'They want people to take them seriously': Space Force wary of taking over UFO mission – POLITICO

Defense The newest branch is among a number of military and intelligence organizations in the running to take over the investigation of unexplained aircraft. A United States Space Force flag hangs from a pole, with flags of other armed service branches, outside the Minnesota State Capitol building on May 22, 2021 in St. Paul, Minnesota. | Stephen Maturen/Getty Images By Bryan Bender 08/09/2021 02:06 PM EDT Updated: 08/09/2021 08:48 PM EDT Link CopiedThe Pentagon is considering giving the Space Force a greater role in a stepped-up effort to track and investigate reports of UFOs. But the newest military branch isn’t over the moon about the idea.Space Force leaders are still struggling to rebrand an organization that has been lampooned since before its birth. Now, they are conflicted about becoming the military’s go-to on what the Pentagon now calls “unidentified aerial phenomena,” according to five current and former officials taking part in the discussions.Advocates for the Space Force taking over for the Navy, which is currently leading the Pentagon’s task force responsible for studying them, believe the new service is better suited to oversee a more robust effort aimed at collecting information on UFOs, and that its association with a topic…

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‘They want people to take them seriously’: Space Force wary of taking over UFO mission – POLITICO

Updated: August 6, 2022 — 10:26 am