I the first week of February, a Chinese spy balloon flew across the United States, causing upheaval from coast to coast. It was finally shot down off the coast of South Carolina.
Amid criticism for its slow response to this obvious threat to national security, the Biden administration’s Defense Department claimed that spy balloons flew over the country during former President Donald Trump’s tenure in office, but that his administration never detected them.
In essence, the implication was, “At least we were on our guard and managed to detect the balloon. The Trump administration hopelessly failed by not detecting multiple balloons.”
While this narrative do …