Some argue that RU gets more out of the #OpenSkiesTreaty than the US. This is wrong. 1. Since 2002 the US did 181 flights over RU. RU did 77 over the US. 2. US receives data from all flights over RU (465). 3. RU is less transparent than US. OST helps not to expose classified data
Losing Open Skies is a major blow to international arms control efforts. One more critical line of communication with Russia closed. One less opportunity to prevent disaster before it happens. They will come for New START next, opening the floodgates to a new nuclear arms race.