March 3, 2021

Task Force of the House of Representatives Committee on Armed Services given briefing on UAP

President Obama delivers his State of the Union address before a joint session of Congress on Tuesday.

John Greenewald 

 Recently, U.S. researcher John Greenewald located a US House of Representatives document dated 7 April 2020 which mentions Unidentified Aerial Phenomena.

The House of Representatives Committee on Armed Services submitted a monthly report for March 2020 to the Honorable Zoe Lofgren, Committee on House Administration. The 12 page report is the HR Committee on Armed Services’ “Summary of Progress of Specific Studies and Investigations.” Page 2 lists details of “Full Committee Progress” and “Subcommittee progress.” One of the lines listed states 

“March 11th, the task force met to receive a classified briefing on Unidentified Aerial Phenomena.”

Note, that even though the item is under the heeding “Full Committee Progress” unlike all the other items which state that “the full committee met,” this one states that “the task force met.”

Now, the full committee consists of 31 Democrats and 26 Republican membersThere are six permanent sub-committees on the Armed Services Committee, namely:

Tactical Air an Land Forces

Military Personnel

Readiness

Seapower and Projection Forces

Strategic Forces

Intelligence and Emerging Threats and Capabilities.

Each of these sub-committees consists of a number of members from the full committee.

So, what does the reference to a Full Committee Task Force mean?

It means that the Full Committee created a non-permanent Task Force, of a small number of the members of the Full Committee, to look after a specific task. Are there any current or recent Task Forces? Yes, as a recent example, The Future of Defense Task Force released its final report, on 29 September 2020, following the commencement their months-long review, since October 2019. The Task Force consisted of eight member of the Full Committee and was bi-partisan. 

This might imply that there is/was a Full Committee Task Force with a task concerning Unidentified Aerial Phenomena. However, a search of the relevant House of Representatives Armed Services Committee website failed to locate such a Task Force. The only Task Force running on 11 March 2020 was the aforementioned Future of Defense Task Force. Is there anything in its final report about Unidentified Aerial Phenomena? A  search of that document reveals that there is no such reference. The most reasonable conclusion, however, is that the 11 March 2020 classified briefing on unidentified aerial phenomena was indeed given to the Future Of Defense Task Force. Can any blog reader confirm this?