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At the first House subcommittee meeting in half a century on what the military calls “unidentified aerial phenomena” but are more commonly known as “UFOs,” the US Department of Defense sought to remove the stigma of report sightings of possible extraterrestrial craft. According to a Gizmodo report, Under Secretary of Defense for Intelligence and Security Ronald Moultrie stated today that more than 400 UFO sightings have been reported by pilots since the Pentagon confirmed that several infamous videos of leaked Navy pilots were actual footage of craft. space that could not be explained by modern humans. technology.
And it may or may not be a coincidence that this so quickly follows the BBC’s announcement of Ncuti Gatwa’s casting as doctor whothe alien Time Lord who has spent the last sixty years defending humanity from hundreds of alien invasions from Earth in general, and from the city of London and its suburbs in particular.
With the BBC’s assurance that the Doctor will continue to work to defend Earth from alien invasions, now appears to be a propitious time for the US government to acknowledge the possibility of extraterrestrial visitors and encourage citizens to report them. sightings. While authorities dismissed previous UFO sightings as the work of crackpots, lunatics or drunken rednecks, Moultrie announced the policy change saying, “Our goal is to remove the stigma by taking our operators and mission personnel on a collection of standardized data. process.” Which, translated from bureaucratic parlance, means: “If you report UFOs now, we promise not to call you crazy.”
While the Doctor is known to work primarily with the British government, having been instrumental in both helping and proving the undoing of Prime Minister Harriet Jones, he has also historically embraced international cooperation, having joined the U.S. Intelligence Task Force. United Nations in 1970 in a full-time scientific advisory role.
While humanity may be decades or even lifetimes away from confirmed contact with Daleks, Cybermen, Sontarans, Zygons, Tivolians, Kandymen, Vorgs, Sunmakers, or whatever Abzorbaloff was supposed to be, the government of the The US clearly relies on Gatwa’s presence. young Doctor to keep them all at bay.