Skip to comments.Japan completes global spy web
Posted on 02/27/2007 1:26:51 PM PST by lilylangtree
TOKYO--After nearly a decade of trying, Japan has succeeded in establishing a network of spy satellites that can peer at any point on the globe, officials said Monday.
The successful launch Saturday of the last of a fleet of four reconnaissance satellites significantly boosts Japan's ability to gather independent intelligence and re-establishes Tokyo as a major player in Asia's accelerating space race.
Previously, Japan had to rely more heavily on its main ally, the United States, for spy satellite data.
Japan started its spy satellite program in 1998 after North Korea launched a missile over the country's main island.
Do you have a link for this?
Thanks, but I was requesting a link to the article.
BTW, the date of the article in the paper should be 2-27-07 vice 2-28-07. I'm sitting here looking at a paper copy of The Spokesman-Review and I know that it's on page A3, far left column, under the "World in Brief" which includes an article entitled "Envoys injured 'slightly' in attack" (Colombo, Sri Lanka), "Raid kills four jailed officers" (Cuilapa, Guatemala) and the Tokyo article. At the bottom, it states that the gems are "Compiled from wire reports".
It would be great if you would use "Spokesman-Review print edition" as your source in the future. We won't bug you for a link of you do that.
Will do. Thank you.
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