Tomorrow, Congress will hold a public hearing on the issue of UFOs or, as government officials prefer to call them, Unidentified Aerial Phenomena (UAP).
You will be able to watch live the House Intelligence Commission Subcommittee Hearing on Counter-Terrorism, Counter-Intelligence and Counterproliferation, with the session starting Tuesday at 9:00 am Eastern time.
If you’d like to attend the public hearing, the House Intelligence YouTube channel offers a live stream of the event, which can be viewed below. After the open part of the hearting, the subcommittee will hold a confidential and confidential briefing on the matter.
The hearing will be chaired by Indiana Representative André Carson and will include testimony from two senior defense officials: Scott Bray, Deputy Director of Naval Intelligence, and Ronald Moultrie, Undersecretary of Defense for Intelligence and Security.
“The American people expect and deserve their leaders in government and intelligence to seriously consider and respond to any potential national security risks, especially those we do not fully understand,” Carson said.
“Since coming to Congress, I have focused on the issue of unidentified aerial phenomena both as a threat to national security and as a major concern to the American public,” he said. “And I am delighted to chair the first open hearing of the Intelligence Committee on these events. It will give the American people the opportunity to learn what there is to know about these incidents. And I look forward to hearing from our witnesses on this critical question. “
Tomorrow’s event will be the government’s first public hearing on the UAP issue in over 50 years since the Air Force oversaw an investigation called Project Blue Book, which ended in 1969.
The hearing comes several months after a highly anticipated government report released in June last year detailing numerous UAP incidents.
Although the report revealed nothing about what the unexplained phenomena actually were – and there is currently no evidence that they were of extraterrestrial origin – it did say there could be a variety of potential explanations, including airplane clutter, natural atmospheric phenomena, government or programs. industry development, foreign opponent systems or “other” reasons.
On Tuesday, Rep. Adam Schiff, chair of the House Intelligence Committee, said in a statement: “There is still a lot to learn about the unidentified aerial phenomena and the potential risks they can pose to our national security. But one thing is certain. “The American people deserve full transparency and the federal government and the intelligence community have a vital role to play in contextualizing and analyzing UAP reports.”
He continued: “The purpose of this hearing is to give the public the opportunity to hear directly from subject matter experts and intelligence community leaders one of the greatest mysteries of our time and to break the cycle of excessive secrecy and speculation with truth and transparency “.