Pentagon Rejected Biden’s Call To Shoot Down

  • A massive Chinese surveillance balloon has been hovering over the northern United States for the last few days, senior defense officials confirmed on Thursday – with Joe Biden being briefed on Wednesday about his options, including shooting it out of the sky.
  • Biden suggested the high-altitude balloon should be shot down, after it was spotted and reported by civilians in a commercial airliner, U.S. officials told The Wall Street Journal.
  • The Pentagon opposed the move, fearing civilian casualties if the giant balloon – the size of three buses – is exploded in the air.