Defending Our Skies from Spy Balloons and Public Fear
About the Episode
In recent weeks, the Unidentified Aerial Phenomena sightings in North America have left many wondering whether US air defense systems are equipped to handle such threats. Ex-NORAD chief Scott Clancy and Carnegie Council’s Arthur Holland Michel join Deep Dish to discuss how worried Americans should truly be.
The Chinese balloon is hardly alone in watching America from the sky, Arthur Holland Michel, Washington Post, February 3, 2023
The incident reflects the emerging adversarial pathology of US-China relations, which is increasingly obstructing any efforts at mutual understanding, Paul Heer writes.
China’s balloon was not a “real strategic threat,” says Bruce Jentleson. “Our satellites overfly China all the time and theirs overfly us.”
Amy Zegart, author of “Spies, Lies and Algorithms”, reveals how technology is transforming espionage.
"Chinese satellites fly over the United States every day," Nonresident Senior Fellow Bruce Jentleson tells Steve Scully. "That doesn't make a headline the way a balloon does."