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Approved For Release 2011/08/02 : CIA-RDP90GO1359R000200030029-4 Oversight and Counterintelligence Draw Speakers' Focus at Dinners Echoing two of the themes of this year's AFIO Con- vention, Washington attorney Mitchel Rogovin and Readers" Digest editor John Barron, in addresses deli- vered at the convention's luncheon and banquet ses- sions, added new insight to issues with which they have deep familiarity. Rogovin, who served as special counsel to the DCI during the tumultuous investigative period of the 1970's, detailed the Intelligence Community's relationships with the Church and Pike Committees as it attempted to respond to those committees' frequently hostile charges. John Barron Honorary Director Luncheon Speaker and Banquet Speaker He reminded the luncheon audience of the political atti- tudes and public reactions cf the period which caused the investigations to end with a whimper, not a hang, and gave his overall assessment of the effort. After all the issues were aired, Rogovin said, it was concluded that "CIA was not as had as depicted, nor as good as they thought themselves .. Barron, who had fast returned from providing expert testimony at the trial of a former FBI agent accused of espionage, detailed rmafor Soviet recruitment successes iii recent years and the impact each has had on our nations security He also reviewed recent Soviet intelli- gence failures senior level defections and personnel apprehended in the West--which he told the banquet audience have been disastrous for the Soviets and have left the USSR's intelligence services in severe disarray. Barron expressed strong sentiments about the destruc- tion of U.S. security and counterintelligence during the 1970's and questioned how much the United States has regained of what was lost at the time. What good is a National Agency Check, he asked, when all the records have been destroyed? Barron was also critical of what he views as inadequate internal security efforts to thwart Soviet agents. Gene Tighe Elected President Thomas Remains Board Chairman The newly-constituted AFIO Board of Directors has announced that it has elected LG Eugene F Tighe, Jr (USAF-Ret ), as President for the corning year. He will be assisted by Dr. Walter L. Pforzheimer, who was elected Vice President. Reelected as Secretary and Treasurer, respectively, were Charlotta P Engrav and Robert J. Novak. During its convention meeting, the Board also re- elected MG Jack E. Thomas (USAF-Ret ) as its Chair man, and continued Dr. Louis W. Tordella as Vice Chairman. Elected to begin three-year terms on the Board area Capt. Richard W. Bates (USN-Ret.), John F. Blake, BG Harry T. Hagaman (USMC-Ret.), Newton S. Miler, MG Jack E. Thomas (USAF-Ret), John H. Waller, and Lloyd George Wiggins. In addition, those continuing on the Board of Direc- tors are. Ann Caracnsti, LTG John J. Davis (USA-Ret Lee Echols, Samuel Halpern, Lawrence R. Houston, Lyman B. Kirkpatrick Jr , MG Richard X. Larkin (USA- Ret.), Dr- Pforzheimer, David Atlee Phillips, John Anson Smith, LG Tighe, Dr. Tordella, W. Raymond Wannall, and John S Warner. Capt- Bates, Halpern, Houston, Tordella and Waller will also serve as AFIO's Executive Committee Approved For Release 2011/08/02 : CIA-RDP90GO1359R000200030029-4 Approved For Release 2011/08/02 : CIA-RDP90GO1359R000200030029-4 Notes from National The 1986 Membership Directory will be printed in January 1986 and mailed with the Winter Edition of Periscope. The closing date for receipt of information for listings is December 31, 1985. If you have a change of address or if you wish to be listed in the directory and have previously been a Restricted member, we need a written notification to change your status. For those members who did not attend the 1985 Convention, the following statistics were given concern- ing AFIO membership. As of August 31, 1985, total membership 3239, Full Members: 2826, Associate Members 413. Included in the above figures are 503 Life Members. The Life membership drive of last year was very successful We had a total of 83, with 16 new life members, 51 conversions `rom regular to life and 16 who took advantage of the 12 month installment plan. We hope more members will consider conversion when their dues notice arrives. Remember dues to AFIO are tax deductible as a charitable donation since AFIO has been designated by the IRS as a Tax Exempt Organiza- tion under section (501) c(3), IRS Code. The following Chapters had representatives at the National Convention and gave oral reports: Arizona, San Diego, Florida Satellite, Florida Suncoast, Greater Chi- cago, Montana, New England, New Mexico, Central New York, Greater New York, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Texas IN MEMORIAM Notes from the Boardroom The Board of Directors meeting on October 4, 1985, was held during the 1985 Convention at the Crowne Plaza Hotel, Rockville, Maryland. Sixteen Board members were present and four absent but represented by prox- ies. The AFIO officers and the Executive Director were also present. Four Resolutions proposed for submission to the membership for approval at the Business Session on October 5 were discussed and approved (Resolutions are printed elsewhere in this Periscope). The audited Financial Report was presented by the Treasurer, Robert J. Novak (summary is printed elsewhere in this Peri- scope) Mr Greaney reported on the status of AFIO membership and noted there has been a positive re- sponse to the Life membership letter sent with the dues notices 83 Life Members were received in FY 1985, including both new and regular members who con- verted to Life. The Board meeting on October 5, 1985, was also held at the Crowne Plaza Hotel Eighteen members of the Board were present, including the new and re- elected members. The Board re-elected Major General Jack E Thomas, (USAF-Ret.) as Chairman; Dr. Louis W. Tordella, Vice Chairman; Lieutenant General Eugene F. Tighe, Jr., (USAF-Ret.), President; Dr. Walter Pforzheimer, Vice President; Mrs. Charlotta P. Engrav, Secretary; and Mr Robert J. Novak, Treasurer. Mr. John H. Waller was appointed a member of the Executive Committee by General Thomas. Submitted by Charlotta P Engrav, Secretary. Gulfcoast. We were pleased to learn that the name of the Greater New York Chapter has been changed to the Derek Lee Chapter in memory of its founder and former member of the Board of Directors. Fred Rodell made us all envious when he reported that the two dinner meet- ings held in Houston each had more attendees than the National Convention did this year. The results of the election for members of the Board of Directors were announced at the business meeting We are pleased that over 650 ballots were received which is the largest number of AFIO members who ever voted for the Board We welcome the follow ing who were elected to the Board of Directors for a three year term: Richard W. Bates, John F. Blake, Harry T. Hagaman, Newton S. Miler, Jack E. Thomas, John H. Waller, Lloyd George Wiggins. We want to thank the following who agreed to have their names on the ballot Cecil C. Corry, Robert A. Dowd, Robert C. Roth, Fred Rodell and George Scatterday. The 1986 National Convention will be held in Orlando, Florida, October 17 and 18, 1986. It will be held at the Holiday Inn on International Drive and the room rates are $44, single and $50 double occupancy. Please plan to attend. The Honorable Leslie C. ARENDS Naples, Florida Col Robert 0. BROOKS, USAF(Ret.) Springfield, Virginia Col Norwood J. BROWN, USAF(Ret.) McLean, Virginia Col Eugene M. EMME, USAFR(Ret.) Silver Spring, Maryland Dr. Jeremiah N. FUSCO Falls Church, Virginia Mr. Donald F. JONES San Antonio, Texas Mr. John L. McINTYRE Squantum, Massachusetts Mr. Robert W. O'CONNOR Cheverly, Maryland Judge Stanley M. OHLBAUM Silver Spring, Maryland Col James W. SMITH, USMC(Ret.) Sacramento, California Mr. Russell F. SULLIVAN Key West, Florida Approved For Release 2011/08/02 : CIA-RDP90GO1359R000200030029-4 Approved For Release 2011/08/02 : CIA-RDP90GO1359R000200030029-4 Convention '85 Joint Services Color Guard at Convention Banquet Chapter Reports John Greaney Executive Director "Five Minutes per Chapter" Dick Grant Montana Chapter Jerry Cerkanowicz San Diego Chapter Bill Bohl Central New York Chapter Jack Kuritzky Satellite Chapter Approved For Release 2011/08/02 : CIA-RDP90GO1359R000200030029-4 Approved For Release 2011/08/02 : CIA-RDP90G01359R000200030029-4 Scotty Miler New Mexico Chapter Charles Rockhill, Jr. Rocky Mountain Chapter Mike Speers New England Chapter Chapter Reports Fred Lewton Ohio Chapter Tom Mackie Greater Chicago Chapter Donald Milton Greater New York Chapter Fred Rodell Gulfcoast Chapter George Wiggins Arizona Chapter Ray Saint-Germain Suncoast Chapter Approved For Release 2011/08/02 : CIA-RDP90G01359R000200030029-4 Approved For Release 2011/08/02 : CIA-RDP90GO1359R000200030029-4 Convention Adopts Resolutions Concerning Vital Issues Resolution on Counterintelligence WHEREAS, during the 1970's there was an erosion by statute and Executive Order of our capability to pro- tect the security of the United States both from domestic and foreign subversive acts, and WHEREAS, such acts have been furthered by an increasing number of cases of espionage against the United States by not only foreign agents but also by American agents working on behalf of foreign powers hostile to our security and interests, and WHEREAS, during the 1 970's there was a steady dimunition of the strength and ability of American coun- terintelligence entities at home and abroad to counter and defeat many of these hostile acts; NOW THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED, that the Association of Former Intelligence Officers, in conven- tion assembled on 5 October 1985, urges the Executive Branch of the Government through appropriate action, and the Legislative Branch of the Government through necessary statutory action, to take the following reme- dial action 1 Strengthen the American counterintelligence mechanisms at home and abroad through such addi- tional personnel, funds, and training as the present situation requires 2. Strengthen the Government's program for the clearance of its employees (and its contractors) who will have necessary access to classified information in gen- eral and to special compartmented information in par- ticular, with emphasis on reducing the number of personnel having such access wherever possible. 3 Maintain detailed security' counterintelligence files Resolution on Amendments to Federal Tort Claims Act WHEREAS, the Federal Tort Claims Act, since the 1971 Supreme Court decision in Bivins vs. Six Unknown Narcotics Agents, now makes government employees personally liable instead of the government for actions taken in good faith within the scope of their authority and duty; and WHEREAS, since 1971 over 2600 "Bivins" law- suits many with multiple defendants totaling up to 10,000 employees, have been filed, and less than 20 have rmsulted in money judgments, and WHEREAS, in publicly supporting proposed amend- ments to the Act the Department of Justice has declared the majority of these suits to he trivial and vindictive; and WHEREAS, the current legislation has a chilling and stiffling effect on employees of the Congress, regu- latory agencies, investigative agencies and other Govern- nrrtnt bodies under its provisions, arid WHEREAS, the proposed legislative amendments would not remove a citizen's legal recourse if wronged by the Government but would curb harassing actions, increase legitimate plaintiff's recoveries by encouraging settlements by the Government, and reduce the Govern- ment's litigation costs; NOW THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED, that the Association of Former Intelligence Officers in conven tion assembled on October 5, 1985, urges the Congress to pass legislation which will make the Federal Govern ment the sole party defendant instead of the individual employee in such suits. Resolution Proposing Legislation on Unauthorized Disclosure of Information WHEREAS, existing law is inadequate to deter unauthorized disclosure of sensitive intelligence infor mation, sources and methods, and to deter or penalize those who make such disclosures, and WHEREAS, the effectiveness of the intelligence effort is seriously impaired by the inadequacy of existing laws in this field; NOW THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED, that the Association of Former Intelligence Officers, in conven- tion assembled on October 5, 1985, calls upon the Senate Select Committee on Intelligence and the House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence to initiate legislation to amend and update existing law to deter and penalize unauthorized disclosures of sensitive intel ligence information, its sources and methods The Admin - istration is also urged to take , milar action with the Congress. Resolution on Amendments to the Privacy Act of 1974 WHEREAS, the Privacy Act of 1974 requirements are unduly restrictive with respect to personnel security investigations for granting access to classified informa- tion; and WHEREAS, the effectiveness of such investigations has been severely damaged by such requirements, to the detriment of the national security, NOW THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED, that the Association of Former Intelligence Officers, in conven- tion assembled on October 5, 1985, urges the Congress to enact legislation which will amend the Privacy Act of 1974 so as to afford Federal investigators ample oppor tunity to conduct satisfactory security investigations (and reinvestigations) of those prospective or present Federal employees (and government contractors) whose duties will require access to classified information relit ing to the national security; and with particular empha- sis on those requiring access to special compartmented information, and intelligence sources and methods Approved For Release 2011/08/02 : CIA-RDP90GO1359R000200030029-4 Approved For Release 2011/08/02 : CIA-RDP90GO1359R000200030029-4 Panels Intelligence Oversight Jack Blake (Mod.) and Tom Latimer of HPSCI Oversight Function Is Far Cry From Church-Pike A friendly, but alert, pair of watchdogs was the image conveyed of the House and Senate intelligence committees in the panel discussion of ''Oversight of Intelligence "" According to Thomas K. Latimer, Staff Director of the House Per- manent Select Committee on Intelligence, the two present-day bodies are quite unlike the committees chaired in the 1 970's by Seri Frank Church and Rep- Otis Pike ''They are not out for publicity; they have a (lay to day responsibility to provide oversight " he said Thus, Latimer explained, The committees will stay in business or go out of business depending on the wisdom of those appointed chairmen Oversight, he continued, will become more important as intelli pence expands Requirements levied on the Intelligence Community far exceed the money available to meet them, he explained, making the work of the two committees vital in the resource allocation area One example of this is the two year effort by -fie committees ''literally forcing the FBI to increase resources for counterintelligence- One problem which has arisen in the resource allocation area, as well as other functions of the House committee, is the loss of institutional knowledge resulting from the mandatory rotation out of members who have served six years Other problems, he said, are more potential than actual at the present time- One such area where the delicate balance exists is in regard to covert action Latimer, who has served as Staff Director of the committee since its founding in 1977, cautioned that covert action has the potential for straining relationships and breaking down trust When such an operation is directed by the President, he explained, the President must provide information on it to the committees This is informational only, no approval or veto power rests with the commit tees If there is significant dissent, recourse is to call on the DCI to have a rethinking of the issues. Of course, the Executive Branch can respond that it has thought the matter through and will continue with it But, says Latimer, "There have been very few disagreements between the Intelligence Community and the HPSCI on covert action " A similar view of the oversight process was voiced by Dr Ed Levine, senior ranking staff officer of the Senate Select Cornroittee on Intelligence. "Basically,'' he said, the committee's task is to ''try to determine what is going on, and in a bipartisan way to try to see what it can do to help."" This bipartisanship is formal, he explained, guided by the committee chairman's understanding of the importance to reaching a consensus - a middle ground -- working together rather than as individual members of the Senate as is often found in other committees Levine reported that the Senate committee has been very suc cessful in conducting the oversight process and has a large agenda for action in the coming year One agenda item places emphasis on the issue of counterintelligence, both at home and abroad, he said Intelligence Oversight Jack Blake (Mod.) and Ed Levine of SSCI Approved For Release 2011/08/02 : CIA-RDP90GO1359R000200030029-4 Approved For Release 2011/08/02 : CIA-RDP90GO1359R000200030029-4 "Grand Larceny" Saves Soviets Billions of Dollars Says Panel hr 'xploslve lopu of technology T t.lnsfer drew th,~ sharp tor is of pauelr,ls spe,Ikiml for govenunent ind industry As described by % I ( [,'I [,,I I d A I Irklu (USA Ret ) 'h, gland Iarci'ny of Ii S technology by thi, 5t,viet Blur ,' most inslllons and mist effective Control of Ins. It Ilk, I, it mast he tI to? cu?n 'rI I if gover nrnent, industry arnd our r ti, -I I,, h, ,,lid even I hnu,IlI It I ontr,l1 Io our nit lira I i 1st I act to routiol ,IIl thing Ili, If dll';If V viewpoint vol' erprestied by Robert V BeowlI, Vice I'- ioli,ol rat f ord Airiis,,rci~,irid Cunrniunic itiarts Corporation Beach 11 ;b \,ar v,teran of the Inns nut's: that the U S and industry view of Ow, -,[w n, fund~lnient~111y It,,, 5,1110' Technology Transfer, he said, uilteii na N83 34 s,ivrngs to the USSR of $13 3 billion in develop III(] anti upgr,1dniq 11s weaponry the problem Beach s,jid is how to totrnl Technology Transh'r yet expand US international trade lhnoad At tin,, present time the speaker noted, 20' o! nor nations Iiigli is hoology is exported some with billions of dollars of favurahle toreigri ?'xi Ian(. Ih,r, are iuultiple o "I, ons tot cunrrollinq finis 1,( Ii 11010,7 ii it out Ilow It -lid First of these r, l,flio nl security for which the uiF Iile Is sound Next national political oblectn+es, exerting the 0 1 ur-ri, r? If It', goven1lnrni ui uifluenr inq other nations either by gr.iutioq It so 1111 hauling yin I cxpnlt' Finally, there is fli, future of ,l I tr, tselt to whirli Ho,I"'1 railtiIf It tli;it givinq,iway Olt' fdInlIY Ir w,1; ~ilhni,iteh nuirtquges nor notion s futrire by creating tough nnlietitnr; lomouuw In thit. he s,iiii we must depend on Inlustrv s n.11ur,11 iu;luti t for ,i'niprhtlve r.rrv'v,il liner, must be. Beach ieniir.de of it,nis 11)d hundreds of pages of restricted Items He r?ininifed the ,iudu'nc, that many of the Itwins prohibited for export to the USSR .11111 others is ,iv,1Ilahle In them elsewhere and that 90?r, of 'uvlet nerds Can h, satisfied through espionage and from academic,, liuhlu hurts syniposr,i and the lik, The nation needs will established gu,.ls Bear h said finding in appropriate h,ilance between national IIritb ind nerd tot It', nat'ein, to r 'main conipeht ive Dr Jack Verona Assistant Deputy Director for S)i:Ience and inch rology DIA, descnhed the means by whicf, the Soviets assunll,Ite U `i lechnology and Infegnite it will their military systi'nis i'ie lISSB he said finds such ii qulnng is integral to national paws grid h,is nstrtuhunalited nulustnal esponage and put it on a businesslike Lasis The result is a Soviet bureaucracy structured to support and en1ploy acquisition of vital U S Iechnology In reviewinq ;he finding,; of a recent DOD CIA study that lays hare' the nulrtary advantages gana'd by the Soviets through such a program Verona observed that only In re,.e111 vears hai'a we come to Ipprec:rile the extent of it ,is it itt,', s our nation MG Larkin interjected that U S technology Is it Soviet ,issef More than 2200 export applications exceeding statutory Ill I tons were found gathering moss when Ilse Rcsigan Administration came if), said the Hon Lionel H 01n1er, former Undersecretiry for weir, International Trade, Department of Commerce No one in gr, rnent was concerned except in the most abstract wav Canonic, s I-nforcernent po0It(On was found to be '"feeble' and even Customs wws not aware of what the Export Control Act was, lie said He spoke Of It)(' urgencv of our being willing to sacrifice some overseas sales or order to protect technology The nation, he said, must be willinq to "clean If[) the mess,' improving anrf toughening export laws and working to harmonize and make more even handed the export policies of thr' U S and that of its allies To do this the government must convey that it is I oniinitu'd1 ui the program consistently and predictably. ,1111 gain the cnnse'i,sus of industry The word must go out that Bureau of Light Switch Inacy I s at an end Olmer said The present Administration, he stiit has done pretty well in meeting this objective overall Some 30 50 of the Items on the export control list don t need to be there he soil and the list has been cleaned it, I 'not nearly enough I and lightened Such action said Diner, Increase's our I redihrtity rind pernuts conct'n tration of our resources on the real areas of concem Unfortunately, said the speaker the process has taken too lung and has been the source of acrimony htitwoeo the Department of Commerce, the Defense Department arnd the Bureau of Qistunis In addition, the effort his resulted in fruition between the U S and Its o llie and has alienated the Congress Yet, he added, there ha', not been enough cognlianie taken of the fantastir change that has occurred in technology over the last fifteen years Fifteen years ago the leading edge of technology was to be found in the DoD but If re appearance of the semi conductor has reversed DOD s positron is the driving force and it is now lagging behind and many of its weapon o, systems are using yesterdays technology Olrner called for a new philosophy to underpin national Te0mol oqy Transfer policy He noted that for the past ten years our philosophy has been guided by a DoD task fort:, report of that period that urged priority more in preventing the Soviets front gaining 0 S 'know now, than it was to prevent its obruninq hardware front lira,- to lime The Technology Transfer Bob Beach, Jack Verona, Lionel Olmer, Dick Lark in Approved For Release 2011/08/02 : CIA-RDP90GO1359R000200030029-4 Approved For Release 2011/08/02 : CIA-RDP90GO1359R000200030029-4 Counterintelligence Don Moore, Scotty Miler, Gen. Dick Stilwell new DOD study provider evidence for a reexanunatioo of that obit osophy noting that the Soviets appear to be gaining morn =coin reverse engineonnq such hardware, rather than from general know how The document, he said, should trigger a new look at our polcies The issue today revolves around several questions Olnrer ;aid an the system he made more efficient or is t hopeless? He worries hr said about the construction of it system of irrelevancies Is it worth huilIt inrl towers or irrelevancies that dont prevent Soviet development trot at the since time impose a very substantial cost on the American indirstn,rl base? Is it possible, he asked to develop letter measures to fudge whether in particular cases the costs are worth rte This decision making has to he dofw faster, tire bureaucracy ': inrrol be lied up for months on a single issue as it has In the past He noted ?hat the 'few DUD report emphasizes that the Soviets are not using U S technology to catch up, rather they ' xploit it to enhance military capabilities teat ;ire equal to or better than the West's Can Pr U S arid COMM and hi lateral ag'eernents ever hope to keep ap with the pace of technolog it it rhange? Can the Congress he a better watch dog? (' 'It needs to he heleve tie I Will the Adnunistration develop better cdpafiility to deal with the flow of unclassriod data' 'I have serious doubts about that he noted considering the immense arnounts of vital data transmuted over satellite and lectru:al links I A speaker from the floor questioned Miter about the sharing of high technology with allies front whom he charged the nrafonty of such technology is acguired by the Soviets Olnrer renunded that the DOD corrtrols the export of military equipment r-nd that the Department of Come-rerces role is to examine civilian technology that may have if foil -use as military technology Dr Verona observed that some esti mates say that the Soviets will surpass the LJ S by integratirrg IJ S technological gains or their military equipment before we do The Intel lgence Conrnrunity he ;aid, has fit large measure been extrernaly valuable in assuring that ideas and evidence are presented to arm aid in making export lceosin_g lodgments There are nrechanisnrs to assure chat the Department of Commerce gets fit(, informatioti it needs, Ire folded Olnurr assured that this is done hot warned of those few instances where policy makers have used intelligence information to support a pre determined decision Diner also intro duced the point that intelligence analysis is vitsl in the area (if foreign .rvarlabrlityI those produ its produced abroad which we cannot con trot Intelligence he said, is essential to arriving at rlocontrol decisions as we'll Dr Verona also brought up the matter of sensitive inforrnaion conveyed to tote Soviet Union and others through the publishing of technical papers He estimated that one third of such papers should not he published even though unclassified He added that the DoD also has established categories for defining unclassified but techno logically significant products Olmer noted that we are still reluctant to transfer 10 year old technology to our allies and questioned whether we can even address the new technologies any better Cl and Security Vital To National Security The scope of the nations counterintelligence problem and what is being done about it, was the thetnre of Gen Richard G Stilwell USA-Ret I as lead off speaker III the panel addressing current (-,pion age against the United States Stilwell serves currently as chairnrau of the Department of Defense Set unty Review Committee The Department of Defense, hr- said, is "clearly the most ettru: Pve target for hostile intelligence noting that 90"r, of chose cleared in the Executive Branch are within DoD To it ustrate this he holed that 38 million people are cleared for access to SE-CRET inforrnauon and above, 1 15,000 have access to sensitive cornpartmented informatior, and 700,000 hold TOP SECRET clearances In addition, there are DoD facilities in 95 countries around the world, 14,000 cleared contractor facilities, and 16 million documents added annually to the hundreds of millions currently on file ..The threat is very real, as we appreaatr' Stilwell said Seek rig access to Hit,) information hr- noted is i missive Soviet overcollection program to exploit out free society The speaker observed that identified Soviet collectors fit the U S rrutnunrber U S collectors in the Soviet Union by 40 to 1 The goal of his committee, Stilwell said, is to look at proterti ru of classified information and to reduce the opportunity for wrttinq it unwitting unauthorized disclosure of it He asked some the loncal questions confronting the group "How do we improve' the r tiles for access to classified information? How do we make it more difficull and inhibit hostile collection in the United State's? How du we urrprove the handing, use and storage of classified information? Withoirl que, Lion, the speaker said, The main Ihirrg is to keep runnnrg and to keep abreast of or hopefully surpass the threat So far the Review Committee has found police to h,; in good shape, he said, it is the implementation that remains a prol:lern He reviewed the remedial legislation under consideration, noting hovv ever that if legislative gap exists which excludes officials of the Eastern Rloc from the travel restrictions imposed on the Soviets Stilwell suggested some areas where t're Review Committee will make recornmendaions Require that all cleared personnel report ofii edit or personal travel abroad, institute if rewards program which leads to the unmasking of espionage, support for the FBI and enhancernent Of counterintelligence measures, institute rancsont exit searches at sensitive facilities, enhance the investigative process determine the right of people to access classified information insisting that candi dates for sensitive work come forward to prove trustworthiness, yet [letter control over the number of those cleared for classified access and requiring that supervisor certification of eligibility he strengthened and tightened Approved For Release 2011/08/02 : CIA-RDP90GO1359R000200030029-4 Approved For Release 2011/08/02 : CIA-RDP90GO1359R000200030029-4 Ili(, vpr,rkr r observed that the recent 10"? reduction in those gr,utted rlassihed access proved no iroblenl for DoD It turns out we ,llrr,ldv have an 1 1 reduction Co.rplod with this reduction of those given le,irances he said must come an understanding that clearance doesit I rne,3n automatic access The need to know doctrine, violated widely over the yeses must be enforced he Said Othr r an,,is being addressed jr, the numbers permitted to Its documents Stilwell noted that at present 2,533 have original rl,rssific,ilion authority and 10000 hive derivative authority He cited the coed for gentler counterintclligenree and counterespionage efforts, and called for IF permanent, discretionary authority for the Secretary of Ilefense to use the polygraph for counterintelligence purposes The ;eeuniy adjudication process must be improved. Stilwell said and the double or nxilliple secunty standards used throughout DoD most he ,tandarif zed 01) dor'unlent security the speaker suggested that DoD elements should he asked how many tons of classified information they hive destroyed over the last six months Why Should a docu flint over ten years old exist Ili any compartment in more than one V, Stilwell noted this current trends toward the. paperless office roc the r isk of one or two had eggs gaining access to sensitive informa tine a new concern to he addressed The speaker urged that we prioritize the doable things," and flirt there he increased professional SIT) in and stature for the security profession Newton S iSroity) Miler a former counterintelligence official .with I A relined that necessity calls for core comprehensive Cl CE liuigr,nns There i, 1 need he said, for its to be store concerned and rle?rt to tilt, lessons of [(I( ,Ill espionage cases Now is the time, Miler :.cif Ie r~ui>ader a rr)ntr,ih;i ii Iook it the CI question and to integrate, at Ihr fir e level ninny of the Mli i it nusnis of counterintelligence. The in,bleni s ronyxiunded, he nl)served, by the loss of files and rnstitu tion,il nienrory which crake it more difficult to analyze and follow upon the bads, given by recent Soviet defectors. We may not have the rrsou ins we should have to follow up on such leads, Miler said The ; ounterintelligence philosophy should be instilled not only in lie nitrlligence conununrty but in industry which has lust as much at ,take IT the n,rtuon s future Obviously he said, there must be greater efforts in reg,ud to conipartnientation, document dissemination and nerd to know Hot what most he done also Is to look at the philosophy of CI CI over the past decade An deal" of what it should be should or modeled and serve is a guide for development Miler advocated Iliac although the eincept of eenhalizedl counterintelligence files has urn ronireversial I felt need dot rtes that the concept should be n-studiod It should also be possible once again, for officers to serve a r,urei it counterntelliyence, Miler said, Ili reviving the concept of 11);ututional nienrory and specialization Ili CI Such careerists, he said, are Herded Ili both reseawh and active operations He also called for yn atrr enipl)asis ITT the penetrating of the other side Another effort night he to reintegrate secunty program rnechanisrns with counterin telligenceThere must be a close relationship between CI and secur try people, Miler ,aid It is nnportant to develop a management concern for CI CE 'It is a vit'll r on, or ind requires leadership, Miler said Leadership must lest n he swirl t nIt 50i l ess is not deter mined by document dissernina grin Many of the benefits of CI are intangible and cannot he measured U visiialiy And despite recent cases. it is a nportant that managerent J1'4 l)r i ii5iuerized min heliei that all hostile fitellrgence successes ~,Irnl horn greed Tho regrowth of InuOIl nntelhgenc e Wet said. ,;liiild nil In e nlintiv; fed by paranoia rather, it should he propelled by kunwin1(li A fresh approach to ttit issue wad, presented by Donald Moore, a iii nit , rnnuienntrlligence agent will) the FBI Ina highly anecdotal irv,rw r,f his I',ueer hegnininq with Nazi espionage cases during 0%,WII Moore mailed sonic of the essons he learned in becoming a rinnuenntillgrnre opt i:i,ii si f or e xample in reminiscing about the itruog.unn of lie Nazi agent it lhoughi then of how much my nrithrr would like her Tier; ilw In son You cant tell a spy front the I Ivor Afli~u one wit lhlt clash with die fates Moore learned that the CI ni.in;IhepreparedGtrrvrrrvIV uitualite Norshoulcfihespecialist d~;hrlirVi true (mull i II ( Donl disli,Ilirve that the documents are hid 1, it ii i pumpkin i or drams, amaiyrnons inforrnatnil otit of hand l ,ix ,II iiritV rIeternuurd fit some of the earlier cases prompted Moore add yet inndher ride If bun fiat real secrets you had better ln~Ilrr t Ihenn Hot ailing lie. i'xprnencr vvih one Soviet ageol Moore .ug 11 ' I. f the-, rule 1)1111 I ',,IV you r.inl deal wish a drunk Such lie mid nttrn het()lilt, tier Iran singer in the choir Annihrr of Moore s rules is to Inc aware how easy it is for are ;rdversary Io obtain documentation of another in this country (He recalled how the false documentation of Rudolph Ivanovich Abel had come frorn in early CPUSA program to assemble docurnentauon of infants who had died at hlrth, and how in later cases the Soviets had merely created duplicates of Irving Americans ) In discussing recent espionage cases, Moore observed that most of the spies were riot working for the Soviets when they went to work for the government This results in another Moore rule find out what happened along the way ("There were things that happened to these people that should have given us something to look it ) During the question and answer session that followed, among the issues raised was the traditional absence of career enhancement for those who devote themselves to a counterintelligence career The question was answered from the floor by guest MG Thomas Wean stein, ACSI, who explained that recent improvements in the Annys programs include career recognition. Another issue was that of budget priorities, with Gen Stilwell observing that one technical security pro grain last year ' wasted'' 1 2 billion dollars, many tunes the entire cost of the Defense Investigative Service He was not advocating mindless scrapping of the program, it was indicated; rather, it serves as in example of the need for establishing intelligence priorities The stIffling effect of the Privacy Act on personnel security investigations was also discussed Robert Gates DDI, CIA Openness, Changed Environment To Shape Intelligence of Future Ten trends seen today will dorninate intelligence to the end of thie century according to Robert Gates, Deputy Director nt Intelligence, CIA As a panelist addressing The Future of the Intelligence Cone nntnnty, ' Gates noted that many of the trends ore already established while others are linked to technological development certain to come He described the coming revolution in which intelligence will be Comm riic:ated to policy makers desks electronically resulting or promptness, greater interaction between rho policynriker and the pro ducer and having significant security advantages Gates noted also that intelligence data is becoming harder and harrier In collect I camouflage dental and the inhdmitrng re;ici on to unauthonnid des closures force us to seek other collection means for that once available openly Recruitment of personnel is also heconinirng more difficult, he said because the' number of people who can meet secunty standards and pass polygraph screening is declining resulting Iii the need for a greater pool of applicants it initial stages Also uifluencrtxt rei:ruil meat Gates said is that governinltnt service , lice outing It -, altuit five Approved For Release 2011/08/02 : CIA-RDP90GO1359R000200030029-4 Approved For Release 2011/08/02 : CIA-RDP90G01359R000200030029-4 There has been i rrvolution as well he 'xplit rned in the ro e of intelligence in regard to ;ongress Not only is the flow of intelligence niter niahon to Congress as heavy as that to the Executive Branch but the large number of staff on the Hill makes the Congress better pre pared to ask questions than the Executive Branch entities receiving the s,rnre information There has also been an increased use of imelli gence by the Executive Branch for public education a tribute to the accuracy and integrity with which the American people view such reportin.l In the nternati:mal arena, Gates indicated, there has been a growing use of intelligence to convince our aliies, and certain nations beyond traditional alli('s, if the rectitude of U S policies Another challenge has been the dramatic increase nn the dive ,sty of the subjects intelligence must now address far from those early days when the focus was limited to potential adversaries Today for exannple, the Conununily must serve requirements dealing with nuclear proliferation nrernational narcotics foreign technological development, human rig'its, technology transfer population, religion and the like Similarly, there has been an immense growth in the diversity of the users or consumers of intelligence Gates observed that intelligence it) the past decade has heconre steadily more central to national decision making rioting that in some cases there might not be a national policy without the contributions of the Intelligence Corn munity He also suggested that it often appears the Intelligence Corn nuinity is the only part of the government looking to the future, as one sees the withering of long range planning in other agencies He noted one problem stemnnrng from such progress the policy maker is faced with addressing future problems when costs are low, yet receives no benefit from doing so The rewards of such efforts will be seen only by his or her successors and changes in present methodology Antony these are the partner ship between government and industry a commitment to education, an attack on COMSEC illiteracy armed at both government risers and marketers in industry and the encouragement of risk taking by Indus try to advance protective technologies This will require, Faurer said, it reduction in the stringency of security limitations by pursuing it coop erative, but controlled, openness We must give a little in the security area so that we can gain security in it macro way, Iii said, replacing the traditional green door with a mesh door There must be technical and intellectual exchange with acadenua and industry while maintaining it highly protected intelligence envir onment, Faurer said Carefully selected people must be recruited to improve computer security as massive parallel processing of national security nforinition becornes it necessity Within the Intelligence Cornmunrty, the former NSA director soul, there must be a major change it) the traditional denicircation or corn partmentation between tactical and "strategic intelligence He called for integration of organizational assets to address both without the costly redundancy seen today The budget process, Far,rer said will drive this change We must be more disciplined in what to go after and which we can afford Minirnizing and prioritizing competing requirements, all area where we have failed in the past, will permit the 'wiggle roorn to meet other urgent requirements for which the Community will not be given additional money and personnei Phil Parker Deputy Assistant Director, Intelligence Division, FBI, noted the strides made in recent years to enhance the Bureaus coun terintelligence capabilities This has been made possible, he said, Intelligence Future LG Lincoln Faurer The future may see "Ore openn('ss, it cultural change in Si with and seeking of assistance front elements outside the Intelligence Conlinursty, predicted LG Lincoln D Faurer (USAF Ret ), the former Director of NSA The Community "pays and continues to pay every day he said for the cultural overprotection of the past In explaining his advocacy, Faurer addressed Borne of the issues confronting NSA Development of advanced information systems, he noted, is it growth industry, an industry yet to he "converted" to recog nize the need for computer security The Intelligence Community will have to work in partnership with industry to seek such a fundamental change, the former NSA Director said In the area of communications security, Faurer observed that 90ro of U S telephone calls are easily intercepted by adversaries because they are carried by microwave Satellite down-links and almost all computer transmission systems also hold such vulnerability. He observed that the fifty billion dollars transmitted electronically every day in the U S. holds great potential for such mischief Faurer observed that the track record of secure communications, on the whole has been spotty and poor, despite some exceptional successes What is needed, he said, is outside help, new initiatives Phil Parker FBI because policy makers and the Congress recognize the need for increased mesources Coupled with this growth must be an adjustment of current security practices, more thorough counterintelligem:e anal ysis and innovative operational security measures to reduce vulnerr bility And, although Cl will become a battle of technologies by the end of the century, the business of counterintelligence will continue to revolve around the human agent, Parker said The FBI official reviewed recent long-terns espionage cases which have caused the nation serious damage, noting that we have learned in recent years that the ideologically-motivated spy of the past is very rare Today's hostile recruits are voluntarily- inspired mercenaries guided by greed and profit, he said. This calls for continuing advances in personnel training, analytical techniques and technological aids, Parker said In the discussion that followed, Gates added the importance of stressing the role of the manager. He or she must remain alert to indications of life-style changes in employees, and not rely solely on the initial security adlu dication as a basis for continuing clearability The theme was echoed by Faurer who stressed the importance of periodic reinvestigation of personnel in sensitive positions Approved For Release 2011/08/02 : CIA-RDP90G01359R000200030029-4 Approved For Release 2011/08/02 : CIA-RDP90G01359R000200030029-4 Getting to Know You Katie Rigsbee and Sara O'Connell Periscope's Ed Sayle and Larry Sulc, Nathan Hale Foundation Approved For Release 2011/08/02 : CIA-RDP90G01359R000200030029-4 Approved For Release 2011/08/02 : CIA-RDP90GO1359R000200030029-4 Friendly Reunion Betz Ferguson, Betty Doyle, Andy Ferguson q. Y John Greaney, Jack Thomas and John Waller Jim Wheeler, Scott Breckinridge, Warren Magnusson iC John Greaney and Harold Ramsberg Approved For Release 2011/08/02 : CIA-RDP90GO1359R000200030029-4 Approved For Release 2011/08/02 : CIA-RDP90GO1359R000200030029-4 Notes from Here and There A Word of Appreciation ... Billy T. Norwood, Director of Security, Howard University, Washington, D C , was recently elected National Treasurer of the National Organization of Black Law Enforcement Executives (NOBLE) at the group's Ninth Annual Conference in Miami, Florida. At the fall graduation ceremony of the Defense Intelligence College, September 6th, an honorary degree of Master of Science of Strategic Intelligence was awarded to Captain Richard W. Bates (USN-Ret). Bates, ,t former Vice President of AFIO, and now a member of its Board of Directors and Executive Committee, is the former President of the National Military Intelligence Association and a Director of the National Intelligence Study Center An intelligence careerist in the U.S. Navy, he served as Commandant of the Defense Intelligence School, 1975-79, where his skill and leadership is cred- ited with the development of the institution into an accredited college with a Master's program in intel- ligence Col Francis R. Quis (AUS-Ret), of Statesville, N.C , felt Inspired to resume his regular newspaper column there after attending last year's AFIO convention. The result forty five columns discussing military and intelli- gence issues, including a six-part "Intelligence Primer" and a series of six on the potential of the Special Forces in dealing with terrorism. Col. Quis is a frequent speaker before organizations concerned about U.S. intelligence needs Honorary Board member John Barron has been named co-recipient of a major award for the best inves- tigative reporting on subversion in the media, Barron, a senior editor of Readers' Digest, w ll share the 50,000 pound award, founded last year by iuublisher Sir James Goldsmith, with Paul Anastasi, the managing editor of the Athens Star. In receiving the award, Barron was credited with exposing KGB influence in the media. 193 J 194 1 niliI,try and State Department records or it sit b,ect, he has been less thorough on Arnencan rntelllg?nce efforts in the 1920s Ind 1930s has not used Gerhard Weinhergs 1980-81 mater,,tl on Hitler ', rd'i ision to declare war on the IJ S it 1941 and has made two 'onclusiuns wirer:h scholars and students may dispute His statement p 4791 th it the Unitec States in the years before 1939-41 "did not have ms secn't agents in foreign rountnes, is debatable According to the rrsr',in'h of Jeffreys Jones Arnencan Esptnna.ge from Secret Srrvrrr to CIA 19771 and other sources including a hloyraphv of ,nn -ei agent Mon is Berg, Arnencan diplnm is and attaches between the w,in; fiu,tncrrd some networks of spies Finally the analysis of Roberto Wohlstetter s m,tior thesis is provocative but somewhat harsh His t'u+sis that the Pearl Harbor intell gence failure was one of collection out .in,tlvsls s interesting but is weakened by evidence that lop experii, dike Fnednr,in knew of the likelihood of an attack if riot the nnir t-id pl,icel and that there were serious comrnunicatluns, security ind w.unru7 prr'-cedure failures This said this volume is a most significant contribution whi( h will ~meltr to put professon;tl intelligence studies on the academic and puts lit ni,ip Its re,idership should not be Ilmrted to the intelligence 5)111 nunily and >chril,irs fcr general readers wi-o enjoy reading about an r'xcitn'g s,-,u(+ for the unknown in our century will find much to pondo' nee e 1)()(1q1% IS I iVhee'ter Pnrlessnr of Modern History University o1 Neiv l /,tint ,chit Our l;,rnr w,is Rrcharrl Welch Fellow on Advanced Research /ntr lij(,,t /r( - r? r 981 b.5 It the Ccntr'r for Interrr,a lon;J Atlarrs. Har 1111 I rio rrcrty ;r f 'rr' f/rrs vesar lie rs an Research Assocerte l There were several unsung heroes who deserve being sung to for their part i n the 1 1 th Annual Conven- tion. Each of these persons combined three indispensi- ble qualities, professional skill, a willingness to pitch in and a good sense of humor. What is more important to a convention than hospi- tality suites? Thanks to Bill Grady and Sam Hopler, the convention could boast two suites which could be models for the best airline VIP lounges. They were thoroughly professional operations. Convention finances can be complicated; reserva- tion fees pour in and bills mount up. The specter of going in the hole always haunts us. But between Warren Magnusson and Jim Wheeler everything carne out right. The book room, reeking with spy lore provided by six exhibitors, offered a congenial place to chat and drink coffee during breaks, as well as nourish the intellectual demands of the members. Tom Troy, who put this operation together and watched over it during the con- vention, deserves much credit. The first and last persons seen at a convention are usually those at the reception and registration tables, responsible for handing out the convention kits stuffed with meal tickets, programs and other essentials, as well as answering all kinds of questions This year Betty Woodward and Alma Mattison were kind enough to handle all this with grace and efficiency. And, if you appreciated the beautifully scripted name tags, large enough so that you didn't have to fumble for your glasses when you met people whose names you had forgotten, thank Trudie Wannall. Sherry Engrav, AFIO's secretary, gave her valuable services again at the on-location office and deserves our gratitude. Mary Greaney is another volunteer who helped make the wheels go round and falls into the what-would-we-have-done-without-her" category The stalwarts of this convention, like all AFIO con- ventions, were, of course, Executive Director John Greaney and Gretchen Campbell, whose work at the convention was much in evidence, but whose continu- ous labors for months before the convention made it all come together. Thanks to them all -- John H Waller Convention Chairman PERISCOPE is published quarterly by the Association of Former Intelligence Officers, McLean Office Building, 6723 Whittier Ave., Suite 303A, McLean, VA 22101 Phone(703)790-0320 Officers of AFIO are LG Eugene F Tighe, Jr ............ . ..... President Dr. Walter L Pforzheimer ............ Vice President Robert J. Novak ......................... Treasurer Charlotta P. Engrav ...................... Secretary John K. Greaney ....... . ..... ... Executive Director Edward F. Sayle .............. Editor of PERISCOPE Approved For Release 2011/08/02 : CIA-RDP90GO1359R000200030029-4 Approved For Release 2011/08/02 : CIA-RDP90GO1359R000200030029-4 Chapter Activities Arizona Chapter. The chapter held its June meet- ing at the Stronghold Restaurant, Sierra Vista. The twenty four present were treated to it couple of anec- dotes by guest Lee Echol; other guests included Don Perry from San Diego and Dr Pete Lupsha and Bob Mrgneault from Albuquerque- The chapter also extended a warm hand of welcome to its new member, Cliff Dolan Following lunch the members motored to the U.S. Army Intelligence Center, Ft. Huachuca, where MG Thomas Weinstein was on 'land to extend a very gra - r.ious welcome An excellent command briefing was given by SGT Sheppard of the Base Information Office, enhanced by poignant comments throughout by MG Weinstein His explanations were very much appre- crrted The briefing enunciated the Center, its mission and the breadth and needs of Army intelligence The chapter held a Iiir cheon meeting on Sep- tenrher 21st at the Airport Central Inn, Phoenix. Dr. W.P. Shofstill presented a very interesting and provocative talk entitled Our Counterfeit Constitution.- Dr- Shof- stall has field the posts of Arizona State Superintendent of Schools ano Dean of the School of Education, Arizona State University Among the sixteen members and guests present at the meeting were Col. and Mrs. Thomas (USAF Ret ), new chapter wember Frank LiBrandi and new national and chapter member Chester Pomeroy. TIie next meeting was announced for the same location on Noveniber 16 Sari Diego Chapter. The chapter's annual elec ions were held at the May 24th meeting- Elected were Jerry Cerkanowicz, president; Keith Young, 1st vice president, Elizabeth Allison, 2nd vice president, Phillip Keith treasurer Trudy Keith, secretary, Ed Learnard, public relations director, and Frank Thornton and Eileen Scott, directors at large Special guests of the evening were two ROTC graduates who were to receive their regular Navy com missions the following day It was also announced that on June 21, the chapter would sponsor a half-hour ceremony for new citizens at the War Memorial Build nil Den Perry is the speaker and Jerry Cerkanowicz will welcome the new citizens on behalf of AFIO Chapter nienihers will greet the people and provide refreshments Robert J Caldwell, editorial writer and member of the editorial hoard of the San Diego Union, spoke to the forty five members and guests about Central America today Caldwell a Vietnam veteran, specializes in for eign policy and defense issues, and in 1983 was the recipient of a Jefferson Fellowship In 1984, he traveled to Fl Salvador, Nicaragua Honduras and Cuba His presentation was rousing and fast paced, clearly one of the best before the chapter !n the past year Summarizing Central America today El Salvador, he reported, has about 9,000 guerrillas at present, representing five Marxist-Leninist organizations. Hon duras has no indigenous insurgency, but has a small number of terrorists and guerrillas operating from out side the country. In recent months, about a hundred of them have been captured, and all proved to have been trained in Cuba and armed by Nicaragua, with a goal of creating a communist revolution in Honduras. Guate mala, with its history of government repression has been the target of three large Marxist-Leninist, pro Cuban, pro-Soviet organizations with a great number of near-illiterate members. A number of guerrilla diaries have been recovered which focus on their Cuban and Soviet connections and indicate the writers' devotion to "Carlos Marx." The government of Costa Rica, without an army, has expressed great long range fear of Nicaragua. Henry Sisneros, the liberal Democrat mayor of Sari Antonio, saw the light after a trip to Costa Rica and has stated that the Sandinistas are a problem for all Central Amer Ica, and "that maybe it was time the U.S. Democrats in Congress took the Sandinistas seriously." Caldwell's impressions from his visit to Nicaragua a gagged press, a minimum of 3,000 political prisoners, one dominant party remindful of the USSR or Nazi Ger- many, a smothering type of public relations by the San dinistas, arid food rationing controlled by local block "defense committees" as in Cuba He noted that if one is on the outs with the block committee, food rations are reduced or withdrawn. Other impressions Caldwell gained during his visit to Nicaragua an overwhelming Soviet presence, the largest army in Central America, the only tank (T-54) regiment in Central America, and sham elections, which he observed are taken as a "bourgeois formality." Caldwell cited the remarks of one Sandinista leader "If we communists didn't have war problems (i.e. the Contras), elections wouldn't be necessary." Thomas Borge, Nicaragua's Interior Minister, made a gaff during a visit to Cuba. According to Caldwell, Borge did not realize he was being overheard when he said "You can't be a true revolutionary without being it Marxist-Leninist. I have a tactical love for the Cuban system, but I can't articulate it at the moment -, When Caldwell talked to an editor of La Prensa in Managua, he was accompanied by two Ministry of Information lackeys. Still, the editor had the guts to say, 'I don't want a communist country- They got here by force- The only way to get them out is by force. ' C,rld well contrasted this attitude with that of a Cuban editor of Havana's Graina, "We will print anything - - as long as it is correct ' Meaning, said Caldwell, ''party correct In Cuba, Caldwell was impressed by the fact that one can't find any dissidents---they are either dead or in jail ''In the USSR,'' he said, ''you can come across some in between jail sentences once in a while " Caldwell was struck by the absolute poverty of the economy, which he termed ''pathetic,'' after twenty five years of communism and despite 25?c subsidies frorn the Soviet Union Approved For Release 2011/08/02 : CIA-RDP90GO1359R000200030029-4 Approved For Release 2011/08/02 : CIA-RDP90GO1359R000200030029-4 Lt Frank Thornton, (USN-Ret.) a member of the chapter, addressed some fifty-seven members and their guests at the Admiral Kidd Officers Club on June 28th. Lt. Thornton, a former SEAL with seventeen years expe rience as an unconventional warfare specialist, explained the mission of the Navy commando units. Speaking primarily of their role in Vietnam, Lt. Thornton told how he led a SEAL team that successfully penetrated into the heart of a Viet Cong camp to raid a bamboo barracks in which some 100 VC were sleeping. This resulted in some 80 VC killed with only one SEAL suffering a minor wound Thornton explained the importance of immediate intelligence and the capability to act on it without delay The SEALs recruited and paid their own agents, many of whom were ' Chieri Hors" (defectors from the Viet Cong) who were reinserted back into their own units where they were able to supply the SEALs with intelligence that proved of great value For example, on one occasion fresh intelligence revealed that a party of instructors from Hanoi and China had come into the SEAL area of operations to instruct the VC on rocket assembly and repair. Acting immediately, the SEAI_s were able to cap ture this cadre. In another case, agent-supplied intelli- gence allowed the SEAL team to capture a high-ranking VC on his wedding day, along with his bride, guests and wedding presents. Stay-behind" SEAL operations worked to capture VC political and military cadre. It was done this way: two or three helicopters would airlift in two or three SEAL teams They would land in a suspected VC-controlled village The village would appear to be devoid of any men of military age, so the teams would reload the helios and depart, but a few SEALs would be left behind Hiding themselves outside the village, they would wait until the VC cadre emerged from their hidden tunnels The ' stay-behind" SEALs would then rush in arid cap- ture or kill the VC, calling in the helios that were hover frig out of sight and hearing of the enemy Another mission of the SEAL teams in Vietnam was the recovery of prisoners of war. Thornton said that some forty-eight Army of the Republic of Vietnam POWs were recovered, but no Americans. American prisoners of the communists, he said, were continuously moved so that their whereabouts was most difficult to pin-point. There are two SEAL locations in the United States, one in Coronado and the other in Virginia They serve the Cornmarrder-in-Chief, Pacific and Atlantic Fleets, respectively. Since Vietnam, the SEALs have had a role in military operations in Grenada and Lebanon. They stand ready to perform any task as directed by the Commander-in-Chief, Thornton said. "The Vietnamese people have had 10 years with the Americans and 10 years with the Russians," said Luc Phoung Ninh, formerly a colonel in the South Viet- namese army, and U.S. Director of Vietnamese Military Personel Overseas. "I can tell you, they want the Ameri- cans back," lie told members and guests at the chap- ter's July 26th meeting. Ninh, now an American citizen, leads about 100,000 anti-communist veterans of the armed forces of the defeated nation. Formerly head of a still secret counter- intelligence unit, he has been credited by the Pentagon with risking his life to stay-behind for 72 hours after the AF10 delegation assembles to hear Tom Polgar address the Canaveral chapter of the TROA. From left, Herbert Jenne, Ernest "Zeke" Zellmer, Stone Christopher, Polgar, and Major General John Cleland (USA-Ret), president of the TROA chapter. fall of Saigon to recover top-secret computer tapes con- taining information on the Soviet KGB throughout the world, and other data on the communist infrastructure. "I think that few Americans outside the armed for ces understand what the Soviet Union is doing in Viet- nam today," he said. "They have a major warship, submarine and long-range aircraft base at Cans Ranh Bay . . They are already making their influence felt across the South China Sea in the Philippines which is being threatened by an internal communist guerrilla war " Ninh also said the Kremlin is dictating policy to the Hanoi regime and is manipulating talks with the United States regarding the more than 2,500 American military men still listed as missing-in-action in Southeast Asia "I receive reports of living American prisoners from resis- tance forces fighting the communists in my former country and in Laos and Cambodia," reports he relays to the Department of Defense. Ninh's interpreter, Tran Vinh, a former South Viet namese officer and philosophy instructor at the Univer- sity of Saigon, added more to the tragic story. He told of spending three years in a communist "re-education" camp after the fall of Saigon. "They talked about the class struggle and the communist utopia,"" he said "I can tell you it was a hell, not a utopia. I learned the poor man in South Vietnam was the equivalent of a rich man in North Vietnam." According to Vinh, nationalist revolu- tionary forces have been formed inside Vietnam. One unit, organized in Paris in 1976, "has established a clandestine network of operatives, secret camps arid arms caches in South Vietnam.'" A formal statement also noted that the unit's forces have staged ambushes and sabotage acts in Saigon and has succeeded in pene- trating certain government levels through corruption and bribery of communist cadre. "Once the Vietnamese people didn't want Americans," Vinh said. "Now they want Americans and they want to kill communists. We wait for your help." At its Board of Directors' meeting, July 31st, the chapter agreed to donate $50 to the CODE 99-VRV fund, a fund aimed at purchasing for the Sari Diego Police Department an armored car for use as a victim rescue vehicle in high risk situations. Approved For Release 2011/08/02 : CIA-RDP90GO1359R000200030029-4 Approved For Release 2011/08/02 : CIA-RDP90G01359R000200030029-4 Sari Francisco Bay Area Chapter. Thirty-one mem hers and guests attended the chapter's June meeting, lwld it the Magic Pan Restaurant Chapter president Roger McCarthy presided, and the Rev. Ward McCabe delivered the invocation Following dinner, VP-Programs Fd Rudk,i offered sortie worthwhile remarks on the value of networking among other organizations with oblectives similar to AFIO, that is the education of the public to the need for national resolve and dedicated to our country He then outlined the unique format for the 0vrIning 5 program in which each table, aided by good humored facilitators, would 'brain storm'" key topics Each table was instructed to reach a consensus (which (',()I Hayden aptly pointed out may be thought of as a yellow line down the middle of the road), and at the end of the exercise the table facilitators would report on the range of conclusions Topics for the evening were ? Was U S response to the recent TWA highjacking handled properly? ? Will President Reagan yield the Strategic: Defense Initiative at Geneva in order to gain some form of arms reduction agreement? ? What is the biggest problem facing the United States today? ? Will the Democrat Party gain control of the Senate in the 1986 elections? ? How can the Sari Francisco Bay Area Chapter become a more meaningful, i e effective, chapter? There was a minimum of thirty-one different opin- ions on each facet of each issue. However, several themes emerged Perhaps the greatest problem facing the U.S today is an apparent lack of will on the part of a great segment of the American population to preserve our way of life. I his theme was described variously as a loss of will or as internal decay Another recurring theme centered around the power and negative impact of a national press which ignores national security in self-serving pursuit of often slanted "nevus Regarding the SDI as a bargaining tool at Geneva, most tables reported that they thought that portions may he sacrificed it the talks, but the point was made that before reaching that decision, the President probably would first be yielding to anal-strength coalitions within our own country. e.g., a hostile press, anti-nuclear activ- ities, or a Congress more sympathetic to the Left, On the question of the 198F elections, most tables concluded that the Democrats would not gain control of the Senate "Unless'' certain conditions arose, such as a possible protracted hostage situation or a weakening of the U S domestic economy, to name but two of the ninny caveats raised There was a great deal of reaction to the TWA high- jacking but little consensus beyond commonly held anger tad indignation As one facilitator reported, his table generated ouch fire and smoke, but little light Among the few recurrent ideas were the lack of ade- quate intelligence at the outset, the fact that a rapid esponse force was not on location, the role of the nudr,r tit coveting the overit, and the question of whether n ,ippropnate reaction plan was in effect- A majority of tables concluded that the President was handling the problem well Suggestions for improving the effectiveness of the chapter centered around increased community partici- pation and the assumption of an informational role We must let the public know that we exist and that we have commendable and honorable objectives. Ways of corn municating this include increased public speaking engagements on the part of some members, and the solicitation of fair press coverage. Forty-five members and guests attended the chap- ter's July meeting at the Magic Pan Restaurant. Presi dent Roger McCarthy chaired the meeting Among the guests were Vice Consul Yuji Sato and Takahiko Kondo of the Consulate of Japan, San Francisco Guest speaker for the evening was Alex Escla- mado, editor-in-chief of the largest Filipino-American newspaper, The Philippine? News, and an outspoken critic of President Ferdinand Marcos. The recurring theme of his address was the cessation of all aid to the Philippines, particularly military, as a tool for forcing President Marcos to restore, in the speaker's words, freedom to the country. Esclamado stated that the Philippine Republic was created in the image of the United States and there is still residual affinity on the part of Filipinos for this coup try He recounted his own experience as a member of a family which helped five American guerrillas during WWII, and said he was speaking now as an American, an anti- communist and a lover of democracy. He reminded the audience of how Philippine resistance had upset the invading Japanese timetable in the Pacific, a delay criti- cal to the outcome of the war there. The speaker warned that America is running out of time in the Philippines and that we risk losing that coun- try to the communists as a result of our continued sup- port of President Marcos. Citing mistakes he claimed America had made there, Esclamado recalled President Roosevelt's high commendation of Filipino fighters, and noted that General MacArthur has promised that all soldiers under his command there were to be treated and paid equally The speaker noted, however that forty years later lie is still fighting in court to get America to ''fulfill its promises'' to Filipino soldiers who expected U.S. citizenship and who were paid only fifty percent of the salary of their American counterparts He made the point that after the war the United States took care of its enemies first; it helped rebuild Japan and Europe, but the Philippines still has not recovered economically. He repeated that the U S.'s greatest error had been support of President Marcos. Esclamado characterized Marcos as 'the most bril- liant criminal mind the Philippine race ever produced To justify his assertion, he claimed the following inci- dent took place at the beginning of Marcos' legal expe- rience: At the time Marcos was preparing for his law degree at the University of the Philippines, his father was defeated in a race for Congress Infuriated at the defeat, young Marcos shot a member of the victorious political opposition Convicted, and while in prison, Mar - cos reviewed for the bar examination, which lie ''toppers'' subsequently, ranking highest in all the exam areas Young Marcos then argued his own case before the Supreme Court- He argued the case so brilliantly said Approved For Release 2011/08/02 : CIA-RDP90G01359R000200030029-4 Approved For Release 2011/08/02 : CIA-RDP90G01359R000200030029-4 AFIO Suncoast Chapter president Andy Ferguson presenting plaque to guest speaker BG Charles B. Eichelberger, USA. Incoming president Ray Saint- Germain is on the right. the speaker, that one of the justices, who had also killed someone in his own youth, persuaded the other justices to give Marcos a second chance. The Philippine Constitution, he explained, is similar to that of the United States, thus the president is limited to two terms. In the seventh year cf his presidency, the speaker alleged, President Marcos staged the bombing of his Defense Secretary as justification for proclaiming martial law. Yet, Esclamado said, no U.S. president has criticized publicly the "destruction of freedom' resulting from the martial law declaration. Only since the 1983 murder of opposition leader Benigno Aquino, the speaker noted, has there been derogatory coverage of the Mar cos government by the US press. Continued aid to Marcos, whom Esclamado deemed the people's enemy, is the surest way to have a com- munist takeover, 'ne declared. Esclamado accused the U S of being afraid of "a tinhorn dictator" because of our military interests in the Philippines, yet should not fear calling Marcos' "bluff." If Guantanamo can exist, he said, then Subic Bay and Clark Field can remain in U.S. hands because no Philippine soldier would fire on Amer- icans defending those bases. Esclamado predicted that when repression, corruption and poverty worsen, the people will view communism, not as a system, but as a better way of life They will risk supporting the commu nists in the belies they will be able to neutralize the communists later The speaker concluded that he believes freedom can exist in .iny situation if given a chance to flourish on its own Saying that it might not be the same as by !J S standards. the essence'' would sti,l be there, that is the country would he run by its own people there would be a system of law and human rights would be respected He believes, he said, that the Philippine people will return the country to these foundations of democracy if clean ' elections are held, citing the May 1984 elec tions as an example There, he said, Marcos was under pressure frorli the U S Congress to hold the elections, and because he perceived his opposition to be frag- mented, Marcos did not activate machinery for cheating on the vote count. People, Esclamado said, chained themselves to the ballot boxes to frustrate having ballots counted somewhere other than in the polling places, with the result that one-third of the legislature now is in opposition to President Marcos. During the question and answer session, the speaker returned repeatedly to the themes that ( 1) there is much good will toward Americans residual from the WWII experience and the creation of the Philippine Republic modeled on the U.S form - resulting in a strong devotion to freedom by the Filipinos, (2) President Marcos' declaration of martial law has destroyed democ racy in the country and he is perceived by the people as their oppressor and enemy, (3) feelings of good will toward America are dissipating because of our con tinned support of the Marcos government, (4) all aid to the Marcos government should he discontinued to force "clean" election; and, (5) if such elections are held the Philippine people will know whom to choose to restore democracy to the country Responding to a question concerning the 2.8 mil- lion Muslims in the Philippines who are being armed and directed in opposition to the U.S. presence at Subic Bay, Esclamado said the Muslims took up arms against the government as a response to President Marcos' out- lawing of arms. To the Muslim, the speaker said, his gun is his life The Muslim is not the threat, Esclamado declared, it is the alliance of the Muslims with the New Peoples' Army which is being supplied by the Soviets through Cam Ranh Bay Several questions and com- ments from the floor recalled other U.S. experience with regimes for which there was room for much criticism In each case, it was noted, when U.S. support was with- drawn. the situation worsened dramatically. A counterpoint to the views of Esclamado was announced for the chapter's August meeting, a presen- tation by Romeo Aguilles, Esq., the Consul General of the Republic of the Philippines. Thirty-five members and guests attended the May 8th meeting at the New Pisa Restaurant. Following the Pledge of Allegiance and announcements, President Roger McCarthy read a letter sent by Max Peters to the President of the United States. In it, Peters proposes that Check Point Charlie, which links West Berlin with East Berlin, be named the Major Arthur D. Nicholson, Jr., Memorial Gate, to serve as a constant reminder of "the significance of Major Nicholson's supreme sacrifice that was given freely for the good of mankind " Vi and Dave Pollack were presented an award for having travelcsd the longest distance to the meeting. Vice President (Programs) Ee Rudka introduced th" guest speaker, Semere Haile, Ph D , Visiting Lecturer at the University of California, Berkeley Speaking frorn the Eritrean vantage pont, Prof Haile gave a chronological narrative of the actions taken by the four post-war pow ers (US, USSR, Britain and France) and the UN General Assembly in their role as architects of the ''Etl-uopean Eritrean Federation which Haile contends has been the root of the 24 year conflict on the Horn of Africa 1942 Italian colonialism in Africa comes to an end with Italy's defeat there, but disagreement among the Allied Powers concerning disposition of its former colo nies, Eritrea, Somalia and Libya, begins and is not resolved by the end of the war. Approved For Release 2011/08/02 : CIA-RDP90G01359R000200030029-4 Approved For Release 2011/08/02 : CIA-RDP90GO1359R000200030029-4 1947 Italy signs a peace treaty which provides for a f our Power Commission of Inquiry to Study the condi tion of the inhabitants of the former colonies. No con census is reached 1948 The UN General Assembly is given respon sihility for deciding the fate of the former colonies The USSR introduces Italy into the picture, possibly because the Communist Party is becoming more active in Italian politics A proposal for British ItalianFrench administra- tion of the former colonies is rejected by the Soviets and several "non aligned countries '" Debate continues. 1949 The UN decides. to grant Libya indepen- dence, but yet another Commission of Inquiry is estab- lished to study the question of Eritrea- It agrees that Fritreaa should remain intact and undivided, but none of it~; recomnaendahons are adopted by the UN. 1950 The Ethiopia -Eritrea Federation is established to embody a unique division of governmental powers. r he Eritrean government is to be an autonomous state federated with Ethiopia under the Ethiopian Crown, despite the diversity of cultural orientation and systems of government The Eritrean government retains auton- omy in domestic affairs, but the federated government is to have jurisdiction over such matters as defense, finance, commerce and communication. 1951 The UN Secretary General appoints a panel of legal experts to review the draft of the Eritrean Consti- tution which, according to Prof. Haile, was drawn up by American lawyers. The panel rejects an Ethiopean interpretation which would have weakened Eritrean autonomy while strengthening federal powers of the Ethiopian Crown- Ensuing recommendations of the panel are not heeded by Emperor Haile Salassie. 1952 The federal plan is implemented. A 68- naumher Eritrean Assembly is elected, but among Fri teeans there is disagreement with the election guidelines of the supervising British authorities- The plan, which continues Fthiopean suppression of Eritrea, kindles nationalism among the Fritreans 1961 All peaceful avenues to autonomy for the E ncie.ans ore exhausted Nunacrrous appeals to the UN At the Gulf Coast Chapter's September meeting: (front row from left to right) Carlos Lopez, Texas FDN representative; Commander Enrique Bermudez, FDN; Prince John de Batemberg. (second row) Mario Calero, FDN; and Father Thomas Dowling. produce resolutions not binding on the Ethiopean Crown. Armed conflict ensues. 1977 U.S. and allied influence is replaced by USSRCuban influence as the American and Israeli mil itary missions are expelled from Ethiopia. The USSR becomes the major supporter and armament supplier to Ethiopia. 1978 The Somalian Army is defeated by Fthiopean Soviet Cuban forces. Eritrean nationalists remain active in their fight for "self-liberation.'' Prof. Haile contended that despite increased quanti ties of armaments supplied to Ethiopia by the USSR, Eritrean nationalist interests have not been subdued Since the end of 1984, he noted, world attention has been focused on the Horn of Africa as a result of media coverage of the region's extended drought and ensuing famine. The combination of famine and prolonged war fare continue to have severe and unprecedented effects on the region and make the issue of Eritrean resistance a major problem within the USSR's overall African strategy. A brief question and answer session developed an additional theme: Lack of Soviet support in alleviating famine conditions in the Horn may be explained by its view that since Africa has been "exploited" by the West, the West should supply all the aid. (Haile noted that the U.S. actually had to pay for the fuel used by the Soviets to distribute US-donated food.) Yet, the Russians con tinue to supply armaments. Prolonged warfare has not settled the region's problems, the Soviets intend to remain in the Horn and, according to the speaker, the only solution rests with a political settlement President Roger McCarthy has written chapter members to stress the importance of participation in AFIO activities "Only through AFIO can you perpetuate your identity with your life's work, and the significance of that commitment to a free and beloved Country And from there ONLY WITH YOU can AFIO reach its aims and purpose- We must become a force, if voice to be respected and listened to. You can go out to dinner Gulf Coast Chapter Vice President and President, Richard Partch and Fred Rodell, with the Hon. Nestor Sanchez, Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense. Approved For Release 2011/08/02 : CIA-RDP90GO1359R000200030029-4 Approved For Release 2011/08/02 : CIA-RDP90GO1359R000200030029-4 at least once a month; do it with your colleagues on meeting nights. Find a new fulfillment and camaraderie and zing as you participate in the lightheartedness and spirited determination of our growing San Francisco chapter. Most of all, you will bear witness and enhance- ment to the interplay of political dynamics on the world scene today." McCarthy cited, as an example, the credibility and recognition the chapter received recently when Bay Area radio and television were "all over us" seeking authoritative analysis and comments about the Soviet use of "spy dust" to track U.S. citizens. An ABC TV camera crew filmed the chapter at it's August meeting and interviewed both McCarthy and Captain Bill Greene (USN-Ret), the latter a veteran of critical intelligence assignments in Moscow. Suncoast Chapter. The chapter held its final meet- i rig of the season at MacDill Air Force Base, Tampa. Approximately fifty members and guests were present from the Florida west coast area and MacDill. Among other guests was Dr. Albert Parry, who defected from the USSR many years ago (with a bullet in his back). Dr. Parry has written a number of books on the Soviets, on terrorism, and is considered by the chapter to be its ''in-house' Soviet expert. His new book, to be published soon, deals with Gorbachev and draws on information collected for some years, i.e. "picking the right horse." The honored guest and speaker was Brigadier General Charles B. Eichelberger, USA, the Director of Intelligence, United States Central Command, MacDill AFB. Other uniformed guests were LTC Spence Camp- bell, USA, the Executive Officer-J2, and LTC Dave Bur- pee, USA, Public Affairs Officer, both of the U.S. Central Command. General Eichelberger reviewed the mission of the U.S. Central Command. He recalled the establishment in 1980 of the Rapid Deployment Joint Task Force to focus U.S. capabilities on projecting military power quickly. By its very nature, however the Joint Task Force was limited in scope, as it became clear that significant security and economic issues required long-term focused attention Needed was a permanent command with geographic responsibility for the region, one that could perform the full range of functions that the European Command performs in Western Europe and the Pacific Command serves in Asia. As a result of this requirement, the U.S. Central Command became the nation's sixth unified command on January 1, 1983. It was given responsibility for all U.S. military activity in the 19 natiors of the Southwest Asia-Persian Gulf-Horn of Africa region. Its principal mission is deterrence, based on a strategy of helping friendly nations defend themselves through security assistance and training programs, combined exercises, regional cooperation and political and economic support. Gen Eichelberger called the region the cradle and crossroads of civilization, noting that it has a cultural heritage which goes hack over fifty centuries and is the origin of several of the world's major religions. The area, he added, has also been a Center of power and learning, as well as a strategic passage for merchants and con- querors alike. "Today," he said, "this region displays a wide range of economic and social development. It is marked by great ethnic, religious and political diversity, reflecting a rich history and producing tensions which have often resulted in armed conflict." The speaker noted that the region is spread over an area larger than the United States, and that the dis- tances involved present considerable obstacles to inter- and intra-theater movement and communications. The north-south dimension, he observed, is about the same as the distance between Teheran and London. For this reason, the air line of communication from the East Coast to the Persian Gulf is a fifteen hour trip on an air-refueled, non-stop C-5 aircraft. The sea line of com- munication through the Suez Canal to the Persian Gulf takes at least seventeen days and the route around the Cape of Good Hope takes a minimum of twenty five days. "The biggest problem I face as J-2 is the lack of an adequate intelligence infra-structure and adequate data- base for countries in the region," General Eichelberger said. He recalled that earlier the Middle East as a whole had a very low priority in intelligence database collection and analysis. "Maps are either non-existent or grossly outdated." Gen. Eichelberger observed that no part of the world can rival the Middle East in levels of destabilizing intra-regional conflicts. To illustrate this point he pointed to the Afghan resistance to Soviet occupation, the turbu- lence in Lebanon, Israeli disputes with its neighbors, Palestinian efforts to gain a homeland, the border strug- gle between Ethiopia and Somalia, the Ethiopean- Eritreari separatist movement and the spill-over effect of the Iran-Iraq war. "Added to this witch's brew," he observed, "is Soviet support for its client states in Libya, Ethiopia, Syria and South Yemen." Qadhafi's capacity for terror beyond Libya's borders remains undiminished, the speaker said, recalling that during the short two- year history of the Central Command it has had to react to Libyan threats and actions several times. In 1983, he noted, Central Command deployed four AWACS airborne warning and control systems and supporting KC-10 tankers in response to a Libyan- backed coup against President Nimeiri of Sudan. "As a result of Egyptian and Sudanese resolve and our deploy- ment, the coup attempt failed." Central Command also responded to the bombing of the radio station in Omdurman, Sudan, and at the time the mining threat in the Gulf of Suez and the Red Sea endangered shipping in those vital waterways. "Terrorism, not conventional war, is one of the most immediate dangers that Americans, in general, and members of our armed forces, in particular, face when traveling or being stationed abroad," General Eichelberger said. In addition, attacks against American embassies and diplomatic posts worldwide have become almost commonplace. "It is not a threat that will fade away, but one that we anticipate will continue to grow in the future . especially in the Middle East," he said in reviewing the frightening history of terrorism in the area Approved For Release 2011/08/02 : CIA-RDP90GO1359R000200030029-4 Approved For Release 2011/08/02 : CIA-RDP90G01359R000200030029-4 Not unexpected was General Eichelberger"s dis russion of Soviet expansionIsnn and subversion in the Middle Fast arid the high priority the Russians have assigned to it file Soviet investment in its client states ii the area is best illustrated by seeing what could be purchased with the fifteen biilion dollars that the Soviets have invested in arras for Libya. If you wanted to buy lust tanks, you could probably buy about 50,000 Soviet T 55 nrediurn tanks The parking lot for these would occupy about two Square miles Or, for fifteen billion dollars you could buy a lot Of Soviet assault rifles and 0nuniunrtion, In fact, you could buy enough to equip a lu,g(' army, stand their) shoulder to shoulder in a line some 15,000 miles long and issue enough ammunition to fire those rifles 24 hours a day for 192 years If, on the other hand, you wanted to spend your 15 billion dollars on a variety of equipment, you could buy 40,000 rifles, 10 niill1on rounds of ammunition, 100 tanks, 150 heli copters. two large transport aircraft similar to our C-141, 14 smaller transport aircraft and 60 very serviceable fighter bombers And you could do this every year for 30 years That, ladies and gentlemen, is what 15 billion dollars in arras sales means The Soviet presence in the area Must remain a continuing concern "Including Libya and Syria, there arc about 9,000 Soviet advisors and technicians in the Middle East and North Africa . Note that this does not include the estimated 1 1 5,000 Soviet troops and advis- ers in Afghanistan - 6crieral Eichelberger made it clear that with all this he still does not consider the Soviets 10 feet tall. He cited the expulsion of Soviets from Egypt, its continuing failures in Mali, Ghana, Indonesia, Sudan and Somalia and problems stemming from the Russians' lack of ~ippreci'ition for local political and economic structures The Soviets have other problems as well, he said Many countries in the Middle East have traditional Isl;inuc distaste for conununisi n and are suspicious of Soviet neo Imperialist' dealings with clients Overall, the Soviet Union is still distinctly inferior to the United States as an effective superpower in the Middle East - After a spirited question and answer period, the chapter presented a cornnneMOrative plaque to General Fichelberger Retired Navy L.t Cmdr Andrew J (Andy) Ferguson, a devoted and ardent support--'r of AFIO, has received a plaque honor rig fi nn for dedicated service and Hatstand cig leadership of the Chapter last year The award was amide by the chapter's current president, Ray Saint Ger nmann, during the chapter's September 1 7th meeting held it MacDill AFB Officers Club ''Betz" Ferguson, Cmdr Ferguson"s wife, was also recognized and received a beautiful floral piece for her efforts on behalf of the chapter Highlight of the autumn meeting was an Hatstand ing presentation by Dr Albert Parry, Professor Emeritus, Colgate University, on the history, evolution and current status of international terrorism. Following his address and question and answer session, Dr Parry made avail- able copies of one of his many books, "Terrorism. From Robespierre to Arafat '- Andy Ferguson honored for service and leadership There were 45 members and friends in attendance, including a representative of the intelligence at ,l) of the U S Central Command, Maj James Mercer, and a number of representatives from the Tarnpa Council of the Navy League, co host for this meeting On behalf of the chapter, President Saint-Germain has extended an open invitation to all AFIO members who "winter" in the Central West Coast area of Florida to contact the chapter, (813) 381 8165, when in the area and to attend any of the meetings set for December, February or April New England New England Chapter. The chapter celebrated its first anniversary on June 1 5th at a meeting attended by 68 persons at the Londonderry Inn, South Londonderry, Vermont Starting in June 1984 with a core group of eight members, the chapter now has grown too seventy three dues-paying members. A number of special quest; attended the June meeting, including Dave Phillips and William G. Smith, vice-chairman of the New York City chapter. The speaker was the noted English military his tor an and intelligence author, Nigel West. who spoke on "The Postwar Challenge to Western Countenntelir Bence."' The evening before, Some forty five guests attended a reception hosted by Mike and Sue Speers in honor of Mr and Mrs. West The meeting also was highlighted by the election of chapter oficers Michael Speers was re elected presi dent, Roy Berkeley was re-elected vice president, David O'Connor was named treasurer, and Dan Minissenhei mer was elected as secretary Recognition was given to two chapter members who had been especially dedi cated and successful in support of the chapter's and AFIO"s goals. Ms. Eleanore Hoar received a plaque from Dave Phillips for her most successful efforts at recruit ment of new members in Connecticut, and Mr David B O'Connor was recognized for his overall hard work and dedication, named chapter person of the year and received a plaque presented by Phillips. It was announced that the next scheduled rneeting would be on September 14th at Kennebunk, Maine Allan Swenson will be the host and organizer The speaker will be Joseph C Goulden, author of the well- received book on Edwin Wilson, The Death Merchant The chapter continues to stress support of educa- tional efforts supportive of AFIO"s goals. Three rnembers, Approved For Release 2011/08/02 : CIA-RDP90G01359R000200030029-4 Approved For Release 2011/08/02 : CIA-RDP90GO1359R000200030029-4 Eleanore Hoar is awarded a plaque by Dave Phillips in recognition of her work with the New England Chap- ter during its first year. The presentation was made during the chapter's June meeting in Vermont. Ms Rose Mary Sheldon (Georgetown University), Winn Taplin (University of Vermont) and Bob Mahlman (Uni- versity of Maine), will be teaching fill credit courses in intelligence. Several chapter members will appear as panelists in a series of seminars dealing with intelli- gence and intelligence- related subjects to be held this Fall at the University of Vermont. In support of such work, the chapter has started a scholarship fund. The fund will be augmented by member contributions, as well as a projected intelligence bock scheduled for the September meeting. In addition, the chapter commenced raising funds to support CHALLENGE. Gulf Coast Chapter. Over three hundred persons attended the chapter's September 12th meeting at the fashionable Westin Oaks Hotel (Galleria) in Houston. The dinner was preceded by a cocktail hour. The meeting opened with the posting of the Colors by members of the University of Houston ROTC, accom panied by the University of Houston !Marching Band, and the playing of the National Anthem. The invocation was delivt'red by the Reverend Thomas Dowling, St Andrews Parish, San Francisco. In introducing Father Dowling, who also serves as the Executive Director of the Latin American Strategy Studies Institute in San Francisco chapter Vice President Richard Parch thanked him for- coming specially to Houston to attend the meeting Following dinner, chapter President Fred Rodell introduced Hennq,te. Bermudez, Feld Commander of the FDN Awned Forces (''Contras'') engaging the Sandi nista Army in Nicaragua Commander Bermudez was flown to Houston from the field to appear on behalf of Dr Adolfo Calero, President of the FDN and Commander In Cl-ief of the anti-communist forces, who was ur'able to attend Also representing Dr Calero was his brother, Mario Caleic:o, who is in charge of acquisition for the contra forces Also addressing the meeting was the Hon. Nestor Sanchez U S. Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense for Inter American Affairs. All three gentlemen made stirring speeches fol- lowed by a lively question and answer session. By all accounts, this was the most successful meet- ing in the Gulf Coast Chapter's history. Media coverage was excellent. The local NBC-TV affiliate presented a lengthy interview of chapter President Rodell on two local TV newscasts, and SIN, the Spanish-speaking cable network, interviewed Mr. Sanchez for cablecast in the United States, Puerto Rico and Mexico The chapter has received countless complimentary telephone calls regarding the meeting. Kingry Urges Secrecy In Anti-Terror Operations The Rev Jeffery Kingry of ?he New England Chapter has penned over twenty articles in the Buthrrgtoo Free Press orculatior 100 COO, over the past two years In one, for example, he defended secrecy as vital to the fight against terrorism No conmrnent is all anyone can rightfully expect from an mtelli pence agency To admit to the possession of a secret is to have already half revealed it The opponent has already gained great advantage in acquiring our treasure merely to know exactly where it is It seems evident to me that none are so fond of secrets as those who have no iritention of keeping there Such people covet secrets like the greedy do money for the sheer glory and power of circulation Employment Opportunities Jim McCarley & Associates, P.O. Box 817, Millbrae, California 94030, advises that it has openings for field associates to work in Asia and Southeast Asia. Those interested should include personal data when writing AFIO member McCarley advises that the posts offer "an A-Plus future." I t [ M ' N I A A NE Fl AN!,:Si"'u O N Al 'MN i . I V [ N l AN I0 " ',Apt, 'Aann Approved For Release 2011/08/02 : CIA-RDP90GO1359R000200030029-4 AiiNS'z Approved For Release 2011/08/02 : CIA-RDP90GO1359R000200030029-4 NEW LIFE MEMBERS L TCOL Paul D Baker, AUS(Ret.) Rockhndge Baths, Virginia Mr Howard T BANE Fairfax, Virginia Di Norman R BOTTOM, Ph D Miami, Florida Mr Dewey W BRACKETT APO San Francisco, California MAJ George H BRIGHT(Ret) Kenne Valley, New York Mr Philip S DICKSON Bethesda, Maryland Mr William H DONAHUE Bradenton, Florida Mr Garston W DRIVER, Jr San Diego, California Mr Leonard E. DURHAM Fairfax, Virginia Mr. John M. QUESENBERRY Vienna, Virginia Mr. J Robert RUNYON Rio Rancho, New Mexico CDR Louis G. SCLIRIS APO Miami, Florida Col Donald W. SWAIN, USAF(Ret ) Alexandria, Virginia MajGen Jack F THOMAS, USAF(Ret.) \Nashington, DC. LtGen Eugene F TIGHE, Jr., USAF(Ret ) Springfield, Virginia LTC Robert F. WALSH, USAR Sari Antonio, Texas Col Frank E. WALTON, USMCR(Ret.) Honolulu, Hawaii Mr. Max WENK Alexandria, Virginia Mr. David D. WHIPPLE McLean, Virginia COL Sully H FONTAIN, USA(Ret.) APO New York, New York COL William P FRANCISCO USA (Ret.) San Antonio, Texas Dr Marion G GEISE Arlington, Virginia Mr Gordon GRAHAM Boston, Massachusetts Mrs Donald C HAYS New York, New York Mr Carl F JENKINS Arlington, VA Mr Raoul KULBERG Washington, D C. Mr Frank J LiBRANDI Glendale, Arizona Mr Harry L McCONKEY Kingman, Arizona Ms Mary Frances MERZ Washington, D C Mr Edward N MESERVE Pittshurgh, Pennsylvania CAPT John K MITCHELL, USN(Ret.) Westwood, Massachusetts Mi Richard A NFWSHAM Alexandna, Virginia (moral Samuel C PHILLIPS USAF(Ret Rilos Verdes Estates, California DONATIONS The following members have generously contributed an amount equal to or exceeding one year's annual dues. Mr. Henry L. BERMANIS Silver Spring, Maryland General James F. COLLINS, USA(Ret.) Arlington, Virginia Mr Joe Wilson ELLIOTT Los Angeles, California Mr. Franklin S. DAVIS Silver Spring, Maryland Mr. George A. DELL Frederkicsburg, Virginia Mr. Robert D HUGHES Sherman Oaks, California Mr. Terence M. LEE San Marino, California CAPT John K MITCHELL, USN(Ret) Westwood, Massachusetts Mr William G S SMITH Ridgefield, Connecticut Mr Peter SIVESS St Michaels, Maryland Mal Hector F UNGER, USAF(Ret_l Portland, Oregon Approved For Release 2011/08/02 : CIA-RDP90GO1359R000200030029-4 Approved For Release 2011/08/02 : CIA-RDP90GO1359R000200030029-4 The following list of new members since the last issue is incomplete in that it does not include those who requested that their names be kept restricted. Mr. Bernard P. CHEWNING Mr. Clark C. ABT Eric F. BOWES Mr . 3637 Appleton Street, N.W. 19 Follen Street 241 Perkins Street DC 20008 Washington Cambridge, MA 02138 Boston, MA 02130 , Dr. Philp H. CLENDENNING Mr. Gasper R. ALTOMARE Sally J. BOWMAN Mrs . Russian Research Center 600 Amherst Drive S.E. 805 Turner Drive, N.E. Harvard University Albuquerque, NM 87106 NM 87123 Albuquerque , Cambridge, MA 02138 LTC Walter W. ARENDT A. Dale BRAEUNINGER Mr 408 S. Emerald Drive . 7 Northport Avenue Mr. Joseph N. CONNORS 105 Brook Road Indian Harbour Beach, FL 32937 ME 04915 Belfast , Milton, MA 02186 Mr. Kenneth BAIRD Col Rodney P. G. BRICKER USAF(Ret.) Mr. James S. CONWAY 1841 Huge Oaks 9732 Ranger Road 4 Bond Street Houston, TX 77055 VA 22030 Fairfax , Cambridge, MA 02138 Mr. William C. BAKER Richard J. BRODER Mr . Mr. Martin G. CRAMER 2111 eff Davis, #316N 640 Running Water Circle 5205 Benton Avenue Arlington, VA 22202 Albuquerque, NM 87123 Bethesda, MD 20814 Mr. Raymond L. BARKER Reese BROWN Mr F . . John H. CREETH Jr. Mr One Skyline Place, #212 Box 411 P 0 . . . 33 Willet Street 5205 Leesburg Pike NY 10021 New York , MA 02170 Wollasten Falls Church, VA 22041 , Col Henry M. BUSSEY II USAFR(Ret.) Dr. Gerard L. DANIEL Mr. David M. BAYLOR 9801 Vale Road 100 West 57th Street 1601 Pennsylvania N.E., #C-4 VA 22180 Vienna , NY 10019 New York Albuquerque, NM 87110 , Roy BUTLER Mr Mr. Ronald S. BEARSE . Box 9190 P 0 Mr. Franklin S. DAVIS 3140 Key Boulevrd . . TX 78766 Austin 15136 Fairlawn Avenue , MD 20904 Silver Spring Arlington, VA 22201 , BYRNE James D Mr . . George A. DELL Mr Mr. Jeffrey teven BENKOE 7229 Timber Lane . 752 Andora Drive 8010 West Drive VA 22046 Falls Church , Fredericksburg, VA 22401 Miami Beach, FL 33141 Capt James R. CALLARD Ms. Julia M. DELPINO Mr. Waldo E. BERTONI 526 East Third Avenue 4815 North 11th Street 3440 Sleepy Hollow Road CO 81301 Durango Falls Church, VA 22044 , Arlington, VA 22205 MSgt Howard F. CAMERON USAF(Ret.) LtCol Carol S. BESSETTE USAF(Ret.) Box 317 USSAH Mr. Quensel K. DIAMOND , 5119A Leesburg Pike, #222 8251 Taunton Place DC 20317 Washington , VA 22041 Falls Church Springfield, VA 22152 , CECCHINI (Ret.) Col Louis A . Mr. John V. DOW Mr. William D. BLANK 16200 Laurel Ridge Drive 475 Pleasant Street P. 0. Box 744 MD 20707 Laurel , MA 02186 Milton Bonita, CA 92002 , William CHALFANT M.D. Albert Milo DOWDEN Mr Mrs. Elizabeth Burford BOLSON Montrose VA Med Center . 43155 Potrola Avenue, Space 73 NY 10548 Montrose P. 0. Box 188 , PA 18360 Stroudsburg Palm Desert, CA 92260 , Approved For Release 2011/08/02 : CIA-RDP90GO1359R000200030029-4 Approved For Release 2011/08/02 : CIA-RDP90GO1359R000200030029-4 Mrs. Mary "Sal" D. EAMES LtCol Edward M. GIBBENS Mr. Robert S. KNOX, Jr. 4601 Calvillo Ct., S.E. USAF(Ret.) 6904 Greenvale Court Rio Rancho, NM 87124 4380 Poppy Avenue Frederick, MD 21701 Mountain Home, ID 83647 Mr. Earl H. ENERSON Mr. Eli J. KREISBERG 108 Park Avenue, P.O. Box A Mr. Steven M. GOLDMAN 5 East 28th Street, Box 86 Ladysmith, WI 54848 P. 0. Box 32248 Barnegat Light, NJ 08006 Columbus, OH 43232 Mr. James H. EVANS Mr. Raoul KULBERG 3209 Riviera P1. NE Mr. Paul W. GOTTKE 3916 McKinley Street, N.W. Albuquerque, NM 87111 4114 Blackthorn Street Washington, DC 20015 Chevy Chase, MD 20815 LtGen Lincoln D. FAURER Mr. John C. KUNTZMAN USAF(Ret.) Mr. Paul GRAY 11204 Trippon Court 1438 Brookhaven Drive 734 Santa Maria Road Gaithersburg, MD 20878 McLean, VA 22101 El Sobrante, CA 94803 Mrs. Gerri G. LAWRENCE Mr. David M. FIELDS Mr. J. Fred GRIFFITH III 9502 Beverly Hill 3543 West Braddock Road, #B-1 308 El Jon Drive Houston, TX 77063 Alexandria, VA 22302 Kingston, TN 37763 The Hon. William K. LAWSON Mr. Richard 0. FIMBEL Ms. Jo Ann HALL 1303 Darlene Way, #402C 4935 Champagne Drive 56 Old Bennington Road Boulder City, NY 89005 Colorado Springs, CO 80919 Peterborough, NH 03458 Mr. William M. LEARY Mr. Richard S. FINLAY Mrs. Donald C. HAYS Department of History 400 Balsam Drive 501 East 79th Street, #12B University of Georgia Severna Park, MD 2114b New York, NY 10021 Athens, GA 30602 Mrs. Virginia B. FLYNN Mr. James R. HAYS Mr. Terence M. LEE Route 2, Box 370 1439 S.W. 53rd La. 1480 Garfield Avenue Edenton, NC 27932 Cape Coral, FL 33914 San Marino, CA 91108 Mr. Stanley M. FREAS Jr. Capt Thomas E. HAYWARD USMC(Ret.) Mr. Walter F. LITTLE 3b7 Capri Road 6767 Reflection Street 1923 Westmoreland Street Cocoa Beach, FL 32931 Redding, CA 96001 McLean, VA 22101 Mrs. Ann M. Boyle GALLAGHER Mr. Robert D. HUGHES Mrs. Barbara LOWERISON 5500 Holmes Run Parkway, #602 14659 Valley Vista Boulevard 4672 Adams Avenue Alexandria, VA 22304 Sherman Oaks, CA 91403 San Diego, CA 92115 Mr. John J. GARLAN Col Leon S. INGE USAF(Ret.) Mr. Ninh P. LUC 2758 Oadale Drive (West) 4100 Century Court 731 Oneonta Avenue Orange Park, FL 32073 Alexandria, VA 22312 Imperial Beach, CA 92032 Mr. Arthur R. GARVIN Mr. William M. JOSEPH Mr. Antonio H. LUCERO 1201 Alameda Road, NW 10700 Richmond Avenue, #245 13226 Park Lane Albuquerque, NM 87114 Houston, TX 77042 Ft. Washington, MD 20744 Mr. Brian J. KAVANAGH Mr. Vincent S. LUDDY 163 7th Avenue 16022 Riffleford Road San Francisco, CA 94118 Gaithersburg, MD 20878 Approved For Release 2011/08/02 : CIA-RDP90GO1359R000200030029-4 Approved For Release 2011/08/02 : CIA-RDP90GO1359R000200030029-4 Mr. James C. RIGNEY Mr. Stephen J. LYONS OUSEY Richard A Dr . . #3011 One Devonshire Place One Devonshire Place 7974 Pebble Brook Ct , . MA 02109 Boston Boston, MA 02109 Springfield, VA 22153 , Mr. Robert J. RIOUX Mrs. Evelyn A. McCARTHY USN(Ret.) PARCHER CAPT Stuart M . , Box 1674 29 Broadsound Avenue 1115 Fallsmead Way NC 28374 Pinehurst Revere, MA 02151 Rockville, MD 20854 , Mr. Leonard M. RODELL Mr. Stephen W. McCLOSKEY USAF(Ret.) PASCOE Jr Col William W . . 1668 Beaconshire 5321 Bayview Drive 7720 Elba Road TX 77077 Houston Fort Lauderdale, FL 33308 Alexandria, VA 22306 , Mr. Steve E. RODGERS Mr. Donald A. MELBYE PETERS Mr William T . . 11229 Cranbrook Lane 1119 D Street, S.E. 2117 Coal Place SE VA 22124 Oakton Washington, DC 20003 Albuquerque, NM 87106 , Mr. Trammell P. RUTHERFORD Mr. Richard R. MERTENS Mr PFLUGRATH Charles 0 . . 1713 Singletary NE 2532 Rimrock Drive 3133 Nestlewood Drive NM 87123 Albuquerque Colorado Springs, CO 80915 Herndon, VA 22071 , RYAN Mr Francis E Mr. Hayden M. MOBERLY CAPT Ervin J. PIERUCKI USN(Ret.) . . 1540 Red Rock Court 7106 McKamy Boulevard #134 6118 Edith N E . ., VA 22180 Vienna Dallas, TX 75248 Albuquerque, NM 87107 , Mr. Richard A. SAMPSON CDR James F. MORRILL USN(Ret.) Mr Thomas POWERS . 11815 Bernardo Terrace, #E-103 Georgian Hotel, #207 Broad Brook Road CA 92128 San Diego 1415 Ocean Avenue So Royalton, VT 05068 , Santa Monica, CA 90401 Mr. Donald W. SCHIMMEL William A PYE Mr . . SW 516 Kingsley Road Mr. S. James MULA 94 Maple Avenue , 601 W. 11th Avenue, #309 Leominster, MA 01453 Vienna, VA 22180 Denver, CO 80204 Mr. George F. SCHMALHOFER Rudolph S RASIN Mr . . 1149 Sidonia Street Mr. Donald V. MULCAHY 8th Street 328 E . CA 92024 Leucadia 4631 Denpat Court Hinsdale, IL 60521 , Annandale VA 22003 , Mr. David J. SCHUMACHER Mr. Lewis G. REGENSTEIN 4213 De Haven Drive Mr. Claus K. NACKE 4290 Raintree Lane VA 22021 Chantilly 2627 NW 98th Atlanta, GA 30327 , Seattle, WA 98117 Mr. Richard SCHWARTZBARD RHOAD Mr Edwards L . . Woodstock Street 3704 N Mr. James W. NASH 7125 Oak Ridge Road . VA 22207 Arlington 8308 Cedarspur Falls Church, VA 22042 , Houston, TX 77019 CDR Louis G. SCLIRIS USN(Ret.) RICHARDSON Mr David W . . APO Miami, FL 34037 Mr. Armond M. NOBLE P. 0. Box 1075 2509 Donner Way McLean, VA 22101 COL Todd H. SLADE Sacrameto CA 95818 , 167 Vista Grande RIGGS Barbara M Ms . . CA 94904 Greenbrae Mr. Winston C. OLIVER 5704 E. Aire Libre, #1044 , 1555 Evers Drive AZ 85254 Scottsdale , Louise SMITH Ms C McLean, VA 22101 . . 5911 Madawaska Road Bethesda, MD 20816 Approved For Release 2011/08/02 : CIA-RDP90GO1359R000200030029-4 Approved For Release 2011/08/02 : CIA-RDP90GO1359R000200030029-4 Mr. Derrin Ray SMITH Mr. Patrick L. TOWNSEND Dr. Ernest Rod WILLIAMS 374b E. Easter Circle S. 93 Winfield Road 124-A 2825 Bellefontaine Littleton, CO 80122 Holden, MA 01520 Houston, TX 77025 Mrs. James W. (Jeanne) SMITH Mr. William H. TRAIL Mr. Sam WILSON 5607 Seward Ct. 5551 Oregon Avenue 10126 Spring Lake Terr. Sacramento, CA 95819 Baltimore, MD 21227 Fairfax, VA 22030 Mrs. Agnes C. SPERA Mr. Robert G. TRUMBULL, Jr. Col Hugh WINTER USAF(Ret.) 5913 Kingswood Road 24 Quayside Court Box 14904 Bethesda, MD 20814 Lake Wylie, SC 29710 Albuquerque, NM 87191 Dr. William D. STEEVES Jr. Mr. Jordan J. USSAI Mr. Thomas H. WITCHER 412 N. Armistead Street, #201 2740 Devon Hill Road 710 Brantford Avenue Rocky River, OH 44116 Silver Spring, MD 20904 Mr. Anthony S. VAIVADA Miss H. A. Terry YIRGA Evelyn V. STRATTON 1229 Ingleside Avenue 280 South Euclid, #310 203 Yoakum Parkway, #519 McLean, VA 22101 Pasadena, CA 91101 Alexandria, VA 22304 Dr. Andrew V. VALIUNAS Mr. Michael M. ZANONI LTC Charles S. SUSSMAN P. 0. Box 2994 2075 Lincoln Ave., Suite F AUS(Ret.) Reston, VA 22090 San Jose, CA 95125 b421 Pumpkin Seed Circle Boca Raton, FL 33433 Mr. Charles L. VENABLE 13301 Tierra Montanosa N.E. Col Donald W. SWAIN Albuquerque, NM 87112 USAF(Ret.) 9420 Mt. Vernon Circle Mrs. Patricia VENABLE Alexandria, VA 22309 13301. Tierra Montanosa N.E. Albuquerque, NM 87112 Mr. Randall C. TALBOTT 25290 Mesa Grande Road Mr. Charles S. VIA Jr. Santa Ysabel, CA 92070 116 S. Hudson Arlington, VA 22204 Mr. Lewis A. THAMES Jr. 1203 Third Avenue Mr. Jean Edward VINEYARD Laurel, MS 39440 1111 Dee Street, LBE Box 3245 LTC Charles M. THOMAS Bonita Springs, FL 33923 USA(Ret. 6012 Torreon Drive, NE Col Frank E. WALTON USMCR(Ret.) Albuquerque, NM 87109 Colony Surf 2895 Kalakaua Avenue LtCol Clarence L. THOMAS Honolulu, HI 96815 l1SAF (Ret. ) 2700 N.A-I-A, 12-101 Mr. James M. WHELAN Indialantic, FL 32803 Montrose VA Med Ctr Montrose, NY 10548 Mrs. Joan E. TOWNSEND 93 Winfield Road Mr. David D. WHIPPLE Holden, MA 01520 1379 Woodside Drive McLean, VA 22102 Approved For Release 2011/08/02 : CIA-RDP90GO1359R000200030029-4 Approved For Release 2011/08/02 : CIA-RDP90GO1359R000200030029-4 From the President's Desk New Beginnings It's with considerable sadness that we say goodbye and thank you to Lyman Kirkpatrick as President of A.F.I.O. He brought to the position unique wisdom and integrity. All who've worked with him -- whom he served and those he taught have been blessed. I met him first when, a major in the Strategic Air Command, I briefed him out in Omaha on some "terribly important" (only to me) project in which I was involved. As he is wont, he listened with great patience - lavished praise. Young majors seldom forget such attention. I've fol- lowed his long years of service carefully and Kirk has long been one of my heroes. To follow him as president is humbling. We've just concluded a very siccessful convention. While reminiscing with old friends and making new ones was our greatest reward there, the contributions of our distinguished speakers was indeed important. Some of their comments may interest: Gen. Dick Stilwell "Access to classified material is a privilege not a right. Thousands in this country seem to have this axiom turned around." Phi/Parker. "The human agent will continue to be the most important element for good and against U.S. intelligence." Mitch Rogovcn. (Looking back on the Church-Pike days) "CIA was not so bad as depicted nor as good as they thought themselves." "Those days ended not with the expected bang but with a whimper." Ed Levine. (When asked by Kirk how U S. intelligence is doing today) "They're doing a marvelous job which is not good enough." LionelOlmer. "DOD is no longer America's promoter of leading edge in high technology. Most of the new and innovative technology is coming from small and medium-sized businesses." "If they don't survive in the international market they'll perish.'' Linc Faurer "There's a need in the U S. intelligence community for a new openness -- we must knock down the "'green doors." Dr. Jack Vorona. "We are proposing six new catego- ries of unclassified data for special handling." Bob Beach. The U.S. is overcontrolling technology. The Soviets have access now to 90% of our technol- ogy through open source literature and academia. We must protect the vital 10% of the cutting edge and emerging technology which will keep us ahead." "Tech transfer today means tougher competition tomorrow-"' Scotty Miller "This country simply has to better coor- dinate its counter-intelligence functions and agencies.'" Bob Gates. "The big revolution coming for U.S. intel- ligence will be in the means of transmitting important intelligence to our decision makers - in near real time Gene Tighe AFIO's New President There were so many other interesting words Now the convention is history. Those important words will have significant impact on our business in the days ahead - should be taken seriously by each of us. With great faith in our beloved country, dedication to the health of our intelligence community and my pledge of support to every woman and man in AF'HO, I must start my turn at the helm. I have dreams for you and for A.F.I.O. Especially I'd like to see on the rolls of the organ- ization a significantly greater percentage of our intelli- gence community alumni and their friends I'm sure there are so many of the brethren just waiting to be asked to join or rejoin our great organization. I hope each of you will try to get just one new member during the next year. The rewards are satisfying to the inner self -a chance to help support all those who today must carry out the heavy burdens you once shouldered and a chance to educate our youth to the importance of good intelligence to the health of the United States We'll be trying to visit each chapter this year maybe for only an hour's conversation and coffee --- but I'd like to meet a great many more of you great people out there. There are thousands of you and I've only met hundreds I'll do my best for you and the nation God bless AFIO Winter Luncheon The Winter Luncheon will be held on Mon- day, December 9, 1985 at the Officers Club at Fort Myer, Virginia. Note the location will be Fort Myer since the Bolling Field Officers Club is closed due to a major fire last June. We are fortunate in hav- ing as our speaker The Honorable Alexander M. Haig, Jr., former Secretary of State. In view of the limited space we must limit the number of guests. Each AFIO member will be permitted to bring only one guest. There will be a flyer sent to members in the Washington area with information corcerning the menu and the price Approved For Release 2011/08/02 : CIA-RDP90GO1359R000200030029-4