“Of those sightings, 80 were observed with multiple sensors, and most reports described the UFOs as objects that interrupted pre-planned military training or other military operations.”
I think this is more about puffing up our military spending and funding.
Congress is working to expand the definition of UFOs beyond those seen flying in the sky, citing increasing threats to national security.
Measure expands Pentagon definition of UFOs as threats increase ‘exponentially’© Provided by Washington Examiner
An addendum included in a draft of the Intelligence Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2023, which was approved by the Senate Select Committee on Intelligence this summer, aims to broaden the horizons of a recently established Pentagon group meant to investigate UFOs to examine objects moving between space, air, and sea in mysterious ways.
“At a time when cross-domain transmedium threats to United States national security are expanding exponentially, the Committee is disappointed with the slow pace of DoD-led efforts to establish the office to address those threats,” the report from Chairman Mark Warner (D-VA) reads. “Identification, classification, and scientific study of unidentified aerospace-undersea phenomena is an inherently challenging cross-agency, cross-domain problem requiring an integrated or joint Intelligence Community and DoD approach.”
The Defense Department, in coordination with the director of national intelligence, announced the creation of the Airborne Object Identification and Management Synchronization Group last November to investigate Unidentified Aerial Phenomena. This office aims to “synchronize efforts across the Department and with other Federal departments and agencies to detect, identify and attribute objects of interests in SUA, and to assess and as appropriate, mitigate any associated threats to safety of flight and national security,” according to a memo from Deputy Defense Secretary Kathleen Hicks.
With the addendum to the budget, if it is ultimately approved, the Defense Department would not only be instructed to expand its definition of UFOs but also categorize its findings as objects that are “positively man-made” or as objects with origins that have not yet been identified. Once an object is deemed to be man-made, the department is instructed to transfer its findings to the appropriate office for further inspection, according to the addendum. The addendum and its progress through Congress was first reported by researcher Douglas Johnson.
In May, Congress held its first hearing focused on UFOs for the first time in decades. More than 140 U.S. government personnel reported UFO sightings between 2004 and 2021, according to an assessment from the office of the Director of National Intelligence released last year.
Of those sightings, 80 were observed with multiple sensors, and most reports described the UFOs as objects that interrupted pre-planned military training or other military operations.