New York Post Story by Gordon G. Chang • 2/14/20203 8:47 PM
Make no mistake: China’s incursions into our airspace look like a prelude to an attack.
The Chinese balloon we shot down on Feb. 4 lingered over Malmstrom Air Force Base, the site of approximately a third of America’s land-based intercontinental ballistic missiles. The balloon then flew near both F. E. Warren and Minot Air Force bases, which house the remainder of America’s Minutemen III wings. The balloon also passed close to Whiteman Air Force Base, home to the nuclear-capable B-2 bomber fleet, and Offutt Air Force Base, the headquarters of Strategic Command, which controls US nuclear weapons.
This path suggests China is gathering intelligence for either a first or second strike on America’s nukes.