Roy K. Jonkers

Roy K. Jonkers, COL/USAF (Ret.), died on 14 October 2003 at the age of 76. AFIO WIN 40-03 (22 Oct. 2003) and Washington Post, 19 Oct. 2003. See also "Col. Roy Kenneth Jonkers: Intelligence Officer, Former NMIA President," American Intelligence Journal 22 (2004): 5. The professional intelligence organizations for which Jonkers worked so unselfishly, most recently the Association of Former Intelligence Officers (AFIO), will miss his leadership and organizational skills.

Jonkers, Roy K. [COL/USAF (Ret.)] "AFIO Members Names on the Web." AFIO Weekly Intelligence Notes 49-00 (8 Dec. 2000). []

"[T]he names of 2,600 AFIO [Association of Former Intelligence Officers] members contained in the 1996 AFIO Directory ... are now listed on the Web. The Cryptome Website [], reportedly specializing in publishing 'leaked' classified documents, attributes the listing to the late Robert T. Crowley, formerly CIA, who allegedly provided the directory to a journalist before his death. This is an unconfirmed uncorroborated allegation. The Cryptome site identifies the list as containing the names and addresses of '2,600 CIA members' throughout the world. If factual, this may well be a violation of the law. If the listing is in fact an AFIO 1996 directory, it is an unauthorized violation of copyright and of the privacy of the members concerned."

Clark comment: Alerted to the existence of my name on the list by New Zealand native Jeremy Compton, I made a quick check of the Cryptome site; and, yes, the list reads as though it could be an old AFIO Directory. It is typical of the Cryptome author's collection-but-no-understanding approach that the names are identified as "CIA members." AFIO's membership consists of retired individuals from many U.S. intelligence and associated institutions, plus associate members -- including journalists and academics -- who write about or study intelligence issues and want to receive the organization's unique publications. This is a little like identifying me as a "sailor" because I belong to the Naval Intelligence Professionals organization. Even with a correct identification of the nature of the material he was publishing, the Cryptome author's action would still constitute, in my opinion, an invasion of privacy, a fact about which I cannot muster much antipathy but which does not say anything positive about the individual's ethical code.


Jonkers, Roy K. [COL/USAF (Ret.)] "Britain Names Future MI5 Director." AFIO Weekly Intelligence Notes 19-02 (13 May 2002).

According to a 17 April 2002 Associated Press report, Eliza Manningham-Buller, the current Deputy Director General of MI5, has been "named as the prospective head of MI 5, to be effective next October. The current MI 5 chief, Sir Stephen Lander, will take another government post.... Manningham-Buller, 53, is said to be a counter-terrorism expert . She gained practical experience in counter-terrorism in the fight against the Irish Republican Army's terrorism. She was a senior liaison officer with the CIA during the Gulf War, and was among the senior British intelligence officers who flew to Washington the day after the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks."


Jonkers, Roy K. [COL/USAF (Ret.)] "CIA Officer Charged with Treason." AFIO Weekly Intelligence Notes 13-98 (6 Apr. 1998). []


Jonkers, Roy K. [COL/USAF (Ret.)] "Cold War Balloon Intelligence." AFIO Weekly Intelligence Notes 40-98 (20 Oct. 1998). []

"The UK has released information on Project 119L revealing details about the US/UK aerial photo reconnaissance ... conducted in the early and mid-1950's over the Soviet Union.... The US program used 128 feet-wide balloons,... carrying a 400 lb gondola packed with photographic equipment. The US spent $68 million producing about 3,500 balloons.... The balloons were designed to fly at 40,000 - 60,000 feet.... On departing Soviet territory they were recovered by USAF C-119 aircraft, which sent a radio signal causing the gondola to detach itself from the balloon. By February 1956 the US had launched 461 balloons. Most never made it across the Iron Curtain, blown off-course or shot down. Some 42 gondolas were recovered.... The project was terminated in February 1956.... (The Times, London, 10 Aug. 98; The Telegraph, London, Aug. 10, 98)"


Jonkers, Roy K. [COL/USAF (Ret.)] "Editor's Prologue." American Intelligence Journal 14, no. 3 (Autumn-Winter 1993-1994): 6.

Refers to the "creation of the Defense HUMINT Service on 2 November 1993, to be accomplished by [FY 1997], including the transfer of functions, personnel and resources from the Services. It will involve creating a [DHS] with a single joint manning authorization and a consolidated HUMINT budget within the GDIP. The Director of DIA will be responsible for running this organization under the overview of the ASD (C3I) and the DepSecDef."

[MI/HUMINT; Reform/90s/Mil/Gen]

Jonkers, Roy K. [COL/USAF (Ret.)] "FBI's Carnivore Under Pressure." AFIO Weekly Intelligence Notes 28-00 (16 Jul. 2000). []

"[A] recently deployed FBI system nicknamed Carnivore, designed to allow law enforcement agents to intercept and analyze email in the course of an investigation," is coming under attack from civil liberties and privacy groups. When the system "is placed at Internet Service Provider [ISP] sites it can scan all incoming and outgoing emails for messages associated with a criminal investigation."


Jonkers, Roy K. [COL/USAF (Ret.)] "Korean Intelligence Agency Leadership Changes." AFIO Weekly Intelligence Notes 9 (10 Mar. 1998). []

South Korea's new President, Kim Dae-jung, has "appointed key aides to top security positions" and simultaneously begun "a purge of the KCIA" and changed the name of the Korean service to the "Agency for National Security Planning" (ANSP). (Washington Times, 9 Mar. 1998, A16; Inside China Today, 26 Jan. 1998.)


Jonkers, Roy K. [COL/USAF (Ret.)] "Pollard (ad nauseam)." AFIO Weekly Intelligence Notes, 20 Jan. 1999. []

Text of letter from AFIO President E. Peter Earnest to President Clinton. The AFIO position paper states, inter alia: "The Association of Former Intelligence Officers (AFIO) believes that Jonathan Pollard's prison sentence is justified and should stand. Pollard was correctly brought to justice and appropriately sentenced for stealing vast quantities of highly classified national security information and selling them to a foreign power."


Jonkers, Roy K. [COL/USAF (Ret.)] "Presidential Decision Directive CI 21 Counterintelligence." American Intelligence Journal 20, nos. 1 & 2 (Winter 2000-2001): 41-42.

Provides the substance of the Presidential Decision Directive (PDD) entitled "U.S. Counterintelligence Effectiveness for the 21st Century," released by the White House on 5 January 2001.

[CI/00s; MI/CI]

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