AFIO Weekly Intelligence Notes #18-21 dated 25 May 2021

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CONTENTS

Section I - INTELLIGENCE HIGHLIGHTS

Section II - CONTEXT & PRECEDENCE

Section III - COMMENTARY

Section IV - Research Requests, Jobs, Obituaries

Research Requests

Jobs

Obituaries

Section V - Events

Upcoming AFIO Events

Other Upcoming Events from Advertisers, Corporate Sponsors, and Others

For additional AFIO and other Events two+ months or more... Calendar of Events 

WIN CREDITS FOR THIS ISSUE: The WIN editors thank the following special contributors: rsy, ec, po, pj, mh, km, gh, mk, rd, fm, kc, jm, mr, jg, th, ed, and fwr. They have contributed one or more stories used in this issue.

The WIN editors attempt to include a wide range of articles and commentary in the Weekly Notes to inform and educate our readers. However, the views expressed in the articles are purely those of the authors, and in no way reflect support or endorsement from the WIN editors or the AFIO officers and staff. We welcome comments from the WIN readers on any and all articles and commentary.
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Other items brought to our attention:

Member, Author, Former Agency Officer, Professor — Awarded for Excellence by Boston University
John D. Woodward Jr., Professor of the Practice of International Relations at the Frederick S. Pardee School of Global Studies at Boston University, has been awarded the Pardee School's 2021 Gerald and Deanne Gitner Family Prize for Faculty Excellence.
The Gitner Faculty Prize, established in 2015, is open to all full-time faculty and is awarded for excellence in teaching and mentoring students and for advancing the School's mission. A committee composed of past winners assists the Dean in selecting the winner from the nominations received.
One group of nominating students describe him as "consistently engaging and thought-provoking." They say that he "emphasizes critical thinking and problem solving," and makes them "think on [their] feet." But they also talk lovingly of his "generosity and devotion to his students." As one student, who seems to have taken every class he could with Woodward, wrote, "beyond his extraordinary teaching skills and above-and-beyond service to students, Professor Woodward is the perfect example of dedication to the Pardee School vision." More about award here.


The Arkin Group's May 21 "In Other News" letter to private clients by former Operations Officer Jack Devine features...

  1. Egyptian President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi played a significant role in brokering a ceasefire agreement between Israel and Hamas, which have been engaged in renewed violence in the last 11 days.
  2. Brazil's economic forecast looks to be improving, according to the Ministry of Economy, but the Covid-19 pandemic continues to pose a threat to the country and to the political fortunes of Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro.
  3. Iran and Iraq are closing in on a deal to build a short railway link between Basra and the Iranian town of Shalamcheh/Shalamjah which could connect China more closely to Iraq, and Iran to Syria.
  4. Ethiopia's upcoming parliamentary elections have been postponed, stoking fear of further civil unrest with implications for the region.

The Latest... from Jeff Stein's highly popular "SpyTalk" series include a few podcasts...

May 24: "Is Africa Lost to Islamist Militants?" by Jonathan Broder
Trump withdrawals aided terror group gains. 'The Sahel is lost,' says former top Special Forces commander in Africa. Biden needs to pay attention.
Article here

May 20: "Former CIA Director: We Were Surprised by Arab Spring" by Jeff Stein
Leon Panetta says CIA was caught flat-footed and didn't 'really understand what was going on'
Article here

May 19: "Is the CIA Losing Its Grip in the Middle East?" by Jeff Stein
Clandestine Services veteran Marc Polymeropoulos laments the demise of deep regional expertise
Article here

May 13: "CIA Officer Became 'Formidable Foe' of U.S. Government" by Jeff Stein
Janine Brookner took on the KGB, sexist rivals and Justice Department lawyers alike during a pioneering career as a spy and lawyer
Article here

May 13: "Crisis and Confusion" by Jeff Stein
This week's SpyTalk podcast features intelligence challenges from Europe to Afghanistan and beyond
Article here

Readers, for a brief time, can subscribe for free for articles and weekend podcasts here.


Inside the SCIF:

Inside the SCIF by JJ Green, WTOP - Issue #114, 20 May has details on Israel's Truce with Hamas; Russia deems U.S. "unfriendly state"; Hearings on Pipeline Ransomware Attack; Reclassifying Capitol Police; Capitol security bill passes House; Directed energy attacks culprits - Moscow's SVR?; China's Maritime Militia; more.

The latest Target USA Podcast 277 is on: Who's attacking American officials with microwave weapons? Former State Department Deputy Director of Counter Intelligence Robert Booth; and Michael Weiss, Director of Special Investigations at the Free Russia Foundation have some important information to share that will help us figure it out.

And "The Hunt" explores: Who's behind directed energy attacks against American officials? Several American diplomats have fallen ill after suspected microwave attacks at embassies in Cuba, China and elsewhere. A bipartisan group of 15 senators has introduced the Helping American Victims Afflicted by Neurological Attacks Act. But who's responsible? On this week's edition of "The Hunt, with WTOP National Security Correspondent J.J. Green, Robert Booth, a former deputy director of the State Department's Office of Counter Intelligence, said there's only one logical suspect.


Sporty Spies: Secrets of Great Athletes Turned Secret Agents by Spyscape

'If you run into a wall, don't turn around and give up. Figure out how to climb it, go through it, or work around it.' Excellent advice for a CIA recruit but, in this case, it comes from basketball legend Michael Jordan. It turns out athletes and spies have rather a lot in common, including the need for strength, stamina, and the courage to blow past their limits. So suit up. The Great Game is about to begin. Sterling Hayden, Dave Sime, Don Bragg, Moe Berg, Dennis Rodman, and more. Article here.


From the National Cryptologic Museum Foundation:

THE NCMF's #CyberChats, held virtually via their Nepris online classroom, have resumed.

Other NCF Events can be found here on NCF website here, and CCH website here.


     


Work at AFIO National. AFIO is seeking to fill the following position in our McLean-Tysons-Falls Church, VA offices:

DIRECTOR OF MEMBERSHIP

Part-time position; hourly pay rate. Work hours daily Monday through Friday. Maximum number of monthly work hours is 140.

Memberships: Maintain AFIO membership database, to include processing information changes, membership renewals, and new membership applications; produce membership data statistics. Serve as the liaison between corporate members and AFIO chapters and the Board of Directors. Provide annual roster verification and recruitment support for AFIO chapters. Responsible for monthly invoicing cycle and membership renewal cards and welcome package mailings. Perform targeted mass mailings at intervals throughout the year. Process donations and work with the Events Coordinator to prepare notes of appreciation and to pack/ship thank you gifts.
Office/Office Systems: Order, maintain inventory of, and label office supplies; organize storeroom and office reception space. Responsible for all office systems: computers, server, phones, internet including backups; provide technical support to other office personnel. Work with IT contractor to ensure up-to-date hardware, software, and office equipment (postage meter, copier, folder/inserter).
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Events/Board Meetings: Create online registration form for events. Process all incoming event registrations. Work with Events Coordinator to answer questions pertaining to events. Provide onsite service to include setup and operation of AFIO audio/visual equipment; coordinate with speakers and hotel staff on IT issues. Provide onsite support at quarterly Board meetings, take meeting notes and prepare draft minutes.

To apply, or arrange an interview, or for additional information, contact Annette Janak at AnnetteJ@afio.com



Released last week to AFIO members-only...

Intelligence Community Careers and Education

Edward Mienie PhD on University & High School Programs
on Intelligence Education and IC Careers

Interview of Friday, 9 April 2021 of Dr Edward Mienie, Associate Professor at the University of North Georgia, discussing intelligence education and careers in the U.S. Intelligence Community.
Interviewer: Renée Priess, AFIO Social Media and Engagement; former CIA Officer.
Host: James Hughes, AFIO President; a former CIA Operations Officer.

TOPIC: Dr Edward Mienie and Renée Priess discuss insights and advice on teaching intelligence at the university level. And exposing students to the wide variety of agencies and careers available in the U.S. Intelligence Community. Includes Dr. Mienie's comprehensive seven themes for his University of North Georgia intelligence courses, as well as a newly approved and equally comprehensive course at the high school level. The presentation runs 40 minutes.

Dr. Mienie's Strategic & Security Studies program at the UNG is here.
The Georgia High School intelligence program "Introduction to U.S. Intelligence and National Security Studies - Social Studies Georgia Standards of Excellence (GSE)" is here.

Access the Mienie video here or click above image.


Prior Videos in the "AFIO Now" Series

To view the publicly-released ones, visit our YouTube page

or log into the Member-only area to view private and public interviews.


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Newly Released, Overlooked, or Forthcoming Books

The Spy Who Was Left Out in the Cold: The Secret History of Agent Goleniewski
by Tim Tate
(Penguin/Random House, May 2021)

Spring 1958: a mysterious individual believed to be high up in the Polish secret service began passing Soviet secrets to the West. His name was Michal Goleniewski and he remains one of the most important, yet least known and most misunderstood spies of the Cold War. Even his death is shrouded in mystery and he has been written out of the history of Cold War espionage - until now.

Tim Tate draws on unpublished primary source documents to tell the true story of the best spy the west ever lost: how Goleniewski exposed hundreds of KGB officers and agents operating undercover in the West; from George Blake and the 'Portland Spy Ring', to a senior Swedish Air Force and NATO officer and a traitor inside the Israeli government. The information he produced devastated intelligence services on both sides of the Iron Curtain.

Book may be ordered here.


We Shall Be Masters: Russian Pivots to East Asia from Peter the Great to Putin
by Chris Miller
(Harvard Univ Press, June 2021)

With Russia seeking to dominate in the Arctic, Miller's account of Russia's attempts—and failures—to achieve great power status in Asia, provide historical pointers.

Since Peter the Great, Russian leaders have been lured by opportunity to the East. Under the tsars, Russians colonized Alaska, California, and Hawaii. The Trans-Siberian Railway linked Moscow to Vladivostok. And Stalin looked to Asia as a sphere of influence, hospitable to the spread of Soviet Communism. In Asia and the Pacific lay territory, markets, security, and glory.

But all these expansionist dreams amounted to little. Miller explores why, arguing that Russia's ambitions have repeatedly outstripped its capacity. With the core of the nation concentrated thousands of miles away in the European borderlands, Russia's would-be pioneers have always struggled to project power into Asia [and the same might be true for their Arctic ambitions] and to maintain public and elite interest in their far-flung pursuits. Even when the wider population professed faith in Asia's promise, few Russians were willing to pay the steep price. Among leaders, too, dreams of empire have always been tempered by fears of cost. Most of Russia's pivots to Asia have therefore been halfhearted and fleeting.

Today the Kremlin talks up the importance of "strategic partnership" with Xi Jinping's China, and Vladimir Putin's government is at pains to emphasize Russian activities across Eurasia. But while distance is covered with relative ease in the age of air travel and digital communication, the East remains far off in the ways that matter most. Miller finds that Russia's Asian dreams are still restrained by the country's firm rooting in Europe.

Book may be ordered here.


A Lonely Man: A Novel
by Chris Power
(Farrar, Straus and Giroux, May 2021)

The right Spy Novel for those who don't read them.

"Elegant . . . Like the best noir fiction, [A Lonely Man] manages to be both suspenseful and cosmically destabilizing. Nothing and no one are what they first appear to be . . . a superb suspense novel, imbued with moral and narrative complexity and an omnipresent low cloud cover of dread." —Maureen Corrigan, The Washington Post

"Mr. Power . . . smoothly blend[s] prosaic day-to-day events with Robert's fictionalized renderings of Patrick's disclosures. But gradually the 'le Carré stuff' Robert saw merely as material presses in from the edges, and . . . consolidates for a killer payoff ending." —Sam Sacks, The Wall Street Journal

Two British men, both writers, meet by chance in Berlin. Robert is trying and failing to finish his next book while balancing his responsibilities as a husband and father. Patrick, a recent arrival in the city, is secretive about his past, but eventually reveals he has been ghostwriting the autobiography of a Russian oligarch. The oligarch is suddenly found dead, and Patrick claims to be a hunted man himself.

Although Robert doubts the truth of Patrick's story, it fascinates him, and he thinks it might hold the key to his own foundering novel. Working to gain the other man's trust, Robert draws out the details of Patrick's past while ensnaring himself ever more tightly in what might be a fantasist's creation, or a devastating international plot.

Through an elegant, existential game of cat-and-mouse, Power's A Lonely Man depicts an attempt to create art at the cost of empathy. Robert must decide what is his for the taking--and whether some stories are too dangerous to tell.

A 13 May fine review of the novel by Maureen Corrigan, —'A Lonely Man' is an elegant suspense novel in the tradition of the 'The Third Man'— just appeared in the Washington Post.

Book may be ordered here.



One of the special benefits of membership in AFIO: access to CIA's inhouse gift shop — the EAA Store.

It requires a quick preapproval process described here to all newly joined and current AFIO members. And then allows you to purchase online their unusual logo'd gift items for self or colleagues. Here is the latest photo EAA released on March 26 featuring some of their newest items, this time for children of officers:


Writers, Officers: Please Provide A Brief Article for This Ongoing AFIO History Project

AFIO's educational project "When Intelligence Made a Difference" seeks writers to identify events throughout history involving any nation or organization when the outcome was affected significantly by intelligence.
AFIO has been publishing edited submissions serially in Intelligencer released two to three times a year. 
To see what has been published, it is available here. Also look at the Winter-Spring edition of the journal arriving in the mail of all members and subscribers over the next three weeks.
Those readers interested in contributing an article, should email peter.oleson@afio.com.
For instructors, this project makes a great class assignment. Accepted articles give students a publication credit in a recognized journal.


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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Section I - INTELLIGENCE HIGHLIGHTS

David Barnea Appointed as Israel's Next Mossad Chief. Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu announced Monday that David Barnea will be the next head of Israel's Mossad espionage agency.

Barnea's appointment was cleared for publication Monday following consultations among the prime minister, Attorney General Avichai Mendelblit and the outgoing Mossad chief, Yossi Cohen.

On December 15, Netanyahu gave notice of Barnea's appointment to replace Cohen, who will be stepping down on June 1 after five and a half years at the helm of the Mossad. [Read more: Kubovich/Haaretz/24May2021]

Iran Government Intensifies Clamp Down on Crypto. Following the placement of an embargo on cryptocurrency mined outside the country by the Central Bank of Iran (CBI), the Iranian government continues to clamp down on several sectors of digital assets in the country.

Recently, the Iran government had employed its intelligence officers to join in its move to crack down on miners illegally mining cryptocurrency in the country, noting that the nation's electrical grid can no longer handle the increasing electricity demand.

According to Bloomberg, Iran's Intelligence agency would set up delegations across the country to uncover and seize unlicensed mining "farms" that mine digital assets such as Bitcoin (BTC), Ether (ETH), amongst others.

Gholamali Rakhshani Mehr would head the intelligence team that would hunt down illegal crypto miners. [Read more: Olowoporoku/Cryptopolotin/22May2021]

National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency Seeks Enhancements in Predicting Overhead Geopose. National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency (NGA), Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory (JHU/APL), and NASA today announced their crowdsourcing competition, the "Overhead Geopose Challenge", which is being implemented by DrivenData, and HeroX. The Challenge seeks solutions that make overhead images more useful for time-sensitive applications like security and disaster response. Participants are competing for a prize purse of $50,000. [Read more: PRNewswire/20May2021]

Commerce Department Security Unit Evolved into Counter-Intelligence-Like Operation, Washington Post Examination Found. An obscure security unit tasked with protecting the Commerce Department’s officials and facilities has evolved into something more akin to a counterintelligence operation that collected information on hundreds of people inside and outside the department, a Washington Post examination found.

The Investigations and Threat Management Service (ITMS) covertly searched employees’ offices at night, ran broad keyword searches of their emails trying to surface signs of foreign influence and scoured Americans’ social media for critical comments about the census, according to documents and interviews with five former investigators.

In one instance, the unit opened a case on a 68-year retiree in Florida who tweeted that the census, which is run by the Commerce Department, would be manipulated "to benefit the Trump Party!" records show.

In another example, the unit searched Commerce servers for particular Chinese words, documents show. The search resulted in the monitoring of many Asian American employees over benign correspondence, according to two former investigators. [Read more: Boburg/WashingtonPost/24May2021]

Germany Carries Out Raids on Hezbollah-Linked Groups. Germany's Interior Ministry has outlawed three organizations accused of collecting money for the militant Iran-backed movement Hezbollah in Lebanon.

Bans against German Lebanese Family, People for Peace and Give Peace came into effect on Wednesday, but had already been pronounced in mid-April.

Police also conducted early morning raids at locations across seven German states, including Hamburg, North Rhine-Westphalia, Hesse and Rhineland Palatinate. [Read more: DW/19May2021]

S. Korean Intelligence Chief to Visit U.S. This Week Following Moon-Biden Summit. South Korea's intelligence chief will visit the United States this week, possibly to coordinate policies on North Korea, government sources said Tuesday.

Park Jie-won, the director of the National Intelligence Service (NIS), will leave for Washington on Wednesday, they said.

The trip follows a summit between South Korean President Moon Jae-in and U.S. President Joe Biden held at the White House on Friday. [Read more: Yonhap/25May2021]


Section II - CONTEXT & PRECEDENCE

The Spy Left Out in the Cold: Gripping New Book Tells Extraordinary Tale of Poland's Most Devastating Cold War Spy. A book published later this week tells the thrilling, bizarre and ultimately tragic story of Poland's most devastating Cold War defector.

Michał Goleniewski was the highest-ranking intelligence officer in communist Poland to ever flee the country.

His betrayal exposed to the West more than 1,600 Soviet bloc intelligence officers, and agent handlers, including notorious MI6 mole George Blake.

His information led to the breaking of some of the most dangerous KGB and Polish intelligence spy rings in NATO, the USA, the UK and Israel. [Dowell/TheFirstNews/25May2021]

247th IS Airmen Support Operations in Last Frontier. Four thousand miles from home, a group of 247th Intelligence Squadron (IS) Airmen from the Tennessee Air National Guard, are participating in a unique, multi-year mission to augment active duty troops in real-world intelligence operations.

Stationed at the Alaska Missions Operations Center, Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson, Alaska, 247th IS Airmen are exposed to high-tempo challenges and learn skills not easily acquired back home at Berry Field Air National Guard Base, Nashville, Tennessee.

"It really gives them the hands-on training that they need to come back and pass on to our enlisted folks," said Chief Master Sgt. Shane Robinson, 247th IS senior enlisted manager. "When they come back here, they’re considered subject matter experts."

The program, coordinated by the Reserve Guard Integration Office (RGIO), allows Air Guard units to augment the National Security Agency’s (NSA) mission during personnel shortfalls. [Read more: Wynn/AF/25May2021]

How UFO Sightings Went From Joke to National Security Worry in Washington. In 2007, Senate Majority Leader Harry M. Reid called his colleagues Ted Stevens and Daniel Inouye to a specially secured room in the Capitol where highly classified information was discussed.

Stevens, a Republican from Alaska, and Inouye, a Democrat from Hawaii, controlled funding for supersecret Pentagon operations. Reid wanted to put an idea on their radar, one that needed to be kept hush-hush not just for national security but because it was, as Reid's aides told him, kind of crazy.

He wanted the Pentagon to investigate UFOs.

"Everyone told me this would cause me nothing but trouble," said Reid, a Democrat who represented Nevada, home of the military's top-secret Area 51 test site, a central attraction of sorts for UFO hunters. "But I wasn't afraid of it. And I guess time has proven me right." [Read more: Rosenwald/WashingtonPost/23May2021]

Operating in the Shadows: US Cyber Command. If the Pentagon's Cyber Command launches an online attack and nobody knows about it, does it deter anyone?

Many Americans are asking what the country's army of cyber warriors are doing after repeated attacks on US computer systems by Chinese, Russian and other hackers.

The answer may have been in the 780th Military Intelligence Brigade's subtle retweet on May 14 of a security firm's scoop that ransomware extortionist Darkside had been digitally shut down.

No one knows who took control of Darkside's servers, a week after the shady Russia-based hackers forced the closure of a major US oil pipeline, causing gasoline shortages across the Eastern US. [Read more: Handley/Techxplore/25May2021]

The Secrets to Modern Day Spycraft. Ever wonder whether your neighbor is living a double life? A friend's father used to tell us about being headhunted by the CIA. He said he declined the offer, but that didn't stop us from speculating he was an international man of mystery, working undercover as a suburban dad. If you fancy yourself a spy enthusiast, join us for this not so clandestine peek at modern-day spycraft. You've all heard of the Mossad, but here are some other terror-inducing agencies you should know about, plus a roundup of women leading from the shadows and a look at the new frontiers for 21st century spooks. While the newest James Bond film may be on hold, the world of spying most certainly is not. First up? Former CIA deputy director John McLaughlin talks to Carlos Watson about the Capitol riot, life as a former top American spy, the pandemic and...a bit of magic. [Watch here: Ozy/19May2021]


Section III - COMMENTARY

Intelligence and Ideology: the Exaggeration of the Threat. The three major military powers (the United States, Russia, and China) systematically and consistently engage in inflation of the threats they face. Each side tends to see the worst motivation and the greatest capabilities in assessing its adversaries in order to justify its own actions. This problem was endemic throughout the Cold War, particularly in the 1980s when President Ronald Reagan used exaggerated and politicized threat assessments to justify the largest peacetime increase in defense spending and to rally American support for the buildup. Ironically, the United States was doing so at the very time that the Soviet Union was in political and economic disarray, eventually dissolving in 1991.

The Department of Defense deliberately exaggerated the Soviet threat throughout the Cold War in order to gain congressional authorization and appropriation for desired military weaponry. [Read more: Goodman/CounterPunch/25May2020]

How the Middle East Conflict Leads Back to US National Security. In the Biden Administration's highest-level face-to-face visit, Secretary of State Antony Blinken is traveling to the Middle East to seize momentum created by last week's Gaza ceasefire in what could be the first step back toward peace talks.
The Biden Administration has been criticized for not taking more aggressive action to try and end the back-and-forth attacks prior to the agreement as some in Biden's own party called for the US to take a tougher stance against Israel's actions as it responded to a series of rocket attacks.
Norm Roule looks at how an intelligence professional looks at recent events in the Middle East and how they lead back to US national security. [Read more: Roule/TheCipherBrief/24May2021]


Section IV - Research Requests, Jobs, Obituaries

Research Requests

Researcher Seeking Your Experiences Working in Western North Carolina on DoD/NSA Rosman Research Station in 1980s.
I'm Craig Gralley, a 34-year veteran of CIA and currently a freelance writer in the Brevard, NC area. I'm also a volunteer at PARI—the Pisgah Astronomical Research Institute in nearby Rosman. PARI is now dedicated to STEM education and research, but has had a storied history that is largely unknown to the people of this mostly underserved area of rural North Carolina. I have volunteered to write PARI's history. NASA first constructed the site in 1962 as a ground station for a variety of unmanned scientific satellites. AFIO members might remember when DoD/NSA took over the site in 1981 and called it the Rosman Research Station (NSA's participation at the site was declassified nearly a decade ago). NSA gave up the site in 1995.

I am receiving NSA's support through a FOIA request to declassify more information about the facility. My goal is to make this history less about satellites and their capabilities and more about what it was like working in a remote location in western North Carolina. Personal stories, things that could have gone wrong but didn't (or did), success stories—humorous/serious anecdotes—all of it is welcome. My goal is to take the edge off of a dry history and give the Rosman ground station a human face.
I'd be glad to attribute anything that comes to me in the way desired by the contributor.
Thanks for your help.
REPLIES to Craig R. Gralley, 703.581.3440 (mobile), craig.gralley@gmail.com. More about Craig at www.craiggralley.com

Call for Papers: 2021 "Bobby R. Inman Award" for Student Scholarship on Intelligence at University of Texas, Austin

The Intelligence Studies Project of The University of Texas at Austin announces the seventh 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 2020-21 academic year. The deadline for submitting papers is June 30, 2021.

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 here.

Call for Papers - The Center for Cryptologic History (CCH) and the National Cryptologic Foundation (NCF) invite proposals for papers for 18th Cryptologic History Symposium, 11-13 May 2022.

The Center for Cryptologic History (CCH) and the National Cryptologic Foundation (NCF) invite proposals for papers to be presented at the 18th Cryptologic History Symposium, 11-13 May 2022. The Symposium will be held at the Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Lab Kossiakoff Center in Laurel, Maryland. The theme for the symposium is "Icons and Innovation." Proposals are due 7 September 2021.
For more information visit the NCF or contact cchevents@nsa.gov.

Seeking Officials Who Served USSR/Russia 1965-2015 and Other Posts - with knowledge of, or exposure to, Microwave/Directed Energy Weapons

Prominent D.C. Attorney seeking former intel officers or others who served in USSR/Russia during 1965-2015, as well as anyone who has information concerning possible microwave/energy directed weapon exposure of U.S. officials by foreign adversary.
Replies to Mark S. Zaid Esq, mark@markzaid.com. Or call him at (202) 454-2809.
More information about Mr. Zaid at MarkZaid.com.

Request for Assistance Researching Clandestine Maritime Operation in Da Nang 1950s-1970s

"My old Master Chief, James "Jim" Gray and I wrote the first history of Naval Special Warfare Combatant Craft (WARBOATS, 55 Years of Naval Special Warfare Combatant Craft History) for our veterans organization the Combatant Craft Crewman Association (CCCA), now in its second printing. One of the areas that we wanted to explore in greater depth were the clandestine maritime operations based in Da Nang from the South Vietnamese and CIA period through Switchback and Military Assistance Command Vietnam-Studies and Observation Group (MACV-SOG) control and the final the American withdrawal.
We are looking for assistance with this research in particular on the CIA side, as much of the MACV-SOG documentation has been declassified and we have spoken with the SEALs and Boat Support Unit One men of Mobile Support Team 1 and the Mobile Repair Team. Our Norwegian colleague, Jan Tore Nilsen is a Senior Reserve Commander in the Norwegian Navy is researching Norwegian involvement in Vietnam and has interviewed the surviving Norwegian contractors and obtained documents and photos from them as well as obtained documents regarding acquisition and construction of the Norwegian PTF (Patrol Torpedo Fast) boats for operations in Vietnam. An old friend of mine who was an historian for the CIA suggested we contact AFIO and ask for assistance. We would greatly appreciate any assistance from AFIO members."
Replies to Phil Garn at pggarn@yahoo.com

Seeking Spy-Themed Tourism Experts and New Recruits (with IC backgrounds) for Metro D.C. area opportunity

ISO former Intelligence Officers who might be interested in getting involved in spy-themed tourism in the Washington D.C. metropolitan area.
Also interested in speaking with those who may already be involved in the tourism and travel industry elsewhere.
Please contact Rosanna Minchew at r_minchew@me.com or 571-236-9052.

Jobs

Assistant Professor, Intelligence and Information Operations, Tenure Eligible - Arizona (Sierra Vista)

The University of Arizona College of Applied Science and Technology (CAST), an Office of the Director of National Intelligence (ODNI) designated Intelligence Community – Center for Academic Excellence (IC-CAE) located on the University of Arizona Sierra Vista campus, is seeking an Assistant Professor to teach undergraduate courses within the Intelligence and Information Operations (IIO) program and to lead research in the fields of Intelligence, Information warfare, and Law Enforcement Intelligence. Consistent with the Dean's vision for Programs to contribute to interdisciplinary research and educational program innovation, the Tenure-Track Assistant Professor will support the Intelligence and Information Operations Program to contribute to the College's strategy of cross-campus, national, and international multidisciplinary research, and educational initiatives. CAST is seeking candidates who can demonstrate outstanding teaching as well as the ability to develop new research programs consistent with the college's purpose, vision, and values. The Assistant Professor, Intelligence and Information Operations will contribute to building a strong team of culturally diverse faculty and staff who are committed to preparing traditional, post-traditional, and transfer students for success in a 21st-century workforce.
Outstanding UA benefits include health, dental, and vision insurance plans; life insurance and disability programs; sick leave and holidays; UA/ASU/NAU tuition reduction for the employee and qualified family members; state and optional retirement plans; access to UA recreation and cultural activities; and more!
At the University of Arizona, we value our inclusive climate because we know that diversity in experiences and perspectives is vital to advancing innovation, critical thinking, solving complex problems, and creating an inclusive academic community. As a Hispanic-serving institution and a Native American/Alaska Native-serving institution, we translate these values into action by seeking individuals who have experience and expertise working with diverse students, colleagues, and constituencies. Because we seek a workforce with a wide range of perspectives and experiences, we provide equal employment opportunities to applicants and employees without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity, or genetic information. As an Employer of National Service, we also welcome alumni of AmeriCorps, Peace Corps, and other national service programs and others who will help us advance our Inclusive Excellence initiative aimed at creating a university that values student, staff and faculty engagement in addressing issues of diversity and inclusiveness.

For more information and to apply visit this webpage.

Intelligence Analysis Visiting Faculty Position at James Madison University, Harrisonburg, VA

James Madison University (JMU) seeks applicants for a visiting faculty position in its Bachelor's Degree Program in Intelligence Analysis (IA). The appointment is for one academic year (with the possibility of renewal for a second year depending upon the Program's needs) at the Assistant or Associate Professor level. This position 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.
Review of applications will begin on May 1, 2021; the search will remain open until the position is filled. Application materials should include 1) a detailed cover letter that explains how the candidate's experiences fit the position's requirements and values, and should specifically explain the applicant's views on the importance of diversity and inclusion in higher education, 2) curriculum vitae, 3) concise but specific description (no more than 2 pages) of how the candidate would approach teaching the courses from the above list (if offered the position), and 4) contact information for at least three references. Application materials must be submitted online through JMU's application system: https://joblink.jmu.edu/. To apply refer to job #F1590. Salary shall be commensurate with experience. Employment is contingent upon the successful completion of a criminal background check. Questions can be directed to the Chair of the search committee, Dr. Noel Hendrickson, at hendrinx@jmu.edu.
For a full description of Duties and Responsibilities and Qualifications sought, follow this link: https://joblink.jmu.edu/postings/8812

Program Director, National Security and Technology – Georgetown University Law Center

A new 360 Innovation Incubator at GULC will be tackling problems in four focus areas, the first of which is the NatSec Tech Program, which looks at the intersections between national security and new and emerging technologies. The National Security & Technology Program Director will lead this new program, serving as a thought leader for this increasingly important sub-field. Utilizing the Center's innovation methodology, the Program Director will help develop strategic new project ideas for the Incubator, oversee and manage those projects including all aspects of foundation grants and budgets, write grant proposals, and build new relationships and networks for the Center. In the immediate term, the Program Director will be the day to day lead manager for the Center on National Security's new Public Interest Technology grant-funded project: 360 Tech: Innovation, Security, and Governance. The project aims to identify the most critical risks posed by social media to individuals, communities, and society, and then develop and test holistic governance models to address those risks. The Program Director will be a lead member of the core team (overseen by the Executive Director) and will be responsible for managing all day to day aspects of the project, including research and writing, coordination and outreach, project management, event and workshop planning, and operations oversight.
For full description of duties, responsibilites, and qualifications, or to apply for the position, view job posting here.

Assistant Professor (tenure-stream) of International Affairs/Intelligence sought by University of Pittsburgh

The Graduate School of Public and International Affairs at the University of Pittsburgh is seeking to hire an Assistant Professor of International Affairs with a focus in intelligence matters (broadly understood). We are looking for someone who can teach on intelligence subjects in our Security and Intelligence major and contribute to our International Affairs program more generally. We welcome those trained in political science, history, and other disciplines, and are particularly interested in those with cyber or regional expertise. The deadline is March 31.

The full announcement can be read -- and application submitted -- through Pitt's Talent Center here.

THREE Faculty Openings for 2021 at Hilbert College, Hamburg, NY

Assistant Professor, Criminal Justice; Assistant Professor, Forensic Science/Crime Scene Investigation; and Assistant Professor, Intelligence & Data Analysis.

Interested candidates can view our job postings here.


Obituaries

Joe Ball, Physicist, CIA Chief of Station, ORD Scientist, Linguist
Joseph Andrew Ball PhD, 88, Physicist, CIA Chief of Station, ORD Scientist, Linguist, died of the consequences of a fall on 13 April 2021 in Loveland, CO.
Joe was born and raised on a ranch near Loveland. He received a BS in Physics from the University of Colorado at Boulder in 1954. Upon graduation he also was commissioned, through ROTC, as a 2nd lieutenant in the US Army and served a tour in Germany as a platoon leader. After the Army he earned a PhD in theoretical physics from Princeton University while studying under the renowned American theoretical physicist John Wheeler.
After Princeton, Dr Ball taught and did research as a professor at Colorado College (2 years), Bryn Mawr College (1 year), Montana State University (8 years) and the University of Venezuela in Caracas (1 year). He was a gifted teacher and received many accolades for his work.
He was a linguist, fluent in Spanish, French, German, and Russian. His Russian was tested by the Foreign Service Institute to be at level 4 which approaches native. He learned these languages through travel, self-study, and in the case of Russian, by listening to Russian radio broadcasts. As a hobby, he also studied Chinese and Arabic.
After several years leading research projects at Mission Research Corp in Santa Barbara, CA, Dr Ball joined the CIA in 1982 as a senior scientist in the Office of Research and Development (ORD). There, he led many important projects in support of counterterrorism, counterproliferation, and technical support to HUMINT missions. He was also a trusted mentor and technical advisor to many Agency technical officers. His knowledge of physics and related advanced technical fields was vast, and his ability to apply that knowledge to the Agency missions was impressive. In addition to physics, Joe studied history, military strategy, political science, economics, culture and literature. His ability to integrate this knowledge to draw insights and predict future challenges and opportunities was widely recognized. An independent thinker, his views could often be counter to the prevailing wisdom, but were backed by rigorous analysis and well-constructed arguments. This raised the quality and diversity of thinking in forums and programs he was involved with.
Given his strong language skills, extensive overseas living and travel experience, and his technical expertise in counterproliferation issues, in 1993 he moved to the Directorate of Operations, initially to support the acquisition of Russian intelligence sources. His contributions there were invaluable -particularly at the end of the Cold War when there was great concern about the control of nuclear weapons, materials, and expertise. Executing this high-stake mission after the fall of the Soviet Union required officers with a combination of language, military acumen, operational and technical skills which Ball possessed. He served as a chief of station in a strategically critical country at the center of many of the proliferation and military concerns. He is suspected of being one of the few CIA officers to serve both as a senior scientist and as a chief of station.
Joe was an outdoorsman and world traveler. He was a member of a technical mountain climbing club and trained in Montana carrying back packs of rocks up mountain trails. He climbed many of the tallest mountains in the American West, Europe, and South America. He also traveled extensively throughout the world. When he retired from the Agency in 1999, he took his wife on a multiweek train trip across the 11 time zones of the former Soviet Union from Vladivostok to Moscow. He took several excursions into the countryside and into the mountains along the way and shared the train primarily with young Russian army troops redeploying from the frontier.
Dr Ball was married to Susan Ball for over 40 years, and they raised four wonderful children. Susan shared his love for learning, travel, and adventure. She preceded him in a freak accidental death in 2012 while on her fourth trek to Nepal. Susan fell into a mountain river and drowned. Joe was devastated and thereafter lived alone in at their Wyoming ranch.
He is survived by two sons, two daughters, and a sister.

John Hartford, IC Figure
John Anthony Hartford Jr, 75, work for the IC, died 13 May 2021 in Roanoke, VA.
John grew up in San Bernardino, CA and graduated from University of Southern California where he was in the ROTC program. After graduation, he entered the USAF where he was assigned to the Office of Special Investigations and stationed in Fairfield, CT, Ankara, Turkey, and Washington, DC.
Following 12 years of Air Force service, he joined the Intelligence Community where he held numerous senior level positions involving national security. John had over 38 years experience of combined military and civilian service.
After retirement, John and wife Ann moved to Smith Mountain Lake, where he spent twelve years volunteering for Lake Christian Ministries. He was also an avid reader and Trojan fan.
He is survived by his wife, Ann Sullivan Johnson, two sons, a brother, and other family.

Zee Massey, CIA Counterterrorism
Zenas Alonza Massey Jr, 80, CIA Counterterrorism, died on 1 February 2021 in Crawford, GA.
He was born in Griffin, GA. After graduating from Griffin High School, he attended the University of Georgia, then the Officer's Candidate School in Ft. Benning, GA.
Zee was a veteran of the Vietnam War where he earned several medals including the Purple Heart and Bronze Star for Valor. He served as a Green Beret with combat tours in Vietnam and aided with the evacuation of Saigon. After being discharged from the US Army in 1971 as a Major, he joined the Central Intelligence Agency and was director of anti-terrorist activities in France. In 1980, Zee returned to UGA and earned a PhD in Psychology. After working at the VA Hospital in Miami, Florida, Zee was in the Delta Force Unit during Desert Storm and continued working in counterterrorism until retiring in 2018.
In addition to his dedication to our country through military service, Zee was a talented writer, a licensed pilot, a wine connoisseur, and an accomplished chef. He also enjoyed working on his small farm in Crawford, GA with his son.
He is survived by his wife, Lucia RS Massey, a son, a sister, and other family.


Section V - Events

AFIO EDUCATIONAL EVENTS IN COMING TWO MONTHS....

Thursday, 3 June 2021, noon EDT - Tampa, FL - The Florida Suncoast AFIO Chapter hosts Jeffrey Sanow on "Insider Threat & Cyber Security"

The Florida Suncoast AFIO Chapter is meeting IN PERSON at noon on Thursday, 3 June, at the offices of Bleakley, Bavol, Denman & Grace, 15316 N Florida Avenue, Tampa, FL 33613.
Jeffrey Sanow, intelligence and security expert and retired member of the Intelligence Community, will be speaking on Insider Threat & Cyber Security—very topical given the recent Colonial Pipeline ransomware incident.
The charge for the meeting is $10 cash or check, which includes a box lunch.
RSVPs including COVID health acknowledgement and food choice selection must be received by noon on Thursday, 27 May.
Questions, Registrations...contact the Chapter secretary, michaels@suncoastafio.org.

Wednesday, 30 June 2021, 12 noon - Zoom Webinar - The "Andre Le Gallo" San Francisco Chapter hosts Lt. Gen. Patrick M. Hughes, former DIA Director

Lt Gen Patrick Hughes, former Director of Defense Intelligence Agency, will address chapter on "Internal U.S. Security Concerns and Existential Threats to America."
Registration is required here to receive a zoom link.
Please contact Mariko Kawaguchi, Chapter Secretary at afiosf@aol.com for any questions.


Other Upcoming Events from Advertisers, Corporate Sponsors, and Others

Wednesday, 26 May 2021, noon EDT - Zoom Webinar - Curator's Corner: Spooked with Barry Meier - Virtual International Spy Museum Program

Join International Spy Museum Historian and Curator Andrew Hammond in conversation with Barry Meier, who investigated the private spying industry for his new book SPOOKED: The Trump Dossier, Black Cube, and the Rise of Private Spies. A former New York Times investigative reporter and Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist, Meier reveals the hidden, billion-dollar industry comprised of corporate investigators - or spies-for-hire - who are paid to dig up dirt and, if need be, destroy their clients' adversaries. Politicians, companies, and dictators are all making use of these dangerously clever freelance intelligence agents. From an underground trade in hacked or purloined documents to a certain well-planted dossier (e.g. the Steele Dossier?), and the manipulated reporters assisting it all, Meier shines a light on a landscape worthy of any spy novel -- a place where loyalties are for sale, information is currency, and double crosses are commonplace.
Event is free but registration required. Visit www.spymuseum.org.

Sunday, 6 June 2021, 2-3 pm EDT - Zoom Virtual - The Cold War Museum hosts Chris Pocock on "Still Essential: The Enduring Legacy of the U-2"

The Cold War Museum invites you to attend a presentation by the world expert on the history of the U-2. When the U-2 first took off in 1955, no one involved in the top-secret project dreamed that this unique reconnaissance aircraft would still be flying today. The long story of the Dragon Lady is amazing but complex. It includes the early days overflying the Soviet Union under CIA sponsorship; the U-2's roles in the Cuba Missile Crisis and the Vietnam War; and the epic missions over Communist China, flown by nationalist pilots from Taiwan. Chris will focus on the U-2 during the Cold War period and beyond.
Cost: $20, 100% of which is a contribution to the Cold War Museum.

Location: ONLINE ONLY. Register here. Eventbrite ticket buyers will receive a link to the virtual room on the Zoom platform where this event will take place. We are videoing the whole event, including the Q&A, for the Museum's archives.
Agenda:
• 1:30-2:00 EST. Participants arrive in the Zoom room online.
• 2:00-2:05. Jason Hall, Executive Director of the Cold War Museum, introduces the Museum and Chris Pocock
• 2:05-3:00. Chris presents on the story of the U-2, from the Cold War era to its current uses.
• 3:00-3:30 Q&A opportunity for the audience.
Questions? Call or email Jason Hall, 703-283-4124 (cell), jason@coldwar.org

Thursday, 15 June 2021, 6:30pm - Zoom Webinar - Virtual Members - Only Tour of NSA Treasures - Virtual International Spy Museum Program

Your mission, should you choose to accept it, is to attend this exclusive look at some of the most important and unique objects in the history of covert communications. Grab your favorite beverage for this one-of-a-kind event just for Spy Museum members and watch SPY Lead Curator Dr. Alexis Albion and SPY Director of Adult Education Amanda Ohlke present highlights from our temporary exhibit "Codes, Ciphers & Mysteries: NSA Treasures Tell Their Secrets" live from the International Spy Museum. These objects range from a 200-year-old cypher cylinder to one of the first secure cell phones. Each has a fascinating story to tell.
You can join SPY as a member online or by calling 202.654.2840. If you are a current member and have not received the link to sign up for this event, please email membership@spymuseum.org to register. Event is free of charge for members. Visit www.spymuseum.org.

Thursday, 17 June 2021, 11:00am - Zoom Webinar - Virtual Spy Chat with Chris Costa with Special Guest Robert C. O'Brien - Virtual International Spy Museum Program

Join an online discussion of the latest intelligence, national security, and terrorism issues in the news. Spy Museum Executive Director Chris Costa, a former intelligence officer of 34 years, will lead the briefing. He will be joined by Robert C. O'Brien, who recently served as the 28th United States National Security Advisor from September 18, 2019 to January 20, 2021. Following their discussion of key issues, you'll be able to ask questions via our online platform. Sponsored by the Honorable Mary Beth Long, International Spy Museum, Board of Directors. Event is free – registration required. Visit www.spymuseum.org.

Monday, 28 June to 2 July 2021, 9:30am-noon - Zoom Webinar - Virtual Spy Camp - Virtual International Spy Museum Program

From the moment recruits receive their super-secret spy kit, they will hit the ground running on an "Eyes Only" mission so classified that we can't put it in print. Each day will be filled with top secret briefing and activities that put spy skills to the test. Real former spies will "beam" in from all over the world to help recruits hone their tradecraft. From mastering escape and evasion techniques, to crafting the perfect disguise, building a gadget on the fly or decoding secret intel, Virtual Spy Camp has activities that will appeal to all types of recruits. Each day of camp will take recruits beyond their screens and out into the shadow world of espionage, where "all is not what it seems." Tickets: $350. Visit www.spymuseum.org.

Wednesday, 27 October 2021, 6 - 10 pm - Washington, DC - 30th (+1) Anniversary Gala and Chancellor's Dinner - Institute of World Politics

Save the date. Current timing of this in-person celebration is:
6:00 PM Cocktail Reception
7:00 PM Dinner
9:00 PM Dessert and Dancing
Location: The Mayflower Hotel, 1127 Connecticut Ave NW, Washington, DC
Additional details to follow
*Because this is an unusual year, if you are considering attending the 30th (+1!) Anniversary Gala, please fill out this form: iwp.edu/gala-survey

Wednesday, 1 December 2021, TBD Time - Washington, DC - 2021 Webster Distinguished Service Award Event - International Spy Museum

The Spy Museum offers an evening of intrigue for the 2021 Webster Distinguished Service Award event. The award is an opportunity to recognize the extraordinary contributions of individuals in the Intelligence Community. This year's awardee is The Honorable Susan M. Gordon, former principal deputy director of national intelligence. Previous recipients of the Webster Distinguished Service Award include President George H. W. Bush (2017), Admiral William H. McRaven, USN (Ret.) (2018), and Gen. Michael V. Hayden (Ret.) (2019). Webster attendee and sponsor support fuels the nonprofit mission of educating the public about the history and craft of espionage and intelligence through youth and adult programs, community service, and the care of the Museum's unique collection of artifacts for generations to come. For tickets, sponsorship opportunities, or information about ways to support the International Spy Museum, please contact the development office at 202.654.2853. Additional details and online ticket link to follow. Visit www.spymuseum.org.


Store Items:

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

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

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




AFIO logo face masks are BEING DISCONTINUED. And will likely become a COLLECTOR'S ITEM of the "Year of the Pandemic." A few remain and are still available as a thank you for donations:

These soft, form-fitting, washable, non-medical grade fabric face masks have wide behind-the-ear elastics to make long periods of wear comfortable. Also easier to quickly put on or take off. Blue on outside, white inside. The masks do not have a nose wire but are sculpted, shaped, and sewn to fit most users. The all-cloth composition allows the masks to be washed or steam-disinfected without concerns over metal wires. The color logo is washable and a permanent part of the mask.

The masks, however, are not for sale. They are being offered strictly as a thank you gift to our donors.
For tax-deductible donations of $50 you will receive a receipt and our thank you gift of two of these newly-arrived face masks.
Donations of $100 receive four masks to be sent to the same address. Other amounts and split-shipments are available.
To donate now to support AFIO's programs and publications, please do so here.

We wish all members and donors continued good health, safe social distancing, and warmly appreciate any support you are able to provide the association.


AFIO Mug with color glazed logo. Made in America. 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.


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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