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White House plan to leave Open Skies criticized by Democrats in Congress


The Open Skies Treaty, signed in 1992, allows 34 signatory states to conduct unarmed surveillance flights over each other's territory and helps to verify arms control agreements.

The United States uses satellite imaging and two OC-135B surveillance planes in the Open Skies Treaty program. Congressional Democrats voiced concern this week over the potential departure of the United States from the treaty. Photo by A1C Perry Aston/U.S. Air Force

Oct. 9 (UPI) -- Democrats in Congress expressed concern that the United States will withdraw from the 1992 Open Skies Treaty, which allows mutual unarmed surveillance flights over foreign countries ...


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