[Congressional Record: May 12, 2011 (Senate)]
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  Mr. REID. Mr. President, I ask unanimous consent the Intelligence 
Committee be discharged from further consideration of S. Res. 86, and 
the Senate proceed to its immediate consideration.
  The PRESIDING OFFICER. Without objection, it is so ordered. The clerk 
will report the resolution by title.
  The assistant legislative clerk read as follows:

       A resolution (S. Res. 86) recognizing the Defense 
     Intelligence Agency on its 50th Anniversary.

  There being no objection, the Senate proceeded to consider the 
  Mr. REID. I ask unanimous consent the resolution be agreed to, the 
preamble be agreed to, the motion to reconsider be laid on the table 
with no

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intervening action or debate, and any statements be printed in the 
  The PRESIDING OFFICER. Without objection, it is so ordered.
  The resolution (S. Res. 86) was agreed to.
  The preamble was agreed to.
  The resolution, with its preamble, reads as follows:

                               S. Res. 86

       Whereas, the Defense Intelligence Agency was created in 
     1961 as the United States lead military intelligence 
     organization, approved by Secretary of Defense Robert 
     McNamara on July 5, 1961, and activated on October 1, 1961;
       Whereas, with military and civilian employees worldwide, 
     the Defense Intelligence Agency produces military 
     intelligence to warfighters and policymakers in the 
     Department of Defense and the intelligence community, to 
     support United States military planning, operations, and 
     weapon systems acquisition;
       Whereas the Defense Intelligence Agency possesses a diverse 
     and expeditionary workforce that conducts all-source 
     analysis, intelligence collection, and information technology 
     infrastructure support around the world;
       Whereas the Defense Intelligence Agency plays a critical 
     role within the Department of Defense, the combatant 
     commands, the intelligence community, and the Defense 
     Intelligence Enterprise through the Defense Attache System, 
     Defense Counterintelligence and HUMINT Center, National 
     Defense Intelligence College, National Media Exploitation 
     Center, and National Center for Credibility Assessment;
       Whereas the Defense Intelligence Agency leads the defense 
     all-source analytic community including the Directorate for 
     Analysis and four specialized centers known as the 
     Underground Facility Analysis Center, the National Center for 
     Medical Intelligence, the Joint Intelligence Task Force-
     Combating Terrorism, and the Missile and Space Intelligence 
     Center, as well as synchronizes the analytic efforts of the 
     Army National Ground Intelligence Center, Office of Naval 
     Intelligence, Air Force National Air and Space Intelligence 
     Center, Marine Corps Intelligence Activity, and ten United 
     States combatant command intelligence centers;
       Whereas the Defense Intelligence Agency has throughout its 
     history provided intelligence support to United States policy 
     makers and military commanders in both war and peacetime 
     during significant national security events including the 
     Cuban Missile Crisis, the Vietnam conflict, the Cold War and 
     its aftermath, operations against state-sponsored terrorist 
     organizations, Operation Desert Storm, and in support of 
     United States military and coalition operations in Somalia, 
     the former Yugoslavia, and Haiti;
       Whereas, since the terrorist attacks of September 11, 2001, 
     the men and women of the Defense Intelligence Agency have 
     worked diligently to deter, detect, and prevent acts of 
     terror by providing intelligence support to United States and 
     coalition forces in support of the Global War on Terror, 
     Operation Enduring Freedom in Afghanistan, and Operation 
     Iraqi Freedom; and
       Whereas the Defense Intelligence Agency and subordinate 
     organizations within the Agency have been awarded seven Joint 
     Meritorious Unit Awards reflecting the distinctive 
     accomplishments of the personnel assigned to the Defense 
     Intelligence Agency: Now, therefore, be it
       Resolved, That the Senate--
       (1) congratulates the men and women of the Defense 
     Intelligence Agency on the occasion of the Agency's 50th 
       (2) honors the heroic sacrifice of the employees of the 
     Defense Intelligence Agency who have given their lives, or 
     have been wounded or injured, in the service of the United 
     States during the past 50 years; and
       (3) expresses gratitude to all the men and women of the 
     Defense Intelligence Agency for their past and continued 
     efforts to provide timely and accurate intelligence support 
     to deliver overwhelming advantage to our warfighters, defense 
     planners, and defense and national security policymakers in 
     the defense and security of the United States.