The Pentagon said on Friday that it was setting up a new task force under the U.S. Navy to investigate UFO sightings.
With the creation of the Unidentified Aerial Phenomena Task Force (UAPTF), the Defense Department hopes “to improve its understanding of, and gain insight into, the nature and origins of UAPs,” spokeswoman Susan Gough said. Rather than little green alien invaders, the U.S. military is actually concerned about “unidentified aerial phenomena” connected with its terrestrial adversaries. Washington is particularly concerned about China’s spying capabilities, using drones or other airborne means.
“The mission of the task force is to detect, analyze and catalog UAPs that could potentially pose a threat to U.S. national security,” Ms. Gough said.