AFIO Weekly Intelligence Notes #10-20 dated 10 March 2020

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Newly Released and Forthcoming Books of the Week

The CIA War in Kurdistan: The Untold Story of the Northern Front in the Iraq War
by Sam Faddis
(Casemate, Mar 2020)

This is the story of an incredibly brave and effective team of men and women who overcame massive odds and helped end the nightmare of Saddam's rule in Iraq. It is also the story of how incompetence, bureaucracy and ignorance threw that success away and condemned Iraq and the surrounding region to chaos.

In early 2002 Sam Faddis was named to head a CIA team that would enter Iraq, prepare the battlefield and facilitate the entry of follow-on conventional military forces numbering in excess of 40,000 American soldiers. This force, built around the 4th Infantry Division would, in partnership with Kurdish forces and with the assistance of Turkey, engage Saddam's army in the north as part of a coming invasion. Faddis expected to be on the ground inside Iraq within weeks and that the entire campaign would likely be over by summer. Over the next year virtually every aspect of that plan for the conduct of the war in Northern Iraq fell apart.

The 4th Infantry Division never arrived nor did any other conventional forces in substantial number. The Turks not only did not provide support, they worked overtime to prevent the U.S. from achieving success. An Arab army that was to assist U.S. forces fell apart before it ever made it to the field.

Alone, hopelessly outnumbered, short on supplies and threatened by Iraqi assassination teams and Islamic extremists Faddis' team, working with Kurdish peshmerga, nonetheless paved the way for a brilliant and largely bloodless victory in the north and the fall of Saddam's Iraq. That victory, handed over to Washington and the Department of Defense on a silver platter, was then squandered.

The surrender of Iraqi forces in the north was spurned. All existing governmental institutions were, in the name of de-Baathification, dismantled. All input from Faddis' team, which had been in country for almost a full year, was ignored. The consequences of these actions were and continue to be catastrophic.

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Putin's Virtual War: Russia's Subversion and Conversion of America, Europe and the World Beyond
by William Nester
(Frontline Books, Mar 2020)

As the Kremlin's latest ruler, Putin, like most of his predecessors, is as realistic as he is ruthless. He knows the limits of Russian hard and soft power while constantly trying to expand them. He is doing whatever he can to advance Russian national interests as he interprets them. In Putin's mind, Russia can rise only as far as the West can fall. And on multiple fronts he is methodically advancing to those ends. Putin's Virtual War reveals just how and why he does so, and the dire consequences for America, Europe, and the world beyond.

Putin is among the world's most recognizable leaders. He has tightly ruled Russia since 31 December 1999, and will firmly assert power from the Kremlin for the foreseeable future. Many fear and loath him for his brutality, for ordering opponents imprisoned on trumped up charges and even murdered. Yet most Russians adore him for rebuilding the economy, state authority, and national pride.

What drives Putin? Much more than greed for money and power. He is a zealous nationalist deadset to make Russia great again. He mourns the Soviet Union's breakup as 'the greatest political catastrophe of the twentieth century.' His nostalgia is understandable. The Russian empire peaked in territory, population, military power, and prestige when it was called the Soviet Union.

Putin has mastered the art of power. Depending on what is at stake, that involves the deft wielding of appropriate or 'smart' ingredients of 'hard' physical power like armored divisions, multinational corporations, and assassins, and 'soft' psychological power like diplomats, honey-traps, cyber-trolls, and fake news factories to defeat threats and seize opportunities. Russian hackers penetrated the Democratic National Committee (DNC) and Hillary Clinton's campaign organization, extracted tens of thousands of embarrassing revealing emails, and posted them on WikiLeaks.

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23 European Countries Agree to Launch Spy Forum. Twenty-three European countries met and signed a letter of intent on February 26 to establish the Intelligence College in Europe. Described as a tool for cooperation by Croatia’s Security and Intelligence Chief Danijel Markić, this network will see European spies "compare notes on crosscutting intelligence related issues like Islamist and far-right terrorism, European jihadists in Syria, and cybersecurity and data."

The network will be launched in March and will meet two to three times per year. The member countries will host the seminars and events intended to shape decision-making and intelligence operations across the European continent.

This forum was proposed by French President Emmanuel Macron in 2017. It all centered on securing a collective European future by bolstering its cybersecurity infrastructure and its intelligence gathering resources. He said that Europeans must join forces if "we don’t want to depend tomorrow on information gathered by the U.S., China or Russia." [Read more: Manyepa/TheTrumpet/6March2020]

Ex-Rochester Woman Accused of Passing Spy Secrets to Foreigner. A former Rochester woman is facing life in prison for allegedly secret information to someone with possible terrorist connections.

Mariam Taha Thompson, 61, was charged Wednesday with Delivering Defense Information to Aid a Foreign Government.

"While in a war zone, the defendant allegedly gave sensitive national defense information, including the names of individuals helping the United States, to a Lebanese national located overseas," says Assistant Attorney General for National Security John C. Demers. "If true, this conduct is a disgrace, especially for someone serving as a contractor with the United States military. This betrayal of country and colleagues will be punished."

Thompson was arrested by FBI Special Agents on February 27 at an overseas U.S. military facility, where she worked as a contract linguist and held a Top Secret government security clearance. [Read more: Bunge/KIMT/4March2020]

Egypt Intelligence Chief Made ‘Secret' Visit to Syria. Media sources loyal to the Syrian regime said the Director of the Egyptian General Intelligence Service, Abbas Kamel, visited the Syrian capital, Damascus, on 2 March and met with Syrian officials.

The Al-Watan newspaper, which is close to the Syrian regime, quoted unnamed sources as saying that Kamel was received by the head of the National Security Bureau, Major General Ali Mamlouk, and discussed with him the developments of the war on terrorism in Syria, and the recent developments in the region.

Mamlouk is a special security adviser to Syrian regime President Bashar Al-Assad.

The Egyptian authorities and the Syrian regime did not announce the visit or why it took place. [Read more: MEM/10March2020]

Worker at Israel's Nuclear Energy Authority Charged with Hacking Computer System. An employee of Israel's secretive Atomic Energy Commission (IAEC) was indicted Tuesday at the Rehovot Magistrate's Court on charges of breaking into a computer system and invasion of privacy, following an investigation by the Defense Ministry.

According to the charge sheet filed by the cyber department at the State Attorney's Office as part of a plea bargain, from August 2018 until January 2020 the accused broke into computer systems she was not licensed to use 70-100 times and "illegally conducted targeted searches in violation of the Protection of Privacy Law."

The incident was initially discovered by security officers at the Atomic Energy Commission and the Defense Ministry then launched a criminal investigation.

The court accepted the state's request to issue a gag order on details of the case, which will be heard behind closed doors due to considerations of national security. [Read more: TOI/10March2020]

Georgia Joins NATO's Cyber Threat Intelligence Sharing Platform. Georgian Cyber Security Bureau, a state body charged with tackling cyber threats, joined Malware Information Sharing Platform, Georgia's Ministry of Defense reported on March 5.

Malware Information Sharing Platform (MISP) is a threat-sharing defense initiative functioning under the aegis of NATO and co-financed by the European Union. MISP seeks to enhance cooperation in fighting cyber threats by speeding up the detection of such incidents and devising defense countermeasures.

Ministry of Defense stressed that "sharing important information will strengthen the bureau's capacity to provide effective cyber security." []


How Brexit Brings the Spies in From the Cold. The British love a good spy story. From James Bond to George Smiley, from the Scarlet Pimpernel to Richard Hannay, chilling tales of agents negotiating the shadowlands of the cold war, or foiling the murderous plans of revolutionaries, have long enjoyed a following of avid readers.

On one level the attraction is obvious. Nail-biting storylines set against a contemporary political canvass make for compelling reading. Yet, according to John le Carré, there is also something else at play. The master spy novelist, who has spent decades operating in the no man’s land between fact and fiction, between secrets and spies, was quick to offer an expert diagnosis when asked this week to explain the British fascination for espionage. In the end it comes down to two strands of the British character: "Latent imperialism and hypocrisy."

Spookery, he added in a discussion at the German embassy in London, encapsulates many of the frailties of human nature - not being "real" to oneself. It also taps into profound flaws in the British establishment, such as the reluctance to look at their own, which proved so deadly with the failure to unmask double agents such as Kim Philby.

Spying has also been enduring and essential to British exercise of power. [Read more: Studemann/FinancialTimes/5March2020]

From Businessman to Spy - "Our Man in New York" by Henry Hemming. The Budapest Times first came across author Henry Hemming in 2017 when we read his "Maxwell Knight, MI5’s Greatest Spymaster", an intriguing true story given extra spice by conjecture that Knight was the inspiration for the James Bond character "M". Similarly, "Our Man in New York" offers further non-fictional, behind-the-scenes manoeuvring, as evidenced by its subtitle, "The British Plot to Bring America into the Second World War". Again it is enthralling stuff.

Hemming calls the plot the largest state-sponsored influence campaign ever run on American soil. "Covert, sophisticated eye-wateringly expensive," he writes, "this undercover British operation has been described as 'one of the most diverse, extensive, and yet subtle propaganda drives ever directed by one sovereign state at another'."

The Washington Post called the campaign "arguably the most effective in history", "a virtual textbook in the art of manipulation"and one that "changed America forever". Interestingly, the man running it, Bill Stephenson, later became known to the world as the "man called Intrepid", and like the Knight/"M" connection, he was hailed by Bond author Ian Fleming as one of the inspirations for licensed-to-kill secret agent 007.

Cloak-and-dagger stuff, then. [Read more: BudapestTimes/10March2020]

Working for the Stasi was this Australian's Ticket to a Life Behind the Iron Curtain. It's a chilly winter's day in Berlin when I meet Salomea Genin, an Australian woman whose life was indelibly shaped by the Cold War.

She was spied on for being a communist in Melbourne, before becoming a spy herself for the Stasi, the feared secret police of East Germany.

"For me, the only thing in the world was communist ideology and activities for socialism," she says.

"And it is true, I was fanatical." [Read more: Moodie/ABC/10March2020]

Moe Shaik: ‘Power Changed Me'. Former ANC intelligence operative Moe Shaik has never been one to back down from a fight.

He antagonised both presidents Thabo Mbeki, when he was in office, and later Jacob Zuma, who he had been close to through the ANC underground operations for many years.

Through his book, The ANC Spy Bible: Surviving Across Enemy Lines, readers get to know how Shaik was shaped in the ANC and how the party successfully did counter-surveillance on the apartheid security bureaucracy.

Through the story of his encounter with an apartheid internal security police officer who he later recruited to spy for the liberation movements, Shaik tells how the ANC sought to fight back against a very organised and brutal system. [Read more: Tabane/News24/4March2020]

Princess Royal Honours Wartime Heroine At London Paddington Station. The Princess Royal has been to London Paddington station to honour a woman who became the most decorated spy of the Second World War.

A Great Western Railway train has been adorned with the name Odette Hallowes to mark the 75th anniversary of VE Day.

Also known as Odette Churchill and Odette Sansom, she was a French woman married to an Englishman and living in the UK during the war.

During her time as an Allied intelligence officer, Odette fell in love with her commanding officer, Captain Peter Churchill. [Read more: Sadler/Forces/6March2020]

Top Secret: What is Cobra and What Does it Stand For? The PM has called an emergency COBRA meeting following the outbreak of coronavirus.

Boris Johnson will decide whether drastic measures should be put in place to help battle the deadly virus.

Here is all you need to know about the top-level security briefings, when and where they take place and who attends. [Read more: Shakhnazarova/TheSun/9March2020]


Putin's Power Is Built on Spying, but It's Also His Prison. Over two decades in power, Vladimir Putin's overriding ambition has been to end what he sees as the humiliation of Russia after the end of the Cold War. To achieve that, he has told a story and built a regime with spying at its core. He has stoked up ever-intensifying cycles of spy fever - focusing on both the hunt for enemy spies and the lionizing of Russia's own intelligence officers. This has been used to legitimize his regime but, in turn, has trapped Russia's leader in a cage from which he cannot escape and made relations with the West almost impossible to improve.

In December 1999, Vladimir Putin appeared at the Lubyanka, the imposing headquarters of Russian intelligence near Red Square. The former KGB officer had just been appointed prime minister and was soon to ascend to the presidency. He was there for the annual birthday celebration for Russia's spies. After turbulent years, change was in the air. Over champagne, Putin told his former colleagues that the team they had sent undercover had now completed the first part of their mission and taken over the government. Behind the joke lay a deeper belief - that only a KGB officer could restore the strength of the state, which in turn could protect the motherland.

Putin famously described the end of the Cold War as the greatest geopolitical catastrophe of the 20th century. [Read more: Corera/DailyBeast/9March2020]

Counterfeit Egyptian Money, Stamps and Poisoned Wells: When Young Israel Stirred the Water of the Nile. In 1954, the Egyptian government captured a network of young Egyptian Jews who had been trained by Israeli intelligence to commit sabotage and spy against their native land.

The failed operation, which came to be known as esek habish ("the rotten business"), or the "Lavon Affair" shook up the Israeli security and political establishments for more than a decade, and sparked developments that led to the resignation of then-Prime Minister David Ben-Gurion.

Information that I reveal in a new book, published after a lengthy legal battle, shows that the operating patterns that led to the scandal were not unique, but rather systematic Israeli intelligence methods used against Egypt during the years before the failed operation - and to some degree afterward. They included poisoning wells, counterfeiting currency and stamps, psychological warfare, political murders and drug sales.

In the first decade after the state was founded in 1948, Israel’s intelligence agencies were small, with limited resources. [Read more: Melman/Haaretz/8March2020]

MH17 Murder Trial Will Get Underway On 9 March. The murder trial for those who killed all passengers onboard Malaysia Airways flight MH17 over Ukraine will begin on Monday. After six years since the airliner was mistakenly shot down, the families and friends of the victims could finally be about to get some justice.

On July 17th, 2014, Malaysia Airlines flight MH17 took off from Amsterdam to Kuala Lumpur. Airlines had noted the brief skirmishes between Russian sponsored forces in Ukraine and the national guard on their distant border, but so far the conflict had only been restricted to a small area.

Some airlines had diverted flight traffic around the area of tension, but many had not (up to 160 that day). It was felt it was unlikely that the rebels possessed the technology (and the motivation) to target a commercial aircraft.

MH17 was flying over the region when it was mistaken for a Ukrainian spy plane and was shot down by a Russian anti-air missile. The plane had been carrying 283 innocent passengers and 15 crew members. [Read more: Cummins/SimpleFlying/6March2020]

Pakistan's Intelligence Service May End Up the Real Winner in the Afghan Peace Deal, at Least for Now. On the surface, one winner in the peace deal the United States signed with the Taliban on Saturday is Afghanistan's neighbor Pakistan, which has been a longtime supporter of the Islamist group that may now be in a position to regain at least a share of power in the Afghan government. But the deal also poses long-term risks to Pakistan, whose intelligence service has spent years empowering militants that may no longer be under its control, according to analysts and former military officials.

From its formation in 1994 through its 1996 seizure of power in Kabul, the Taliban's battlefield successes owed much to the help of the Pakistani military's Inter-Services Intelligence agency, known as the ISI. The peace agreement, a clear victory for the Taliban, is in some ways a culmination of the ISI's longtime support for the militant group.

"The Pakistani military intelligence, I'm sure they're relieved, because they wanted this kind of an outcome," said Hassan Abbas, a professor at National Defense University (NDU) in Washington, D.C., and a former Pakistani official. If the Taliban enter into some form of power-sharing agreement with the current Kabul government, that would mean "Pakistan will be able to push back on Indian interests in Afghanistan," added Abbas, who authored the 2014 book "The Taliban Revival." For Pakistan, he said, the Taliban represent "a tool to confront India." [Read more: Naylor/YahooNews/6March2020]

Section IV - Research Requests, Obituaries, Jobs

Research Requests

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Susan Darvas, NSA Clinical Social Worker and Executive Coach
Susan "Zsuzsi" Frederike Darvas, 85, a clinical social worker and executive coach at NSA, died of cancer on 28 February 2020.
Susan was born in Budapest, Hungary. A holocaust survivor, she escaped communist Hungary in 1956 with her then-husband Robert. They lived in a refugee camp in Austria until moving to England. From England, they smuggled their daughter Andrea out of Hungary. And then the three of them immigrated to the U.S. in 1958, living in Chicago, and then Ann Arbor.
Susan earned two Masters Degrees, one in Comparative Literature and one in Library & Information Science from the University of Michigan, plus a third Masters Degree in Social Work from the Catholic University of America in Washington, DC. She taught comparative literature at the University of Michigan, and later worked as a cataloger at the Library of Congress.
As a licensed social worker, Susan devoted most of her last 40 years to helping others through psychotherapy, first at Taylor Manor Hospital in Ellicott City, and in private practice. She later worked at the National Security Agency as a clinical social worker and Executive Coach in EAS and retired in 2009. She was a Phoenix Society member.
She took her legacy as a Holocaust survivor seriously, and devoted time presenting and volunteering at Child Survivors of the Holocaust programs and at the National Holocaust Memorial Museum, where she recorded two interviews as part of the Museum's "First Person" program. In 2019, she published a memoir, Resist, Endure, Escape - Growing up in Nazi and Communist Hungary, in which she described her life under evil regimes.
She is survived by a daughter, son, and other family.

Bob Grant, FBI Legal Attaché
Robert Emmet Grant, 88, an FBI Special Agent and Legal Attaché, died 4 March 2020.
A native New Yorker, he graduated from Immaculata High School, and received a B.A., from Iona College, and J.D. from Fordham University School of Law. He was a licensed member of the New York and Virginia State Bar Associations, and was admitted to practice law before the U.S. Supreme Court, Federal courts, and in the State of Hawaii. In 1959, Robert became a Special Agent with the FBI. His station assignments included Pittsburgh, PA, New York, NY, and Honolulu, HI. During his career, Robert studied at the U.S. Army Language School in Monterey, CA, and was assigned to the legal counsel division at FBI HQ from 1975 to 1979. Robert was also a candidate for FBI Director in 1977. His final assignment was as the FBI Legal Attaché assigned to the American Consulate General in Hong Kong, where he served as the sole FBI liaison to lead law enforcement officials in Southeast Asia and India.
In 1985, by order of the King of Thailand, he received a medal and written royal designation "Companion to the King of Thailand" for his contribution to international law enforcement efforts.
Following retirement in 1985, he formed the law firm R.E. Grant & Associates Ltd., focused on pursuing objections on behalf of high-level international and domestic interests. He published two mystery novels based on his law enforcement and world travel experiences.
He is survived by his wife of 60 years, Regina, five children, and other family.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at St. Stephen the Martyr, 23331 Sam Fred Rd, Middleburg, VA, on Friday, 13 March 2020, at 10 a.m. Interment will follow at Quantico National Cemetery, Triangle, VA.

Bert Johnson, AFOSI Special Agent, NRO DOE Contractor
Hubert "Bert" Otis Johnson III, Col USAF(Ret), 73, AFOSI Special Agent, NRO, DOE Contractor, died of pulmonary fibrosis 7 November 2019 in Alexandria, VA.
Bert was born in Harris County, Texas. He graduated from Annandale High School, American University (BA), and the University of Utah (MA). He was commissioned into the USAF through ROTC and served from September 1969 to October 1994, spending his entire career as a Special Agent with the Air Force Office of Special Investigations. He held field, staff, and command positions with AFOSI, serving overseas tours in Iran, England, Greece, and Spain.
Following retirement from the USAF, Bert was a contractor with counterintelligence roles at the Department of Energy, AFOSI, and the National Reconnaissance Office. He worked at the NRO until shortly before his death. Among Bert's many interests were maps of the Mediterranean region and maps on wine labels. He also was a long-time, active member of the Washington Map Society, past President, and frequent contributor to the Society's journal, The Portolan.
He is survived by his wife of 46 years, Mary Lee Kochensparger Johnson. A memorial service will be held at 10 a.m., Saturday, 21 March 2020, at St. Paul's Episcopal Church, 228 S Pitt St, in Old Town Alexandria, VA with a reception to follow at the church.

John Kinloch, NSA Senior Executive
John Joseph Kinloch, 82, an NSA Senior Executive, died 3 March 2020 in Laurel, MD.
He was born in Springfield, MO. John graduated from Missouri State University with a Bachelor of Science in Mathematics and was commissioned as a 2nd Lieutenant in the US Army. He served nearly six years on active duty (mostly in Germany) and left military service as a Captain in 1965. In 1968, he earned a Master's Degree from The George Washington University School of Engineering and Applied Science.
John worked at the National Security Agency for 30 years reaching the rank of Senior Executive. He began his career in the Operations Directorate and then spent the vast portion of his career in the Research and Engineering Organization. In his last assignment, he was selected to lead the Senate account in the Legislative Affairs Office.
During his NSA career, John received the Meritorious Civilian Service Award, the Exceptional Civilian Service Award, and the Presidential Rank Award. After retiring in 1995, he spent ten years as a consultant.
John was active in the Laurel Boys and Girls Club coaching football, baseball, basketball and soccer. In 1974, he was named Coach of the Year. He was active with the Our Savior Lutheran Church.
In retirement, John and Colleen spent summers in Maine where they hosted family vacations for 20 years. From Maine, he assisted his wife with antique shows throughout New England.
John is survived by his wife of 57 years, Colleen, three sons, one daughter, and other family.
Services: Visitation on Friday, 13 March 2020, 4 - 6 p.m., Donaldson Funeral Home, 313 Talbott Ave, Laurel, MD 20707.
Funeral service on Saturday, 14 March 2020, 10:30 a.m., Our Savior Lutheran Church, 13611 Laurel Bowie Rd, Laurel, MD 20708.

Bob Vandaveer, Clandestine Services Officer, CIA
Robert Joseph Vandaveer, 87, Clandestine Services Officer, CIA, died 4 March 2020 in St. Petersburg, FL. He was a winter resident of Spring Grove, PA.
Bob's life was always an interesting journey. Born in Boston, MA, a child of the depression, he spent summers on Cape Cod hunting for clams. He frequently gave them to an Italian grandmother who lived nearby. In return for his clams or crabs, she would often invite him to dinner and from then on, his love of Italian food would never diminish.
After serving as a weather observer in the US Air Force in Germany and France, he attended Boston College and Georgetown University. He was awarded a National Defense Scholarship to study Russian Area Studies in Georgetown's School of Foreign Service. Thereafter, he was recruited by the Central Intelligence Agency and served in the Clandestine Service in Europe and Southeast Asia. After retirement, he continued to train and mentor new members of the Clandestine Service. He was passionate about his work and considered it an honor to work with such capable and talented people dedicated to serving our country.
Like most Irishmen, Bob was a masterful storyteller - many of his colleagues at the CIA, other members of the Intelligence Community and U.S. military remembered him years later for the tales he told. As one life-long friend and colleague put it, "Bob was what the Germans call a "Lebenskunstler' - a man who has mastered the art of living. ...a life worth imitating and emulating."
With his wife, they traveled the world on business and pleasure. Climbing Mt. Kilimanjaro in Africa to the Franz Josef Glacier in New Zealand (at age 82). He loved skiing with friends in the Mount Washington Valley of NH. Many of those friends joined in his 80th birthday celebration at the castle in Jackson, NH where a chamber concert was performed in his honor. He had a deep love and appreciation for classical music and opera. Bob was previously married to and amicably parted from Lois Vandaveer.
He married Joan Beckner Vandaveer in 1984 and it was about that time that he was bestowed the title "The Prince." He is survived by her, his wife of 36 years, Joan Beckner Vandaveer, a daughter, a son, and other family.
Given his life-long joy of travel and adventure, it is not surprising that he chose to have Willie Nelson's "On the Road Again" played at his Celebration-of-Life Cocktail Party, and leaves this directive: "And those martinis had better be shaken - not stirred!"
There will be no immediate memorial service. Arrangements for the celebration of his life are pending.

Rudolph Zamula, Career CIA Officer
Rudolph Evely Zamula, 96, a career CIA Officer, died 4 March 2020 in Potomac, MD.
Originally from Newark, NJ, his studies at Rutgers University were interrupted by World War II. He participated in the liberation of Europe, serving with the 83rd "Thunderbolt" division from Normandy through Germany and finally meeting with the Russian forces on the Elbe River. After leaving the Army, Rudy pursued formal language studies and obtained an undergraduate degree from Rutgers and a Master's Degree in Russian Literature from Columbia which lead to his vocation of intelligence officer with the CIA. Starting as a duty officer in Washington, DC, Rudy was assigned posts in Oslo, Norway and then Miami, FL.
In October 1962, Rudy was one of the analysts who requested the overflight of Cuba by reconnaissance aircraft which precipitated the Cuban Missile Crisis.
After returning from Florida, Rudy obtained a second Master's degree in Information Technology from American University, worked in a variety of roles that required frequent travel, and finally retired at age 85 from the National Archives.
Rudy was known as a quiet and loyal presence by his neighbors, a second father to many of his relatives and a humble, modest and thoughtful father and grandfather.
He is survived by his wife Evelyn, four children, and other family.
Interment at Arlington National Cemetery at a future date.

Alexei Botyan, Soviet Spy Hailed as ‘Hero,' Dies at 103. As far as many Russians are concerned, Alexei Botyan, a Soviet spy during World War II, was a hero whose daring actions saved the Polish city of Krakow from destruction by the Nazis.

But the Poles, and a number of respected historians, have a different take. To them, Mr. Botyan (pronounced buh-TYAHN) may have been a fine intelligence officer, but he had nothing to do with saving Krakow. They say that the city was spared the fate of Warsaw, which was destroyed, because the Germans had to leave quickly, ahead of the advancing Red Army, and blowing up Krakow was not a priority.

The conflicting accounts of Mr. Botyan's role during the war have been revived with his death on Feb. 13 in Moscow at 103. Tass, the Russian news agency, reported the death but gave no details. [Read more: Seeyle/NYTimes/6March2020]


IT Acquisitions Subject Matter Expert for Intelligence Community Client; Other Openings in Reston and Bolling AFB

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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 (

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
Employment Type: Full Time
Job Location: Washington, DC
Reuters, the news and media division of Thomson Reuters, is the world's largest international multimedia news provider reaching more than one billion people every day. Reuters provides trusted business, financial, national, and international news to professionals via Thomson Reuters desktops, the world's media organizat...[full details here]
Job Title: Account Executive, Federal
Experience: 5 to 20 years
Employment Type: Full Time
Job Location: Washington, DC
Account Executive, Federal Job Description Position Objective/ Mission This role exists to sell online legal and investigative research, integrated workflow solutions in the federal government market. Outcomes Consistently achieve monthly, quarterly, and full year new sales quotas with a mix across the sales bag. Maintain a...[full details here]
Job Title: Facility Security Analyst
Experience: 3 to 9 years
Employment Type: Full Time
Job Location: McLean, VA
This position is responsible for planning and establishing security procedures to comply with Federal Regulations for handling classified information and material within a program environment. This position will support a FOCI organization and perform security functions that are required by National Industrial Security Oper...[full details here]
Job Title: Government Analyst
Experience: 2 to 20 years
Employment Type: Full Time
Job Location: McLean, VA
Provide insightful, well researched analysis and guidance to clients bases on rigorous, in depth analysis using public records, proprietary data, and open source data (including social media). Provide client support, including but not limited to meeting client inquiries, delivering ad hoc reporting, advising on analytic bes...[full details here]

Many other jobs available with Thomson-Reuter. Email Brian Lemley for a list with descriptions and links.

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

Explore the many career and contractor intelligence jobs available here. Jobs openings in Cyber Security include - Advisory, Architecture, Digital Forensics & Incident Response, Penetration Testing, Threat Research. They positions are needed here: New York, Chicago, Manila, Reston, Dallas, Atlanta, Suitland, Singapore, Denver, Las Vegas, Phoenix, Doha, Stockholm, London, Milpitas, multiple cities in Australia, Washington, Indianapolis, Tampa, Santiago, Alexandria, Seattle, Carlsbad, Houston, San Francisco, Arlington, Dubai, Amsterdam, Ft Belvoir, Minneapolis, Mexico City, San Diego, Boston, El Segundo, Philadelphia, San Antonio, Chiyoda, Ft Huachuca, Ft Gordon, Ft Meade, Ft Shafter, Kuwait City, Seoul, Sttutgart, Salt Lake City, Austin, Dublin, Bangalore, Cork, Colorado Springs... Explore the many career and contractor intelligence jobs available here.

Section V - Events


Wednesday, 11 March 2020, 1130 - Albuquerque, NM - AFIO New Mexico Chapter hears Tom Dyble on "The FBI and Martin Luther King Jr: From SOLO to Memphis."

SPEAKER: Tom Dyble will do a presentation on the book The FBI and Martin Luther King, Jr.: From "SOLO" to Memphis by David J. Garrow. Tom is trying to understand the bad wrap associated by J. Edgar Hoover.

Location of event: "Sunnyside Up Cafe" on Menaul just east of Louisiana, next door to Chili's, 6909 Menaul Boulevard Northeast, Albuquerque, NM 87110, (505) 888-3447. Google map location here.
Fee to attend: Meeting is Free.
Timing: 11:00 a.m. (arrive, order lunch - available at separate cost), 11:30 a.m. (call to order), 1 p.m. (adjourn).

Our meetings are normally open to present and former members of Federal, Military (uniformed and civilian), State and Local Agencies and selective others who support the Intelligence Community. A link to a map for this location is on our chapter website:
If you desire further information, please contact one of the following: Sam Shaw - at 505-379-3963 at; or Tom Dyble - at 505-299-3242 or

NOTE: CANCELLED for Public Safety from Wuhan Coronavirus -- 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

Event was CANCELLED for Public Safety from Wuhan Coronavirus.

CANCELLED for Public Safety from Wuhan Coronavirus - Thursday, 19 March 2020, 11:30 a.m. - Colorado Springs - The AFIO Rocky Mountain Chapter hosts Amb. Mary Ann Casey discussing "Lessons in Cooperation: A Diplomat's View"

Synopsis: Amb. Mary Ann Casey will share some of the challenges she encountered during her tenure in oil-and-gas-rich Algeria, where she served as ambassador at a time of major conflict between the Algerian security services and that country's home-grown Islamic fundamentalist movement. Close collaboration with the US national security community was central to the success of the Embassy's efforts to ensure the safety of American personnel, while pursuing the US foreign policy agenda in Algeria. Ambassador Casey's talk will provide an insider's account of how events unfolded.
Biography: Ambassador Mary Ann Casey is Middle East specialist, who developed deep area expertise in Arab North Africa while working in that region for twelve years as an American diplomat.
Among other assignments, she was selected by President Bush Sr. to be his Ambassador to Algeria and later by President Clinton to serve as his Ambassador to Tunisia.
Mary Ann also spent more than a decade in Washington D.C. at the State Department, where she had a variety of responsibilities, including Director for North Africa. Later, in the Bureau of Intelligence and Research, she managed a team of 100 professionals engaged in global research and analysis for the Secretary of State.
As a Diplomat in Residence at the University of Colorado, Mary Ann worked with several of the University's international studies programs and taught a course on the Art and Practice of Diplomacy. After her retirement from the State Department, she lectured periodically at the Joint Forces Staff College in Norfolk Virginia as part of the Senior Fellows Program. She now serves on the Advisory Board for CU-Boulder's Program in International Affairs.

For more information please contact our Secretary Steve Pease at - CANCELLED for Public Safety from Wuhan Coronavirus

CANCELLED for Public Safety from Wuhan Coronavirus - Saturday, 21 March 2020, 5:30 p.m. - Oak Lawn, IL - Terry Donat, MD discusses "Pandemics and National Security" at Indiana/Illinois AFIO Chapter

AFIO's Indiana/Illinois Chapter hosts Terry Donat, M.D. speaking on "Pandemics and National Security."
Dr. Terry Donat is the first physician certified as an Illinois Professional Emergency Manager. He is trained in acute Radiation Emergency Medicine, the Medical Management of Chemical and
Biological Casualties and as a past National Disaster Life Support Instructor. He also serves as an external resource and speaker for both the FBI Chicago Field Office WMD Coordinator and
the FBI WMD Directorate Biological Countermeasure Unit. He is a lifetime member of the Special Operations Medical ssociation (SOMA); serves as the Health and Public Health Sector
Chief for lnfraGard Chicago; serves aside James Terbush, MD MPH, as co-chair of the Healthcare Industry Advisory Group of the Jr'ifraGard National Disaster Resilience Council and is a member
of the Healthcare and Public Health Sector Coordinating Council - DHS/DHHS. He is keenly interested in the promising capabilities of DNA data storage, as well as assessing those threats, risks, and vulnerabilities of infrastructure and evolving dual-use technologies relevant to homeland and national security.
Event includes cocktails and dinner.
Fee: $40 per person.
Location: Stony Creek Golf Course, 5850 W 103rd St, Oak Lawn, IL 60453
REGISTER or MORE INFO: Contact John Fanning (Treasurer) at 708-433-9522 or CANCELLED for Public Safety from Wuhan Coronavirus

Saturday, 9 May 2020 -- Indialantic, FL - Florida Satellite Chapter hears Col Prince on the Qu'ran

The speaker will be AFIO Florida Satellite Chapter member Col. Bill Prince, USA (ret.) In his active duty career, Bill served in both Special Forces and as an Army Ranger. After retirement from the military, Bill was awarded a graduate degree from Harvard. He left active duty after eight years to pursue a career as a CIA case officer, serving several tours in hostile environments. The topic of his address will be the Qu'ran, a subject he has studied extensively.

Florida Satellite Chapter meets at the Doubletree Melbourne Beach Oceanfront, 1665 N. Highway A1A, Indialantic, FL 32903.
For more information, or to register for the luncheon meeting, contact Chapter Treasurer Rhonda Rhoads, P.O Box 410158, Melbourne, FL 32941. Rhonda can also be reached at and at 321 626 -4465.

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CANCELLED for Public Safety from Wuhan Coronavirus - Thursday, 19 March 2020, 1:30 - 2:30 p.m. - Annapolis Junction, MD - National Cryptologic Museum Lecture Series: Queens of Code

Queens of Code: Panel of women working on top secret information technology projects at NSA in the 1960s, 70s, and 80s tell their stories.
Queens of Code is a women's technology history project involving collecting stories, experiences, and insights from women who worked in information technology at NSA in the 1960s, 70s,and 80s. Because their jobs were often top secret, and they worked on sensitive national security programs, they couldn't discuss what they were doing - not even with their families. In many cases, they couldn't even confirm they worked at the Agency. Queens of Code is bringing the NSA's computing women out of the shadows, allowing them to claim their rightful place in history and the ever-evolving story of how technology has altered America's position in the world. These women created innovations in technology and expanded women's career opportunities for the generations that followed.

Come hear their stories. Come ask them questions. Free event, however, registration is required and seats are limited. Click the link below to register via EventBrite.
More information and registration at this link.
Location: National Cryptologic Museum - Magic Room, 8290 Colony Seven Rd, Annapolis Junction, MD 20701. [Program description provided by NCM] - CANCELLED for Public Safety from Wuhan Coronavirus

CANCELLED for Public Safety from Wuhan Coronavirus - Thursday, 19 March 2020, 6 p.m. - Alexandria, VA - Naval Intelligence Professionals March No-Host Social

The National Capital Region chapter-sponsored NIP "Third Thursday" No-Host social will feature Ms. Terry Roberts, former deputy director of Naval Intelligence and founder/president/CEO White Hawk CEC, Inc.
Her topic is "Risk Analytics in a Digital Age."
Please join us for socializing, professional insight and libations. Happy Hour begins at 6:00 PM, remarks by our guest speaker 6:30-7:15 PM, followed by informal discussion. You do not have to be a NIP member to attend
Location: Daniel O'Connell's Irish Bar and Restaurant, 112 King St, Alexandria, VA 22314.
To attend: just show up! CANCELLED for Public Safety from Wuhan Coronavirus

Saturday, 21 March 2020, 11 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. - Reston, VA - CHINA: Confronting an Emerging National Security Threat with Admiral, U.S. Navy (Retired), Jonathan W. Greenert Former Chief of Naval Operations Former Member of the Joint Chiefs of Staff

This event is co-sponsored by the Movement for the Renaissance of Vietnam, the National Bureau of Asian Research, and The Institute of World Politics

About the lecture: The discussion is on PRC's military rise, its maritime strategic interests and on U.S. military strategy to confront the

About the speaker: Admiral, U.S. Navy (Retired), Jonathan W. Greenert served as the 30th Chief of Naval Operations from 2011-2015. As CNO, he was a member of the Joint Chiefs of Staff. Other Washington experience included: Vice CNO (2009-11), Navy's CFO (N8), and Navy Deputy Comptroller. He has extensive military leadership experience (10 years) in the Indo-Pacific region, including service in Japan (3 years) and Guam (1 year). A nuclear engineer by training/education, he commanded the nuclear submarine USS HONOLULU. He currently serves as a director on corporate boards, a consultant and advisor. He holds the John M. Shalikashvili Chair in National Security Studies at the National Bureau of Asian Research.

Event location: Pragmatics, Inc, 1761 Business Center Dr, Reston, VA 20190
Register here.

CANCELLED for Public Safety from Wuhan Coronavirus - 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. CANCELLED for Public Safety from Wuhan Coronavirus

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.

14 May 2020, 5:30 p.m. - Washington, DC - Save the Date! PenFed Foundation's 2020 Night of Heroes Gala

PUT ON CALENDAR AND HOLD THE DATE: The Pentagon Federal (PenFed Credit Union) Foundation will be hosting their spectacular Night of Heroes Gala on Thursday, 14 May 2020 at the Mandarin Oriental in Washington, D.C. Last year's annual gala raised over $1.5 million and honored children of military families.
VIP Reception at 5:30 PM
General Reception and Silent Auction at 6:00 PM
Location: The Mandarin Oriental, 1330 Maryland Ave SW, Washington, D.C.
Attire: Black Tie or Military Dress
RSVP: April 25, 2020
Click here to learn more or sponsor a table.

CANCELLED for Public Safety from Wuhan Coronavirus - Wednesday, 25 March 2020, 1:30 - 2:30pm - Annapolis Junction, MD - National Cryptologic Museum Lecture Series: Women in Cryptology

In the world of codes and ciphers, women have always played a role. Throughout American history, women have provided vital information to military leaders, done the daily grind searching for the enemy's secrets, and pioneered new scientific fields. Learn about the contributions and talents these women have brought to cryptology.

This lecture is free, but registration is required. Register via EventBrite - see link below.
More information and registration available at this link.
Location: National Cryptologic Museum - Magic Room, 8290 Colony Seven Rd, Annapolis Junction, MD 20701. [Program description provided by NCM] CANCELLED for Public Safety from Wuhan Coronavirus

CANCELLED for Public Safety from Wuhan Coronavirus - 25 - 27 June 2020 - Pordenone, Italy - IAFIE 2020 Annual Conference - Intelligence Education, Research and Practice in the 2020s

The 2020 Annual Conference of the International Association for Intelligence Education (IAFIE) will be held in Pordenone, Italy from June 25 to 27. This year IAFIE and IAFIE EC are joining hands in organising a joint annual conference examining the intelligence requirements for the next decade 2020- 2030, with its changing threat environment and fast developing technological advancements. The conference papers will reach out to other cognate disciplines for a multidisciplinary approach and brings scholars and practitioners together for a blend of research and applied discussions on intelligence. This will be the 5th Annual Conference of IAFIE EC. The topics/themes for the conference are Intelligence Analysis, Intelligence Domains, Management of Intelligence Community, and Intelligence Education and Research. Authors of recent books, monographs and reports in line with these topics/themes are also invited to submit proposals to participate in Author Roundtables. Please email your general enquiries to More information here. CANCELLED for Public Safety from Wuhan Coronavirus


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, 7600 Leesburg Pike, Ste 470 East, Falls Church, VA 22043-2004. Phone orders at 703-790-0320. If interested in other shirt colors or sleeve lengths, contact Annette at:

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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