US shoots down “high-altitude object” over Alaska
President Joe Biden gave the order to shoot the thing down this morning, in line with John Kirby, Nationwide Safety Council coordinator for strategic communications.
Biden was first briefed Thursday evening “as quickly because the Pentagon had sufficient data,” he added.
Kirby defined that the thing didn’t look like self-maneuvering, making it “a lot much less predictable,” which led to the president’s determination to take it down.
There have been two efforts to get nearer to the thing because it was within the air — one from fighter plane late final evening and one from a flight earlier this morning, Kirby stated, including that each engagements yielded restricted data.
Kirby didn’t present a timeline for recovering the downed object.