Recently, a bunch of media reported that Cole Stevens, press secretary for the United States Senate Committee on Armed Services, confirmed that on Wednesday April 19, there will be an open hearing on Unidentified Aerial Phenomena (UAP) by the Sub-Committee of Emerging Threats and Capabilities. It was announced also that the Director of the All-Domain Anomaly Resolution Office (AARO), Dr.Sean
Kirkpatrick will speak at that meeting.
The announcement was made after Senator Kirsten Gillibrand (Democrat for New York) who chairs the Sub-Committee, talked publicly about her frustration for the lack of funds dedicated to AARO, pointing out that for the second year on a row, the funds to AARO are insufficient, within the 2024 Defense budget.
“We need to ensure that our government is taking the UAP issue seriously and dedicating the necessary resources to improve our understanding and response capabilities.” said Senator Gillibrand.
The Department of Defense is also required to be more open when reporting incidents involving UAPs.
Not only legislators but the general public want to know more about UAPs, particularly in U.S. airspace.
Although AARO will have to present a new report on its investigations and findings in the m idle of the year, perhaps this hearing in the Senate will break the absolute silence with which AAR has worked until now.