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Source: Dr. Hal Puthoff speech to the SSE/IRVA Conference, Las Vegas, 8 June 2018. Full transcript available at Paradigm Research Group. The relevant portion:
“I was contracted to commission mostly unclassified whitepapers from experts around the globe about where their particular subject areas would be in (the year) 2050 as like a general survey of aerospace futures. I decided this would be the best way to get the best knowledge we had across many technologies without actually exposing why we wanted to know. So, I let out 38 contracts over a two-year period. I’ll show you what the studies were on. You can read them there: positron aerospace propulsion, IEC fusion as a compact energy source, warp drive, dark energy, extra dimensions, metallic glasses for aerospace use. Really cutting edge kinds of things.”
Problem: This potentially opens up a slew of misreporting by various media outlets in January of 2019. I have chosen to not dissect each one, but rather point out an established timeline point, according to Dr. Puthoff. Contrary to media reports that the DIA/The Government specifically contracted work on Warp Drives, Time Travel and the Drake Equation, Dr. Puthoff establishes that he, as a contractor with BAASS, commissioned the topics. This is an important point to clarify, because it strongly goes against much of the reporting and wording that the DIA itself mandated the studies. Contrary to all of the flashy headlines, Dr. Puthoff states, it was his action that commissioned the mostly unclassified whitepapers. That point is an important one when establishing the actual context of the 38 Reports created under AATIP and whether or not they were truly mandated or specifically requested by DIA (or anyone in “the government”), so it needs to be established who actually mandated the studies.