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Defense spending bill calls for UFO rapid response teams

MUFON passed over for huge government contract?
"Gimbal" UFO (or flare from a conventional jet engine) captured by an F/A-18 off the coast of Florida in 2015

"Gimbal" UFO (or flare from a conventional jet engine) captured by an F/A-18 off the coast of Florida in 2015

The annual defense authorization bill was passed by the House on Tuesday. It included, among other things, funding for a rapid response team of military and intelligence field investigators to analyze UFO sightings (apparently, MUFON just won't do in cases of national security). Of course, there is nothing inherently crazy about this — if something is spotted over American airspace, it would only make sense that the government would want to identify it and make sure it doesn't pose a threat.

The crazy part only becomes apparent when you see this in the context of the current mania that's taking lawmakers, the Pentagon, and large swathes of the population by storm. (I wrote a story about this recently if you'd like to refresh your memory). This uptick in interest in UFOs is one part hysteria and two parts the Congress trying to amp up the war machine, and that just can't end well. At the very least, it's a recipe for more pseudoscience and ineffectual pork barrel politics.

After passing the House, the $770 billion National Defense Authorization Act must pass the Senate and be signed by President Biden to become law (which it most probably will, with a few tweaks perhaps).

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SOURCE: Military.com