New U.S. Space Command will direct NRO at 'higher stages of conflict'

By Tony Bertuca / August 29, 2019 at 4:30 PM
The head of the newly established U.S. Space Command said he recently reached a “new agreement” with the National Reconnaissance Office stipulating that both organizations will collaborate equally until the “higher stages of conflict,” at which point NRO will answer to SPACECOM. Gen. Jay Raymond, chief of SPACECOM, told reporters about the new arrangement today during a Pentagon press briefing on the establishment of the Defense Department’s newest combatant command. The agreement follows questions about what kind of relationship DOD’s...

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