August 2021 Meeting


Retired CIA Operations Officer Martha Sutherland ran deep cover agents in China. Based upon her 40 plus years in and out of greater China, Martha will be speaking “off the record” on her impressions, analysis and conclusions on Western misperceptions.

At 2 PM, August 7, at The Brick Store Museum, U.S. Route 1, Kennebunk, public meeting of the Association of Former Intelligence Officers (AFIO) Maine Chapter, Martha will use personal anecdotes and factual evidence to illustrate the Chinese Communist Party’s efforts to create those misperceptions that there are no differences between the Chinese people, Chinese culture and the Chinese Communist Party.

Martha’s professional career includes nearly 20 years as an Operations Officer, CIA, Director for China and Mongolian Affairs in the Office of U.S. Trade Representative, and Tour Escort for Lindblad travel in Taiwan/Hong Kong/China. BA (Art education) at Princeton University; MA (East Asia Studies) at University of Kansas, Lawrence; and Post Graduate studies: Central Academy of Fine Arts, Beijing, National Taiwan University, Taipei; and Stanford University Program, Taipei. Her personal and professional skills in lettering in four varsity sports (swimming, crew, lacrosse, and field hockey); being fluent in Mandarin Chinese; and love of art in China, Taiwan, and Hong Kong contributed to her long and successful career.

This Presentation is part of continuing discussions relating to the importance of having an effective  Intelligence Community as part of USA’s first line of defense.

The AFIO meeting is open to the public, and will begin at 2 PM, at the Program Center of the Brick Store Museum, 4 Dane Street, Kennebunk. A Question & Answer period will follow the Presentation.

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Brickstore Museum’s Program Center
2 Dane Street
Kennebunk, ME 04043

Kennebunk High School Auditorium
Fletcher Street (Rt 35)
Kennebunk, ME 04043

Community House,
8 Temple Street,
Kennebunkport, ME 04046

2:00 p.m.