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As America awakens to ‘objects’ in the skies, question now is what’s the strategy to tackle them

The suspected Chinese spy balloon in the sky over Billings, Montana, on Feb 1. PHOTO: AFP
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WASHINGTON – Increased scrutiny of US airspace, prompted by the discovery and shooting down of a Chinese balloon on Feb 4, is largely the reason more high-altitude objects have been detected in recent days, say experts.

But US officials acknowledge that many questions remain about the origins and purpose of three other unidentified aerial objects that have been shot down over North America in the past week.

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