On Friday, John Kirby from the National Security Council confirmed that an unidentified flying object was detected in Alaska's airspace and President Joe Biden gave orders to take it down.
According to Kirby, President Biden acted out of an abundance of caution and upon the advice from the Pentagon when he gave orders for the military's demolition of a foreign object flying within U.S. territorial waters. The attack was successful in its aim: destroying what it set out to destroy.
'So I can confirm that the Department of Defense was tracking a high-altitude object over Alaska airspace in the last 24 hours,' he said at Friday's briefing. 'The object was flying at 40,000 feet and posed a reasonable threat to the safety of civilian flight.'