It might seem silly, even laughable, but unidentified flying objects are attracting significant and serious attention from the U.S. military and intelligence community. President Donald Trump has been asked about the UFO issue on a number of occasions, and we should expect nothing to change once Joe Biden enters office in January.
The first point to note, here, is that the UFO issue is now mainstream in the U.S. government. The U.S. Navy has confirmed that two video recordings taken by two of its aircraft in 2004 and 2015 do indeed show UFOs – or what it calls “unidentified aerial phenomena” - flying off the U.S. east and west coasts. Each of these UFOs, which were different in form, originates from an unknown source, but are assessed by the government to be intelligently controlled machines with technical capabilities far in advance of any known nation. That begs a question, what on Earth – or outside of Earth! – is going on here?
Well, the simple and challenging truth is that the government doesn’t know. But those informed officials that I have talked to, lead me to make a number of confident conclusions.
First, one must be cautious when considering this issue. While there are many credible witnesses and data sets – via radar, sonar, and satellites – involving UFOs, the topic also attracts a mix of charlatans and mentally-ill individuals.
Second, UFOs of the truly unidentified kind have been around since at least the mid-1940s. A saturation of credible witness sightings around America’s Los Alamos nuclear plant, and other U.S. military installations began during this period.
Third, the real UFOs, that is to say, UFOs which are not natural weather phenomena, balloons, misidentified aircraft, or radar glitches, have performance characteristics of an exceptionally intriguing nature. As a number of U.S. Defense Intelligence Agency commissioned studies posit, these UFOs seem to possess anti-gravity, non-jet propulsion, space-time manipulation, and visual-sensor concealment technologies.
Fourth, UFOs are particularly interested in civilian and military nuclear activities, and high-technology military platforms. I do not know why this is, but it is noteworthy.
Fifth, UFOs are a truly global phenomenon. During the Cold War, for example, the Soviet Union experienced a number of UFO incidents, including at nuclear weapons sites. Robert Hastings’ excellent history book, UFOs and Nukes, covers some of these incidents.
Sixth, the most likely origin of these real UFOs is truly other. Which is to say, that these UFOs are either the creations of an unknown intelligence native to Earth, or from some other planet, time, or dimension. Or perhaps, considering their varied behavior patterns and design, from multiple different “other” origins. I know that sounds crazy, but it is the basis upon which those in government investigating this subject are advancing. To borrow from Sherlock Holmes, Once you eliminate the impossible – that these UFOs belong to China, Russia, Israel, U.S., and Elon Musk - whatever remains, no matter how improbable, must be the truth.
That takes us back to China. While the Trump administration has admitted that the government is now actively studying UFOs under the so-called “Unidentified Aerial Phenomena Task Force,” Beijing has been very quiet on this topic. But it seems a fair assessment that if the U.S. and Russia have had these UFO experiences, so also has China. Considering the rapid development of PLA hypersonic glide vehicles and nuclear weapons platforms, established UFO trendlines would suggest an increasing incidence of credible sightings in or around Chinese airspace. Xi Jinping’s interest in rapidly closing military gaps with the U.S. would also give him reasons to authorize studies of UFOs. After all, whichever nation is first able to figure out how UFOs actually work is going to have huge military advantages in terms of building platforms with highly advanced sensor, propulsion, mobility, and concealment potentials. Indeed, this is one critical reason the U.S. government is secretive about UFOs: it does not want China or Russia to find out how UFOs work, first!
Where does this leave us?
Well, for those PLA intelligence officers who might be reading this article. I assume you know what I’m talking about.
(Tom Rogan, Washington Examiner foreign policy writer)
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