The U.S. Government has a long history with the subject of UFOs. For over 20 years, from 1947-1969, it studied the UFO phenomenon with programs such as Project Sign, Project Grudge, and Project Blue Book. This period of investigation culminated in 1969 with the Condon Report, which found that the study of UFOs was unlikely to yield any major scientific breakthroughs. Following this report, the U.S. Government adopted a more reserved stance on the subject, at least publicly.
In 2017, a series of videos were released that appear to show multiple U.S. military encounters with UFOs. These videos were made public with the help of To The Stars Academy and other individuals advocating for UFO disclosure. The authenticity of the videos has been confirmed by the U.S. Department of Defense, but it has declined to speculate about what the videos may depict.
There are some interesting factors that make these videos stand out amongst the rest. For instance, the videos involve highly trained and credible pilots that describe objects moving erratically and at high rates of speed. Also, these objects were recorded on multiple, sophisticated pieces of equipment. It has been suggested that there is likely higher resolution data available — it just hasn't yet been released to the public yet.
Can we get to the answers?
Government leaders, along with the U.S. Defense Department, are currently investigating these encounters. They are concerned that UAPs could endanger military personnel and they want to understand characteristics that are being observed, which suggest the possibility of technological breakthroughs by adversaries.
Other countries agree about the need for answers, but have taken different approaches to the subject. France, for instance, became the first country to open its UFO files to the public in 2007 when it released information, spanning decades, on 1,600 sightings.