The Biden administration’s handling of the Chinese spy balloon incident is yet another example of its incompetence and lack of transparency. Republican lawmakers are accusing the administration of a cover-up after unanswered questions were posed regarding the spy vessel’s entry into U.S. airspace.
The collected intelligence primarily included electronic signals, which can come from weapons systems or base personnel communications. Reports suggest that Beijing received the information in real-time, further raising concerns over national security breaches.
It is unacceptable that the administration is leaving the American people in the dark about this incident. The White House and Pentagon have been unable to confirm whether the balloon had gathered intelligence and fed it back to China in real time, highlighting a lack of preparedness and vigilance.
Republican Senator Steve Daines has introduced a bill to ensure that we can identify potential threats from foreign aerial objects entering U.S. airspace. This incident must serve as a wake-up call for the Biden administration to prioritize national security and transparency.