, to Iraq in the 1990s. Wilson concluded that the reports of a Niger-Iraq deal were false. When President Bush, in his January 2003 State of the Union Message said that "the British government has learned that Saddam Hussein recently sought significant quantities of uranium from Africa," and then ordered an American invasion of Iraq seven weeks later, Wilson was livid and felt the record needed to be corrected.
He wrote an Op-Ed published in the New York Times on 6 July 2003 titled, "What I Didn't Find in Africa."
A week after the Op-Ed, a conservative syndicated columnist wrote a column identifying Ms. Plame as a CIA operative, a breach given that her work required secrecy since she was serving as a NOC.
An investigation into the leak of Ms. Plame's identity led to charges against Mr. Cheney's chief of staff, I. Lewis Libby Jr., not for leaking but for lying about his conversations with reporters about Ms. Plame and for obstruction of justice. President Bush commuted his 30-month prison sentence, and last year President Trump gave him a full pardon.
For Joe Wilson, the decision to write the Op-Ed was a matter of patriotic duty and he wrote about that decision in a 2004 memoir,The Politics of Truth: Inside the Lies that Led to War and Betrayed My Wife's CIA Identity...A Diplomat's Memoir, followed three years later by Plame's own memoir. The books formed the basis of a 2010 film, "Fair Game," in which Mr. Wilson was portrayed by Sean Penn and Plame by Naomi Watts.
Ms. Plame, whose marriage to Mr. Wilson ended in divorce in 2017, said he had never regretted the decision.
In addition to his third ex-wife, Valerie Plame, Joe Wilson's first two marriages, to Susan Otchis and French diplomat Jacqueline Giorgi, also ended in divorce. Survivors include twins from his first marriage, and twins from his marriage to Plame, and other family.
[Read more: NewYorkTimes/27September2019]


Jobs

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Faculty Opportunities: Cybersecurity faculty, professionals, and Master's or PHD Graduates can find jobs for CAE designated institutions through the listings below. Listings are by University with the most recent at the top.

Research Assistance

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.

Do You Know About Theft/Rebuilding of Soviet Lunik Spacecraft ~1959-60? Please assist this researcher.

To AFIO Members: I am a nonfiction writer with several books out on major publishers.
Am seeking to speak with/hear from members willing to talk about the theft and rebuilding of the Soviet Lunik spacecraft in or around 1959 or 1960. This story is told in "The Kidnapping of the Lunik, " in CIA's Studies in Intelligence, Volume 11, Issue 1. (Winter 1967.) This article was declassified and available here.
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Section V - Events

AFIO EDUCATIONAL EVENTS IN COMING TWO MONTHS....

Tuesday, 8 October 2019, 11 a.m. - Ponte Vedra Beach, FL - The "Bill Webb" North Florida Chapter hosts LTG Hagenbeck on "A Career in Afghanistan."

Our guest speaker will be LTG Buster Hagenbeck, US Army Retired. Buster will be discussing his career, Afghanistan, and other relevant topics. Buster is the chairman of the World Affairs Council of Jacksonville and has a distinguished career in the US Army.

Location: The Plantation, 101 Plantation Dr, Ponte Vedra Beach, FL 32082. Reservations are required. Please contact Ken Meyer to RSVP.

Wednesday, 9 October 2019, 11:30 am - Albuquerque, NM - AFIO New Mexico Chapter hears Tom Dyble on "Chaos in Cairo: Arab Spring in Egypt."

Mr. Tom Dyble will do a presentation to the AFIO New Mexico Chapter on "Chaos in Cairo: Arab Spring in Egypt" based on David D. Kirkpatrick's book Into the Hands of the Soldiers: Freedom and Chaos in Egypt and the Middle East.
Location of event: "The Egg & I" restaurant at 6909 Menaul Blvd NE, Albuquerque, NM 87110, (505) 888-3447. [On Menaul just east of Louisiana, next door to Chili's]
Fee to attend: Meeting is Free.
Timing: 11 a.m. (Arrive, Order Lunch - available at separate cost), 11:30 a.m. (Call To Order), 1 p.m. (Adjourn)

Our meetings are normally open to present and former members of Federal, Military (uniformed and civilian), State and Local Agencies, and selective others who support the Intelligence Community.
If you desire further information, please contact one of the following:
Sam Shaw - Phone: 505-379-3963, e-mail: President@afionm.org
Tom Dyble - Phone: 505-299-3242, e-mail: Vice-President@afionm.org

Saturday, 12 October 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.

Full details when available.

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.

For additional information contact us at afionechapter@gmail.com

Reservations are $25.00 per person. Emails regarding your plans to attend will be accepted if you are late meeting the deadline. These must be sent to Sarah Moore no later than 7 days prior to the event. Paid in advance the cost of the luncheon is $25 per person.
Mail name of attendee and any guests to: AFIO/NE, Sarah Moore, PO Box 1203, Orange, CT 06477.

Monday, 14 October 2019, 5 - 8 pm - Dallas, TX - Come to Formational Meeting of Proposed AFIO DFW (Texas) Chapter

Come to this formational meeting for a proposed Dallas-Fort Worth AFIO Chapter.
We shall be meeting 5 - 8 p.m. on Monday, Columbus Day, 14 October at the Roy Stanley Masonic Lodge #1367, 9225 Ferguson Rd, Dallas, TX 75228. This is located just east of Buckner Blvd near White Rock Lake.
For reasons of security, participation is restricted to current AFIO members and their spouses. No invitees this time around. No evening meals are provided though refreshments are available.
In consideration of distance and travel time for some of our Ft. Worth-Granbury-Burleson members, and for any others who may be delayed for reasons of employment or other obligations, you are welcome to arrive when you can and depart when you must. No problem.
This is our first meet 'n greet. There will be good camaraderie knowing we are among confreres, many of whom have shared common experiences in ways not usually lived by others. Several generations will intermingle, some still employed, some retirees.
I suspect there will be a meeting of persons with friends in common and/or swapping stories of who, when, where and what ever happened to...followed by each person introducing him/herself to the group for 10 minutes or so. Q&A after all finished. The whole experience will produce a convivial atmosphere, excellent for first meeting which will be conducive for planning future meetings. As time goes by I may lean on each of you for suggestions and introductions to qualified speakers whom you know or otherwise have high regard for and to other meeting sites that may be available to us at no charge,
Some have already advised of their attendance at meeting. I welcome confirmation from all. Others with questions, requests, advice or regrets may call, text or email me at any time. I am looking forward to a sizeable turnout. No one will be disappointed. We are all among friends. Make the effort to attend.
Our vision of the future is what distinguishes us: to become one of the more significant AFIO Chapters nationwide by providing a podium to informed speakers in matters of intelligence to air their message; and there are many in the DFW area whose knowledge, talent and experience we will tap. We will grow slowly, are not yet funded or even officially a Chapter, but we'll make it happen. Good luck to all of us.
Please RSVP to organizer Arthur Hochberg arthurhochberg@hotmail.com or call him at 214-952-7988

1 November 2019, 10:30 am - 2 pm - Tysons, VA - Do not miss 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.

Wednesday, 13 November 2019, 11:30 a.m. no-host cocktails; 12 noon - San Francisco, CA - The "Andre Le Gallo" San Francisco Chapter hosts Dr. Matthew Brazil on Beijing's Spy Apparatus

Dr. Matthew Brazil, a non-resident Fellow at The Jamestown Foundation, worked in Asia for over 20 years as a U.S. Army officer, American diplomat, and corporate security manager. He is the co-author of Chinese Communist Espionage: An Intelligence Primer (Annapolis: Naval Institute Press, Nov 2019)
Hitherto, almost all writings about Beijing's espionage and influence operations have focused on individual cases that shed little light on the actual nature of their organs of state security. Dr. Brazil will speak about how he and his co-author researched original sources in Chinese and unearthed new insights into Beijing's most secret operations at home and abroad.

RSVP: Your registration via Eventbrite may be quickly completed here.

Wednesday 4 December 2019, 5:30 p.m. - New York, NY - AFIO NY Metro Chapter hosts CIA Officer (Ret) Dr. John A. Gentry discussing "IC Political Activism since 2016 -- Origins and Implications."

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.

Dr. John A. Gentry was for 12 years an intelligence analyst at the CIA, where he worked mainly economic issues associated with the Soviet Union and Warsaw Pact countries; for two of those years he was senior analyst on the staff of the National Intelligence Officer for Warning. He is a retired U.S. Army Reserve officer, with most assignments in special operations and intelligence arenas. On active duty, he was executive officer of a special forces operational detachment. As a reservist, he was mobilized and spent much of 1996 as a civil affairs officer in Bosnia. Dr. Gentry also is an adjunct associate professor with the School of International and Public Affairs, Columbia University. He formerly taught at the College of International Security Affairs, National Defense University, at the National Intelligence University, and at George Mason University. His research interests primarily are in intelligence and security studies. He publishes frequently in Intelligence and National Security and International Journal of Intelligence and CounterIntelligence. Georgetown University Press published his co-authored book, Strategic Warning Intelligence: History, Challenges and Prospects, in early 2019. He is a member of the Editorial Committee of the International Journal of Intelligence and CounterIntelligence. He is adjunct professor at Georgetown University.

Location: Society of Illustrators, 128 E 63rd St (between Park and Lexington), New York, NY 10065.
Timing: Registration starts at 5:30 pm, Speaker presentation starts at 6 pm. Fee: $50/person. Payment at the door only. Cash or check. Full dinner, cash bar.
RSVP: Strongly recommended that you RSVP to ensure space at event. Call or Email Chapter President Jerry Goodwin at afiometro@gmail.com or 646-717-3776.

Monday, 20 January 2020, 5:30 p.m. - New York, NY - AFIO NY Metro Chapter hosts CIA Officer (Ret) and Author/Disguise Expert Jonna Mendez

Jonna 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. Additional details to follow in coming months.

Location: Society of Illustrators, 128 E 63rd St (between Park and Lexington), New York, NY 10065.
Timing: Registration starts at 5:30 pm, Speaker presentation starts at 6 pm. Fee: $50/person. Payment at the door only. Cash or check. Full dinner, cash bar.
RSVP: Strongly recommended that you RSVP to ensure space at event. Call or Email Chapter President Jerry Goodwin at afiometro@gmail.com or 646-717-3776.



Other Upcoming Events from Advertisers, Corporate Sponsors, and Others

Wednesday, 2 October 2019, 6 - 8:30 pm - Washington, DC - Mother, Daughter, Sister, SPY - a panel at The International Spy Museum

The Spy Museum is hosting a signature event, the annual Mother Daughter, Sister, Spy panel. The moderator will be Washington Post national security reporter Ellen Nakashima and panelists will include: The Honorable Mary Beth Long, Former Assistant Secretary of Defense for International Security Affairs in the Office of the Secretary of Defense, Former Chair of NATO's High-Level Group (HLG); Melissa Mahle, Former U.S. intelligence officer and expert on the Middle East and counterterrorism, SPY Advisory Board Member; Jonna Hiestand Mendez, Former Chief of Disguise in the CIA's Office of Technical Service, SPY Founding Board Member; Farhana Qazi, Author of Secrets of the Kashmir Valley and Invisible Martyrs: Inside the Secret World of Islamic Female Radicals, Adjunct Faculty in The Elliott School of International Affairs at George Washington University; Lena Sisco, Former Department of Defense (DoD) certified military interrogator and Naval Human Intelligence (HUMINT) Officer. Tickets for the general public: $115 per person. Register here.
Event location: The International Spy Museum, 700 L'Enfant Plaza, SW Washington DC 20024 202.393.7798

Wednesday, 2 October 2019, 7:30 to 8:45 pm - McLean, VA - Bill Gertz on "Deceiving the Sky: Inside Communist China's Drive for Global Supremacy" at The Westminster Institute

The United States' approach to China since the Communist regime in Beijing began the period of reform and opening in the 1980s was based on a promise that trade and engagement with China would result in a peaceful, democratic state.
Forty years later the hope of producing a benign People's Republic of China has evaporated. The Communist Party of China deceived the West into believing that its system and the Party-ruled People's Liberation Army were peaceful and posed no threat. In fact, these misguided policies produced the emergence of a 21stcentury challenge that may be as dangerous to the United States and its allies as the Soviet Union was. How can it meet this challenge?
Bill Gertz, national security columnist, The Washington Times, is author of seven books, including Breakdown: How America's Intelligence Failures Led to September 11 and The China Threat: How the People's Republic Targets America.

Where: Westminster Institute, 6729 Curran St, McLean, VA 22101. Reception at 7 pm
No charge to attend.
To register, do so here.

Thursday, 3 October 2019, 5-8pm – Washington, DC – Educator Night Out – at the International Spy Museum

Enjoy an evening at the new International Spy Museum where the red carpet will be rolled out just for teachers! Gain exclusive access to the brand new exhibits, bring your A-game to compete in a Museum-wide scavenger hunt, collect useful curriculum materials and resources to spice up…or shake up your teaching, relax with a signature martini – the Teachertini, and some quick bites to eat and who knows…you might just meet a real spy! Please Note: This event is open to K-12 classroom and resource teachers only. This is a 21+ event and a valid Teacher ID is required. Event is free but RSVP is required here.
Event location: The International Spy Museum, 700 L'Enfant Plaza, SW Washington DC 20024 202.393.7798

Friday, 11 October 2019 - Arlington, VA - Annual General Membership and Board of Directors Meeting for NIP

The 2019 NIP Fall Luncheon and Annual General Membership and Board Meeting will be held at the stately Army Navy Country Club in Arlington, VA. The ANCC is near Suitland, MD with spectacular views of the Capitol and abundant free valet parking.
The guest speaker will be VADM Matthew Kohler, Deputy Chief of Naval Operations for Information Warfare and 67th Director of Naval Intelligence.

Online registration is available for those ready to pay by credit card. To register use this link.

NO WALK UPS PLEASE, REGISTRATION DUE BY 5:00 PM EST, 4 October 2019.

Tuesday, 15 October 2019, 1-4pm – Washington, DC – Eric Lichtblau: Return to the Reich – at the International Spy Museum

Meet at the International Spy Museum for an in-store book signing of Return to the Reich by Eric Lichtblau. Eric Lichtblau, a two-time Pulitzer Prize–winning journalist, is the best-selling author of The Nazis Next Door and Bush's Law: The Remaking of American Justice. He was a Washington reporter for the New York Times for fifteen years, while also writing for the Los Angeles Times, The New Yorker, TIME, and other publications. He has been a frequent guest on NPR, MSNBC, C-SPAN, and other networks, as well as a speaker at many universities and institutions. He lives outside Washington, D.C.
Event is free. More about event is here.
Event location: The International Spy Museum, 700 L'Enfant Plaza, SW Washington DC 20024 202.393.7798

Tuesday, 15 October - Wednesday, 16 October 2019, 4:30 - 6 pm - Washington, DC - IWP's Asian Initiative lecture series – a two-day event – "Lessons Learned: The Inter-Korean Dialogue and The Hanoi Summit"

AFIO Members are invited to the inaugural presentation of IWP's Asian Initiative lecture series – a two-day event – "Lessons Learned: The Inter-Korean Dialogue and The Hanoi Summit."
15 October, 4:30 - 6 pm: Lessons Learned: The Inter-Korean Dialogue and Path Forward with Gen. Kim Dong-shin, South Korea Minister of National Defense (ret.)
16 October, 4:30 - 6 pm: US-NK Relations: The Post-Hanoi Summit with a senior policy panel, to include:

  • Gen. Kim Dong-shin, former ROK Minister of National Defense
  • Gen. John Tilelli, Jr, former Commander in Chief, United Nations Command, ROK
  • Dr. Victor Cha, Senior Adviser and holder of the Korea Chair, Center for Strategic and International Studies
  • Mr. Bruce Klingner, Senior Research Fellow for Northeast Asia, The Heritage Foundation
  • Prof. John Sano, IWP Professor, and former Deputy Director, CIA's National Clandestine Service

* Both events will be off the record.

About the Lecture and Panel Presentation: North Korea remains a highly critical foreign policy and intelligence issue for not just the U.S., but for the international community as well. A new, relatively untested leader with a burgeoning weapons inventory – both nuclear and conventional, and a penchant for unpredictability, Kim Jong-un represents both an enigma and an unprecedented dilemma. From what appeared to be a relatively promising first ever meeting between a North Korean leader and a sitting U.S. President in Singapore to a disappointing sequence of events in Hanoi, the current situation on the Korean peninsula remains potentially extremely volatile.

About the Speaker and Panel Members: On 15 October, former ROK Minister of National Defense, Gen. Kim Dong-shin will present a lecture based on his significant experiences as part of the national leadership during the myriad inter-Korean dialogue as well as his assessment as to the path forward in addressing what is undoubtedly one of the most pressing national security and foreign policy issues of our time.

On 16 October, panel members in addition to Gen. Kim, include Gen. John Tilelli, Jr., former Commander in Chief of the United Nations Command, and concurrently Commander of U.S. Combined Forces, and U.S. Forces Korea; Dr. Victor Cha, former Director for Asian Affairs at the National Security Council and currently a senior advisor and holder of the Korea Chair at the Center for Strategic and International Studies; Mr. Bruce Klingner, former CIA Deputy Director for Korea analysis and currently the senior research fellow for Northeast Asia at The Heritage Foundation's Asian Studies Center.
Location: The Institute of World Politics, 1521 16th St NW, Washington, D.C. Parking.
More information is here.
RSVP here.

Wednesday, 16 October 2019, 9 a.m. - 3 p.m. - Laurel, MD - NCMF 2019 Membership Meeting

The 2019 NCMF General Membership Meeting & Annual Symposium will be held from 9am to 3pm on 16 October 2019 at the JHU/APL Kossiakoff Center, 11100 John Hopkins Road, Laurel, MD 20723-6099. See below for a snapshot of the program and stay tuned for more details. Registration is open now. We hope you will please share information about our upcoming program with friends, colleagues, and related communities.

SYMPOSIUM SNAPSHOT:  RUSSIAN PENETRATION OF U.S. ASSETS

The NCMF symposium this year will feature an exposé of Soviet and Russian active measures to engage in political warfare and to conduct espionage against the U.S. and others using close access and other means. Among the speakers are Dr. John Lenczowski, Dr. Terry Thompson, Dr Eric Haseltine, Charles Gandy, Jerry Roddy, and James Gosler, all of whom were directly involved in working to thwart these security threats. In addition, the program includes information about NCMF and museum activities as well as an update on the new museum project.

REGISTRATION and COST: Fee includes breakfast (8:15 a.m. - 9:00 a.m.) and lunch (Noon - 1 p.m.). $25 Members, $50 Guests (includes 1 year NCMF membership). Deadline to register is 11 October.
To register, do so here.

***CCH Symposium 2019 (see next event below) - Remember, this year the Symposium on Cryptologic History will take place on 17-18 October and registration for this event is separate from the NCMF program. Please consider registering for both events and enjoying 3 full days of cryptology and cybersecurity. See the NCMF event calendar and Educate section for information about the CCH Symposium.

Additional information or questions can be handled at NCMF Office at cryptmf@aol.com or call 301-688-5436. NSA/CSS and NCMF Program and Registration Fill-n-Print Forms

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's 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."

THEME & PROGRAM INFO

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. The 2019 Symposium program offers over 20 educational sessions led by over 65 speakers. Topics include cryptologic history related to World War I and II, the Cold War, communications security, cyberspace and technology, international and diplomatic relations, counterintelligence and espionage, declassification and public engagement, and more. The program is here.

REGISTRATION INFO: The registration rate is $70/day ($140 for the full program). The student rate is $35/day ($70 for the full program). Registration includes a light continental breakfast, lunch, and afternoon snacks. Sessions on Saturday, October 19th are free for those who register for one, or both, days at the Kossiakoff Center. For registration questions, contact the NCMF at crypt@cryptologicfoundation.org or 301-688-5436.

Registration is available online here. OR mail your registration form and payment following these instructions.

*** Registration will close on Friday October 11, 2019. No refunds for cancellations will be issued after Monday October 14, 2019. NSA/CSS and NCMF Program and Registration Fill-n-Print Forms

Thursday, 17 October 2019, 6:30pm – Washington, DC – Life Undercover: An Evening with Amaryllis Fox – at the International Spy Museum

Amaryllis Fox spent ten years in the clandestine operations unit of the CIA, hunting the world's most dangerous terrorists. Fox was in her last year as an undergraduate at Oxford when her writing mentor Daniel Pearl was captured and beheaded. Galvanized by this brutality, Fox applied to Georgetown's School of Foreign Service, where she created an algorithm that predicted, with uncanny certainty, the likelihood of a terrorist cell arising in any village around the world. At 21, she was recruited by the CIA. At 22, she was fast-tracked into advanced operations training, sent from Langley to "the Farm," learning how to use a Glock, how to get out of flexicuffs while locked in the trunk of a car, how to withstand torture, and the best ways to commit suicide in case of captivity. At the end of this training she was deployed as a spy under non-official cover as an art dealer specializing in tribal and indigenous art and sent to infiltrate terrorist networks in remote areas of the Middle East and Asia. Join Fox this evening as she discusses her ten years in the CIA clandestine service and launches her riveting new memoir Life Undercover: Coming of Age in the CIA. Life Undercover will be available for sale and signing at the event. Tickets for the general public: $15 (or $35 including book); tickets for Spy Museum members: $10 (or $30 including book). To register to attend, do so here.
Event location: The International Spy Museum, 700 L'Enfant Plaza, SW Washington DC 20024 202.393.7798

Sunday/Monday, 20-21 October 2019 – Washington, DC – North American Society for Intelligence History Inaugural Conference – at the International Spy Museum

Want to rub shoulders with intelligence historians and intelligence scholar/practitioners from around the world? Want to hear about their cutting-edge research much of which underpins the new International Spy Museum exhibitions? Want to meet the authors of some of your favorite books about espionage and intelligence? Then come to the inaugural conference of the North American Society for Intelligence History (NASIH). This extravaganza includes eleven panels on the international history of espionage and counterespionage, disinformation, intelligence in popular culture, signals and cyber intelligence, covert action, counterterrorism, intelligence analysis, intelligence in wartime, and much more. Conference attendees will have access to the Museum's exhibits with their conference badge and will be eligible to sign up for guided tours by the Museum's curatorial staff. Tickets: $100 in advance; $150 at the door; $50 for students. To register, do so here.
Event location: The International Spy Museum, 700 L'Enfant Plaza, SW Washington DC 20024 202.393.7798

Friday, 25 October 2019, 6:30pm – Virginia Hall: A Woman of No Importance? – at the International Spy Museum

Virginia Hall was a trailblazing spy. She didn't let a hunting accident which robbed her of a leg slow her down. A Baltimorean with an interest in foreign languages and the gumption to overcome obstacles both physical and cultural, Hall operated courageously behind enemy lines in occupied France during World War II. She coordinated French Resistance efforts and put her life on the line first as an agent for the English Special Operations Executive and then with the US Office of Strategic Services. Award-winning author Sonia Purnell's new book A Woman of No Importance: The Untold Story of the American Spy Who Helped Win World War II takes a fresh look at Hall's espionage activities and how they changed the course of the conflict. And who better to interview Purnell about Virginia Hall than another trailblazing spy: Jonna Mendez, former CIA chief of disguise and co-author of Moscow Rules. Guests will have a chance to see some Virginia Hall artifacts from the Museum's collection. New York Times bestseller A Woman of No Importance and Moscow Rules by Jonna Mendez will be available for sale and signing at the event. Tickets for the general public: $15 (or $35 including book); tickets for Spy Museum members: $10 (or $30 including book). To register, do so here.
Event location: The International Spy Museum, 700 L'Enfant Plaza, SW Washington DC 20024 202.393.7798

Tuesday, 31 October 2019, 1-4pm – Washington, DC – Meet an F-4 Pilot: Mark Hewitt – at the International Spy Museum

Meet at the Spy Museum Store to be introduced to an F-4 pilot. Mark A. Hewitt has always had a fascination with spyplanes and the intelligence community's development and use of aircraft. He flew F-4s in the Marine Corps and served as Director of Maintenance with the Border Patrol and the Air Force, as was an Associate Professor for Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University. He is the author of Special Access, Shoot Down, No Need to Know, and his latest, Blown Cover. His novels have been approved by the CIA Publication Review Board.
Book Description: When a stolen CIA file is released to the public, America learns that their President is not the man he claims to be. Three years after being chased from office, the former president discovers the identity of the man who released his secret file. The ex-President begins to exact revenge while plotting his return to power. A fatwa makes CIA pilot Duncan Hunter the most wanted man in America. Then an airliner disappears over the Pacific Ocean. The new President gives the CIA two time-sensitive missions: find and eliminate his traitorous predecessor, and stop a self-radicalized computer scientist before another airliner goes missing. Duncan Hunter is in the race of his life to stop a jumbo jet from crashing. The CIA believes they have finally located the former president. All roads lead to Dubai where a showdown between good and evil begins on the top floor of the world's tallest building. Event is free. No registration required.
Event location: The International Spy Museum, 700 L'Enfant Plaza, SW Washington DC 20024 202.393.7798

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 International Spy Museum is proud to announce the keynote speaker for the Museum's annual dinner will be The Honorable George J. Tenet, former Director of Central Intelligence.

As one of longest serving and most influential CIA directors in history, DCI Tenet shares the unique perspective of intelligence in action at the highest level. He will share his experiences and long-standing relationship with this year's Webster Service Awardee, General Michael V. Hayden (Ret.), former Director of the National Security Agency, Principal Deputy Director of National Intelligence, and Director of the Central Intelligence Agency.

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.
Each year, The Honorable William H. Webster Distinguished Service Award is given to an individual who has embodied the values of our esteemed friend, mentor, and leader ― Judge William H. Webster. This year's honoree is someone known for his invaluable service and contributions to the Intelligence Community, someone that has worked from the ground up and has been both a provider and consumer of intelligence with more than 20 years of experience. It is with great pride that we announce the 2019 honoree is General Michael V. Hayden, former Director of the National Security Agency, Principal Deputy Director of National Intelligence, and Director of the Central Intelligence Agency.
AWARD DINNER CO-CHAIRS: Mr. Michael Morell, Senior Counselor, Beacon Global Strategies and Former Deputy Director and former Acting Director, Central Intelligence Agency; Ms. Jill Singer, Vice President, National Security, AT&T Public Sector & Wholesale; Former Chief Information Officer, National Reconnaissance Office.
Tickets range from $495 to $15,000. Explore your registration options here.

This event is closed to media.

Event location: The New International Spy Museum, 700 L'Enfant Plaza SW, Washington, DC 20024. Directions here.

21-22 November 2019 - Phoenix, AZ - CAE in Cyber Security Annual Symposium

The CAE in Cyber Security Symposium is right around the corner! CAE is Centers of Academic Excellence. If your institution belongs to the CAE-CD, CAE-2Y, CAE-R, or CAE-CO Program, you are eligible to participate. Details to follow several months from now.
Direct your questions to info@caecommunity.org. What are CAEs? More information here.

Upcoming CAE events and the Cyber Security Symposium.


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