There’s been a second balloon spotted in Latin America. Currently, the balloon is being assessed as a second Chinese surveillance balloon, according to Pentagon spokesperson Brig. Gen. Pat Ryder – likely removing all credibility of China’s excuse for the initial balloon spotted in Montana.
The Pentagon has confirmed that the balloon spotted in Latin America is just one of several being monitored, while the balloon hasn’t been examined, it is being reported that the belief is that this second Chinese balloon with the intention for spying purposes. It is currently unclear what the Chinese government plans to do with these surveillance balloons, and what the balloon has access to, but there appears to be a significant concern within military and intelligence circles about their intentions for collecting information in this way.
According to Fox News:
Pentagon spokesperson Brig. Gen. Pat Ryder told Fox News on Friday night that “We are seeing reports of a balloon transiting Latin America. We now assess it is another Chinese surveillance balloon.”
At this time, the Pentagon has not released any specifics on possible plans for responding to the balloons or any actions that China may take in response to the U.S.’s increased surveillance activity. This is still an ongoing story, updates will be provided when they’re made available.