AFIO Weekly Intelligence Notes #38-22 – 27 September 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
Ex-CIA Officer Says Putin Is 'Completely Cornered' and the Chances of His Using Tactical Nuclear Weapons in Ukraine Are Increasing 'By the Day' - BusinessInsider, 27 Sep 2022
A former CIA officer said Vladimir Putin had been backed into a corner over his war in Ukraine. Robert Baer told CNN the Russian leader was unlikely to de-escalate, given all his setbacks. Baer also said the chances that Putin might turn to tactical nuclear weapons were increasing.
"I think the chances of his de-escalating are close to zero," Robert Baer, a former CIA case officer, told CNN on Tuesday, adding that Putin "simply cannot give up so much ground and be seen to be losing and continue as leader of Russia."
Zelenskyy to UN: Isolate Russia - VOANews, 27 Sep 2022
Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy told the U.N. Security Council Tuesday that Russia must be isolated internationally for its sham referendums in his country.
"There is only one way to stop this all," he said by video. "First, it is the complete isolation of Russia in response to everything it does."
More sanctions should be imposed on Moscow, he said, and it should be deprived of its veto at the U.N. Security Council and suspended from all international institutions.
Zelenskyy warned of possible annexation.
Putin's Call-Up Fuels Russians' Anger, Protests and Violence - APNews, 26 Sep 2022
Five days after President Vladimir Putin announced a partial mobilization to call up hundreds of thousands of reservists to fight in Ukraine, the move has triggered outraged protests, a fearful exodus and acts of violence across the vast country.
"Panic. All the people I know are in panic," said David, a Russian who gave only his first name out of fear of reprisals, in an interview with The Associated Press at a border crossing with Georgia. "We are running from the regime that kills people."
Senate Intel Committee: After Funding Tech Research, Lawmakers Look at Risk of Theft - Roll Call, 27 Sep 2022
Call to overhaul counterintelligence statute. After passing legislation that could pump almost $250 billion into cutting-edge scientific research and semiconductor manufacturing, lawmakers are turning their attention to protecting the fruits of that spending from theft by America's rivals, particularly China.
The Senate Intelligence Committee last week released a report and held a hearing to examine the counterintelligence threats not only to government entities but also to private companies and universities that are increasingly targeted by foreign spy agencies trying to steal the latest technological advances.
Creating an MI5-type agency would dilute the strength, Van Cleave said, adding that what was needed was a way to focus the efforts of the agencies on high-profile targets. ...
Rioting Grips Iran After Woman Dies in Custody - Soufan/IntelBrief, 26 Sep 2022
In mid-September, Iran's "morality police," a force that monitors public adherence to the Islamic dress codes enacted in 1981, arrested and took 22-year-old Mahsa Amini, a Kurdish Iranian visiting family in Tehran, to a government-run "re-education center." Authorities accused her of "improper" adherence to the law requiring that a woman's head be fully covered by a garment called a hijab. A few days after her detention, Amini died at a hospital of what the regime claimed was a heart attack. The family asserted that Amini had no pre-existing health condition and that her death was undoubtedly a result of mistreatment by authorities during and after her arrest. The morality police and staff of the re-education center are mostly members of the Basij mobilization force, a unit of the Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps (IRGC) that monitors the population for loyalty and suppresses major demonstrations.
The Wheels Come Off In Russia - Putin Lost - AND Magazine, 27 Sep 2022
Vladimir Putin invaded Ukraine with a clear vision. Russian troops would stage their own version of American "shock and awe." Kyiv would fall within days. Ukraine would become a client state. By the time the lazy, fat Americans and their European lackeys woke up it would all be over.
Bad Timing? Vladimir Putin Grants Edward Snowden Russian Citizenship - WSJ, 26 Sep 2022
The former U.S. intelligence contractor who leaked files on surveillance programs to the press has been living in exile in Russia.
Mr. Putin signed the order granting Russian citizenship to Mr. Snowden, along with 71 other individuals, on Monday. Mr. Snowden said in October 2020 that he and his wife were applying for dual Russian citizenship to remain close to their son.
Mr. Snowden leaked files to the press in 2013 about U.S. and international surveillance programs after fleeing the U.S. He was charged by the U.S. government with stealing government property and two counts of violating espionage laws.
The White House declined to comment and directed questions regarding Mr. Snowden's criminal case to the U.S. Justice Department. The DOJ also declined to comment.
Ukraine Says Russia Planning Massive Cyberattacks on its Critical Infrastructures - HackerNews, 27 Sep 2022
The Ukrainian government on Monday warned of "massive cyberattacks" by Russia targeting critical infrastructure facilities located in the country and that of its allies.
The attacks are said to be targeting the energy sector, the Main Directorate of Intelligence of the Ministry of Defense of Ukraine (GUR) said.
"By the cyberattacks, the enemy will try to increase the effect of missile strikes on electricity supply facilities, primarily in the eastern and southern regions of Ukraine," the agency said in a brief advisory.
Section II - IC PODCASTS, COMMENTARY, BLOG UPDATES
The Status of a U.S.-Iran Deal: Middle East Expert Karim Sadjadpour"— interviews by Former Acting D/CIA Mike Morell
Sep 21 | The Status of a U.S.-Iran Deal: Middle East Expert Karim Sadjadpour
In this episode of Intelligence Matters, host Michael Morell speaks with Senior Fellow at the Middle East Program at the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace Karim Sadjadpour about a potential new deal between the U.S. and Iran. Sadjadpour details that the Iranians do not believe the Biden administration has a plan B to the deal, leading Iran to not feel urgency to compromise. Sadjadpour provides an analysis of what a Iran deal would mean for the Biden administration in a domestic political context ahead of the midterm elections.
More about Intelligence Matters by Michael Morell here. Podcasts also available here.
President DeSantis's First Supreme Court Nominee ... - Stewart Baker, Colleagues, Guests at Steptoe Cyberblog
Cyberblog by Steptoe & Johnson LLP — By Stewart Baker [Chairman, AFIO]
Episode 422: President DeSantis's First Supreme Court Nominee released 26 Sep 2022
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Defeat on the Battlefield Has Brought the War Home to Russia - Latest Insights from Jack Devine of Arkin Group
The Arkin Group's September 22 "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.
FBI Focuses on the Evolution of Terrorism — more from JJ Green/WTOP's "Inside the SCIF"
the SCIF by JJ Green, WTOP -
Issue #178, 23 Sep has details on...The Big Six IC Agencies at INSA Conference which JJGreen Moderated; USAF 75th Anniversary; RTDNA Convention; Vermont Council on World Affairs Meeting; Russia Annexation Vote on Ukraine - West calls "sham"; US Private Warnings to Russia against us of Nukes; Putin's Mobilization; Russian War Crimes in Ukraine; FBI DepDir on CT in the U.S.; Fat Leonard Fled to abroad...how did that go?; Update on Paul Whelan; more.
In The Hunt podcast: FBI Focuses on the Evolution of Terrorism?
Biden Swaps Drug Trafficker on Kill List... a few "SpyTalk" items by Jeff Stein and Colleagues on Substack...
Sep 27: "Diplomatic Security Agents Lauded for Kabul Heroism" - C Tatum
Sep 23: "Biden Swap Freed Drug Trafficker on Special Ops Kill List" - Elaine Shannon
Sep 19: "Biden's Afghan Ending Is Better than Critics Say" - Frank Snepp
Sep 1: "Mexican Dragnet Exposes Cartel Impunity" - Elaine Shannon
Aug 27: "Brussels, the Den of Spies" - Matt Brazil
Section III - BROUGHT TO OUR ATTENTION BY MEMBERS
The U.S. Government's Vast New Privatized Censorship Regime - Tablet, 21 Sep 2022
Censorship of wrongthink by Big Tech at the behest of the government is government censorship, which violates the First Amendment. One warm weekend in October of 2020, three impeccably credentialed epidemiologists—Jayanta Bhattacharya, Sunetra Gupta, and Martin Kulldorff, of Stanford, Oxford, and Harvard Universities respectively—gathered with a few journalists, writers, and economists at an estate in the Berkshires where the American Institute for Economic Research had brought together critics of lockdowns and other COVID-related government restrictions. On Sunday morning shortly before the guests departed, the scientists encapsulated their views—that lockdowns do more harm than good, and that resources should be devoted to protecting the vulnerable rather than shutting society down—in a joint communique dubbed the "Great Barrington Declaration," after the town in which it was written.
Research Sheds Light on Japan's Wartime Espionage Network inside the United States - IntelNews, 26 Sep 2022
Much has been written about the wartime intelligence exploits of the Allies against Japan. Such exploits range from the United States' success in breaking the Japanese JN-25 naval code, to the extensive operations of the Soviet Union's military intelligence networks in Tokyo. In contrast, very little is known about Japan's intelligence performance against the Allies in the interwar years, as well as after 1941. Now a new paper by an international team or researchers sheds light on this little-studied aspect of intelligence history.
Afghanistan Next Door – Mexico Falls To A Narco Insurgency - Faddis/AND Magazine, 26 Sep 2022
The Biden administration has erased our southern border. Driven by a mix of crass political and economic motives, it has decided to abandon all efforts to control who and what enters our country. On the other side of the imaginary line that is our border with Mexico are a series of narco-kingdoms controlled by ultra-violent, heavily armed cartels.
The Tale of the Disgruntled CIA Officer Who Sold Classified Information to Retaliate for a Dying Career - ClearanceJobs, 27 Sep 2022
To those who knew him, Douglas Groat was a talented technical support officer within the Central Intelligence Agency who was involved in some interesting operations in support of the Agency's mission abroad. He also broke trust with his nation when he shared classified information with multiple governments in retaliation for his having his career parked after he had made a complaint to the CIA's inspector general and for attempting to extort half a million dollars from the CIA. He was ultimately arrested, accepted a plea deal, and then sentenced to five years in prison on September 27, 1998.
Marking 75 Years, the CIA Opens a New Museum and Launches a Podcast - NPR, 26 Sep 2022
The CIA is marking its 75th anniversary by doing something extremely rare: actively seeking public attention.
The spy agency has just launched a podcast, and over the weekend it gave a small number of journalists a peek inside its newly renovated and greatly expanded museum at CIA headquarters in Langley, Va.
Perhaps the most unusual touch is the ceiling, covered with a variety of white and black spy codes. There's a section in Morse code, another displays dominoes in code, as well as ciphers, and what looks like a crossword puzzle filled with letters in various foreign languages, jumbled together.
5 Museums of the Intelligence Community: Some Are More Secretive Than Others - ClearanceJobs, 26 Sep 2022
Washington, D.C. and its surrounding metro area are quite literally seeped in history, and thus it isn't surprising that there is no shortage of museums for locals and visitors alike to take in. It would be safe to say that it would be impossible to see them all even during an extended trip. However, not every museum is actually open to the public, which might seem strange to some. But the purpose of those facilities is as much to educate those in government service as to inform the public.
REPORT: Employing "Smart Power" to Counter PRC Efforts in Oceania - Oleson, Pacific Forum, 31 Sep 2022
Recent developments indicate a cozying-up of Solomon Islands' leaders to Beijing. This has set off alarm bells in Canberra, Wellington, and Washington, DC. World powers have largely ignored the Solomons and other Pacific Island nations for many years, as they have focused their attention on Afghanistan, the Middle East, North Korea, and (more recently) Ukraine. This is one reason the People's Republic of China's (PRC) advances have been received favorably by some.
This development calls for a "smart power" approach. Building on the traditional contrast between "hard" (coercive military and economic) power and "soft" (the shaping of preferences via policy, culture, and values), Harvard Professor Joseph Nye and former Deputy Secretary of State Richard Armitage have described the importance of "smart power," recognizing that hard power alone cannot solve complex challenges.
SPECIAL EVENTS, REPORTS, VIDEOS, OTHER PODCASTS
MUSEUM: National Cryptologic Museum Reopening - NCF/NCM, 8 Oct 2022
On Saturday, October 8th the National Cryptologic Museum will be reopening with new displays and an escape room. By far the best intelligence museum in the greater DC area - if you haven't been, it is well worth an visit! The much anticipated re-opening of the National Cryptologic Museum is scheduled for 8 October 2022! The Foundation will have a booth of information and host our Escape Room and our Cyber Game in the Museum's Magic Room. Join us to try your skills at both! The newly re-opened Museum will provide visitors with an exciting opportunity to view recently re-discovered artifacts. In the summer of 2021, Museum staff kicked off a months-long endeavor to sort through and document hundreds of rare artifacts stowed away in an NSA warehouse. They unearthed amazing treasures, including a 500-pound artifact called the Russian Fish. It was a German multichannel intercept teletype machine from the 1940s that will eventually help headline the Museum's Cold War-era collection. A collection of the newly revealed artifacts, many never seen by the public, will be on display when the museum re-opens. Learn more about this project via the link here.
PODCAST: The Langley Files: A CIA Podcast by the Central Intelligence Agency - Sep 2022
Episode 1 - CIA Director Bill Burns Brings the Agency Out from the Shadows
REPORT: The Moscow Signals Declassified: Irradiating Richard Nixon - Natl Security Archives, 22 Sep 2022
The Soviets exposed then Vice President Richard Nixon and his wife Pat to ionizing radiation during his famous visit to Moscow in July 1959, according to declassified Secret Service records posted today by the National Security Archive. Using detection devices known as Radiac Dosimeters, Nixon's Secret Service detail measured significant levels of radiation in and around Nixon's sleeping quarters at Spaso House, the residence of the U.S. ambassador, during the first days of his trip. A few hours after the agents initiated what one called "a bluff" by loudly and coarsely denouncing the Soviets' dirty tricks, the radiation levels "settled down."
DOCUMENTARY: America's Hidden Stories: CIA Museum Declassified - Smithsonian Channel, Sep 2022
The CIA Museum opens its doors and vaults to reveal the top secret stories behind agency documents, "Argo" artifacts, a Soviet helicopter used in the hunt for Osama bin Laden and more.
REPORT: National Cyber Power Index 2022 - Belfer Center, Harvard, 27 Sep 2022
The National Cyber Power Index (NCPI) describes the concept of cyber power and how states are and can further harness their capabilities to enhance their overall ability to achieve national objectives. Governments should not just be concerned about destructive operations, espionage, or enhancing its cyber resilience, but also other state's efforts at surveillance, information control, technology competition, financial motivations, and shaping what is acceptable and possible through norms and standards.
PRESS RELEASE: Modernized CIA Museum Brings 75 Years of Agency History to Life - CIA, 24 Sep 2022
As CIA marks its 75th anniversary, the Agency is unveiling a newly modernized and interactive CIA Museum dedicated to educating and inspiring our workforce and official visitors on CIA's history, mission, people, and contributions to national security.
Designed to instruct and inform generations of officers, the CIA Museum includes over 600 artifacts that are carefully selected to provide a deeper understanding of CIA's history from the end of World War II, to the Cold War, to the post-9/11 era that will inspire officers working on today's national security challenges.
Some of the Agency's most daring innovations and operations are exhibited, including never-before-seen artifacts from Project AZORIAN, CIA's daring efforts to retrieve the wreckage of a K-129 Soviet submarine; a briefcase used during the Argo operation to exfiltrate six State Department officers out of Iran in 1980; the model used to brief President Biden on al-Qa'ida leader Ayman al-Zawahiri's location in Kabul, Afghanistan. The CIA Museum also highlights lessons learned from the CIA's history.
"History is absolutely key to understanding intelligence. And if we hope to succeed, we have to learn from it and this new museum will help us do just that," said CIA Director Bill Burns.
VIDEO: Keeping Secrets - Hayden Center, George Mason U, 26 Sep 2022
In August 2022 the FBI conducted a raid on the home of former President Donald Trump at his Mar a Lago golf resort resulting in the seizure of over 100 documents reportedly as marked as classified. This event put into the headlines the arcane world of how the US government classifies and protects its most sensitive secrets and the role of the President in its protection.
Listen as the Hayden Center explores how that is done, how classified material is handled at the White House, and with the President, and what might have been found at Mar a Lago, and what potential damage to US national security might have incurred, what shortcomings the US system may have, and what remedies may exist.
Michael Morell, former Acting Director of the Central Intelligence Agency and Hayden Center senior fellow, moderated. With him were Mary DeRosa, a former legal counsel at the National Security Council and Georgetown University law professor; John Fitzpatrick, formerly the director of the Intelligence Security Oversight Office at the National Archives and NSC senior director for Records Access and Information Security Management; and Larry Pfeiffer, director of the Hayden Center and formerly the senior director of the White House Situation Room and CIA Chief of Staff.
VIDEO: Wise Gals with Nathalia Holt - SpyMuseum, 22 Sep 2022
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.
SPY THEME TOURS - The Spies of Georgetown Walking Tour - Dates Vary
Sundays in September: The Spies of Georgetown Walking Tour can be explored here
SPY THEME TOURS - The Spies of Embassy Row Walking Tour - Dates Vary
Sundays in September: The Spies of Embassy Row Walking Tour can be explored here
Section IV - Books, Research Requests, Jobs, Obituaries
Books — Newly Released, Overlooked, Forthcoming
A Century of Repression: The Espionage Act and Freedom of the Press
A panoramic history of the use of the Espionage Act of 1917 as the most important yet least understood law threatening freedom of the press in modern American history. It details government use of the Act to control information about U.S. military and foreign policy during the two World Wars, the Cold War, and the War on Terror. The Act has provided cover for the settling of political scores, illegal break-ins and prosecutorial misconduct. The cases of Eugene Debs, John S. Service, Daniel Ellsberg, Chelsea Manning, Edward Snowden, and Julian Assange, among others, reveal the threat posed to whistleblowers, government critics, and journalists alike. The treatment of the Act's trajectory also offers new perspectives on American liberalism as well as the evolution of the FBI and the civil liberties movement in the twentieth and twenty-first centuries.
Book available here
Bridge to the Sun: The Secret Role of the Japanese Americans Who Fought in the Pacific in World War II
One of the last untold stories of WWII--the saga of the Japanese American U.S. Army soldiers who fought in the Pacific theater, in Burma, Iwo Jima, Okinawa, fighting two wars simultaneously--their ancestral nation and back home in America, with their families, under US Executive Order 9066, facing suspicion and racial hatred, held behind barbed wire in government internment camps.
After Japan's surprise attack on Pearl Harbor, the U.S. military was desperate to find Americans who spoke Japanese to serve in the Pacific war. They soon turned to the Nisei--first generation U.S. citizens whose parents were immigrants from Japan. Eager to prove their loyalty to America, several thousand Nisei--many of them volunteering from the internment camps where they were being held behind barbed wire--were selected by the Army for top-secret training, then were rushed to the Pacific theater. Highly valued as expert translators and interrogators, these Japanese American soldiers operated in elite intelligence teams alongside Army infantrymen and Marines on the frontlines of the Pacific war, from Iwo Jima to Burma, from the Solomons to Okinawa.
Henderson provides the story of the Nisei and their major contributions in the war of the Pacific, through six Japanese-American soldiers. The role of the U.S. Nisei soldiers was so far-reaching, General MacArthur said that because of their efforts, "never in military history did an army know so much about the enemy prior to engagement." After the war, these soldiers became translators and interrogators for war crime trials, and later helped to rebuild Japan as a modern democracy and a pivotal U.S. ally.
Book may be ordered here
Spies and Lies: How China's Greatest Covert Operations Fooled the World
Exposé of elite influence operations by China's little-known Ministry of State Security. Reveals how the Chinese Communist Party has tasked its spies to deceive the world, it challenges the conventional account of China's past, present and future. Mere years ago, Western governments chose to cooperate with China in the hope it would liberalize, setting aside concerns about totalitarian ambitions and espionage. But the axiom of China's 'peaceful rise' has been challenged by the Chinese Communist Party's authoritarian behavior under Xi Jinping. How did we get it wrong? Joske reveals how agents of the Chinese Communist Party have spent decades manipulating the West's attitudes – from an Australian prime minister to the US Congress, prominent think tanks and the FBI – about China's rise. Or paying them off with generous fee or funding their foundations and charities. Through interviews with defectors and intelligence officers, classified Chinese intelligence documents and original investigations, the book unmasks dozens of active Chinese intelligence officers along with global MSS fronts, including travel agencies, writers associations, publishing houses, alumni associations, newspapers, a Buddhist temple, a record company and charities.
Book may be ordered
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.
Adjunct Faculty Position - The Institute of World Politics, Washington, D.C.
The Institute of World Politics (IWP) in Washington, D.C., is seeking an adjunct professor to teach its graduate course on the Russian intelligence and security services. The course is an elective in the Strategic Intelligence Studies (SIS) Master's degree and Counterintelligence Certificate programs. The four-credit course consists of 14 weekly, three-hour instructional meetings, plus a final examination, and a research paper. A course syllabus and lecture materials are available for use. Candidates should possess professional experience (at least 15 years) as a professional intelligence officer involved in operations, or analysis with knowledge of the Soviet and Russian intelligence and security services, and preferably teaching experience at the university level, either undergraduate or graduate.
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.
Nikki Erdman, SES NSA Chief of ISI
Maximilian Lerner, an OSS Recruit, and a WWII "Ritchie Boy," Helped Win War
Ronald Pelton, Former NSA Analyst, Convict for Spying
Jerry Pratt, Senior NSA Operations Officer
Frank Presti, Served USG as Foreign Service Officer
AFIO EDUCATIONAL EVENTS IN COMING TWO MONTHS....
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Wednesday, 5 October 2022, 6pm EST - Zoom - Former Senior CIA Case Officer Robert Baer discusses his book "The Fourth Man" at AFIO Atlanta Chapter Event
Former senior CIA Officer and author Robert Baer discusses his intelligence career and his newest book The Fourth Man: The Hunt for a KGB Spy at the Top of the CIA and the Rise of Putin's Russia.
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Social: Wed, October 12, 6:30 - 8:00pm at Iron Hill Brewery.
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
3 November 2022 - Virtual - The San Antonio AFIO Chapter on the Chinese Military and the CCP
The program will be on the Chinese military, which is an arm of the Chinese Communist Party. The Chinese military executes the policies and interests of the Communist Chinese Party. China has successfully begun an expansion of their military and has great potential to become militarily more powerful than the United States.
Friday, 4 November 2022, 10:30am - 2pm EDT - Tysons Corner, VA - "Spy Hunt: A Conversation with Paul Redmond and Colleagues" and "Reynolds on 'Need to Know'" - at this AFIO National In-Person Fall Luncheon
A Special AFIO National In-Person Fall Event on Friday, 4 November 2022 - Tysons-McLean, VA - 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Spy Hunt: A Conversation with Paul Redmond and Colleagues
Location: DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel, McLean-Tysons, VA Address 1960 Chain Bridge Rd McLean, VA 22102. Though we do not provide special overnight room rates, if you wish to make room reservations at the hotel, do so here.
Saturday, 5 November 2022, Noon EDT - AFIO N Florida Chapter Luncheon features Bill Dayhoff, Former FBI
The North Florida Chapter AFIO will be hosting our next meeting on Saturday November 5th. Our guest speaker will be Mr. Bill Dayhoff, retired FBI, discussing the past and present roles of the FBI. We will be meeting at the Bonefish Grill Mandarin, 10950 San Jose Blvd, Jacksonville, FL 32223, beginning at Noon.
Wednesday, 9 November 2022 (tentatively), 9 at 6:30pm EST - Zoom - Neil Couch, State Department, speaks about Russia and China's Nuclear Nonproliferation Efforts at this AFIO Atlanta Event
Mr. Neil Couch, U.S. Department of State (current) will speak about contemporary diplomatic and military issues surrounding Russia and China's nuclear nonproliferation efforts. More forthcoming.
Saturday, 12 November 2022, 11:30 am EDT - Indialantic FL - AFIO Florida Satellite Chapter Luncheon features Capt Jason Schneider discussing "The Role of NOTU in Supporting Navy Fleet Ballistic Missile Development."
At this in-person luncheon event, the AFIO Florida Satellite Chapter hosts Captain Jason J. Schneider, commanding officer of the Naval Ordnance Test Unit (NOTU) at Cape Canaveral, Florida, who will discuss the role of NOTU in supporting Navy Fleet Ballistic Missile Development.
1 Dec 2022 - Virtual - The San Antonio AFIO Chapter program features Video on China's Oil and Gas Silk Road Initiative
The program will be a very current educational video on China's Oil and Gas "problem." The program covers China's motives for the Silk Road initiative, expansion into the South China Sea and development of overseas installations.
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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.
Sunday, 2 October 2022, 10-4pm – Washington, DC – Educator Day Out – In Person International Spy Museum Program
YOUR MISSION: Uncover the secret history of history and discover new and exciting resources to enrich your students' learning! During this open-house event, teachers can: explore SPY's exhibits with free Museum admission for current K-12 teachers (with teacher ID); participate in SPY's hands-on student workshops (including Forensics, Operation Code Cracker, Spy School 101, Red White and Spy, and Cuban Missile Crisis); meet with SPY's education team; plan your students' next in-person or virtual field trip to SPY; browse SPY's free curriculum and classroom activities; view artifacts from the SPY vault; and utilize a special discount at the SPY Store. This event is open to current K-12 classroom and resource teachers only. Advance registration required. Registration closes at 11:59pm ET on September 30. Walk-up tickets will not be available. This program is generously supported by Booz Allen Hamilton. Event information at www.spymuseum.org
Sunday, 9 October 2022, 2 - 3:30 pm EDT - Online - The Last Casualty of the Cold War - Program by The Cold War Museum
Gathering intelligence can be a very dangerous business. Some people give their lives to keep the rest of us safe. Here's one of them.
Thursday, 13 October 2022, 7-8:30pm – Washington, DC – Educator Professional Development Webinar: 13 Days in October…The Cuban Missile Crisis – Virtual International Spy Museum Program
To mark the 60th anniversary of the Cuban Missile Crisis, the International Spy Museum is pleased to offer an exclusive 90-minute professional development webinar for middle and high school teachers. Join SPY educators for this interactive webinar on how to combine declassified primary documents, role playing, and intelligence analysis to engage students in the study of this critical historical event. In addition, teachers will hear from presidential historian and co-author of the prize-winning book One Hell of a Gamble: Khrushchev, Castro, and Kennedy, 1958-1964, Timothy Naftali, and Spy Museum Historian Dr. Andrew Hammond as they discuss the significance of this case study and how intelligence successes can shape the course of history. Prior to the start of this webinar, teachers will receive via email a specially curated packet of primary documents and resources provided by the International Spy Museum and the John F. Kennedy Presidential Library and Museum. Support for this program has been provided by a generous grant from the Pritzker Military Foundation, on behalf of the Pritzker Military Museum & Library. Event information at www.spymuseum.org.
Friday, 14 October 2022, Noon-1pm – Washington, DC – Prisoners of the Castle with Ben Macintyre – Virtual International Spy Museum Program
For his new book, Prisoners of the Castle: An Epic Story of Survival and Escape from Colditz, the Nazis' Fortress Prison, Ben Macintyre shines a light on an unforgettable group of men who occupied the infamous Nazi prisoner of war camp—and their incredible attempts to escape their captors. Macintyre will be joined in conversation by Spy Museum Advisory Board Member Phil Froom, author of Evasion and Escape Devices Produced by MI9, MIS-X, and SOE in World War II, and Spy Museum Curator of Special Projects Dr. Alexis Albion. They'll discuss the never-before-seen material Macintyre uncovered, his insights into the psychology of individuals at war, as well as the indomitability of the human spirit in the face of even the greatest odds. Following their discussion, you'll be able to ask questions via our online platform. Event information at www.spymuseum.org.
Sunday, 23 October 2022, 5-8pm – Washington, DC – NEW! Access to SPY: Opening Our Doors to Autistic Adults – In Person International Spy Museum Program
The International Spy Museum is pleased to offer its first sensory friendly program designed exclusively for adults (18 years and up) and their friends and family. On this special night, the Museum will host a private social hour for adults with sensory differences and their friends and/or family followed by exclusive access to the exhibits. Guests are welcome to come for all or some of the event. During social hour (5-6pm), guests will enjoy light food and refreshments and the opportunity to meet a former spy. At 6pm, the event will move to the exhibits, where guests can explore the Museum with less noise, fewer people, and a designated quiet room. Guests will also have the opportunity to participate in a scavenger hunt to win various prizes! While this Access to SPY program is geared towards autistic adults, we welcome all adults with sensory processing differences and their friends/family to attend this event (ages 18+). Program is free of charge but requires advanced registration. Event information at 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, Noon-1pm – Washington, DC – Virtual Spy Chat with Chris Costa with Carol Rollie Flynn – 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 Carol Rollie Flynn, president of the Foreign Policy Research Institute. A 30-year veteran of the Central Intelligence Agency (CIA), Flynn held senior executive positions there including Director of CIA's Leadership Academy, Director of the Office of Foreign Intelligence Relationships, Associate Deputy Director of the National Counterterrorism Center, Executive Director of the CIA Counterterrorism Center, and Chief of Station in major posts in Southeast Asia and Latin America. She has extensive experience in overseas intelligence operations, security, and counterintelligence. Flynn is also an adjunct Professor at Georgetown University's School of Foreign Service/Security Studies Program where she has co-directed the National Security Critical Issue Task Force (NSCITF). She has also taught at the Fordham University Graduate School of Business and previously served as adjunct staff at Rand Corporation. She serves on the Advisory Board of the International Spy Museum and is a member of the Council on Foreign Relations. Event information at www.spymuseum.org.
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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