A treaty that took effect 2002 between the United States and Russia, that is credited with helping to keep peace between the two countries — as well as between Russia and the United States’ European allies — may be coming to an end. According to a letter from House Foreign Affairs Committee Chair Eliot Engel sent Monday to Donald Trump’s national security adviser, Robert O’Brien, Trump is now moving to pull the U.S. out of the “Open Skies” treaty. The letter was posted online by the committee.
As The Inquisitr has reported, the 27-year-old treaty allows for the United States to operate surveillance flights over Russia to monitor Russian military activities — with the full cooperation of Russia’s armed forces. The treaty also works the other way, allowing Russian jets to make supervised surveillance flights over the United States.
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