WASHINGTON — The Pentagon downed an unidentified object over Alaska on Friday at the order of President Biden, according to U.S. officials.

John Kirby (a White House spokesperson) confirmed the incident during a Friday news conference.

Officials from the United States said that while it wasn’t confirmed that it was a balloon or not, it was travelling at an altitude which made it potentially dangerous for civilian aircraft.

Mr. Biden ordered the unidentified object downed “out of an abundance of caution,” Mr. Kirby said. He…

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