Ultrasecret satellite spy shop NRO turns 50

AP – As it turns 50, the ultra-secretive National Reconnaissance Office is putting a multibillion-dollar misstep behind it and casting its spy satellites on new enemies, from al-Qaida bomb planters to North Korean nuclear engineers, according to its chief. The agency has launched six satellites in seven months, “the best we’ve done in about 25 years,” said director Bruce Carlson, ticking off what he saw as milestones during rare comments Thursday to reporters. Read Article