Muhammad Jamal wrote
Friday, February 10, 2023 10:16 PM
John Kirby, a spokesman for the National Security Council at the White House, said that the unidentified object that was dropped from Alaska airspace was “the size of a small car” and was a threat to air traffic, adding that he did not yet know the source of this object, while Reuters news agency said that The downing was carried out by a US fighter, and the Federal Aviation Administration closed parts of the airspace over northern Alaska to support Department of Defense operations.
The New York Times said that Pentagon An unidentified object was shot down over Alaska today, Friday, on the orders of President Joe Biden, according to US officials.
John Kirby, a Pentagon spokesman, confirmed at a press conference on Friday that the object was moving at an altitude that made it a potential threat to civilian aircraft.
Kirby said Biden ordered the UFO’s downing “out of an abundance of caution.”
A US official said there were “no confirmed indications of a military threat” to people on the ground from the target, noting that they could not confirm whether there was any surveillance equipment on the downed object.
The action comes less than a week after a US fighter jet shot down a Chinese spy balloon that had passed the US, according to three US officials.
Officials said the latest breach occurred Thursday night over Alaska, and one official described the situation as “fast-moving” and still evolving. The official said it was not clear whether the object was from a hostile force or a lost commercial or research operation.
The breach of US airspace Thursday was relatively brief, according to officials, which is one reason officials could not immediately determine the type of object involved.
US officials say the spy balloon was part of a fleet operated by the Chinese military that has flown over more than 40 countries on five continents in recent years. Officials said the balloons are made by one or more civilian-run companies that formally sell the products to the military, though the Biden administration has not publicly identified the company that made the dropped balloon.