WASHINGTON – Sen. John McCain on Wednesday branded the U.S.-Russian deal to avoid conflict in the sky over Syria "immoral," saying it gives Vladimir Putin a green light to bomb American allies.
The deal, announced Tuesday by the Pentagon and signed by Central Command chief Gen. Lloyd Austin, should not be interpreted as U.S. cooperation with Russia, according to the top civilian official for the Air Force.
"It's a recognition that we don't want accidents in the air," Air Force Sec. Deborah James told the USA TODAY editorial board on Wednesday.
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