From the New York Times, February 28, 1960, page 30:]AIR FORCE ORDER ON 'SAUCERS' CITED Pa

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From the New York Times, February 28, 1960, page 30: AIR FORCE ORDER ON 'SAUCERS' CITED Pamphlet by the Inspector General Called objects a 'Serious Business' WASHINGTON, Feb. 27 (UPI)--The Air Force has sent its commands a warning to treat sightings of unidentified flying objects as "serious business" directly related to the nation's defense, it was learned today. An Air Force spokesman confirmed issuance of the directive after portions of it were made public by a private "flying saucer" group. The new regulations were issued by the Air Force inspector general Dec. 24. The regulations, revising similar ones issued in the past, outlined procedures and said that "investigations and analysis of UFOs are directly related to the Air Force's responsibility for the defense of the United States." Committee Reveals Document Existence of the document was revealed by the National Investigations Committee on Aerial Phenomena. The privately financed committee accused the Air Force of deception in publicly describing reports of unidentified flying objects as delusions and hoaxes while sending the private admonition to its commands. Vice Admiral R.H. Hillenkoeter (Ret.), a committee board member and former director of the Central Intelligence Agency, said in a statement that a copy of the inspector general's warning had been sent to the Senate Science and Astronautics Committee. "It is time for the truth to be brought out in open Congressional hearings," he said. The Air Force confirmed tha tthe document had been issued. A spokesman said it was put out by Maj. Gen. Richard F. O'Keefe, acting inspector general at the time, to call attention to revised Air Force regulations concerning unidentified flying objects. The statement was included in an "operations and training" pamphlet circulated at intervals to bring commands up to date. Pentagon aides said the


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