H.Res.104 - Chinese Surveillance Balloon Incident Sparks Condemnation |

This Resolution concerns a high-altitude surveillance balloon belonging to the People’s Republic of China (PRC) that was tracked by the Department of Defense over United States territory on February 2, 2023. It was later revealed that the balloon was first tracked by North American Aerospace Defense Command (NORAD) on January 28, 2023. The Secretary of Defense has stated that the balloon was being used by the PRC for surveillance of strategic sites in the US. The balloon traveled near sensitive US national security facilities, including the Malmstrom Air Force Base in Montana, and was eventually shot down by a US Air Force aircraft on February 4, 2023 off the coast of South Carolina.

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