So far the US military has racked up more air-to-air kills than the Ukrainian Air Force and we are not even at war, allegedly. From ABC News:
Another high-altitude object was shot down on Sunday afternoon, this one over Lake Huron, three U.S. officials confirmed to ABC News, marking the latest in a string of such incidents.
The object was shot down by a U.S. military aircraft, according to one of the officials.
Further details were not yet available, including about the object or how it had traveled into the U.S.
“The object has been downed by pilots from the US Air Force and National Guard. Great work by all who carried out this mission both in the air and back at headquarters. We’re all interested in exactly what this object was and [its] purpose,” Rep. Elissa Slotkin, D-Mich., tweeted.
“As long as these things keep traversing the US and Canada, I’ll continue to ask for Congress to get a full briefing based on our exploitation of the wreckage,” Slotkin wrote.
From the Wall Street Journal version behind the paywall:
Either China or Russia is effing with us in a tremendously effective manner, or we are about to be “invaded” by the dumbest aliens in the galaxy. For now, I’ll settle with the former and yeah, it is working with the American public.
Off to finish smoking some ribs for the “big game” and penning a piece for later on the coming data bombs to hit the tape next week.