Fifty shades of red: US government classification system limits allied military space cooperation

by Peter B. de Selding

LA PLATA, Maryland — U.S. government officials and several major U.S. allies agreed that progress has been made on collaboration in force-multiplying collaboration on military space, but the To-Do list remains long.

On the positive side, the Combined Space Operations Initiative has been expanded to 10 nations with the addition of Italy, Norway and Japan. The U.S.-led Olympic Defender program to develop common space defenses has invited Germany, France and New Zealand to join Britain, Australia, Canada as members.

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