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Pentagon Downed Object Over Alaska, Official Says

Posted on AllSides February 10th, 2023
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Joseph Campbell/Reuters

The Pentagon downed an unidentified object over Alaska on Friday at the order of President Biden, according to U.S. officials.

John Kirby, a White House spokesman, confirmed the incident at a news conference on Friday.

U.S. officials said it was not confirmed if the object was a balloon, but it was traveling at an altitude that made it a potential threat to civilian aircraft.

Mr. Biden ordered the unidentified object downed “out of an abundance of caution,” Mr. Kirby said. He said the object was shot down over waters off...

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