The Department of Defense is creating a new investigative body to monitor and analyze “unknown air incidents” as concerns about the national security threat posed by UFOs are growing.
Deputy Secretary of Defense Kathleen Hicks announced in a statement on Tuesday that she would set up a synchronization team to identify and manage airborne facilities “to assess and mitigate any threats to flight safety and national security as needed.” .
The move follows a June 2021 report by the U.S. Director of National Intelligence to Congress about “unknown air incidents” or UAPs. The report found that only one of the 144 cases related to UAP was a large, extinguishing balloon; observers described 18 incidents. “Unusual UAP motion patterns or flight features” that offer advanced technology.
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This report was the result of interest in April 2020 after the Pentagon did not classify three videos about “unknown weather events” or UAPs, not UFOs. In August, the Department of Defense set up a “UAP Working Group” within the Navy. Then, in December, Congress approved funding for an anti-coronavirus bill for a report on unidentified aircraft in restricted airspace.
When the report was released in June, Hicks said the Department of Defense had “established procedures for synchronizing collection, reporting and analysis on the UAP issue, as well as developing recommendations for the provision of military testing and training grounds”. rnatishini “said.
The new group, which will replace the Navy’s UAP working group, will be formed by Deputy Secretary of Defense for Intelligence and Security Ronald Moultri, DoD said.
But Luis Elizondo, a former director of the Department of Defense’s Aerospace Threat Detection Program, who discussed UFOs in “60 Minutes” earlier this year, answered the question of whether the Department of Defense’s plan would serve the public. The deputy secretary’s office “played little of the UAP effort over the years and tried to kill it,” he wrote on Twitter.
In his view, the move is an attempt to “circumvent” the U.S. Senate’s interest in the issue. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand, DN.Y., has proposed an amendment to the National Defense Permit Act that would set up an advisory committee consisting of experts from NASA, the FAA and other scientific organizations, Politico reported.
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