Perhaps it is time to learn that the classic study of ufology, now renamed as the UAP study for several of reasons, is inseparabel from military and or strategic insight. Researchers that don’t understand this miss the clue and will miss out on many important facts. It’s about seeing perspective in things. So let it be known that the Department of Defense and all Military departments take any incursions by unauthorized aircraft into our training ranges or designated airspace very seriously. Every report is closely monitored. It is therefore obvious to see that the Pentagon have their intelligence on unknowns moving through the skies. They research the movements and monitor any possible downed craft that goes into reverse engineering. Without a doubt this means that the military has a running program and that it never stopped even though the official statement was that the ‘Advanced Aerospace Threat Identification Program’ or AATIP had stopped in 2012. Military intelligence never stops because it is crucial. Seasoned ufologists will do their homework on military and intelligence in order to see the perspective on things by knowing how something works.
Incomes the story, picked up in a July 23 article in the New York Times, and a July 25 article in Popular Mechanics quoted from a DOD statement about this UAP Task Force, a hitherto unknown unit, referred to as the ““Unidentified Aerial Phenomenon Task Force at the Office of Naval Intelligence”. Again this is not so farfetched if you know how the military clicks. The safety of personnel and the security of operations is of paramount concern. To protect the people and maintain operations security, which includes not providing information that may be useful to our adversaries, DOD does not discuss publicly the details of either the observations or the examination of reported incursions into our training ranges or designated airspace, including those incursions initially designated as UAP. The mission of the task force will be to detect, analyze, catalog, consolidate, and exploit non-traditional aerospace vehicles/UAPs posing an operational threat to U.S. national security and avoid strategic surprise.
Nick Pope, ex MoD, on latest news
I fully support the creation of this new task force, which should go some considerable way towards meeting the concerns expressed by the Senate Intelligence Committee (and the Senate Armed Services Committee). UAP (Unidentified Aerial Phenomena) was a term we popularized at the UK Ministry of Defence in the Nineties, as part of a ‘rebranding’ of the UFO phenomenon, attempting to ditch the pop culture baggage that attached to the term “UFO” and reframe the debate as the defense and national security issue that those of us studying the phenomenon knew it to be. Every government rightly wants to secure the territorial integrity of its airspace and ensure that all objects and phenomena in its airspace or in close proximity to its military assets are identified. This bold new initiative may be controversial, but it makes perfect sense in strategic terms, whatever the true nature of the phenomenon
BUFON Transology supports the military perspective on UAP’s and concurs on what Nick Pope describes. UAP’s need to be studied and monitored. The question remains if Pentagon’s program AATIP is not an intelligence gathering program monitoring Sino-Russian and their advanced drone and aircraft operations. Counter-intelligence is a defensive program as any other.
Senator Marco Rubio, the Florida Republican who is the acting chairman of the Senate Select Committee on Intelligence, told a CBS affiliate in Miami this month that he was primarily concerned about reports of unidentified aircraft over American military bases — and that it was in the government’s interest to find out who was responsible.
He expressed concerns that China or Russia or some other adversary had made “some technological leap” that “allows them to conduct this sort of activity.”