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Im more interested in the fact that this first photo has been leaked, and in the related leaking of information about the Pentagons Unidentified Aerial Task Force, where serving intelligence community personnel have shared insights from two intelligence positionreports, with my own defense background in this subject, three things stand out. Firstly, the description by one insider of the reports as shocking a wordthat begs the question what about UAP do these people find shocking. Secondly, the fact that the intelligence reports seem to have been given a surprisingly wide distribution in various intelligence agencies, and thirdly, the fact that the extraterrestrial hypothesis seems genuinely not to have been taken off the table.
Theres no getting away from the fact that TTSA has driven the agenda on this subject for the last two and half years, ever since the New York Timess December 2017 stories about AATIP (Advanced Aerospace Threat Identification Program) and related matters - stories in which TTSA played a key role, tTSA has played a big part in moving this subject forward, out of the fringe and into the mainstream.
Scientific advice should be sought when necessary for instance, if a soil sample needs to be checked for radioactivity, but one doesnt need to be a scientist, or even adopt a scientific methodology, to interview a witness, cross-check with information about flight paths and find out, say, that at the time and location of a particular UFO sighting, the Goodyear blimp was in the area.
The study was highly classified and extremely sensitive, not least because the MoD consistently told parliament, the media and the public that UFOs were of limited interest and ‘no defense significance’, our concern was that if the existence of the study became known, it would have exposed an internal position on the phenomenon that was different from our public position.