posted on Nov, 22 2004 @ 06:33 AM
"Some of the US’s closest allies worry about the National Reconnaissance Office’s (NRO) policy of “negation.” The NRO, America’s largest intelligence
agency by budget and in control of all US spy satellites, is talking openly with the US Air Force Space Command about actively denying the use of
space for intelligence purposes to any other nation at anytime, according to NRO director Peter Teets.
He has proposed that US resources from military, civilian, and commercial satellites be combined to provide “persistence in total situational
awareness, for the benefit of this nation’s war fighters.” Beginning next year, NRO will be in charge of the new Offensive Counter-Space program,
which will come up with plans to specifically deny the use of near-Earth space to other nations, said Teets.
The program will include two components: the Counter Communication System, designed to disrupt other nations’ communication networks from space; and
the Counter Surveillance Reconnaissance System, formed to prevent other countries from using advanced intelligence-gathering technology in air or
space. (EE Times)"
Related link: (DOD orders three systems, pricetag...)
[edit on 22-11-2004 by Ulvetann]