MoD closes UFO-desk

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The British MoD closed its UFO-desk on December 1st 2009. The official reason is that the Ministry wants to save approx. 44.000 £ pr. year. The termination comes at a time when Britain wants to send more troops to Afghanistan. Several activists have speculated that the real reason is not financial, since the amount is relatively small. The MoD has also recently stated that it has no opinion on extraterrestrial life and that none of its UFO-reports show evidence of a threat to the UK. However, it has mentioned that the ongoing declassification of UFO-files to the National Archives will continue. Read statement on the MoD's website. Watch short interview with former MoD-UFO-office-employee Nick Pope on ITN News.