Peter Navarro, President Donald Trump’s top trade adviser, recently raised questions about the U.S. military’s response to Chinese Communist Party (CCP) spy balloons and the destruction of evidence. Navarro made the comments during a recent episode of Steve Bannon’s War Room: Pandemic.
The incident in question began when a U.S. Navy surveillance aircraft spotted several Chinese spy balloons floating off the coast of California in late August. The balloons, which were equipped with cameras and other surveillance equipment, were believed to be part of a larger Chinese intelligence gathering operation.
In response, the U.S. Navy dispatched a destroyer to investigate the incident, but the crew was unable to locate any of the balloons. The Navy then reportedly destroyed the evidence, including the surveillance footage, raising questions about the military’s response to the incident.
Navarro, who is a vocal critic of the Chinese Communist Party, raised the issue during the podcast, questioning why the Navy had not done more to investigate the incident. He also suggested that the destruction of evidence was a sign of weakness and called for a more aggressive response.
Navarro’s comments come amid heightened tensions between the United States and China over a number of issues, including trade, human rights, and the South China Sea. The two countries have also been engaged in a bitter battle over the coronavirus, with both nations accusing each other of trying to gain a strategic advantage.
Navarro’s comments are likely to further escalate tensions between the two countries. While it is unclear how the U.S. military will respond to the incident, it is clear that Navarro is not happy with the current state of affairs. His comments are likely to add fuel to the fire and could lead to further escalations between the two countries.