Thanks to the UFOs that were shot down in February, the United States government has been forced to admit to the public that there are numerous potential threats in our skies. (Even if they won’t release any of the footage of them.)
However, according to recently leaked classified documents and testimony from top officials in the United States government, the possible threats go far higher in altitude than a plane can fly.
The leaked information is part of the sensitive documents leaked in a Discord group recently by Jack Teixeira, a 21-year-old Massachusetts Air National Guard member.
In top secret documents reviewed by the Washington Post this week, U.S. government officials expressed concern over countries like China and Russia putting American space operations at risk.
The Debrief reports…
Back in April 2021, China launched the space station’s first module, Tianhe-1, with projections that the remainder would be completed in 2022. In addition to its construction of an independent orbital space platform, the U.S. expressed concerns about China’s aims to capture and exploit territory on the lunar surface rich in native resources where it may construct lunar bases.
“We must be very concerned that China is landing on the Moon and saying: ‘It’s ours now and you stay out,'” NASA Administrator Bill Nelson told the German newspaper Bild last July.
China’s space program isn’t the only one that concerns U.S. officials, however. The documents also convey the concerns U.S. officials have about Russia’s space activities, although compared with China’s ambitious space program, Russia’s “very likely will diminish during the next decade,” one of the documents said, resulting from a variety of factors that include U.S. sanctions against the country since its invasion of Ukraine.
However, that isn’t to say that Russia hasn’t been ramping up its efforts in other areas, which could point to additional long-term concerns for U.S. officials.
Some of those threats, in particular Russia’s submarine presence in the Atlantic, were expressed by US Army Gen. Christopher G. Cavoli, Commander of the U.S. European Command, this week as he spoke to the Senate Armed Services Committee.
“The Russians have been more active than we’ve seen them in years,” Cavoli said, adding Russia’s “patrols into the Atlantic and throughout the Atlantic are at a high level most of the time, at a higher level than we’ve seen in years.”
“We should not make the mistake of underestimating Russia’s military capabilities,” added Assistant Secretary of Defense for International Security Affairs Celeste Wallander, who also spoke at the hearing.
Earlier this month, the Pentagon revealed that the United States is actively investigating over 650 UFO sightings.
The man in charge of the UFO office, Dr. Sean Kirkpatrick, also claimed recent UFO sightings could actually be alien probes.