NSC Admits China Spy Balloon Was Able to Gather Substantial Sensitive Information from Several US Military Bases – Contradicting Joe Biden’s Previous Lies
In late January and early February, a China spy balloon crossed over Alaska and the continental United States.
The Biden regime was aware of the Chinese spy balloon in US air space since Saturday, January 28th.
The Biden administration initially ignored the threat hoping the balloon would not be detected. But after amateur photographers captured the balloon flying over Montana the Biden White House had to admit they knew about the balloon.
The balloon crossed over major US military bases and missile silos.
** Malstrom Air Force Base – Montana – home of 341st Military Wing ** Ellsworth Air Force Base – South Dakota – home of 28th bomb wing ** Joe Foss Field ANG – South Dakota – home of 114th fighter wing ** Sioux City ANG – Iowa – national gard base ** Offutt Air Force Base -Nebraska – headquarters US strategic command ** Camp Ashland – Nebraska – ** Lincoln ANG – Nebraska ** Whiteman Air Force Base – Missouri – home of B52 bombers ** Fort Leonard Wood – Missouri – Army training installation ** St. Louis Army Human Resources – St. Louis, MO ** Scott Air Force Base – Illinois – home of the Air Mobility Command ** Fort Campbell – Tennessee – home fo Screaming eagles, the 101st Airborne ** Nashville ANG – Tennessee ** Smyrna ANG – Tennessee ** Houston Barracks – Tennessee ** McGhee Tyson ANG – Tennessee ** Pope Air Force Base – North Carolina – Air mobility command ** Fort Bragg – North Carolina – one of the largest military installations in the world ** MCAS New River – North Carolina ** Camp Lejeune – North Carolina – military training facility ** US Coast Guard Station Fort Macon
This was an unprecedented national security threat.
Secretary of Defense Lloyd Austin said the U.S. military had to shut down communications and movements last week as the China spy balloon flew over strategic military bases during its week-long flyover of the United States from Alaska to South Carolina. The balloon was only shot down after it went offshore. Joe Biden claimed the spy balloon gathering intel over US military bases was “not a major breach.”
Biden made the comment during an interview with Noticias Telemundo by reporter Julio Vaqueiro taped earlier Thursday in Tampa, Florida.
On Monday the National Security Council finally admitted that the Chinese spy balloon was able to gather intelligence from several sensitive American military bases.
The Chinese spy balloon that flew across the U.S. was able to gather intelligence from several sensitive American military sites, despite the Biden administration’s efforts to block it from doing so, according to two current senior U.S. officials and one former senior administration official.
China was able to control the balloon so it could make multiple passes over some of the sites (at times flying figure-eight formations) and transmit the information it collected back to Beijing in real time, the three officials said. The intelligence China collected was mostly from electronic signals, which can be picked up from weapons systems or include communications from base personnel, rather than images, the officials said.
The three officials said China could have gathered much more intelligence from sensitive sites if not for the administration’s efforts to move around potential targets and obscure the balloon’s ability to pick up their electronic signals by stopping them from broadcasting or emitting signals.
The National Security Council referred NBC News to the Defense Department for comment. The Defense Department directed NBC News to comments senior officials made in February that the balloon had “limited additive value” for intelligence collection by the Chinese government “over and above what [China] is likely able to collect through things like satellites in low earth orbit.”