"Neither the Pentagon nor any of the program's managers have claimed conclusive proof of extraterrestrial visitors, but Elizondo, citing accounts and data collected by his office over a decade, argues that the videos and other evidence failed to generate the kind of high-level attention he believes is warranted".
In the clip, two pilots are heard shouting in disbelief after capturing the object on their ATFLIR Pod.
"Defense Department officials who analyze the relevant intelligence confirm more than a dozen such incidents off the East Coast alone since 2015", he wrote. "The current approach is equivalent to having the Army conduct a submarine search without the Navy", Mellon said in an op-ed for The Washington Post.
To the untrained eye, the black and white video appears grainy and the unidentified object looks like a dot or a small square, but it is apparently an authentic DoD video showing a 2015 encounter with a low altitude, high speed object without wings or a tail that flew off the East Coast, ABC News reported.
"We have no idea what's behind these weird incidents because we're not investigating", Mellon wrote.
The release of the videos was quietly arranged by intelligence officer Luis Elizondo, who headed the Advanced Aviation Threat Identification Program and left the Defense Department late past year. "I think it's one of the good things I did in my congressional service".
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"Nobody wants to be "the alien guy" in the national security bureaucracy; nobody wants to be ridiculed or sidelined for drawing attention to the issue", he added.
Included in this report, the New York Times obtained video from the us government from a 2004 event in which a "whitish oval object" was chased by two F/A-18F fighter jets off the coast of San Diego. "This is true up and down the chain of command, and it is a serious and recurring impediment to progress", he said. "Look on the S.A." the other responds. Harry Reid's intense interest in the subject. The real issue, though, is not a long-gone earmark, helpful though it may have been, but numerous recent incidents involving the military and violations of USA airspace.
"Whoa! Got it!" one of the pilots, yells out loud after locking on to the UFO.
Within a roughly $50 billion annual intelligence budget, money is not the issue. "What the f-- is that thing?!" the other asks. Congress should require an all-source study by the secretary of defense while promoting research into new forms of propulsion that might explain how these vehicles achieve such extraordinary power and maneuverability. "We don't know what the hell it is". The future belongs to not only the physically courageous but also the intellectually agile.
Luis Elizondo, the former head of the Advanced Aerospace Threat Identification Program who now works at To The Stars Academy, told CNN on Monday that the newly released video provides further evidence of what he said is likely a much larger cache of Pentagon materials about unidentified aerial phenomena and underscored the need for a public conversation around the issue.