About the resolution
Should the U.S. leave the Open Skies Treaty?
After the Cold War and the dissolution of the Soviet Union, a central geopolitical question lingered. How could tentatively-aligned nations, most notably the U.S. and Russia, remain assured that their counterparts were abiding by their international military commitments and agreements?
The answer was the Open Skies Treaty. 34 signatory countries — most prominently Russia and the U.S. — allowed any other participant to conduct flights and take photographs that collect data on military personnel and activities.
The U.S. could ...
Sponsor and status
Sponsor. Junior Senator for Texas. Republican.
Last Updated: Oct 30, 2019
Length: 3 pages
Introduced on Oct 30, 2019
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Oct 30, 2019
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S.Res. 388 is a simple resolution in the United States Congress.
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A resolution calling for the withdrawal of the United States from the Open Skies Treaty, and for other purposes, S. Res. 388, 116th Cong. (2019).
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