4.0 out of 5 stars Glimpse into government's handling of UFO resources April 11, 2006
Before I begin my review, let me clarify that I have only a moderate curiosity in UFO's and such. I'm not a skeptic or a believer, but someone who sees a field of study that's intriguing, impossible to flat-out dismiss, and at the very least entertaining. Nevertheless I did pick up this book and read it. Here are my thoughts:
Many skeptics ask, “If the government DOES know something about aliens and UFOs, why, and how, do they keep it secret from everyone else?”
Col. Corso's book gives a sober and convincing explanation for this. Rather than giving a broad overview, however, he wisely sticks to a specific description of his own hands-on experience and how he did the job he was asked to do. Specifically, as head of the Army's Foreign Technology Desk in the Pentagon, Corso alleges he was in charge of “getting something useful” out of alien artifacts collected from the Roswell UFO crash in 1947.
Corso was faced with a challenge: How do you gather funding and personnel (many of whom are low-ranking) for a US Army R&D project on the Roswell UFO artifacts, while using “normal,” visible administrative channels, and keep it a secret from other branches of the government and even many of the individuals directly involved?