MSN - AP World http://syn2.thecanadianpress.com:8080/mrss/feed/fcf7391a2f354311807f0501c16bde6a MSN - AP World Copyright © 2010-2018 The Canadian Press. All rights reserved. http://www.rssboard.org/rss-specification Wed, 10 Aug 2022 13:57:39 +0000 Congress holds long-awaited hearing on UFOs http://syn2.thecanadianpress.com:8080/mrss/feed/fcf7391a2f354311807f0501c16bde6a/04b2707674a343a19437cb1bad1db56a Congress held its first hearing in half a century Tuesday on unidentified flying objects. And no, there is still no government confirmation of extraterrestrial life. (May 17) 04b2707674a343a19437cb1bad1db56a Tue, 17 May 2022 18:04:27 +0000 SHOTLIST:RESTRICTION SUMMARY:++SOUNDBITES SEPARATED BY WHITE FLASHES++++QUALITY AS INCOMING++POOLWashington - 17 May 20221. Wide of hearing2. SOUNDBITE (English) Scott Bray, Deputy director of Naval Intelligence:"Since the early 2000s, we have seen an increasing number of unauthorized and or unidentified aircraft or objects in military controlled training areas and training ranges and other designated airspace. Reports of sightings are frequent and continuing."++WHITE FLASH++3. SOUNDBITE (English) Scott Bray, Deputy director of Naval Intelligence:"Any given observation may be fleeting or longer. It may be recorded or not. It may be observable by one or multiple assets. In short, there's rarely an easy answer. For example, let me share with you the first video that we have here today, which shows an observation in real time."4. Video taken from an F-18 military plane showing an unidentified flying object shown at hearingANNOTATION: Pentagon officials did not disclose additional information from their ongoing investigation of hundreds of unexplained sightings in the sky. ++PARTIALLY COVERED++5 . SOUNDBITE (English) Scott Bray, Deputy director of Naval Intelligence:"There it was. That's in many cases, that's all that a report may include. And in many other cases, we have far less than this."6. Video taken from an F-18 military plane showing an unidentified flying object shown at hearingANNOTATION: There is still no government confirmation of extraterrestrial life.STORYLINE:Congress held its first hearing in half a century Tuesday on unidentified flying objects. And no, there is still no government confirmation of extraterrestrial life. Pentagon officials did not disclose additional information from their ongoing investigation of hundreds of unexplained sightings in the sky. But they say they have picked a director for a new task force to coordinate data collection efforts on what the government has officially labeled "unidentified aerial phenomena." Lawmakers from both parties say UFOs are a national security concern. And a defense official says the Pentagon was also trying to destigmatize the issue and encourage pilots and other military personnel to report anything unusual they see. A top Pentagon official on Tuesday briefly demonstrated the challenge. Scott Bray, deputy director of naval intelligence, stood next to a television to show a short video taken from an F-18 military plane. The video shows a blue sky with passing clouds. In a single frame — which it took several minutes for staff in the room to queue up — there is an image of one balloon-like shape.Ronald Moultrie, the undersecretary of defense for intelligence, said the Pentagon was also trying to destigmatize the issue and encourage pilots and other military personnel to report anything unusual they see. ===========================================================Clients are reminded: (i) to check the terms of their licence agreements for use of content outside news programming and that further advice and assistance can be obtained from the AP Archive on: Tel +44 (0) 20 7482 7482 Email: info@aparchive.com(ii) they should check with the applicable collecting society in their Territory regarding the clearance of any sound recording or performance included within the AP Television News service (iii) they have editorial responsibility for the use of all and any content included within the AP Television News service and for libel, privacy, compliance and third party rights applicable to their Territory. Congress held its first hearing in half a century Tuesday on unidentified flying objects. And no, there is still no government confirmation of extraterrestrial life. (May 17) Congress holds long-awaited hearing on UFOs