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The Great Grain Robbery

Wednesday, May 18th, 2011

The Great Grain Robbery: Lessons Learned from Earth Imaging’s Early History

By Dr. Gary E. Weir, historian, National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency (http://www.nga.mil/), Bethesda, Md. Have you ever heard of the Great Grain Robbery of 1972? What sounds like a train hijacking actually opened the intelligence community’s eyes to the possibilities of a new form of sensory technology that has since become important for defense against military, terrorist,