The Pentagon announced the launch of the All-domain Anomaly Resolution Office (AARO) and a new website Thursday that are intended to provide the American public with declassified information pertaining to unidentified flying objects (UFOs), which are also labeled by the government as unidentified anomalous phenomena (UAPs).
According to a Department of Defense press release, the government’s new website will provide Americans with videos, photos, and other information regarding declassified UAP cases that are approved for release to the general public.
The new AARO website will feature “reporting trends and a frequently asked questions section,” in addition to press releases, official reports, transcripts, tracking sites for satellites and balloons, and other useful resources regarding UAPs.
During a press briefing on Thursday, Pentagon spokesman Brig. Gen. Patrick Ryder noted that the new AARO website is part of the Department of Defense’s commitment to transparency. Ryder described the website as a “one-stop” shop for the latest information on UAP developments.
“The department is committed to transparency with the American people on AARO’s work on UAPs,” he said.
On the AARO’s website, Dr. Sean M. Kirkpatrick, director of the AARO, explains that the AARO will use the new website to “regularly update” the American people on the organization’s operations and important findings while also providing an effective way for UAPs to be reported.
“Our team of experts is leading the U.S. government’s efforts to address Unidentified Anomalous Phenomena (UAP) using a rigorous scientific framework and a data-driven approach,” Kirkpatrick states. “Since its establishment in July 2022, AARO has taken important steps to improve data collection, standardize reporting requirements, and mitigate the potential threats to safety and security posed by UAP.”
The Pentagon’s announcement comes after six members of Congress sent a letter to Inspector General Thomas Monheim, demanding additional information regarding allegations that the Pentagon has reverse engineering and UFO retrieval programs.
The six Congressional members who signed the letter include Reps. Tim Burchett (R-Tenn.), Nancy Mace (R-S.C.), Anna Paulina Luna (R-Fla.), Jared Moskowitz (D-Fla.), Eric Burlison (R-Mo.) and Andy Ogles (R-Tenn).
“During the UAP hearing, David Grusch testified he could not provide specific details about UAP crash retrieval programs or reverse engineering programs, but said the Intelligence Community Inspector General could,” Rep. Burchett commented on X, formerly Twitter. “So my colleagues and I wrote to him to ask for details.”