Various theories have been proposed for the U.S. to rejoin the Open Skies Treaty without presenting it again to the Senate for advice and consent to ratification; some are legally unsupportable, while others are impractical because of institutional considerations that will likely prove insurmountable.
Stephen Rademaker is Senior of Counsel at Covington & Burling. He was Assistant Secretary of State for Arms Control during the George W. Bush administration, and for ten years was Chief Counsel to the Committee on Foreign Affairs of the House of Representatives. He also served as Deputy Legal Adviser to the National Security Council and as National Security Advisor to the Majority Leader of the U.S. Senate.
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