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A balloon upended Blinken’s trip to China. That could be a good thing.

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Not everybody in Washington is freaking out concerning the suspected Chinese spy balloon flying high over the United States. Some former officers say it’s giving U.S. diplomats precisely what they want: more leverage over Beijing.

The Chinese airship pressured the U.S. navy to scramble fighter jets, prompted lawmakers to demand solutions from the Biden administration and led Secretary of State Antony Blinken to indefinitely postpone his trip to Beijingthis weekend.

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