Daniel O. Graham

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Lieutenant General Daniel O. Graham was director of the Defense Intelligence Agency from September 1974 to December 1975.[1]


Graham served as a senior official in US Army intelligence and the Defense Intelligence Agency (DIA) for many years before being appointed Deputy Director of Central Intelligence for the Intelligence Community in 1974. He was appointed director of the DIA later that year. After his retirement from this position, he served on Team B, which was assigned by CIA director George H.W. Bush to engage in a competitive analysis of Soviet military strength.[2]

At the inaugural meeting of the Consortium for the Study of Intelligence in April 1979, Graham presented an essay on intelligence analysis and estimates which argued, in Roy Godson's summary, that "the creation of competitive, centralised, analytic agencies would produce better intelligence."[2]


  1. LTG DANIEL O. GRAHAM, USA, Defence Intelligence Agency, accessed 14 october 2011.
  2. 2.0 2.1 Roy Godson, ed., Intelligence requirements for the 1980s: Elements of Intelligence, National Strategy Information Center, 1983, p.12.