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As the US and its Canadian partners continue to monitor a suspected Chinese surveillance balloon floating above the northern United States, one question stands out among the rest: Why hasn't it been shot down?
Inside Biden's decision to 'take care of' the Chinese spy balloon that triggered a diplomatic crisis
When President Joe Biden first learned a likely Chinese spy balloon was drifting through the stratosphere 60,000 feet above Montana, his first inclination was to take it down.
By not shooting down the balloon, "we convince the Chinese we're incapable," says Gordon Chang, author of The Great US-China Tech War. "It could push them to do things which can't be undone."
When Antony Blinken makes an expected trip to Beijing in the coming days for what would be the first visit to China by a US secretary of state since 2018, he will be cutting a stark contrast to the scene in the Chinese capital one year earlier.
A suspected Chinese surveillance balloon in the skies over the continental United States has sparked national security and diplomatic concerns, adding to already tense Washington-Beijing relations.
President Joe Biden said the mission to shoot down a suspected Chinese spy balloon off the East Coast was successful, and that he had ordered the Pentagon to knock the aircraft out of the sky as soon as it was safe to do so.
The US military has shot down the suspected Chinese surveillance balloon over the Atlantic Ocean off the Eastern Seaboard of the United States, a US official said Saturday.
Olympic boycott could render the Games 'pointless' if Russian athletes compete, says Polish minister
Allowing athletes from Russia and Belarus to compete at the Paris Olympics could lead to a large-scale boycott and render the Games "pointless," Poland's sports minister said on Thursday.
Retired Lt. Gen. Mark Hertling says he believes it is more likely China was trying to learn how the US would respond to the spy balloon rather than collect real intelligence from the endeavor.
Russia's mass mobilization, looming offensive and missile-borne terror against civilians is triggering fresh calls for even greater Western lethal aid to Ukraine, days after leaders signed off on their latest package that included the first tanks.
Konstantin Yefremov, a Russian soldier who fled Russia after he was dismissed from the army for refusing to return to Ukraine, speaks with CNN's Erin Burnett about the "dire" conditions he experienced while fighting.
Pentagon officials are convinced the object floating over the U.S. is a Chinese surveillance balloon
CNN's Oren Liebermann reports.
Frida Ghitis writes that in the continuing drama surrounding Republican Rep. George Santos of New York, there's one particularly disturbing aspect that points to a dangerous weakness in American democracy: Who paid for Santos' election camapign?
As a suspected Chinese surveillance balloon continues to float over the US, CNN's Alex Marquardt explains the possible origin of the balloon, what it's equipped with, and its suspected path.
CNN's Sam Kiley reports.
President Joe Biden will deliver his second State of the Union address next week to a country that has a pretty gloomy outlook on things.
On May 1, 1960, an American pilot, Francis Gary Powers, took off from a military airbase in Peshawar, Pakistan, in a top-secret U-2 spy plane to fly 3,000 miles across the Soviet Union, and take high resolution photos of military facilities.
Multiple developments in recent weeks reinforce the US military's new hyperfocus on China. These military moves give the impression of resolve and focus that the US will help protect the democratic, self-governing island of Taiwan in the event of direct Chinese aggression.
The suspected Chinese surveillance balloon that violated American airspace this week has fueled a diplomatic crisis with the postponement of Secretary of State Anthony Blinken's planned trip to Beijing. But the two countries have a long history of spying on each other.
Fact check: Trump and viral meme remove key words from Biden's quote about Ukraine and 'World War III'
Former President Donald Trump, who is now running for president again, made an inaccurate claim on Wednesday about his successor's response to the Russian war in Ukraine. Trump said in an online video that President Joe Biden is "now doing what he said 10 months ago would lead to World War III: he is sending in American tanks."