According to Dr. Michael E. Salla and many other experts in the
field of ET research, for almost 70 years the US government has engaged in an extensive
“official effort” of disinformation, intimidation and tampering with evidence in order to
maintain a non-disclosure policy about extraterrestrial presence.
Writes Dr. Salla: “Ever since I began to publish the early versions of the chapters in this
book in January 2003 as ‘Study Papers’ on my website,
, I have
received a consistent stream of supportive letters encouraging my research, and
unsolicited information from former government, military, intelligence employees
confirming many of my hypotheses. This has given me hope that eventually full disclosure
of the extrater- restrial presence on the planet will occur, since interest is high and so much
information is now in the public arena.”
Michael Salla presents an astounding and eye-brow raising alterative history of the past
100 years. He postulates that since at least the 1930s every major war and policy
decision has been in response to an undisclosed extraterrestrial presence on Earth. He
traces actual events, ranging from the Nazi develop- ment of flying saucers to the recent
US invasion of Iraq, to this unworldly element within government and societal issues.
Salla’s case could be easily dismissed as fringe conspiracy theory except that it is well
supported by the data, answers many of recent history’s most perplexing mysteries and,
with each passing year, is gaining credence with thinkers all around the globe. Read and
contemplate this thesis today. Tomorrow, it may be the news headlines.
Author of Rule by Secrecy and Alien Agenda
Historians will eventually learn a host of academics in America well knew there was an
extraterrestrial presence engaging the planet Earth and the human race, but did not have
the courage to speak out against the government imposed truth embargo or risk the
criticisms from uninformed colleagues. Dr. Michael Salla is not one of them. Lacking
neither the courage nor the
intellectual honesty to take on the most important issue in history,
he is helping to found an extraordinary field of study and policy—Exopolitics. This new
way of thinking about the world is the logical and inevitable extension of the citizen/science
process underway in earnest since 1947 to confirm and understand the extraterrestrial
For six decades the great universities of a free nation have, as regards this issue,
completely abrogated their responsibility to seek and to teach the truth, however
inconvenient that truth might be to the State. This is unacceptable and will be changed. In
due course there will be various departments of extraterrestrial studies in every
university and college i n America. And that powerful and appropriate circumstance
will owe much to Michael Salla.
—Stephen Bassett Executive Director of the
Extraterrestrial Phenomena Political Action Committee
Political Implications of
The Extraterrestrial Presence
Michael E. Salla, PhD
This book marks a personal transition where I traveled from being a respected university
academic with a regular salary, professional status and network of scholarly peers in the
field of peace studies, to a place firmly on the outside of the hallowed halls of academia. In
this strange territory, my new research interest in extraterrestrials and their political
implications were dismissed, my peer network vanished, and my hope for remuneration
for my research was non-existent.
This book would not have been possible were it not for the encouragement and
support of a number of individuals who believed in the importance of this project, and
my abilities to break new ground in a field which inspired little scholarly inter- est. These
individuals stood by me as I fiercely continued my efforts to research and write in this
new field while my personal finances dried up, and I found myself struggling to
complete the final research and writing.
First I must thank Carol Adler, President of Dandelion Books, who at a very early
stage when just a few online articles had been published on my website,
gave her enthusiastic support for a book to be eventually published
from these first efforts, that would deal with the political impli- cations of extraterrestrial
presence not disclosed by national governments. She gave me the confidence that my
work was suitable for a far wider audience than I was reaching from my website, and
inspired me to continue my efforts to continue the research and writing. Thank you very
A number of individuals stand out for their unwavering sup- port for me while doing
the necessary research and writing for this book, and in their personal encouragement
despite the setbacks I was experiencing. First, I’d like to thank my good friend, Dr.
John King, who has been untiring in his support and encouragement, and generously
provided me with his holiday home while I completed chapter three of this book. Great
thanks to Janice Smith, who was a steadfast friend in her unwavering support in those
transitional periods when I needed it most.
Many thanks also to Susan Burton, who provided the warm hos-
pitality and research environment for writing chapters two and four. Great thanks also to
Art Miller, who also opened his home and provided the research environment so I could
complete the final chapter to this book and edit the entire manuscript for submission to
Dandelion Books, and to Navin Kulshreshtha for being the catalyst to make it happen.
Finally, I am grateful to Hugh Matlock who also opened his home and provided the
research environment so that I could safely get this book through the various stages of
the production process.
I also wish to thank the following individuals for their gen- erous financial support
that allowed me to complete the research, writing and editing for this book: Janice Smith,
Frank Scott, Warren Bellis, and Vonda and Fred Janson. I also thank Jim Grapek for his
financial support just when I needed it.
Finally, I wish to thank my children, Sebastian and Kalinda, for the sacrifices they had
to endure as I pursued a field of study that may have sparked the fire of scholarly
passion, but drained the financial resources so vital to fulfilling a child’s expectations of
a “normal” lifestyle in an affluent Western society. I dedicate this book to them and the
world we bequeath them.
The key actors, processes, and institutions that drive politics at the domestic and
international levels are directly related to an extraterrestrial presence on our planet that
has not been dis- closed to the general public nor to most elected public officials since the
Evidence presented in this book suggests that the extra- terrestrial presence goes to
the very core of how key actors, processes and institutions operate in international
politics. An international political system based on disinformation, intimi- dation and
manipulation has been constructed to hide the truth about the extraterrestrial presence
and to maintain a non- disclosure policy that has existed for nearly 70 years.
Key ideas and evidence in this book will be disturbing for those who believe that the
main actors, processes and institu- tions that influence the study of international politics
have been thoroughly identified and understood by scholars, diplomats and policy makers.
Any graduate student entering an elite American university to study international relations
is given a thorough grounding in identifying and analyzing the respective actors,
processes and institutions in international politics in order to emerge as a competent
practitioner of this social science.
It is these graduate students from elite Master’s level inter- national politics programs
at US universities that go on to fill the various state department, think tank, media,
congressional and non-profit organizations in the US that require employees to have a
firm understanding of international politics.
As a former Assistant Professor in one of the elite graduate programs listed in the
Association of Professional Schools of International Affairs, it was my professional duty
to assist gradu- ate students in identifying the main actors, institutions and processes
responsible for international conflict. My job in partic- ular was to identify and develop
appropriate conflict resolution strategies so that scholars, diplomats and other
interested parties could resolve these conflicts to achieve regional and global peace.
In May, 2001, at the end of five years of
the School of Inter national Service, American University, Washington DC, I left
thoroughly discouraged with the concep- tual tools, theories and models I had
researched, taught and applied in my academic appointment. I began to explore alter-
native theories and concepts that would help me identify the core factors that drive and
perpetuate international conflict.
This book contains the result of my research, conducted without official approval by
supervisors in my new academic appointment as an untenured researcher of
“Transformational Peace” in the Center for Global Peace, American University. It reveals
the core actors, institutions and processes that drive international conflict and are
directly related to an undisclosed extraterrestrial presence. Understanding this ET
presence is essential for the study and practice of international politics, and
establishment of peace on our planet.
If I am correct in my analysis of the evidence supporting such an extraterrestrial
presence, then it is clear that the study of the main actors, institutions and processes that
make up the discipline of international politics, are wholly inadequate. Most scholars,
diplomats and policy makers committed to the study of international politics and to the
resolution of international conflict are operating under premises that are severely deficient.
This has made a bad situation worse, since it means that not only are the general
public and elected officials denied knowl- edge about an extraterrestrial presence, but
also, scholars become complicit in this non-disclosure effort. Development of complex
theories on international politics that are based on deficient assumptions about the true
nature of what drives inter- national politics, are a distraction from what is really
Anyone in the construction industry knows how important it is to get the foundations
right for a structure to be durable and withstand unpredictable environmental forces. Yet
in the arena of international politics, deficient foundations underlie the very fabric of how
the scholarly community and informed general public discuss, understand and analyze
international politics. Consequently, inadequate policies are developed that miss the
point of what the extraterrestrial presence tells us about the nature of our societies, the
technologies we use, and how
we go about resolving conflict among
ourselves and with extra-
The extraterrestrial presence that has long been denied by public officials “in the
loop,” has powerful political implications at all levels of human society. More important,
such a presence lies at the core of international and domestic conflict. Yet the actors
primarily responsible for dealing with international poli- tics and the resolution of
international conflict are developing policies that entirely overlook the political
implications of the extraterrestrial presence.
Conventional policy makers do not address the core roots of international politics
and conflict, since they ignore how the extraterrestrial presence influences the actors,
institutions and processes that drive international politics.
The research conducted for this book is an effort to analyze what I believe are the
core actors, institutions and processes that help understand the political implications of the
extrater- restrial presence on our planet. I have attempted to faithfully use the strongest
evidence available for determining the extent, scope and intentions of this presence.
Undoubtedly, there will be flaws in my analysis since this is an entirely new field of
politics, with no obvious precedents to follow, tremendous difficulties in gaining reliable
information, and few supporters in the academic community with whom to discuss and
compare this type of research.
If the central premise of this book is correct, which the evi- dence suggests is the case,
then non-disclosure of the extrater- restrial presence would have as its corollary an
extensive “official effort” of disinformation, intimidation and tampering with evidence,
to maintain a non-disclosure policy that has existed for almost 70 years.
Although I cannot vouch for the veracity of all sources used in this book, they have
been chosen because they represent the best available evidence of an extraterrestrial
presence on the planet.
Also, even if I have been disappointed by the reaction thus far from academic
colleagues, academic administrators, scholarly
think tanks, the mainstream media and
“political leaders”; but
the general public has been very supportive.
Ever since I began to publish the early versions of the chap- ters in this book in
January 2003 as “Study Papers” on my website,
received a consis- tent stream of supportive letters encouraging my research, and
unsolicited information from former government, military, intel- ligence employees
confirming many of my hypotheses. This has given me hope that eventually full
disclosure of the extra- terrestrial presence on the planet will occur, since interest is high
and so much information is now in the public arena.
Indeed, my own research would not have been possible were it not for the heroic
efforts of former military and intelli- gence officials who came forward to give public
testimony, thereby risking severe penalties for breaking their secrecy oaths; and the
efforts of individuals such as Dr. Steven Greer, Dr. Richard Boylan and others to make
these testimonies available to the general public.
Also significant in making my research possible has been the seminal work of Budd
Hopkins, Dr. David Jacobs, and Dr. John Mack, in analyzing hundreds of individuals
experiencing the “abduction” phenomenon. This work has provided valuable
information on the intentions, activities and communications relevant to the ET presence.
It is my sincere hope that this book contributes to the effort to bring about full
government disclosure, once individuals begin to realize the enormity of the
consequences for inaction in responding to the extraterrestrial presence on this planet.
Although I don’t want to overplay the element of danger of the public not responding, my
research confirms that the policy consequences of the general public not taking the
extraterres- trial presence seriously are profound.
I certainly don’t want to advocate either the position that “extraterrestrials mean us
harm” or that “they are here solely to assist us.” Evidence suggests that extraterrestrials
are a multi- faceted phenomenon with multiple agendas, activities and his- tories that
interact with global humanity’s own subjective experiences, aspirations and belief