NGA Foresees Curbs on Satellite Imagery

05.09.07 | 1 min read | Text by Steven Aftergood

In an interview with the Associated Press, the director of the National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency warned that under certain circumstances the government might seek to restrict the dissemination of commercial satellite imagery. See “Curbs on satellite photos may be needed” by Katherine Shrader, Associated Press, May 8.

A 2005 satellite image shows what appear to be launchers for the Shaheen 2 medium-range ballistic missile at Pakistan’s National Defense Complex near Islamabad. The image is analyzed by Hans Kristensen on the FAS Strategic Security Blog.