Supporters of a treaty meant to reduce the risk of accidental war are sounding the alarm President TrumpDonald John TrumpWaPo: Trump allegedly asked Fauci if officials could let coronavirus ‘wash over’ US Kansas Supreme Court upholds order banning religious services of over 10 people Biden wins Alaska primary MORE could withdraw from the agreement as the world’s attention is consumed by the coronavirus pandemic.The Open Skies Treaty allows the pact’s 35 signatories, including the United States and Russia, to fly unarmed observation flights over each other’s territories with the intention of providing transparency about military activities to avoid miscalculations that could lead to war.Administration officials insist a review is ongoing as four top Democrats warned this week that withdrawing “in the midst of a global health crisis is not only shortsighted, but also unconscionable.”ADVERTISEMENT“We are deeply troubled by the Trump administration’s sustained push to withdraw from the Open Skies Treaty and we reject the administration’s arguments for pursuing withdrawal,” House Armed Services Committee Chairman Adam SmithDavid (Adam) Adam SmithTop House Democrats ask inspectors general group for proposals to protect watchdogs Overnight Defense: Navy chief resigns over aircraft carrier controversy | Trump replaces Pentagon IG | Hospital ship crew member tests positive… Read full this story
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