Exactly What Are We Shooting Down Over Canada?

There are conflicting reports of what exactly we’re shooting down over Alaska and Canada. We’re reasonably sure that a balloon with a car-sized payload was shot down over Alaska on Friday. The balloon was flying at 40,000 feet — about the same altitude as commercial jets. But the Pentagon doesn’t think the balloon was from China, given that it flew over the North Pole.

On Friday night, NORAD detected another object flying over Alaska. It drifted into Canadian air space, where Prime Minister Justin Trudeau fulfilled his boyhood fantasy of being a wartime leader and helped the United States shoot down the unarmed – and presumably unmanned – balloon on Saturday.

Then the FAA closed the airspace over Montana. Another “object” had been detected by radar but before the fighters were able to investigate, it disappeared. Read more…

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