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originally posted by: JimOberg
Some years ago, while researching the Soviet space program, I made the acquaintance of a senior Defense Intelligence Agency official. In a discussion of the technique of military intelligence. Unaware of my side interest in UFO lore, he related a story he had been told by his instructors at the Defense Intelligence School at Anacostia, Maryland, in the mid-1950s. As an example of the exactly WRONG approach to 'military intelligence', he described an example of a base intelligence officer who had decided that he had discovered a crashed flying saucer and that the country needed to know about it right away. My source explained that all base intelligence officers were tasked with collecting raw intelligence and passing it, in full detail, to the professional analysts at headquarters, where its significance can be determined. They were specifically instructed NOT to reach any conclusions about the meaning of what they found because, he explained, any theory, once implanted in the mind of a data collector, becomes a subconscious editor of what subsequent facts are stressed, what facts are considered distracting or unimportant, what facts support the on-site officer's conclusions and require elaboration or speculation or reinforcement in the narrative. He told me that the intelligence officer in the flying saucer case [he did not mention Roswell] was held up for ridicule and disapproval for many years at the school, as a lesson on what to NEVER do when out in the field collecting raw intelligence information. He was an object of ridicule, and professional condemnation.
originally posted by: 111DPKING111
a reply to: Jay-morris
"Jim, this is the thing. Any respected person in their field, would get ridiculed for just saying that some ufos defy explanation. We have seen it time and time again, people losing credibility, and even their jobs. "
Its a science problem in general, talk about Einsteins relativity and Steady-state vs Expansion have been discussed by supposed educated men in childlike manner. And if you dont believe the same as them, you're a crackpot. Is it their atheist upbringing, maybe they were teased as nerds in school, or perhaps it is an amateurish attempt to shame people as dumb so they wont offer competing theories out of fear... who knows.
You see the same thing in comments section of Randles blog on Mogul, highly entertaining to be sure, by supposed educated men.
Well, if it really only was a Mogul balloon, why all the different cover stories from the air force over the years?
Did all the witnesses of the bodies lie to the investigators?
Why rush things to Wright AF under strictest security if it was just some balloon parts?
From research, it appears that the wreckage displayed on July 8 consisted of unclassified components of a Mogul balloon assembly. Possibly withheld, if it was indeed recovered, was the AN/CRT-1 Sonabouy, which could have compromised Project Mogul. Although a Sonabouy was not in itself classified, its association with a balloon would have exposed a specific military purpose, an obvious violation of project classification guidelines. A device described in "crash disc" publications as a "giant thermos mug" was allegedly transported from Fort Worth AAF to Wright-Field. This description is consistent with the appearance of an AN/CRT-1 Sonabouy such as was used on flight no. 4. At some point General Ramey decided to forward the material to Wright-Field, home of the AMC (Air Material Command), the appropriate agency to identify one of it's own research devices or a device of unknown origin. If the debris was determined to be from an unknown source, the AMC, T-2, Intelligence or Analysis Division, would contact scientific and/or intelligence analysis in an attempt to discover it's origin. But since balloons, reflectors, and Sonabouys were from an AMC research project, the debris was forwarded to the appropriate division or subdivision... There it was identified by Colonel Duffy, under whose purview Project Mogul operated.