The U.S. Department of Defense has released a statement in response to a video of an alleged unidentified phenomenon (UAP) recorded by the U.S. military in Iraq in 2018. The video of a “jellyfish” UAP was released by investigative journalist Jeremy Corbell, and though the Pentagon has not confirmed or denied its authenticity, it was officially designated a UAP by the Pentagon. The DOD emphasized its commitment to openness and accountability while balancing the need to protect sensitive information. The video, showing an object resembling a jellyfish moving over a military base and then descending into the water, is being taken seriously by the Pentagon. The U.S. Department of Defense investigates unidentified flying objects through the All-domain Anomaly Resolution Office (AARO) and will provide updates to the public on resolved UAP cases. Investigative journalist Jeremy Corbell has been reporting on UFOs for years and released the video in order to promote transparency and to find out what the government knows about unidentified objects. The U.S. Department of Defense takes the potential unauthorized disclosure of national security information seriously and emphasizes the importance of protecting national security information.