President Trump will be pulling the United States out of the Open Skies Treaty, an agreement between more than 30 countries that allow for those involved to fly in each other’s air spaces, a senior administration official confirmed to Fox News.
The New York Times first reported that Trump was planning to withdraw from the agreement, worrying NATO member nations who are concerned that once the U.S. is out, Russia will block their flights, which provide valuable surveillance of their own borders.
Trump has decided to withdraw from the Open Skies Treaty, negotiated three decades ago to allow nations to fly over each other’s territory with elaborate sensor equipment to assure they are not preparing for military action. @SangerNYT https://t.co/F4hrhUH5Ol
— Peter Baker (@peterbakernyt) May 21, 2020
The Trump administration is preparing to withdraw from a major arms treaty designed to reduce the risk of military miscalculations that could lead to war https://t.co/VfUeGofjdK
— CNN Breaking News (@cnnbrk) May 21, 2020