Experts say news media hysteria over the floating orb not at all warranted
Like others, I'm mystified by the over-the-top reaction to China's "losing" control of its balloon, especially from the Congress. Shoot it down! Shoot it down! We do and these same folks are talking about it as if we look weak for waiting until it was over water. To me, the most interesting question is "Who in Beijing decided to send the ballon on its mission to coincide with the US Secretary of State's scheduled arrival in China?" Was it a mistake or purposeful?
At last, a voice of sanity. With all they have in orbit and space why send a balloon? But why delay a trip to China? What happened? Trivial dispute or a "deal breaker?" I expect that Biden wants a comprehensive deal to manage trade, Ukraine and even N Korea and Taiwan with a path to a future of cooperation; uh like Nixon and Kissinger did.
Well said, a necessary take on this overblown story