Shooting Down the Spy Balloon Ended a Dramatic Chapter In a Diplomatic Crisis

From a New York Times story by Helene Cooper and Edward Wong headlined Shooting down the balloon ended a dramatic chapter in a diplomatic crisis”:

The United States shot down a Chinese spy balloon on Saturday that had spent the last week traversing the country, American officials said, an explosive end to a drama that put a diplomatic crisis between the world’s two great powers onto television screens in real time.