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Defense Intelligence Agency

Through the 1990s

A - L

Andregg, Charles H. The Management of Defense Intelligence. Washington, DC: Industrial College of the Armed Forces, 1968. [Petersen]

Armed Forces Management. Editors. "Defense Intelligence Agency." 9, no. 2 (1962): 102-103.

This is an early description of the DIA's rationale, functions, and activities.

Army. Editors. "Blinded, Deafened ... and Silenced: If the Defense Intelligence Agency Is Scrapped." 26 (Mar. 1976): 6-7. [Petersen]

Campbell, Kenneth J. "Lt. General Daniel O. Graham: A Life of Achievement." Conservative Review, Mar.-Apr. 1997, 13-21. "LTG Daniel O. Graham, USA: Activism and Achievement." Defense Intelligence Journal 8, no. 2 (1999): 67-80.

Graham headed the DIA from September 1974 to December 1975.

Campbell, Kenneth J. "LTG James A. Williams, USA: Career Intelligence Officer." Defense Intelligence Journal 8, no. 2 (1999): 95-109.

Williams headed the DIA from September 1981 to September 1985.

Campbell, Kenneth J. "LTG Samuel V. Wilson, USA: Extraordinary Intelligence Officer." Defense Intelligence Journal 8, no. 2 (1999): 81-94. "Lt. General Samuel V. Wilson: Extraordinary Intelligence Officer." American Intelligence Journal 19, nos. 3 & 4 (1999-2000): 85-92.

Wilson headed the DIA from May 1976 to August 1977. See also, Drew Prehmus, General Sam: A Biography of Lieutenant General Samuel Vaughan Wilson (Hampden-Sydney, VA, Hampden-Sydney College Press. 2012); and William C. Spracher [COL/USA (Ret.)], "General Sam: LTG S.V. Wilson as Both Warfighter and Intelligence Supporter of the Fight," American Intelligence Journal 27, no. 1 (Fall 2009): 77-82.

Campbell, Kenneth J. "A Profile of the First Director of DIA: Lieutenant General Joseph F. Carroll." American Intelligence Journal 16, no. 1 (Spring-Summer 1995): 89-93. "LtGen Joseph F. Carroll, USAF: First Director of DIA." Defense Intelligence Journal 8, no. 2 (1999): 49-65.

Carroll headed DIA from October 1961 to September 1969.

Clapper, James R., Jr. [LTGEN/USAF, D/DIA]

1. "Defense Intelligence Reorganization and Challenges." Defense Intelligence Journal 1, no. 1 (Spring 1992):3-16.

Includes review of DIA organizational preparations for Desert Shield/Desert Storm at pp. 6-11.

2. "Reorganization of DIA and Defense Intelligence Activities." American Intelligence Journal 14, no. 3 (Autumn-Winter 1993-1994): 9-16.

Clapper refers to an "environment characterized by escalating consumer needs and generally declining resources" and to an "international security environment marked by diverse regional crises and contingencies." DIA "will lose nearly 1,000 billets" by FY 1997. "Throughout the General Defense Intelligence Program (GDIP) ... cuts will approach 5,000 billets by FY 1997." DIA has "recently completed the most profound reorganization in [its] 32-year history." It has "shifted ... analytic orientation from a regional to a functional basis" and "will be dependent on the Service production organizations and the JICs for substantial military intelligence production."

DeGross, Robert. "Joint Military Intelligence Training: The DIA Role." Defense Intelligence Journal 2, no. 2 (Fall 1993): 135-142.

Goddard, Dale, with Lester K. Coleman. Trail of the Octopus: From Beirut to Lockerbie -- Inside the DIA. London: Bloomsbury Publishing, 1993. The Trail of the Octopus: The DEA, the CIA, and the Bombing of Pan Am Flight 103 -- The True Story of How the U.S. and British Governments Conspired to Cover Up the Lockerbie Disaster. [U.S.]: Argonaut Press, 1995.

According to WIR 13.2, this is the story of Lester Coleman, who claims he was on a mission for "the world's most secretive and well-funded espionage organization--the Defense Intelligence Agency" which eventually involved the Pan Am explosion over Lockerbie. Clark comment: Is this fiction? Obviously, the 1993 title was deemed misdirected for maximum impact, so we see an adjustment in 1995 to the agencies then catching some heat.

Graham, Daniel O. "DIA: The Unglamorous But Crucial Role of Satisfying the Foreign Military Intelligence Requirements of DOD." Commander's Digest 17 (24 Apr. 1975): 1-20 (entire issue). [Petersen]

Jenuelson, William A. "DIA in the Nineties ... So Far: A Decade of Crisis." Communique. Special Insert. 20 Dec. 1994.

Jeszenszky, Elizabeth. "The Defense Intelligence Agency: Jointness Is Goodness." American Intelligence Journal 13, no. 3 (Summer 1992): 25-28.

Loeb, Vernon. "Getting Scholarly About the Spy Trade." Washington Post, 18 Jun. 1999, 39. [http://www.washingtonpost.com]

This is a report on a Joint Military Intelligence College-sponsored conference at Bolling AFB, Washington, DC, on 18 June 1999 on "teaching intelligence studies at colleges and universities across the United States and around the world."

Loeb, Vernon. "Media-Savvy Admiral Moving To DIA." Washington Post, 3 Jun. 1999, A25. [http://www.washingtonpost.com]

The current head of intelligence for the Joint Chiefs of Staff, Adm. Thomas R. Wilson, is scheduled to take command of the DIA in late July 1999. Previous to his present position, Wilson served as associate director of central intelligence for military support. Columbus Dispatch, "Columbus Native Is Now in Charge of Military Agency," 1 Aug. 1999, A4, notes that Admiral Wilson assumed command of the DIA on 27 July 1999. A week earlier he had been promoted to Vice Admiral.

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