Op-ed: Abandoning Open Skies: Trump Would Be Squandering More of Our Security Inheritance

Senior Policy Director Alexandra Bell and FCNL’s Anthony Wier co-wrote an op-ed in Just Security about the importance of remaining in the Open Skies Treaty.

Last December, 25 Americans, along with counterparts from Canada, Germany, France, Romania, and the United Kingdom, joined Ukrainians on an urgent mission to help them defend their nation.

A few days earlier, several Ukrainian ships and their crews had been seized on the Sea of Azov. In response, Ukraine had asked America and its allies to conduct an extraordinary joint overflight to produce certified photographic evidence of what was really happening.

In an era of deep fakes and precision-guided disinformation, ready access to unquestioned facts gives America and its friends an instant strategic advantage. Read more