May 12, 2014

DIA Director to Step Down as Military Intelligence Ponders Future

By David W. Barno, and USA (Ret.)

Source: World Politics Review

Journalist(s) Eric Auner

Back in February, Defense Intelligence Agency (DIA) Director Lt. Gen. Michael Flynn defined the purposes of his agency before a Senate hearing. The DIA’s mission is to “prevent strategic surprise, deliver a strategic advantage and to deploy globally” to allow the U.S. government to “understand the threats it faces, enable decisions and actions” and prepare to face future dangers, he said.

Now Flynn and his deputy, David Shedd, are on their way out, and there are some reports that they are being pushed out due to concerns about Flynn’s leadership style. The DIAreleased a statement saying that both Flynn and Shedd will retire by early fall. ...

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  • David W. Barno

  • USA (Ret.)