US says China balloon ‘fleet’ is global as NATO joins concern

SpaceWar.com reports: “The United States said Wednesday that suspected Chinese spy balloons like the one it shot down were part of a ‘fleet’ that has spanned five continents, as NATO joined in voicing concern.

Pointing to global ramifications of the incident that has animated the United States, Secretary of State Antony Blinken said the United States was giving data to allies as it assesses the recovered debris.

‘We already shared information with dozens of countries around the world, both from Washington and through our embassies,’ Blinken said.

‘We’re doing so because the United States was not the only target of this broader program, which has violated the sovereignty of countries across five continents,’ he told a joint news conference with NATO’s visiting chief…”

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