Ready to Write UFO History, Congress Revives “1%” Doctrine
Congress is days away from passing landmark UFO legislation. As the first detailed by Researcher Douglas Dean Johnson, Defense Bill to Pass Will Force U.S. Government to Expand Effort to Investigate unidentified aerial phenomena.
Among a litany of revolutionary demands, Congress is put in place to make the establishment of UFO rapid response teams, initiate a scientific study of objects that “go beyond the known state of the art in science or technology” and require investigation of the health-related effects associated with UFO encounters. Perhaps more importantly, after seven decades of Cold War-induced secrecy, denial, and obfuscation, the 2022 National Defense Authorization Act will impose unprecedented government transparency on UFOs.
Robust bipartite support because the broad provisions of the bill amount to a harsh rebuke of years of incompetence and inaction about UFOs. In addition, the assertiveness of Congress rekindles the “one percent”Doctrine, which maintains that if there is even one little chance that a particular threat is real, the government must act as if it were a certainty.
Formulated by the George W. Bush administration after the attacks of September 11, 2001, the “one percent” doctrine initially ended in disaster. The 2003 Iraq war, based on the fallacious notion that the Iraqi secular dictator could collaborate with jihadists to attack the United States, has led to hundreds of thousands of death, Cost Billions as a taxpayer dollars and triggered the climb from Islamic state.
But now that the former presidents, high level government officials, intelligence analysts and fighter pilots have declared that unknown objects demonstrate seemingly extraordinary capabilities while flying in sensitive airspace, Congress is correct in adopting a nuanced version of the “1%” doctrine. Former Director of National Intelligence John ratcliffeJohn Lee RatcliffeThis Thanksgiving Avoid political fights over food and talk about UFOs instead DOJ accuses two Iranians of meddling in 2020 electionis recent declaration that some UFOs exhibit “technologies that we do not have and, frankly, against which we are not able to defend ourselves ”, underlines the Congress alarm.
But the legislative crusade to force the government to take the UFO phenomenon seriously is destined to meet deep-rooted bureaucratic and ideological resistance. Luis Elizondo, the former head of an informal Pentagon-led effort to investigate U.S. military encounters with UFOs, underscored this dynamic by letting me know comments a senior national security official.
Elizondo likened this approach to sitting idly by as an “unknown submarine rolls out of the Potomac. [River], right across from Washington, DC [But] because you don’t know who it belongs to, it’s not a threat? Expressing his exasperation, Elizondo continued, “You recognize the reality of these things, but you say it’s not a priority? It’s absurd.
Beyond national security concerns, the physics-defying capabilities reported by military personnel and checked in by the request of several sensor platforms urgent scientific attention. As renowned astronomer J. Allen Hynek declared in congressional testimony more than half a century ago, even though “the sole purpose of such a study [of UFOs] is to satisfy human curiosity, to fathom the unknown and to provide intellectual adventure, then this is in line with what science has always stood for.
To that end, a UFO encounter in 2004 justifies exactly the solid investigations that Congress is about to mandate.
For several days in November, radar operators aboard a US Navy guided missile cruiser sailing in southwestern California observed unidentified objects descending instantly above 80,000 feet – twice as high as conventional airplanes fly – to hover around 20,000 feet. The objects then went up quickly still at extreme altitudes.
After the radar operators on the ship confirmed such contact with an airborne command and control airplane, two F / A-18 fighters were sent to investigate. As the jets approached the designated coordinates, the four airmen aboard the fighters observed an object that seemed to demonstrate extraordinary capabilities.
The unknown craft – which had no engines, rotors, wings, or other discernible control surfaces – mirrored the maneuvers of the front fighter jet. accelerate instantly out of sight. Seconds later, the UFO reappeared on radar screens 60 miles away, which implies blazingly fast speeds. Most puzzled is that the object appeared at a predetermined rendezvous point known only to pilots and radar operators.
Intelligence analyzes of the meeting excluded Chinese or Russian planes very advanced as plausible explanations. For their part, the aviators who observed the object to believe that was “not from this world. “
Almost two decades later, the extreme capabilities exhibited by the mysterious object remain well outside the realm of the most advanced technologies.
The incident undoubtedly influenced the broad UFO legislation that will soon be enacted. And why not ? If there is even a slight chance that the extraordinary technology seen by four naval aviators (and corroborated by two independent radar systems) is a real phenomenon, then future UFO encounters require exactly the type of in-depth investigations that the government will need soon. lead.
But the 2004 meeting is not an isolated incident. In recent years, military personnel informed members of Congress and spoke publicly unidentified objects Operating with apparent impunity in sensitive airspace. And in June, a historic government report declared that some UFOs appear to “remain stationary in high winds, move upwind, maneuver sharply, or move at considerable speed, [all] without discernible means of propulsion.
In addition, the reports of several very credible mysterious watchers, “intelligently controlled” Arts and crafts exhibitor very advanced technologies go back to 40s. With remarkable parallels to recent intelligence assessments declassified government analyzes from 1947 to 1952 suggested extraordinary explanations for the most fascinating UFO encounters.
But in early 1953, Cold War national security fears spurred a semi-official government policy of denying, belittling and “demystify“UFO reports, regardless of their credibility. In short, the UFO phenomenon has never received a fair shake from the government. or the scientific community – until now.
Contrary to the catastrophic consequences of the Bush administration’s “1%” doctrine, Congress’ bold approach to UFOs amounts to a comparatively tiny, low-risk investment that can ultimately unravel a lasting mystery.
Marik von Rennenkampff was an analyst in the Office of International Security and Non-Proliferation at the United States Department of State, as well as a person appointed by the Obama administration in the United States Department of Defense. Follow him on twitter @MvonRen.