A Chinese balloon is spying on American soil
A balloon the size of three buses is flying over North America.
The Pentagon suspects that it is a Chinese balloon that is spying on the American territory.
The US government has engaged with the Chinese government through both the Chinese embassy in Washington and the US diplomatic mission in China to find out more about its "mission".
US national security officials have repeatedly warned of Chinese espionage efforts, and the balloon's presence in the US comes at a sensitive time. Secretary of State Antony Blinken is expected to travel to Beijing in the coming days, an important trip aimed at following President Joe Biden's actions and meeting with Chinese President Xi Jinping.
Biden has declared China "America's most important geopolitical challenge" and the competition between the two global superpowers is intense.
Tensions have flared in recent years over the self-governing island of Taiwan.
Biden was briefed and advised not to drop the balloon.
According to a senior administration official, the president has been briefed on the balloon's movements and has sought military options on how to deal with it.
Biden stressed that the balloon did not pose a military threat, stressing that the administration acted "immediately" to protect against the collection of sensitive information.
If the level of danger changes, then America assures that they will deal with the balloon.