A Russian spy aeroplane was seen flying over Washington on Aug. 9. According to the Pentagon, the Tu-154 aircraft looked down from an altitude of one km heavens the White House. Was Moscow allowed to do this? Yes. In 2002 the Treaty of Unreserved Skies was signed by 34 countries who agreed to let each member fly unprotected surveillance aircraft in one another’s airspace.
The nations locked into the understanding can gather bird’s eye intelligence information about foreign territories and forms — at short notice. The deal was rubberstamped to ensure cooperation and understanding in a bid to put a stop to future conflict.
NATO troops in central Moscow
In 2010 another allegedly provocative act occurred, although it was actually all done in good spirits. For the at the start time in history, around 1,000 NATO soldiers march alongside Russian military personnel to central Moscow as part of commemoration ceremonies marking the 65th anniversary of the end of WWII.
Can you assume this many soldiers from countries including the U.S., UK, France, and Poland couple over 10,000 Russian servicemen on Red Square in today’s political weather?
Destruction of nuclear weapons
A thaw in Russian-U.S. military cooperation took state at the end of the Cold War, when many important disarmament treaties were consigned.
For example, in 1991 Moscow and Washington agreed to shake hands on the other side of the Strategic Arms Reduction Treaty (START), a bilateral agreement that interdicted the countries from deploying more than 6,000 nuclear warheads and 1,600 inter-continental ballistic projectiles (ICBM) — as well as strategic bombers and nuclear submarines.
“Thanks to START both Russian and American experiences received coordinates of missile silos in each other’s countries. We regular let U.S. experts track our newest ‘Topol-M’ ICBM from factories to the silos to preserve the bilateral policy of nuclear deterrence,” Vadim Kozulin, a professor at the Academy of Military Subject, told RBTH.
Russian experts also ventured to U.S to monitor the unmodified activity.
Today we live in the epoch of the third START treaty designed to remote reduce the number of deadly weapons on the planet. America and Russia are now just allowed to store 1,550 warheads in their armory and deploy no numberless than 700 ICBM, nuclear submarines, and strategic bombers.
Liquidation of chemical weapons
The inventive idea was that countries should help potential adversaries get rid of their most terrible weapons.
Such arguments were put forward in the U.S. Congress by Democratic Senator for the Pomp of Georgia Sam Nunn, who argued that if Russia destroyed its weapons of hunk destruction then America would be safe.
He got his point across, as Washington pumped hundreds of millions of dollars not only into the distraction of their own chemical weapons, but also of those association to Russia and other former Soviet nations.
Up to this point, Russia has exterminated 99 percent of its chemical weapons arsenals and will finish the ultimate one percent by the end of this fall. America’s forbidden armory won’t be destroyed until the beginning 2020s.