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Pentagon explains why it hides UFO videos

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The Navy appears to acknowledge it has additional footage, but cites national security concerns in declining to release it.

The US military has said it has footage of mysterious “Unidentified Aerial Phenomena” (UAP) – more commonly known as UFOs – but cannot release it due to national security concerns, claiming the “sensitive” videos could compromise America’s defenses.

A 2020 Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) request filed by a UFO disclosure organization, the Black Vault, was finally answered by the Naval Air Systems Command in recent days, with the agency stating that the Pentagon’s UAP task force had located relevant material, but would not be distributing it.

“The UAP Task Force has responded back…and have stated that the requested videos contain sensitive information pertaining to Unidentified Aerial Phenomena (UAP) and are classified and are exempt from disclosure in their entirety,” the response letter said, adding that the information “will harm national security,” as it could “provide adversaries valuable information regarding Department of Defense/Navy operations, vulnerabilities, and/or capabilities.”

The Black Vault’s FOIA request came soon after the Navy released three unclassified videos showing UAPs, acknowledging the footage was authentic, even if unexplained. The military responded to the Black Vault more than two years later, but explained that while it had previously issued footage, that material had already been leaked to media outlets and was “discussed extensively in the public domain.”

“Given the amount of information in the public domain regarding these encounters, it was possible to release the files without further damage to national security,” the letter continued.

The strange sights captured on video by sailors and airmen have become a source of speculation, but the government’s space agency has stressed that there is currently “no evidence UAPs are extra-terrestrial in origin.” That hasn’t stopped NASA from joining the hunt for UFOs, however, as it recently commissioned a study aiming to demystify the issue, noting that a lack of verifiable data “makes it difficult to draw scientific conclusions about the nature of such events.”

While the latest FOIA request was effectively shot down, the military noted that the decision is still subject to appeal, outlining a number of ways the UFO transparency organization could do so. With the Navy citing major national concerns, however, it’s unclear whether any appeal would be successful.

Public discussion on UFOs has been on the rise since 2017, when it was revealed that the Pentagon ran a project known as the Advanced Aerospace Threat Identification Program (AATIP), tasked with identifying UAPs. The three leaked videos, recorded by the military between 2004 and 2015, further stoked public interest in the strange aerial encounters, with lawmakers even holding multiple hearings on the matter, in some cases bringing military officials to testify on UAPs.

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  1. We do not need to see any secret US government files to know aliens exist, they have been running the world agenda for confusion and control of mankind for many years. For proof just look at Schwab and Jacinda Ardern. They are clearly not of this world. When we finally unmask them we will see… ????????????

  2. Americans have weaponised space; many of the UFO claims are to falsify the space weapons. False flag operations are common to fool public at large.

  3. When war breaks out, the very first thing to take out is communications. It is a guarantee any non-ally nations satellites will be turned into balls of flame and ash. Defending your own is difficult and expensive.

    • You are right. Futuristic weapons will be laser based. They need little power anfd can target anything in the Sky. Americans, chinese and russians already got them and can shoot small drones and missiles. Who has got the biggest laser gun is the secret right now.

  4. “Hey guys, we know some of you may be annoyed with us right now for running clandestine black ops all over the world.

    We understand how bad it looks that we illegally helped install a potato into our presidency and are currently going about persecuting his political opponents.

    We get that some of you might think we’re being reckless by dropping mortars at Russian soldiers near Ukrainian nuclear plants…

    But just forget all that stuff for now and look over here! Aliens ???? ????”

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