efe.- The United States military shot down a new unidentified flying object this Sunday, this time as it flew over Lake Huron in the north of the country, Congressman Jack Bergman and government sources confirmed to CNN and ABC. Did.
It is the third “object” to be neutralized in North America in the past three days, after being shot down over Alaska on Friday and Canada on Saturday.
Bergman said via Twitter that he was in contact with the Department of Defense about this operation in the Great Lakes region near the Canadian border, which became known after the temporary closure of airspace over Lake Michigan.
The Republican congressman, who represents the state of Michigan, thanked the “resolute action” of US fighter pilots, but stressed that the public’s knowledge so far about these episodes “deserves much more reactions”.
Also via Twitter, Michigan Democratic Congresswoman Alyssa Slotkin said that shortly thereafter US Air Force and National Guard pilots shot down an object they were tracking over Lake Huron.
For now, no details are known about this object and the previous two were demolished while work is underway to recover their remains, however Senate Democratic leader Chuck Schumer said this Sunday Both are believed to be balloons, although they are smaller than the alleged Chinese spy balloons caught last week.
The senator, who was informed of these objects by Jake Sullivan, the White House national security adviser, said the devices were flying at an altitude of 12,000 metres, posing a “danger” to commercial aviation.
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Schumer stressed that the United States knew nothing about these balloons until a few months ago, and assured that the military and US intelligence are focused on gathering all the necessary information.
The detection and downing of these flying objects comes amid a diplomatic crisis between Washington and Beijing after the United States last week shot down an alleged Chinese spy balloon that flew over a good part of its territory Was.
Joe Biden’s government has accused China of developing a balloon “program” for espionage work, with the participation of the armed forces, and that they have already flown over 40 countries on 5 continents.
China defended that the balloon which was shot down by the United States was a meteorological instrument that “deviated from its original course” due to “unforeseen force”.
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