FBI lab to assess what ‘Chinese balloon was capable of,’ says White House

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T he FBI will now assesses the capability of a suspected Chinese surveillance balloon after the US military concluded its recovery effort, the White House has said. The balloon was shot down off the coast of South Carolina on February 4 but China has denied it was a government surveillance vessel. John Kirby, national security spokesman for The White House, said the wreckage included “electronics and optics” but declined to say what the US had learned from it so far. “It’s a significant amount of recovered material, including the payload structure as well as some of the electronics and the...