The Advanced Aerospace Threat Identification Program (AATIP)[1] is a secret investigatory effort that was funded by the Federal government of the United States to study unidentified flying objects.[2]


AATIP began in 2007, with the funding of $22 million, over five years, until the available appropriations were ended in 2012.[3][4][5] The program began in the U.S. Defense Intelligence Agency.[6] It was made public on December 16, 2017.


Ep-24 – John Burroughs The Black Vault Radio w John Greenewald, Jr

Ep-24 – John Burroughs The Black Vault Radio w John Greenewald, Jr.-0

Although the Defense Intelligence Agency (DIA) will not use the term “UFO”, their interest is in any - key word → “foreign” aerospace (and poss. aerial) object that poses a threat to US national security. Whether “foreign” is to be interpreted as off-world or extraterrestrial is up for debate.


Commentaries on AATIP
  • As far as the DIA is concerned, everything is legit—all t’s crossed, all i’s dotted. If you wanna clamor UFOs, fine—they don’t really care. After 9/11, if US intelligence takes the slightest whiff of breach of US national security, they are on it—off world or not— ‘ t’s crossed, i’s dotted ’ … mind you, at the US tax payer’s expense.—UFO-Alien Database

AATIP is a prime example of "the right hand not knowing what the left hand is doing… a product of big government.

  • D—Senator Harry Reid, Nevada, was a major contributor to the AATIP program. It is not part of the UFO disinformation campaign, as prior US programs were. AATIP is a ‘Hey, I’m in the government, but I don’t know what’s going on’ program. AATIP is an example of ‘the right hand not knowing what the left hand’ is doing (a product of Big Government).
  • The real secret here is that the DIA is secretly laughing, yes they’re laughing their asses off at UFO activists fighting over what the second A stands for in AATIP, ‘Aerial’ or ‘Aerospace’, as if it makes any difference. Unfortunately, it puts honest researchers to take away US intel’s time, just to ask them what the official acronym stands for (See the John Greenewald, Jr. inquiry to the DIA, on TBV Radio program, episode 24). —UFO-Alien Database
  • If you are looking for a conspiracy, go back to researching The Dulce affair. —UFO-Alien Database

The AATI Program is another example of the “left hand not knowing what the right hand is doing”, as the US government is extremely compartmentalized. $22 million dollars + of tax payers’ money waisted by government spenders who are “not in the know” of the Alien agenda.


  1. Siese, April (December 16, 2017). "The Pentagon has confirmed its $22M program to investigate UFOs". Quartz. Retrieved December 17, 2017. 
  2. Wikipedia, Advanced Aerospace Threat Identification Program
  3. Cooper, Helene; Blumenthal, Ralph; Kean, Leslie (December 16, 2017). "Glowing Auras and 'Black Money': The Pentagon's Mysterious U.F.O. Program". The New York Times. Retrieved December 16, 2017. 
  4. Bender, Bryan (December 16, 2017). "The Pentagon’s Secret Search for UFOs". Politico. Retrieved December 17, 2017. 
  5. Benson, Eric (March 21, 2018). "Harry Reid on What the Government Knows About UFOs". New York Magazine. Retrieved March 29, 2018. 
  6. Greenwood, Max (December 16, 2017). "Pentagon acknowledges program to investigate UFO encounters: report". The Hill. Retrieved December 17, 2017. 
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