Challenging Joint Military Intelligence
DEFENSE INTELLIGENCE AGENCY WASHINGTON DC
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Military intelligence was shaped over four decades by the Soviet threat, emerging weapons systems, and increasing defense budgets. A sea change began with the demise of the old Soviet empire, the crisis in the Persian Gulf, and growing involvement in United Nations peace operations and humanitarian efforts. The Defense Intelligence Agency DIA is adjusting to successor threats, including regional instability, low-intensity conflict, terrorism, counternarcotics operations, nuclear proliferation, and chemical and biological weapons -- all within a joint environment. DIA must adapt its collection. production, and dissemination cycle to a quickened operational pace with fewer resources. With technology now allowing intelligence to be treated as an integrated whole, the restructuring of DIA, and a focus on unified commands, the military intelligence community has gone back to basics while retaining the flexibility needed to underpin the support of joint warfighting into the next century.
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