The Pentagon will issue a report on anomalous aerial phenomena

publicado a la‎(s)‎ 16 mar 2021, 12:43 por Plataforma Sites Dgac
On Monday, December 28, 2020, the President of the United States, Donald Trump, signed a bill for 2,3 billion dollars whose main purpose is to provide financial support to those affected by the Coronavirus pandemic.
Image of an unidentified aerial phenomenon taken from a video leaked in 2017 and since declassified by the US Pentagon.

Republican Senator for the state of Florida Marco Rubio.

Astrophysicist Eric W. Davis.
However, several unrelated laws were added to the 5,593 page document and one of them calls on the US intelligence services to present the Senate Select Committee on Intelligence with a report on “Unidentified Aerial Phenomena” (UAP) within 180 days.
 
Specifically, in the “committee comment” section of the Intelligence Authorization Act for Fiscal 2021 there’s a stipulation that calls the director of National Intelligence and the secretary of Defense to issue a non classified report within 180 days to the US Congress detailing everything the Pentagon knows about UAPs.
 
According to the instruction of the Senate Intelligence Committee, the report must contain a “detailed analysis” of data on UFOs and Intelligence collected by the Naval Intelligence Office, the Unidentified Aerial Phenomena Task Force (UAPTF) and the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI).
 
The report will also have to describe in detail “an interagency process to ensure timely data collection and centralized analysis of all reports of unidentified aerial phenomena reporting for the Federal Government” and designate an official responsible for that process.
 
US legislators are concerned that there’s “no unified, comprehensive process within the federal government for collecting and analyzing intelligence on unidentified aerial phenomena, despite the potential threat” and that’s why they consider essential to have a detailed report on the UAP, according to the bill’s text.
 
Foreign technology
 
The legislation also requests information on any technology that China, Russia, Iran, North Korea or other countries have in this field, including “aerospace or other threats posed by unidentified aerial phenomena to national security, and an assessment of whether this unidentified aerial phenomena activity may be attributed to one or more foreign adversaries.”

In the same vein, the report must also identify “any incidents or patterns that indicate a potential adversary may have achieved breakthrough aerospace capabilities that could put United States strategic or conventional forces at risk.”

Republican Senator for the state of Florida Marco Rubio, who is the chairman of the Senate Select Committee on Intelligence, told a CBS affiliate in Miami that his main concern are reports of unidentified aircraft on US military bases and it is in the government’s interest to determine who is responsible.
 
In that sense, he expressed his concern that China, Russia or some other adversary has achieved “some technological leap” that “allows them to conduct this sort of activity.”
 
According to Rubio, some of the unidentified flying objects on US bases possibly exhibited technologies that are not part of the US arsenal. He added: “Maybe there is a completely, sort of, boring explanation for it. But we need to find out.”
 
Although it is not clear how much will be revealed in the report, Nick Pope, a former investigator on anomalous aerial phenomena at the UK Ministry of Defense, believes that the “extraterrestrial hypothesis” has not been ruled out just yet.

“Well, it’s interesting because senator Marco Rubio said he would almost rather this was alien because if it turns out to be China or Russia, then we’re in big trouble because the sorts of speeds and manoeuvres and accelerations that these objects are capable of really is concerning. I hope that we're going to find out about that,” Pope commented on the Tucker Carlson show.
 
AATIP and exotic material
 
In 2017, The New York Times reported about the existence of a unit called Advanced Aerospace Threat Identification Program (AATIP). Defense Department officials said at the time that the unit, and its $22 million in funding, had ceased to function in 2012.
 
However, people who worked on the program said it was still operating in 2017 and afterwards, in statements that were later confirmed by the US Department of Defense. Currently, the program is the UAPTF mentioned at the beginning of this article.
 
Harry Reid, a former Democrat senator from Nevada who pushed for funding the previous UFO program when he was Senate Majority Leader, claimed that he believes objects of unknown origin may have crashed on Earth and that the materials recovered should be studied.

Eric W. Davis, an astrophysicist who worked as a subcontractor and later as a consultant for the Pentagon’s UFO program since 2007, claimed that, in some cases, examination of the materials had failed to determine their source, leading him to conclude that “We couldn't have created it ourselves.”
 
Davis, who currently works for an aerospace corporation that is a defense contractor, claimed that he gave a classified briefing to a Department of Defense agency in March 2020 on the recovery of “off-world vehicles not made on this earth.”
 
He also said that on October 21, 2019, he gave classified briefings on the recovery of unexplained objects to staff members of the Senate Armed Services Committee and two days later to staff members of the Senate Intelligence Committee.
 
The truth is that around the middle of 2021, when the Pentagon issues the report, the world will have a better idea about whether any country could be responsible for some sightings of anomalous aerial phenomena or if they are due to a more exotic explanation.
 
Sources: CNN, Military.com, The New York Times, Independent en Español and Wilx.com
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