Letters to the Editor


February 15, 2023

On Wednesday February 1, a large balloon was seen hovering over Billings airport. Residents and passengers watched the balloon in amazement. It was the same balloon that our Pentagon had been tracking as they saw it as a Chinese surveillance balloon. Our Governor Greg Gianforte,a former Navy Seal said that he wanted to"shoot it down!. The fact is,to take down a balloon this size and because of their construction,would be extremely difficult if not impossible to do. They are made to be resistant to any available weapons. The envelope of these stratospheric balloons is a plastic the thickness of...

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