The Pentagon has created a task force to investigate UFOs following several unexplained incidents
The Pentagon has created a task force to investigate UFOs following several unexplained incidents that have been observed by the U.S. military.
The Unidentified Aerial Phenomena Task Force was launched earlier this month by Deputy Defense Secretary David Norquist, boosting an effort by the Office of Naval Intelligence, officials said.
The Defense Department said Friday that it hopes to "improve its understanding of, and gain insight into, the
nature and origins of UAPs. The mission of the task force is to detect, analyze and catalog UAPs that could potentially pose a threat to U.S. national security."
"This includes examinations of incursions that are initially reported as UAP when the observer cannot immediately identify what he or she is observing."
The move marks an extension of previous efforts to look into UFOs -- but stops well short of trying to prove the existence of extraterrestrial life.