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US has ‘absolute legal right’ to shoot down Chinese spy balloon, say national security experts

February 03, 2023 2:09 PM | Anonymous

By: Peter Kasperowicz

"We have the absolute legal right to take it down," said Cully Stimson, a 30-year veteran of the Navy Judge Advocate General’s Corps and a senior legal fellow and manager of the National Security Law Program at the Heritage Foundation.

"From a rules-of-engagement standpoint, we have the absolute legal authority under domestic and international law to take this down," he added. "We’re legally on very, very solid ground."

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