Monday, November 30, 2020

Paper on UAP published by the Begin-Sadat Center for Strategic Studies at the Bar-Ilan University in Israel


Franc Milburn is a geostrategic and national security analyst, with a specialization in UAP. One of his aims is to inject discourse on the geostrategic, national security and weapons technology implications of various phenomena, into mainstream academia. He is a former intelligence officer, and an alumnus of Sandhurst and the London School of Economics.

Milburn poses the question: "Why are strategic, national security and modern international history courses at universities not covering UAP when they have clearly occupied the major powers for decades?"

Previously, Milburn has written on the Middle East and strategic issues, and now he has had a paper published on UAP, by the Begin-Sadat Center for Strategic Studies (BESA Center) at Bar-Ilan University in Israel.

The center

According to its website, the BESA Center " an independent, non-partisan think tank conducting policy-relevant research on Middle Eastern and global strategic affairs, particularly as they relate to the national security and foreign policy of Israel and regional peace and stability."

The paper

The paper is listed as "MidEast Security and Policy Studies Paper #183" and is titled "The Pentagon's UAP Task Force." In preparing the paper, the author communicated with a range of individuals, both in the UAP field ( e.g. Dr. Jack Sarfatti; John B. Alexander)  and in academia (e.g. Dr. Lani Kass, senior fellow at the Mitchell Institute for Aerospace Studies.) 

It opens by introducing the Pentagon's UAP Task Force (UAPTF), and poses the question as to why the lead agency isn't the US Air Force? It discusses the contents of the 17 June 2020 Senate Select Committee on Intelligence report on UAP and the UAPTF.

Milburn then explores the question of whether UAP might be "...exotic American tech, near-peer adversary platforms, or something else entirely." This is followed by a discussion of the five observables of UAP, and a quote from Christopher Mellon, a former Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense for Intelligence, that: "...These are not American or Russian or Chinese vehicles."

Other topics discussed in the paper are, crash retrievals; the threat; a series of emails to/from Dr. Eric Davis; the 2004 Nimitz tic-tac encounter; the Scientific Coalition for UFOlogy's Nimitz encounter report; old school UFO weapons theories; the declassified December 2000, United Kingdom Defence Intelligence 55 UAP report; the Russian Thread 3 papers; non-human entities; the Wilson/Davis document; and then Disclosure. 

Returning to the question of near-peer adversary knowledge, Milburn writes:

 "The Chinese will be following the work of Davis and the UAPTF and have seemingly already approached Jack Sarfatti, and DI55 noted their interest in UAP two decades ago."

All, in all, an important paper, summarizing a range of sub-topics in the study of UAP. Especially so, when you note where the paper was published and its anticipated readers.  Milburn is to be congratulated for writing this paper; and the BESA Center is to be thanked for publishing the paper. 


  1. Well I have learned more watching an hour long History Channel than I did here. We better start facing up to the fact that we are no longer the guys in charge of life on Earth. It's time to share information from government that we've already working with UAP's and to inform the public that our lives are going to change dramatically.

  2. Very interesting indeed. Thank you Keith!

  3. The paper has little news about UAPs, it appears as a compilation of testimonies and publications on the topic, it can be assumed that it is a "gateway to interest" of potential readers, but I think something is missing there.
    First, it does not delve into the studies carried out by the Israeli military and intelligence community, which is at least striking from the point of view of "who" it seeks to interest.
    Second: it does not open game from the position and experience of sightings, some of them impressive, in its own region. Does it matter?
    Third: having knowledge of the global organizations that dedicate efforts and budgets in this kind of investigations, the largest behind the curtain and with a clear presence in Israel through tens of thousands of members, does not put them in perspective of the analysis, which is striking.
    Fourth: It postulates the dichotomy of the origin of the entities in relation to the UAPs in an almost narrative way, if one reads the BESA papers, in their quality of transfer of ideas, the form of this postulate is very far, almost childish, true that this is not a criticism because something must start, but why not start from the top?
    Fifth: The writing, content and way of linking the paragraphs, the grammatical order and the structure of the development of thought that intuits it in the text of the paper, has great similarities with the TTSA speech, and there is a gulf between the way of analyze the strategic intelligence on the UAPs in the TTSA and the usual contents of the BESA papers, this is at least strange. We have another San Marino here, will Elizondo now go to meet with the BESA authorities for another chapter in his television series?
    And sixth: The paper flies very far over the current geopolitical, geostrategic and tactical global defense situation that BESA always had in its papers, it has the BESA logo ... yes !, but to whom "to whom" was the paper really written ? It can be assumed that in the face of the growing threat of political factors in the Middle East, with threats of all kinds, the consideration of the UAPs as one more threat was expected, but a definitive greater thematic introduction was also expected, by one of the most important centers in the world.

    1. Read the title.. with the use of glasses.. it says "Pentagon´s USAP Task Force".. DOH!

  4. Sorry for the length of my comment.
    #1 ///
    The paper is linear, horizontal and without major news, but I think it is timely because it is the voice of Israel.
    Israel is one of the strategic allies of the NATO coalition, a coalition that is currently under review due to the logical changes of China's entry on the world stage and the space race, and of course the fact that Russia is a strategic ally from China.
    The position of the UAPs as a "risk for the defense" makes in Israel a base of enormous significance, Israel finds itself through BESA, getting in tune with the USA but apparently raising the issue as its own from scratch, perhaps that is why simple content of the paper that anyone can find on the web.
    What is important here is representativeness, not something else, we know that Israel does not go around in terms of defense and that it is one of the countries where confidentiality is part of its way of life, for obvious reasons.
    Mr Bergjer asks a question (# 3) and refers to many members of an organization in Israel, looking for, I found that Israel has some settlements in Latin America, one of them in the extreme south in the province of Santa Cruz, in the Argentine Patagonia.
    By coincidence, one of the organizations that study UAPs, mentioned a few times in the blog in recent months, is precisely from Patagonia.

  5. #2 ///
    Is that organization looking for UAPs in Israel? How many members does it have there? Does it have technology deployed in the region? What is known about its findings? Do UAPs fly the skies of Israel and USOs navigate its ocean?
    Perhaps these and other aspects can be answered (thank you Miss Lea!).
    My conclusion is that what is presented here is an introduction to Israel's strategic interest in relation not only to the UAPs, but to getting involved in the Task Force created by the USA, which is not a minor data because we are talking about a dependency for defense.
    And my other conclusion, and this one is more important, is that Israel is supporting, through BESA, the inclusion of the activity of the armed forces in the involvement of the qualified threat that UAPs may result in their different forms.
    In general lines, the US NAVY has already been involved, also the US ARMY (Labs with TTSA), of course the Pentagon, strangely the USAF is slow, but now we have that BESA (center always consulted on defense matters) is making a foothold in the process.
    So is the thematic approach to UAPs being militarized? If this ends up being the case, it is likely that society in general will know less and less about UAPs and that new hundreds of shelves with classified papers will begin to be built in Washington, Jerusalem and the rest of the military allies of both.
    Do we lose those who want to know more, and who want to be declassified more?

  6. Lea - Global JWRED System - TechDesk 813December 1, 2020 at 3:57 PM

    For Unknown
    Note: I saw that you are trying to put your name in the profile, I will send you the steps you must take to do it.
    Thank you for your trust.
    Unfortunately I cannot answer your questions, our organization respects the delicate balance of international relations in the area, for that reason all information is confidential.
    The only person who can authorize the participation of this information is our Team Leader.
    But I can give you my personal opinion in general lines.
    The United States, now Israel, also Great Britain, Australia, France, Spain, Italy, and many other allied countries sought and seek to learn more about the UAPs through their military systems.
    But so did, and do, the countries of the region, Turkey, Syria, Libya, Jordan, Iran, Iraq, Arab Emirates, Egypt, also through their military systems.
    For decades the military has searched the skies, rivers, lakes and the ocean in search of these elusive visitors, not to ask them where they come from, what they hope to find or what their dreams are, they do it in order to have their fantastic technology available.
    Technology that could assure them absolute supremacy on the scene of military campaigns in that region.
    But all of them do not realize that in the infinite war that is being fought in that region, so much money has been spent on weapons, defense, attacks and everything that implies, that if they had used that same money to develop technology for peace Today humanity, you or I or any human, could comfortably travel from our home to work in a UAP.
    Look at it from the perspective of someone who visits Earth, is a scientist and wants to know more about humanity, after seeing the suffering that Man causes to Man in that region, or in any other, would you dare to say " I come in peace"?.

  7. Very interesting, I believe that Israel does not publish randomly, I think it is good that they investigate the UAPs, but I am a bit sorry that it is done from the defense because that means that they consider those who handle the UAPs as potential enemies

  8. Heavy tool for defense and intelligence the BESA center, behind the paper there must be something else, its professionals live and see reality from an area at war for hundreds, if not thousands, of years and now they include the UAPs as threats, my feeling: sadness.

  9. This all seems a bit like a Stargate Sg1 plot thread here.

    1. And if the story of Stargate Sg 1 is based on a true fact ?, such as the rocket technology that the United States media denied as a fantasy during WW II, and ended up hiring who made them in order to reach the Moon, Or like Area 51 that for decades they said "does not exist" and in the end they accepted that it did exist?!, reality has many faces, perhaps ... Respect, my friend, for the blog, the readers and the comments ... you write about this, you can do better !.

    2. Maybe we can think a bit before debunking the article and the comments, don't you think?

  10. Lea - Global JWRED System - TechDesk 813December 3, 2020 at 3:25 AM

  11. A very thoughtful piece written by somebody who has studied the topic. It makes clear that the government knows a lot more than the author might know, or could say, if he did. Nonetheless, the source is quite amazing, coming from BESA.


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