Avril Haines spoke out about the possibility of e̳x̳t̳r̳a̳t̳e̳r̳r̳e̳s̳t̳r̳i̳a̳l̳ threats during a recent event.
Entitled “Our Future in Space”, the event, which was held at the Washington National Cathedral, sought to discuss a range of topics pertaining to humanity\’s efforts to venture out into space, including the private space sector, the development of space weapons and the possibility of finding a̳l̳i̳e̳n̳ life.
One of the participants was Director of National Intelligence Avril Haines who spoke at length about the potential threat of UAPs (unidentified aerial phenomena) and the fact that there is not a proper system in place to collate and analyze sightings data.
“The main issues that Congress and others have been concerned about is safety of flight concerns and counterintelligence issues,” she said.
“Always, there\’s also the question of, \’Is there something else that we simply do not understand, which might come e̳x̳t̳r̳a̳t̳e̳r̳r̳e̳s̳t̳r̳i̳a̳l̳ly?\'”
“A large portion of that is based on the fact that we don\’t have a consistent way of reporting [U̳F̳O̳ sightings] – we need to integrate a lot of data that we get. We need to get better at collecting information that\’s useful to us from different sensors that are available to us.”
“And we need to deepen our analysis in these areas, and that\’s something that doesn\’t surprise you in the way that we approach our intelligence work.”
A few days ago, we reported that Congress was set to debate a new amendment to the 2022 National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) that could address some of Haines\’ concerns while also making information on the topic of U̳F̳O̳s a lot more accessible.
It should be interesting to see how this all pans out over the coming months.