U.S. fighter aircraft took down a “high-altitude object” over Alaska within the last hour, said a White House spokesman, John Kirby, during a briefing on Friday. He said the object was flying at an altitude of 40,000 feet and posed a reasonable threat to the safety of civilian flight, so out of an abundance of caution, and at the recommendation of the Pentagon, President Joe Biden ordered the military to down the object, and it came in inside frozen U.S. territorial waters. Read full story: ‘High-altitude object’ downed over Alaska
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