US President Joe Biden has been constantly briefed throughout the day on the suspected Chinese spy balloon as it hovers over the US, including calls with national security team officials, according to a senior administration official.
There was another briefing scheduled for when Biden arrived in Wilmington Friday evening.
The military options Biden asked for at the start have been maintained and updated as the situation has evolved, the official said, noting that no options had been taken off the table.
Why hasn’t the US shot down the suspected spy balloon? Biden and national security team officials have discussed options including shooting the balloon down, the official said.
Earlier, the military had advised against shooting down the balloon due to the risk of falling debris, but the situation could change as the balloon moves towards the East Coast.
The official said multiple options were being considered, but declined to detail what those options may include.