The Chinese balloon which has caused controversy over the past few days has been shot down off the coast of South Carolina. The U.S. military is “confident” that the balloon carried surveillance equipment. When asked Saturday morning about the balloon, Biden responded by saying “we’re going to take care of it.” After being shot down, ships were seen moving to conduct recovery of the debris. The FAA had temporarily closed the airspace along the Carolina coast from Wilmington, NC, south to Charleston, SC. Coast Guard patrols warned people to leave the area because of military operations which presented “a significant hazard.â€ China continues to describe the balloon as conducting “weather research” and it had been blown off course.