A US military intelligence report from last year, which focused on China's use of high-altitude balloons,
noted sightings in Hawaii and Florida during the Trump presidency, according to an excerpt from the report reviewed
I went. The April 2022 report, titled "People's Republic of China High-Altitude Balloon",
found a Chinese spy balloon "circling the globe" in 2019 – while
Donald Trump was president – at an altitude of nearly 65,000 feet, and "Airborne and drifted past"
across Florida before continuing its journey," the US Air Force document stated.
The Air Force intelligence report is the first indication that the US military was aware of the latest incident of Chinese spy balloons.
However, it is not clear from the documents when US officials first became aware of the Chinese flights or what they assessed their purpose.
An Air Force assessment obtained by CNN says a spy balloon was "launched and controlled"