Pentagon creates new UFO office, recognizes ‘national security concerns’

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Late Tuesday night, the Department of Defense formally set up a new office to track and organize UFO sightings across the U.S. military, recognizing that persistent cases of unidentified aerial phenomena (UAPs) “raise potential national security issues” that cannot be ignored.

In a note to Pentagon leaders, Deputy Secretary of Defense Kathleen Hicks said the Airborne Object Identification and Management Synchronization Group will coordinate all UAP-related efforts across the military and will serve as the Department of Defense’s primary point of contact for other federal agencies working on the issue.

The creation of the office is a major step for the Pentagon, which until just several years ago said virtually nothing publicly about UFOs or its extremely secretive research into the inexplicable. But following the release of a series of videos showing close encounters between military pilots and UFOs, Ms. Hicks and other officials are now openly discussing the potential security concerns posed by the UAP and the need for the Pentagon to do much more to understand what is happening in the sky over America.

In his note, Ms. Hicks that the presence of UAP “represents a potential flight safety risk for flight crews and raises potential national safety concerns.”

The director of the UAP office has not yet been named, but this person will oversee a broad portfolio related to UFO sightings.

“The Director… will address this issue by standardizing UAP incident reporting across the department; identification and reduction of gaps in operational and intelligence detection capabilities; collection and analysis of operational, intelligence and counter-espionage data; recommend policy, regulatory or legislative changes, as appropriate; identifying approaches to prevent or mitigate any risk associated with airborne objects of interest; and other activities that the director deems necessary, ”reads the note in part.

The office of the director of National Intelligence will also join the group, Ms. Hicks.

The Pentagon and ODNI collaborated on a major UFO report released earlier this year. This report, released in June, found that most UFO sightings of U.S. service members remain unexplained, but could involve “groundbreaking technologies” that represent a deep threat to national security.

The study did not exclude visitors from galaxies far, far away as the cause of more than 100 unexplained UAP observations by U.S. military personnel.

The Pentagon announcement comes as a two-part group of senators, including Democrat Kirsten Gillibrand of New York and Republican Marco Rubio of Florida, are speeding up an amendment to the pending National Defense Authorization Act to create an “Anomaly Surveillance and Resolution Office to coordinate it. U.S. military and UFO intelligence work.

“If it’s technology that is possessed by opponents or another entity, we need to know,” Ms Gillibrand told Politico last week in an interview. “Sticking your head in the sand is neither a strategy nor an acceptable approach.”

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