US intends to withdraw from Open Skies arms country treaty that allowed reconnaissance flights over US and Russia.

  • The Trump administration has argued that Russia is violating the Open Skies Treaty.
  • The Trump administration began privately informing allied nations this week that the United States will withdraw from a treaty.
  • Today, the treaty includes 34 nations and allows each of them to carry out reconnaissance flights over one another’s territory on short notice to gather information about military activities.