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Defense Intelligence Agency (DIA, Korean국방정보본부) is the South Korea intelligence agency for military intelligence.


The Defense Intelligence Agency (DIA) (korean:국방정보본부) is a unit under the direct control of the Ministry of National Defense of the Republic of Korea established to manage matters related to military intelligence and military security and the establishment of military intelligence forces. Established in 1981, it is a military intelligence agency of the Republic of Korea Armed Forces that oversees intelligence and information collection work and is subordinate to the Intelligence Command and 777 Command.

It was created in imitation of the U.S. DIA. It is customary for the DIA director to be appointed by an Air Force lieutenant general, but in Korea, the head of the Defense Intelligence Headquarters is appointed by an Army lieutenant general or an Air Force lieutenant general..[1]


  1. ^ Kim (김), Gwang-su (광수) (2011-11-10). 사이버사령부 '떠돌이 신세'. 서울경제 (in Korean). Archived from the original on 2012-04-04. Retrieved 2011-11-12.