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P-1947: The Sturrock Panel: The Next Step

From: Jan Aldrich <jan@cyberzone.net>
Date: Thu, 23 Jul 1998 16:24:48 -0700
Fwd Date: Thu, 23 Jul 1998 23:35:16 -0400
Subject: P-1947: The Sturrock Panel: The Next Step

Greetings List Members,


There are not as yet any answers to the request concerning the
Sturrock Panel, and what the next step should be. There always
seems to be complaints and criticisms after someone in ufology
does or proposes something. There always seems to be few
recommended courses of actions before the fact, but great
amounts of criticism and complaints after the fact.

The main reactions to the Sturrock Panel seems to be the debate
whether or not the panel precluded the ETH, if some of the
panel members were nut cases, if some list members had the wrong
attitude toward the panel, or if Sturrock had acted properly.
The panel is over, that is the real world! All the arguments
about how the panel *should have been conducted* are moot.
Perhaps the way to focus on the problem is from a military-like
point of view.

I have 25+ years in the military. Generally, in the military, if
one is given a tasking, it will contain the mission statement or
question, assumptions (or conditions) which contain the
parameters within which the question should be answered, and
intelligence (or information) which should be considered in
formulating the answer.

Obviously, this is not the military, so no one can be ordered to
come up with an answer. If you don't like the mission or the
assumptions, don't answer, or start a thread of your own. For
those others, who like Mission Impossible, "Your mission should
you choose to accept it is:"

I. Tasking:

   What actions should now be taken to implement the Sturrock
Panel's main recommendation that UFO deserve serious scientific

II. Assumptions.

   A. There is no definitive critical information currently
available that will settle the UFO problem once and for all. (Or
restated for the conspiracy minded: Those "in the know" will not
be revealing critical information. So you will not be able to
inspect any crashed saucers soon.)

   B. Most of the official, scientific, and media establishments
will remain dubious or skeptical of UFOs.

   C. There will be a slim possibility of limited cooperation
with official and scientific organizations (FAA, weather bureau,
access to unofficial tracking networks and records).

  D. Political action is not within the scope of this

  E. Funding will be extremely limited with $500,000 being at
the upper limit.

III. Intelligence.

    Visit the JSE site for information on the panel. You have 50
years of information in books, newsletters and on the Internet.

    Now let's see what ufology can comes up with.

Best regards,

Jan Aldrich
Project 1947
P. O. Box 391, Canterbury, CT 06331, USA
Telephone: (860) 546-9135