Discovering humanity’s place in the universe isn’t the job of the military.
I think we’re far too focussed on the military and intelligence community. We act like it’s their job to enlighten the rest of us on what they know. But is it?
If the presence of NHI on earth is ever confirmed, I’m honestly going to be far more disappointed with NASA and the scientific community in general. It will have either been through complicity or sheer cowardice that the topic was ignored and ridiculed for so long by those who’s actual job it is to discover and understand our world.
Kudos to those scientists that have had some backbone. We should support them vigorously.