Skip to comments.Lawmakers Seek to Stop Russian Spy Flights
Posted on 04/30/2014 12:57:50 PM PDT by Nachum
House lawmakers are seeking to stop Russian spy planes from partaking in exercises that may enable them to collect sensitive intelligence that poses an unacceptable risk to U.S. national security, according to a proposal in the 2015 National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA).
Lawmakers have proposed to fully freeze funds that currently allow the United States to sign off on these Russian flights under the Open Skies Treaty, an agreement that permits aerial surveillance flights over 34 countries.
The House proposal would also reduce funding and limit the amount of information the United States provides to Russia about American missile defense capabilities.
The significant reduction in cooperation with Russia is being viewed as a direct response to President Vladimir Putins military incursion into Ukraines Crimea region, which has been met with little pushback by the Obama administration.
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Aren’t the overfly’s part of SALT??