The White House says the objects in the sky were not aliens
China’s foreign minister said the US has flown high altitude balloons into their airspace ten times since the beginning of last year. But National Security Council spokesman John Kirby says that’s not true.
Kirby: There is no us surveillance aircraft over Chinese in Chinese airspace,
The military is still working to recover the balloon in South Carolina, and the objects in Alaska and Lake Huron. Winter conditions are making it more difficult, and the object in Lake Huron likely fell in deep water. But the government is working to find out exactly what they are and what they can do.
Kirby: We assessed that at this time, these balloons have provided limited additive capabilities to the PRC, other intelligence platforms used over the United States. But in the future, if the PRC continues to advance this technology, it certainly could become more valuable. To them.
President Biden was briefed in June that these objects are a worldwide phenomenon. Kirby says there are no active objects or balloons flying over the US today. But to increase security, the military enhanced it’s radar system so it can pick up slow speed, high altitude objects. While they’re still trying to figure out what they are exactly, and where they’re from. They can at least narrow it down to earth.
Kirby: I don’t think the American people need to worry about aliens with respect to these craft period. I don’t think there’s any more that needs to be said.
Straight from DC, I’m Ray Bogan.