In a symbolic move, the US has decided that it will no longer be providing Russia data on its military forces in Europe, as set forth by treaties signed in the 90s, according to The Associated Press. The report said the European allies are also expected to follow suit.
The US and its allies have been feeding Russia their military information in accordance with the treaty on Conventional Armed Forces in Europe (CFE) which set equal ceilings for each bloc (NATO and the Warsaw Treaty), from the Atlantic to the Urals, on key armaments essential for conducting surprise attacks and initiating large-scale offensive operations.
Cutting off the flow of information by the allies may be a symbolic move but the timing is interesting. This come at the time the Middle East nations are facing unbelievable civil unrest, and amid unconfirmed reports that some Russian naval vessels on the Mediterranean were heading toward Syria to resist any foreign intervention in Syria unrest, while American aircraft carriers sailed through the Strait of Hormuz and took up position opposite the Iranian coast.