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General Says NORAD Missed Previous Chinese Spy Balloon Incursions During the Trump Administration

Kristina Wong6 Feb 20232

Gen. Glen VanHerck, commander of North American Aerospace Defense Command (NORAD) and Northern Command (NORTHCOM), admitted Monday that the joint U.S.-Canada organization missed previous incursions of Chinese spy balloons, including during the Trump administration.

When asked during a press briefing whether NORTHCOM was involved in tracking previous Chinese spy balloon that flew into the U.S. airspace during the Biden and Trump administrations, VanHerck responded:

    So those balloons, so every day as a NORAD commander it’s my responsibility to detect threats to North America. I will tell you that we did not detect those threats. And that’s a domain awareness gap that we have to figure out. But I don’t want to go in further detail.

He indicated that the intelligence community tracked those previous balloons after the incursions through “additional means.”

“The intel community, after the fact — I believe has been briefed already — assess those threats to additional means of collection from additional means and made us aware of those balloons that were previously approaching North America or transited North America,” he said.


Hey NORTHCOM/ literally have ONE JOB to do!

JFC! **nononono*

And on top of it he didn't answer the original question.


--- Quote from: txradioguy on February 07, 2023, 01:45:32 am ---Hey NORTHCOM/ literally have ONE JOB to do!

JFC! **nononono*

--- End quote ---

This is troubling to say the least....WTF is happening to our military!

Top general admits NORAD failed to detect earlier Chinese spy balloons in U.S. air space

John Solomon  |   Updated: February 6, 2023 - 7:49pm

The money quote:

--- Quote ---In fact, VanHerck told reporters during a Pentagon briefing, the Trump administration wasn't told about the incursions because NORAD missed them and that they only recently were detected after the fact by U.S. intelligence agencies.
--- End quote ---

The best approach here would have been to keep your freakin' mouth shut.  But no.  Not only have you informed China that their balloon spy program has been a repeated success, you now have tipped them off that their own intelligence network has been compromised by US agents.

Idiots.  I cannot wait for these treasonous bastards to be shown the door.


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