AFIO Weekly Intelligence Notes #40-19 dated 22 October 2019

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Section I - INTELLIGENCE HIGHLIGHTS

Section II - CONTEXT & PRECEDENCE

Section III - COMMENTARY

Section IV - Obituaries, Jobs, Research Request

Obituaries

Jobs

Research Request

Section V - Events

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

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JUST RELEASED by The OSS Society: On YouTube - CALL SIGN CHAOS, a brief (12 min) documentary about Gen James Mattis USMC (Ret), former Secretary of Defense. The moving video, by Producer Carl Colby and OSSS President Charles Pinck, premiered at The OSS Society's Donovan Awards Dinner held in October. Click image at left to start video.

Other videos from that patriotic, spirited event can be viewed here.

Also worth reading from the Free Beacon: The 16 Best Quotes from Retiring Gen. James Mattis. Sample: "Be polite, be professional, but have a plan to kill everybody you meet"; "No war is over until the enemy says it's over. We may think it over, we may declare it over, but in fact, the enemy gets a vote" and "Demonstrate to the world there is 'No Better Friend, No Worse Enemy' than a U.S. Marine."



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The Moscow Rules: The Secret CIA Tactics That Helped America Win the Cold War
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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 shares (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 discuss briefly the current state of affairs in Russia under Vladimir Putin, and how they might have interfered with the 2016 U.S. election.
Vince Houghton PhD, historian, makes his presentation at 1 p.m. on The Nuclear Spies: America's Atomic Intelligence Operation against Hitler and Stalin. He asks why the US intelligence services failed 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? Houghton serves as curator of the International Spy Museum.
 
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Newly Released and Forthcoming Books of the Week

Remembering Gouzenko: The Struggle to Honour a Cold War Hero, Second Edition
by Andrew Kavchak
(Independently Published, First released by Mackenzie Institute in 2004, Updated and re-released Oct 2019)

On 5 September 1945, just three days after the Japanese surrendered and WWII ended, Igor Gouzenko walked out of the Soviet Embassy in Ottawa and blew the lid off a Soviet spy ring that had penetrated the Canadian government and included the first of the atom bomb spies to be caught. Gouzenko's defection woke up Western allies to the extent of Stalin's covert activities against them. The repercussions were dramatic and affected national security and international relations for decades.

Although the "Gouzenko Affair" was the first significant international incident of the post-war "Cold War," for decades there was no public marker to commemorate the event. In 1999, the author, an Ottawa resident and amateur historian, applied to the municipal and federal governments to recognize Gouzenko's defection as an event of historic importance and honour his legacy by the unveiling of historic plaques in a park in downtown Ottawa. That milestone was achieved when the federal Minister of Heritage officially declared in 2002 the "Gouzenko Affair" to be an event of national historic significance, followed by the unveiling of the City of Ottawa plaque in 2003 and the federal plaque in 2004. Kavchak contacted the family of his hero to share with them the joy of this recognition.

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Chinese Communist Espionage: An Intelligence Primer
by Peter Mattis and Matthew Brazil
(Naval Institute Press, Nov 2019)

The authors employ hundreds of Chinese sources to explain the history and current state of Chinese Communist intelligence operations. It profiles the leaders, top spies, and important operations in the history of China's espionage organs, and links to an extensive online glossary of Chinese language intelligence and security terms. An unprecedented look into the murky world of Chinese espionage both past and present, enabling a better understanding of how pervasive and important its influence is, in China and abroad.

About the Authors: Peter Mattis is a research fellow in China studies at the Victims of Communism Memorial Foundation and a contributing editor at War on the Rocks. He previously was a fellow at The Jamestown Foundation and edited its biweekly China Brief from 2011 to 2013. He also worked as a counterintelligence analyst at the CIA. He lives in Portland, OR.
Matthew Brazil PhD is a non-resident Fellow at The Jamestown Foundation and an account manager at an American technology company in California. He worked in Asia for over 20 years as a U.S. Army officer, American diplomat, and corporate security manager.

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Antisocial: Online Extremists, Techno-Utopians, and the Hijacking of the American Conversation
by Andrew Marantz
(Viking, Oct 2019)

Study of right-wing gate-crashers who have overwhelmed social media in the Trump era. Marantz, a New Yorker magazine staff writer, has been embedded in two worlds. 1) Social-media entrepreneurs, who, acting out of naïvete and reckless ambition, upended all traditional means of receiving and transmitting information. 2) the world of the people he calls "the gate crashers" — the conspiracists, white supremacists, and nihilist trolls who have become experts at using social media to advance their agenda, purportedly unlike all the websites and movements on the Left.

Antisocial ranges from the first mass-printed books to trendy hashtags, from secret gatherings of neo-Fascists to the White House press briefing room. Explores the boundaries between technology, media, and politics allowing formerly unheard or ignored voices and opinions to now be exposed and sometimes overshadow the former elites who guided and controlled America. To Marantz, allowing these other voices in the social media space has resulted in what he sees as a deeply broken informational landscape. Marantz is convinced that alienated young people are being led down a rabbit hole of online Right-wing radicalization, and how their fringe ideas spread—from anonymous corners of social media to cable TV to the President's Twitter feed. Marantz interviews the creators of social media urging them to reckon with what he sees as troubling new voices and unsavory forces these Silicon leaders have unleashed. Will they be able to solve the communication crisis they helped bring about, or are their interventions on behalf of Leftists now forced to share the podiums and megaphones, too little too late?

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Section I - INTELLIGENCE HIGHLIGHTS

Czech Police, Intelligence Bust Russian Spy Network. Czech police and intelligence services said on Monday they had busted a Russian espionage network operating through its Prague embassy.

It was allegedly set up to attack Czech and foreign targets through computer servers.

"The network was completely destroyed and decimated," Michal Koudelka, head of the Czech Republic's BIS intelligence service, said in parliament, quoted by the Czech CTK news agency.

He said it was part of another chain created by Russia in other European countries, without naming them. [Read more: TimesMalta/21October2019]

Australian Intelligence Agency Wants More Resources to Counter Foreign Interference. Australia's national intelligence agency said in a report this week that it does not have enough resources to collect intelligence on foreign agents and their efforts to interfere.

Australia, a staunch U.S. ally, has been on heightened alert against the threat of home-grown radicals after several "lone wolf" attacks in recent years.

But the Australian Security Intelligence Organisation (ASIO) said that as it focuses on those threats, intelligence gathering on foreign interference is falling short.

"With the terrorist threat showing no signs of significantly decreasing, ASIO has limited scope to redirect internal resources to address the increasing gap between demand for our counter-espionage and foreign interference advice, and our ability to furnish this assistance," Duncan Lewis, former Director-General of ASIO said in the agency's annual report. [Read more: Packham/Reuters/16October2019]

Hague Witnesses Address Serbian Security Officials' CIA Links. Two defence witnesses at the retrial of Jovica Stanisic and Franko Simatovic at the Mechanism for International Criminal Tribunals in The Hague this week offered differing interpretations of the links between the Serbian State Security Service, SDB and the US Central Intelligence Agency in the 1990s.

Ivor Roberts, who was Britain's ambassador to Belgrade in the mid-1990s, has previously alleged in his book entitled ‘Conversations with Milosevic' that Stanisic was a secretly an agent of the CIA.

However, Roberts told the court on Tuesday that he could not give any more information about this allegation. [Read more: Stojanovic/BalkanInsight/16October2019]

Garda and Military Plan to Reactivate Paramilitary Sources Ahead of Brexit. The military and the Garda's intelligence wing plan to use a large increase in the secret service budget to reactivate old paramilitary sources ahead of Brexit.

The secret service vote was increased by 60 per cent to €2 million, the largest increase in many years, in Budget 2020. This followed a 25 per cent increase in the previous budget.

Despite its name, the secret service vote is not used to fund a distinct intelligence agency. Instead it is an account that can be used by the Garda and military to fund sensitive operations, which in practice usually means paying sources for information.

Intelligence sources say the increase to the fund reflects the uncertain security situation surrounding Brexit, with republican and loyalist paramilitaries warning that it could lead to violence. The funding increase will be used to re-establish links with sources of information among and close to dissident groups and to cultivate new sources. [Read more: Gallagher/IrishTimes/21October2019]

Berg Seeks Pardon as Spy Swap Looms. Frode Berg, the former Norwegian border inspector convicted of espionage in Russia, has formally applied for a pardon. The move is believed to be part of a complicated deal to swap Berg and two convicted Lithuanian spies jailed in Russia for at least one Russian spy jailed in Lithuania.

Berg's Russian defense attorney Ilja Novikov confirmed the pardon application to Norwegian Broadcasting (NRK) late Thursday. That followed a day of media reports led off by Lithuania's Baltic News Service that Lithuanian, Russian and presumably Norwegian officials were working on a settlement that would send all four or five convicted spies back home.

They're likely to be working against a deadline of next week, when long-planned ceremonies are to be held in Berg's hometown of Kirkenes in Northern Norway, to mark the former Soviet Union's liberation of the region from Nazi German occupation in October 1944. [Read more: Berglund/NewsInEnglish/18October2019]

U.S. Air Force Redeploys Its Giant Spy Drone From Japan. The U.S. Air Forces redeployed a squadron of 319th Reconnaissance Wing Global Hawk RQ-4s from Yokota Air Base, Japan, to Andersen Air Force Base, Guam, Oct. 20, 2019, according to 374th Airlift Wing Public Affairs.

The three-month deployment kept operations running smoothly during the summer typhoon-season, when inclement weather has a higher potential to hinder theater-wide operations.

"We were pleased to welcome the 319th Reconnaissance Wing Det. 1 back to Yokota Air Base. They not only integrated seamlessly with our team but were also able to strengthen relationships with our local communities. The RQ-4 mission plays a critical role in the Indo-Pacific Region, and its presence here helps us ensure the safety and security of Japan," said Col. Otis Jones, 374th Airlift Wing commander.

Since 2011, Pacific Air Forces has deployed the Global Hawk to Misawa Air Base, Japan, in 2014, 2015, and 2018 and Yokota in 2017 and 2019. [Read more: DefenseBlog/22October2019]



Section II - CONTEXT & PRECEDENCE

FBI Statement for the Record - Securing America's Elections: Oversight of Government Agencies. Foreign influence operations - which include covert, coercive, or corrupt actions by foreign governments to influence U.S. political sentiment or public discourse, or interfere in our processes themselves - are not a new problem. But the interconnectedness of the modern world, combined with the anonymity of the Internet, have changed the nature of the threat and how the FBI and its partners must address it. The goal of these foreign influence operations directed against the United States is to mislead, sow discord, and, ultimately, undermine confidence in our democratic institutions and values.

Foreign influence operations have taken many forms and used many tactics over the years. Most widely reported these days are attempts by adversaries - hoping to reach a wide swath of Americans covertly from outside the United States - to use false personas and fabricated stories on social media platforms to discredit U.S. individuals and institutions.

The FBI is the lead federal agency responsible for investigating foreign influence operations. In the fall of 2017, Director Christopher Wray established the Foreign Influence Task Force (FITF) to identify and counteract malign foreign influence operations targeting the United States. [Read more: Floris/FBI/22October2019]

A Brief History of Russian Hackers' Evolving False Flags. Deception has always been part of the hacker playbook. But it's one thing for intruders to hide their tracks, and another to adopt an invented identity, or even frame another country for a cyberattack. Russia's hackers have done all of the above, and now have gone one step further. In a series of espionage cases, they hijacked another country's hacking infrastructure and used it to spy on victims and deliver malware.

On Monday, the NSA and Britain's GCHQ published warnings that a Russian hacker group known as Turla or Waterbug has for years carried out a convoluted new form of espionage: It took over the servers of an Iranian hacker group, known as OilRig, and used them to advance Russia's aims.

While Symantec and other cybersecurity firms had spotted Turla's piggybacking earlier this year, the US and UK intelligence agencies have now outlined the operation's sheer scale. The Russian team spied on victims in 35 countries, all of whom might have believed on first inspection that the intruders were instead Iranian. "We want to send a clear message that even when cyber actors seek to mask their identity, our capabilities will ultimately identify them," according to the statement from Paul Chichester, the NCSC's director of operations.

But while Turla was ultimately unmasked, the operation adds a new dimension of uncertainty for digital investigators. [Read more: Greenberg/Wired/21October2019]

The Untold Story of the Secret Mission to Seize Nazi Map Data.  The fighting for Aachen was fierce. American planes and artillery pounded the Nazi defenses for days. Tanks then rolled into the narrow streets of the ancient city, the imperial seat of Charlemagne, which Hitler had ordered defended at all costs. Bloody building-to-building combat ensued until, finally, on October 21, 1944, Aachen became the first German city to fall into Allied hands.

Rubble still clogged the streets when U.S. Army Maj. Floyd W. Hough and two of his men arrived in early November. "The city appears to be 98% destroyed," Hough wrote in a memo to Washington. A short, serious man of 46 with receding red hair and wire-rimmed glasses, Hough had a degree in civil engineering from Cornell, and before the war he led surveying expeditions in the American West for the U.S. government and charted the rainforests of South America for oil companies. Now he was the leader of a military intelligence team wielding special blue passes, issued by Supreme Headquarters Allied Expeditionary Force, that allowed Hough and his team to move freely in the combat zone. Their mission was such a closely guarded secret that one member later recalled he was told not to open the envelope containing his orders until two hours after his plane departed for Europe.

In Aachen, their target was a library. [Read more: Miller/Smithsonian/November2019]

GCHQ's Secret Hilltop Site in Scarborough Revealed as Having Pivotal Role in Cuban Missile Crisis. The pivotal role in the Cuban missile crisis played by a secret outpost of GCHQ in Scarborough has been revealed.

The task of the tiny bunker on the North Yorkshire coast, described by staff as dank and often smelly, had been to monitor the Soviet Baltic fleet and merchant shipping in the northern hemisphere.

In 1962 this somewhat unglamorous job for Britain's cyber spy agency was thrust into the centre of world affairs as tensions between the West and the Soviet Union threatened to escalate into nuclear war. [Read more: Nicholls/TheTelegraph/21October2019]

Podcast: The Quest To Create A Better Spy-Catching Algorithm. Data surveillance and algorithms have changed the way law enforcement finds criminals, terrorists and insider threats. But algorithms aren't neutral. They can take on problematic human qualities. [Listen: Temple-Raston/NPR/22October2019]

In 1996, South Korea Discovered An Abandoned North Korean Spy Submarine (And It Almost Led To War). Key point: North Korean infiltration operations into South Korea had been routine in the 1960s and 1970s.

Since the end of World War II, the United States has routinely employed ships and aircraft on spying and observation missions of varying legality - and every now and again, something has gone wrong. A too-stealthy American submarine bumps into a Russian counterpart, a spy ship off Korea gets seized, a U-2 spy plane gets shot down, or a Navy P-3 collides with a Chinese fighter and is forced to land in Chinese territory. In the event the spies can't return to home base, they've mostly surrendered to local troops and were eventually repatriated after interrogation and diplomatic wrangling.

In September 1996, it was the turn of a North Korean spy submarine to experience such a mishap. But due to the North Korea's fanatical military culture, what could have ended as a diplomatic embarrassment ended in a tragic bloodbath. [Read more: Roblin/NationalInterest/16October2019]


Section III - COMMENTARY

How to Increase the Intelligence Community's Geospatial Innovation. Recent articles outline a general dissatisfaction with geospatial innovation in the National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency. Part of the issue, contracting for commercial imagery purchases, resides with the National Reconnaissance Office. Both agencies face challenges in dealing with the volume of geospatial data from space, increasing mission complexity and incorporating software, hardware, and data being created by the smallsat industry.

How both agencies determine price and value for the geospatial dollar and the geospatial data remains unclear to industry, oversight and other government agencies. Once, in an earlier time of big data, both agencies cooperated innovatively in creating a scale that removed subjectivity and brought clarity to an important aspect of satellite imagery.

In 1971, a new satellite system, the KH-9, was launched. Its scanning camera returned 16-times the amount of data on film than the KH-4, but parts of each KH-9 scanned frame had varying utility for the imagery analysts. Along with the vastly increased and variable data, a new national intelligence mission arose at this time, treaty monitoring, based on the ongoing SALT negotiations. This new mission meant that negotiators and monitors outside the imagery intelligence profession had to understand resolution, or what could be expected to be seen on an image. And, the National Reconnaissance Office (NRO) was beginning to develop a revolutionary new kind of satellite, and imagery analysts and others would soon have to compare chemical photography with digital imagery. All these developments required a new kind of measurement. [Read more: O'Connor/SpaceNews/16October2019]

A (Chinese) Spy Paradise? The post-Cold War Caucasus is an area situated between the Black Sea and the Caspian Sea, occupied by Georgia, Armenia, Azerbaijan, the Russian Federation, de facto (Nagorno-Karabakh) and partially recognised states (Abkhazia and South Ossetia). It is home of the Caucasus Mountains with Mount Elbrus, the highest peak in Europe, which has historically been considered a buffer zone between the Russian and Ottoman empires at the intersection between Europe, Eurasia, the Middle East, and Asia.

The strategic location of the Caucasus partly explains the geopolitical and macroeconomic tensions between great powers seeking more influence to ensure their safety. Following the breakup of the Soviet Union, countries in the Caucasus decided to adopt either pro-Western (Georgia), pro-Russian (Armenia) or more neutral (Azerbaijan) foreign and military policies.

The abundance of Soviet/Russian and Western military pieces of equipment in the same area can be considered to be an asset to foreign powers able to gather military intelligence. Moreover, unrecognised states makes it possible to trade weapons and exchange confidential documents because international law does not apply. In such context, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and intelligence services of the People's Republic of China have expressed a growing interest regarding the Caucasus - especially Georgia - as underlined by the growing investments and Chinese delegations on site.

The Chinese interest in the Caucasus is not a new phenomenon. [Read more: Lambert/NewEasternEurope/22October2019]

CSIS Is Damned If It Does and Damned If It Doesn't. So, what comes to your mind when you think about spy agencies? I would guess openness and transparency are not at the top of your lists. After all, these agencies work in the shadows with "secret" information. Is it any wonder that they do not have an open-door policy?

And yet they are getting better, albeit slowly, at allowing the public some glances into what takes place behind their walls. And that includes our own CSIS - the Canadian Security Intelligence Service. And, yes, the CSIS logo does represent an old palisade, erected to keep Canada safe from outside threats (and Canadians frustrated at peeking at what is inside those gates).

Here's a story you rarely come across. CSIS was recently named winners by Canada's Information Commissioner/'Watchdog' Caroline Maynard of an annual award as "role models for openness and transparency for the federal bureaucracy."

Cue the outrage. [Read more: Gurski/TheHillTimes/21October2019]


Section IV - Obituaries, Jobs, Research Request

Obituaries

Gene Pronko, CIA and NSF Information Science Trailblazer

Eugene "Gene" Pronko, 90, an early pioneer in Information Science for CIA and the National Science Foundation, died 20 September 2019 in Ashburn, VA.
Born and raised in Blakely, PA, he attended St. Basils College, and graduated from the University of Scranton. He left PA to embark on a 33 year career in the US Government, working first for the CIA, and then with the National Science Foundation. As a Civil Servant, he had many opportunities to travel the world in service to his country. In the 1950s he served as Staff Associate, Coordination Staff Group, Office of Science Information Service.
He worked closely with NSF Information trailblazer Helen Brownson in the Office of Science Information Service (NSF/OSIS) in the halcyon days of the late 1950s and early 1960s as they groped toward solutions for the information explosion facing every the intelligence agencies and the scientific world.
Retired in 1985, he spent his time pursuing several hobbies. He volunteered his services to a Ukrainian Catholic Church where he wrote and published several historical books and pamphlets. He enjoyed watching his favorite football teams, Notre Dame and the Washington Redskins.
His wife, Margaret H. "Peggy' (Goliash) Pronko, also with CIA, predeceased him. He is survived by two sons and four daughters, and other family.



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Research Request

Searching for U.S. Expert on Syrian Military Intelligence between 1977-82 for fee-based advice

Dear AFIO Members - I am a lawyer working in Montreal, Quebec, Canada. I work in the area of immigration and refugee law, and am working on the case of an older Syrian man who is trying to be admitted to Canada.
I am looking to obtain written (paid) expertise (3-5 pages) on various subjects with respect to the Syrian Military Intelligence ('SMI'), between 1977 and 1982.
We are wondering if you or a colleague to whom you can refer this request, would be able to provide answers to a series of questions? We are willing to compensate this expert (or multiple experts). Please provide, in advance, what your fee would be.

If you would rather speak on the phone, please let me know.

Please reply to: Peter Shams, Avocat • Lawyer, peter@hadekelshams.ca or call him at (Voice) 514.439.0800; (Fax) 514.439.0798. Address:
Hadekel Shams s.e.n.c.r.l./LLP, 305, rue Bellechasse est, bureau 400A, Montréal (Québec) H2S 1W9, Canada.


Section V - Events

AFIO EDUCATIONAL EVENTS IN COMING TWO MONTHS....

Tuesday, 29 October 2019 - Beaverton OR - The AFIO Columbia River (OR) Chapter hosts Prof Tung Yin on "FISA and the Constitution."

Professor Tung Yin from the Lewis and Clark School of Law at Lewis and Clark College will be speaking on "Foreign Intelligence Surveillance and the Constitution" discussing the origin of FISA and its development after 9/11.
The Columbia River Chapter of AFIO's website goes live at the end of October at https://afiocr.org/. Under the "For Students" tab there are two things that link back to AFIO materials.
Kudo's to chapter Secretary-Treasurer John Roberts who took the whole thing from a set of powerpoint slides into a working website.

LOCATION: This unclassified program will be held in the Fab-15 Auditorium, Intel Aloha Campus, 3585 SW 198th Ave, Beaverton, OR 97078.

REGISTRATION: AFIO members and others are invited to attend. Current AFIO membership is not required. The event is free of charge with ample parking.
The content of this presentation is provided by the author and nothing therein should be construed to represent the positions of the United States Government or AFIO
For additional information contact Carl Wege at twege@ccga.edu or 912-222-8640.

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.

MENU: BEEF — Beef Burgundy - Tender Flank Steak Slow Cooked with Mushrooms, Carrots and Onions Served Over Buttered Egg Noodles—
CHICKEN — Roulade of Chicken - Seared Chicken Stuffed with Cornbread, Cranberries and Apples with a Port Wine Demi Accompanied with Seasonal Vegetables and Wild Rice Pilaf
VEGETARIAN — Wild Mushroom & Fennel Ravioli - With Seasonal Vegetable Medley in a Fennel Broth
Dessert - Pumpkin Pie with Whipped Cream & Cinnamon

REGISTER HERE.

Saturday, 9 November 2019, 11:30am - 2pm - Indialantic, FL - Rudy Enders on 1961 Bay of Pigs Operations - at this Florida Satellite Chapter meeting

Guest Speaker is AFIO Florida Satellite Chapter Member Rudy Enders.
American efforts to disable or overthrow the Castro regime in Cuba did not end with the failed Bay of Pigs operation in 1961. CIA was tasked by the National Security Council Special Group to continue infiltrating Cuban exile teams into Cuba to recruit, organize and train indigenous forces to wage a guerilla warfare campaign designed to overthrow the communist government. This led to a number of covert CIA maritime operations to insert teams and resupply them, with the hand of the US government hidden or plausibly denied. Our speaker will relate his experience in the conduct of at least one of these operations.
TIMING: 11:30 AM - 12:15 PM: Social Hour, greet old, new members and guests. Cash bar. 12:15 PM: Sit-Down lunch
LOCATION: Doubletree Melbourne Beach Oceanfront, 1665 N. Highway A1A, Indialantic, FL 32903
FOOD CHOICES: Chicken Francese, chicken breast sautéed in a buttery lemon and wine sauce (C); Chef's Choice of either Pasta Marinara or Pasta Primavera. (P); Vegetables, dessert, coffee and iced tea included. Costs are $32 members, $36 non-members.
TO ATTEND: Prepaid reservations are required which must be received by 5 November 2019. To reserve, send food choices and names of self+guests with send check, payable to AFIO FSC, to: Chapter Treasurer Rhonda Rhoads, P.O Box 410158, Melbourne, FL 32941.
Rhonda can also be reached at afiofsctreas@gmail.com and at 321 626 -4465.
Paid, advance registration is required and none will be accepted after November 5.

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, 10 February 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

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

Monday, 28 October 2019, 6-8:30 pm - Alexandria, VA - "The Dark Side of Paradise: Odd and Intriguing Stories from Vero Beach" by former DDCI Richard Kerr

Members are invited to an author talk with former Deputy DCI Richard "Dick" Kerr as he discusses his new book, The Dark Side of Paradise: Odd and Intriguing Stories from Vero Beach (Rand-Smith, May 2019). Dick's son, Peter Robert, will have books available for purchase on site for $16 (cash or check).

LOCATION: Union Street Public House, 121 South Union St, Alexandria, VA 22314
COST: $30. Includes light refreshments.
To REGISTER.
This event is sponsored by the NIU (National Intelligence University) Foundation and Alumni Association.

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

31 October 2019, 11:30 am - 1:30 pm - Tyson Corner, VA - The Pinnacle Awards 2019 hosted by Mike Rogers

WashingtonExec Pinnacle Awards 2019, presented by Bloomberg Government, will be hosted by AFIO Board Member Mike Rogers, former Congressman and Host of CNN's "Declassified."
Before an audience of over 300 GovCon leaders and influencers, WashingtonExec in November announced the winners of the inaugural Pinnacle Awards — not an easy feat as the judges had received 125 impressive nominations spanning several categories.
Of the many finalists for the awards, of interest to AFIO are these categories: Cybersecurity Government Executive of the Year; Cybersecurity Industry Executive of the Year; Intelligence Government Executive of the Year; Intelligence Industry Executive of the Year; National Security/DHS Industry Executive of the Year; and STEM Advocate of the Year.

To meet the finalists and all the guests and hosts, attend the event at The Ritz-Carlton, 1700 Tysons Blvd, McLean, VA 22102.
More information on the finalists, sponsorships, and participation is here.

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

A Night Under the Stars - Gala Event 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.

Tuesday, 19 November 2019, 1 - 5:30 p.m. reception to follow - Boston, MA - "Using Rapid DNA to Advance Justice" - conference at Boston University

This Boston University Event is sponsored by The Frederick S. Pardee School of Global Studies, the BU Police Department & the Metropolitan College of Applied Social Sciences

DNA has been used for criminal justice purposes since the 1980s but current DNA methods are slow and some labs are backlogged by years. The recent development of Rapid DNA has reduced processing time from months to minutes, increasing expediency and accuracy. Leam more about this cutting edge technology with transformational global implications.

Speakers include:
Ed Davis, Former Boston Police Commissioner,
John Boyd, Office of Biometric Identity Management, Department of Homeland Security,
Richard Seiden, M.D., Ph.D., Founder & Chief Scientific Officer, ANDE Corp.

A panel of subject matter experts including:
Prof. Robin Cotton, Ph.D., Director, Biomedical Forensic Science, BU School of Medicine.

The conference chair is Prof. John Woodward, J.D., Pardee School.

Event Location: Barrister's Hall, BU School of Law, 765 Commonwealth Ave., Boston, MA

There is no conference fee but you must RSVP to: Ms. Madison Sargeant msrgnt@bu.edu

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.


Gift Suggestions:

AFIO's Guide to the Study of IntelligenceAFIO's 788-page Guide to the Study of Intelligence. Peter C. Oleson, Editor, also makes a good gift. View authors and table of contents here.

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

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

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

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

MousepadAFIO's Intelligence Community Mousepads are a great looking addition to your desk...or as a gift for others.
Made in USA. Click image for larger view.

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

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