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Chinese Balloons Were Spotted Near US Bases During Trump’s Era

  • Balloons near aircraft carriers had radar-jamming capability
  • Trump, Biden officials finger-pointing on balloon spy program
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Alleged Chinese spy balloons were spotted on several occasions during President Donald Trump’s administration, including three instances where they traveled near sensitive US military facilities and training areas, according to people familiar with the matter. 

The balloons were spotted near Texas, Florida and Hawaii, as well as the Pacific Ocean island of Guam, where the US has naval and Air Force bases – according to the people who requested anonymity to discuss intelligence matters. The balloons also flew near Norfolk, Virginia, and Coronado, California - two ports where the US stations its prized aircraft carriers.