Former Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-NV) said that the Pentagon’s recent release of UFO footage was a good start, but only “scratched the surface” of things the American public should know about.
“I’m glad the Pentagon is finally releasing this footage, but it only scratches the surface of research and materials available,” Reid tweeted Monday. “The U.S. needs to take a serious, scientific look at this and any potential national security implications. The American people deserve to be informed.”
The government referred to three videos as containing “unidentified aerial phenomena.” The footage was taken by Navy F/A-18 Super Hornets and showed the objects flying at higher than normal speeds and rotating.
While Reid was in the Senate, he voted to approve $22 million in funding for the Defense Department’s Advanced Aerospace Threat Identification Program, which was tasked with investigating UFOs. It ended in 2012.
The footage was previously leaked to the New York Times and published there before being made public.
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