So intelligence or not? In US, they talked about suspicious balls

The United States does not have any evidence that the three unidentified objects that were shot down in the airspace of North America last week were reconnaissance devices.

This was stated at a briefing for journalists, strategic communications coordinator in the White House National Security Council John Kirby.

“We have no evidence or anything that would indicate that these three objects were part of the Chinese show program, or that they definitely collected reconnaissance data,” he said.

Note that earlier the NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg said that unidentified balls over the United States are a sign of activating intelligence of China and Russia against the alliance countries.