Spy Balloons: New area in the US-China intelligence struggle

For about two weeks, the American public has been busy with China's 'spy' balloon, which has been observed in the country's airspace.. With the public observing the balloon with the naked eye, the balloon, which is at the top of the agenda, watching the balloon in the American airspace has become a new area of ​​diplomatic crisis between the USA and China.. Foreign Minister Antony Blinken reacted by canceling his planned trip to China. In the face of public pressure as to why the balloon was not dropped as soon as possible, the White House said that they did not want the shooting of the balloon to harm the civilian population.. This weekend, after the balloon was hit over the Atlantic Ocean after it had crossed the country and its fragments were collected 3 Similar shooting of different objects by warplanes showed that the spy balloon crisis was growing.. The intelligence wars between the USA and China have gained a new dimension in this way, and the power struggle between the two countries has taken place in cyberspace outside of conventional areas., points out that it has spread to areas that require advanced technology such as space and the Arctic..

While China accepts that this balloon is its own, it argues that the vehicle was used to monitor weather conditions and deviated from its route and headed for North America.. North American Air Defense Command, in cooperation with Canada, said that the fact that the balloon, which it dropped, has high-level sensors and antennas, as well as panels using solar energy, proves its intelligence hardware.. America is not an exceptional case, and China is in different continents of the world. 40 He also announced that he used the balloon method to gather intelligence from around the world.. The fact that China's balloons can fly at altitudes above the planes prevents them from being caught on the radar and it is stated that they are preferred because they are very low-cost vehicles.. President Biden and Canadian Prime Minister Trudeau argued that China's military operation to drop the balloons was an overreaction., They said they were determined to protect the North American skies. This is the first time that aircraft have been shot down in North America in this way, indicating that possible crises will create new areas of conflict..

U.S. and Canadian officials, who were unequivocal about the first balloon being dropped, that China was a spy balloon, were in Alaska over the weekend., Canada and the state of Michigan did not make a clear statement about the objects hit.. The American Air Force had informed Congress about the objects observed on the US military facilities and called 'unexplained weather phenomenon'.. While there were many speculations about the source of these objects, which are called UFOs among the people, the Pentagon announced that they could not determine the exact source.. The recent shooting of these objects in this way is explained by the fact that the North American Air Defense Command has detected more objects as it has increased the sensitivity of its radars.. The Air Force's answer to the question, "Can you say with certainty that these objects are not extraterrestrial," is interesting.: 'We do not reject anything outright at this stage.'

Recognizing that these objects are tools that China uses to gather intelligence, like a spy balloon, will put pressure on the Biden administration to respond in kind.. Therefore, it is possible to say that the American army is cautious for now, but it is known that China has developed both its cyber and space capacities and is competing with both the USA and Russia for dominance in the Arctic region.. On the other hand, it is known that the USA intimidated China about Taiwan over the Ukraine war.. It is a fact that China has an advantage in terms of its army and navy in a possible annexation attempt, but it is also clear that the USA will want to make China pay a heavy price.. Biden administration in Japan, South Korea, It is known that by deepening its relations with the Philippines and India, it is trying to stabilize and ultimately break the influence of China in the region..

Although China refrains from responding to America's policy by using military force, its efforts to gather intelligence by violating the US airspace show that the struggle will continue in different areas.. How aggressively China's efforts to gain an asymmetric advantage by using advanced technologies continue in the cyber space were reflected to the public.. It is understood that China, which has improved its combat capabilities in space and placed high-tech satellites in earth orbit, has also developed aerial spying tools that will not be caught on the radar in every continent of the world.. This situation shows how the struggle between the great powers continues in different areas and that a possible conflict will have much more difficult sides to gain superiority, apart from its conventional dimension..

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1 year ago

The Americans shit themselves along with their vaunted patriots, showing inability to shoot down even balloons. Something to think about, and not only the public

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