AFIO Weekly Intelligence Notes #21-20 dated 26 May 2020

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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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Call for Papers: The University of Texas at Austin Announces the 2020 "Bobby R. Inman Award" for Student Scholarship on Intelligence


Austin, Texas – The Intelligence Studies Project of The University of Texas at Austin announces the sixth annual competition recognizing outstanding student research and writing on topics related to intelligence and national security.  The winner of the "Inman Award" will receive a cash prize of $5,000, with two semifinalists each receiving a cash prize of $2,500.  This competition is open to unpublished work by undergraduate and graduate students enrolled in degree programs at accredited U.S. higher education institutions during the 2019-20 academic year.  The deadline for submitting papers is June 30, 2020
 
The Intelligence Studies Project was established at The University of Texas at Austin in 2013 as a joint venture of the Robert Strauss Center for International Security and Law and the Clements Center for National Security with the LBJ School of Public Affairs. The Project's mission is to improve understanding of intelligence activities and institutions through research, courses, and public events bringing intelligence practitioners together with scholars, students, and the public.
 
The Bobby R. Inman Award recognizes more than six decades of distinguished public service by Bobby R. Inman, Admiral, U.S. Navy (Ret.). Admiral Inman served in multiple leadership positions in the U.S. military, intelligence community, private industry, and at The University of Texas. His previous intelligence posts include Director of Naval Intelligence, Vice-Director of the Defense Intelligence Agency, Director of the National Security Agency, and Deputy Director of Central Intelligence. He continues to serve as a teacher, advisor, and mentor to students, faculty members, and current government officials while occupying the Lyndon B. Johnson Centennial Chair in National Policy at the LBJ School of Public Affairs.  His areas of teaching and research are focused on political, economic, and military activities, policy processes and institutions, international affairs and diplomacy, and intelligence and national security. 
 
Additional information about the Inman Award, including submission requirements and previous winners, is available at www.intelligencestudies.utexas.edu/inman-award

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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Always worth visiting are these insightful blogs, podcasts, newsletters, and articles by WTOP's JJ Green

Target USA - The National Security Podcast with JJ Green. Whether its terrorists, anarchists, cyber criminals or nation states, America has a target on its back. WTOP National Security Correspondent J.J. Green investigates the threats facing the U.S., the people behind them, the agencies fighting them and their impact on Americans.

Of special interest from INSIDE THE SCIF this week was this:

THE HUNT — On this week's edition of The Hunt with WTOP national security correspondent J.J. Green, Dr. Hans-Jakob Schindler, Sr., director of the Counter Extremisms Project, discuss that iPhones reveal connection between Pensacola terrorist and Al Qaida.

Also just released is Episode 225 — For almost a decade, the only way for Americans to get into space was to buy a seat on a Russian rocket. That changes today. In her first broadcast interview, USAF Secretary Barbara Barrett discusses the future of the US Space Force, plus hostile actors in space, modernization of the Air Force and more.

Inside the SCIF - JJ Green's National Security Newsletter - subscribe to it.

     

Special Items for our members:

From RAND Corporation:

How 'Truth Decay' Plays Out During a Pandemic

Polling suggests that views about the pandemic are largely partisan. In an interview with Vox, RAND's Jennifer Kavanagh explains how "Truth Decay," the diminishing role of facts in American public life, may be contributing to this divide. "People are not sure what's true, what's not, and they don't even really know where to turn to find factual information," she says. She goes on to discuss how this phenomenon could hinder the U.S. COVID-19 response—and whether the pandemic could be the big jolt that finally convinces Americans of the importance of objective facts. Read more »


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Cybersecurityguide.org is a community resource for those exploring educational and professional opportunities in the field of Cybersecurity. In addition, the site offers a wide variety of cybersecurity resources curated by educational experts. They are physically located at 1428 Tintern Ln, Saint Augustine, FL 32092 if you wish to write to them.


Upcoming Cryptologic Museum Webinars on Cybersecurity

Cybersecurity Virtual Classroom
UPCOMING ONLINE CYBERSECURITY CHATS by the National Cryptologic Museum Foundation

The Cyber Center for Education and Innovation (CCEI) are conducting the following Cybersecurity Chats as part of their special CCEI Cybersecurity Series. These online chats for K-12 students [but older ages would benefit, too], are presented by cybersecurity professionals and experts. General information on the series is here.
If you wish to share your own cybersecurity/cryptology expertise, review the instructions here.

  • Tales from the Crypt…(Analyst)
    Mr. Jeffrey Man of Security Weekly Productions and former NSA cryptanalyst will explore topics including applications of classic cryptography - including one-time pads and various cipher methods to machine-based systems (such as the Enigma), and ultimately to modern computer-based algorithms such as public key cryptography. Click date/time for details and to sign up to attend.

  • Ethics & Trust in Cybersecurity
    Ms. Taylor Ownbey of Capitol Technology University will introduce students to ethical concepts in cybersecurity, as well as how trust is earned in the field. She will cover such areas as the real world impact of cybersecurity, both positive and negative, the CIA triad, and different conflicting ideologies and concepts within cybersecurity. Ms. Ownbey will discuss her experience working in cybersecurity, as a professional and undergraduate student concurrently, as well as how she prepared for the field whilst in high school. Click date/time for details and to sign up to attend.

  • Cybersecurity Principles & Career Experiences from the "Queen of Codes". Ms. Eileen Buckholtz of Technology Concepts will introduce the students to the Queens of Code - the National Security Agency's computing women and how they contributed to early technology development and the national defense—a secret they've kept for over 50 years. She will relate her stories to "Code Girls" and "Hidden Figures," and how their mission and technology helped provide critical information to the president, key decision makers, and the military. She will explain why Queens of Code and other women should be included in computing history. Ms. Buckholtz will be joined by a fellow Queen of Codes, Ms. Maureen McHugh who will share her story. Click date/time for more details and to attend.

  • A Message to Federal Employees by Starr WrightTips and Pointers on Handling the COVID-19 Pandemic, Safe-Distancing, and Staying Well. Link opens 2-page PDF.
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    Newly Released, Overlooked, or Forthcoming Books

    Inside the Hot Zone: A Soldier on the Front Lines of Biological Warfare
    by Mark G. Kortepeter M.D.
    (Potomac Books, Jan 2020)

    What takes place in BSL-4 laboratories in places like the Wuhan Virology Lab? How can an escape happen? How do the experts enhance and study viruses to find cures...or to weaponize them?

    "Writing in a style reminiscent of The Coming Plague, Kortepeter sheds new light on the horrors of bioweapons, on the inner workings of the federal bureaucracy, and on the insiders' views of the anthrax attacks. His expertise and experiences make Inside the Hot Zone compelling reading for anyone interested in scientific, medical, or military thrillers. And, scariest of all, the thrills are real."—Ted Cieslak, MD, Col. (Ret.) U.S. Army, medical co-director of the Nebraska Biocontainment Unit and medical director of the Nebraska Quarantine Unit at the University of Nebraska Medical Center

    "While Richard Preston's book The Hot Zone very effectively brought the importance of high containment virus work into the living rooms of America, it was heavily sensationalized and far from what actually occurs in a real BSL-4 laboratory. Dr. Kortepeter paints a much more accurate picture as seen from the inside by the staff who do the dangerous work on a daily basis."—Thomas Geisbert, PhD, expert in Ebola and other high containment viruses at the University of Texas Medical Branch, Galveston National Laboratory

    Kortepeter, a leading biodefense expert, recounts his journey from the lecture hall to the role of department chief, to the battlefield, to the Biosafety Level-4 maximum containment lab, and finally, to the corner office. During Kortepeter's seven and a half years in leadership at USAMRIID, the United States experienced some of the most serious threats in modern germ warfare, including the specter of biological weapons during the Iraq War, the anthrax letters sent after 9/11, and a little-known crisis involving a presumed botulism attack on POTUS. Inside the Hot Zone is an eye-opener which describes how Kortepeter and his USAMRIID colleagues navigated threats related to anthrax, botulism, smallpox, Lassa, and Ebola. He wrestles with life-and-death decisions managing biological weapon exposures. The stories are real, but they could just as easily serve as plotlines in popular fiction or Hollywood thrillers. Readers have a seat at the table as each crisis unfolds, with an unvarnished and personal perspective on the dangers, the drama, the fear, the frustrations, the irony, and the uncertainty he encountered as a physician in the role of "Biodefender."

    Book may be ordered here as Kindle or hardcover.


    Atomic Spy: The Dark Lives of Klaus Fuchs
    by Nancy Thorndike Greenspan
    (Viking, May 2020)

    Born in Germany, Klaus Fuchs (1911-1988) became a member of the Communist party as a university student in 1932, left the country after the 1933 Reichstag fire, and completed his PhD in theoretical physics in England. Following the outbreak of WWII, Fuchs's commitment to communism was reinforced during internment at a Canadian camp for enemy aliens where he befriended a Soviet intelligence officer. Released in 1941, Fuchs contributed research to the Manhattan Project and eventually became a division head at Britain's nuclear-research facility. Throughout it all, he passed top-secret information to the Soviets under the belief it would help them build their own atomic bomb faster and protect from the growing Nazi threat.
    Exposed as a spy by the Venona decrypts, Fuchs confessed in 1950 and served nine years in prison before immigrating to East Germany. Fuchs is portrayed as a reticent figure motivated by sincere political beliefs and the idea that the free flow of information might prevent a nuclear arms race. A thrilling account, at times, as MI5 raced to unmask him.

    Book may be ordered here.


    The Poison Factory: Operation Kamera [fiction]
    by Lucy Kirk
    (BookBaby, May 2020)

    Decktora Raines is on leave from the CIA, trying to escape memories of the agent she lost and the disappearance of her life partner, Alex. But when a Russian defector she once handled unexpectedly reaches out to her, urging her to come to London, her instincts take over. She arrives to find that another Russian defector has been murdered, and the only clues are claw marks and an unidentified white powder. The bodies pile up, and the Metropolitan Police of London and the public begin to think that a serial killer is on the loose. But Decky and her defector know it's the Russians. And as the claw murders increase, with some of Decky's London contacts falling victim, she must put the bad memories behind her and rely on finely-honed instincts to find the killers and figure out what they have to gain—and how to stop them from killing again.
    Author Lucy Kirk is a retired CIA operations officer and former Chief of Station who spent over three decades on assignments both in the U.S. and abroad. She focused on the USSR and post-Soviet Russia. She currently teaches courses on espionage and the Cold War in New York City and is a member of AFIO.

    Book may be ordered here.


    Jack Devine, Former CIA DDO, has released this 22 May 2020 list of special intelligence/national security topics from the Arkin Group in their "Other News" email to their private clients:

    Here is a roundup of some significant global developments you may have missed this week:

    • Beijing has announced plans to implement new national security legislation in Hong Kong that would expand its powers to break up large gatherings - like protests - a significant move in China's push to bring Hong Kong fully under mainland authority.
    • Social unrest returns to Chile as protesters criticize the government's handling of the coronavirus pandemic and economic fallout.
    • Venezuela has filed a lawsuit against the Bank of England for the release of $1 billion worth of gold while also awaiting five fuel tankers from Iran, both signs of deepening financial strain on the Maduro regime.
    • Oil prices have staged a comeback, with the U.S. benchmark trading above $30/barrel after falling into negative territory earlier this month, on the back of OPEC+ production cuts and tentative reopenings around the world.
    • Read the full commentary they have on the above news stories, and learn more about The Arkin Group's unique services here.

    Examples of the use of AI based image and BigData analytics by Yaacov Apelbaum to solve various current and historical mysteries


    Section I - INTELLIGENCE HIGHLIGHTS

    China Could Set Up Hong Kong Intelligence Agency Under Security Law -Former Leader. China's new national security legislation may be used to establish a domestic intelligence agency in Hong Kong similar to the colonial-era Special Branch, the territory's former leader, Leung Chun-ying, said on Saturday.

    China's parliament, the National People's Congress, announced on Thursday a draft decision on "establishing and improving a legal system and enforcement mechanism for Hong Kong to safeguard national security".

    Leung's comments could give weight to concern among some Hong Kongers and Western governments that national security legislation will herald a new era of political surveillance and law enforcement controlled from the mainland. Washington called the law a "death knell" for the city's autonomy.

    "There is a possibility...of the central people's government authorising Hong Kong law enforcement bodies, such as the police, to enforce the law," Leung told Reuters in an interview. [Read more: Yew/Reuters/23May2020]

    CSIS Warns of Security Concerns Linked to Foreign Investment in Canada. Canada's spy agency has issued a warning about the national security risk posed by some foreign investment - but isn't saying which state-owned enterprises and foreign state actors it's particularly worried about.

    The message was delivered in the Canadian Security Intelligence Service's 2019 annual public report, tabled in Parliament today.

    "Economic espionage activities in Canada continue to increase in breadth, depth and potential economic impact. Hostile foreign intelligence services or people who are working with the tacit or explicit support of foreign states, attempt to gather political, economic, commercial, academic, scientific or military information through clandestine means in Canada," the report says.

    "As difficult as it is to measure, this damage to our collective prosperity is very real." [Read more: Tunney/CBC/20May2020]

    Iraqi Counter-Terrorism Service says IS Leader in Iraq Killed. The Iraqi Counter-Terrorism Service (CTS) said Tuesday that Mu'taz al-Jubouri, leader of the extremist Islamic State (IS) group in Iraq, was killed by international coalition airstrike.

    Al-Jubouri, also known as Hajji Taysir, who is also assistant of the top IS leader, was killed in an airstrike in Deir al-Zour area in eastern Syria, according to accurate intelligence reports presented by the Iraqi CTS, a CTS statement said.

    Al-Jubouri was tracked inside and outside Iraq, he has more than one passport and identity card, and he never used the phone, according to the statement. [Read more: Xinhua/26May2020]

    Acting DNI Director Initiates Reforms in National Counterterrorism Center. Acting Director of National Intelligence Richard Grenell announced several reforms to increase efficiency within the National Counterterrorism Center (NCTC), which is part of the Office of the Director of National Intelligence (ODNI).

    The changes, based on the recommendations of career Intelligence Community (IC) officers, seek to avoid duplication of effort, strengthen coordination with NCTC's IC partners on counterterrorism issues, and enhance the center's integration within the broader ODNI organization.

    "We are facing a time in our nation's history where the threat picture is far broader than terrorism, and the IC needs to shift resources to address a wide range of complex, sophisticated adversaries," NCTC Acting Director Lora Shiao said of the changes. "This reality does not alter the no-fail mission before us at NCTC, but it adds a driving impetus to be as smart and efficient as possible with our resources. [Read more: Kovaleski/HomelandPreparednessNews/26May2020]

    Palestinians Shun CIA After Declaring End to Security Coordination with U.S. and Israel. The Palestinians have suspended contacts with the CIA after announcing an end to security coordination with Israel and the United States in protest at Israeli proposals to annex territory in the West Bank, a Palestinian official said on Thursday.

    Saeb Erekat, secretary general of the Palestine Liberation Organization, said Washington had been told of the move after Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas said on Tuesday his administration was no longer committed to agreements with Israel and the United States, including on security coordination.

    On cooperation with the U.S. Central Intelligence Agency, Erekat told reporters in a video call: "It stopped as of the end of the (Palestinian) president's speech."

    Intelligence cooperation with the CIA continued even after the Palestinians began boycotting U.S. peace efforts led by President Donald Trump in 2017, with the sides working together on heading off violence in the Israeli-occupied West Bank, where the Palestinian Authority is based. [Read more: Reuters/21May2020]


    Section II - CONTEXT & PRECEDENCE

    Could the Pandemic Force the Intelligence Community to Reconsider Workplace Flexibilities?  With many civilian agencies now considering how they'll reopen and modify office spaces, the pandemic has shown federal and industry leaders in the intelligence community that work arrangements for the classified workforce can - and likely will - need to change too.

    "When we get back to normal, there is not going to be the normal we knew of pre-Covid," Bill Evanina, director of the National Counterintelligence and Security Center at the Office of the Director of National Intelligence, said last week on a Intelligence and National Security Alliance (INSA) webinar. "We've been able to identify the fact that we are just as successful, with some exceptions, with people working at home than we were before."

    Before the pandemic, telework arrangements in the intelligence community weren't common.

    Just one person at ODNI was eligible to work remotely in fiscal 2018, according to the latest telework report from the Office of Personnel Management. [Read more: Ogrysko/FederalNewsNetwork/21May2020]

    Hidden Heroes: Intelligence Community. Working primarily from Caserma Del Din in Vicenza, Italy, members of the U.S. Army Africa intelligence directorate waded into unfamiliar territory as the new coronavirus spread throughout Italy.

    Typically, intelligence operations consist of finding opportunities for engagements to build on relations between USARAF and partner nations across Africa. The section also analyzes threat assessments and force protection measures for troops conducting operations on the continent.

    Don Houghton, a USARAF current operations intelligence analyst, explained that his section's responsibilities include looking at the requirements for what and how things are happening on the continent.

    "We are U.S. Army Africa, so we focus on Africa," Houghton said.

    But when COVID-19 became a pandemic, the directorate had to quickly redefine its mission objectives. [Read more: Milnes/DVIDS/19May2020]

    Space Officials Woo Intelligence Airmen. New opportunities will open up for intelligence Airmen who opt to join the Space Force, intel officials said in a recent livestream.

    Space intelligence is one area the military wants to expand and refine as a result of creating a new armed force focused on the cosmos. The Space Force envisions building its own core intel capabilities, separate from the Air Force, to better identify what and where objects are in space and if they threaten U.S. assets. The career field will work with the National Reconnaissance Office in new ways, encompass space-based ISR of the Earth below, and is pushing into cislunar orbit as well.

    In March, the Air Force listed several intelligence organizations that are newly assigned to the Space Force. Some officials have suggested that the National Air and Space Intelligence Center could ramp up its help for the Space Force or spin off a separate space-focused center as well. [Read more: Cohen/AirForceMagazine/20May2020]

    Recalling the Prisoners Who Used Mustard Tin Messages During the Great War. They were the Allied prisoners of war who were as keen as mustard to keep the heat on their German captors during the Great War.

    Working closely with an elderly Church of Scotland minister in a north-east fishing village, they established a secret code which was communicated between the soldiers and despoatched to the War Office back home.

    And now, the remarkable story of how the Gordon Highlander troops defied their adversaries has been disclosed in a new book "The Mustard Tin Messages".

    The man behind the code, Rev Duncan MacGregor, served his parishioners in Inverallochy and was spurred into action when his son was taken prisoner in 1914. [Read more: Drysdale/ThePress&Journal/26May2020]


    Section III - COMMENTARY

    Unmasking is an Ordinary Process in U.S. Intelligence, Not a Partisan Conspiracy. Much is being made of the fact that multiple Obama administration officials "unmasked" Gen. Michael Flynn. I served in the CIA for nearly a dozen years. As a consequence of a briefing stint at the National Security Council, I am familiar with the "unmasking" process. When these requests are made, it is because a policymaker needs to know the identity of an anonymous "U.S. Person" to understand what's going on. This is especially important if that individual is having discussions with representatives of foreign governments that seem out of line with U.S. policy, or that could subject the individual to blackmail later. These requests are considered on their merits.

    In regard to Gen. Flynn, of the individuals known to have requested the "unmasking" of an unnamed individual we only now know was Flynn, none knew whose name would be revealed. Further, it is likely that senior officials did not make these requests themselves; rather, someone on their staff made it preemptively on their behalf, which would not be unusual, and the senior official may or may not have seen Flynn's name.

    This process is legal, it is used frequently, and it cannot by its very nature be used to target anyone, as the whole point of "unmasking" is that the individual's identity is initially "masked." [Read more: Helt/BristolHeraldCourier/26May2020]

    John Ratcliffe isn't Perfect but he's the President's Choice. During the long national struggle that is coronavirus, the grinding wheels of Washington have moved that much more slowly - something that in normal times we might mark as a good thing under the old adage that the government that acts least acts best.

    But a few important things have happened beyond the approval of the first stimulus package. Among these is the Senate's confirmation of Texas Congressman John Ratcliffe as director of national intelligence. In a 49-44 vote, Ratcliffe was confirmed by the Senate on Thursday along partisan lines.

    Make no mistake, Ratcliffe is an imperfect nominee. From his lack of experience in the intelligence community to what is now a transparent case of resume inflation and an uncritical defense of the president in the impeachment hearings, he is not ideal for the role.

    But when it comes to presidential nominees before the Senate, the question senators should ask is not whether this is the nominee they would select, but whether the president's choice is acceptable. And given all we know now, Ratcliffe, a former U.S. attorney with a strong background in cybersecurity, clears the bar for acceptable. [Read more: DallasMorningNews/26May2020]

    A European Spy Pact to Rival the Five Eyes Comes to Light. A Dane, Swede, German and Dutchman walk into a bar. It is 1979 and spooks from the four countries are conferring in Munich over dark and malty lagers. For years, they had co-operated in the business of signals intelligence, or SIGINT - intercepting messages and cracking codes - and wanted a name for their budding spy pact. "They looked at their glasses, filled with Doppelbock beer of the local brand Maximator," writes Bart Jacobs, a Dutch computer-science professor, "and reached a decision".

    In a paper published last month, Mr Jacobs publicly revealed the existence of the Maximator alliance for the first time, to the considerable irritation of those who had kept it under wraps for decades. The group was formed in 1976, when Denmark joined forces with Germany and Sweden to intercept and decipher messages sent by satellites, a burgeoning method of communication. The Netherlands joined two years later, bringing its intercept stations in the Carribean to the table, and France in 1985. The group is alive and well today.

    Maximator's history is a fine illustration of the layers of chicanery involved in good cryptology. [Read more: TheEconomist/26May20]


    Section IV - Research Requests, Obituaries, Jobs

    Research Requests

    Call for Papers by the University of Texas at Austin for the 2020 "Bobby R. Inman Award" for Student Scholarship on Intelligence

    Austin, Texas – The Intelligence Studies Project of The University of Texas at Austin announces the sixth annual competition recognizing outstanding student research and writing on topics related to intelligence and national security.  The winner of the "Inman Award" will receive a cash prize of $5,000, with two semifinalists each receiving a cash prize of $2,500.  This competition is open to unpublished work by undergraduate and graduate students enrolled in degree programs at accredited U.S. higher education institutions during the 2019-20 academic year.  The deadline for submitting papers is June 30, 2020. 
     
    The Intelligence Studies Project was established at The University of Texas at Austin in 2013 as a joint venture of the Robert Strauss Center for International Security and Law and the Clements Center for National Security with the LBJ School of Public Affairs. The Project's mission is to improve understanding of intelligence activities and institutions through research, courses, and public events bringing intelligence practitioners together with scholars, students, and the public.
     
    The Bobby R. Inman Award recognizes more than six decades of distinguished public service by Bobby R. Inman, Admiral, U.S. Navy (Ret.).  Admiral Inman served in multiple leadership positions in the U.S. military, intelligence community, private industry, and at The University of Texas.  His previous intelligence posts include Director of Naval Intelligence, Vice-Director of the Defense Intelligence Agency, Director of the National Security Agency, and Deputy Director of Central Intelligence.  He continues to serve as a teacher, advisor, and mentor to students, faculty members, and current government officials while occupying the Lyndon B. Johnson Centennial Chair in National Policy at the LBJ School of Public Affairs.  His areas of teaching and research are focused on political, economic, and military activities, policy processes and institutions, international affairs and diplomacy, and intelligence and national security. 
     
    Additional information about the Inman Award, including submission requirements and previous winners, is available at www.intelligencestudies.utexas.edu/inman-award

    Obituaries

    Jim Boone, NSA Deputy Director for Research and Development and author
    James Virgil Boone, 86, former NSA Deputy Director for Research and Development and author, died 12 May 2020 in Winchester, VA.
    He was born in Little Rock, AR. He earned a Bachelor's degree from Tulane University and a Master's degree from USAF Institute of Technology, both in electrical engineering.
    Mr. Boone was a veteran of the US Air Force, an active duty officer from 1955-1962. After returning to civilian status he held a variety of engineering and management positions with the National Security Agency where he was a pioneer in building and launching signals intelligence satellites and consolidated U.S. Worldwide Electronic Intelligence collection and processing programs. He retired in 1981 at which time he joined TRW where he served as vice president and general manager of the Electronic Systems Group. He was very proud of his military and civilian service to his country. Mr. Boone was of the Phoenix Society as well as a member of Eagle Heights Presbyterian Church. He authored A Brief History of Cryptology [Naval Institute Press, 2005] with stories about some of the personalities—the giants in cryptology—and importance that the US remain a leader in the field. He also authored several papers.
    His wife, Gloria G. Boone, whom he married in 1955 preceded him in death in 2016.
    He is survived by two sons, a daughter, and other family.
    A private graveside service will be in Woodlawn Cemetery, Whitacre, VA.

    Don Hilbert, Deputy Vice Director for Foreign Intelligence at the DIA
    Donald Constantine Hilbert, Maj Gen US Army(Ret), 86, Deputy Vice Director for Foreign Intelligence at the DIA, died 17 May 2020 in Potomac, MD.
    He was born in Brooklyn, NY. In 1955 he graduated from the U.S. Military Academy at West Point with a Bachelor of Science degree in Engineering. He also held a Master of Arts degree in Government from the College of William & Mary. His military education included completion of the U.S. Army Infantry School, U.S. Army Command and General Staff College, L'Ecole d'Etat - Major (French Staff College), and the National War College.
    Don served as Platoon Leader and XO with the 24th Infantry Division in Korea followed by an assignment with the 1st Calvary Division in Japan. He subsequently completed a tour with the 3rd U.S. Infantry (Old Guard) at Ft. Myer, VA. He served as instructor for the Command Staff Department at Ft. Benning, GA and as a professor of military science at The Citadel in Charleston, SC.
    In 1965 he was deployed to Vietnam with the 101st Airborne Division as a Company Commander, Battalion S-3, and Brigade Assistant S-3. He served with the EUCOM Airborne Command Post in England in 1968, followed by a tour as Commander in the 3rd Armored Division based in Germany. He returned to Vietnam in 1970 as Commanding Officer of the 1st Battalion, 327th Infantry, 101st Airborne Division.
    After attending the National War College in 1973, he completed a tour as G3 in the 82nd Airborne Division at Fort Bragg, NC. He was selected to command the 3rd Infantry Regiment (Old Guard) in 1977.
    He held several command and staff positions including Commanding General of the U.S. Army Military District of Washington; Chief of Staff of the 25th Infantry Division at Schofield Barracks, HI; Deputy Vice Director for Foreign Intelligence at the DIA in Washington, DC; and Defense and Army Attache' at the U.S. Embassy in Paris, France.
    Upon his retirement from the military in 1990, he was appointed by President Bush to be the Governor of the U.S. Soldiers' and Airmen's Home, a continuing care retirement community for enlisted retirees and veterans located in Washington, DC. In 2002 he became the CEO & Executive Director of the Army Distaff Foundation-Knollwood, a retirement community for retired career officers of all armed services and their spouses, also in Washington, DC. He also served as a Senior Consultant for the USA Vietnam War Commemoration.
    He has an extensive list of awards and decorations.
    He built many lifelong friendships during his military career and was especially close to his West Point alumni brethren. He enjoyed gatherings at the Hunter's Inn in Potomac, MD and the Army Navy Club, Washington, DC. He spent summers in Breezy Point, NY, a beach community where he grew up and met his childhood sweetheart and bride of 38 years, Chickie. He was a fan of the Washington Redskins and also enjoyed golf at the Avenel Golf Club.
    He was married to Marie (Chickie) Hilbert until her death in 1994, and married to Carla S. Hilbert from 1997 until her passing in 2014. Survivors include three daughters, two sons, and other family.

    Vic Hugo, MG US Army Paramilitary leader/trainer Seconded to CIA, VP OSS Society
    Victor Joseph Hugo Jr, Maj Gen US Army(Ret), 88, Vietnam era General, US Army Paramilitary leader/trainer seconded to CIA, Senior VP OSS Society, died 11 May 2020 in McLean, VA.
    Born in Beverly, MA, General Hugo graduated the US Military Academy at West Point with a BS degree and was commissioned a lieutenant of Infantry in June of 1954. He also holds two Masters of Science degrees: one in International Affairs from George Washington University and the other in Systems Management from the University of Southern California. His military education included Air Defense Schools; Field Artillery Officer Advance Course; the Command and General Staff Course at the Naval War College; and the National War College.
    Hugo held a variety of command and staff assignments in Infantry, Special Forces, and Air Defense Artillery, culminating as the Commanding General, 32nd Army Air Defense Command in Germany. He completed basic officer schooling, Parachute and Ranger training in 1955, and was assigned to the CIA as a case officer for Unconventional Warfare and Paramilitary Actions in Saigon, Indo China. He was a member of the Saigon Military Mission under the personal mentorship of then Col Edward Lansdale, USAF, and served as the leader/interpreter/translator of training missions for groups of Vietnamese officers trained in the Philippines with the Philippine Scout Ranger Regiment (the Black Panthers). He trained other groups and was a member of Freedom Company which trained Asian nationals in counter insurgency and other operations, and wrote speeches for Philippine politicians that favored diplomatic recognition of the fledgling Republic of Vietnam. He authored and directed a 1962 training film: "Find Em, Fix Em, Fight Em" using special Philippine Army units.
    Departing Indo China (by then officially referred to as the Republic of Vietnam (RVN) or South Vietnam) in 1956, Hugo was posted to the 3rd US Infantry (The Old Guard) at Fort Myer, VA as Assistant S2 Ceremonial Officer where he wrote the plan for the Internment ceremony of the Unknown Soldiers from WWII and Korea. From 1959 to 1981 he served at Loring AFB, ME as Commander of Battery B, at Fort Bragg, NC with 1st Special Forces Group (Airborne) (SFG (A)) in Okinawa, as the Assistant Group S2 for those deploying to Vietnam. During that period, he conducted a Special Mission to rescue the Royal Lao Military Region 2 Commander (MG Kham Kong Boudavoung) from a jail in Laos and keep him safe during four weeks of diplomatic discussions. He served in the Office of the Joint Chiefs of Staff as an Action Officer. He returned to Vietnam in 1968 and took command of 1st Battalion, 44th Artillery at Dong Ha until he returned for training and posting to the Pentagon in 1971, becoming Deputy Director of the Army Staff and the principal HQDA POC with the CG, USAJFK Center (BG Robert Kingston) for SF matters (including the establishment of Delta Force). From 1979 to 1981 he was the Commanding General, 38th Air Defense Artillery Brigade, Osan AFB, Republic of Korea (ROK) where he implemented President Carter's drawdown and transfer of air defense of the Korean Peninsula to the ROK Forces.
    General Hugo's final military assignment was as Commanding General, 32nd Army Air Defense Command, Darmstadt, Germany from 1983 until his retirement in 1987, responsible for providing combat-ready forces to the NATO Integrated Air Defense System.
    In retirement, he served as Vice President, Atlantic Systems from 1987 to 1988 in charge of the company's air defense programs which supported Field Army Air Defense, Theater Missile Defense, and Ballistic Missile Defense programs. In 1988, he was Program General Manager for the Vinnell Corporation Saudi Arabian National Guard Modernization Program where he founded the Special Forces Association Saudi Arabian Chapter. When Iraq invaded Kuwait in 1990, he deployed to the Kuwait Border with the Saudi Arabian Brigade and conducted reconnaissance from the Gulf to the Hail/Kassim area; interviewed refugees; and described Iraqi troop dispositions which was the only intelligence the US had at the outset of the war. When the 5th SFG (A) arrived for DESERT SHIELD/DESERT STORM, General Hugo provided support with Saudi Arabian National Guard personnel.
    In 1996, he became an Independent Defense and Management Consultant with emphasis on the Middle East.
    He was active in numerous veteran organizations including serving as the Executive Vice President of The OSS Society, and memberships in the Special Operations Association, the Special Forces Association, and the Military Order of the Carabao.
    He received extensive awards and decorations.
    He was pre-deceased by his former wife, Mrs. Jean Duff Hugo, and is survived by his wife of 19 years, Dam Thuy Nguyen Hugo, whom he met when she served as Director of YMCA Refugees and Communities Services of the Metropolitan Washington, DC which facilitated refugees from Southeast Asia. An activity he came to support through the teaching of English and fundraising. He is also survived by three children and seven grandchildren as well as by his two poodles: Jean Valjean and William Hugo.
    A memorial service will be held at a place and time to be determined with funeral services at Arlington National Cemetery at a later date.

    Juha Merikoski, CIA Operations Officer
    Juha Oiva Merikoski, 78, a CIA Operations Officer, died 13 May 2020 in Evanston, IL of complications from the corona virus.
    Juha was born in Helsinki, Finland. His father was killed in action in WWII just before Juha was born. Mother and son immigrated to the US in 1950 to build a new life as proud Americans.
    Juha was an alumnus of the University of Detroit Jesuit High School and earned a bachelors and a masters degree from Wayne State University and attended the University of Wisconsin, Madison.
    He retired from a long career as a CIA Operations Officer with postings around the world.
    An avid opera lover and traveler, he was a member of the Detroit Athletic Club, the Prismatic Club of Detroit, and the East India Club in London, UK.
    He treasured his many international friendships and colleagues, but chose to settle in Grosse Pointe, MI.
    Juha's wife, Mary Ann (Drummy) Merikoski, predeceased him in 2013. He is survived by his son, two daughters, and other family.
    Burial will be private at Holy Sepulchre Cemetery in Detroit when corona-related restrictions permit. The family looks forward to celebrating Juha's life at a memorial reception in Detroit this summer. An announcement will follow.

    Eleanor Sampey, CIA Analyst
    Eleanor S. Sampey, 91, a CIA analyst, died 10 May 2020 in Arlington, VA.
    Originally from Saint Clair, PA she headed to the Washington, DC area to begin her career with the CIA.
    In 1952 she married Charles W. (Bill) Sampey (Special Assistant for Operations to the Deputy Director for Science and Technology and Operations Officer to the Director of Scientific Intelligence) and they settled into their forever home in tranquil McLean, VA where she remained even after Bill's 1993 death.
    She continued her long relationship with St. John's Catholic Church and remained an active member of the community.
    As an analyst for the CIA she travelled to many parts of the world and received the Agency's Career Intelligence Medal after 30 plus years of service when she retired in 1995.
    In 2009, after 50 years in McLean, she moved to Arlington, VA.
    She is survived by two daughters and other family.


    Jobs

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

    E3/Sentinel has a funded opening for an IT Acquisitions Subject Matter Expert with specific experience in IT architecture requirements to support an IC customer. Candidate will assist in developing innovative business strategies and procurement policy/processes. Only candidates with TS/SCI clearances will be considered. Contact Rosanna Minchew rminchew@e3sentinel.com for more details.

    E3/Sentinel has multiple openings for Contracts Specialists, Acquisition Analysts, Cost/Pricing Analysts and Contracts Closeout Specialists. Positions in Reston and at Bolling AFB. TS/SCI required to be considered for interview. Polygraph preferred.  Contact Rosanna Minchew rminchew@e3sentinel.com for more details.

    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.

    Do not let Social Distancing slow your career. New Positions Available with Thomson Reuters

    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

    AFIO EDUCATIONAL EVENTS IN COMING TWO MONTHS....

    RESCHEDULED from Spring: Friday, 23 October 2020, 10:30 a.m. - 2 p.m. - Tysons, VA - AFIO National Fall Luncheon features Washington Post columnist David Ignatius, and Author, former Post reporter Stephen Vogel

    HOLD THE DATE: The morning speaker will be David Ignatius, author of the upcoming intelligence novel, The Paladin: A Spy Novel [WW Norton, May 2020]. Ignatius is a Washington Post columnist and has been covering the Middle East and CIA for nearly three decades.
    Of Ignatius' forthcoming novel, reviewers wrote: "For me nothing is more intriguing than life inside our intelligence agencies. David Ignatius uses his decades' worth of reporting experience to take us there in this fast-moving, jaw-dropping drama that reads like it was ripped from the headlines. I recommend you grab a copy and hold on tight for the entire thrilling ride." — Brian Kilmeade, Fox News.
    "David Ignatius once again takes readers behind the scenes of America's most secretive bureaucracy, revealing in fiction what could never be declassified in fact. The Paladin is yet another stirring read from one of America's most revered reporters and gifted storytellers." — Joe Scarborough, MSNBC
    The afternoon program features Stephen Vogel, author of Betrayal in Berlin: The True Story of the Cold War's Most Audacious Espionage Operation [Custom House, Sept 2019]. Vogel is a former Washington Post reporter who covered the federal government. He was based overseas from 1989 through 1994 where he covered the fall of the Berlin Wall and the first Gulf War, and subsequently reported on military operations in Somalia, Rwanda, the Balkans, Afghanistan and Iraq.
    Of Betrayal in Berlin, Former CIA Officer Sandy Grimes wrote: "The best spy book I have ever read...Steve Vogel is a talented and gifted writer who brings the personalities and idiosyncrasies of every participant in this operation to life. His research is vast, varied, and full of detail. It is truly one of those rare books you can't put down."
    Registration will open in late September.

    Venue: DoubleTree by Hilton, 1960 Chain Bridge Rd, Tysons Corner, VA 22182 Phone: (703) 893-2100. Directions at this link.

    Other Upcoming Events from Advertisers, Corporate Sponsors, and Others

    Wed., 27 May 2020, 11:45pm‐1pm EDT - Virtual via Zoom - Intelligence Failure? How Divisions Between Intelligence and Public Health Left Us Vulnerable to a Pandemic - a Seminar Series by Harvard's Belfer Center

    Intelligence Failure? How Divisions Between Intelligence and Public Health Left Us Vulnerable to a Pandemic
    Sign up to attend via zoom this webinar by the Intelligence Project featuring Dr. Tara O'Toole, Senior Fellow and Executive Director of In-Q-Tel, and Dr. Margaret Bourdeaux, Research Director of Harvard's Belfer Center's Security and Global Health Project, on the important relationship between intelligence and public health. Belfer Center Intelligence Project Director Paul Kolbe will moderate.
    From deploying nationwide digital surveillance programs to confronting pandemic-related disinformation and scams online, intelligence services around the world are being utilized to combat COVID-19. But for many Americans, the idea of spy agencies having a role in public health security is unnerving.
    Just as politics makes for strange bedfellows, so does a pandemic. Given the increasing importance of public health to national security, a strong connection between public health and intelligence is vital, but overlooked. In this session, we will discuss how this division between the intelligence and public health communities left us vulnerable to a pandemic, and ask which intelligence approaches are relevant to the enterprise of health security. Questions to consider include:
    • What role can/should intelligence play in bio-surveillance?
    • What capabilities does the Intel Community possess that public health agencies could use? How could they be integrated?
    • Is there a role for clandestine reporting on public health issues?
    • How can the very different cultures of the intelligence community and public health communities be bridged?
    • How can intelligence be utilized in public health without undermining privacy? Without undermining international scientific cooperation?
    • What should the public health community learn about intel, and what should the intel community learn about public health?
    • What vulnerabilities exist in the public health system which might pose a national security threat. Pathogen data? Patient data? Vulnerability to cyber espionage? Destructive cyber attack?
    This session will be on-the-record and open to the public. Priority registration will be given to Harvard students, staff, faculty, fellows, and affiliates. Please register below for access to the zoom link.
    REGISTER HERE for webinar link.

    Upcoming virtual (and a few live, post-quarantine) events at the International Spy Museum. Click event to explore and register for event. All virtual events require pre-registration.


    27 May 2020, Mind Games: Intelligence Analysis, 1 pm
    27 May 2020, Virtual Spy Trivia, 5:30 - 6:30 pm
    28 May 2020, Spy Writer Roundtable, noon to 1 pm EDT
    28 May 2020, Spies & Spymasters - Balloon Spies, 5:30 - 6:30 pm EDT
    29 May 2020, The Covert Couch Challenge, 5 - 6 pm
    27 July 2020, Spy Camp 2020: Session 1, 9 am - 3 pm
    3 August 2020, Spy Camp 2020: Session 2, 9 am - 3 pm
    7 November 2020, 14th Annual Parade of Trabants, 10 am - 4 pm
    14 November 2020, Operation Secret Sleepover, 7 pm - 9:30 am

    Thursday, 28 May 2020, noon – 12:30pm EDT - Virtual - "Archiving the Present: Thinking Historically about COVID-19" is topic of this discussion hosted by Georgetown University Press et al.

    Georgetown University Press, Georgetown College, and the Georgetown University Library invite you to a live streamed interview/discussion withGeorgetown College Associate Professor Ananya Chakravarti on Archiving the Present: Thinking Historically about COVID-19.
    We encourage you to submit your thoughts and questions ahead of time via social media using #BooksforaBetterWorld and tagging us on Facebook and Twitter.
    Register for the event here or to view other upcoming Georgetown University Press virtual events.

    Thursday, 28 May 2020, 6pm EDT - Teleconference - "The Naval Intelligence Perspective from Tampa – CENTCOM and SOCOM" Topic of NIP May 2020 Virtual Speaker Series

    Guest Speakers at this teleconference will be:
    CAPT Joshua Himes, Commanding Officer, Joint Intelligence Center, U.S. CENTRAL COMMAND
    CDR James L. Castleberry, J2 Navy Service Adviser, U.S. SPECIAL OPERATIONS COMMAND
    TOPIC: The Naval Intelligence Perspective from Tampa – CENTCOM and SOCOM
    AGENDA
    •RDML (Ret.) Tony Cothron welcoming remarks and NIP update
    •Introduction of CAPT Himes and CDR Castleberry by CAPT (Ret.) Bob Allen
    •CAPT Himes and CDR Castleberry remarks
    •Q & A moderated by Bob Allen: Please email questions before or during teleconference to: bob_allen36@hotmail.com

    Format: Teleconference; Dial in: (425) 436-6200; Access Code: 571920
    (Please sign in beginning at 5:45 EDT, do not choose "host," and be certain to mute your phone.)

    Thursday, 4 June 2020, noon – 12:30pm EDT - Virtual - "Words Matter: How We Talk About the Pandemic" is topic of this discussion hosted by Georgetown University Press et al.

    Georgetown University Professor in the department of linguistics Deborah Tannen on Words Matter: How We Talk About the Pandemic.
    We encourage you to submit your thoughts and questions ahead of time via social media using #BooksforaBetterWorld and tagging us on Facebook and Twitter.
    Register for the event here or to view other upcoming Georgetown University Press virtual events.

    Thursday, 25 June 2020, noon – 12:30pm EDT - Virtual - "Russian Cyber Operations in a Year of Crisis" is topic of this discussion hosted by Georgetown University Press et al.

    US Naval Postgraduate School Lecturer Scott Jasper on Russian Cyber Operations in a Year of Crisis.
    We encourage you to submit your thoughts and questions ahead of time via social media using #BooksforaBetterWorld and tagging us on Facebook and Twitter.
    Register for the event here or to view other upcoming Georgetown University Press virtual events.

    NEW DATE - Saturday, 24 October 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 Saturday, 24 October 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: October 2, 2020
    Click here to learn more or sponsor a table.


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    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.

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    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.

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    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.
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    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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