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Inside the Looking Glass: A Peek at the DIA's Eye on the World

October 22, 2013

by J.J. Green

WASHINGTON - He takes his ID badge and swipes twice at the key card reader. He pulls the door and, with a heavy click, it separates from the locking device and opens.

Army Lt. Gen. Michael T. Flynn, director of the Defense Intelligence Agency (DIA), steps in and ushers a WTOP reporter into a place that no journalist previously had been.

"This is our global operations center ...," Flynn says. "This is our situational awareness room and the responsibility of the folks in here is to maintain as high a level of situational awareness of things going on around the globe as they possibly can."


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