Nuclear-weapon states make a joint statement: a UFO connection?

Jan 3 · 4 min read

On January 3, 2022, the leaders of the five nuclear-weapon states made a joint statement on preventing nuclear war and avoiding arms races. A couple of weeks before, President Biden signed the fiscal 2022 National Defense Authorization Act to implement a robust UFO/UAP office within the Pentagon. One primary focus of the UFO office is to investigate UFO incidents associated with nuclear-weapon assets.

“Nuclear Explosion Made in Blender” (CC0 1. 0).

You can read the joint statement on preventing nuclear war here:

Do the joint statement on preventing nuclear war have anything to do with the recent political attention on the UAP/UFO issue? I am mainly referring to the political awareness in the US, and specifically to — since December 2021, passed as law — the amendment of a UAP office within the Department of Defense by U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand.

Before passing as law, the language of the Gillibrand amendment in the 2022 National Defense Authorization Act read like this: ESTABLISHMENT OF STRUCTURE AND AUTHORITIES TO ADDRESS UNIDENTIFIED AERIAL PHENOMENA (SA 4281., starts at S7814).

I do not know whether the language in the final version of the Gillibrand amendment is the same as in the proposal above, submitted by Senator Gillibrand on November 4, 2021. However, it is reasonable to assume that the following paragraph in the November 4 proposal remains in the final amendment:

The number of reported incidents, and descriptions thereof, of unidentified aerial phenomena associated with military nuclear assets, including strategic nuclear weapons and nuclear-powered ships and submarines.

The quote relates to the section in the November 4 proposal that prescribes what elements the annual UAP report to Congress has to include. The proposal has two more paragraphs on the UFO and nuclear connection. One of them states the UAP office (administered jointly between the Secretary of Defense and the Director of National Intelligence) shall:

In consultation with the Chairman of the Nuclear Regulatory Commission, the number of reported incidents, and descriptions thereof, of unidentified aerial phenomena or drones of unknown origin associated with nuclear power generating stations, nuclear fuel storage sites, or other sites or facilities regulated by the Nuclear Regulatory Commission.

In other words, the annual UAP report has to include UAP incidents associated with military nuclear purposes and civilian nuclear purposes. The November 4 proposal also has a paragraph stating that the UAP office (which is once mentioned as the “Anomaly Surveillance and Resolution Office”) must coordinate “… with other departments and agencies of the Federal Government, as appropriate, including. /…/, and the Department of Energy.” [Emphasis added]

In short, the November 4 proposal has quite a focus on nuclear energy and nuclear weapons in particular. And rightly so. That focus likely went into the final version of the Gillibrand amendment in the FY22 NDAA.

A last relevant paragraph from the November 4 proposal. It states another of the duties of the UAP office:

Coordinating with allies and partners of the United States, as appropriate, to better assess the nature and extent of unidentified aerial phenomena.

For the UAP/UFO issue and its strong connection to nuclear-weapon assets, even Russia and China are perhaps included in “allies and partners”?

This article started with whether the joint statement of the five nuclear-weapon states has any connection to, specifically, the Gillibrand amendment? A reasonable response is that the UFO issue is not the only (if at all) reason for the joint statement. Most likely, the joint statement is because of geopolitical tensions (for example, the Russia and Ukraine situation and tensions between the US and China).

Still, the timing is intriguing. It would not be the first time in history when nuclear-weapon states were officially concerned about UFOs proximity to and meddling with nuclear missiles. In an agreement between the USA and Soviet Union in 1971, the third article curiously mentions “unidentified objects” concerning “a risk of outbreak of nuclear war”.

Is the third article referring to UFOs? Well, it is tempting to go there, considering the UFO incidents at Malmstrom Air Force Base in 1967 (several nuclear missiles were shut down when a UFO was hovering over the base), and similar UFO incidents in the late 1960s and beginning of the 1970s.

The reference to the risk of an unintended “outbreak of nuclear war” in the third article (1971), is echoed in the joint statement from January 3 2022 (see the link at the beginning of this article):

We each intend to maintain and further strengthen our national measures to prevent unauthorized or unintended use of nuclear weapons.

Whatever the main reason (most likely geopolitical tensions) for the joint statement to prevent nuclear war, it is hopeful for the world. Time will tell what the concrete results will be.

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