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Murrett Talks to CNY Central About the Objects Shot Down in North American Airspace

February 15, 2023

CNY Central

Robert B. Murrett

Robert B. Murrett

President Joe Biden ordered three objects shot down in the span of three days, just a week after shooting down a Chinese spy balloon off the coast of South Carolina. Officials said that the three objects from this past weekend were smaller and different in nature from the balloon.

Vice Adm. (ret.) Robert Murrett, professor of practice of public administration and international affairs, says that the incident involving the Chinese spy balloon should be considered in its own category when compared to the more recent incidents.

"We know where it came from, we know essentially what its mission was," says Murrett, "the other objects...are emblematic of a problem we've had growing for some years now, all the odds and sods that we have in the atmosphere that we need to have better control over."

Read more in the CNY Central article, "White House has yet to identify objects President Biden ordered shot down over the weekend."

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