‘The object shot down over Canada was a small metallic balloon’: Pentagon

On Saturday, an unidentified flying object was shot down in the airspace of Canada. The object appeared to be a small balloon of metal that had a payload below it. This was the description of the unknown object according to the Pentagon memo, which was sent to the lawmakers on Monday, and the memo was obtained by CNN.

The memo has provided the official detail of one of the three objects that were brought down in recent times. It has been described as a cylindrical-shaped object. Before being shot down, the object had crossed the sensitive sites of the US, as described by the memo. The defense officials also wrote in the memo that the unidentified object had been shot down near Lake Huron on Sunday. The officials also informed that the object slowly descended to the water after the impact.

Another defense official informed CNN that the Pentagon had not sent any memo to Capitol Hill. The official also informed us that they are continuing to brief the corresponding committees. The new details are starting to unfold as the lawmakers are pressing to understand the reason why the Biden administration shot down the unidentified objects in three days. The lawmakers told CNN that the shoot-down was an overcorrection to the Chinese spy balloon incident, although they are not definite about the state. Colorado Rep. Jason Crow said on CNN This Morning that they are looking into the matter with extra vigilance. He informed them that they were looking for them in various ways. Rep. Jim Himes of Connecticut, one of the Democrats on the House Intelligence Committee, said on NBC’s “Meet the Press” that his guess of why things are happening in such quick succession is because they are really attuned to looking for them.

Himes also said that the truth is that most of their sensors didn’t find the thing they were looking for and didn’t look like balloons. They are looking for them, and so they are starting to find more stuff. According to a spokesman for the majority leader Chuck Schumer, the Senate is holding a brief for all the senators on the objects that have been shot down. The brief will remain classified. The White House denied that President Joe Biden’s recent actions were the result of political pressure that he waited for too long in the earlier incident.

National Security Council coordinator for strategic communications John Kirby said on Monday that these decisions were based purely upon what was in the best interest of the American people. Another official said that the radar, which was used by the North American aerospace defense, was adjusted after the sighting of the balloon.