(The Post Millennial) – The new $2.3 trillion coronavirus relief and omnibus spending bill signed into law on Tuesday by President Donald Trump gives the Pentagon and intelligence agencies 180 days to reveal what knowledge they have of UFOs, the New York Post reports.
The UFO disclosures were included as part of a “committee comment” attached to the intelligence authorization act, and wasn’t officially included in the over 5,000 page legislation.
Government agencies are required to disclose “observed airborne objects that have not been identified,” including a “detailed analysis of unidentified phenomena data collected by: a. geospatial intelligence; b. signals intelligence; c. human intelligence; and d. measurement and signals intelligence.”
The report will additionally include a “detailed analysis of data of the FBI, which was derived from investigations of intrusions of unidentified aerial phenomena data over restricted United States airspace… and an assessment of whether this unidentified aerial phenomena activity may be attributed to one or more foreign adversaries.”
Republican Senator Marco Rubio was one of the major supporters of the UFO disclosure committee comment, although his office did not officially respond to its passage.
The calls for greater transparency regarding UFOs comes months after the Pentagon released aerial footage of UFOs which travelled using methods currently unknown to humans.
Chris Mellon, who worked for intelligence in the Department of Defense under the Clinton and Bush administrations, said that “the newly enacted Intelligence Authorization Act incorporates the Senate Intelligence Committee’s report language calling for an unclassified, all-source report on the UAP phenomenon. This was accomplished in the Joint Explanatory Statement accompanying the bill.”
“Consequently, it’s now fair to say that the request for an unclassified report on the UAP phenomenon enjoys the support of both parties in both Houses of Congress,” he continued. “Assuming the Executive Branch honors this important request, the nation will at long last have an objective basis for assessing the validity of the issue and its national security implications. This is an extraordinary and long overdue opportunity.”
Mellon said that demands from both the military and civilians to disclose information surrounding UFOS have been “ignored by a complacent national security bureaucracy for far too long.”
Nick Pope, who handled UFO research for the UK’s Ministry of Defense, said he welcomes the decision to release information surrounding UFOs. “I welcome this move, which shows how seriously the phenomenon is being taken in the intelligence community,” he said.
Not everyone has responded with seriousness to UFOs and their implications for alien life, with President Trump insisting that he is “not a believer” in such things.
The Department of Defense has not commented on the committee comment or the disclosure request.