A Pentagon watchdog is launching a probe into how the Department of Defense has addressed “Unidentified Aerial Phenomena” or UAP, after a string of UFO sightings lately which were noticed by army plane.
In a Monday memo to army and intelligence leaders, Randolph Stone, assistant inspector common for evaluations on area, intelligence, engineering and oversight, mentioned the target of the probe is to decide the extent to which the DoD has taken actions concerning Unidentified Aerial Phenomena (UAP).
“We may revise the objective as the evaluation proceeds, and we will consider suggestions from management for additional or revised objectives,” he added.
The Office of Inspector General sometimes investigates whistleblower complaints and allegations of wrongdoing, amongst different issues.
It was not clear who determined to launch the probe or what investigators will particularly search for.
The Pentagon created the Unidentified Aerial Phenomenon Task Force following a number of unexplained incidents noticed by the army. It is tasked with detecting, analyzing and cataloging UAPs that would doubtlessly pose a menace to U.S. national security.
In an interview with the New York Post, Luis Elizondo, the previous head of the Pentagon’s Advanced Aerospace Threat Identification Program, lately raised the likelihood that so-called UFOs are literally “adversarial foreign technology that for several decades now has managed to leapfrog us.”
Monday’s announcement comes as Congress awaits a report from the Pentagon and U.S. intelligence businesses concerning the presence of UFOs. Some authorities officers have accused the army and spy businesses of blocking or ignoring efforts to catalog cases of UAP, Politico reported.
Last 12 months, the Defense Department launched three videos of Navy pilots encountering UFOs in 2004 and 2015.