Inside the Air Force - May 11, 2018

Lawmakers aim to block OC-135B recap funding to rebuke Russia

By Rachel Cohen  
May 10, 2018 at 3:53 PM
The House Armed Services Committee wants to restrict funding for the Air Force's recapitalization of the two 57-year-old OC-135B aircraft until the Trump administration implements countermeasures to Russia's violations of the 1992 Open Skies Treaty, which allows 34 signatory countries to observe each other's domestic military operations. The committee's version of the fiscal year 2019 defense policy bill, which passed in a 60-1 vote shortly after midnight May 10, also proposes a limit on funding used to approve or adopt...

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