US shoots down another unidentified object in American airspace

Beijing says US balloons trespassed more than 10 times in Chinese airspace

Officials have started watching the skies more closely since the alleged Chinese spy balloon traversed US territory. Picture: US Navy

The US military had never shot down an object in American airspace before taking out a Chinese balloon off South Carolina earlier this month. Now it’s becoming a near-daily occurrence.

The sudden spate of US jets blasting unidentified objects of mysterious origin from the skies has provoked so much befuddlement — not to mention panic — that Pentagon officials were forced to field questions about the issue last night, just as Americans were tuning into ...