Makes me wonder what plans are being made in 2009

If you're like me, and I know I am, you have a lot of boxes with books and papers and whatnot gathering dust. The December 2001 issue of Photonics Spectra includes a short article called "For Their Eyes Only", containing this:

The US Defense Department has gobbled up all of the material on Afghanistan from the only commercial satellite company that can provide 1-m-resolution images.

A contract with Space Imaging, Inc. of Thornton, Colo., gives the National Imagery and Mapping Agency (NIMA)—a Defense Department branch—exclusive rights to all of the time that the company's satellite Ikonos spends in orbit over Afghanistan and another (undisclosed) country, and to all of the images it produces there.

I wonder what country that could have been, back in December 2001...

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