U.S. shoots down fourth flying ‘object’ over Great Lakes, lawmakers say

By Ramsey Touchberry – The Washington Times

This July 19, 2002, file photo, shows the Mackinac Bridge that spans the Straits of Mackinac from Mackinaw City, Mich. Supporters and opponents of a proposed oil pipeline tunnel beneath the Great Lakes channel are making their case to federal officials. The Army Corps of Engineers hosted an online public hearing Monday, Jan. 11, 2021, on Enbridge’s application for a permit. The Canadian pipeline company wants to drill a nearly 4-mile (6.4-kilometer) tunnel through bedrock under the Straits of Mackinac that would house a replacement for twin pipes that have run along the bottom of the waterway connecting Lake Huron and Lake Michigan for 67 years. (AP Photo/Carlos Osorio, File)

The U.S. military shot down a high-altitude object flying over Lake Huron bordering Michigan and Canada on Sunday, according to members of Congress.

The incident marks the fourth time in a little more than a week that the U.S. has taken action against similar objects suspected to be Chinese spy devices.

“I’ve been in contact with DOD regarding operations across the Great Lakes region today. The US military has decommissioned another ‘object’ over Lake Huron,” Rep. Jack Bergman, Michigan Republican, wrote on Twitter.

“I appreciate the decisive action by our fighter pilots. The American people deserve far more answers than we have,” he said.

Rep. Elissa Slotkin, Michigan Democrat, confirmed the incident in tweets of her own.

Source: www.washingtontimes.com

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Joel Cholo Brooks is a Liberian journalist who previously worked for several international news outlets including the BBC African Service. He is the CEO of the Global News Network which publishes two local weeklies, The Star and The GNN-Liberia Newspapers. He is a member of the Press Union Of Liberia (PUL) since 1986, and several other international organizations of journalists, and is currently contributing to the South Africa Broadcasting Corporation as Liberia Correspondent.
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