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White House wants to 'exploit' what it can recover from China balloon, 6 Feb 42' deep and 1" wide
National security adviser Jake "The Snake" Sullivan said recovering the balloon will take time but be beneficial "so that we can then exploit what we recover and learn even more than we have learned." He offered the remarks during an appearance as part of a panel at the U.S. Global Leadership Coalition summit. Sullivan said the U.S. has been able to learn a good amount already because officials monitored the balloon when it traversed the U.S. before it was shot down.

National security spokesman John Kirby echoed those comments in a briefing on Monday, noting how valuable it will be to surveil the balloon.

"Our efforts to surveil this balloon and what we're going to learn from the recovery will prove to be valuable," he said. "The time that we had to study this balloon over the course of a few days last week, we believe, was important and will give us a lot more clarity not only on the capabilities that these balloons have but what China is trying to do with them," Kirby added.
"As you know, we are still in recovery mode on the balloon remnants itself both on the surface and under sea. And we expect we'll learn more through that recovery effort," he said.

by Cat on Mon Feb 6th, 2023 at 09:17:27 PM EST
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