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Wednesday, October 20, 2010

DEFENCE INTELLIGENCE STAFF (DIS)

Created by Great Britain in 1964 as an amalgamation of the Naval Intelligence Division, Air Intelligence at the Air Ministry, and the Directorate of Intelligence at the War Office, the triservice DIS is headed by a single director. The unit is essentially an analytical organization staffed by personnel on temporary assignment from the services, along with some permanent civilians, and handles intelligence from defense attachés posted overseas and imagery. The director sits on the Joint Intelligence Committee.