The Chinese spy balloon is the latest chapter in the history of high-altitude espionage and surveillance | The Globe and Mail

photo of a surveillance drone in the sky
Published: 14 February 2023

February 9, 2023 | The story of the flight of the Chinese balloon created a near-hysteria in political circles of not on the ground and, in breathless cable coverage, suggested a frightening new frontier in international spycraft, said David Shribman. In his Op-Ed Shribman highlights the significant similarities between the American spy plane travelling to China airspace in 1952 and the recent Chinese spy balloon spotted in Canadian and US territory. 

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