| In a post dated 28 June 2018, titled “New US Congressional hearing on UFOs?” I explored which Congressional committee might be undertaking a fresh look at the UAP topic. The best fit for this, is the US Congress’ Senate Armed Services Committee.
Further research led me to conclude that it is the subcommittee on Emerging Threats and Capabilities of the Senate Armed Services Committee, which is the actual interested party.
Indeed, my research shows that this very subcommittee, has oversight of the area of the US Department of Defense, where I believe the Advanced Aerospace Threat Identification Program
By Keith Basterfield
(AATIP) operated, namely the Undersecretary of Defense (Intelligence.)
Now, thanks to the eagle eyes of Canadian researcher Paul Scott Anderson, it has come to my attention that MUFON’s Director of Investigations, Chase Kloetzke, was interviewed, on 25 September 2018 by Alejandro Rojas. Part of the interview was about Washington politics. The following are my notes on the relevant portion of this interview.
Chase mentioned that she now lives in Washington, DC, and two years ago obtained a lobbyist’s identification. After spending six months learning the Washington political system, she started making telephone calls. She now has been promised a ten minute time slot to provide a presentation on UAP, but hopes this might lead to more time in future. The presentation is to the “threat assessments subcommittee” and will be a package of evidence from a recent case that MUFON and NICAP have investigated.
She said that anyone could get their foot in the door. They do background checks but she was not asked to show her lobbyist’s identification at any time. You need to be careful how you present to them. They care about what is going on today. The case she will present, is a “door opener.” You also need to follow the money the $22M. Senator Rand Paul had a meltdown over this money. Chase called his office and said that if the AATIP is still going, who is funding it? Let me know what you find out.
So, if Chase is presenting to the “threats assessments subcommittee” this is likely to be the US Congress’ Senate Armed Services Committee’s subcommittee on Emerging Threats and Capabilities (or a staffer for this subcommittee.)
It should be noted that while the US Congress House of Representatives also has an Armed Services Committee, subcommittee on Emerging Threats and Capabilities it would appear that the Senate subcommittee of the same name, is in the lead at the moment.
I hope that Chase Kloetzke is able to keep us all informed of the results of her presentation.
I welcome hearing from any blog reader who might be able to throw additional light onto the contents of this post.