U.S. Intelligence Lacks Capabilities Needed to Understand and Contain Chinese Espionage and Islamic Jihad

Apr 23, 2001, 01:00 ET from Open Source Solutions, Inc.

    WASHINGTON, April 23 /PRNewswire Interactive News Release/ -- According to
 Michael Pillsbury, expert on China and former Assistant Under Secretary of
 Defense for Policy Planning, "Open sources are crucial to the study of China's
 view of the United States, particularly in understanding how the Chinese
 (think) in ways quite different from Western reasoning" However, as the Aspin-
 Brown Commission found, our ability to exploit open sources is "severely
 deficient."
     On 10 May 2001, in Washington, D.C., Pillsbury will join with Bill Gertz,
 Washington Times journalist and author, to dissect the "Chinese espionage
 manual" on obtaining U.S. defense information.  Copies of the manual, in
 English, will be distributed. The Chinese manual will help sharply contrast
 Chinese successes at attacking U.S. national security targets through open
 sources, with U.S. failures to match Chinese accomplishments in open source
 intelligence.
     In the same conference, Robin Ostle, Official Fellow and Tutor in Modern
 Arabic at St. John's College, Oxford, will lead a special panel on
 "Understanding the Jihad."  As he notes, "The number of Muslims in the World
 today exceeds one billion, constituting at least one fifth of the total
 population of the planet.  Since the 1970's, in the eyes of millions of Muslim
 individuals, the USA has been and continues to be the unloved superpower. The
 reasons for this are many and various."
     Facing off after Dr. Ostle's opening lecture, with no holds barred, will
 be Yossef Bodansky, Director of the Congressional Task Force on Terrorism and
 Unconventional Warfare at the US House of Representatives, author of eight
 books including Bin Laden: The Man Who Declared War on America-and Abu
 Mujahid, a blond blue-eyed U.S. citizen trained in bin Laden's camps in
 Afghanistan and a combatant or involved in jihads in Kashmir, Kosova, Bosnia
 and Chechnya.  A former CIA and FBI asset, he has very strong feelings about
 U.S. shortfalls in dealing with transnational terrorism-shortfalls that are
 exacerbated, in his view, by the demonization of the American Muslim community
 within U.S. intelligence circles.
     This advanced international security affairs workshop is open to the
 public for additional registrations.  Information is available at
 www.oss.net/OSS01, by sending email to oss01@oss.net, faxing 703-242-1711, or
 by calling 703-242-1700.
 
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    WASHINGTON, April 23 /PRNewswire Interactive News Release/ -- According to
 Michael Pillsbury, expert on China and former Assistant Under Secretary of
 Defense for Policy Planning, "Open sources are crucial to the study of China's
 view of the United States, particularly in understanding how the Chinese
 (think) in ways quite different from Western reasoning" However, as the Aspin-
 Brown Commission found, our ability to exploit open sources is "severely
 deficient."
     On 10 May 2001, in Washington, D.C., Pillsbury will join with Bill Gertz,
 Washington Times journalist and author, to dissect the "Chinese espionage
 manual" on obtaining U.S. defense information.  Copies of the manual, in
 English, will be distributed. The Chinese manual will help sharply contrast
 Chinese successes at attacking U.S. national security targets through open
 sources, with U.S. failures to match Chinese accomplishments in open source
 intelligence.
     In the same conference, Robin Ostle, Official Fellow and Tutor in Modern
 Arabic at St. John's College, Oxford, will lead a special panel on
 "Understanding the Jihad."  As he notes, "The number of Muslims in the World
 today exceeds one billion, constituting at least one fifth of the total
 population of the planet.  Since the 1970's, in the eyes of millions of Muslim
 individuals, the USA has been and continues to be the unloved superpower. The
 reasons for this are many and various."
     Facing off after Dr. Ostle's opening lecture, with no holds barred, will
 be Yossef Bodansky, Director of the Congressional Task Force on Terrorism and
 Unconventional Warfare at the US House of Representatives, author of eight
 books including Bin Laden: The Man Who Declared War on America-and Abu
 Mujahid, a blond blue-eyed U.S. citizen trained in bin Laden's camps in
 Afghanistan and a combatant or involved in jihads in Kashmir, Kosova, Bosnia
 and Chechnya.  A former CIA and FBI asset, he has very strong feelings about
 U.S. shortfalls in dealing with transnational terrorism-shortfalls that are
 exacerbated, in his view, by the demonization of the American Muslim community
 within U.S. intelligence circles.
     This advanced international security affairs workshop is open to the
 public for additional registrations.  Information is available at
 www.oss.net/OSS01, by sending email to oss01@oss.net, faxing 703-242-1711, or
 by calling 703-242-1700.
 
                     MAKE YOUR OPINION COUNT -  Click Here
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