A new aggressive response to 'unknown objects'
This will be interesting.
President Biden Delivers Remarks on the United States’ Response to Recent Aerial Objects
Billy, as you probably saw from CNN, "National Security Adviser Jake Sullivan to lead “an interagency team to study the broader policy implications for detection, analysis, and disposition of unidentified aerial objects that pose either safety or security risks,” national security spokesperson John Kirby said Monday."
Couldn't help noticing Jake's resemblance to Michael Kitz as NSA in the film Contact (1997). Ha ha.
Ha! Life mirroring art, as they say.
Also, what about AARO? says Marco Rubio, set up already. So an interesting tension I'm sure he'll push at. Why the change do you think?
I wonder if the dam is breaking. An attempt to laugh off at the press conference by the spokeswoman (re the ref. to the film ET and everyone else's - I thought -nervous laughter) didn't work, even if it was a plan - I suspect not. So it's being shifted to the top level because it's becoming a political/public interest issue. And because Rubio and maybe other Senators are challenging about AARO. I noticed Avril Haines is part of the top group along with Jake Sullivan and Lloyd Austin. Then there's full implementation of the "UAP provisions" of the NDAA 2023 that has to happen.
John Kirby WH briefing today,
I was hopeful you would report on these flying things.
Regarding the guys and gals who are supposed to be noticing and reporting this stuff. It is a not an uncommon government problem.
Q - "Hey, why didn't we know this? Why weren't you doing your job?"
A - "Because we aren't getting paid."
Thanks for the update, Billy.
Couldn’t agree more! It’s time for the USAF, which is primarily responsible for the historical UAP coverup and which recalcitrantly continues to obfuscate and obstruct the current UAP disclosure effort, to come clean and reveal what they’ve been hiding for almost 80 years!
Trillions of US taxpayer dollars have been spent over the years to provide this service everything they’ve ever asked for and now they want us to believe there’s a domain awareness gap because of filters selection on their most sophisticated sensors! If that is the case and Chinese spy balloons, and God knows what else, has been violating US airspace that they’ve been charged to protect with impunity then heads must roll and we need a Commander in Chief in the White House with the courage to rein in and hold accountable what can be described as an almost rogue organization, operating by their own rules and run by people who seem to consider themselves unaccountable to the civilian members of our government that the Constitution makes them subject to. It is no surprise that the Brigadier General who the Pentagon rolled out and disrespectfully and contemptuously said if the public wants to know where the Chinese balloon was they could look up in the sky, is a USAF general.
This is the best opportunity we’ve had in a long time to force disclosure. Let’s hope the current POTUS and Congress have the courage to do so and make these “rogues” accountable to the American people as they’re constitutionally required to be.
Billy wrote, "we’ve got an All-domain Anomaly Resolution Office which, unless I missed it, remains unfunded." AARO is funded, but the amounts authorized and appropriated for the various activities with which AARO has been tasked, by enactments of December 2021 and December 2022 respectively, are classified, as is the case with most intelligence-related activities. I have seen no utterance by any of the members of the congressional oversight committees who wrote those laws (the armed services and intelligence committees) indicating dissatisfaction with the amounts appropriated by the Appropriations Committees. On the contrary, their mindset seems to be along the lines of: We have enacted mandates, we have authorized and appropriated the resources to fulfill the mandates-- now we want to see full implementation and results.
On January 11, 2023, AARO Director Dr. Sean Kirkpatrick gave a presentation to the Transportation Research Board, a component of the National Academy of Engineering. It touched on air-safety issues posed by UAP, and other things even more interesting. There has been, I think, no regular press coverage of Dr. Kirkpatrick's Jan. 11 presentation, although I tweeted it out with commentary on January 16. Here's a link to the slideshow (hosted on my Google Drive).
The last two 'unknown' objects shot down are 'unknown' to the media and general public but probably not to the military/air force. Not sure of the reason for not stating publicly what they were but does seem to follow their behavior associated with UAPs in general. Maybe they will be more forthcoming with info in the days to follow as the media is all over it. However it does call into question on how these unknowns will be handled in the future especially with the ARRO group.
You made my day with that article, Billy. You got me laughing and put a big smile on my face.
Surely not aliens for the last two? The famous Iran Tehran 1976 real UFO disabled a Phantom jet at distance. The US wouldn't advertise a real shoot down anyway.
Unless you're a coincidence theorist, the timing of these last 2 incidents right after the Chinese balloon incident seems very convenient.
Going by the transcript of Kirby’s White House conference, he didn’t volunteer the Alaska shoot-down revelation. It was only after he was asked by an unnamed journalist about “rumours” that he divulged the information. Thereafter, the Q&A was excitedly devoted to the topic, and in incident after incident, albeit in the usual curated manner, the Pentagon have been gushingly forthcoming ever since.
Was it the independent resourcefulness of said journalist that prompted them to ask? Or were they fed the question by an insider in order to get Kirby to release the hounds?
From what I remember, from when I was still checking out radar data, the FAA (and presumably NORAD too) had various systems for plotting returns and at least one for identifying contiguous tracks; but track identification may have been limited to objects travelling faster than around 60 knots - as some birds can surprisingly haul feathery ass as well as appear on radar.
The possibility of slow moving, low observable platforms, slipping through radar coverage has been around for a long time. Not surprising that another nation has exploited that gap.
The reason I stopped checking radar data was because I came across too many examples of data being unreasonably withheld or limited (against the spirit or FOIA) when the incident was an interesting one... which is also why I believe that *any* interesting data will never be officially released, unless attitudes are completely changed from the top.
As always great reporting, hope you’re in shape cuz I think we are just getting started on the exciting part of this trip