In "Deck of Cards," Greg Elder takes viewers 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
In "True American Hero," Paul Isakson tells the story of
Brig. Gen. Jon Reynolds, and DIA's involvement in his rescue from
the Hanoi Hilton prison in Vietnam.
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."
Greg Elder explores how DIA helped put a man on the moon. Also, hear
from DIA officers as they describe their memories of the moon landing
50 years later.
Greg Elder examines DIA's exploitation of the Soviet Union's
MiG-25 Foxbat interceptor.
Lisa Temple recounts the story of Operation Babylift, the name given
to the mass evacuation of children from South Vietnam at the end of
the Vietnam War in 1975. DIA played a vital role in the execution of
In 1981, DIA issued “Soviet Military Power,” the first in
a series of groundbreaking unclassified publications on the strengths
and capabilities of Soviet military forces. The purpose was to provide
America’s leaders, the national security community and the
public with a complete and accurate view of the Soviet threat.
Nicholas Shadrin wasn't your ordinary spy, he was a consummate
intelligence professional who had dedicated himself to the defense of
In 2001, an American spy plane collided with a Chinese fighter jet, killing the Chinese pilot and forcing the
aircraft to land at Hainan Island, where Chinese authorities took the crew of 24 into custody for 11 days. On
episode of The Historians, Greg Elder speaks with Brigadier General Neal Sealock, the DIA attaché who helped