I provided a link to the summit's website in today's earlier post but here is an overview, from the website's About section. Kindly note the emphasis on the "free world." Unless I read it wrongly, that means intelligence agencies from countries such as Saudi Arabia and China have not received an invitation to attend the summit. Awwwww..... Where is Pundita's Kleenex box?
Does the Democracy Doctrine rock, or what? The journey of ten thousand miles is underway.
"International Intelligence Summit[sm], a non-partisan, non-profit, neutral forum that uses private charitable funds to bring together for the first time the intelligence agencies of the free world and the emerging democracies [emphasis mine].
"The purpose of the Summit is to provide an opportunity for the International Intelligence community to listen to and learn from each other, and to share ideas in the common war against terrorism.
"The Summit's Advisory Board includes former heads of CIA, DIA, NSA, former official of the Mossad, and former Chair of British Joint Intelligence Committee. The list of presenters at the Summit will include many of the top leaders of the intelligence, espionage, counter-terrorism and counter-intelligence agencies from around the free world.
"The Summit is intended to be the most prestigious world conference on international studies, intelligence policy, terrorism, and homeland security."
For information about the date of conference, any restrictions on attendance, etc. click here.