Pentagon: Chinese balloon part of global surveillance program | DW News

The US Navy and Coast Guard were using underwater drones overnight on Tuesday to locate and map the debris field of a downed Chinese balloon.
The suspected surveillance balloon was shot down off the South Carolina coast on Saturday after a days-long journey across the US mainland.
The Washington Post reported on Tuesday that US intelligence has linked the balloon to a vast surveillance program run by China across the globe.
Unnamed officials told the newspaper the surveillance airships, operated by the Chinese military, have been spotted over five continents.
The US believes such balloons were used to collect intelligence on strategically relevant territories.

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