Could Chinese Spy Balloons Carry EMP to Detonate Over the U.S.?

Posted on AllSides February 21st, 2023
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The appearance of an alleged Chinese spy balloon, shot down by the American military in February, has provoked anxiety around national security and the technology China possesses to interfere in the U.S.

Last week, in the first meeting since its discovery, a senior Chinese official offered "no apology" to U.S. Secretary of State Anthony Blinken, who had called the incident "unacceptable".

Blinken noted that the U.S. wasn't the only nation to have intercepted Chinese spy balloons, but anxious claims that it could deliver a devastating EMP—electromagnetic pulse—payload have taken root online.


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