Archive: 2019

April 25, 2019

This Week in DIA History: DIA Identifies Leak of Classified KH-11 Capabilities

Shortly after DIA’s founding, DIA and CIA consolidated GEOINT analysis efforts at the National Photographic Interpretation Center. DIA was responsible for providing analysis on defense-related imagery and scoured materials on Soviet industry, troop movements and missile activity.

April 22, 2019

A training program like no other

In order to support the warfighter, the Defense Intelligence Agency plans, manages and executes intelligence operations during peacetime, crisis and war.

April 18, 2019

This Week in DIA History: DIA Analysis Decisive in Driving U.S. Nuclear Policy

In July 1983, the Department of Defense called upon DIA to support operational planning for nuclear war, resulting in the release of a new nuclear policy.

April 2, 2019

Photo essay: DIA takes on the Bataan Memorial Death March

Shortly after graduating from high school in June 1939, Francis Bania enlisted in the U.S. Army as a wire chief, specializing in telephone and telegraph. Bania immediately fell in love with the job, and especially enjoyed working on radios.

April 2, 2019

DIA honors fallen civilian during dedication ceremony

Scott Wirtz, a former Navy SEAL who was working as an operations support specialist for the Defense Intelligence Agency while deployed in support of Operation Inherent Resolve, was killed during a terrorist attack in Manbij, Syria, Jan. 16.

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