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Another Nail in the Coffin of US-Russian Relations: US Pulls Out of Open Skies Surveillance Treaty

A little discussed portion of the 2019 National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA), the $716 billion US military spending bill also defunds US participation in Open Skies Treaty. The move was presented as a way to punish Russia.

Effective since 2002, the Open Skies Treaty has 34 participants. The treaty allows nations to carry out unarmed surveillance flights over one another’ nations, theoretically to build confidence that none of them are secretly building up military forces.
more: https://russia-insider.com/en/another-nail-coffin-us-russian-relations-us-pulls-out-open-skies-surveillance-treaty/ri24473

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