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Dec. 12, 2014

This day in history: Defense Attaché Service established

The Defense Attaché System (DAS) was established Dec. 12, 1964, by a Department of Defense (DOD) directive issued by Defense Secretary Robert S. McNamara. The directive sought to improve the

Dec. 10, 2014

Joint Military Attaché School graduates newest class, sends first general officer attaché to India in 50 years

On Nov. 21, defense attachés, attaché staff and spouses graduated from DIA’s Joint Military Attaché School. With completion of the 13-week programs, the graduates will fan out to 62 countries from

Dec. 2, 2014

DIA Director appoints first Defense Intelligence Officers

On Dec. 2, 1974, Defense Intelligence Agency director Army Lt. General Daniel O. Graham appointed the first group of Defense Intelligence Officers (DIOs).  DIOs are senior intelligence experts who

Nov. 24, 2014

DIA efforts to recover POWs/MIAs: then and now

In 1970 Defense Intelligence Agency (DIA) analysts estimated that the North Vietnamese held 61 American prisoners of war (POWs) at Son Tay prison camp, west of Hanoi. A plan for their rescue called

Nov. 20, 2014

Throwback Thursday: DNI Clapper as DIA director

Then-Air Force Lt. Gen. James Clapper was sworn in as the Defense Intelligence Agency’s 11th director Nov. 18, 1991. He served in that role until August 1995.Clapper came to DIA following the collapse

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