Motherboard tech by vice VICE is a kind of somewhat scandalous publication on the Internet, dealing with many different subjects but always with a rather sensationalistic approach.
And there is a man named Matthew Gault, a Staffer of the publication on the Internet called Motherboard Tech, edited by Vice Media Group LLC.
This Group is an American-Canadian digital media and broadcasting company. As of June 2021, the Vice Media Group included five main business areas: VICE.com; VICE STUDIOS VICE TV; VICE News; and VIRTUE. It was cited as the largest independent youth media company in the world, with 35 offices.
On August 23, 2022, Mr. Gault wrote an article under the title: "Congress Admits UFOs Not 'Man-Made,' Says 'Threats' Increasing 'Exponentially'
Therefore, it is not a surprise that Mr.Gault in writing his article commits exaggerations. For instance: it is not Congress, and nobody is admitting UAPs as "not man-made".
This is a gross distortion of what a short amendment of the Senate Intelligence Committee to the NATIONAL DEFENSE AUTHORIZATION ACT FOR FISCAL YEAR 2023 says.
But Mr.Gault is not the author of this distortion.
There is someone named Marik von Rennenkampff that wrote what is called an op-ed (an article that appears on the opposite page to the Editorial one) and there says: "After all, why would Congress establish and task a powerful new office with investigating non-'man-made' UFOs if such objects did not exist?"
"Make no mistake: One branch of the American government implying that UFOs have non-human origins is an explosive development."
It certainly would be, but THIS IS NOT THE CASE.
Had this person taking the time to be faithful to the facts and truthful to the reality, she will realize that the main duty of the UAPTF (the Task Force), later the AOIMSG, and last the AARO is to IDENTIFY what is going on in the space, in the air, and under the water.
Moreover, the definition of these Unidentified Phenomena considers that they could be from "adversarial foreign governments, other foreign governments, or non-state actors".
The definition of the UAPTF said: "Unidentified Aerial Phenomena (UAP): Airborne objects not immediately identifiable." That was the environment initially considered.
And already then it was written in the UAPTF report of June 25, 2021:
"Our analysis of the data supports the construct that if and when individual UAP incidents are resolved they will fall into one of the five potential explanatory categories: airborne clutter, natural atmospheric phenomena, USG [United States Government] or U.S. industry developmental programs, foreign adversary systems and a catchall "other" bin".
Therefore, the important task is to identify what is reported. Once it has been identified, it loses the category of "unidentified"
It is clear that there is no reference whatsoever to the possibility of something extraterrestrial. Just due to this realistic approach is the repeated concern about the threat that eventually those unidentified represent to the United States, and how it plays concerning the national security and the safety of pilots.
In no way the Office is established to investigate "non-man-made" UFOs.
We challenge: that Marik von Rennenkampff, Matthew Gault, or the
journalists of the newspaper "Clarin" from Buenos Aires (Argentina)--that wrote an article following what von Rennenkampff wrote-- mention specifically the article in the NATIONAL DEFENSE AUTHORIZATION ACT FOR FISCAL YEAR 2023, or
in the Report dated on July 20, 2022, of the Select Committee on Intelligence
of the Senate, where it is explicitly mentioned something extraterrestrial, or it
is implied the concept of "non-man-made".
In the above-mentioned report it is said:
"Identification, classification, and scientific study of unidentified aerospace-undersea phenomena is an inherently challenging cross-agency, cross-domain problem requiring an integrated or joint Intelligence Community and DoD approach."
"Temporary non-attributed objects, or those that are positively identified as man-made after analysis, will be passed to appropriate offices and should not be considered under the definition as unidentified aerospace-undersea phenomena."
In no way could be inferred from this latest paragraph that it is implying the existence of "non-man-made" phenomena, with the exception made of the natural ones.
What it is saying is that if something initially "unidentified", is later identified as belonging to the U.S.A., a foreign adversary government, a foreign government, or non-state, it automatically loses the condition of unidentified and "will be passed to appropriate offices". Because then, that could be followed by diplomatic action, warnings, economic sanctions, military actions, etc.
Conclusion: no place for extraterrestrials. Period
Note: Marik von Rennenkampff served as an analyst with the U.S. Department of State's Bureau of International Security and Nonproliferation, as well as an Obama administration appointee at the U.S. Department of Defense.