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Suspected Chinese surveillance balloon flying over U.S., won’t be shot down: Pentagon

Officials in the U.S. are tracking a suspected spy balloon spotted over American airspace in the past couple of days. A senior defence official said the U.S. has “very high confidence” that it is a Chinese high-altitude balloon, flying over sensitive sites to collect information, but the Pentagon has advised against shooting the balloon down due to concerns about debris posing a risk to people on the ground.

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