U.S. shoots down suspected Chinese spy balloon2 min read
WASHINGTON — The United States shot down a suspected Chinese spy balloon as it floated off the country’s southeastern coast on Saturday, a Reuters witness and U.S. officials said, drawing to a close a dramatic spying saga that drew a spotlight on worsening Sino-U.S. relations.
President Joe Biden approved a military plan to shoot down the suspected Chinese spy balloon, U.S. officials said, as the government ordered a halt to flights around the South Carolina coast due to what it called an undisclosed “national security effort.”
The Pentagon did not immediately comment.
Washington has called the balloon…
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