> That's an interesting thought. The entire body of
> what the military knows about UFOs/UAPs could
> include much very detailed military analysis of
> their capabilities, and therefore data about our
> military technology. This is regardless of whether
> there is a project 'on our side' operating some of
> them. Do all members of Congress have the
> necessary security clearances? It seems like a bad
> idea to spread high-level information among any
> more people than absolutely necessary in any case.
> Maybe Biden's team can sneak a similar rider into
> an upcoming bill that modifies this requirement...
Exactly. Like PB suggested, there should be compromises. But releasing everything because it might be interesting is a bad idea. Snowden went into government services intending to steal property from the government, and release it illegally. He was never a whistleblower, he is a criminal. If he thought what he was witnessing was wrong, he could have gone through legal channels like Alex Vindman and others. Reality Winner is another good example. What she did was clearly criminal, and her sentence is absolutely warranted. Winner removed a report on Russian hacking from a secure facility and mailed it to a news outlet. For that crime, she should pay a price. Even if her intent was to bring down Trump. I agree with her on that, but she should have gone through legal channels.
I obsess over national security issues, so the Trump administration has been a perpetual nightmare for me. But Biden has worked in a Presidential administration. Kamala Harris, Nancy Pelosi, and Chuck Schumer are all intelligence committee veterans. And Adam Schiff, new House Intel chair, is a true Russia hawk. All of the above understand the importance of state secrets, and are likely a lot less draconian than I tend to be. So the chances of getting a decent compromise with regard to UFO releases are probably quite good.
But we should definitely not just declassify everything on a whim. I understand that’s how Trump “operates”. But that’s also why all of his businesses have been or will be bankrupt, he’s facing criminal liability that is hard to imagine, and he’s about to leave office with Washington DC a war zone. So I’m inclined to execute a more deliberative approach moving forward.