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What Gov Knows About Ufos

What Gov Knows About Ufos

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About
Unidentified
Flying
Objects
byPETER
GERSTEN
New
YorkattorneyPETER
A.
GERSTEN
hasbeenpressingthelegaleffort
on
behalf
of
UFO
groups-
suchasCAUS(CitizensAgainstUFOSecrecy)
-
fornearlythreeyears.Gerstencurrentlyawaits
a
U.S.AppealsCourtdecisiononrelease
of
overnvo
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The
evidence:
TheGovernment'sposition:
"NoUFOreported,investigated
and
evaluatedbytheAirForcehasevergivenanyindication
of
athreattoournationalsecurity."
-Air
Force.1980
USAFSecurityinterceptedaCuban
pilot's
reportoftheencounterbetweenhis
MIG·21
andaUFO.
haspossibleimplicationsforourna-revealthatduringOctober,tionalsecuritywhichtranscendthein-November,andDecemberof1975,terestsofasingleservice.reliablemilitarypersonnelrepeatedly
"I
thereforerecommendthatthissightedunconventionalaerialobjectsAgencyand
the
agenciesoftheinthevicinityofnuclear-weaponsDepartmentofDefensebedirectedtostorageareas,aircraftalertareasandformulateandcarryoutaprogramofnuclear-missilecontrolfacilitiesatintelligenceandresearchactivitiesre-LoringAirForceBase,Maine;Wurtquiredtosolve
the
problemofinstantsmithAFBMichigan;MalstromAFB,positiveidentificationofunidentifiedMontana;MinotAFB,NorthDakota;flying
objects:
.andCanadianAirForcesStation,On-AdraftofaproposedNationaltario.'ManyofthesightingswereconSecurityCouncildirectivewasat-firmedbyradar.AtLoringAFB,theintachedtothememorandum.terloper"demonstratedaclearintentUnfortunately,itappearsthattheontheweaponsstorageareas."NSCdirectivefellbythewayside.Theincidentsdrew
the
attentionofNow,twenty-nineyearslater,thetheCIA,
the
JointChiefsofStaff,
and
"currentsituation,"contrarytoofficialtheSecretaryofDefense.Thoughthedenials,stillposesseriousimplica-AirForceinformedthepublicandthetionsfor
our
nationalsecurity.pressthatindividualsightingswere
UFOs
as
a
Threat
isolatedincidents,anAirForcedocumentsaysthat"SecurityOptionIII"wasimplemented
and
thatsecuritymeasures
were
coordinatedwith15
A
tlast!
New
evidencefortheexistenceofunconventionalaerialobjectsreliesnolongeronthecredibilityofcivilianreports
but
ontherecordsofscientists,militarypersonnel,intelligenceanalysts,
lawen
forcementofficers
and
otherreliable
and
responsiblepeople.Theirtestimony
can
befoundinthreethousandpages'ofpreviouslyclassifieddocumentsonUFOsreleased(mostlythroughFreedomofInformationActsuits)overthepastfewyearsbytheDepartmentsofState/Army/Navy/AirForce/Defense,theFederalBureauofInvestigation,theNationalSecurityAgency,
the'
DetenseIntelligenceAgency
and
theCentralIntelligenceAgency.ThisoverwhelmingevidenceindicatesthatUnidentifiedFlyingObjects
do
exist,
and
thatsomeof
themare
unconventionalcraftthat(I
J
poseathreattonationalsecurity
and
(2)
performbeyondthe"rangeofpresent-daytechnologicaldevelopment.Furthermore,
there
isevidence
thatour
governmenthascontinuallymisinformed
the
publicconcerningthe
true
significanceofthe"UFOproblem."
National
Security
and
UFOs
"It
is
my
view
that
thissituationhaspossible'implicationsforournationalsecurity."
-Central
IntelligenceAgency,1952
Inlate1952,a
memorandum
wasdraftedforCIADirectorWalterB.Smith'ssignature,tobesenttotheExecutive:SecretaryoftheNationalSecurityCouncil.
The
memo'ssubject:"UnidentifiedFlyingObjects."
The
document
shows
thattheCIAhad"reviewedthe
current
situationconcerningunidentifiedflyingobjectswhichhavecausedextensivespeculationinthepress
and
hasbeenthesubjectofconcernto.governmentorganizations:
It
wastheDirector's
opinion.
based

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