AFIO Weekly Intelligence Notes #35-22 – 30 August 2022
Section I - INTELLIGENCE HIGHLIGHTS
Section II - IC PODCASTS, COMMENTARY, BLOG UPDATES
Section III - BROUGHT TO OUR ATTENTION BY MEMBERS
Section IV - Books, Research Requests, Jobs, Obituaries
Books — Newly Released, Overlooked, Forthcoming
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Section I - INTELLIGENCE HIGHLIGHTS
The Accelerating Threat of the Political Assassination - War On the Rocks, 24 Aug 2022
When Shinzo Abe was slain weeks ago by an assailant wielding a homemade firearm, it sent shockwaves rippling around Japan and beyond, prompting a bewildered public to ask how such a disaster could be possible and, more importantly, what would happen in the aftermath. The unthinkable murder of a popular former G7 leader will lead to both a reassessment of personal security details the world over, as well as a reconsideration of whether the costs of honorable public service are worth paying. Last month's attempt on the life of New York congressman and gubernatorial candidate Lee Zeldin suggests we may be entering a similarly dangerous period in the United States, where elected or appointed officials and political candidates face a heightened risk.
Ukraine Lures Russian Missiles with Decoys of U.S. Rocket System - WPost, 30 Aug 2022
The Ukrainian military has used a fleet of decoys resembling advanced U.S. rocket systems to trick Russian forces into wasting expensive long-range cruise missiles, according to senior U.S. and Ukrainian officials.
US Navy Prevents Iranian Attempt to Capture American Maritime Drone in Persian Gulf - CNN, 30 Aug 2022
The US Navy prevented an Iranian ship from capturing an American maritime drone in the Persian gulf overnight Monday into Tuesday local time in what a senior US commander called a "flagrant" and "unwarranted" incident.
Russia and the U.S. Are Entering 'Dangerous and Uncharted' Nuclear Territory - Politico, 30 Aug 2022
Fighting around a Ukraine nuclear power plant is poisoning arms control discussions and feeding fears of a diplomatic break.
Mossad Chief Says US 'Rushing into a Deal That Is a Lie' with Iran - Times of Israel, 25 Aug 2022
Mossad chief David Barnea has said in recent meetings about the Iranian nuclear deal that the US "is rushing into an accord that is a lie," according to multiple reports in Hebrew media outlets this evening.
The Den of Spies: Brussels, the Gateway for China and Russia - MilitaryNews, 29 Aug 2022
Conjure up a list of cities considered world capitals of espionage. Those featured in movies and television, with their romantic atmosphere and scenery, include Vienna, Budapest, Berlin, London, Cairo, Tokyo, Shanghai, Hong Kong, Macau, Bangkok, and Saigon.
Russian Spy in NASA T-Shirt Caught Hunting HIMARS, Ukraine Says - Newsweek, 25 Aug 2022
The Ukraine security service said it recently captured a Russian spy who was allegedly collecting intelligence on HIMARS (M142 High Mobility Artillery Rocket Systems)—U.S.-supplied weapons that have been credited with turning the tide of Russian President Vladimir Putin's war against Ukraine.
NIH Ends Subaward to Wuhan Lab after Continued Stonewalling - WashExaminer, 19 Aug 2022
The National Institutes of Health announced it was finally cutting off a subaward to the Wuhan Institute of Virology after it continued to refuse to hand over key information about the coronavirus research it conducted with U.S. tax dollars.
Battle for Kherson Begins as Russia Sends in Military Convoys; Nuclear Plant Shelling Intensifies Ahead of IAEA Visit - CNBC, 30 Aug 2022
All eyes are on Ukraine's counteroffensive in the south as the country's military leaders say they've made progress.
France Accuses Russia over Gas Supply as Nord Stream Shutdown Looms - Reuters, 30 Aug 2022
France accused Moscow on Tuesday of using energy supplies as "a weapon of war" after Russia's Gazprom cut deliveries to a major French customer and said it would shut its main gas pipeline to Germany for three days this week.
Section II - IC PODCASTS, COMMENTARY, BLOG UPDATES
Terrorism Analyst Bill Roggio on the Taliban and Afghanistan— interviews by Former Acting D/CIA Mike Morell
Aug 24 | Terrorism Analyst Bill Roggio
In this episode of Intelligence Matters, host Michael Morell speaks with Terrorism Analyst and Long War Journal Editor Bill Roggio on the state of the counterterrorism fight in Afghanistan a year after the full U.S. withdrawal and the Taliban regaining control of the country. Roggio says that al Qaida has a stronger global position today than it had prior to 9/11. He notes that while the Islamic State is a more immediate threat, al Qaida is the greater threat long-term. Roggio details the lead up to the U.S. withdraw from Afghanistan and how the Biden administration's lack of a phased withdraw did not give a chance for Afghans to transition to "an Afghan way."
More about Intelligence Matters by Michael Morell here. Podcasts also available here.
Cyber Persistence... - Stewart Baker, Colleagues, Guests at Steptoe Cyberblog
Cyberblog by Steptoe & Johnson LLP — By Stewart Baker [Chairman, AFIO]
Episode 419: Cyber Persistence released 15 Aug 2022
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Downstream Effects of Ukraine War Reverberate across World - Latest Insights from Jack Devine of Arkin Group
The Arkin Group's August 25 "In Other News" letter to private clients by former CIA Deputy Director, Operations... Officer Jack Devine features...
Follow link here to read analyses and predictions given to their private clients on the topics from last week. There sometimes is a delay of seven days before the above topics will appear at this link.
Who Killed Daria Dugina? — more from JJ Green/WTOP's "Inside the SCIF"
the SCIF by JJ Green, WTOP -
Issue #175, 25 Aug has details on...Zaporizhzhia Nuclear Power Plant Meltdown Risk Grows; Who Killed Daria Dugina?; Power Struggle in Moscow is Putin's Worst Nightmare; As Russia's Forces Stalled, Putin Expands Army; NATO Sec Gen Travels to Canadian Arctic; Russian Woman Arrested in Albania for Espionage - is a Famed Urban Explorer; China can't be the CIA's only focus in world; US Helicopter Gunships Hit Iran-Backed Militia in Syria; Another WNBA Star heads Overseas; Update on Paul Whelan, more.
In The Hunt podcast: Who Killed Daria Dugina?
Brussels: Den of Spies... a few "SpyTalk" items by Jeff Stein and Colleagues on Substack...
Aug 27: "Brussels, the Den of Spies" - Matt Brazil
Aug 23: "Condor's Call on the Russian Bombing" - James Grady
Aug 18: "Trump, National Security, and Me" - Frank Snepp
Aug 10: "Down But Not Out" by Jefferson Morley about Jeff Stein
July 18: "How to Describe Russia's Ukraine Terror" - David Charney M.D.
July 16: "Ben Macintyre is Back with a Monumental War Tale" - Peter Eisner
III - BROUGHT TO OUR ATTENTION BY MEMBERS
Crucial Help Wanted at Cyber Director's Office as CHIPS Act Adds to Responsibilities - NextGov, 30 Aug 2022
The Office of the National Cyber Director is looking to fill two critical positions, while a recent executive order requires participation on a new steering council.
'Cyclops Blink' Shows Why the SEC's Proposed Cybersecurity Disclosure Rule Could Undermine the Nation's Cybersecurity - Lawfare, 30 Aug 2022
On March 9, the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) proposed a new rule intended to enhance and standardize disclosure requirements for cybersecurity risks. Among other things, the rule requires all publicly traded companies to report all "material" cybersecurity incidents within four business days of determining the event's materiality. But shockingly, this notice requirement does not include an exception for active investigations by law enforcement, coordination with intelligence and national security agencies, or compliance with court orders that may restrict the timing of permissible cybersecurity disclosures—nor does it provide an exception where premature disclosure of an incident could cause significant damage to other vulnerable businesses or government entities. In theory, this could mean that a company would be required to disclose a breach before the vulnerability could even be patched.
Stay Calm and Proceed With Caution: The Merari Report on Israeli Police's Pegasus Scandal - Lawfare, 25 Aug 2022
On Aug. 1, the Israeli Ministry of Justice published a report written by an official inquiry team appointed to investigate serious allegations of misuse of online surveillance powers leveled against the Israeli National Police (INP) by a series of sensational exposé articles published in Calcalist, a leading Israeli economic newspaper. The ministry's report repudiated most of the allegations but also identified significant deficiencies in the online surveillance laws and practices resorted to by the INP.
Mikhail Gorbachev, the Last Leader of the Soviet Union, Dead at 91: Russian Media - Business Insider, 30 Aug 2022
Mikhail Gorbachev, the last leader of the Soviet Union before it dissolved in 1991, died on August 30. He was 91.
Experts React: Muqtada Al-Sadr Withdraws from Politics. What's Next for Iraq amid a Deep Political Rupture? - Atlantic Council, 30 Aug 2022
Iraqi cleric Muqtada al-Sadr announced he would resign from Iraqi politics on August 29, prompting his followers to storm government palaces in response and sparking fears that violence could erupt in a country already beset by its worst political crisis in years. Iraq's military announced a nationwide curfew and the caretaker premier suspended cabinet sessions in response to the violence. ...
If You Thought This Summer's Heat Waves Were Bad, a New Study Has Some Disturbing News about Dangerous Heat in the Future - The Conversation, 25 Aug 2022`
As global temperatures rise, people in the tropics, including places like India and Africa's Sahel region, will likely face dangerously hot conditions almost daily by the end of the century – even as the world reduces its greenhouse gas emissions, a new study shows.
A Putin Critic Fell from a Building in Washington. Was It Really a Suicide? - Politico, 26 Aug 2022
D.C. police say they don't suspect foul play. Fellow activists are incensed. And the city where it happened is barely paying attention.
Femme Fatale Russian Spy Posing as Peruvian Jewellery Designer 'Lured NATO Commanders into Honeytraps' - Telegraph, 26 Aug 2022
Deep-cover agent fled to Moscow in 2018 after a decade of spying in Europe for the Kremlin. A Russian spy posing as a jet-set jewellery designer infiltrated Nato's naval headquarters in Italy by sleeping with officers stationed there, it emerged on Friday.
US Secret Service Assistant Director Leaves Agency after Aide's Explosive Jan. 6 Testimony about Him - CNN, 30 Aug 2022
US Secret Service Assistant Director Tony Ornato left the Secret Service on Monday, a significant departure two months after explosive testimony by a former White House aide, who alleged Ornato had told her then-President Donald Trump was irate upon learning his security detail wouldn't take him to the US Capitol on January 6, 2021. ...
The Prime Minister's Visit to Hut 7 - Sigint Historian, 22 Aug 2022
The Prime Minister, Winston Churchill, visited Bletchley Park on Saturday 6 September 1941, on his way to Ditchley Park, where he would stay overnight. There are a couple of more or less plausible accounts of what happened during the visit, but his visit to Hut 7 is not one of the better known.
SPECIAL EVENTS, REPORTS, VIDEOS, OTHER PODCASTS
EVENT: 2022 Insider Threat Virtual Conference - hosted jointly by the Defense Counterintelligence Security Agency (DCSA), Center for Development of Security Excellence (CDSE), and the Office of the Under Secretary of Defense for Intelligence and Security (OUSD(I&S)) - 1 Sep 2022
MONOGRAPH: The Cuban Missile Crisis - Sixty Years Later - When Intelligence Made a Difference - Monograph by Regis Heitchue, Released TODAY by AFIO, 30 Aug 2022
REAL ESTATE: A Park City Home Inspired by a James Bond Movie Asks $33.5 Million - WSJ, 30 Aug 2022
VIDEO: CASSIA Spy Ring, Pt. 2/2: The Best Laid Plans - True Spies, 30 Aug 2022
VIDEO: There's Not a Diplomatic Solution Now" in Russia-Ukraine War, Says American University Professor - GovtMatters, 28 Aug 2022
VIDEO: Former CENTCOM Commander General Kenneth McKenzie in Charge of Afghanistan Exodus: 'I Advised against Withdrawing' - Fox News, 28 Aug 2022
PODCAST: "POW's, Vietnam and Intelligence" – with Pritzker Curator James Brundage - SpyMuseum, 30 Aug 2022
Section IV - Books, Research Requests, Jobs, Obituaries
Books — Newly Released, Overlooked, Forthcoming
Surveillance State: China's Quest to Launch a New Era of Social Control
Where is the line between digital utopia and digital police state? Chin and Lin tell the detailed story of how China's Communist Party is building a new kind of political control: shaping the will of the people through the sophisticated—and often brutal—harnessing of data. It is a story born in Silicon Valley and America's "War on Terror," and now playing out in alarming ways on China's remote Central Asian frontier. As a minority separatist movement strains against Party control, China's leaders have built a dystopian police state that keeps millions under the constant gaze of security forces armed with AI. But across the country in the city of Hangzhou, the government is weaving a digital utopia, where technology helps optimize everything from traffic patterns to food safety to emergency response.
This is the new world China is building within its borders, and beyond. This is a future that is already underway—a new society engineered around the power of total digital surveillance.
Book available here
Need to Know: World War II and the Rise of American Intelligence
Former CIA officer Reynolds delivers an exhaustively researched critical history of American military intelligence from 1940 to the beginning of the Cold War. Before WWII, Reynolds notes, the U.S. had no permanent spy agency. At the war's outset, President Franklin Roosevelt's "haphazard approach" led to multiple counterintelligence programs: the Army and Navy each had its own systems for tracking and breaking encrypted messages; J. Edgar Hoover's nascent FBI had begun foreign campaigns in Latin America; and William "Wild Bill" Donovan's Office of Strategic Services, an independent department based on the British intelligence services, changed its mission according to the whims of its impulsive founder. Reynolds spends little time recounting far-flung spy missions, choosing instead to focus on the internal conflicts and personality clashes that roiled these intelligence agencies, including the battle for power between Donovan and Hoover. Light is also shed on lesser-known figures including Kenneth A. Knowles, a former gunnery officer who led the Navy's efforts to track German U-boats in the Atlantic. Though the extensive cast of characters can be hard to keep track of, Reynolds's scrupulous and well-rounded approach reveals the good, the bad, and the reckless in the early days of U.S. intelligence. Espionage buffs will be fascinated. —Publishers Weekly
Survival of the Richest: Escape Fantasies of the Tech Billionaires
The tech elite have a plan to survive the apocalypse: they want to leave us all behind.
Five mysterious billionaires summoned theorist Douglas Rushkoff to a desert resort for a private talk. The topic? How to survive the "Event": the societal catastrophe they know is coming. Rushkoff came to understand that these men were under the influence of The Mindset, a Silicon Valley–style certainty that they and their cohort can break the laws of physics, economics, and morality to escape a disaster of their own making—as long as they have enough money and the right technology.
Rushkoff traces the origins of The Mindset in science and technology through its current expression in missions to Mars, island bunkers, AI futurism, and the metaverse. In a dozen urgent, electrifying chapters, he confronts tech utopianism, the datafication of all human interaction, and the exploitation of that data by corporations. Through fascinating characters—master programmers who want to remake the world from scratch as if redesigning a video game, and bankers who return from Burning Man convinced that incentivized capitalism is the solution to environmental disasters—Rushkoff explains why those with the most power to change our current trajectory have no interest in doing so. And he shows how recent forms of anti-mainstream rebellion—QAnon, for example, or meme stocks—reinforce the same destructive order.
This remarkable work of social analysis shows us how to transcend the landscape The Mindset created—a world alive with algorithms and intelligences actively rewarding our most selfish tendencies—and rediscover community, mutual aid, and human interdependency. In the conclusion, the author argues that the only way to survive the coming catastrophe is to ensure it doesn't happen in the first place. Everything else is dangerous denial and fantasy.
Book may be ordered
Researching Death of Richard Oakes, Native American Activist; Led Protests 1969-70 on Alcatraz Island; Killed in 1972
I'm a reporter at the San Francisco Chronicle researching a story about the life and death of Richard Oakes, the 20th century Native American activist. He led a famous "Red Power" protest in 1969 and 1970, occupying Alcatraz Island along with hundreds of other indigenous people. Later, in 1972, he was shot and killed by a YMCA camp manager in Sonoma County, California. The shooter claimed self-defense and was acquitted by a jury. FBI files show that the Bureau monitored the occupation of Alcatraz and later investigated whether Oakes' killing was racially motivated. I'm hoping to speak with anyone who was involved with these investigations or familiar with these events from the federal law-enforcement side. I can be reached at email@example.com.
CFP: IAFIE Citadel Conference - "Intelligence Education in a Contested World" - 20-22 October 2022
Call for Proposals — for conference to be held at The Citadel — The Military College of South Carolina which will host the annual IAFIE (International Association for Intelligence Education) conference in Charleston, SC from 20-22 October 2022.
CFP on "Domestic Intelligence Organizations in Non-Democratic Regimes" for the International Journal of Intelligence and CounterIntelligence
The resurgence of authoritarianism in the 21st century coincides with transformations in intelligence that offer states greater surveillance capabilities than any other era of human history. This special issue will explore intelligence in non-democratic regimes to elicit insights on how these non-democratic intelligence cultures and practices might harness intelligence in the future compared to how they have in the past. The editors are particularly interested in case studies that focus less on theory and more on history and new evidence, although papers that offer original theoretical concepts are welcome.
Full Time Teaching Opportunity: Director of Intelligence Studies at the Catholic University of America
The Catholic University of America (CUA) in Washington, D.C. is seeking a new Director of Intelligence Studies to begin in August 2023. The current director, former CIA officer and staff historian (and current AFIO board member) Nicholas Dujmovic, founded the program after his retirement in 2016. The undergraduate Certificate in Intelligence Studies has grown to be the largest certificate or minor program on campus. The program continues to expand the number and variety of intelligence courses offered.
Dr. Dujmovic is reaching out to the AFIO community to encourage potential candidates with the following attributes:
The vacancy notice is active and can be found here.
Assistant Program Director/ Lecturer or Sr. Lecturer, Security and Intelligence in Washington, DC - Johns Hopkins University
The Johns Hopkins University invites applications for the position of Assistant Program Director in the area of Security and Intelligence. This position will support the MA in Global Security Studies (primary), MS in Intelligence Analysis, and MS in Geospatial Intelligence programs in the Center for Advanced Governmental Studies, within the Krieger School of Arts & Sciences' Advanced Academic Programs Division. Reporting to the Director of the Center for Advanced Governmental Studies and Associate Dean for Graduate & Professional Programs, the Assistant Program Director will contribute to the excellence of the programs and will demonstrate and support ongoing innovation in the curriculums.
Jerry Mohr, CIA Technical Service Expert
AFIO EDUCATIONAL EVENTS IN COMING TWO MONTHS....
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Thursday, 1 September 2022, 7pm CDT - Virtual - The San Antonio TX AFIO Chapter program – Two topics: "The Alligator" a six-foot long anti-tank rifle, and Melvin Gamble, former CIA, discussing The Havana Syndrome and other topics
Remember when theaters showed cartoons or newsreels before the movie at the theater? We are going back to the good old days with a newsreel ("The Alligator") from Ukraine in this special all-video meeting. There is nothing funny about "The Alligator." It is a six-foot long anti-tank rifle whose projectile can pierce one inch steel plate at several thousand yards.
Thursday, 6 October 2022, 7pm CDT - Virtual - The San Antonio TX AFIO Chapter hears from Ric Prado, Senior CIA Operations Officer, author of "Black Ops"
This will be a very special San Antonio AFIO Chapter event. A live discussion with Ric Prado, author of "Black Ops, The Life of a CIA Shadow Warrior." Hosted by David Endris, SATX AFIO Chapter secretary.
6 October 2022 (Thursday), 11:30am - 2pm PDT - San Francisco, CA - The AFIO Andre LeGallo Chapter hosts Lt. Col. Roger S. Dong discussing developments in the U.S., Taiwan and China relations.
Speaker: Roger Dong, Lt. Colonel (ret.), United States Air Force Date: Thursday, October 6, 2022
Friday, 4 November 2022, 10:30am - 2pm EDT - Tysons Corner, VA - AFIO National In-Person Winter Luncheon
Hold the date. AFIO will be hosting an in-person speaker luncheon at the DoubleTree Hotel, Tysons Corner.
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Thursday, 1 September 2022, noon-1 pm – Washington, DC – The Fourth Man with Robert Baer – Virtual International Spy Museum Program
In the aftermath of the Cold War, American intelligence caught three high-profile Russian spies: Aldrich Ames, Edward Lee Howard, and Robert Hanssen. However, rumors have long swirled of another mole, one perhaps more damaging than all the others combined. Whether real, imagined, or an ingenious Russian ruse, this shadow is often referred to as the Fourth Man. Join International Spy Museum Historian and Curator Dr. Andrew Hammond in conversation with New York Times bestselling author and former CIA operative Robert Baer for a discussion of his new book The Fourth Man: The Hunt for a KGB Spy at the Top of the CIA and the Rise of Putin's Russia. Meet the mole hunters--three women, pioneering counterintelligence veterans, tasked with investigating whether the CIA had another internal turncoat after Ames's arrest and the intriguing characters they encountered as sources and suspects. Find out why Baer contends that this thrilling chase had profound implications for the future of America, Russia, and the rise of Vladimir Putin. More information about this event here www.spymuseum.org.
Friday, 9 September 2022, 7 pm – Washington, DC – Nicholas Reynolds: Need to Know – International Spy Museum and Politics and Prose Joint Program Located at Politics & Prose Bookshop
International Spy Museum Historian and Curator Dr. Andrew Hammond will be interviewing historian and former CIA officer Nicholas Reynolds, the New York Times bestselling author of Writer, Sailor, Soldier, Spy. Reynolds uncovers the definitive history of American intelligence during World War II, illuminating its key role in securing victory. He has worked in the fields of modern military history and intelligence off and on for forty years, with some unusual detours. Most recently, he was the historian for the CIA Museum, responsible for developing its strategic plan and helping to turn remarkable artifacts into compelling stories. More information about this event here: www.spymuseum.org.
Friday, 16 September 2022, noon-1 pm – Washington, DC – Wise Gals with Nathalia Holt – Virtual International Spy Museum Program
Meet "the Wise Gals"— five women employed by the US government who moved around the globe like shadows during World War II and the tense post-war period of the 1950s and '60s. Nathalia Holt, a New York Times-bestselling author, has brought their lives into the light with her new book WISE GALS: The Spies Who Built the CIA and Changed the Future of Espionage. Dubbed the "Wise Gals" for their sharp humor, intuition, and inventiveness, these women took on dangerous espionage assignments, risking their lives to defend national security. Join us for a conversation with Holt about these remarkable intelligence officers who brought fresh energy and subtle skills to critical operations in WWII and the Cold War. More information about this event here: www.spymuseum.org.
Saturday, September 17, 2:00-4:00pm – Washington, DC – In-Store Book Signing with Robert Wallace – International Spy Museum Program
The Spy Museum Store for a free book signing of The Official CIA Manual of Trickery and Deception with author and the real life "Q" of the CIA, Robert Wallace. More information about this event here: www.spymuseum.org.
Tuesday, 27 September 2022, 2-3pm – Washington, DC – SPY with Me: Memory Loss Program – Virtual International Spy Museum Program
SPY with Me is an interactive virtual program for individuals living with dementia and their care partners. Join SPY as we use music and artifacts to explore some of our favorite spy stories. Programs last one hour and are held virtually through Zoom once a month. To register, please email Shana Oltmans at firstname.lastname@example.org. Free but space is limited. Register below. More information about this event here: www.spymuseum.org.
Thursday, 29 September 2022, noon-1 pm – Washington, DC – Virtual Spy Chat with Chris Costa with David Marlowe – Virtual International Spy Museum Program
Join us for 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 be joined by David Marlowe, CIA Deputy Director of Operations. Marlowe is a veteran intelligence officer who became Deputy Director in June 2021. He has served with the CIA for over 30 years. He has previously been the senior officer directing operations in the Counterterrorism Center. Marlowe has served overseas as the senior CIA station chief in undisclosed locations that are acknowledged by the CIA to be "several of the largest and most complex environments, including war zones." Marlowe was recently the Assistant Director of CIA for the Near East Mission Center, which combines operations officers, intelligence analysts, and other specialists to focus on the Middle East. More information about this event here: www.spymuseum.org.
25 October 2022 - Annapolis, MD - Hybrid: In-Person and Virtual - "The Russia China Partnership" - US Naval Institute and US Naval Academy Conference
Join us in person or virtually for this timely and important discussion of great power competition and the influences and factors that are shaping the Russian and Chinese worldview.
Thursday, 27 October 2022, 4:30 - 6:30 pm EDT - Hanover, MD - Cocktails and Codebreakers Event
Please join the National Cryptologic Foundation (NCF) and the Intelligence and National Security Alliance (INSA) for Cocktails and Codebreakers, a celebration of women in codebreaking.
19 - 28 March 2023 - Washington DC to Europe and back - Gary Powers' 10-Day Cold War Espionage Tour
Join author and historian Gary Powers Jr. on this unforgettable 10-day tour of Cold War and Espionage related sites throughout Germany and the Czech Republic
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