Tomorrow, Congress will hold a public hearing on the issue of UFOs, or as government officials prefer to call them, unidentified aerial phenomena (UAP).
You’ll be able to watch live the hearing of the House Intelligence Committee’s subcommittee on counterterrorism, counterintelligence and counterproliferation, whose session will begin at 9 am ET on Tuesday.
If you would like to watch the public hearing, the House Intelligence YouTube channel offers a live stream of the event, which can be viewed below. Following the open portion of the hearing, the subcommittee will conduct a closed, classified briefing on the matter.
The hearing will be chaired by Indiana Representative André Carson and will feature testimony from two top defense officials: Scott Bray, deputy director of naval intelligence, and Ronald Moultrie, deputy secretary of defense for intelligence and security.
“The American people expect and deserve their leaders in government and intelligence to seriously assess and respond to any potential national security risks, especially those we do not fully understand,” Carson said.
“Since I arrived in Congress, I have focused on the issue of unidentified aerial phenomena as a national security threat and a major concern of the American public,” he said. “And I am pleased to chair the Intelligence Committee’s first open hearing on these events. It will give the American people an opportunity to learn what there is to know about these incidents. And I look forward to hearing from our witnesses on this critical matter. .”
Tomorrow’s event will be the government’s first public hearing on the UAP issue in more than 50 years since the Air Force oversaw an investigation called Project Blue Book, which ended in 1969.
The hearing comes several months after a long-awaited government report released in June last year that detailed numerous UAP incidents.
While the report did not reveal anything about what the unexplained phenomena actually were, and there is currently no evidence that they were extraterrestrial in origin, it did say there could be a variety of possible explanations, including clutter in the air, natural atmospheric phenomena, government or industry development programs, foreign adversary systems, or “other” reasons.
On Tuesday, Rep. Adam Schiff, chairman of the House Intelligence Committee, said in a statement, “There is still much to learn about unidentified aerial phenomena and the potential risks they may pose to our national security. But one One thing is for sure: the American people deserve full transparency, and the federal government and intelligence community have a critical role to play in contextualizing and analyzing UAP reports.”
He continued: “The purpose of this hearing is to give the public the opportunity to hear directly from subject matter experts and intelligence community leaders about one of the greatest mysteries of our time, and to break the cycle of secrecy and excessive speculation with truth.” and transparency”.