It’s not just the US government but many governments around the world who have been publicly dismissive when it comes to reports of unidentified flying objects (UFOs). But in recent years, several governments as well as the Pentagon have opened up about it quite a bit. It has many people asking “why now?”
Now, the Pentagon is expanding its UFO tracking unit and its mission to include objects that move underwater or across multiple mediums.
The US Department of Defense (DOD) has also just renamed the unit to Airborne Object Identification and Management Group to reflect its broader mission: the All-domain Anomaly Resolution Office (AARO). The move was announced on last Wednesday and reflects a directive from Congress to broaden the military’s investigation of unidentified moving objects that could pose security threats.
Many experts in the field have warned against the idea of perceiving any of these commonly seen objects, especially by military personnel, as a threat.
Renowned UFO researcher, scientist, mathematician, and astrophysicist Dr. Jacques Vallée made an appearance on the Joe Rogan show in late 2020 to discuss the UFO phenomenon. On the show he stated that “we have to stop reacting to intrusions by UFOs as a threat.”
The phenomenon does indeed pose some air safety concerns, primarily because it is a misunderstood phenomenon and there is an assumption that ‘intelligence’ may not flying the object. That being said, their behaviour seems to be predominantly evasive.
According to the Pentagon, the AARO will coordinate efforts across the federal government to “detect, identify, and attribute objects of interest” that appear around military installations and other sensitive areas. In addition, the unit will “mitigate and defeat” security threats as needed. This includes unidentified space, airborne, submerged, and transmedium objects that are anomalous.