Pentagon Studies and SETI

With great ballyhoo, the government has admitted to instigating a secret study of UFOs over the course of about five years, ending in 2012.  While this effort did not find any conclusive proof of visitation, it has produced much excitement among those who think that extraterrestrials are in our skies. Newsweek magazine asked the SETI Institute’s Seth Shostak to write a commentary on these developments: