Is there a sensor gap?
Today, Jeffrey and Aaron discuss the Treaty on Open Skies, Russia’s new spy plane, the sensor gap, compliance concerns, and the “taxi” option. The conversation begins with a general discussion about the Russian spy plane, before pivoting to a more general discussion about the continued value of the Treaty for United States security.
Jeffrey and Aaron discussed a number of articles during the podcast:
David Alee, “New Russian Open Skies jet, Tu-214ON,” McConnell Air Force Base, April 2, 2013.
“Digital Visual Imaging System (Open Skies Sensors),” Department of the Air Force, October 23, 2013.
“Briefing on TU-214,” Second Open Skies Review Conference, Open Skies Consultative Commission, June 22, 2010.
Jeffrey’s twitter #hashtag campaign to get the Administration to release a fact sheet. (#NOSENSORGAP!)
Adherence to and Compliance With Arms Control, Nonproliferation, and Disarmament Agreements and Commitments, Treaty on Open Skies, US Department of State, July 12, 2013.
AH Kats, “The Open Mouth Policy Versus the Open Skies Policy,” RAND Corp, May 1, 1959.
Sidney D. Drell and Christopher W. Stubbs, “Realizing the Full Potential of the Open Skies Treaty,” Arms Control Association, July/August 2011.
William Kristol, “A Secret Fight over Russia in the Obama Administration,” The Weekly Standard, April 13, 2014.
Adam Kredo, “Lawmakers Seek to Stop Russian Spy Flights,” The Washington Free Beacon, April 30, 2014.
Bill Gertz, “Inside the Ring: House panel moves to stop Russia spy flights over U.S.,” The Washington Times, April 30, 2014.
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