UFOs are already affecting combat training for America’s fighter pilots, a top national security official has warned.
According to John Kirby, the National Security Council’s strategic communications coordinator under President Biden, ‘Some of these incidents, we know, have already had an impact on our training range.’
The comments suggest a new approach from the White House, whose press secretary Karin Jean-Pierre dismissed questions about the F-22 stealth Raptor jet that shot down three UFOs last February, saying, ‘I love the ET movie.’
Retired US Navy Rear Admiral Kirby said the unanswered questions surrounding UFOs should now be considered a ‘legitimate issue’.
He told reporters at a White House briefing on Monday: ‘When pilots are trying to train in the air and they see these things, they’re not sure what they are, and it can affect their ability to perfect. skill.’
Although Admiral Kirby insisted that the Pentagon was taking the UFO issue ‘seriously’, he refused to answer questions from ‘individual whistleblowers’ – notably retired senior intelligence officer David Grush, whose explosive UFO claims opened the door to congressional oversight hearings scheduled for July 26. week
Rear Admiral Kirby, speaking as the White House’s National Security Council strategic communications coordinator, told reporters Monday the Pentagon wants to “get to the bottom” of the UFO mystery, which he said affects US fighter pilots “trying to train in the air.” ‘
Last month, Grush came forward to allege that US military and defense contractors are concealing evidence of crashed UFOs, recovered ‘entities’ and UFO-related deaths.
‘I’m not going to talk about individual whistleblowers,’ replied Admiral Kirby, when asked if he believed the claims made by former Pentagon insiders such as Grush.
According to comments made by Senator Marco Rubio last month, Grush’s testimony has been significantly corroborated in classified hearings by other defense witnesses, some of whom may appear before a House oversight hearing on UFOs scheduled for next Wednesday.
Refusing to comment on the ridicule that has historically surrounded the UFO issue, Admiral Kirby insisted that the Pentagon wants to ‘better understand’ what is happening in the country’s restricted airspace, where pilot training takes place.
‘The Pentagon has created an entire organization to collaborate on the reporting and analysis of UAP sightings across the military,’ says Kirby, using the preferred term for these airborne mysteries: unidentified aerial or anomalous phenomena (UAP).
He noted, ‘We wouldn’t have an organization in the Pentagon that we were trying to analyze and coordinate the way these scenes are reported if we didn’t take it seriously.’ ‘Of course, we do.’
The comments add weight to the US Navy’s so-called 2015 GIMBAL UFO video, taken with an F/A-18’s infrared targeting pod and depicting a mysterious object flying in restricted airspace off the Atlantic coast.
That airspace, or ‘warning area’, was closed to use by naval aviators for training exercises.
The US Navy’s so-called 2015 GIMBAL UFO video (above), taken with an F/A-18’s infrared targeting pod, depicts a mysterious object flying in notoriously restricted skies over the Atlantic coast. The airstrip was cordoned off for use by naval aviators during training
Kirby also said that the current US military effort is the first ‘coordinated, concerted effort’ – a clear dismissal of the now public, but once highly classified, UFO investigation programs run by the Pentagon’s Defense Intelligence Agency: the Advanced Aerospace Weapons Systems Applications Program (AAWSAP) and the Advanced Aerospace Threat Identification Program (AATIP).
Kirby was quick to add that neither he, the White House nor the Pentagon had reached any firm conclusions about the incident, despite several UAPs being shot down in Canada and Alaska last February.
‘We’re not saying what they are or what they aren’t,’ Kirby points out.
‘We are saying that our pilots are seeing something. We are saying that this has affected some of our training operations. And so, we want to get to the bottom of it. We want to understand it better.’
‘It has already had an impact,’ he reiterated.
Blake Burman, chief Washington correspondent for NewsNation, Nexstar Media’s new cable news network, posed the question to Admiral Kirby, which has carried the name of groundbreaking UFO reporting since its launch two years ago.