Sputnik/Moscow: If the efforts led by Senator Kirsten Gillibrand (D-NY) end in success, the United States government could welcome a new bureau – the “Anomaly Surveillance and Resolution Office” – entirely dedicated to investigating “unidentified aerial phenomena” (UAP), or UFOs.
One of the few things that gets bipartisan support studying UFOs https://t.co/4QL5jpd2d6— Molly Jong-Fast (@MollyJongFast) November 18, 2021
The office proposed by Senator Gillibrand would require frequent public reports about sensitive information, like whether or not there have been any adverse health effects linked to UFO sightings https://t.co/PN4YFhztiE— Intelligencer (@intelligencer) November 18, 2021
Senator Kirsten Gillibrand (D-NY), along with several other sponsors from both the Democratic and Republican parties, has rolled out a proposal to create an expansive intelligence programme to investigate UFOs, saying that the need for such an initiative is “urgent”.
UFO near iss space station ? pic.twitter.com/Lu3MZp0t69— Stephen Reid (@stevo_12345653) October 24, 2021
“We’ve not had oversight into this area for a very long time”, Gillibrand said as cited by Politico. “I can count on one hand the number of hearings I had in 10 years on this topic. That’s fairly concerning given the experience our service members have had over the last decade”.
On October 24, 2021 in Phoenix, Arizona at 10:30 A.M. someone spotted a UFO and snapped a few pictures of it. pic.twitter.com/qBuOniQXpM— Alien Gray (@Alien_Gray) October 27, 2021
I can count on one hand the number of hearings I had in 10 years on this topic. That fairly concerning given the experience our service members have had over the last decade.
She referred to a number of alleged UFO or UAP sightings reported by the Navy and Air Force that prompted not only curiosity but also concerns as to whether they may pose any kind of threat.
UFOs over New Braunfels Texas. pic.twitter.com/fxRIv7hTqo— JD Lacoste (@stxufohunters) November 13, 2021
Gillibrand advocates an amendment to the 2022 National Defence Authorisation Act (NDAA) that would envisage the creation of a separate bureau dedicated entirely to probing such sightings and determining whether they can be considered evidence of extraterrestrial life or a threat from adversaries. The bureau would be called the “Anomaly Surveillance and Resolution Office”, or ASRO.
“If it is technology possessed by adversaries or any other entity, we need to know”, Gillibrand said, commenting on the initiative. “Burying our heads in the sand is neither a strategy nor an acceptable approach”.
“Regardless of where you fall on the question of the unknown, you have to answer the rest of the questions. That’s why this is urgent. That’s why having no oversight or accountability up until now to me is unacceptable”.
Watch as the most senior intelligence official in the United States calmly and plainly admits the possibility of extraterrestrial UAP origin – while sitting in a Cathedral. #ufotwitter #ufo #uap #uaptwitter pic.twitter.com/bkm12ZdaGT— Ben Lumen (@BenLumen) November 11, 2021