Pentagon secretly set up program to investigate UFOs, reports say
The Defense Department secretly set up a program ten years ago to investigate unidentified flying objects, or UFOs, at the urging of then-Democratic Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid, according to new reports.
Both The New York Times and the website Politico published stories Saturday revealing the existence of the Pentagon's now-defunct Advanced Aerospace Threat Identification Program.
The New York Times said the UFO program began in 2007, while Politico reported in began in 2009.
According to the reports, Reid, a Nevada Democrat, helped steer money under the program to a donor's aerospace research company.
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