Treaty on Open Skies
The treaty is designed to help create a mutual understanding and confidence by giving all participants the ability to gather information about military forces and activities of concern to them.
The idea of "mutual aerial observation" was proposed to Soviet Premier Nikolai Bulganin at the Geneva Conference of 1955 by U.S. President Dwight D. Eisenhower. The treaty was eventually signed as an initiative of U.S. president George H. W. Bush in 1989. The agreement was signed in Helsinki, Finland, on March 24, 1992.
The United States officially withdrew on 22 November 2020.
- "United States formally withdraws from Open Skies treaty - US & Canada". Al Jazeera. 2020-11-22. Retrieved 2020-11-22.