The policies with regard to the extraterrestrial presence are largely the same worldwide. Because these policies were initially conceived in the USA, it is useful to take the USA as an example of those policies . The key concepts to describe them are 'Damage control & prevention," and "Power politics." Both of these thrive better in a covert setup than in an overt one.
Damage Control & Prevention
The current policies are reactive in nature. The extraterrestrial presence (as well as knowledge thereof) was seen as a threat to National Security, and the Military thought a proper reaction was needed. For a number of reasons (discussed in detail in the page on 'disclosure'), it was decided that a cover-up in which such information be withheld from the public was the best response. (And part of a successful policy to withhold information is to deny such information). These policies can be found verbatim in a number of official documents.
With regard to the UFO phenomenon, the current policy of the USA was summed up in The Durant Report of the proceedings of the Robertson Panel of 17 January 1953. (The official name is the "Report Of Scientific Advisory Panel On Unidentified Flying Objects Convened By Office Of Scientific Intelligence, CIA." It can be found online at http://www.cufon.org/cufon/robert.htm). Relevant is the following:
2. As a result of its considerations, the Panel _concludes_:
a. That the evidence presented on Unidentified Flying Objects shows no indication that these phenomena constitute a direct physical threat to national security.
We firmly believe that there is no residuum of cases which indicates Phenomena which are attributable to foreign artifacts capable of hostile acts, and that there is no evidence that the phenomena indicates a need for the revision of current scientific concepts.
3. The Panel further _concludes_:
a. That the continued emphasis on the reporting of these phenomena does, in these parlous times, result in a threat to the orderly functioning of the protective organs of the body politic.
We cite as examples the clogging of channels of communication by irrelevant reports, the danger of being led by continued false alarms to ignore real [BLACKED OUT-] indications of hostile action, and the cultivation of a morbid national psychology in which skillful hostile propaganda could induce hysterical behavior and harmful distrust of duty constituted authority.
4. In order most effectively to strengthen the national facilities for the timely recognition and the appropriate handling of true indications of hostile action, and to minimize the concomitant dangers alluded to above, the Panel recommends:
a. That the national security agencies take immediate steps to strip the Unidentified Flying Objects of the special status they have been given and the aura of mystery they have unfortunately acquired;
b. That the national security agencies institute policies on intelligence, training, and public education designed to prepare the material defenses and the morale of the country to recognize most promptly and to react most effectively to true indications of hostile intent or action.
The policies for NASA with regard to the possible discovery of alien artefacts during space exploration are also very relevant. They were formulated in the so-called Brookings Report. (The official name is the "Proposed Studies on the Implications of Peaceful Space Activities for Human Affairs"). Some quotes:
Artefacts left at some point in time by these life forms might possibly be discovered by our space activities on the Moon, Mars or Venus. (p. 215)
Anthropological files contain many examples of societies sure of their place in the universe, which have disintegrated when they had to associate with previously unfamiliar societies espousing different ideas and different life ways; others that survived such an experience usually did so by paying the price of changes in values and attitudes and behaviors. (p. 215).
The Report therefore explicitly recommends on p. 216 that "such information (...) be withheld from the public."
So here we have two documents that clearly consider knowledge of an extraterrestrial presence as extremely dangerous, and therefore explicitly recommend that actions should be taken to withhold such information from the public.
Power Politics / Realpolitik - control the situation
In a number of study papers (available online at www.exopolitcs.org) as well as in his book 'Exopolitics,' Michael Salla illustrates how the current policies with regard to the extraterrestrial presence are prime examples of Realpolitik, which often is translated as 'power politics.' He considers Henry Kissinger to be the architect of this approach.
Kissinger's role in guiding US foreign policy was dictated by his philosophy of 'realpolitik'. Realpolitik was modelled after his favorite international statesman, 19th century German Chancellor, Otto Von Bismark, who skillfully managed international alliances and limited wars to transform Prussia/Germany into a great power without provoking an international alliance against Germany. For Bismark, international politics was a grand chess board where morality and sentiment played at best a secondary role, and what really mattered was the skillful use of one's resources in achieving one's strategic objective of maximizing power. 'Realpolitik' dominated Kissinger's approach to international politics as evidenced in places such as Laos, Cambodia, Chile and East Timor where morality and sentiment played no role in these countries treatment as pawns in the grand game of international chess where the US competed with the Soviet Union to maximize its geo-political power, while simultaneously cooperating strategically in responding to the ET presence.
Little known to the general public, however, Kissinger adopted the same role in steering US policy in how it would respond to the ET presence. Morality and sentiment would play at best a secondary role as the US gradually improved its resources in order to increase its strategic position vis-à-vis the ET races visiting Earth. The moral orientation of these ET races that interacted with humanity and the clandestine organizations that were aware of ET activities were not given great emphasis in Kissinger's realpolitik concerning the ET presence. What mattered was the extent to which ET races would provide resources for US clandestine organizations to improve their weapons technology and thus improve the US's strategic position vis-à-vis different ET races. Kissinger's realpolitik was the way in which the complex political, social, economic and environment issues would be managed vis-à-vis the ET presence. Kissinger's role would be similar to his 19 th century hero, Bismark, Kissinger would play a key role in transforming the US into the dominant global power that could deal with ET races as an equal, without sparking a damaging interplanetary war with one or more of the ET races that would spell the end for US sovereignty and freedom.
The current policies are largely based on short term vision, on strategies to react to ever-changing political situations, because, invariably, they will change. Their major flaw however is that they are based on a competition paradigm that works with win/lose situations: increasing one's influence is always at the expense of others, which will never give a lasting solution as everybody will want to increase their influence, which always happens at the expense of someone. From a Covey point of view, power politics:
- are reactive,
- can by definition not have an "End in Mind" as they are based on a reactive short term view that deals with changing situations
- don't think win/win but win/lose
- don't seek to understand, but to manipulate or impose
- don't seek to synergize.
In a nutshell, these policies are inherently flawed and therefore doomed to failure.
Policies towards the Future
If the existing policies are flawed, new policies are needed. As it may take time to devise and implement those new policies, we may have to make a distinction between long term and short term policies.
Long Term Policies
New policies must be rooted in a paradigm of cooperation, rather than competition. Some of the main principles should include democratic control, accountability and transparency, which are sorely lacking now.
It may also be useful to test these policies for compliance with Stephen Covey's Seven Habits of Highly Effective People.
[This information on Long Term Policies will be updated in the near future].
Short term policies
At the same time, we mustn't be naive. When we analyse the abduction phenomenon, it becomes clear that at least some extraterrestrial groups may very well constitute a threat (even though they seem to be a minority). It should be a priority to investigate these further. Our highest priority is that we need to identify these groups, their motivations, and their modus operandi, in order to make a substantiated threat assessment.
On the other hand, we should also be aware of the possibility - predicted by Werner Von Braun - of False Flag Operations (FFO), in which 'the enemy' is given a new face: after the communists and the terrorists, the aliens are most likely to be next. The MIC may very well be tempted to stage an alien attack or threat to further its agenda, and there are strong indications that the machinery thereto has already been set in motion. The vast majority of interactions of citizens with extraterrestrials seems to be benign in nature, yet the public at large is mainly aware of the horror stories of abduction lore.
In his research study "The Need for Exopolitics: Implications of Extraterrestrial Conspiracy Theories for Policy Makers & Global Peace" (published as "study paper 1" and as chapter one of his book Exopolitics), Michael Salla also identifies the following short term needs:
[...] there is a need to promote official government disclosure of an ET presence, and to make more representative the policy making process that has evolved in government responses to such a presence. The magnitude of the issues raised by the ET presence requires vigorous public debate over the ET presence and how to interact with ET races. This would lead to a more representative decision making process in contrast to what the evidence suggests is a restricted decision making process on the ET presence run by a small number of government officials ‘appointed' in a manner which raises serious concerns over their accountability, constitutional status and lack of congressional oversight.
[...] there is a need to reveal the full nature of national security policies undertaken by clandestine government organizations in militarily responding to the ET presence. Evidence provided by a number of sources reveals a clandestine government policy that uses reverse engineered ET weaponry in addition to other exotic weapons gained in clandestine projects to target and bring down ETVs. The evidence suggests that a covert military confrontation has been underway for more than fifty years where the US and other major governments have been secretly cooperating in ways designed to monitor, contain and engage with what is viewed as a potential ET threat. Such a coordinated military response around the globe to an ET presence consumes national resources as clandestine government organizations, try to upgrade defense industries to better contain or confront ETs, while keeping the general public and elected officials ignorant of these military activities.