DIA Connections

DIA Connections is an exciting new podcast. Featuring overlooked or unfamiliar aspects of who we are, what we do, and the countless ways we’ve impacted the lives of people everywhere. Since its creation in 1961, the Defense Intelligence Agency has been the nation’s premier all-source military intelligence organization. Our team at DIA deploys globally, alongside warfighters and interagency partners, to defend America’s national security interests. However, we are so much more, as this podcast series will reveal.

Podcast Episodes

Bringing Them Home: Part 2

Jessica Buchanan was an aid worker in Somalia, helping to raise awareness about how to avoid land mines. She was abducted and taken hostage by Somali land pirates for 93 days. In this episode, listeners learn about her harrowing experience and DIA's persistent efforts to secure her rescue. Listen Now.







Bringing Them Home

DIA plays a vital role in the U.S POW/MIA support mission. This episode examines both past and present efforts in locating and repatriating the remains of those lost but not forgotten from the Vietnam War. Listen Now.









Synthetic opioids, including fentanyl, are now the most common drugs involved in overdose deaths in the United States. This episode examines DIA’s role in tracking the shadowy production and distribution networks trading in this lethal drug. Listen Now.





Dale Dye

When Hollywood directors Oliver Stone and Steven Spielberg want war scenes to look and feel authentic, the military advisor they rely on is Dale Dye. In this episode, Dye visits DIA where he discusses how, after surviving more than 30 combat operations in the Vietnam War, he became a catalyst in changing the way Hollywood makes war movies. Listen Now





Rob Riggle

Comedian and actor Rob Riggle sits down with director Lt. Gen. Robert Ashley Jr. to discuss Riggle’s affinity for the military and his two-decade entertainment career. Listen Now