U.S. military shoots down suspected Chinese surveillance balloon

Posted on AllSides February 4th, 2023
From The Center
Chase Doak via Reuters

The U.S. military on Saturday shot down a suspected Chinese surveillance balloon that had been transiting across the country for several days.

In a statement Saturday, Secretary of Defense Lloyd Austin said a U.S. fighter aircraft assigned to U.S. Northern Command successfully brought down the balloon at the direction of President Joe Biden. Lloyd said the balloon was being used by the People’s Republic of China “in an attempt to surveil strategic sites in the continental United States.”

Biden gave authorization on Wednesday to take down the balloon as soon...

Read full story
Some content from this outlet may be limited or behind a paywall.
https://www.cnbc.com/2023/02/04/us-military-prepares-to-take-down-suspected-chinese-surveillance-balloon.html

More News about Defense and Security from the Left, Center and Right

From the Left

From the Center

From the Right