Leaked Pentagon Documents Show up to Four Additional Spy Balloons
“The documents also detailed a lack of ‘strong senior’ oversight of the balloon surveillance program, according to the report.”
The Pentagon documents allegedly leaked by Massachusetts Air National Guardsman Jack Teixeira indicate that there were up to four other spy balloons in addition to the ones we knew about.
No wonder the authorities were so desperate to get a lid on this situation.
The Washington Examiner reports:
Pentagon documents show up to four additional Chinese spy balloons: Report
There are up to four additional Chinese spy balloons that have been noted by U.S. intelligence in a recent trove of leaked classified Pentagon documents, according to a report on Friday.
A spy balloon that attracted national attention when it traversed U.S. airspace earlier this year was one of at least three other balloons documented by the United States. Another balloon flew over a U.S. carrier strike group in an unreported incident. The third crashed in the South China Sea, a top-secret document obtained by the Washington Post stated. It is not clear when the other events occurred.
The Chinese spy balloon spotted in U.S. airspace was referred to as Killeen-23 by U.S. intelligence agencies. The balloon carried an array of sensors and antennas that the U.S. government still had not identified more than a week after it went down, according to the document allegedly leaked by Massachusetts Air National Guardsman Jack Teixeira.
Two other balloons were referred to as Bulger-21 and Accardo-21 in another document. Bulger-21 carried surveillance equipment and was reportedly in the air from December 2021 until May 2022, a National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency document said. The other balloon carried similar equipment and a “foil-lined gimbaled” sensor. The balloons are named after notorious criminals and in alphabetical order.
The documents also detailed a lack of “strong senior” oversight of the balloon surveillance program, according to the report. The balloon invading U.S. airspace likely caught some of China’s government by surprise as a result, according to a document that relied on intercepted communications.
Is this why the media worked so hard to identify the leaker in this case?
New documents just revealed U.S. intelligence agencies were aware of up to four additional Chinese spy balloons.
In other words, this situation was worse than we thought, and Biden’s handling of it was even less competent.
— Sen. Marsha Blackburn (@MarshaBlackburn) April 15, 2023
Here’s a video report from ABC News:
New reports on the classified military and intelligence documents leaked by 21-year-old U.S. airman Jack Texeira have uncovered major new details about U.S. intelligence on the Chinese spy balloon and Taiwan’s military readiness. @lipoftv has the latest. https://t.co/KdRZ3Q0rrf pic.twitter.com/29kkOwnvD2
— World News Tonight (@ABCWorldNews) April 16, 2023
More from National Review:
The balloons, which carry sophisticated sensors and antenna technology, were detailed in a report created by the National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency on February 15.
Speaking on conditions of anonymity, a federal official told the Post that the “government naming convention for such balloons is alphabetical, from A to Z. It appears that the balloons are named after notorious criminals, including Tony Accardo, James ‘Whitey’ Bulger, and Donald Killeen,” journalists Evan Hill, Cate Cadell, Ellen Nakashima, and Christian Shepherd wroe.
The news comes as the Chinese Communist Party (CCP) reportedly refuses to allow Secretary of State Antony Blinken to visit Beijing amid concerns that the FBI might publicize an investigation into the balloon affair.
The CCP is “firmly opposed to the US continuously making use of the [balloon] incident for political purposes and hyping up the ‘China threat,’” the Chinese embassy in Washington told the Financial Times which first broke the story on Friday.
Remember when Democrats and the media told us the adults were back in charge?
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Every single day since the last Presidential election we are reminded just how fucked up everything has been since the last competent President was ousted from Office, helped by the media, so Democrats could put their “adults” in charge of everything.
Yet, in spite of just how INCREDIBLY incompetent and dangerously negligent everyone related to this Democrat regime is there are still so called small c conservatives out there wanking on about the dangers Donald Trump poses to Democracy in America.
I’d be laughing if the consequences for everyone wasn’t so dire.
Oh those tweets
No more mean tweets like that time OMB said something mean on twitter about rocket man and got him back to the table.
He told Rocket Man that, my button is bigger and it works.
“there are still so called small c conservatives out there wanking on about the dangers Donald Trump poses to Democracy in America.”
The only major danger Trump poses to “democracy in America” is his inability to get elected over pretty much any other opposition wanker who poses a TRUE danger to democracy in America. Enough of the American public has been poisoned against him that you may as well just award the election to whoever opposes him. I’m not sure Trump could win an election against Whitey Bulger in this climate.
alphabetical, from A to Z. It appears that the balloons are named after notorious criminals, including Tony Accardo, James ‘Whitey’ Bulger, and Donald Killeen
K is a little bit removed from B. There are still C, D, E F G, H, I, and J, at the very least., Is this a loud, broad hint? A Chinese might make this mistake, but an American would not.
It looks like China is busy surveying the country as part of the purchase process.
A fair snarky answer, but in fact, the whole US is photographed at 2-5meter resolution every five years for agricultural purposes, and those photos are available to the public, along with the Shuttle Radar Topography Mission digital elevation model from NASA that includes the whole globe.
Pardon my cynicism, but given the never ending stream of lies and manipulations over the past few years, and the circumstances of this leak matter, I’m not inclined to take anything at face value, including the substance of the docs.
True. Yet for at least one balloon …The truth is out there. As for the others, I wonder what FJoe Biden demands as a surcharge.
I remember when Benghazi was because of a YouTube video. Sent the guy to jail and everything.
Domestic espionage, a Slavic Spring, and a hot war with Ukraine. Biden is the very model of Obama’s heir apparent.
Kamala is on this. She has posted a job for a handicapped, transsexual balloon artist of color.
There were no spy balloons over the Pentagon because Milley already gave them all the info they required.
Do we have a time frame for these 4 balloons? I saw someone claim these happened during Trump’s term (and some did), but I think they are confusing these newly revealed attempts during Biden’s term with those — yet I have not seen an explicit year mentioned in these articles about the leaks.
Does anyone know of an article that spells out when these 4 happened?
It’s a pretty good bet that because the media NEVER mentioned them once at any time between 2016 and 2020 that they didn’t happen during Trumps Presidency.
No that would just mean whoever was in charge of the hush-hush balloon monitoring program during Trump’s term didn’t tell Trump (obviously) and also saw no profit in leaking the info to the MSM.
What really indicates that this didn’t happen during Trump’s term is that these wankers have the “secret” source document that would tell them exactly when these balloons were active, and they have so far failed to chortle, “See? This was happening during Trump, too!” Because you know they would do exactly this NOW if the documents said so.
(It’s like crime reports where the perp is either white or not specified.)
China’s best employee is in the White House. He has given back 10 fold what they paid him and his crime family.
I am assured by the media typicals that leaking is important to democracy or whatever.