The Pentagon has confirmed that they have spotted a suspected, and since confirmed Chinese surveillance balloon that has been moving over northern states over the past several days. President Biden was reportedly briefed on the matter and advised not to order the balloon to be shot down.

According to NBC News, the balloon was initially spotted over Billings, Montana, after it had flown over the Aleutian Islands and through Canada. “China is a responsible country and has always strictly abided by international laws, and China has no intention to violate the territory and airspace of any sovereign countries,” said Foreign Ministry spokesperson Mao Ning during a daily briefing on Friday. Pentagon official Brig. Gen. Pat Ryder gave a briefing on Thursday where he provided the following information:

The United States government has detected and is tracking a high-altitude surveillance balloon that is over the continental United States right now. The U.S. government to include Norad, continues to track and monitor it closely. The balloon is currently traveling at an altitude well above commercial air traffic and does not present a military or physical threat to people on the ground. Instances of this kind of balloon activity have been observed previously over the past several years. Once the balloon was detected, the US government acted immediately to protect against the collection of sensitive information,” Ryder said.

Here is a photo of the balloon over Montana:

At the time, the Pentagon clarified that they are confident the balloon belongs to China, and it has since been confirmed that the balloon does in fact belong to China, as The People’s Republic of China has confirmed that the balloon craft that floated over the northern United States was theirs. Thursday, the Pentagon had confirmed that they had spotted what they suspected to be a “Chinese surveillance balloon,” though now China has taken responsibility.

The Chinese Foreign Ministry has claimed that the balloon was not supposed to enter United States airspace, and that it was a civilian research airship. Though the United States did detect and track the craft as it moved across the country in states such as Montana. It however did not seem to be posing a military or physical threat according to the Pentagon.

According to Fox News China issued the following statement,

“The airship is from China. It is a civilian airship used for research, mainly meteorological, purposes,” a Chinese Foreign Ministry spokesperson confirmed Friday. “Affected by the Westerlies and with limited self-steering capability, the airship deviated far from its planned course.”

The spokesperson said China regrets the incident.

The statement continued, “The Chinese side regrets the unintended entry of the airship into US airspace due to force majeure. The Chinese side will continue communicating with the US side and properly handle this unexpected situation caused by force majeure.”

This is a developing story.


  1. The military said not to shoot it down for two reasons… 1: it hasn’t sent all of our secrets to China yet…2: we don’t know its pronouns .

  2. President Brandon is bought and paid for by the CCP his Xi’s lap panda. I have no doubt that it was he who stopped the military from bringing the blimp down. I’m sure there will be a little extra in crack head hunters envelope this month for allowing it to spy on our nuclear triad. I’m sure that if he could remember where he left the nuke codes he would send them to bejing as well

  3. The imbecile ordered not to shoot down a spy balloon over our country. Because it belongs to his best friends & support the biden crime family ? We have no leadership in this country, just all the dems special interests that don’t include America first.

  4. And just what was it researching? And what agents were loosed from it? Or what purposes was it set adrift for, to unleash another US/CCP joint venture, another agent made up and set upon our world? These forces are all in bed together, just face it; the Globalist so-called elites of the West, the Marxist, the Islamist, and all their nefarious ventures of cartels- the shady legal ones and the outright illegal ones. Their leaders bow to power and wealth, and Lucifer’s Satanist ideologies! Plain and simple.

  5. We can place a sattelite over any spot on earth and it can count the dimples on a golf ball lying on the ground in addition to reading license plates and newspapers. Also, you can’t see it. Who needs a balloon?

    1. What Virulent New Contagions did the Balloon release upon us? AND,– Only the “Chinos” have the CURE!! Every new virus/flu epidemic we have had to deal with, in the last 40-50 years came from WHERE?? ASIA!!

  6. You can’t expect president Biden to shoot down the Chinese spy ballon ! Hunter hasn’t gotten his check yet! Don’t forget the 10% for the big guy!

  7. Uncle José does exactly what Xi Jinping and Volodymyr Zelinskyy demand because they have him over a barrel. If he doesn’t do what they say, they’ll spill the beans about the family corruption. This is what the Chinese mean by “elite capture.” Read Peter Schweizer’s “Red Handed”

  8. What would China have done? They should have shot it down and any others invading our air space. China is lying, as always.

  9. Naturally Pedo Joe said not to shoot it down. I mean it would cost him money from Hunter’s deals with China. Pedo Joe would lose his 10% if he allowed them to shoot that ballon down before it got what China was after. Pedo Joe let it get what China wanted before shooting it down. Harm has already been done so the Balloon was no longer needed. Pedo Joe had it shot down after it went into the Atlantic despite having many areas where he could have had it shot down.


  11. And China Loves AMERICA because we buy many of the things they copy with the data and information that they Steal from us because they can make it cheaper and many manufacturers encourage China because China’s Child labor can produce goods that make their “Bottom Line” look better

  12. Is that the same China Virus balloon that was shot down yesterday? Boy, this White House is all screwed up! John Kerry is making deals with China behind all our backs too! Time for James Comer to subpoena China joe, hunter and “The biden Crime Family”!

  13. WTH?!?!?!
    “China is a responsible country and has always strictly abided by international laws.”
    So now slave labor is abiding by international laws?

    This who article is Chinese propaganda.
    So American Action News are you in bed with China? It sure does look like it.

  14. No one in govt is willing to mention that “meteorological data” is used to calculate tragectory for Intercontinental Ballistic Missiles (ICBMs)?

  15. PS-“Simple meteorological data” is also used to calculate tragectory or flight paths for Scud, FROG and Cruise type missiles as well as ICBMs.
    ICBM (Intercontinental Ballistic Missile, extended range, typically leave and re-enter the atmosphere).
    Scud (NATO code name derived from Scattered Cumulus Under Deck, “clouds scudding across sky”, medium to long range semi-guided ballistic missile).
    FROG (Free Rocket Over Ground. Non-guided short to medium range ballistic missile).
    Cruise (guided long to extended range missile with non-ballistic low tragectory flight remaining within the atmosphere with a constant flight speed).
    Even “guided” missiles are subject to operating within limited meteorological parameters.

  16. What do you think woiuld happen if we had a surveillance balloon approaching China? Even before it got to the mainland they would shoot it down on the spot, not allow them to continue on until they’ve scanned the rest of the coutry. This is what happens when you have incompetents and the inmates running this country. Clearly, elections DO HAVE CONSEQUENCES: Inflation, border crisis, interest rates, food and all other costs, oil nauseam. Are you better today than you were 2 years ago? Remember that next time you go vote.

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