US authorities take reports of U̳F̳O̳s (unidentified flying objects) in the country\’s airspace very seriously and are investigating every such incident, White House spokeswoman Jen Psaki said on May 25, 2021.
“We are very serious about the reports of any aircraft entering our airspace, both identified and unidentified, and we are investigating each of them,” he told reporters in a briefing, the transcript of which was posted on the website of the White House.
The White House spokesman was also asked about the willingness of the US authorities to fully publish the report on the alleged U̳F̳O̳s, which is currently being prepared by the office of the director of national intelligence in collaboration with the P̳e̳n̳t̳a̳g̳o̳n̳.
In response, Psaki stressed that US President Joe Biden supports the preparation of this document, but what is published will be decided in the office of the director of national intelligence.
The compilation of this report, which should reflect everything the US authorities know about unidentified flying objects, was foreseen by the budget adopted at the end of December last year for fiscal year 2021 for a total of 2.3 trillion. dollars. The bill was prepared during the administration of former President Donald Trump and, along with a package of economic stimulus measures, also contained such an unusual requirement.
He added that US authorities “for a variety of reasons do not publicly discuss” the threat alleged U̳F̳O̳s can pose.
U̳F̳O̳ research program
Earlier, former US President Barack Obama, broadcast on CBS TV channel, confirmed that US authorities had photographs of aerial phenomena, the nature of which he believes is still unknown. However, he has denied allegations that the country\’s government “keeps the a̳l̳i̳e̳n̳s and [their] ships” in some secret laboratory.
In late 2017, it was learned that the P̳e̳n̳t̳a̳g̳o̳n̳ had previously operated a classified program to collect and analyze data on “anomalous aerospace threats”. In 2007-2012, $ 22 million was allocated to address these threats. Initially, the US Department of Defense Intelligence Service was in charge of the program.
The program was directed by Luis Elisondo, a career US military intelligence officer, who resigned in 2017. According to him, the reason for such a step was not a serious enough attitude to his work on the part of the leadership. of the P̳e̳n̳t̳a̳g̳o̳n̳.