American Sec of State Blinken has let in on a secret….
China’s ballon spying isn’t confined to the United States ……
The ballon’s have flown over nearly 40 countries…..
Secretary of State Antony Blinken on Wednesday revealed that the U.S. assesses the alleged Chinese spy balloon shot down over the weekend was part of an expansive surveillance program aimed at gathering intelligence from targets around the globe.
Speaking at a joint press conference with NATO’s top official, Blinken said the administration was already sharing what the U.S. intelligence community had uncovered with America’s allies and Congress.
“Senior administration officials are on the Hill this week, and we already shared information with dozens of countries around the world, both from Washington and from our embassies,” Blinken said. “We’re doing this because the United States was not the only target of this broader program, which has violated the sovereignty of countries across five continents.”….
That official also advised that the U.S. had briefed India, Japan, Vietnam, and Taiwan — all of which appear to have been surveilled by Chinese balloons.
The same official also advised that Chinese balloons are believed to have transited through more than 40 countries and that the U.S. had recently briefed India, Japan, Vietnam, and Taiwan — all of which appear to have been surveilled by the aircraft.
While it’s not yet clear how much information the administration shared with allies prior to this, a State Department source said that information gathered from tracking the flight of the balloon last week gave agencies a more complete understanding of China’s surveillance operation and more confidence in their assessment…..
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