US Military Shoots Down Unknown Object Flying Over Alaska
A United States military fighter jet shot down an unknown object flying in US airspace off the coast of Alaska on the orders of President Biden. The National Security Council spokesman John Kirby says the object was about the size of a car and was flying at about 40,000 feet.
Object Posed a Reasonable Threat to Civilian Flights
According to John Kirby, the object posed a reasonable threat to the safety of civilian flights. However, no other details have been released about the object. This incident comes just days after the US shot down a suspected tiny spy balloon off the South Carolina coast.
US Had Been Tracking the Object for 24 Hours
The US military had been tracking the unknown object for about 24 hours before shooting it down. The military deemed that the object posed a specific threat to civilian flights, so it was shot out of the sky. Right now, the US does not know who the object belongs to or what it is. They could not describe its shape, but they did say it was not a balloon.
Officials Do Not Want to Speculate on the Origin of the Object
The officials were asked specifically about the origin of the object and they do not want to speculate. They have not characterized the object as belonging to China or any other country. The US continues to follow the developments and more information is expected to be released soon.
Food for Thought
The recent incidents of shooting down unknown objects in US airspace have raised many questions about the safety of civilian flights and the actions of the US military. It will be interesting to see what the US reveals about the origin and nature of the object and how it will impact the country’s relations with other nations.
Filed under: misc - @ February 12, 2023 7:57 am