Created in 1961, the Defense Intelligence Agency (DIA) is first in all-source defense intelligence to prevent strategic surprise and deliver a decision advantage to warfighters, defense planners, and policymakers. Its professionals deploy globally alongside warfighters and interagency partners to defend America's national security interests.
This video presentation recounts the challenges and successes that shaped the agency into the primary producer of foreign military intelligence that it is today. Senior defense and intelligence leaders deliver firsthand accounts of DIA's contributions to national security priorities dating from the Cuban Missile Crisis to today's continuing terrorism threat. Drawing from a half-century of untold stories about defense intelligence support, this revealing chronicle celebrates DIA's legacy and sets the stage for its future.