The United States is currently on high alert as a suspected Chinese spy balloon has been detected flying over the country. According to CNN, the balloon was first spotted on February 4th and has been tracked since then.
The balloon is part of a larger surveillance effort by China, as another balloon has been spotted over Latin America, according to India Today. This has caused some to question why the US has not shot down the balloon yet.
The Pentagon has released a statement regarding the balloon, saying that it is traveling over Latin America and is not an immediate threat to US security. However, some experts have argued that this is a brazen move by China and a big slap in the face to the US.
The situation is still developing, and more information is expected to be released soon. For more coverage, view the full coverage on USNN.