Why Unidentified Aerial Phenomena Are A National Security Risk And Also An Opportunity For Progress

Luis Elizondo
Sep 4, 2018 · 5 min read

But there are risks to keeping that information classified.

Say the person who first learned how to harness fire never shared it with the next generation, or the person who invented the telescope threw it away when he was done using it. What if the creator of the wheel decided it was too labor intensive for others to build and decided, “Forget it”?

A government must assume anything is a threat until it has been proven otherwise.

When determining whether an unknown entity is friend or foe, the U.S. Government looks at factors including capabilities, intentions, vulnerabilities, and exploitability. A close look at these factors reveals just how little UAPs are understood.

The potential rewards outweigh the risks.

There is always a risk involved when it comes to communicating national security issues to the public. But it’s subjective. The significance of that risk depends on who you ask.

Scientific truths help push society forward.

At this point, there’s no question about whether UAPs are out there — they are. People can choose to either continue to live with their heads buried in the sand, or they can take a proactive approach to the phenomenon.

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Luis Elizondo

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Director of Special Programs at To The Stars Academy of Arts & Science, FMR AATIP Director for USG Department of Defense. www.ToTheStarsAcademy.com

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