Pentagon: There Were Chinese Balloons During Trump

The Insider reports:

Senior Pentagon officials said on Saturday that suspected Chinese surveillance balloons crossed into the US at least three times during the Trump administration and once earlier in the Biden administration, the Associated Press reported.

The senior defense official who spoke on background also said “a balloon of this nature” crossed over the continental US before the Biden administration but declined to specify when.

“It’s happened a few times in recent years to include before this administration. But beyond that, I’m not going to go into the details,” the official said. It’s also unclear if balloons spotted during the Trump administration were shot down.

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