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Daily Mail: Chinese spy balloon the size of three buses is spotted floating over Montana for DAYS as US mobilizes F-22 Raptors to intercept: Biden wanted to shoot it down but Pentagon advised him not to because of falling debris 

* A Chinese surveillance balloon has been hovering over the northern U.S. for the past few days, the Pentagon confirmed on Thursday 

* Defense officials discussed shooting it out of the sky on Wednesday while it was above Billings, Montana – but decided instead to monitor it closely 

* F-22 Raptors were sent from Nellis Air Force Base in southern Nevada, but they did not engage with the object 

A massive Chinese surveillance balloon has been hovering over the northern United States for the last few days, senior defense officials confirmed on Thursday – with Joe Biden being briefed on Wednesday about his options, including shooting it out of the sky. 

Biden suggested the high-altitude balloon should be shot down, after it was spotted and reported by civilians in a commercial airliner, U.S. officials told The Wall Street Journal. 

The Pentagon opposed the move, fearing civilian casualties if the giant balloon – the size of three buses – is exploded in the air.  

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WNU Editor: This spy balloon has been over the US homeland for 3 days!!!! The Chinese are clearly testing US AND Canadian political and military responses. 

What is astounding is that the US is permitting the Chinese to keep their spy balloon in American airspace. The right thing to do is to immediately shoot down this spy balloon. That is the America that I remember growing up. But today’s America …. it is a different country. 

Pentagon Says Chinese Spy Balloon Flying Over The United States Right Now  

Pentagon: Chinese spy balloon spotted over Western US — AP
 

Chinese spy balloon flying over the United States, Pentagon says — Reuters
 

U.S. Detects Suspected China Spy Balloon Hovering Over Northwest — DNYUZ/New York Times 

Chinese spy balloon flying over U.S. ‘right now,’ Pentagon says — Washington Post
 

Large Chinese spy balloon spotted over the US, officials say — ABC News
 

US government monitoring suspected Chinese spy balloon over northern states — FOX News

Pentagon tracking suspected Chinese spy balloon over the US — CNN
 

US tracking suspected Chinese surveillance balloon — BBC
 

Chinese spy balloon flying over US airspace, says Pentagon — SKY News
 

Pentagon says it is monitoring Chinese spy balloon spotted flying over US — The Guardian
 

US tracking suspected Chinese spy balloon spotted over Montana — Insider 

Everything Known About The Chinese Spy Balloon Currently Floating Over The U.S. — Forbes
 

U.S. tracking suspected Chinese surveillance balloon flying over nation — Axios
 

Suspected Chinese spy balloon floating over US ‘not a threat,’ Pentagon says — Breaking Defense