**Q: Does the responsibility fall on the politician or on the intelligence services?**Regarding UAPs [Unidentified Aerial Phenomena], Mr. Juillet declares:
Alain Juillet : When it comes to political strategy, it falls on the politician, but if the information is false, the intelligence service is indeed responsible - they have to remain factual. If they start interpreting, then mistakes are made. They say, "here is the reality of what we see". Then everyone does what they want with it; the politician makes the final decision.
"What is terrible about unidentified objects, flying or otherwise, is that these are systems against which our armies are incapable of responding. We are faced with something we do not control - and that's very serious because it means that since we do not master them, if they decided to attack, they could cut through us like butter. So, this poses an enormous problem in terms of national security in every country."
"Right after the Second World War, we would regularly receive information on unidentified craft and objects, but at the time, we would say - and that's always been the case - "that's odd"; but maybe these were witnesses who were hallucinating. Nevertheless, even back then, there were still questions. When very serious people - particularly from the military and from the air force - told you "I saw this, it was next to my craft", we wondered, "Still, these people aren't crazy, they're serious, what could it have been?" But, presumably, there were no issues, so we let it go."
"What has been happening for the past 20 years is that our measurement systems, our identification systems and our tracking systems have developed considerably with modern means, and so we have more and more identified and verified cases. Today, we have more and more cases where we say "yes, something indeed happened, and these are the pieces of information we could gather on it". So, that poses real problems when a politician asks a general "so, facing this, what do you do?" and the latter says "There's nothing I can do; I have no way to prevent this."