Defense Secretary Jim Mattis is launching a new military “unconventional warfare” unit that will look into UFOs and other unexplained phenomena, the Washington Post reported Thursday.
The team will be housed at the Pentagon and a spokesman for the department said the joint task force is “focused on providing the Department of Defense the ability to respond rapidly to threats,” according to the report.
“It was logical to create a new office that could focus on a broad range of non-traditional conflict prevention and response activities,” said Army Lt. Col. Anthony Falvo.
But some experts said the group is a “hallmark of the Trump administration.”
“It seems the Trump administration is on a collision course with facts and evidence,” said retired Navy Capt. Bill Gortney, an Army veteran who runs the Project Blue Book program that tracks sightings of unexplained objects by members of the armed forces. “I do not recall the last time we witnessed a development in this particular realm of military knowledge.”