The U.S. military recently took action against a Chinese spy balloon that had been travelling thousands of miles over the U.S. Retired four-star Army General Jack Keane recently addressed the situation on Fox News, and it’s a story that’s worth taking a closer look at.

The Chinese spy balloon was spotted over the Aleutian Islands off the coast of Alaska, and the U.S. had plenty of opportunity to shoot it down then. However, it was only shot down after it had passed South Carolina, prompting Keane to question why it was allowed to travel so far. He suggested that the U.S. military had enough time to prepare an operation to take it down earlier, and that the decision to shoot it down was made within the last 24 hours.

Keane also noted that the U.S. has aircraft in Alaska to respond to any potential penetrations from Russia, and that the U.S. should have responded to the Chinese spy balloon when it approached the U.S. in the Aleutian Islands. He believes that shooting it down on the East Coast, while it was leaving the U.S., still sends a message to China that the U.S. will not tolerate their “nonsense”.

The recent action taken by the U.S. military to shoot down the Chinese spy balloon is a clear sign that the U.S. is taking a stand against foreign powers who attempt to gain intelligence on the country. General Jack Keane has spoken out about the situation, and his comments show that the U.S. should not have allowed the spy balloon to travel so far before taking action. Hopefully, this incident serves as a warning to other countries that the U.S. will not tolerate such activities.