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This article was published in the daily newspaper L'Ardennais, France, on February 22, 1974.

U.F.O's: a "problem" for the Secretary of the Armies

PARIS. -- If there is a subject on the agenda, especially since the publication of certain photograph taken during a flight of the "Concorde" [was caused by a meteor], it is indeed that of the U.F.O's (unidentified flying objects).

But it is really the first time that a Minister for the Armies in official capacity, Mr. Robert Galley, actually, agrees to speak about it publicly. Answering the questions of our fellow-journalist Jean-Claude Bourret, on the "France-Inter" radio station, he did not want to speak of "aerial phenomena".

"These visual phenomena - I do not say more than this - show aspects that are unexplained or poorly explained, he said. They present a problem... for the moment."

Mentioning testimonys collected between 1954 and 1970, by a special section, called a think tank, of the ministry of the Armies, Mr. Galley stated that it is necessary to adopt, with regard to these phenomena, a completely open mind, "i.e. that which does not consist in denying a priori."

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