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To cut a series of additional long stories short, when I talk with my few sources from the military and intelligence community, I hear the same themes:
1. Aliens exist and live among us;
2. In part for this reason as well the accumulated investment over the last 50 years, the technology we have access to through the black budget is far more advanced than is commonly understood;
3. The black budget/slush fund construct was created to deal with this issue, which is why reasonable people thought selling drugs to the children who were US citizens was the better of several options --- including the option of telling the American public the truth and funding the expenses on budget.