Newly Available Documents Trace Evolution of Spy Units through Obama Administration

On April 20, 2012, Secretary of Defense Leon Panetta formally established a new Department of Defense spy organization — the Defense Clandestine Service (DCS). That memo marked yet another in the multiple starts, stops, and reversals in the human intelligence activities of the Department of Defense and the military services. The defense community‚Äôs rocky history of involvement with HUMINT includes …