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Tue Oct 8, 2019, 09:54 PM

Administration expected to announce exit from 'Open Skies' treaty

By Ryan Browne, CNN
Updated 9:50 PM ET, Tue October 8, 2019

Washington (CNN)The Trump administration is expected to soon announce that it plans to exit the "Open Skies" treaty, a US official tells CNN, a move that has already drawn condemnation from Democrats in Congress.

The treaty, which was signed in 1992 and went into effect in 2002, allows 34 member states to conduct unarmed surveillance flights over one another's territories. According to the State Department, the treaty "is designed to enhance mutual understanding and confidence by giving all participants, regardless of size, a direct role in gathering information through aerial imaging on military forces and activities of concern to them."

In a statement, a State Department spokesperson said ... "We do not comment on Congressional correspondence. We continue to implement the treaty and are in full compliance with our obligations under this Treaty, unlike Russia" ...


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Tue Oct 8, 2019, 11:21 PM

1. Cui Bono?


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