The Historians is a video series focused on important people and events throughout DIA’s history. DIA historians Greg Elder, Paul Isakson, Lisa and Orlando Pacheco give a behind-the-scenes look at the stories that help make DIA the agency it is today.
In episode one, Deck of Cards, historian Greg Elder takes you back to the 2003 invasion of Iraq and the creation of the playing cards to help troops identify the most wanted members of Saddam Hussein’s regime.
In episode two, True American Hero, historian Paul Isakson tells the story of Brig. Gen. Jon Reynolds, and DIA's involvement in his rescue from the Hanoi Hilton prison in Vietnam.
In episode three, DIA Historian Orlando Pacheco details the life and legacy of former DIA Director Lt. Gen. Sam Wilson, a U.S. Army officer who is cited as the first to use the term "counterinsurgency."