From E.T. to Alien and The X Files, Hollywood directors have come up with creative ways of depicting what aliens and UFOs may look like, what they may want from us Earthlings, and how they act. Can as much be said for the U.S. Department of Defense (DoD)?
The Pentagon has certainly been involved with UFO dealings. For instance, it's confirmed certain leaked UFO footage to be real, whereas some news outlets claim that the Pentagon has, in fact, confirmed these UFO sightings to be real to cover up the fact that they may actually be enemy drones gathering intel from the U.S. military.
Given 2020 recorded the highest number of UFO sightings across the U.S. to date, it's easy to understand why the Inspector General of the DoD would launch an investigation to evalutate the DoD's actions regarding Unidentified Aerial Phenomena (UAP), otherwise known as UFOs.
What the evaluation will look for
The evaluation's brief outline was made public on Monday, May 3 by the Inspector General. Not losing any time on the matter, the evaluation kick-starts this month, but no exact date of when or how long the evaluation would go on for was shared.
The main aim of the evaluation is "to determine the extent to which the DoD has taken actions regarding Unidentified Aerial Phenomena," as the statement read. The objective of the evaluation may differ as it goes on.
The non-exhaustive list of offices that will be directly evaluated will include the Offices of the Secretary of Defense, Combatant Commands, Combat Support Agencies, Defense Agencies, and the Military Criminal Investigative Organizations.
Given much of the footage captured of potential UFOs was caught of them flitting around Navy and Air Force military bases in the U.S., it's understandable that the military wants to inspect exactly how this footage is being used, and what can be gathered from it.
Just last year, in August 2020, the DoD established the Unidentified Aerial Phenomena Task Force (UAPTF) which is led by the Department of the Navy. The whole point of the task force is to understand the nature and origins of UAPs, and to detect, analyze and catalog their appearances with the hope of minimizing national security threats.
It'll be interesting to see what comes out of the evaluation. It'll also be interesting to find out exactly why the Inspector Generals wants to carry the evaluation out, but that may be something we never truly figure out.