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U.S. jet missed with first missile while downing object over Lake Huron

Posted on AllSides February 14th, 2023
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Olivier Matthys/AP/The Washington Post

A first missile shot at an unidentified flying object over Lake Huron on Sunday missed its target, the Pentagon’s top general said Tuesday, highlighting the U.S. military’s challenge in safely taking down a series of unmanned craft detected over North America in recent days.

The missile landed “harmlessly” in the lake, and a second missile fired by an F-16 then took out the object, Milley said, speaking to reporters at NATO headquarters in Brussels.

“Yes, the first shot missed,” Milley said.

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