Monday, 23 October, 2017

Russian military spy jet flies over DC, New Jersey

Unarmed Russian air force jet flies over Pentagon Capitol CIA White House	Email Unarmed Russian air force jet flies over Pentagon Capitol CIA White House Email
Saul Franklin | 12 August, 2017, 00:32

A Russian spy plane flew over USA air space on Wednesday, cruising over a series of locales, including President Trump's summer vacation spot, according to a report. And finally, the Tu-154M allegedly flew over the countryside residence of USA leaders in Camp David, Maryland, near the Wright-Patterson air force base in OH and near the Mount Weather emergency operations center in Virginia.

S. locations, including Trump National Golf Club in Bedminster, where President Donald Trump is now in residence.

Next on the itinerary was a flight to New Jersey, where Trump is staying at his Bedminster golf course - on a day he fired off tweets touting the US nuclear arsenal and military capabilities amid a stand-off with North Korea. On Wednesday, August 9, the Russian military flew a surveillance plane over the Pentagon as part of a routine flight allowed under an global treaty. The mission will be flown under the Open Skies Treaty which entered into force in 2002.

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Russian Open Skies flights in the U.S. are coordinated with the Federal Aviation Administration and carry U.S. Air Force personnel who serve as escorts. The agency can only confirm specific locations once a mission is over. Open Skies allows for unarmed aerial surveillance flights over the entire territory of a participating country. Last year Stewart met with the House Armed Services Committee subcommittee and said he would "love" to potentially deny future Russian expeditions in American airspace, according to the Washington Post.

Josh Schmidt is an editorial intern and is a native of the Washington D.C Metropolitan area.

The Treaty on Open Skies aims to promote military openness among the signatory countries, which include Russian Federation, the U.S., and Canada, among others. The treaty aims to promote transparency about military activities.

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