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Mission DIA: The Defense Intelligence Agency Museum

A series of panels featuring the DIA creed lines the building’s entry corridor.

Overhead view of the DIA museum.

Museum display of artwork from the Soviet Military Power books and examples of Soviet missiles.

A museum case containing a U2 camera, U2 flight suit, and related materials.

The cameras in U2 spy planes held approximately two miles of film.

Diorama of Colonel David S. Parker showing John T. Hughes photographic proof of missiles in Cuba on October 15, 1962.

Smithsonian Exhibits created a display with cast figures to show the moment DIA discovered missiles in Cuba. A video display loops images of the era to emphasize the growing fear of nuclear war.

As people leave the building, the reverse of the creed panels reveals a waving American flag.