John Kirby, the coordinator for Strategic Communications at the National Security Council, addressed this issue on Monday when asked about transparency regarding unidentified anomalous phenomena (UAP).
“Some of these phenomena, we know, have already had an impact on our training ranges. When pilots are out there trying to perfect their skills and they encounter these unidentified objects, it can greatly affect their abilities,” Kirby stated.
White House National Security Council Coordinator, Admiral John Kirby was asked about Senator Schumer’s UAP legislation. 💥
-White House takes it seriously
“Some of these phenomena we know have already had an impact on our training ranges.” pic.twitter.com/CNeJ8Efj6z
— UAP News (@HighPeaks77) July 17, 2023
“Now, we’re not saying what they are or what they’re not,” Kirby added. “We’re acknowledging that our pilots are witnessing something extraordinary. It has impacted our training operations, and therefore, we are determined to uncover the truth and gain a better understanding of these phenomena.”
Indeed, Navy pilots have come forward in recent years with astonishing claims of witnessing unidentified flying objects that defy the laws of physics during training exercises. This led to the release of videos capturing some of these encounters and the establishment of new guidelines for reporting UFOs.
The Department of Defense (DoD) subsequently created the All-domain Anomaly Resolution Office (AARO) to investigate UFOs, and there has been a growing push by lawmakers for legislation that encourages more transparency.
The level of interest in UFOs on Capitol Hill has surged following the public statements made by David Grusch, a U.S. military and intelligence veteran who revealed allegations about the retrieval and concealment of non-human crafts from Congress.
In response to these claims, the DoD stated that the AARO team has not found any verifiable information to support the existence of programs involving the possession or reverse-engineering of extraterrestrial materials.
The House Oversight Committee is scheduled to hold a hearing on UAPs on Wednesday, July 26, according to Rep. Tim Burchett (R-TN). “We’re done with the cover-ups,” he declared in a tweet on Monday.
Kirby, a retired Navy rear admiral, refrained from commenting directly on the credibility of individual whistleblowers. However, he emphasized that the establishment of AARO demonstrates the government’s serious approach to this matter. He also stated, “We will always strive to be as transparent as possible with members of Congress and the American people, while considering national security concerns.”
Journalist Ross Coulthart, who conducted an interview with Grusch for NewsNation, interpreted Kirby’s comments as a sign of increasing urgency in Washington.
“So finally, the president’s National Security Council spokesman John Kirby makes it clear to the White House press Corp that they are indeed now taking the #UAP mystery very seriously,” Coulthart tweeted. “No more ridicule or giggling. Big Q: will legacy media now investigate the new acknowledged reality?”
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