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So that crazy selfie with the spy balloon? It's real.

Posted on AllSides February 22nd, 2023
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Photo courtesy of the Department of Defense

The Pentagon on Wednesday confirmed the authenticity of a photo depicting an Air Force U-2 pilot taking a selfie with the Chinese spy balloon in the background in early February, one day before it was shot down off the East Coast of the U.S.

Journalist and author Chris Pocock posted the image on Tuesday, raising questions as to whether the photo, giving a startling view of the infamous surveillance balloon from the legendary spy plane, was real.

“I saw that report. I can confirm the photo’s authenticity,” Pentagon spokesperson Sabrina...

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