AFIO Weekly Intelligence Notes #05-20 dated 4 February 2020

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CONTENTS

Section I - INTELLIGENCE HIGHLIGHTS

Section II - CONTEXT & PRECEDENCE

Section III - COMMENTARY

Section IV - Research Requests, Obituaries, Jobs

Research Requests

Obituaries

Jobs

Section V - Events

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To Catch a Spy: The Art of Counterintelligence
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A Covert Action: Reagan, the CIA,
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Badge Pickup at 10:30 am; Jones at 11 a.m.;
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James Olson served for over thirty years in CIA's Directorate of Operations, mostly overseas running clandestine operations. In addition to several foreign assignments, he was chief of counterintelligence at agency headquarters. Currently, he is a Professor of the Practice at the Bush School of Government and Public Service of Texas A& M University.
At this event Professor Olson will be discussing his March 2019 book, To Catch a Spy: The Art of Counterintelligence which suggests that the US is losing the counterintelligence war. Foreign intelligence services, particularly those of China, Russia, and Cuba, are recruiting spies in our midst and stealing our secrets and cutting-edge technologies. He provides a guide for how our country can do a better job of protecting its national security and trade secrets. He will review the principles and methods of counterintelligence, including the running of double-agent operations and surveillance. He also addresses why people spy against their country, the tradecraft of counterintelligence, and where counterintelligence breaks down or succeeds.
   
The morning speaker, Dr. Seth G. Jones, is director of the Transnational Threats Project, and senior adviser to the International Security Program at the Center for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS) at Johns Hopkins University's School of Advanced International Studies (SAIS) and the Center for Homeland Defense and Security (CHDS) at the U.S. Naval Postgraduate School. Earlier, Jones was Adjunct Professor, Security Studies Program at the School of Foreign Service, Georgetown University, where he taught classes on "Counterinsurgency" and "Stability Operations." He has served as representative for the commander, U.S. Special Operations Command, to the assistant secretary of defense for special operations.
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"Novel Coronavirus Continues to Spread
Time to Update Disease Response Protocols
"

—report by Jack Devine, Former Chief, CIA/DO

The novel coronavirus that originated in the Chinese city of Wuhan (2019-nCoV) at the end of 2019 has spread to at least 15 countries, with the vast majority of the nearly 8,000 reported cases occurring in China. The virus has resulted in 170 reported fatalities, all in China so far. We are still in the early days and there are as yet many unknowns. It is not clear how easily the virus is transmitted from person-to-person, the typical severity of the disease, its lethality or the ultimate extent of its spread. What experts do agree on is that the actual number of cases is likely much larger than the numbers reported.

At this point, 2019-nCoV has a far lower fatality rate than the MERS or SARS coronaviruses, but it is more lethal than typical seasonal influenza. Virus symptoms can resemble the flu or a bad cold in mild cases, but more severe cases can cause high fever, difficulty breathing, and lung lesions.

China has taken extraordinary measures to contain the virus such as severe travel restrictions in Wuhan and other major cities, effectively locking tens of millions of people in place, as well as other measures like suspending school in the capital. However, the risk of significant global spread remains high. India has its first confirmed case. If the virus breaks out in India in a major way, the global picture could change dramatically. India has nearly a fifth of the world's population, but it does not have anywhere near China's capacity for implementing containment measures.

Global corporations are taking protective measures. Companies like Google, Starbucks and McDonald's are temporarily closing offices and stores in China, major airlines cutting back on flights to and from China, and firms like Facebook and Goldman Sachs are implementing the CDC's recommendation to stop all non-essential travel to China.

However, even companies without a significant global work force would do well to revisit and augment their business continuity plans. The United States has thus far seen a handful of imported cases, but the CDC expects the number of cases here to increase, and person-to-person spread in the U.S. is a real possibility. Companies should have in place travel policies, social distancing guidelines, cleaning protocols and illness/return to work recommendations that unfold in step with key outbreak indicators.

For the rest of Devine's guidelines for clients and subscribers, the rest of his report is on The Arkin Group website.
If you or your firm would like an individualized consultation or information, please contact The Arkin Group.

Jack Devine, former chief of CIA's worldwide operations, and founding partner and President of The Arkin Group.
Devine is author of the book: Good Hunting: An American Spymaster's Story [2014].


Newly Released and Forthcoming Books of the Week

Black Wave: Saudi Arabia, Iran, and the Forty-Year Rivalry That Unraveled Culture, Religion, and Collective Memory in the Middle East
by Kim Ghattas
(Henry Holt & Co, Feb 2020)

"[A] sweeping and authoritative history" —The New York Times Book Review. Examines how the modern Middle East unraveled and why it started with the pivotal year of 1979.

Ghattas weaves together history, geopolitics, and culture and delivers the story of the rivalry between between Saudi Arabia and Iran, born from the sparks of the 1979 Iranian revolution and fueled by American policy.

With extensive historical research and on-the-ground reporting, Ghattas dispels accepted truths about a region she calls home. She explores how Sunni Saudi Arabia and Shia Iran, once allies and twin pillars of US strategy in the region, became mortal enemies after 1979. How they used and distorted religion in a competition that went far beyond geopolitics. Feeding intolerance, suppressing cultural expression, and encouraging sectarian violence from Egypt to Pakistan, the war for cultural supremacy led to Iran's fatwa against author Salman Rushdie, the assassination of countless intellectuals, the birth of groups like Hezbollah in Lebanon, the September 11th terrorist attacks, and the rise of ISIS.

From the Pakistani TV anchor who defied her country's dictator, to the Egyptian novelist thrown in jail for indecent writings, to the murder of Muslim Brotherhood-promoting/journalist Jamal Khashoggi.

Book may be ordered here.


Machiavelli: The Art of Teaching People What to Fear
by Patrick Boucheron; translated by Willard Wood
(Other Press, Feb 2020)

How Machiavelli's writings can guide political action in times of stress.

Characterizing most humans as "ungrateful, fickle, liars, and deceivers," Machiavelli advised a prince to always expect "the worst from those he governs." Boucheron concurs. "You make laws, or avoid making them, anticipating their most nefarious use," he asserts. Because Machiavelli is a "thinker of alternatives who dissects every situation into an 'either or else' and is acutely sensitive to the mutability of political situations, Boucheron argues provocatively for his relevance to our own times. "He heralds tempests, not to avert them, but to teach us to think in heavy weather."

In a series of vignettes, a compelling case is made for Machiavelli as an unjustly maligned figure with valuable political insights that resonate as strongly today as they did in his time.

Book may be ordered here.



Two CIA publications released as PDFs

A Middle East Primed for New Thinking: Insights and Policy Options from the Ancient World

Andrew Skitt Gilmour, former CIA Senior Analyst

"A Middle East Primed for New Thinking: Insights and Policy Options from the Ancient World" is the work of former CIA Senior Analyst Andrew Gilmour, a specialist in the Near East during his CIA career. In "A Middle East Primed for New Thinking," Gilmour ponders present analysis of the Middle East and how it might be improved by looking at ancient history. He provides numerous classical examples to propose that analysis and policymaking would both benefit from a revival of understanding of the deepest historical and geographic underpinnings of political life in the Middle East. These factors he asserts tend to be undervalued in current analysis. He argues, for example, that constructs of the Cold War that still influence analysis of regional issues no longer illuminate but rather inhibit fresh thinking about the region's challenges.
Download a PDF of the complete book. [PDF 2.53MB]  
The book is also available in hard copy through the Government Publishing Office Book Store at www.bookstore.gpo.gov. ISBN 978-1-929667-30-7.


The History of CIA's Office of Strategic Research, 1967-81

Robert D. Vickers Jr., CIA History Staff

The year 2017 marked the 50th anniversary of the creation of the CIA's Office of Strategic Research. It was established on 1 July 1967 to bring together analysts responsible for military analysis in CIA's Directorate of Intelligence. OSR's mission was to provide the director of central intelligence with independent CIA assessments of foreign strategic military threats. During its 15 years of existence, OSR played a key role in providing in-depth military analysis and current intelligence reporting to senior policymakers on multiple, high-priority security issues, including the strategic military threats posed by the Soviet Bloc and Communist China, arms control measures and treaty verification, and various regional military conflicts and crises. The office crew to become one of the largest and most productive the DI, and its leadership drew some of the Agency's best and brightest. Many of OSR's managers would come to hold some of the highest positions in CIA and the Intelligence Community, and CIA's strategic military analysis would continue to play an important policy support role through the end of the Cold War.
After an executive summary, eight chapters chronicle OSR's life. A ninth chapter addresses the work of military analysis from the office's dissolution in a major reorganization in 1981 through the Cold War. A conclusion takes stock of the entire period. Finally, an interactive index of the book's 220 pages is available in this PDF.
Download PDF [PDF 3.0 MB]. 
A brief history, based on an early draft of this book, appeared in Studies in Intelligence Vol. 62, No. 1 (January 2018), just after OSR's anniversary year.


Section I - INTELLIGENCE HIGHLIGHTS

Iran Sentences Alleged CIA Spy to Death. Iran said on Tuesday that its top court had confirmed a death sentence for an Iranian man accused of spying for US intelligence. Amir Rahimpour was found guilty of passing along information about Iran's nuclear program to the CIA.

Judiciary spokesman Gholamhossein Esmaili said the man would be "executed soon."

"Amir Rahimpour, who was a CIA spy and got big pay out and tried to present part of Iran's nuclear information to the American intelligence service, had been tried and sentenced to death and recently the supreme court upheld his sentence and you will see it carried out soon," Esmaili was quoted by the semi-official Fars news agency as saying.

Two other alleged spies were given 15-year prison terms. [Read more: DeutscheWelle/4February2020]

Missile Engineer Arrested After Taking Secret Info to China. The FBI has arrested a US defense contractor employee for allegedly taking classified information with him on a secret China trip.

Tucson-resident Wei Sun, 48, worked for Raytheon for over 10 years as an electrical engineer on the firm's missile systems program. As such, the China-born US resident had access to technical data on highly regulated military technology which requires an export license to take out of the country.

However, he allegedly transported some of this data "knowingly and wilfully" on his work laptop on a December 2018 trip, despite being told by a manager that this would contravene company policy and federal law.

Whilst out of the country, he emailed Raytheon from his laptop and work account to resign, claiming he wanted to study and work overseas. [Read more: Muncaster/InfoSecurity/3February2020]

King Harald Orders Declassification of Secret Spy Documents. King Harald of Norway has ordered the declassification of secret spy documents. This was made public by the Norwegian government last Sunday and reported by Norwegian media. This is very rare and has only happened a few times in recent history.

It was during the weekly Council of State at the Royal Palace in Oslo on January 10 2020 that graded documents from the Norwegian secret services was ordered by the king to be declassified. Due to King Harald's illness, it was Crown Prince Haakon who approved this on behalf of his father. This was done to ensure that the documents could be used in an upcoming trial in Oslo District Court.

The Norwegian secret services is accused of trying to recruit spies in the Russian and Norwegian north. [Read more: Aanmoen/RoyalCentral/4February2020]

FBI is Looking for Chinese Army Lieutenant Who is Accused of Spying. The FBI has released a wanted poster for Yanqing Ye, a lieutenant in China's People's Liberation Army (PLA), who has been accused of lying on her visa application and researching U.S. military and college websites for her country.

Ye studied at Boston University from October 2017 through April 2019 and is one of three people charged with hiding their ties with the Chinese government. Despite the wanted poster by the FBI, it is highly doubtful that she'll ever face charges since she is now back in China.

Ye did not disclose that she was a lieutenant in the PLA and a member of the Chinese Communist Party on her visa application, according to government investigators. She also is accused of visa fraud, acting as an agent of a foreign government, making false statements, and conspiracy.

According to the government, the 29-year-old Ye was accused of falsely identifying herself as a student on her J-1 visa application and lying about her ongoing military service at the National University of Defense Technology, a military academy directed by the Chinese Communist Party. [Read more: Balestrieri/SOFREP/1February2020]

AGH Partners with Polish Government Intelligence Agency. AGH University of Science and Technology in Krakow has entered into a contract with the Polish national intelligence agency to provide relevant education and resources to the school's students.

The Military Counterntelligence Service (Służba Kontrwywiadu Wojskowego/SKW) is an arm of the Ministry of National Defense responsible for protecting the Polish state against internal threats as well as improving the readiness of the armed forces. It was founded in 2006 immediately after its predecessor, the Military Information Services, was dissolved following accusations that it was too closely tied to the communist People's Republic of Poland.

SKW will sponsor a program called Modern Technologies in Forensics, which will bring its experts to the school and include joint classes and workshops. University professors say that IT students may be able to find good career opportunities in this field, while a spokesperson for the government agency expressed hope that it would be able to benefit from better-trained new employees as well. [KrakowPost/3February2020]

CIA Director Meets with Chief of PA's Intelligence Agency. Director of the CIA Gina Haspel secretly met with the chief of the Palestinian Authority (PA) intelligence agency, Majid Faraj, in Ramallah, Safa news agency reported yesterday.

According to the Israeli Public Broadcaster (Kan), Safa said that Haspel met with Faraj and other PA officials on Thursday - two days after the US announced its "peace plan" for the Middle East.

Discussions revolved around the detail of the plan, dubbed the "deal of the century", the broadcaster said, noting that Haspel obtained guarantees from the PA intelligence that ties with the CIA would not be affected by the announcement. [Read more: MiddleEastMonitor/3February2020]

Senate Pushes for Renewed Oversight Over Intelligence Funds. A resolution seeking to reactivate the oversight panel on the use and disbursement of intelligence and confidential funds has been filed in the Senate.

Senate President Vicente C. Sotto III and Senator Panfilo M. Lacson, under Senate Resolution No. 310, proposed to convene the Select Oversight Committee on Intelligence and Confidential Funds, Programs and Activities.

Mr. Sotto and Mr. Lacson, who chairs the Senate Committee on National Defense and Security, Peace, Unification and Reconciliation, intended to improve intelligence operations of government agencies tasked to protect national security. [Read more: BusinessWorld/4February2020]



Section II - CONTEXT & PRECEDENCE

A Russian Satellite Seems to be Tailing a US Spy Satellite in Earth Orbit. A Russian satellite has positioned itself uncomfortably close to an American spy satellite in orbit around Earth, leading space trackers to speculate that the foreign vehicle is doing some spying of its own.

The Russian spacecraft is meant to inspect other satellites, and experts in the space community believe it may now be keeping a watchful eye on the secretive US vehicle. But the motivation behind this in-space stalking is still unknown.

All January, amateur satellite trackers have been keeping tabs on the weird behavior of this Russian probe, known as Kosmos 2542. Launched in November of last year, Kosmos 2542 has been orbiting in the same plane as a satellite operated by the National Reconnaissance Office called USA 245, which has been in space since 2013. [Read more: Grush/TheVerge/31January2020]

The National Security Agency's General Counsel is Leaving his Position. Glenn Gerstell, the National Security Agency's general counsel, is leaving the agency, CyberScoop has learned.

"It was truly an honor to be able to serve this agency and play a part in keeping our nation safe. This has easily been the best job I have had," Gerstell said in an email. "My earlier private sector legal career was fulfilling, but nothing compares to the satisfaction of public service, especially confronting some of the most critical challenges facing our country - terrorism, aggression by overseas authoritarian regimes and cyber maliciousness."

After nearly five years spent advising two NSA directors, former NSA Director Adm. Michael Rogers and current NSA Director Gen. Paul Nakasone, Gerstell will be a senior adviser at the Center for Strategic & International Studies (CSIS) starting next month. There, he will write on "the role of technology, coping with a rising China and privacy in the digital era," he said in the email.

The NSA confirmed his departure to CyberScoop. CSIS did not immediately return request for comment. [Read more: Vavra/Cyberscoop/31January2020]

Nobody Has Solved This Cryptographic Puzzle for 30 Years. Think You Can?  Imagine walking past a 12-foot-tall scroll covered in seemingly nonsensical letters every day for 30 years and wondering just what the hell it actually means. That's probably how it feels to be the Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) employees who regularly pass by the infamous Kryptos sculpture in the courtyard of the bureau's headquarters in Langley, Virginia.

Kryptos, devised by artist Jim Sanborn, has been around for nearly three decades, and yet no one has figured out what the full message says, let alone cracked the underlying riddle. Even the National Security Agency (NSA) could only decrypt part of the code.

Now, just months before a dedication ceremony in November to celebrate the copper scroll's 30 years of stumping experts, Sanborn has released a third and final clue to help hobbyists - who easily number in the thousands, based on activity in code-cracking forums - figure out what the remaining, unsolved 97-character passage says.

But Sanborn says unscrambling that phrase won't exactly lead you to a quick victory. It's really just the end of step one. [Read more: Linder/PopularMechanics/3February2020]

The KGB's 3 Most Sensational Operations. During the Cold War the KGB easily manipulated world public opinion, targeted top-ranking NATO officials and kept the whole of the Middle East in a state of fear. [Read more: Egorov/RussiaBeyond/4February2020]

The Spy Who Loved Tahini: Risking Everything for the Perfect Sesame Paste. An Israeli intelligence scandal has erupted after an agent was sent to buy tahini from a Palestinian village in the West Bank. What makes this version so delicious?

A prize so valuable that a lieutenant colonel sent an agent on not just one mission to secure it, but two. The item? A box of tahini. An agent from Israel's military intelligence service was tasked with buying jars from a Palestinian village in the West Bank for, reports the Jerusalem Post, "non-operational needs". It led to a military police investigation, with the senior official who gave the order discharged and others reprimanded, including a prison sentence for one. [Read more: Saner/TheGuardian/3February2020]


Section III - COMMENTARY

Recent Strikes Reveal Central Role of Honest Intelligence. The recent successful U.S. strikes against ISIS leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi and top Iranian Maj. Gen. Qassem Soleimani have highlighted the crucial, multifaceted role of the intelligence community in U.S. national security.

Having collected the intelligence that fixed the locations of these two high-value targets, U.S. agencies are now on the hook to track potential retaliatory attacks as well as assess the impact of these decapitation strikes on the organizations al-Baghdadi and Soleimani once led.

At the center of this mission is CIA Director Gina Haspel and her team, which runs the spies behind enemy lines and produces the analysis on which President Trump and his team rely. [Read more: Hoffman/WashingtonTimes/30January2020]

We Don't Need a Separate Cybersecurity Agency. Bad news from the cyber world keeps piling up: election security, disinformation, data breaches, ransomware and even the threat of cyber-warfare from the likes of Iran, Russia or China. A growing number of officials, inside and outside the government, are arguing that as a country we need to get better organized to address this complex threat, and that the best way is to create a stand-alone cyber security agency. It's an option already under consideration by the commission Congress created to address cyber threats, as well at the National Security Council, which has a small directorate working on a national cyber strategy.

I wish this problem could be solved that easily. There's no question that the federal government needs enhanced resources, oversight, accountability, coordination and leadership on cybersecurity. But I spent 15 years at the FBI working on strategy and interagency governance, often in the context of cyber, and have devoted my academic career to studying how bureaucracies work, and I think creating a new stand-alone cybersecurity agency is the wrong way to go. [Read more: O'Connell/Politico/29January2020]


Section IV - Research Requests, Obituaries, Jobs

Research Requests

Seeking CIA/DIA, State Department Officers Who Worked in Beirut, Lebanon, or Langley, VA, in 1978-1990

I am a researcher from Chicago and am looking to interview any CIA, DIA or State Dept officials who may have worked at the Lebanon Desk at Langley or in Beirut during the period of 1978-1990. I am interested in the relationship that existed between some in CIA and members of Fatah's inner circle, namely Ali Hassan Salameh. Additionally, I am interested in discussing in some detail the work of Mustafa Zein as hostage negotiator for CIA and the NSC.
Any help in this matter would be extremely beneficial to my book project on US-Lebanon policy & the USMC peace-keeping mission in '82-'83.
All interviews are completely confidential and all questions will be submitted prior to any discussion.
I can be available for contact any time between 7am and 7pm, Monday-Friday.
Replies to Dan Egan, Chicago, IL, at 331-245-9955 or dwegan40@yahoo.com

Assist Psychology Professor and Radio Host with Your Professional Cybercrime Experiences and Insights

My name is Dr. Carlos. I'm a forensic psychology professor and iHeart radio host. I am seeking any intelligence officers who might be interested in speaking to my class about cybercrime? My class is an undergraduate class.
I would also be happy to promote on my podcast which has about 120,000 followers. Thank you.
Replies to Dr. Carlos Vazquez at circleofinsight@icloud.com or call him at 949-456-9215

Help Choose the IAFIE 2020 Intelligence Education Instructor of the Year

If you know outstanding teachers in the field of intelligence, please nominate them as explained below, before the 1 April 2020 deadline.

The IAFIE (International Association for Intelligence Education) recognizes individuals who have excelled in intelligence instruction, which includes both academic and professional training instruction. The IAFIE Instructor of the Year Award is presented at the IAFIE Annual Conference being held in 2020 in London. The award recipient is invited to attend the event as a guest, and is provided with partial compensation for travel expenses, plus conference fees and a commemorative award.

Nominations may be submitted by a supervisor, colleague or other individual. Self-nomination is also allowed and encouraged. The nominee must submit an application package, the contents of which are described below, by 1 April. An IAFIE subcommittee will select the winner.

Read full details of the application process here.
Questions? Contact jonsmith@coastal.edu.

Obituaries

Virginia Gavaghen, CIA SIS Officer
Virginia O'Donohue Gavaghen, 83, former CIA SIS Officer, died of cancer on 25 January 2020 in Herndon, VA.
Born in Chicago, IL, she went on to receiving a history degree from George Mason University, in Virginia, and rose through the ranks of the Central Intelligence Agency, reaching the Senior Intelligence Service. She earned numerous meritorious awards including two Donovans for her work at the Agency.
In her spare time, she was a Master Gardener, gourmet cook and textile artist.
She is survived by her husband of 58 years, William Gavaghen, two sisters, a daughter, and other family.

Jack Horton, Senior CIA Official
Jackson Roger Horton Sr, 93, a Senior CIA Official, died 27 January 2020 in Bethesda, MD.
Raised in Milwaukee, WI, he graduated high school and entered the wartime Army in 1944, serving two years in the Philippines, attaining the rank of Master Sergeant. He was awarded the Victory Medal, as well as the Good Conduct Medal. After World War II, Jack was honorably discharged and earned a degree in International Relations and a Master's in American History, from the University of Wisconsin. He was a member of the Sigma Phi fraternity and entered into "Iron Cross," the Senior Men's Honorary Society.
Jack then joined the Central Intelligence Agency in 1952, serving operational assignments in Chicago, Cincinnati, and Washington DC before being promoted to Chief of the New York office, and then to the Director of Domestic Collection Division (DCD), which he held for his last eight years. During his 30-year career with the Agency, Jack was deeply involved with many national and international crises including: the Cuban Missile Crisis, the Bay of Pigs Invasion, the assassinations of President Kennedy and Rev. Martin Luther King, the impeachment of President Nixon, and the Iranian Hostage Crisis, to name a few. Upon retirement in 1981, he received the agency's Honorable Service Award and the Distinguished Intelligence Medal.
In 1982, he relocated to Westford, MA, to work at Itek Optical Systems in Lexington, MA. In 2002, he moved to Maplewood Place in Bethesda, MD. During his years at Maplewood, he headed the homeowner's association and developed some great friendships with fellow residents. One of his greatest joys was the lively discussions and stories told at daily lunches.
A deeply dedicated public servant, Jack was a storyteller by nature, with an extensive knowledge of history and politics that combined with his own experiences from his exceptional career. His love of history extended into his own genealogy which he curated and published for future generations. He also enjoyed watching Badger football or basketball game. "On Wisconsin!" Survivors include three children, and other family.
He will be interred at Arlington Cemetery with his wife, Nancy, at a date to be determined.

Paul Latchford, CIA Officer
Paul Spalding Latchford Sr, 92, a CIA Officer, died 19 January 2020 in Lansdowne [Leesburg], VA.
Latchford was born in Washington, DC, attended St. James Catholic School, Gonzaga High School, graduating in 1945 and enlisted in the US Navy. He served in the Philippines and California in both the medical corps and the aviation fire brigade. After his Naval service, Latchford attended Georgetown University, graduated in 1951, and began his Federal Government service at the newly-formed Central Intelligence Agency where he served in foreign posts in Manila, Philippines and Athens, Greece in the 1960s. He retired from CIA in 1979 and received the Career Intelligence Medal.
In the late 1950s, he served as a member of the Mt. Rainier Volunteer Fire Department and later taught Fire Fighting Science at the University of Maryland, College Park, MD. Also in 1952 Paul married June A. Blanchard and they raised five children over 46-years. After her death in 2000, Latchford married Barbara Pilch. She died in 2012.
He is survived by five children, and other family.
Latchford is remembered by his family as a devoted father, a deeply caring man with strong faith, who proudly served his county.

Joe Vandever Sr, Navajo Code Talker
Joe Vandever Sr, 96, a member of the top-secret Navajo Code Talker program which used an unbreakable language during WWII, died 31 January 2020 in Haystack, NM, five days shy of his 97th birthday.
Vandever served largely in the Pacific region during his US military service. He enlisted with the Marine Corps in Santa Fe, NM in early 1943, and was honorably discharged as corporal in early 1946.
He was one of hundreds of Navajo tribe members trained as "code talkers" using a secret code language to send information on tactics, troop movements, and orders over the radio and telephone during the war. The language was indecipherable to the Japanese and a key factor in American military victories at Iwo Jima, Saipan, and several other major battles.
Vandever is survived by eight children, and other family. [Read more: Colbert/CNN/2February2020]


Jobs

Adjunct instructors at the University of Texas at El Paso (US)
The National Security Studies Institute at the University of Texas at El Paso (UTEP) (see their website here) is seeking adjunct instructors to teach online graduate-level courses:
Legal Issues in Intelligence and National Security
Propaganda and Influence Operations
Intelligence and Counterterrorism
Political Economy of Terrorism
Risk Analysis
Emergency Management
Public Health and Homeland Security
A PhD in public policy, security studies, political science, or a related field is required.
Interested and eligible applicants should contact Stephen Coulthart (sjcoulthart@utep.edu).

Two Positions at James Madison University for Assistant or Associate Professor - Intelligence Analysis

James Madison University (JMU) located in Harrisonburg, VA, seeks applicants for two faculty positions in its Bachelor's Degree Program in Intelligence Analysis (IA). The appointments will be at the Assistant or Associate Professor level and will reside within the larger School of Integrated Sciences. The IA program offers a multidisciplinary undergraduate degree with an emphasis on methodology and technology to prepare students to become analysts, with a specialization in intelligence analysis. Its graduates have been successful in securing positions as analysts in both the public and private sectors, to include the Intelligence Community, military and law enforcement organizations, defense contractors, and major consulting firms. The program emphasizes methodology and synthesizes critical and creative thinking methods with technological tools for data collection, visualization, and analysis with situational knowledge of a problem's political, economic, social, and technological context with strong communicative and professional skills to support decision-making.
Ideal candidates will be comfortable in an interdisciplinary, diverse setting and possess the potential for becoming an excellent teacher to future analysts in one or more intelligence domains including national security, military, homeland security, law enforcement, private sector security, cyber security, and geospatial. They optimally have a background in either mixed-methods, qualitative, or quantitative research and analysis methods. We especially encourage applications from candidates that can leverage the use of systems thinking, employ data science in analysis, support the development of writing skills, or teach ethics specifically for future analysts. The typical teaching load in the school is 3 courses per semester.
We welcome applicants from all academic disciplines—to include the humanities, social sciences, and sciences—that provide a knowledge foundation for doing analysis. Prospective candidates should review our curriculum online to identify areas that match their expertise and to locate potential areas that they could help the program to develop. The program values teaching excellence as well as one-on-one professional mentoring and seeks candidates who can demonstrate potential for both. In addition, the position requires the potential for an active program of scholarly activity. The position requires either a Ph.D. in a relevant academic field by the date of hire (for a tenure-track appointment) OR Master's Degree with substantial experience in the field (for appointment on a Renewable Term Contract).

More information or applications may be found here.

New Positions Available with Thomson Reuters

Job Title: Washington Bureau Chief
Experience: 10 to 20 years
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Assistant/Associate/Full Professor - Department of Intelligence & Security Studies, Charleston, SC - Two Openings Available

Work type: Full Time Permanent - Faculty; Location: Charleston, SC; Categories: Humanities; Payscale: Unclassified.
The Citadel's newly created Department of Intelligence & Security Studies houses some of the most popular and flourishing academic programs on campus. Since 2016, we have created both a Master of Arts (MA) and a Bachelor of Arts (BA) program in Intelligence and Security Studies; the MA program is 100% online while the BA is offered in both online and traditional formats. Our growth has created faculty openings for individuals who want to join an established team dedicated to producing principled leaders in all walks of life.

Job Responsibilities: The Citadel's School of Humanities and Social Sciences invites applications for two(2) tenure-track position in all areas of intelligence studies at the level of Assistant, Associate or Full Professor beginning in August 2020. The Department is particularly interested in individuals with experience in intelligence and big data analytics, homeland/national security, Eastern European/former Soviet area studies, applied intelligence community (IC) research, and military intelligence matters. The incumbent will be expected to teach at the undergraduate and graduate level using both traditional and online delivery methods. This is a full-time teaching, research and service position. Faculty within the School typically teach a 4+4 course load with appropriate research and service expectations.

Minimum Requirements: Applicants must have an earned doctorate from an accredited university in an area associated with intelligence studies. The ability to use or the motivation to learn technologies relevant to online teaching is required. All candidates should also be able to show effective past teaching experience, demonstrated research potential, and appropriate service activities. Advanced ABD candidates will be considered. There is also a potential for teaching additional summer courses. Salary will be competitive, and commensurate with experience and qualifications.

Preferred Qualifications: Relevant experience in the US intelligence community, the military, or other organizational contexts is preferred, but not required. Online teaching experience is preferred, but not required.

Additional Comments: Ranked as the #1 Public School in the South for nine years in a row by U.S. News and World Report, The Citadel offers a unique academic environment. The incumbent will teach members of the South Carolina Corps of Cadets (SCCC) in the classroom as well as non-cadet graduate and undergraduate students in an online venue. Regardless of the teaching milieu, Citadel faculty commit themselves to preparing the next generation of principled leaders for the military, private, and government sectors. Approximately 30% of every graduating SCCC class is commissioned into the U.S. military; the remainder seek job opportunities in the public and private arenas. Initial screening of applicants will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled. The position is expected to begin in August of 2020.

The Citadel is an Equal Opportunity / Affirmative Action employer and does not discriminate against any individual, or group of individuals, on the basis of age, color, race, disability, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, religion, pregnancy, national origin, genetic information or veteran's status in its employment practices.The Citadel has a culturally diverse faculty and staff committed to working in a multicultural environment. We encourage applications from minorities, females, individuals with disabilities and veterans.

Interested applicants should apply now for Job No: 495785. To apply utilize the official online application and upload supporting documents to include: 1 Letter of interest addressing the qualifications listed above; 2 A curriculum vita; 3 Evidence of teaching effectiveness; In addition, please provide three professional references that can be contacted.

Faculty Openings in Cyber

Syracuse University's School of Information Assistant Professor - Trustworthy Cyberspace

DePaul University, School of Computing Assistant Professor in Software Engineering

The School of Computer and Cyber Sciences Tenure Track and Tenured Positions at the Assistant, Associate, and Full Professor Levels

Department of Cyber and Computer Sciences at The Citadel Tenure-Track Positions in the Department of Cyber and Computer Sciences

Portland Community College - Computer Information Systems Instructor, CIS / Windows System Administration

Augusta University - Tenure Track and Tenured Positions at the Assistant, Associate, and Full Professor Levels

FireEye Has Many Intelligence Positions Available For You - Worldwide - Contract, Full-time, Part-time, Interns

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Section V - Events

AFIO EDUCATIONAL EVENTS IN COMING TWO MONTHS....

Saturday, 8 February 2020, 11:30 a.m. - 2 p.m. - Indialantic, FL - The Florida Satellite Chapter hosts FBI Agent Mike Popolano on "Profiles and Motives of Active Shooters."

FBI Agent and FSC Member Mike Popolano's talk will cover some infamous active shooter cases and how law enforcement strives to profile potential active shooters and determine their motives. He will examine police response to active shooter incidents and the options available for self-protection and defense. In all cases, Mike will make use of his extensive background as an FBI Special Agent and investigator to present historical cases both to underscore and further elucidate his presentation.

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. Location and Directions via Google Maps.

TO ATTEND: Prepaid reservations are required and must be received by Sunday, 2 February. To reserve, indicate food choice [Pasta Marinara, Pasta Primavera, or Chicken Francese) for self and any guests. The meal fees are $32 for members, $36 for guests. Send check, payable to AFIO FSC, to FSC Treasurer Rhonda Rhoads, PO Box 410158, Melbourne, FL 32941.
Questions? 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 February 2.

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.

Wednesday, 12 February 2020, 1130 - Albuquerque, NM - AFIO New Mexico Chapter hosts Robert Hull on "The Internet Research Agency, Trolling, and the Rise of Russian Interference"

The speaker at this AFIO New Mexico Chapter event will be Robert Hull discussing "The Internet Research Agency, Trolling, and the Rapid Rise of Russian Interference – What's Real and What Isn't."
Location of event: "Sunnyside Up Cafe" on Menaul just east of Louisiana, next door to Chili's, 6909 Menaul Blvd NE, Albuquerque, NM 87110, (505) 888-3447. Google Maps location of event.
Fee to attend: Meeting is Free.
11:00 AM (Arrive, Order Lunch - available at separate cost), 11:30 AM (Call To Order), 1:00 PM (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

Friday, 28 February 2020, 10:30 am - 2 pm - Tysons, VA - First AFIO luncheon of 2020 features James Olson, author of To Catch a Spy: The Art of Counterintelligence; and political scientist Seth G. Jones, author of A Covert Action: Reagan, the CIA, and the Cold War Struggle in Poland.

James Olson's presentation starts at 1 p.m.: Olson served for over thirty years in the Directorate of Operations of the CIA, mostly overseas in clandestine operations. In addition to several foreign assignments, he was chief of counterintelligence at CIA headquarters in Langley, VA. Currently, he is a Professor of the Practice at the Bush School of Government and Public Service of Texas A& M University.

At this event Professor Olson will be discussing his March 2019 book, To Catch a Spy: The Art of Counterintelligence which suggests that the US is losing the counterintelligence war. Foreign intelligence services, particularly those of China, Russia, and Cuba, are recruiting spies in our midst and stealing our secrets and cutting-edge technologies. He provides a guide for how our country can do a better job of protecting its national security and trade secrets. He will review the principles and methods of counterintelligence, including the running of double-agent operations and surveillance. He also addresses why people spy against their country, the tradecraft of counterintelligence, and where counterintelligence breaks down or succeeds.

The morning speaker, Dr. Seth G. Jones, will begin 11 a.m. Dr. Jones director of the Transnational Threats Project, and is a senior adviser to the International Security Program at the Center for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS). He teaches at Johns Hopkins University's School of Advanced International Studies (SAIS) and the Center for Homeland Defense and Security (CHDS) at the U.S. Naval Postgraduate School. Prior to joining CSIS, Dr. Jones was the director of the International Security and Defense Policy Center at the RAND Corporation and was Adjunct Professor, Security Studies Program, Edmund A. Walsh School of Foreign Service, Georgetown University, where he taught classes on "Counterinsurgency" and "Stability Operations." He also served as representative for the commander, U.S. Special Operations Command, to the assistant secretary of defense for special operations.

He will discuss counterinsurgency and counterterrorism, with a particular focus on Afghanistan, Pakistan, and al Qa'ida.

Registration has opened and may be completed quickly here.

Venue: DoubleTree by Hilton, 1960 Chain Bridge Rd, Tysons Corner, VA 22182 Phone: (703) 893-2100. Directions at this link. Easy access from two nearby SilverLine Metro stations. Generous free parking at hotel.

Wednesday, 11 March 2020, 11:30 a.m. - San Francisco, CA - The "Andre Le Gallo" San Francisco Chapter hosts FBI Special Agent Michael Gimbel

2019 ended with a shooting at a kosher grocery store in New Jersey, a stabbing at a rabbi's home during a Hanukkah celebration in New York, and another shooting at a church in Texas. What can we do to prevent, mitigate, and respond to violent incidents?
FBI Special Agent Michael Gimbel will speak about FBI's Counterterrorism Division, the law enforcement response to the recent Gilroy Garlic Festival shooting, and the vital inter-agency relationship and coordination which facilitates and expedites the handling and processing of the crime scene.

Timing: No-host cocktails at 11:30, luncheon meeting and presentation begins at noon.
Location:  Basque Cultural Center - San Francisco, CA

RSVP now at Eventbrite.


Other Upcoming Events from Advertisers, Corporate Sponsors, and Others

11-12 February 2020 - Charleston, SC - Conference on "Legally Immoral Activity? Testing the Limits of Intelligence Collection" at The Citadel

Are there limits to intelligence collection in support of national security? Where, if at all, does a free and open society provide the limits of surveillance? Civil liberties are a founding tenet of democracy, but at what cost? How does a country balance collective security with individual rights? Recently, a Federal Court ordered Apple to help the FBI unlock the cellphone of a terrorist, but company officials would oppose that order, citing concerns over the privacy rights of all Americans.
This 2-day inter-disciplinary conference will examine the legal, ethical, social, economic, historical and political aspects of the United States government's ability to protect its citizens in an era that warfare has no societal or personal boundaries.
The conference will be held February 11-12, 2020 on the campus of The Citadel in Charleston, South Carolina.
Deadline for proposals and abstracts must be received by October 15, 2019.
Inquires and Submissions should be sent to Dr. Jan Goldman, Department of Intelligence and Security Studies at Email: jgoldma1@citadel.edu.

Thursday, 13 February 2020, 7:30 - 8:45 p.m. - McLean, VA - "Is the Muslim Brotherhood Still a Threat Today?" - Cynthia Farahat speaking at The Westminster Institute

Is the Muslim Brotherhood Still a Threat Today? Cynthia Farahat is an Egyptian author, columnist, political analyst, and writer. She co-founded the Misr El-Umm (2003-06) and Liberal Egyptian (2006-08) parties, which stood for peace with Israel, capitalism, and the abolition of theocracy. She co-authored several books in Arabic, writing on blasphemy laws, the Muslim Brotherhood, and terrorism.
Where: The American Legion, 1355 Balls Hill Rd, McLean, VA. Google Map Link for Directions.
No Fee to attend.
Hosted by The Westminster Institute, 6729 Curran Street, McLean, VA 22101
Questions: Contact Robert R. Reilly, Director, The Westminster Institute, 703-288-2885 or at br@westminster-institute.org
Register HERE.

Wednesday, 19 February 2020, 10 am - 1 pm - Annapolis Junction, MD - NCMF 2020 Winter Cryptologic Program Featuring Ms. Jonna Mendez, CIA Disguise Expert

SAVE THE DATE! The NCMF's 2020 Winter Cryptologic Program will feature CIA Officer (Ret) Author/Chief of Disguise, Ms. Jonna Mendez.
Can you change your appearance completely while walking down a crowded street in Moscow? Can you elude the KGB by pressing a button while rounding a corner? Can you fool the president while briefing him in the Oval Office? The CIA's former Chief of Disguise Jonna Mendez tells it all in her presentation at this NCMF event. More info about event is here.
Location: CACI Inc., Maryland Conference Center, 2720 Technology Dr, Annapolis Junction, MD 20755
REGISTRATION INFO: registration fee is $25pp for members and guests and includes lunch. Online registration may be handled here. Or mail-in your registration fee with payment by check to NCMF, PO Box 1682, Fort George G. Meade, MD 20755-9998. Include names of self and guests.
Questions? Call the NCMF office at 301-688-5436.
REGISTER online here.

25-28 March 2020 - Honolulu, HI - International Studies Association (ISA) conference Intelligence Studies Section (ISA/ISS) Panels at ISA2020

Various links below provide a view of the extensive program of the Intelligence Studies Section being held as part of ISA2020...the International Studies Association (ISA) conference in Honolulu, Hawaii on 25-28 March. The Intelligence Studies Section is one of thirty thematic sections that make up the ISA, has approximately 400 members, and has been sponsoring research about intelligence as a function of government since the mid-1980s. This Intelligence Studies Section content (4 straight days, 30 panels and roundtables) is one (highly impressive) small part of ISA's much larger conference.
Information about the conference is here.
And the full conference program of almost 300 pages is here.
The ISA/Intelligence Studies Section Program (kindly supplied by Steve Marrin) may be viewed here.

26-29 April 2020 - Tampa, FL - USGIF GEOINT 2020 Symposium

US Geospatial-Intelligence Foundation's GEOINT 2020 Symposium has the theme, "New Decade, New Challenges, New Strategies."
Learn more. Network with more than 4,000 GEOINT Community professionals from 40+ countries spanning defense, intelligence, homeland security, industry, and academia. See the latest in technology, services, and solutions from 200+ exhibitors in more than 100,000 sq ft of exhibit space. Learn from 50+ hours of professional development, training, and education sessions with PDUs and CEUs.
All official GEOINT 2020 hotels are conveniently located within walking distance of the Tampa Convention Center, and are only available through the GEOINT Symposium website and our registration partner SPARGO.
Do not delay reserving your hotel room, booking your flight, or registering for the nation's premier geospatial intelligence event of the year, which returns to Tampa from Sunday, April 26, to Wednesday, April 29.
View program, speakers, and registration requirements here.

25 - 27 June 2020 - London, England - IAFIE 2020 Annual Conference

The 2020 Annual Conference of the International Association for Intelligence Education (IAFIE) will be held in London from June 25 to 27. The conference is being held jointly by IAFIE and the IAFIE Europe Chapter (IAFIE EC). This will be the 5th Annual Conference of IAFIE EC. The submission date for abstract proposals is January 27, 2020. Proposals for papers, panels, posters and interactive workshops are being accepted. The topics/themes for the conference are Intelligence Analysis, Intelligence Domains, Management of Intelligence Community, and Intelligence Education and Research. Notification of acceptance will be in mid-February, and papers, posters, presentations and workshop materials will be due on April 20, 2020. Authors of recent books, monographs and reports in line with these topics/themes are also invited to submit proposals to participate in Author Roundtables. More information here.


MORE GIFT IDEAS:

In addition to the new Royal Blue long sleeve shirts, and the gray long sleeve hooded sweatshirts, the AFIO Store also has the following items ready for quick shipment:

NEW: LONG and Short-Sleeved Shirts with embroidered AFIO Logo and New Mugs with color-glazed permanent logo

Show your support for AFIO with our new Polo Shirts. Be the first to buy these new, high quality, subtle heathered grey short sleeve shirts, and dark blue long sleeved shirts, of shrink and wrinkle resistant fine cotton with a soft yet substantial feel. They feature a detailed embroidered AFIO seal. Get a shirt for yourself and consider as gifts for colleagues, family, and friends. Only $45 each including shipping.
Sizes of (M) men or (W) women shirts; Small, Medium, Large, XL, XXL, and XXXL. At this time all orders will arrive as Short Sleeve shirts.
You may pay by check or credit card. Complete your order online here or mail an order along with payment to: AFIO, 7700 Leesburg Pike, Ste 324, Falls Church, VA 22043-2618. Phone orders at 703-790-0320. If interested in other shirt colors or sleeve lengths, contact Annette at: annettej@afio.com.

Long-Sleeved Shirts and Hooded Sweatshirts with embroidered AFIO Logo

Show your support for AFIO with our new long-sleeved Polo Shirts and Hooded Sweatshirts.

Both items are high quality and shrink resistant and feature a detailed embroidered AFIO seal. The color of the long-sleeved Polo Shirts is royal blue; the price is $55 and includes shipping.

The Hooded Sweatshirts are dark grey; the price is $70 and includes shipping. 

Purchase a shirt and sweatshirt for yourself and consider as gifts for colleagues, family, and friends.

Both items are available in men's sizes: Small, Medium, Large, XL, XXL, and XXXL. The long-sleeved Polo Shirts and Hooded Sweatshirts are not available in ladies' sizes.



NEW: Mug with color glazed logo. Made in America. (We left out all that lead-based glaze and hidden toxins in those mugs made in China being sold by other organizations). Also sturdy enough to sit on desk to hold pens, cards, paperclips, and candy.

This handsome large, heavy USA-made ceramic mug is dishwasher-safe with a glazed seal. $35 per mug includes shipping. Order this and other store items online here.

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.


Guide to the Study of Intelligence and When Intelligence Made a Difference

"AFIO's Guide to the Study of Intelligence" has sold out in hard-copy.
However, it is available in digital form in its entirety on the AFIO website here.

Also available on the website here are the individual articles of AFIO's history project "When Intelligence Made a Difference" that have been published to date in The Intelligencer journal. More articles will be forthcoming in future editions.


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