According to today’s Russian television website reported on August 15, the U.S. Defense Department said the task of the UFO special investigation team will include “finding, analyzing” and compiling a list of UFO that may threaten the national security of the United States. Earlier, the U.S. Department of defense released several UFO videos that were said to have been captured. However, experts believe that the Pentagon is trying to find a new excuse for more funding by drawing attention to UFO issues.
it was reported that the issue of UFO was raised again in the US media in December 2017. At that time, a series of media, such as the New York Times, political newspaper, time and Newsweek, reported the Pentagon’s plan to study UFO. Video showing U.S. Navy aviation pilots tracking suspected UFOs has been widely circulated.
the US Department of defense confirmed at that time that there was indeed an advanced aviation threat identification program (aatip), which lasted from 2007 to 2012. According to media reports, within the framework of the program, 22 million US dollars were spent on UFOs and unknown atmospheric phenomena.
it is reported that in 2019, the US media disclosed some new details about the aatip program, and several military pilots admitted to participating in the program. Media interest in UFO issues is so strong that journalists directly ask President trump to explain the situation.
in response to a question about the increasing number of UFO sightings by U.S. Navy pilots, the president said he had heard some reports of suspected UFO appearances.
experts pointed out that UFO issues have been under the control of the US military since the 1960s, and the military has implemented programs to monitor space flying objects that may endanger the national security of the United States.
according to the report, the Pentagon released three videos taken by the US Navy in 2004 and 2015 in late April. The “aerial phenomenon” recorded in the video is described as UFO. The shape of the aircraft captured in the video is different from the known aircraft.
in the video, US Navy aviation pilots comment on the appearance of unidentified objects and point out that one of them looks like a top moving against the wind.
since then, when the UFO issue again became the focus of public attention, the U.S. Congress called for an investigation into the issue. In June, the Senate Intelligence Committee voted for a decision requiring the Pentagon and intelligence agencies to analyze such incidents and announce the results.
Republican Senator Marco Rubio said: “some unidentified objects fly over our military bases and exercise sites. We don’t know what they are, so this is a problem that needs to be clarified.”
at the same time, he speculated that the objects in the video may be new secret technology products of potential rivals of the United States (Russia, China, etc.). Analysts believe it is no accident that the Pentagon regularly publishes UFO related information. Vladimir Shapovalov, deputy dean of the school of history and politics at Moscow National Normal University, pointed out that similar materials, implementation plans and the establishment of investigation teams were only one of the means of the US Department of defense to carry out “budget game”.
he said UFOs were a “budget intensive topic,” because it was difficult to study these objects, there was no clear standard to measure whether taxpayers’ funds were wasted. In addition, the analyst stressed that the ruling elite of the United States shaped the concept of UFO research and manipulated public opinion to maintain the attention of different social strata on military activities.
according to the Taiwan “Central News Agency” Washington on August 15, the Pentagon said on the 14th that a new task force under the US Navy is being set up to investigate UFOs witnessed by human beings. According to foreign media reports, the real target of the US Department of defense is China’s aerial spying.
US Department of Defense spokesman Goff said in a statement that with the establishment of the “unidentified air phenomenon task force”, the US Department of defense hopes to enhance its understanding of the nature and origin of unidentified air phenomena and conduct in-depth research.