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The jet streams(there's more than one) move a lot, so unless we had the entire West coast fleet at sea at all times there is no way we could cover all possible approaches. Also bear in mind that balloons could be launched from any platform, so a trawler anywhere in the North Pacific could potentially send a balloon our way.No but things have to float across the pacific to get there. Jetstream goes one way. The 60000ft one is a bit high for an ESSM... heck its high for a CF18...