Pentagon: Chinese spy balloon is over center of continental U.S. and moving east


The Pentagon’s press secretary declined to give many details on the Chinese spy balloon that is over the U.S. during a press briefing Friday. “I can tell you that the balloon continues to move eastward and is currently over the center of the continental United States,” said the spokesman, U.S. Air Force Brig. Gen. Patrick Ryder. When asked about shooting down the balloon, as some Republican lawmakers have suggested, Ryder would only say officials are reviewing options. When asked about China’s assertion that it’s a weather balloon, he said, “The fact is, we know that it’s a surveillance balloon.”

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