A Chinese spy balloon allowed to fly across the US by Joe Biden carried explosives, according to the Pentagon.
A Chinese spy balloon entered US airspace over Alaska last Saturday.
Biden knew the surveillance balloon was over the US but he decided to stay down.
The balloon soared over nuclear silos and military installations with Biden’s full approval.
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The balloon was shot down Saturday over the Atlantic off the coast of the Carolinas.
According to the Pentagon, the spy balloon carried explosives to self-detonate, was 200 feet tall and weighed thousands of pounds.
The Daily Mail reported:
A Chinese spy balloon was 200 feet tall, weighed thousands of pounds and had a payload the size of a jetliner, a top Pentagon official said Monday.
Commander of the US Northern Command, Air Force General Glenn D. VanHerck revealed new details about the downed balloon in a call with reporters on Monday.
His explanation followed a briefing by National Security Council spokesman John Kirby, who defended President Joe Biden’s decision to intercept and shoot down Chinese craft off the coast of South Carolina on Saturday.
“The president decided not to shoot it until he could do it safely, and that meant on the water, which provided us with a terrific opportunity to get a better understanding of the capabilities of this balloon,” he told reporters. a call