This “object” has not been defined by John Kirby.
Even though this object had been observed over Alaska 24 hours prior.
He still refuses to say if it is in fact a balloon, drone or other type of flying object. He has mentioned it is not an airplane. He also claimed it was not a spy craft.
It was shot down this afternoon at 1:45 pm EST over Northern Alaska. Canada was also tracking the craft as it flew towards the Arctic. The US considered it a threat to civilian aircraft travel as it was flying at 40,000 feet altitude. It is said to be the size of an American small car.
President Biden was informed and he gave the order to shoot it down. A pair of F-22’s surveilled it and one shot it down with a heat seeking side winder missile.
It was taken down over frozen water.
The Pentagon has had a news conference confirming the facts above!