As Navy divers work to recover debris from the downed Chinese spy balloon, the Pentagon is now releasing a report that the balloon was carrying explosives to destroy itself. Air Force Gen. Glen D. VanHerck, commander of U.S. Northern Command, told reporters in a brief on Monday that, “We did not associate the potential of having explosives with a threat to dropping weapons, those kinds of things, but out of a precaution, abundance of safety for not only our military people and the public, we have to make assumptions such as that.” “So, I can’t confirm whether it had explosives or not. Anytime you down something like this, we make an assumption that that potential exists,” he added.
Other information gathered from the general’s report included that in addition to potentially carrying explosives, was 200 feet tall, weighed thousands of pounds, and its payload was the size of a jetliner. The debris field is the size of ‘more than 15 football fields by 15 football fields, according to the Pentagon.
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VanHerck said the majority of the downed aircraft had been recovered but warned the public to stay away from the area. National Security Council spokesman John Kirby stated that , “Our efforts to surveil this balloon and what we will learn from the recovery will prove to be valuable.” “I would like to refrain from getting into any discussions about our intelligence assessments of this,’ he added.
This is a developing story.
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You know Anna, that liars do not make it into the Kingdom.
They just like to cover this up they don’t want the American people to know anything it’s just a corrupted Administration.
Well it certainly shouldn’t surprise anyone that China would retaliate in some form.
So why did they not just shoot a couple bullets to deflate the balloon slowly dropping it to the ground rather than blowing it up with a very expensive missle so it would make damage assurred. Was that the Biden plan?
And just where are our Balloons heading towards??? Why Not China… afterall turn about is fair play… !!! 🙂
You don’t need to be a military “expert” to figure out how to safely bring it down safely.
As soon as it entered US airspace, just shoot a few rounds from an aircraft into it. Here’s a secret -Balloons deflate and float to the ground when they get holes. Shoot a few, watch for a while. If it doesn’t fall, add a few more. Repeat as necessary. The balloon comes down slowly. Grapple it with helicopters when close to ground to help drag it away from both people in Montana (just kidding – MT has lots of great folks in it). SOOO high tech!