"About 15 percent of the DIA’s case officers will be part of the Defense Clandestine Service, the defense official said. New, more clearly delineated career paths will give DIA case officers better opportunities to continue their espionage assignments abroad, he said." Washpost
This is not a new "agency." It is not a new "service." It is the creation of a new unit withoing the DIA HUMINT depatyment. This one will be dedicated to recruitment of high level assets outside war zones. In other words this is not a combat support organization/ Why is this needed. Simple. CIA is a civilian organization. It has always done a poor job of trying to "work with" foreign military men.
CIA says DIA does poor work? Now that is really funny. Who was it that had half a dozen clandestine service people wiped out in in Afghanistan with one bomb. It was CIA. People died because of their poor skills and practises.
CIA, and the IDF are the greatest self promoters in the world. The marines run a close third in that race. rpl