The Director of National Intelligence and the Secretary of Defense now have less than six months to provide unclassified reports on “unidentified aviation phenomena” to the Congressional Intelligence and Armed Forces Committee.
It should also describe in detail “the inter-agency procedures to ensure timely collection of data and centralized analysis of all unidentified aviation phenomena by the federal government”
The committee said that, in the end, the report should identify any potential national security threats posed by UFOs and assess whether any opponents in the country may be behind such activities.
The committee stated that the submitted report should be confidential, although it could contain confidential attachments.
Congress has always been interested in UFOs
This video is from 2004 and the other is from 2015. It shows an unidentified flying object that is moving fast when recorded with an infrared camera. Two of the videos contained responses from service members in awe at the speed of the object’s movement. A voice speculated that it might be a drone.
It is not clear what these objects are, and there is no consensus on their origin. Some people believe that they may be drones operated by enemies on the ground trying to gather intelligence, rather than aliens that we usually equate to UFOs.
Members of Congress and Pentagon officials have long worried about the appearance of unidentified aircraft flying over US military bases. The Senate Intelligence Committee voted last June to require the Pentagon and the intelligence community to conduct a public analysis of the incident.
The Pentagon stated that the program started in 2007 and ended in 2012 because they assessed that there are higher priorities that require funding.
Ryan Browne of CNN contributed to this report.