Providing remote U.S. sensing support for international organizations requires development of international capabilities to exploit imagery, and institutional reform to allow sharing of U.S. imagery. Four criteria for such availability are suggested: (1) where either the product or the process of multilateral exploitation is superior to national--e.g., in stimulating corrective action; (2) at prices not less than marginal cost, in money or offsetting services, except where a donation is appropriate; (3) on an unclassified basis, if consistent with protection of intelligence sources and methods; and (4) with timely notice and availability at marginal cost to affected states. To assure systematic review of imagery for sharing with international organizations while protecting intelligence sources and methods, the author recommends designating the State Department Bureau of Intelligence and Research as liaison with international organizations. (Presented at 1975 Annual Convention of the American Society of Photogrammetry/American Congress on Surveying and Mapping, Washington, D.C., March 1975.) 8 pp.
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