Leslie Kean, the investigative journalist who first reported on Pentagon whistleblower David Grusch’s claims about a top-secret UFO retrieval program, has revealed that more whistleblowers are preparing to come forward. However, these individuals are currently hesitant to speak out due to concerns about job security, personal safety, and the potential loss of their security clearance.David Grusch, a former Air Force officer with 14 years of service, claimed that the United States has been operating a highly classified UFO retrieval program. He went public with these allegations in June 2023, asserting that the US is engaged in a race with Russia and China to understand and potentially harness extraterrestrial technology.
Grusch alleges that the US government is concealing captured extraterrestrial craft and their dead occupants. He admits that he has not seen any firsthand evidence of these claims and that he is repeating what other, as-yet-unnamed, people told him. Still, he was willing to give about 11 hours of classified testimony to congressional investigators. Grusch filed a whistleblower complaint to the Defense Department’s inspector general in July 2021, alleging the existence of a covert public-private sector program to retrieve and exploit crashed UAPs. He subsequently briefed Congress on his assertions.
Foreign Response to Grusch’s Claims
While there has been no direct foreign response to Grusch’s claims, his allegations have sparked international interest and debate about the existence of extraterrestrial life and the role of government agencies in investigating unidentified aerial phenomena (UAPs). Grusch’s claims about the US being in a race with Russia and China to understand extraterrestrial life echo sentiments expressed by former Democratic Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid, who argued for continued study into UFO phenomena, citing competition from Russia and China in a UFO race of sorts.
Department of Defense Response
The Department of Defense has not directly addressed Grusch’s claims. However, they have authorized the release of three unclassified Navy videos, one taken in November 2004 and the other two in January 2015, which show encounters between U.S. Navy pilots and unidentified aerial phenomena. These videos have fueled public interest in UAPs and prompted calls for further investigation and disclosure by the government.In response to the growing interest in UAPs, the U.S. government has expanded its investigations into these phenomena. The All-Domain Anomaly Resolution Office (AARO) was created in 2022 under the National Defense Authorization Act to synchronize efforts across the Department of Defense with other U.S. federal departments and agencies like NASA to detect and identify objects like UAPs and mitigate their potential threats to national security.
Leslie Kean’s revelation that more whistleblowers are preparing to come forward with information about top-secret UFO retrieval programs adds further fuel to the ongoing debate about the existence of extraterrestrial life and the government’s role in investigating UAPs. David Grusch’s claims have garnered significant attention and sparked debate, but skepticism remains due to the lack of physical evidence supporting his allegations. As more whistleblowers come forward and the government continues to investigate UAPs, the public’s understanding of these mysterious phenomena may continue to evolve, and the international competition surrounding extraterrestrial technology may intensify.