The Pentagon is planning to expand the Defense Intelligence Agency's spy program on a massive scale, the Washington Post reports. When finished, the agency will have upwards of 1,600 CIA-trained agents collecting information on emerging threats. It previously numbered in the hundreds, according to the Post.
The DIA will be focused on gathering military intelligence – more so than its civilian counterpart, the CIA. DIA operatives can also gather intelligence the CIA isn't willing or able to collect, , the Post reports.
The expansion will have DIA agents working alongside the CIA and both agencies will share overseas resources, but the CIA will retain the dominant role in the relationship. The Post reports that CIA station chiefs will be kept abreast of DIA movements, and will carry veto power over conflicting missions.
But there are concerns over the DIA's expansion. The military doesn't share the same rules as the CIA does for congressional notification, the Post reports.Via the Washington Post