The Defense Intelligence Agency (DIA) is a combat support agency of the United States Department of Defense, which specializes in defense and military intelligence. It is establishing a “China mission group” to monitor China. The agency is pulling analysts and experts together to form the group and to produce, analyze, and disseminate military intelligence regarding China. This new mission group is expected to reach full operational capacity early next year.
This group reflects the U.S. strategy shift toward China and the Indo-Pacific after its decades of fighting and counterterrorism efforts in the Middle East.
The DIA plans to move more resources to the Pacific, including people, communications, and information technology. It has already started talks with friendly countries in the region regarding extending the agency’s footprint.
Source: NTDTV, November 30, 2022