Pentagon reportedly establishes Investigative UFO Task Force
- 14 August 2020
The Pentagon will set a task force to investigate UFO sightings spotted by US military aircraft, unnamed defence sources said, APA reports citing CNN.
According to the report, David Norquist, the Deputy Secretary of Defence, will head a newly-established task force set to be officially announced in the next few days.
The reported initiative is thought to have emerged particularly due to the release of three short videos by the Pentagon earlier in April, showing what it described as "unidentified aerial phenomena". In June, a committee was established by the Pentagon to analyze these encounters.
"We have things flying over our military bases and places where we are conducting military exercises, and we don't know what it is and it isn't ours, so that's a legitimate question to ask," said GOP Senator Marco Rubio, who chaired this committee.
Note that three videos, released in April, showed encounters with "unidentified aerial phenomena" that took place in 2004 and 2017.