US Shoots Down Another "high-altitude object"

US Shoots Down Another "high-altitude object"

The White House has confirmed that the United States military successfully shot down an object flying over Alaskan airspace on Friday. This comes just a few days after the United States Air Force shot down a Chinese balloon off the coast of South Carolina. White House spokesperson for national security, John Kirby, stated that the Department of Defence was monitoring a "high-altitude object" that was located over Alaska at the altitude of 40,000 feet and posed "a reasonable threat to the safety of civilian flight."

According to Kirby, the object was shot down within the past hour in the direction of President Biden and landed in waters belonging to the United States.


  Kirby stated that the government continues gathering information about the mysterious object. It has yet to be discovered whether it was run by another country, whether it was privately or commercially owned, or whether another country operated it. Kirby would not comment on whether the object was a balloon or another device.F-22 aircraft from the US Air Force Northern Command intercepted and destroyed the target. Thursday evening was the first time the object was brought to the administration"s attention, and Kirby stated that Vice President Biden was briefed on the situation at that time.The decision to destroy the object over Alaska was made six days after Vice President Biden ordered the military to shoot down a Chinese balloon that had been spotted floating over the continental United States. The balloon, with the suspicion of spying, was shot down by an F-22 Raptor aircraft.According to Kirby, the object shot down on Friday was much smaller than the Chinese balloon. He compared it to the size of a small car, whereas the Chinese balloon had the dimensions of three buses.

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