The Remote Sensing Imperative

by thediplomat.com — 2016-02-26 12:02:08

The U.S. should continue to cooperate with Asia in remote sensing and earth observation platforms.

Four years into the Obama administration's "Asia-Pacific Rebalance" and on the eve of a tumultuous national election, questions about the coming consistency of U.S. foreign policy are at the forefront of every policymaker's mind. Yet even without these disruptive factors, there is one area in which the United States should continue to provide coordination, collaboration, and commitment with allies and friends in East Asia: remote sensing and earth observation (EO) platforms.

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