AFIO Weekly Intelligence Notes #21-21 dated 15 June 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.
CAVEATS: IMPORTANT: AFIO does not "vet" or endorse research inquiries, career announcements, or job offers. Reasonable-sounding inquiries and career offerings are published as a service to our members, and for researchers, educators, and subscribers. You are urged to exercise your usual caution and good judgment when responding, and should verify the source independently before supplying any resume, career data, or personal information.]
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Other items brought to our attention:

HAVANA SYNDROME: SEVEN BIZARRE FACTS ABOUT THE MYSTERIOUS ILLNESS

It was late at night in Havana, Cuba in 2016 when one of the US embassy staff awoke to a loud, piercing sound in one ear, followed by acute nausea and vertigo. Within five years, similar symptoms of the mysterious illness had been reported by more than 100 US spies, diplomats, and defense officials in China, the White House, and beyond.
The US still doesn't know who or what is behind the incidents. Theories range from a sonic weapon attack to nerve agents and microwave death rays. There's no physical evidence of a weapon, however, and Moscow, China, and Havana deny any involvement in the attacks - if there were, in fact, any attacks to deny.
So what do we know about the mysterious so-called Havana Syndrome?
Spyscape article here


STEALTH WAR: How China Took Over While America Slept

A June 6 program by The Westminster Institute available as video or transcript.
Robert Spalding is a senior fellow at Hudson Institute. His work focuses on U.S.-China relations, economic and national security, and the Asia-Pacific military balance. He served in senior positions of strategy and diplomacy within the Defense and State Departments for more than 26 years, and is an accomplished innovator in government and a national security policy strategist. Spalding is a Life Member of the Council on Foreign Relations. Presentation runs 70 minutes.
More information: Robert R. Reilly, Westminster Institute or reach them at 703-477-4655


The Arkin Group's June 11 "In Other News" letter to private clients by former Operations Officer Jack Devine features...

  1. Reports indicate that two Iranian navy ships are headed to Venezuela with a transshipment of weapons in an apparent arms deal between the two countries.
  2. An uptick in high-profile ransomware attacks brings the necessity of proactive cyber hygiene to the forefront.
  3. Mexico's ruling MORENA political party has lost its supermajority in Congress in the midterm elections, while Peru's presidential runoff race remains too close to call but with socialist candidate Pedro Castillo taking a slight lead.
  4. Bangladesh's economic prowess draws increased international attention, but internal policies remain key.

Follow link here or above to read analyses and predictions given to their private clients on the topics above.

Recently released was Jack Devine's Spymaster's Prism. AFIO's interview with him about this book appears in this issue at top of right column of this issue of the WINs. You can view the video at this link. Or hear the podcast here.


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

June 15: "Our Darkest Hours" by Jeff Stein
When Britain faced extinction in June 1940, it mounted a covert psyops campaign here to rally America against the fascists. Who's going to do it this time?
Article here

June 12: "Putin, Patient Spy, Awaits Biden, a Man in a Hurry" by Jeff Stein
Joe Biden needs to make a stand in Geneva, then rush home to rescue his infrastructure bill and other legislative priorities
Article here

June 10: "Alarm Over China Spying, Hacking" by Jeff Stein
Former Counterintelligence Boss Says Losses Not Hyped
Article here

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



From the National Cryptologic Museum Foundation:

Did you miss some of these exciting programs? You can view them now at your leisure...

  • 13 May 2021 - NCF Spring Cryptologic Program with Dr. Robert Spalding, Brig Gen, USAF (Ret), DETAILS.
  • 14 April 2021 - NCF 25th Anniversary Kick-Off with Former NSA Directors. DETAILS.
  • 31 March 2021 - #CyberChat with Dr. Sally Botsai. DETAILS.
  • 23 March 2021 - #CyberChat with Ms. Debbie Plunkett (via Nepris). DETAILS.

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.



Inside the SCIF:

Inside the SCIF by JJ Green, WTOP - Issue #117, 10 June has details on Navalny's group declared extremists; Insights on Biden/Putin Summit; Former DNI Jim Clapper on why Summit will accomplish little; Fraudulent Apps on Android devices; U.S. vs Russia vs China military budgets; Frenchman charged with espionage; Pentagon on New Initiatives on China Security Challenges; and more.

The latest Target USA Podcast 280 is on: Paul Whelan and Family Await Biden/Putin Summit
How will the meeting between U.S. President Joe Biden and Russia's Vladimir Putin impact Americans detained and jailed by the Kremlin. David Whelan says they're keeping their expectations low regarding the release of his brother Paul.

And "The Hunt" explores: New report indicates the Taliban not living up to peace agreement.
The United Nations ISIS/Al-Qaida/Taliban Monitoring Team has just released it's latest report.
Edmund Fitton-Brown, coordinator of the team, told WTOP's JJ Green that there's concern the Taliban might not live up to the peace agreement it signed once U.S. troops leave.


MASKS GONE...

THANK YOU Members! All AFIO logo face masks have now been distributed from the sudden arrival of many of your donations. We appreciated your generosity, support, and continuing interest.



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 May 28 featuring some of their newest items, this time for children of officers:

     

Just released to AFIO members-only...

The Discovery, Cautious Investigation, Arrest and Conviction of a Cuban Spy in the DIA


Released 15 June 2021

Pete Lapp, Former FBI Special Agent

Co-Case Agent for the Ana Montes Investigation

Interview of Tuesday, 4 May 2021 of Pete Lapp, retired FBI Special Agent, and Senior Advisor for Homeland Security and Law Enforcement with DNI, on DIA Intelligence Analyst Ana Belén Montes, a Cuba expert, who was spying for Cuban Intelligence, caught, and pled guilty in 2002. She was sentenced to 25-years in federal prison. Lapp was the Co-Case Agent for the Ana Montes investigation.
Interviewer: John Quattrocki, former Supervisory Special Agent, FBI, served on National Security Council, ODNI and DOD. Currently a professor.
Host: James Hughes, AFIO President; a former CIA Operations Officer.

TOPIC: Pete Lapp speaks with his FBI colleague John Quattrocki (an AFIO Board Member) about DIA Intelligence Analyst Ana Belén Montes, a Cuba expert, who was spying for Cuban Intelligence, caught, and pled guilty in 2002. She was sentenced to 25-years.
The presentation runs 68 minutes.

Access the Lapp interview here or click above image.


Prior Videos in the "AFIO Now" Series

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Position Available at AFIO National

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).
Store Sales: Maintain inventory of store merchandise. Process all incoming store item orders. Pack and ship merchandise orders.
Phone/Emails/Visitors/Admin: Respond promptly to all phone calls, emails, mailed correspondence, and in-person visits. Code and process all check payments and prepare monthly bank deposit.
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



Hold the date: AFIO National's first in-person event is scheduled for Friday 8 October 2021

Friday, 8 October 2021, 11 am - 2 pm - In-Person Tysons Corner, VA - AFIO Luncheon featuring David Ignatius on "The Paladin" and Stephen Vogel on Traitor George Blake.

FOR YOUR CALENDAR. The first in-person AFIO National Luncheon for 2021 will take place on Friday, 8 October at DoubleTree Hotel, Tysons Corner. Event will feature David Ignatius discussing "The Paladin" or possibly another topic TBA. And the morning speaker, Stephen Vogel, discussing "Betrayal in Berlin" and traitor George Blake.
TO REGISTER: Registration link forthcoming.
VENUE: DoubleTree by Hilton, 1960 Chain Bridge Rd, Tysons Corner, VA 22182 Phone: (703) 893-2100. Directions at this link.



Newly Released, Overlooked, or Forthcoming Books

Drone Wars: Pioneers, Killing Machines, Artificial Intelligence, and the Battle for the Future
by Seth J. Frantzman
(Bombardier Books, June 2021)

"A riveting account of one of the most significant developments in contemporary warfare—the evolution and proliferation of drones. Seth Frantzman provides a compelling description of this development and of the challenges facing the US and other countries as they grapple with the rapidly emerging threats posed by the new technology. He also conveys a sobering analysis about how this technology is transforming warfare and a convincing case for better defenses against drones in the hands of terrorists, non-state actors, and near-peer adversaries. This is a very important book." — General David Petraeus, US Army (Ret.), former Commander of the Surge in Iraq, US Central Command, and Coalition and US Forces in Afghanistan, and former Director of the CIA

"A fast-paced account of the pioneers behind today's military drones, in Drone Wars, author Seth J. Frantzman sheds a light on the shadowy world of military drones and how these new technologies are changing the modern battlefield. The global proliferation of drones and their incorporation by militaries and terror groups creates an urgency for developing and fielding defenses against drones and keeping up with countries and groups that may pose an increasing threat." — Richard Kemp, former Commander of British forces in Afghanistan and led the international terrorism team at Britain's Joint Intelligence Committee

Book may be ordered here.


After the Apocalypse: America's Role in a World Transformed
by Andrew Bacevich
(Metropolitan Books, June 2021)

The purpose of U.S. foreign policy Bacevich tells us, has at least theoretically been to keep Americans safe. Yet as we confront a radically changed world, it has become indisputably clear that the terms of that policy have failed. Washington's insistence that a market economy is compatible with the common good, its faith in the idea of the "West" and its "special relationships," its conviction that global military primacy is the key to a stable and sustainable world order--these have brought endless wars and a succession of moral and material disasters.

Bacevich proposes a new approach based on moral pragmatism, mutual coexistence, and war as a last resort. Confronting the threats of the future—accelerating climate change, a shift in the international balance of power, and the ascendance of information technology over brute weapons of war—his vision calls for nothing less than a profound overhaul of our understanding of national security.

Book may be ordered here.


Cultish: The Language of Fanaticism
by Amanda Montell
(Harper Wave, June 2021)

Analyzes the social science of cult influence: how cultish groups from Jonestown and Scientology to SoulCycle and social media gurus use language as the ultimate form of power.

What makes "cults" so intriguing and frightening? What makes them powerful? The reason why so many of us binge Manson documentaries or fall down rabbit holes researching QAnon, SJW, CRT is because we're looking for a satisfying explanation for what causes people to join—and more importantly, stay in—groups.

Our culture tends to claim alliances with groups results from "brainwashing." But the true answer has nothing to do with freaky mind-control wizardry or Kool-Aid. Montell argues that the key to manufacturing intense ideology, community, and us/them attitudes all comes down to language. Cultish language is something we hear—agree with and are influenced by—every single day. We have found "our group of fellow believers."

Book may be ordered here.


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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.



Section I - INTELLIGENCE HIGHLIGHTS

Bahamas: Former COP Named First Director of Intelligence Agency. Former Commissioner of Police Anthony has been named as the first director of the National Crime Intelligence Agency.

National Security Minister Marvin Dames announced the appointment in Parliament on Wednesday, nearly a year on since he signaled the government was considering Ferguson for a special post.

"We understand the importance of such an agency to any country's national security and we are taking a very methodical approach to ensure this agency can develop into an agency that all Bahamians can be proud of," Dames said during his presentation to the 2021/2022 budget debate.

The government introduced the National Crime Intelligence Agency Act in 2019, "with the objective of enhancing the security of The Bahamas". [Read more: Smith/EyewitnessNews/11June2021]

German Intelligence Warns of Iran's Growing Cyber Attack Capabilities. Iranian hackers have upgraded their capabilities to carry out cyber attacks against foreign targets, it is feared.

A German intelligence agency said attacks emanating from Iran had hit targets in Europe and the US as well as Tehran's regional rivals.

The targets in Europe included politicians, government officials, businesses, scientists and researchers.

The annual report by Germany's Office for the Protection of the Constitution warned of a heightened threat level from Iranian attacks. [Read more: Stickings/TheNationalNews/15June2021]

DOD Intelligence Officials 'Revamp' Efforts to Combat Russian and Chinese Influence Campaigns. The Defense Department's intelligence agencies are overhauling efforts to combat foreign influence and disinformation campaigns in response to a request from combatant commanders for help in fighting information attacks from Russia and China, a Pentagon official told House lawmakers Friday.

"We need to revamp the training that we have today to ensure that people are properly focused on this issue," said Ronald Moultrie, the Defense Department's undersecretary for intelligence and security.

Moultrie also said the department is prioritizing getting information out to combatant commanders by using open source intelligence and declassifying information that can be unsealed. [Read more: Cammarata/Stars&Stripes/11June2021]

Military Intelligence Readiness Command Welcomes New Leader. Brig. Gen. Joseph F. Dziezynski assumed command of the Army Reserve's Military Intelligence Readiness Command (MIRC) in a ceremony, June 5 at Fort Belvoir's John S. Mosby Army Reserve Center.

Lt. Gen. Jody J. Daniels, the 34th Chief of Army Reserve and the 9th Commanding General, U.S. Army Reserve Command, hosted the ceremony.

"Any time I have the opportunity to participate in a ceremony that recognizes one of our outstanding leaders is a great day," Daniels said during her ceremony remarks. "And today I have the privilege of welcoming [Dziezynski] as the new commander of the Army Reserve's Military Intelligence Readiness Command." [Read more: Jackson/Army/9June2021]

Minotaur 1 Rocket Launches with 'National Security Payload' From NASA's Wallops Flight Facility. The Minotaur I rocket launched from NASA's Wallops Flight Facility on Tuesday morning carrying undisclosed cargo classified as a "national security payload" by the U.S. Space Force.

The Minotaur I, built by Northrop Grumman, lifted off around 9:35 a.m. EDT from Virginia's Wallops Island. It had been scheduled for a 7 a.m. liftoff but was delayed due to storms.

For those who missed the launch, livestreamed video of liftoff is available through the NASA Wallops YouTube page. [Read more: Siano&Powers/SalisburyDailyTimes/15June2021]


Section II - CONTEXT & PRECEDENCE

Office of the Inspector General of the Intelligence Community Releases Its Semiannual Report to Congress. The Office of the Inspector General of the Intelligence Community (IC IG) recently released its Semiannual Report to the Director of National Intelligence (DNI) and Congress for the period of October 1, 2020 through March 31, 2021. The National Security Act of 1947 (as amended) requires the IC IG to prepare and submit to the DNI a classified and, as appropriate, unclassified Semiannual Report summarizing the work of the IC IG for the preceding six month period.

The report features activities across the spectrum of IG operations including audits, inspections, investigations, reviews, and the whistleblower program. [Read more: HomelandSecurityToday/11June2021]

What We Can Learn About Collaboration by Studying the NSA. The Laboratory for Analytic Sciences is an eight-year-old partnership between the National Security Agency and North Carolina State University that says it aims to bring together people from business, academia, and government to help the intelligence community solve its "most pressing challenges related to national security and technology." A collaboration in 2016, for example, used information from buses and trains to alert officials at the Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro to potential safety issues for athletes and spectators during protests.

A team of outside researchers studied the lab and has published a book about the multidisciplinary collaboration. "Our interest was, ‘How well does this actually work in the wild?’" says co-author Kathleen Vogel, deputy director of the School for the Future of Innovation in Society at Arizona State University.

One of the biggest obstacles to collaboration, they found, is culture clashes among members of different professions. [Read more: Cohen/Bloomberg/11June2021]

Unmasked: Top Oxford University Professor Codenamed 'Agent Marta' Who Handed Over Nuclear Secrets to Czech Spies and Met Her Handler in Miss Selfridge. An Oxford academic spent years handing over nuclear intelligence in clandestine meetings with communist spies, a Daily Mail investigation reveals today.

Professor Jirina Stone, who is still a leading nuclear scientist, briefed agents from her native Czechoslovakia on sensitive British and American research after emigrating here in the mid-1980s, according to a dossier of newly declassified files from the Security Services archive in Prague.

She even snooped on her unknowing British husband - another Oxford academic and eminent nuclear scientist who married her after leaving his wife and three children - by copying some of his confidential documents to pass to her Czech spymasters, the documents claim.

Codenamed Marta, she was highly rated by her handlers as she used code words and clandestine rendezvous - including in fashion chain Miss Selfridge - to hide her role as a 'secret collaborator' from colleagues. [Read more: Kelly/DailyMail/31May2021]

The Army Lays Out Plans For Its New Intelligence Gathering Jet. The U.S. Army has begun the next phase of its High Accuracy Detection and Exploitation System, or HADES, which is intended to provide the mission payload for the service's next-generation airborne intelligence, surveillance, and reconnaissance (ISR) system. The two contractors now bidding for part of the HADES requirement are L3Harris and Raytheon, with the long-term aim being to integrate one of their payloads on a new fixed-wing surveillance platform, for which a variety of options are under consideration. These fall into three fairly distinct categories: an airliner-sized adapted maritime patrol aircraft, one of a number of business jets, and a high-flying drone.

The possible host aircraft for HADES comprise the Boeing P-8A Poseidon maritime patrol aircraft, Gulfstream EC-37B Compass Call electronic attack aircraft, Bombardier E-11A Battlefield Airborne Communications Node (BACN) airborne communications platform, and finally a new version of the Northrop Grumman RQ-4 Global Hawk drone, with higher-altitude performance. [Read more: Newdick/TheDrive/15June2021]

Almost American: AfterShock Announces Spy Comic From Neumann, Marz & Castiello. AfterShock Comics has announced Almost American, a new spy comic created by Janosh "Jan" Neumann. The comic is based on the true story of Neumann and his wife, Victorya, two former Russian spies who defected to the United States in 2008 and provided a significant amount of information to the FBI and CIA, only to be kicked off government payroll and left broke and jobless in Oregon.

Set to launch in September, Almost American is written by Ron Marz (Green Lantern, Silver Surfer) and illustrated by Marco Castiello (Giant-Man, Doom 2099), who are joined on the title by colorist Flavio Dispenza and letterer Rus Wooton. Almost American #1 features a main cover by Wooton, as well as an incentive variant cover by Juan Doe.

"Almost American is the real-life story of husband and wife Jan and Victorya Neumann, Russian intelligence operatives who had to flee Russia for their lives, and wound up in America, caught up in the bureaucracy and red tape of the U.S. government," said Marz. "The story is that much more fascinating because it's all true. [Read more: Dominguez/CBR/15June2021]


Section III - COMMENTARY

I, Spy: Does Canada Need a Foreign Intelligence Service?  In any review of Canada's capabilities, the question of whether the country should create a foreign intelligence service will arise. This is a complex and nuanced question.

It is often pointed out that Canada is relatively unique among countries, and certainly among its allies, in not having such a service. This is true, but what does it actually mean?

Perhaps much of the difficulty in facing these issues is that Canada lacks an intelligence culture. Most countries' governments view intelligence as a normal part of decision-making. Political and bureaucratic leaders are exposed to it as they rise through the ranks. By the time they get to the top, they see it as a normal part of their work.

This is rarely the case in Canada. [Read more: TheGlobe&Mail/11June2021]

Protecting the Critical of Critical: What Is Systemically Important Critical Infrastructure? The Colonial Pipeline attack was the most recent reminder of a steadily encroaching wave of cyber threats affecting the nation's critical infrastructure. Although the ransomware attack was considered to be "relatively unsophisticated" in nature, it was powerful enough to shut down America's largest refined products pipeline for several days. It took Colonial six days to get the Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA) any notifications that could then be disseminated to other at-risk industry entities - and even then, acting CISA Director Brandon Wales remarked that he did not think Colonial would have reached out to CISA had the FBI not facilitated the interaction. Much of the discussion around the Colonial Pipeline ransomware attack has obscured a key point: The U.S. government does not have a reliable method to identify, support and secure the most "critical of critical" infrastructure.

The U.S. government is not completely aware of what is critical - as in which companies' disruption could have devastating or cascading consequences for the economy, national security, or public health and safety. [Read more: Jhangiani&Kennis/Lawfare/15June2021]

South Korea: Reestablishing Our Spy Agency. As the National Intelligence Service (NIS) celebrates its 60th anniversary this year, it has added a fifth motto. The new motto, "Limitless Loyalty and Devotion to the Nation and the People," was taken from President Moon Jae-in's remarks when he visited the top spy agency in July 2018. The nation's intelligence agency, which began as the Korean Central Intelligence Agency (KCIA) on June 10, 1961, has changed its name twice - from the KCIA to the National Safety Planning Department in 1980 and to the NIS in 1999. Carving the new motto on the stone and pledging a new beginning is no longer unfamiliar.

I am not going to discuss the honor and disgrace, merits and faults over the past 60 years. But I want to pay attention to fact that a star has been added to the "Nameless Stars" structure installed at the NIS headquarters in memory of the intelligence officers who died in duty. Political deviations of the NIS deserve criticism, but it is worth noting the sacrifice of the intelligence officers.

In its 60th year, the NIS must pursue reform to correct its faults constantly. [Read more: Ra/KoreaJoongAngDaily/10June2021]


Section IV - Research Requests, Jobs, Obituaries

Research Requests

ISO former CIA officers w/ Czech experience

I'm the daughter of Dagmar Stapleton who worked on the Czech desk from around '74 to '94. Am hoping to talk with former Prague case officers, station chiefs, deputy station chiefs from that time period for a research project.
Please contact me at viveca.novak@gmail.com. [Viveca Novak is an American journalist who has worked as the editorial and communications director at the Center for Responsive Politics since 2011. She was previously a Washington correspondent for Time and The Wall Street Journal. She is a frequent guest on CNN, NBC, PBS, and Fox.]

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

Jim Cotter, CIA Communications Officer
James Kevin Cotter, 89, CIA Communications Officer, died 9 June 2021 in Vienna, VA.
Jim (known as "Kevin" in his youth in Rhode Island) was born in Providence, RI. He attended LaSalle Academy High School and worked for the Providence Journal for a couple years before joining the Air Force, serving from 1951-1955, including 12 months in Korea. After leaving the Air Force, he went to work for the Central Intelligence Agency in the Office of Communications, retiring in 1981. He then went on to work for Unisys for several years. Jim was a resident of Vienna, VA from 1960 until 2019 and a part-time resident of South Bethany Beach, DE, where he and June owned a beach house for 40 years. He was a parishioner of Our Lady of Good Counsel in Vienna, and was also a driver for Meals on Wheels.
Known for his deadpan humor and ability to make friends wherever he went, he will be greatly missed.
He is survived by his wife, June Caroline (Wright) Cotter; two sons and two daughters, and other family.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated Wednesday, 16 June 2021, 11 a.m. at Our Lady of Good Counsel Catholic Church, 8601 Wolftrap Rd SE, Vienna, VA. The family will receive friends from 10 a.m. to 10:50 a.m. Interment at Arlington National Cemetery at a later date. Share a memory with the family at: www.moneyandking.com

Bud Cravener, Distinguished NSA Analyst
Lloyd Harold Cravener Jr, 76, a much-awarded NSA Analyst, died 19 May 2021 in Berkeley Springs, WV.
Bud was born in Vandergrift, PA. He graduated from Vandergrift High School in 1962, and then joined the US Air Force and was stationed in Turkey and then Ft. Meade, MD. Upon discharge he was hired by NSA where he stayed until his retirement in 1999. Bud had a very successful career as an analyst and his work is memorialized in the National Cryptological Museum on the National Security Agency grounds. He was also a two-time recipient of the Civilian Merit Award -- the Meritorious Civilian Service Award which is NSA's second highest behind the Exceptional Civilian Service Award.
Upon retirement, using his favorite hobby, Bud started Sundaze Construction which soon became one of the most successful framing companies in the Oceanview, DE area. He enjoyed his new career and even built his own home there where his family and friends made many wonderful memories.
Bud was also an active volunteer at the Laurel Volunteer Rescue Squad (1966-1976) and served as Duty Chief on Monday nights and Saturday morning radio dispatcher. He had over 1500 runs to his credit with 500 coming his first year.
He decided to retire "again", this time to Berkeley Springs, WV. He loved the remote and quiet life the small town had to offer. He continued to find new ways to practice his woodworking skills and began to make smaller projects. If we could dream it up he could make it and, as a result, many people will remember him by glancing around their own homes seeing things they were gifted by this generous man.
Bud is survived by two daughters, two stepsons, and other family. He is also survived by his girlfriend Natalie Zanolli and his beloved chocolate lab Brewser.


Section V - Events

AFIO EDUCATIONAL EVENTS IN COMING TWO MONTHS....

Saturday, 26 June 2021, 11 a.m. - Indialantic/Melbourne, FL - Florida Satellite Chapter hosts Bill Prince on "The Qur'an"

The Florida Satellite AFIO Chapter is meeting in person to hear Bill Prince, West Point graduate, Army Ranger, and CIA case officer, speaking on "Everything You Wanted to Know About the Qur'an But Were Afraid to Ask"
A sit down lunch will be served. Cost $30.00.
Event will start at 11:00 AM at the Hilton Doubletree Suites, 1665 N Highway A1A, Indialantic, Fl 32903. Location and Directions via Google Maps.
Prepaid reservations are required and must be received by 19 June 2021. Please mail to Treasurer Rhonda Rhoads, PO Box 410158, Melbourne, Fl, 32941.
Questions? Rhonda can be reached at afiofstreas@gmail.com or 321-626-4465.

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.

Friday, 8 October 2021, 11 am - 2 pm - In-Person Tysons Corner, VA - AFIO Luncheon featuring David Ignatius on "The Paladin" and Stephen Vogel on Traitor George Blake.

FOR YOUR CALENDAR. The first in-person AFIO National Luncheon for 2021 will take place on Friday, 8 October at DoubleTree Hotel, Tysons Corner. Event will feature David Ignatius discussing "The Paladin" or possibly another topic TBA. And the morning speaker, Stephen Vogel, discussing "Betrayal in Berlin" and traitor George Blake.
TO REGISTER: Registration link forthcoming.
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

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.

Thursday, 24 June 2021, 1800/6PM EDT; 1500/3PM PDT; 1200/12PM HST - GoToMeeting - NIP Virtual Speaker Series features LCDR Chris George

This Naval Intelligence Professionals virtual event features LCDR James "Chris" George, LT/LCDR Detailer who will provide an update on the Naval Intelligence Officer Community from Millington.
FORMAT: Video Conference – GoToMeeting
Please join the meeting from your computer, tablet or smartphone, beginning at 1750/5:50 EDT:
https://global.gotomeeting.com/join/484676077
You can also dial in using your phone. United States: +1 (571) 317-3112 Access Code: 484-676-077
New to GoToMeeting? Get the app now and be ready when your first meeting starts: https://global.gotomeeting.com/install/484676077
As always, please mute your device/phone. Thanks.
AGENDA:
• (3 min) RDML (Ret.) Cothron, NIP Chairman, welcoming remarks.
• (~30 min) LCDR George remarks
• (~30 min) Q & A moderated by CAPT (Ret.) Bob Allen.
Please enter your questions in the GoToMeeting chat window or email your questions in advance/during the video conference to: bob_allen36@hotmail.com.

Sunday, 27 June 2021, 2 - 3 pm - Virtual - Cold War Museum presents Journalist Dori Jones Yang on "The Real Leap Forward: Witness to the Origins of China's Economic Rise"

The Cold War Museum invites you to attend a presentation by former Business Week Hong Kong Bureau Chief Dori Jones Yang on "The Real Leap Forward: Witnessing the Origins of Modern China's Economic Rise."
Mao's Great Leap Forward and Cultural Revolution were disasters in many ways for both the Chinese Communist Party and the people of China. At the end of the 1970s and in the early 1980s, toward the end of the Cold War period, one of Mao's successors, Deng Xiaoping, made some bold choices, differing greatly from those of Mikhail Gorbachev in the Soviet Union but with same basic goal: to save his damaged Party and people and to secure his country's future. We see the effects of those choices made in the final years of the Cold War period in the China of today.
Dori Jones Yang was among the first American correspondents to cover China under Deng Xiaoping in the 1980s, and she will speak about her new memoir, When the Red Gates Opened: A Memoir of China's Reawakening. This book follows her rise from rookie reporter to experienced journalist. Her cross-cultural romance gave her an inside look deep into China and led to insights into how Deng's reforms led to hopes for better lives. She covered the euphoria that reached its peak in 1989, when peaceful protesters filled Tiananmen Square, demanding democracy. On the ground in Beijing, Dori lived that hope, as well as the despair that followed. After Tiananmen, she returned to America yet continued to watch closely as China resumed its growth. Published in 2020, when China's rapid rise began setting off fears in Washington, her memoir offers insight into the daring policies that started it all as the Cold War period was ending.

This is the 46th in a series of presentations sponsored by the Museum featuring eyewitnesses to, and other experts on, significant Cold War-era events and activities.
Cost: $20, 100% of which is a contribution to the Cold War Museum.
Location: ONLINE ONLY. Eventbrite ticket buyers will receive a link to the virtual room on the Zoom platform where this event will take place. We are recording the whole event, including the Q&A, for the Museum's archives.
Agenda:
• 1:30-2:00. Participants arrive in the Zoom room online.
• 2:00-2:05. Jason Hall, Executive Director of the Cold War Museum, introduces the Museum and Dori Jones Yang.
• 2:05-3:00. Dori presents on what she saw and heard as an eyewitness over time to the effects of Deng's dramatic economic reforms in China.
• 3:00-3:30. Q&A opportunity for the audience.
To participate in this Zoom event, use this link.
Questions? Call or email Jason Hall, 703-283-4124 (cell), jason@coldwar.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.

29 July 2021, 6 pm - Virtual - OSS Society hosts Gen. David Petraeus USA (Ret) and Gus Biggio on "The War in Afghanistan"

The OSS Society hosts the fifth installment in its 2021 "Oh So Social" Conversation Series on July 29. General David Petraeus, who commanded U.S. military forces in Afghanistan, will speak with Gus Biggio about his Afghan war memoir, The Wolves of Helmand:
"At turns poignant, funny, philosophical, and raw—but always real—The Wolves of Helmand is both a heartfelt homage to the Marine brotherhood with whom Biggio served and an expression of respect and love for the people of Afghanistan who ultimately trusted, shared, and appreciated their purpose. Ten years after serving his country as a U.S. Marine, Captain Frank "Gus" Biggio signed up once again because he missed the brotherhood of the military. Leaving behind his budding law career, his young wife, and newborn son, he was deployed to Helmand Province—the most violent region in war-torn Afghanistan—for reasons few would likely understand before reading this book."
Do not miss this important conversation as America's military forces prepare to leave Afghanistan later this year.
If you would like to register for this event, click here.

If you were unable to watch our most recent "Oh So Social" conversation with Admiral William McRaven, Secretary Leon Leon Panetta, and Dr. Mike Vickers, who discussed the Osama bin Laden raid on its 10th anniversary, please click here.

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:

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 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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