The Military Intelligence Digest is a periodic publication produced by the Defense Intelligence Agency (DIA), a United States government agency responsible for providing military intelligence to policymakers, military commanders, and defense planners. The digest contains analysis, assessments, and briefs on various military-related intelligence matters. This includes information on the military capabilities, strategies, and activities of foreign nations, terrorist groups, and other non-state actors.
The primary audience for the Military Intelligence Digest includes military commanders, planners, and other decision-makers within the Department of Defense (DoD) and the broader U.S. Intelligence Community. The digest is designed to support these individuals in their strategic and operational responsibilities by providing timely and relevant intelligence analysis.
The contents of the Military Intelligence Digest typically include assessments of foreign military capabilities, analyses of strategic and tactical developments, evaluations of emerging technologies, and other intelligence that is crucial for understanding the global security environment and potential threats to U.S. national security. The digest may also include historical analyses and assessments of past conflicts, which can provide valuable insights for current and future operations.
Given the sensitive nature of the information contained in the Military Intelligence Digest, it is classified at various levels, and its distribution is strictly controlled. Access to the digest is limited to authorized personnel with the appropriate security clearances and a need to know the information contained within. This ensures that the sensitive intelligence contained in the digest is protected from unauthorized disclosure.
Overall, the Military Intelligence Digest is a critical resource for the U.S. defense and intelligence communities, providing essential intelligence analysis to support decision-making processes related to national security and defense.
The follow are the declassified issues that The Black Vault has received. Many are heavily redacted, or are included only in part.
28 March 1995 [3 Pages, 0.7MB] – The Taliban’s advance in the east has halted for now, and Interim President Rabbani retains control of Kabul. However, few prospects exist for long-term stability in Afghanistan. The UN, although marginalized, still may play a role if it is willing to lower its expectations.
28 September 1995 [6 Pages, 1.2MB] – Afghanistan: Tallban Eyeing Herat – The 5 September capture of the strategic western city of Herat by the ultra-fundamentalist Taliban militia was a serious, hut probably not fatal. blow to interim president Rabbani. Opposition leaders are having difficulty forging a meaningful alliance with the Taliban, and these forces probably still lack the organization or strength to seize Kabul.
September 2001, All Issues Published [11 Pages, 1MB] – This request was filed in 2008, and the final release was not given to me until September of 2015. I have filed for other issues of the publication, and they will be posted here once they come in.
10 July 2002 [3 Pages, 1.5MB] – Using false end-user certificates, front companies, and corrupt military officials, the United Self-Defense Forces of Colombia (AUC) paramilitary organization has arranged several gray market arms shipments since 1996. Gray arms deals are becoming routine for the group and have replaced the regional black market as its main source of arms.Follow The Black Vault on Social Media: