Trump Withdraws from Another Important Treaty with Russia

by | May 22, 2020

Trump Withdraws from Another Important Treaty with Russia

by | May 22, 2020

On FPF #495, I discuss the US leaving the Open Skies Treaty. The treaty allows for member states to conduct surveillance flights over each other. The treaty is key to keeping countries informed about each other’s military capabilities. Without the treaty in place, war hawks will likely exploit the lack of intelligence and claim Russia is building up its military capabilities. Those hawks will then argue for more weapons to be built bu companies that pay them and their think tanks. 

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