Near Real Time Image Interpretation is a mode of image interpretation we will be encountering with the advent of data link imagery. This mode of interpretation will nave a significant effect on the deployment reconnaissance system and how the results of their interpretation can be used by the appropriate commander. The flexibility of data link imagery permits the distribution of raw imagery to a number of separate locations so that detection, identification and location can be done by sensor, by task or problem, by target category or by any other classification. Because of this flexibility this collection management and exploitation management heretofore separate entities must now be treated together. The overall impact of data imagery and the inforced need for near real-time interpretation is forcing us to re-evaluate the total reconnaissance problem.