The China Problem

BALLOON DOWN! Watch U.S. Military Drop Chinese Spy Balloon over Atlantic Ocean

posted by Hannity Staff - 2.04.23

According to a report from Fox News, the U.S. Military has finally shot down the Chinese spy balloon that made its way across the continental U.S. this week; Biden said earlier “we’re going to take care of it.”

Military jets shot down the balloon off the coast of South Carolina.

“This afternoon, at the direction of President Biden, U.S. fighter aircraft assigned to U.S. Northern Command successfully brought down the high altitude surveillance balloon launched by and belonging to the People’s Republic of China (PRC) over the water off the coast of South Carolina in U.S. airspace,” Secretary of Defense Lloyd Austin told the Daily Caller News Foundation in a statement.

From Fox News:

While the balloon was off the coast of South Carolina, the balloon was shot down by U.S. military fighter jets on Saturday afternoon, according to Fox News sources.

A senior defense official said during a Thursday afternoon briefing that the U.S. government is “confident” the surveillance balloon is from the People’s Republic of China.

A senior U.S. official told Fox News on Saturday that the government was considering a plan to shoot the balloon down while it’s over the Atlantic Ocean where it wouldn’t harm any individuals on the ground.

The official added that the U.S. government could potentially recover the balloon.

During the briefing on Thursday, the defense official said that the balloon was previously spotted over Montana, where a decision was made to not shoot it down because of the potential risks.

More over at Fox News:


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