TURNER On Treaty on Open Skies

September 26, 2017

Chairman Mike Turner (OH-10) of the House Armed Services Subcommittee on Tactical Air and Land Forces released the following statement after a report that U.S. officials will restrict Russian observation flights:

“Allowing Russian spy planes to fly over and photograph our most sensitive military installations puts our country at risk. Just this summer, a Russian spy plane flew over Wright-Patterson Air Force Base. As a member of the House Armed Services Committee, I have heard repeated, yet unsurprising, testimony confirming Russia’s abuse of the Treaty on Open Skies. I look forward to the Administration stopping this practice.”