A former senior military official slammed the "feckless: Pentagon response to China's spy balloon and warned of consequences.
"A former assistant secretary of the Army is taking issue with the 'feckless' leadership at the Pentagon and its response to the suspected Chinese spy balloon that has been hovering across the United States in recent days, warning of consequences for the American military if the situation isn't handled properly," reported Fox.
"E. Casey Wardynski, a former assistant secretary of the Army for Manpower and Reserve Affairs under the Trump administration, said the Biden administration could have removed the aircraft from American airspace before it made its way to more populous areas of the country," according to Fox News.
Wardynski said the Pentagon's approach to the situation could have an impact on the United States military's recruiting efforts.
"Who wants to join this team," Wardynski asked. "This will make recruiting harder because people are gonna look at this and say, 'Well, this is a feckless bunch.'"
"They've waited for it to get over Missouri and populated areas," Wardynski said. "So now they're going to have an excuse to do nothing, which is the kind of government we've got — a do nothing government."
"This balloon was flying over, I believe, Malmstrom Air Force Base, which is one of the three missile fields," he added. "It might be able to pick up line-of-sight communications, which is used in those missile fields to communicate.… I think it probably went pretty darned close to Whiteman Air Force Base, which is home for all the B-2 Bombers."
"One thing is when you know somebody's spying on you and you get to watch it and you can control what they might see, it's an information for you as much as it is for them — you're gonna control what they can see," he said. "You may also get a better understanding of how they think things are working."
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