Out of this world, for real

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Christo­pher Mel­lon’s March 11 Out­look es­say, “The Pen­tagon isn’t tak­ing UFOs se­ri­ously enough,” de­scribed the re­fusal of the ap­pro­pri­ate fed­eral agen­cies to deal ra­tio­nally with this lat­est flurry of re­ports of uniden­ti­fied fly­ing ob­jects. (That is what they are, de­spite hes­i­tancy to use that loaded term.)

Any con­cern that po­ten­tial en­e­mies have vastly su­pe­rior mil­i­tary air­craft is se­ri­ously mis­placed, for fly­ing ob­jects hav­ing rad­i­cal shapes and spec­tac­u­larly su­pe­rior per­for­mance have been de­tected vis­ually by mil­i­tary and air­line pi­lots and con­firmed by both civil and mil­i­tary radar since the 1940s. Had Rus­sia or North Korea or Iran or any­one else pos­sessed such craft, there would have been mul­ti­ple op­por­tu­ni­ties to use them to our ev­er­last­ing detri­ment.

Don Ber­liner, Alexan­dria The writer is a for­mer chair­man of the board of the now-de­funct Fund for UFO Re­search.

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