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A nation must think before it acts.
March 13, 2023 | 2:00 pm to 3:00 pm | Asia Program
On February 4, the United States shot down a high-altitude surveillance balloon launched from China that had been operating in U.S. airspace for several days on a route that passed near sensitive national security sites. In subsequent days, the United States detected and destroyed additional unauthorized objects of unidentified origin. The “spy balloon” incident led to the postponement of Secretary of State Blinken’s planned trip to Beijing, further strained U.S.-China relations, and increased concerns about U.S. domain awareness, China's intelligence programs, and related national security issues.
To discuss these issues, FPRI Senior Fellow Lonnie Henley will join a discussion moderated by FPRI Asia Program Director Jacques deLisle, with audience Q&A.
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