Sightings of UFOs are legitimized in law. On Monday, December 27, President Biden signed into law the long-awaited $770 billion FY2022 National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) that includes provisions for analyzing UFOs, or Unidentified Aerial Phenomena (UAP) as they are known now. Liberty Nation has reported on the U.S. government’s new interest in UAPs. The Pentagon is establishing a new office – with the tongue twister name Airborne Object Identification and Management Synchronization Group – to monitor and attempt to explain mysterious flying object sightings.
Section 1652 of the FY2022 NDAA authorizes the Defense Department to establish and fund the AOIMSG “to address unidentified aerial phenomena.” When the government authorizes spending money, they are serious. As a result, the information we’ve known for years is becoming more meaningful and relevant. But why would that suddenly be the case? A Fox News program might have provided the answer.
In an October 19 Tucker Carlson Tonight interview with Tom Rogan, a journalist for the Washington Examiner, Rogan revealed an interesting twist that the UFO theorists seldom talk about. The subject goes to the heart of including national security authorization language for the Pentagon’s new office to monitor UAP sightings. He reported on a National Press Club conference in which “multiple different people at multiple different sites” claimed U.S. nuclear ballistic missile installations’ launch capability was hindered or disabled.
According to Rogan, the government “does know there’s a nuclear connection” between UAP sightings and the U.S.’s capability to respond to an attack, but that recognition is classified. “Why does the Navy keep seeing these things with the aircraft carriers? Well, aircraft carriers are nuclear powered.” Rogan continues to explain, “There is credible testimony from a great historian, Robert Hastings, who wrote a book [UFOs and Nukes: Extraordinary Encounters at Nuclear Weapons Sites] to suggest the Soviets had similar experiences. Something is going on here. It’s not America. It’s not China. It’s not Russia. We need to take it seriously, instead of laughing it off as an issue for crazy people.”
Well, Congress, at the risk of joining the crazies, has its antennae up. Senators like Marco Rubio (R-FL) and Kristen Gillibrand (D-NY) are on the same nonpartisan page when it comes to mysterious flying objects. Rubio, vice chairman of the Senate Select Committee on Intelligence, said in a press release:
“It is my hope that the creation of a new joint Defense Department [DOD] and Intelligence Community [IC]office focused on UAPs will provide the resources, analytics, and attention needed to determine what is loitering around our military training ranges. The DOD and IC need to ensure a more uniform collection strategy is in place and that we continue to destigmatize reporting on UAPs, particularly from military aviators.”
Senator Gillibrand, the sponsor of the amendment that inserted the UAP language in the FY2022 authorization act, said, “Our national security efforts rely on aerial supremacy, and these phenomena present a challenge to our dominance over the air. Staying ahead of UAP sightings is critical to keeping our strategic edge and keeping our nation safe.” Nothing says “keeping our nation safe” like ensuring our nuclear response capability is in working order, reliable, and available. Nonetheless, the question asked in a History.com article written by Adam Janos over two years ago is now timely. Janos inquired, “Why are so many UFOs being reported near nuclear facilities – and why isn’t there more urgency on the part of the government to assess their potential national-security threat?” Janos continues quoting investigative journalist George Knapp, who has been investigating the UAP-nuclear relationship for more than 30 years. “All of the nuclear facilities—Los Alamos, Livermore, Sadia, Savannah River – all had dramatic incidents where these unknown aerial vehicles appeared over the facilities, and nobody knew where they were from or what they were doing there,” Knapp explained.
Again, according to Hastings, “Nuclear-adjacent sightings go back decades.” For example, the former head of the Pentagon’s Advanced Aerospace Threat Identification Program, Luis Elizondo, told the Daily Mail’s Gina Martinez, “Now in this country we’ve had incidents where these UAPs have interfered and actually brought offline our nuclear capabilities.”
The latest unclassified publicly released revelations regarding the DNI’s assessment of inexplicable aerial sightings may have been just the teaser, and the classified version and accompanying briefings were sufficient to get Congress’s attention. If UAPs are bringing about a malfunctioning U.S. nuclear deterrent in the face of China’s growing stockpile of nukes, that threat demands answers. Legislators must motivate the Defense Department to stay on top of unexplained flying objects. There are flying things coming close to military craft and critical defense facilities. The annual report from the AIOMSG mandated by the authorization act must be substantive and actionable. Our homeland security and peace of mind depend on it.
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