Midwestern, Western states in spotlight after mystery flying objects shot down by military

By: and - February 13, 2023 5:39 pm

Three more arial objects were shot down over the last a few days by U.S. forces. Here, sailors assigned to Explosive Ordnance Disposal Group 2 recover a high-altitude surveillance balloon on Feb. 5, 2023, off the coast of Myrtle Beach, South Carolina. (Petty Officer 1st Class Tyler Thompson/U.S. Navy via Getty Images)

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Ashley Murray
Ashley Murray

Ashley Murray covers the nation’s capital as a senior reporter for States Newsroom. Her coverage areas include domestic policy and appropriations.

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