by John Vibes
December 31, 2020
has 180 days
to say what they know
COVID-19 relief bill that was recently signed by US President
Trump was filled with unrelated issues and favors for special
interests, with very little help for the people who are unemployed
and struggling financially due to the pandemic.
Among the measures
stuffed into the bill is a 180-day countdown for the Pentagon and
other intelligence agencies to say what they know
measure was not included in the text of the bill, but was instead
listed as a "committee comment," attached to the annual intelligence
Intelligence Committee, chaired by Sen. Marco Rubio (R-Fla.), said
comment that it,
[director of national intelligence], in consultation with the
Secretary of Defense and the heads of such other agencies... to
submit a report within 180 days of the date of enactment of the
Act, to the congressional intelligence and armed services
committees on 'unidentified aerial phenomena'."
The measure demands
that intelligence agencies provide a,
analysis of unidentified phenomena data collected by:
measurement and signals intelligence."
It is also
requested that the US Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) provide
analysis of data of the FBI, which was derived from
investigations of intrusions of 'unidentified aerial phenomena'
data over restricted United States airspace... and an assessment
of whether this unidentified aerial phenomena activity may be
attributed to one or more foreign adversaries."
spokesperson Sue Gough told
The New York Post that the agency is aware of the report.
"We are aware
that the Senate Select Committee on Intelligence committee report on
the Intelligence Authorization Act for fiscal 2021 included a
requirement for the Director of National Intelligence, in
consultation with the Secretary of Defense, to submit a report on
'unidentified aerial phenomena' (UAPs) within 180 days of enactment,"
former deputy assistant secretary of defense for intelligence, told
The Debrief that,
newly enacted Intelligence Authorization Act incorporates the Senate
Intelligence Committee's report language calling for an
unclassified, all-source report on the UAP phenomenon.
accomplished in the Joint Explanatory Statement accompanying the
it's now fair to say that the request for an unclassified report on
the UAP phenomenon enjoys the support of both parties in both Houses
the Executive Branch honors this important request, the nation will
at long last have an objective basis for assessing the validity of
the issue and its national security implications.
This is an
extraordinary and long overdue opportunity," Mellon added.
Nick Pope, who ran
the "UFO office" of the UK's Ministry of Defence, told
The New York Post,
"I welcome this move, which
shows how seriously the phenomenon is being taken in the
The Pentagon's Unidentified Aerial Phenomena
Task Force is probably already drafting the report for DNI to send
to the Senate Intelligence Committee."