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Newly Released and Forthcoming Books of the Week
Remembering Gouzenko: The Struggle to Honour a Cold War Hero, Second Edition
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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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.
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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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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]
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]
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]
Eugene "Gene" Pronko, 90, an early pioneer in Information Science for CIA and the National Science Foundation, died 20 September 2019 in Ashburn, VA.
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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.
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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.
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—
Guest Speaker is AFIO Florida Satellite Chapter Member Rudy
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)
Partisan political activism by current and former intelligence
officers since mid-2016 is the largest and most significant
politicization of intelligence by intelligence officers in U.S.
history. This presentation will explore the causes and the wholly
negative consequences of this new form of politicization for the
IC and the country.
Location: Society of Illustrators, 128 E 63rd St (between Park
and Lexington), New York, NY 10065.
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.
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.
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
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
WashingtonExec Pinnacle Awards 2019, presented by Bloomberg
Government, will be hosted by AFIO Board Member Mike
Rogers, former Congressman and Host of CNN's
To meet the finalists and all the guests and hosts, attend the
event at The Ritz-Carlton, 1700 Tysons Blvd, McLean, VA 22102.
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
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.
This event is closed to media.
Event location: The New International Spy Museum, 700 L'Enfant Plaza SW, Washington, DC 20024. Directions here.
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
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A panel of subject matter experts including:
The conference chair is Prof. John Woodward, J.D.,
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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.
Gift Suggestions:AFIO's 788-page Guide to the Study of Intelligence. Peter C. Oleson, Editor, also makes a good gift. View authors and table of contents here.
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