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Three mystery objects shot down have no China link: Biden administration

Those fears were stoked by the series of shootdowns over Alaska, Canada and Michigan starting Friday and raised pressure on the Biden administration to explain the nature of the high-altitude craft

US fighter jet shoots down China's suspected spy balloon: Report

The Biden administration suspects that three unidentified objects downed since last Friday served commercial purposes and weren’t used for spying, a judgement that may help ease anxiety over a Chinese balloon that traversed the US before being shot down. The intelligence community believes the objects — unlike the giant airship shot down on February 4 — “could just be balloons tied to some commercial or benign purpose,” National Security Council spokesman John Kirby said Tuesday. 

“We don’t see anything that points right now to these being part of the PRC spy balloon program or in fact, intelligence collection against the United

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First Published: Feb 16 2023 | 12:31 AM IST

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